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Banana union leader wins top award

15 February 2012 - 3:05pm

A woman union leader has won a prestigious award for her struggle to support workers in Honduras supplying bananas to British stores for as little as £5 a day. Iris Munguia, a former banana worker herself, will next month in Brussels receive a Silver Rose prize from SOLIDAR, a network of 56 non-governmental organisations in over 90 countries that promote social justice in Europe and worldwide. The presentation ceremony on 6 March will coincide with events to mark International Women's Day.

Geneva trade summit ‘must be WTO's last'

14 December 2011 - 11:45am

Global trade ministers today face pressure to announce a formal end to their Doha negotiations amid warnings of millions of jobs at risk. The call, made on the eve of the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference, comes from the charity War on Want, which has published research into the likely impact of further trade liberalisation through WTO negotiations.

Anti-poverty charity joins union action

30 November 2011 - 12:00am

‘We're all in this together,' says War on Want

Campaigners from the anti-poverty charity War on Want will today hand out hot drinks and food to strikers on London picket lines in support of their protest for fair pensions.

Radical gifts spark ‘true' Christmas spirit

14 November 2011 - 3:07pm

Now you can buy Christmas goodies that will not only delight families and friends, but help build a fairer society.

Ministers warned: Get out of Libya

11 November 2011 - 12:00am

The UK government warned that Libyan hopes for peace and prosperity will suffer if Britain repeats its mistakes in Iraq by meddling in the country’s post-Gaddafi future

G20 must ‘drop obsession with free markets' – GMB, War on Want

3 November 2011 - 9:17am

The GMB and War on Want today add their voices to growing international calls for structural economic reform, in the first combined union-charity statement to link the crises in Europe and in the developing world.

Government food policy ‘fuels hunger'

17 October 2011 - 1:00am

Hundreds of millions of people face starvation as a result of British government policy which puts food companies' profits before the needs of the world's poor.

Mercenaries protest opposes Afghan war

7 October 2011 - 4:16pm

Campaigners demanding British troops withdraw from Afghanistan will today dress as private military company guards and carry replica guns when they demonstrate against companies making a killing amid a decade of war there.

Anti-sweatshops drive eyes new focus

4 October 2011 - 2:14pm

Campaigners for sweatshops-free clothes this week take their drive into fresh territory when Europe's biggest textile event includes them for the first time in its 20-year history.

W Sahara rights campaigner promotes culture of the oppressed

29 September 2011 - 10:57am

A human rights activist from Western Sahara visits Britain this week to help preserve her people’s culture under military occupation by Morocco. Her visit comes as the European Parliament considers whether to query the legality of a European granting fishing rights deal with Morocco.

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