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  • This is why media coverage of climate debate has been corrupted

    09/16/2015 5:43:14 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 22 hours ago September 15, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    UN and Oxfam caught bribing media to write crusading climate stories By Ian Wishart News journalists are being bribed by the United Nations and the Oxfam charity to write scare stories about climate change ahead of the global climate treaty negotiations in Paris later this year. Details of the bribes – which take the form of ego-boosting “awards”, global travel in CO2 generating airliners and financial payments – are contained in a news release just published by the UNDP today, an organisation headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. Journalists’ codes of ethics prohibit being induced to give...
  • EU and Oxfam Launch Tax Payer Funded Campaign to Urge West into Taking 60 MILLION Migrants

    09/08/2015 12:31:58 PM PDT · by Black Agnes · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    One of the world’s largest, allegedly corrupt charities has joined forces with one of the world’s largest, allegedly corrupt governments to guilt trip the Western world into welcoming 60 million migrants to their shores. On Sunday, the European Commission and Oxfam launched their YouSaveLives campaign to give “a face and a name to this vast army of invisible people.”
  • Worldwide Campaign Seeks to 'Blacken Israel's Name'

    06/07/2015 5:59:36 PM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    CNS ^ | June 06, 2015 | Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- What does the Presbyterian Church USA and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters have in common? They both support boycotting Israel, a sweeping movement that's trying to delegitimize the Jewish state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a great struggle and international campaign is being waged against his country to "blacken its name." "It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence," Netanyahu said. "It does not matter what we do; it matters what we symbolize and what we are." Just this week, the CEO of French mobile phone giant Orange said he'd cut...
  • Oxfam says the Richest 1% Control More Than Half The World's Wealth

    01/19/2015 6:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The NYT published a press release from Oxfam claiming that the richest 1% control more than half the world's wealth. I don't know if that's true, but if it is... who cares? Even if it is true, where exactly is this money being held? Investors with interests in finance, insurance and health saw the biggest windfalls, Oxfam said. Using data from Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires, it said those listed as having interests in the pharmaceutical and health care industries saw their net worth jump by 47 percent. Oh, they're being held in businesses. Businesses, that, you know, employ...
  • The Great British rake-off...what really happens to the billions YOU donate to charity

    11/16/2014 2:17:25 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 November 2014 | David Craig
    The figures are astonishing. There are more than 195,289 registered charities in the UK that raise and spend close to £80 billion a year. Together, they employ more than a million staff – more than our car, aerospace and chemical sectors – and make 13 billion ‘asks’ for money every year, the equivalent of 200 for each of us in the UK. But many charities have become hungry monsters, needing ever more of our money to feed their own ambitions. And while registered charities claim that almost 90p in every pound donated is spent on ‘charitable activities’, many spend at...
  • How Your Cereal Causes Climate Change

    07/28/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 28, 20:31 GMT | Clare Foran
    One of the world's largest food companies says it's about to take a big bite out of global warming. General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Wheaties, said Monday that it will set a target to limit air pollution throughout its entire supply chain next summer. This marks the first time the food giant has pledged to measurably rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from its agricultural suppliers of ingredients like soy and sugarcane. Environmental watchdogs say the effort is significant. According to Oxfam, air pollution created by the agricultural industry makes up a quarter of total greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide....
  • ‘Thanks to The Nutters at Oxfam, I’m Buying SodaStream’ (Canada employment minister)

    02/02/2014 6:17:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2014, 11:03 PM | Ari Yashar
    After Actress Scarlett Johansson stepped down as Oxfam’s ambassador over her advertisement with Israeli company SodaStream, a company Oxfam boycotts, Canadian Employment Minister Jason Kenney said their move spurred him to buy from SodaStream. […] Kenney bashed the “anti-Israel obsession” with which leftist groups pursue Israel, even while they ignore countries like Iran which executes political dissidents and homosexuals. …
  • When soda becomes a political statement

