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2005 and Sustainable Development: Why the UK Government is Part of the Problem - Gleneagles Update

July 2005

Update of the report issued at the beginning of such a crucial year. Does the UK government still remain one of the chief obstacles in the fight against international poverty?

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The G8 - A study in power

July 2005

The G8 are gathering in Gleneagles, but what do they hope to achieve?

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NAMA Briefing

April 2005

The Doha Deindustrialisation Agenda: Non-Agricultural Market Access Negotiations at the WTO. The NAMA negotiations are of extreme importance to developing countries.

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Caterpillar - The Alternative Report

March 2005

War on Want's alternative company report examines Caterpillar's idea of corporate social responsibility, it's part in the destruction of thousands of Palestinian homes and the construction of the illegal separation wall.

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Working on the Margins - Informal Economy Workers in Africa Briefing

February 2005

Outline of the research project launched by War on Want and its Zambian partner organisations. The project aims to promote effective participation of associations in policy formulation processes.

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Palestine 2005 Briefing

January 2005

Time for sanctions against Israel

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Profiting from Poverty

October 2004

A new War on Want report shows how the UK government is giving away millions of pounds of aid money to consultants who ‘advise’ developing country governments to sell off their public services.

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Privatisation Briefing

February 2004

War on Want's Privatisation briefing about how the current practice of making Privatisation a condition of aid, loans and debt relief undermines local democracy and the ability of poor countries to address their service needs.

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Tax Havens Briefing

August 2003

Uncover the hidden world of financial globalisation with our Tax Havens briefing paper. Read how big business avoids paying its dues through the offshore banking system and how this impacts on development.

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Mayday Colombia

July 2003

In a country in which more trade unionists are murdered each year than in the rest of the world put together, read how teachers and lecturers became the most targeted group of workers.

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