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Indigenous Colombians threatened with death for opposition to mega-mining project as defenders visit UK

16 October 2018 - 11:00am

“Death to all these scum”: threats made by far-right paramilitaries promise to “clean” the region of indigenous Wayúu campaigning against mega-mining projects by UK-listed companies in their ancestral lands. Threats arrive just days before a week of action launches in London to highlight the issue. Delegates have arrived from the United States, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, including Wayúu community leader, Misael Socarras Ipuana.

Reaction: The UK must apply an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

15 October 2018 - 3:45pm

"This is not just a Saudi war on Yemen; the £5billion worth of UK weapons sent to Saudi since the bombing in Yemen began makes this a UK war as well."

‘Decade zero’ to stop millions more facing hunger and forced displacement

12 October 2018 - 5:15pm

We believe those most responsible for the ecological crisis in do not hold the answers for how to get out of it.

Beyond BHP: introducing the environmental human rights defenders coming to the UK

8 October 2018 - 12:15pm

Meet the four environmental human rights defenders who are travelling from Latin America and the US to the UK for Beyond BHP: breaking free from the world’s biggest mining giant.


Photo: Leandro Taques

Beyond BHP: breaking free from the world's biggest mining giant

4 October 2018 - 5:15pm

Join us 13-20 October for a week of art, discussion and protest with leading environmental human rights defenders visiting London from the Americas to share their experiences resisting the world's largest mining company, which has been devastating communities with impunity for decades. We will also come together to call for the UK government to commit to a Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights to end corporate impunity for good.

Reaction: Israeli military prepares demolition of Khan al Ahmar, despite warnings of war crimes

1 October 2018 - 12:30pm

It's time for the UK government to step up and hold complicit companies to account over their involvement and to end its own complicity in Israel’s systematic violation of Palestinian rights.

McAvoidin’it: European Commissioner Vestager says McDonald’s tax practices lawful, yet unfair

21 September 2018 - 3:00pm

Coalition of trade unions and anti-poverty group calls on the European Union and its Member States to strengthen legal tools against corporate tax avoidance.

Building The McStrike: Taking Action to Make £10 an Hour a Reality - Labour Party Conference Fringe

20 September 2018 - 8:15am

Date: Monday 24 September 2018
Time: 3-4:30 pm (This is inside the secure zone of the Labour Party conference, please allow time to go through security)

Reaction: EU drops probe into McDonald’s €1 billion tax dodge

19 September 2018 - 3:15pm

Responding to the breaking news that the EU Commission has scrapped its tax probe into McDonalds, War on Want’s senior campaigner for economic justice Owen Espley says:

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