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Charities, union fight tax dodgers

16 December 2010 - 11:57am

Campaigners from charities and Britain's largest civil service union will tomorrow demonstrate outside the headquarters of HM Revenue and Customs amid calls for a blitz on tax dodgers to avoid cuts in public services and jobs.

Dannii in M&S 'sweatshops' storm

11 December 2010 - 11:14pm

Dannii Minogue, a television judge in tonight's final of the UK talent show The X Factor – who stars in the new Marks & Spencer TV ad – is involved in a row over Indian workers paid as little as £2.48 (179 rupees) a day to make the retailer's clothes.

'End Afghan war' demand

19 November 2010 - 2:13pm

The British charity War on Want will take part in a national demonstration today calling on UK prime minister David Cameron to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

'G20 fiddles while the world burns'

12 November 2010 - 2:59pm

Leaders of the G20 group of the world's major economies, including British prime minister David Cameron, today faced accusations of refusing to take action on the roots of the global financial crisis and its dire impact on jobs and livelihoods.

BT accused over Israel ‘war crimes'

10 November 2010 - 11:00pm

Customers of BT are today warned of its complicity in Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people as the UK-based telecommunications company announces its half-year profits.

New EU trade policy a ‘failed agenda'

9 November 2010 - 10:43am

The new trade policy launched today by the EU is a failed agenda that will make working people around the world pay for the economic crisis facing many European countries.

‘Free human rights defenders’ call

5 November 2010 - 10:51am

The anti-poverty charity War on Want is calling for the immediate release of human rights defenders who go on trial in the Moroccan city Casablanca today for alleged treason over their support for people demanding self-determination for Western Sahara.

‘Cuts make poor suffer for crisis'

19 October 2010 - 9:44am

Campaigners set to protest today against huge cuts in jobs and public services in the British government spending review tomorrow warn that poor people will be hit hardest by a financial crisis sparked by the rich.

‘Clothes price rises leave workers poor'

16 September 2010 - 4:05pm

Clothes retailers today come under fire over their warnings that rising costs of cotton will increase prices as campaigners signal that stores continue to exploit overseas garment workers struggling to survive on poverty pay.

‘Ban Israel settlement goods'

14 September 2010 - 3:48pm

Campaigners today stepped up their pressure on the British government to ban goods from illegal Israeli settlements after Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled he will not extend a partial moratorium on settlement construction.

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