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This new global dialogue will be held August 17-22, year 2002
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Earth Government for Earth Community
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NEWSLETTER

    Newsletter Volume 2                                                                  Issue 08, November 2001


 
Earth Community Organization

Interim Earth Government
(Developing Earth government models is a R&D project of Earth Community)

Executive
(for a model based on a democratically elected Earth government)

Germain Dufour, President
Marielle Jansen, Minister of Social Development
Sue L.T. McGregor, Minister of Family and Human Development
James Mwami, Minister of Water Resources Protection

 

Mailing address

Earth Community Organization

Canada 

email
gdufour@globalcommunitywebnet.com

Websites of the Earth Community Organization and of Earth Government
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http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/gdufour99/http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GIMProceedings/index.html
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Table of Contents

1.0    The Soul of Humanity's Message
2.0    Letter to the children and women of Afghanistan
3.0    Declaration of Peace of the Earth Community

4.0    Articles

A)    The New Age Civilization: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Economic Cooperation, Global Governance, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and the Earth Government
B)    To build social and environmental concerns into the WTO trade rules
C)    Trade and the Way of Life of the West to include ethical and moral values, responsibility and accountability in all situations and places
D)    The Middle East and Afghanistan saga: moral accountability of the West, and the clash of the Love-Hate relationship between America and the Islamic Civilization
E)    A global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations
F)    The Peace Movement of the Earth Community
G)    A transition from global competition to global co-operation which allows communities the freedom to pursue social and environmental objectives
H)    Religion and Earth Management
I)    Globalization and planetary trading blocks serving the Earth Community
J)    No more wars means shelving the war industry, the modern evil
K)    A method of raising global taxes, of redistributing incomes to the poorest communities, of providing debt-free technical assistance to non-industrial and developing countries to help them out of poverty and to meet environmental and social standards



 
The Soul of Humanity's Message


Recommendations from the research work described in the articles of this Newsletter are:

a) For their relentless exploitation of the Moslem nations of the Middle East and of Afghanistan to make an immoral profit and obtain power at all costs, for having abused and killed and being the cause of the deaths of millions of Moslems in that region, for having invaded Moslem nations which itself is a horrible crime against humanity, against all human rights, and against democracy and freedom of a people to exist, and for the hate they have created in the heart and mind of every person in the Moslem Civilization, it is recommended that America, Israel, Great Britain, Germany, France and Russia pay eight trillion dollars(American) toward building sustainable communities in the region. The Earth Community shall administer the amount paid and manage the project.

b) Immediate withdrawal of all invading troops from the Middle East and Afghanistan.

c) Relocation of all Jews to another place in the world. Jews invaded a Moslem land and kept it by force. Their presence in the Middle East is a threat to all nations of the world, to the safety and security of all peoples, to the survival of life on the planet, and therefore the Earth Community has no other long term alternative but the immediate relocation of all Jews. Their presence in the Middle East is also the cause for the creation of terrorist groups. The Earth Community will see that a place is found. All weapons, war products and equipment will have to be decommissioned before moving.

d) Free trade and the Way of Life of the West that is, the way of doing business, have been given a bad reputation in the world, especially in the Middle East where oil and arms sales have always been strategic interests of several Western nations. The West has relentlessly exploited the oil producing nations of the Middle East. By their behavior and ways of doing things, America and the European Union nations have shown that free trade and globalization meant the absence of ethical and moral values, the absence of responsibility and accountability to products and people, abuses of human rights, cause for terrorism, social and economic injustice, poverty, and pollution. They have given to trade a bad name. The Earth Community is requesting all members of the World Trade Organization(WTO) to change their ways by:

1. building social and environmental concerns into the WTO trade rules;
2. including ethical and moral values, responsibility and accountability in all situations and places;
3. developing a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations;
4. making a transition from global competition to global co-operation which allows communities the freedom to pursue social and environmental objectives;
5. assuring that globalization and planetary trading blocks serve the Earth Community, the Human Family; and
6. developing a method of raising global taxes, of redistributing incomes to the poorest communities, of providing debt-free technical assistance to non-industrial and developing countries to help them out of poverty and to meet environmental and social standards.

e) The war industry is the "mother fucker" of all evils of our world. It must be shelved. War products and equipment from all nations must be decommissioned. Join the Peace Movement of the Earth Community.

f) Terrorism must be stopped by using means other than war.

g) All religions are required to conduct positive actions for peace, join the Peace Movement of the Earth Community, and re-examine their scriptures, precepts, practices, ethical and moral values in light of ecological concerns. The global community is facing a global environmental crisis. It is very important that every person on Earth accept of being part of the process in protecting the global life-support systems. The ecological crisis is as much about saving children as it is about saving other lifeforms on the planet. Our objective is to find statements from all religions that promote the respect, stewardship, protection, ethical and moral responsibility to life and of the environment, the Earth global life-support systems, and statements that promote a responsible earth management. We are also asking for specific statements on environmental conservation such as those expressed by the Islamic religion.

i) The United Nations are to restructure their organization or start rebuilding it from scratch. The United Nations must reflect the needs and aspirations of the New Age Civilization: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Economic Cooperation, Global Governance, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and the Earth Government. It must become a democracy. Join the Global Dialogue on Earth Management to be held on August 2002 in Toronto.

War is the greatest violation of human rights that one people can inflict on another. It brings deaths and injuries, starvation, diseases, millions of people losing their homes and livelihoods, and massive destruction of property. Children and teenagers are placed in internment camps, and several are often forced to serve as soldiers. War not only corrupts the morals of soldiers, it leads to a decline in the morality of the whole nation. Political and military leaders are always convinced that their particular war is justified. From their point of view, there are several reasons to go to war: loyalty to allies, religion, a thirst for power, greed, ancient grievances to be settled, or the desire to alleviate suffering among their people. A nonviolent settlement to a conflict would always be more advantageous. War is self-defeating because it cannot secure what it sets out to achieve, protection against attack. The hatred for the enemy whipped up by war and the desire for revenge among the losers leads to an accursed vicious circle from which there is no escape. The difference between agressive and defensive, or just and unjust wars, is ridiculous. They are tags each side adopted to suit its interests. War and militarism destroy civil liberties within a nation.

What happens to a person's conscience when he/she wears the uniform of the soldier? It is enslaved to the state. He must kill when ordered. No government, whether democratic or despotic, can allow the soldier to decide what to do according to his conscience. That would undermine discipline and the power to fight.

The Earth Community claims that everyone on Earth should be able to live in peace. This peace mouvement is about courage. Not the courage it takes to go into battle but the courage to organize resistance to war when a bloody taste for it inflames the world, and the threat of prison in a nation where the human rights and freedom of expression have diminished significantly. It is about the courage to say NO to the war industry. It is an industry that destroys life on Earth, corrupts society, and violates morality. Military intervention in the affairs of other nations is wrong. There are other ways, there are peaceful ways, ways that are not based on profit-making and the gain of power for itself. We are conscientious objectors, "nonresistants". That word comes from Jesus, opposing the use of violence: "Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."

The evil is the war industry. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus develops the ethic of nonviolence and love of the enemies. Early Christians were probably the first individuals to renounce participation in war unconditionally. "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." And he told Peter, "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword." Christ has taught us to show mercy, to forgive enemies, to put up patiently with oppression, to return only good for evil and love for hatred and, therefore, war is inconsistent with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. This shows that a Christian should take no part in war, never, in any way. A Christian should also promote peace when at war. There are no neutral grounds for doing good for humanity. This all means that violence is futile in the long run. To respond to violence with violence is only perpetuating a vicious cycle of violence.

God prohibits killing, and no exception at all ought to be made to the commandment that it is always wrong to kill. The sanctity of human life is unconditional. A short while ago God, Allah, has spoken to humanity once more. The New Age Revelations are His Word. His Revelations are to be added to previous ones revealed thousands of years ago. Together they are God's Word, and they will guide humanity for the thousands of years to come. His Word reinforce His compassion and love for humanity and His care for all living inhabitants on Earth and of Earth itself. God has said:

"Thou shall banish war as a solution to problems between communities. All Souls involved with war, directly or indirectly, shall face the Soul of Humanity to be purified. All Souls involved in the making of weapons, war product and equipment shall be facing the Soul of Humanity."

To be purified means a Soul loses all of its attributes as a Human Soul. Then the Soul will be asked to serve God in a particle in the empty space between the oldest galaxies of the Universe. There will be no interaction with an other particle. The Soul will never see the light again.

There are several reasons for objecting to war: religious, moral and political. People have different degrees of refusal to go to war. Absolute pacifists such as the Earth Community will not cooperate with any preparation for war as decided by the war industry, let alone war itself. Others will accept some kinds of service so long as they are not forced to fight. And others are willing to fight in "just wars." The idea of the "just war" began with St. Augustine. Late in the fourth century he argued that the good Christian, barred from doing violence on his own behalf, could take arms in a war that was just. Several theologians now say that the standards for a just war are:

a) War must be the last resort and used only after other means have failed.
b) War must be declared to redress rights actually violated or for defense against unjust demands backed by the threat of force. It must not be fought simply to satisfy national pride or to further economic or territorial gain.
c) The war must be openly and legally declared by a legal government.
d) There must be a reasonable chance of winning.
e) The means used must be in proportion to the ends sought.
f) Soldiers must distinguish between armies and civilians and not killed civilians in purpose.
g) The winner must not required the utter humiliation of the loser.

St. Augustine was evil in his own way. He was wrong! He never understood or care about Christ's Way. There are no just wars. A true Christian does not do war. The Christians that follow St. Augustine's preaching and do war are no better than the people of the Taliban Regime in Afghanistan. The extremists of the Taliban regime do the exact same thing. Both have interpreted their own religious beliefs to fit their self-interests. We are no different and no better than the members of the Taliban Regime.

There were always Christians who rejected violence. They believed Christ's way was the pursuit of peace. During the Crusades, from the eleventh to fourteenth centuries, Christians fought to recover the Holy Land from Islam, and the Church plunged into extreme violence and cruelty. Even then there were some who had the courage to criticize the theory and practice of their time. They were like the early Christians in denouncing war. Only now they were not rebelling against a heathen empire but against the wordly Church. In their opposition they formed sects, separate from the official Church. Their pacifist convictions found their source in a return to the Bible. These awakened Christians went back to the fundamental ideas of Christianity, to the New Testament, and took the Sermon on the Mount as their ideal.

