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October 20, 2008

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Germain Dufour
Founder and Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
President
Earth Government
(short Bio)
The global crisis
that triggered the
planetary state of emergency

Key words: Financial crisis, socio-economic crisis; World Summit of the G20 nations and the new World Order; human activities destroying the Earth ecosystems and global life-support systems, and so endangering the future of life on our planet; crisis of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health; disconnected, unfair and corrupted governance focusing only on finances, trade and consumption; planetary state of emergency; widespread poverty, hunger and food crisis; overpopulation; global tax; new way of doing business and trade; nationalization of natural resources; Global Economic Model; economic and military invasion of nations by the United States and NATO; absence of fair and democratic global governance at the United Nations and European Union; planetary biodiversity zone, biodiversity zone in the North Pole region, biosphere, rainforest, boreal forest, oceans, Earth ecosystems, global ocean, human activities, global rights, a nation sovereignty, Northwest Passage, North Pole region, criteria for sovereignty, biodiversity zone in the North, Nunavut settlements, Global Community, movement for taxation on natural resources, Peak Oil and Gas Movement, North America security for all life, Earth is the birth right of all life, Earth ownership, Scale of Human and Earth Rights, Global Law, global citizenship, Kyoto Protocol, global warming, climate change, global symbiotical relationship, Global protection Agency (GPA), Federation of Global Governments, essential services, Global Movement to Help and serve the people of all nations, GCNA Emergency, Rescue and Relief Centre

Table of contents

    Causes of the global crisis which triggered the planetary state of emergency Causes of the global crisis which triggered the planetary state of emergency

A)     Financial crisis Financial crisis
Causes:
1.     Over the past decade, the White House has been building up a 10 trillion dollars national debt and a half trillion dollars annual deficit
2.     Bad financial fundamentals and out-of-control stock market

B)     Social-economic crisis Social crisis
Causes:
1. Responsiblity and accountability
2. Global Rights and Global Justice
3. Who owns the Earth ?
4. Cirteria for sovereignty
5. Overpopulation
6. Conflicts and wars, no tolerance and compassion for one another
7. Poverty, large wealth gap between rich and poor, between the industrialized nations and the developing nations
8. Food production crisis
9. Energy shortage, Peak Oil and Gas

C)     Environmental crisis Environmental crisis
Causes:
1. Overconsumption
2. Climate change and global warming
3. Pollution
4. Life species extinction
5. Deforestation
6. Human activities we must no longer do
7. Military testings and pollution

D)     Disconnected, unfair and corrupted governance focusing only on competition and consumption Disconnected, unfair  and corrupted governance focusing only on competition and consumption
Causes:
1. G20 nations, G8 nations all disconnected and selfish leaders, unwilling to change
2. European Union
3. NAFTA, FTA, WTO
4. IMF, World Bank, financial institutions worldwide
5. The military, NATO and the United Nations

Proposal to adapt to the new world order Proposal to adapt to the new world order

21st Century democracy
Embrace new values, principles, global concepts, and a new, more healthy, way of life
Polluter pays principle
You own a property, use it, share it or lose it
New way of doing business and trade
Nationalization of natural resources
Federation of Global Governments and the Global Protection Agency (GPA)
Global Law
Societal checks and balance
No taxes on labour but taxes on the use and consumption of natural resources
Global Economic Model
Planetary biodiversity zone
Essential services
Earth management and governance
Global Community Emergency, Rescue, and Relief Centre
Strong commitment to Peace in the world by means of diplomacy, not by bullying and war
What we must do




Conclusion and recommendations Conclusion

    Financial crisis Financial crisis
    Social-economic crisis Social-economic crisis
    Global rights Global rights
    Who owns the Earth ?  Who owns the Earth ?
    Agriculture, overpopulation, energy and industry for a better future Agriculture, overpopulation, energy and industry for a better future
    Conflicts and wars are not sustainable Conflicts and wars are not sustainable
    Resources have become the new political boundaries Resources have become the new political boundaries
    World poverty and food crisis World poverty and food crisis
    World Summit of the G20 nations and the new World Order World Summit of the G20 nations and the new World Order
    Peak Oil and Gas Movement  Peak Oil and Gas Movement
    Protection of the global life-support systems and the environment Protection of the global life-support systems and the environment
    Crisis of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health Crisis of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health
    Global governance and the 21st Century democracy Global governance and the 21st Century democracy
    Global Protection Agency (GPA) and global leadershipGlobal Protection Agency (GPA) and global leadership
    Global tax Global tax
    New way of doing business and trade  New way of doing business and trade
    Nationalization of natural resources Nationalization of natural resources
    Global Economic Model  Global Economic Model
    Planetary state of emergency Planetary state of emergency
    Planetary biodiversity zone Planetary biodiversity zone
    Federation of Global Governments Essential Services  Federation of Global Governments Essential Services













Causes of the global crisis and planetary state of emergency


( see enlargement )
The Global Crisis
Artwork by Germain Dufour
October 20, 2008


Several events have contributed to the planetary state of emergency:

A)     widespread poverty and hunger in more than half the world population

B)     The global warming of the planet due to human activities

C)     Climate change

D)     Economic and military invasion of nations by the United States and NATO

E)     Absence of fair and democratic global governance at the United Nations and European Union

F)     Our global environment and global life-support systems are threatened by:

  • any of the above mentioned events
  • pollution worldwide
  • the U.S.A. military exploded war heads over the bottom of the Indian ocean, and that scenario created a tsunami wave in 2004. Just a test, said the captain of the submarine that did it.
  • the U.S.A. military exploded war heads to melt the Polar Cap and glaciers. All nations capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth must be disarmed and pay for the independent global investigation. The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life. Blood resources.






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A)     Financial crisis




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1.     Over the past decade, the White House has been building up a 10 trillion dollars national debt and a half trillion dollars annual deficit
U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK
The Outstanding Public Debt as of October 2008 is:

The estimated population of the United States is 330,000,000 so each citizen's share of this debt is approx. $30,303.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $1.60 billion per day since September 30, 2004!

The deficit is unsustainable and is the greatest single threat to the global economy. The government's budget deficit will surge past a half-trillion dollars next year. That figure is sure to rise after adding the tens of billions of dollars in additional Iraq war funding and the total could be higher yet if the economy fails to recover as the administration predicts.





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2.     Bad financial fundamentals and out-of-control stock market
By September 15 and a while later, Wall Street started to crash, Lehman Brothers went for bankruptcy protection, Merrill Lynch merged with Bank of America, AIG was nationalized by the U.S. Government. Just last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were bailed out by the U.S. Government. CEO's and big investors got out okay; ordinary employees and Main Street people suffered heavily. The collapse of the Wall Street giants came six months after the meltdown of Bear Stearns and a year after the start of the credit crisis, which was due to bad mortgage financing and real estate investments. Despite all efforts, the U.S. market took a great hit and pulled the global markets down. On September 16, the FTSE-100 share index went down 4.07 percent in London, the Paris

The U.S.-style corporate capitalism that thrives on empowering the most powerful and enriching the richest was collapsing. In market-driven economies, such as those of Europe, Canada or Japan, a nation is run under the guise of democracy, yet power and wealth never percolates down to the people of the middle class.

Wall Street collapse can be understood when price far outstrips the fundamental worth of the asset. Such observations have occurred in everything from real estate, stocks and consumer goods. Over a decade ago the US Government allowed regular banks to become heavily involved in investment banking. Banks have engaged in all sort of activity from underwriting insurance to investment banking to commercial banking. During that period of time Americans joined the stock mania and later lost their life savings.

On September 11, 2001, people shifted to home purchases as a more secure way to build wealth. In 2002, the US Government slashed interest rates to historic lows of near 1 percent to avoid a severe economic downturn. Low interest rates make borrowed money cheap for everyone from homebuyers to banks. This ocean of credit was one factor that led to a major shift in the home-lending industry. Low interest rates also meant that homebuyers could take on larger mortgages, which supported rising prices. Every month the bank originating the mortgage receives a payment made of principal and interest from the homeowner. If the buyer defaults on the mortgage, that is, stops making monthly payments, the bank can seize and sell a valuable asset: the house. Then banks sell the mortgage to third parties, turning the loans into a commodity. By selling the loan, the bank frees up its capital so it can turn around and finance a new mortgage. Thus, the banks have an incentive to sell (or distribute) mortgages fast so they can recoup the funds to sell more mortgages. The banks made money off mortgage fees, perhaps only a few thousand dollars per loan.

It was deregulation that led to the huge growth of this casino-type banking system. A little over a decade ago, Wall Street successfully lobbied the US Securities and Exchange Commission to loosen regulations on how much they could leverage against their capital reserves. This allowed the companies to invest in the fast-growing world of mortgage-backed securities. The only checks and balances left in place was self-policing by the investment banks themselves to determine if they were putting investors at risk. Everything worked out OK as long as everyone believed housing prices would go up endlessly. Homeowners took on ever-larger mortgages in the belief that prices would keep rising rapidly. Mortgage lenders believed the loans were safe because even if the homeowner defaulted, the mortgage holder would be left with a house that was increasing in price. Confidence in rising prices led the creators and purchasers of mortgage-backed securities to think these investments were virtually risk-free.

As long as the money market funds had confidence in the system, most people did not cash out the commercial paper when it came due, but rolled it over at the same interest rates. This system kept the U.S. economy growing for years. Wages have been stagnant for most Americans, but as house values skyrocketed over the last decade, many homeowners refinanced and cashed out the equity.

By 2004, Americans were using home equity to finance as much $310 billion a year in personal consumption. This debt-driven consumption was the engine of growth. U.S. over-consumption was balanced by over-production in many Asian countries. Countries like China, India, Taiwan and South Korea run large trade surpluses with the United States, which speeds their economic development. They invest excess cash in U.S. credit instruments ranging from corporate debt to government bonds and bills. A country cannot over-consume forever. In the final stage of the housing success story, fewer first-time buyers could afford traditional mortgages. Rising house prices required ever-larger down payments so subprime mortgages multiplied. Since most of them were adjustable-rate mortgages, this created a time bomb. The minute interest rates went up, the rates reset, and homeowners were saddled with larger monthly payments. This has created a panic. As panic set in, money market funds began to stop rolling over the commercial paper and everyone wanted to cash it out. This forced banks to book losses.

In the end, the legendary Wall Street banks disappeared in a fortnight -- bankrupt, acquired or converted into bank holding companies. But the contagion has not been contained. Whether the 750 billion dollars bailout plan can succeed is highly questionable. People lost confidence in the banking system.






