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THE ONLY WAY TO TACKLE INEQUALITY IS STRENGTHENING THE POWER OF ORDINARY PEOPLE BY UNITING FOR CHANGE.
Global Convenor Jenny Ricks writes this opinion piece for IPS at the end of Davos and the alliance's global week of action. Read more
Activists are mobilising around the world as anger about shocking levels of inequality grows, ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos. Read more
#FightInequality allies around the world are getting ready for the week of action! We are organising even bigger mobilisations this coming 18-25 January as a counter to Davos. Activists on the frontlines of inequality say it's time for the spotlight to shift from Davos to solutions from below. The planning guide is here
Young equality campaigners in London met the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights on his visit to the UK. He issued a damning report on the impact of austerity in the UK.
#YouthFIA activists from many countries met for a training in Copenhagen and also did an action outside one of Denmark’s biggest banks, Danske Bank, who are accused of money laundering.
Alliance members held a high profile event in Oslo, Norway. The following day they met the Norwegian Prime Minister to talk about how grassroots organising and movement building is essential to tackling inequality and what governments can do to help.
"There are no spectators. Everyone gets to pick a side."#FightInequality campaigners took our message to the Norwegian Prime Minister on how we need to tackle the inequality crisis. Watch the highlights. pic.twitter.com/rQTSI0RrZq— #FightInequality (@FightInequalit1) December 12, 2018
This year’s global gathering of the alliance was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The declaration is here in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Activists and artists from movements and organisations engaged in the fight against inequality and building the Fight Inequality Alliance in countries around the world came together. We were hosted at the amazing training school of the Landless People’s Movement (MST) in Brazil. It was an exciting two days of sharing experiences and building plans for the alliance from the grassroots.
Nyambura is a Fight Inequality activist in Kenya, and one of the organisers of the #UsawaBudget ("Budget for equality") mobilisations, read the blog.
What happened when young people from across the world got together in Mukuru slum to plan youth activism to fight inequality.
Reuters explains why Fight Inequality Alliance groups across the world are mobilising to demand that government budgets tackle inequality.
VAT increases and extensions hit the poor hard; governments should raise more in tax from the huge income and wealth of super-elites and corporations.
Powerful piece by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
New Zealand colleagues have shared a note on the development of their national coalition. Useful for other emerging coalitions to explore commonalities. Please share also your national story. The New Zealand one is here.
Have a read of the latest newsletter for Fight Inequality activists
The 2018 global gathering of the Fight Inequality Alliance has been announced, and registrations opened.
To give groups ample time to plan well for the biggest ever Fight Inequality January Week of Action next year, the Planning Guide for the week has been released now. Please find it here and share with your colleagues in your country as you meet to plan what you can do for the week.
African #FightInequality allies met in Arusha last month to set out a common Pan-African plan for action to build power to fight inequality. Here is their statement.
Watch and share this powerful video about the inequality crisis and how it can be addressed.
From the boardrooms of Wall Street to the streets of Athens, there is a growing consensus that the current economic model is not fit for purpose. We are far from agreement though on what should replace it. What is absolutely crucial is that the voices of the people most affected by inequality must be heard in the debates that follow. This is why The Elders, a group of independent leaders founded by Nelson Mandela of which I have the honor to be the chair, is working with civil-society activists from the Fight Inequality Alliance to promote an inclusive, just, and bold agenda.
The leaders of The Elders got together for a conversation with Fight Inequality grassroots activists to explore how inequality can be tackled and to build the momentum for change. Watch it in full here.
Without action to rapidly reduce inequality we will never be able to achieve the just, equal and sustainable world we need.
Join The Elders, the Fight Inequality Alliance, and Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity to honour grassroots efforts around the world to turn around the inequality crisis and learn how you can join the movement working to #WalkTogether to #FightInequality.