THESE FEW DECADES OF ROBBER BARON FRAUDS AND US CITY BRUTALITY WHERE JUST THE START MOVING FORWARD TO THIRD WORLD STATUS FOR ALL 99% BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN CITIZENS.
Please don't think having sovereign rights is not worth it----or please don't think nothing will happen to this population group or that----
We discussed our REPATRIATION OF EX-PATS having lived overseas these few decades installing all that is FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE policies and/or the UNITED NATIONS. Living overseas as an EX-PAT AMERICAN came with protections by US STATE DEPARTMENT and US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT----it came with a process for EX-PATS to legally challenge wage or employment status.
NONE OF THIS EXISTS IN MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE-----THE ONLY CITIZENS WITH RIGHTS ARE THE GLOBAL 1% SOON TO BE MINUS THOSE PESKY GLOBAL 2%.
Safety & Insurance Safety
How the State Department Can Help You Have a Safe Trip
By James Martin
Disasters can happen at any moment, as we learned from the recent Tsunami experience in Southeast Asia. While Europe offers a far more stable political system than most developing countries, protests and political unrest are not unheard of here, and the ground around Pompeii is just as unstable as it always was.
But there are also emergencies that have nothing to do with a country, its politics, or its geography.
According to the US State Department, over 6000 US citizens die abroad every year, and many more face sudden illness.
What can the traveler do to assure family or business associates of his or her whereabouts or well-being? First, you can leave them with your itinerary. Second, you can register your travel with the State Department. If you're a US citizen, you've been paying for these services through taxes all along, you might as well take advantage of them.
Registering Your Trip With the State Department
Did you know that the State Department actively tries to find US citizens during a disaster? They won't become a travel agent for people trying to get out of a bad situation, and they can't order you out of a foreign country, but they will evacuate citizens if things get really sticky.
First, check the State Department's information on the country you'll be visiting by checking the Alerts and Warnings from the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
The State Department keeps a close watch on developments that might hamper the movement of US citizens around the globe.
Once you've assured yourself that you've made the right destination choices, you're ready to register your trip by using the State Department's Travel Registration Page. The information you enter may be used in the event of a disaster by The Department of State and its overseas embassies and consulates.
In addition, you can specify the people who are allowed to know your whereabouts through contact with the Department of State. In the event of an emergency, concerned family members or business associates listed on the registration form can contact the Office of Citizens Services via a toll-free number: 888-407-4747. Overseas travelers can use 317-472-2328.
Here is the State Department's list of issues that can be discussed by calling one of these numbers: "Death of an American citizen abroad, arrest/detention of an American citizen abroad, robbery of an American citizen abroad, American citizens missing abroad, crisis abroad involving American citizens, after-hours number for an emergency involving an American citizen abroad."
What Else Can the State Department Do for the Traveler?
The State Department says that "U.S. embassies and consulates assist nearly 200,000 Americans each year who are victims of crime, accident, or illness, or whose family and friends need to contact them in an emergency". The State Department offers help for travelers who encounter serious legal, medical, or financial difficulties. Consular officers can also notarize documents, issue passports, and register American children born abroad.
Knowing the services offered by the nearest Consulate to your destination can be vital in an emergency.
Prepare Yourself for the Most Common Travel Emergencies
Before you go, make copies of your Passport Information Page and all tickets plus any other important documentation and keep them in your carry-on (in a different place from where you keep your passport, of course). In the event your passport is stolen, a consulate can efficiently issue a temporary new passport from this information. You may also wish to leave some information, including your passport number, with a friend or relative. For more trip-planning information, see Europe Travel 101: Before You Go.
If you take medications, make sure you have your doctor's phone number, the generic name for the drugs prescribed to you and a history of your inoculations written down.
Be aware that American drug companies have a history of giving cute names to drugs to make them sell; you want the scientific name of your medications so that a pharmacist in Europe can determine exactly what you're taking. In an emergency, you may be able to get medications you need from a local pharmacy if you know the generic name.