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B)     Social-economic crisis
The Global Community asks how meaningful is the right to life or to participation in political life if poverty, gender inequality, destitution and epidemics prevent individuals from enjoying freedom of movement, freedom to vote, to marry and so on? The Global Community found evident that economic and social rights are the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all other rights (other than ecological and primordial human rights now and in the future) recognized for human beings. The developing countries are having a harder time than others to achieve the exercise of these rights on a lasting basis, with the problems of economic globalization presenting new challenges. We must therefore beware of enforcing economic rights alone to the detriment of individual civil rights and the rights of all individuals to decide their own fate and the future of their country, their political rights.

The universality of human rights recognizes the right of all individuals to participate in the cultural life of their community and of other country, to receive education and training, and to be informed. The Global Community is aware that traditional customs and standards could burden the sustainability of all life on Earth. They could burden Earth society or any society forever, and holds individuals in a straitjacket. We cannot accept that. No one can! There are choices to be made and you must make them.

Cultures can develop and can go on developing. Even religious beliefs may evolve. We are living now and we are able to create these changes. We are at least as bright, most certainly brighter, than the people who were living thousand of years ago. As far as the Global Community is concerned, cultural and religious differences cannot be a reason or an excuse or a pretext for not respecting human rights including and most importantly the ecological rights. Quite the contrary, all kinds of cultures may promote human rights and especially cultural rights. They are different in their achievements, but they are equal in dignity where they are expressions of freedom. At any time or in any given place, men, women and children use their culture to invent new ways of making human rights a living reality. Diversity enriches us if it respects the dignity of each individual, and if it takes account of human rights as a whole.

We are at the crossroads of the most serious economic and social crisis in modern history. The process of global impoverishment unleashed at the outset of the 1980s debt crisis has reached a major turning point, leading to the simultaneous outbreak of famines in all major regions of the developing World. There are many complex features underlying the global economic crisis pertaining to financial markets, Wall Street, the decline in production, the collapse of State institutions and the rapid development of a profit-driven war economy. What is rarely mentioned in this analysis, is how this global economic restructuring forcibly impinges on three fundamental necessities of life: food, water and fuel. The provision of food, water and fuel is a precondition of civilized society: they are necessary factors for the survival of the human species. In recent years, the prices of these three variables has increased dramatically at the global level, with devastating economic and social consequences. These three essential goods or commodities, which in a real sense determine the reproduction of economic and social life on planet earth, are under the control of a small number of global corporations and financial institutions. Both the State as well as the gamut of international organizations --often referred to as the "international community"-- serve the unfettered interests of global capitalism.

The main intergovernmental bodies including the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organizations (WTO), the European Union (EU), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have all endorsed the New World Order on behalf of their corporate sponsors. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military alliance of democratic states in Europe and North America, is the official protector of the corporate sponsors. Governments in both developed and developing countries have abandoned their historical role of regulating key economic variables as well as ensuring a minimum livelihood for their people. They are no longer sustainable locally.

We are dealing with a complex and centralized constellation of economic power in which the instruments of market manipulation have a direct bearing on the lives of billions of people. The prices of food, water, fuel are determined at the global level, beyond the reach of national government policy. The price hikes of these three essential commodities constitute an instrument of "economic warfare", carried out through the "free market" on the futures and options exchanges. These hikes in the prices of food, water and fuel are contributing in a very real sense to "eliminating the poor" through "starvation deaths". The sugar coated bullets of the "free market" kill our children. The act to kill is instrumented in a detached fashion through computer program trading on the commodity exchanges, where the global prices of rice, wheat and corn are decided upon.

When the Global Community is confronted with the latest evidence of the startling growth of income and the ever increasing chasm of wealth inequality around the world, we need to recognize obscene social and economic arrangements for what they are and demand something different. Presently, there are nearly 500 billionaires worldwide whereas 1.2 billion live on a dollar a day or less. Tens of millions of children are locked out of school because their parents are unable to afford school fees. More than a million children die a year from diarrhea because their families lack access to clean drinking water. More than one billion people worldwide do not get essential health care. On average, developing countries have one doctor for every 6,000 people whereas industrialized countries have one for every 350 people. Under developed countries face a nightmare of almost no healthcare for their teeming masses.

We live in a world where all natural and human resources are exploited mercilessly, so that a small minority can consume far more than their rightful share of the world's real wealth. Those at the helm, the big corporate rulers, are getting bail-outs in this financial crisis, not Main Street. Now, as we push the exploitation of the earths social and environmental systems beyond their limits of tolerance, we face the reality that the industrial era faces a burnout, because it is exhausting the human and natural resource base on which our very lives depend.

Living at the crossroads of this global crisis, we must hasten its passage, while assisting in the birth of a new civilization based on life affirming rather than money affirming values. All over the world people are indeed waking up to the truth. We should strive and take steps to reclaim and rebuild our local economy. Be sustainable locally first and globally next only if needed. Let go the WTO, NAFTA or any free trade agreement.

It should also be our goal to create locally owned enterprises that sustainably harvest and process local resources to produce jobs, goods and services. Ideally our economy should be local; rooting power in the people and communities who realize their well being depends on the health and vitality of their local ecosystem. We should favor local firms and workers, who pay local taxes, live by local rules, respect and nurture the local ecosystems, compete fairly in local markets, and contribute to community life. Labour should not be taxed but pollution should. The exploitation and use of natural resources should also be taxed.

A global economy empowers global corporations and financial institutions, local economies empower people. It is our consciousness, our ways of thinking and our sense of membership in a larger community, which should be global, the Global Community. Perhaps the most important fact of all, albeit forgotten, is that life is about living, not consuming. A life of material sufficiency can be filled with social, cultural, intellectual and spiritual abundance that place no burden on the planet. It is time to assume responsibility for creating a new future of just and sustainable societies free from the myth that competition, greed and mindless consumption are paths to individual and collective fulfillment.






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1. Responsiblity and accountability
The Global Community allows people to take control of their own lives. The Global Community was built from a grassroots process with a vision for humanity that is challenging every person on Earth as well as nation governments. The Global Community has a vision of the people working together building a global civilization including a healthy and rewarding future for the next generations. Global cooperation brings people together for a common future for the good of all.

Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his (her) own 'global community' ~ when a person takes personal responsibility for his own affairs ~ he becomes empowered as a person. He can then reach beyond his own property and family, and help to work with others living in and around, even a part of the local community he lives in ~ the villages, the town community, the surrounding territory, and so on.

The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the welfare and success of his community.

When a group of ordinary people realized they, personally, will make the changes they need in their fields, in their village. They can then find ways to bring these changes for all. There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be used. Every humble person deserves to have ideas respected, the courage to develop his own life for the better and for the good of all. Sound solutions to help manage and sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet now and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future.

Perhaps now we should introduce some important members of the Global Community: the global civil society, the Earth Community, the human family, Earth Government, all different ways of expressing the same people. Most of the time many politicians representing their citizens at the United Nations have no knowledge, experience, and understanding of global problems. They seek advise from others, and these 'others' are always members of the global civil society. Yet politicians make global decisions or the lack of them during meetings. Politicians become actors on the world scene. Actors taken jobs they are not always qualified to take in reality. They make decisions and they dont understand consequences. In effect, politicians are threatening the security of all people and all life on Earth. And that is the 'raison d'etre' of the House of Advisors in Global Community. People can unite in any way they wish. You will be required to send representatives to your House of Advisors.

The global civil society is made of people from all aspects of life who have a greater understanding of the problem whatever it may be. The global civil society is the mind, heart and Soul of humanity, the human family. They maybe NGOs, businesses, agencies, scientists and professionals, religious groups, or other groups. They should have a voting right during all meetings of the General Assembly and Security Council of the United Nations. They are given an important status in Global Community.

The Global Community has given back responsibility to every citizen on Earth. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of life within the Global 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 Global Community can help people realized their actions by coordinating efforts efficiently together.

Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). The WTO and NAFTA are such organizations promoting free trade at the expenses of labour rights and the environment. Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.

The Global Community has now at hand the method and framework to conduct societal checks and balances of a global sustainable development. A more balance world economy will result of annual checks and balances. Corporations will take their social responsibilities and become involved in designing, monitoring, and implementing these checks and balances. Several corporations have already done so.  Results will be taken into account in the evaluation of sustainable development. Corporations are required to expand their responsibilities to include global rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects.

Oil and gas companies are responsible and accountable of their products from beginning to end. The 'end' for an oil company does not end at the gas pump where a consumer buy your refine products. No! The end for you goes all the way to global warming, to pollution of the environment, to the destruction of the global life-support systems, to taking away lives of future generations, to the destruction of life on Earth. Very much so!





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2. Global Rights and Global Justice
We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

Thus global rights include:

  • Human rights
  • Rights of global citizens
  • Earth rights
  • Peace and Justice rights for all life as researched and developed by the Global Community
  • Rights of global politics, and Earth Government
  • Rights of global justice for all life
  • Rights of global protection for all life

Global rights are defined in details in the section the Scale of Global Rights. These rights are dependent of their position on the Scale of Global Rights.

The Global Community asks how meaningful is the right to life or to participation in political life if the ecological base (the base of life) and the global life-support systems are seriously threatened:

*    wilderness is vastly disappearing; species of the fauna and flora becoming extinct
*    fisheries are out of control and will cease to be a part of our diet within a few decades
*    the global Oxygen supply in the air we breathe is dangerously affected by both the burning of petroleum products and deforestation; our ways of life affect the capacity for photosynthesis
*    losses of forest cover and of biological diversity
*    climate change affects everyone and everything
*    the ozone layer is dangerously damaged by man-made chemicals
*    global warming causes major local and global problems and forces the climate to change
*    our drinking (fresh) water is becoming more polluted and the increase in population requires much more fresh unpolluted water;our ways of life affect dangerously the water cycle
*    clean air no longer exists; air contains chemicals affecting life all over the planet
*    farmers do not generally engage on their own in investment in soil conservation and despite all other efforts the world is losing its best soils; global food production systems should be made to feed people as oppose to be competing for money
*    everyone wants to consume more products, and thus use more of our resources, and no one seems to know what to do with wastes; wastes of all kind including nuclear and release of radiation
*    wars destroy not only human lives and community infrastructures but also other lifeforms and the environment; wars feed the economies of war makers, weapons manufacturers, and predator nations in control of the last 100 hundred years left of oil supplies in the world
*    chemicals produced for human use and not found in nature and, eventually, reaching the environment with impacts on Earth's waters, soils, air, and ecology

The Global Community found evident that the ecological base is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all rights recognized for human beings. The stewardship of the ecological base has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and social wishes. Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem. Vital interests of future generations have to be considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation. Supply chains have to be designed in a way, that the goods can enter after usage or consumption into natural or industrial recycling processes. If serious damages to persons, animals, plants and the ecosystem cannot be excluded, an action or pattern of behaviour should be refrained from. A measure for supplying goods or services should choose a path which entails the least possible impact on the ecological and social system concerned. This way functioning proven systems will not be disturbed, and  unnecessary risks will not be taken. Supply strategies consuming less resources should have preference before those enhancing more resource consumption. 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.

