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Politics and Justice without borders


Global Rights year one
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Global Rights year one
Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community


Global Rights year one is a new impetus of the Global Community to educate everyone about the need for a change in thinking and of doing things amongst all nations. We need to realize what is a priority, what is the most important, and what is the least important for our survival. We need to make hard choices. We need a clear vision. We need a common vision. And we must all change! There are many important aspects of our lives we can no longer do, or should never do anymore. They are destructive. Humanity and all life can no longer afford activities that destroy life and the global environment. And there are other activities we must do, certainly thousands of them, to assure the survival of life on Earth. In view of the planetary state of emergency we all must change, we must do things differently to give life on Earth a better survival chance. And this is what Global Rights year one is about: to establish global fundamentals and a clear vision to follow. Perhaps the Scale of Global Rights represents the strongest pillar of our vision.

Introduction Introduction to Global Rights year one

Key words: Global rights, Scale of Global Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Charters from all nations, planetary state of emergency, Global Constitution, God, Soul of all Life, Soul of Humanity, Life's higher purpose, evolution, Big Bang Theory of the Universe, Guiding Souls, Earth management, symbiotical relationships.
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 May 1, 2008 Global Rights year one
Letter to the Global Community sent by
Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community

Global Rights year one is new impetus of the Global Community to educate everyone about the need for a change in thinking and of doing things amongst all nations. We need to realize what is a priority, what is the most important, and what is the least important for our survival. We need a clear vision. We need a common vision. And we must all change! There are many important aspects of our lives we can longer do, or should never do anymore. They are destructive. Humanity and all life can no longer afford activities that destroy life and the global environment. And there are other activities we must do, certainly thousands of them, to assure the survival of life on Earth. In view of the planetary state of emergency we all must change, we must do things differently to give life on Earth a better survival chance. And this is what Global Rights year one is about: to establish global fundamentals and a clear vision to follow. Perhaps the Scale of Global Rights represents the strongest pillar of our vision.
  Read  Global Rights year one
 April 29, 2008
Food Crisis And The Failure Of The Capitalist Model
by Ian Angus
Ian Angus is the editor of Climate and Capitalism.
This is the brutal world of capitalist agriculture – a world where some people destroy food because prices are too low, and others literally eat dirt because food prices are too high.

We are in the midst of an unprecedented worldwide food price inflation that has driven prices to their highest levels in decades. The increases affect most kinds of food, but in particular the most important staples – wheat, corn, and rice. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that between March 2007 and March 2008 prices of cereals increased 88%, oils and fats 106%, and dairy 48%. The FAO food price index as a whole rose 57% in one year – and most of the increase occurred in the past few months. Another source, the World Bank, says that that in the 36 months ending February 2008, global wheat prices rose 181% and overall global food prices increased by 83%. The Bank expects most food prices to remain well above 2004 levels until at least 2015.

These increases are catastrophic for the 2.6 billion people around the world who live on less than US$2 a day and spend 60% to 80% of their incomes on food. Hundreds of millions cannot afford to eat. Food is not just another commodity – it is absolutely essential for human survival. The very least that humanity should expect from any government or social system is that it try to prevent starvation – and above all that it not promote policies that deny food to hungry people.

That’s why Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was absolutely correct on April 24, to describe the food crisis as the greatest demonstration of the historical failure of the capitalist model.
  Read Food Crisis And The Failure Of The Capitalist Model
 April 28, 2008
Water sustainability: a looming global challenge
by Daniel W. McCarthy
Courtesy of Black & Veatch Ltd
Environmental Expert S.L.
The future of water is anything but clear. We face a future world fraught with water challenges – too much, too little, too contaminated or inaccessible to meet our needs.

We live in a rapidly changing world in which many of our expectations about natural resources may no longer be met. The seeming abundance of safe, low-cost water may falsely lead us to assume perpetual easy access to all the low-cost, high-quality water we want, when we want it.

The water industry today must examine these assumptions. Although water covers 70 percent of our planet’s surface, less than one-half percent is freshwater available for our use. Most of our planet’s water is in oceans and too salty for many uses. Much of the remainder is locked in frozen glaciers, is remote from population centers or circulating in our atmosphere. So this seemingly abundant resource is actually quite constrained.
  Read Water sustainability: a looming global challenge
 April 28, 2008
A look at climate-friendly options for buildings, electricity production, transportation, and food and forestry. The crisis of global warming is deeply serious, yet many are finding that it is also powerfully energizing. Instead of trying to squeeze our existing way of life into a post-carbon life-jacket out of fear of a climate catastrophe, these people see the transformation as a great adventure. They are drawing on their imagination and courage to create the building blocks of a sustainable, post-carbon world -- one in which all beings -- not just humans -- will flourish and find fulfillment, within the harmony and limits that Nature provides.
  Read Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis
 April 19, 2008
The Hidden Battle to Control the World's Food Supply
by Amy Goodman
Democracy Now! , AlterNet, The Mix is the Message, Water
Food riots are breaking out across the planet. We must re-examine corporate control of the food supply. The rise in global food prices has sparked a number of protests in recent weeks, highlighting the worsening epidemic of global hunger. The World Bank estimates world food prices have risen 80 percent over the last three years and that at least thirty-three countries face social unrest as a result. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned the growing global food crisis has reached emergency proportions.

