Politics and Justice without borders
Actions for the good of all as per the Statement of rights, responsibilities, and accountabilities of the Global Community citizens
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Our greatest accomplishment in year 2005 has been the establishment of a permanent legal global governing body: Global Community Earth Government (GCEG). GCEG has replaced the United Nations. We are now governing Earth and its human population on behalf of all life on the planet. Global Parliament has approved the Global Constitution which has now become our blueprint for operating and governing. Several Global Laws have been passed by Global Parliament and others are in the process of being studied.
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Prosecuting criminals on the basis of universal jurisdiction regardless of a territorial or nationality nexus required a solid commitment of political will from national governments and the Global Community.
You are hereby summoned to appear in front of the Earth Court of Justice of the Global Community Earth Government (GCEG) as defined in Chapter 14.3.6, B.4, of the Global Constitution, for the following reasons:
a) not ratifying the Kyoto Protocol and thus endandering all life on Earth; Americans are the worst and deadliest polluters on the planet; on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights, that is a crime of the worst kind agaisnt humanity and all life on Earth;The Global Community is asking you to surrender yourself to the Court.
The Global Community will continue to implement a total embargo on all U.S. consumer products, goods and services including mass destruction chemicals, nuclear war heads, weapons, war products and war equipment. The war industry throughout the world must be put to a complete halt and shelved forever from humanity. The Global Community is asking all peoples never again to buy U.S. products.
Governance of the Earth will make the rule of arbitrary power--economic (WTO, FTAA, EU), political, or military (NATO)-- subjected to the rule of law within the Global Community, the human family. Sir, GCEG has shown that Justice is without borders. And so Justice is for everyone and is everywhere, a universal constant.
You have been elected for a second term as President of the worst polluters on the planet and of a predator nation. During your campaign you have used religion, your religion, and its membership or supporters, to elect you. Ever since 9/11 the Global Community has fought your policies at home and abroad, and how your daily lies and brain-washing exercises have changed the American people to follow your lead. The use of the military has been abused to the detriment of human and Earth rights.
Military intervention in the affairs of other nations is wrong. There are other ways, there are peaceful ways, ways that are not based on profit-making and the gain of power for itself. The Global Community and its membership are conscientious objectors, "nonresistants". That word comes from Jesus, opposing the use of violence:
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."
The evil is the war industry. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus develops the ethic of nonviolence and love of the enemies. Early Christians were probably the first individuals to renounce participation in war unconditionally. "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." And he told Peter, "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword." Christ has taught us to show mercy, to forgive enemies, to put up patiently with oppression, to return only good for evil and love for hatred and, therefore, war is inconsistent with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. This shows that a Christian, a born-again Christian, or someone who believes in the evangelical teachings, should take no part in war, never, in any way. This all means that violence is futile in the long run. To respond to violence with violence is only perpetuating a vicious cycle of violence.
God prohibits killing, and no exception at all ought to be made to the commandment that it is always wrong to kill. The sanctity of human life is unconditional. A short while ago God, Allah, has spoken to humanity once more. The New Revelations are His Word. His Revelations are to be added to previous ones revealed thousands of years ago. Together they are God's Word, and they will guide humanity for the thousands of years to come. His Word reinforce His compassion and love for humanity and His care for all living inhabitants on Earth and of Earth itself. God has said:
"Thou shall banish war as a solution to problems between communities. All Souls involved with war, directly or indirectly, shall face the Soul of Humanity to be purified. All Souls involved in the making of weapons, war product and equipment shall be facing the Soul of Humanity."
There are several reasons for objecting to war: religious, moral and political. People have different degrees of refusal to go to war. Absolute pacifists such as the Global Community will not cooperate with any preparation for war as decided by the war industry, let alone war itself. Others will accept some kinds of service so long as they are not forced to fight. And others are willing to fight in "just wars." The idea of the "just war" began with St. Augustine. Late in the fourth century he argued that the good Christian, barred from doing violence on his own behalf, could take arms in a war that was just. Several theologians now say that the standards for a just war are:
a) War must be the last resort and used only after other means have failed.
It can be debated whether any war has ever satisfied all these reasonable conditions. There were always Christians who rejected violence. They believed Christ's way was the pursuit of peace. During the Crusades, from the eleventh to fourteenth centuries, Christians fought to recover the Holy Land from Islam, and the Church plunged into extreme violence and cruelty. Even then there were some who had the courage to criticize the theory and practice of their time. They were like the early Christians in denouncing war. Only now they were not rebelling against a heathen empire but against the wordly Church. In their opposition they formed sects, separate from the official Church. Their pacifist convictions found their source in a return to the Bible. These awakened Christians went back to the fundamental ideas of Christianity, to the New Testament, and took the Sermon on the Mount as their ideal.
What is happening right now is very serious and very real! Purging and renewing of the Souls! On a smaller scale, something similar happened when Jesus (I apologize of using a religious leader from a specific religion) conducted 'The Cleansing of the Temple'. Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all those engaged in selling and buying there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. And he said to them,
"It is written : My house shall be a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of thieves."
If Jesus was alive and here today He would disapprove of your war Sir. You are, along with the American people, those same people He chase out of His Church.
And the Soul of Humanity says today to you Mr. President and to all the American people:
"I am the Soul of Earth and of all that exists on Earth. My Temple is Earth! Not only are you thieves but you are murderers and killers. I know you all personally as your Souls are a part of me. They are my eyes. You cannot hide, and you cannot run Mr. President. I will not whip you out of my Temple as Jesus did for his. I have no need for that! You are destroying yourself. The only problem you are also responsible for the death of innocent and humble people. Life on Earth and the rest of humanity are threatened of extinction. This is insane! You have polluted air,water and land, and you are still creating conflicts and wars. Most often the innocent and the humble people are hurt or killed. I want you to put down your guns, all of you. You will recycle all your weapons, war heads and any war equipment and products. You will stop destroying the ecosystem of the Earth right now. You will start and help the grassroots process of the Global Community. Earth shall be a place of prayer and shall become a Heaven for Souls as it is for God. If us, Souls and God, can see life as the most precious thing ever created, and we see Earth as Heavens, why cant' you? After your physical forms are dead your Souls will leave Earth forever.The purging and renewing of the Souls on Earth will last a millennium."
If you manufacture bombs, weapons of all types, war ships, war planes, or any other types of war equipment or products, directly or indirectly, and if you provide the services of wars, you voted for a leader (President Bush) who claimed wars(or conflicts) as a way or a solution to a problem or concern, and/or if you are a soldier, a war maker or doer, then your Soul is facing the Soul of Humanity right now. And good-bye Charlie! And good ridden! Have a good particle in empty space between the oldest galaxies of the universe, and you may keep it for another fifteen billion years! You will serve God right there after you die! You will never see the light again! Earth wants Peace in the world, and Earth shall have it. Because of a geographical or political border, or because of some cultural or religious differences, you could not live and learn to be at Peace with the community next to you, your neighbors.