Following the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nations throughout the world developed their own version in line with the Universal Declaration.

To determine rights requires an understanding of needs and reponsibilities and their importance. The Scale of Global Rights and the Global Constitution are the best guidance for continuing this process. The Scale shows social values in order of importance and so will help us understand the rights of a community. What are the universal needs of a person, family, and that of a global community?

Security is a primordial human and Earth right. The Global Community has broadened the traditional focus of the security of nations to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include: 

*     every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
*     prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
*     military force is not a legitimate political instrument
*     weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
*     eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
*     all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
*     the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
*     the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
*     anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
*     maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
*     managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and the planet

Another major source of global unsecurity for people is the culture of violence in everyday life as it is shown on television screens and cinemas. The American Way of Life is creating this culture of violence. An american child at age six year old has seen more violence on television than any other child of the Middle East over a life span. This culture of violence infects both industrial and developing countries, rich and poor. This trend of culture of violence must end. The movie and TV industry and the Internet are a threat to global security. The media is responsible for the propagation of violence through communications. Why has government not done anyhting to regulate the media industry? Surely everyone understood that on the Scale of Global Rights security of the people of any nation is more important than the human rights related to the freedom of expression of the media industry. Security of the people and the state is on top of the Scale. It is part of the primordial human rights. While freedom of expression is a right found lower on the Scale and is classified partly as:

*     Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically (these rights can be and are usually a part of the constitution of a country)
*    and partly as economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)

So the freedom of expression of a person is not as important as the security of that person and the security of the state.

Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.

In connection between human well-being and a sound environment, Earth rights are ecological rights and the rights that human beings have in protecting their global life-support systems. Earth rights are those rights that demonstrate the connection between human well-being and a sound environment. They include individuals and global communities human rights and the rights to a clean environment, and participation in development decisions. We define ecological rights as those rights of the ecosystem of the Earth beyond human purpose. They are those rights that protect and preserve the ecological heritage of the Earth for future generations. The Earth Court of Justice guarantees ecological rights in its Statute. The Court guarantees also the rights to a safe environment and an environment free from environmental degradation.


Global rights represent an ideal and a supreme goal which can give meaning to life in society. Throughout the history of humanity, the rights of human beings have been defined and enshrined with reference to the values of the dignity of each individual and of freedom, equality and justice. Human dignity resides in each of us, and this dignity must be recognized and respected by all. These values are universal. The Global Community has accepted and enshrined them into its own ways of behaving and dealing with all peoples. Cultures and societies differ so much that their expression takes varying forms, but diversity does not affect the foundation of inalienable values constituted by Global Rights. Each individual is recognized as a representative of humankind.

The Global Community recognizes that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Freedom is both a principle and a value. Individuals have the freedom of decision and action to the extent that their actions do not interfere with the rights of others. It is because human beings are free that they are subject of law and are creators and holders of rights. Whay good would be freedom if Earth rights are out-of-control? Freedom and Global Rights are therefore basic to each other.

Fundamental freedoms are far from being enjoyed by all but it is our common future, it is part of our Vision statement for year 2024. Human freedom is a value to be attained. Equality is a value, an ideal for people who live a hard day-to-day life of economic inequalities such as unemployment, and social inequalities caused by the privileges enjoyed by some people and the exploitation of others, and inequality of educational and health opportunities. Freedom and equality are both indispensable. They are therefore accepted and enshrined as universal values by which the Global Community governs its affairs. As universal values they are concerned with our ability to decide, to choose values and to participate in the making of laws, and they are dependent on the recognition of other people. These values forbid any form of discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, sex, religion, age or mother tongue. By accepting both values of freedom and equality we can achieve justice. One can be answerable for one's actions in a 'just' way only if judgements are given in the framework of democratically established laws and courts.

Social justice is another universal value to which the Global Community aspires and accepts as a universal value. Social justice consists in sharing wealth with a view to greater equality and the equal recognition of each individual's merits. All persons within a given society deserve equal access to goods and services that fulfill basic human needs.

We also accept global rights as part of our universal values from which we base our decisions. Global Rights are closely intertwined with democracy. Respect for Global Rights and fundamental freedoms is one of the characteristics of a democracy. The typical fundamental freedoms of a democracy (freedom of expression, thought, assembly, and association) are themselves part of human rights. These freedoms can exist everywhere. Democracy is a political system based on the participation of the people. It foresees the separation of powers among the judiciary, the legislative and the executive authorities, as well as free and regular elections.

Let us give here a practical example of a global right.

Photosynthesis, is the process by which green plants and certain other organisms use the energy of light to convert carbon dioxide and water into the simple sugar glucose. In so doing, photosynthesis provides the basic energy source for virtually all organisms. An extremely important byproduct of photosynthesis is Oxygen, on which most organisms depend.




Photosynthesis occurs in green plants, seaweeds, algae, and certain bacteria. These organisms are veritable sugar factories, producing millions of new glucose molecules per second. Plants use much of this glucose, a carbohydrate, as an energy source to build leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. They also convert glucose to cellulose, the structural material used in their cell walls. Most plants produce more glucose than they use, however, and they store it in the form of starch and other carbohydrates in roots, stems, and leaves. The plants can then draw on these reserves for extra energy or building materials.

Virtually all life on earth, directly or indirectly, depends on photosynthesis as a source of food, energy, and Oxygen, making it one of the most important biochemical processes known. It is a part of the global life-support systems and is a right that needs protecting at all costs. The right and responsibility that human beings have in protecting photosynthesis has the highest importance on the Scale of Global Rights.





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3. Who owns the Earth ?
In today's affairs a very powerful few are in possession of the Earth's resources, the land and all its riches, and all the franchises and other privileges that yield a return. These few people operate virtually without taxation. Is that what we want as a global democracy? Who should own the Earth?


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Who owns the Earth ?
Artwork by Germain Dufour
October 19, 2008

The United Nations (UN) cannot have characteristics of sovereignty, which has been defined around a territory and population. The Global Community has in fact been defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community. The Global Community has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose.

Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is conected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources.We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all.

The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, oil, minerals, other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community. The Earth is the birthright of all life.

The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

Again here we will keep this analysis within the "philosophy of life" framework of the Global Community, some called it the religion of the third millennium, others called it the politics of the future generations now. Let us remind everyone the definition.


"The Global Community is defined as being all that exits or occurs at any location at any time between the Ozone layer above and the core of the planet below." The Glass Bubble concept  of a Global Community

This is the fundamental definition of the expression "Global Community" first defined in 1985. The Glass Bubble concept  of a Global Community This definition includes all people, all life on Earth. This is the fundamental definition of the expression Global Communit It also implicitly says that no-one in particular owns the Earth but we all own it together. Not just us people, but all life on Earth owns it. The beginning of life stretches as far back as 4 billion years, and so Life claims its birthright of ownership of Earth, and so does the Soul of all Life, the Soul of Humanity. Evolution, Creation and now, Guiding Souls Throughout this analysis the land ownership of the Earth means ownership of the land and of all other Earth natural resources.



"A global community" is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. One could think of a typical community that does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be people living in many different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where we live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community with the same.

The old concept of a community being the street where we live in and surrounded by a definite geographical and political boundary has originated during the Roman Empire period. An entire new system of values was then created to make things work for the Roman Empire. Humanity has lived with this concept over two thousand years. Peoples from all over the world are ready to kill anyone challenging their border. They say that this is their land, their property, their 'things'. This archaic concept is endangering humanity and its survival. The Roman Empire has gone but its culture is still affecting us today. We need to let go the old way of thinking. We need to learn of the new concept, and how it can make things work in the world.

A typical community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people sharing with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. Or they can be people with totally different backgrounds and beliefs. The people making a global community may be living in many different locations on the planet. With today's communications it is easy to group people in this fashion. It can be a village, or two villages together where people have decided to unite as one community. The two villages may be found in different parts of the world. It can be a town, a city, or a nation. It can be two or more nations together.

Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. We will see in the Preview how this new system can work.

As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to such natural resources.

On the global level the Law of the Seas Covenant is an example of a global community lease payment basis for public needs as it has affirmed that ocean resources are the common heritage of all and a proper source of funding for global institutions. Water belongs to the Earth and all species and is sacred to life therefore, the world’s water must be conserved, reclaimed and protected for all future generations and its natural patterns respected.

Water is a fundamental human right and a public trust to be guarded by all levels of government; therefore, it should not be commodified, privatized or traded for commercial purposes. These rights must be enshrined at all levels of government. In particular, an international treaty must ensure these principles are noncontrovertable.

Water is best protected by local communities and citizens, who must be respected as equal partners with governments in the protection and regulation of water. Peoples of the Earth are the only vehicle to promote democracy and save water.

Similarly, all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and conserved for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life.

The Global Community should set up expert groups and begin the necessary intergovernmental negotiations towards establishing alternative revenue sources, which could include fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees levied on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on carbon content of fuels.

This thinking should give us a fresh start for a better future and bring some light to understanding previous claims of the many different groups such as:

  • Native and aboriginal people claiming that their ancestors owned the land so now they do


  • God gave it to us so the land is ours


  • Property ownership system of the Roman Empire to today, our social-economic system of land owership


  • The military power of this world forcing ownership of land and of all other Earth natural resources against the will of everyone else

None of the above groups can claim ownership of the land and other Earth natural resources. They never did own the land and of all other Earth natural resources. And they never will.

Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, share them or lose them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities. Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world and to Wall Street. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.

Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, sharing them or losing them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities.

Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.



Whoever owns the land and all other natural resources exerts power over those who are landless and no resources. The Global Community proposes to extend democratic principles to include the ownership and control of the Earth. The Global Economic Model was created for all the people on the planet. The model makes sure that the rights of all people and the rights of the planet are one and the same.

