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The UN, People & Politics http://www.stwr.org Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:36:20 +0000 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Global Rules, Local Rulers http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/global-rules-local-rulers.html A discussion paper analyses how connected citizens feel they are to the international institutions that regulate trade and economic activity, and argues that both NGOs and international institutions need to engage more actively in domestic economic debate in the current challenging climate. Authored by Jim Metcalfe.

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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:45:12 +0000
The Quebec Student Protest Movement and the Power of the Radical Imagination http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/the-quebec-student-protest-movement-and-the-power-of-the-radical-imagination.html To understand the shared concerns of youthful protesters and the global nature of the forces they are fighting, it is crucial to situate these diverse student protests within a broader analysis of global capital and the changing nature of its assaults on young people, says Henry A Giroux.

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Wed, 05 Sep 2012 09:41:02 +0000
10 Steps to Becoming a Global Citizen http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/10-steps-to-becoming-a-global-citizen.html By recognising that we are all connected, interdependent and part of a world-wide community of people and nations, we affirm our global citizenship. Only as self-aware and active global citizens will humanity be able to create an international movement with the power to establish a better world, and this simple guide points the way. By the Global Citizens Initiative.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 09:27:20 +0000
When Will Ordinary People Rise Up? http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/when-will-ordinary-people-rise-up.html If world leaders and policymakers are paying merely lip service to the unfolding human and environmental catastrophe, is the growing power of the people's voice sufficient to challenge the immense forces that stand in the way of creating a just and sustainable world? 

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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:12:04 +0000
Reclaim the United Nations from Corporate Capture! http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/reclaim-the-united-nations-from-corporate-capture.html Civil society groups have strong concerns about the growing influence of major corporations and business lobby groups within the United Nations, and call for the UN to prioritise steps that serve the public interest over the creation of policies that result in profits for businesses. A joint statement from Friends of the Earth

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Thu, 03 May 2012 09:46:49 +0000
http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/global-civil-society-2012-ten-years-of-politics-from-below.html The question we ask is whether today’s generation of protestors represent the harbingers of a new emancipatory agenda, or whether the opposite is the case, that social fragmentation and polarisation from above as well as from below could usher in an even more dangerous and divided world. Or both? By Mary Kaldor.

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Tue, 01 May 2012 09:37:12 +0000
http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/a-peoples-history-of-robin-hood.html The mythic figure of a wealth-redistributionist Robin Hood spans back hundreds of years, and lives on today in the streets of Cairo and Occupied sites worldwide. In the struggle to reclaim common space and share resources, we need him now more than ever, says Paul Buhle.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:12:03 +0000
An Excess of Democracy http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/an-excess-of-democracy.html As we become increasingly dominated by the pursuit of economic growth, what can campaigners learn from #occupy as well as previous radical movements in our attempt to forge a new kind of political economy based on a framework of equality, mutuality and respect for nature? By Hilary Wainright.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:28:50 +0000
The Occupy Movement: A Revolution in Our Sense of Self http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/the-occupy-movement-a-revolution-in-our-sense-of-self.html The Occupy Movement, far from having no programme, has revolutionized our sense of self. The 'Citizen of the World' adopts a panoramic view of society and takes the interests of others all over the world to be as important as her or his self interest, writes Kerry-anne Mendoza.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:07:01 +0000
The Widening Circle: Toward a Global Citizens Movement http://www.stwr.org/the-un-people-politics/the-widening-circle-toward-a-global-citizens-movement.html The idea and practice of global citizenship is spreading, but a coherent global citizens movement that engages masses of people remains latent, ready to be born. Giving life to this critical actor, now missing from the world stage, stands as the next phase in the evolution of civil society activism. An initiative by Kosmos.

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