In America, we see Churches showing the American flag beside the Cross. The Churches promote American values as they relate to war and free trade in the world. Churches that do so are the heathen empire, a place where the evil of war is being talk to in a friendly way. They are also in the business of making money. In many ways, these Churches promote values that are at the opposite end of the spectrum where stand the religious leaders of the Taliban Regime in Afghanistan. Christian leaders of the West are driven by their own self-interests and not by Christ's teachings. They are extremists at the opposite end. Christ is not really their God. Money is! When Jesus conducted 'The Cleansing of the Temple', he entered the temple area and drove out all those engaged in selling and buying there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. And he said to them, 'It is written :

"My house shall be a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of thieves."

The Earth Community, the Human Family, is asking all Churches in North America to stand up for peace in the world in such a way that peace will come. We want you to state the following declaration in all your Churches.

We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end or under any pretence whatever, and we do certainly know, and so testify to the world, that the Spirit of Allah, God, which leads us to all truth, will never move us to fight and war against any human being with outward weapons, neither for the kingdom of Allah, God, not for the kingdom of this world. The Will of God is for life to reach God in the best possible ways. Life is the most precious gift ever given by God to the Universe. Life allows Souls to be conscious of God in as many different ways as possible. 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.

Today the only wars the Earth Community is asking you to win are:
a) the war against terrorism using peaceful means;
b) the protection of the global life-support systems; the global environmental crisis; and
c) to give free trade around the world and globalization a good name by changing the existing state of affairs from a global competition to a global co-operation and including social and environmental concerns in the ways of doing trade and business.

The Earth Community is asking all religions around the world to re-examine their scriptures, precepts, practices, ethical and moral values in light of ecological concerns. The global community is facing a global environmental crisis. It is very important that every person on Earth accept of being part of the process in protecting the global life-support systems. The ecological crisis is as much about saving children as it is about saving other lifeforms on the planet.

Our next objective will be to find statements from all religions that promote the respect, stewardship, protection, ethical and moral responsibility to life and of the environment, the Earth global life-support systems, and statements that promote a responsible earth management. We are also asking for specific statements on environmental conservation such as those expressed by the Islamic religion.

The worst environmental degradation happens in wars. Farm products in fields and livestock are abandoned, there is no more control on toxic wastes, and water, air, and land are polluted. People are displaced and feel no longer responsible for the quality of life in their communities. Historically, the industrialized nations have caused the most damage to the environment, with their careless technology and policies. Emissions from factories and vehicles have caused ozone depletion and acid rain. Leaders of the wealthier nations must be willing to accept responsibility for past mistakes and to help pay the financial burden for environmental protection of the developing nations. This is the most damaging conflict of interests between the rich industrialized countries and those that are poor and struggling just for existence. The Earth Community must help wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: peace, human rights and the environment. The poor is more concerned with ending starvation, finding a proper shelter and employment, and helping their children to survive. Environmental issues become meaningless to the poor. In reality, all concerns are interrelated. As soon as the environment is destroyed beyond repair, human suffering is next. Ecology has no boundaries. All nations suffer the effects of air pollution, global warming, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, acid rain, ozone depletion, silting of streams, and countless of other environmental problems. This was the reason for proposing to the Earth Community the Scale of Human Rights.

The Earth Community wants to provide a forum where international conflicts could be argued and resolved peacefully. Because of hatred and mistrust, disputing parties always find it difficult to express constructive ideas or proposals. A face-to-face meeting may not even be possible. The Earth Community offers to be a trusted third party that would carry ideas back and forth, put forward new proposals until both sides agree. When both parties feel they have gained more than they have lost from the process, the outcome is a win-win settlement for peace. Come to the Global Dialogue on Earth Management to be held on August 2002 in Toronto.

To the people of Afghanistan, the Earth Community believes in the peaceful settlement of conflics and wars. It will take you a great deal of self-denial and resignation of yourselves to Allah to attain that state wherein we can freely cease from fighting when wrongfully invaded. Killing is wrong no matter what the circumstances.

The invasion of Afghanistan by outside powers and years of war have brought death, hunger, disease and depopulation to the country. During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s, America sold sophisticated weapons, heavy artilleries and stinger missiles to the Afghans. After the withdrawal of Soviet troops in 1992 and the end of the America-Soviet Cold War, America was no longer interested or concerned about the people of Afghanistan. Afghanistan had served Americans interests during the Cold war and was no longer needed. Afghanistan was left with a legacy of heavily armed factions, millions of landmines and with no legitimate government to run the country.

During this period of time over 1.5 million men, women and children have lost their lives.

Women and girls have been beaten, raped and abducted as "wives" or sold into prostitution.

Poverty is widespread. High unemployment have led to a growing crime rate, illicit drug production for the West and arms trade.

The West has no humane justification for invading a country you have abandoned after Afghans help America win the Cold War against the Soviets. Invading Afghanistan is the most despicable act of cowardice coming from the most powerful nation on Earth. The Soviets were no better. But you are worst. The United Nations deserve the same shame as you do. The United Nations have been a dictature ever since its creation. Mr. Nobel must have turned twice in his grave when he heard that the UN and their leader just received the Nobel Peace Prize. How can you be an advocate for Peace when you vote for wars? How can you be an advocate for Peace when four of your five Permanent Members, France, Russia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America have had a Love-Hate relationship with the Islamic Civilization that is, they Love the money but the Moslems Hate them for invading their nations(read article D)?

In the historical event of the Iran-Iraq War, the Love-Hate relationship with either regime was based mostly on the love of profit-making from the part of America and hate of Americans and Jews by Iraqis and Iranians. Israel and America were selling arms to both sides at the same time (the Iran-Contra scandal in the US) just to keep the war going. America's credibility in the eyes of the Moslem allies was seriously damaged. This Love-Hate relationship is very much the same today. Now Americans and Jews are selling arms to the people of Pakistan. It is only a matter of time before they change their mind and their newly made friends will be called enemies and terrorists, and they will invade Pakistan. Americans assume all Moslems are guilty of something evil, and that Islam is not the right religion but Christianity and Judaism are the right religions. Would the West have the courage to talk about that? The Earth Community invites all religious leaders to discuss this issue during the Global Dialogue on Earth Management to be held on August 2002 in Toronto.

Moslems have had enough of outsiders exploiting them for profit and power, of being used and killed, and their communities destroyed. The act of terrorism of September 11 was not caused by a group of lawless people with Osama bin Laden as their leader. No! The act of terrorim was the result of an entire Moslem Civilization telling America, and any new outsiders, to butt out of the Middle East or else they will come to our land and do the same to us. Killing Osama bin Laden and his people will not solve the roots of the problem that is, the Way of Life of the West and our values (or the lack of them) need to be reexamined.

One day the Earth Court of Justice will have a trial for everyone of those leaders who voted yes for the invasion of Afghanistan. It is a horrible crime against humanity, against all human rights, and against democracy and freedom to have invaded Afghanistan.

Several times in the past the Earth Community has requested the United Nations to restructure their organization to be in touch with the problems humanity is facing in this millennium. Free trade and its lack of social and environmental concerns is the most threatening of all problems. It created terrorism. The UN have never replied. Four of the five UN Permanent Members, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia, are those countries that, not only control the UN, but they are the same countries that have brought disgrace to humanity by their selfish, immoral, unethical, incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money behavior in the Middle East and towards Afghanistan. They have given to trade a bad name. Because of them free trade has become a danger to the extinction of life on Earth. The Earth Government will do everything possible to give free trade the proper guidance for humanity. Free trade will become a global co-operation between all nations. The kind of behaviour that happened in the Middle East and in many other parts of the world will not be allowed again.

Earth Community believes all citizens have the right to share the wealth in the world. The free trade agreement between nations must protect and improve social and environmental rights, not just the economy. A sustainable development in the world would mean finding a sound balance among the interactions designed to create a healthy economic growth, preserve environmental quality, make a wise use of our resources, and enhance social benefits. Free trade cannot proceed at the expense of the environment, labour rights, human rights and the sovereignty of a nation. Free trade leads to an increase in poverty by giving investor rights priority over government decision-making. Employers will be looking for more concessions from workers. Small businesses will find it more difficult to grow and compete against large corporations.

Free trade entrenches corporate power at the expense of democratically elected officials from local communities, municipal governments, provincial governments, national governments and states. It is a form of "world anti-government" (such as the European Union block) as citizens lose the ability to act in their best interests and find sound solutions to their own problems. Citizens become disconnected with the decision-making process. Their lives are then driven by the desire of making profits. Fear is used to force people to behave with the dollar sign as their god. In such scenario, democratic principles lose meaning and no longer prevail. All that we have worked for over the past decades to build sustainable communities is gone with free trade. People were never asked to discuss and were never invited in its development. The principles of a sustainable development are let go and replaced by the desire of the world business leaders to make larger profits.

Over its long past history trade has never evolved to require from the trading partners to become completely responsible for their products from beginning to end. At the end, the product becomes a waste and it needs to be properly dispose of.

All persons working, directly or indirectly, for the war industry, are responsible and accountable to humanity and to God for anything happening to their products after they are sold. Even here in Ontario, Canada, we manufacture weapons and war products. Workers go home happy after a good day of work. They have to pay for their mortgages and make car payments and others. They are mostly Christians. When they go to work, they leave their religious beliefs at home. Ethical and moral values no longer touch them. They dont think that are actually responsible and accountable for spreading evil all around the world. They think they are "good people", good citizens. Every single bullet you manufacture you are responsible and accountable for it, all of you from the President of the company to the employee on the industrial line. Our Society holds responsibility and accountability as well.

It is the same idea for any consumer product. You manufacture, produce, farm or create a product, you become 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).

People in our society often argue that their manufacturing products and the trading principles or rules that regulate their actions are all legal! But what about ethical values and moral principles?!

