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People's movements

Tackling the coronavirus demands international action and solidarity on all fronts - not just for reasons of equity, but also practicality, writes Vanessa Baird for the New Internationalist. This is a war. We can fight and win. Our country, our people… etcetera... Bellicose rhetoric and vacuous stonewalling from...
Die eigentliche Frage ist, ob Covid-19 uns dazu erwecken wird, die starken Ungleichheiten unserer Welt zu erfassen oder bedeutet es lediglich eine weitere Ursache für dieVerarmung von riesigen Teilen der Menschheit, die so lange schon vom öffentlichen Gewissen ignoriert wird. Seit Anfang 2020 sind wir in eine...
The question is whether Covid-19 will awaken us to the stark inequalities of our world, or does it simply represent a new cause of impoverishment for the vast swathes of humanity who have long been disregarded by the public’s conscience?  Since the beginning of 2020, we’ve entered an extraordinary new era. There is...
Sign a petition from the International Peace Bureau (IPB) calling for a dramatic reduction of military spending in favour of healthcare and meeting social needs. The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB has called on G20 world leaders who are gathering via virtual means this coming week to send a...
In response to high demand, STWR have published an updated book version of our perspective on a universal basic income (UBI). The new book release is timely considering the sudden upsurge of interest in UBI policies, with many governments across the world making direct cash payments to citizens during the...
As the US looks to the future in this election year, what are our chances of reviving the second superpower on our planet to end America’s wars - namely, world public opinion? By Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies for Common Dreams. February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the...
Únase a STWR, Compartir los Recursos del Mundo, en manifestaciones para el Artículo 25 de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. (1) Toda persona tiene derecho a un nivel de vida adecuado para la salud y el bienestar de sí mismo y de su familia, incluidos alimentos, ropa, vivienda, atención médica, los...
The UN's 2019 report on human development is timely in view of the widespread social unrest in many countries that derives, to a large extent, from the inequalities this report analyses. By Yossi Mekelberg. The UN is often accused of being detached from reality and irrelevant to most people’s lives — especially...
Share The World’s Resources (STWR) have released a book version of the pioneering publication by Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, titled 'Heralding Article 25: A people's strategy for world transformation'. Mesbahi argues that meeting the basic requirements outlined in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration for Human...
Human rights advocates should be as concerned with the economic injustices giving rise to recent worldwide demonstrations, as with the repressive responses to them writes Ignacio Saiz for the Centre for Economic and Social Rights. In recent weeks, an extraordinary wave of mass protests has swept the globe. While...
The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren’t Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies.  We live at the very heart of this neoliberal system that is force-feeding the systemic injustice and...
A global civic participation campaign calls for the creation of a World Citizens’ Initiative on the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary. This new instrument could enable individual citizens to influence the world organization’s work, writes Andreas Bummel and Bruno Kaufmann. Next year the United Nations will...
In einer zunehmend ungleichen und nicht nachhaltigen Welt müssen die Regierungen dringend die restriktiven politischen und wirtschaftlichen Ideologien der Vergangenheit überwinden und Lösungen finden, die den gemeinsamen Bedürfnissen der Menschen in allen Ländern gerecht werden. Dieser Leitfaden skizziert das Ausmaß...
We are witnessing the biggest surge in global protest activity since the early 2010s, when a "movement of the squares" saw mass rallies in capital cities across the Arab world, followed by Occupy demonstrations in the global north, writes Jack Shenker.  "I’m 22 years old, and this is my last letter,” the young man...
Recent protests in cities across the world show that “people are hurting and want to be heard” by political leaders who must now address a “growing deficit of trust”, says the UN chief. Speaking to correspondents at UN Headquarters in New York, António Guterres said that although “every situation is unique” there...