War on Want

London Fashion Week Activists Stage Protest on Waterloo Bridge

As London kicked off its biannual Fashion Week at Somerset House Friday morning, an entirely different scene unfolded on nearby Waterloo Bridge. Campaigners from anti-poverty group War…

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VIDEO: Rana Plaza Disaster Victims Still Need Compensation

War on Want doesn’t want us to forget the victims and families of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. The labor nonprofit also wants to hold the Western brands and…

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Secret Sandblasting by Chinese Denim Factories Exact Deadly Toll

Many Western denim brands may have declared sandblasting verboten years ago, but the controversial—and often deadly—denim-distressing technique still occurs covertly behind locked…

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Sweatshop Protestors Slam Gap, Walmart's "Sham" Bangladesh Safety Plan

A group of 17 North American apparel retailers, including Gap and Walmart, have announced a five-year plan to improve safety conditions in Bangladesh garment factories that supply their…

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video on Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors turned a building overlooking Olympic Park into a giant billboard criticizing Adidas for its alleged worker exploitation. War on Want, an anti-poverty charity based…

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Sweatshop Protestors Target Adidas as London Olympics Approach

With less than two months until the London Olympics, sweatshop protestors are renewing claims of worker exploitation by Adidas, the games’ official sportswear sponsor. Nearly…

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Is Southeast Asia the New Garment-Sweatshop Capital of the World?

Photo by Shutterstock Thousands of migrant workers in Southeast Asia suffer “dangerously negligent” wage and workplace standards in the name of affordable fashion, according…

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Adidas, Nike, Puma Accused of Exploiting Workers as Olympics Approach

The 2012 London Olympics may be looming over the horizon, but Adidas, Nike, and Puma are playing anything but fair, according to War on Want, an anti-poverty charity accusing the…

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