inequality

Big business courts governments to rig rules and dodge taxes.

Blog: Roses are red, violets are blue, lobby me good and I won’t tax you

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HSBC Bank Switzerland. Photo: flickr.com/photos/koen_photos

Blog: Breaking the cycle: How Europe can stop industrial tax dodging

HSBC’s Swiss branch helped over 130,000 wealthy people dodge their taxes. This is yet another shocking scandal making tax dodging appear more like a film franchise than a damaging global practice. Here's how the European Union could help ensure justice.

Middle class apartments rise above the insecure housing of a slum community in Lucknow, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Blog: On wealth, debt and inequality – in response to some criticism

It’s been an exciting week for Oxfam.

Oxfam is calling for a World Tax Summit in 2015.

Blog: Why is Oxfam calling for a World Tax Summit?

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Sao Paulo. Photo: Tuca Vieira, used with permission

Blog: Rising inequality and climate change: The defining challenges for global leaders in 2015

Rising inequality and climate change: These are the defining challenges for 2015. This is the year when we will have to set a course for action for a sustainable and just world. What action can we take? These profound global challenges require bold responses.

Boy displaced by fighting in outh Sudan. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: An historic chance to end poverty

Next year will see key decisions which will profoundly impact the world's poorest people for many years, with deadlines set for climate negotiations and the creation of new UN development goals. What legacy will we leave?

Emelina Dominguez tending to her vegetables. Honduras, 14 January 07. Photo: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Blog: Fighting inequality in Latin America: The road ahead

Latin America is proof that the global trend of rising economic inequality can be reversed, if the political will exists. Despite historically being the most unequal region in the world, it is the only region that has managed to reduce inequality during the past decade.

Oxfam's Big Heads in Brisbane, for the G20 Summit, in November 2014. Photo: Jason Malouin/Oxfam

Blog: A verdict on the G20: Some progress on inequality, little new on Ebola

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International - Last week I travelled to Brisbane, Australia to take the voice of poor people to the powerful – the summit of the leaders of the Group of 20 most powerful economies. 

Oxfam call for World Tax Summit

Blog: G20 Brisbane verdict: Some good progress and some serious gaps

Hundreds of thousands of people have called for action from the G20 Summit in Brisbane, on issues including inequality, tax, ebola and climate change. And leaders have certainly heard the calls on them to act, but only some of the calls have been properly heeded.

Winnie Byanyima

Blog: We must end extreme inequality. Now.

There is an overwhelming consensus that things must change. We can now claim a broad consensus on the causes and problems of inequality. What we need now is a shared agenda on the solutions. It's time to Even It Up.

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