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War on Want backs protest to halt Israel arms trade

6 August 2014 - 2:57pm

David Cameron faces new pressure to stop weapons deals with Israel, as a charity supports activists who have shut down for a second day a UK factory exporting military drone engines to Israel

Shell blasted for pollution ‘neglect’

4 August 2014 - 9:28am

Royal Dutch Shell today faced heavy criticism that the UK-listed oil giant has turned its back on the victims of human rights and environmental abuse caused by the company, despite United Nations pressure for urgent remedial measures.

Stop Israel aid, Hague told

9 July 2014 - 10:00am

Foreign Secretary William Hague today faces accusations that Britain is allowing Israel to act with impunity and intensify its collective punishment measures against the Palestinian population.

Jobs threat fight set for launch

8 July 2014 - 10:34am

National campaign opposes EU-US deal

A national campaign against clandestine economic negotiations between the European Union and the US opens today, amid warnings from activists of the biggest shift of power to transnational capital for a generation.

MPs pressed over Colombia investment deal

25 June 2014 - 1:00am

Campaigners are urging MPs to stop investment moves between the UK and Colombia that would let companies sue governments, with huge legal bills for taxpayers, and deter ministers from policies that serve public interests.

Pan-EU coalition slams EU-US trade deal as threat to democracy

21 May 2014 - 9:11am

On the eve of the European Parliament elections, 120 campaign groups from across Europe have rejected the trade negotiations between the EU and the US as a threat to democracy, and have called on negotiators to radically rewrite the proposed agreement.

‘Deathtrap' protests target Kate favourite Gap

24 April 2014 - 11:50am

Mark Thomas, Katharine Hamnett in demos over safety plan

Bill Gates attacked over G4S child prisoners 'shame'

17 April 2014 - 4:44pm

The philanthropic body run by the world's richest person, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, today faced accusations that the charity is complicit in the torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian detainees, including child prisoners.

Politics for People campaign launches across EU

15 April 2014 - 8:45am

Today, War on Want is one of a broad coalition of civil society organisations from across Europe launching a campaign to demand that candidates for the upcoming European elections (on 22 May) stand up for citizens and democracy against the excessive lobbying influence of banks and big business.

Rogue firms nominated for badge of shame

8 April 2014 - 1:00am

Three of the world’s biggest companies have been shortlisted for a new corporate shame award, to be voted on by the British public next month.

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