The Millennium Development Goals Against North-South Justice

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were signed at the Millennium Summit of the United Nations held in September 2000. Since they have been put into practice, “Autogestión” has demonstrated how they hide and perpetuate the true causes of hunger and the aggression suffered by the impoverished of the world.

In 2015, the deadline will arrive and the UN will again justify why it has not met the first goal – the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. But the real reason is clear – the Millennium Goals were not elaborated to end hunger but to perpetuate it. And, in order to do so, the poor have been lied to, being told the world is overpopulated and that they are responsible for climate change.

Now the “goals” will be rethought, in order to continue avoiding change. Behind the masks of “cooperation” and “aid” for inhabitants of the South, nothing will be done to stop the continued robbery of their natural resources, the use of abortion to control their populations, and mass sterilisation campaigns which are cynically called “reproductive health” in the fifth goal. It is no accident that this message reflects that of Jean–Marie Le Pen in France (whose party recently received 25% of French votes in the European elections, making it the country’s most popular party). Le Pen has said that immigration can be regulated within three months thanks to “the solution of Mr. Ebola” – referring to the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. How many more murderous thugs do the impoverished of the world have to put up with?

Imperialists are ready to shamelessly condemn the hungry to another 100 years without food, believing (like Kissinger and Rockefeller said) that the quickest way to end poverty is to get rid of the poor. The only difference today is that they put on the “sheep’s clothing” of the UN to do so.

In our campaign “For Justice in North-South Relations”, we are fighting for a radical transformation of the “disorder” imposed by the powerful on those excluded from the banquet. To end poverty and hunger, unemployment and slavery, abortion, terrorism, and deaths on our borders, we must deal with the causes of all of these savage attacks on human life and dignity. There is simply no way to end hunger and poverty without doing so.

The motor of economic, political, and cultural “structures” continues in its desire for power and profit. Only when this desire is substituted for one of solidarity will there truly be North-South Justice.

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