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2010-09-15 16:19:00

BOSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 1 for All has declared Oxfam America as the winner of its YouTube video contest. The video features seven female Oxfam staff who lay out the pillars of the First Amendment in their native languages, speaking out on behalf of all the women around the world who do not enjoy such freedoms. Oxfam supporters State Radio, whose charitable organization Calling All Crows regularly advocates on behalf of (and fundraises for) Oxfam's women's rights around...

2010-08-12 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- HaloSource, a leading clean water company, has signed an agreement with DelAgua, the UK based water testing organisation, for the development of an emergency response point-of-use drinking water device that will use HaloSource's revolutionary HaloPure® disinfection technology combined with its proprietary pre-treatment biopolymers. DelAgua produces and distributes the Oxfam DelAgua kit, developed in collaboration with international...

2010-08-05 14:12:00

BILOXI, Miss., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the administration's point-person on long-term Gulf Coast recovery after the oil spill, must ensure community voices are heard loud and clear and take specific steps to ensure an equitable and full recovery, several leading Gulf Coast community organizations said on Thursday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Mabus, who...

2010-07-15 15:01:00

Disclosures of payments from companies to governments will aid fight against corruption WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian organization Oxfam America commends the U.S. Congress for making disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world a legal requirement. Included as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation passed by the House and Senate, this historic measure will increase financial transparency in...

2010-05-05 15:25:00

Oxfam America supporting community efforts to respond to crisis GULF COAST, La., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With their livelihoods in true jeopardy, community leaders across the Gulf Coast are mobilizing to respond to the oil spill disaster and give political voice to the people that stand to lose the most. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "You've got fishermen that are losing their livelihoods, that can't make their payments. There are men in...

2010-03-08 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian organization Oxfam America marked International Women's Day today by celebrating the efforts of a number of women who bear witness to the impacts of climate change and who are working on solutions, locally and globally. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO ) The event is part of Oxfam's Sisters on the Planet Climate Leaders Summit, which brings to Washington almost 100 women from 33...

2010-02-05 14:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- What happens when international superstar will.i.am remixes "My Generation," the timeless masterpiece from The Who? The result is a new spin for the digital age that bridges the gap between generations and urges people to take action on pressing humanitarian concerns - like helping the residents of Haiti. FLO TV Incorporated, international recording artist and producer will.i.am and iconic rock band The Who today announced that 100 percent of the...

2010-01-27 22:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After President Obama's State of the Union Address tonight, Raymond C. Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America, made the following statement: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "In the face of tremendous economic challenges, we welcome President Obama's recognition that leadership on the world stage advances the common security and prosperity of all people. "President Obama understands the importance of...

2010-01-25 10:38:00

MINISTERS MUST ENSURE POOR AREAS DO NOT MISS OUT ON RECONSTRUCTION WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foreign ministers meeting in Montreal today should agree to cancel Haiti's $890 million international debt in the wake of the devastating earthquake, international relief and development organization Oxfam said. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Debt cancellation is one of Oxfam's five priorities for Haitian reconstruction. The other elements...

2010-01-23 15:46:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the announced end of search and rescue efforts in Haiti, Mark Fried of international aid agency Oxfam said: "The end of search and rescue efforts does not mean we can slow down. Relief and recovery for the survivors is the priority now. "Hundreds of thousands who lost everything but their lives need water for drinking and washing. They need latrines to contain the spread of disease. They need shelter and simple household...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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