“When one looks deeply into the present situation in the world, two things stand out as particularly important: the danger of war and the acceleration of the Earth’s ecological imbalance.” Read full article on Share International magazine
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
It is up to the people to urge governments to take steps to reverse the appalling destruction and degradation of planet Earth before it is too late.
• Addressing global warming and the restoration of the environment
• The danger of war and the establishment of peace
Other top priorities include the essential needs of every man, woman and child:
• an adequate supply of food
• housing for all
• health care for all
• education as universal rights.
The key to achieving these goals is a more equitable sharing of the world’s food and resources.
Without sharing there can be no justice;
without justice there can be no peace;
without peace, there can be no future.
Sharing will save the world
More than 80% of the world’s food and resources is used and wasted by only 20% of the world’s population — mainly those in the developed world.
This inequality forms the basis of terrorism, environmental degradation, crime, and social unrest. The greed of a few has placed the entire planet at risk. Fair redistribution of the world’s resources will create global justice, freedom and peace.
Living together as one human family
Humanity is one family, and the earth’s food, raw materials, energy, and technological resources belong to everyone equally, not just those nations who control the global economy and those individuals who can afford to buy them.
For the survival of present and future generations, we must call for a just re-distribution of the world’s resources, so that all may have the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, health care and education.
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Towards A Collective Resolution – The Global Commons
Our global economic system is now in grave crisis, threatening the entire planet, its institutions and species.
A new kind of common wealth is needed to protect the assets of Earth, resolve our private and public debts, and create a global society of justice, sharing and sustainability for everyone.
Our commons are the collective heritage of humanity — the shared resources of nature and society that we inherit, create and use. People across the world are now rediscovering these common goods and choosing to protect them for future generations.
Whether our commons are traditional (rivers, forests, indigenous cultures) or emerging (solar energy, intellectual property, internet), communities are managing them through unique forms of self-governance, collaboration and collective action. And in working together to preserve these resources, we are generating new standards of responsibility, mutual aid and sustenance for all beings.
Global Commons Trust promotes the creation of trusteeships, where the rights to our commons may be realized for the benefit of all. This promises a very different world than the ownership society of exploitation and aggression so prevalent today. When people claim the sovereign right to manage and revalue their common goods, civilization is transformed.
Imagine a world where
• commons trusts preserve and regenerate the assets of a commons
• private industry prospers from the surplus resources which it rents from these trusts
• governments provide citizens with an income generated through the use of these
Global Commons Trust opens a window into this rising global trusteeship society
— a world where everyone benefits from the preservation and use of their common resources, and the cooperative human spirit is lifted through new energetic patterns of sustainability, wealth and power.
For more information Global Commons Trust
“The problems of humanity are real but solvable. The solution lies within your grasp. Take your brother’s need as the measure for your action and solve
the problems of the world. There is no other course.”
Maitreya, The World Teacher for All Humanity
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