Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi And The Prosperity Workers

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The Prosperity Workers

There are many types of people around the world who help others in the pursuit of social justice. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and Wangari Maathai are some of the type who were looking for justice, equality, and equal opportunities. These human rights activists all fought for their rights and persisted in trying to make a change in the world around them.

One of the most popular human rights activists who fought for racial equality, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi would stop at no length to achieve this. “Gandhi developed his philosophy of “Satyagraha,” or resistance through non-violent civil disobedience to defend his rights and the rights of all Indians and non-whites. Practices of Satyagraha included boycotts,
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The author stated that Gandhi was sent to prison for 6 years, Gandhi had been thrown off a train in South America because he was Indian, and had attempts of assassination against him, the final one being successful from a Buddhist extremist Nathuram Vinayak Godse (Sivananda). Even though Gandhi had faced obstacles such as these, nevertheless, people still rallied to him and supported him during troubling times, this would help Gandhi achieve racial justice.“Gandhi’s firm and tenacious adherence to the cause of the poor, the downtrodden Harijans, and the common man of the Indian village, is indeed worthy of emulation. Through all the vicissitudes of time and power and fame, he kept before the vision of the Indian Congress the fundamental purpose for which it came into being—the …show more content…
“In 1977, she started encouraging village women to plant trees to prevent deforestation and provide them with fuel. "Women from the countryside [in Kenya] were talking about how they did not have enough food because their land had been converted into cash crops," she explained”(Khaleeli ). A leader at heart, Wangari Maathai will show an example, when the opportunity is brought up to her, and will try to succeed in it and encourage others to do the same. The author stated in the text that Wangari Maathai was angry at the pay between male and female coworkers, and she was also beaten for protesting. But even if Wangari wants to make a difference in the world, there will always be people trying to stop her; in this she is trying to make a difference and facing the consequences. “Social justice, democracy and the environment are intrinsic to her campaigns. And she has spoken out about the "new colonisation" that has seen the continent sell off its natural resources to fund infrastructure such as roads. In 2006, she helped found the Nobel Women's Initiative to push for peace, justice and equality around the world. One panellist said: "Her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace is astounding”(Khaleeli ). Wangari, facing other types of punishments towards the government, made through

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