By making an astronomical profit through the selling of arms, war products and equipment to all of the Middle East countries, including Iran, Irak and Afghanistan, and by sucessively calling these old friends their new enemies and terrorists, and destroying their countries, America and Great Britain have shown that they could never be trusted. Since the Cold War is over, the only American interests in the Middle East are the cheap crude oil and the protection of Israel. The Jews come first even if it mean to fight and annihilate the entire Islamic Civilization with nuclear war heads. If you have any doubt that they would do such an atrocious crime, ask the people from Japan and also, ask the Russians as they have back off from rubbing their noses with those of the American and the British.

But the problem with Israel in the Middle East is not about the small piece of land that they have taken from the Moslem world. It is about religion: Judaism and Christianity (from America) versus Islam. Actually it is not so much Christianity as Americans have another religion, they have money or the dollar sign as their religion. In a way, the West is jealous of the Islamic Faith, and followers of the Faith, moderates, fundamentalists and extremists. Much of our Western philosophy is related to science and its applications, and about the Universe, the evolution of Life, and it has its roots in the Islamic Faith, and that is totally opposed by Christian believers as they believe in Creation. It is like the Islamic Faith is intruding in a major way into the Christian Faith. This was amply shown during the Iran-Irak War. The Love-Hate relationship with either regime was based mostly on the love of profit-making from the part of America and hate of Americans and Jews by Iraqis and Iranians. This Love-Hate relationship is very much the same today. Basically what Americans have showed is that, given enough money, America can be bought. No need to destroy America, just buy it.

Today the war industry is exploiting the issue of terrorism for profit. Everyone knows terrorism cannot be fought by conventional warfare but that would not deter the industry from saying it is the best way to get rid of terrorists. Our governments are now spending tax dollars used for social and environmental programs and services to pay for more war products and equipment. Terrorists have committed the horrible acts of september 11 because the war industry brought terror in their homeland and is continuing to do so today in Afghanistan and in Palestine. In the "Letter to the people of the Middle East", the Earth Community has asked Muslims not to buy war products and equipment from the West or from any country in the world. The only way to fight evil is by not buying its products. The industry should die eventually, hopefully. But now the war industry is organizating a massive international media campaign to make taxpayers pay for their expenses. More illusions about protecting the humble people from nuclear war heads being sent from one continent to another. The terrorist act of September 11 has shown that if terrorists wanted to use war heads they would not use intercontinental missiles.

Throughout the 20th Century, the war industry has created the worse evil humanity has ever encountered: the business of conflicts and wars. It is a business that has made trillions of dollars (American) and will continue to do so. It is the "mother fucker of all evils" created by human beings. It has no moral value, no understanding about Life, no respect for anyone or anything, no law except the ones that it makes for itself, and all its products are meant to kill and destroy. It has sold its products to the enemies for the purpose of making more profit. It has subdued governments all over the world to make them buy its products. It has given trade and way of doing business a bad reputation and, therefore, it is a threat to the establisment of business. Although the war industry has a good public image, it does not really matter who is the buyer as long as he pays good money. The proof of this reality was easily verified by finding out what war products and equipment were being used by Iran, Irak, Afghanistan, and other Middle East countries. Over 90% of all war products and equipment were made in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France and Russia. Four out of five of these countries are Permanent Members of the United Nations and that means they have almost a 100% control on any proposal submitted to the organization. The fifth Permanent Member missing here is China. Shortly after the September 11 event, the UN Security Council has approved war against the people of Afghanistan. To get China to vote YES they gave China a membership in the World Trade Organization(WTO).

May the DIVINE WILL be in your lives and show you the way.
May humanity's higher purposes be to manage Earth responsibly and spread life throughout the Universe.

The Soul of Humanity

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Letter to the children and women of Afghanistan

Over the past two decades, the invasion of Afghanistan by outside powers and years of war have brought death, hunger, disease and depopulation to the country. During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s, America sold sophisticated weapons, heavy artilleries and stinger missiles to the Afghans. After the withdrawal of Soviet troops in 1992 and the end of the America-Soviet Cold War, America was no longer interested or concerned about the people of Afghanistan. Afghanistan had served Americans interests during the Cold war and was no longer needed. Afghanistan was left with a legacy of heavily armed factions, millions of landmines and with no legitimate government to run the country.

During this period of time over 1.5 million men, women and children have lost their lives. The continued social violence and chaos are causing a traumatic psychological impact on child development and the functioning of family. Most children have known nothing but violence and fear. Women make up over 55% of the total population estimated at 25 million. Women and girls have been beaten, raped and abducted as "wives" or sold into prostitution.

In Afghanistan, there are no basic services such as banking services, medical facilities, electricity, water supplies, ciment roads, communications, etc. Poverty is widespread. High unemployment have led to a growing crime rate, illicit drug production for the West and arms trade.

In 1996 Afghanistan saw the Taliban, a fundamentalist militia group, seizing power. Many young Taliban members were educated by the impact of the ten year Afghanistan-Soviet war and through seminary schools in Pakistan. Since its capture of Kabul, the Taliban has claimed to be guided by a strict adherence to Islamic law. It maintains the decrees and edicts that severely restrict the rights of women. It is merely a byproduct of a fervently devote and righteous Islamic society. However, Muslim scholars have been vocal in their condemmation of the Taliban's claim of pure religious adherence. But it is certainly an improvement upon the perversive and immoral philosophy of the arms free trade of the West that only bring destruction to nations of the world. The millions of women of Afghanistan once enjoyed education (a religious activity, that is most pleasing in God's eyes, but the country is too poor to build schools), employment, and personal freedom in Afghanistan. But now they form the majority of the population and are not allowed to claim basic human rights. Mainly because it is one of the poorest country in the world and that it has been abused by both Russia and the West. They are not allowed to speak in public and must walk very quietly (no noisy shoes). They are not permitted to venture in public without the company of a close male relative (there is so much poverty and crime that women must be protected when they go out on the streets). They must wear the burqa, a head-to-toe garment convering all parts of the female body; a small mesh opening is inserted for vision, but the eyes must not be seen behind the mesh. Care from male doctors is not permitted and, with no female physicians at work, women and girls are dying from easily treatable diseases (Afghans had to buy arms from the Americans to help America get rid of the Russians during the Cold War and so now Afghans have no money left to build hospitals and no money to employ women doctors, or men for that matter).

The Taliban regime was recognized by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. In November 1999, under the leadership of the United States Government and the other four Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (The Republic of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America are the Permanent Members of the Security Council, and basically, any of these members has the absolute power to overthrow a proposal brought forward by any of 189 member nations of the UN), severe sanctions were imposed on Afghanistan for refusing to expel suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. He was wanted for the bombing of two American embassies. The Love-Hate relationship between America and the Islamic Civilization was once more a reality (read article "D" for more details). The Afghans had been wonderful friends to America during the America-Soviet Cold War but now they were considered expandable and merely social and religious barbarians. Afghans were already struggling to survive under severe war-ruined, drought conditions. Poverty is widespread in Afghanistan. The impact of the UN resolution was desastrous to the people of Afghanistan.

Up to a million Afghans could starve unless it receives more food aid from donors. Millions of people have been left short of food this year as a result of the ongoing invasion by America. More than four fifths of the Afghan population is completely dependent on farming and have been unable to produce the basic food for their survival or to find alternative employment.

The Earth Community is urgently asking everyone in the world to help the people of Afghanistan with donations. Contact the organization Women for Women Afghanistan. Their website is at:


The Earth Community is pleading the United States and its junior partner, Great Britain, to stop invading Afghanistan. You have no rights whatsoever to do so. And you have no solid proof that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the September 11 event in the US. If there was such proof you would have asked to bring him and his group to the Earth Court of Justice. You have no humane justification for invading a country you have abandoned after they help America win the Cold War against the Soviets. Invading Afghanistan is the most despicable act of cowardice coming from the most powerful nation on Earth. The Soviets were no better. But you are worst. The United Nations deserve the same shame as you do. The United Nations have been a dictature ever since its creation. Mr. Nobel must have turned twice in his grave when he heard that the UN just received the Nobel Peace Prize. How can you be an advocate for Peace when you vote for wars? How can you be an advocate for Peace when four of your five Permanent Members, France, Russia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America have had a Love-Hate relationship with the Islamic Civilization that is, they Love the money but the Moslems Hate them for invading their nations(read article D)?

In the historical event of the Iran-Iraq War, the Love-Hate relationship with either regime was based mostly on the love of profit-making from the part of America and hate of Americans and Jews by Iraqis and Iranians. Israel and America were selling arms to both sides at the same time (the Iran-Contra scandal in the US) just to keep the war going. America's credibility in the eyes of the Moslem allies was seriously damaged. This Love-Hate relationship is very much the same today. Now Americans and Jews are selling arms to the people of Pakistan. It is only a matter of time before they change their mind and their newly made friends will be called enemies and terrorists, and they will invade Pakistan. Americans assume all Moslems are guilty of something evil, and that Islam is not the right religion but Christianity and Judaism are the right religions Would the West have the courage to talk about that? The Earth Community invites all religious leaders to discuss this issue during the Global Dialogue on Earth Management to be held on August 2002 in Toronto.

Moslems have had more than enough of the American and British imperialism in the Middle East. There is no such thing as one person, Osama bin Laden, being guilty of the September 11 event. It is ridiculous what the News Media Controlled Industry of the West is trying to make us believe. The media was told "Look for the leader and throw all you have got at him, and if there is no leader we will make one". Americans once again are invading a country in the region of the Middle East, Afghanistan, to look for the leader and his "gang of terrorists." We say that they are not people like we are, and they should be stopped. The reality is that they are Moslems people, more than a billion of them. After World War I, following the destruction of the Ottoman Empire, the European powers created states in the region and appointed officials to administer them. A lot of what was created had no legitimacy for the people of the Moslem Civilization, and America's domination brought much of the same kind of hegemony in the region as with the British. Moslems have had enough of outsiders exploiting them for profit and power, of being used and killed, and their communities destroyed. The act of terrorism of September 11 was not caused by a group of lawless people with Osama bin Laden as their leader. No! The act of terrorim was the result of an entire Moslem Civilization telling America, and any new outsiders, to butt out of the Middle East or else we will come to your land and do the same to you. Killing Osama bin Laden and his people will not solve the root of the problem, that is the Way of Life of the West and their values (or the lack of them).