In a way terrorism is a self-inflicted injury to humanity by members of the human family. But then there are several other ways of inflicting harm to humanity by people often living in our own community. They make another class of terrorists. They are 'criminals in waiting' because they are seen as 'good guys' in our society. So far their actions have been categorized as acceptable by our society. When their behavior is filtered through humanity's newly acquired Vision of the world it suddenly becomes evident to most sound thinking persons that they are true criminals and should be prosecuted by the Earth Court of Justice. You are one of them Mr. President and so are most Americans.
You are the people that:
* consciously harm the Earth global life-support systems
All of these people are "criminals in waiting" and will be prosectuted by the Earth Court of Justice.
In the issue of 'supplying children of the world with small arms', you are well aware that American corporations are supplying anyone with weapons, no matter who gets them as long as they pay. The Global Community has made that illegal as well. There are 50 million Americans living off the war industry, and they are all guilty and will be prosecuted by the Earth Court of Justice.
The invasion of Iraq is a crime against humanity. Ever since 9/11 the Global Community has opposed the invasion. We can read through your lies Mr. President. You have invaded Iraq to steal their oil and gas. That makes you a common thief. World oil and gas production will only last for another 30 to 50 years. You need the fossil fuels to feed the american economy, and the war industry (about 50 million Americans live off the industry directly or indirectly). Your energy needs are astronomical and largely wasteful. You have made the Middle East a hell. Why dont you go there instead of playing golf.
Over its long past history trade has never evolved to require from the trading partners to become legally and morally responsible and accountable for their products from beginning to end. At the end the product becomes a waste and it needs to be properly dispose of. Now trade must be given a new impetus to be in line with the global concepts of the Global Community. You manufacture, produce, mine, farm or create a product, you become legally and morally responsible and accountable of your product from beginning to end (to the point where it actually becomes a waste; you are also responsible for the proper disposable of the waste). This product may be anything and everything from oil & gas, weapons, war products, to genetically engineered food products. All consumer products. All medicinal products! All pharmaceutical products! That is the new way of doing business!
Per capita, the U.S.A. are by far the largest polluter on the planet. In year 2005, the US will be emitting 8.130 trillion kilogram of CO2 per year. Worldwide the total emissions will be 30.0 trillion kilograms of CO2. That is the US will be emitting 8.130 / 30.0 x 100% = 27.1 % of the total CO2 emissions. Now that the US is manufacturing cars in China we will see a larger increase of pollution due to the US technology being sold abroad.
China wants its fair share of the oil and natural gas of the Middle East and of other areas on the planet.
Applying the new way of doing business would make the US responsible and accountable of the CO2 pollution created by the car manufacturers in China (and in all othe nations) that use US technology and 'know how'. Carbon emissions coming from a car built in China using US technology and 'know how' are to be added to the US carbon emissions. We estimate that the emissions due to these new cars will create 0.20 trillion kg of CO2 to the atmosphere.
4.6276 - 0.20 = 4.4276 trillion kg of CO2 per year
8.130 + 0.20 = 8.330 trillion kg of CO2 per year
The new way of doing business within the Global Community makes the US by far the worst polluters on the planet.
This makes a lot of sense! You raise a chicken on your land. You want to make sure that by the time your export your chicken to another country it has no disease and is not going to make people sick or kill them. Same idea with exporting technology and know how such as the manufacturing of US cars in China and the pollution that goes along with it destroying the global life-support systems. It is your product and you are responsible and accountable of it. That is the new way of doing business within the Global Community.
Like the rest of the world, China has understood the need of oil and gas for energy and the manufacturing of plastic products from oil and/or gas. Plastics are needed to keep China's economy going. That again explains why the United States government and you Mr. President are so keen in "winning the war" in the Middle East. Why leave the oil and gas to the Chinese people when you can just steal it. Why let China's economy grow by letting them have the oil and gas to make plastic products when you can steal the oil and gas and sell raw plastics to the Chinese people? Imagine! One billion Chinese people manufacturing all the plastic products the world needs. Americans wont need to work anymore! Well not quite! The few powerful and rich Americans and their corporations will be doing just fine. Most of the American people will be starving. No food because their soils has been degraded so much over the past decades that they can no longer produce healthy products. Furthermore, land will be used to produce plastic products for the few wealthy corporations. And you will have no water because by year 2010 your groundwater will have dried out. Most American people will wake up every morning with no healthy food to eat and no water coming out of the tap. Your vision Mr. President goes against primordial human rights, and we will fight you.
Your vision of the world Mr. President is a world ending with the end of fossil fuels in 30 to 50 years down the road. In your vision, whoever will have the biggest guns at that time will survive. America is financially bankcrupted with a national debt of over 7.5 trillion dollars, an annual deficit well over half a trillion dollars, and America will never pay back the debt because they know it does not matter. At least it wont matter 50 years down the road. The world will be under tremendous natural and human stresses only 30 years from now. Money wont mean anything. You think guns will mean survival. That is the vision of America. It is their vision on how they want to survive and what they will do to survive. Again in your vision, democracy and human rights dont mean anything unless you belong with those who have the biggest guns. America's vision is completely wrong!
The Global Community has a different vision of the world now and 50 years from now. Our vision in year 2024 is very much in tune with that of most nations of the world.
Governance of the Earth will make the rule of arbitrary power--economic (WTO, FTAA, EU), political, or military (NATO)-- subjected to the rule of law within the Global Community. Justice is for everyone and is everywhere, a universal constant.
The Global Community has no intention of changing the status and privileges of state governments. In fact, state governments become primary members of the the Global Community. Global governance can only be effective within the framework of a world government or world federalism. There is no such thing as global governance through the work of a few international organizations such as the WTO, the EU, or the United Nations dictating to the rest of the world. These organizations are heading in the wrong direction and are causing conflicts between nations, doing away with democracy, increasing the gap between rich and poor, and creating a culture of violence worldwide, terrorism being a small example of what they can do.
The Global Community allows people to take control of their own lives. The Global Community was built from a grassroots process with a vision for humanity that is challenging every person on Earth as well as nation governments. The Global Community has a vision of the people working together building a new civilization including a healthy and rewarding future for the next generations. Global cooperation brings people together for a common future for the good of all.
Earth governance does not imply a lost of state sovereignty and territorial integrity. A nation government exists within the framework of an effective Global Community protecting common global values and humanity heritage. Earth governance gives a new meaning to the notions of territoriality, and non-intervention in a state way of life, and it is about protecting the cultural heritage of a state. Diversity of cultural and ethnic groups is an important aspect of Earth governance.
Earth governance is a balance between the rights of states with rights of people, and the interests of nations with the interests of the Global Community, the human family, the global civil society.
Earth governance is about the rights of states to self-determination in the global context of the Global Community rather than the traditional context of a world of separate states.
Although the Global Community ensures state governments that it will obey the principle of non-intervention in domestic affairs, it will also stand for the rights and interests of the people within individual states in which the security of people is extensively endangered. A global consensus to that effect will be agreed upon by all nation states.
Effective Earth governance requires a greater understanding of what it means to live in a more crowded, interdependent humanity with finite resources and more pollution threatening the global life-support systems. The Global Community has no other choice but to work together at all levels. The collective power is needed to create a better world.
