458. GLOBALIZATION PUTS THE FREEDOM OF PRIVATE BUSINESS ABOVE THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE AND THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS. HUMAN BEINGS BECOME HUMAN RESOURCES. »

Globalization is obviously rewarding already acquired capital, not human beings

1. Those left out from the benefits of globalization look up at Read more…

457. THE DANGER OF ABUSING HISTORY IS THAT IT FLATTENS OUT THE COMPLEXITY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF THE HAVE-NOTS AND LEAVES NO ROOM FOR DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PAST. (M. MacMillan) »

Let me start with a disclaimer

-Have we been bewitched by history? -Why has history, that was a goddess for Hegel, eventually Read more…

456. WHAT WE ARE NOT DOING THROUGH THE SDGs IS MEASURING THE DISPARITY REDUCTION RATIO* FROM HERE TO 2030. »

*: i.e., the annual rate at which each country is closing the gap between its current economic disparity score and the best expected Read more…

455. TRUE DEMOCRACY IS ACTUALLY ‘THE’ DELIVERY SYSTEM OF HUMAN RIGHTS. (Shula Koenig) »

-Democracy was born at the local level, and that is where we can win it back. (Barcelone en Comú)

Human rights violations are Read more…

454. THE CHALLENGE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS UNFORTUNATELY OFTEN IS THAT THEY HAVE TO DRIVE THE TRAIN AT THE SAME TIME THAT THEY ARE LAYING THE TRACKS. »

-Activists’ work is about recruiting the heart and training the brain. (Hesperian Foundation)

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453. VIVA LA COMUNICACIÓN! ABAJO LA TELE-COMUNICACIÓN! THERE ARE NO LONGER VISIONS, THERE ARE TELE-VISIONS; WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE HUMAN RELATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS? »

-Television is chewing gum for the eyes. (Frank Lloyd Wright)

Do not be fooled: The media are ‘ideology formers’. We have to hold Read more…

452. REDUCING INEQUALITY CANNOT BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT REDISTRIBUTING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE RESOURCES MORE FAIRLY. »

[This is why the Readers keep insisting, not on poverty alleviation, but on disparity reduction].

1. Unite States citizens tend to assume that Read more…

451. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ‘DISEASES OF POVERTY’ THERE ARE ‘DISEASES OF WEALTH WITH INEQUALITY’. »

We have to change our outlook, because, otherwise, those rendered poor appear as responsible of their ill-health. What the dominant public health Read more…

450. THE READERS ARE EXPRESSLY WRITTEN TO HIT THE READER BELOW THE BELT. (paraphrasing John Steinbeck). »

[Every 50 Readers I write one that pertains to the process and thoughts that lead to each Reader; it also reflects about the Read more…

449. THE CURRENT OVERRELIANCE ON PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT AS A KEY INSTRUMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS IS MISPLACED AND RIGHTFULLY GENERATES DISTRUST. (Carlos Lopez) [Part 2 of 2] »

There is a need for a legally binding human rights law instrument (or ‘treaty’) to regulate the activities of TNCs.

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