In recent weeks, food riots have also erupted in Haiti, Niger, Senegal, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Protests have also flared in Morocco, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Mexico and Yemen. In most of West Africa, the price of food has risen by 50 percent -- in Sierra Leone, 300 percent. The World Food Program has issued a rare $500 million emergency appeal to deal with the growing crisis.

Several causes factor into the global food price hike, many linked to human activity. These include human-driven climate change, the soaring cost of oil and a Western-led focus on biofuels that critics say turns food into fuel.
  Read The Hidden Battle to Control the World's Food Supply
 April 19, 2008   Should the ban on commodity futures be widened?
by Dr. Krishan Bir Chaudhary
Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture
Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.
Futures trading in wheat, rice and pulses like tur and urad has been suspended by the Forward Markets Commission as it caused market manipulation, leading to a rise in prices. But, still, futures trading is being carried out in a number of agricultural commodities.

The government knows for certain that futures trading in farm commodities is the cause for market manipulation.
  Read Should the ban on commodity futures be widened?
 April 18, 2008
But What Is Good About Biofuels?
by Julio Godoy
Inter Press Service
Environmental experts have been warning that biofuels, far from reducing greenhouse gas emissions, actually have a negative environmental footprint.

Biofuels gained from extensive plantations of oil palms, soybean, rapeseeds and the like have a negative environmental footprint due to massive use of pesticides and fertilisers, which leads to acidification of groundwater. You also have to consider whether for the production of soybean oil the tropical forest in Brazil or in Indonesia is being eroded.

Problems with biofuels are numerous: deforestation, increase in greenhouse gas emissions, requirements for land that does not exist to achieve positive environmental effects, enhanced food insecurity, creation of more poverty, increased soil degradation, decreased biodiversity, (and) accelerated depletion of natural resources.

A trade-off between fuel and food is taking place, and that the economically more attractive production of biofuels for the industrialised countries has crowded out food production for the poorest regions of the world. Increasing prices of food, and their scarcity, have recently sparked riots.
  Read But What Is Good About Biofuels?
 April 18, 2008
Venezuela: Democracy, Socialism And Imperialism
by James Petras
James Petras Site
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez remains the world’s leading secular, democratically elected political leader who has consistently and publicly opposed imperialist wars in the Middle East, attacked extra-territorial intervention and US and European Union complicity in kidnapping and torture. Venezuela plays the major role in sharply reducing the price of oil for the poorest countries in the Caribbean region and Central America, thus substantially aiding them in their balance of payments, without attaching any ‘strings’ to this vital assistance. Venezuela has been in the forefront in supporting free elections and opposing human right abuses in the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia by pro-US client regimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Colombia. No other country in the Americas has done more to break down the racial barriers to social mobility and the acquisition of land for Afro-Latin and Indio Americans. President Chavez has been on the cutting edge of efforts toward greater Latin American integration – despite opposition from the United States and several regional regimes, who have opted for bilateral free trade agreements with the US.

Even more significant, President Chavez is the only elected president to reverse a US backed military coup (in 48 hours) and defeat a (US-backed) bosses’ lockout, and return the economy to double-digit growth over the subsequent 4 years. President Chavez is the only elected leader in the history of Latin America to successfully win eleven straight electoral contests against US-financed political parties and almost the entire private mass media over a nine-year period. Finally President Chavez is the only leader in the last half-century who came within 1% of having a popular referendum for a ‘socialist transformation’ approved, a particularly surprising result in a country in which less than 30% of the work force is made up of peasants and factory workers.

President Chavez has drastically reduced long-term poverty faster than any regime in the region, demonstrating that a nationalist-welfare regime is much more effective in ending endemic social ills than its neo-liberal counterparts. A rigorous, empirical study of the socio-economic performance of the Chavez government demonstrates its success in a whole series of indicators after the defeat of the counter-revolutionary coup and lockout and after the nationalization of petroleum (2003).
  Read Venezuela: Democracy, Socialism And Imperialism
 April 18, 2008
War is definitely not green
by Alicia, Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Rae, and Tighe
We are in love with our planet. One of the reasons we work for peace is to nurture our entire planet; we want our beautiful Mother Earth to flourish. CODEPINK is one of the few groups that connect war and the environment. Pink and green are gorgeous together, don't you think? As natural as a stem and a flower.

War is definitely not green. It is, in fact, quite the opposite. The U.S. military is the single largest consumer of oil in the world and the world's larger polluter, generating 750,000 tons of toxic waste annually. If we stop funding the war for oil in Iraq, our tax dollars can go toward developing clean, green sources of energy that will help us build a healthy, peaceful planet.

We like to think of CODEPINK as a perennial garden; we plant seeds of love and peace that flower throughout the year--often in surprising places (did you see the parody of CODEPINK on Saturday Night Live this weekend?) Help the CODEPINK garden grow. You can spread seeds of peace by signing our War is Not Green petition and sending it along to five friends. The more people who join us, the more we can work for the Earth.

It is deeply inspiring to see what we can create when we come together. We witnessed a glorious blossoming in New Orleans, where we just planted a beautiful community garden in the still devastated Lower Ninth Ward. Click here to see pictures of the garden and photos from the phenomenal tribute to the women of New Orleans organized by V-Day--the campaign to end violence against women and girls. It was a true honor to bring love and beauty and hope to a community so desperately in need of healing.

