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The ECO Award 2008
Global Community accomplishments in the year 2008
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Authors of research papers and articles on global issues for this month
Tara DePorte, Dr. H. M. Maralusiddaiah, Leslaw Michnowski, Evo Morales, Kate Sheppard.
Research papers and articles on global issues for this month
The Editor of the Global Information Media is now accepting articles, letters, reports, research papers, discussions and global dialogues, and messages for publication. This Media is a way to communicate workable sound solutions to problems arising in the world. Let us share our problems and workable sound solutions. Sharing information is a necessity to all life and humanity's survival. Our world is changing fast before our eyes, and we must react quickly and hard to protect all life on Earth. No hesitation! Right now and no waiting! Life on the planet is our first priority. We must protect it at all costs. We, global citizens, fight to protect life on Earth for this generation and the next ones. We are the defenders of the environment and the global life-support systems. We know who the beasts are, and how they destroy the living on our planet. We have rallied together all over the world to protect our home, Earth. But this time we are not alone. We know it all! We know how everything works. And we will do whatever it takes to protect life on Earth. "We the Peoples", the Global Community, are the Earth revolutionaries, and we will protect life on Earth at all costs.
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The world is in a state of perpetual turmoil. We are worlds within worlds orbiting in and through each other’s space. Our interactions with one another can be planned and executed in a caring, considerate manner so that all may exist and not destroy the other.
A good place to start this day would be to see the people living in far away places as we see our neighbors. Neighbors are people we should see as people very much like ourselves. Love your neighbors as yourself. Many scientists have shown that our genetic make-up as human beings are not that much different than that of many other life-forms. The reality is that we as people are not that much different from one another. Our education and upbringings are different and created cultural and religious differences. Conflicts originate often because of these cultural and religious differences.
My teaching for the day is to make the effort to understand what make us different from one another and find a way to appreciate those differences. We also have to make the effort of understanding other life-forms in Nature and appreciate the differences. Because of brain capacity, we dont expect other life-forms of understanding us, but we do have a moral responsibility of understanding them and appreciate the differences. God loves diversity in Nature and in Souls. God loves good Souls from all cultures and religions, and from all life. Yes there is a Soul in every living life-form and God loves them too.
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
As a first step to getting help, all nations can and should approve those first three sections on the Scale of Global Rights. The approval would supersede the political and physical borders of participating member nations. The Global Protection Agency (GPA) would have the approval from all member nations to give immediate help, bypassing normal government protocols. Somewhat like an emergency unit but at the global level. That is what those first three sections mean. They represent an efficient and immediate emergency response to help.
First, participating member nations need to give their approval to the Global Protection Agency ( GPA).
The GPA is a global organization much like the World Trade Organization (WTO) for trade between nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) for health, or the European Union, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), South American Community of Nations (SACON) for trade and economics. The GPA offers an efficient emergency response to help. The GPA is a short term solution, an immediate and efficient response to help.
There are also long term solutions. As with the short term solution, the most significant long term solution is also related to the Scale of Global Rights. The Scale was entrenched in the Global Constitution and is thus the fundamental guide to Global Law. Now the Scale of Global Rights is a long term solution and is also a part of the Global Movement to Help of the Global Community. The Scale was designed to help all life on Earth. What would be preferable is that nations unite amongst themselves to help.
Over time, we have seen the creation of the United Nations, the European Union, the South American Community of Nations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Except for the UN, these organizations are mainly concerned with trade and economics. The Global Community offers a more meaningful union in the form of nine or more Global Governments. For instance the South American Community of Nations can be a Global Government by simply accepting the Global Constitution as a way of dealing between member nations. A Global Government is concerned not only with economics and trade, but also with the environment, health, agriculture, energy, food, social, cultural and many other essential aspects. The Federation of Global Governments is the place of meeting between Global Governments. The very first step of the Federation, and maybe the only one for several decades ahead of us, would be the approval of essential services amongst the participating member nations. The Global Community has researched and developed such services and listed them here. All of them are already in operation on a small scale.
