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People's movements

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...
Over 200 organisations from 67 countries call for the transformation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) into a completely new framework for international trade that is fit for the 21st century – which means it puts people and the planet first. Dear Heads of State: In nations around the world, the regime of hyper...
The “inequality pandemic” calls for a new social contract, but it will not happen unless millions around the world mobilise to make it a reality, write Imani Countess and William Minter for The US–Africa Bridge Building Project. The COVID-19 pandemic has both revealed and deepened structural inequalities around the...
Protest movements are on the rise worldwide amid deepening inequalities and job crises worsened by the continuing coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, widespread COVID lockdowns sparked protests in countries across the world, with millions marching through the streets demanding jobs, democratic freedoms, social justice and...
Share The World’s Resources (STWR) have released a revised second edition of the book by Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, titled 'Heralding Article 25: A people's strategy for world transformation'. Mesbahi argues that meeting the basic needs outlined in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights—concerning...
As the UN commemorates World Water Day, Volkan Bozkir - President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly - highlights the moral failure of providing this most basic need to all. Water is integral to sustainable development, but we are well behind on the goals and targets that we have set...
Ahead of critical talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) civil society and trade unions from the Global South are calling on rich countries’ leaders to stop blocking a proposal to waive certain intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and other medical products. This landmark proposal to temporarily...
In late November, what may have been the single largest protest in human history took place in India, as tens of thousands of farmers marched to the capital to protest proposed new legislation and upward of 250 million people around the subcontinent participated in a 24-hour general strike in solidarity. This massive...
A joint report by the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and Christian Aid asks a radical question: what would it look like if we had an econmomy based on human rights? Choosing between people or the economy has become a persistent theme in political debates as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic...
Share The World’s Resources (STWR) have now released a book version of the popular articles by Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, titled ‘Studies on the Principle of Sharing’. The articles were originally published online at sharing.org over the course of 2011 to 2014, during the momentous revolutionary period that followed...
Contents: Editor’s preface The cry for justice Commercialisation: the antithesis of sharing Uniting the people of the world A discourse on beliefs, ideologies and ‘isms’ An enquiry into the meaning of sharing food Rise up America, rise up! Christmas, the system and I Endnotes A printed book version of...
In a forum discussion by The Great Transition Initiative, two panels debate the question: Should a UBI be a central element of strategies for transformation? The following is a contribution from STWR, titled: Toward Global Sharing.  Guy Standing's opener lays out a cogent case for a universal basic income (UBI)....
Inequality is a system of dominance that we can only overcome if we have enough strength. No one cedes power becasue of a great powerpoint, writes Ben Phillips for OpenDemocracy.  2020 isn’t just the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s also the year when protest has gone viral. Covid-19 has both supercharged our...