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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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El comercio del empleo

August 2009

Miles de millones de hombres y mujeres trabajadores en todo el mundo se les ha negado la oportunidad de un trabajo digno y un empleo seguro, como consecuencia de las políticas de libre comercio.

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Ignoring the Law

June 2009

Despite the passage of the 2006 Labour Law, conditions for Banlagdeshi garment workers remain dire. This briefing paper outlines how workers in Bangladesh's sweatshops toil in unsafe factories while earning paltry wages and having few or no benefits.

PDF icon Ignoring the Law - Labour Rights Violations and the Bangladeshi Garment Industry.pdf

Beyond the London Summit

June 2009

In this paper Put People First assesses the outcomes of the G20 London Summit on 1 April 2009 and the UK government's progress towards the 12 recommendations set out by the Put People First platform in March 2009.

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Stop Arming Israel (2009)

April 2009

Israel has flouted more UN resolutions than any other country yet the British government continues to license the sales of arms of Israel

See the Stop Arming Israel page for updates on this campaign.

 

 

PDF icon Stop Arming Israel.pdf

Policy Platform

April 2009

The global financial and economic system is in crisis. Existing economic policies and institutions have overseen an economic system scarred by high levels of poverty and inequality, which is contributing to an environmental catastrophe.

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The Reality of Rights

April 2009

Abuses of human rights by UK companies operating abroad are well-documented. This report uncovers why workers and communities affected have so little access to justice.

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Suur druiwe

April 2009

Ongeag die prestasies en die belangrikheid van Suid-Afrikaanse wyn vir die ekonomie, het die<br />omstandighede vir diegene wat in die wynindustrie werk, vinnig agteruitgegaan.

PDF icon Sour Grapes - Afrikaans.pdf

Up Front: Blood Banks

April 2009

UK high street banks have come under fire for their role in causing the economic meltdown. But the lack of regulation which led to the current crisis is also behind an even deadlier scandal. For years UK high street banks have been funding the arms trade, a lethal business which fuels conflict around the world.

PDF icon blood_banks.pdf

Trading Away Our Jobs

March 2009

How free trade threatens employment around the world

PDF icon Trading Away Our Jobs.pdf

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