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Processes for scrutinising trade deals “anachronistic and inadequate” - Parliament’s Constitution Committee

30 April 2019 - 1:30pm

Parliamentary processes on scrutiny of trade deals have today been branded as “anachronistic and inadequate” in a report released by Parliament’s Constitution Committee.[1] The report on “Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties” is the sixth in a series of reports by Parliamentary committees that have strongly criticised current Parliamentary processes for agreeing trade deals. [2]

Demonstrators to challenge Anglo American’s greenwashing tactics at shareholders’ meeting

26 April 2019 - 12:45pm

A coalition of organisations are set to take on Anglo American at its AGM on April 30, from 1.15 - 2.45pm at QEII Centre, Westminster.

 

War on Want letter to HSBC over its business ties with Caterpillar Inc.

24 April 2019 - 11:45am

War on Want has written a letter to HSBC raising concern over its shareholdings in Caterpillar Ltd., and calling for HSBC to follow its own policies and divest from the company.

Take action! Write to HSBC and tell it to divest from Caterpillar and other companies complicit in abuse of Palestinians' human rights.

Fight for Health: Vigil for Anglo American-impacted communities

18 April 2019 - 4:15pm

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: 1pm - 2.45pm 

Location: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

Up Front: The Crisis of Inequality

11 April 2019 - 10:00am

A consequence of a failing economic system

Crackdown on Palestinian protesters raise questions about UK arms trade with Israel

30 March 2019 - 1:15pm

Over the past 5 years, the UK government has approved over £500million worth of arms exports to Israel. Those exports didn’t halt even as Israel was being investigated for war crimes stemming from unlawful use of force, and even as the UK government itself was issuing statements of concern about Israel’s violations of international law.

Ronnie Kasrils: 'Legacies of the Anti-Apartheid Movement'

28 March 2019 - 12:45pm

Speaker: Ronnie Kasrils
Ronald “Ronnie” Kasrils was a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa from 1987 to 2007, after having played a central role in the struggle against apartheid in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s.

S.O.S COLOMBIA : War on Want signs urgent letter of support as indigenous mobilisations enter day 18

28 March 2019 - 12:00pm

As the ongoing indigenous mobilisations in South-West Colombia enter day 18, over 500 politicians, academics, national and international human rights organisations have written an urgent letter to President Ivan Duque Marquez of Colombia in support of the 'National Minga in Defence of Life, Territory, Democracy, Justice and Peace'.

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