The Right to Health is easily proclaimed, signed by all valid Human Rights packages or defined as unavoidable in progressive constitutions, such as in Brazil or South Africa. But one third of the human population dies due to poverty related diseases. Human Rights are foreseeable not fulfilled under the current global economical rules. Under the umbrella of those rules an enormous shift of wealth, from the bottom to the top, took place. 1.125 Billionaires possess three times more of the world’s capital than the poorer half of the world population. Since 1988 the richest twentieth of the population gained eight percent of the world’s capital, whereas the poorest quarter lost thirty percent. Read more
International experts claim ACTA („WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights“) to threaten global access to affordable medicines. Read more
is the topic of Socialist Register’s, “the intellectual lodestone for the international Left since 1964”, 2010 volume. More than a dozen articles, see the table of content for more.