You can plant seeds of peace in your own community by downloading our War is Not Green petition and flyer and bringing them to your local Earth Day celebrations; you can also put our War is Not Green sign in your window. We need to remind our friends and neighbors how war hurts the Earth as well as her citizens. We need to remind them that we can all stand up and nurture both peace and the environment.
  Read War is definitely not green
 April 16, 2008
How New Energy Order Will Dramatically Change our Daily Lives
by Michael T. Klare
Tomdispatch.com, AlterNet, The Mix is the Message, Environment
Get ready for a new world order in which energy will govern what we eat, where we live, and if and when we travel. This new world order will be characterized by fierce international competition for dwindling stocks of oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium, as well as by a tidal shift in power and wealth from energy-deficit states like China, Japan, and the United States to energy-surplus states like Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. In the process, the lives of everyone will be affected in one way or another -- with poor and middle-class consumers in the energy-deficit states experiencing the harshest effects. That's most of us and our children, in case you hadn't quite taken it in.
  Read How New Energy Order Will Dramatically Change our Daily Lives
 April 16, 2008   World leaders to discuss bio-fuel use. Will Brazil support curbing bio-fuel programme to contain rising prices?
A special correspondent with The Financial Express
Other work by author published by the Global Community

Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture
Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.

Bio-fuel programme across the world has become controversial as food crops used in its production have caused food prices to soar up and the use of non-food crops like jatropha has displaced food crops from cultivation and has also caused environmental problems. But Brazil basing on its decades of experience on use of ethanol as auto-fuel has now decided to take up bio-diesel programme in a big way.

By the end of 2004, Brazilian federal government launched the National Programme of Bio-diesel Production and Use (PNPB). It was planned that from January 2008, B2 blends will be mandatory across the country. In January 2013, this mandatory mix will increase to 5% of bio-diesel (B5). Blends with higher shares of bio-diesel or even pure bio-diesel (B100) can be used, but in this case authorisation by the Petroleum, Natural Gas and Bio-fuels National Agency is required.

The FAO has called a meeting of world leaders in early June to deliberate on the issue of rising global prices caused by the bio-fuel programme. The WTO mini-ministerial is slated to be convened in Geneva in May 19 to deliberate on reviving multilateral trade negotiations in the midst of rising food prices. It seems unlikely that Brazil, with its ethanol-based Economy, would support any view which would discourage bio-fuel programme.
  Read World leaders to discuss bio-fuel use. Will Brazil support curbing bio-fuel programme to contain rising prices?
 April 16, 2008
My Perspective On Modern World Events
by Mitchell Valentine
An American teacher in the People's Republic of China
I don't claim any organized religion, prepackaged doctrine, political label, or even really scientific hypothesis. I merely consider myself a participant in the Earth as it exists at the current moment. Though I am educated and understand at least the basics of my former claims.

I was born in the United States of America and am therefore entitled to an American passport. Which I understand affords me a certain amount of global freedom that others passports may not warrant. I currently reside in the People's Republic of China. My rights stem from my acquisition of a Foreign Expert Certificate and a Temporary Residence Permit.

There is recently a mass uprising all over the world about the current relationship between Tibet and China and I begin to ask myself a lot of questions being a resident here and all. There is mounting concern that the 2008 Olympics may be affected by the flack that arises. From my perspective on the ground here I have come to a few observations on what is really going on here.
  Read My Perspective On Modern World Events
 April 15, 2008   GreenFacts Digest on Agriculture and Development: new pressing challenges identified by international assessment
by Stephanie Mantell
GreenFacts was created in 2001 by individuals from scientific institutions, environment and health organizations, and businesses, who called for wider access to unbiased information on environment and health topics.

Scientific Facts on Agriculture & Development
The unequal distribution of food and conflict over control of the world's dwindling natural resources present a major political and social challenge to governments and policy makers.

To evaluate how to make better use of agricultural knowledge, science and technology to reduce hunger and poverty, improve rural livelihoods, and foster equitable and sustainable development.
  Read  GreenFacts Digest on Agriculture and Development: new pressing challenges identified by international assessment
 April 15, 2008
Jim Hansen, The Big Ice Melt And The Mainstream Media
by Bill Henderson
Bill is at pacificfringe.net, Countercurrents.org
Imagine you have a choice between two scenarios on the future impact of climate change:

Scenario A: Climate change is real and human-caused, a gradual increase in global temperature that we have a long time to do something about (2050 targets) before drought, sea level rise, etc. get too severe; climate change can be effectively mitigated within continuing political and economic business as usual with carbon taxes and more efficient green technology.

Scenario B: Climate change is an emergency where we must make Draconian cuts to our use of fossil fuels immediately and globally in order to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere this decade so that we don't continue over a tipping point where both polar ice caps melt completely, sea level rises by 75 meters, and conditions become fiercely inhospitable to humanity and most of the species with which we share this small blue planet. Political and economic business as usual is far too slow and path dependent for mitigation of this scale, so we must innovate a World War II-style government mobilization so that a systemic reconfiguration of the global economy is possible.
  Read Jim Hansen, The Big Ice Melt And The Mainstream Media
 April 15, 2008
Why Food Costs Are Climbing
by Eric Reguly
Globe and Mail, Countercurrents.org
Fatal food riots in Haiti. Violent food-price protests in Egypt and Ivory Coast. Rice so valuable it is transported in armoured convoys. Soldiers guarding fields and warehouses. Export bans to keep local populations from starving.

