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Protest targets Vedanta mines ‘abuse’

28 August 2012 - 1:00am

War on Want took part in a demonstration today against the alleged human rights violations committed by the London-based global metals and mining giant Vedanta Resources.

Cameron hunger event branded a ‘distraction'

9 August 2012 - 4:08pm

Campaigners today accused David Cameron of failing to address the root causes of the global food crisis by suggesting that record levels of hunger worldwide can be solved by handing out fortified foods to children.

'Coe' dishes it out to Olympic partners

7 August 2012 - 12:13pm

Campaigners, including one wearing a giant head of Olympics chief Lord Coe, will today hand out copies of what resembles a popular former London evening paper, which attacks Games sponsors for alleged human and environmental abuse.

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.

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