The Global Community needs a global democratic leadership based on the Global Community and able to take responsibility and leadership, a stronger world order, more efficient and more democratic.
Today, 65 % of the world population lives in democracies than dictatorships. This trend is increasing as more people want to live in peace. Because of a rapid transition to democracy, several of these democracies have not had time to develop strong democratic institutions and cultural changes. Many changes occur during a transition: written constitutions, legal reforms, multiparty elections, a free press, and an independent judiciary. But all changes take time to grow in people's new way of life.
To my fellow Americans I say:
a) upgrade your values by accepting the Scale of Human and Earth Rights, the Charter of the Global Community, and become Gobal Community Citizens;
Global Community Earth Government (GCEG)
On and around May 26 of every year millions of people around the world join together in a global call to celebrate Life, the gift to the universe from God.
On May 26, 2006, Global Community Earth Government is asking all Peoples of the world to participate in this celebration of Life in your own community. The following project is appropriate to everyone.
From the experience in your life and local community tell us:
1. What are the most important issues that would allow your community become more sustainable? Over the past several years, many communities have held Life Day dialogues to determine the answer to this question. We look forward to hearing from all of you.
2. A brief story of success in your community from the last 10 years in regard to a sound sustainable development.
3. A picture related to the above or to a Life Day event.
4. A sample of your idea of the Earth Flag.
We will gather this information from groups all over the world and compile it into a comprehensive report. Your work will be shown during the new Global Dialogue 2006. Please mail or email your ideas, pictures and descriptions, Earth Flag samples to:
Germain Dufour, President
Global Community Earth Government
Visit our website for more details concerning the Celebration of Life Day.
Celebration of Life Day
On May 26, as part of the Peace Movement of the Global Community Earth Government, the Human Family,we will be rejoicing with all Peoples of the world , and all life, for the annual Celebration of Life Day. Life is the most precious gift ever given by God to the universe and this event needs to be celebrated.
At the early stage of the formation of the Earth, and a while later, all the conditions for the formation of life were present, and life was created to better serve God. Life was made of matter and every particle of that matter had a Soul that merged with all the others. A Soul is a part of the Spirit of God, His consciousness, and is a living, loving presence, a Being. A Soul can merge with other Souls and become one Soul, and it can evolve as well. The first spark of life was the cause for the formation of a unique and independent Soul to better serve God. Throughout the different evolutionary stages of life on Earth, Souls have guided the step-by-step evolution of life and kept merging with one another to better serve God. They guided the evolutionary process in small, incremental ways over a period of several billion years. Many groupings of Souls became more complex than others as they were much brighter beings than other groupings, but all serve God in their own special way.
One unique and most wonderful grouping was the grouping that made the Human Soul. God loves the human Souls a lot because of their wonderful qualities. Over the past thousands of years, through their Souls human beings became conscious of God in many different ways. Religions of all kinds started to spread on Earth to adore God and pray. Different groupings of Souls affected human beings in different ways and Peoples today have different religious beliefs. God is like a river feeding plentifully and bountifully all lifeforms and plants. There are many pathways leading to the river. They are God's pathways. God loves diversity in Nature and in Souls. God loves good Souls from all religions.
Different religions have different ways to love, adore and pray to God. And God's Heaven exists. Heaven on Earth is different from God's Heaven. To be in Heaven with God will mean a Soul has left the matter of the universe forever to enter God's Heaven.
The Divine Will or Will of God is the most powerful force of the universe and is pure spiritual energy. The Will of God is for life to reach God, God’s Pure Light, in the best possible ways. Life is the building block through which Souls can have a meaningful relationship with God. By observing the Universe, the galaxies, we are observing and studying God. We are seeing His magnificence, His greatness, and His complex making. There is more to the Universe we observe today, that is, there is more to God, much more. God is self-existent, eternal and infinite in space and time. Follow God's Word. God's Plan was revealed to humanity a short while ago.
The Divine Plan for humanity is:
a) for everyone to manage Earth responsibly, and
b) about to reach the stars and spread Life throughout the universe and thus help other Souls to evolve and serve God in the best possible ways.
Humanity’s higher purpose is to serve God by propagating life throughout the universe. Humanity will evolve spiritually to fulfill God's Plan. The human species has reached a point in its evolution where it knows its survival is being challenged. The human species knows through the Souls and now that all human Souls have merged together and formed the Soul of Humanity, we will find it easier to fight for our own survival. The Soul of Humanity does not make decisions for us and can only help us understand and guide us on the way. In the past, human beings have had some kind of symbiotical relationship (which is something common in Nature between lifeforms in an ecosystem) with the Souls, and now with the Soul of Humanity. We work together for both our survival and well-being. Cooperation and symbiosis between lifeforms (especially human beings) on Earth and between lifeforms and their Souls and the Soul of Humanity have become a necessity of life. We help one another, joint forces, and accomplish together what we cannot accomplish separately. Several billion years ago this symbiosis between matter and Souls resulted in the making of complex biochemical systems. Symbiosis has worked throughout the evolution of life on Earth and today, the Soul of Humanity has decided to be more active with humanity by purifying Souls. The Soul of Humanity shows us the way to better serve God.
The Soul of Humanity is helping to bring about the event of Peace in the world. Knowing that Earth is a spiritual entity as well as a physical entity in space and time in the universe we begin to have a better relationship with Earth and with all its living inhabitants. This way Earth management will become a spiritual and a natural process whereby each person is responsible and accountable for its management the best they can. Peace in the world and Earth management have for too long been in the hands of and affected by government and business leaders, in the hands of a few people on the planet, as opposed to being in the hands of all of us (7 billion people on Earth) working together to keep our planet healthy. We are the keepers of the Earth.
The Soul of Humanity will help us:
* resolve problems, concerns and issues peacefully;
We have the responsibility of managing Earth. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of life within the Global Community. When there is a need to find a solution to a problem or a concern, a sound solution would be to choose a measure or conduct an action, if possible, which causes reversible damage as oppose to a measure or an action causing an irreversible loss.
Life exists on millions of other planets in the universe and our species got to be who we are today through the evolutionary process. Other lifeforms in the universe may have evolved to be at least as advanced as our species. Their Souls may even be more complicated than ours. They may have merged a trillion times more than the human Souls. They may have evolved as well.
We the Peoples of the Global Community Earth Government (GCEG), the Human Family, are reaffirming faith in the fundamental human and Earth rights, the Scale of Human and Earth Rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small. We the Peoples implies every individual on Earth, every community and every nation. Earth management is now a priority and a duty of every responsible person on Earth. GCEG has taken action by calling the Divine Will into our lives and following its guidance. Divine Will is now a part of the Soul of Humanity to be used for the higher purpose of good and life's evolution. We will learn to serve humanity and radiate the Will of God to others.
As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. This requires a change of mind and heart, and calling Divine Will to come into our life to show us the way. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility. We must develop and apply the vision of a sustainable way of life locally, nationally, regionally, globally, and within ourselves throughout life. Our cultural diversity is a precious heritage and different cultures will find their own distinctive ways to realize the vision. We must deepen and expand the global dialogue that generated the ongoing collaborative search for truth and wisdom.