For the first time in decades, the spectre of widespread hunger for millions looms as food prices explode. Two words not in common currency in recent years — famine and starvation — are now being raised as distinct possibilities in the poorest, food-importing countries.

Unlike past food crises, solved largely by throwing aid at hungry stomachs and boosting agricultural productivity, this one won't go away quickly, experts say. Prices are soaring and stand every chance of staying high because this crisis is different.

A swelling global population, soaring energy prices, the clamouring for meat from the rising Asian middle class, competition from biofuels and hot money pouring into the commodity markets are all factors that make this crisis unique and potentially calamitous. Even with concerted global action, such as rushing more land into cultivation, it will take years to fix the problem.
  Read Why Food Costs Are Climbing
 April 11, 2008
How to Change the Way We Think about Water
by Jennifer Greene
World Pulse, AlterNet, The Mix is the Message, Water
We need to shift our understanding of water as a commodity to an appreciation for water as a human and environmental right. All human beings are deeply affected by water and its movements. When we go on vacation we go to the water. We slide over it, across it, through it. We swim in it. We take part in water rituals and want to be nurtured by water ... we thirst for it. Yet water, in a very deep way, is a women's issue. It is vital to the role women play in caring for their families. Women bathe and nourish their young, often tend the crops, and are the keepers of the waters. When fetching potable water requires distance, there is less time for the family and abject poverty and disease result.
  Read How to Change the Way We Think about Water
 April 10, 2008   New report: Logging in Canada's Boreal Forest could trigger carbon bomb impacting global climate
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Logging in Canada’s Boreal Forest could trigger “carbon bomb” impacting global climate10 April 2008Print Send to a friend Turning up the heat Enlarge ImageLogging in Canada’s Boreal Forest is exacerbating global warming by releasing greenhouse gases and reducing carbon storage, says a new Greenpeace report released today. It also makes the forest more susceptible to global warming impacts like wildfires and insect outbreaks, which in turn release more greenhouse gases.

If this vicious circle is left unchecked, it could culminate in a massive and sudden release of greenhouse gases referred to as "the carbon bomb," the report warns. Canada's Boreal Forest stores 186 billion tonnes of carbon—equivalent to 27 times the world's annual fossil fuel emissions. A widespread outbreak of forest or peat fires could release much of this carbon, causing a disastrous spike in emissions.
  Read New report: Logging in Canada's Boreal Forest could trigger carbon bomb impacting global climate
 April 10, 2008
Winds Of Change
by Pablo Ouziel
Pablo Ouziel is sociologist and freelance writer. Countercurrents.org
As a tax paying human being holding a Spanish Passport with the words “European Union” embossed on it, I have enjoyed the pleasures of being a global citizen with rights that others have not enjoyed when moving around the globe. As a conscious human being, I have come to see my passport as a statement of my social class in the globalized world.

I understand that within nations there are social classes, which are greatly defined by the economic wealth of each individual, I also understand that there is a borderless global upper class. However, these people to me are not important, because ultimately I understand they are there because the rest have not yet understood their true rights and their organized collective power.

Society overall has accepted a system which leaves behind those who do not matter, who cannot make it. They don’t matter, because what matters are the statistics of humanity, statistics that are thrown at us on a daily basis with the sole purpose of dehumanizing social reality and promoting the interests of the rich and powerful. Again the important thing to me is not how these powerful individuals are able to maintain this situation, what is interesting to me is why the common people are so tolerant of this reality.
  Read Winds Of Change
 April 9, 2008
Busting Paranoid Right-Wing Fantasies of Dissolving the Mexico-U.S.-Canada Borders
by Manuel Pérez Rocha and Sarah Anderson
AlterNet, The Mix is the Message
It's time to call BS on the idea of a mythical North American Union. This month, President Bush will host the leaders of Canada and Mexico to advance the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). The SPP is presented as a big step towards a single world government, with David Rockefeller preventing any resistance by implanting us all with Vchips. Launched in 2005, the SPP is an ongoing process of negotiation between the three countries' executive powers to change regulations and other policies to boost business and support the U.S. War on Terror. Twenty SPP working groups on everything from financial services to intelligence cooperation hammer out details in between the annual presidential summits.
  Read Busting Paranoid Right-Wing Fantasies of Dissolving the Mexico-U.S.-Canada Borders
 April 7, 2008   The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) Reports
by Achim Steiner
Executive Director, UNEP
Intergovernmental Plenary Opening Address: April 7, 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa
Agriculture is not just about putting things in the ground and then harvesting them…it is increasingly about the social and environmental variables that will in large part determine the future capacity of agriculture to provide for eight or nine billion people in a manner that is sustainable

