Up Front: Blood Banks

April 2009

UK high street banks have come under fire for their role in causing the economic meltdown. But the lack of regulation which led to the current crisis is also behind an even deadlier scandal. For years UK high street banks have been funding the arms trade, a lethal business which fuels conflict around the world.

blood_banks.pdf

Stop Arming Israel (2009)

April 2009

Israel has flouted more UN resolutions than any other country yet the British government continues to license the sales of arms of Israel

See the Stop Arming Israel page for updates on this campaign.

 

 

Stop Arming Israel.pdf

Policy Platform

April 2009

The global financial and economic system is in crisis. Existing economic policies and institutions have overseen an economic system scarred by high levels of poverty and inequality, which is contributing to an environmental catastrophe.

Policy Platform.pdf

The Reality of Rights

April 2009

Abuses of human rights by UK companies operating abroad are well-documented. This report uncovers why workers and communities affected have so little access to justice.

reality_of_rights.pdf

Trading Away Our Jobs

March 2009

How free trade threatens employment around the world

Trading Away Our Jobs.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

Annual Review 2009

January 2009

A comprehensive review of our successes during the year

Annual Review 2009 - War on Want.pdf

Up Front: System Failure

January 2009

The global system is in crisis. With many of the world’s major economies now sliding into recession, the slowdown will affect all countries over the coming year. Yet world leaders have responded by trying to preserve the system that is responsible for the crisis.

UpFront - System Failure.pdf

Fashion Victims II

December 2008

How UK clothing retailers are keeping workers in poverty

Fashion Victims II.pdf

Global Crisis Leaflet

December 2008

Time for a Clean Start

Global Crisis leaflet.pdf

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