Resources

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."

PDF icon 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.

PDF icon 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"

PDF icon 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."

PDF icon The Ancient Enemies, 1961.pdf

War on Want: A Plan for World Development

June 1952

The original pamphlet written by Harold Wilson, which quickly sold 20,000 copies and laid the basis for War on Want as an ongoing campaign.

PDF icon War on Want A plan for world development, 1952, compressed.pdf

Tanks Into Tractors

July 1951

"This is a plea for turning the arms race into a race for the conquest of world poverty."

The 1951 pamphlet sent out by the Association for World Peace as an interim publication prior to the original War on Want pamphlet written by Harold Wilson, published the following year.

PDF icon Tanks into Tractors, 1951.pdf

Working for Peace: The letter that led to War on Want

February 1951

The original letter from Victor Gollancz published in the Manchester Guardian on 12 February 1951. Within a month, Gollancz had received over 10,000 positive responses to his call.

PDF icon Victor Gollancz original letter to Guardian, 12 Feb 1951.pdf

Pages

Filter

Latest news

Windrush Anniversary: too little, too late

22 June 2018 - 4:45pm

The UK can't make up for the Windrush scandal without making reparations for the injustices of Britain’s colonial past.

Read more

Reaction: McDonald's called before tax committee

20 June 2018 - 2:45pm

Responding to the news that McDonald's will appear before Parliament's special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance, War on Want's Senior Campaigner on economic justice, Owen Espley, says: 

Read more

Join the conversation

URGENT: is back! This Tuesday, MPs will debate CETA, which would write corporate power into the rules of our… https://t.co/kkzuSnWKSs 30 min 23 sec ago
Solidarity from War on Want in London UK to which ends its with a march on DC.… https://t.co/NAxfLIyUOQ 6 hours 39 min ago
The UK Government cannot make up for the injustices of the Scandal without recognising and making sincere… https://t.co/QoKYz3kvGA 21 hours 45 min ago