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Olympics firms warned on sweatshops abuse

27 July 2011 - 12:00am

Olympic flagMarking one year before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the anti-poverty charity War on Want today warned that sponsor Adidas will tarnish the Games unless it acts to protect the rights of workers making its products.

Glastonbury joins call for sweat-free merchandise at the London Olympics

25 July 2011 - 2:29pm

Festival founder Eavis backs War on Want campaign for workers' rights, which will be supported by a donation of £71,000

‘UK clothes stores exploit women'

17 July 2011 - 12:00am

Thousands of women producing clothes for UK brands are working 14 hours a day for poverty pay in Bangladesh.

Cameron accused of hypocrisy on Arab spring

26 May 2011 - 5:09pm

British prime minister David Cameron today faced charges of hypocrisy over support for pro-democracy uprisings in some Arab countries while backing arms sales to others which abuse human rights.

‘Stop wars in Afghanistan, Libya’

25 May 2011 - 12:04pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today called on UK prime minister David Cameron and United States president Barack Obama – meeting today in Downing Street – to cease hostilities in Afghanistan and Libya as more civilians died in the conflicts.

'Tax rich to stop cuts' alert

25 March 2011 - 2:06pm

Charity demands blitz on abuse

Comic stars gagging to fight poverty

15 March 2011 - 10:05am

Jokers set to raise money for political campaigns

'Pull UK troops from Afghanistan'

11 February 2011 - 11:00pm

Charity, unions, arts stars demand justice for Afghan people. The British government today faces new pressure for the immediate withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan and a negotiated settlement which guarantees self-determination, security and human rights for the Afghan people. It comes amid mounting evidence that Afghans are paying a terrible price for the ongoing occupation of their country.

War on Want condemns UK trade white paper

9 February 2011 - 3:34pm

Cable accused of reckless irresponsibility in pursuit of further market deregulation

Osborne crowned tax dodger king

31 January 2011 - 5:05pm

Chancellor slated over £120 billion lost revenue

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