Life often involves tensions between important values. This can mean difficult choices. However, we must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play. The arts, sciences, religions, educational institutions, media, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments are all called to offer creative leadership. The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for an effective global governance based on global concepts and the Scale of Human and Earth Rights.
In order to build a sustainable global community, each individual, each local community, and national governments of the world must initiate their commitment to the Human Family.
Let our time be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life. Let our expanding consciousness blend with that of the Soul of Humanity.
Humanity welcomes the "Belief, Values, Principles and Aspirations of the Global Community Earth Government" (see the Global Constitution on our website) with Faith in the Divine Will and without fears such as the fear of change. Humanity seeks meaningful experiences and embraces the future for the better. Divine Will has caused the event of the Global Community Earth Government.
Our time is the age of global cooperation and symbiotical relationships. There are many different kinds of symbiotical relationships. Symbiotical relationships exist between nations of the European Union. It is mainly an economic base symbiotical relationship. Other types of symbiotical relationships maybe created all over the world between communities, nations, and between people themselves. The GCEG, the Global Governments Federation, and the Global Government of North America are examples. They may be geographical, economical, social, business-like, political, religious, and personal. There has always been symbiotical relationships in Nature, and between Souls and the matter of the universe to help creating Earth and life on Earth to better serve God.
GCEG has begun to establish the existence of a meaningful global co-operation all over the planet. National governments and large corporations have taken the wrong direction by asserting that free trade in the world is about competing economically without any moral safeguards and accountability to peoples and the environment. The proper and only way is for free trade to become a global cooperation between all nations. Surely, if we can cooperate in fighting against terrorism, then we should also be able to cooperate in fighting against the effects of the type of free trade and the emergence of the planetary trading blocks as applied by national governments members of the World Trade Organization(WTO). It has already been shown (see Newsletters on our website) that these effects will be disastrous socially and environmentally and are a direct threat to the existence of life on Earth. GCEG is proposing a solution that the process of trading within the planetary trading blocks be changed from a spirit of global competition to that of global economic cooperation. This is the new way of doing business, the new way of life.
GCEG has made clear that globalization and planetary trading blocks should be serving the Human Family and not the other way around, the people around the world serving the very few rich individuals. The September 11 event was the result of bad trading of arms and oil and the absence of moral responsibility and accountability in our way of doing business with the Middle East nations. By applying proper moral safeguards and accepting responsibility and accountability of all products (arms and oil in this case), from beginning to end where they become wastes, each corporation would make free trade and globalization serving the Human Family. The September 11 event was also a turning point in human history and indicated the end of the last superpower in the world and the birth of the GCEG. Over its long past history trade has never evolved to require from the trading partners to become legally and morally responsible and accountable for their products from beginning to end. At the end the product becomes a waste and it needs to be properly dispose of. Now trade must be given a new impetus to be in line with the global concepts of the GCEG. When you do exploration work, and develop, manufacture, produce, mine, farm or create a product, you become legally and morally responsible and accountable of your product from beginning to end (to the point where it actually becomes a waste; you are also responsible for the proper disposable of the waste). This product may be anything and everything from oil & gas, weapons, war products, construction products, transportation and communications products and equipment, to genetically engineered food products. All consumer products! All medical products! All pharmaceutical products! In order words, a person (a person may be an individual, a community, a government, a business, an NGO, or an institution) becomes responsible and accountable for anything and everything in his or her life.
Certainly an important action has been for the Canadian Government to ratify the Kyoto Protocol as it is. No more waiting! Time for action is now! We are all responsible for the creation of global warming, and there are plenty of observable effects. Greenhouse gases are accumulating dangerously in the Earth's atmosphere as a result of human activities, and temperatures are rising globally due to these activities. Climate changes have to be manage without delays and the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol is only the beginning of a long fight for the protection of life on Earth. There is much more to be done to even come close to what we have to do. The ratification was only the beginning to help save the next generations.
Global consumption is a very important aspect of globalization. Consumers should be concerned with the impact of their decisions on the environment but also on the lives, human and Earth rights and well-being of other people. Since one of the key functions of families as a social institution is to engage in production (selling their labour in return for wages) and consumption (using those wages to buy goods and services), then the role of families has impacts on sustainable consumption and development. Corporations are required to expand their responsibilities to include human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects. GCEG has summarized the rights of every person on Earth by developing the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. The scale will eventually be replacing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Global Constitution established all rights.
Just as corporations have social responsibilities and so do consumers in societies. Consumers are socialized to improve the quality of their lives. Quality of life is a multi-dimensional, complex and very subjective concept. For instance, someone who has changed their consumption habits to better ensure that their choices will make a better quality of life for themselves, the environment and future generations, may be seen by others as having a lower or inferior quality of life since they have removed themselves from the materialistic mainstream characteristic of our consumer society. Someone may feel that an absence of violence and abuse in their life leads to a higher quality of living even though they have fewer tangible resources, money, or shelter; peace of mind and freedom from abuse has increased the quality of their daily life relative to what it was like before. There are universal quality of life values which lead to "human betterment" or the improvement of the human condition. In addition to the value of species survival (human and other living organisms), they include: adequate resources, justice and equality, freedom, and peace or balance of power. A better quality of life for all people of the Global Community Earth Government is a goal for all of us and one of our universal values.
GCEG found that an adequate level of health care is a universal value as well as a human right. We expect adequate health services to be accessible, affordable, compassionate and socially acceptable. We believe that every individual of a society is co-responsible for helping in implementing and managing health programmes along with the government and the public institutions.
Being unified under the Soul of Humanity, Divine Will, God the Spirit and the Human Family dissolve all barriers and expand our global consciousness. We become more whole and complete within ourselves and as a group. Our common Spirit is able to resolve planetary problems in a coherent way. One common 'global Vision' allows us to see how all the parts of the whole relate to each other. We have the right relationship with one another, with all lifeforms and Earth itself, and with the Soul of Humanity, the Divine Will and God the Spirit.
On May 26, let us all celebrate life in our heart, mind and Spirit. Let us thank God for the gift of life.
John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, you are hereby summoned to appear in front of the Earth Court of Justice of the Global Community Earth Government (GCEG) as defined in Chapter 14.3.6, B.4, of the Global Constitution, for the following reasons:
not ratifying the Kyoto Protocol and thus endandering all life on Earth; on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights, that is a crime of the worst kind agaisnt humanity and all life on Earth;
Global Community Earth Government is asking you to surrender yourself to the Court.
The same reasons apply here as explained to President George W. Bush.
GCEG recommendations to humanity
In general, populations of all lifeforms grow exponentially that is by a steady proportion of whatever was there before. When there is no practical limit on resource then populations usually grow maximally and the only limit is that of the reproductive capacity of the female animal. About 10,000 years ago, human beings were obliged to commit themselves more or less fully to agriculture and the human population was 5 to 10 million. Then about 2,000 years ago, after only 8,000 years of large-scale agriculture, the human population was 100 to 300 million. After this time, the exponential growth of the population entered its rapid phase. The billion mark was passed by 1800 A.D. By year 2000, the human population exceeded 6 billion. Thus agriculture allowed a thousand-fold increase in numbers over a period of 10,000 years.
