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Hammond raises fears over ‘privatisation of war’

7 June 2012 - 4:12pm

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British defence secretary Philip Hammond came under fire today over plans to make private contractors key to the Army’s future. 

Adidas told ‘Exploitation. It's not OK anywhere'

7 June 2012 - 9:22am

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Today, the official London 2012 sportswear sponsor Adidas comes under pressure to tackle the sweatshop conditions in its supplier factories as the charity War on Want launches a new campaign over the exploitation of workers making Adidas goods.

JCB 'complicit' in Palestinian rights violations

1 June 2012 - 12:11pm

New Hamleys toy range sparks protest

Protestors will demonstrated outside Hamleys today (1 June), as the London store prepares to sell the latest toys range produced for the UK firm JCB, whose equipment, they say, has been used in Israel's crimes against Palestinian children and communities.

'Back Zara poverty workers' call to Kate

15 May 2012 - 11:09am

Kate Middleton is today urged to press her favourite retailer Zara to stop exploiting the women making its high street fashion.

Charity claims victory over stores abuse

9 May 2012 - 4:45pm

The charity War on Want today welcomed the new bill for a supermarkets adjudicator announced in the Queen's speech, but demanded tough powers for the ombudsman.

Palestine human rights group raided

8 May 2012 - 3:55pm

The British anti-poverty charity War on Want today condemned the Israeli military for a raid by occupation forces on the Ramallah offices of the human rights defenders Stop the Wall.

Charity sets record to aid sweatshop workers

3 May 2012 - 5:01pm

Tim Minchin leads £23,000 gig success for War on Want

Minchin aids sweatshop workers

18 April 2012 - 3:45pm

Tim Minchin will lead a galaxy of performers on International Workers' Day (Tuesday, 1 May) in a gig whose proceeds will boost the anti-poverty charity.

London 2012's Coe pressed over Adidas sweatshops

5 March 2012 - 12:00am

London 2012 chair Seb Coe today comes under pressure over revelations that workers in Bangladesh producing clothes for Adidas, the official sportswear partner of the 2012 Games, are illegally paid less than the minimum wage.

Redgrave plea for sweatshop workers

28 February 2012 - 4:36pm

Vanessa Redgrave, who has just won the best actress prize at the Whatsonstage awards for her Driving Miss Daisy role in London's West End, will urge BBC Radio 4 listeners to support the anti-poverty charity War on Want.

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