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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.

    Oxfam Calls on Starbucks to Stop Bullying the Poor Image

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    11-03-06

    Oxfam Calls on Starbucks to Stop Bullying the Poor

    Global coffee giant Starbucks has refused to move forward in negotiations with Ethiopia unless it's on the company's own terms, according to international agency Oxfam. Oxfam is calling on Starbucks to stop forcing an alternate agreement on Ethiopia, and come to the ...

    Oxfam Calls on President Bush to 'Skip a Meal' Image

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    10-31-06

    Oxfam Calls on President Bush to 'Skip a Meal'

    Boston- Oxfam America is calling on US President George W. Bush to "skip a meal" on the Thursday before Thanksgiving in a symbolic demonstration to the world that America is a nation that cares deeply about all who suffer from chronic hunger and poverty.

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    10-27-06

    Oxfam Responds to National Coffee Association and Starbucks

    In response to Oxfam's announcement that global coffee giant Starbucks has opposed a plan by Ethiopia to gain more control over its coffee trade, the company claimed that it has never filed an opposition to the Ethiopian government's trademark applications, nor claime...

    Starbucks Opposes Ethiopia's Plan to Trademark Specialty Coffee Names that Could Bring Farmers an Estimated $88 Million Annually Image

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    10-26-06

    Starbucks Opposes Ethiopia's Plan to Trademark Specialty Coffee Names that Could Bring Farmers an Estimated $88 Million Annually

    Global coffee giant Starbucks has opposed a plan by Ethiopia to gain more control over its coffee trade and a larger share of the earnings for millions of coffee farmers living in poverty, international agency Oxfam revealed today.

    Eight of the World's Leading Jewelry Retailers Urge Mining Industry To Clean Up 'Dirty' Gold Image

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    02-13-06

    Eight of the World's Leading Jewelry Retailers Urge Mining Industry To Clean Up 'Dirty' Gold

    New York City--For the first time ever, eight of the world's top jewelry retailers have pledged to move away from "dirty" gold sales and are calling on mining corporations to ensure that gold is produced in more socially and environmentally responsible ways. The retai...

    Jewelers of America Urges Congress To Strip Pombo's Land Grab from Budget Reconciliation Bill Image

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    11-15-05

    Jewelers of America Urges Congress To Strip Pombo's Land Grab from Budget Reconciliation Bill

    Washington, DC--Jewelers of America, the nation's largest retail jewelry trade association, sent a letter to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on Monday night urging him to strip controversial 'mining' provisions from the House budget reconciliation bill. The letter...

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    10-27-05

    McDonald's to Sell Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee

    Boston, MA - Oxfam America welcomes McDonald's announcement today that it will be serving Fair Trade Certified™ coffee in 658 of its restaurants in New England and Albany, NY. Starting Nov. 1, participating locations will be switching 100 percent of their coffee produ...

    No Dirty Gold Campaign Launches New Ad Campaign Image

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    10-11-05

    No Dirty Gold Campaign Launches New Ad Campaign

    Washington, D.C. - This week, the No Dirty Gold campaign took out the first in a series of ads to be published in national publications. The ads call on jewelry firms, and other businesses that use gold, to insist the gold they buy--and sell--is produced in ways that...

    Common Code for the Coffee Community yet to Respond to Small Scale Family Coffee Farmers and Farm Workers Image

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    09-23-05

    Common Code for the Coffee Community yet to Respond to Small Scale Family Coffee Farmers and Farm Workers

    Salvador, Brazil - On Thursday, September 22, Oxfam International, a development and humanitarian relief organization, presented the Common Code for the Coffee Community's (4Cs) secretariat with an open letter outlining Oxfam's expectations for the continued developme...

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    04-27-05

    Communities Urge Gold Miner Newmont to Reform

    DENVER, CO - Representatives from Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Romania, and Nevada today called on Newmont Mining, the world's largest gold producer, to urgently reform its human rights and environmental practices at its global operations. Speaking at the company's annual ...

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