The Global Economic Model stipulates as well that we, as human beings, are trustees and caretakers of all other life forms on Earth.

The Global Economic Model is global, as people are freed to move beyond borders and boundaries and claim the whole Earth as their birthplace.

How the Earth should be owned is the major economic question of this time. The world should be owned not just by the people living in it but by all life on Earth and the Soul of Life, the Soul of Humanity.

Unless a reformed or empowered Global Community is leading firmly upon the principle of equal rights for all Global Citizens, then the planet will be controlled by a handful of vested interests.

Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to natural resources. The Global Economic Model proposes to make private property the product of labour. Common property is all what Nature offers. The Global Economic Model policy removes taxes from wages and increases taxes and user fees on common property.

Each day taxpayers hand over astronomical amounts of money to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous and polluting technologies, and subsidize giant corporations which concentrate the wealth and power of the world in the hands of an elite few.

So the ownership of the land and the natural resources will be challenged by the Global Community. People need all tax dollars to take on the challenge but first must get out of spending on the military invasion of nations.

Let us try to answer a few simple questions.

After all the technology in the world has been used to get to the Moon, and now Mars, all the hard work, all the sweat and pain endured, and more, much more, to finally put a flag on the Moon. Amazing human achievement! We can really be proud of a team that did it.

Just like the first European explorers who discovered America, they arrived and conquered. Natives did not have a chance. Natives said America was their home. But no longer! The explorers said it is now ours. Most Natives were shot in the USA. More survived in Canada! Explorers were not doing this hard work just for the pleasure of finding something new. Their countries sent them and pay for their expenses. Explorers were expected to find something tangible that could make their countries proud and rich.

The question should be how does this relate to ownership of the Earth?

Does putting a flag on the Moon gives you ownership of the Moon?

Does putting a flag on Mars gives you ownership of the planet?

Does discovering the Americas by explorers gave them ownership of the Americas?

Does climbing Mount Everest gives ownership of the mountain?

The answer is no. None of the above own whatever they claim they do own.

Does mapping the ocean floor gives you ownership of the land nearby? No it does not.

Just because you put a flag on the Moon means you own the Moon. It just does not work that way.

A dog, a bear, a wolf, and many other life species, leave 'something' at the bottom of a tree, a bush, a building, a park bench, but this does not mean the life species owns the tree, the forest, the park, the building or the town. People can leave a flag or whatever else, but that does not mean they own the Moon, planet Mars, Nunavut, Greenland, the North Pole region, or the planet.

From the Global Community perspective, any new sustainable community brave enough to live on a new, inhabitated land owns it. That is a basic principle. There no need to ask permission from any organization such as the International Court of Justice or the United Nations.

Someday people from a nation will land on the Moon and on planet Mars for the purpose of settling a colony. They wont ask permission from anybody because there is no one there. People from another nation might do the same and settle a colony somewhere else on the Moon and Mars. There again they dont need to ask permission to do so. Things get more complicated when a nation is a predator nation like the first explorers of North America. There were people living on the continent. The explorers shut dead the natives when they got there. The explorers behave very much like predators. And the nations they represented were predator nations. A predator nation is behaving more or less like a shark eating smaller fishes. No organization in the world should be going along with such human behavior. Civilized people can live without killing others to survive. We dont need blood resources to survive. The global civilization we have created has called upon the Agency of Global Police (AGP) to deal with predator nations.

Now let us deal with the problem of sovereignty over a territory. The Global Community has established a criteria for a global community to exist.

What makes a 'nation'  ? And what makes 'a global community'  ?

A nation is defined primarily by its people, its communities; arts, history, social, languages, religious and cultural aspects included. Fundamentally a nation or a state is defined as "a politically unified population occupying a specific area of land".

Perhaps it is time to leave behind the concept of 'nation'. It has confusing meanings and has been over-used in many situations and by everyone. Is it truly necessary to discuss about it? I dont think so. Let us move on to the twenty first century. The Global Community has researched and developed new global concepts more appropriate to our times. The concept of 'a global community' is one of them and is certainly a powerful new concept that will make its place in history.

A global community has a well defined criteria based on global symbiotical relationships. And it does not require the occupation of a specific area of land. These relationships allow a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

The definition of the Global Community is:
The Global Community is this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities. Now we see how easily we can answer the question of ownership of the Earth and sovereignty.

Criteria for sovereignty

  • a global community is in place
  • the land and its natural resources are just enough to live a sustainable life and for a healthy living
  • the community governs its owns affairs as per the Scale of Global Rights, Global Law, Global Constitution, and the protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems
  • a symbiotical relationship exists between the citizens and the Global Community
  • a democracy based on the fact that land, the air, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources within the community rightly belongs to the community along with the Global Community, and that the Earth is the birthright of all life

We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

The Global Community found evident that the ecological base is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all rights recognized for human beings. The stewardship of the ecological base has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and social wishes. Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem. Vital interests of future generations have to be considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation. Supply chains have to be designed in a way, that the goods can enter after usage or consumption into natural or industrial recycling processes. If serious damages to persons, animals, plants and the ecosystem cannot be excluded, an action or pattern of behaviour should be refrained from. A measure for supplying goods or services should choose a path which entails the least possible impact on the ecological and social system concerned. This way functioning proven systems will not be disturbed, and  unnecessary risks will not be taken. Supply strategies consuming less resources should have preference before those enhancing more resource consumption. 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.

All over the world, there is also a vast array of different life-form communities that inhabit land, water and air. Everyone of those global communities, human and otherwise, have an Earth right of ownership of the planet and of all its natural resources. It is their birthright. They dont express themselves in English, but we understand them. Human beings have a moral obligation to protect and conserve the biodiversity of life on Earth. And the best way to do that is by creating a security and biodiversity zone all over the planet.

Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.

The impacts of our democracy are destroying the Earth global life-support systems. A few people have control over so much of the Earth. To live in a world at peace and have conditions of basic justice and fairness in human interactions, our democratic values must be based on the principle of equal rights to the Earth.

Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all. The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found. The Earth is the birthright of all life. The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.





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4. Cirteria for sovereignty
Global Community criteria for sovereignty:
  • a global community is in place
  • the land and its natural resources are just enough to live a sustainable life and for a healthy living
  • the community governs its owns affairs as per the Scale of Global Rights, Global Law, Global Constitution, and the protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems
  • a symbiotical relationship exists between the citizens and the Global Community
  • a democracy based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources within the community rightly belongs to the community along with the Global Community, and that the Earth is the birthright of all life
  • Earth management and taxation of all Earth natural resources
Without this criteria no one can claim ownership - sovereignty - of any geographical area on the planet.

Earth governance does not imply a lost of state sovereignty and territorial integrity. A nation government exists within the framework of an effective Global Community protecting common global values and humanity heritage. Earth governance gives a new meaning to the notions of territoriality, and non-intervention in a state way of life, and it is about protecting the cultural heritage of a state. Diversity of cultural and ethnic groups is an important aspect of Earth governance.

Earth governance is a balance between the rights of states with rights of people, and the interests of nations with the interests of the Global Community, the human family, the global civil society.

Earth governance is about the rights of states to self-determination in the global context of the Global Community rather than the traditional context of a world of separate states.

The Global Community has in fact been defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community. Global Parliament has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose.

The old concept of a community being the street where we live in and surrounded by a definite geographical and political boundary has originated during the Roman Empire period. An entire new system of values was then created to make things work for the Roman Empire. Humanity has lived with this concept over two thousand years. Peoples from all over the world are ready to kill anyone challenging their border. They say that this is their land, their property, their 'things'. This archaic concept is endangering humanity and its survival. The Roman Empire has gone but its culture is still affecting us today. We need to let go the old way of thinking. We need to learn of the new concept, and how it can make things work in the world.

A typical community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people sharing with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. Or they can be people with totally different backgrounds and beliefs. The people making a global community may be living in many different locations on the planet. With today's communications it is easy to group people in this fashion. It can be a village, or two villages together where people have decided to unite as one community. The two villages may be found in different parts of the world. It can be a town, a city, or a nation. It can be two or more nations together.

Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. We will see in the Preview how this new system can work.

As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to such natural resources.

The Global Community is defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community. The Global Community has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose. We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not commodities, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through global community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

A nation is defined primarily by its people, its communities; arts, history, social, languages, religious and cultural aspects included. Fundamentally a nation or a state is defined as "a politically unified population occupying a specific area of land".

A global community has a well defined criteria based on global symbiotical relationships. And it does not require the occupation of a specific area of land. These relationships allow a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

"A global community" is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. One could think of a typical community that does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be people living in many different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where we live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community with the same.

"The Global Community is defined as being all that exits or occurs at any location at any time between the Ozone layer above and the core of the planet below."


The Global Community is this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities.

The old concept of a community being the street where we live in and surrounded by a definite geographical and political boundary has originated during the Roman Empire period. An entire new system of values was then created to make things work for the Roman Empire. Humanity has lived with this concept over two thousand years. Peoples from all over the world are ready to kill anyone challenging their border. They say that this is their land, their property, their 'things'. This archaic concept is endangering humanity and its survival. The Roman Empire has gone but its culture is still affecting us today. We need to let go the old way of thinking. We need to learn of the new concept, and how it can make things work in the world.

A typical community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people sharing with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. Or they can be people with totally different backgrounds and beliefs. The people making a global community may be living in many different locations on the planet. With today's communications it is easy to group people in this fashion. It can be a village, or two villages together where people have decided to unite as one community. The two villages may be found in different parts of the world. It can be a town, a city, or a nation. It can be two or more nations together.

The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic.

Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries.

As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property or a commodity. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to all natural resources.

Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, sharing them or losing them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities.

Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.



Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, share them or lose them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities. Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.

Let us try to answer a few simple questions.

After all the technology in the world has been used to get to the Moon, and now Mars, all the hard work, all the sweat and pain endured, and more, much more, to finally put a flag on the Moon. Amazing human achievement! We can really be proud of a team that did it.

Just like the first European explorers who discovered America, they arrived and conquered. Natives did not have a chance. Natives said America was their home. But no longer! The explorers said it is now ours. Most Natives were shot in the USA. More survived in Canada! Explorers were not doing this hard work just for the pleasure of finding something new. Their countries sent them and pay for their expenses. Explorers were expected to find something tangible that could make their countries proud and rich.

The question should be how does this relate to ownership of the Earth?

Does putting a flag on the Moon gives you ownership of the Moon?

Does putting a flag on Mars gives you ownership of the planet?

