The fight to build a better world: We are hopeful. We are fearless.

9 June 2017 - 6:15am
News

We have cast our votes. Whatever the new government, it doesn’t stop here.

In the fight to build a better world, our values of human rights, internationalism, justice and solidarity are more important than ever.

We are ready to hold the government to account, to challenge the choices it makes in the interests of the privileged few. We will stand together with the many.

For decades we have stood shoulder to shoulder with those around the world who are on the frontline of oppression. This struggle goes on.

We will not give an inch in the fight for social justice and human rights for ordinary people in the UK and across the global South.

Join us

Share this and inspire others. 

We will fight to:

  • Ensure human rights and environmental protection are at the heart of new trade deals
  • End UK complicity in human rights violations by halting the arms trade with countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia
  • Protect migrant workers’ rights

Help us take on corporate power and the politicians in the pockets of big business.

Together, let’s call out the systems and structures that deepen poverty, inequality and injustice.

We are hopeful. We are fearless.  

In solidarity.

Latest news

Colombia: a win for people power

23 June 2017 - 12:30pm

They took on the government and won. After years of state neglect, the people of Buenaventura in the Colombian pacific took to the streets to demand peace and dignity. Following three weeks of intense civic strike and non-stop negotiations, they emerged victorious.

Read more

Independent: Government acted unlawfully by restricting 'ethical' boycotts of Israel

23 June 2017 - 11:45am

War on Want in the Independent. In a victory for local democracy and the fight for human rights, the High Court has ruled that the government cannot block local councils from divesting from companies complicit in human rights abuses.

Read more

Join the conversation

Attempt to restrict council pension boycotts is ruled unlawful https://t.co/FhvhgT12Ic via @localgoveditors 2 hours 44 min ago
Please share the great news of our victory for local democracy and the fight for human rights! #localdemocracy #BDShttps://t.co/AcOLoJfSSM 22 hours 7 min ago
What does your MP care about? Ask them @waronwant #QueensSpeech https://t.co/PfFQtsb5Oq https://t.co/XLgHUOvfYy 22 hours 48 min ago