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Rajesh Makwana

Rajesh Makwana

Rajesh Makwana is an independent writer and activist, and the former executive director of 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.

Articles by this author

 

The Global Refugee Crisis: Humanity's Last Call for a Culture of Sharing and Cooperation

The real crisis is not the influx of refugees to Europe per se but a toxic combination of destabilising foreign policy agendas, economic austerity and the rise of right-wing nationalism, which is likely to push the world further into social and political chaos in the months ahead.

Rajesh Makwana ·


Scrapping Trident and Transitioning to a Nuclear-Free World

As the illicit trade in nuclear weapons escalates alongside the risk of geopolitical conflict, it’s high time governments decisively prioritized nuclear disarmament

Rajesh Makwana ·


A New Era of Global Protest Begins

In line with the steady rise in social unrest over the past decade, it’s likely that we will witness an unprecedented escalation in large-scale citizen protests across the globe in 2016 and beyond.

Rajesh Makwana ·


Ten Billion Reasons to Demand System Change

With the release of a refreshingly pessimistic science-based documentary that connects human development with the global ecological crisis, there is even more reason for concerned citizens to take to the streets in unprecedented numbers to demand a radical shift in government priorities

Rajesh Makwana ·


#GlobalGoals? The Truth about Poverty and How to Address It

It's high time UN agencies and the mainstream media acknowledge the true scale of global poverty and engage in a long overdue public debate on how ambitious and transformative the international development agenda really is.

Rajesh Makwana ·


From Basic Income to Social Dividends: Sharing the Value of Common Resources

It’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income by including options for sharing resource rents, which is a model that can be applied internationally to reform unjust economic systems, reduce extreme poverty and protect the global commons.

Rajesh Makwana ·


Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society—from the local to the global.

Rajesh Makwana ·


Why Sharing Is a Common Cause That Unites Us All

Given that a call for sharing is already a fundamental (if often unacknowledged) demand of engaged citizens and progressive organisations, there is every reason why we should embrace this common cause that unites us all.  

Rajesh Makwana ·

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