Consider Travel Health Insurance. If you are concerned, make sure it has evacuation coverage, a costly endeavor if you ever should need it.
It may help to rent or purchase a GSM Mobile phone to keep people up to date on your whereabouts. Some car rental and leasing companies offer rental cell phones as well.
Travel Emergency End Notes
For more on the US State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs can do for a traveler in an emergency, see their Emergencies Abroad page.
For an interesting story on a travel emergency and some good advice in the sidebar concerning consular services, see The Government's Fallen and You Can't Get Out.
When US 99% WE THE PEOPLE are made simply global labor pool 99% we will be at the mercy of labor brokers----global corporate human capital management----with the United Nations pretending they care about WORLD CITIZENS.
Today's global labor pool 99% already know that comes with no rights, control, choice, free will------or justice.
US EX-PATS coming back to US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES to advance MOVING FORWARD in US as they did overseas need to stop and think what a dismantled national sovereignty, tied to a dismantled state sovereignty, tied to no local sovereignty will look like no matter whether one is that 5% to the 1% pol or players. Most of our 5% players are living for today not caring what family face through 21st century----but some do. WAKE UP TODAY TO STOP MOVING FORWARD.
Since we KNOW the goal of ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE is ending our US sovereignty then this is exactly what will follow------these are of course many of our 5% to the 1%-----CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA now Trump work for OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1%----not US citizens or sovereignty. Tillerman as Trump are simply those looking to be inside that global 2% they are PLAYER PEEPS even if having a BILLION DOLLARS.
The State Department is of course EMBASSIES in each nation to where any US citizen traveling or working goes for legal protections. If US WE THE PEOPLE are not sovereign citizens then those pushed overseas to FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES will be on their own----human capital owned by LABOR BROKERS. Here in Baltimore as other US cities those 5% pol/player peeps are moving hard to be those human capital labor brokers using FREEMASON/CORPORATE K-CAREER as the recruitment tool.
That 5% is about to disappear so all that labor brokering will be done by global corporate job placement ----you go wherever that global corporate campus says and don't think you have any way to stop those directives.
Baltimore is well on its way to installing these vocational tracking and apprenticeship K-career tied to global corporate campuses and any US citizen as too our global labor pool 99% can expect to have no rights as citizens....
NO SOVEREIGNTY IN BALTIMORE----NO SOVEREIGNTY IN MARYLAND----BECOMES NO SOVEREIGNTY AS AMERICANS.
Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves
By GARDINER HARRISNOV. 24, 2017
WASHINGTON — Of all the State Department employees who might have been vulnerable in the staff reductions that Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has initiated as he reshapes the department, the one person who seemed least likely to be a target was the chief of security, Bill A. Miller.
Republicans pilloried Hillary Clinton for what they claimed was her inadequate attention to security as secretary of state in the months before the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Congress even passed legislation mandating that the department’s top security official have unrestricted access to the secretary of state.
But in his first nine months in office, Mr. Tillerson turned down repeated and sometimes urgent requests from the department’s security staff to brief him, according to several former top officials in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Finally, Mr. Miller, the acting assistant secretary for diplomatic security, was forced to cite the law’s requirement that he be allowed to speak to Mr. Tillerson.
Mr. Miller got just five minutes with the secretary of state, the former officials said. Afterward, Mr. Miller, a career Foreign Service officer, was pushed out, joining a parade of dismissals and early retirements that has decimated the State Department’s senior ranks. Mr. Miller declined to comment.
The departures mark a new stage in the broken and increasingly contentious relationship between Mr. Tillerson and much of his department’s work force. By last spring, interviews at the time suggested, the guarded optimism that greeted his arrival had given way to concern among diplomats about his aloofness and lack of communication. By the summer, the secretary’s focus on efficiency and reorganization over policy provoked off-the-record anger.
