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

Up Front - TTIP dealer takes all

October 2014

The secret trade deal set to take our jobs, our public services and our democracy.

UP FRONT - TTIP Dealer takes all.pdf

G4S securing profits, globalising injustice

July 2014

G4S, the world’s largest private security company, represents the new ideology of security in a neoliberal world. The company’s rapid growth is driven by the privatisation of security, warfare, prisons and a range of public services.

G4S securing profits, globalising injustice

Honest Accounts?

July 2014

The true story of Africa's billion dollar losses

Honest-Accounts-report-v4-web.pdf

Polluted promises: how Shell failed to clean up Ogoniland

May 2014

Shell is responsible for a toxic legacy in the Niger Delta. People are dying and have no clean water because Shell destroyed their environment by drilling for oil.

Communities report oil crusts on their land, rotten crops and poisoned fish. Emergency water supplies have not been delivered, forcing local residents to drink oil-polluted water.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) published a report in 2011 concluding that Shell had failed to take sufficient action to clean up and set out initial steps to rectify the damage.

Polluted_Promises_FINAL_low_res.pdf

Life Under Occupation

April 2014

A report of the first parliamentary visit to Occupied Western Sahara, February 2014

Life Under Occupation, Western Sahara delegation report, 2014.pdf

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