Costing the Casino

March 2002

An in-depth look at how the world's biggest banks use the world financial system to speculate on currency movements that sparked economic meltdown in Russia, South East Asia and South America.

costing_the_casino.pdf

Coca-Cola - The Alternative Report

March 2006

This report looks at Coca-Cola, one of the most recognised brands in the world. The company claims to adhere to the highest ethical standards yet Coca-Cola’s activities around the world tell a different story

Coca-Cola - The Alternative Report.pdf

Corporate Mercenaries

October 2006

The threat of private military and security companies

Corporate Mercenaries.pdf

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.

Caterpillar - The Alternative Report.pdf

Asda Wal-Mart - The Alternative Report

September 2005

This report looks at the world’s largest retail company, Wal-Mart, known in the UK as Asda. It has built a global empire of supermarkets on an image of ‘always low prices’ which has taken a toll on its employees.

Asda Wal-Mart - The Alternative Report.pdf

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.

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions.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.

blood_banks.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.

Beyond the London Summit.pdf

Banking on Bloodshed

October 2008

UK high street banks’ complicity in the arms trade

Banking on Bloodshed.pdf

Avoiding Avoidance

December 2012

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.

Every year the UK government loses out on £25 billion in revenue to tax avoidance by large companies and rich individuals. These tax dodgers act as giant parasites, sucking profits out and leaving the rest of society paying the price.

Avoiding Avoidance UPDATE - 21-01-13.pdf

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