Up Front: Privatisation of War

September 2012

With the recent furore over private security contractor G4S failing to supply the required number of security personnel for the Olympics, this issue of Up Front looks deeper into the murky underworld of private military and security companies.

Up Front - Privatisation of War.pdf

Up Front: Food Justice

August 2009

For over a billion people across the developing world, farming is a way of life, providing food, income and a sense of community rooted in generations of tradition. Yet in recent years this way of life is being threatened by unfair trade rules and the rise of corporate farming. Alongside our partners across the world, War on Want is fighting for food justice.

Up Front - Food Justice.pdf

Up Front: Bangladesh safety campaign

September 2013

Western brands’ failure to ensure workplace safety and our campaign to hold them to account

Up Front - Bangladesh Safety Campaign - War on Want.pdf

Unhappy Meal - €1 Billion in Tax Avoidance on the Menu at McDonald's

February 2015

This report outlines in detail the tax avoidance strategy adopted by McDonald’s and its tax impact both throughout Europe and in major markets like France, Italy, Spain and the U.K. 

Unhappy Meal.pdf

Trading Away Our Jobs

March 2009

How free trade threatens employment around the world

Trading Away Our Jobs.pdf

Time for a New Deal

June 2007

Social dialogue and the informal economy in Zambia

Time for a New Deal.pdf

The State of Tea

March 1974

"A War on Want investigation into Sri Lanka's tea industry and the plight of the estate workers"

the state of tea 1974.pdf

The Living Wage

September 2013

Winning the fight for social justice

The Living Wage - War on Want.PDF

The Hunger Games

December 2012

This report reveals how DFID has been using hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money with the express purpose of extending the power of agribusiness over the production of food, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Hunger Games 2012.pdf

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