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Date: Jul 2012

33 Articles

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London Oxfam and Amnesty campaigners drive an Abbot gun tank around London to highlight the need for a robust global Arms Trade Treaty.

World leaders must hit Arms Trade Treaty targets in order to save lives.

A failure to deliver a comprehensive ATT will result in many more millions of civilians being killed, injured, raped and forced to flee their homes. This trade in death must be regulated. ...

Photographer recreates Banksy images in call for tighter controls on the arms trade

See Banky's original image Pictures released as negotiations for a new Arms Trade Treaty unfold in New York Iconic artwork by graffiti artist Banksy has come to life to support...

Victor Amisi

A life devoted to demobilizing child soldiers

by Justine Lesage in New York City. Originally posted on the Control Arms blog. Victor Amisi (below) is in New York, attending the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, to explain his daily...

Let's talk about local food

I love food. When I have good food it makes me very happy. When I don't have food it gives me a fiery temper! As a campaigner in the Oxfam Leeds Group I've learnt a lot about the global...

Join our poverty-busting team in the north of England

Would you like to become the Activism Assistant and join our poverty busting team? This fantastic role involves recruiting and training volunteers to join our campaigning group network,...

Food heroes are serving up some local food solutions!

With Oxfam's UK Poverty Program warning of a 'perfect storm' of welfare cuts and spiralling living costs and Oxfam campaigners taking to the streets to explain why one in seven people...

Martin Horwood at the UN

"The real negotiations, of course, go on behind closed doors..."

This is a guest blog by Martin Horwood, Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham and co-chair of the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party committee on international affairs.  Find him on twitter:...

Pregnancy and childbirth: It's a woman's right to choose

It's good to have a choice. Whether it's between tea or coffee, chocolate or fruit and condoms or the Pill. In fact when it comes to planning a family it's not just good that we...

Fixing the food system

My name is Miriam Quinn I am a pupil at Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden. I, like many people, have become aware over the past few weeks of the desperate situation in the Sahel region, West Africa,...

Ban Ki-moon accepts the Control Arms petition

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepts Control Arms petition

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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