The goals of the IAASTD: how Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology (AKST) can be used to reduce hunger and poverty, to improve rural livelihoods and to facilitate equitable environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development. Under the rubric of IAASTD, we recognize the importance of AKST to the multifunctionality of agriculture and the intersection with other local to global concerns, including loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate change and water availability. The IAASTD is unique in the history of agricultural science assessments, in that it assesses both formal science and technology (S&T) and local and traditional knowledge, addresses not only production and productivity but the multifunctionality of agriculture, and recognizes that multiple perspectives exist on the role and nature of AKST. For many years, agricultural science focused on delivering component technologies to increase farm-level productivity where the market and institutional arrangements put in place by the state were the primary drivers of the adoption of new technologies. The general model has been to continuously innovate, reduce farm gate prices and externalize costs. This model drove the phenomenal achievements of AKST in industrial countries after World War II and the spread of the Green Revolution beginning in the 1960s. But, given the new challenges we confront today, there is increasing recognition within formal S&T organizations that the current AKST model requires revision. Business as usual is no longer an option. This leads to rethinking the role of AKST in achieving development and sustainability goals; one that seeks more intensive engagement across diverse worldviews and possibly contradictory approaches in ways that can inform and suggest strategies for actions enabling to the multiple functions of agriculture.
  Read The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) Reports
 April 7, 2008   Rising prices may change India's stand at WTO
A special correspondent with The Financial Express
Other work by author published by the Global Community

Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture
Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.

New Delhi, Apr 6 In the backdrop of the rising global prices and the government resorting to drastic cuts in tariffs on many agricultural commodities, India's negotiating position at the farm talks in the WTO may be weakened.

The recent rise in global prices has completely changed the earlier scenario where the developing countries accused the developed world for depressing global prices through heavy subsidies and thereby minimizing the gains of Third World producers. Several factors are, however, responsible for the turnaround in the global situation. The reports of UNCTAD, UN ESCAP, OECD and other UN agencies have held massive bio-fuel programme in Europe and in the US as one of the main cause for the rise in global food prices.

The bio-fuel programme in the developed world backed by heavy subsidies has caused many farmers to cultivate crops for producing fuel rather than for food. The prices of bio-fuels have shot up in tandem with the fossil oil prices and the bio-fuel prices have had a spilling effect on food prices

The member of the Planning Commision, Abhijit Sen agrees with the view and says : "The government has reduced tariffs with the good intention of importing food at cheaper prices to combat the price inflationary trend in the country. But this may soften our negotiating position at the WTO as we have already begun reducing our tariff barriers. It now would be difficult for the developing countries to raise the issue that developed countries' subsidies depresses global prices. Many poor net food-importing countries are facing problems of importing food at high prices."

Another factor contributing to the rise in global food prices is the subprime crisis and the meltdown in the equity market. The investors are now shifting their investments to commodity Markets. Sen says : "The same thing is seen happening in India also."
  Read Rising prices may change India's stand at WTO
 April 5, 2008   Assocham critical about FTA with China
A special correspondent with The Financial Express
Other work by author published by the Global Community

Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture
Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.

Assocham is particularly critical about the proposed FTA with China as that country has deliberately undervalued its currency to remain competitive.

In its study `India's FTAs and Indian Industry-2008' it said : "it is realized that in a globalised world Indian industry cannot shy away from international competition and it will be difficult to remain on crutches supported by the wall of high tariffs. But yes, if certain parameters are kept in perspective while starting negotiations on trade agreements with various countries and regions it may lead to a stronger and sustainable economic development in terms of improvement in employment and competitiveness."

The study called a careful preferential trade agreement (PTA) before a FTA where India has some inherent trade advantage with products on the sensitive lists having a reasonable timeframe so tat industry can gear up for competition. It cautioned that some countries with zero or low tariff rates have already suffered. Before initiating FTAs a level playing field in terms of access to infrastructure, market determined exchange rate and fuel cost should be determined.

The exports of raw materials should be discouraged and value added exports should be encouraged. Brand India should be marketed as provider of business solutions. Indian manufacturing business should overcome commodification of their products, the study said.

It urged the Reserve Bank of India to see that the changes in valuation of currency is gradual as sharp change in exchange rates could affect industrial exports. Banks should also make their clients (exporters) aware about currency hedging.
  Read Assocham critical about FTA with China
 April 3, 2008
Bush Administration Wastes Trillions in Worthless Weapons
by Robert Scheer
Truthdig, AlterNet, The Mix is the Message, War in Iraq
The government has invested trillions in weapons that are completely useless in the fight against stateless terrorists. A trillion dollars here, a trillion dollars there, and soon you're talking real money. But when it comes to reporting on what the Bush war legacy has cost American taxpayers, the media have been shockingly indifferent to the highest run-up in military spending since World War II. Even the devastating defense spending audit released Monday by the Government Accountability Office documenting the enormous waste in every single U.S. advanced weapons system failed to provoke the outrage it, and five equally scathing previous annual audits, deserved.
  Read Bush Administration Wastes Trillions in Worthless Weapons
 April 2, 2008
The bank is turning dirty carbon credits into gold -- bad news for those seeking a real solution to the climate crisis. The World Bank's long-running identity crisis is proving hard to shake. When efforts to rebrand itself as a "knowledge bank" didn't work, it devised a new identity as a "Green Bank." Really? Yes, it's true. Sure, the Bank continues to finance fossil fuel projects globally, but never mind. The World Bank has seized upon the immense challenges climate change poses to humanity and is now front and center in the complicated, international world of carbon finance. It can turn the dirtiest carbon credits into gold. How exactly, does this work, you ask? Quite simply: The Bank finances a fossil fuel project, involving oil, natural gas, or coal, in Poor Country A. Rich Country B asks the Bank to help arrange carbon credits so Country B can tell its carbon counters it's taking serious action on climate change. The World Bank kindly obliges, offering carbon credits for a price far lower than Country B would have to pay if Country B made those cuts at home. Country A gets a share of the cash to invest in equipment to make fossil fuel project slightly more efficient, the World Bank takes its 13 percent cut.
  Read The World Bank's Climate Profiteering

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This is the main index for the Global Information Media (GIM) concerning activities of the Global Community.

