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UK slammed over Israel arms deals

17 July 2013 - 5:22pm

British ministers today came under scathing criticism, after MPs revealed the government has sanctioned almost 400 export licences for arms sales to Israel.

Denim workers pay deadly price for high street fashion

8 July 2013 - 6:04pm

Activists will today demand urgent action from governments and companies to stamp out the continued use of sandblasting and other unsafe finishing processes in the manufacture of denim jeans.

Alicia Keys gig: Israel boycott push widens

2 July 2013 - 1:53pm

On the eve of pop singer Alicia Keys' concert in Tel Aviv, campaigners will step up their movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Cameron's G8 tax plan 'no detail and no deadlines'

18 June 2013 - 3:02pm

Responding to the outcomes of G8 summit, War on Want's tax campaigner Murray Worthy said:

Cameron slated on tax dodge moves

17 June 2013 - 11:09am

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today blamed David Cameron's failed UK tax policies for undermining prospects of a breakthrough on tackling tax evasion and avoidance at the G8 summit which starts today in Northern Ireland.

Cameron's tax havens summit ‘all show and no substance'

14 June 2013 - 12:13pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today dismissed David Cameron's summit with Britain's overseas territories tomorrow (Saturday) as “all show and no substance” and demanded legislation to abolish all of the UK's tax havens.

G4S faces protest over Israel ‘torture' prisons

4 June 2013 - 1:38pm

As the world's biggest security company, G4S, prepares to face protests at its annual meeting this week, the firm's leaders are today attacked for equipping Israeli prisons where, activists claim, Palestinian children have been tortured. The attack came from the anti-poverty charity War on Want, which also condemns the firm for misinformation that G4S intended to pull out of contracts in illegally occupied Palestine.

African groups reject G8 corporate food plan as 'colonialism'

3 June 2013 - 1:28pm

African farmers' movements and civil society groups have rejected the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition as part of a "new wave of colonialism" targeting their food systems for corporate profit.

The warning comes in a statement sent to G8 leaders today in advance of the ‘hunger summit' to be hosted by David Cameron in London on 8 June, which will include a meeting of the New Alliance.

Benetton & Mango stores face protests over failure to compensate Bangladesh disaster victims

25 May 2013 - 2:24pm

Activists will today protest outside Mango and Benetton fashion stores in London's Oxford Street over the retailers' failure to compensate families of workers killed, as well as the injured, after the Bangladesh building collapse.

Pressure on Primark grows over tragedy

1 May 2013 - 1:27pm

Primark today faces unprecedented pressure to ensure that the tragedy witnessed in Bangladesh a week ago today never happens again.

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