Obviously something has to be done! We propose a tight global policy, benignly implemented, or it will be very nasty indeed. In practice, a human population of 10 to 12 billion would be too uncomfortably high and would add a high strain on world resources. What kind of world population would be reasonable? What goal should we aim at? A population should be small enough to be sustainable indefinitely and still allow plenty of leeway for ourselves and other lifeforms. It should also be large enough to allow the formation of healthy civilizations.
Comprehensive population policies are an essential element in a world development strategy that combines access to reproductive health services, education and economic opportunities, improved energy and natural resource technologies, and to healthier models of consumption and the 'good life'.
We propose a world population of 500 million.
Our proposal of a world population of 500 million does not in any way contradict God's Plan for humanity. On the contrary, it reinforces the Will of God for the diversity of Life throughout the universe. By accomplishing our higher purpose we will be able to propagate trillions of liferforms and much more over the universe. Beside, with such a small population, there is no doubt that our species would last at least a million years. That is
0.5 x billion x 1 million = 0.5 x 10 15 person-years
But if we let our population rise to about 20 billion then we may not survive more that 1,000 years or so. That is
20 billion x 1,000 thousand = 2 x 10 13 person-years
In order words, if we exercise restraint the total number of human beings who will be on the planet could be at least 25 times greater than it would be if we allowed the population to increase to 20 billion. Who, then, are those who deny life for the glory of God?
In practice, if our proposal was accepted then the population would eventually fall. We would make all efforts to minimize infant mortality. We need to ensure that the women of the world who have shown an interest in the proposal of family planning would have access to all the help needed to achieve their goal. Contraception for men is also desirable.
Other Policies to decrease world population:
The vast disparities in reproductive health worldwide and the greater vulnerability of the poor to reproductive risk point to several steps all governments can take, with the support of other sectors, to improve the health of women and their families:
More and more young people on every continent want to start bearing children later in life and to have smaller families than at any time in history. Likewise, in greater proportions than ever, women and girls in particular want to go to school and to college, and they want to find fulfilling and well-paid employment. Helping people in every country obtain the information and services they need to put these ambitions into effect is all that can be done, and all that needs to be done, to bring world population growth to a stable landing this century.
Beside the global warming of the planet, the human activity that affects Earth most is that of food production. We need to form a global ministry dealing only about agriculture and the protection of our soils. All nations will be part of the ministry. We have to design systems of food production that meet our own needs, and also leave room for these other lifeforms we want to take along with us. Western agriculture is designed in the end to maximize profit. As a primordial human right, the prime concern of the human species is to feed people. Therefore we have to do things differently. We will have to produce less livestock as we effectively double the population we need to feed: ourselves, plus the livestock that is supposed to be feeding us. We also have to apportion the land surface of the whole world more efficiently, using some for highhly intensive food production (which makes use of less land), some for extensive agriculture (combining food production with wildlife conservation) and designing some specifically as wilderness areas with global corridors between them. Hopefully this will help natives of British Columbia, Canada, and natives all over the world, to settle their land claims in their favor as they are the only people in Canada who can help protecting wildlife, at least for now. There should be a definite and specific clause in any agreement with the natives that it is what they will do with the land and not turn it into a huge industrial site as would the white man do.
Global warming is certainly affecting the survival of these other lifeforms we want to take along with us. Climate change has always been a major factor throughout the entire evolutionary stages of life on Earth and will continue to be so in the future. We will have to make sacrifices not only for our own survival but also for all life on Earth. Changes now are far too rapid for these other lifeforms to adapt. They will have to tolerate us more to survive.
1. Thou shall be One with humanity and thou shall have a higher purpose, and that is to propagate Life throughout the Universe. I shall provide you with means to travel the galaxies.
2. Thou shall have another higher purpose, and that is to manage Earth responsibly.
3. The Soul of Humanity shall be your guiding hand to follow as my hand.
4. The Soul of Humanity is a part of my own consciousness, my Spirit, my way of being with you and you with me.
5. Thou shall banish war as a solution to problems between communities. All Souls involved with war, directly or indirectly, shall face the Soul of Humanity to be purified. All Souls involved in the making of weapons, war products and equipment shall be facing the Soul of Humanity.
6. The stewardship of the ecological base is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all rights recognized for human beings, and it has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and social wishes. Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem. Vital interests of future generations have to be considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation. All Souls involved with the careless destruction of the life-support system of the planet, directly or indirectly, shall face the Soul of Humanity to be purified.
7. Thou shall be ethically responsible and accountable locally, globally and throughout the Universe.
8. Although you may foresee correctly the Universe with a beginning and expanding, what you observe is a part of a greater whole that is infinite and eternal. You shall have faith in your good heart, mind and Spirit to reach a much greater understanding of the Universe. The Soul of Humanity shall guide you on the way.
9. Souls traveling the galaxies to propagate life shall be good Souls only. They shall still be a part of the Soul of Humanity. Their higher purpose shall be to spread life of various forms throughout the Universe.
10. Thou shall live a life as per global ethical values developed by the Soul of Humanity. Thou shall applied these values responsibly and wisely in all situations and places.
We are inviting professionals to submit an application to become the Global Health Minister of Global Community Earth Government. Just so you all know we dont pay anyone, and we dont pay expenses. We do volunteer work for humanity. We do 'soft activism' work. The Global Constitution shows us how to operate our organization. We follow the Global Law as shown in the Global Constitution. All those who do volunteer work for us must become familliar with it and become 'global community citizens'. You are required to read about the Criteria of the Global Community Citizenship. Read it at: http://www.globalcommunitywebnet.com/globalcommunity/GCcitizenship.htm Once you are sure you understand the Criteria, then you are required to live a life as per the Criteria. You do not need to let go the citizenship you already have. No! You can still be a citizen of any nation on Earth. But you are a better human being as you belong also to the Global Community, and you have now higher values to live a life, to sustain yourself and all life on the planet.
Once you have accepted the Criteria, you become a Global Citizen, and you can be a volunteer for us.
If you still want to do volunteer work for us please Participate in Global Dialogue 2006 (no costs) and fill up the form at http://www.globalcommunitywebnet.com/globalcommunity/registrationform.htm Reply by email.
Our Council of Ministers is shown here.
