From Rome to Berlin, Robin Hood Tax campaigners are coming together this week to present a ‘Million Strong’ petition to European leaders. Since the campaign launched, supporters in Europe have taken over a million actions in support of the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), making it one of the most popular taxes in history.
Last month Oxfam’s International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima was in Washington for the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, and then in New York for one of the drafting sessions ahead of the
Ebola policy lead, Jess Skinner, describes how health care workers in Liberia have continued to provide basic services throughout the Ebola crisis, despite the personal risks involved and a chronic lack of resources.
Thanks to India's historic Right to Education Act in 2009, today 199 million children are in school and studying. However, 6 million children between 6 and 13 years are still out of school. To make education a reality of every child in India, Oxfam India and its partners are calling on civil society groups and individuals to join the 'Haq Banta Hai' campaign. Nearly 200,000 people have taken action - will you?
I am proud to join the leaders of Greenpeace, ActionAid, Civicus and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development in highlighting the urgent need to tackle the vested interests of the 1%, in order to build a better world for all of humanity.
The time has come for developing countries to be on an equal footing when it comes to negotiations about global tax rules. The Independent Commission on tax reform will meet for the first time next week in New York. Oxfam hopes they will reach a more global and independent opinion on how to forge a fairer tax system for the future.
So there are now 1,826 global billionaires with a combined wealth of $7.05 trillion. This beats last year’s amount by $650 billion, but is this good news?
On a global scale, tax dodging is depriving poor countries of hundreds of millions and often billions of dollars each year, as individuals and corporations are allowed to hide their money away and avoid paying tax. On a personal level, it has devastating effects.
Oxfam’s view is that by making sure the richest pay their fair share of tax, tackling the scourge of precarious low paid work and investing in high quality, free and public services for all, we can begin to make progress on reducing inequality.
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