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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...

2014: the year of hard truths or return of the good times?

Economic growth returned to the UK last year and unemployment is falling, but can people on the lowest incomes expect things to get better in 2014? Krisnah Poinasamy analyses recent good and bad...

'Made in Palestine' - helping a small women's group export soap to the world

Six years ago, a small women's co-operative from the West Bank started growing vegetables to sell at the local market. Now, with a little help from Oxfam, they are exporting soap around the world.  ...

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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...

Oxjam Interview Series Daniel Mackenzie

The Oxjam interview series is a celebration of our incredible volunteers from Gig Makers to Takeover Teams.  We'll soon be recruiting for Oxjam Takeover Managers, wonderfully dedicated volunteers...

Thursday in Tanzania visiting the rice fields

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Today she met farmers in Shinyanga, who are lifting lives with the income...

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,...

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