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Tax havens are, by nature, shady. And that's not just the swaying palm trees. But intrepid activists across the world have put together short videos exposing the truth about these financial foxholes, and we're showcasing our favourites all week.
Ever feel powerless when you read stories about big business dodging tax, hiding accounts and getting away with it all over and over again? Us too.
But more and more lately people across the world are speaking out about tax and transparency. They're demanding that corporations pay their fair share of tax, and are open and honest about how much money they make, and where it goes.
This is where laws come in. With...
10. Tweeted all about it!
When we launched a Thunderclap, IF reached more than 300,000 tweeters – and that’s not counting the everyday #IF tweets which ordinary folk – and some rather more high profile types – wrote.
The world produces enough food for every single child to eat. But so many still go hungry. E-mail your MP. bit.ly/VTSDHW #IF
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) March 16, 2013
9. Met with more...
Meet IF. It might be one little word, but we're hoping it's going to make 2013 the beginning of the end of the global hunger crisis.
Right now, 1 in every 8 people live without enough to eat. More than 2 million children die every year from malnutrition and millions more face a life of stunting, pain and lost potential. Yet, this is completely preventable - our planet provides enough food for every single person....
This weekend across the UK Oxfam activists "grabbed" land where they lived. From big cities to country hillsides, nowhere was safe from the SOLD signs!
Campaigners were hoping to increase the public's understanding of the injustice of land grabs, where foreign companies buy up land in some of the world's poorest countries for profit while the people who live on the land are often evicted, losing their homes, livelihoods,...
This blog is by Dr. Robert Mtonga, a medical doctor (general practitioner) from Lusaka, Zambia and was originally posted on the Control Arms blog.
Dr. Mtonga currently serves as Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and is a former Board Member and International Councillor. He has worked on many anti-armed violence movements, bringing a health and medical perspective to each campaign.
When the negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty were blocked by the US at the last moment in July there was collective disappointment from all the campaigners and the governments who had worked on it for so long. Resolve was high to overcome this delay and get a treaty agreed as soon as they could. Foreign Secretary William Hague made a statement immediately afterwards, saying that the government needed to "maintain the momentum and
by Lisa Rutherford, UK Campaigns Manager, Oxfam GB in New York City
Yesterday in New York the first draft of the Arms Trade Treaty finally arrived. Unfortunately, while there were some points to celebrate, the text reflected the compromises and blocks which some sceptical countries have been arguing for since the conference began.
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On 3rd July 2012 members of the Control Arms Coalition met with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a handover ceremony of the 600,000+ signature Control Arms petition.
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