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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:06 PM


Swiss ad


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ErikJ Feb 2013 OP
jberryhill Feb 2013 #1
Amonester Feb 2013 #2
Bucky Feb 2013 #3
Amonester Feb 2013 #4

Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:11 PM

1. English information here


Solidar Switzerland: Committed to a fairer society socially, politically and economically. With over 50 projects in 12 countries and campaigns in Switzerland.

1.5 billion people are being exploited worldwide. 1.75 billion people live in poverty. This needs to change. But for change to happen, these people need to be able to earn a living wage. Their fundamental rights must be respected. They must be included in the democratic process.

History has taught us that only those directly affected by precarious living conditions can improve their conditions. But we can support them in their struggle. In this sense Solidar Switzerland sees itself as a partner in development, working to improve living conditions alongside the workers and farmers, the unemployed and landless, alongside labour unions and grassroots organisations.

Projects in developing and emerging countries

In the poorest countries of Africa and Latin America, and in emerging countries such as South Africa or China, we are committed to creating decent working conditions a living wage, democracy, and respect for human rights. In the event of a disaster we provide humanitarian aid.

We are also present in South-eastern Europe where our programmes are designed to improve working conditions with a focus on establishing social partnership structures.

Switzerland's attitude needs to change

To overcome poverty worldwide, the world's rich industrial nations including Switzerland need to change their attitude. Solidar Switzerland campaigns for Swiss economic and foreign policies to respect human rights.

One current example is the "Solidar Council Rating", an instrument that enables Swiss municipal governments to combine a global outlook with local action. The "Solidar Council Rating" is an effective way of supporting the fight for basic labour rights in developing and emerging countries.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:45 PM

2. While the ad is 'clever' as to get the much needed 'attention' to the cause....

Me hopes the 'car manufacturer' will issue statements saying they support it (the cause) instead of threatening to 'sue' them (and, eventually, 'win' in court) for 'slander' (which, in the end, would end up not being that 'clever' at all...IMHO).

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Response to Amonester (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:40 AM

3. I don't think you understand the use of quotation marks.

Or at least you don't appreciate how their overuse robs your post of making sense.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:09 PM

4. Ok, thank you, and apologies for English isn't my native language. n/t

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