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Stop Israel aid, Hague told

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09 July 2014

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.

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Jobs threat fight set for launch

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08 July 2014

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.

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MPs pressed over Colombia investment deal

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25 June 2014

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.

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

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21 May 2014

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.

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‘Deathtrap’ protests target Kate favourite Gap

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24 April 2014

Mark Thomas, Katharine Hamnett in demos over safety plan

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Bill Gates attacked over G4S child prisoners 'shame'

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17 April 2014

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.

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Politics for People campaign launches across EU

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15 April 2014

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.

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Rogue firms nominated for badge of shame

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08 April 2014

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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MPs call on UN to monitor human rights in Western Sahara

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03 April 2014

The UN Security Council must extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission to Western Sahara so that it can monitor and protect human rights, an all-party group of British MPs said today.

The call comes in the report of the first ever British parliamentary delegation to the Occupied Territory of Western Sahara, released two weeks before the UN Security Council’s scheduled debate on the issue.

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Shell blasted amid poverty, conflict

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20 March 2014

Shell will come under fire on Saturday, World Water Day, when a Nigerian campaigner speaks out in London against the Anglo-Dutch corporation exploiting oil, as thousands of people face grim hardship, including lack of running water.

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Top designer and charity join forces for fashion victims

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07 March 2014

The anti-poverty charity War on Want is joining forces with political activist and fashion designer Katharine Hamnett to step up efforts to protect garment workers making clothes for British high street retailers.

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Tags: bangladesh | campaigns | LFHS | love fashion hate sweatshops | overseas work | rana plaza

   

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Drone "field tested" on Palestinians to fly over UK

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24 February 2014

The Watchkeeper drone, due to fly over British skies this week ahead of trials in Afghanistan, is based on a model that Israel has ‘field tested’ in attacks on Gaza which have left scores of Palestinians dead, including children.

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G4S targeted in Israeli 'apartheid' drive

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24 February 2014

The British security corporation G4S today faces heavy pressure to end its contracts with Israel’s prison system, amid new claims over the provision of equipment to prisons where Palestinians are illegally detained without charge or trial.

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Davos summit: One year on, Cameron has ‘spectacularly failed’ on corporate tax dodging

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21 January 2014

On the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, War on Want's tax justice campaigner Murray Worthy said:

"A year ago in Davos David Cameron famously declared that big business must 'wake up and smell the coffee' at the public outrage over corporate tax dodging and that he would 'look our people in the eye and say that when they work hard and pay their fair share of taxes we will make sure that others do so as well'.

"But he has spectacularly failed in his promise to make these companies pay; despite some tinkering around the edges of tax havens' secrecy at the G8 this summer, the rules haven't changed and the reality hasn't changed. The companies that exploit and abuse the world's tax rules are still able to pick if and when they pay tax, leaving the rest of us footing the bill.

"This week, Cameron will once again be sitting side by side with these ruthless corporate giants in Davos, making sure that he can look them in the eye and assure them that for all his talk last year, he won't be making them pay."

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Tags: tax | tax dodging | tax havens | tax justice | tax not cuts

   

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BloodBricks campaign officially launches

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13 January 2014

Union Solidarity International (USi) in partnership with Prayas, Action Aid Association, War on Want and Thompsons Solicitors (Scotland) are today launching an international campaign to highlight forced, bonded and child labour in the brick kilns of India.

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