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Virginia Ñuñonca

One woman’s story of fighting climate change – and how you can join her

"I see the climate is changing a lot," says Virginia Ñuñonca (pictured above), a farmer and community leader in the Peruvian highlands. "Before it wasn't like this. Sometimes these...

Sugar cane ties

Who are ABF? You may know them from such brands as Primark or Twinings...

Planning on checking Facebook or Twitter today? Then keep reading for a chance to take part in some social (media) disobedience!  Associated...

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World’s biggest sugar buyer, Coca-Cola, agrees zero tolerance to land grabs

In a landmark agreement, today Coca-Cola announced that they'd listened to the 225,000 people who asked them to make sure the sugar they buy isn't produced on land grabbed from some of the...

Taking Behind the Brands to Coca-Cola's HQ

Behind the Brands launch - a volunteer's point of view

By Ipek Gencsu, Oxfam GB volunteer Last week I took part in the launch of the latest action of the Behind the Brands Campaign (I'm in the grey suit!). Dressed up as 'sugar inspectors'...

Sprite and Coca-Cola in Cambodia

Blog Action Day: Do you have a flag? Land and human rights

In a brilliant sketch from his Dressed to Kill tour, Eddie Izzard satirises colonial land grabs. "We stole countries," he says, "that's how you start an empire." It turns...

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What do the brands say? Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods react to our campaign

Yesterday, Oxfam launched a new campaign focussing on how sugar production worldwide leads to land grabs - when poor communities are kicked off their land so big companies can grow cash crops. Our...

Sugar inspectors from Bootham School in York (the historic home of Nestle!)

Today Bootham School in the city of York - the historic home of giant Nestle- is the first school in the country to show its support for Stop the Sugar Rush as part of Behind...

Tying up sugar cane at market

The countdown begins: 5 days until launch

On Wednesday 2nd October we're launching the next phase of Behind the Brands! The details are top-secret, but this exclusive teaser video gives a sneak preview of the campaign to come.  ...

Is it about time we stopped attacking the welfare state?

Is it about time we stopped attacking the welfare state?

Even though a recent survey has shown that attitudes towards people on benefits might be softening, the stigma of living in poverty is very much alive. Just last week, at the Liberal Democrats conference,...

Two Maasai women dance to celebrate their land rights project with Oxfam

Land grabs: four ways campaigners spoke out & four brilliant results

What is a land grab?  Land grabs are huge purchases of land by banks, private investors, governments or corporations which result in the often violent eviction of local people from their homes...

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