The power of people

Nelson Mandela said, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Whoever you are, you are critical to the global movement for change.

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“It’s inhumane”: Poultry workers speak out about denial of bathroom breaks

I met Carla at a meeting of poultry workers on May 10, the night before we were rallying outside Tyson headquarters to deliver over 150,000 consumer petitions. Dozens of workers came to tell us their stories about life inside the plants. Will Fenton is an advocacy advisor for Oxfam America. “Es inhumano,” Carla said, referring […]

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“I fear for my mother every day”

On International Women’s Day, we honored three women whose commitment to peace and justice is unwavering, even in the face of violence.

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Green Climate Fund brings a little optimism

I frequently worry about how poor farmers will adapt to climate change, but recent legislation gives me hope that there will be resources to help them.

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