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People's movements

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...
Si tu verses ne serait-ce qu’une larme de compassion pour ton semblable, la vie louera éternellement ton cœur plein d’amour auprès de toutes les étoiles qui brillent au firmament. * * *   Les nombreux commentaires des experts analystes sur l’effondrement du système financier, ne nous éclairent guère sur ce qui...
Lettre à un activiste américain  Qu’est-ce qui a fait sombrer les Etats-Unis d’Amérique dans le chaos et la confusion où ils se trouvent aujourd’hui ? Comment ce pays fondé sur les idéaux de liberté, de justice et de démocratie a-t-il pu se fourvoyer peu à peu au point de flétrir ses nobles valeurs ?  Faut-il...
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...
Noël est le passé en train de mourir, mais Jésus  ne cesse de renaître chaque fois que vous faites  un acte de compassion au service d’autrui. Quand vous pleurez devant quelqu’un qui meurt  de faim, à ce moment même le Christ  se révèle en tant que père de votre cœur. * * * Quand nous sommes mécontents de nos...
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...
« Après des décennies d’inaction politique, seule la bonne volonté planétaire des gens ordinaires a une chance de venir à bout de la pauvreté dans un monde d’abondance au travers de manifestations massives et incessantes dans tous les pays. Empruntons donc la voie de moindre résistance en exigeant tous ensemble la...
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...