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Forty percent of the people on our planet -- more than 2.5 billion -- now live in poverty, struggling to survive on less than $2 a day. Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization working to change that. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. To join our efforts or learn more, go to www.oxfamamerica.org.

    Indian Ruling Against Novartis a Victory for Public Health Image

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    08-06-07

    Indian Ruling Against Novartis a Victory for Public Health

    August 6, 2007- Today's verdict by an Indian court against the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is an important victory for global public health, according to international aid agency Oxfam and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, an institutional investor...

    Oxfam Calls on Newmont Mining Company to Publicly Renounce Human Rights Abuses at Peruvian Gold Mine Image

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    07-30-07

    Oxfam Calls on Newmont Mining Company to Publicly Renounce Human Rights Abuses at Peruvian Gold Mine

    BOSTON- July 30, 2007 - The international relief and development agency Oxfam America today called on the Newmont Mining Company to address human rights abuses surrounding its Yanacocha Gold Mine in northern Peru.

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    Oxfam Celebrates Win-Win Outcome for Ethiopian Coffee Farmers and Starbucks Image

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    06-20-07

    Oxfam Celebrates Win-Win Outcome for Ethiopian Coffee Farmers and Starbucks

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- June 20, 2007 "“ Starbucks and Ethiopia signed a distribution, marketing and licensing agreement today that ends their trademark dispute and brings them together in partnership to help Ethiopian coffee farmers. International relief and development agency O...

    Oxfam Optimistic on Progress Between Starbucks and Ethiopia on Trademarking Initiative Image

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    05-03-07

    Oxfam Optimistic on Progress Between Starbucks and Ethiopia on Trademarking Initiative

    BOSTON, MA "“ May 3, 2007 - International agency Oxfam welcomed today's news that the Government of Ethiopia and the Starbucks Coffee Company have agreed in principle to sign a licensing, distribution and marketing agreement that recognizes the importance and integrity of Et...

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    05-02-07

    Native American Group wants Barrick Gold Corporation off its Sacred Lands

    TORONTO "“ May 2, 2007 - Today at its annual shareholders meeting, the Barrick Gold Corporation will have to answer some tough questions from the Western Shoshone Defense Project (WSDP), a grassroots Native American group based in Nevada and supported by Oxfam America, an in...

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    04-23-07

    Groups Urge Newmont to Address Shareholder and Community Concerns

    WASHINGTON, D.C. "“ April 23, 2007 - In advance of tomorrow's annual meeting of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation, community groups from around the world urged the company to address human rights and environmental concerns at its gold mining operations and investmen...

    Oxfam Urges Starbucks to Honor Its Claims of Support for Ethiopian Coffee Farmers Image

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    03-21-07

    Oxfam Urges Starbucks to Honor Its Claims of Support for Ethiopian Coffee Farmers

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2007--On the day of Starbucks' Annual General Meeting, international aid agency Oxfam reminds shareholders that Starbucks continues to ignore calls from Ethiopian coffee farmers and exporters to sign a royalty-free licensing agreement that ...

    Leading Retailers Pledge Their Gold Jewelry Will Sparkle Responsibly Image

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    02-08-07

    Leading Retailers Pledge Their Gold Jewelry Will Sparkle Responsibly

    WASHINGTON, DC.- February 8, 2007 "“ This Valentine’s season, 11 jewelry retailers are announcing their support for the No Dirty Gold campaign’s Golden Rules criteria for more socially and environmentally responsible mining, bringing the total number of jewelry retailers sup...

    Oxfam Welcomes Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' Intention to Work with Ethiopia on Coffee Project Image

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    01-29-07

    Oxfam Welcomes Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' Intention to Work with Ethiopia on Coffee Project

    BOSTON, MA - January 29, 2007 - Today’s announcement that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has agreed to work closely with Ethiopia to raise the value that Ethiopian farmers receive from their coffees is a welcome first step that other companies should follow, says internation...

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    12-16-06

    Activists in Seattle Join International Call For Starbucks to Play Fair

    SEATTLE, WA - December 16, 2006 - Activists from Seattle's Ethiopian community, local group Fair Trade Puget Sound and Oxfam are demonstrating today outside the Westlake Center Starbucks to protest against the company's refusal to recognize the rights of Ethiopian coffee far...

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