I believe that there is no greater task in the world today than for the Global Community to proceed through the maturation of its leadership, emerging from a more self-interested adolescence as a global leader into a nobler adulthood. We have the potential to act as a torchbearer for a better tomorrow. Do we heed the call? I hope this message has convinced many international organizations and the millions of people who have been with us over the past decades, that the question of how to proceed with that maturation is of far deeper significance than the reforming of the United Nations. In fact the United Nations should not be reformed it should be replaced by the Federation. I thus pray that we move with wisdom, grace, clarity, and love in the days, years, and even decades ahead.
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On and around May 26, 2008, millions of people joined together in a global call to celebrate Life, the gift to the universe from God.
Congratulations to all on an incredible Life Day!
On May 26, 2008, the Global Community has asked all Peoples of the world to participate in this celebration of Life in your own community. The following project was 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
Visit our website for more details concerning the Celebration of Life Day.
Celebration of Life Day
On May 26, as part of the Global Community Peace Movement, 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, 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. The Global Community 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" (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.
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 Global Community, 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.
The Global Community 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. The Global Community 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.
The Global Community 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 Global Community. 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. 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. Global Community 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.
Global Community 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.
On August 22 of every year the Global Community celebrates the Global Cultural Day, the Cultural Appreciation Day. The event's theme is "Culture, Values and Social Development."
The Global Community has a symbiotical relationship with many people and organizations all over the planet. We work together to help create a better future for all life on Earth. Check the website especially created for educating on the issue of Earth ownership.
For examples we have symbiotical relatinships with:
Global Dialogue 2009 has many other issues than Earth ownership, and we wish to set up symbiotical relationships with other groups on those other issues for the benefits of all life on Earth. Anyone interested please contact us.
Proceedings of Global Dialogue 2008 are now ready for reading and found on the Global Community website. As a start to reading the Proceedings we suggest you read the summary table of the Proceedings of Global Dialogue 2009 shown here and as evaluated by the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC). And again the next step might be to read the info from Participants and authors. Global Files of our participants show more of the work presented to the Dialogue. Please let us know of any corrections and omissions, or if you would prefer your name and info not be published on the Global Community website. Our services are free, and we do not charge fees.
These five sections give you a good idea of what we have done throughout the year from September 1st 2007 to August 31 2008, and what needs to be done in the coming years. The final product of this global process is to give humanity a sense of direction for a better future. This final product is shown in the Proceedings. We are showing the way.
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Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
Federation of Global Governments
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I am Germain Dufour, Spiritual Leader of the Global Community, and President of Earth Government, the Federation of Global Governments. In the coming months we will be producing educational videos. We are using this media to educate everyone about the values, ideas, global concepts, new ways of doing things, beneficial to us all and to all life on our planet. So our intentions are not only humanitarian but also to protect all life. We want to give humanity, all life, this generation and the next ones, a better chance of survival on our beautiful, gorgeous Earth. Earth is unique. Earth has an abundance of different life species worth knowing, understanding and protecting.
Our diverse Earth civilizations are also truly worth knowing, understanding and protecting.
Our numerous recordings are designed to explain in details the new ways of doing things and of coping with global problems that are affecting all of our lives.
A global problem such as the global financial crisis is really a problem we have discussed and explained on our website over and over again for the past decade. It is a part of the global crisis that triggered the Planetary State of Emergency. We will explain in details the proper way of doing things as they relate to the global financial crisis.
At the end of this video there is a description of the different issues we will be going over with in the coming months.
For now, I will say something about myself for those of you who are new to the Global Community organization.
I was born in 1947 in a small town called Port Alfred in the Province of Quebec in Canada. I grew up there until age 5 and my family moved to Sorel of the same province where I spent my teens.
My life was of no consequences for many years. I failed high school and travelled across Canada, the United States and Mexico. Later I moved to Victoria, in the province of British Columbia. And in 1971, I decided to start all over again and completed my High School and College education. I graduated from Camosum College in 1972, and obtained a Bachelor of Sciences degreee in Physics with a major in Astronomy from the University of Victoria in 1976, and a Master of Sciences degree in Physics from the University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres in 1982. I specialized in understanding the structure and origin of the Universe. I started PhD work in 3 different universities across Canada. Although I never completed a PhD, but did the course load at each university, I have conducted research in cosmology, cosmogony and nuclear physics. For personal reasons, I have never actually completed a PhD.
