The Austerity Machine

November 2013

How it got started and how it might be stopped.

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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.

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The Living Wage

September 2013

Winning the fight for social 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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Breathless for Blue Jeans

July 2013

The human cost of distressed jeans

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Up Front: Time for Tax Justice

March 2013

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

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Only the Little People Pay Tax

February 2013

The UK government is slashing spending on vital public services and welfare, increasing poverty and inequality. At a time when vulnerable people are bearing the brunt of the cuts, the UK government is making it easier for multinational companies to cut their tax bills.

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The Hunger Games

December 2012

This report reveals how DFID has been using hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money with the express purpose of extending the power of agribusiness over the production of food, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

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