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As part of the Robinhood Tax coalition, Oxfam is pushing the EU to back a wide-ranging Financial Transaction Tax. A broad-based tax offers a real opportunity to raise billions to help those at home and in poor countries who have been hit hard by the economic crisis and to combat climate change. Find out more www.oxfam.org/robinhoodtax

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Kulinganiza meaning #EvenItUp Oxfam Country Director Nellie Nyang'wa says poor #policies are the root of #inequality. #Zambia

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Last year, the CEO's of the UK's top 100 companies took home an average of £4.25 million each ($6.8 million). Yet only 6 of these companies pay all their staff a #LivingWage. via @Oxfam GB

Thanks to support from people like you in over 150 countries, Oxfam and partners have now gathered over 100,000 signatures calling for urgent progress on Syria peace talks. That’s roughly equivalent to one for every man, woman and child killed in the conflict to date. We asking @charles elliott elliott Thurgood @MFA_Russia @LakhdarBrahimi set a date for #SyriaPeaceTalks. www.change.org/petitions/don-t-let-syria-down

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How women are represented in global politics. This needs to change!

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Financial transparency means more money for healthcare, education, and fighting poverty. #taxjustice #endtaxhavens Act now: http://evenitup.org

To end poverty, we must stop the rapidly growing wave of land grabs sweeping the developing world. In these countries, land sold to foreign investors as 'unused' is often actually being used by poor families to grow food. Their homes, jobs and livelihoods are taken from them - sometimes violently - and there is nothing they can do about it. That's why we're demanding G8 leaders act to stop land grabs when they meet next week in Fermanagh. Please REPIN to show your support.

Big land deals in poor countries are leaving people homeless and hungry. Families are being unfairly evicted from their land and left with no way to grow food or earn a living. G8 leaders including David Cameron & Nick Clegg for the UK, and Barack Obama for the USA have the power to stop land grabs, end hunger and save lives. There are big opportunities for the G8 to take action to increase the transparency and accountability of big land deals.

Ending tax dodging in India could feed all hungry people there. And much more. Shocking new statistics released by Oxfam this week have shown that governments are letting people hide at least $18.5 trillion in offshore tax havens. If these companies and individuals paid their dues, it would total more than $150 billion – money which could be spent on schools, hospitals and libraries. As austerity bites, ordinary people across the world are losing out on billions of unpaid tax.

Ending tax dodging in Indonesia could feed 3.5 million families there. And much more. Why should the richest get away with dodging tax? If these companies and individuals paid their dues, it would total more than $150 billion – money which could be spent on schools, hospitals and libraries. Now is the time to take a stand.

Ending tax dodging could end extreme poverty. Shocking new statistics released by Oxfam this week have shown that governments are letting people hide at least $18.5 trillion in offshore tax havens. Yes, you read that right: not $18.5 million, or even $18.5 billion, but $18.5 trillion! If these companies and individuals paid their dues, it would total more than $150 billion – money which could be spent on schools, hospitals and libraries.

Fixing Fragile States, by Seth D. Kaplan. Fragile states can spread instability across borders, provide havens for terrorists, threaten access to natural resources, and consign millions of people to poverty. To avoid revisiting the carnage and catastrophes seen in places like Iraq, Bosnia, and the Congo, the West needs to rethink its ideas on fragile states and start helping their peoples build governments and states that actually fit the local landscape.