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Blog / 25th November 2019

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.

Blog / 30th October 2019

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.

Blog / 30th October 2019

Protesters are demanding a larger share of the nation’s prosperity — a reality check for its celebrated economic model. There is no alternative to simply spreading the wealth more evenly, writes a group of opinion journalists at the New York Times.  

Blog / 25th October 2019

Research makes explicit the link between ending extreme poverty and inequality: even a relatively small amount of re-allocation of the world’s resources could end the injustice of extreme poverty in a world of plenty, writes Danny Sriskandarajah.