Members of the Fight Inequality Alliance will from January 19th to 26th, mobilise across the world to highlight the crisis of rising inequality and demand the end to the age of greed and for a more equal society. The 2018 Week of Action takes place under the theme 'End the Age of Greed' and will be parallel to the annual World Economic Forum, a meeting of the world’s elite in the financial sector.
The Fight Inequality Alliance is a growing group of leading international and national non-profit organisations, human rights campaigners, women’s rights groups, environmental groups, faith-based organisations, trade unions, social movements and other civil society organisations that is committed to building a global movement to counter the excessive concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a small elite and achieve a just, equal and sustainable world.
Each year, members of the Alliance such as Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) come together through various activities in different cities (and online) across the world in a show of unity against the break down of the global socio-economic structures that has gradually led to a widening of the gap between the rich and poor. A 2017 Oxfam report showed that half of the world’s wealth is owned by eight people.
“Once again the world will be talking about the inequality crisis, and we need to demonstrate that around the world that people will not tolerate today’s age of greed. We will show the global public through our actions that the answers do not come from those elites who actually are making inequality worse; that instead the way to tackle inequality is through strengthening the power of ordinary people by uniting for change and listening to their solutions. “
-Fighting Inequality Alliance
Join in the activities, both offline and online, and make your voice heard.
Together we can put an end to the age of greed!
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Original source: Tax Justice Network Africa
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