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Oil and Money conference ‘a kick in the teeth’ for communities in global South

18 October 2016 - 7:00am

As oil bosses discuss their ‘strategies for survival,’ it is patently obvious that the survival of these companies is predicated on the devastation of the environment and with it the destruction of communities in the global South.

Democracy side-lined under plans to force though CETA trade deal

14 October 2016 - 10:30am

“It’s a scandal that there is an attempt to force through a vote on CETA by December, taking away the democratic scrutiny that is essential to a deal as wide-ranging and controversial as CETA" says War on Want's Mark Dearn

Monsanto Tribunal - African farmers speak out

13 October 2016 - 9:00am

  • Big agribusiness under the spotlight: Monsanto Tribunal opens Friday 14 October 2016

On the eve of the ground-breaking legal action on Monsanto, our partners NGOMA, a farmers movement in Kenya and the wider East-Africa region, show their support.

The UK government is arming repression in the Persian Gulf

8 October 2016 - 7:00am

The British government is playing a key role in arming repression throughout the Persian Gulf with devastating consequences for democracy and human rights. This article was first carried by the Morning Star.

Reaction: A true workers' party would stand with migrant workers and end precarious contracts

6 October 2016 - 3:30pm

“A true 'workers' party' would stand with migrant workers and end precarious contracts. Conservative immigration policy has already turned bosses into border guards. Workers with the threat of deportation hanging over them are unable to demand their rights at work.

New report: UK government accused of 'arming repression' in the Persian Gulf

6 October 2016 - 7:15am

The UK government is playing a key role in arming repression throughout the Persian Gulf, making a mockery of any commitment to democracy and human rights. Driving government complicity in state violence in the region is a secret ‘Gulf Strategy Unit’ and a murky network of British officials and corporations operating in the region and focused on trade, oil and 'internal security'.

Precarious contracts lie at the root of Asos's appalling treatment of workers

30 September 2016 - 3:15pm

A new report says Asos warehouse staff are unable to take toilet breaks and are being fired for having panic attacks. Asos has a serious case to answer when it treats workers in this way. Precarious contracts lie at the root of this abuse, with bosses holding all the power workers are too afraid to challenge appalling treatment for fear of losing their job. 

‘Arrogant, anti-democratic’ government ignores results of its own consultation

27 September 2016 - 5:00pm

The government has given itself the power to overrule the democratic process and block local councils from making investment decisions in line with community values. In doing so it ignored 98% of those who responded to its consultation.

Colombia peace: tackling rampant inequality crucial to lasting deal

26 September 2016 - 12:00pm

The central feature of the conflict has always been the rampant inequality, so solving the social, environmental and political problems still present in Colombia rests on the participation of a majority of Colombians, without fear of reprisal. Yet it is worrying that in the wake of the announcement of the end of the conflict, there has been a spike in violence over the last month.

EU-Canada trade deal CETA ‘must be stopped’

23 September 2016 - 2:45pm

CETA is a recipe for economic doom in the EU. MEPs have highlighted that it is now clear that CETA is also a threat to workers’ rights and public services, and that the ISDS ‘corporate court’ mechanism is not fit for purpose. The time has come to stop this deal for good.

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