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The Global Community has had work on social issues and activities ever since 1985. A short list of our previous work on social issues and activities. A short list of our previous work on social issues and activities is shown here

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 Month/year  Theme and Author  Read contents
 February 8, 2008   Canadian society: a vibrant, modern, symbiosis global society
by
Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
Prophete of God

Key words: Canadian multiculturalism, diversity, the Canadian experience, immigration, symbiosis global society, symbiotical relationship, global ministries
Canadian society today includes a vast diversity of cultural heritages and racial groups. This multicultural diversity is a result of centuries of immigration. Truly, the struggle for the making of Canadian multiculturalism is the Canadian experience and the Canadian identity. Canadian multiculturalism is a symbiotical relationship between Canada, the Canadian people, and the world.

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 February 6, 2008   The Soul of all Life, the Soul of Humanity, is the unifying religion of a modern symbiosis society, that of the global civilization of the 3 rd Millennium  The Soul of all Life, the Soul of Humanity, is the unifying religion of a modern symbiosis society, that of the global civilization of the 3 rd Millennium
by
Soul of all Life
and by
Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
Prophete of God

The teaching of the Soul     The teaching of the Soul
The fundamental criteria of a global symbiotical relationship     The fundamental criteria of a global symbiotical relationship
Guiding Souls and God want to help us manage Earth     Guiding Souls and God want to help us manage Earth
Guiding Souls to serve God is a part of a new unifying religion of a modern symbiosis global society     Guiding Souls to serve God is a part of a new unifying  religion  of a modern symbiosis society
The Divine Plan and the higher purpose of humanity      The Divine Plan and the higher purpose of humanity
The Global Community teaching     The Global Community teaching
Global Law      Global Law

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 December 10, 2007   Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez
by Stephen Lendman, Countercurrents.org,
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
Dateline December 3, 2007 - the corporate media is euphoric after Venezuelans narrowly defeated Hugo Chavez's constitutional reform referendum the previous day. The outcome defied pre-election independent poll predictions and was a cliffhanger to the end.
Chavez is resilient and will rebound from one electoral setback. Don't ever count him out or underestimate his influence. A historic transformation is underway in Latin America following more than a quarter century of neoliberal rule. The referendum and its outcome while important today is merely an episode in the struggle between authoritarian imperial centered capitalism (Chavez opposes) and democratic workers centered socialism.
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 December 10, 2007   The Missing Link in Creationism
by Sean Gonsalves
AlterNet, The Mix is the Message
How can social conservatives deny Darwin's theory of evolution while espousing social Darwinism?
I confess my heresy: like the Jesuit theologian/paleontologist Pierre Teilhard did 50 odd years ago, I'm a believer whose made his peace with evolution. But then, I've never understood why science and faith are discussed as if they're mutually exclusive. Folks who think evolution is an inherently atheist argument or those who think evolution disproves the existence of God are people with little imagination. The evolution vs. creationism debate may be an unavoidable political fight but much more relevant and revealing is what many evolution-believing secular conservatives and evolution-denying religious conservatives have in common: a belief in social Darwinism. A popular misconception is that Darwin coined the phrase "survival of the fittest." Actually, Darwin's thing was "natural selection," which turns out to involve lots of cooperation.
So while science battles evolution-opponents, I'm trying to understand a conservative political species that opposes evolution on religious grounds while supporting social Darwinism on the political and economic grounds. There's a missing link here.
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 November 29, 2007   Labor Goes to Bali: Unions Ready to Take on Global Warming
by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello, Global Labor Strategies
AlterNet, The Mix is the Message, ForeignPolicy
The devastating realities of climate change, and the scientific consensus around its cause and cure, are shifting the global political climate.
Some people might say you are anti-business. Is that the case?
This week trade unionists from around the world will travel to Bali for the December 3rd launch of negotiations for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol limiting greenhouse gasses. It will include delegates from such U.S unions as the Electrical Workers (IUE), Mine Workers, Service Employees, Boilermakers, Steelworkers, Communication Workers, Transport Workers (TWU), and UNITE HERE garment and textile workers. It will also include the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council as well as such labor-oriented groups as the Blue-Green Alliance, the Cornell Global Labor Institute, and the Labor Research Association. The Kyoto Protocol was signed by 172 countries - not including the U.S. The AFL-CIO, which then represented the great majority of all U.S. unions, opposed the Kyoto protocol. What will be the stance of American labor toward an even stronger version for the future?
As trade unionists, we are confident that Bali will mark the beginning of a new and more ambitious process of social change, where our collective hearts and minds must aspire to save our planet, on the basis of solidarity and mutual respect.
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 December 1, 2007   LA TERRE….ET LE SIECLE A VENIR     LA TERRE….ET LE SIECLE A VENIR
GROUND….AND THE CENTURY TO COME    GROUND….AND THE CENTURY TO COME
Poeme sent by Guy CREQUIE to the Global Community Guy CREQUIE Global file Our Global Community volunteers will help you
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 November 11, 2007   Deal climate injustice at home: Greenpeace India
by ASHOK B SHARMA
published by Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture and by Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.