    01/31/2014 7:24:09 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 30 replies
    Sun News ^ | January 30, 2014 | Brian Lilley
    Oxfam, the global charity that describes itself as "determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty," has decided it prefers Palestinians to be poor, hungry and unemployed. This all involves a Hollywood actress, a Super Bowl ad, an at-home soda maker and some confused liberals who appear to prefer their poor people stay poor. Scarlett Johansson has been an Oxfam global ambassador, helping to raise money and the profile of the charity's work around the world, but after ScarJo, as her fans call her, opted to appear in a Super Bowl ad for SodaStream, things...
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam to Support Israel

    01/30/2014 10:04:08 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/30/14
    US actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as global ambassador for Oxfam after the aid group deemed the role "incompatible" with her promotion of an Israeli firm that has a factory in the occupied West Bank. Johansson, 29, appears in an advertisement for home drinks carbonation firm SodaStream, which is due to air during the US Super Bowl on Sunday. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll It has already been seen more than 4.5 million times on the YouTube video-sharing website. The Hollywood star has worked for Oxfam since 2005 but...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits as Oxfam ambassador after row over SodaStream job

    01/30/2014 12:28:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    AP via Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.30.14, 08:22 | (Derrik J. Lang)
    Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for SodaStream, the Israeli company with a factory in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman Wednesday said the 29-year-old actress has “a fundamental difference of opinion” with Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights. […] SodaStream has come under fire from pro-Palestinian activists for maintaining a large factory in the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, some 10 minutes from Jerusalem. The factory employs more than 500 Palestinians....
  • Pro-Palestinian Activists Targeted Major Hollywood Actress Over Her Deal to Represent Israeli

    01/26/2014 10:21:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/26/14 | Sharona Schwartz
    Actor Scarlett Johansson has been facing pressure from some pro-Palestinian activists after announcing earlier this month that she was becoming the first brand ambassador for the Israeli carbonated beverage kit maker SodaStream. She’s planning to star in a Super Bowl ad for the company which has characterized itself as an alternative to Coke and Pepsi.Scarlett Johansson filming a SodaStream commercial for the Super Bowl (Screenshot: YouTube) “The company’s commitment to a healthier body and a healthier planet is a perfect fit for me,” Johansson said in mid-January. “I love that the product can be tailored to any lifestyle and palate.”SodaStream...
  • World’s 85 richest have same wealth as 3.5 billion poorest (says Oxfam)

    01/20/2014 11:46:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 20, 2014 | Li Anne Wong
    The combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world’s population—or 3.5 billion of the poorest people—according to a new report from Oxfam. In a report titled “Working for the Few” released Monday, the global aid and development organization detailed the extent of global economic inequality created by the rapidly increasing wealth of the richest, warning of the major risks it poses to “human progress.” […] Oxfam said that based on its polls conducted across the world, it is believed that there are many laws and regulations designed to benefit...
  • Obama blamed for failure of international arms treaty ('stunning cowardice')

    07/28/2012 12:51:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/27/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Obama blamed for failure of international arms treatyBy Julian Pecquet - 07/27/12 08:26 PM ET The United Nations indefinitely suspended action on an international arms trade treaty Friday after the United States and several other countries asked for more time. The decision sparked angry reactions from human rights groups often allied with the Obama administration, who believed a treaty to regulate the export of deadly weapons to rogue regimes was within reach. The UN had spent the entire month of July hammering out a deal, and Friday was the deadline for an agreement on a treaty that has met with...
  • WSJ’s O’Grady: Soros Funds Terrorism

    04/28/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT · by vadum · 46 replies · 283+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 28, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes in today's Wall Street Journal that George Soros's Open Society Institute has been funding terrorism. In a column entitled Friends of Terror in Peru, O'Grady notes that Thursday's vote by the European Parliament to take the Peruvian guerrilla group known as the Tupac Amaru (aka MRTA) off its terrorist list has Peru in an uproar. For good reason: The MRTA is notorious for kidnapping, torturing and murdering civilians to advance its political agenda. More recently, Peruvian officials have linked it to Hugo Chávez's "Bolivarian Movement," which seeks to destabilize democracies in Latin America, and to the...
  • Refugee camp overwhelmed as people seek food and water [ Kenya, Somalia ]

