war on want

  • April 22, 2009

    The anti-poverty charity War on Want says that the 2009 UK budget has failed to provide a breakthrough on tax avoidance and tax havens, which cost Britain billions and contribute toward impoverishment across the world.

  • April 21, 2009

    Leading British retailers Tesco and Primark today are accused of cashing in on the recession with cheap fashion sales by exploiting overseas garment workers.

  • March 25, 2009

    Millions of people will lose their jobs in developing countries and millions more in Europe under free trade plans to be promoted by British prime minister Gordon Brown at the G20 summit of the world’s leading economies, say campaigners.

  • February 20, 2009

    London Fashion Week opens today facing accusations that garment workers are paid poverty wages producing clothing for some of Britain’s largest retailers.

  • February 13, 2009

    Lovers buying wine for Valentine’s Day tomorrow are being warned that South African workers face poverty wages supplying British supermarkets. In a new report the anti-poverty charity War on Want cites worsening conditions for employees as UK retailers and wine brokers pursue profit.

  • February 11, 2009

    The decision by the Church of England to disinvest from Caterpillar has been welcomed by the charity War on Want. Institutional investors are now being urged to follow the Church's lead.

  • January 27, 2009

    The charity War on Want has warned that British prime minister Gordon Brown’s appeal to the World Economic Forum this week threatens to deepen the global economic crisis and cost millions of jobs around the world.

  • May 6, 2008

    British prime minister Gordon Brown today faces heavy criticism for launching his Business Call to Action on global poverty alongside corporations that have been widely attacked for deepening poverty and undermining human rights.

  • November 20, 2007

    British mining corporations supported by the UK government, such as Vedanta Resources, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, are complicit in human rights abuse while making huge profits in developing countries.

  • September 18, 2007

    US private military company Blackwater should face corporate homicide charges for the killings at the weekend of eight Iraqis by its personnel, according to campaigns group War on Want.