Now the estrangement is in the open, as diplomats going out the door make their feelings known and members of Congress raise questions about the impact of their leaving.
In a letter to Mr. Tillerson last week, Democratic members of the House Foreign Relations Committee, citing what they said was “the exodus of more than 100 senior Foreign Service officers from the State Department since January,” expressed concern about “what appears to be the intentional hollowing-out of our senior diplomatic ranks.”
Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, sent a similar letter, telling Mr. Tillerson that “America’s diplomatic power is being weakened internally as complex global crises are growing externally.”
Mr. Tillerson, a former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has made no secret of his belief that the State Department is a bloated bureaucracy and that he regards much of the day-to-day diplomacy that lower-level officials conduct as unproductive. Even before Mr. Tillerson was confirmed, his staff fired six of the State Department’s top career diplomats, including Patrick Kennedy, who had been appointed to his position by President George W. Bush. Kristie Kenney, the department’s counselor and one of just five career ambassadors, was summarily fired a few weeks later.
None were given any reason for their dismissals, although Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Kenney had been reprimanded by Trump transition officials for answering basic logistical questions from Nikki R. Haley, President Trump’s pick as United Nations ambassador. Mr. Tillerson is widely believed to dislike Ms. Haley, who has been seen as a possible successor if Mr. Tillerson steps down.
In the following months, Mr. Tillerson launched a reorganization that he has said will be the most important thing he will do, and he has hired two consulting companies to lead the effort. Since he decided before even arriving at the State Department to slash its budget by 31 percent, many in the department have always seen the reorganization as a smoke screen for drastic cuts.
Mr. Tillerson has frozen most hiring and recently offered a $25,000 buyout in hopes of pushing nearly 2,000 career diplomats and civil servants to leave by October 2018.
His small cadre of aides have fired some diplomats and gotten others to resign by refusing them the assignments they wanted or taking away their duties altogether. Among those fired or sidelined were most of the top African-American and Latino diplomats, as well as many women, difficult losses in a department that has long struggled with diversity.
One of them was Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career Foreign Service officer who served as ambassador to Liberia under Mr. Bush and as director general of the Foreign Service and assistant secretary for African affairs during the Obama administration. Ms. Thomas-Greenfield was among those asked to leave by Mr. Tillerson’s staff, but she appealed and remained until her retirement in September.
“I don’t feel targeted as an African-American,” she said. “I feel targeted as a professional.”
PhotoBill A. Miller, the department’s former chief of security. Credit U.S. State Department
For those who have not been dismissed, retirement has become a preferred alternative when, like Mr. Miller, they find no demand for their expertise. A retirement class that concludes this month has 26 senior employees, including two acting assistant secretaries in their early 50s who would normally wait years before leaving.
The number of those with the department’s top two ranks of career ambassador and career minister — equivalent to four- and three-star generals — will have been cut in half by Dec. 1, from 39 to 19. And of the 431 minister-counselors, who have two-star-equivalent ranks, 369 remain and another 14 have indicated that they will leave soon — an 18 percent drop — according to an accounting provided by the American Foreign Service Association.
The political appointees who normally join the department after a change in administration have not made up for those departures. So far, just 10 of the top 44 political positions in the department have been filled, and for most of the vacancies, Mr. Tillerson has not nominated anyone.
“Leadership matters,” said Nancy McEldowney, a former ambassador who retired in June after a 30-year career as a Foreign Service officer. “There’s a vacuum throughout the State Department, and the junior people now working in these top jobs lack the confidence and credibility that comes from a presidential nomination and Senate confirmation.”
Even more departures are expected as a result of an intense campaign that Mr. Tillerson has ordered to reduce the department’s longtime backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests. CNN reported that the task had resulted from Mr. Trump’s desire to accelerate the release of Mrs. Clinton’s remaining emails.
