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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.

UK premiere for Brazil poverty film

14 November 2007 - 10:00am

A landmark film on Brazilians threatened by corporate power will get its first UK screening tonight (14 November 2007).

First Iraq graphic novel launched

6 November 2007 - 3:49pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today publishes the first political graphic novel on contemporary Iraq.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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