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How Did 80 People Get Half of the World’s Wealth?

Oxfam reports that just 80 people possess the same quantity of wealth as 3.5 billion others. On RT’s Crosstalk, economist Michael Hudson discusses how this happened with Oxfam official Max Lawson and Richard Wellings at London’s Institute for Economic Affairs.

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The World’s 1 Percent Will Own More Than the Other 99 Percent Combined by 2016

Can we please stop calling it the “wealth gap”? The figures Oxfam recently reported on global inequality can only be described as a growing abyss between the world’s ├╝ber-rich and the rest of us.

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 READ MORE

There Are Twice as Many Billionaires Now Than Before the Financial Crisis

UNICEF reports that child poverty has increased in over 20 countries since the global recession, while a new Oxfam study shows that billionaires have increased their combined wealth by over 120 percent. How can we continue to ignore this appalling inequality?

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 READ MORE (CC BY 2.0)

Take a Guess at How Many People Collectively Are as Wealthy as Half the World. It’s Less Than That

We’ve all heard that 1 percent of the global population owns 50 percent of the earth’s wealth, and yet, now that the actual number of people has been calculated by the relief organization Oxfam, it’s hard not to cringe at the fact.

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE

Environmentalists Walk Out of U.N. Climate Talks

In a repeat of a scene played out at climate negotiations in years past, numerous organizations and hundreds of environmental activists walked out of the U.N. climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday over the lack of progress toward a binding agreement to avert catastrophic climate change.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE

AP / Rafiq Maqool

War in Afghanistan: Not in Our Name

Seven out of 10 Britons back The Independent on Sunday’s call for a phased withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan as a landmark report by Oxfam this week exposes the real human cost of the war.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 READ MORE


Blockaded Gaza ‘Faces Disaster’

It’s been only about a week since Israel closed the border into the Gaza Strip, denying the occupied territory humanitarian supplies and fuel and even blocking journalists, but the UK-based aid group Oxfam is already warning that Gaza “faces disaster” if the blockade is not immediately broken.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008 READ MORE


Free Trade’s Bitter Pill

U.S. trade agreements are endangering public health systems in developing countries by driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs, according to a new study by the British relief agency Oxfam.

Posted on Apr 4, 2007 READ MORE

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