This movement advocates for gun control and against gun violence in the United States. Guns are deeply rooted in the country’s economy – as the world leader in military weapons exports – and social norms. The movement faces many challenges, first and foremost the vagueness of the Second Amendment: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the... More
The disability rights movement is an intersectional social movement that began gaining ground in the late 1960s, at the height of the civil rights movement. It fights for both legal rights and civil liberties of disabled people and the end of social stigmatization of the disabled identity.
The Earth First! Movement is a radical environmental movement with the purpose of putting the earth first before anything else. Their central tenant is to preserve nature and life for nature's sake as opposed to for human's sake. While human health does follow with environmental preservation, that should not be the primary factor. In fact they believe that industrial civilization and its... More
The Umbrella Movement occurred during 2014 in Hong Kong. Some of the main groups that led the movement were Scholarism and Occupy Central with Love and Peace. Because of an electoral reform decision made by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in China, thousands of activists participated in protests that began in September 2014. Activists in Hong Kong called for "real... More
The movement for universal health care, or single payer health care in America, aims to provide a truly universal, comprehensive and equitable health care system in the United States. Rise of the universal health care movement began in the 20th century when workers in the beginning of an industrialized America faced increasing sickness and injury. Recently, more people are in favor of universal... More
The People's Climate Movement aims to "fill the streets with people demanding action and accountability for climate, jobs, and justice." They "organize and mobilize" locally and nationally during electoral campaigns to help elect more climate-aware and environmentally-active government officials and representatives.
The International Feminism movement is an umbrella movement for all feminists movements that take place around the world. The movement, as a whole, allows sub-feminist movements to make connections and find similarities in campaigns/resources to one another. Additionally, this movement allows women's voices to be heard across the world and raises important women's issues from different societies... More
A labor movement is defined as “a movement campaigning to improve the rights and conditions of working people.” While the individual groups we researched span the globe, the overarching theme is a constant fight to let workers share in the wealth they have created. The movements we have chronicled, past and present, are wholly grassroots, as they sprung from the abysmal working and living... More
Local residents and members of the Korean Federation for Environmental movement campaign against the building of Dongang Dam to protect the ecosystem in the area. The campaign itself represents a paradigm shift in behind environmental social movements in Korea. No longer does Korea focus only on local development that overlooks the ecosystem in the area
The Refugee Solidarity Movement was created through the coming together of No Border Network activists and the Refugee Solidarity activists in the wake of the Refugee Crisis that Europe is currently grappling with. The main goal of the Refugee Solidarity movement is to build partnership and support for vulnerable refugees fleeing persecution and escaping to Europe from Africa and other regions.... More
In 2008, Korea had a historical massive oil spill around the coastal lines in TaeAn. Over ten thousand people and members of the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement volunteered to save the damaged ecosystem.
Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
The prison abolition movement seeks to reduce and eliminate prisons and the wider carceral system. The movement seeks to replace the punitive justice system with alternative modes of dealing with issues of harm and injustice, such as through practices of restorative or transformative justice. There are various tendencies within the prison abolition movement. These tendencies define themselves... More