Over the years I successfully started several businesses, consulting firms, and worked as Energy Analyst, Environmental Consultant, Environment Auditor, and Health and Safety Consultant. I have created and registered the Society for World Sustainable Development. I have created other not-for-profit organizations but never really taken the time to further develop them, except for the Global Community organization which I thought was most important for humanity's future, for all life on our planet.
From 1985 on, I became very much aware of world problems and where we were heading as a world population. I found that there was a need for more understanding and activism to educate everyone on better ways of doing things. It was then that I took up the challenge of further developing the Global Community organization.
Through my business, Global Community WebNet, I have developed a course to teach Environmental Auditing and Assessment of properties, such as private homes, as well as commercial and industrial properties. The Federal Government of Canada of that time even bought the course to be used for teaching at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta. Shortly afterward, the University of Calgary had its own program to offer. CMHC, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, also got my program and started its own auditing of properties. I was surprised to see someone from the Federal Government actually coming into my home and buying my work for practically nothing. It was only later on that I understood what people wanted to do with it. But this initiative was actually a tangible success in my life. I thought I can create something the world needed.
A very long course indeed, 8 months long, covering all aspects. I taught the course in a special area of the University of Calgary Library.
For the first time ever there was a course on the environmental auditing and assessment of properties, land assessment, pollution evaluation, remediation and restoration of buildings and land, and the protection of the environment.
This experience taught me that if I persevere in standing up for what I strongly believe is right then I will eventually succeed. Later on Global Community WebNet became Global Community WebNet Ltd. which is now the only federally incorporated business I have kept alive over the years.
This whole idea of teaching the world about global concepts was born that day in my mind. It was becoming a reality, a success.
In 1985, I developed and defined the global concepts of 'Global Community' and 'Global Dialogue', and established a Global Dialogue between people, businesses, communities and nation governments. The global concepts are concerned about:
A) humanity resolving global problems in a peaceful way for the benefit of all Peoples and Life on Earth;
B) promoting Peace in the world through dialogue;
C) finding sound and equitable solutions to local and global problems; and
D) helping humanity survive this Century, taking along and protecting as much as possible other lifeforms.
I developed a method to measure environmental, social and economic indicators and to evaluate global societal sustainability.
I developed policies, strategies and legislative documents for the Earth Community Organization (ECO), the Global Community.
I proposed to replace the United Nations (U.N.) with the Federation of Global Governments, Earth Government, a governing body based on democracy for all Peoples on Earth.
I established the process to obtain the ECO Award, Global Citizenship, and the Certified Corporate Global Community Citizenship (CCGCC).
Global Community WebNet Ltd., a federal corporation of Canada, was the first corporation on Earth to qualify and obtain the Award, and is a unique way to show the world that our ways of doing business are best for the Global Community.
Along with thousands of participants and volunteers, I conducted the research and development of humanity's new vision which is about living a life and seeing the world through the:
Back in 1985, I remember having accomplished my first 'soft activism'. It was such a memorable day for me as I actually stood up for a worthy cause: the protection of humanity's heritage, the protection of all life on Earth, and the protection of the global life-support systems. Being a scientist I extended my principles to include standing up for them in public. This was in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. And the day was October 29. I produced a brochure explaining everything I stood up for. Those who know me can easily imagine how meticulously long the brochure may have been.
Then I went to the University of Calgary campus and distributed the brochure to anyone I met. I also posted the brochure on bulletin boards. City Hall and several other public places got my message. I was very proud of having done it. My first very intense exploration of my own capability of reaching out to others and standing up for workable sound solutions to global problems. That day I became one with myself and all life on Earth. I became 'a Global Community'.
From there on I produced countless brochures and investigative reports; organized public seminars; and I was invited to give talks in schools.
Again back in 1985, I have researched and developed several new global concepts no one had ever thought about. One of them was the expression "the Global Community". As usual, being a scientist, I gave it a long and technical definition. Later on in the 1990's, after having met a marvelous woman whom I married, Virginie, we gave the definition a more popular and easy to grasp meaning. Actually Virginie had a lot to do with this new version.
