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Forces for Change

May 2006

This report highlights the struggles that informal economy organisations are facing in Africa, and was launched in Malawi by War on Want and its partners.

PDF icon Forces for Change - Informal economy organisations in Africa.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

PDF icon Coca-Cola - The Alternative Report.pdf

Crude Designs

November 2005

The rip-off of Iraq's oil wealth

PDF icon Crude Designs.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.

PDF icon Asda Wal-Mart - The Alternative Report.pdf

The G8 - A study in power

July 2005

The G8 are gathering in Gleneagles, but what do they hope to achieve?

PDF icon The G8 - a study in power.pdf

2005 and Sustainable Development: Why the UK Government is Part of the Problem - Gleneagles Update

July 2005

Update of the report issued at the beginning of such a crucial year. Does the UK government still remain one of the chief obstacles in the fight against international poverty?

PDF icon 2005 and sustainable development - why the UK government is part of the problem.pdf

NAMA Briefing

April 2005

The Doha Deindustrialisation Agenda: Non-Agricultural Market Access Negotiations at the WTO. The NAMA negotiations are of extreme importance to developing countries.

PDF icon NAMA briefing final.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.

PDF icon Caterpillar - The Alternative Report.pdf

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