Voices of Dissent

July 2015

This booklet explores the violence of neoliberalism and its infringements on human rights. It uses case studies which are drawn from the experiences of grassroots communities in South Africa, the UK, Mexico and Colombia to highlight the violence against the right to housing, shelter, land, resources and protest - a violence that is aimed particularly at the poor; at women and at Black people.

Voices of Dissent booklet

The Tax Gap - tax evasion in 2014 and what can be done about it

July 2015

This pamphlet is a summary of a new report ‘Tax Evasion in 2014 – and what can be done about it’ written for PCS and War on Want,by Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK.

It makes a new estimate of the tax gap,which continues to be significantly higher than the HMRC estimate. This estimate,which is £119.4bn for financial year 2013/14, includes reductions in the estimates of tax avoidance and tax debt,but a significant increase in the estimated tax loss from evasion.

PCS - War on Want version Tax Justice Report Executive Summary (2).pdf

Arming Apartheid

July 2015

Our new report, 'Arming Apartheid', details how trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law.

Arming Apartheid report (PDF)

Fighting for justice, mobilising for change

May 2015
This document presents War on Want's strategic framework for the five years from April 2015 to March 2020. It has been put together by means of a participatory process and review lasting 18 months and involving War on Want members, affiliates, partners, donors, staff and trustees. It sets out the direction of our growth and development as an organisation over the coming five years.
 
Fighting for Justice, Mobilising for Change (smaller file) 2015.pdf

Annual Report and Accounts 2013-2014

May 2015

It has been another productive year for War on Want, delivering notable successes as we continue working through our five-year Strategic Framework. Here are the Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts for 2013/14.

Signed Trustees Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013-2014.pdf

Up Front: General Election

March 2015

The General Election-have your voice heard.

UP FRONT General Election.pdf

Cultural Resistance: youth at the frontlines

March 2015

This resource pack is a valuable tool for any educator who wishes to challenge people to look at the world around them with fresh eyes, and to apply their creative energy towards social justice issues. It includes workshop ideas and tools produced by experienced performance poets who are part of the Spoken Word Education Programme, as well as sample poems produced by workshop participants.

Cultural Resistance Booklet - Web Use.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

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