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'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

UN report shows need for business curbs

28 March 2007 - 11:37am

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today called on the British government to take action to regulate corporate human rights abuses on the eve of a new United Nations report into business and human rights.

Growing Pains: The human cost of cut flowers in British supermarkets

15 March 2007 - 1:07pm

Mothers Day flowers shame UK stores

Women workers damage health growing bouquets for British Supermarkets

Agrexco-Carmel demonstration

10 February 2007 - 3:30pm

 

10 February 2007: Agrexco-Carmel depot, Middlesex

Agrexco, known under the brand name of Carmel in the UK, is Israel's largest exporter of fresh agricultural produce.

The UK market accounts for 60% of all Israeli vegetable exports, and there has been a dramatic increase in British sales over the past few years.

Agrexco-Carmel demonstration 2

British MPs issue sanctions call on Israel

30 January 2007 - 2:58pm

The UK parliament's International Development Committee calls on the British government to press for sanctions against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinian people, in a new report published today.

Stores probe shows need for law

23 January 2007 - 6:13pm

The charity War on Want today pressed the British government to regulate how supermarkets treat overseas suppliers after a new report from the Competition Commission failed to address this issue.

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