The Congolese group Lucha successfully mobilized thousands to march for the right to water in the city of Goma. Now, the group is challenging the regime of President Joseph Kabila.
Following his 2-week tour of the U.K., the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights slammed Britain's welfare-cutting policies as more are driven to poverty, hunger and homelessness.
People power was on display in Hackney, where popular resistance to a policy targeting the homeless has pushed the council to reverse the law – dropping the threat of £100 fines for those sleeping rough.
The coalition government has radically slashed spending on social housing.