Rajesh Makwana

Rajesh Makwana is the executive director of Share The World's Resources, (STWR), a London-based civil society organisation campaigning for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between nations. He can be contacted at rajesh@sharing.org

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 10:38am
Imagining the Ultimate Global Sharing Day
There is nothing novel about the practice of sharing; people do it every day and have done since the dawn of civilisation. But on Global Sharing Day , millions of people in organisational networks that span 147 countries simultaneously voiced their support for the ‘sharing economy' by participating in sharing workshops and activities across the world.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 2:51pm
Proposing a Vision of a New Earth
The following article is based on a presentation by Share The World’s Resources for the World Public Forum ‘Dialogue of Civilisations’ 10th Anniversary Conference, Rhodes, October 2012:
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:45am
It’s Time to Prioritize the Global Sharing Economy
This following article is based on a new report, Financing the Global Sharing Economy , by the non-profit policy and advocacy group Share the World's Resources (STWR). For references, further resources and to read the full report, see below or click here .
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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 9:35am
Global Justice and the Future of Hope
Would it be easier to create a sustainable global economy if the world more closely resembled the demographics and geography of Iceland - a volcanic island with a manageably small population and a unique abundance of renewable energy?
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Friday, July 22, 2011 - 8:47am
The Silent Humanitarian Crises Beyond East Africa
The unfolding crisis in the Horn of Africa is yet another tragedy that reflects the dysfunction and injustice inherent in the structures of the world economy.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 8:17am
A Global Call for Sharing and Justice
In a dramatic series of events since late 2010, a new and intensified phase of public protest has erupted across both wealthy and poor regions of the world. Right across Europe, harsh programs of financial austerity have led to escalating protests and mass public campaigns; in the Middle East and North Africa, a revolutionary wave of civil unrest is gripping the international media; and less reported are countless smaller anti-government demonstrations taking place across diverse continents.
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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 10:48am
Rethinking the Global Economy: The Case for Sharing
As the 21st Century unfolds, humanity is faced with a stark reality. Following the world stock market crash in 2008, people everywhere are questioning the unbridled greed, selfishness and competition that has driven the dominant economic model for decades. The old obsession with protecting national interests, the drive to maximise profits at all costs, and the materialistic pursuit of economic growth has failed to benefit the world's poor and led to catastrophic consequences for planet earth.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 9:54am
The Follies of Growth and Climate Denial
For perhaps the first time ever in England, undergraduates at a formal debate supported the views of popular climate change sceptics and voted in favour of maintaining the status quo. Whilst on the surface this is quite alarming given the traditionally progressive influence that students have, it is perhaps less surprising if we consider the wider context of the recent Oxford Union Society debate .
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 8:52am
G20 on Track to Fail the World’s Poor
This year marks a critical juncture in the evolution of the world economy. A year after the historic collapse of Lehman Brothers, policymakers are still attempting to agree on how to recover from the most serious economic collapse since the 1930's. Unlike the Great Depression, the extent of the current crisis reflects an unprecedented level of economic interdependence between countries, which has resulted in the developing world facing a particularly dire outlook over the coming months.
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