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Olympic projection spotlights Adidas factories ‘exploitation'

5 August 2012 - 1:00am

London 2012 sponsor attacked over workers' sweatshop conditions

Campaigners tonight projected a huge image on a building overlooking the Olympic Park, accusing the Olympics sportswear partner Adidas of making millions out of the exploitation of workers who make its clothes.

New Olympic protest targets Adidas

4 August 2012 - 1:00am

Activists today held a special 'Exploitation Games' outside the flagship Adidas store in London amid demonstrations against the Olympics partner around the country.

Adidas chief slammed for denying 34p an hour wages

25 July 2012 - 2:57pm

Olympic sponsor's comments ‘a slap in the face to thousands of workers'

The chief executive of Olympic sponsor Adidas today came under fire as a charity accused him of making unsubstantiated and contradictory claims about the pay of factory workers making its clothes.

G4S Olympics Games security row sparks call for mercenary regulation

17 July 2012 - 12:28pm

The corporation which failed to deliver on its £284 million contract for Olympics security today is at the centre of another storm over accusations that the British government has left private military and security companies such as G4S to police themselves.

Adidas reels under Olympics ‘sweatshops' protests

14 July 2012 - 1:03pm

As controversy over G4S rages, another key company linked to the Olympics, the sportswear brand Adidas, today attempted to repel criticism when staff at a flagship store blocked protesters from targeting “sweatshop” Games merchandise.

Protestors say London summit pushing global land grabs and hunger

26 June 2012 - 10:17am

A coalition of environmental, development and farming groups today criticise the Agricultural Investment summit opening in London for spearheading a global land grab.

Mines firm accused over deaths, abuse, corruption

14 June 2012 - 10:47am

Shareholders will today challenge the licence to operate of Bumi plc, a newly-listed company on the London Stock Exchange. The company has been accused of complicity in violence against workers, and the destruction of livelihoods and the environment.

Hammond raises fears over ‘privatisation of war’

7 June 2012 - 4:12pm

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British defence secretary Philip Hammond came under fire today over plans to make private contractors key to the Army’s future. 

Adidas told ‘Exploitation. It's not OK anywhere'

7 June 2012 - 9:22am

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Today, the official London 2012 sportswear sponsor Adidas comes under pressure to tackle the sweatshop conditions in its supplier factories as the charity War on Want launches a new campaign over the exploitation of workers making Adidas goods.

JCB 'complicit' in Palestinian rights violations

1 June 2012 - 12:11pm

New Hamleys toy range sparks protest

Protestors will demonstrated outside Hamleys today (1 June), as the London store prepares to sell the latest toys range produced for the UK firm JCB, whose equipment, they say, has been used in Israel's crimes against Palestinian children and communities.

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