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.
In this ongoing series of studies by STWR’s founder, Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, he investigates the meaning and significance of the principle of sharing from spiritual and psychological as well as social, economic and political perspectives.
¿Cómo podemos generar conciencia de que el compartir es la solución a una crisis planetaria, y la última esperanza que nos queda para rehabilitar un mundo dividido? Es central a esta pregunta el problema de los “ismos”, en los cuales nuestra complacencia se ha intelectualizado a fin de justificar su existencia como normal.
In an increasingly unequal and unsustainable world, governments must urgently move beyond the restrictive political and economic ideologies of the past and embrace solutions that meet the common needs of people in all countries. This primer outlines the extent of the interconnected global crises we face, and points the way towards an alternative approach to managing the world’s resources based upon international cooperation and economic sharing.
There are many policies that governments could implement to raise the finances needed to reverse austerity measures, tackle climate change and prevent needless poverty-related deaths. But we cannot rely on governments to change the current world direction - the only hope is a huge groundswell of popular support in favour of global sharing.