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We Heart Unions

14 February 2019 - 11:30am

Women garment workers of the world fight back

No trade deal with Israel until it respects international law

23 January 2019 - 4:30pm

The UK must follow its own regulations and suspend current trade with Israel 

Lords defeat government on Trade Bill

21 January 2019 - 5:45pm

Government must bring proposals for post-Brexit trade deals before Trade Bill can reach next stage 

Worker exploitation behind Spice Girls t-shirts unsurprising

21 January 2019 - 4:00pm

Responding to reports of worker exploitation behind the production of Comic Relief and Spice Girls t-shirts, War on Want’s Executive Director, Asad Rehman, said:

Statement in solidarity with Roche Community in La Guajira, Colombia

18 January 2019 - 5:00pm

50 people from the community of Roche staged a non-violent occupation of part of the vast Cerrejon coal mine

HSBC: Campaign victory and what's ahead in 2019

14 January 2019 - 3:00pm

After a year of pressure from War on Want, HSBC divested completely Elbit Systems.

People seeking safe haven is not a 'crisis'

2 January 2019 - 4:30pm

People migrate simply to survive and have the right to a dignified life

Parliament says current trade negotiation procedures are ‘insufficient’

28 December 2018 - 8:15am

·    Parliamentary trade committee says current trade negotiation procedures are ‘insufficient’ to secure public trust.

·    Committee calls for parliament to have a vote on trade deals.

·    Committee calls for a ‘presumption of transparency’.

·    Campaigners welcome the drive for Parliament and the public to have a voice on trade, and call for action to be taken to implement this in the Trade Bill, currently going through Parliament.

Banking giant HSBC divests from Israeli arms manufacturer following pressure from human rights campaigners

27 December 2018 - 9:00am

 “HSBC has taken a positive first step in divesting from Elbit Systems, the notorious manufacturer of drones, chemical weapons, cluster bomb artillery systems, and other technology used in attacks against Palestinian civilians, and to militarise walls and borders around the world. Doing business with companies like Elbit means profiting from violence and human rights violation, which is both immoral and a contravention of international law. However, HSBC continues to do business with over a dozen companies selling military equipment and technology used in human rights violation, including Caterpillar, whose bulldozers are used in demolition of Palestinian homes and properties, and BAE Systems, whose weapons are used in war crimes by Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other repressive regimes.”

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