Can the ethic and practice of sharing really can create fairer, more sustainable and more democratic societies - and if so, how is it going to happen? The following talk by STWR was given at the event 'Reclaim the Alternative' held in Brighton, UK.
Occupy is back in London, UK, with a renewed focus on politics and an ambitious vision: to galvanise a mass movement for real democracy and establish a huge People's Assembly to debate a list of specific demands for radical political reform.
As the Sharing Spring kicks off, more and more people are participating in localised forms of sharing in response to the failures of government and big business. While this is right and imperative, it is equally vital that citizens call upon their political representatives to integrate the principle of sharing into governmental policies on national and global levels.
There has never been such an urgency for adopting an international perspective in relation to the world's most pressing issues, but we are still far away from creating a truly global political platform that can challenge the power of the 0.001%. Hence the implications of internationalising our minds are all-inclusive and profound.