    07/05/2011 7:58:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | Ben Brown et al
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, says there are unprecedented levels of malnutrition among children fleeing Somalia to escape the severe drought in East Africa. Oxfam, Save the Children and the Red Cross are all launching emergency appeals. Rains have failed for the past three seasons, and aid agencies say more than 12 million people across large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya are facing dire shortages of food, shelter and health services. The BBC's Ben Brown reports from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
  • Wear Levi's jeans, pioneer global 'gun control'

    02/06/2010 8:22:28 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 69 replies · 2,014+ views
    National Gun Rights Examiner ^ | February 6, 2010 | David Codrea
    The Brady Campaign trying to drag Starbucks Coffee into the anti-open carry debate is, like the core mission of the gungrabbers, senseless, punitive of the innocent and fundamentally unfair. The coffee giant just wants to sell its wares, and is reluctant to alienate a large market segment simply because anti-rights bluenoses get all hissy when they see anyone pushing beyond social norms they deem acceptable. Here's a company that's not innocent--in fact, they are willful leading collaborators in the global citizen disarmament movement: "American icon," Levi Strauss. Some of us have been waving that denim flag for years--here's an early...
  • An Easy way to donate for Haiti releif efforts

    01/14/2010 9:20:56 AM PST · by mpackard · 29 replies · 1,021+ views
    Red Cross ^ | 01/14/2010 | Red Cross
    I dont know if this has been posted..... As a Katrina survivor I will tell you that the Red Cross and The Salvation Army were heros... You can text the word Haiti to 90999 to donate $10.00 to the relief efforts. I intend to donate much more than this but I found this to be a very convenient way to do something.
  • Leaked agreement rocks Copenhagen

    12/08/2009 6:12:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 27 replies · 1,820+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | December 9, 2009 | Emma Alberici
    The Copenhagen climate talks have been rocked by the leak of a draft final agreement which weakens the role of the United Nations in climate change negotiations and abandons the Kyoto Protocol. The "Danish text" draft agreement, published by the UK's Guardian newspaper, has been described as a dangerous document for developing countries. Over the past week, parts of Denmark's proposal have leaked into the public domain, but this is the first time it has been published in its entirety. According to the Guardian, the secret agreement has been worked on by a group of individuals known as the 'circle...
  • Londoners turn blue for climate protest (Time to CAPTION a few chilly warmers!)

    12/05/2009 1:10:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies · 1,741+ views
    Sky News ^ | 12/06/09
    Londoners turn blue for climate protestUpdated: 07:30, Sunday December 6, 2009 Thousands of people have painted themselves blue and marched through central London to call for action on climate change. Two days before a crucial climate summit begins in Copenhagen, protesters decked themselves out in blue facepaint, eyeshadow, wigs and stockings and converged on Big Ben on a grey Saturday afternoon. Organisers said 40,000 people took part while the Metropolitan Police put numbers at 20,000. Demand action until blue in the face,' one placard read, while others said quit dirty coal'. The peaceful protest stopped traffic as it moved from...
  • Oxfam predicts millions more victims of climate

    04/20/2009 5:38:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 613+ views
    AFP ^ | April 20, 2009
    Hundreds of millions of people will become victims of climate change-related disasters over the next six years, Oxfam said Tuesday, urging governments to change the way they respond to such events. The British-based aid and development charity estimated the number of people affected by climatic disasters would rise by 54 percent to 375 million people a year on average by 2015, based on data on similar disasters since 1980. In a new report, it warned that humanitarian aid spending and the way it was allocated was far from prepared to meet the challenge. "The response is often fickle -- too...