Adam Parsons

Adam Parsons

Adam Parsons is the editor at Share The World's Resources, (STWR), a London-based civil society organization campaigning for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between nations. He can be contacted at adam@sharing.org

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:15am
Where's the Missing Part, Naomi Klein? Ask Pope Francis and Mohammed Mesbahi
Climate change is an historic opportunity to not only heal the environment, but also to roll back the tide of injustice and ever-widening inequality that is an integral feature of our current economic system. It represents our greatest hope of solving multiple, overlapping crises at the same time;...
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Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 11:45am
A Reflection on Pope Francis’ Clarion Call to #Sharetheplanet
Since the long-awaited papal encyclical ‘on care for our common home’ was published on the 18th June, progressives and campaigners of all types have enthusiastically hailed Pope Francis’ latest teaching – and for good reason. The diverse causes championed in this compelling 180-page treatise could...
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Why Sharing Is a Common Cause That Unites Us All
Across the world, millions of campaigners and activists refuse to sit idly by and watch the world’s crises escalate, while our governments fail to provide hope for a more just and sustainable future. The writing is on the wall: climate chaos, escalating conflict over scarce resources, growing...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:30am
In Praise of Russell Brand’s Sharing Revolution
The political conversation on sharing is growing by the day, sometimes from the unlikeliest of quarters. And at the present time, there is perhaps no-one calling louder for a new society to be based on sharing than Russell Brand, the comedian-cum-activist and revolutionary. It is easy to dismiss...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:30am
It’s Time for a Post-Piketty Vision of Shared Wealth
There is no doubt that Thomas Piketty’s best-seller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century , has done a great deal of good in highlighting the urgency of tackling spiralling levels of global inequality. But could his main policy prescription – an annual global tax on capital - lead to a genuine...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:00am
The Rising Global Movement That Calls for #noTTIP
As the next round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) take place in Brussels this week, civil society groups are continuing to mobilise against this ongoing free trade agreement between the U.S. and EU that poses a threat to our public services, environment...
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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:00am
Putting the ‘Sharing’ Back in to the Sharing Economy
In recent years, a new kind of economy based on the age-old practice of sharing is flourishing across North America and Europe, and is now rapidly spreading in popularity throughout the Middle East and other world regions. Human beings may have shared since time immemorial, but information...
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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 2:06pm
Viva la #SharingSpring!
As spring begins to bloom, the sharing economy movement is ramping up its activities with a series of events being planned in different cities and world regions.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 8:36am
The Sharing Economy: A Short Introduction to Its Political Evolution
In recent years, the concept and practice of sharing resources is fast becoming a mainstream phenomenon across North America, Western Europe and other world regions. The internet is awash with articles and websites that celebrate the vast potential of sharing human and physical assets, in everything from cars and bicycles to housing, workplaces, food, household items, and even time or expertise.
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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:47am
How to Mobilise $2.8tr to Finance the Global Sharing Economy
Today, governments around the world are implementing programs of austerity that are reversing the social protections that people have fought for over many generations. By dramatically cutting public spending on social welfare and essential services, austerity measures are undermining human rights and threatening to unravel the basic fabric of society and community. But is there really no alternative to these unjust economic policies, as we are being led to believe?
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