As universal values, equality, justice and freedoms are concerned with
our ability to decide, to choose values and to participate in the making
of laws, and they are dependent on the recognition of other people. These
values forbid any form of discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality,
sex, religion, age or mother tongue. By accepting both values of freedom
and equality we can achieve justice. One can be answerable for one's
actions in a 'just' way only if judgements are given in the framework of
democratically established laws and courts. Social justice is another
universal value to which the Global Community aspires and accepts
as a universal value. Social justice consists in sharing wealth with a
view to greater equality and the equal recognition of each individual's
merits. All persons within a given society deserve equal access to goods
and services that fulfill basic human needs.
The Global Community Global Justice Movement has many inter-related components: monetary, social, economic, environmental, democracy, and peace.
Global Community Global Justice Movement promotes new thinking to benefit all economies and societies – the true, fair, democratic and efficient solution to poverty.
Global Community has the productive resources to eliminate poverty and injustice. Humanity is now in the process of developing the democratic and transparent communications
infrastructure which can bring this about.
Our approach transcends left-wing/right-wing designations. We see both conventional capitalism and socialism as being two arms of a philosophy which concentrate power in an
elite, to the detriment of society as a whole. Reforming the current money system, to empower each and every person, is a first step for justice.
The Global Community Global Justice Movement stands for:
1. Each person has the right to have warmth, clean air, clean water, food and housing, along with access to a quality health and educational system.
2. Every person should be respected, equal, free and able to choose their own destiny.
3. Everyone should be able to fulfill their full emotional, intellectual and spiritual potential.
4. Every person must respect the rest of creation and take responsibility for preserving the environment including the fauna and flora, all of which are interdependent and share a divine origin with humanity.
5. The inalienable rights of the individual include the rights of life, liberty, access to productive property, truly free markets, and equal justice before the law.
6. Global Economic System that is fair for all.
7. It is the duty of democratic government to secure the results the people want from the transparent management of their public affairs, as far as such results do not
infringe on the rights of the individual.
8. The Global Community Global Peace Movement is about educating ourselves to engage in personal diplomacy in another country. We are given
opportunities to meet and listen to some of the leading authorities on such subjects as humanitarian
and volunteerism, education, politics, historical, social and cultural perspectives, conflict management, teamwork, world affairs, community involvement, and religion.
9. Global Justice for all Life on the planet and it is about:
* establishing respect for human and Earth rights;
* implementing a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social
responsibility, protection of human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working
conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects;
* establishing freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights;
* practicing tolerance and living together in peace and harmony with one another as neighbours;
* promoting the economic and social advancement of all peoples;
* maintaining peace and security in the world by using negotiations and peaceful means;
* finding unity in diversity with all Life;
* establishing the respect for the life-support system of the planet;
* keeping Earth healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things,
* applying the principle that when there is a need to find a solution to a problem or a concern, a sound solution would be to choose a measure or conduct an action, if possible, which causes reversible damage as
opposed to a measure or an action causing an irreversible loss.
The universality of human rights recognizes the right of all individuals
to participate in the cultural life of their community and of other country,
to receive education and training, and to be informed. Global
Community is aware that traditional customs and standards
could burden the sustainability of all life on Earth. They could burden
Earth society or any society forever, and holds individuals in a straitjacket.
We cannot accept that. No one can! There are choices to be made and you
must make them. Cultures can develop and can go on developing. Even religious
beliefs may evolve. We are living now, and we are able to
create these changes. We are at least as bright, most certainly brighter,
than the people who were living thousand of years ago.
As far as
is concerned, cultural and religious
differences cannot be a reason or an excuse or a pretext for not respecting
human rights and, most importantly, ecological rights. Quite
the contrary, all kinds of cultures may promote human rights and especially
cultural rights. They are different in their achievements, but they are
equal in dignity where they are expressions of freedom. At any time
or in any given place, men, women and children use their culture to invent
new ways of making human rights a living reality. Diversity enriches us
if it respects the dignity of each individual, and if it takes account
of human rights as a whole.
Those things that are usually thought to be good, such as intelligence, perseverance and pleasure, sometimes fail to be intrinsically good. Pleasure, for example, appears to not be good because when people take pleasure in watching someone suffering, this seems to make the situation ethically worse. So that makes it hard to understand ethics based on the Scale of Global Rights.