The Global Health Ministry is needed to reduce the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune micro-organisms. SAR is certainly a new emerging global threat and must be managed before it becomes widespread. There are several factors indicating the need for new global changes in the area of health:
* larger populations of mal-nourished and undereducated people living in substandard housing, unhealthy environmental conditions and inadequate health services, and poor water supply and sanitation
The Global Community is asking national governments to give their support for the network of collaborating laboratories managed by the World Health Organization (WHO). We are proposing to expand WHO's mandate to include:
* a global surveillance system
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Md. Hasibur Rahman
(see also 'Ali' in Participants List)
Advisory Board to the Global Constitution
Global Government of Asia Adviser
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Environment and Agricultural Development Studies Centre
House #6, Road #27 (Old), Dhanmondi
Dhaka - 1209, Bangladesh
Phone: +8802-9661920-59 Ext. 6125
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Stratospheric ozone layer inhibits to enter the dangerous Ultra Violet (UV) rays of the sun to the earth's surface. Ozone layer is working as an umbrella to protect the life on earth from the adverse impacts of lethal radiation of the sun. Man-made some harmful chemicals (such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons) are accelerating depletion of the ozone layer, impacting on earth atmosphere the only habitat of human being. With the depletion of ozone layer more solar radiation (UV-B) will reach to earth's biospheres that will effects on human health, ecosystem and climate change. To mitigate ozone layer depletion, ozone friendly alternative technologies are needed to introduce widely.
Keywords: Ozone layer depletion, UV radiation, health impacts.
Earth's atmosphere is divided into several layers on the basis of temperature and gaseous variation. The lower portion of the atmosphere is called troposphere, it is usually extends upto 12 km from the earth surface. Above the tropopause there is a stable layer of air that usually extends upto 50 km from the earth's surface is called stratosphere. The vertical distribution of the ozone extends roughly between 15 to 50 km above the earth's surface and about 25 km with a maximum concentration of (5x1012) molecules per cubic centimetre. The existence of this thin shield of a relatively highest concentration of a poisonous gas "Ozone" in the stratosphere is called the "Ozone Layer". The average depth of this layer is about 2.5-3.0 mm. In the earth atmosphere a negligible quantity of ozone found but it creates air pollution and causes health hazardous. Ozone presents in the stratosphere layer as a vital layer to filtrate and efficiently screens out almost all the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. According to the wavelength category ultraviolet radiation can be classified into three types: UV-A (315-400nm), UV-B (290-315nm) and UV-C (200-280nm). Relatively shorter wavelength radiation is more harmful to living organisms. However, the UV-C from the sun is completely absorbed by the stratospheric ozone. Even though little depletion of ozone layer can almost totally screened out UV-C radiation. The longer wavelength UV-A is relatively harmless. The middle wavelength UV-B, less lethal than shorter wave radiation also absorbs most of all but due to little depletion of stratospheric ozone it enters to the earth atmosphere in large quantity and causes dangerous impacts on human health and ecosystem. The rate of entry increase is said to be approximately 2% for every 1% decrease of ozone concentration of the stratosphere.
What is Ozone?
Ozone is an allotropic modification form of oxygen. It is a pale blue gas having a pungent irritating odour. Oxygen contains two atoms but ozone formed with the three atoms of oxygen. Chemical formula is O3 and molecular weight is 47.998. Through natural atmospheric process ozone molecules are created and destroyed continuously. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun breaks up oxygen molecules into atoms, which then combine with oxygen molecules to form ozone. Electric discharge reactions, including lighting and electric sparks from motors, also convert some oxygen to ozone.
Ozone Layer Depletion:
Any damage to the ozone layer allows more UV-B radiation to reach the surface of the Earth. The first major statement of scientific concern over ozone depletion was prompted by James Lovelock’s discovery of the presence of CFCs in the atmosphere all around the world. Depletion of the ozone layer was discovered when a Scientific Research lead by Prof. F. Sherwood Rowland and M. Molina was jointly published and suggested that the increasing use of chlorine, fluorine & carbon compounds called Chloroflurorocarbons (CFCs) might play a major role in depleting Ozone layer in the stratosphere. Their extensive works have been conducted in the meantime to confirm the possibility of the ozone depletion by CFCs and assess the future environmental impact. In fact, such ozone depletion was observed later in global trends of total ozone as well as dramatic depletion of the stratospheric ozone thereby found the "Ozone Hole" over Antarctica.
Unexpected recurrence of cold winter temperatures in the stratosphere may itself be due to cumulative ozone destruction, or possible to climate change; in either case, ozone losses over the Northern Hemisphere may be more severe than anticipated in the near future. From the report of federal meteorological department of Russia, it has been shown that two large ozone hole were observed in the ozone layer over Russia, one in the over Bultic States, Belaruss and Ukraine including Scent Petersburg and another over Yakutaska and Crushnoyearsk of Sieveria. The second ozone hole is very large and the amount of the depletion ozone layer is unanimous. For taking excess protection measures, it has been warning the peoples of the concern area. It has been known from the department that the amount of ozone layer over North-west Russia decreases 20% than the normal state and for that region, the solar ultraviolet radiation penetrates about the increasing rate of 40% in the concern area. In Sieveria, it has decreased about 35% of ozone. It is not mentioned by expert that how many times is stable this ozone hole but warned the peoples, specially, white skin and red hair not to move in the day sunlight.
Ozone Depleting Substances
Human interventions are now threatening the destruction of fragile shield of ozone layer that protects the earth from the harmful rays of the sun through the use of some chemicals termed as "Ozone Depleting Substances" (ODSs). The major ozone depleting substances are Chloroflorocarbons (CFCs), halons, carbon tetrachloride and methyl chloroform.
Most of the world's CFC production is used in fridge's, freezers, air conditioners, spray cans, blowing foams for various uses from buildings and cars to fast food containers and for cleaning and used as propellants in aerosol cans. Halons, which are similar to CFCs in structure but which contain bromine atoms rather than chlorine are more dangerous to ozone destruction. Halons are mainly used as fire-extinguishing agents. Carbon tetrachloride also used in fire fighting and present in pesticides, dry cleaning agents and grain fumigants is slightly more destructive than the CFCs.
Rowland and Molina asserted that CFC molecules could diffuse up into the stratosphere where they are broken apart by solar UV radiation, releasing free chlorine radicals. The chlorine radicals act as a catalyst to destroy ozone molecules without itself undergoing any permanent change. The net result is that 2 molecules of ozone are replaced by 3 molecular oxygen leaving the chlorine radical free to repeat the process. Thus each chlorine radical can destroys thousands of ozone molecules before it is removed from the stratosphere. Some of the CFC substitutes already developed such as Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) also deplete the Ozone layer at much lower rates.
Impacts of Ozone Layer Depletion
UV-B radiation adversely effects on plants growth, harming crop yields, and quality, and damaging forest, increases plant pathogens and decreases the productivity of phytoplankton and also the early development stages of fish and other aquatic organisms. The most severe effects of solar UV-B radiation are on early development stages of aquatic systems such as fish, shrimp, crab, amphibians and other animals, decreased reproductive capacity and impaired larval development. This will leads to a significant reduction in the size of the population of consumer organisms. It is particularly important that more than 30% of the world’s animal protein for human consumption comes from the sea and in many countries. So decrease of seafood will increase socio-economic problems. On the other hand, reduction in the productivity of marine and terrestrial ecosystem could, in turn, reduce the absorption of carbon dioxide thus contributing to global warming.
