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Working on the Margins - Informal Economy Workers in Africa Briefing

February 2005

Outline of the research project launched by War on Want and its Zambian partner organisations. The project aims to promote effective participation of associations in policy formulation processes.

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Palestine 2005 Briefing

January 2005

Time for sanctions against Israel

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Profiting from Poverty

October 2004

A new War on Want report shows how the UK government is giving away millions of pounds of aid money to consultants who ‘advise’ developing country governments to sell off their public services.

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Privatisation Briefing

February 2004

War on Want's Privatisation briefing about how the current practice of making Privatisation a condition of aid, loans and debt relief undermines local democracy and the ability of poor countries to address their service needs.

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Tax Havens Briefing

August 2003

Uncover the hidden world of financial globalisation with our Tax Havens briefing paper. Read how big business avoids paying its dues through the offshore banking system and how this impacts on development.

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Mayday Colombia

July 2003

In a country in which more trade unionists are murdered each year than in the rest of the world put together, read how teachers and lecturers became the most targeted group of workers.

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Western Sahara Briefing

June 2003

History and background of Western Sahara, which for more than 25 years has been denied its basic right to self-determination.

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Fighting Palestinian Poverty

June 2003

Download the full survey of the economic and social impact of the Israeli occupation on the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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Sweatships

November 2002

War on Want and the International Transport Workers' Federation report on the exploitation and discrimination of the cruise ship industry that hides its true colours behind glossy brochure and TV ads.

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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.

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