Every bureau in the department has been asked to contribute to the effort. That has left midlevel employees and diplomats — including some just returning from high-level or difficult overseas assignments — to spend months performing mind-numbing clerical functions beside unpaid interns.
Mr. Tillerson’s spokesman, R. C. Hammond, dismissed any suggestion that the departures had had a negative effect.
“There are qualified people who are delivering on America’s diplomatic mission,” Mr. Hammond said. “It’s insulting to them every time someone comes up to them and says that the State Department is being gutted.”
Former State Department officials disagree.
“The United States is at the center of every crisis around the world, and you simply cannot be effective if you don’t have assistant secretaries and ambassadors in place,” said R. Nicholas Burns, a retired career diplomat who was an under secretary of state for President George W. Bush. “It shows a disdain for diplomacy.”
One result is that there is no one in place with responsibilities for some key trouble spots.
Although the North Korean nuclear crisis is the Trump administration’s top priority, the administration has yet to nominate an assistant secretary for East Asia or an ambassador to South Korea, crucial positions to deal with the issue.
In the midst of the war in Syria and growing worries over a possible conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, there is no confirmed assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs or ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt or Qatar. And as Zimbabwe confronts the future after the departure of Robert Mugabe, the department is lacking a confirmed assistant secretary for African affairs or an ambassador to neighboring South Africa.
And the department’s future effectiveness may also be threatened. As more senior officials depart, interest in joining the Foreign Service is dwindling. With fewer prospects for rewarding careers, the number of people taking its entrance exam is on track to drop by 50 percent this year, according to the Foreign Service Association.
“The message from the State Department right now is, ‘We don’t want you,’ and students are hearing that,” said James Goldgeier, former dean of the School of International Service at American University.
For many at the State Department, their experience under Mr. Tillerson has been a particular shock because their hopes for him were initially high.
Mrs. Clinton and John Kerry, her successor, were both seen as focused on their own priorities and were not particularly popular within the department. The model secretaries in recent history have been Colin Powell, James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz, Republicans who cared about management.
“Everyone who called me, I said: ‘Listen, guys, this is going to be great, and maybe he’ll finally get the department in shape,’” said Dana Shell Smith, the ambassador to Qatar, who recently resigned.
Since then, Ms. Smith has changed her mind.
“These people either do not believe the U.S. should be a world leader, or they’re utterly incompetent,” she said. “Either way, having so many vacancies in essential places is a disaster waiting to happen.”
We agree with the NYTimes article above that HILLARY was not interested in State Department outside what is could do for her personally-----but we have known since 1990s when ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE was shoved into overdrive as with all FEDERAL AGENCIES----our STATE DEPARTMENT was being corrupted in activities with intent of dismantling this system of embassies.
NO======THESE FAR-RIGHT WING BUSH-ERA SECRETARIES------NO BETTER.
'The model secretaries in recent history have been Colin Powell, James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz, Republicans who cared about management'.
This is not about TRUMP or racism or sexism religion====it is about US sovereignty.
We saw the dismantling of our US State Department of course when it went from public services to US citizens overseas to being a global corporate tool-----it has been GLOBAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE during hyper - endless wars.
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- Travel Insurance insures your financial investment in your trip. Typically it covers such things as the cost of your lost baggage and cancelled flights, but it may or may not cover costs of medical attention you might need while abroad.
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One of the most common distresses of world travelers is having their property and money stolen---no matter how hard one tries to protect currency. You become that DESTITUTE CITIZEN when your luggage or wallet goes one way and you another.
What services does the Department of State provide to assist destitute U.S. citizens abroad who need temporary financial assistance?
The Office of Overseas Citizens Services in the U.S. Department of State, (888) 407-4747 (or from overseas +1 202-501-4444) can assist U.S. citizens who are temporarily destitute abroad because of an unanticipated emergency. If you find yourself in such a situation, here are some options:
- Contacting Home: U.S. citizens in need of emergency financial assistance while abroad should first attempt to contact their family, friends, banking institution, or employer in the United States, or in their place of residence abroad, for financial help. The American Citizen Services unit in the Consular Section of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate can assist in this effort. U.S. embassy and consulate contact information is available in our country information pages.
