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Iraq mercenary killings prompt calls for homicide charge

17 September 2007 - 6:35pm

US private military company Blackwater should face corporate homicide charges for yesterday's killing of eight Iraqis by its personnel, according to campaigns group War on Want. Seven civilians and one Iraqi police officer died when Blackwater mercenaries opened fire at random following a mortar attack on the convoy it was guarding, say reports from Iraq.

The sweatshop high street

3 September 2007 - 1:00am

Honduran sweatshop workers make themselves heard

31 August 2007 - 5:10pm

For the first time ever, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has agreed to hear complaints of human and labour rights abuses from garment workers in Honduras.

UK 'hypocrisy' over Palestine soccer ban

21 August 2007 - 11:00am

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today condemned the British government's decision to refuse visas to a team of Palestinian footballers due to play a series of matches in England.

Does the devil wear Primark?

9 August 2007 - 1:00am

Violence and displacement in Colombia

7 August 2007 - 12:00pm

The violence that has plagued Colombia has intensified in recent months. Residents live amidst the constant brutality of paramilitary and other armed groups fighting to gain control of the region. Vulnerable and without any protection, residents are forced to flee their homes.

Iraqi oil poll: results

6 August 2007 - 1:05pm

Iraq: Public Opinion Survey, June/July 2007

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