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UNIQLO caves to campaign pressure and publishes factory list

1 March 2017 - 11:00pm

This is a lesson for UNIQLO. They might have an international network of factories but garment workers have an international network of people who stand in solidarity with them and have shown that they are prepared to act in support of them.

Israeli Apartheid Week events held in the UK, as Israel intensifies its colonisation

28 February 2017 - 12:30am

This week universities across the UK will hold educational, cultural, and campaigning events under the banner of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). The events, part of an annual international series, seek to raise awareness about Israel’s military occupation, apartheid policies and decades long settler-colonial project.

IAW builds support for the growing Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to end government and corporate complicity in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights and international law.

#1DayWithoutUs: War on Want says ‘stand with migrant workers’

20 February 2017 - 8:15am

Today many migrant workers across the UK face racism, abuse and exploitation fuelled by years of hostile policies and anti-migrant rhetoric. We must fight for the rights of migrants, celebrate migrants’ crucial contribution to society and stand with migrant workers.

War on Want protest over garment worker crackdown in Bangladesh

16 February 2017 - 10:00am

War on Want will be protesting outside the Bangladesh High Commission in London today (Thursday 16 February). As long as garment workers are denied the fundamental right to organise in factories, the risk of another Rana Plaza disaster remains a very real possibility

CETA trade deal approved but 'future far from certain'

15 February 2017 - 11:00am

The EU-Canada trade deal has been passed by the European Parliament today but its future remains far from certain due to legal hurdles it still faces and entrenched opposition in countries which are yet to vote on the deal.

Government boycott ban: ‘an assault on local democracy’

13 February 2017 - 3:45pm

It’s vital we protect the right of local councils to make divestment and procurement decisions based on ethical grounds, in relation to Palestinian human rights, arms trade, fossil fuels, and other issues of concern.

Israeli government is 'making a mockery of international law'

7 February 2017 - 2:00pm

Just hours after Theresa May rolled out the red carpet for Benjamin Netanyahu at Downing Street, the Israeli prime minister announced his support for a bill in the Israeli parliament that retroactively 'legalises' some Israeli settlement outposts in the West Bank. 

Fox breaks promise to hold parliament debate on Brexit template trade deal

6 February 2017 - 8:30am

It is scandalous that while telling us he has 'taken back control' from Europe, Liam Fox has signed us up to a secretly negotiated European Commission trade deal that will hit the UK before, during and after Brexit without any debate in parliament.

Government’s contempt for Palestinians as it ‘rolls out the red carpet’ for Netanyahu

5 February 2017 - 7:15pm

Theresa May welcomes Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Downing Street tomorrow. Yet if May followed the rules of her own government, she would slap an arms embargo on Israel rather than roll out the red carpet.

Dispatches: 'nothing modern about the exploitation behind internet shopping'

31 January 2017 - 11:15am

The Dispatches investigation reveals yet another case of workers on precarious contracts living under constant fear of losing future work. Precarious agency work, digital surveillance and low wages are a recipe for exploitation and abuse.

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