To clarify and detract from confusion, below we will outline a summarized mission statement that will cover our primary mission objectives. These objectives are not limited to the scope of our work but do give our supporters and prospective supporters a better idea of what we hope to accomplish as an organization. Because “Nalini-Global” covers a broad spectrum of philosophies, we will do our best to give our viewers a better idea of what we advocate:
1. Give everyone access to the legal system: The average retainer fee for a lawyer is approximately $2,500 dollars. You are three times more likely to end up in a courtroom than you are a hospital bed. Public defenders are not always appropriate or accessible to everyone. Through our “legal insurance” program, we hope to give everyone access to an affordable legal team to handle individual, family, and business needs.
2. Arm the public with basic legal skills: A judge has the power to determine the fate of your life with the full backing of a funded government to enforce his/her decision. While we would like to believe that our problems can be fully delegated to private lawyers and public defenders, it would serve us well to become educated on the same principles in which the powers at be may use against us. Those who cannot understand what is presented to them will be at the mercy of an “interpreter” (i.e. lawyer). We hope to educate the public on legal processes and principles so that pro se litigants and clients of lawyers may be better equipped to assert themselves and not be taken advantage of in the scope of natural and man-made law.
3. Become a voice for the ignored: All over the world, we hear stories of corruption, abuse, bias legislation, and untold stories. We hope to discuss and issue reports on topics that are swept under the rug and ignored in the mainstream media. By writing human rights shadow reports and/or writing informative articles, we believe that the public can be galvanized and such facts can be processed and evaluated by official channels of investigation.
4. Promote cultural exchanges while respecting sovereignty: Our organization promotes the idea of becoming a “polyglot”, learning a martial art, attending religious ceremonies that differ from your own, how to cook a foreign cuisine, and many other activities that promote cultural unity and appreciation. With that being said, we must also respect the sovereignty of other cultures and nations by allowing their own rule of law to exist while relying heavily on coalition building and persuasive diplomacy rather than militaristic tactics when international crises occur.
5. Ending the prison industrial complex: Policing for profit and the idea of mass incarceration for profit must come to an end. While this is a problem globally, we are striking heavily in the North American quadrant. Currently United States has the largest prison population on planet Earth, more so than China and Russia combined. Of those incarcerated, over 60% of inmates are convicted on non-violent offenses that mainly include statutory violations which do not always reflect fairness in the law. We must reform the prison system and truly bring a new meaning to the term, “rehabilitated” and ask ourselves what truly defines a prisoner and what is the benefit to society in how they are currently being handled.
6. Dissolving the categorization of “rights” : This is a highly controversial topic but in need of attention. Our organization promotes the idea of human rights rather than individualized rights, (Immigrants rights, Workers rights, Men’s rights, Women’s rights, ect). While we do support organizations and activists that choose to concentrate their efforts on assisting particular groups of people, we do not support the idea of creating disproportion in the process. Our goal is to standardize what human rights are and how all humans can enjoy equality of treatment whereas there is no bias towards race, religion, nationality, gender, or creed. Whatever one group of people enjoys, the contrary group shall enjoy the same protections so long as no harm is being done to others. Through following a non-aggression principle, we can slowly introduce the idea of universalism while looking at the human race as a single entity rather than sub-categorizing humanity. We hope to standardize and promote ways in which we can dissolve the labels that pit us against eachother so that we can tackle issues without the use of demagogy in order to enhance the quality of human life.
7. Creating private solutions to public problems: While we believe that those who promote the idea of civic duty and participation in the electoral process are not wrong in doing so, we do strongly favor private action rather than solely relying on elections to change our paradigm. We constantly encourage community outreach, hands on volunteering, and technological advances in the market-place to bring about change by more private means. Far too often does the public abandon their passion after the election cycles come to a close. Every four years, humans come together for a short while and listen to “sound-bites” on television from prospective candidates. After the humans cast their vote, their interest in reforming their communities tends to wane until the next election comes about in the media. We hope to reverse the trends whereas less emphasis is place on “Democrats” and “Republicans” while more emphasis is placed on creating viable solutions in the private sector and popularizing community coalitions to solve problems.
8. Being “pro” rather than “anti” : “I am not anti-war, I am pro-peace. I am not anti-hunger, and I am pro-nutrition”. It is so easy to watch television, read books, uncover declassified documents, and come across negative information that angers us. This anger often leads to un-checked resentment, rioting, or dangerous behavior where people attempt to take the law in their own hands. While civil disobedience and protesting certainly have it’s usefulness, we promote the idea of creating news worthy articles that not only reflect on the problem but also present logical solutions to the problem without resorting to knee-jerk reactions or baiting. Being out-raged is the first step, doing something about it is the second. Making the illicit act unpopular is the third step. Making the contrary actions popular or even adored is the final step. It is far better to win the hearts of men through example and empowerment rather than to legislate or conscript their hearts into a place that they do not understand and then punish them for not meeting the standard.
9. Becoming internationally conscious: While respecting the sovereignty of nations are important, it is even more important to take heed from their example. Many of us become so blind to our own imbreded patriotism that we ignore the advances of other nations. If we ourselves find that we are unable or fearful of attempting a solution, let our braver neighbor attempt it and then learn from the outcome and then possibly perfect the technique! Instead of seeing our neighbors as competition, let us view them as players in the same game of human survival and societal evolution, whether it be in the realm of legislation, technology, or culture.
10. Reforming journalism : When writing human rights reports or conducting journalism, it is important that we analyze the pros and cons of every side of an issue. To write an article that does not explain both the benefits and disadvantages of a proposed solution is misleading and unfair to the readers. When conducting our journalism, we promise our readers that we will give them a broad-landscape of positions and conclude our articles with proposed solutions that take all accounts into consideration. Objective journalism that doesn’t leave you guessing yet presents all sides of the argument. We encourage our readers to expound upon our solutions or even totally disagree with them. No single organization can claim the power of “all knowing”, we need the hearts and minds of all of our supporters and detractors to reach a pragmatic medium. We seek to return to the days of “fact finding” rather than the current trends of “News-er-tainment” (the news presented as entertainment). The media was intended to be an unofficial branch of the government in order to hold all sides accountable.
To sum it up:
We are an international human rights organization that seeks to end the prison industrial complex, to protect the freedom to pursue happiness of all humans, dissuade imperialism and to strengthen the individual and collective will of all humans through international communication, private market solutions, technological developments, legislative equality, community outreach, and accessible legal resources and aide for any and all who are in need of it regardless of income, race, religion, gender, or nationality/citizenship or lack thereof.