This week, from 22 to 25 January the Davos forum will take place in Switzerland. Many of the wealthiest businessmen and top executives of the World’s largest multinationals will be sharing conversations with more than 40 heads of state and government, representatives of multilateral organizations, scholars, leaders of a bunch of NGOs and a few union representatives. Also in Davos, there will be over 800 journalists from all over the world.
The most important group of businessmen and top executives of Davos are + / -1,000 representing 0.00001 % of the world¡s population but handle most of the wealth, a high percentage of the economies and natural resources in all continents. This small and select group decides directly or indirectly how we, the other 99.99999% live.
The group of the World Economic Forum (# WEF) has been meeting for 44 years so far with Commitment to Improve the State of the World.
If the reason for WEF meetings were truly IMPROVING THE WORLD, they would not meet in Switzerland: a “refuge” for more than $ 6,000,000,000,000 little transparent wealth protected by the strictest secrecy . Switzerland and its more than 300 banks and thousands of fortune administrators also hide billions of dollars of illegal wealth of corrupt politicians from all continents .
We should all do something to be heard, to enforce our rights and demand the 0.00001% to gather in Davos to respect the right of everyone to enjoy a decent standard of living and to live in a democracy with full respect for human rights.
This is not asking for charity, we are demanding justice and to create the conditions that ensure equal opportunities for all. In the XXI century those who believe in democracy cannot allow the0.00001% to decide how the other 7 billion inhabitants live…. and whether or not we eat.
It is a fact that more than half of all the world’s people live in poverty or -even worse- extreme poverty. A human being dies every four seconds, most of these deaths are children under five years of age.
A better world is possible if we put an end to the indifference of the elite and the vast majority of good people.
“Poverty is the worst form of violence“- Mahatma Gandhi
“The greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people” -Martin Luther King