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[Xmca-l] Re: Working for the Few | Oxfam International



I guess my response is to be found here in the box marked in red.
http://lchc.ucsd.edu/People/MCole/index.html
I think it speaks to the mentalities that are beginning to notice that this
increasingly dire global situation may spoil their way of life-- and
everyone else's too.

Dickens' is not a hopeful response. But probably too optimistic (Influenced
here by reading "Beyond the Beautiful Forever" perhaps).

Martin Luther King day here in the U.S. And King died where? In memphis.
worrying about sanitation workers.

Nicely timed report.

mike







On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:59 AM, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <
pmocombe@mocombeian.com> wrote:

> Fear of the rise of a global class revolution underpinning their (WEF)
> concerns...too bad the left has no real global revolutionary leaders
> remaining to confront this current crisis.  The leaders of the postcolonial
> world are seeking equality of opportunity, recognition, and distribution
> within the framework of the global capitalist world system.   As such, a
> few of them are getting wealthy at the expense of the masses of colored
> people getting poorer so that the few can drive fancy automobiles (W.E.B.
> Du Bois' s observation prior to moving to ghana).
>
> In the meantime, the leaders of the left are old and dying off.  So in
> essence, the postcolonial world is supporting the very system put in place
> at the Paris conference to undermine their sovereignty.   Outside a handful
> of leaders in Latin America can anyone name any others in africa, Southeast
> asia, fighting against the vagaries of global capitalism?  On the continent
> of Africa (outside of Robert mugabe) corrupt and greedy leaders armed by
> their former colonial masters are too busy killing each other over
> resources in order to accumulate individual wealth, and southeast asia has
> become the model for capitalist development in a world environmentally
> threaten by the accumulative logic of of the capitalist world-system.
>
> This is truly an insane world!
>
>
> Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
> President
> The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.
> www.mocombeian.com
> www.readingroomcurriculum.com
>
> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: rjsp2 <
> r.j.s.parsons@open.ac.uk> </div><div>Date:01/20/2014  5:21 AM
>  (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <
> xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu> </div><div>Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Working for the
> Few | Oxfam International </div><div>
> </div>Even the World Economic Forum sees our current level of inequality
> as a
> problem, which suggests that the push for change has allies in some
> unusual places:
>
> "Worsening wealth gap seen as biggest risk facing the world - Global
> Risks Report 2014"
> http://www.zurich.com/insight/global-issues/wef/globalrisks.htm
>
> Rob
>
> On 20/01/2014 04:15, David Preiss wrote:
> > This will interest (and upset) people in this list.
> > Nothing that we don't know of, unfortunately.
> > Just new reasons to keep working/thinking/worrying/protesting, I guess.
> > David
> >
> > http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/working-for-the-few-economic-inequality
> >
> >  From the OXFAM's website:
> >
> > "Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of
> the population, and seven out of ten people live in countries where
> economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years. The World Economic
> Forum has identified economic inequality as a major risk to human progress,
> impacting social stability within countries and threatening security on a
> global scale.
> >
> > This massive concentration of economic resources in the hands of fewer
> people presents a real threat to inclusive political and economic systems,
> and compounds other inequalities – such as those between women and men.
> Left unchecked, political institutions are undermined and governments
> overwhelmingly serve the interests of economic elites – to the detriment of
> ordinary people.
> >
> > In this paper, Oxfam shows how extreme inequality is not inevitable,
> with examples of policies from around the world which have reduced
> inequality and developed more representative politics, benefiting all, both
> rich and poor. Oxfam calls on leaders at the 2014 World Economic Forum at
> Davos to make the commitments needed to counter the growing tide of
> inequality."
> >
> > David Preiss, Ph.D.
> > Director
> > Escuela de Psicología
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