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Oxfam America

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  • Oxfam prods 10 largest food and drink firms on climate change

    Few companies are potentially more vulnerable to climate change than the world's biggest food and beverage brands.
  • No Thanksgiving holiday for low-wage workers [Commentary]

    No Thanksgiving holiday for low-wage workers [Commentary]
    As most Americans doze off in front of the TV after a few too many helpings of turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, some 20 million others will be heading out to work. Called on by their employers to work on the holiday, most feel they cannot say...

    Inequality is hindering economic growth

    Inequality is hindering economic growth
    Everyone has heard that tackling poverty and inequality is bad for the economy. This is the dilemma that economist Arthur Okun, writing in the 1970s, called "The Big Trade-Off" — equality and efficiency are at odds. Yet more and more research and...

    Russia chided for meager aid to Syrian war victims

    WASHINGTON – Russia, an arms provider and principal player in the ongoing Syrian civil war, is doing far too little to help the war's millions of victims, international humanitarian agencies say. As world powers pledged new aid Wednesday at a...

    Hope for Syrian children

    Hope for Syrian children
    As summer in Maryland begins to fade, I can't help but think about the millions of children and young adults returning to school. I know how fortunate we are to live in a land of relative peace and opportunity, especially for our children's sake. In stark...