Date: Jun 2012

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Laura: Tank Commander

Scottish campaigner Laura Kerr describes her unsual day on the streets of London. ...

Scottish dad takes Arms Trade Treaty campaign to the United Nations

David Grimason has today announced he will take his campaign for a strong Arms Trade Treaty to the United Nations during the final talks in New York. Mr Grimason's son Alistair was two-years-old...

Scottish Finance Secretary Supports Robin Hood Tax

The Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney has vowed to promote the Robin Hood Tax and has sharply criticised the UK Government over the issue. ...

From Scotland to the world: Fighting climate change

A friend from London and I have a long standing joke about how great we Scots are as inventors. We are certainly a small nation that likes to lead the way: the T.V, telephone and tarmac - and...

Scottish Boost for Small-Scale Farmers in Tanzania

Like so many small-scale farmers in Tanzania, successive droughts have devastated Asia Pascal's rice paddy. As a single mother of four children, her ability to care for and feed her family...

Majority of Scottish MSPs Support a Robin Hood Tax

A majority of Scottish MSPs now support the introduction of a Robin Hood Tax to tackle poverty at home and abroad, and climate change. So far, a total of 68 MSPs have shown their support for...

Scottish aid worker issues stark warning on Sahel: Food crisis turning to catastrophe

A Scottish aid worker is calling for the world to wake up to the scale of the food crisis in West Africa and for the UK to increase its contribution to the appeal fund. David MacDonald,...

An incredible opportunity to right wrongs in West Africa

In a world where there is enough food for everyone it is wrong that in Chad a mother has to dig up an anthill to look for grain so that she can cook a meal for her children. It is wrong that...

Oxfam warns of return to inequality not seen since Victorian times

A new report by Oxfam published today (Thu 14 June) highlights the "perfect storm" facing the poorest people in the UK.  ...

Sahel Crisis: It Matters to Me, I Hope it Matters to You

Oxfam has just launched an urgent campaign action in response to the Sahel crisis. We only do this occasionally when there is a situation where peoples' lives are at risk and where there is an...