© by Stefan[at]MyTree.ch 23-Jan-2007
This poem was written at London Stansted Airport for Jeannine who gave me 5£ which means that I’ve started to earn money with my poetry! It’s a MILESTONE! It is not the amount of money that counts! It’s just the fact that somebody helped me and I could pay my food with words! Thank you! Jeannine! You gave me more than you know!
Where are all the children of the revolution?
Where do they work? In which institution?
Why is all over the world such a confusion?
When will they be born? The children of the revolution?
Children grown-up without fear
Of luggage which might explode
Children with an open mind
for all beings of any kind
Freedom, brotherliness and equality
without any bank-code
When will they replace the idiots in charge*?
When is the spring-revolution? Is it in March?
It is going to happen – later or sooner
Hopefully before my funeral
Call any God that you know
And ask him to stop
This unfair political game
Ask him to stop this hypocritical show
Ask him to remove all who are insane
But do not blame him!
You’ve got to vote and if you don’t – it is a sin!
Well, why the hell should we care?
The auto-destructive nature of human kind
Can not be seen by any creature
To sum it up: LIFE IS UNFAIR
It’s HUMAN NATURE!
*Definition of a politician: smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice!
NO! YOU WON’T FOUL THE CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION!
Must We Call a Revolution for Children?
Moderated by Peter Brey, Secretary-General, Terre des hommes Foundation, Switzerland
Globalization now means a drive towards “flexibility” and an ever cheaper workforce. Extreme forms of exploitation are being pushed down the supply chain and concentrated in the developing economies. Child trafficking and labour exploitation are consequences as children cannot defend themselves. In absolute terms, far more children are being exploited than ever before.
1) Are our societies unconsciously promoting modern forms of slavery and the exploitation of children?
2) Are efforts by governments and companies to stop exploitation simply a window-dressing exercise to protect reputations?
3) Why are the losers in the process of globalization simply ignored?
A session co-organized with the Terre des hommes Foundation
Robin Cornelius, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Switcher, Switzerland
Mike Dottridge, Human Rights Consultant, United Kingdom Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Civicus-World Alliance for Citizen Participation, South Africa;
Young Global Leader Ellen Ringier, President of the Board, Elternsein Foundation, Switzerland
A revolution by collaborative consumption?
At TEDxSydney, Rachel Botsman says we’re “wired to share” — and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.
About Rachel Botsman
Rachel Botsman writes and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies, and on how it will transform business, consumerism and the way we live. She is the co-author… Full bio and more links