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Disney toys made in 'sweatshops'

23 December 2007 - 12:00am

The Sunday Times

'Poverty pay shames clothes stores'

6 December 2007 - 11:09am

Primark, Tesco, Asda, Topshop under fire

Targets of water privatisation have their day in court

5 December 2007 - 4:49pm

The ongoing conflict in Phiri, Soweto in South Africa has pit poor residents against Johannesburg Water Ltd and the City of Johannesburg over free access to water. The Anti Privatisation Forum (APF), supported by War on Want, has been assisting the Coalition Against Water Privatisation (CAWP) in their efforts to secure a fairer deal for the unrepresented poor majority. The report below comes from the CAWP.

'Stop mercenaries abuse' call

3 December 2007 - 5:30pm

Miliband pressed on regulation

Health Risks lead women workers to demand reform of the Labour Code

21 November 2007 - 6:45pm

On the International Day of Health and Safety 2007, War on Want's partner the Collective of Honduran Women Workers (CODEMUH) presented proposals for reform to Article V of the Labour Code to the National Congress in the presence of many hundreds of women garment workers.

UK mining companies complicit in abuse of poor

19 November 2007 - 10:30pm

Vedanta, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton accused

Struggle for Housing in Kliptown, South Africa Continues

19 November 2007 - 5:33pm

Residents of Kliptown, a residential area near Soweto, have been living with a housing crisis for over a decade. Recent protests were met with gunfire from local police. Anti Privatisation Forum (APF) organiser Silumko Radebe has written an update of how they are fighting for the basic rights of Kliptown's residents.

Coca-Cola: drinking the world dry

19 November 2007 - 4:45pm

Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. The company claims to adhere to the "highest ethical standards" and to be "an outstanding corporate citizen in every community we serve". Yet Coca-Cola's activities around the world tell a different story.

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