One day the Earth Court of Justice will have a trial for everyone of those leaders who voted yes for the invasion of Afghanistan. It is a horrible crime against humanity, against all human rights, and against democracy and freedom to have invaded Afghanistan.

To the children and women of Afghanistan, I have this message from the Soul of Humanity.

If you die because of the war, your Soul will be back on Earth to taste life again within the 'top of the line species', ours, within Earth Community and, as a Soul, you will be allowed to move up to a higher level closer to Allah. And Allah will be so much happier to be conscious of you because you will be closer. All the other Souls, those who live a life for Peace and are helping Earth, will also be back on Earth and live a life closer to Allah. All of you good Souls are my friends, and there is great joy and happiness in having you on Earth. Your Soul and Spirit will also be given a chance to leave the matter of the Universe forever and enter Allah's Heaven. Similarly, for the Souls of all those who are innocent and are followers of Islam, after your physical forms have died, your Souls will leave the matter of the Universe forever and will enter Allah's Heaven to never return.


May the DIVINE WILL come into our lives and show us the way.
May our higher purpose in life bring us closer to the Soul of Humanity and God.

Cordially,

Germain

Germain Dufour
President
Earth Community Organization

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Declaration of Peace of the Earth Community


We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end or under any pretence whatever, and we do certainly know, and so testify to the world, that the Spirit of Allah, God, which leads us to all truth, will never move us to fight and war against any human being with outward weapons, neither for the kingdom of Allah, God, not for the kingdom of this world. The Will of God is for life to reach God in the best possible ways. Life is the most precious gift ever given by God to the Universe. Life allows Souls to be conscious of God in as many different ways as possible. 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.


May the DIVINE WILL come to humanity and show the way.

The Soul of Humanity


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Articles



A)    The New Age Civilization: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Economic Cooperation, Global Governance, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and the Earth Government
B)    To build social and environmental concerns into the WTO trade rules
C)    Trade and the Way of Life of the West to include ethical and moral values, responsibility and accountability in all situations and places
D)    The Middle East and Afghanistan saga: moral accountability of the West, and the clash of the Love-Hate relationship between America and the Islamic Civilization
E)    A global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations
F)    The Peace Movement of the Earth Community
G)    A transition from global competition to global co-operation which allows communities the freedom to pursue social and environmental objectives
H)    Religion and Earth Management
I)    Globalization and planetary trading blocks serving the Earth Community
J)    No more wars means shelving the war industry, the modern evil
K)    A method of raising global taxes, of redistributing incomes to the poorest communities, of providing debt-free technical assistance to non-industrial and developing countries to help them out of poverty and to meet environmental and social standards


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The New Age Civilization: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Governance, Global Economic Cooperation, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and the Earth Government

The Earth Community wants people from all civilizations to be represented in the Global Dialogue on Earth Management to be held in August 2002. The global dialogue is about all civilizations becoming global and thinking as one civilization. It is about humanity. This is what the New Age Civilization is about: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Governance, Global Economic Cooperation, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and the Earth Government.

We will accept articles, comments, recommendations, and research papers related to the issue of the New Age Civilization.

 

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To build social and environmental concerns into the WTO trade rules

The world we see today aims at "making a profit" the most important aspect of our lives. The European Union uses an economic model based entirely on improving its economic edge in the world. Asia is following in the same step. Now the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) would also use a similar way of dealing with the other trade blocks of the planet.

We will accept articles, comments, recommendations, and research papers related to the issue of building social and environmental concerns into the WTO trade rules.

We will not discuss here whether or not Osama bin Laden and his group have perpetrated the terrorist act of September 11. However, we will show that after the Ottoman Empire was defeated during World War I the British have had a Love-Hate relationship (read article D) with the Islamic Civilization and, after the birth of Israel, both Israel and America also had such a Love-Hate relationship with the Islamic Civilization. What we see happening today in the Middle East and in America is the clash of the relationship between America and the Islamic Civilization. This relationship is very much about trade because there were astronomical amounts of money being pocketed by the Americans during this period of time.

Historically, what we observed is that the West has manipulated individuals, terrorist groups, and governments of the Middle East for the sole purpose of making a large profit that is estimated to be eight trillion dollars(American). That is the Love part, the love of money, in the Love-Hate relationship.

During the Iran-Iraq War, the Love-Hate relationship between America and Israel on one side and Khomeini and Hussein on the other side was erratic and contradictory. Money has bought anyone in the Pursian Gulf, even Israel and America as they were selling arms at the same time to both sides to keep the war going and thus, making more money. America's credibility in the eyes of the Moslem allies was seriously damaged. America's policy toward Iran and Iraq was incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money. Strictly business! A profit-making international policy! This kind of policy created hate of the West in the heart and mind of every person of the Islamic Civilization. The September 11 attack on America may very well be a small outburst of this hate. This is what Israel, Great Britain and America have to deal with, and they are morally responsible and accountable for creating this hate in the Middle East. It is the Free Trading of arms in the Middle East, the business deals, and their complete lack of ethical and moral responsibility and accountability that are at the root of the September 11 attack on the USA.

The Afghans were wonderful friends to America during the America-Soviet Cold War but now the USA considered them expandable and merely social and religious barbarians. Afghans were already struggling to survive under severe war-ruined, drought conditions. Poverty is widespread in Afghanistan. This Love-Hate relationship is very much the same today. America is now allowing arms to be sold in Pakistan.

The United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany, and Israel were the countries that sold arms to the people of the Middle East. They have shown no ethical and moral values in the activities of their trade. They have made trade a despicable act of dealing with one another. No laws! No regulations! No ethics! No moral responsibility and accountability! Everyone has the "freedom" of destroying the global life-support systems! Everyone from the Western nations has the "freedom" of causing human rights abuses in the Middle East! Pollution, diseases, terrorism, poverty, social and economic injustice have no boundaries.

Several times in the past the Earth Community has requested the United Nations to restructure its organization to be in touch with the problems humanity is facing in this millennium. Free trade and its lack of social and environmental concerns is the most threatening of all problems. It created terrorism. The UN have never replied. Four of the five UN Permanent Members, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia, are those countries that, not only control the UN, but they are the same countries that have brought disgrace to humanity by their selfish, immoral, unethical, incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money behavior in the Middle East and towards Afghanistan. They have given to trade a bad name. Because of them free trade has become a danger to the extinction of life on Earth. They even got China, the fifth Permanent Member of the UN, to vote YES to invade Afghanistan (without that vote the UN could not have approved), in exchange of China got its membership into the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Earth Government will do everything possible to give free trade the proper guidance for humanity. Free trade will become a global co-operation between all nations. The kind of behaviour that happened in the Middle East and in many other parts of the world will not be allowed again.

Earth Community believes all citizens have the right to share the wealth in the world. The free trade agreement between nations must protect and improve social and environmental rights, not just the economy. A sustainable development in the world would mean finding a sound balance among the interactions designed to create a healthy economic growth, preserve environmental quality, make a wise use of our resources, and enhance social benefits. Free trade cannot proceed at the expense of the environment, labour rights, human rights and the sovereignty of a nation. Free trade leads to an increase in poverty by giving investor rights priority over government decision-making. Employers will be looking for more concessions from workers. Small businesses will find it more difficult to grow and compete against large corporations.

Free trade encourages countries to change their economic infrastructures to be in line with the free trade policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Many member countries have already prioritised economic growth over social aspects and human rights.

The WTO, foreign corporations and world business leaders claim that free trade brings sweeping democracy to all. They claim trade globalization is a forerunner of democracy in nations where it is non-existent. The Earth Community Organization does not believe that democracy will automatically succeed in a global free market. In fact, free trade is itself a flagrant abuse of democracy.

Free trade entrenches corporate power at the expense of democratically elected officials from local communities, municipal governments, provincial governments, national governments and states. It is a form of "world anti-government" (such as the European Union block) as citizens lose the ability to act in their best interests and find sound solutions to their own problems. Citizens become disconnected with the decision-making process. Their lives are then driven by the desire of making profits. Fear is used to force people to behave with the dollar sign as their god. In such scenario, democratic principles lose meaning and no longer prevail. All that we have worked for over the past decades to build sustainable communities is gone with free trade. People were never asked to discuss and were never invited in its development. The principles of a sustainable development are let go and replaced by the desire of the world business leaders to make larger profits.

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Trade and the Way of Life of the West to include ethical and moral values, responsibility and accountability in all situations and places

Over its long past history trade has never evolved to require from the trading partners to become completely responsible for their products from beginning to end. At the end the product becomes a waste and it needs to be properly dispose of.

We will accept articles, comments, recommendations, and research papers related to the issue of trade and the Way of Life of the West to include ethical and moral values, responsibility and accountability in all situations and places.

All persons working, directly or indirectly, for the war industry, are responsible and accountable to humanity and to God for anything happening to their products after they are sold. Even here in Ontario, Canada, we manufacture weapons and war products. Workers go home happy after a good day of work. They have to pay for their mortgages and make car payments and others. They are mostly Christians. When they go to work, they leave their religious beliefs at home. Ethical and moral values no longer touch them. They dont think that are actually responsible and accountable for spreading evil all around the world. They think they are "good people", good citizens. Every single bullet you manufacture you are responsible and accountable for it, all of you from the President of the company to the employee on the industrial line. Our Society holds responsibility and accountability as well.

Most countries in the NATO alliance and others such as Russia have sold weapons, war products and equipment to countries of the Middle East and are still doing it today. Our Way of Life says this is business. We manufacture products, and we sell them. This is all legal we say. What about ehtical values and moral responsibility? What are we? Split personalities? Jekyll and Hyde? Are we believers only when we are in a Church? Is God only existing in the Church? Is Jesus not in your heart? Not the heart in your mind but the heart that radiates love to humanity. The heart that says "I love you" without limitations, the heart that gives without expecting anything in return, the heart that unifies with love. Dont you think it is time to improve upon our Way of Life? Dont you think it is time we take evil out of our Way of Life and out of our legal system as well? Dont you think it is time to add ethical values and moral responsiblity and accountabilty to our Way of Life? Dont you think we all should say me-aculpa for the September 11 events in the USA ? Are we responsible adults or are we going to hide behind hate and revenge like irresponsible children? When are we going to look within ourselves and examine our Way of Life, our values, and start to take some responsibility of the September 11 events? All of us.