The increased penetration of solar UV-B radiation to the earth’s surface has adverse effects on human health, animals, plants, micro organisms and materials and air quality. The substantial adverse effects on human health rises in the incidence of and morbidity from skin cancer, eye diseases, and infectious diseases. Impacts on human health is as follows:
(a) Skin Cancer: UV-B radiation is the key risk factor for the development of melanoma skin cancer. White skinned people who have little protective pigment in the skin are most susceptible to skin cancer. Epidemiological data observed by UNEP environmental impact panel that indicates the possibility of incidence of melanoma increases with exposure to sunlight especially in childhood. Prediction has also been made that a sustained 10% decrease in ozone will be associated with a 26% increase in melanoma skin cancer. If all other things remain constant there will be an increase in excess of 300,000 cases of cancer per year throughout the world (UNEP, 1991).
Promotion of Ozone Layer Protection in Bangladesh
Bangladesh accessed to the Montreal Protocol on 2nd August, 1990 and ratified its London amendment on 18th March 1994. As a signatory to the protocol, control measures have to be imposed on the import and consumption of ODSs in Bangladesh from July 1, 1999. As a developing country, Bangladesh will enjoy a ten-year grace period in order to meet its basic domestic needs and schedule of ban of CFCs, halons and carbon tetrachloride in 2010, methyl chloroform in 2015 and of HCFCs in 2040.
Within the stipulated period Bangladesh is committed to Phase-out ODSs, Ozone Cell was constituted within the Department of Environment (DOE) on 1995. The major activities of Ozone Cell are:
* to coordinate and facilitate activities related to ODS phase-out;
Aerosol sector is the single largest CFC consuming sector (as per survey report, 49% of total ODS is used in this sector) in Bangladesh and uses a CFC-11/12 mix. The Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund has agreed to finance "Aerosol Sector Phase-out" project in Bangladesh, and the Govt. of Bangladesh recently approved the project (Source: Department of Environment, Bangladesh).
It is most important to stop ODS production phase by phase with replacing by non-ODS production for industrial purpose. Ozone layer is a global concern its adverse effect would be most vulnerable to the life on earth. Increases in solar UV radiation could decreases the productivity of marine and terrestrial ecosystems, hence destroying the marine phytoplankton which are a major atmospheric CO2 absorber and reservoir will impacts on global warming and climate change.
Ozone layer is the vital to life survivor, because it absorbs dangerous ultraviolet rays of sun to reaching the surface of the earth. Bangladesh contribution to ozone depletion is negligible. As a developing country, having low level of industrialization and economic development, so the chances of using ozone-depleting substances are insignificant. To mitigate ozone layer depletion, ozone friendly alternative technologies are needed to introduce widely. In the recovery and recycling sector of refrigeration and air conditioners are need to adopt modern technology to take care in case of licking of ODS during recycling period. Citizen can play a vital role in choosing ODS free equipment for their daily life and for better environment.
Dr. Paul Wildman
With a small citizens group in Eastern Australia that are committed to civic integrity and futures governance.
Organization: Kids and Adults Learning
38 Royal St Virginia
Postal Code: 4014
Telephone: +61 7 32667570 Fax: +61 7 32667570
Participating in Global Dialogue 2006.
Our Logo: The bottom small triangle represents the pathway to establishing agreement on CIVIDA’s integrity development goals. The arched gateway at the top of the path is the basecamp at the foot of the mountain, a commitment declaration point. Passage through the gateway indicates a declaration of commitment to oneself & a team, to cooperatively, creatively and methodically undertake the challenging, integrity-building climb to the top of the mountain. The heart symbol inscribed on the gateway represents the ethos of love/compassion/care for all. The circle represents the world, wholeness, integrity, integration.
INTEGRITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
A global ethics project in association with LIBRECOM
An action learning project aimed at improving civic integrity invoked by the Categorical Imperative
"Act only according to principles that you can at the same time will that they become universal law"
members of the association participate in an inner and outer constitution building process in which each exercises the responsibility to determine the principles that will constitute their future integrity by dialogically deliberating and deciding on preferred world constitutional norms.
Participants show commitment to demonstrating these norms by participating in the development of a global economic and political organisation that will be underpinned by and exemplify these norms.
[Richard Mochelle and Paul Wildman, draft 1.1, Aug 01, for future website- PO 74 Nundah Brisbane Aust 4012 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com]
Introduction to the Project
The ‘foremost challenge of this generation’ according to the Commission for Global Governance (CGG) is to mobilise the collective power of people ‘to make life in the 21st century more democratic, more secure, and more sustainable’. To this end, the CGG called for a global civic ethic, the adoption by all of a set of globally protective responsibilities, in effect, a new set of world constitutional norms, without which already well-accepted UN rights conventions cannot be fulfilled.
How in a world of cultural diversity are these global responsibilities to be (1) determined, and (2) induced? Given that a universal compulsory program of doctrinaire education would be inadmissible, how are the world’s people to be enticed to sacrifice the substantial time that is needed to consider the global situation and determine the global responsibilities called for?
If the challenge and the call by the CGG are to be successfully met, political and moral educators will need to play a leading role in creating the educational provisions required. Yet provisions alone will not suffice to attract people to undertake the substantial learning journey involved. In view of global crisis tendencies, we need seriously to consider the future possibility and ethics of universal educational intervention.
CIVIDA’s long range meta-constitutional proposition:
for the sake of global protection:
a worldwide obligation on educators and parents to ensure that all undertake integrity development education in their compulsory years of schooling
CIVIDA is an association whose members are voluntarily undertaking that integrity development journey with a view to serving as educational guides, producing support materials, and promoting the idea of integrity development education for teacher training, compulsory schooling and political office.
The understanding is that in order to adequately guide others, teacher educators and trainee teachers should be first to submit to the integrity development imperative and undertake the challenging learning journey it requires
What is the integrity development imperative?
In brief, it is the next step imperative implied by Kant’s categorical imperative: ‘act only on the maxim that you can at the same time will that it becomes universal law’.
Kant viewed this as the supreme principle of ethics. Logically derived from the commonly accepted ‘golden rule’, the imperative serves as a principle of meta-governance, by which the ethical quality of all principles, laws and actions may be determined. It is a crucial governor against the dangers of indoctrination by, and conformity to, dubious authorities and systems.
If one aspires to act with integrity, and one accepts Kant’s imperative, one has little option but to submit to the next step developmental imperative that logically follows. One’s first priority act must be to figure out the set of globally protective principles one wishes were universally complied with, and to decide them autonomously, as a free-thinking agent, without permitting customary authority to dominate one’s thinking. The imperative calls one to proceed, without hesitation, if one has not already done so.
Similar to a mountain-climbing journey (the triangle on CIVIDA’s logo represents the mountain), the imperative entails a rigorous mental strength-building exercise that focuses one’s attention on the global overview, on world constitutional norms, on what is needed to protect global interests. At the same time, its focus is intensely personal, on one’s inner-constitution, on the norms that will constitute one’s integrity in future. It is a reconstitutional imperative. It calls each, for the sake of mutual protection, to reconstitute both inner and outer frameworks.
