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CAPITALISM ONLY GLOBALIZES POVERTY, IT ONLY GLOBALIZES HUNGER AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE; IT DESTROYS DEEPLY ROOTED ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT. (Evo Morales) (Part 2 of 2)

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Food for a disquieting wake up thought (2)   Human Rights Reader 347 Have we fallen into the trap of using the language of neoliberals so that they are able to shape how we think and behave in regards to human rights? (S. Kidd)   One does not combat neoliberalism because one can defeat it; […]

CAPITALISM ONLY GLOBALIZES POVERTY, IT ONLY GLOBALIZES HUNGER AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE; IT DESTROYS DEEPLY ROOTED ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT (Evo Morales) (Part 1 of 2)

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Food for a disquieting wake up thought   Human Rights Reader 346   -We live in societies where everything is globalized; ancient ancestral cultures and human rights are marginalized by the economic processes installed. (Evo Morales) -The passion to dominate is the most terrible of all diseases of the human spirit. (Voltaire)   Globalization has […]

IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION, A SOCIETY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND OF RESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE A MIRAGE (OR A FARCE?). (J. Osorio)

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  Food for a farcical thought   Human Rights Reader 309   1. For the fulfillment of human rights (HR), the obstacles to be overcome are actually way beyond what the core of economic globalization, i.e., the free market, can overcome and offer. This is why, using our solid knowledge of HR, we need to […]

CAPITALISM, NEOLIBERALISM AND HOW THEY SCORE IN THE ERA OF UNFETTERED GLOBALIZATION AND FLAGRANT DISREGARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. (part 1 of 2)

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Food for an unfettered yet flagrant thought   Human Rights Reader 297   -Social and economic climbing is so often accompanied by moral degradation. (C. Fuentes) -We know, ten times over, that free markets stand for the  primacy of shareholder value over long term social values, for investing in speculative assets over investing in real […]

A BRIEF INQUIRY INTO MARKETS, CAPITALISM, GLOBALIZATION, CORPORATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

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Food for an inquiring thought   Human Rights Reader 268   -Liberalism defends the interests of the intellectual elite; conservatism defends the interests of the financial and industrial elite. The question is: Who defends the interests of human rights? (…and are we a minority or a majority?). -Historically, in good part, the market has been […]

NUTRITION IS A SOCIAL SCIENCE, AND NUTRITION IS NOTHING MORE THAN POLITICS ON A GRAND SCALE.

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    April  blog Claudio Schuftan   One of my heros is Rudolf Virchow. He was a social visionary who in the late 1840s, articulated the social – and the economic and political – determinants of ill-health, malnutrition and misery. He did this with, I dare say, even more bite and relevance than has the […]

Galeano’s iron laws on Globalization

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1. The international labor division consists of some countries specializing in winning and others in losing; the latter continue to work as servants of the former. 2. The defeat of the have-nots has always been implicit in the victory of the haves; the labor of the have-nots has always generated their own poverty since it […]

HUMAN RIGHTS ARE ABOUT PEOPLE BEING IN CONTROL OF THEIR CHOICES. (A. Yamin)

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Food for a negotiated thought Human Rights Reader 246 -Ultimately, by using the human rights-based framework, we strive to negotiate a new social contract                                                               […]

THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE MARKET FUNDAMENTALISM OF GLOBALIZATION ARE IRRECONCILABLE.

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  Human Rights Reader 236  Let’s call a spade a spade: Globalization is a project of the North to globalize its corporate power. The market fundamentalism at its base is not only a system of ideas, but also an algorithm for restructuring state institutions; it shifts responsibility for social provision away from the state and […]

BEWARE: HUMAN RIGHTS ARE BEING INTERPRETED TO SUIT THE FREE MARKET.

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1. These days, the market is presented to us as capable of resolving all problems –even of protecting human rights; but the latter, basically through the façade of corporate social responsibility (see Human Rights Readers 190 and 191). 2. The market, it is said, must have access to everything. So people’s rights must all be […]




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