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Inequality

A new book lays out a progressive agenda for the post-COVID era, which relies on a global Green New Deal, a serious shift of resources from the military to human needs, a major upgrade in international cooperation, and a significant commitment to economic equity. By John Feffer for Foreign Policy in Focus. If the...
The phenomenal rise in extreme poverty -– for the first time in 20 years — has been accompanied by an upsurge in the incomes of the world’s billionaires and the super-rich, writes Thalif Deen for Inter Press Service. The paradox of poverty amidst plenty is being blamed largely on the coronavirus pandemic which has...
More than five hundred of the world’s leading charities, social groups and academics have sent a letter to the International Monetary Fund warning that its support programs, which have had to be ramped up to cope with COVID-19, were condemning many countries to years of austerity. We, the undersigned, call on the...
In an encyclical, the most authoritative form of papal teaching, Francis lamented poor cooperation among countries and warned the forces of “myopic, extremist, resentful and aggressive nationalism are on the rise.” Pope Francis criticized the failures of global cooperation in response to the coronavirus pandemic in...
When we share and respect the resources of the world, each nation will benefit, explains Fr Andrew Hamilton for the Catholic Outlook. Pope Francis announced his 2020 monthly intentions before the onset of coronavirus. But his September intention, which sums up his concern for the environment from the beginning of...
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...
Current social protection programs are not enough to stop millions of people falling into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. By Leah Rodriguez at Global Citizen.  Olivier De Schutter, who was appointed in March 2020, has released his first...
The first famines of the coronavirus era could soon hit four chronically food-deprived conflict areas — Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the top humanitarian official of the United Nations has warned. In a letter to members of the Security Council, the official, Mark...
A new briefing summarises the actual or likely impacts of the global coronavirus crisis on each of the 17 Sustainable Development goals. By Jens Martens, Bodo Ellmers and Vera Pokorny for Global Policy Watch. The COVID-19 pandemic and the policies with which governments have responded to it have had a serious impact...
STWR have initiated a billboard poster campaign which will run over the coming months. The posters will be situated across central London, beginning with advertising on London Underground stations. The aim is to invite more people to join our call for implementing Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human...
STWR hat eine Plakatkampagne für Werbetafeln gestartet, die in den kommenden Monaten laufen wird. Die Plakate werden anfangs in vielen der Londoner U-Bahn-Stationen sein, um damit eine große Wirkung zu erzielen. Es ist unser Ziel die Menschen aufmerksam zu machen und dazu einzuladen, sich unserer Forderung nach...
STWR ha avviato una campagna di cartelloni pubblicitari che si svolgerà nei prossimi mesi. I poster saranno situati in varie zone del  centro di Londra, a partire dalla pubblicità nelle stazioni della metropolitana di Londra. L'obiettivo è quello di invitare più persone a unirsi al nostro invito ad attuare l'...
Organizacija STWR je sprožila plakatno kampanjo, ki bo potekala v prihodnjih mesecih. Plakati bodo postavljeni po osrednjem Londonu, začenši z oglaševanjem na postajah londonske podzemne železnice. Naš cilj je privabiti čim več ljudi, da se pridružijo našemu pozivu k izvajanju 25. člena Splošne deklaracije človekovih...
Global poverty is rising, directly contradicting the mainstream wisdom that it is being eradicated, according to a new report to the UN. States are completely off-track to meet their goal of extreme poverty eradication by 2030, and COVID-19 is now rapidly impoverishing many more. “Even before COVID-19, we squandered...
What if more of the arms and defense sector moved into manufacturing health and other products permanently? Surely this is the time for a focus on what peace and security really mean for us all, writes Martin Butcher for Oxfam International. All over the world we have radically changed our ways of life as the...