HOW TO BUILD GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Think of no one as "them"    Don't confuse your comfort with your safety    Talk to strangers    Imagine other cultures through their poetry and novels    Listen to music you don't understand    Dance to it Act locally Notice the workings of power and privilege in your culture    Question consumption    Know how your lettuce and coffee are grown: wake up and smell the exploitation    Look for fair trade and union labels    help build economies from the bottom up    Acquire few needs    Learn a second (or third) language    Visit people, places and cultures -- not tourist attractions    Learn people's history    Re-define progress    Know physical and political geography    Play games from other cultures    Watch films with subtitles    Know your heritage    Honor everyone's holidays    Look at the moon and imagine someone else, somewhere else, looking at it too    Read the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights    Understand the global economy in terms of people, land and water    Know where your bank banks    Never believe you have a right to anyone else's resources    Refuse to wear corporate logos: defy corporate domination    Question military/corporate connections    Don't confuse money with wealth, or time with money    Have a pen/email pal    Honor indigenous cultures    Judge governance by how well it meets all people's needs    Be sceptical about what you read    Eat adventurously    Enjoy vegetables, beans and grains in your diet    Choose curiosity over certainty    know where your water comes from and where your wastes go    Pledge allegiance to the earth: question nationalism    Think South, Central and North -- there are many Americans    Assume that many others share your dreams    Know that no one is silent though many are not heard    Work to change this.

 

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