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People's movements

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 vision of a sharing economy has gripped the public imagination in recent years, but what does it mean in relation to the world’s converging crises?    In this book, Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi argues that the idea of sharing resources should always have been directed towards our governments, particularly in response...
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...
Over 300 global civil society organizations of small-scale food producers, researchers and Indigenous Peoples’ are gathering online (25-28 July) to protest against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit.  The People’s Counter-Mobilization to Transform Corporate Food Systems is the latest in a series of rejections of the UN...
Contents Our activity and impact in 2020 STWR’s research and writing  Campaigning and events Future plans and projects ​Our activity and impact in 2020 From the start of 2020, severe warnings were issued from the United Nations about an expected downward spiral of war, climate emergency and economic...
How the G7 continues to stand in the way of a more democratic international order - by Nick Dearden for the New Internationalist. Earlier this year, South Africa’s delegate to the World Trade Organization made an eloquent plea to rich countries to stop blocking a proposal which would see patents on Covid-19 vaccines...
Leading Astronauts from the USA, Japan and South Korea have joined forces in a new short film targeting G7 leaders, who meet this weekend in Cornwall, UK.   Their new film, titled “Call to Earth: G7”, shares the astronauts’ message of international cooperation, as the world faces a generation-defining moment tackling...