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Landless workers mobilise across Brazil

30 May 2007 - 5:12pm

Every April War on Want partner organisation the Landless Workers' Movement in Brazil (MST) hold a series of coordinated actions to protest the slow pace of agrarian reform. The protests - known as Red April - culminate on 17 April, the 11th anniversary of the killing of 19 small farmers by police.

'Health risks' study backs water challenge

23 May 2007 - 4:20pm

New claims that the privatisation of water delivery poses a growing threat to the lives of many poor people come today from a partner organisation of the British development charity War on Want.

Mandelson's open markets threaten farmers, workers and environment

21 May 2007 - 6:20pm

Coalition of European civil society groups urge EU Parliamentarians to reject the 'Global Europe' strategy.

Short peace bid amid Olmert storm

21 May 2007 - 6:18pm

Former British cabinet minister Clare Short is set for efforts to help secure a just peace in the Middle East amid growing pressure on Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert to resign over the Lebanon war.

Shell 'stealing Iraq's future' protest

21 May 2007 - 6:15pm

EVENT: Demonstration at Royal Dutch Shell annual general meeting

TIMING: 9.00.-10.00 am, Tuesday 15 May 2007

PLACE: Novotel, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, London W6 8DR

Armies for hire

14 May 2007 - 1:00am

BBC World Service

Partners sound the alarm on Brazilian biofuels

11 May 2007 - 5:38pm

As oil prices continue to rise governments are looking for alternative sources of energy. Fuels made from organic materials like corn, sugarcane, soy and castor beans - known as biofuels - are looking more attractive.

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