Canadian Union Leads In Global Responsibility

Dear Readers!

A “no to shipping asbestos” stand by a large Canadian trade union is pro-humanity and demonstrates leadership not shown by  ‘regular mover/shaker’ power. The move should put recent American anti-union politics to shame .

“That it comes from Children protesting in the streets of Indian villages and outrage by physicians and human rights activists worldwide didn’t seem to be able to stop Canada from shipping deadly asbestos to developing countries. But one of Quebec’s most powerful unions says it will no longer support the province’s lethal trade.”

Found at AOL News. the linked article offers details: Canadian Unions Say No to Sending Deadly Asbestos Overseas.

I suppose it’s unlikely vehement anti-union voices this side of the border will take note, and will drop their “all unions are all bad” mantra.  Possible, but not probable?

This is the very best news I’ve heard on human affairs in a very long time! A large number of people taking direct action on behalf of shared humanity across the globe.  The union stand demonstrates the the real paradigm for thinking this world needs if we’re to find genuine improvement in global human affairs during the 21st Century.

This thinking, (not habitual economic strain to re-assure status quo), is what we need to deal with another mantra:  “Fix things on behalf of the children’s future.”

Deep Gratitude for This Union’s Leadership!! –MaggieAnn
(follow-up note: see post on ‘inclusiveness’ here, and new rising leadership voices with similar view of humanity here.)


About maggieannthoeni

A description once given of me was "rooted in the earth while roaming the stars" - and this has felt 'right'. I believe in something akin to this for each of us. I am a passionate supporter of discovering the autonomous self while serving the whole as primary intent. I believe in discovery of innate principles, clearing the overlay of socialization that obscures this from us. I believe it is our responsibility to leave no one behind - most particularly to respond to suffering as best we can whereever we find it, whenever we are made aware. I believe in this for the insect as well as the most magnificent form of humanity. I believe in brother/sisterhood without boundary. I believe in righteous indignation when it is appropriate, but do not believe in an enemy. I believe in consciousness, in intelligence, in logic, in rationality, in emotion, in transcendence - and am convinced until we generally practice explore and honor all this in ourselves, we remain profoundly immature. (I believe real maturity is known and practiced by many young children, and not enough adults!)
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