GIM was organized with more than sixty sections. Each section allows everyone to participate in the Global Dialogue. You pick an issue, and you participate. All sections may contain any of the following information: abstracts, research papers, notes, outlines, videos and other works of art, posters, articles, letters, press releases, reports, and newsletters. They may also contain discussions, global dialogues, brain-storming exercises on issues, or just email messages from interested participants and groups.

We are delighted to receive new articles for future Newsletters from our readers. It is imperative that, if you give us permission to re-print, all or in part, you include all copyright verification of permission of quote. We do not have a copyright research expert to do this work.

Just so you all know we don't pay anyone, and we don't pay expenses. We do volunteer work for humanity. We expect volunteers to be responsible and accountable of all their actions. We do soft activism work. The Global Constitution shows us how to operate our organization. We follow Global Law as shown in the Global Constitution. All those who do volunteer work for us must become familliar with it and become 'global citizens'. We want our volunteers to be completely loyal to the Global Community and to the values and principles we promote.

The Editor.

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Message from the Spiritual Leader of the Global Community

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
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Message from the President of Earth Government

Ever wonder why Canadians and Mexicans were never asked in a referendum the kind of relationship we want to have with Americans and the White House? Ever wonder why Canadians and Mexicans dont have a veto power on the White House's policies and legislation, and yet we feed Americans with our resources? How is that possible? What does that do to the world, to all life on Earth, and to the next generations? As of January 30, 2008, the total U.S. federal debt held by the public was roughly $5.1 trillion and the annual deficit roughly $400 billion. They paid very little for our resources and with money they borrowed every year from China. Americans buy our ' home grown corporations ' with money they dont own. When they have not borrowed the money, they have invaded other nations and taken their resources. Blood resources. Blood money. How can we trust a partner that is basically bankrupted morally and economically? How can we let our governments be dealing with the White House on an agreement such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

Soon there will be a meeting in Louisiana State between the governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico to discuss about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). I urge all Canadians and Mexicans to oppose such an agreement. It is fundamentally flawed. Instead, Canada and Mexico must negotiate the establishment of the Global Government of North America (GGNA) with the United States to include all economic, social, cultural, and environmental aspects, and a veto power for each partner, and have that approved in a referendum by all Canadians and Mexicans.

The Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) is the Centre of assessment of local/global indicators about the four major quality systems: Environment, People, Economic Development and the Availability of Resources. Ever since 1985, the yearly assessment of these indicators have resulted in giving the Global Community a sense of direction as to ensure a sound future for Earth. Local and global indicators developed by the Global Community have also been used as basic scientific information.

The GCAC is about the restoration of the planet, our home.

In order to do this GCAC will continue to amass a body of scientific information based on formal assessments such as those on Biodiversity, Climate Change, Human Development Report, World Development Report, struggle for Human and Earth Rights, life species Conservation, Health, Economic Analyses, Commission on Sustainable Development, etc., which have bridged the distance between incomplete science and contentious policy.

Furthermore, no one really understands what assessment processes have been most effective in the past, or why others have failed. GCAC’s goal is to explore how assessment of local/global indicators can better link scientific understanding with the progressive implementation of effective policy solutions to global changes. Achieving this integration is fundamental. The Global Community needs this annual assessment to effectively manage global changes.

GCAC has also conducted yearly surveys on global issues. An appropriate voting system was researched and developed by the Global Community through its Global Dialogue. The Global Dialogue is itself a way to ask people from all over the world to tell us their opinions and needs on global issues, and to participate in finding better ways of doing things. That is how we have developed the global concepts, the Global Constitution, the Federation, the Global Protection Agency (GPA), and many other aspects of the Global Community, and what made us the real governing body of Earth. We have researched and developed global laws, and we want everyone to comply with the laws.

You have often been asked to vote on global issues. Once more we ask you to vote. Voting is part of our "we the people democracy". It is a the global referendum. It is direct democracy. You have been giving the freedom to choose. We want you to tell us the choices of your local community on global issues. A process was created for this purpose alone. GCAC manages it. Voting on global issues will now be a part of our monthly Newsletter. Vote now.

Make sure you understand the process of voting. As a start, read about the Global Dialogue 2008 OVERVIEW of the process.
Read the articles included here in this Newsletter. Just background.
Choose a global issue from the list. Global  issues are listed here
You might want to propose your own global issue. Indicate that you do in your email to us.
Then vote yes or no. Send us an email including both the global issue and your choice. We will include your choice in the table below.

The theme of April Newsletter will be about the Global Community Peace Movement. We ask everyone to send articles, comments, projects, etc.

Again in April Newsletter, we will promote the coming Celebration of Life Day on May 26. Millions of people all over the world are celebrating. Tell us what you are planning to do on that day.