Virginie and I had countless brain-storming exercises in the Rocky Mountains. She and I have defined the Global Community around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community.
Conservation, restoration, and management of Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources.We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all.
The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, oil, minerals, other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community. The Earth is the birthright of all life.
The Global Social-Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.
One of the very powerful tools to communicate our ideas and having everyone to participate in the discussions has been the Global Dialogue. The idea of creating global dialogues was first brought forward in a report on global changes I published in 1990.
The report contained 450 policies (workable sound solutions) on sustainable development, and was presented to the United Nations, the Government of Canada, the provincial government of Alberta and several non-profit organizations and scientists. There was a need at the time for helping humanity back onto the path of survival this millennium. There is still a need for such help and most likely will continue to be so forever. Global dialogues are the source of new ideas and finding new ways for our survival and taking along with us other lifeforms on the planet.
Today, the people of the Earth Community, the Global Community, are using global dialogues to resolve conflicts, promote democracy, and fight hunger, terrorism, disease, and global rights abuses. In order to bring about the event of peace, the Global Community is offering other organizations around the world to work together to bring warring parties to peace.
Since its beginning in 1985, many accomplishments can be claimed by the Global Community.
As an organization, we do own all of what I mentioned as ours because we were the first in establishing them, defining them and promoting them on a monthly basis with Newsletters, press releases and letters. Thousands of people and organizations have been using our materials for all kinds of purposes. Many sell T-shirts, flags, etc. with our expressions on them. We have nothing to do with such activities. Some even use the expression 'Earth Government' to send blogs over the Internet. That also has nothing to do with us. We dont approve of such disrespectful use of our material. I also noticed a movie titled "The Day the Earth Stood Still" with director Scott Derrickson and one of the actors being Keanu Reeves. They used our global concept of the sphere we have called the glass bubble concept of defining the expression "a global community". Many of our ideas were used in the movie. Noone has ever asked for our permission and we were never given credit for those ideas by the producers Erwin Stoff, Gregory Goodman, Paul Harris Boardman. These ideas are our creative work and they took us years to develop.
The definition of the Global Community concept is truly the 21st century "philosophy of life" framework, some called it the religion of the third millennium, others called it the politics of the future generations now. Let us remind everyone the definition that has been guiding us throughout the years:
"The Global Community is defined as being all that exits or occurs at any location at any time between the Ozone layer above and the core of the planet below."
This is the fundamental definition of the expression "Global Community" first defined by myself and my wife Virginie in 1985 and later in the 1990s.
This definition includes all people, all life on Earth. It also implicitly says that no-one in particular owns the Earth but we all own it together. Not just us people, but all life on Earth owns it.
The Global Community has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose. The Scale of Global Rights is now in force as the guiding principle for the application of global law. The Global Protection Agency enforces the law.
The beginning of life stretches as far back as 4 billion years, and so Life claims its birthright of ownership of Earth, and so does the Soul of all Life, the Soul of Humanity. Throughout the global dialogues the land ownership of the Earth has meant ownership of the land and of all other Earth natural resources.
"A global community" is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. One could think of a typical community that does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be people living in many different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where we live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community with the same.
The old concept of a community being the street where we live in and surrounded by a definite geographical and political boundary has originated during the Roman Empire. Humanity has lived with this concept over two thousand years. Peoples from all over the world are ready to kill anyone challenging their border. They say that this is their land, their property, their 'things'. This archaic concept is endangering humanity, all life on Earth, and its survival. The Roman Empire has gone but its culture is still affecting us today. We need to let go the old way of thinking. We need to learn of the new concept, and how it can make things work in the world.
A typical community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people sharing with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. Or they can be people with totally different backgrounds and beliefs.
The people making a global community may be living in many different locations on the planet. With today's communications it is easy to group people in this fashion. It can be a village, or two villages together where people have decided to unite as one community. The two villages may be found in different parts of the world. It can be a town, a city, or a nation. It can be two or more nations together.
Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the forests, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property or a commodity. Land is not a product of labor. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to all natural resources.
