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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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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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Standing in Solidarity for a Humanity Without Borders
Following the first ever United Nations Summit on Refugees and Migrants last week, many civil society organisations and concerned citizens are taking stock of our government’s collective response to this unprecedented global crisis. The UN Summit was two years in the making, and gave a rare...
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Pathways of Transition to Agroecological Food Systems
An alternative vision of farming and food systems has long been upheld by civil society groups and small-scale producers around the world, based on the science of agroecology and the broader framework of food sovereignty. But while many reports and studies have shown how less intensive, diversified...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015
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
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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