Ethics holds that moral correctness evolves similarly to scientific knowledge: socially over the course of many generations. Thus, we should prioritize social reform over attempts to account for consequences, individual virtue or duty. And that is what Global Community ethics have been about over the past decades.
There are several obvious applications of Global Community ethics. For instance,
for those who work in the mass media, they should report for the sake of truth. They do not stand above morality
but have the obligation to respect human dignity, global rights,
and fundamental values; they are duty-bound to objectivity,
fairness, and the preservation of human dignity; they have no
right to intrude into individuals' private spheres, to manipulate
public opinion, or to distort reality.
And that is what really happened on January 7, 2015, in France. The five cartoonists were killed because they insulted the Prophet Muhammad (GR)(GR) and Islam.
The media industry includes the movie and television program industry. They are
major sources of global unsecurity. They display a culture of violence in everyday life on television screens and cinemas.
The American Way of Life is creating this culture of violence. An american child at age six year old has seen more violence on television
than any other child of the Middle East over a life span. This culture of violence infects both industrial and developing countries,
rich and poor. This trend of culture of violence must end. The movie and TV industry is a threat to global security.
The media is
responsible for the propagation of violence through communications. Why has government not done anyhting to regulate the media industry? Surely everyone understood that on the Scale of Global Rights security of a
nation is more important than the human rights related to the freedom of expression of the media industry. Security of the people and the state is
on top of the Scale. It is part of the primordial human rights. While freedom of expression is a right found lower on the Scale and is classified partly as
* Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically
(these rights can be and are usually a part of the constitution of a country)
and partly as
* Economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)
So the freedom of expression of a person is not as important as the security of that person and the security of the state.
When analyzing the event that occurred in France it is heartbreaking to apply the Scale of Global Rights. On January 7, 2015, two Islamist gunmen forced their way into and opened fire in the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, killing twelve: staff cartoonists Stephane Charbonnier (chief editor Charb), Jean Cabu, Philippe Honore, Bernard Verlhac (Tignous) and George Wolinski, economist Bernard Maris, editors Elsa Cayat and Mustapha Ourrad, guest Michel Renaud, maintenance worker Frederic Boisseau, and police officers Frank Brinsolaro and Ahmed Merabet, and wounded eleven, four of them seriously.
During the attack the gunmen shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is great) and also "the Prophet is avenged".
The police officers were there to protect the five staff cartoonists against such an attack. According to the Scale of Global Rights the cartoonists had no rights of making fun of the Prophet (GR) and so should have been arrested and thrown in jail a long time before January 7. So why were they still doing funny cartoons against the Prophet (GR)? Why were they protected by the officers? Surely they would still be alive today had they been arrested.
Question is now on what legal grounds should they have been arrested? Obviously ethical grounds! Political leaders were keen in blaming everybody but themselves. None of them had any thoughts whatsoever about the ethical reasons that should have been followed in making legislation protecting the Prophet (GR) from being making fun of by cartoonists. In my country a person can be arrested for writing graffitis on walls and buildings. A tragic example of such action is the Syrian uprising (see chapter on Education). So why were the cartoonists not arrested on ethical grounds? Beside, what they were doing has affected global security in a big way. And global security is a right in Section 1 on the Scale of Global Rights. The cartoonists could have been arrested because what they were doing affected global security. In a way they were terrorists themselves! In many countries "writing" can have you thrown in jail and even killed. So why were the cartoonists not arrested for being terrorists?
For example, in the question of global justice, the conflict is between the claims of the nation state and citizens on one side and the claims of all citizens of the world. Traditionally, priority has been given to the claims of nations, but in recent years thinkers known as global citizens have pressed the claims of all citizens of the world.
Global Community represents all global citizens, all lifeforms, and stands for global justice.
Political ethics deals not mainly with ideal justice, however, but with realizing moral values in democratic societies where citizens disagree about what ideal justice is. In a pluralist society, how if at all can governments justify a policy of progressive taxation, affirmative action, the right to abortion, universal healthcare, and the like? Political ethics is also concerned with moral problems raised by the need for political compromise, whistleblowing, civil disobedience, and criminal punishment.