What We Need 

For a Just and Peaceful World


 

   Here is a list of minimum requirements for a just and peaceful world.  To make suggestions on how to improve this list, go to this blog.  The blog is also the place for discussion of how to achieve this list, what organizations are already working on these issues, what good websites to visit, and what good books to read.

   We also have a wiki for people to edit.  The password is "farkles".

  What We Need For a Just and Peaceful World

A system of international law with institutional support that guarantees the following:

A hierarchical system with checks and balances at and between all levels.

Governments at all levels that reflect the will of their people.

            Open and fair elections.

            Usurpers removed, governments returned to legitimate representatives.

Basic civil rights: speech, media, assembly, association, judicial, political & elections, religion & belief.

Protection of minority rights, including ethnic, religious, political, and other minorities.

Warfare effectively abolished, both between and within countries.  An international judicial system to replace warfare.

Political boundaries established by judicial decisions based on just and reasonable criteria.

Just and equitable economic systems, local and international, that also reward individual effort and contribution to the general welfare, and facilitate prosperity.

An end to poverty, defined as lack of basic necessities, including food, clean water, shelter, health care, and education.

Management of the world’s ecosystem to ensure that ours and future generations will survive and enjoy the benefits of life.