Resources

Water For Sale

February 2002

Workers examine the extreme effects of privatisation in South Africa.

water_for_sale.pdf

The Robin Hood Tax

September 2001

Taxing the trade in currencies is now widely recognised as an important capital control, plus a means to raise funds for public policy objectives. This expert report investigates how the revenues from the Tobin Tax could help towards ending global poverty.

robin_hood_tax.pdf

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.

profits out of poverty 1986 web.pdf

Women Working Worldwide

January 1985

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

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.

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.

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."

Tobacco and the Third World Tomorrows epidemic web4.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.

THE BABY KILLER 1974.pdf

The State of Tea

March 1974

"A War on Want investigation into Sri Lanka's tea industry and the plight of the estate workers"

the state of tea 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."

The Ancient Enemies, 1961.pdf

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St Barts Strikers Up the Ante

20 July 2017 - 4:30pm

On Saturday 15 July 2017, Barts strikers organised a demonstration and rally. Local community groups came out to support the strikers who had been striking for fair pay. 

The largely black and migrant workers are striking for a 30p per hour pay rise. They are employed by Serco, a multinational that profits from the privatisation of the NHS.

Serco also runs for-profit immigration detention centres, such as Yarlswood, where there have been numerous allegations of abuse and poor treatment. Detention centres effectively imprison people who have committed no crime.

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