Does discovering the Americas by explorers gave them ownership of the Americas?

Does climbing Mount Everest gives ownership of the mountain?

The answer is no. None of the above own whatever they claim they do own.

Does mapping the ocean floor gives you ownership of the land nearby? No it does not.

Just because you put a flag on the Moon means you own the Moon. It just does not work that way.

A dog, a bear, a wolf, and many other life species, leave 'something' at the bottom of a tree, a bush, a building, a park bench, but this does not mean the life species owns the tree, the forest, the park, the building or the town. People can leave a flag or whatever else, but that does not mean they own the Moon, planet Mars, Nunavut or Greenland.

From the Global Community perspective, any new sustainable community brave enough to live on a new, inhabitated land owns it. That is a basic principle. There no need to ask permission from any organization such as the International Court of Justice or the United Nations.

Someday people from a nation will land on the Moon and on planet Mars for the purpose of settling a colony. They wont ask permission from anybody because there is no one there. People from another nation might do the same and settle a colony somewhere else on the Moon and Mars. There again they dont need to ask permission to do so. Things get more complicated when a nation is a predator nation like the first explorers of North America. There were people living on the continent. The explorers shut dead the natives when they got there. The explorers behave very much like predators. And the nations they represented were predator nations. A predator nation is behaving more or less like a shark eating smaller fishes. No organization in the world should be going along with such human behavior. Civilized people can live without killing others to survive. We dont need blood resources to survive. The global civilization we have created has called upon the Agency of Global Police (AGP) to deal with predator nations.

Now let us deal with the problem of sovereignty over a territory. The Global Community has established a criteria for a global community to exist.

What makes a 'nation'  ? And what makes 'a global community'  ?

A nation is defined primarily by its people, its communities; arts, history, social, languages, religious and cultural aspects included. Fundamentally a nation or a state is defined as "a politically unified population occupying a specific area of land".

Perhaps it is time to leave behind the concept of 'nation'. It has confusing meanings and has been over-used in many situations and by everyone. Is it truly necessary to discuss about it? I dont think so. Let us move on to the twenty first century. The Global Community has researched and developed new global concepts more appropriate to our times. The concept of 'a global community' is one of them and is certainly a powerful new concept that will make its place in history.

A global community has a well defined criteria based on global symbiotical relationships. And it does not require the occupation of a specific area of land. These relationships allow a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" along with the Global Community where they are found. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries.

The Global Community criteria for sovereignty implies control, authority over a territory. The concept of state sovereignty is embedded in international law. Traditionally, this definition reflects a state’s right to jurisdictional control, territorial integrity, and non-interference by outside states. Sovereignty implies both undisputed supremacy over the land’s inhabitants and independence from unwanted intervention by an outside authority.

However, sovereignty has also been increasingly defined in terms of state responsibility and Earth management. This includes a state’s exercise of control and authority over its territory, and the perception of this control and authority by other states. Sovereignty is thus linked to the maintenance of international security and to the protection of the environment and the global life-support systems.

Across the globe, reserves of oil and gas that were previously regarded as uneconomical are being actively explored and developed. From the Arctic to East Asia to the South Atlantic, untapped billions of barrels of oil are attracting the interests of energy companies and speculative finance capital, seeking to take advantage of the high price of crude oil. One of the greatest potential oil and gas bonanzas is to be found beneath the Arctic Ocean. A report issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), 24 July estimated that the Arctic region holds around 90 billion barrels of oil—equal to the total proven reserves of Russia, the world’s second biggest oil producer. Up to 30 percent of the world’s unproven natural gas deposits could also lie beneath the ice, as well as a possible one-fifth of untapped reserves of natural gas liquids. To date, most of the Arctic Ocean is international water, covered all year by a thick ice sheet. Russia, like all countries around the North Pole, claims sovereignty over the seas up to 200-nautical miles (370 km) from its coast.

Canada is developing military capabilities in its far north, with an army training centre based at Resolute Bay and a port for a new fleet of ice-strengthened patrol ships on the northern tip of Baffin Island. These capabilities, as well as a C$40 million mapping project in the Arctic, are aimed at fending off its rivals. Canada is especially concerned about the US claim that the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, should it open due to retreating ice, must be an international sea route. Ottawa insists that the passage would be an internal Canadian waterway. Energy reserves in Alaska and the Chukchi Sea have become a key part of US plans to boost domestic oil production. Speaking for the oil conglomerates who stand to make tens of billions of dollars from these oil fields, on June 18 President Bush pressed Congress to reverse the longstanding ban on offshore drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, as well approving the development of onshore production on federal lands.

More than half of the undiscovered oil resources are estimated to occur in just three geologic provinces: Arctic Alaska (30 billion barrels), the Amerasia Basin (9.7 billion barrels) and the East Greenland Rift Basins (8.9 billion barrels). More than 70 per cent of the undiscovered natural gas is likely to be in three provinces: the West Siberian Basin (651 tcf), the East Barents Basins (318 tcf) and Arctic Alaska (221 tcf), the USGS said. The study took in all areas north of latitude 66.56 degrees north, and included only reserves that could be tapped using existing techniques. Experimental or unconventional prospects such as oil shale, gas hydrates and coal-bed methane were not included in the assessment. The 90 billion barrels of oil expected to be in the Arctic in total are more than all the known reserves of Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Mexico combined, and could meet current world oil demand of 86.4 million barrels a day for almost three years.

The significance of the report is that it puts firm figures for the first time on the hydrocarbon riches which the five countries surrounding the Arctic - the US, Russia, Canada, Norway and Denmark (through its dependency, Greenland) - have been eyeing up for several years.

Like we have explained above putting a flag on Moon does not give you ownership. Our first explorers did not own the land just because they stepped foot on North America. Just because you put a flag on Mount Everest means you own the mountain. You dont! And the Inuit dont own Nunavut either. The population density of Nunavut is 0.015 persons per square kilometer. So 82.4% of Nunavut is practically empty of people. One can say Nunavut is mostly without people. If someday a colony is set up on the Moon will that mean the people making up the colony owns the Moon? No it does not! The people of the colony could say they own an area large enough for their own survival, a sustainable living. Not the entire Moon. Similarly for the Inuit people. They dont own Nunavut. The Inuit are in large part being taken care of by the Canadian Government. They are being used by the Canadian Government to claim soverighty of Nunavut. Somewhat like the colony on the Moon would be taken care of by the nation on Earth. So the Inuit people can only claim to own a small area around their communities. This means that people from all over the world could come to settle a community in Nunavut.

In Nunavut there is also a vast array of different life-form communities such as the polar bears, caribou, Arctic foxes, seals, beluga whales, northern fulmars, and those communities of organisms that inhabit the sea floor like brittle stars, worms, zooplankton, microalgae, bivalves and some of the lesser known sea spiders. And there are many more. Everyone of those global communities have an Earth right of ownership of the North and of all its natural resources. It is their birthright. They dont express themselves in English, but we understand them. Human beings have a moral obligation to protect and conserve the biodiversity of life on Earth.

The Earth management of Nunavut is an asset to the Global Community and Canada. The Global Constitution shows us how it can be done with Global Law, the Earth Court of Justice, and how the Global Protection Agency (GPA) and the Agency of Global Police (AGP) can protect the territory. Global Community Arrest Warrants can be issued to anyone breaking Global Law. The GCNA Emergency, Rescue and Relief Centre is vigilant and quick in helping all life in need of help. Fot the protection of those global communities we will need to create a biodiversity zone in the North by way of Earth rights and taxation of natural resources.

As we have explained above, the Global Community is defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community. The Global Community has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose. We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not commodities, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through global community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

For these reasons the Global Community has set aside a specific region to create and protect a biodiversity zone in the North Pole region.


Map #1
( see enlargement Planetary Biodiversity Zone: North Pole region)
Planetary Biodiversity Zone: North Pole region
Artwork by Germain Dufour
September 26, 2008

The Global Community has also established a planetary biodiversity zone now under the protection of the Global Protection Agency (GPA).


Map #2
( see enlargement Planetary Biodiversity Zone: oceans, rivers, lakes and forests)
Planetary Biodiversity Zone: oceans, rivers, lakes and forests
Artwork by Germain Dufour
September 25, 2008

We have declared a moratorium on all development in the zone, including all drilling, military testing, and any other destructive uses of the ecosystems. We have declared a moratorium on all development in the zone.

The planetary biodiversity zone includes :

  • North Pole region
  • South Pole region
  • all oceans
  • all forests
  • all lakes
  • all rivers and connecting streams
  • all wetlands and grasslands
  • living organisms and ecosystems in all of the above

The people of all nations are required to respect the moratorium until global law has been completed to include regulations to be enforced by the GPA.





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5. Overpopulation
Comprehensive population policies are an essential element in a world development strategy that combines access to reproductive health services, education and economic opportunities, improved energy and natural resource technologies, and to healthier models of consumption and the 'good life'.

Global poverty, aspects and issues Global poverty, aspects and issues are related to the problem of overpopulation.

People have to regulate their population by means that are voluntary and benign and have to take along with a fair proportion of other lifeforms. Proper Earth management will certainly be a necessary tool to achieve this goal. If not there will be a collapse of humanity and environment. From now on every global decision we do will have tremendous consequences on our future.

In general, populations of all lifeforms grow exponentially that is by a steady proportion of whatever was there before. When there is no practical limit on resource then populations usually grow maximally and the only limit is that of the reproductive capacity of the female animal. About 10,000 years ago, human beings were obliged to commit themselves more or less fully to agriculture and the human population was 5 to 10 million. By the time of Christ, after only 8,000 years of large-scale agriculture, the human population was 100 to 300 million. After this time, the exponential growth of the population entered its rapid phase. The billion mark was passed by 1800 A.D. By year 2000, the human population exceeded 6 billion. Thus agriculture allowed a thousand-fold increase in numbers over a period of 10,000 years.

In practical sense, agriculture cannot feed a human population that has grown beyond the capacity limit. We must ask ourselves whether we can stop the growth by means that are voluntary and benign, or whether the eventual environmental restraint will be out of our hands. At some questionable time in our future we will find that our soil will no longer have the nutrients it needs to produce quality food. For some time we may counter this problem by fresh weathering of rock. Not for long! The loss of lifeforms on Earth will be permanent.

