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People's movements

Combining analysis, outrage and active citizenship can build and sustain large-scale public engagement, writes Stephen McCloskey for openDemocracy Transformation. While Greta Thunberg has mostly targeted governments and multilateral bodies for their failure to tackle the climate crisis, the global Climate...
Our planet needs action on a truly planetary scale. That cannot be achieved overnight, and it cannot happen without the full engagement of those contributing most to the crisis, writes the UN secretary general. On the eve of the September UN climate action summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the...
We are currently running a postcard campaign in the United States, and invite you to join us with the smallest effort and expense. The aim is to send a continuous stream of postcards—signed by members of the public with a short personal message—to progressive individuals and groups who are already highlighting social...
We recently collaborated with the team at Seven Billion Today to produce a short promotional video that summarises STWR's key campaign message for use on social media. The online advertisement brings to life our simple call for ordinary citizens to resurrect the United Nations founding vision for implementing basic...
Many notable activists and celebrities are calling for a global climate strike on 20 September. Disrupting our normal lives is the only way to secure our future, says Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and others. On 20 September, at the request of the young people who have been staging school strikes around the world, we’re...
Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change, writes David Robson. In 1986, millions of Filipinos took to the streets of Manila in peaceful protest and prayer in the People Power movement. The...
In his 900th column for openDemocracy, Paul Rogers shows how economics and climate demand a new approach to international security. What will be making the world a more dangerous place in the coming two decades? There’s no shortage of looming threats: weapons of mass destruction; automation and artificial...
Contents Summary Overview of news and website postings Campaigning and events New website and online communications Plans for future work Summary As public awareness grows of a multifaceted global emergency, STWR has persisted throughout 2018 in its efforts to promote international economic sharing as the only...
We're in a new climate moment, but social movements must ramp up pressure towards a Second World War–scale mobilization for ending the fossil fuel age, writes Bill McKibben.  On Wednesday, the British House of Commons, led by the Conservative Party, voted to declare that the planet was in a “climate emergency.” The...
Every day at work we all contribute to a system that is burning us alive. Downing tools on 27 September will help change it, writes McEver Dugan and Evan Cholerton from Earth Strike. Climate change is hurling humanity towards disaster. There is no more room to question the science, when nearly every climate scientist...
Dopo così tanti anni di inazione politica, solo la buona volontà collettiva della gente comune può portare alla fine della povertà in un mondo d’abbondanza attraverso continue proteste di massa in tutti i paesi. Prendiamo dunque la strada meno difficile e rivendichiamo insieme i diritti umani da tempo pattuiti dell’...
In a speech given at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland (COP24), 15-year-old Greta Thunberg cuts to the heart of the challenge and calls for the principle of equity to be upheld through structural transformations and sharing the world's resources. For 25 years countless of people have stood in front of the...
At long last the political debate in the world’s richest country is vibrant with proposals that would help the most vulnerable in our society. And what do we hear in response? A growing chorus of naysayers. “Just pipe dreams” – that’s how the Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson referred to proposals for...
Share The World’s Resources (STWR) teamed up with Cambridge University Amnesty International and the Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme to outline the case for achieving the United Nation's longstanding vision of "better standards of life in larger freedom".  The presentation focuses on the reality of extreme...
Seventy percent of the world’s population is fed by small-scale producers. These producers, however, face an onslaught of threats related to economic globalisation. By Jackie Smith, Caitlin Schroering for Common Dreams.  Later this month, the United Nations General Assembly is expected to pass a new Declaration on...