It is the same idea for any consumer product. You manufacture, produce, farm or create a product, you become 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).

For instance, if you manufacture chemicals that destroy the Ozone layer around the planet you are endangering humanity and all Life and, yes, you are responsible and accountable for your product. You have endangered the lives of the billions of children to come. Why? To make a better fridge?! To cool the air in your room?! To use in warships and planes as coolant (NATO countries and other countries all over the world are still using massively the deadly chemicals as coolant)?! Could you not use something else and avoid using the coolant (our armed forces want to save tax dollars)? This is one of the reasons why environmentalists (such as myself) hate wars and want peace. Our objection to wars is a survival reaction of the human species. So now we know wars are killing not only the enemies but are also causing the Ozone layer to be damaged to a critical point where our entire species will die. So wars are not a sound solution to the problem at hand. I believe the human species has reached a point in its evolution where it knows its survival is being challenged.

It is the Way of Life of the West that is threatening the survival of our species. The destruction of the Ozone layer is certainly one of the most serious examples. Global warming is another one. Over the past decades, the USA has dropped out from the rest of world in fighting against global warming. The US position on global warming was made very clear just before the September 11 events. They have decided to opt-out of the discussion. If we were to say what is the most important cause which brought about global warming and the near destruction of the Ozone layer we would have to say that it is trade. Trade is about the manufacturing and exchanging of consumer products all over the world. We have already explained here why Free Trade and the creation of planetary trading blocks are threatening the extinction of life on Earth.

People in our society often argue that their manufacturing products and the trading principles or rules that regulate their actions are all legal! But what about ethical values and moral principles?!

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The Middle East and Afghanistan saga: moral accountability of the West, and the clash of the Love-Hate relationship between America and the Islamic Civilization

Summary

We will not discuss here whether or not Osama bin Laden and his group have perpetrated the terrorist act of September 11. They never claimed having done it and there were never solid proof showing that they were guilty. If they are caught we will leave it to the Earth Court of Justice to decide if they are guilty or not. However, we will show that, after the Ottoman Empire was defeated during World War I, the British have had a Love-Hate relationship with the Islamic Civilization and, after the birth of Israel, America also had such a Love-Hate relationship with the Islamic Civilization.

What we see happening today in the Middle East and in America is the clash of the relationship between America and the Islamic Civilization. Historically, the West has manipulated individuals, terrorist groups, and governments of the Middle East for the sole purpose of making a large profit that is estimated to be eight trillion dollars(American). That is the Love part, the love of money, in the Love-Hate relationship. During the Iran-Iraq War, the Love-Hate relationship between America and Israel on one side and Khomeini and Hussein on the other side was erratic and contradictory. Money could buy anyone in the Pursian Gulf, even Israel and America as they were selling arms to both sides at the same time just to keep the war going and thus, making more money.

America's policy toward Iran and Iraq was incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money. Strictly business! A profit-making international policy! This kind of policy created hate of the West in the heart and mind of every person of the Islamic Civilization, and America's credibility in the eyes of the Moslem allies was seriously damaged. After World War I, following the destruction of the Ottoman Empire, the European powers created states and appointed officials to administer them. A lot of what was created had no legitimacy for the people of the Moslem Civilization, and Western domination brought much of the same kind of hegemony in the region as with the British. Moslems have had enough of outsiders exploiting them for profit and power, of being used and killed, and their communities destroyed. The September 11 attack on America may very well be a small outburst of this hate. This is what Israel, Great Britain and America have to deal with, and they are morally responsible and accountable for creating this hate in the Middle East and in Afghanistan. It is the Free Trading of arms in the Middle East, the business deals, and their complete lack of ethical and moral responsibility and accountability that are at the root of the September 11 attack on the USA. The Afghans were wonderful friends to America during the America-Soviet Cold War but now the USA considered them expandable and merely social and religious barbarians. Afghans were already struggling to survive under severe war-ruined, drought conditions. Poverty is widespread in Afghanistan. This Love-Hate relationship is very much the same today. Americans are now selling arms to the people of Pakistan, and it is only a matter of time before Americans change their mind and called the people of Pakistan the evil enemies, the terrorists, and then invade Pakistan.

America assume all Moslems are guilty. Moslems have had more than enough of the American and British imperialism in the Middle East. The act of terrorim was the result of an entire Islamic Civilization telling America, and any new outsiders, to butt out of the Middle East and of Afghanistan, or else they will come to our land and do the same to us.

The United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany, and Israel were the countries that sold arms to the people of the Middle East and to Afghanistan. They have shown no ethical and moral values in the activities of their trade. They have made trade a despicable act of dealing with one another between human beings and between nations. No laws! No regulations! No ethics! No moral responsibility and accountability! Everyone has the "freedom" of destroying the global life-support systems! Everyone has the "freedom" of human rights abuses! Now pollution, diseases, terrorism, poverty, social and economic injustice have no boundaries.

The Earth Community requires that those six nations to provide massive financial aid to the amount of eight trillion dollars (American) to the countries of the Middle East and to Afghanistan to help them overcome the ravages of war they have brought to them by the selling of war product and equipment. The financial aid will be administered by the Earth Community Organization. The first priority of the organization will be to build sustainable communities in all of the Moslem nations of the Middle East, including Afghanistan.

Several times in the past the Earth Community has requested the United Nations to restructure its organization to be in touch with the problems humanity is facing in this millennium. They have never replied. Four of the five UN Permanent Members, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia, are those countries that, not only control the UN, but they are the same countries that have brought disgrace to humanity by their selfish, immoral, unethical, incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money behavior in the Middle East and towards Afghanistan. They have given to trade a bad name. Because of them free trade has become a danger to the extinction of life on Earth. They even got China, the fifth Permanent Member of the UN, to vote YES to invade Afghanistan (without that vote the UN could not have approved), in exchange of China got its membership into the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The Earth Government will do everything possible to give free trade the proper guidance for humanity. Free trade will become a global co-operation between all nations. The kind of behaviour that happened in the Middle East and in many other parts of the world will not be allowed again.

Historical Background


What is known of the Middle East includes many countries: Iran, Irak, Libya, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates, and also the Israeli occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The Islamic State of Afghanistan is geographically located in Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, and east of Iran. Afghanistan is included here in the discussion . The different groups of people living in the region are passionate about defending their territory and bodies of water. Religious beliefs strongly influence their politics. The Middle East is the home of the world's most ancient civilizations and the birthplace of the three great monotheistic(one God) religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Islamic believers, or Muslims, follow the teachings of the prophet Muhammad as recorded in the Quran; the Quran prescribes common laws, a written language and a universal Muslim culture. Jews follow the Torah which describes their early history and is the basis for several of their cultural practices. Christians learn about the history of Christ's life and teachings in the New Testament of the Bible. It is unfortunate that the various interpretations of these Holy Books often cause disagreement and war rather than peace and healing.

Historical aspects of the great Moslem's civilization and the birth of the Islam Religion have been described in the September 2001 Newsletter. They represent the beginning of the Middle East saga. This historical perspective spread from the Greek civilization to modern days.

It was after World War II that the Middle East became the principal source of oil for industrial nations and a place of ever-growing strategic importance for the global economy. Because of the oil, the Middle East has become a region for conflicts and wars between the Western Civilization and the Moslem Civilization. Furthermore, the old conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine has accentuated the tension and made the Middle East one of the most volatile place on the planet.

The politics of the Middle East are very complex. The region is the seething with political extremism and religious fanaticism most often caused by outside powers. Starting in the nineteenth century these outsiders were the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, czarist Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and now the United States of America. There were always two or more outsiders competing for control and influence. The local governments, rulers, warlords or tribal chiefs have often sided with one of the outsiders or the other to advance local needs or their own personal political power.

The Ottoman Turks were Islamic and multiethnic. They ruled a large part of the Arab land for a period stretching from early fifteen century to the end of World War I (they were defeated because they took side with Germany) at which time Great Britain and France played the major roles as colonial powers until the 1956 Suez crisis.

After World War II the influence of the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, was exerted through alliances, economic assistance, and the supply of arms, war products and equipment, and not through direct political control or prolonged military occupation. The superpower phase ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1991 at the end of the Cold War between the USSR and America, America demonstrated dominance in the Middle East and Russia was transformed from a powerful adversary into a junior partner (global economics are at the roots of this new partnership).

Today the United States with Israel are the only outsiders invading the Middle East countries. These outsiders are shaping the political evolution of the Middle East and the destinies of every Moslem country and Afghanistan. Everything, including oil prices (OPEC really have not much saying in this matter), are ruled by the United States. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein predicted that this would happen, and he warned his fellow Moslems. In 1990, he invaded Kuwait (the region of Kuwait used to belong to Irak during the Ottoman Empire period but was made independent by the British in 1922) but America, the Soviet Union, Great Britain and France ejected Irak from Kuwait. Ever since that time, the status quo in the region has been kept by America. The New World Order now reflects the interests of the victors rather than any universal principles of justice or morality. America has emerged as the principal guardian of Gulf security and the Moslem Civilization was, once more over its history, pushed back into a position of dependence, weakness and subservience, and that is really the old regional order (not the New World Order) in the Middle East.

Since World War II, America along with junior partners, Great Britain, France and Russia, have refashioned the Middle East in their own image, building a new political and territorial order on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. Despite the efforts of secular and religious local forces who rejected the West's intrusion, America and the junior partners formed states, chose people to govern them, and drawn frontiers between them. But this new order never worked because to Arab nationalists it meant betrayal of wartime promises made by the Allies, military occupation, and the exploitation of resources and of the Moslem people. The Jewish National Home in Palestine further fueled hostility toward the West. The post war order imposed by Great Britain and the Allies created instabilities and disorder (the Ottoman Empire was stable and had order) throughout the Moslem world. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations passed a resolution partitioning Palestine into two independent states, one Jewish and one Arab. The Jewish accepted the resolution and called their land Israel, but the Moslem states rejected it and sent their armies to regain the land but lost the war against Israel. The Palestinians lost their land and have been without a homeland ever since. They became refugees on their own land. Israel's occupation of Moslem land and refusal to recognize the national rights of the Palestinians were the fundamental problems. The State of Israel made its entrance into history in a war against the Moslems. Throughout this period America was a major support in lobbying the UN partition plan and in the birth of the State of Israel.

