Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dismantling the Western War Economy and Embracing The Earth as Our Relative

Cross posted from Censored News here. Thanks again, Brenda!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Dismantling the War Economy

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

It is spring, a time for less words and more beauty. Today's contribution is from the working group Referendum, which is underway online in advance of the World's People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Bolivia.
Around the world, those preparing for the conference are contributing their thoughts on living in harmony with the earth and upholding the sacredness of Mother Earth in the working groups. (English message follows.)

Mensaje De: Sylvia Maria Valls 
Breve resumen de principios básicos a considerar para una visión compartida y estrategias a seguir:
Desmantelar la economía de guerra a partir de la reafirmación del principio básico de subsidiaridad [link al texto] como criterio de buen gobierno para todas las comunidades, localidades, municipios o condados y resaltar la importancia de darle prioridad a que sean las familias y las familias extendidas las que otorguen la calidad de ciudadanos a sus propios miembros en las localidades donde se vive, trabaja y estudia. 
RECLAMO DE TODOS LOS PUEBLOS A ESTE EFECTO.

Que los intercambios de productos se den a partir de un ordenamiento con base en la naturaleza y no con base en fronteras arbitrarias y fórmulas obsoletas.

Que se redefina la “democracia” a partir de los criterios discutidos y comprendidos en “Perfil de una democracia legítima” [link al texto] donde se propone la desaparición de la “competencia” entre los partidos políticos como base para la selección de legisladores, jueces, administradores (entre otras cosas).

Que se considere la importancia de definir los “derechos” (de la tierra, de los ciudadanos) a partir de las obligaciones hacia los seres humanos con miras a la satisfacción de las verdaderas “necesidades terrestres del cuerpo y del alma”.

Que reclamemos la creación de unos Municipios Unidos de las Américas invitando a todos los demás continentes a hacer igual. www.institutosimoneweil.net

--ENGLISH MESSAGE BELOW--
Brief summary of the basic principle to consider in search of a Shared Vision and of strategies to follow:
Dismantling the war economy by reaffirming the basic principle of subsidiarity as a sign of sound government for all communities, localities, municipalities or counties and stressing the importance of giving priority to families and extended families in the process of granting citizenship to their own members within the localities where they live, work and study.
ALL PEOPLES SHOULD DEMAND THIS POSSIBILITY.

That trade be considered on the basis of natural frontiers instead of on arbitrary and obsolete frontiers and formulas.

That “democracy” be reconsidered following the issues discussed in “Profile of a Legitimate Democracy” wherein the disappearance of“competition” among political parties as a basis for the selection of legislators, judges, administrators (among other things) is set forth as a goal.

That the importance of defining “rights” (of the Earth, of citizens) considering first the obligations towards human beings in view of the satisfaction of the real “earthly needs of the body and the soul” be recognized.
That we bet on the creation of the “United Municipalities of the Americas,” inviting the other continents to do something along the same lines. The United Nations would become the United Biorregions of Mother.

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