- Sending Money Through the U.S. Department of State: When commercial options are not available, or their use is not feasible due to the circumstance of the emergency, family or friends may send funds to the Department of State for delivery to a destitute U.S. citizen abroad through the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. See Sending Money Overseas to a U.S. Citizen. The Department of State assesses a $30.00 fee to establish an account and transfer funds. For additional information, contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management, at (888) 407-4747.
We have been reading foreign policy journals like FOREIGN AFFAIRS these few decades letting us know EMBASSIES are not needed when all the power structures are meeting in United Nations and DAVOS SWITZERLAND-----the only CITIZENS being global 1%.
EMBASSIES were for SOVEREIGN NATIONS filled with the needs of 99% of a nations' activities overseas. It was central in IMPORT EXPORT markets---but US is MOVING FORWARD to tribute state with global corporate factories and natural resource corporations dealing with GLOBAL TRIBUNALS not sovereign national entities.
REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVES welcome the clawing back of embassy expansions but we see this happening along with decline of global marketing and endless wars as we FOCUS ON REBUILDING OUR US DOMESTIC ECONOMY.
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA see ending EMBASSY AND DIPLOMACY tied to already existing UNITED NATIONS/NATO with only the global 1% represented.
We pointed to just a few services our EMBASSIES and STATE DEPARTMENT have for 300 years provided---but the gorilla-in-the-room is sovereign rights protection when outside US borders...whether working or pleasure.
Many of our US citizens don't travel outside US say ----WHO CARES? When the goal of MOVING FORWARD is throwing 99% of US citizens into global labor pool sent to overseas Foreign Economic Zones----the needs for sovereign protections soar.
The Irrelevant Diplomat
Do We Need Embassies Anymore?
By Alex Oliver Snapshot March 14, 2016 Foreign Affaris
The embassy, at least in its traditional form, is facing an existential crisis. The global transformations of the twenty-first century have dramatically changed the way nations practice diplomacy. The rise of digital communications, diminishing resources, and growing security threats all raise the question of whether the traditional embassy is still relevant.
More than half of the developed nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have reduced their diplomatic footprint over the last decade, according to our research at the Lowy Institute, where we have constructed the Global Diplomacy Index, which charts almost 6,000 diplomatic posts across nearly 660 cities around the world. As government budgets shrink, embassies and diplomats seem more like expensive luxuries than political assets. It doesn’t help, of course, that diplomats are stereotyped as overpaid and ineffectual cocktail-circuit regulars and that foreign ministries frequently fail to reflect the times. They generally lack diversity and are slow to embrace innovation, even social media. Australia’s diplomats in Indonesia, for example, were still not using social media in 2010, even though Indonesia is the site of one of its most significant embassies, the largest recipient of Australian aid, and one of its most important neighbors in Asia. Despite being described as a “digital dinosaur” in 2010, the secretary of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs admitted in 2012 that he still did not consider digital diplomacy a high priority. And with the rising importance of economic diplomacy, governments are more inclined to open trade offices and innovation hubs than embassies. For example, our research indicates that between 2009 and 2015 the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office shed almost 30 diplomatic missions, while its science and innovation network expanded its coverage from 24 to 28 countries.
