Champions of Humanity can be found in ALL corners of our World.
The principles they they protect, by living example, galvanize their Communities.
This list should inform and inspire anyone seeking hope for our Human Revolution.
It is time to bring the fine work of these Selfless Humans, to the attention of those who have not yet discovered the Human Alternative to "corporate celebrities" - PERSONS OF SOCIAL IMPORTANCE.
This zone is devoted to acknowledging and advancing the Valued work of Community Champions, both living and deceased, from around our Planet.
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Humanity depends on local Champions for Climate Action!
HUMAN CLIMATE COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS are the voices we must turn to with Respect, if we are to reign in the rate at which Our Climate collapses. Know YOUR local Community Champions, and become one, if you have the Human Spirit and Commitment.
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The quintessential Champion of Humanity!
RALPH NADER is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, whose acheivements involve consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. His accomplishments set the bar for Direct Citizen Action, and empower hundreds of thousands of Activists World-wide.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Ralph Nader!
Showing the wisdom of Alter-Globalization!
VANDANA SHIVA is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, anti-globalization author, and a respected figure of the global solidarity movement known as the Alterglobalization Movement. She is a Champion of diversity and integrity of living resources, native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Vandana Shiva!
America may have Nader, but Canada has Barlow!
MAUDE VICTORIA BARLOW is the quintessential tireless Canadian Champion and Activist for what is decent and right across a multitude of social injustices and Human issues. As National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, she is a true inspiration.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Maude Barlow!
A "gloves-off" Champion of ALL life on Earth!
DAVID TAKAYOSHI SUZUKI, in February 2008, urged McGill University students to speak out against politicians who fail to act on climate change, stating "What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there's a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they're doing is a criminal act."
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about David Suzuki!
Deconstructing bad trade deals, with style!
LORI WALLACH is to trade deals, what Ralph Nader is to consumer safety. In fact, the two have much in common. Lori Wallach is the Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, a division of Public Citizen, of which Ralph Nader is founder. Her work as an expert activist in global trade issues is invaluable to Humans World-wide.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Lori Wallach!
Humanity's hottest Environmental Activist!
WILLIAM ERNEST "BILL" MCKIBBEN is an American author, journalist, and environmentalist, whose extensive writing, lectures, and environmental campaigns have inspired Activists World-wide. As a tireless Public Defender of Our Environment, he can be found at the front of most major climate change demonstrations.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Bill McKibben!
Peaceful revolution is the only way to defend Humanity!
CHRISTOPHER LYNN "CHRIS" HEDGES brings a powerful Human perspective through his writing and lectures - backed by his extensive first-hand experiences of oppression World-wide. Our independent values at LOCAL TRADE ZONE have been deeply Inspired and shaped by the Words and Integrity of Mr. Hedges.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Chris Hedges!
Teaching the Human Solution to capitalism!
RICHARD D WOLFF: "Everything you expect about how the world works probably will be changed in your life, that unexpected things happen, often tragic things happen, and being flexible, being aware of a whole range of different things that happen in the world, is not just a good idea as a thinking person, but itís crucial to your survival."
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Richard D Wolff!
Showing the Universal Importance of Love and Integrity!
CORNEL RONALD WEST: "Free-market fundamentalism trivializes the concern for public interest. It puts fear and insecurity in the hearts of anxiety-ridden workers. It also makes moneydriven, poll-obsessed elected officials deferential to corporate goals of profit - often at the cost of the common good."
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Cornel West!
"You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train"!
HOWARD ZINN is deeply missed by many Humans, the World over, for his entertaining talks, and Universally Important textbook, "A People's History of the United States". His perspective on American history, rings a Truth - painfully shared by Indigenous, and other oppressed Humans, Earth-wide.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Howard Zinn!
Harbouring and abetting "Fugitive Democracy"!
SHELDON S WOLIN was an American political theorist and writer on contemporary politics, considered one of the most original and influential American political theorists of the past fifty years. Our Values at LOCAL TRADE ZONE have been tempered by Mr. Wolin's original ideas about "Inverted Totalitarianism".
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Sheldon Wolin!
Speaks scholary Truth to corrupt power!
AVRAM NOAM CHOMSKY is well-known and respected for his work exposing the realities of imperialism, wars of aggression, and inhumanities including the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine. As a rare scholarly voice speaking out against Israel's insitutional brutality, he is under constant fire by those protecting the regime.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Noam Chomsky!
Making her own "brand" of Social Activism!
NAOMI KLEIN is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker, whose work has become a touchstone for Activists World-wide on issues ranging from global capitalism to Climate Change. She has earned the distinction of being considered one of our World's top influential thinkers today.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Naomi Klein!
Speaks Jewish Truth to Israeli oppression of Palestinians!