Germain Dufour
Earth Government

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Note concerning personal info sent to us by email

Our policy concerning personal information is simple: we dont show it. That includes phone numbers, fax numbers, addresses and any personal notes. Please do indicate what you consider a personal note as sometime it is hard to tell.

What we show is the work done by participants and authors, and their email addresses if any. We will show any work concerning issues, email discussions, opinions, articles, letters, reports, works of art, research papers, discussions and global dialogues, and messages for publication.

And also please note that our computer harddrives will not be containing personal info either. This is because of the damage hackers can do.

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Global Community year 2007 accomplishments

Our greatest accomplishment in year 2007 has been the streamlining of the participation process in the Global Dialogue.

The Global Community has developed a process for discussion on issues. Our Global Roundtable and Group Discussion by email are a very efficient way for sharing information and discussion. So I thought to include your messages for discussion along with many others. Others will come later.

I have included your email messages in several locations.

Now go to the Portal at http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GPA/Portal.htm and from there click on the Global Dialogue 2008 icon which then takes you to the lead page of the global dialogue at
On this lead page notice the image with five arrows (like the one shown here).

 The easy way to participate in the Global Dialogue

The five arrows show you the five different ways of participating in the global dialogue.

What may interest you most are the

1) Group Discussion by email and
2) Global Roundtables

Actually both a Group Discussion by email and a Global Roundtable are supplementing one another. Connect with either one. It shows a Main Index in either page.

Once you are in a Main Index take a look at the 'Listing of Global Roundtables 2008' or the 'Listing of 2008 Group Discussions by email ', and connect
with any of the following roundtables or email discussions:

  • R1     =     Democracy for the people (459,460,482,487,482)
  • R2     =     Global governance (491,501,502,514,557)
  • R3     =     Global Economic Model (466,497,531,540,549)
  • R4     =     Law of property ownership (465,467,468,474,490,526)
  • R5     =     Global Movement for Taxation (504,506,509,518,537,538,547,552)
  • R6     =     Global commons (499,500,513,534,535,541,546,562)
  • R7     =     Earth management (492)
  • R8     =     The planet - Life - Soul of Humanity symbiotical relationship (458,476,477,478,544)
  • R9     =     The meaning of 'a global community' in the context of 'Who owns the Earth?' (462,463)
  • R10     =     The meaning of 'the Global Community' in the context of 'Who owns the Earth?' (457,464,469,470,471,475,479,480,484,553)
  • R11     =     Global Community Peace Movement and land ownership (483,493,528)
  • R12     =     The primary social adjustment of the Global Community is a denial of justice (485,516)
  • R13     =     The huamn right to land and other natural resources (488)
  • R14     =     Scale of Earth and Human Rights and land ownership (494,498,503,523,527,529,533)
  • R15     =     Labour force, taxation and land ownership (507,508,512,532,539,548,550,551)
  • R16     =     Global Community, taxation and land ownership (472,510,511,515,517,521,522,524,542,545,558,559)
  • R17     =     Enforceable global law (519,563)
  • R18     =     Health of a person and health of the Earth (520)
  • R19     =     Global development, taxation and land ownership (473,486,525,536)
  • R20     =     Land ownership and the 'new way of doing business and trade' (489,530,554,560)
  • R21     =     Agriculture, taxation and land ownership (555,556)
  • R22     =     Environmental protection, taxation and land ownership (495,496,561)
  • R23     =     Poverty eradication and land ownership (481,505,543)
  • R24     =     Security for all life on the planet and land ownership (461)
  • R25     =     Climate change, global warming and land ownership (495,496,561)
  • R26     =     Social harmony and land ownership (459,460,482,487,482)
  • R27     =     Social justice and land ownership (519,563)
  • R28     =     Religion and land ownership (458,476,477,478,544)
  • R29     =     Global citizenship and land ownership (462,463)
  • R30     =     Earth Government and land ownership (491,501,502,514,557)
  • R31     =     Global Governments and land ownership (491,501,502,514,557)
  • R32     =     Global Constitution and land ownership (491,501,502,514,557)
  • R33     =     Agency of Global police and land ownership (483,493,528)
  • R34     =     Global sustainability and land ownership (466,497,531,540,549)
  • R35     =     Global civilization and land ownership (457,464,469,470,471,475,479,480,484,553)
  • R36     =     Preventive actions against polluters and land ownership (495,496,561)
  • R37     =     Earth resources management and land ownership (492)
  • R38     =     Sustainable cities and land ownership (473,486,525,536)
  • R39     =     Global economy, taxation and land ownership (466,497,531,540,549)
  • R40     =     Food production, manufacturing and land ownership (466,497,531,540,549)
  • R41     =     Mining and land ownership (492)
  • R42     =     Natural resources protection and land ownership (492)
  • R43     =     Biodiversity, Earth ecosystems, global life-support systems, and land ownership (492,495,496,561)


and by reading the section 'Work from participants and authors with a summary or abstract of each work', you  find that the listing and description of participants and authors with links to their work.

Now go back to the Portal and click on the Earth. There you have the special roundtable on 'Who owns the Earth?'

If you decide to participate your message or work will be included here:

What is important here is the possibility of organizing a major roundtable on 'Who owns the Earth?'  with group discussion by email.

Let me know if this is OK for you.