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; and
f) Israel's June 1982 invasion of Lebanon.

After each war America became gradually committed to the security and well-being of Israel. America maintained Israel's superiority over Moslems through regular infusions of money and arms. During the Cold War America had a strategic interest in containing Soviet influence and its expansion in the Middle East. The money and arms given to Israel was used to fend off challenges to American interests from radical, Islamic, and Soviet-backed forces. The American support of Israel was criticized by the Arab Middle East and the Islamic world and has fed the radical Islamic fundamentalist movements. Another strategic interest of the United States was the need to preserve access to two-thirds of the world's known petroleum reserves.

In the late 60's and during the 70's, America's defeat in the Vietnam War had profoundly disillusioned the American people about the necessity of always being upfront to the defense of their strategic interests in the Middle East. They chose to rely on friendly local powers as regional policemen: Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia. They sold arms(at some point in time America agreed to sell anything to the shah of Iran but not nuclear weapons) to Iran and Saudi Arabia and provided them with technical assistance (at costs of course). In Iran, the arms sales increased tremendously as American companies scrambled for lucrative contracts. The overspending on arms led to inflation and corruption as American company officials offered "commissions" in return of government contracts. The increased exposure to Western ideas contributed to Iranian domestic problems, disturbed Islamic fundamentalists and alienated the Iranian people from their rulers. America used the shah to weaken the Soviet Union and its allies, especially Irak, in Central Asia. In the mean time, the Soviets sold arms to Irak. For the White House, the Kurdish people in northern Irak, and the people from Iran and Irak were all pawns in a geopolitical game, supporting them only as long as they were useful. America tilted first toward Iran but will tilt in favor of Irak when circumstances change and when it deemed such a tilt advantageous. This strategy built suspicion and resentment of America on all sides and the long-term consequences were not understood (as we have seen what happened on September 11 2001).

In 1979 the Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini overthrown the shah of Iran, the Pahlavi dynasty. With the collapse of the shah's regime, a decade of efforts to develop a viable Gulf strategy ended in failure. America lost a close friend but also prestige and credibility. It also lost its links to the Iranian military, its monitoring stations near the Soviet frontier, and a very important arms buyer. The oil-price also want up to $34 a barrel. Khomeini had criticized the shah's subservience to America and its alliance with Israel, potraying them both as evils to Islam. The Islamic Revolution turned America and other former allies into enemies. Khomeini regarded both the Soviet Union and America as equally guilty of imperialism. Khomeini wanted to spread the Islamic system of government to the corrupt pro-Western and anti-Islamic countries of the Gulf. Khomeini call to Iraqi Shiites to overthrow the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and establish an Islamic state. In December 1979, the Soviet invaded Afghanistan. America feared that the invasion was a prelude to Soviet expansion in the Gulf. On September 22, 1980, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein launched a massive attack on Iran. It was believed that America was an accomplice in the Iraqi attack on Iran. Iraq had a military advantage as Iran was missing its principal source of arms and spare parts.

In November 1979, followers of Khomeini seized American hostages. In October 1980, for no apparent reason, Iran announced the release of the hostages. A short while later the embargo on arms to Iran was reversed and Israel was allowed to sell several billion dollars' worth of American-made arms, spare parts, and ammunition to Iran. Money made enemies good friends. The Love-Hate relationship between America and Israel on one side and Khomeini and Hussein on the other side was erratic and contradictory. Money could buy anyone in the Pursian Gulf, even Israel and America. Eventually, Israel made its own arms sell deals without America's permission. America and Israel wanted the Iran-Iraq War to continue forever. There was plenty of money to make from both sides. The Soviet Union condemmed Iraq for starting the war and suspended arms supplies. In 1982 Iran invaded Iraqi territory. Moscow resumed arms supplies to Iraq. At the same time America feared the Iranian military victory which would mean the expansion of Islam. America tilted towards Irak. America also resumed arms sales to Iraq and restored diplomatic relations. Now the Love-Hate relationship between America and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was very real. Once again money made old enemies good friends, and bought Israel and America. Both Israel and America were selling arms to both sides at the same time (the Iran-Contra scandal in the US) just to keep the war going. America's credibility in the eyes of the Arab allies was seriously damaged.

Because of pressure at home, America intervened actively in the Iran-Iraq War by tilting on Iraq's side. America established an arms embargo against Iran. On July 1988 Iran capitulated. America's policy toward Iran and Iraq had been incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money. Strictly business! A profit-making international policy! And Saddam Hussein ended up becoming a junior partner with the US in preserving the status quo in the Gulf. The war did not resolve anything. The threat each regime presented the other was still existing after the cease-fire.

In 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait, its former land. The Americans launched Operation Desert Storm to remove the Iraqi forces from Kuwait, and hoping to create a "New World Order" where the rule of law governs the conduct of nations. This New World Order was meant to rally support from local powers but it turned out to be much of the same thing to the Moslem population: status quo, stability, based on the same states and frontiers, and it recognized only state rights and not that of individuals or group rights. It showed that Islamic fundamentalists were not welcome and would never succeed in a democratic framework. Democracy and human rights were not even mentioned, just as if Moslems were not evolved enough as human beings and could not possibly understand the higher thinking of democracy and that of human rights. Maybe Americans thought that, because of their non-Christian religion, Moslems were barbarians and could not be considered as part of the Human Family, the Earth Community. The New World Order was an illusion for covering American hegemony in the Middle East. It allowed Saddam to defeat the Kurdish and Shiite uprisings as a pre-condition to ending the war. The New World Order also allowed the Jews in Israel to occupy Arad lands in Palestine which is something unacceptable to the Islamic Civilization. Americans committed themselves to provide Israel with an unlimited economic, monetary, technological, diplomatic and military assistance. They wanted Israel to maintain its military edge at all costs. America also provided Israel with aid for large-scale housing projects on the West Bank. America remained hostile to the PLO.

After understanding these historical events, dont you think Americans and Jews should say me-aculpa for the September 11 events in the USA ? In some ways I feel responsible as well as I should have criticized the American policies in the Middle East and may be they would have changed. Are we responsible adults or are we going to hide behind hate and revenge like irresponsible children? When are we going to look within ourselves and examine our Way of Life, our values, and start to take some responsibility of the September 11 events? All of us.

The West is responsible for countless territorial disputes in the Middle East and in other parts of the world, and has denied several countries' very right to exist, and caused numerous wars and struggles for national liberation. Current conflicts in the Middle East are between Moslems and Jews, and Moslems and America.

By making an astronomical profit through the selling of arms, war products and equipment to all of the Middle East countries, including Iran, Irak and Afghanistan, and by sucessively calling these old friends their new enemies and terrorists, and destroying their countries, America and Great Britain have shown that they could never be trusted. Since the Cold War is over, the only American interests in the Middle East are the cheap crude oil and the protection of Israel. The Jews come first even if it mean to fight and annihilate the entire Islamic Civilization with nuclear war heads. If you have any doubt that they would do such an atrocious crime, ask the people from Japan and also, ask the Russians as they have back off from rubbing their noses with those of the American and the British. They are looking for an excuse big enough for doing it. The September 11 event was not big enough. And it would not matter whether or not they have solid proof of who is guilty of the attack. No one has claimed responsibility of the September 11 event and, therefore, there are no solid proof of who could have done such a terrible act. If there had really been a solid proof it would have been easy to prove it in the Earth Court of Justice.

America assume all Moslems are guilty. Moslems have had more than enough of the American and British imperialism in the Middle East. There is no such thing as one person, Osama bin Laden, being guilty of the September 11 event. It is ridiculous what the News Media Controlled Industry of the West is trying to make us believe. The media was told "Look for the leader and throw all you have got at him, and if there is no leader we will make one". Americans once again are invading a country in the region of the Middle East, Afghanistan, to look for the leader and his "gang of terrorists". We say that they are not people like we are, and they should be stopped. The reality is that they are Moslems people, more than a billion of them.

After World War I, following the destruction of the Ottoman Empire, the European powers created states and appointed officials to administer them. A lot of what was created had no legitimacy for the people of the Moslem Civilization and Western domination brings much of the same kind of hegemony in the region as with the British. They have had enough of outsiders exploiting them for profit and power, of being used and killed, and their communities destroyed. The act of terrorism of September 11 was not caused by a group of lawless people with Osama bin Laden as their leader. No! The act of terrorim was the result of an entire Moslem Civilization telling America, and any new outsiders, to butt out of the Middle East or else they will come to our land and do the same to us. Killing Osama bin Laden and his people will not solve anything. It will make the American people feel better for a while. The News Media Controlled Industry of the West will make sure that the American feel good about having caught and punished the guilty ones. The American people are way more intelligent than this. They know something is not right! Something right has to be done and invading Afghanistan is not the answer. Invading the entire Moslem world is not the answer either.

The only strategic interests America has in the Middle east are the oil, selling arms and Israel. We can buy the oil like we have done in the past. Better even we should find an environmentally friendly source of energy. Oil is creating global warming and will bring about the extinction of Life on Earth. Selling arms is evil. We know that so why are we doing it? Money? I certainly never got a penny off selling arms so who is making all those trillion of dollars? There were astronomical amounts of money made by the war industry ever since World War I. We have armed the Moslem people, and then we have destroyed them. The war industry is evil and should be shelved for good.

America has an obligation to promote a meaningful Israel-PLO settlement in the Middle East. There is too much instability, violence and bloodshed in the region. As for Israel, if the problem was just the small piece of land that they took away from the Moslem Civilization then we could offer the Jews to relocate somewhere else where they could participate positively as members of the Human Family, the Earth Community. There is plenty of space North of Canada. But we would have to ask permission from the Canadian Government and the neighborhood communities (by referendum) if they would accept the people from Israel as neighbors. We would not ask the United Nations to break all the rules of human rights and democracy and approve the creation of the state of Israel in Canada. One thing is for sure Jews would have to leave their guns and war heads behind. They would have to decommission all of their war products and equipment.

