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G8 Leaders at the Moulin Rouge. Credit: Delphine Bedel/Oxfam France

Blog: The Grand Finale of the G8 Summit

As the G8 Summit comes to a close, it seems like we’ve seen another grand show from world leaders, but not much real decision-making. It’s a disappointment that they didn't regain their credibility, and have been unclear on previous promises and new commitments. Why the façade?

Oxfam staff and volunteers march peacefully in the People First! Rally in Toronto on June 26, 2010. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: People First! 10,000 activists march for social justice

In a powerful display of civil society solidarity yesterday, ten thousand people took to the streets of Toronto to call on G20 leaders to end poverty, tackle global warming and create a global economy that's fair for all of us.

Blog: Bill Nighy interviews the G8 leaders one-on-one in Huntsville, Ontario

Celebrity Bill Nighy travelled to Huntsville, Ontario to ask the G8 leaders hard hitting questions about what they plan on delivering a this year’s Summit. The interviews took place at the Secluded Bed and Breakfast just on the outskirts of town, which provided an intimate setting and a unique chance to get up close and personal with the world leaders.

Blog: Smoke and Mirrors Won’t Save Lives

As Oxfam team gets ready to leave our new friendly home in Huntsville, and with the G8 leaders are rolling into town, we just got the word that an announcement on funding for maternal mortality has been made (strange since they haven’t even started meetings yet…). What seems like a positive message on the surface in fact could spell disaster for millions of poor people.

Summit Media Centre in L'Aquila

Blog: Really, they can’t afford another bad G8 summit. …For their own sake!

So here we are at the G8 International Media Centre at l’Aquila, Italy. I cannot believe it’s already been 364 days after all the hype of the last G8 was over in Japan.

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