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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.

    Groups Call on Jewelry Industry to Combat Conflict Diamonds and Dirty Gold Image

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    03-04-05

    Groups Call on Jewelry Industry to Combat Conflict Diamonds and Dirty Gold

    London and Washington, DC - Today, Oxfam America, EARTHWORKS, and Global Witness are calling on jewelers to provide consumers with meaningful guarantees that the jewelry they buy is not tarnished with human rights abuses, environmental destruction, or conflict. The gl...

    Valentine's Gold Jewelry Sales Generate 34 Million Tons of Mine Waste Image

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    02-11-05

    Valentine's Gold Jewelry Sales Generate 34 Million Tons of Mine Waste

    WASHINGTON, DC - Valentine's sales of gold jewelry in the U.S. will leave in their wake more than 34 million metric tons of waste worldwide, according to estimates from EARTHWORKS and Oxfam America, leaders of a major consumer campaign aimed at changing the way gold i...

    Oxfam Rushes Aid in Wake of Massive Asian Earthquake and Floods Image

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    12-28-04

    Oxfam Rushes Aid in Wake of Massive Asian Earthquake and Floods

    BOSTON - Oxfam has sent 60 1,000-liter water tanks to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, one of the worst-affected areas, where clean water is urgently needed after floodwaters contaminated local wells. The agency is also preparing 25,000 food packs to help feed families who hav...

    Newmont Decision on Cerro Quilish Brings New Hope for Residents of Northern Peru Image

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    11-05-04

    Newmont Decision on Cerro Quilish Brings New Hope for Residents of Northern Peru

    Lima, Peru - Oxfam America applauded Newmont Mining Corporation's announcement that it has asked the Peruvian government to revoke the company's permit to explore on Cerro Quilish, ending its plans to expand the Yanacocha gold mine near the northern city of Cajamarca,...

    Oxfam America Activists Mobilize, Demanding Fair Trade Certified(TM) Coffee at Local Supermarkets Image

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    10-18-04

    Oxfam America Activists Mobilize, Demanding Fair Trade Certified(TM) Coffee at Local Supermarkets

    BOSTON, MA - Today international development agency Oxfam America announced the start of Check Out Fair Trade, the second phase of its coffee campaign. Mobilized activists and supporters will visit their local supermarkets and ask store managers to stock and promote ...

    Community Voices Heard by Peruvian Government and American Mining Giant Image

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    09-20-04

    Community Voices Heard by Peruvian Government and American Mining Giant

    Peruvian communities impacted by the largest gold mine in Latin America, Yanacocha, were victorious last night when Peru's government agreed to in effect, cancel the Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation's permit for further exploration of Mount Quilish.

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    Yum Brands' Shareholders Vote on Resolution Supporting Workers' Rights Image

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    05-18-04

    Yum Brands' Shareholders Vote on Resolution Supporting Workers' Rights

    Louisville, KY - On May 20, shareholders of Yum Brands, Inc., the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's, and A&W, will hear the results of their vote on a significant resolution while meeting at Yum corporate headquarters in Louisville, K...

    Consumer Campaign Says, "If You Love Mom, Do Something That Will Make Her Proud This Mother's Day" Image

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    05-05-04

    Consumer Campaign Says, "If You Love Mom, Do Something That Will Make Her Proud This Mother's Day"

    Washington, D.C. - This Mother's Day, leaders of the No Dirty Gold consumer campaign are calling on husbands, sons, and daughters to protect mothers around the world from being harmed by destructive gold mining practices. Mother's Day is the second largest gold jewel...

    New U.S. Consumer Campaign Targets One of the World's Dirtiest Industries: Gold Mining Image

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    02-11-04

    New U.S. Consumer Campaign Targets One of the World's Dirtiest Industries: Gold Mining

    WASHINGTON, DC - Earthworks/ Mineral Policy Center and Oxfam America today announced the launch of "No Dirty Gold," a consumer campaign intended to shake up the gold industry and change the way gold is mined, bought and sold. The two organizations have targeted the U...

    Newmont Mining Faces Significant Potential Liabilities in its Mining Operations Image

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    12-11-03

    Newmont Mining Faces Significant Potential Liabilities in its Mining Operations

    Washington DC - This week, investment company Boston Common Asset
    Management filed a shareholder resolution with Newmont Mining Corporation, the world's largest gold-mining firm, calling on the company to prepare a report on the risk to the co...

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