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Bringing you news from around the world. The following are RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) which are provided by the Fairtrade FoundationOxfam, and the World Development Movement Clicking a news headline will take you to the full story on the website of the news provider (all open in a new browser window). The news items are updated throughout the day, every day.


Fairtrade Blog


The Fairtrade Mark at 20: looking back on where we've come

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:39:41 +0100

As the Fairtrade Foundation celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Fairtrade Mark, Ian Bretman,......

Remembering Dennis Turner, the Lord Bilston

- Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:32:18 +0100

In February 2014 the Chairman of Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership, Dennis Turner (Lord......

A Trip Down Ethical Memory Lane

- Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:27:16 +0100

We all remember with horror the great-aunts who exclaimed: ?My how you have grown?. Fast forward......

Calling for stronger ethical standards in supply chains

- Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:05:00 +0100

This past month, the public have been shocked by allegations in the Guardian of migrant workers......

Liverpool's children have their say about Fairtrade

- Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:48:00 +0100

With the government currently calling for greater transparency and accountability within supply......

Oxfam International RSS main feed


Gaza humanitarian crisis will repeat unless restrictions are lifted

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:29:51 +0000

Gaza humanitarian crisis will repeat unless restrictions are lifted

Israeli and Palestinian leaders must seize the opportunity of the new ceasefire to end the violence once and for all. Lasting peace for all civilians will only be possible if Isr...

Cease Failure: Rethinking seven years of failing policies in Gaza

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:26:56 +0000

A woman returns to Shujaiya in eastern Gaza (July 2014). Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Timeline of the crisis in Somalia

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:08:57 +0000

Our friends at Africa Research Institute have developed a useful timeline to track the development of the food crisis in Somalia month by month.

Timeline of the crisis in Somalia

Coffee rust fungus threatens employment collapse in Central America

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:14:17 +0000

Coffee rust fungus threatens employment collapse in Central America

Oxfam and partners undertook research on the impacts of the coffee rust fungus on the livelihoods of workers and growers in six areas in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.


Delivering safe water in Gaza, despite the danger

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:57:21 +0000

The bombing of the past six weeks has caused massive damage to Gaza's water supplies. Oxfam and local partner YEC deliver safe drinking water to thousands of people who have taken refuge in schools and other shelters across Gaza. 

Delivering safe water in Gaza, despite the danger



Cameron?s trade deal would ?open floodgates? to Philip Morris style cases

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:04:16 +0000

Campaigners warned today that Britain would open the floodgates to a string of legal challenges by big business if it ratified the upcoming EU-US trade deal.

As Philip Morris threatens to sue the UK for 11 billion over plans to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes, the World Development Movement said the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would make such cases more common and less open to public scrutiny.

Coca-Cola joins ?corporate scramble for Africa?

- Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:18:28 +0000

Coca-Cola has announced it will join a scheme, financed by the UK, US and other governments, which claims it will lift 50 million people in Africa out of poverty, but which critics including the World Development Movement say puts profit before poverty reduction.

Coca-Cola is the highest profile company to join the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which also includes British companies Unilever, Diageo and SABMiller. ...

Campaigners accuse David Cameron of hypocrisy on ?Buy British food?

- Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:56:49 +0000

Campaigners claimed today that David Cameron was trying to ?face two ways at once? with his promise that the government would buy more British food on the one hand, and his support of an EU-US free trade deal on the other.

Scottish asparagus. The TTIP deal would obstruct the government from buying British food.

The W...

Opposition to EU-US trade deal gathers momentum as negotiations falter

- Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:31:36 +0000

Opposition to the EU-US trade deal gathered momentum this week, as negotiators meeting in Brussels appeared to make little progress in their negotiations.

Protests against the EU-US trade deal were held across the UK on 12 July.

Campaign groups and trade unions announced plans for Europe-wide protests on 11 October against the deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnersh...

Protests against EU-US trade deal planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow on Saturday

- Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:24:31 +0000

Protests are planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow on Saturday 12 July against the trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU and the US.

David Cameron is pushing hard for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which critics have described as a ?corporate power-grab? that will threaten Scotland?s democracy. Negotiators will meet in Brussels starting on Tuesday 15 July...