Oz Cole-Arnal started Alliance Against Poverty as Jubilee Wedge in 2008, to redistribute money from the “haves” to the “have very little”. But AAP is not just a sharing group, it’s a direct action group that advocates for free transit; fair, affordable and secure housing for everyone; and a Universal Basic Income.
The book mentioned by Bob is The Spirit Level by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson.
Relaunched the campaign Decriminalize Homeless Encampments in Waterloo Region: we are asking the groups and organizations in Waterloo Region to show solidarity and add their signature to the letter to the regional municipalities with the urgent request a stop of evictions and sanction encampments, respect the claim to human rights and dignity of the unsheltered homeless, and ensure funding and support in locations where people are. Add Your group or organization to the letter as more conversations are on the way with city councils and bylaw enforcement staff by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.