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Briefing: UK weapons and Israel’s use of force in the Gaza Strip

November 2018

The UK Government has approved export licences for weapons to Israel used in militarised repression against Palestinians. This means that the UK is providing material support for Israel’s illegal use of force.

Updated November 2018

PDF icon MP Briefing_UK weapons and Israels use of force in the Gaza Strip November 2018.pdf

BFAWU leaflet #FFS410

October 2018

"Workers at JD Wetherspoons will take part in strike action on the 4th of October alongside McDonald’s, TGI Fridays and Uber Eats workers.

Wetherspoons and McDonald’s workers are striking for £10 an hour, union recognition and respect on the job."

PDF icon BFAWU Leaflet FFS410

The Trans-Pacific Powergrab

October 2018

TPP Briefing: Why joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be bad for people and planet – and the UK

PDF icon TPP Briefing: The Trans-Pacific Powergrab

Media brief: "The Rivers are Bleeding: British Mining in Latin America"

October 2018

The vast expansion of mega-mining projects in Latin America is displacing indigenous communities, destroying local ecosystems, and costing lives and livelihoods. In our ground-breaking new report, War on Want exposes the devastating impact of British mining in Latin America, gathering 17 case studies from across the continent to produce a damning indictment of one of the world’s most powerful industries.

This document is a briefing for the media about the upcoming War on Want report, The Rivers Are Bleeding: British mining in Latin America.

PDF icon The Rivers Are Bleeding: British Mining in Latin America

Up Front: Resisting the Far Right

September 2018

In this special edition of Up Front we highlight how we are resisting far right extremism: a politics that is turning back the clock to the darkest moments in recent history, and creating fertile ground for rising inequality, climate crisis, racist scapegoating and attacks on our human rights. That’s why we helped co-found the Stop Trump Coalition, and brought together thousands of people from all walks of life.

PDF icon 0728_WOW_UPFRONT_SEPT18_WEB.pdf

Leaflet: the Palestinian right of return

August 2018

The right of return is a core demand of the Palestinian struggle for justice. The right of return for refugees is a universal right, enshrined in international law through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention. UN resolution 194 affirms that Palestinians have a right of return to their homes.

This short leaflet explains what we mean when we talk about the Palestinian right of return.

PDF icon The Palestinian right of return

Briefing: UK-Israel trade

July 2018

The UK Government has identified Israel as a priority trading partner with which it will negotiate a bilateral trade agreement post-Brexit, replicating its current trade arrangement under the EU-Israel Association Agreement. The UK Foreign Office has expressed concern year on year over Israel’s violations of international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention. These serial violations raise serious questions about the legality of current trade with Israel, especially the arms trade, and must not be left out of discussions on trade moving forward.

 

PDF icon Briefing UK-Israel trade.pdf

The Trade Bill: Constitutional implications and recommendations

July 2018

A broad range of civil society organisations are deeply concerned that, as it stands, the Trade Bill gives the executive vast powers over trade policy. 

PDF icon The Trade Bill: Constitutional implications and recommendations

Trade Bill: Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade’s statement fails to give MPs a ‘meaningful say’ over post-Brexit trade

July 2018

Liam Fox MP, the Secretary of State for International Trade, made a statement to the house on Monday 16 July, on a transparent and inclusive future trade policy. The fact that he made such a statement is welcome and overdue, however his proposals largely leave the status quo unchanged. Powers currently being held by European institutions will be returned to the UK after leaving, but rather than transferring them to Parliament they are being retained by the executive, creating a democratic deficit.

PDF icon MP Briefing Trade Bill: Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade’s statement fails to give MPs a ‘meaningful say’

Briefing: Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

June 2018

The humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip is worsening daily, with over one million Palestinians living in devastating poverty and some of the highest unemployment rates in the world. This poverty is in large part due to the illegal blockade on the Gaza Strip imposed by Israel. The UK must take action to hold Israel to account for its violations of international law, including its illegal blockade and military attacks on civilians. 

PDF icon Briefing Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza.pdf

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