The Great Game

February 2011

The reality of Britain's war in Afghanistan

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Annual Review 2011

January 2011

The coming year will be a special one for War on Want, as the organisation marks its 60th birthday. This annual review looks back at our proud history, as well as looking forward to what we wish to achieve in the year ahead.

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Taking Liberties

December 2010

This report, published jointly with Labour Behind the Label, provides yet another example of the exploitation that lies behind the clothes sold on the UK high street.

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Women's labour migration in the context of globalisation

November 2010

This report looks at women's labour migration in the manufacturing export sectors, highlighting that the hiring of young, flexible and cheap women workers forms an explicit strategy of governments and big corporations in the export sector.

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Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

November 2010

This report exposes the companies that are profiting from the Occupation and calls on ordinary people around the world to take action.

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Up Front: Women at work

September 2010

Whether on farms, plantations or in factories, women are more likely than men to suffer from poverty wages, as well as deplorable working conditions and physical abuse on the job.

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A Bitter Cup

July 2010

Although the tea industry is booming and UK supermarkets are cashing in, workers in India and Keny are harassed, poorly paid  and denied trade union rights on tea plantations and in tea packing factories.

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Up Front: South Africa 2010

May 2010

While vast sums have been invested in tourist facilities ahead of the 2010 World Cup, millions of South Africans today face appalling living conditions.

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Annual Review 2010

January 2010

War on Want's 2010 Annual Review shows how we sustained our work at record levels over the past year.

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Up Front: Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops

November 2009

We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible human cost. Millions of workers around the world suffer poverty wages ard dire conditions, producing cheap fashion for sale in our high street shops. This can't go on.

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