Up Front: Sweatshops and the Olympics

March 2012

The global sportswear brands abusing workers’ rights and our campaign to stop them

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Up Front: Privatisation of War

September 2012

With the recent furore over private security contractor G4S failing to supply the required number of security personnel for the Olympics, this issue of Up Front looks deeper into the murky underworld of private military and security companies.

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Up Front: Food Justice

August 2009

For over a billion people across the developing world, farming is a way of life, providing food, income and a sense of community rooted in generations of tradition. Yet in recent years this way of life is being threatened by unfair trade rules and the rise of corporate farming. Alongside our partners across the world, War on Want is fighting for food justice.

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Up Front: Bangladesh safety campaign

September 2013

Western brands’ failure to ensure workplace safety and our campaign to hold them to account

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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. 

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Trading Away Our Jobs

March 2009

How free trade threatens employment around the world

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Time for a New Deal

June 2007

Social dialogue and the informal economy in Zambia

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The State of Tea

March 1974

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

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The Living Wage

September 2013

Winning the fight for social justice

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