But the problem with Israel in the Middle East is not about the small piece of land that they have taken from the Moslem world. It is about religion: Judaism and Christianity (from America) versus Islam. Actually it is not so much Christianity as Americans have another religion, they have money or the dollar sign as their religion. In a way, the West is jealous of the Islamic Faith, and followers of the Faith, moderates, fundamentalists and extremists. Much of our Western philosophy is related to science and its applications, and about the Universe, the evolution of Life, and it has its roots in the Islamic Faith and that is totally opposed by Christian believers as they believe in Creation. It is like the Islamic Faith is intruding in a major way into the Christian Faith. This was amply shown during the Iran-Irak War. The Love-Hate relationship with either regime was based mostly on the love of profit-making from the part of America and hate of Americans and Jews by Iraqis and Iranians. This Love-Hate relationship is very much the same today. Basically what Americans have showed is that, given enough money, America can be bought. No need to destroy America, just buy it.

It is not right for Canada to be driven to war just because of the American self-interests in the Middle East. Canada should get out of NATO. It is an archaic institution just like the war industry. America brought terrorism to their country because of their profit making self-interests in the Middle East. I certainly do not approve of Canadians being asked to give their lives for such meaningless reason. The days of the great wars for great reasons are over. We live in the New Age Civilization. We are the Human Family, the Earth Community, the Global Community, and we dont want greedy people to govern our lives. There are 6.1 billion of us. We will rise up and tell to that small group of greedy people who rule the world where they can go. They can go to Jupiter.

What goes around comes around!

If we truly want peace, safety and security, than we have to invite every Moslem of the Middle East to become a part of the Human Family.


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A global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations

At the moment the Earth Community is conducting research to develop a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations. New ideas will be discussed later.

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The Peace Movement of the Earth Community

Historically, a Peace Movement has always been associated with women. It was essentially thought as a feminist initiative. The method of decision making in such movement was intended to expand leadership rather than to narrow it. Somewhat like the decision-making process of the Sociocracy Model designed for any organization. Most women groups in the feminist movement worked by consensus, the relationship among themselves has always been intimate and caring, and they often included a humanitarian concern for all people. The feminist peace movement has created a value system based on an ethic of caring, caring for each other and caring for the world as well. Women groups have dealt with issues such as motherhood, violence against women, citizenship rights, and oppression. World peace has been interpreted through women's eyes. Even the ecofeminist vision has peace rooted in nature, and the very essence of life and survival have been said as essentially female attributes. The ecofeminist position is that the Earth is our mother, and she is being ravaged by militarism and male-created toxic substances.

Ecofeminists have managed to bring into their groups all kinds of women because of their work in ecology. Women are organizing to save the environment. They have defended a large number of issues from the rain forests of Brazil, to the forests of India and to the toxic waste sites in America.

The women peace movement has been at work throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They have promoted a peaceful solution to all world problems. War has been their greatest challenge as it is a male thing. Nevertheless, they have promoted nonviolent settlement to conflicts.

War is the greatest violation of human rights that one people can inflict on another. It brings deaths and injuries, starvation, diseases, millions of people losing their homes and livelihoods, and massive destruction of property. Children and teenagers are placed in internment camps, and several are often forced to serve as soldiers. War not only corrupts the morals of soldiers, it leads to a decline in the morality of the whole nation. Political and military leaders are always convinced that their particular war is justified. From their point of view, there are several reasons to go to war: loyalty to allies, religion, a thirst for power, greed, ancient grievances to be settled, or the desire to alleviate suffering among their people. A nonviolent settlement to a conflict would always be more advantageous. War is self-defeating because it cannot secure what it sets out to achieve, protection against attack. The hatred for the enemy whipped up by war and the desire for revenge among the losers leads to an accursed vicious circle from which there is no escape. The difference between agressive and defensive, or just and unjust wars, is ridiculous. They are tags each side adopted to suit its interests. War and militarism destroy civil liberties within a nation.

What happens to a person's conscience when he/she wears the uniform of the soldier? It is enslaved to the state. He must kill when ordered. No government, whether democratic or despotic, can allow the soldier to decide what to do according to his conscience. That would undermine discipline and the power to fight.

The Earth Community claims that everyone on Earth should be able to live in peace. This peace mouvement is about courage. Not the courage it takes to go into battle but the courage to organize resistance to war when a bloody taste for it inflames the world, and the threat of prison in a nation where the human rights and freedom of expression have diminished significantly. It is about the courage to say NO to the war industry. It is an industry that destroys life on Earth, corrupts society, and violates morality. Military intervention in the affairs of other nations is wrong. There are other ways, there are peaceful ways, ways that are not based on profit-making and the gain of power for itself. We are conscientious objectors, "nonresistants". That word comes from Jesus, opposing the use of violence: "Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."

The evil is the war industry. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus develops the ethic of nonviolence and love of the enemies. Early Christians were probably the first individuals to renounce participation in war unconditionally. "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." And he told Peter, "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword." Christ has taught us to show mercy, to forgive enemies, to put up patiently with oppression, to return only good for evil and love for hatred and, therefore, war is inconsistent with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. This shows that a Christian should take no part in war, never, in any way. This all means that violence is futile in the long run. To respond to violence with violence is only perpetuating a vicious cycle of violence.

God prohibits killing, and no exception at all ought to be made to the commandment that it is always wrong to kill. The sanctity of human life is unconditional. A short while ago God, Allah, has spoken to humanity once more. The New Age Revelations are His Word. His Revelations are to be added to previous ones revealed thousands of years ago. Together they are God's Word, and they will guide humanity for the thousands of years to come. His Word reinforce His compassion and love for humanity and His care for all living inhabitants on Earth and of Earth itself. God has said:

"Thou shall banish war as a solution to problems between communities. All Souls involved with war, directly or indirectly, shall face the Soul of Humanity to be purified. All Souls involved in the making of weapons, war product and equipment shall be facing the Soul of Humanity."

There are several reasons for objecting to war: religious, moral and political. People have different degrees of refusal to go to war. Absolute pacifists such as the Earth Community will not cooperate with any preparation for war as decided by the war industry, let alone war itself. Others will accept some kinds of service so long as they are not forced to fight. And others are willing to fight in "just wars." The idea of the "just war" began with St. Augustine. Late in the fourth century he argued that the good Christian, barred from doing violence on his own behalf, could take arms in a war that was just. Several theologians now say that the standards for a just war are:

a) War must be the last resort and used only after other means have failed.
b) War must be declared to redress rights actually violated or for defense against unjust demands backed by the threat of force. It must not be fought simply to satisfy national pride or to further economic or territorial gain.
c) The war must be openly and legally declared by a legal government.
d) There must be a reasonable chance of winning.
e) The means used must be in proportion to the ends sought.
f) Soldiers must distinguish between armies and civilians and not killed civilians in purpose.
g) The winner must not required the utter humiliation of the loser.

It can be debated whether any war has ever satisfied all these reasonable conditions. There werer always Christians who rejected violence. They believed Christ's way was the pursuit of peace. During the Crusades, from the eleventh to fourteenth centuries, Christians fought to recover the Holy Land from Islam, and the Church plunged into extreme violence and cruelty. Even then there were some who had the courage to criticize the theory and practice of their time. They were like the early Christians in denouncing war. Only now they were not rebelling against a heathen empire but against the wordly Church. In their opposition they formed sects, separate from the official Church. Their pacifist convictions found their source in a return to the Bible. These awakened Christians went back to the fundamental ideas of Christianity, to the New Testament, and took the Sermon on the Mount as their ideal.

The people of the Earth Community are dedicated in using our resources to resolve conflict, promote democracy, and fight hunger, terrorism, disease, and human rights abuses. In order to bring about the event of peace, the Earth Community is offering other good organizations around the world to work together to bring warring parties to peace. We can accomplish this task by concrete actions such as:

a) Tracking armed conflicts within and between nations around the world and offering assistance in dispute resolution;
b) Promoting human rights and democracy;
c) Monitoring democratic elections;and
d) Educating the public about the advantages of a peaceful solution to any conflict.

The Earth Community Organization (ECO) has given back responsibility to every citizen on Earth. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of life within Earth Community. We will work together in working out sound solutions to local and global problems. It would be wrong and dishonest to blame it all on the leader of a country. Most problems in the world must find solutions at the local and global community levels (and not assume that the leader alone is responsible and will handle it). There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be utilized. Every humble person deserves to have ideas respected, and encouraged to develop his or her own life for the better. Sound solutions to help manage and sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future. Everyone can think of better ideas to sustain all life on Earth and realize these ideas by conducting positive and constructive actions. 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 opposed to a measure or an action causing an irreversible loss; that is the grassroots process. The Earth Community Organization can help people realized their actions by coordinating efforts efficiently together.

The responsibility of a peacemaker is to settle differences through compromise and negotiation before they erupt into violence. Conflicting views do not have to bring about fighting. War is an irreversible solution to a problem. War is never an appropriate solution to resolve a conflict.

The worst environmental degradation happens in wars. Farm products in fields and livestock are abandoned, there is no more control on toxic wastes, and water, air, and land are polluted. People are displaced and feel no longer responsible for the quality of life in their communities. Historically, the industrialized nations have caused the most damage to the environment, with their careless technology and policies. Emissions from factories and vehicles have caused ozone depletion and acid rain. Leaders of the wealthier nations must be willing to accept responsibility for past mistakes and to help pay the financial burden for environmental protection of the developing nations. This is the most damaging conflict of interests between the rich industrialized countries and those that are poor and struggling just for existence. The Earth Community must help wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: peace, human rights and the environment. The poor is more concerned with ending starvation, finding a proper shelter and employment, and helping their children to survive. Environmental issues become meaningless to the poor. In reality, all concerns are interrelated. As soon as the environment is destroyed beyond repair, human suffering is next. Ecology has no boundaries. All nations suffer the effects of air pollution, global warming, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, acid rain, ozone depletion, silting of streams, and countless of other environmental problems. This was the reason for proposing to the Earth Community the Scale of Human Rights.

