Protesters seeking relief from lockdown restrictions, like these in Missouri, are being marshaled and egged on by conservative political operatives.
AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
Research and investigative journalism call into question the authenticity of – and actual public support for – recent protests demanding governments lift lockdowns and 'reopen' the US economy.
Natosha, a houseless resident in Los Angeles’ Skid Row points to a DIY handwashing station.
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A community effort is creating do-it-yourself hand-washing stations for the homeless population in Los Angeles.
GetUp! protesters outside the second leaders’ debate in Adelaide earlier this month.
GetUp has notched many political victories since launching in 2005. Now, independents and conservatives are trying to replicate its approach to grassroots political participation.
Power to the people.
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In a country where less-than-democratic elites wield substantial power, bottom-up politics is still alive and well.
More and more people are being drawn into slums in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
Solidarity in action.
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Rationality doesn't bring people together to make change happen – but powerful stories do.
Oxfam’s efforts to find solutions to the world's inequalities are welcome but its wrongful use of “human economy” and repackaging it as a concept from high up might do more harm than good.