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Thank you to the MPs who voted for the 0.7% aid bill on 5 December 2014

A life-saving law is in the making, thanks to you!

You did it! From contacting your MPs to tell them how strongly you feel about ending poverty to joining a rousing singalong outside Parliament to the tune of 'Stay Another Day,' your message...

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Why does a Tax Dodging Bill matter?

May 2015 is an exciting chance for us all to believe in democracy again.  That sounds sarcastic but I really do like to indulge in the belief that our elected representatives, whoever they may...

Panning for gold in Australia

Super rich getting richer at a rate of knots, says Forbes magazine

What's the difference between 85 and 67? One year, according to Forbes. Because with newly calculated figures available for 2014 it appears that now just 67 people own the same wealth as the...

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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'...

Gagging Bill - How did your MP vote?

As 2013 draws to a close Oxfam's been busy as part of The Commission on Civil Society and Democratic engagement, keeping tabs on the gagging bill, aka the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party...

Campaiging on tax as part of the IF coalition at the G8

The beginning of the end of tax secrecy?

With the weather now firmly autumnal, it might seem like a long time has passed since David Cameron and the other G8 leaders stood on the banks of Loch Erne and pledged to work on tax dodging. But in reality...

The Houses of Parliament

What's still wrong with the Government's Lobbying Bill?

It's a critical time for the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill - or the Gagging Law, as campaigners have come to call it. The Bill...

Somali campaigners outside Barclays HQ in London

Somali campaigners call for Barclays back-pedal

I was on my bike very early this morning to join a group of Somali campaigners who are calling on Barclays to keep open the cash lifeline to Somalia. ...

Liqaa' with her newborn daughter Limar

"Help us to go back to our country, to our life, to our future."

As the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) announces today that the number of registered refugees fleeing Syria has reached 2 million, we bring you some happier news about our friend...

The Houses of Parliament

What’s wrong with the Government’s Lobbying Bill?

UPDATE: 5 September 2013 Despite opposition from the Electoral Commission, charities, thinktanks, unions and others, the Bill was narrowly voted through in Parliament on Tuesday, meaning that...

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