Keep in touch.


Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
the Global Community
Global Community Earth Government

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Celebration of Life Day, May 26, 2006

Celebration of Life Day is May 26 every year, a day to say
thank you God for the gift of Life on Earth

Celebration of Life Day on May 26
Dear friends,

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, 2008, the Global Community 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:

*    Why are you important to this "Global Community"?
*    Why is it important to you?
*    What do you like about it?
*    What bothers you about it?
*    Anything need to be done?
*    What is really good there?
*     What is very very important?
*     What is not so important?
*     What is not good?
*     What is needed to keep the good things?
*     What could make them even better?
*     What could you do to keep the good things good?
*     Could they help get rid of bad things?
*     What unimportant things need to go?
*     How could you help get rid of these things?

to sustain Earth, humanity and all life.

Please send us the following information:

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
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 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;
*     reinstate the respect for Earth;
*     work with humanity to keep Earth healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things;
*     bring forth a sustainable global society embracing universal values related to human and Earth rights, economic and social justice; respect of nature, peace, responsibility to one another;
*     protect the global life-support systems and manage Earth;
*     evolve spiritually to fulfill God’s Plan; and
*     enter God’s Heaven, His Spirit, His Pure Light, His universal mind and global consciousness.

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.

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Should the Global Community endorse Kosovo's break from Serbia?

In view of the criteria for sovereignty of a people and the process developed by the Global Community regarding the creation of a nation, should the Global Community endorse Kosovo's break from Serbia?

This question was asked to the Global Community. The results from the survey show that:

3%     say YES
97%     say NO

The Global Community says NO to the creation of Kosovo as a new nation.

This result was very much predictable as the Global Community has researched and developed a process for the creation of a new nation through the Earth Court of Justice. Now we know the Court was not involved in any way. Instead we know that some people in Kosovo decided to force the creation of Kosovo knowing that another nation, the United States, with WMDs, a large military power, would support such creation. And that is wrong and illegal!

The same kind of madness has been involved with the creation of the State of Israel.

In 1947, when there were over one billion Moslims and Arabs opposing the partition of Palestine, suddenly the USA came along to coerce the UN membership and created the State of Israel, an area already overcrowded and politically volatile. How come?! Well! We all know now but fear to say it. It is because the USA wanted the oil and gas of the Middle East to build the biggest military power of the world, with all the WMDs you can ever imagine and more. The mother of all invaders!! Hitler seems like a kid in the block compared to the USA. Americans are spending about a few billion dollars (Canadian $) a year to operate their permanent military bases in Iraq. Very little money indeed! Global Community Assessment Centre has estimated that the profit they will make over the years from stealing the oil and gas resources of Iraq will be about 40 trillion dollars. The White House deliberately and strategically from 1947 on, made use of its military to plunder the resources of the Middle East nations.

In the aftermath of World war II there were numerous Arab-Israeli wars namely the:

a)     1948 Palestine war;
b)     1956 Suez war;
c)     June 1967 Six-Day war between Israel and Egypt/Syria/Jordan;
d)     1969-70 War of Attrition between Israel and Egypt;
e)     October 1973 Yom Kippur war between Israel and Egypt/Syria;
f)     Israel's June 1982 invasion of Lebanon;
g)     In 2001, the Jews of Israel declared war against the Palestinian refugees and has been at war ever since.
h)     July 2006, Israel-Lebanon war.

The same kind of scenario will happen again but this time in Kosovo.

These wars are statements of guilt on the part of Israel being the 'US-milpost' and of the leadership of Israel being of military type, and that in fact, Israel is the Trojan Horse of the US for the invasion of the Middle East and neighboring nations, including Russia, India and China.

The White House is still trying to make the world believe what they have done was the right thing to do. The next generations of Americans will have to live with the fact that their wealth, their goods, their fake righteousness, their out-of-control lifestyle, their ways of doing things, their prosperous economy, their civilization, all of it, is due to the plundering of Iraq, to blood oil and gas. Blood money! Blood resources is not the way we should be dealing with the rest of the world. Nothing to be proud of! People used to look up to Americans! Now they dont! And the fact remains that Israel was the Trojan Horse for the invasion of the Middle East. This is when the American invasion of the Middle East was deliberately started by the White House. A well planned strategic military invasion to plunder the resources of an other nation! Blood oil and gas! The UN had no right to create the State of Israel. They forced their way into over one billion Muslims and Arabs and have done ever since. It has become a necessity to implement a total and global embargo on all American consumer products, goods and services, and 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. Let us call 'blood oil and gas' the oil and gas produced in a war zone in order to finance an american invasion, and the american economy, or supporting a White House Earth resources exploitation. We could extend the name to 'blood resources' or 'blood Earth resources' to mean any Earth natural resource. Geopolitical boundaries between nations are gradually disappearing to make place to georesources boundaries. Blood oil and gas is illegal and the Agency of Global Police has already got a Global Community Arrest Warrant against Bush and Cheney. They are dangerous criminals.

Concerning Kosovo's break from Serbia, you can be sure there is a military reason for the USA to support its creation. Just like with the State of Israel. Kosovo's break from Serbia would help the USA establish a military base in Kosovo and put pressure on Russia. It is not really about creating a new nation, but it is about establishing a military base close to Russia. And that can only threaten global security.

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