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Profits Out of Poverty?

January 1986

The groundbreaking War on Want publication that exposed the role of British banks in Latin America's debt crisis and launched the campaign for debt cancellation.

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Women Working Worldwide

January 1985

The international division of labour in the electronics, clothing and textiles industries

PDF icon Women Working Worldwide web.pdf

The Struggle for Southern Africa

September 1981

Can the Frontline States Escape Apartheid's Stranglehold?

A joint report published by War on Want and Liberation on the threat posed by South Africa to its neighbours, at the height of the global struggle against apartheid.

PDF icon The Struggle for Southern Africa, 1981.pdf

Now You Do Know

December 1980

An independent report on racial oppression in Britain, published by the campaigns arm of War on Want.

PDF icon Now You Do Know, 1980.pdf

Tobacco and the Third World: Tomorrow's epidemic?

January 1978

"A War on Want investigation into the production, promotion and use of tobacco in the developing countries."

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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"

PDF icon the state of tea 1974.pdf

The Baby Killer

March 1974

War on Want was the first organisation to draw attention to the damage caused by baby milk companies with its groundbreaking 1974 publication The Baby Killer.

PDF icon THE BABY KILLER 1974.pdf

The Ancient Enemies: Objectives in the War on Want

January 1961

"To free the world from hunger is an essential necessity if we are to free it from war: for a world divided into rich nations growing richer and poor nations growing poorer cannot long remain at peace."

PDF icon The Ancient Enemies, 1961.pdf

War on Want: A Plan for World Development

June 1952

The original pamphlet written by Harold Wilson, which quickly sold 20,000 copies and laid the basis for War on Want as an ongoing campaign.

PDF icon War on Want A plan for world development, 1952, compressed.pdf

Tanks Into Tractors

July 1951

"This is a plea for turning the arms race into a race for the conquest of world poverty."

The 1951 pamphlet sent out by the Association for World Peace as an interim publication prior to the original War on Want pamphlet written by Harold Wilson, published the following year.

PDF icon Tanks into Tractors, 1951.pdf

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Unmasking BHP: frontline defenders travel to London to expose company’s greenwashing tactics and role in climate breakdown

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Time for constructive engagement: Statement on UN Binding Treaty

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Today, 14 October 2019, negotiations for a UN BindingTreaty on Business and Human Rights are underway at  the UN in Geneva. War on Want together with 58 other organisations are calling on the Uk govenment and other European representatives to help deliver a treaty that ensures multinationals are held to account for human rights violations, and victims have access to justice. 
 
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