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Glasgow 'Takeover' is part of the UK's biggest charity music festival, Oxjam
Oxfam and Domino have announced today that Hot Chip will be taking over the Oxfam music shop in Byres Road shop in Glasgow on Friday 12 October.
The Oxfam shop will give up its floor space to become an exclusive Oxjam shop for a one-off gigs, whilst simultaneously selling great second-hand music and clothing.
The shop will be converted...
David Grimason Returns To UN as Arms Trade Treaty Talks Reach Crucial Final Stage.
David Grimason Also Meets UK Foreign Office Minister
Scots Dad David Grimason today (Tues) attended the handover of the global Control Arms petition with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon.
A total of 621,833 people from around the world signed the petition – which calls for a robust Arms Trade Treaty to end the unregulated transfer of weapons.
David Grimason is among those who signed the petition. His son Alistair...
David Grimason: "No better chance to end the killing"
David Grimason, whose two year old son was shot dead with an illegal gun, has urged world governments to show the courage needed to agree a strong Arms Trade Treaty and end the 'body bag' approach to arms control.
Mr Grimason, from Edinburgh, joined campaigners from around the world yesterday (Mon) at a stunt to mark the start of the final negotiations at the...
The Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney has vowed to promote the Robin Hood Tax and has sharply criticised the UK Government over the issue.
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 the move ahead of a meeting on the issue with the Finance Secretary John Swinney in Edinburgh on Wednesday.
Judith Robertson, Head of Oxfam Scotland, will hold talks with Mr Swinney alongside the Robin Hood Tax Campaign, the STUC, NUS Scotland...
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 is severely restricted when drought affects her crops.
Asia, who is 48 and lives in Mbogwe District, is quick to adopt new and improved farming practices but her best efforts have been swept aside by extreme weather.
She said: "I...
A new report by Oxfam published today (Thu 14 June) highlights the "perfect storm" facing the poorest people in the UK.
Oxfam Launches 'Red Alert' Amid Worsening Food Crisis
Oxfam today launches a 'Red Alert' e-action in response to the worsening food crisis across the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.
The aid organisation says the UK Government should respond to the worsening crisis by increasing funding for the region in line with its 'fair share' of the money needed, and is urging ministers to provide an extra £20...
Oxfam has welcomed the launch of Scotland's Climate Justice Fund, heralded today as the world's first by the Scottish Government.
The new fund will help some of the world's poorest people adapt to climate change and Oxfam believes it could be a model for global investment in climate justice.
The increased frequency and severity of floods, droughts and storms is preventing communities in developing...
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