Topic 1: Vision: Global Citizenship and Global Justice

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Vision: Global Citizenship and Global Justice

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  1. Balance between studying, work and leisure

    I wish the world to be a place, where a balance between studying, work and leisure - as Gandhi suggested it - is possible for everybody, where labour rights are executed as a matter of course.

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    • Equal distribution of ressources and power

      A world where ressources and power are distributed equally and the disparity between rich and poor is globally and locally small.

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      • Equal rights and dignity for all global citizens

        All human beings are equal in rights and dignity and respected the way they are, irregardless skin color, religion, gender, physical health, age or sexual orientation.(tbc)
        A world where every human being can rely on the protection and execution of their human rights, including their social rights. This implies the availability of the most important public goods like health services, public education systems, public transport etc. and a strict no to their destruction.

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        • Decent Work, living wage and social security

          A just world in which everyone’s human rights are fully guaranteed:
          - A decent work with a living wage that enables a decent life in dignity
          - The possibility to organize in unions, organisations, associations to defend, guarantee and extend our rights
          - A social system that provides good social security (health, unemployment, pension insurance, etc.) financed by a taxation system that taxes also corporations and entrepreneurs instead of just the working class.

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          • The logic of the commons to build global citizenship and global justice at multiple levels and scales.

            The commons can be seen as a social system that intimately associates people or stakeholders with their resources and the participatory and mindful ways they are managing/producing/caring for them.

            Commons can be described in a variety of ways and along several dimensions. The three below function together as a whole:

            • As object, the commons are the Common Wealth, the assets that we inherit or create, use and change,  and that serve our livelihood (our natural, social and cultural  resources,  genetic and biological diversity, knowledge, etc), that  people pass on to future  generations. These assets need to be nurtured, (re)generated…

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            • Inclusion

              True global ctizenship means that all people have access to participate and influence. It is crucial to involve different groups, e.g. youth and children, minorities, people in vulnerable position. Otherwise, we cannot talk about global movement. It demands that barriers of participation are explored and different ways of participation are provided and created.
              Inclusion is about will, it is about different methods of including people, it is about justice.
              Global citizenship gives us responsiblities and rights, these should cover all citizens.
              In practise, inclusion means that e.g. youth and children are provided platforms to speak up. It means that children…

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              • Remove 'race', 'religion' and 'gender'.

                To remove the necessity to place importance on: race, religion and gender from all forms of interaction

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                • A world without development cooperation but a world of international solidarity

                  A world without development cooperation but a world of international solidarity in which the sentence that I found on a picture of a trade union office in Bangladesh has become reality: „If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound with mine, then let us work together!“ (Quote is originally coming from Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s)

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                  • A Trust to guard the resources of the planet, managed by its people

                    While the impact of the use of the resources of the planet is felt by all, decision on how to use the resources and the benefit of those resources, goes to only a few.
                    One proposal to overcome this is to set up an 'Earth Trust' with all citizens (not countries) being trustees, and which will govern all resources of the earth as a common.
                    For more info on the commons:
                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_commons
                    http://www.stwr.org/

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                    • Global Justice

                      For me Global justice means equal rights for all present and the next generations on the resources, knowledge and decision making about the planet
                      It means that the entire nature, the earth, natural resources, production, the knowledge, and experiences of the human beings, are common property of the mankind and all the human beings have equal right on these resources and knowledge including the people presently living on earth and those who will live on the earth after us.

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                      • A well-balanced society without social discrimination

                        The citizenship means the enjoyment of the same rights for all the citizens of the same country or the same community

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                        • Global Citizenship

                          Global Citizenship for me
                          We the human beings are living on the same planet, all the lines have been drawn by different powerful groups to establish their domain for themselves. Whenever they have needed the resources of the other group, they have entered there and have captured the human capital as well as human resources. When these powerful groups have felt any threat, they have drawn circles around them to stop the entry of the other people.
                          Does Global Citizenship Exist.
                          Yes the history of mankind is common; the global citizen is there from the very first day of emerging…

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                          • Global justice is about changing the rules to make them work for the majority, not the elite minority

                            If we want to create a more just world we need to change the rules underlying the way our world works. These rules are not 'natural laws' but have been created by those in power in order to serve their own interests. These rules (related to trade, taxes, food production etc) support growing inequality and allow the emergence of extreme wealth alongside extreme poverty. We as citizens need to join together and push for change so that the rules that govern the system support the interests of the majority of the world's citizens, as well as the well-being of the…

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                            • Citizen Participation for global justice


                              Promoting universal justice may be achieved by a focus on fair processes that champion for citizen participation and representation.
                              Justice is, however, a complex concept. It can refer to treating people equally, righting wrongs done to others, what people may rightfully claim from others, or what people are due.
                              Global justice in Kenya is discussed in relation to the gap between rich and poor, the vulnerability of people to abuse, violence, occupation, exclusion, humiliation, disease, and starvation, north-south relations(aid effectiveness),among others.

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                              • Principles for a Responsible Majority and Global Interest

                                Global citizenship requires people to come together and to stand up and be heard on issues that are common to us all as humans and as co-inhabitants of the planet. In operating as a global community, a few key principles may be beneficial to adopt for current issues and those that may arrive in the future:
                                1) The majority is responsible for considering the interests of both the global community and the impacted minority. In operating as a global community, a social contract should prohibit the majority from constraining justice or human rights on the minority.
                                2) All efforts should…

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                                • Technology as a Partner

                                  As we transition from traditional top-down societies into a global networked society, technology will be core to maintaining the health of CSOs everywhere. With more people connecting, our civil society technology infrastructure must be safe from oligarchical control, self-serving bias, and exploitation. Global technologies should be leveraged to help a Citizens Movement grow and should be critical to open participation, transparency, and accountability.

                                  In short, a Global Citizens Movement should engage all citizens through inclusive technology.

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                                      • All citizens of the world are neighbors

                                        Global justice should be one that considers the human being as an actor and beneficiary of all forms of economic, social, cultural and political development. The basis for this global justice must be solidarity, cooperation and strengthening mechanism of prevention and repression of injustices, abuses and violations in all areas at the local, national, regional and international level.

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                                        • The motivation of changing the world together

                                          When I meet with people from all over the world, every time I am surprised by how connected our struggles are. We can live miles away, with different experiences and backgrounds, in different contexts, but we can feel close. Global citizenship is about being a citizen on a the same planet based on these unfair rules and systems we want to change.

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