How Military Spending Affects the Corona Virus Crisis | Andrew Feinstein
In this week’s editorial pick we select a video from “Share the World’s Resources” that explains why military spending adversely affects our public health. Description from Share The World’s Resources: Extreme poverty has been a blight on our world for decades. Countless millions are struggling to survive without access to the basic necessities for a dignified life. Yet the world produces more than enough food, medicine and resources for everyone.
The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this dire situation. It has also demonstrated how undeniably interconnected and interdependent is our world. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights points the way forward, underscoring the necessity of guaranteeing adequate food, shelter, healthcare and social security for all.
The first step must be COOPERATION between all nations towards an emergency programme of poverty relief.
Take action to demand that our governments redirect military expenditures into a global fund for addressing the critical needs of the poor, with the United Nations to initiate and oversee this
- Link to petition: https://sharing.org/petition-divert-military-spending-global-covid-relief
- To read transcript of this video: Feinstein on the need to divert military spending to address the COVID-19 crisis
VIDEO: How Military Spending Affects the Corona Virus Crisis | Andrew Feinstein
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ABOUT SHARE THE WORLD’s RESOURCES (STWR)
STWR is a not-for-profit civil society organisation founded in 2003, with Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Through our research and activities, we make a case for integrating the principle of sharing into world affairs as a pragmatic solution to a broad range of interconnected crises that governments are failing to sufficiently address – including hunger, poverty, climate change, environmental degradation and conflict over the world’s natural resources.
Central to our work is a call for upholding Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living. As set out in our flagship book, the time has come for unprecedented numbers of people to unite behind a single, overarching demand for governments to implement Article 25 as an effective international law. We therefore promote the means for achieving this formidable aim through a ‘people’s strategy for world transformation’, which is the basis of our campaigning work as an organisation.