Marienna Pope-Weidemann


Marienna Pope-Weidemann
Marienna Pope-Weidemann is War on Want's press officer. @MariennaPW


Abandoned by the state: How the police fail survivors of sexual assault

20 June 2018 The police drop so many cases that experts say rape has effectively been ‘decriminalised’ - and that's before we talk about SpyCop abusers. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Five years after Rana Plaza, Bangladeshi garment workers are fighting for justice and dignity at work

24 April 2018 The Rana Plaza collapse claimed over a thousand lives - and showed management contempt for the safety of workers. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports on the struggle for better conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.

HSBC: Put your money where your mouth is on human rights

19 April 2018 Time to up the heat on HSBC, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann, as War on Want call on the bank to stop arming Israel.

“From garment factories to rural communities, women are the resistance.”

13 March 2018 Meet the women activists from around the world taking up the fight for social justice. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann from War on Want.

A very modern apartheid

20 February 2018 Marienna Pope-Weidemann explains why decades of occupation and oppression have led some people to call Israel an apartheid state.

To really take back control, we need to democratise our trade deals

6 February 2018 Trade deals effect every area of our lives - from our public services to the water we drink to the air we breathe. Marienna Pope-Weidemann from War on Want argues that we need greater public scrutiny over potentially disastrous post-Brexit trade deals.

The Marikana women’s fight for justice, five years on

13 October 2017 Marienna Pope-Weidemann meets Sikhala Sonke, a grassroots social justice group led by the women of Marikana

On the right side of history: an interview with Mijente

17 March 2017 Marienna Pope-Weidemann speaks to Reyna Wences, co-founder of Mijente, a radical Latinx and Chincanx organising network

Big, bold and migrant led: an interview with the New Sanctuary Movement

28 January 2017 In the first of a series of interviews with migrants' rights and racial justice activists from the US, Marienna Pope-Weidemann speaks to Peter Pedemonti, co-founder and director of the New Sanctuary Movement in Philadelphia

Stand-off with prison profiteers at the Tower of London

17 November 2016 Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports on disruption at the European Custody and Detention Summit

The EU-Turkey deal is a disaster for refugees

27 May 2016 In making a deal with Turkey, the EU is entrusting refugees to a government that cares little for their safety – and sponsors the terrorists they are fleeing from, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Refugee crisis: the EU cracks down on volunteers

17 March 2016 As Frontex moves in, volunteers in Greece are being prevented from helping refugees. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports

‘I could kill you here and no one would care’: The refugees at the sharp end of Europe’s borders

20 February 2016 Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports from Lesbos on the dangers faced by refugees as they struggle through a system that puts border control before human life

Crossing No More

7 December 2015 Samir Dathi & Marienna Pope-Weidemann report from the Greek-Turkish border and the deadly fence forcing refugees to cross the perilous Aegean sea

Hiding the Crisis

16 October 2015 When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras showed up, the shameful reality of Camp Moria was hidden and thousands of people had disappeared. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports from Greece.