It would be safe to say that most people, including most of the world’s educators, have not yet done so. Civic culture has not required such practice. Until one does so, one acts on principles decided by others, as custom dictates, on principles one has not chosen, whose validity one may find problematic, even reject, upon independent deliberation. Until one submits to the imperative, one remains ethically adolescent, an acquiescent, without independent responsibility. The integrity development imperative challenges us to shift from being conventional to post-conventional moral agents, to undertake a self-development journey that few have undertaken.
Submission to the imperative implies acceptance of certain presuppositions and urgencies.
1. We live in an inescapable condition of global ecological and economic interdependency.
For example, the prevailing global norms of national sovereignty, segregation, identity branding and allegiance formation, have led to military arms development, armed conflict and massive suffering. Submission to the imperative requires asking whether continuing acquiescence to such norms will best fulfil global economic, political and ecological security interests in future. (to be continued)
A PATHWAY TO ESTABLISHING AGREEMENT ON INTEGRITY DEVELOPMENT GOALS
outline for a workshop introduction to Integrity Development Project, draft 2.1
How to establish commitment from a disparate group of people having different and unclear values, to pursue collaboratively a challenging set of integrity development goals?
Here is a logical step by step approach. It requires beginning with people who voice a concern for world peace, justice, ecological sustainability, etc, who agree with the ‘responsibility to all’ imperative of the Earth Charter, the Universal Declaration of Responsibilities, the Commission for Global Governance call for a global civic ethic, etc.
Our starting point is a motley assembly that has responded to a seminar invitation targeted at people who share the above concerns and responsibility orientations.
PHASE 1: preliminaries
A Begin by allowing each to voice their concerns about the global situation and their interests and ideals in respect to peace, justice, ecology interests, etc.
(Cannot assume that all participants are sociologically and politically literate. Discussion may be needed about the relation between current global structures and norms – and the problems they generate)
Clarify that a commitment to fulfilling those interests implies doing so, if not next Monday with everyone in the world, at least by showing an example, with those who declare a similar commitment.
PHASE 2: Participants are invited to collaborate to realise the interests voiced.
Ask that they move to a nearby setting, a waiting room, pier, airport lounge, chat room, where integrity development goals will be agreed upon. When settled, focus participants on the guide map (next page) indicating proposed goals and pathway linking them. PHASE 2 GUIDE MAP: A logical path of stepping stones, towns, or stations for determining agreement on Integrity Development Goals to enable the formation (phase 3) oft a consortium of learning teams. Each of the steps constitutes a goal or sub-goal. Rehearse the trip, clarify steps as needed. Then proceed together step by step, ensuring that each has an opportunity to express (or deny) agreement to each goal, and to discuss any discomfort or reasons for objection.
Affirm shared interests – ecological, economic and political security > Assume all people share these interests? > Affirm ‘responsibility to all’ preamble statement of Earth Charter.
Affirm ‘The Golden Rule’ in principle. Do unto others... A general starting point ethic for achieving interests above. People of all cultures agree with a version. Read various versions. Address the usual nitpicking objections.
Affirm Golden Rule compliance implications
1 All others, including those on other side > Universality Rule.
Affirm Categorical Imperative: a nice wrapping up by Kant of the 4 above
"Act only in accord with principles which you can at the same time will that they become universal law"
INTEGRITY DEVELOPMENT IMPERATIVE – Point to mountain peak
Having committed to the above, it follows that one should, as the next priority, commit to ‘mountain trek’ to gain overview, decide a set of global ethics to constitute one’s integrity. Do it with minimal procrastination, if not already done.
Implications. Do it:
1 autonomously, unconstrained by status quo norms
ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPERATIVE:
Seek to constitute, develop, full-time join and demonstrate an exemplary global organisation with others whose publicly disclosed global ethics are congruent with one’s own.
PHASE 3: Travel to ‘MOUNTAIN BASE CAMP’.
FORM TEAMS with those having agreed to the above goals (CIVIDA goals). Agree on tentative learning targets, an action plan, timing and start date. Celebrate commitment.
I am very pleased to accept the ECO award in the 'Global Governments' category given to me by the Global Community.
The ECO award is given to me in recognition of:
1) my work in forming the Global Community Earth Government, and, along with Peoples of the Global Community and through Global Dialogues, developing the Global Governments Federation and the Global Constitution; andThe award means a lot to my own personal life as it represents an enormous amount of work and activism.
The award tells governments that it is time to form the Global Governments Federation for the good of their communities. People trust the award recipients as knowing they will operate within basic principles, global ethics and rigid environmental standards.
Getting the ECO award is a way to reach a higher level of protection to life in the Global Community and help national governments integrate and balance:
a) global life-support systems protection,into their operations and ways of doing things.
Obtaining the ECO award help all Peoples to be part of the solution to the challenges of globalization. In this way, the private sector in partnership with the civil society can help realize a vision allowing a:
a) global equitable and peaceful development, and
I strongly advise all people of the world to apply to be a global citizen of the Global Community and help forming the Global Governments Federation.
For a person to have obtained the award means that the person has taken responsibility on behalf of society, and that the person pays attention to human and Earth rights, working conditions and is free of corruption in their ways of doing business and trade.
Tangible benefits of obtaining the award are expected in many areas of our social systems.:
a) The peoples of all Nations, in creating an ever closer Earth Government among them, are resolved to share a peaceful future based on common values. Conscious of its spiritual and moral heritage, Earth Government is founded on the indivisible, universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity; it is based on the principles of democracy and the rule of law. It places the individual at the heart of its activities, by establishing the Global Community citizenship of Earth Government and by creating an era of freedom, security and justice.
There are two special people I want to thank:
Dr. Sue L.T. McGregor, Minister of Family and Human Development
James Mwami, Minister of Water Resources Protection
As Executive Members of Global Community Earth Government, their willingness in pursuing our quest for a sustainable humanity has been a great support and has given me strength.
I wish also to thank the group from Federation of Earth: Dr. T. P. Amerasinghe (Sri Lanka), Sir Dr. Reinhart Ruge (Mexico), Ms. Eugenia Almand (USA), and Dr. Glen T. Martin (USA). It has been an amazing meeting in Mexico. I had the great honour of going to their Seminar on May 6, 7, and 8, 2005, in Tepotzlan, Mexico. Much about global problems and the Earth Constitution. Great support!
And lastly I want to thank Members of the Advisory Board to the Global Constitution: James T. Ranney, Alanna Hartzok, Dr. Terence P. Amerasinghe, Lord Reinhart, Dr. Glen Martin, Eugenia Almand, Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, Jose Luis Gutierrez Lozano, Luan Perez Quijada, Carolina Latorre, Dr. Sue L.T. McGregor, Doug Everingham, Paula du Hamel Yellow Horn, Leslaw Michnowski, Md. Hasibur Rahman, and Rob Wheeler. Certainly the 'Board of great minds' to make a better world. They have kept me in focus throughout the entire process of developing the Global Constitution.
All these people along with all Participants and Founding Menbers have been involved in many ways in my success of winning the award. Thank you.
Global Community Earth Government
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