NORMAN GARY FINKELSTEIN stands up to the American intellectual community, exposing them as a gang of frauds protecting Israel's horrendous Human Rights record, and pays the price for it. He is the son of two Holocaust survivors, most of whose family died in the Holocaust. But, the Anti-Defamation League and others, threatened by his work, branded him as a Holocaust denier.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Norman Finkelstein!
Pragmatic Socialist philosophy on steroids!
SLAVOJ ZIZEK is a Slovenian philosopher, cultural critic, and a Marxist scholar, whose original style has gained him a substantial audience outside of academia. Some of our Values at LOCAL TRADE ZONE have been Inspired by Mr. Zizek, however we also Value: Empathy, Spirituality, and Catharsis Through Crisis - traits which seem outside of Mr. Zizek's main focus or are rejected.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Slavoj Zizek!
Revealing the Human struggle through illustration!
JOE SACCO is indeed a gentle giant. His unique approach to reporting the unspeakable realities of war through comics, has brought Human stories of oppression and conflict to audiences, otherwise unserved by mainstream or written media. His courage and commitment to expressing the truth of the Palestinian struggle under Israeli occupation serves Humanity World-wide.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Joe Sacco!
Transcending obstructive prose with Humanitarian images!
MR FISH is a Conscientious cartoonist who presents the Human side of reality in an often not-funny, but extremely potent, fashion through his skillful and thoughtful illustrations. While much of his work is published by "liberal" media, some of his most powerful, pieces have been rejected, for being "too truthful".
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Mr Fish!
A Champion for Public Media WITH Integrity!
BILLY DON "BILL" MOYERS is a veteran American journalist and political commentator who has been a trenchant critic of the corporately structured US news media. His uncompromising stand on integrity in media, and his programs which bridged dissimilar viewpoints are legendary.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Bill Moyers!
Bringing the Truth about inhumanity to the public!
JOHN RICHARD PILGER is an Australian-born journalist, who has been a strong critic of American, Australian and British foreign policy, which he considers to be driven by an imperialist agenda. He has also criticised government mistreatment of indigenous peoples, and the practices of the mainstream media.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about John Pilger!
Setting the standard for Independent Media!
AMY GOODMAN is well known to many as a founder and host of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet. She is also an accomplished American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Amy Goodman!
Exposing "big brother" with Truth and Daylight!
GLENN EDWARD GREENWALD is a journalist who challenges the status quo of mainstream media by writing about US and UK government efforts to eliminate Individual Privacy World-wide. His reports detailing United States and British global surveillance programs, are just part of his extensive work.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Glenn Greenwald!
A Brave, Human "boots on the ground" Truth Teller!
JEREMY SCAHILL: "As the war rages on in Afghanistan and in Iraq as well, US Special Operations Forces and the Central Intelligence Agency are engaged in parallel, covert, shadow wars that are waged in near total darkness and largely away from effective or meaningful Congressional oversight or journalistic scrutiny. The actions and consequences of these wars is seldom discussed in public or investigated by the Congress."
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Jeremy Scahill!
Shows that Humans CAN end wars!
DANIEL ELLSBERG PROVED to Americans: You can't trust the government; you can't believe what they say; you can't rely on their judgment; people do things the president wants to do even though it's wrong, and the president can be wrong. This shows the Power and Moral Imperative of Whistleblowing.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Daniel Ellsberg!
Demonstrates that Whistleblowing is being criminalized!
THOMAS ANDREWS DRAKE is one America's growing number of conscientious Whistleblowers, victimized by the very government, whose crimes and untruths have been revealed. After having exhuasted all available paths to expose questionable activities in the government, he responsibly appealed to the media.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Thomas Drake!
Exposing government spying, lies and crimes!
EDWARD JOSEPH SNOWDEN is recognized by Humans around our Planet as one of our most Courageous and Important Heros of all time - even though he is forced to live in exile under threat of death by the USA - the country whose lies he exposed. He enabled the press to hold the Executive branch of the US government accountable, where the other branches refused to.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Edward Snowden!
Doing hard time for serving her country and Humanity!
CHELSEA ELIZABETH "BRADLEY" MANNING is serving a 35-year sentence at the maximum-security US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth for revealing the brutality of contemporary warfare. The UN Rapporteur on torture, declared that the US government's treatment of Manning was "cruel, inhuman and degrading".
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Chelsea Manning!
Exposes corrupt governments and their criminal activities!
JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE is well known as a founder of WikiLeaks, an independent news organization devoted to exposing high level government corruption and their criminal acts of inhumanity. His work casts much-needed daylight on the institutional darkness which corrupts Democracy and plagues Humanity.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Julian Assange!
Shows the World how to protect Indigenous Rights!
BERTA ISABEL CACERES FLORES braved countless death threats from assassins in her own government, as she fought for life with Dignity and Environmental Justice for the people of Honduras. On March 3, 2016 she was shot dead in her home, in a country with total impunity. But now, the entire World is watching.
Do YOUR homework - Learn more about Berta Caceres!