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'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.

Iraqi oil poll: results

6 August 2007 - 1:05pm

Iraq: Public Opinion Survey, June/July 2007

Iraqis oppose oil development plans, poll finds

6 August 2007 - 12:53pm

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

AGM revolt hits Tesco

2 July 2007 - 3:35pm

Investors defy directors over 5p an hour clothes workers

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