Henceforth, our country should be the universe. Flora Tristan Do what is right. Rosa Parks True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr. Whenever you are in doubt, recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man. Gandhi *

October 2013

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October 2013




Marina Urquidi ¤ 31 October 2013
Translations: English (original) .

We are very pleased to announce the release of our Dictionary of World Power—314 pages offering 108 entries on the critical themes of world governance (water, world democracy, hunger, energy resources, etc.) to which we added a few biographies, a few very old or very new concepts, a few key movements, and a few surprises for you to discover. It is only available in Spanish for the moment, but if you read Spanish, do take a look! We are also happy to inform that we co-organized a “civil-society dialog” meeting with Civil Society Organizations from China, South America, and Europe in Beijing last May, which issued, for you to read, a joint statement suggesting new ways for civil societies to link up around the world, also an opportunity for us to present one of the CSOs that participated in the meeting. Echoing the need for civil societies to connect globally and showing that we are not alone, is the Civil Society Politics Manifesto being disseminated by the Centre for Civil Society in Australia.
If you have little time right now, just take two-and-a-half minutes to watch a video we co-produced in 2009: we are sharing it here to honor the memory of Salvador Allende, whose democratically elected government was overthrown forty years ago last month.
Two global topics complete this issue of our newsletter—a world movement for the Right to the City and a novel proposal called Transfinancial Economics—along with the World Governance Index for two neighboring countries in Central America revealing, perhaps, that the state of world governance has tended to deteriorate. Much food for thought, so enjoy!

FnWG Team

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