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DA WORLD BANK IS WRONG
45 AFRICAN NATIONS SHARE 4% OF WORLD BANK VOTES + THE U.S.A. HAS 17% (s.george.faith+credit94)
WORLD BANK PROJECTS EVICTED 600,000 PEOPLE DURING 1994 (1,600 A DAY). (aseed,syd)
WORLD BANK RECEIVED $1.9 BILLION MORE IN REPAYMENTS FROM THE 3RD WORLD THAN IT LENT OUT IN 1993
(3rd w guide93/4)

AN INTERNAL MEMO LEAKED FROM WORLD BANK READ: Move toxic industry to the third world, they are worth less to the global economy and die young anyway. (the economist 8.2.92)

THE IMF KILLS CHILDREN
THE IMF POLICY OF DEMANDING AFRICA TO REPAY INTEREST ON LOANS RESULTS IN THE DEATH OF 1/2 MILLION CHILDREN A YEAR (unicef est)
IN 1995 THE WORLDS SEVERELY INDEBTED LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES PAID ONE BILLION DOLLARS MORE TO THE I.M.F. THAN THEY RECEIVED FROM IT.
(not waving but drowning, a christian aid briefing1996)

UNITED NATIONS
THE FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS OF THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL IN CHARGE OF MAINTAINING WORLD PEACE AND SECURITY ARE, AMERICA, UK, FRANCE, CHINA, AND RUSSIA THEY ARE ALSO THE WORLDıS FIVE BIGGEST ARMS DEALERS (stockholm inter peace research inst)
U.N. SANCTIONS ON IRAQI HAVE CAUSED THE DEATH OF HALF A MILLION CHILDREN (w.h.o.96est)

3RD WORLD DEBT
3RD WORLD DEBT = us $2 TRILLION + (unicef97)
LIVE AID RAISED $200 MILLION, AFRICA PAYS THAT BACK IN DEBT REPAYMENTS EVERY WEEK (jubilee2000uk.org)
FOR EVERY $1 THAT GOES TO THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES, $13 COMES BACK IN INTEREST PAYMENTS (the burden of debt, jubilee2000)
IN 1993/4, ZAMBIA SPENT $37 MILLION ON PRIMARY EDUCATION AND $335 MILLION ON DEBT REPAYMENTS
(oxfam international96)

AFRICA SPENDS 4 X MORE ON INTEREST PAYMENTS ON DEBT THAN ON ITS HEALTHCARE (jubilee2000uk.org)

FOREIGN AID
AUSTRALIAS OVERSEAS AID BUDGET = 0.25 GDP (lowest level ever) (federal budget99/00)
AUSSIE O/S AID PEAKED @ 0.65% GNP IN 1975 (action news - world vision, autumn2000)
IN 1992 LESS THAN 3% OF AUSTRALIAN O/S AID WAS SPENT ON BASIC HUMAN NEEDS like food, water, education + family planning (unicef93)
MORE THAN HALF THE AID GIVEN TO AFRICAN COUNTRIES GOES STRAIGHT BACK TO THE WEST IN INTEREST PAYMENTS
(british, debt crisis network 96)

WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION
NEW W.T.O. RULES MEAN FOOD IMPORTING NATIONS, MOST OF WHICH ARE IN AFRICA, WILL BE PAYING AN EXTRA 4 to 7% MORE FOR THEIR FOOD (world bank /oecd est ) WHILST, FOOD EXPORTING NATIONS WILL EARN MORE e.g. AUSTRALIA IS ESTIMATED TO EARN AN EXTRA $1.75 BILLION EVERY YEAR. (c.a.a.95)

ROUGH TRADE
AT THE HEIGHT OF THE ETHIOPIAN FAMINE IN THE 1980s, ETHIOPIA WAS EXPORTING GREEN BEANS TO BRITAIN.
(world vision action news autumn 95)

BRAZIL IS THE WORLDıS No.2 FOOD EXPORTER AND 86 MILLION BRAZILIANS DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT
(w. hunger 12 myths, f. m. lappe86)

80% OF KIDS IN WEST INDIES ARE UNDERFED WHILST 50% OF THEIR LAND IS USED TO GROW COFFEE, BANANAS + SUGAR FOR EXPORT (community aid abroad. late 1980s)

