War on want campaigns director speaking at Money on trial

tax_event_jerseyWar on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnership with people affected by globalisation. They campaign for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.

Poverty is political. The decisions of politicians in rich countries can mean life or death for people in developing countries. We have the power to reshape the global landscape – to ensure that people across the world can live in justice and peace.

War on Want works with some of the bravest and most inspiring groups in the world. In rural communities, in factories and sweatshops, in conflict zones and on the margins of society, we work with people fighting for real, lasting change.

Their campaigns director Ruth Tanner will be joining us to speak about money in a globalised world, specifically about governments wasting money on war, mp’s expenses and tax-dodging.

Tax dodging – who pays?

Tax is a key weapon in the fight against poverty. Taxes paid by companies and individuals enable governments to fund vital public services such as health care, education, clean water and electricity, and to finance anti-poverty programmes throughout the world. So when multinational corporations fail to pay the tax they owe, it’s the poor who pick up the bill.

HEREs a link to their free publications available to order online.

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