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  •  Morales' speech to G77 at the UN: (6+ / 0-)

    Speech by President Evo Morales to the G77 at the United Nations

    I have come here to share the conclusions of the First World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, held last April 20th to 22nd in Cochabamba, Bolivia. I convened this Conference because in Copenhagen the voice of the peoples of the world was not listened to or attended to, nor were established procedures respected by all States.
    The amount of 10 billion dollars that developing countries are currently offering is less than 1% of the total amount of their defense budgets. It is simply not possible to dedicate 120 times more reso
    The recent financial crisis has demonstrated that the market is incapable of regulating the financial system, and that it would be totally irresponsible to leave care for and protection of the very existence of humanity and our Mother Earth in the hands of the market.
    he Cochabamba Conference places special emphasis on analyzing the topic of development and what kind of development it is that we want.

    Some of the principles agreed upon were:

    - There cannot be unlimited development in a finite planet
    - The model of development we want is not that of the so-called developed countries, which is unsustainable in a planet with limited natural resources
    - So that developing countries might satisfy the needs of their populations without affecting planet Earth, it is essential that developed countries lower their levels of consumption and waste
    - To achieve development in harmony with nature, we must also seek harmony among human beings through an equitable distribution of wealth

    There is another speech he gave which had a seething analysis of the IMF and Worldbank and the UN (particularly what he called the "Insecurity" Council.) I'll keep looking for that one.

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    by UnaSpenser on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 03:39:38 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks, Una. (4+ / 0-)

      The last part sounds a great deal like ecosocialism, which I identify with and respect. Morales is correct. It would be shocking for an American politicians to speak the truth in this manner.

      Much appreciated.

      “While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.” ― Chinua Achebe . . . {Economic Left/Right: -9.12 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.77}

      by diomedes77 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 03:48:04 PM PDT

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