HUNGER
800 MILLION PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN CHRONIC HUNGER (state of the world 97 w.watch inst)
2 BILLION UNDERNOURISHED (eco growth+inequity94)
24,000 PEOPLE STARVE TO DEATH EVERY DAY (the hunger project.99)

POVERTY
20% WORLD LIVE ON LESS THAN $1 A DAY (world bank95)
1.5 BILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN LIFE THREATENING POVERTY, thats more than 1 in 5 people (plan aust inter96)

ANTI-PEACE
WORLD MILITARY = $800 BILLION A YEAR (state of w. 97)
AUSTRALIA = $10 BILLION A YEAR (defence budget95/96)
54 WARS ON IN 1996 (inter peace research inst oslo norway)
90% WAR VICTIMS ARE CIVILIANS (caa horizons summ97)
1990-96, FOUR MILLION CIVILIANS WERE KILLED IN WARS
( true cost of conflict, saferworld.london96)

THE WORLD HAS ABOUT 200 STATES AND 5,000 CULTURAL COMMUNITIES(aboriginal soveighty, h. reynolds96)
MASS STARVATION WAS USED AS A WAR WEAPON IN 30 COUNTRIES IN 1996 (world disasters report96)

LAND MINES
THERE ARE 115 MILLION LANDMINES IN THE GROUND, 2.5 MILLION NEW MINES ARE LAID EACH YEAR (the silent shout,unicef99)
LANDMINES COST ABOUT $3 EACH TO MANUFATURE AND UP TO $1000 EACH TO CLEAR (the silent shout,unicef99)
MEDICAL CARE FOR EACH PERSON INJURED BY A MINE COSTS $3,500 - $5,000 (the silent shout,unicef99)

CHILDRENS WORLD
1/4 MILLION CHILDREN GO BLIND EACH YEAR caused by a lack of vitamin A, green vegies (unicef94)
EACH YEAR ANOTHER 2 MILLION GIRLS ENTER THE SEX TRADE (aged 5 to 15) (state of the worlds pop97)
70% UKRAINAN CHILDREN ARE BORN WITH BIRTH DEFECTS (mama-96+new internationalist oct96)

WAR ON CHILDREN
IN THE PAST DECADE 2 MILLION+ CHILDREN HAVE BEEN KILLED IN WARS, AND ANOTHER 6 MILLION SERIOUSLY INJURED / DISABLED (unicef.99)

CHILD SOLDIERS
200,000 CHILD SOLDIERS IN 1988 (unicef93)
DURING THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR, CHILD SOLDIERS WERE SENT OUT AHEAD IN WAVES OVER MINE FIELDS
(state of the w. children96)

CHILDREN WORKING
250 MILLION CHILD WORKERS ( i.l.o.97)
500,000 CHILDREN WORK IN PAKISTANıS CARPET FACTORIES (N.I.july 95)
1/4 OF THE CHILDREN IN BANGLADESH WORK, including 6 yr olds breaking bricks (unicef94)

CHILDREN HUNGRY
30% AFRICAN CHILDREN ARE MALNOURISHED (progress of nations96.unicef)
60% Sth EAST ASIAN CHILDREN MALNOURISHED (unicef96)
66% BANGLADESH CHILDREN MALNOURISHED
(state of the w.children94unicef,aged under 5)

40% INDIAN+PAKISTAN CHILDREN MALNOURISHED
(world bank96,aged under5)

30% OF BRAZILIAN CHILDREN ARE MALNOURISHED
(state of the world93)

RED NOSE DAY
220 AUSTRALIAN COT DEATHS IN 1995 (s.i.d.r.f.96)
30% OF AUST GIRLS (aged14-17) REGULARLY MAKE THEMSELF VOMIT AFTER MEALS (dolly aug96)

POPULATION EXPLOSION
AUSTRALIAS 18 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE TWICE THE IMPACT ON THE WORLDıS RESOURCES AS AFRICAıS 640 MILLION (world vision action news autumn95)

SHUT UP
80% OF THE WORLDS RESOURCES ARE CONSUMED IN THE FIRST WORLD 80% OF PEOPLE LIVE IN THE 3rd WORLD(3rd.w.network)

