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Profits Out of Poverty?

January 1986

The groundbreaking War on Want publication that exposed the role of British banks in Latin America's debt crisis and launched the campaign for debt cancellation.

profits out of poverty 1986 web.pdf

Women Working Worldwide

January 1985

The international division of labour in the electronics, clothing and textiles industries

Women Working Worldwide web.pdf

The Struggle for Southern Africa

September 1981

Can the Frontline States Escape Apartheid's Stranglehold?

A joint report published by War on Want and Liberation on the threat posed by South Africa to its neighbours, at the height of the global struggle against apartheid.

The Struggle for Southern Africa, 1981.pdf

Now You Do Know

December 1980

An independent report on racial oppression in Britain, published by the campaigns arm of War on Want.

Now You Do Know, 1980.pdf

Tobacco and the Third World: Tomorrow's epidemic?

January 1978

"A War on Want investigation into the production, promotion and use of tobacco in the developing countries."

Tobacco and the Third World Tomorrows epidemic web4.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 State of Tea

March 1974

"A War on Want investigation into Sri Lanka's tea industry and the plight of the estate workers"

the state of tea 1974.pdf

The Ancient Enemies: Objectives in the War on Want

January 1961

"To free the world from hunger is an essential necessity if we are to free it from war: for a world divided into rich nations growing richer and poor nations growing poorer cannot long remain at peace."

The Ancient Enemies, 1961.pdf

War on Want: A Plan for World Development

June 1952

The original pamphlet written by Harold Wilson, which quickly sold 20,000 copies and laid the basis for War on Want as an ongoing campaign.

War on Want A plan for world development, 1952, compressed.pdf

Tanks Into Tractors

July 1951

"This is a plea for turning the arms race into a race for the conquest of world poverty."

The 1951 pamphlet sent out by the Association for World Peace as an interim publication prior to the original War on Want pamphlet written by Harold Wilson, published the following year.

Tanks into Tractors, 1951.pdf

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Fashion brand Uniqlo’s sponsorship of Tate Modern in the spotlight over garment worker exploitation

23 February 2018 - 4:15pm
Last night, campaigners projected a series of messages to UNIQLO CEO, Tadashi Yanai demanding that the Japanese fast fashion chain takes responsibility for 2000 workers, collectively owed $5.5 million in unpaid wages and severance payments.
 
 
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Comment: Supreme Court must find for worker's rights in gig economy case

20 February 2018 - 11:30am

Speaking ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the ‘Pimlico Plumbers’ Gig Economy Case, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The supreme court case must confirm what many courts have already decided, that claiming these workers were self-employed is a ploy to dodge taxes and deny worker’s rights, such as holiday and sick pay.

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