Once the government’s eyes and ears abroad, embassies are now usually the slowest way to get information, unable to compete with lightning-fast media reporting and exhaustive country analyses prepared by NGOs and risk consultancies. The digitally connected world allows governments to communicate directly with their counterparts, and some world
Here are just two of what have been these few decades thousands and thousands of examples of our global labor pool 99% from third world nations being abandoned with no sovereign rights protecting them and yes, global multi-national corporations are the source of complete control through labor brokers of the fate of these workers once they leave their nation. We see all the time where that global corporation actively acts to harm global labor pool as described below. The article posted here shows these practices already in place with US workers within US------this is now being structured to take 99% of WE THE PEOPLE into these global labor pool distribution systems we already know LIE, CHEAT, STEAL, HAVE NO MORALS OR ETHICS, NO US RULE OF LAW, NO GOD'S NATURAL LAW-----they deliberately harm EX-PAT workers having no SOVEREIGN RIGHTS PROTECTION.
'The 19 named plaintiffs say they are all U.S. citizens, some with “exemplary service in the U.S. military.”'
'Workers Claim DynCorp Abandoned Them
September 25, 2013 RYAN ABBOTT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) – DynCorp got its military translators thrown into Kuwaiti prisons after coercing them into signing false confessions, and owes them money too, 19 American-Arab translators claim in a federal class action.
Lead plaintiff Ramzi Zinnekah, of Dallas, sued DynCorp and its joint ventures Global Linguists Solutions (GLS) and AECOM in Federal Court, accusing them of Fair Labor Standards Act violations, conspiracy and tortious interference.
The class claims that DynCorp, a military contracting giant, duped them into signing confessions that they violated Kuwaiti immigration laws, landing some in jail and stiffing all of them for paychecks'.
Being abandoned in US is nothing compared to having no US presence overseas to provide SOVEREIGN RIGHTS to US citizens pushed into global labor pool......
'The workers said they stopped working after two days without money or food'.
Workers Claim Abandonment By Staffing Company
Monday, January 21, 2013 2:25:00 PM CST in News
By: Micah Smith
COLUMBIA - Laborers from Atlanta, Georgia said Monday they were stranded in Columbia by a staffing agency and Aspen Heights, a construction company. The laborers said they responded to an advertisement posted on Craigslist that stated a staffing agency wanted to hire 50 people for framing and general labor work in Columbia.
The ad stated that laborers would be reimbursed for travel expenses and would receive pay for lodging and food. But the workers said they have not received anything since their arrival in Columbia. Eleven remain in Columbia without enough resources to go home.
"When we found out what was going on it seemed like everybody put money in they pocket and ran off and abandoned everybody out here. It's eleven of us out here, we don't even have a way back to Atlanta. We don't know where we're going to sleep at, we don't know anything. People are really upset out here, people's families are upset," said Barceneas Cosby.
The workers said they stopped working after two days without money or food. One worker said when he tried to reach the supervisor of the staffing agency, the agency claimed to have no knowledge of the situation.
When KOMU 8 News went to the construction site, the supervisor first agreed to talk with a reporter, but then went inside the main office and did not come back out.
Later, Aspen Heights contacted KOMU 8 News with this statement:
"This particular issue is between a subcontractor and its employees. Now that this has been brought to the attention of Aspen Heights; we are working closely with all subcontractors to make sure contractual obligations are met. The Aspen Heights Columbia project is currently in good standing with all lenders and subcontractors involved."
OH, REALLY????? BECAUSE MAKING SURE CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS ARE MET IS NOT HAPPENING ANYWHERE ACROSS THE US.
The workers said the staffing company doing the hiring was Everything Staffing in Marietta, Georgia, but KOMU 8 News has been unable to reach the company or verify that it was the one that placed the ad.
The laborers said that although they feel wronged by the construction company and staffing agency, they just want money to get back home to their families.
As US citizens see every US Constitutional, 300 years of Federal court precedence, centuries of COMMON LAW and basic developed nation quality of life under attack these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA ---now Trump-----the US has the strongest governmental structure to assure the rights of all citizens in WORLD HISTORY. We do not believe a UNITED NATIONS filled with those same global 1% banking neo-liberal leaders attacking US 99% and our rights as citizens have any good intentions in selling BE A WORLD CITIZEN.