AND SHOP
AVE AUSSIE WOMAN SHOPS FOR 5HRS AND 27 MIN A WEEK (abs95)
AUSTRALIANS SPEND 4x MORE TIME AT SHOPPING CENTRES THAN AMERICANS (the age23.9.96)

FOOD
THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH FOOD IN THE WORLD TO FEED EVERYBODY (UNhuman deve report94)
37% OF THE WORLDS GRAIN IS FEED TO LIVESTOCK
(vital signs96. world watch inst)

MELBOURNE THROWS OUT 280,000 TON OF FOOD WASTE EACH YEAR (waste man council96)
AMERICANS WASTE 10-15% OF THEIR FOOD, ENOUGH TO FEED ALL OF CANADA ( j-june96 cons gazette)

CASH
AUSTRALIA IS THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
(per capita) (world bank est.95 includes nat resources)

AVE AUSTRALIAN EARNS $689 A WEEK (a.b.s. 95)
1.3 BILLION PEOPLE LIVE ON LESS THAN ONE DOLLAR A DAY (world bank95)

TOP 20% BOTTOM 20%
RICHEST 1/5 WORLDS POPULATION RECEIVES 83% OF TOTAL WORLD INCOME, POOREST 1/5 RECIEVE,1.5% (hunger95.bread 4 the world inst)

FAT
AUSTRALIA IS THE FATTEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
(aust soc 4 the study of obesity)(goodw.end4.4.96)

40%+ OF VICTORIANS ARE OVERWEIGHT (vichealth95)
IN ONE YEAR AUSTRALIANS BOUGHT 83,600,000 TIM TAMS (aust grocery industry96)
AVE AUSSIE OPENS THE FRIDGE DOOR 22 TIMES A DAY
(cleo magazine.march96)

TELEVISION
AVE AUSSIE WATCHES 22 HOURS TV A WEEK (aba 94)
AVE AMERICAN CHILD WITNESSES 8000 MURDERS ON T.V.BEFOR LEAVING PRIMARY SCHOOL (age 4.7.96)

LADIES MOVEMENT
TWO BARBIE DOLLS ARE SOLD WORLD WIDE EVERY SECOND (kerry packers herald-sun11.7.96)
BBC SPENT us$25,000 ON IVANA TRUMPıS HAIR AND MAKE UP 4 ONE T.V. APPEARANCE (esquire mag jan96)

CHILD BIRTH
WOMEN IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA FACE A 1 in 20 RISK OF DYING IN CHILDBIRTH, FIRST WORLD WOMEN FACE A 1 in 3,600 RISK (who91)+(sotwc94unicef)

BOTTLED WATER
1.3 BILLION 3rd WORLD PEOPLE HAVE NO ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER (UN94,est for 1990)
EACH YEAR AUSSIES DRINK 2 BILLION Lt. OF BOTTLED WATER (the aust. 13.1.96)
4 MILLION PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF DIRTY WATER (world bank est.)
BRUSE WILLIS AND DEMI MORE SPENT $3,000 A MONTH ON BOTTLED WATER, TO DRINK AND BATH IN. (glamour magazine sept.95)
TESTS REVEALED BOTTLED WATER SOLD IN MELBOURNE STORES HAD MORE BACTERIAL CELLS THAN THE CITYıS TAP WATER. (canberra uni 95)

TRICK ALL DOWN EFFECT
THE 10 RICHEST PEOPLE IN ENGLAND HAVE AS MUCH WEALTH AS 23 POOR NATIONS HOLDING OVER 174 MILLION PEOPLE. (w.deve movem95)
358 PEOPLE OWN AS MUCH AS 2.5 BILLION PEOPLE (u.n.human development report96)

GREEN
THE TOP TEN ALL TIME HOTTEST YEARS EVER WERE ALL AFTER 1982
(world watch insti96)
EVERY 30 MINUTES ANOTHER SPECIES OF ANIMAL or PLANT IS EXTINCT. (smithsonian inst)(greenpeace93)
THE ANTARCTIC OZONE HOLE IS THREE TIMES THE SIZE OF CONTINENTAL U.S.A. (montreal protocol95)
24 BILLION TONS OF CROPLAND TOPSOIL LOST EACH YEAR
(state of the world93)

