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People's movements

After wrapping up a worldwide civil disobedience campaign to call for a "climate revolution," scientists have pledged to keep fighting for the ambitious action they warn is necessary to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of the fossil-fueled global emergency. Report by Jessica Corbett for Common Dreams. "...
Join eighteen organizations and key individuals working in the global justice sector across nineteen countries in ditching the word “aid” and replacing it with more accurate alternatives in our communications. By Health Poverty Action. Following a consultation to replace the damaging and neo-colonial  language of “...
Dozens of youth-led advocacy groups from around the world have published an open letter urging the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Switzerland to immediately end their opposition to a proposed patent waiver for coronavirus vaccines, which still remain out of reach for billions of people in poor...
Ne moremo si resno zamisliti nove ekonomske paradigme za upravljanje skupnih zemeljskih virov brez poglobljenega razmisleka o potrebi po vsesvetovni psihološki in družbeni preobrazbi, s katero se bo zavedanje povprečnega človeka razširilo v smeri sprejemanja skupnega dobrega za celotno človeštvo. Avtor Mohammed...
If MLK lived today, he would not be celebrated for staunchly opposing wealth inequality and poverty, or for his Poor People's Campaign that demanded a better life for all Americans through nonviolent protest and mutual aid. By Holly Genovese for OpenDemocracy. As we mourn Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his...
STWR have published a book of the classic text by Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, titled ‘The Sharing Economy: Inaugurating an Age of the Heart’. While the enthusiasm for business-oriented sharing platforms has diminished over recent years, this book explores how the moral and political cause for sharing still retains the...
Sharing doses alone is not enough, we also need to share the vaccine technology to end the coronavirus pandemic. But only people’s organising is going to make leaders take that bold action in 2022, writes Ben Phillips for IPS news. As the Omicron surge overwhelms the world, it is clear to people everywhere that the...
New research shows that global protests are rising and have much in common - asking for no more than established human rights. By Walden Bello and Isabel Ortiz for IPS News. In recent years, the world has been shaken by protests. From the Arab Spring to the social uprisings in Chile and Latin America, the world has...
The true sharing economy represents the end of the old ways defined by the pursuit of profit and competitive self-interest, while a new age of intergovernmental sharing and cooperation can only begin through the channel of ending hunger in a world that has such an abundance of financial capital and available resources...
With continuing hypocrisy and obstructionism by governments of major countries at global climate talks, humanity’s best hope lies in the social movements of the most marginalized, writes Basav Sen for FPIF. The UN climate talks (Conference of the Parties, or COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, concluded in mid-November...
A fair share analysis finds current pledges from wealthy countries fall much further below the mark than previously understood, demonstrating the need for international climate action on fossil fuel production. A global coalition of civil society organisations from social movements, environmental and development...
Civil society organisations and movements have launched a landmark manifesto calling for a renewed approach to public services, such as education, energy, food, health and care services, housing, social security, telecommunications, transportation, waste collection and disposal, and water and sanitation, to address...
The UN food summit was hijacked early on by powerful corporate interests – but people are resisting, write Elizabeth Mpofu and Henk Hobbelink. Thursday’s UN food summit proposes to help solve the world’s nutrition crisis, with 800 million people going hungry and 1.9 billion labelled obese, by better aligning food...
STWR have initiated a new crowdfunder to raise money for advertising our campaign across central London, UK.  The aim is to invite more people to join our call for implementing Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—which stands for adequate food, housing, healthcare and social security for everyone...
STWR would like to thank everyone who contributed to our Billboard Project to advertise the campaign for Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The fundraiser was initiated at the start of the pandemic with the aim of placing billposters across central London Underground stations. In the end, our...