Join the fight by taking action together with activists across the globe as the World Economic Forum meets from Sunday 22 May - Thursday 26 May.

You can organise or join a protest from Saturday 21 May onwards. As the 1% gather face to face again at the World Economic Forum in the luxury Swiss mountain resort of Davos in May, we as Fight Inequality Alliance will protest in cities and towns across the world to say we need to ‘Tax The Rich’.

This week we will show that the richest people and corporations are not paying their fair share in every single country. A show of people power that our governments and the multinational leaders who attend Davos are wasting time and money upholding the status quo. We’re demanding a very different future, led by our people power, not the Davos elite.

Share Your Voice

Send a message to your government and let them know why they need to #TaxTheRich. On Wednesday 25 May, while the elites are still meeting in Davos, we will share all the messages on social media and tag your Head of State to make sure we grab their attention.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, billionaires have increased their wealth by an astonishing 68%, while inequality has spiraled and billions face a struggle to survive. Many people have lost their livelihoods, and many more have not had access to life-saving vaccines. Others have seen austerity budgeting mean they go without basic social services. 

Across the world activists like you on the frontlines of inequality are taking a stand and saying this greed of the wealthy elite cannot go on any longer. It's Time to #TaxTheRich. Share your message with your government and collectively we will disrupt the cosy conversations in Davos with a social media tweet storm that have real demands for change.

Find A Protest

Join with thousands of other anti-inequality activists during the WEF by finding a protest near you on the map below.

If there isn’t one planned near you yet, here’s how to plan your own!

Spread the word 

Make sure you invite as many people as possible to join. When you’ve organised your protest, fill in the details here and we will share them on the map below. We want protests in Islamabad, New York, Manila, London, Berlin, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Delhi, Lusaka, Nairobi, and far beyond. The movement and the message is global, so let’s make that visible this week.

 

Disclaimer: Be sure to take strict Covid-19 prevention measures as you organise or attend any face-to-face event or gathering. Mask up, social distance, sanitise and stay safe.

Social Media Toolkit

Join in the protest online. Download all social media resources you will need.

Download the Social Media Toolkit

FAQs

Davos is a Swiss ski resort where the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings are held. During Davos, the top 1% do deals and discuss issues that affect everyone. The world's political and economic elite gather to tackle global issues such as poverty and inequality despite being part of the problem/biggest beneficiaries of such problems. 

“Davos is a parade of rich people feigning concern for the poor while protecting their own interests. They continue to perpetuate the neoliberal system that enriches them while people and the planet are pushed to breaking point.” Jenny Ricks, Global Convener, Fight Inequality Alliance 

We are at an extreme point in history where billionaire wealth is spiraling out of control, while billions face a daily struggle to survive. Multiple crises have converged from vaccine inequality to unemployment, from our rights to protest to our underfunded public services, from climate change to a debt crisis. Inequality is not just about income or wealth; it is about power. Runaway inequality has been caused by too much power in the hands of powerful corporations. It has taken over our politics. Without action to rapidly reduce inequality, we will never be able to achieve a world for the many, not the few.  Whilst they meet, we call out the elites in Davos who exploit us and the governments who are failing us. The solutions to inequality cannot come from them, they must come from people on the frontlines of the inequality crisis.

We believe in a world where nobody is rich or powerful enough to be immune from the rules. Powerful elites and corporations can no longer be allowed to rig the system in their favor. To achieve this, we loudly challenge the concentration of power in the hands of an elite few.

We want governments to tax the rich and for People’s Recovery Plans to Covid-19. Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, billionaires have increased their wealth by an astonishing 68%, while many people have experienced unprecedented levels of inequality. Many people have lost their livelihoods, and many more have not had access to life-saving vaccines. Others have seen austerity budgeting which has meant that they go without basic social services. 

Across the world activists on the frontlines of inequality are taking a stand and saying this greed of the wealthy elite cannot go on any longer. It's Time to #TaxTheRich to fund a more just and equitable future for all.

Wealth taxes on the richest in all our societies,as well as increased corporate taxation would raise trillions of dollars. This is money that we need to redistribute, to build societies and economies that work for ordinary people and leave us with a liveable planet.

We also need to tax wealth because of the extreme concentration of power that the hoarding of wealth drives. It is corrupting our democracies, people’s trust in politics and our social contract. We can’t live in societies where the richest make the rules.

Read more here on our proposal for wealth taxes on the richest billionaires and millionaires

You can get involved by joining like-minded activists and changemakers near you in the fight against inequality.

  1. Share a message with your government here and we will tag the Head of state on twitter. 
  2. You can use this map to find a protest to join in your country or community. 
  3. If there isn’t a protest already organised, use this guide to organise one!
  4. You can sign the petition here.

We expect mobilisations to take place in over 30 countries, including the United Kingdom, Zambia, Kenya, India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico. The protest will see diverse activists and movements joining together to call out the elites at Davos and demand wealth taxes from our governments. Our broader People’s Recovery Plan from Covid-19 also joins calls for climate justice, strengthening of worker’s rights and living minimum wages, upholding democracy, taxing the rich, LGBTQIA+ rights, gender equality and economic justice.We expect mobilisations to take place in over 30 countries, including the United Kingdom, Zambia, Kenya, India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico. The protest will see diverse activists and movements joining together to call out the elites at Davos and demand wealth taxes from our governments. Our broader People’s Recovery Plan from Covid-19 also joins calls for climate justice, strengthening of worker’s rights and living minimum wages, upholding democracy, taxing the rich, LGBTQIA+ rights, gender equality and economic justice.