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‘UK clothes stores exploit women'

17 July 2011 - 12:00am

Thousands of women producing clothes for UK brands are working 14 hours a day for poverty pay in Bangladesh.

Cameron accused of hypocrisy on Arab spring

26 May 2011 - 5:09pm

British prime minister David Cameron today faced charges of hypocrisy over support for pro-democracy uprisings in some Arab countries while backing arms sales to others which abuse human rights.

‘Stop wars in Afghanistan, Libya’

25 May 2011 - 12:04pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today called on UK prime minister David Cameron and United States president Barack Obama – meeting today in Downing Street – to cease hostilities in Afghanistan and Libya as more civilians died in the conflicts.

'Tax rich to stop cuts' alert

25 March 2011 - 2:06pm

Charity demands blitz on abuse

Comic stars gagging to fight poverty

15 March 2011 - 10:05am

Jokers set to raise money for political campaigns

'Pull UK troops from Afghanistan'

11 February 2011 - 11:00pm

Charity, unions, arts stars demand justice for Afghan people. The British government today faces new pressure for the immediate withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan and a negotiated settlement which guarantees self-determination, security and human rights for the Afghan people. It comes amid mounting evidence that Afghans are paying a terrible price for the ongoing occupation of their country.

War on Want condemns UK trade white paper

9 February 2011 - 3:34pm

Cable accused of reckless irresponsibility in pursuit of further market deregulation

Osborne crowned tax dodger king

31 January 2011 - 5:05pm

Chancellor slated over £120 billion lost revenue

Charities, union fight tax dodgers

16 December 2010 - 11:57am

Campaigners from charities and Britain's largest civil service union will tomorrow demonstrate outside the headquarters of HM Revenue and Customs amid calls for a blitz on tax dodgers to avoid cuts in public services and jobs.

Dannii in M&S 'sweatshops' storm

11 December 2010 - 11:14pm

Dannii Minogue, a television judge in tonight's final of the UK talent show The X Factor – who stars in the new Marks & Spencer TV ad – is involved in a row over Indian workers paid as little as £2.48 (179 rupees) a day to make the retailer's clothes.

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