4/18/07

Welcome to SSF`ers

Judith Blau & Alberto Moncada

This newsletter "Updates" is an invitation for members of SSF to engage in a global conversation. It is a conversation about the big issues: Globalization and its inequalities, the slow emergence of human rights, the erosion and bad use of democracy, the new multinational power, the struggle from the grassroots to create political and social power from the bottom up.
Many issues which provoke our reflection and allow us to create an alternative to the product of a media which sometimes obscure facts instead of presenting them.
SSF want to facilitate access to places where real information is provided, sometimes hidden amount banal media outlets. The newsletter will be multilingual, each one uses his own, to open a real participation. Welcome to SSF Global Updates.

** Spanish version:
Introduccion
Este boletín "Updates" de noticias es una invitación para que los miembros de SSF o los que se sientan cerca de nosotros den a conocer sus puntos de vista acerca como podemos mantener una conversación global.Es una conversación sobre los grandes temas que nos preocupan: La globalización y su inevitable acentuación de la desigualdad, el lento pero igualmente inevitable progreso de los derechos humanos, la erosión de la democracia, la emergencia de un nuevo poder multinacional, la lucha de las comunidades por crear un poder político desde abajo.
Tantos temas que provocan nuestra reflexión y que nos han de permitir crear una alternativa a las opiniones de un mundo mediático que sirve, tantas veces, más para ocultar que para informar
Sociólogos sin fronteras quiere facilitar los sitios donde la verdadera información está medio escondida, páginas de Internet que ofrecen los hechos sin prejuicios.Y, en una formula multilingüe, cada uno escribe en su idioma, abrir la participación a los que se sienten más excluídos. Bienvenidos a SSF Global newsletter.

8 comments:

Judith said...
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amoncada said...

Bienvenidos

David said...

Hello

Judith said...

Self-determination is a human rights principle, and capitalism is inconsistent with self-determination. In contrast, worker ownership and workplace democracy are consistent with the principle of self-determination.

Louis Edgar said...

I like it. I plan to visit often.

SSF- Iran said...

Human rights is a approprates agendas for SSF and it is the only border which we have.
Ali

Judith said...

There is certainly a movement "from below" - a peoples' movement - for human rights. We sociologists should be able to understand how and under what conditions it can bubble up into institutions and into governments. How? What are the mechanisms?

Louis Edgar said...

I think blogger has a function to place the most recent comments on the front page's sidebar so that people can see the activity. Navigate to Blogger Help and then search for "recent comments."