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Date: Jan 2014

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Down but not out!

I'm afraid the Lobbying Bill is now the Lobbying Act. It was a suitably dramatic finish to the end of the campaign to fight the Lobbying Bill: The House of Lords voted exactly equally...

Yacht

Have yachts vs have nots? Get your MP to wade into the debate...

The gap between rich and poor is getting wider. It might be a sobering thought, but are you shocked? Unfortunately, probably not. You might be when I tell you how wide the gap actually is, though. ...

One guarded entrance to the talks

Syrian peace talks: a time for hope?

Things are hotting up in Montreux, on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, where Oxfam campaigners are among the hundreds of diplomats, journalists, civil society and solidarity groups gathering for the beginning...

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Still more to do on the Lobby Bill...

The Lobbying Bill: YES there are STILL things wrong with it, NO we're still not happy and NO the campaign isn't over. Since we last blogged about the 'Lobbying Bill'...

Tax Haven campaigning is fun

Tax justice campaigning in 2013

Why campaign on tax?  At a conservative estimate, tax havens contribute to revenue losses for developing countries of at least US$50 billion per year. To put this figure in context, it...

A cocoa farmer with her crop

Campaigning on women's rights in 2013

How did we work with poor women to campaign for their rights? Chocolate is a $100 billion industry, but most cocoa farmers live on less than $2 a day. The top 3 chocolate companies - Mars,...

Campaigning for peace talks

Syria crisis campaigning in 2013

Why did we campaign on Syria?  The conflict in Syria has horrified the world. It is crisis of staggering proportions, one that continues to require a massive international humanitarian...

SOLD - The Angel of the North

Land rights campaigning in 2013

Why campaign on land?  We've been campaigning on land grabbing for many years, but in 2013 a new report, Sugar Rush, described how sugar, along with soy and palm oil, was driving...

The Control Arms tank in London

Arms Trade Treaty campaigning in 2013

Why did we campaign on the Arms Trade Treaty?  One person dies every minute as a result of armed violence, with millions more seeing their lives and livelihoods destroyed. There is a...

The 500 George Osbornes leave Westminster Tube Station

Development aid campaigning in 2013

Why campaign on development aid?  Oxfam's Head of Development Finance and Public Services, Emma Seery: "Aid is literally lifesaving for millions of people, and extends...

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