The G8 - A study in power

July 2005

The G8 are gathering in Gleneagles, but what do they hope to achieve?

The G8 - a study in power.pdf

The Baby Killer

March 1974

War on Want was the first organisation to draw attention to the damage caused by baby milk companies with its groundbreaking 1974 publication The Baby Killer.

THE BABY KILLER 1974.pdf

The babaçu breakers of Brazil

November 2007

Fighting for the protection of the forest and their way of life

The Babacu Breakers of Brazil.pdf

Tax Havens Briefing

August 2003

Uncover the hidden world of financial globalisation with our Tax Havens briefing paper. Read how big business avoids paying its dues through the offshore banking system and how this impacts on development.

tax_havens.pdf

Taking Liberties

December 2010

This report, published jointly with Labour Behind the Label, provides yet another example of the exploitation that lies behind the clothes sold on the UK high street.

Taking Liberties.pdf

Stop the Bulldozers

November 2012

JCB's complicity in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people

Stop the Bulldozers, JCB report, 2012.pdf

Stitched Up

August 2011

Women workers in the Bangladeshi garment sector

Stitched Up.pdf

Sour Grapes

February 2009

Conditions for those working in the wine industry have deteriorated. Many wine workers come from the poorest sections of society and suffer from low wages, insecure working conditions, harassment and lack of housing.

Sour Grapes wine report.pdf

Only the Little People Pay Tax

February 2013

The UK government is slashing spending on vital public services and welfare, increasing poverty and inequality. At a time when vulnerable people are bearing the brunt of the cuts, the UK government is making it easier for multinational companies to cut their tax bills.

only the little people pay tax.pdf

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