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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

http://fairtradeblog.tumblr.com/

The beginnings of Kuapa Kokoo, the cocoa farmers? co-operative behind Divine

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:47:24 +0100

One of the best known names within Fairtrade is Kuapa Kokoo, the 85,000 strong Ghanaian co-operative......

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......

Oxfam International RSS main feed

http://www.oxfam.org/en/feed

Trading Away Access to Medicines "Revisited"

- Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

image from access to medicines report

Trading Away Access to Medicines "Re...

Europe seeks to expand big pharma monopoly at expense of poor people, warn NGOs ahead of TTIP talks

- Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0000

Europe seeks to expand big pharma monopoly at expense of poor people, warn NGOs ahead of TTIP talks

The European Commission is putting the interests of multinational drug companies above those of millions of people with no access to afford...

Arms Trade Treaty set to enter into force before end of year as number of ratifications tops 50

- Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:46:35 +0000

Arms Trade Treaty set to enter into force before end of year as number of ratifications tops 50

Seven more states will ratify the Arms Trade Treaty today – bringing the overall total  to over 50 and triggering the countdown to en...

UN Climate Summit: Oxfam reaction to President Obama's climate speech

- Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:49:25 +0000

UN Climate Summit: Oxfam reaction to President Obama's climate speech

In response to the speech by President Obama at Ban Ki-moon?s UN Climate Summit, Raymond C. Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America said,

UN Climate Summit: Leaders must leave New York with voice of citizens ringing in their ears

- Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:38:53 +0000

UN Climate Summit: Leaders must leave New York with voice of citizens ringing in their ears

Today, more than 120 world leaders, corporate leaders and representatives from civil society met in New York for the

EU and Canada to push through ?anti-democratic? trade deal

- Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:34:42 +0000

The EU and Canada are set to agree a trade deal tomorrow (26 September) branded by campaigners as ?a disaster for democracy?. The deal will give foreign companies new powers over government decisions, and has been negotiated in secret, bypassing the British, Canadian and European parliaments.

Canadian protest against the CETA deal. Photo: C...

UK-backed scheme for African agriculture slammed by NGOs

- Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:58:41 +0000

Ninety NGOs and campaign groups have condemned the G7?s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, as representatives of governments and multinational companies, including UK development secretary Justine Greening, meet in New York today to discuss the controversial scheme.

Groups inclu...

European Commission rejects a citizens? petition against the EU-US trade deal

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:13:31 +0000

Campaigners accuse EU of ?stifling citizens? voices on secret deal? 

The European Commission has today rejected a proposal from an alliance of European campaigners to hold a ?European Citizens' Initiative? against the EU-US and EU-Canada trade deals (known as TTIP and CETA). This decision prevents citize...

EU-Canada trade deal ?a threat to democracy?

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:56:34 +0000

Campaigners urge British government to amend ?secret agreement? that would allow Canadian companies new powers over government decisions

The World Development Movement and War on Want have branded a trade deal being negotiated between Canada and the EU as ?a threat to democracy?. We have joined trade unions and other campaigners to call on business secretary Vince Cable to remove a controversial clause from...

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.

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