The Earth Community wants to provide a forum where international conflicts could be argued and resolved peacefully. Because of hatred and mistrust, disputing parties always find it difficult to express constructive ideas or proposals. A face-to-face meeting may not even be possible. The Earth Community offers to be a trusted third party that would carry ideas back and forth, put forward new proposals until both sides agree. When both parties feel they have gained more than they have lost from the process, the outcome is a win-win settlement for peace.

Declaration of Beliefs of the Earth Community


We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end or under any pretence whatever, and we do certainly know, and so testify to the world, that the Spirit of Allah, God, which leads us to all truth, will never move us to fight and war against any human being with outward weapons, neither for the kingdom of Allah, God, not for the kingdom of this world. The Will of God is for life to reach God in the best possible ways. Life is the most precious gift ever given by God to the Universe. Life allows Souls to be conscious of God in as many different ways as possible. 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.


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A transition from global competition to global co-operation which allows communities the freedom to pursue social and environmental objectives

At the moment the Earth Community is conducting research to develop the process of a transition from global competition to global co-operation which allows communities the freedom to pursue social and environmental objectives New ideas will be discussed later.

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Religion and Earth Management

The Earth Community is asking all religions around the world to re-examine their scriptures, precepts, practices, ethical and moral values in light of ecological concerns. The global community is facing a global environmental crisis. It is very important that every person on Earth accept of being part of the process in protecting the global life-support systems. The ecological crisis is as much about saving children as it is about saving other lifeforms on the planet.

Research papers are required now. There is a discussion roundtable on Religion and Earth Management to be held during the Global Dialogue in August 2002.

We will accept articles, comments, recommendations, and research papers related to this issue.

The Golden Rule principle, also called the Ethic of Reciprocity by theologians, says: "Dont do to others what you wouldn't want done to you." Or treat others the way you would want to be treated. The Golden Rule has a moral aspect found in each religion or faith. It could be used as a global ethic. Paul McKenna, a writer in interfaith dialogue, has found analogues for the golden rule in 13 faiths. These 13 analogue statements are passages found in the scriptures or writings that promote this ethos. Every faith is unanimous of saying that every individual should be treated with the same respect and dignity we all seek for ourselves. As a first step in bringing together religious leaders all around the world, the Earth Community is presenting here 13 statements that unify us all in one Golden Rule.

Our next objective will be to find statements from all religions that promote the respect, stewardship, protection, ethical and moral responsibility to life and of the environment, the Earth global life-support systems, and statements that promote a responsible earth management. We are also asking for specific statements on environmental conservation such as those expressed by the Islamic religion.

Native Spirituality
We are as much alive as we keep the Earth alive.
Chief Dan George


Sikhism
I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all.
Guru Granth Sahib, pg. 1299


Christianity
In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
Jesus, Matthews 7:12


BaHa'I Faith
Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.
Baha'ullah, Gleanings


Judaism
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary.
Hillel, Talmud, Shabbat 31a


Buddhism
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
Udana-Varga 5.18


Islam
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.
The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith


Taoism
Regard your neighbour's gain as your own gain, and your neighbour's loss as your own loss.
T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien, 213-218


Hinduism
This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.
Mahabharata 5:1517


Confucianism
One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct...loving kindness. Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.
Confucius, Analeets, 15.23


Jainism
One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.
Mahavira,Sutrakritanga


Unitarianism
We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Unitarian principle


Zoroastrianism
Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.
Shayast-na-Shayast, 13.29



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Globalization and planetary trading blocks serving the Earth Community

During the APEC meeting in China, there was an agreement signed between nation members to cooperate in fighting against terrorism. China had to publicly aknowledged its willingness to go along with America in invading Afghanistan because it had made a deal with America and the other Permanent Members of the UN Security Council in exchange of its membership in the World Trade Organization(WTO).

America and Great Britain have given free trade a bad reputation by their ways of dealing with the nations of the Middle East and Afghanistan.

During the Iran-Iraq War, the Love-Hate relationship between America and Israel on one side and Khomeini and Hussein on the other side was erratic and contradictory. Money could buy anyone in the Pursian Gulf, even Israel and America as they were selling arms at the same time to both sides to keep the war going and thus, making more money. America's credibility in the eyes of the Moslem allies was seriously damaged. America's policy toward Iran and Iraq was incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money. Strictly business! A profit-making international policy! This kind of policy created hate of the West in the heart and mind of every person of the Islamic Civilization. The September 11 attack on America may very well be a small outburst of this hate. This is what Israel, Great Britain and America have to deal with, and they are morally responsible and accountable for creating this hate in the Middle East. It is the Free Trading of arms in the Middle East, the business deals, and their complete lack of ethical and moral responsibility and accountability that are at the root of the September 11 attack on the USA.

The Afghans were wonderful friends to America during the America-Soviet Cold War but now the USA considered them expandable and merely social and religious barbarians. Afghans were already struggling to survive under severe war-ruined, drought conditions. Poverty is widespread in Afghanistan. This Love-Hate relationship is very much the same today. America is now allowing arms to be sold in Pakistan.

The United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany, and Israel were the countries that sold arms to the people of the Middle East. They have shown no ethical and moral values in the activities of their trade. They have made trade a despicable act of dealing with one another between human beings. No laws! No regulations! No ethics! No moral responsibility and accountability! Everyone has the "freedom" of destroying the global life-support systems! Everyone from the Western nations has the "freedom" of causing human rights abuses in the Middle East! Pollution, diseases, terrorism, poverty, social and economic injustice have no boundaries.

Several times in the past the Earth Community has requested the United Nations to restructure its organization to be in touch with the problems humanity is facing in this millennium. They have never replied. Four of the five UN Permanent Members, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia, are those countries that, not only control the UN, but they are the same countries that have brought disgrace to humanity by their selfish, immoral, unethical, incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money behavior in the Middle East and towards Afghanistan. They have given to trade a bad name. Because of them free trade has become a danger to the extinction of life on Earth. They even got China, the fifth Permanent Member of the UN, to vote YES to invade Afghanistan (without that vote the UN could not have approved), in exchange of China getting its membership into the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Earth Government will do everything possible to give free trade the proper guidance for humanity. Free trade will become a global co-operation between all nations. The kind of behaviour that happened in the Middle East and in many other parts of the world will not be allowed again.

Surely, if we can cooperate in fighting against terrorism, then we should also be able to cooperate in fighting against the effects of Free Trade and the emergence of the planetary trading blocks. It has already been shown that these effects will be desastrous socially and environmentally and are a direct threat to the existence of Life on Earth. A likely solution is the process of changing the spirit of global competition to that of global economic cooperation.

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No more wars means shelving the war industry, the modern evil

Let us define what is meant by the "war industry". The war industry comprises all persons (a person can be an organization such as a government, a business, a non-government organization, an institution such as a university or an institute of technology, or it can be a professional, an individual, or the like) directly or indirectly related to the research, engineering, production, manufacturing, promoting, selling, use of war products, war equipment, war ships, war planes, or the like. Conflicts and wars are often created for the exploitation of tax payers of a country and resources, for the purpose of making a profit and protecting self-interests. The war industry will use every mean possible to survive as an industry.

Today the war industry is exploiting the issue of terrorism for profit. Everyone knows terrorism cannot be fought by conventional warfare but that would not deter the industry from saying it is the best way to get rid of terrorists. Our governments are now spending tax dollars used for social and environmental programs and services to pay for more war products and equipment. Terrorists have committed the horrible acts of september 11 because the war industry brought terror in their homeland and is continuing to do so today in Afghanistan and in Palestine. In the "Letter to the people of the Middle East", the Earth Community has asked Muslims not to buy war products and equipment from the West or from any country in the world. The only way to fight evil is by not buying its products. The industry should die eventually, hopefully. But now the war industry is organizating a massive international media campaign to make taxpayers pay for their expenses. More illusions about protecting the humble people from nuclear war heads being sent from one continent to another. The terrorist act of September 11 has shown that if terrorists wanted to use war heads they would not use intercontinental missiles.

Throughout the 20th Century, the war industry has created the worse evil humanity has ever encountered: the business of conflicts and wars. It is a business that has made trillions of dollars (American) and will continue to do so. It is the "mother fucker of all evils" created by human beings. It has no moral value, no understanding about Life, no respect for anyone or anything, no law except the ones that it makes for itself, and all its products are meant to kill and destroy. It has sold its products to the enemies for the purpose of making more profit. It has subdued governments all over the world to make them buy its products. Although the war industry has a good public image, it does not really matter who is the buyer as long as he pays good money. The proof of this reality was easily verified by finding out what war products and equipment were being used by Iran, Irak, Afghanistan, and other Middle East countries. Over 90% of all war products and equipment were made in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France and Russia. Four out of five of these countries are Permanent Members of the United Nations and that means they have almost a 100% control on any proposal submitted to the organization. The fifth Permanent Member missing here is China. Shortly after the September 11 event, the UN Security Council has approved war against the people of Afghanistan. To get China to vote YES they gave China a membership in the World Trade Organization(WTO). War brings terror to the children and wonen of Afghanistan. War brings deaths, and destroy everything. War creates more hate and, therefore, more terrorism. War brings money and wealth to the war makers in the West and the war industry. And the taxpayers pay for it. Innocent people here in the West and in the Middle East are killed because of the greedy war industry.

China had to publicly aknowledged its willingness to go along with America in invading Afghanistan because it had made a deal with America and the other Permanent Members of the UN Security Council to do and in exchange of its membership in the World trade Organization(WTO). And somehow the UN got the Nobel Peace Price. Mr. Nobel probably turned over twice in his grave for such an incredible and impossible to believe evaluation of the facts. Just one more illusion for the common people to believe.

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A method of raising global taxes, of redistributing incomes to the poorest communities, of providing debt-free technical assistance to non-industrial and developing countries to help them out of poverty and to meet environmental and social standards

At the moment the Earth Community is conducting research to develop a method of raising global taxes, of redistributing incomes to the poorest communities, of providing debt-free technical assistance to non-industrial and developing countries to help them out of poverty and to meet environmental and social standards. New ideas will be discussed later.

We will accept articles, comments, recommendations, and research papers related to this issue.


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