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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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 1:45pm
The Global Refugee Crisis: Humanity's Last Call for a Culture of Sharing and Cooperation
Razor-wire fences, detention centres, xenophobic rhetoric and political disarray; nothing illustrates the tendency of governments to aggressively pursue nationalistic interests more starkly than their inhumane response to refugees fleeing conflict and war. With record numbers of asylum seekers...
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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:30am
Scrapping Trident and Transitioning to a Nuclear-Free World
As geopolitical tensions escalate in the Middle East and the world teeters on the brink of a new Cold War , it’s clear that the only way to eliminate the threat of nuclear warfare is for governments to fulfill their long-held commitment to the “ general and complete disarmament ” of nuclear weapons...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:30am
A New Era of Global Protest Begins
Research by Dr. David Bailey provides empirical evidence for what many activists and campaigners have long suspected: that we have entered a prolonged period of dissent characterised by an escalation in the magnitude and diversity of public protest. The UK-based data clearly indicates that the...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 8:30am
Ten Billion Reasons to Demand System Change
Has the international community left it too late to prevent runaway climate change and widespread ecological degradation? Does the typical citizen and career politician have the inclination to accept the severity of the ‘planetary emergency’, let alone make the lifestyle changes and policy...
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:45pm
#GlobalGoals? The Truth about Poverty and How to Address It
As the star-studded endorsements and media hype surrounding the all-pervasive Global Goals campaign begins to subside, a very different truth is beginning to emerge about this latest attempt by the international community to end poverty and create an ecologically viable future. Despite the UN’s...
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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1:30pm
From Basic Income to Social Dividends: Sharing the Value of Common Resources
Few debates highlight the many complex issues around how governments should share a nation’s wealth and resources as much as the current discourse on basic income. Also referred to as a citizen’s income, the policy generally refers to the unconditional and universal payment of a regular sum of...
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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8:15am
Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society
In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled ‘revolving door’ between industry and government, and an endless stream of campaign contributions from dirty oil and other lucrative industries, is the long-championed ideal of a truly democratic state now a lost...
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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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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:00am
The Coming Financial Crisis: A Harbinger of World Renewal?
A full six years after the global financial crisis, not only have governments failed to rethink the way we organise our economic systems, but politicians across the world have pressed forward with an obsolete political agenda that has paved the way for yet more financial chaos. The failure of our...
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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 11:15am
Sharing a (Not So) Living Planet
Barely a week after more than half a million people marched for decisive action on climate change, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) released their latest Living Planet report , which serves as a timely reminder that the environmental crises we face extend far beyond the popular discourse on...
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