Food is a right, not a commodity

1 July 2015 - 2:00pm

More than 800 million people live in hunger. Hunger on this scale is the result of a global economy that continues to ruin the lives and livelihoods of small-scale farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists and indigenous people.

The global plunder of natural resources

1 July 2015 - 1:00pm

The global plunder of natural resources is intensifying. Corporations are increasingly buying up land and taking over water, oil, gas, mineral and metal deposits. 

Life Under Occupation

April 2014

A report of the first parliamentary visit to Occupied Western Sahara, February 2014

PDF icon Life Under Occupation, Western Sahara delegation report, 2014.pdf

Austerity and the demands of capitalism

1 July 2015 - 12:00pm

The rights of workers are being eroded. Millions of workers, mainly women, suffer poverty wages, appalling working conditions and exploitation. The biggest culprits: austerity and the demands of capitalism for higher profits and lower costs.

There is an alternative: People before profit

1 July 2015 - 11:00am

Welcome to War on Want’s brand new website. Take a look around. We hope it inspires you to take action in the fight for global justice.

The capitalist system is the root cause of the growing inequality. The rules of the global economy are written in the interests of big business, with more and more power stripped away from ordinary people and local communities.

There is an alternative. Our campaigns continue to challenge the system and win important victories in the fight for a future based on justice, equality and rights, not exploitation and profit.

The defining global justice issue of our time

1 July 2015 - 10:00am

The catastrophe facing the Palestinian people is the defining global justice issue of our time. Palestinians have suffered Israeli oppression and human rights abuse for more than 60 years.

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Responding to votes on scrutiny of trade agreements in the Trade Bill, senior trade campaigner at War on Want Jean Blaylock, says: “Democratic oversight of trade is not rocket science. MEPs in the European Parliament and members of Congress get an automatic vote on trade deals. Why shouldn’t MPs?

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17 July 2018 - 12:45pm

"Today’s concessions by Liam Fox fall well short of taking back control."

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