Who we are
Atlas is the global progressive social & political movement uniting people for a free and equitable future.
🌏 Global, because the founding belief of Atlas is that our future is global and cannot be tackled by working alone, and hence we must unite to seize opportunities and tackle challenges.
⚡️Progressive, because Atlas is committed to seek constant progress, expand freedom and rights, ensure that historical wrongs are made right and that individuals can express their full potential regardless of their background or social upbringing.
🎯 Social and political, because Atlas strives to impact change at the grassroots level, from outside and inside the halls of power.
What we stand for
Atlas is working toward a free and equitable future for this planet. It strives to reach a bold new frontier for humankind, by creating a new harmonious society where differences make us stronger, instead of dividing us.
Altas is anchored and driven by the defense and promotion of the following five cardinal values:
🌈 Human Rights & Freedoms (including LGBTQ+ rights, abortion rights etc),
⚙️ Free, Fair & Sustainable Economy,
🤝 Solidarity, and
What we do
Community building 🏘️ | Atlas is building a global community of doers that lives by our values, pushes through activism and electoral campaigns and proves that working as One to solve world issues is not only possible but the way forward.
Activism campaigns ✊| Atlas is pushing activism campaigns to achieve change, through advocacy campaigns (by pressuring decision-makers via grassroots mobilization) and “proof of concepts” campaigns (aka. walking the talk).
Electoral races 🏃🏾♀️| Atlas is working to get people in power to create the change we want. Depending on the setting (case by case), Atlas files candidates in other movements/parties lists, builds coalitions with other movements/parties, or runs as a movement
Atlas does the work that cannot possibly be done today: it joins forces across borders, political lines, and issues to bring about simultaneous and radical change. As the movement present everywhere in the world, it leverages people-power and innovative campaigns to challenge the status quo across the globe.
Why are we needed
1️⃣ Because we cannot continue to accept a society in which where you grew up, how you look, or your socio-economic background determines your future. Differences should make us stronger 🦁 instead of dividing us.
2️⃣ Because the future is global: climate change, pandemics, authoritarianism, space exploration 🛰️, artificial intelligence - no way our countries can deal with this alone. We need to unite fast.
3️⃣ Because this is the right time: after a storm, sunshine breaks through 🌤️. Let’s challenge the status quo on the streets and in the halls of power, everywhere.
Atlas, through its previous work as NOW! and Forward (see our story) already had many successes. It for example:
🚀 Launched 5 activism campaigns on topics such as democracy, vaccines, women’s rights, and climate. Had a success: the director of WHO promised to push our vaccines campaign,
🚀 Run a political campaign challenging the U.N. Secretary-General Selection process and elected a former head of state as a candidate, which was discussed at the U.N. General Assembly,
🚀 Reached more than 4 million people on social media & recruited +20,000 supporters,
🚀 Organized hundreds of events, protests & actions across the world,
🚀 Built a coalition of leading politicians from 4 continents, and involved leading influencers including Joshua Wong, Vanessa Nakate, the EU Commissioner for Environment, and the Chief Scientist of the WHO, and
🚀 Appeared in leading publications such as The New York Times, BBC, Vice, The Economist, Al Jazeera, The Independent, Euronews, Hong Kong Free Press, tv stations and gave a TED talk, which supported the further growth of the movement.