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Businesses unite against TTIP

31 January 2016 - 7:00am

War on Want in Ethical Consumer. According to the European Commission's own TTIP survey for TTIP, less than 0.5% of UK small businesses are involved in export to US markets. 'TTIP was crafted by and for big business' says the War on Want's new report.

Informal trading: surviving is not a crime

4 January 2016 - 12:00pm

With growing precarity in work and soaring unemployment, informal trading is fast becoming a means of survival for billions of people globally. Yet despite despite its growth, informal street trading is still regarded as illegal with traders facing harassment and persecution from governments. 

Going Underground: John Hilary talks #TTIP

14 December 2015 - 1:30pm

Watch Now! John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, talks TTIP. This free trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU and the USA is a threat to jobs, public services, food safety, the environment, our very democracy and much more...

Leaked document shows EU blocking action on climate change

7 December 2015 - 8:30pm

The European Union has been caught trying to undermine any meaningful outcome from the UN climate talks in Paris by instructing its representatives to block discussion of two key mechanisms that could help combat the effects of global warming: the introduction of measures to curb the negative environmental impacts of global trade, and the transfer of technology to help poorer countries in their fight against climate change.

EU-US trade deal a threat to climate

27 November 2015 - 11:30am

Any steps to halt runaway climate change will be undermined by the secretly negotiated EU-US trade deal. TTIP and climate change are symptoms of the dominant neoliberal ideology.

Black Friday is so last century

27 November 2015 - 11:15am

Black Friday is yet another manifestation of a consumer culture that is both empty and destructive

Frankie Boyle tells Cameron: don't bomb Syria

27 November 2015 - 10:15am

Frankie Boyle has joined musicians, writers, union chiefs and politicians telling David Cameron not to bomb Syria as 25,000 protesters prepare to march on Westminster.

International Street Vendors Day

13 November 2015 - 4:45pm

Informal traders are the heartbeat of the economy in sub-Saharan Africa, yet their fight for the right to live and work in the city continues.

40 years of suffering for Sahrawi refugees from Western Sahara

4 November 2015 - 7:00am

Letter first published in the Guardian

While the current refugee crisis across Europe makes headlines, the people of Western Sahara have been experiencing a refugee crisis for 40 years.

Oil Justice Activist takes on BP

26 October 2015 - 10:30am

Trade union activist Gilberto Torres was abducted by paramilitaries, apparently connected to the security arm of Ocensa – the joint venture company transporting BP’s oil, writes Ed Vulliamy in the Observer

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