Better World - All Rise with Robert W. Fuller DVD Features
All Rise "Educator and humanitarian Fuller follows up his Somebodies and Nobodies with this stimulating, scattershot manifesto on the fight against "rankism," or the abuse of power based on rank. While the notion subsumes racism, sexism and class inequality, rankism also addresses the thousand daily insults...that everyone suffers in a hierarchical, status-conscious society. Fuller's program for a "dignitarian society" emphasizes...reform of institutions and interpersonal relations." Publishers Weekly In 1971 Fuller traveled to India (as a consultant to then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi) and was deeply influenced by witnessing the famines resulting from the Indo-Pakistani border wars. With the election of Jimmy Carter, Fuller began a campaign to persuade the new president to end world hunger. His meeting with Carter in the Oval Office in June 1977 led to the establishment of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger. During the 1970s and 80s, Fuller traveled frequently to the USSR working as a citizen-scientist to improve and ease Cold War relations. This work led to the creation of the non-profit global corporation INTERNEWS, which promotes democracy via free and independent media, and for many years Fuller served as its chairman. Based on his years of experience in different types or organizations, Fuller formulated the idea of "rankism" to which we are all subject--and perpetrate--the subject of his book and this interview with Mitchell Rabin, which goes into this delicate subject with a much-needed discipline and courage. One will get here in this interview for A Better World TV a quick & certain sense and understanding of ranksim and the immediate need to reform it, as well as how it serves the next evolutionary step in the formation of Democracy.
Source: Education 2000, Inc.
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