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Environmental and human rights defenders challenge 'Mines and Money' Conference

12 December 2017 - 4:30pm

Community leaders from Colombia, the Philippines and Uganda have been in London challenging attendees of the Mines and Money Conference. HANNIBAL RHOADES, TATIANA GARAVITO and SEBASTIAN ORDONEZ report.

This piece was first published on The Ecologist on Dec 12, 2017

UK Coal Costs Colombia

7 December 2017 - 11:30am

By Mark Metcalf, originally published in Big Issue North 27 NOV - 3 DEC.

Claims human rights violated in Colombia

UK-owned mine is vital to local economy

 Mariana Greif Etchebehere

A worker at Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia. UK owners are accused of displacing locals and environmental damage. Photo: Mariana Greif Etchebehere

IndustriALL takes fight to Glencore in London

1 December 2017 - 4:30pm

IndustriALL took its global campaign against Glencore to the London Mines and Money conference where it was joined by a broad coalition - including War on Want - protesting Glencore’s abuses of workers, communities and the environment. 

This piece was first published by IndustriALL on Dec 1, 2017

The Ecologist: President Santos: environmental saint or sinner?

21 November 2017 - 11:00am

President Santos of Colombia recently won two international awards for championing peace and biodiversity despite criticism from campaigners who say he is "encouraging agro-industrial projects that displace local communities", writes Catherine Early at The Ecologist (20 November 2017).

Quoting War on Want's Seb Muñoz, Early writes about the controversies around Santos' contributions, including the issue of displacing indigenous people through destructive extraction industries:

The Women of Marikana

17 August 2017 - 10:00am

The Women of Marikana will no longer be ignored

SARANEL BENJAMIN writes on the fifth anniversary of the massacre and the fight for justice in the Morning Star


THIS August marks the fifth anniversary of the Marikana mining massacre.

During the month of August in 2012, 37 miners were killed — 34 were shot down by the South African police on a single day.

Electronic Intifada: EU funds firm supplying Israel with banned cluster weapons

11 August 2017 - 11:15am

The EU admits that Israel systematically violates international law through its military occupation and attacks on Palestinians, yet continues to reward the Israeli government and arms companies with research money, contracts and trade deals that feed its war machine, War on Want says.

UK banks must drop their deadly investments in the arms trade

21 July 2017 - 12:00pm

This article was first carried by Middle East Eye. While Palestinians struggle for survival, arms companies are making a killing with investments from UK banks and financial institutions.

North African Food Sovereignty Network launched

17 July 2017 - 11:15am

War on Want's Senior Programme Officer for the North Africa and West Asia region, Hamza Hamouchene, was actively involved in supporting the development of and launch of the North African Network for Food Sovereignty. Pambazuka covered the launch of the network and its charter.

Morning Star: HSBC Targeted Over Arm Sales

3 July 2017 - 11:30am

If HSBC is serious about a commitment to human rights, its first step must be to immediately end its business relationship with companies that sell weapons to Israel, says War on Want.

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