Poverty: Root Cause of Terrorism

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus:
We must address the root cause of terrorism to end terrorism for all time to come. I believe that putting resources into improving the lives of the poor is a better strategy than spending it on guns.

Peace should be understood in a human way, in a broad social, political and economic way. Peace is threatened by unjust economic, social and political order, absence of democracy, environmental degradation and absence of human rights.

Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society. For building stable peace, we must find ways to provide opportunities for people to live decent lives. The creation of opportunities for the majority of the people -- the poor -- is at the heart of the work that we have dedicated ourselves during the past 30 years.
linked: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/12/13/1451222


  1. Good article. I couldn't agree more. HOW we eliminate poverty is not simple but it should be a priority. Education is essential. Jobs are necessary. You are right on, Rob.

    PS I'm having trouble with my password for logging in. erg.

  2. yeah. computers been giving me hell the last couple of days. Maybe steve jobs thinks it's time to get a new'un.

    I am angry right now. sorry

    thinking of taking it in. I wouldn't mind backing important files to an external hard drive and erasing the working onboard hard drive. Starting over might help things. It's starting to slow down noticeably though. Too much cache is my guess.


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