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Extracting minerals, extracting wealth: how Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging

October 2015

Zambia has abundant natural resources - including minerals and agriculture yet gains little tax revenue from the extraction of its resources, leading to lost oppportunities to invest in public services such as education and health.

WarOnWant_ZambiaTaxReport_web.pdf

Tax - what is it good for?

October 2015

Download the latest tax action card here and print it yourself  or available soon from Order Materials

Tax evasion cost the UK economy £73.4bn in 2013-14, and is likely to grow beyond £100bn by 2018-19 if the UK government does not take action. Reducing tax avoidance, evasion and debt could significantly increase government income and undermine the argument that there is no alternative to austerity.

Tax - What is it Good For.pdf

No TTIP, no silencing support for Palestinian rights

September 2015

We, the undersigned, oppose the dangerous Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and the related attempts by some US politicians to use the TTIP process to restrict freedom of political expression and campaigning in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

Follow link below for full letter and signatories

No TTIP, no silencing support for Palestinian rights

Upfront: Fighting for justice- the next 5 years

September 2015

We have published a dymanic strategy to help us rise to the challenges in the fight for justice over the next 5 years. It is a statement of our vision for a world free from poverty and oppression, a declaration of our values and a record of the amazing victories we have secured with our partners in the struggle for socail justice around the world. This edition of Upfront looks at the highlights of our strategy and our work. 

749_WOW_UPFRONT_SEPT15_PRF6.pdf

The Tax Gap - tax evasion in 2014 and what can be done about it

July 2015

This pamphlet is a summary of a new report ‘Tax Evasion in 2014 – and what can be done about it’ written for PCS and War on Want,by Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK.

It makes a new estimate of the tax gap,which continues to be significantly higher than the HMRC estimate. This estimate,which is £119.4bn for financial year 2013/14, includes reductions in the estimates of tax avoidance and tax debt,but a significant increase in the estimated tax loss from evasion.

PCS - War on Want version Tax Justice Report Executive Summary (2).pdf

Arming Apartheid

July 2015

Our new report, 'Arming Apartheid', details how trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law.

Arming Apartheid report (PDF)

Voices of Dissent

July 2015

This booklet explores the violence of neoliberalism and its infringements on human rights. It uses case studies which are drawn from the experiences of grassroots communities in South Africa, the UK, Mexico and Colombia to highlight the violence against the right to housing, shelter, land, resources and protest - a violence that is aimed particularly at the poor; at women and at Black people.

Voices of Dissent booklet

Fighting for justice, mobilising for change

May 2015
This document presents War on Want's strategic framework for the five years from April 2015 to March 2020. It has been put together by means of a participatory process and review lasting 18 months and involving War on Want members, affiliates, partners, donors, staff and trustees. It sets out the direction of our growth and development as an organisation over the coming five years.
 
Fighting for Justice, Mobilising for Change (smaller file) 2015.pdf

Annual Report and Accounts 2013-2014

May 2015

It has been another productive year for War on Want, delivering notable successes as we continue working through our five-year Strategic Framework. Here are the Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts for 2013/14.

Signed Trustees Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013-2014.pdf

Cultural Resistance: youth at the frontlines

March 2015

This resource pack is a valuable tool for any educator who wishes to challenge people to look at the world around them with fresh eyes, and to apply their creative energy towards social justice issues. It includes workshop ideas and tools produced by experienced performance poets who are part of the Spoken Word Education Programme, as well as sample poems produced by workshop participants.

Cultural Resistance Booklet - Web Use.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.

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