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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Protesters march against U.S. military intervention and spending. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Let's Finally End the Insanity of Colossal Military Spending During a Global Health Emergency
If nations held a referendum, asking the public if they want their taxes to go to military weapons that are more efficient in killing than the ones we currently have, or if they would prefer the money to be invested in medical care, social services, education and other critical public needs, what...
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Hundreds of community members line up early to pick up food boxes at Chelsea Collaborative during their weekly food drive in Chelsea, MA on July 15, 2020.  (Photo: Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, April 01, 2021
It's Time to End the Insanity of Colossal Military Spending and Reallocate Funds to Basic Economic and Social Needs
If nations had a referendum, asking the public if they want their taxes to go to military weapons that are more efficient in killing than the ones we currently have, or if they would prefer the money to be invested in medical care, social services, education and other critical public needs, what...
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The one certainty is that the most vulnerable and excluded members of society will suffer the worst consequences, as with all economic crises. (Photo: Giacomo Carra on Unsplash) Views
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Will Covid-19 Spur a Peoples’ Bailout for the World’s Poorest?
Since the beginning of 2020, we’ve entered an extraordinary new era. There is still a great deal of fear and uncertainty about what lies ahead, and most countries are undergoing a kind of social and political revolution that is unprecedented in the post-war period. But amidst the tragedy and...
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The same pattern has repeated in every crisis-hit region, where the poorest in society pay the price through extreme austerity and the privatisation of public assets and services, despite being the least to blame for causing the crisis in the first place.(Photo: eyewashdesgin: A. Golden, Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, October 11, 2018
A Global People’s Bailout for the Coming Crash
A full decade since the great crash of 2008, many progressive thinkers have recently reflected on the consequences of that fateful day when the investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, foreshadowing the worst international financial crisis of the post-war period. What seems obvious to everyone is...
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights on a staircase Views
Saturday, June 16, 2018
We Need to Reclaim the UN's Radical Vision of Global Economic Justice
What are the political implications of meeting the established human right for everyone to enjoy an adequate standard of living? In short, it necessitates a redistribution of wealth and resources on an unprecedented scale, which is why activists should resurrect the United Nations’ radical vision...
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"The holiday period provides us with a unique opportunity to express the new awareness that must inform a less commercialised and more sharing-oriented world." (Photo: Banksy) Views
Friday, December 22, 2017
Let’s Unite and Demonstrate The True Meaning Of Christmas
At this time of year, our overconsuming lifestyles in the affluent Western world are impossible to ignore. Brightly-lit shops are bursting with festive foods and expensive indulgences, while seasonal songs play in the background of shopping malls to keep us spending the money we don’t have on...
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Saturday, May 06, 2017
It’s Time to Reawaken the Spirit of Occupy for the Starving Millions
The world is now facing an unprecedented emergency of hunger and famine, with a record number of people requiring life-saving food and medical assistance in 2017. Since the start of this year, the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war has continued to unfold, while the...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Initiating a Global Citizens Movement for the Great Transition
Journey to Earthland is a recently released book by the Great Transition Initiative (GTI), a worldwide network of activist scholars with a unique purpose—to advance “a vision and praxis for global transformation”. Few civil society organisations have such a broad focus on transformational...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Home Truths about the Climate Emergency
As 2016 draws to a close, we appear to be living in a world that is increasingly defined by its illusions, where the truth is a matter of subjective interpretation or argumentative debate. Indeed, following the United States election and Brexit referendum there is much talk of a new era of post-...
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Monday, November 07, 2016
The Struggle Continues for a Binding Treaty to #StopCorporateAbuse
In the last week of October, civil society came another step closer to achieving a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. Delegates from many large social movements and networks met alongside state representatives...
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