On the global level the Law of the Seas Covenant is an example of a global community lease payment basis for public needs as it has affirmed that ocean resources are the common heritage of all and a proper source of funding for global institutions. Water belongs to the Earth and all species and is sacred to life therefore, the world’s water must be conserved, reclaimed and protected for all future generations and its natural patterns respected. Water is a fundamental human right and a public trust to be guarded by all levels of government; therefore, it should not be commodified, privatized or traded for commercial purposes. These rights must be enshrined at all levels of government. In particular, an international treaty must ensure these principles are noncontrovertable.
Water is best protected by local communities and citizens, who must be respected as equal partners with governments in the protection and regulation of water. Peoples of the Earth are the only vehicle to promote democracy and save water.
Similarly, all Earth natural resources belong to all the global communities to be used, developed and protected for the maximum benefit of the people and all life.
And October 29 is a special day to claim that right, our birth right of ownership of the Earth. Let us celebrate on that special day!
Now is the time to thank all of those who participated with the Global Community organization or within the Global Community organizational structure, and all those who consider themselves as Global Citizens.
We thank you to be an active member of the Executive of Earth Government, the Federation of Global Governments,
we thank you to be an active member in developing the Global Constitution,
we thank you to be an active member in developing Global Law and regulations for the laws,
we thank you to be an active member in obtaining the scientific data and conducting an evaluation of the data,
we thank you to be an active member in managing the Sustainable Development Global Information Society
we thank you to be an active member of the Global Peace Movement, we thank you to be an active member of the Global Justice Movement,
we thank you to be an active member of the Global Movement for Cultural Appreciation,
we thank you to be an active member of the Global Movement for Disarmement,
we thank you to be an active member of the Global Movement to Help,
we thank you to have conducted research and development, promoted, organized conferences and seminars, explained and defended our values, wrote countless papers and articles on global issues, sent comments and recommendations,
we thank you to be an active member within the Global Protection Agency (the GPA),
we thank you to be an active member in developing the Criteria for Sovereignty of a nation, a global community, a city, a province, a state, a region,
we thank you to be an active member in developing the Planetary Biodiversity Zone, the Artic Biodiversity Zone,
we thank you to be an active member in organizing the Global Referendum and Voting on Issues,
we thank you to be an active member in offering essential services to those in needs of them,
we thank you to be an active member in being a volunteer for the Global Community,
we thank you to be an active member in developing the Global Social-Economic Model for the people,
we thank you to be a participant of the Global Dialogue,
we thank those who have been with us for years, given us their support and have moved on,
and finally we thank you to be an active member in providing Global Security for all Life on our planet.
Thank you all for making the Global Community Vision what it is today. When I say "we" I mean all of you and I.
Let us now take a look at the issues we will be seeing in the coming months. We welcome comments on the work done so far. Over time we may change, edit and improve upon our videos. So keep in touch with us. We have a webpage especially made for our videos. Check it often for new videos and improvements upon old ones.
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The Global Crisis
Portal of the Global Community
The Global Dialogue
Who we are and our vision for Earth
Global Law and regulations
The Global Constitution
Volunteering for the Global Community
Global Justice Movement
Global Peace Movement
Global referendum and voting on issues
Abolish the war industry
Global security of all life
Sustainable Development Global Information Society
Global Protection Agency (GPA)
Who owns the Earth?
Federation of Global Governments
Scale of Global Rights
Global Movement to Help
Global Information Media (GIM)
Planetary biodiversity zone
Building a global civilization
Listing of all those who have been mentioned in the video
Executive members of Earth Government
Earth Government website
Advisory Board to the Global Constitution
Federation of Global Governments
Global Law and regulations
Evaluation of the data
Sustainable Development Global Information Society
Global Peace Movement
Global Justice Movement
Global Movement for Cultural Appreciation
Global Movement for Disarmement
Global Movement to Help
Writers and authors
Global Protection Agency (GPA)
Criteria for sovereignty of a nation
Planetary Biodiversity Zone
The Global Crisis
Global referendum and voting on issues
Volunteering for the Global Community
Global Social-Economic Model
Those who have moved on
Global Security for all Life
Original website of the Global Community
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