If we want to survive as mankind, we need the big throw: A world without fear and hardship for all.
Together, with a lot of courage and competence, we can make the big leap and implement the political reorganisation of us as humanity decided for the post-war period after the catastrophes of the 20th century: The global crisis makes it more urgent than ever. The level of knowledge and education, the internet, knowledge of foreign languages, historical experience and migrants who can build bridges also give us more power to do this than humanity had after 1945 or ever had before.
The documents of the post-war order planned by the anti-Hitler coalition were about nothing more than a political re-organisation of humanity. World economic crisis, dictatorships, extermination of minorities and world war had shown people where the prevailing global structures were leading. Intellectuals, especially in the victorious USA, proposed the changes. The states that wanted to prevent the conquest of global domination by Nazi Germany mobilised the people by setting the war goal: creating a world without fear and hardship for all. This goal was first stated by US President Roosevelt for the benefit of US Americans in his Four Freedoms speech (1). In the Atlantic Charter (2), this was adopted as a war aim to mobilise people worldwide. Since this was still present in people's minds immediately after the war, they could not refuse to adopt the goals of a "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" (3) in the UN General Assembly. However, the situation was different when it came to implementing them.
From the International PeaceFactory Wanfried we remember the adopted goals because we find them right and see in them a good basis for the necessary political reorganisation as humanity. We advocate their implementation. We therefore propose to all those who share these goals to unite for their implementation: In each country, to take the necessary measures there, to implement human rights domestically and in foreign policy, and internationally, to support each other in doing so and to jointly tackle the global challenges that affect us all.
We take up the idea from Ghana to build a non-partisan movement that does not struggle for political posts for itself but for good policies for the country. The Ghanaian movement demands: Fix the country.
We propose that people who want to contribute to fixing our countries join the movement: Fix our countries! Fix our world! to learn from and with each other how we can do this.
The goals of the post-1945 reorganisation
The goal of post-World War II reordering is clearly defined in Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized." Who is meant by everyone is already explained in the preamble of the document: "all members of the community (family in the English text) of human beings".
Article 2 reiterates this: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, other status, or the political, legal or international position of the country or territory to which a person belongs.
Its principle: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should treat one another in a spirit of brotherhood." (Art.1)
We have set up this group to build the team for the Fix our countries, Fix our world campaign. Interested people can join in the discussion here:
Webinar 29.8.: Fix the world: How can we contribute to putting our countries and the world in order?
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"Fix the world": Let's learn with and from each other to put our countries and the world in order We want to take up a non-partisan grassroots initiative from Ghana. It is called "Fix the country": a strong slogan! It demands from those in charge a policy that solves the problems of the people of the country: a right to work, social security, health care, housing, food security, education, among others. These are all rights that we are entitled to worldwide according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. States have a duty to enforce them through policies and to cooperate globally so that all people worldwide can enjoy these rights. We are all seeing crises coming to a head in many countries and around the world. Let us use our new possibilities of international communication to contribute to solving them ourselves and to put our countries and the world in order for ourselves and our children. If you want to join in the discussion, we invite you to a ZOOM conference on Sunday, 29 August, 7pm via this ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3216854044 This event is in English, if you want us to offer it in other languages, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.internationale-friedensfabrik-wanfried.org/post/fix-the-world-how-can-we-ourselves-contribute-to-putting-our-countries-and-the-world-in-order