Yet, here is RACE TO THE TOP global corporate neo-liberal education reform bringing pre-K to career forced tracking vocational apprenticeship filled with COMMONER CORE and computerized lesson plans. UNITED WORLD SCHOOLS from UNITED NATIONS educating our 99% of US citizens to FORGET ALL THAT US CITIZENSHIP----just be a WORLD CITIZEN.
The video indicates global IVY LEAGUE HEDGE FUND corporations can expand their global brand to third world nations. Know what? Global 99% of citizens want to develop their OWN education protocol----as do 99% of US WE THE PEOPLE.
'Chairman Mao's image was used in a variety of ways - from badges, to books, to posters - so that every citizen in the huge sub-continent country would be in no doubt that he was their unchallenged leader.
It can be argued that without this wealth of ways that was used to spread the message of his personality, it would have been very difficult to bring the population under his control.
More than two billion Mao badges, were produced during the Cultural Revolution, ensuring that Mao was seen as the undisputed ruler across China.
The badges became essential for demonstrating revolutionary zeal, allowing wearers to both avoid denunciation and elevate themselves above their peers.
The badges even became an alternative currency used to barter for goods and services'.
Global Citizenship and United World Schools
Children help children. Students support students.
UWS promotes global citizenship through our schools partnership programme and our global citizenship badge programme.
We connect schools in the developed world with our schools in post conflict regions.
Pupils in the developed world school fundraise and engage with the UWS school. The pupils receive accounts of life in schools in other countries, visual case studies, and often visit the school and meet the pupils they help support. The children in other countries benefit from an education they might otherwise have been denied.
What is “Global Citizenship”?
Fostering Global Citizenship is priority 3 of the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First initiative.
The GEFI defines global citizenship thus:
“The world faces global challenges, which require global solutions. These interconnected global challenges call for far-reaching changes in how we think and act for the dignity of fellow human beings.”
“It is not enough for education to produce individuals who can read, write and count.”
“Education must be transformative and bring shared values to life. It must cultivate an active care for the world and for those with whom we share it. Education must also be relevant in answering the big questions of the day.”
“Technological solutions, political regulation or financial instruments alone cannot achieve sustainable development. It requires transforming the way people think and act.”
WE ARE PRETTY SURE IT IS THOSE SAME GLOBAL 1% BEING SOCIOPATHS NEEDING TO TRANSFORM THE WAY THEY THINK AND ACT FOR EARTH'S SUSTAINABILITY.
“Education must fully assume its central role in helping people to forge more just, peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies. It must give people the understanding, skills and values they need to cooperate in resolving the interconnected challenges of the 21st century.”
Source: Priority #3: Foster Global Citizenship
“Global citizenship educates and prepares young people for their role in a modern world. This begins with an exploration of different cultures, languages and economies.”
“Crucially, active global citizens care about the world they live in, and take action to support causes that have a positive impact for other communities and future generations.”
Jon Cooper, Teacher, Red Maids' School, Bristol
Why is global citizenship important?
We believe global citizenship is essential for young people to gain the skills, attributes and knowledge to be successful in their chosen careers, and for the progress and development of a fairer and protected world.
So what is a global citizen?
A global citizen cares passionately about others and the world they live in. An active global citizen takes action to support causes they believe in.
Together with our network of Partner Schools, with many thousands of active global citizens, we help transform the lives of thousands of some of the poorest children in the world.
Global citizenship is about far more than just fundraising – it is an opportunity for children to take a lead, be active and join a movement that touches the lives of all those involved.
UWS sees a Global Citizen as someone who:
- Is aware of the wider world.
- Has a sense of their role as a world citizen.
- Respects and values diversity.
- Wants to tackle social injustice.
- Believes that all children and young people have a right to an education.
- Takes action to make the world more equitable.
- Lives and promotes a sustainable way of life.
