As the world's elites met in January at a grand Swiss resort mountain to attend the exclusive World Economic Forum, grassroots activists across the world stood up from mountains of a different sort - the garbage mountains millions call home - to
#fightinequality for dignity for all.
The demands were simple End the age of Greed! Inequality Fighters were part of local football matches, stunts and amazing protests actions to lend their voices against the growing inequality gap. Events culminated with a large open air concert in Dandora, Nairobi on 27 January where thousands joined Juliani- a national hip hop icon to raise hands an continue the fight against inequality.
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This month the world’s rich and powerful will be gathering at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Once again they will say that they understand why people around the world are angry about inequality and once again they will promise that they are determined to tackle the dangerously widening gap between an elite few and the rest of us.
Solutions to the inequality crisis can never come from the same elites that caused the problem. People living on the frontlines of inequality are key to the radical change that is needed. Let us all #FightInequality.
Join in the Fight Inequality week of action, 19-26 January 2018 in your area. To learn more click here.
We’re in a state of emergency. Extreme inequality of power and wealth in the hands of wealthy companies and individuals has reached dangerous levels, and is devastating the lives of people, and the planet.
The #Fightinequality is calling on the the IMF and World Bank to stop fuelling inequality from 9-15 October 2017.
The Fight Inequality Alliance is mobilising alongside its allies and friends towards the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in October - the second of global mobilisation moment for the year.
Join the #FightInequality Thunderclap by clicking on this link, to add your voice against market systems that exploit the poor and join hands to end poverty, discrimination and marginalisation, advance women’s rights, defend the environment, protect human rights and democracy, prevent conflict, and promote fair and dignified employment.
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From Jan 14th-20th, activists around the world are coming together as part of an unprecedented global movement to fight inequality. Throughout the week, we will bring the voices of ordinary people to the elites using the official #WEF hashtag for the event, and interrupting their cosy conversations at Davos. Join us here.
Jenny Ricks is the Convenor of the Fight Inequality Alliance, see her blog post of thoughts as we kick off the week of action together. You can get involved and follow the action unfolding worldwide, follow us now on twitter @fightinequalit1 and on facebook.
Corporate profits and top executive rewards are going up, whilst workers wages, conditions and right to organise are going down. But these people are fighting this inequality. Meet Shamima and Massimo and read their story, here. They give us hope.
The richest are most responsible for climate change. Yet it is the poorest - particularly women - who will suffer the most disastrous impact. These women are fighting this inequality. Meet Haoa from Bangladesh, Ipaishe from Zimbabwe and Hamide from Turkey, and read their story, here. They give us hope.