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Anti-poverty charity joins union action

30 November 2011 - 12:00am

‘We're all in this together,' says War on Want

Campaigners from the anti-poverty charity War on Want will today hand out hot drinks and food to strikers on London picket lines in support of their protest for fair pensions.

Radical gifts spark ‘true' Christmas spirit

14 November 2011 - 3:07pm

Now you can buy Christmas goodies that will not only delight families and friends, but help build a fairer society.

Ministers warned: Get out of Libya

11 November 2011 - 12:00am

The UK government warned that Libyan hopes for peace and prosperity will suffer if Britain repeats its mistakes in Iraq by meddling in the country’s post-Gaddafi future

G20 must ‘drop obsession with free markets' – GMB, War on Want

3 November 2011 - 9:17am

The GMB and War on Want today add their voices to growing international calls for structural economic reform, in the first combined union-charity statement to link the crises in Europe and in the developing world.

Government food policy ‘fuels hunger'

17 October 2011 - 1:00am

Hundreds of millions of people face starvation as a result of British government policy which puts food companies' profits before the needs of the world's poor.

Mercenaries protest opposes Afghan war

7 October 2011 - 4:16pm

Campaigners demanding British troops withdraw from Afghanistan will today dress as private military company guards and carry replica guns when they demonstrate against companies making a killing amid a decade of war there.

Anti-sweatshops drive eyes new focus

4 October 2011 - 2:14pm

Campaigners for sweatshops-free clothes this week take their drive into fresh territory when Europe's biggest textile event includes them for the first time in its 20-year history.

W Sahara rights campaigner promotes culture of the oppressed

29 September 2011 - 10:57am

A human rights activist from Western Sahara visits Britain this week to help preserve her people’s culture under military occupation by Morocco. Her visit comes as the European Parliament considers whether to query the legality of a European granting fishing rights deal with Morocco.

Olympics firms warned on sweatshops abuse

27 July 2011 - 12:00am

Olympic flagMarking one year before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the anti-poverty charity War on Want today warned that sponsor Adidas will tarnish the Games unless it acts to protect the rights of workers making its products.

Glastonbury joins call for sweat-free merchandise at the London Olympics

25 July 2011 - 2:29pm

Festival founder Eavis backs War on Want campaign for workers' rights, which will be supported by a donation of £71,000

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