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VanLuke
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posted 08 December 2005 12:54 PM      Profile for VanLuke     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tomorrow the Right Livelihood Award will be awarded. One of the recipients Roy Sesana will tell the world, ''My people love their land, and without it we are dying.' To read his acceptance speech in full:

http://www.survival-international.org/related_material.php?id=340

There is so much in it IMO that people in 'developed countries' can learn!

quote:
...Sesana and First People of the Kalahari (FPK), the grass-roots organisation of the Gana and Gwi Bushmen of Botswana, have won the Right Livelihood Award for 'resolute resistance against eviction from their ancestral lands.' ...
Sesana will tell journalists and fellow laureates at the award ceremony in the Swedish Parliament, 'They said we had to go because of diamonds. Then they said we were killing too many animals: but that's not true. ... 'We are not primitive. We live differently to you, but we do not live exactly like our grandparents did, nor do you. Were your ancestors 'primitive'? I don't think so....'I say what kind of development is it when the people live shorter lives than before? They catch HIV/AIDS. Our children are beaten in school and won't go there. Some become prostitutes. They are not allowed to hunt. They fight because they are bored and get drunk. They are starting to commit suicide. We never saw that before. It hurts to say this. Is this 'development'?

Related info links:
http://www.survival-international.org/related_material.php

One of the several other babble threads related to this:
http://www.rabble.ca/babble/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=001662&p=

More info about the Right Livelihood Award:
http://www.rightlivelihood.org/news/event05.htm


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baba yaga
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posted 08 December 2005 02:59 PM      Profile for baba yaga     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love the Right Livelihood Award Van Luke! Thanks for bringing it up. It's also known as the "alternative Nobel Prize". I wish the media would talk about it more - there have been so many amazing people and groups on its list of recipients.

THE PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING VISION AND WORK
ON BEHALF OF OUR PLANET AND ITS PEOPLE

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The idea of 'right livelihood' is an ancient one. It embodies the principle that each person should follow an honest occupation which fully respects other people and the natural world. It means being responsible for the consequences of our actions and taking only a fair share of the earth's resources.

In every generation, there are groups of people and individuals around the globe who valiantly uphold these principles of right livelihood. They should be the stars in our human cosmos, but their work often entails personal sacrifice, being opposed by powerful forces around them.

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honour and support such people. It has become widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' and there are now over 100 laureates from 48 countries.

This Award exists to strengthen the positive social forces that its recipients represent and to provide the support and inspiration needed to make them a model for the future. It has been said that if the Nobel Prizes reflected world concerns of the 20th century, the Right Livelihood Award should reflect those of the 21st.



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VanLuke
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posted 08 December 2005 03:11 PM      Profile for VanLuke     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by baba yaga:
It's also known as the "alternative Nobel Prize".

ergo the title of this thread....


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posted 08 December 2005 04:46 PM      Profile for baba yaga     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I haven't had enuf sleep!
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VanLuke
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posted 08 December 2005 07:27 PM      Profile for VanLuke     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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