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THE IMPERATIVE IS TO WORK FOR A RADICAL TRANSFORMATION, AND THAT MEANS UNEQUIVOCALLY TAKING SIDES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AS A DEFINITIVE FRAMEWORK FOR AN ALTERNATIVE DISCOURSE AND A STRATEGY ACTIVISTS MUST PURSUE. #

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Food for an anti-status-quo thought   Human Rights Reader 368 _________________ #: Taken from the People’s Health Movement’s Global Health Watch 4, November 2014.   Say it loudly, say it often   -Public systems must be reclaimed by citizens and reformed in the interest of people so duty bearers are decisively made accountable. (This quote […]

DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION* CLAIMS ALTRUISM AND MORALITY, BUT IS DRIVEN BY AN IMAGE OF MORAL SUPERIORITY.

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Food for a not really altruistic thought   Human Rights Reader 276   The human rights-based framework opens our eyes to the outdated traditional model of aid. Since the new human rights narrative focuses on global justice and on pluralism, it criticizes international development agencies as ‘a cosmopolitan elite that is wrongfully embracing Globalization’ and […]

An indictment of foreign aid: Is it too late?

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States do not have friends, only interests. (Charles de Gaulle)   1. As we have it now, foreign aid is instrumental in decreasing constructive social, economic, and political tensions and internal contradictions that would tend, sooner or later,  redress or resolve the growing imbalances and injustices of the prevailing internal exploitative system in many a […]




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