Obviously something has to be done! The Global Community proposes a tight global policy, benignly implemented, or it will be very nasty indeed. In practice, a human population of 10 to 12 billion would be too uncomfortably high and would add a high strain on world resources. What kind of world population would be reasonable? What goal should we aim at? A population should be small enough to be sustainable indefinitely and still allow plenty of leeway for ourselves and other lifeforms. It should also be large enough to allow the formation of healthy civilizations.

We propose a world population of 500 million. The policy to apply is for every family to have only one or two children. It would take a thousand years to reach our goal of a population of 500 million.

The continued economic growth in India and China is an important factor to reduce world poverty. The rich-poor gap is getting wider in developing countries as well as within richer countries. Factors to help reduce the gap:

*     be sustainable locally first and globally next only if needed. Let go the WTO, NAFTA or any free trade agreement that destroy your economy.
*     annulment of world debt
*     national social-economic policy reforms
*     creation of symbiotical relationships between high-income countries with those less industrialized and entrepreneurial cultures
*     improved international financial governance
*     educating people about the Scale of Global Rights

In 30 years an additional 200 million hectares will be needed to feed the growing populations in the tropics and subtropics, but only 93 million hectares are available in these nations for farms. Most of that land is forested and should be preserved. Other ways to feed this new population include:

*     improved agricultural practices
*     make use of salt-tolerant crops obtained by genetic engineering or use domesticated wild plants that are already salt-tolerant
*     make sure of stem cells for meat production, i.e. mass-producing of muscle tissue rather than animals

With one-fifth of the world's total population, China has only 7% of the world's arable land. Mountains or deserts cover two-thirds of China, making only the balance of the land available to 1.3 billion people.

An equitable and humane solution to overpopulation and overconsumption may be possible. Over the past millions of years, human beings have evolved into the dominant animal on the planet. However, in the last several centuries we have increasingly been using our relatively newly acquired power, especially our culturally evolved technologies, to deplete the natural capital of Earth, in particular its deep, rich agricultural soils, its groundwater stored during ice ages, and its biodiversity. This trend is being driven in large part by a combination of population growth and increasing per capita consumption, and it cannot be long continued without risking a collapse of our global civilization. Too many people, especially too many politicians and business executives, are under the delusion that such a disastrous end to the modern human enterprise can be avoided by economic and technological fixes that will allow the population and the economy to grow forever. But if we fail to bring population growth and over-consumption under control, the number of people on Earth is expected to grow from 6.7 billion today to 9 billion by the second half of the 21st century, then we will inhabit a planet where life becomes increasingly untenable because of looming crises: global warming, conflicts and wars over resources, and the degradation of the natural systems on which we all depend.

The Global Community believes it is possible to build a better future for all of us by developing some consensus on goals through Global Dialogue 2009 in which people discuss the human predicament and decide whether they would like to see a maximum number of people living at a minimum standard of living, or perhaps a much lower population size that gives individuals a broad choice of lifestyles. It is clear that only widespread changes in norms can give humanity a chance of attaining a sustainable and reasonably conflict-free society. To achieve such change will involve everything from demographic policies and transformation of planet-wide energy, industrial, and agricultural systems, to North-South and interfaith relationships and military postures. Politicians, ecologists, industrialists, social scientists, everyday citizens, and the media must join this dialogue. Whether it is possible remains to be seen; societies have managed to make major transitions in the recent past, as the civil rights revolution in the United States and the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union clearly demonstrate. We will continue to hope and work for a cultural transformation in how we treat each other and the natural systems we depend upon. We can create a peaceful and sustainable global civilization, but it will require realistic thinking about the problems we face and a new mobilization of political will.

There is a growing awareness that the unrestrained growth of populations should pay for itself. Taxes and utility costs must escalate in order to pay for the growth. In addition, growth brings increased levels of congestion, frustration, and air pollution. In recent years, several industrialized nations have seen taxpayer revolts in the form of ballot questions that were adopted to limit the allowed tax increases. The revolts have been in the nations that claimed to be the most prosperous because they had the largest rates of population growth. These limits on taxes were felt to be necessary to stop the tax increases that were required to pay for the growth. Unfortunately the growth has managed to continue, while the schools and other public agencies have suffered from the shortage of funds. Communities can slow their population growth by removing the many visible and hidden public subsidies that support and encourage growth.

It clear that there will always be large opposition to programs of making population growth pay for itself. Those who profit from growth will use their considerable resources to convince the community that the community should pay the costs of growth. In our communities, making growth pay for itself could be a major tool to use in stopping the population growth.

Nations experiencing decreases in Total Fertility Rate (TFR) are nations that are very different from each other racially, religiously, and politically, implying that the drive to stabilize populations is a global movement. It is being realized that more people now means less of everything else now and for generations to come, and that more people simply cause additional strain on already-strained resources. In fact, decreasing fertility is an important part of an economic development strategy.

What happens to the idea of the dignity of the human species if this population growth continues at its present rate? It will be completely destroyed. Democracy cannot survive overpopulation.  Human dignity cannot survive overpopulation.  Convenience and decency cannot survive overpopulation.  As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears.  It doesn't matter if someone dies, the more people there are, the less one person matters.


Having reached 6.7 billion in 2008, human population continues to grow. It was estimated that the population of the world in year 2050 will be 9,084,495,405. UN population projections for the year 2050 range from 7.9 billion to 10.9 billion, suggesting the extent to which we can influence our future. More people and higher incomes worldwide are multiplying humanity 's impact on the environment and on natural resources essential to life. Based on these trends, it is clear that the 21st century will witness even greater pressures on natural resources. Current demographic trends offer hope, however. Over the past 40 years the average number of children born to each woman has fallen from five to less than three. Young people increasingly want to wait to have children and to have smaller families. Policymakers have a choice. They can do nothing, or they can help ensure that in the 21st century the world 's population peaks with fewer than 8 billion people, simply by committing the financial resources to meet the needs of couples who want to have smaller families, later in life.

In some regions of the world where the TFR is low there are large numbers of old people and fewer young persons. This has been of increasing concern to the governments of many of these nations, including the Zero Population Growth nations. Because these rates are at (or below) Replacement Level Fertility (RLF), populations in these nations have either stopped growing (in the case of many of the European nations) or will soon, after passing through the lag introduced by their age structures. These regions of the world are not expected to contribute significantly, if at all, to future population growth.

Many of the nations with high and relatively unchanging TFR's have several features in common:

  • they are still largely agricultural,
  • there is much social inequity and poverty, and
  • women are held in very low status and poorly educated (for example, in sub-Saharan Africa, 49% of women between the ages of 20 and 24 years are illiterate (for women older than 25 year, the illiteracy rate is 75%!)

People in such nations often do not understand that more children in their families and societies is actually an impediment to progress, feeling instead that many children constitute an advantage. Finally, some of these regions still have a large unmet demand for contraception, and relatively high rates of infant and child mortality.

Clearly the environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and beyond would be less difficult in a world with slower population growth or none at all. Population is a critical variable influencing the availability of each of the natural resources considered here. And access to family planning services is a critical variable influencing population. Use of family planning contributes powerfully to lower fertility, later childbearing, and slower population growth. Yet policymakers, environmentalists and the general public remain largely unaware of the growing interest of young people throughout the world in delaying pregnancies and planning their families. In greater proportions than ever, girls want to go to school and to college, and women want to find fulfilling and well-paid employment. Helping people in every country to obtain the information and services they need to put these ambitions into effect is all that can be done, and all that needs to be done, to end world population growth in the new century.


Reproductive health services can help. Voluntary family planning and other reproductive health services can help couples avert high-risk pregnancies, prevent unwanted childbearing and abortion, and avoid diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, that can lead to death, disability, and infertility.

Comprehensive reproductive health services, especially care in pregnancy and childbirth and for sexually transmitted infections, are key to preventing disability and death and improving women's health. Better access to emergency care during childbirth and safe abortion services would also contribute significantly to lower maternal death rates. Family planning diminishes risks associated with frequent childbearing and helps reduce reliance on abortion.

An important obstacle to couple negotiation of contraceptive use and protection from STDs including HIV is that most women have unequal access to resources and decision-making. Yet women are more vulnerable to the consequences of unplanned pregnancies and often HIV/STI's. For these reasons, countering the prevailing gender stereotypes that increase risky behaviors and decrease couple communication is a key strategy for promoting good reproductive health.

Individuals, too, can help bring about a world that is more secure and more supportive of life, health and happiness. They can educate themselves on population dynamics, consumption patterns and the impact of these forces on natural resources and the environment. They can be socially, politically and culturally active to elevate the issues they care about. They can become more environmentally responsible in their purchasing decisions and their use of energy and natural resources. And individuals and couples can consider the impacts of their reproductive decisions on their communities and the world as a whole.

The world's forests provide goods and services essential to human and planetary well-being. But forests are disappearing faster today than ever before. Due both to deforestation and human population growth, the current ratio of forests to human beings is less than half what it was in 1960. Yet we not only need more forests, we need forests more than ever before–to protect the world's remaining plant and animal life, to prevent flooding, to slow human-induced climate change, and to provide the paper on which education and communication still depend. More efficient consumption of forest products and eventual stabilization of human population–a prospect that appears more promising today as birthrates decline–will be needed to conserve the world's forests in the coming millennium.

Population dynamics are among the primary underlying causes of forest decline. Poverty, corruption, inequitable access to land and wasteful consumption practices also influence the decisions of governments, corporations and individuals to cut and clear forests. The interaction of these forces is most evident in areas such as South Asia, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa, where poverty, rapid population growth and weak institutions contribute to forest loss and severe environmental degradation.

The dominant force in forest loss is growth in the demand for farmland. Subsistence agriculture is the principal cause of forest loss in Africa, Asia and much of Latin America. Slash-and-burn farming and other traditional techniques were sustainable for centuries when population densities were lower. Today they are a major factor, along with the expansion of commercial farms and livestock grazing areas, in the permanent conversion of wooded land to agriculture. The need to increase food production is expected to accelerate the forest-to-farmland cycle, especially in countries where alternatives for meeting this demand are limited.

A typical American uses 15 times as much lumber and paper as a resident of a developing country. Reducing wood consumption in the industrialized world is unlikely to stop forest loss in developing countries however, since most of the wood consumed comes from trees in the industrialized countries themselves. Nevertheless, the consumption model offered to the rest of the world threatens accelerated forest loss as both populations and economies grow in developing countries.

Population policies based on human development and the Scale of Human and Earth Rights offer the greatest hope for the future of forests. This is not an argument for population "control" but for the social investments that allow couples to choose when to have children and how many to have. Programs linking conservation activities with family planning services show promise for achieving both the sustainable use of forests and greater acceptance of reproductive health services.

