[IRP] Problem of abject poverty and hunger (was Re: Call notes...)

parminder parminder
Wed Aug 10 18:35:08 EEST 2011

On Wednesday 10 August 2011 05:55 PM, Tapani Tarvainen wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 05:42:06PM +0530, parminder (parminder at itforchange.net) wrote:
>> I do not have time right now to develop
>> detailed arguments with regard to the specific issue/ crisis at
>> hand, but for our organisation, the only concern we have with IG is
>> in its intersection with structural issues of development
> What organization?
Sorry, I should have made it clearer. With our organisation I meant, IT 
for Change. I would not refer to the IRP group as an organisation, 
though I understand that I did leave room for mis-interpretation. parminder
> I thought this list was about Internet Rights and Principles,
> where development agenda of any kind is not primary at all,

> certainly not more so than many other IG issues.
>> Answering Marianne's latest email, I really do not think that trying
>> to do something is an irrelevant idea. Perhaps, few things  may be
>> more relevant. I am very much for it. Only want us to also make an
>> appropriate political statement both to those suffering the crisis
>> and those assembled at the IGF, beyond making the required
>> humanitarian gesture.
> I will reserve judgement on that for now, just noting that
> if we are to make a political statement, it should reflect
> the group's view, a consensus if one can be found, and
> the opportunity should not be used to push for agendas
> outside its scope.
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