By Anna Morser
War on Want kicked off its campaign to Stop Corporate Tax Dodging in May with the production of a leaflet outlining the problems caused by corporate tax dodging that contains an action card for supporters to send to Prime Minister Brown.
This summer, War on Want has taken the fight for tax justice to Britain’s music festivals, including Glastonbury, Rise, and Wychwood. Despite inclement weather and knee-deep mud, hundreds of festival-goers signed the “Who pays?” action card calling on PM Gordon Brown to stop corporate tax dodging.
War on Want is also reaching new audiences for its tax campaign through websites such as MySpace (www.myspace.com/war_on_want) and Facebook (search groups for War on Want or click here). Young campaigners can also join our Youth Activist Network and request action cards and materials so they can campaign locally, and the tax campaign will be highlighted in the next YAN newsletter.
Anna Morser works for War on Want, a UK-based organisation fighting poverty in developing countries in partnership and solidarity with people affected by globalisation. War on Want campaigns for workers' rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice. They are also a member of the Tax Justice Network; for more info on their campaign to stop the global tax dodge, see http://www.waronwant.org/taxdodge.