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Iraqis oppose oil development plans, poll finds

6 August 2007 - 1:00pm

Further setback for US / UK as Iraqis reject oil privatisation

Top UK firm 'profits from abuse, murders'

31 July 2007 - 5:39pm

Anglo American success tainted by repression claims

Palestine: Supporting farmers, protecting livelihoods

27 July 2007 - 6:00pm

Olive oil was the backbone of the Palestinian agricultural economy, providing jobs for 65% of the population. However, the last five years have the left the industry in tatters.

Garment workers in Sri Lanka face union busting

23 July 2007 - 7:14pm

War on Want's partner organisation the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) organises garment workers both inside and outside the export processing zones (EPZ) in Sri Lanka, including employees of Star Garments Ltd. With 6,000 employees, Star Garments is one of the biggest garment manufacturers in Katunayake Free Trade Zone.

Battleground Buenaventura

13 July 2007 - 5:15pm

On 31 May 2007 our partner, Palenque el Congal, took part in a demonstration that demanded that national and international bodies take action to confront the dismal situation in the port city of Buenaventura. What follows is Palenque's summary of the situation in Buenaventura and their demands from both the Colombian government and the international community.

AGM revolt hits Tesco

2 July 2007 - 3:35pm

Investors defy directors over 5p an hour clothes workers

Tesco attacked for opposing shareholder action

27 June 2007 - 6:10pm

Ethical sourcing row flares over 5p an hour workers

WTO trade talks collapse 'welcome', says anti-poverty group

21 June 2007 - 4:30pm

War on Want welcomes the collapse of the WTO trade talks in Potsdam today

20,000 rally for MidEast peace

11 June 2007 - 11:45am

Over 20,000 campaigners in London today demonstrated for a just Middle East peace by marking the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the start of Israel's occupation.

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