• English
  • 日本語
  • France
  • Deutschland
  • Italy
  • España
  • Slovenia

People's movements

Article / 24th April 2014

A vibrant debate is beginning to question the meaning of sharing in relation to the big questions of our time. In a recent article printed in STIR magazine, STWR argues that this emerging economic concept should not be beholden to solely personal, consumer-oriented or commercialised forms of collaboration, and must ultimately be reflected in government policies on the national and international level.

Article / 21st March 2014

At a time when the risk of civilizational collapse is widely forewarned, it is time to recognise that the call for sharing is a cause that can unite concerned citizens working on a diverse range of interconnected global issues.

Blog / 5th March 2014

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.

Blog / 7th February 2014

Few could disagree on the beneficial aspects of sharing resources within communities or across municipalities, but can the sharing economy in its current form represent a movement that can challenge unjust power structures and pave the way to a better world?

Article / 28th January 2014

As the influence of multinational corporations over public policy continues unabated, the key challenge for those campaigning for social and environmental justice is how to redistribute political power back into the hands of ordinary people.

Article / 21st January 2014

Can the sharing economy movement address the root causes of the world’s converging crises? Unless the sharing of resources is promoted in relation to human rights and concerns for equity, democracy, social justice and sustainability, then such claims are without substantiation – although there are many hopeful signs that the conversation is slowly moving in the right direction.

Article / 6th January 2014

As the global financial crisis now enters its seventh year, it is time to start asking difficult questions about the right priorities for popular protest if we want to realise a truly united voice of the world’s people. There can be no revolution in a truly moral or global sense until the critical needs of the extreme poor are prioritised and upheld, which will require mass mobilisations in the streets like we have never seen before.

Blog / 6th January 2014

Many people at this time of social, political and economic turmoil are voicing the need for a ‘revolution’ in one form or another, with a major focus on all that is wrong in the world’s richest and most powerful country – the United States. Dr Zeki Ergas has taken up this question in a long political essay about the need for a second American revolution to build a better world.

Article / 24th December 2013

あなたと私は、私たちが世界の問題の原因だと非難するシステム自体を構成しています。私たちがクリスマスにイエスの名の下弱った地球からショッピング街で消費という略奪を行うとき、それはあからさまに実証されます。今年、キリストの誕生を祝うために自由と正義の旗の下で結束し、世界中の飢餓と貧困をなくすために平和的なデモンストレーションをするより他に良い方法があるでしょうか。

Article / 24th December 2013

You and I constitute the very system that we blame for the world’s problems, which is starkly illustrated at Christmas when we rob our fragile earth on the high streets in the name of Jesus. What better way to celebrate the birth of Christ this year than to unite under the banner of freedom and justice, and peacefully demonstrate for an end to hunger and poverty across the world.