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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

Bolder EU response needed to help stop Ebola spiralling out of control

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:01:32 +0000

Bolder EU response needed to help stop Ebola spiralling out of control

Today EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to agree a joint EU response to combat the spread of the Ebola virus.

More military, more medics and more money needed to prevent definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation

- Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:38:01 +0000

More military, more medics and more money needed to prevent definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation

More troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed if we have a hope of stopping Ebola spiralling out of control, international agency Oxfam warns ...

World trapped by ?Toxic Triangle? that puts profit for the few ahead of a sustainable future for all

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:51:57 +0000

World trapped by ?Toxic Triangle? that puts profit for the few ahead of a sustainable future for all

People around the world are trapped in a ‘toxic triangle’ made up of short-term financial investors, timid governments and fossil ...

More needs to be done to stop the spread of Ebola

- Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:44:11 +0000

More needs to be done to stop the spread of Ebola

Oxfam is warning that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be contained unless more is done to prevent new infections. 

Food, Fossil Fuels and Filthy Finance

- Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:51:43 +0000

Thousands urge European Commission to ditch biodiversity offsetting

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:38:04 +0000

As the European Commission concludes its consultation on biodiversity offsetting, almost 10,000 people and nearly 60 organisations (including us) have signed a letter urging the Commission not to pursue policy related to biodiversity offsetting (BO). They fear it would ?harm nature and people, and give power to those who destroy nature for private profit.?

The consultation sought views on the shape of ...

Is the incoming European president planning on removing ISDS from the EU-USA trade deal?

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:24:13 +0000

Dutch journalist Caroline de Gruyter, writing for NRC Handelsblad reported that incoming European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker is said to have decided to remove the controversial investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) from TTIP, citing that it is ?too late? to win on the issue, and to send a clear signal to EU citizens that he has ?heard them."

Europe-wide protests against TTIP trade deal on 11 October

- Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:43:03 +0000

Protests are planned across the UK and the rest of Europe against the TTIP trade deal between the EU and the US on Saturday 11 October, as part of a day of simultaneous protests in hundreds of towns and cities.

In London, prote...

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...