Stand Up in Sydney

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It was a glorious day in Sydney for Stand Up 2010 – with indigenous dance performances alongside harmonicas, whistles and rice shakers. All to Make A Noise for the MDGs!

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UN MDG Summit: a plan for action?

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On the eve of the UN Summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, it is time for Australia to push for real action to rescue the MDGs

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Make Poverty History newspaper delivery

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In August, hundreds of Make Poverty History volunteers distributed 50,000 copies of our free newspaper ‘EMC’ on the streets of Melbourne, raising awareness and educating about the need to eradicate global poverty. Check out the video of this huge stunt.

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Make Poverty History release free newspaper

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Hundreds of Make Poverty History volunteers came together today to distribute a free newspaper to commuters to coincide with the United Nations Department of Public Information conference on global health.

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GOOD design a poster on the MDGs

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GOOD Magazine have announced the winner of their latest project – to design a poster marking the progress the global community has made in reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

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Make your Wish to End Poverty

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You can make your wish to end global poverty, and contribute to the largest anti-poverty movement in history. Add your wish to the Make Poverty History Wishing Tree, and ensure your political leaders hear your voice.

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Bondi gets a Make Poverty History push

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Oxfam intern Giselle Hall reports back on a recent Make Poverty History action on the streets of Bondi.

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Passionate teachers bring opportunity

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I’ve been visiting Oxfam-built schools in remote areas of Stung Treng province. We went to monitor post-construction progress, while doing in-the-field media training. Inaccessible by car, arrival at the first school was a five hour, bumpy and muddy moto-ride deep into the jungle.

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Dragging large white letters around Melbourne

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It’s hard to be inconspicuous on a Melbourne city tram when you’re struggling to keep hold of a human-sized ‘H’, but it’s all worth it in the name of Making Poverty History.

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20 hours from Jakarta: another world

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In mid May I asked for leave from my union activities at GSBI and returned for a fortnight to my parent’s house in a village near the city of Solo, Central Java. At the village I kept busy helping my parents in the fields. My parents are farmers and do not have any regular income. Their own land doesn’t yield enough to cover every day necessities. So to fulfil their daily needs they work as labourers on other people’s land. With their meagre income, my parents still support two of their children (my older sister and young sister), as well as three grandchildren (from my older sister).

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Be part of the world’s greatest bank job

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Imagine if a tiny tax on international banking transactions could help tackle poverty around the world.

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