I came across with a letter of S’bu Zikode who is the member of Abahlali baseMjondolo shack dwellers movement in South Africa.
This letter shows current most important problem humanity faces today. This is world-wide problem called apartheid between rich and poor, privileged and unprivileged. But I want to emphasize this problem from the psychological view.
Here is the excerpt of this letter which shows core of the problem: Continue reading
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Tagged Abahlali baseMjondolo, Africa, domination, Economic, economic apartheid, Government, greed, Human, Human rights, humanity, narrow-minded, needs, people, poverty, prejudice, S'bu Zikode, selfishness, shelter, South Africa, totalitarianism
Food sovereignty is about purpose of economy in a world scale.
Summary of seven principles to achieve food sovereignty (according to Via Campesina):
- Food: A Basic Human Right Everyone must have access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food in sufficient quantity and quality to sustain a healthy life with full human dignity. Each nation should declare that access to food is a constitutional right and guarantee the development of the primary sector to ensure the concrete realization of this fundamental right. Continue reading
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Tagged Agriculture, domination, Economic, economical crisis, Environment, financial crisis, food, Food sovereignty, free-market, household, humanity, IMF, Natural resource, needs, poverty, rights, starving, United Nations, Via Campesina, will to good, World Bank, WTO
We are facing with financial crisis even with the free-market system as basis of the world economy. Economy should work with efficiency as defended by those who believed in free-market system. But it is not working.
So why does it not work? Continue reading
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Tagged Alan Greenspan, competition, consumption, domination, Economic, economical crisis, financial crisis, free-market, generosity, greed, Human, Human nature, poverty, Raj Patel, selfishness