How UWS promotes global citizenship
We partner schools from affluent countries with their own UWS community school in an area of significant educational poverty. In other words, we partner the elite with those at the other end of the educational spectrum. We’re currently working with some brilliant schools in the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, Bahrain, Australia, and the US.
With our partner schools we’ve so far reached over 4,000 of the poorest children in the world, transforming their futures. These are mutually beneficial partnerships that enrich the curriculum, develop school culture, enable students to be active global citizens, to own the partnership, and be part of something that genuinely touches the lives of all of those involved, e.g.,
Hannah Watts, a student at UWC Atlantic College, took it upon herself to raise over £300 by asking for donations from friends, family and contacts.
This money directly helped the village community of Na Cam, where it was used to build a well. Hannah specifically wanted to fund this project because she saw that the village’s only source of water was the river. Other villages the group visited had already benefitted from having a water pump or well installed, and Hannah wanted to do the same for the people of Na Cam.
As our founder Chris Howarth says, “Children help children. Students support students”. This is global citizenship in action.
“As a former partner school pupil, it was fantastic to have such a relevant project integrated into the school’s culture. The simple idea of pupils raising money for other students in less developed nations was something that was easy to get behind and certainly helped to instill a better awareness of my standing in the world.”
“As a teenager it may be unlikely that a global conscience is at the forefront of your mind, yet now as an undergraduate aiming to pursue a career in International Development, I was perhaps more influenced by programmes like UWS than I realised.”
“This is a trend I’ve noticed amongst my fellow alumni, with PGS pupils keen to travel sustainably, work abroad and generally more ethically aware than other students.”
Student, Portsmouth Grammar School
“My belief in the importance of gender equality in education stems, to some extent, from the fact that the secondary school I have just left is an all-girls school, as well as being a strong partner school to UWS.”
“Working with UWS has proved to me that the contrast between my educational experience and the daily lives of the women of Ratanakiri cannot be understated.”
“We must recognise that there is still a long way to go in narrowing this global divide.”
Milly LovedayStudent and UWS Volunteer, Red Maids' School
United World Schools Global Citizenship Badges
The UWS Global Citizenship badge is just one way we recognise and reward active Global Citizens who believe in making a difference and who support the UWS movement.
How do the badges work?
There are 4 badges available:
- Bronze – All ages, 5-10 hours over one term.
- Silver – Typically for 11-16 year olds, 15-30 hours over 6+ months.
- Gold – 14 years +, typically achieved over 12 months or more.
- Platinum – For the ultimate UWS ambassadors and champions. 16 years +, links to career and higher education pathways
Pupils work with their teacher and:
- Set goals and select a badge. Start at bronze level and work up, or go straight for gold!
- Plan activities and what evidence to collect, based on the Learn, Share & Act framework.
- Share, compare and improve ideas by working with classmates, teachers and others completing the badge.
- Self-assess evidence against the criteria provided.
- Present evidence to the teachers when all criteria are met. If the teacher agrees, send it off to the UWS team.
- If successful, receive a certificate and badge! If there are areas to develop, review progress with teachers and friends, then re-submit updated evidence.
“My name is Jo, I’m 10, and I have been working for my Bronze Award. Our teacher showed us a video from the UWS website about what life is like in a village in Cambodia. Then we learned about the school that we are linked with –UWS Chai Dor School.”
“The children are very poor but now they can read and write. We did a project about life in the village. We wanted to help them so we told our parents and friends about the school and did a sponsored hop around the football pitch called “Leg Up for UWS” to raise money for the children at Chai Dor. Our target was to each raise £5. I raised £11.40. We had our picture from the day in the local newspaper too.”
Join the UWS Global Citizenship Badge Scheme
The UWS Global Citizenship badge is just one way we recognise and reward active Global Citizens who believe in making a difference and who support the UWS movement.
If you would like to learn more about the UWS Global Citizenship Badge scheme contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a sample of materials included, download the Student Guide to the UWS Global Citizenship Badge scheme.