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March 11, 2021
We write as concerned members of the civil society organisations, academia and trade unions to call upon the World Bank's board of executive directors to end the publication of the World Bank's Doing Business Report.
January 18, 2021
Almost 56 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. said these words at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March. This January 18th — MLK Day — we stare into the face of this brutality again. America reels from violent insurrection led by a mostly white mob at...
January 13, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that this week a series of invitation-only ‘U.S. National Food System Dialogue’ events will be launched ahead of the United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS),...
December 10, 2020
Dear President-Elect Biden and Vice-President-Elect Harris, Congratulations on securing the people’s vote. As you know, your election is a testament to the tireless work of many people who believe a better world is possible and necessary. This is why we are calling upon you and your...
November 12, 2020
From 9-12 November 2020, 450 finance institutions from around the world will gather for the first international meeting of public development banks, dubbed the “Finance in Common” summit, hosted by the French government. The institutions,...
November 2, 2020
The Oakland Institute’s May 2020 report, Nicaragua’s Failed Revolution, documented the incessant violence faced by the Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in the...
September 18, 2020
Farmers are the backbone of the production of one of our most basic needs--food. They are particularly vital in agricultural economies, yet they are among the most vulnerable victims of both deprivation and state persecution. In the Philippines, there have been 274 documented killings of peasants,...
July 29, 2020
Billions of American taxpayer dollars are being used to dispossess communities of their ancestral land and threaten millions of livelihoods globally! The US is driving efforts to privatize land around the world through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the...
June 18, 2020
We are proud to join the SixNineteen mobilization and the demand to defund the police, invest in Black communities, and call for the resignation of Donald Trump. We urge you to join us. Demonstrate with SixNineteen this weekend, donate to the Movement for Black Lives, and stay informed by texting...
June 4, 2020
Enviro. Groups Stand in Solidarity with Movement for Black Lives Demands / Week of Action As organizations striving for climate justice and environmental protection, we cannot be silent in the face of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless...

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