Right to the City

November 2013

At its heart, the Right to the City is more than just improving people’s neighbourhoods and housing, or improving the city and its surroundings. It is about democratic control over the city, with the right to access, occupy and use urban space.

Right_to_the_City.pdf

The Austerity Machine

November 2013

How it got started and how it might be stopped.

The Austerity Machine

Bangladesh building collapse briefing

October 2013

Over 1,100 people, mainly female garment workers, were killed and thousands more were injured when the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Savar on the outskirt s of Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 April 2013.

Bangladesh building collapse briefing.pdf

The Living Wage

September 2013

Winning the fight for social justice

The Living Wage - War on Want.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

Breathless for Blue Jeans

July 2013

The human cost of distressed jeans

Breathless for Blue Jeans, 2013.pdf

Up Front: Time for Tax Justice

March 2013

The billions dodged and our campaign to stop the UK government fuelling tax avoidance

War on Want Up Front - Time for Tax Justice.pdf

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