1000 SQ KM OF UKRAINE IS UNINHABITABLE FROM CHERNOBYL FALLOUT (greenleftweekly 15.5.96)
THE EAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA HAS RIVERS MORE ACIDIC THAN VINEGER
(the aust5.6.95)

TREES
2/3 AUSTRALIAN FORESTS AND 75% RAINFORESTS DESTROYED IN LAST 200 YEARS (syd morn herald9.6.90)
WORLD WIDE, AN AREA ABOUT THE SIZE OF BRITAIN IS CLEARED OF RAIN FORESTS EVERY YEAR. (FAO est)
90% W.A.ıs OLD GROWTH FORESTS - DESTROYED IN LAST 200 YEARS (calm+wilderness society 2000)
BUNNINGS IS WESTERN AUSTRALIAS LARGEST WOODCHIPPER (buy-pass bunnings,wilderness society 2000)
300 FOOTBALL FIELDS OF AUSTRALIAN NATIVE FOREST ARE CLEARED EVERY DAY (the bodyshop96)

SMOKE
1 IN 12 TREES FELLED WORLD WIDE IS FOR CURING TABACCO (tabacco a history, V.G.Kiernau)
AVE SMOKER CAUSES ONE TREE A FORTNIGHT TO BE FELLED to cure tabacco (quit.vic health pro97)
AVE SMOKER LOSES 22 YRS OF LIFE (state of the w.97)

MEAT
THE AMOUNT OF LAND NEEDED 2 FEED ONE MEAT EATER, WILL FEED 20 VEGETARIANS (3rd w.guild93/4)
CALORIE PER CALORIE, SPINASH HAS 14 x THE IRON OF A TYPICAL SIRLOIN STEAK (diet 4 a new america )
PROTIEN IS IN NUTS, GRAINS, SEEDS, GREEN LEAFY VEGGIES + POTATOES (www.veggiesunite)
MEAT CONSUMPTION PER CAPITA DROPPED 17% IN AUSTRALIA BETWEEN 1991-96 (a.b.s.97)

POWER
2 BILLION PEOPLE HAVE NO ELECTRICITY (UN96)
VICTORIANS WERE WITHOUT GAS FOR 3 WEEKS IN 1998 (Longford Royal Commission.99)
A PERSON IN AUSTRALIA USES 100 TIMES MORE ENERGY THAN A PERSON IN BANGLADESH (n.i. april 92)

4TH WORLD
AUST ABORIGINAL LIFE EXPECTANCY IS 15-20 YRS BELOW THE REST OF AUST (land rights news july96)

NESTLE
BREAK W.H.O. CODES WITH THE SALE OF BREAST MILK SUBSTITUTES IN 2000 (www.gn.apc.org)
NESTLESı PROMOTION OF BOTTLE-FEEDING IS UNETHICAL + CONTRIBUTES TO THE DEATH OF 1.5 MILLION BOTTLE-FED INFANTS A YEAR (unicef est93)

McDONALDS
AUST ATE 85.6 MILLION BIG-MACS IN 1993 (mc donalds)
THE ORIGINAL RONALD McDONALD ACTOR QUIT AND PUBLICLY APOLOGISED STATING.. .ŒI brainwashed youngsters into doing wrong. I want to say sorry to children everywhereı (mclibal trail transcript95 uk)

THE POPE
IN 1999 THE WORLDıS POPULATION = 6 BILLION
EVERY YEAR WORLD POPULATION GOES UP 90 MILLION
AND THE POPE DOESNıT LIKE CONDOMS

MADE IN CHINA
1,200,000 TIBETANS KILLED BECAUSE OF CHINAıS INVASION OF TIBET. (aust tibet council 95)
10 YEARS JAIL FOR HAVING THE TIBETIAN FLAG IN TIBET (vicki bourne, aust democrate senator NSW 96)
AUSTRALIA / CHINA TWO WAY TRADE = $5 BILLION

