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Competition Commission backs down on tackling supermarket power

31 October 2007 - 4:41pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today attacked the Competition Commission interim report on supermarkets.

Syngenta's corporate militia attack Via Campesina members in Brazil

25 October 2007 - 5:50pm

A private military and security company hired by global agribusiness Syngenta has shot and killed 32 year old Valmir Motta, father of 3, and severely wounded six other on 21 October 2007 in Santa Teresa do Oeste, in the Brazilian state of Paraná

'Ban UK mercenaries' call after new shootings

19 October 2007 - 5:54pm

The British government should outlaw private military and security companies from operating in conflict zones such as Iraq, the charity War on Want said today.

Iraqis fight the oil law

5 October 2007 - 6:22pm

The Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) held their third annual conference on privatisation in September. The event, supported by War on Want, is the first time oil union leaders from all over Iraq have met together to form a united front.

The Zambian cut flower industry

4 October 2007 - 12:08pm

War on Want recently visited our partner National Union of Plantation and Agricultural Workers (NUPAW) in Zambia. This photo essay documents their inspiring story and how they are overcoming their struggles in our gallery.

Companies Act comes into force, but Brown must go further to achieve targets

1 October 2007 - 1:00am

Leading campaign groups today (1 October 2007) welcomed the coming into force of key provisions of the Companies Act 2006, but called on Gordon Brown to make sure that the Act is the first step to further reforms of the government's thinking on business, poverty and the environment.

Regulation call as Hamnett shelves Tesco

28 September 2007 - 12:15pm

The charity War on Want today demanded British government regulation to ensure decent working conditions for UK retailers' garment employees after fashion designer Katharine Hamnett cut her ties with Tesco in a row over its ethics.

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.

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