Sustainable wood consumption is essential for the future of forests. Individuals and institutions alike should promote the ecologically sound and socially responsible use of forest products. Eco-labeling, or the environmental certification of wood products, could speed the adoption of more sustainable forestry practices. Consumer demand for green-certified paper and other wood products is an important complement to recycling and other efforts to reduce wood consumption.

The rate of world population growth is beginning to decline, but the total number of people could still double or even triple from today’s 6.7 billion before stabilizing a century or more from now. Women in most countries are still having more than the two-child average consistent with a stable population size. Moreover, so many young people are now entering or moving through their childbearing years that even a two-child average would still boost population size for a few decades until the momentum of past growth subsides. Yet there is reason for optimism. The combination of access to family planning and other reproductive health services, education for girls and economic opportunity for women could lower birthrates enough to stabilize world population well before a doubling of today’s total.

Motivation, rather than differential access to modern contraception is a major determinant of fertility.  Individuals frequently respond to scarcity by having fewer children, and to perceived improved economic opportunity by having more children. Economic development does not cause family size to shrink; rather, at every point where serious economic opportunity beckons, family size preferences expand.

A)  Foreign aid conveys to the recipients the perception of improving economic wellbeing, which is followed by an increase in the fertility of the recipients of the aid.

B)  Migrations from regions of low economic opportunity to places of higher economic opportunity result in an increase in the fertility of the migrants that persists for a generation or two.

The need is not to control population growth. Governments cannot control childbearing and attempts to do so have sometimes led to coercive approaches to reproduction that violate human rights. The need is rather to expand the power individuals have over their own lives, especially by enabling them to choose how many children to have and when to have them.

The well-being of the world's forests is closely linked to the health and well-being of women. Investing in education for girls helps them to contribute to their national economies–and to postpone childbearing until they are ready for a family. Providing credit and other economic opportunities for women creates alternatives to early and frequent childbearing. Finally, better access to quality reproductive health services directly benefits women and their families. These approaches increase human capacity, providing the greatest long-term return to societies, individuals and the environment. Moreover, they are likely to lead to an early peak in world population in the coming century–quite possibly at levels that can co-exist with forests that teem with human and non-human life for centuries to come.


Comprehensive population policies are an essential element in a world development strategy that combines access to reproductive health services, to education and economic opportunities, to improved energy and natural resource technologies, and to healthyer models of consumption and the "good life."

Policies to decrease world population:
  • delay reproduction until later in life
    Delaying reproduction is important in influencing population growth rates. Over a period of 60 years, if people delay reproduction until they are 30 years old, you would have only two generations, while if you do not delay reproduction you would have three generations (one generation every 20 years).
  • spread your children farther apart
  • to have fewer children overall
  • government commitment to decreasing population growth
    Create policies that help decreasing the number of children being born. Policies such as income tax deductions for dependent children and maternity and paternity leaves are essentially pronatalist and should be eliminated.
  • programs that are locally designed and that include information on family planning and access to contraceptives
  • educational programs that emphasize the connection between family planning and social good
  • The vast disparities in reproductive health worldwide and the greater vulnerability of the poor to reproductive risk point to several steps all governments can take, with the support of other sectors, to improve the health of women and their families:

    • Give women more life choices. The low social and economic status of women and girls sets the stage for poor reproductive health

    • Invest in reproductive health care

    • Encourage delays in the onset of sexual activity and first births

    • Help couples prevent and manage unwanted childbearing

    • Ensure universal access to maternal health care

    • Support new reproductive health technologies

    • Increase efforts to address the HIV pandemic

    • Involve communities in evaluating and implementing programs

    • Develop partnerships with the private sector, policymakers and aid donors to broaden support for reproductive health


    • Measure Progress

    More and more young people on every continent want to start bearing children later in life and to have smaller families than at any time in history. Likewise, in greater proportions than ever, women and girls in particular want to go to school and to college, and they want to find fulfilling and well-paid employment. Helping people in every country obtain the information and services they need to put these ambitions into effect is all that can be done, and all that needs to be done, to bring world population growth to a stable landing in the new century.






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    6. Conflicts and wars, no tolerance and compassion for one another
    War is not sustainable. It never was. The military option, war, is against global sustainability, global right, and global peace in a big way. 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, acid rain, and dangerous greenhouse gases have forced the global warming of the planet and the climate to change dangerously, the worst threat to humanity and all life. 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 Global Community helps wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: global peace, global sustainability, human and Earth 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.

    War is the greatest violation of global 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. Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others.

    Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. Blood resources started when the first explorers came to America and started to kill Natives. Explorers had to come back home with the prospect of future catches for their countries. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Geopolitical boundaries between nations are gradually disappearing to make place to georesources boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. 'Blood oil and gas' is certainly a proof of this statement.

    Building global communities require understanding of global problems this generation is facing. There are several major problems: conflicts and wars, no tolerance and compassion for one another, world overpopulation, human activities, as population increases the respect and value of a human life is in decline, insufficient protection and prevention for global health, scarcity of resources and drinking water, poverty, Fauna and Flora species disappearing at a fast rate, global warming and global climate change, global pollution, deforestation, permanent lost of the Earth's genetic heritage, and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet. We need to build global communities for all life on the planet. We need to build global communities that will manage themselves with the understanding of the above problems.

    Wars truly make no sense! The world is too crowded and too small nowadays! And weapons too lethal! So security cannot be achieved through the military. The only job the military should be asked to do today is to protect the global life-support systems. These systems have the highest priority on the Scale of Global Rights and are certainly more important than any of the other rights on the Scale including security. Simply because without life there is no other rights possible. Without Oxygen there is no life! Without clean water there is no life! So protect life on Earth at all costs. Wars are the biggest threat to life and to the ecosystems of the planet.

    So security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. Governments that have weapons of masss destruction (WMDs) are all terrorist governments. They are a threat to global security. I am asking them to disarm. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community organization. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community will emphasize as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure.

    The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found. The Earth is the birthright of all life. The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.

    The impacts of our democracy are destroying the Earth global life-support systems. A few people have control over so much of the Earth. To live in a world at peace and have conditions of basic justice and fairness in human interactions, our democratic values must be based on the principle of equal rights to the Earth.

    When people know they own the resources in their communities then people can start directing the wealth of their resources towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all in their community. Global rights will help here. Global rights allow people to do what they need to do in order to be sustainable. People and communities are protected by global rights.

    Once again, this time in Iraq, we see the natural resource wealth of an entire nation enriching none but a criminal class and megacorporations. Iraq has 115 billion barrels of known oil reserves. That is more than five times the total in the United States. And, because of its long isolation, it is the least explored of the world’s oil-rich nations. A mere two thousand wells have been drilled across the entire country; in Texas alone there are a million. It has been estimated, by the Council on Foreign Relations, that Iraq may have a further 220 billion barrels of undiscovered oil; another study puts the figure at 300 billion. If these estimates are anywhere close to the mark, US forces are now sitting on one quarter of the world’s oil resources. The value of Iraqi oil, largely light crude with low production costs, would be of the order of $30 trillion at today’s prices. For purposes of comparison, the projected total cost of the US invasion/occupation is around $1 trillion. Who will get Iraq’s oil? One of the Bush administration’s ‘benchmarks’ for the Iraqi government is the passage of a law to distribute oil revenues. The draft law that the US has written for the Iraqi congress would cede nearly all the oil to Western companies. The Iraq National Oil Company would retain control of 17 of Iraq’s 80 existing oilfields, leaving the rest – including all yet to be discovered oil – under foreign corporate control for 30 years.

    The occupation may seem horribly botched on the face of it, but the Bush administration’s cavalier attitude towards ‘nation-building’ has all but ensured that Iraq will end up as an American protectorate for the next few decades – a necessary condition for the extraction of its oil wealth. If the US had managed to create a strong, democratic government in an Iraq effectively secured by its own army and police force, and had then departed, what would have stopped that government from taking control of its own oil, like every other regime in the Middle East? The costs are about ten billion dollars a month plus a few dozen American fatalities are negligible compared to $30 trillion in oil wealth, assured American geopolitical supremacy and gas for voters. In terms of realpolitik, the invasion of Iraq is not a fiasco; it is a resounding success.





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    7. Poverty, large wealth gap between rich and poor, between the industrialized nations and the developing nations
    Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. Blood resources started when the first explorers came to America and started to shut dead Natives. Explorers had to come back home with the prospect of future catches for their countries. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Geopolitical boundaries between nations are gradually disappearing to make place to georesources boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. 'Blood oil and gas' is certainly a proof of this statement.

    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all. The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found. The Earth is the birthright of all life. The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    Global poverty, aspects and issues Global poverty, aspects and issues are related to the problem of overpopulation.

    People have to regulate their population by means that are voluntary and benign and have to take along with a fair proportion of other lifeforms. Proper Earth management will certainly be a necessary tool to achieve this goal. If not there will be a collapse of humanity and of the environment. From now on every global decision we do will have tremendous consequences on our future.

    In general, populations of all lifeforms grow exponentially that is by a steady proportion of whatever was there before. When there is no practical limit on resource then populations usually grow maximally and the only limit is that of the reproductive capacity of the female animal. About 10,000 years ago, human beings were obliged to commit themselves more or less fully to agriculture and the human population was 5 to 10 million. By the time of Christ, after only 8,000 years of large-scale agriculture, the human population was 100 to 300 million. After this time, the exponential growth of the population entered its rapid phase. The billion mark was passed by 1800 A.D. By year 2000, the human population exceeded 6 billion. Thus agriculture allowed a thousand-fold increase in numbers over a period of 10,000 years.

    In practical sense, agriculture cannot feed a human population that has grown beyond the capacity limit. We must ask ourselves whether we can stop the growth by means that are voluntary and benign, or whether the eventual environmental restraint will be out of our hands. At some questionable time in our future we will find that our soil will no longer have the nutrients it needs to produce quality food. For some time we may counter this problem by fresh weathering of rock. Not for long! The loss of lifeforms on Earth will be permanent.

    Obviously something has to be done! Earth Government proposes a tight global policy, benignly implemented, or it will be very nasty indeed. In practice, a human population of 10 to 12 billion would be too uncomfortably high and would add a high strain on world resources. What kind of world population would be reasonable? What goal should we aim at? A population should be small enough to be sustainable indefinitely and still allow plenty of leeway for ourselves and other lifeforms. It should also be large enough to allow the formation of healthy civilizations.

