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Cal
- 315 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The U.S. government provides more than a billion dollars to the World Bank every year to invest in projects in the name of "development." Yet the World Bank has no internal safeguard policies that guarantee respect for human rights.



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Debbie Williamson (275)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 4:34 am
Signed and shared. Thanks,Cal.
 

Mary T. (321)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 5:34 am
Thank you Cal - signed, noted & shared
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 5:37 am
Noted and signed. TY Cal
 

Nicole W. (643)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:01 am
You have added your voice to Time to Champion Human Rights at the World Bank! ~ ty Cal
 

Ben Oscarsito (351)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:21 am
Human Rights for ALL - NO exceptions!
http://www.hrw.org/
 

Natasha Salgado (576)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:26 am
Done-thx Cal
 

Jeaneen A. (154)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:35 am
S+N
 

Winn Adams (203)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 7:06 am
Signed
 

Terry King (109)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 7:58 am
Done
 

Bee S. (206)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 8:23 am
Done; Kiitos Cal.
 

anonymous X. (93)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 9:35 am
Done, thanks Cal
 

Sara V. (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 9:50 am
“As a member of the public, I am writing to urge the United States government to ensure that the World Bank safeguard policies respect and uphold human rights.”

You would petition an organization that violates human rights (Geneva Convention) by killing, torturing, and/or detaining people with no charges against them, and preemptively invading sovereign nations at its whim to ensure respect for human rights around the world?

As people say here in California – “Dude!”

Better for us to dust off our pitchforks and take our own violators to task.
 

Sara V. (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 9:58 am
I remember watching the news once when I was young and seeing a few skinny African kids clustered together out in a field and holding up homemade signs against the WTO and G8 as a news helicopter flew over them, there to cover the international meeting. It made a real impression on me that these kids felt strongly enough to commit their personal energy to protesting in that way, and it made me question the glowing press releases we all read regarding how much international aid organizations “help.”

From Wikipedia about John Perkin’s book Confessions of an Economic Hitman:

"According to his book, Perkins' function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank and US Agency for International Development. Saddled with debts they could not hope to pay, those countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure from the United States on a variety of issues. Perkins argues in his book that developing nations were effectively neutralized politically, had their wealth gaps driven wider and economies crippled in the long run. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

The epilogue to the 2006 edition provides a rebuttal to the current move by the G8 nations to forgive Third World debt. Perkins charges that the proposed conditions for this debt forgiveness require countries to privatise their health, education, electric, water and other public services. Those countries would also have to discontinue subsidies and trade restrictions that support local business, but accept the continued subsidization of certain G8 businesses by the US and other G8 countries, and the erection of trade barriers on imports that threaten G8 industries."
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 10:39 am
signed and noted thanks
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 11:06 am
Thank You. Signed and Noted.
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 12:25 pm
done and shared!
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 12:48 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Cal.
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 1:22 pm
done- thanks
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 1:33 pm
petition signed
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 1:39 pm
signed
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 1:44 pm
Noted signed & tweeted. thanks Cal.
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 2:33 pm
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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 2:38 pm
Signed mnoted shared
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 2:54 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Cal
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 3:04 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cal.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 3:57 pm
Signed, thanks Cal.
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 4:53 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Aurea Walker (216)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 5:33 pm
S & N human rights and world bank? That is sadly a no go unless those countries in need sell off all their countries most important assets and then they will be forever beholden to the G8.
 

S J. (118)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 5:43 pm
Done, flagged, thanks Cal

It has been human not very right from WB. How about the IMF? I m sure you all know what have they been doing to poor countries.
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:51 pm
Thanks Cal for the link. Signed and noted.
"You Did It!
You have added your voice to Time to Champion Human Rights at the World Bank!"
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 7:13 pm
noted, signed
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 9:02 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 10:43 pm
signed
 

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Wednesday February 5, 2014, 11:28 pm
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Emma S. (228)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 1:10 am
Done! Thanks, Cal. (Spam flagged.)
 

Inge Bjorkman (146)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 1:31 am
There are no human rights, those who have power also have the rights.

Love
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 1:45 am
This state of affair needs correcting.
 

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Thursday February 6, 2014, 3:27 am
S&N
 

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Friday February 7, 2014, 1:07 am
s&n. thanks
 

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Friday February 7, 2014, 2:33 am
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Friday February 7, 2014, 9:18 am
You Did It!
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Saturday February 8, 2014, 6:24 am
Signed and Noted.
 

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Monday February 10, 2014, 5:50 pm
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Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:42 pm
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