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How Blocking The Saudi Arms Deal Can Help Stop Lame Duck TPP

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.14.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

In this strategy memo on why progressive Democrats and Empire-skeptic Republicans should do what they reasonably can to assist efforts to block the re...

From Where I Stand: Sonja Dimitrijoska

UN Women | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted fromUN Women Photo: UN Women/Mirjana Nedeva “Although the job can be very stressful and intense, I love what I am doing. I started work...

The Time is Now: Building a Human Economy for Africa

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Every generation places hope in its children. For Africa this could not be more evident as our largest and best-educated generation is coming of age....

How poverty hurts our children most

Rhema Hokama | Posted 03.06.2016 | Impact
Rhema Hokama

I grew up in multicultural Hawaiʻi, where traditions from all over the Pacific Rim often acquire new cultural meanings long after losing their origin...

How One Man Is Trekking a Continent and Taking on a Cause

Rhema Hokama | Posted 02.19.2016 | Impact
Rhema Hokama

Matt Napier is passionate about fighting global poverty--and is undertaking an ambitious walk this summer across southern Africa to raise funds and aw...

Los 62

Andrés Hernández Alende | Posted 02.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Andrés Hernández Alende

Los 62 individuos más ricos del planeta tienen tanto dinero como 3.500 millones de personas, la mitad de la población mundial. Lo reveló Oxfam, una...

Donald Trump: The Answer to Curses

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump, a billionaire who opposes raising the minimum wage, now at the poverty level of $7.25 an hour, is holding himself out to working people as the man who will stand as a dam against that torrent.

15 Ways The Middle Class Could Help Close the Income Inequality Gap

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

When it comes to money, it's not intelligence or education that holds back the average person from getting rich. It's the middle-class beliefs about money that keeps them struggling to survive in a world of abundance.

Extreme Inequality Is Not Inevitable

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Just 53 men and 9 women have as much wealth as more than 3.6 billion people on this planet. Such a startling statistic highlights how extreme inequality has picked up a dramatic pace.

Basic Wage, Basic Rights

Erica Payne | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Erica Payne

If we are a moral people, we must move to raise the minimum wage. This is our first order of business: to raise the wage to $15 an hour and secure the floor so that it is not devalued by inflation.

It's Time for Business to Take the Sons and Daughters Test

Sharan Burrow | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Sharan Burrow

Conversations which start in Davos, a Swiss mountain resort where governments, business, trade unions and NGO's gather at the start of every new year, can sometimes turn into a dialogue which can change the world.

Doug's Dozen: 12 Ways to Soften Income Inequality Without Taxing 62 People

Doug Molitor | Posted 01.19.2016 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Five years ago, in 2010, it took about 380 rich people to equal the wealth of half the world. So this situation is getting worse. And as we all know, raising taxes on the super-rich is just crazy talk. But I have suggestions how to fix this. In fact, I have 12.

Fighting Inequality Is Key To Eradicating Poverty

José María Vera | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
José María Vera

We need the discourse of fighting inequality to be replaced by action by global politicians, who discuss the issue at length until it's time to make and apply laws.

The 62 Richest People On Earth Now Hold As Much Wealth As The Poorest 3.5 Billion

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

All the money in the world is growing ever more concentrated in the hands of just a few people, a report released Sunday night makes clear. Just 62 ul...

How Buying A Goat From A Charity Actually Helps People In Need

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For shoppers disillusioned by the relentless consumerism of Christmas who wish instead to buy a present ...

Top 5 Nonprofits to Bring to Your City for Every #GivingTuesday

Tali Aynalem | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Tali Aynalem

Although it's a wonderful thing to give back during this time of the year, we should remember people are in need all the time and everywhere. These are 5 simple and awesome nonprofits you can bring to your communities anytime of the year.

Big Oil and the SEC Delay Transparency Law for 4 Years

James North | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
James North

All over the world, politically active citizens and grass roots organizations are surely disappointed that the U.S. oil industry has for more than 4 years successfully delayed a vital new American law that should already be requiring oil and mining companies to stop concealing their payments to foreign politicians and governments.

Peter Singer Wants Us to Be More Thoughtful Givers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

Many acts of charity are spontaneous, as you walk by the Salvation Army kettle or past the guy with a cardboard sign standing in the median. Others ar...

New OGP-Oxfam Alliance: Supporting Civil Society to Hold Decision Makers to Account

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Winnie Byanyima

Civil society space provides the oxygen for citizens to participate and meaningfully hold their governments and the private sector to account -- and ensure that decisions are made in the interest of the majority and not the few.

Even War Has Rules

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

In many of today's armed conflicts airstrikes are increasingly being used, and when civilians are killed, there is an absence of accountability.

Best-Selling Authors Donate Book Profits To Syrian Refugee Relief

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.08.2015 | Good News

Dozens of notable authors are getting on the same page to support the Syrian refugee relief. Beginning on Thursday, U.K. book retailer Waterstones is...

A Crucial Moment to Address Global Migration

Daniel Speckhard | Posted 09.17.2016 | Impact
Daniel Speckhard

It took the heartbreaking image of a drowned toddler lying on a beach in Turkey to finally wake the world to a humanitarian crisis that has been long brewing. We are at a "hinge" moment in history in which a number of factors are contributing to people on the move.

It's the Most Vulnerable Who Are Hit First and Worst

Joy Bryant | Posted 09.18.2016 | Impact
Joy Bryant

We simply cannot end hunger and poverty without tackling climate change. The new global goals recognize this and world leaders must also.

Why I Still Give to Oxfam

Brad Hurley | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Brad Hurley

When I'm debating whether to buy something I want but don't really need, I sometimes have an imaginary conversation. With an imaginary person. Let's call her Daliya.

Challenging the Injustice and Inequality Driving Crises: Marking World Humanitarian Day

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Our world is becoming a more dangerous place. Crises are intensifying. And the people who are most poor and vulnerable are always left suffering the consequences. That is what we must remember as we mark World Humanitarian Day this year.