More than 800 million poor people in India are bearing the burnt of climate change. This is partly due to the emissions caused by the few privileged rich people in the country, said a report released by Greenpeace India Society. The report on climate injustice entitled `Hiding Behind the Poor’ urged the government to apply the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” in the country to deal with the situation arising out of climate change. The study authored by G Ananathpadmanabhan, K Srinivas and Vinuta Gopal, however advocated India’s right to seek common but differentiated responsibilities at the global level. Referring to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, it said that India claims its right to development and thus its right to consume more energy from fossil fuels, asking developed nations to create the carbon space. Implicit in this is the notion that the developed countries need to decrease their carbon dioxide emissions drastically so that developing countries can still increase theirs without pushing the planet in the direction of climate change.” However, the study pointed out that over the last few decades, emissions of rapidly developing countries like India and China have surged. In fact, rankings by the WRI of top GHG emitters has US on top and developing countries such as China and India are ranked at No 2 and 5 respectively, making them amongst the world’s biggest emitters. The Greepeace India made an urgent plea to the government to consider the situation especially when the next round of negotiations for the second phase of Kyoto Protocol is scheduled to take place in Bali in Indonesia in December, this year. The Greenpeace India report further said that India was faced with two sharply contradictory realities. On the one hand there was a rapidly growing rich consumer class which has made the country the 12. The largest luxury market in the world and on the other hand India has become the home to more than 800 million poor people on the planet who are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. India’s per capita carbon dioxide emission has averaged to 1.67 tonne.
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 October 31, 2007  
11 Solutions to Halting the Environmental Crisis
by Yifat Susskind, AlterNet, The Mix is the Message, Environment
Here are 11 solutions already being put into practice by innovative communities around the world. You probably don't need to be told that the threat of climate change is real. If you're concerned about the issue, it's fairly easy to conjure the apocalyptic scenes of widespread drought, frequent deadly storms, mass hunger, and wars over natural resources like oil and water. Much harder to come by are examples of positive actions that can avert these disasters and ease the crisis in places where they are already in play. So let's skip the litany of catastrophes that await if global warming is not controlled. Instead, why not focus on some solutions? None are perfect or complete, but each offers a model of positive change that is more than theoretically possible -- it is already happening. Many of these examples are small-scale and local. That's instructive because our best hope for sustainability -- in agriculture, industry, energy, community design, and government -- may lie in local, small-scale models like some of those presented here. It may seem as though large-scale problems require large-scale solutions. But most big institutions and processes are driven by the very people and ideas that have generated our global crisis. It's in the local and the small that the majority of people can exercise agency and decision-making power.
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 October 23, 2007   Déclaration des poètes du monde pour la paix
by Guy CREQUIE Guy CREQUIE Global file Our Global Community volunteers will help you
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The beginning of the third millenium places the whole of inhabitants of our planet vis-a-vis stakes and challenges of a gravity rarely known before. The poets brought together with the 1st International Festival of Poets in Paris, believe that the poetic word is committed compared to these challenges and declare:
The poetic word is love and meeting, it supports the dialog between men and different cultures, it is the leaven of dialog and peace in a world devastated by wars and terrorism.
The poetic word is fraternal, It revolts against all the demonstrations of xenophobia and racism which return to the load under all the latitudes
The poetic word is freedom and tolerance, it says yes to the human rights for all the citizens of the planet, it says no to all forms of tyranny, oppression and torture.
The poetic word is interdependent, it is opposed to the social injustices and the various forms of exclusion, it affirms that the rights to feed, to educate themselves, to look after themselves and to shelter themselves belong to the human rights
The poetic word is fed on diversity, there are no cultures, nor minority languages, it is in the diversity that richness of humanity resides. Any culture, any language in danger, means danger to all humanity.
The poetic word is history and beauty, culture and nature, it is committed, even before the birth of the writing, in the construction and the defence of the historical inheritance of various civilizations.
The poetic word is rain and seed, it is for life, it rises against the environmental pollution, biodiversity, and threats that weigh on the various ecosystems which constitute a common good of humanity
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 October 5, 2007   Economic Sharing: A Shift In Global Values
by Rajesh Makwana, Countercurrents.org Rajesh Makwana is the Director of Share The World's Resources (STWR), an NGO campaigning for global economic and social justice. He can be contacted at rajesh@stwr.net

A growing body of progressives within the global justice movement, including environmentalists, economists and policy makers, broadly agree that a significant overhaul of the world’s economic and political systems is long overdue, and that without significant restructuring our most pressing problems will never be tackled. It is time for a significant re-evaluation of global economic and political values and the creation of an economy that serves the needs of the global community as a whole, within our environmental limitations.
In order to consider how the ownership and management of key resources could be organized, it is useful to group them according to type. There are three general categories:
-Naturally occurring resources – e.g. land, water, oil, gas and mineral ores
-Produced goods – e.g. agricultural produce, medicines, building materials and machinery
-Services – e.g. utilities, healthcare and education
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