NIKE
IN VIETNAM, NIKE USES CHILD LABOUR @ $2 A DAY THE CHILDREN WORK 12 HOUR DAYS + CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS USED (vietnam labour watch97)
IN 1992 MICHAEL JORDONıS NIKE FEE = $20 MILLION WHICH IS MORE THAN THE YEARLY INCOME OF THE 30,000 WOMEN WHO WORK FOR NIKE IN INDONESIA (the nation18.3.96)

AIR
THE FIRST WORLD PRODUCES 80% OF THE WORLDıS AIR POLLUTION
( new internationalist april92 )

PER CAPITA AUSTRALIA IS THE WORLDS 2RD BIGGEST PRODUCER OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS (1990)(csiro96)

CARS
TO ABSORB THE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM THE AVERAGE AUSTRALIAN CAR, 7 TREES NEED TO BE PLANTED A YEAR.
(bur of trans, comm, econ96)

WORLD WIDE, ROAD ACCIDENTS KILL OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR (98 world disasters report,red cross)

40% AUSSIE CAR TRIPS = LESS THAN 2 KM (epa vic2000)

GLOBAL WARMING
WITH A ONE METRE RISE IN SEA LEVELS BANGLADESH, which produces 0.3% global emissions COULD LOSE 17% OF ITS LAND (UNdevpro94)

SHELL
SHELL HAS ADMITTED IMPORTING WEAPONS FOR NIGERIAN POLICE (observer28.1.96)
THE NIGERIAN GOVT HAS KILLED HUNDREDS OF ANTI-SHELL PROTESTERS (shell nigeria action coalition97)

LESBIANS + GAYS
30% OF VICTORIAN SUICIDES ARE HOMOSEXUAL YOUTH (vic govt- suicide prevention task force)
FIVE USA TEENS COMMIT SUICIDE DAILY BECAUSE THEY FEEL NO ONE WILL ACCEPT THIER SEXUALITY (ricki lake 19.6.96)

HOLLYWOOD
CALIFORNIA SPENDS MORE ON PRISONS THAN ON EDUCATION (financial times30.4.96)
AVE AUSSIE HOUSEHOLD SPENDS $80 A WEEK ON ENTERTIANMENT (lateline abc tv 3.6.99)

HIV/AIDS
WORLD WIDE, 30 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE HIV/AIDS
21 MILLION OF THEM ARE IN AFRICA
IN BOTSWANA + ZIMBABWE 1/4 OF THE ADULTS ARE INFECTED
(all united nations98, figures for 1997)
16,550 HIV+ AUSTRALIANS (sunday life,30 may99)

AEROPLANE ANALOGY
70 JUMBO JETS CRASHING EVERY DAY WOULD EQUAL THE AMOUNT OF CHILDREN THAT STARVE TO DEATH EVERY DAY (@40,000 a day)
YOU MUST CATCH A PLANE EVERYDAY FOR 26,000 YEARS BEFORE A MAJOR CRASH, THEN THE ODDS ARE THAT YOUıLL SURVIVE IT.
(abc tv. black box 3.4.97
)

ONE CHILD
AUST SPONSORED 165,361 KIDS IN 1994 (w.vision.96)
AUSTRALIANS GAVE $216 MILLION TO AID AGENCIES IN 1998 (action news - world vision autumn 2000)

ONE DOG
AUSTRALIANS OWNED 17.8 MILLION PETS IN 1994
AUSTRALIANS SPENT $1.9 BILLION ON CATS AND DOGS IN 1994
(who weekly magazine)

ONE VOTE
86% OF AUSTRALIANS 1ST PREFERENCE VOTES WENT TO LABOR OR THE COALITION IN 1996 (aec96)

ITS TOO BIG - I'M SMALL
PRINCESS DIANA, MOTHER THERESA, IQBAL MASIH BOB GELDORF, DALAI LAMA, MICHAEL JACKSON, GANDHI, WANG DAN, TANK MAN FROM TIANAMIN SQ, AUNG SAN SUU KYI, SUSAN GEORGE, YOU AND ME

ONE DOLLAR
ONE CAN OF DOG FOOD (coles)
ONE SPONSOR CHILD FOR ONE DAY (world vision)
HALF A CUP OF COFFEE (international bookshop cafe)

 

 
 
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