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7 Nov, 2017

Oxfam: Powerful film shows how global tax dodgers hit the poor where it really hurts

London, 07 Nov 2017, Oxfam International media release — Yesterday’s leak of millions of documents in the Paradise Papers has once again revealed the dark and murky world of tax dodging. From prominent politicians and celebrities to global corporate giants, tax dodgers have once again been exposed for not paying their fair share. Tax dodging has real and shocking consequences for millions of people around the world.

Watch this film to see exactly what’s at stake.


When companies and the super-rich avoid paying their taxes, ordinary people – and particularly the poorest – pay the price. Corporate tax dodging costs poor countries at least $100 billion every year – enough money to provide an education for the 124 million children who aren’t in school and fund health care that could prevent the deaths of at least six million children every year.

World leaders have promised to clamp down on tax dodging, but their tough talk hasn’t been matched by action. The Paradise Papers is just the latest in a series of tax scandals and shows that it’s still one rule for multinationals and the super-rich, and another for everyone else. With your help, we can push governments to end the era of tax havens, and make sure everyone pays their fair share.

Please share our film with your friends and family to spread the word about the global heist no one is talking about.

We cannot win the fight against poverty without bringing an end to tax dodging.

Thank you,

Victoria Harnett

On behalf of Oxfam’s Even It Up Campaign Team.