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Up Front: Democracy under attack

April 2016

Today, our right to protest is under attack. UK civil society groups have seen their voices stifled by new legislation such as the 'gagging law', and crackdowns on the right to take collective action. In this edition of Upfront read about the UK government's assault on our democratic rights and how the crackdown on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is intensifying.  Read too about some the successes War on Want has achieved with the use of collective action for a more socially just and equal world.

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Interserve: Outsourcing is a smoke screen for squeezing wages

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Responding to news that Interserve is continuing to get public contracts despite seeking a rescue deal, Owen Espley, War on Want’s Senior Economic Justice Campaigner said:

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Corporate land grab exploits the land and rights of Papua New Guinea’s indigenous peoples

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New Report, 'The SABL Land Grab', exposes the corporate land grab that exploits the land and rights of Papua New Guinea’s indigenous peoples

Private companies are illegally occupying land in Papua New Guinea for logging and palm oil plantations, according to a new report published by War on Want and its partner in Papua New Guinea, Act NOW!.

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