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‘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.

'7p an hour tea workers shame stores'

23 July 2010 - 12:51pm

Millions of tea drinkers in Britain are today warned that their breakfast cuppa may come from Indian workers toiling for 7p an hour – well below a living wage.

‘Halt World Cup evictions' call

15 July 2010 - 5:45pm

Campaigners today will step up pressure on the South African government to stop the evictions of poor people which increased in the build up to the World Cup.

Satire condemns 'sweatshop' brands

23 June 2010 - 11:11am

Video still -  Cheapco interview
Campaigners today step up their drive for a watchdog to prevent supermarkets abusing suppliers' workers by launching new films which satirise overseas sweatshops.

'G8, G20 turning their back on the world's poor'

22 June 2010 - 2:03pm

Leaders of the world's biggest economies today come under fire for turning their back on the world's poorest people.

‘Kick out World Cup poverty' call

11 June 2010 - 12:00am

As World Cup host South Africa starts the tournament against Mexico today, the charity War on Want launches a new film which contrasts the huge sums spent by the South African government with growing poverty for the country's people.

England World Cup stadium worker evicted

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Multimedia drive highlights S African homeless

A construction worker who helped renovate a training ground which will be used by England footballers in the World Cup now lives in housing which residents liken to a concentration camp, War on Want warns today in a unique new campaign against the poverty behind the tournament.

Injured women garment workers seek justice

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Honduras factory staff bring case to Madrid tribunal

A woman who cannot hug her son or daughter bids for compensation today over injuries she claims were caused making clothes for American multinational HanesBrands.

City faces election pressure

29 April 2010 - 5:06pm

War on Want will turn up the volume today as the charity takes its anti-poverty message into the City to ensure that development remains an election issue.

Charity accuses Waitrose over Israeli goods

22 April 2010 - 2:15pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today accused supermarket retailer Waitrose of misleading customers in its claims to have ceased stocking goods from illegal Israeli settlements.

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