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UN report shows need for business curbs

28 March 2007 - 11:37am

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today called on the British government to take action to regulate corporate human rights abuses on the eve of a new United Nations report into business and human rights.

Growing Pains: The human cost of cut flowers in British supermarkets

15 March 2007 - 1:07pm

Mothers Day flowers shame UK stores

Women workers damage health growing bouquets for British Supermarkets

The future of Iraq's black gold

15 March 2007 - 10:39am

Iraq's political future is very much in flux, but oil continues to be the central feature of their political landscape. Iraq's oil brings in huge revenues, yet the Iraqi people are struggling amidst constant violence as the oil is being sold off to foreign multinationals.

Lives and trade union activities at risk in Sri Lanka: Intimidation and threats of abduction

6 March 2007 - 5:56pm

On 6 February 2007, three men - including a railway trade union activist and a journalist - were arrested days prior to a planned strike.

Agrexco-Carmel demonstration

10 February 2007 - 3:30pm

 

10 February 2007: Agrexco-Carmel depot, Middlesex

Agrexco, known under the brand name of Carmel in the UK, is Israel's largest exporter of fresh agricultural produce.

The UK market accounts for 60% of all Israeli vegetable exports, and there has been a dramatic increase in British sales over the past few years.

Agrexco-Carmel demonstration 2

British MPs issue sanctions call on Israel

30 January 2007 - 2:58pm

The UK parliament's International Development Committee calls on the British government to press for sanctions against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinian people, in a new report published today.

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