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 Information imperialism
picture5 Mar 2003 @ 02:50, by ashanti. Developing World
The invisible people of the world speak out: The Non-Aligned Movement Summit, held in Malaysia earlier this week and attended by almost 110 countries representing about two-thirds of the worlds' population, made a strong call for multilateralism, global peace and development.  More >

 We CAN do something about it....
22 Nov 2002 @ 07:01, by scotty. Developing World
ALTERNATIVES to CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION



Is a new world possible? Activists who fight corporate globalization certainly believe so. Those struggling to oppose corporate globalization are more than simply critics of the current system. Though global opposition to the negative effects of the world's current economic and political systems continues to grow, every time those protesting corporate globalization appear en masse to call attention to a global financial body like the International Monetary Fund or World Trade Organization, their critics accuse them of offering little more than condemnation. "We know what you're against," critics say, "BUT WHAT ARE YOU FOR?" The truth is, activists struggling to oppose corporate globalization offer many models of alternative ways to envision a new society. From developing viable economic alternatives to global capitalism to creating more effective ideas for educating children, from envisioning non-hierarchical means of organizing society to conceiving ways to enable more equality in interpersonal relationships, those who hope to create a better world offer infinite visions for a way to do just that.

Below are links to web-based resources that offer examples of ideas for what some of those alternatives may be. Some of the below links and resources complement one another, others are directly contradictory. Some of the below ideas been proven to work on a small or large scale; some are only ideals that we, raised as competitive creatures in a hierarchical society, have not yet been able to achieve. Despite these differences some themes keep coming up in all of the ideas below -- sustainability for the Earth and those who live upon it, true justice and equality in social and political interaction, reorganization of power and resource distribution, diversity and multiculturalism as opposed to cultural or racial homogeneity, a healthy balance between the individual's personal freedom and the creation of a functioning society, practical decision-making processes that empower all to reach our human potential while having control of the world as it affects us. Below you will find theories and ideas based upon the simple concept that creating a world based upon these precepts IS POSSIBLE.

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 Natures first intention is to create a female.0 comments
22 Nov 2002 @ 05:26, by tinajoy. Developing World
The fetus starts out as female then later becomes male, nature may prefer women but virtually every culture has been partial to men.  More >

 Iran & Iraq
30 Oct 2002 @ 18:40, by sharie. Developing World

About 15 years ago, I was living in La Jolla, California, and had a lot of friends from the middle east. Armand Simon Simonian was from *Persia*. A lot of my Persian friends wouldn't call their country *Iran* because that's not the homeland they knew growing up. It had changed too much.

Simon explained to me that when the Ayatollah took control of the country from the Shah, the people rebelled against the strict muslim constraints. They weren't used to it. The Shah was more western.

Because the people were rebelling, the Ayatollah and his followers decided to start a war with Iraq, which they then used as propaganda "We've got to band together to fight the invading Iraqi's". It was all a ploy to keep the people from throwing out the Ayatollah.

As he told me this story, it dawned on me that this was the same thing our U.S. government was doing to us, telling Americans that Russia was going to invade us and we had to stick together. I could see the propaganda kept the masses ignorant and allowed those in power to keep raking in our tax dollars into their own pockets.

We're being lied to. Peaceful people all around the world are being lied to.

 Declaration of Interdependence11 comments
20 Jun 2002 @ 13:19, by jim. Developing World
When in the course of human events, the transformation of civilization demands rapid change, and threatens the way of life we have become accustomed to, it is necessary that we reengineer our society to insure that the values we hold dear are not destroyed by our inability to face change. We have gone from dependence to independence and now face the challenge of attaining interdependence in the information age. We have transcended the call to arms and now face the call to empowering the individual to fruitfully participate in the collaboration we call government to create a sustainable future. The principles of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness gave us independence and our human rights. The principles of interdependence now defines our responsibilities.

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 Mobile Manufacturing0 comments
picture31 Mar 2002 @ 15:48, by ming. Developing World
I received an e-mail announcement quoted at the bottom, about "Production Mini-plants in mobile containers", which sounded like a great idea. 40-foot containers that would contain some kind of manufacturing plant, which could easily be transported to developing areas and put to work. But when I tried to research it on the net, I realized that "The Financial News" and "Steven P. Leibacher" who wrote it have no other history at all, other than this same announcement, which apparently has been spammed to a bunch of places. So, most likely it is in investment scam. But it is a great idea, which is why I'm quoting it. And, in researching it, I found a very interesting site on Mobile Structures. Lots of interesting things that people have managed to make mobile that normally wouldn't be. Very inspiring resource.  More >

 Gates, Bono, unveil 'DATA Agenda' for Africa0 comments
picture2 Feb 2002 @ 16:40, by ming. Developing World
This might be more constructive. There's Bono again, announcing an initiative with Bill Gates, called DATA, for Debt, AIDS and Trade for Africa. Essentially, opening up trade with even the poorest countries in Africa, relieving them of their national debts, and putting resources into AIDS prevention. See CNN Article  More >

 Gates gives $24B to fight disease0 comments
picture27 Jan 2002 @ 16:03, by ming. Developing World
One might say many less than pleasant things about Bill Gates. But he and his wife have also created the biggest humanitarian foundation in history, and have funded it with 24 billion dollars. Its focus is increasingly on health conditions in the developing world. See article on MSNBC.  More >

 Give Water - Water Aid0 comments
picture19 Nov 2001 @ 17:00, by ming. Developing World
Thames Water have set up a website associated with Water Aid and will donate 100,000 pounds (which will provide safe drinking water for Life to 6,000 people in Africa and Asia). if they have 2,000,000 visitors to the site in the next 12 weeks. It only takes a few seconds to visit the site and click on the 'Click Here" message at: [link]  More >



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