    We propose a world population of 500 million. The policy to apply is for every family to have only one or two children. It would take a thousand years to reach our goal of a population of 500 million.

    The continued economic growth in India and China is an important factor to reduce world poverty. The rich-poor gap is getting wider in developing countries as well as within richer countries. Factors to help reduce the gap:

    *     be sustainable locally first and globally next only if needed. Let go the WTO, NAFTA or any free trade agreement that destroy your economy.
    *     annulment of world debt
    *     national economic policy reforms
    *     creation of symbiotical relationships between high-income countries with those less industrialized and entrepreneurial cultures
    *     improved international financial governance
    *     educating people about the Scale of Human and Earth Rights

    In 30 years an additional 200 million hectares will be needed to feed the growing populations in the tropics and subtropics, but only 93 million hectares are available in these nations for farms. Most of that land is forested and should be preserved. Other ways to feed this new population include:

    *     improved agricultural practices
    *     make use of salt-tolerant crops obtained by genetic engineering or use domesticated wild plants that are already salt-tolerant
    *     make sure of stem cells for meat production, i.e. mass-producing of muscle tissue rather than animals

    With one-fifth of the world's total population, China has only 7% of the world's arable land. Mountains or deserts cover two-thirds of China, making only the balance of the land available to 1.3 billion people.

    Beside global warming, the human activity that affects Earth most is that of food production. We need to form a global ministry dealing only about agriculture and the protection of our soils. All nations will be part of the ministry. We have to design systems of food production that meet our own needs, and also leave room for these other lifeforms we want to take along with us. Western agriculture is designed in the end to maximize profit. As a primordial human right, the prime concern of the human species is to feed people. Therefore we have to do things differently. We will have to produce less livestock as we effectively double the population we need to feed: ourselves, plus the livestock that is supposed to be feeding us. We also have to apportion the land surface of the whole world more efficiently, using some for highhly intensive food production (which makes use of less land), some for extensive agriculture (combining food production with wildlife conservation) and designing some specifically as wilderness areas with global corridors between them.

    In developing countries, the most important environmental pressure is linked to poverty. Poor people put pressure on the land and forests, over-exploiting them to survive. These countries must be helped. They must accept the implementation of the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of Earth Government into their way of life. We must give them access to technologies that use fewer resources, energy efficient technologies, 'clean' technologies.

    The debt of the developing nations to the rich nations was a form of global tax and therefore the poor or 'developing' nations dont have to pay it back. In fact poor nations should expect way more money as tax by the rich nations and not as loans. The state of the world today is the result of a specific set of interlocking institutions: the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. These institutions are designed to generate massive wealth for the few and poverty for the rest. The same people who make the decisions in government and corporation make the profit. They create a tight concentration of power. Together they are a form of anti-government whose only goal is profit. The IMF, through Structural Adjustment Programs, now directly runs the economies of over 70 countries. That means that about 1000 economists and bureaucrats control the economic policies for 1.4 billion people in these countries. That is a form of anti-government. The people that profit most from the global economy are white people. The people who are most oppressed by the global economy are people of colour. Racism and sexism have become the norm.

    The entire planet is in a state of low intensity civil war. The ruling elite profit off of the exploitation of the rest of the world.

    The Global Community was looking for 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, but there it was all along right on our eyes. The Earth Court of Justice will be asked to decide on the debt be changed into an actual tax to be paid by the rich nations to the poor nations, and to decide on the amount of tax to be paid. Developing nations will then be able to start rebuilding their communities as per the Scale of Global Rights. They will not have to satisfy the economic needs and wishes of the rich nations. The Earth Court of Justice will also be asked to rule illegal the activities of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO unless they become a part of a greater whole such as the Earth Ministry of Financial Institutions. These institutions will be controlled by the Global Community.

    Because governments of poor nations had to promote 'free trade', this situation cause barriers to trade to be eliminated and now we are seeing the globalization of 'free trade'. Poor nations are now asked to produce only the products they are good at producing and buy from other countries the products they are not as good at producing. This way the economy of a nation will function at maximum efficiency. So now governments are told to open up their borders and to stop meddling in markets, so that competition will be free internationally. Often what is called trade is really moving of resources across borders between subsidiaries of the same corporation. Nothing to do with free competition. Economic activity is centrally-managed and planned by the corporate elite. Capital move freely across borders as restrictions on the flow of money have been removed. Corporations can relocate their operations to the countries with the lowest wages, the least active unions and the lowest environmental standards. The reality is that more polluting industries are encouraged to relocate to poorer countries. A polluting industry tends to increase the chances that people in the surrounding area will have health problems. If pollution kills someone or makes them unable to work, the cost to the economy, or to the industry in the case of a law-suit, would be roughly equal to the projected wages that the person would have earned in the rest of their life. In a country with low life expectancy and low wages, this cost will be lessened. It costs less to dump a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country.

    The global financial crisis has propelled the French Leader and EU Leader to go all around the world to orgainize a Summit this November, the Summit of all G20 nations, the most industrialized nations, and 'fix' the crisis. These leaders are interested in fixing their economies, not the global crisis. They instrested in money, the stock market, not the people of world, the future of the next generations, or the environment. A money fix will not solve a problem. Money is used to deal with goods as an exchange between people, businesses and governments in the world. The problem is not money. The problem is the amount of goods being taken from the Earth, exchanged and consumed, and all the pollution associated with this process. The problem is the fundamentally wrong economic system created to allow these exchanges to occur for the benefit of a few rich people on the planet and at the expenses of an overpopulated world, the poor and the middle class people, 6.7 billion people, and at the expenses of all life on Earth, the environment, and the global life-support systems. A money fix is not the solution.

    They will also talk about NATO's future and how the organiztion can be used to rule the world under the leadership of the G20 nations. A fundamentally bad new world order.

    The main intergovernmental bodies including the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organizations (WTO), the European Union (EU), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have all endorsed the New World Order on behalf of their corporate sponsors. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military alliance of democratic states in Europe and North America, is the official protector of the corporate sponsors. Governments in both developed and developing countries have abandoned their historical role of regulating key economic variables as well as ensuring a minimum livelihood for their people. They are no longer sustainable locally.

    We are dealing with a complex and centralized constellation of economic power in which the instruments of market manipulation have a direct bearing on the lives of billions of people. The prices of food, water, fuel are determined at the global level, beyond the reach of national government policy. The price hikes of these three essential commodities constitute an instrument of "economic warfare", carried out through the "free market" on the futures and options exchanges. These hikes in the prices of food, water and fuel are contributing in a very real sense to "eliminating the poor" through "starvation deaths". The sugar coated bullets of the "free market" kill our children. The act to kill is instrumented in a detached fashion through computer program trading on the commodity exchanges, where the global prices of rice, wheat and corn are decided upon.

    When the Global Community is confronted with the latest evidence of the startling growth of income and the ever increasing chasm of wealth inequality around the world, we need to recognize obscene social and economic arrangements for what they are and demand something different. Presently, there are nearly 500 billionaires worldwide whereas 1.2 billion live on a dollar a day or less. Tens of millions of children are locked out of school because their parents are unable to afford school fees. More than a million children die a year from diarrhea because their families lack access to clean drinking water. More than one billion people worldwide do not get essential health care. On average, developing countries have one doctor for every 6,000 people whereas industrialized countries have one for every 350 people. Under developed countries face a nightmare of almost no healthcare for their teeming masses.

    We live in a world where all natural and human resources are exploited mercilessly, so that a small minority can consume far more than their rightful share of the world's real wealth. Those at the helm, the big corporate rulers, are getting bail-outs in this financial crisis, not Main Street. Now, as we push the exploitation of the earths social and environmental systems beyond their limits of tolerance, we face the reality that the industrial era faces a burnout, because it is exhausting the human and natural resource base on which our very lives depend.

    Living at the crossroads of this global crisis, we must hasten its passage, while assisting in the birth of a new civilization based on life affirming rather than money affirming values. All over the world people are indeed waking up to the truth. We should strive and take steps to reclaim and rebuild our local economy. Be sustainable locally first and globally next only if needed. Let go the WTO, NAFTA or any free trade agreement.

    It should also be our goal to create locally owned enterprises that sustainably harvest and process local resources to produce jobs, goods and services. Ideally our economy should be local; rooting power in the people and communities who realize their well being depends on the health and vitality of their local ecosystem. We should favor local firms and workers, who pay local taxes, live by local rules, respect and nurture the local ecosystems, compete fairly in local markets, and contribute to community life. Labour should not be taxed but pollution should. The exploitation and use of natural resources should also be taxed.

    A global economy empowers global corporations and financial institutions, local economies empower people. It is our consciousness, our ways of thinking and our sense of membership in a larger community, which should be global, the Global Community. Perhaps the most important fact of all, albeit forgotten, is that life is about living, not consuming. A life of material sufficiency can be filled with social, cultural, intellectual and spiritual abundance that place no burden on the planet. It is time to assume responsibility for creating a new future of just and sustainable societies free from the myth that competition, greed and mindless consumption are paths to individual and collective fulfillment.




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    8. Food production crisis
    The fate of global food production has now become one of the terrors of the future.

    Much of our current recessionary downturn has been caused by market speculation, from the oil and food sector all the way to the White House itself. For the last seven years, the Bush administration has placed climate crisis on the back burner in existential pursuit of resource wars and an "American way of life" that has turned from a dream of Hummers, housing and bling into a nightmare of price hikes, foreclosures and layoffs.

    Food riots are breaking out across the planet. We must re-examine corporate control of the food supply. The rise in global food prices has sparked a number of protests in recent weeks, highlighting the worsening epidemic of global hunger. The World Bank estimates world food prices have risen 80 percent over the last three years and that at least thirty-three countries face social unrest as a result. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned the growing global food crisis has reached emergency proportions.

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

    Several causes factor into the global food price hike, many linked to human activity. These include human-driven climate change, the soaring cost of oil and a Western-led focus on biofuels that turns food into fuel.

    This is the brutal world of capitalist agriculture – a world where some people destroy food because prices are too low, and others literally eat dirt because food prices are too high.

    We are in the midst of an unprecedented worldwide food price inflation that has driven prices to their highest levels in decades. The increases affect most kinds of food, but in particular the most important staples – wheat, corn, and rice. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that between March 2007 and March 2008 prices of cereals increased 88%, oils and fats 106%, and dairy 48%.

    These increases are catastrophic for the 2.6 billion people around the world who live on less than US$2 a day and spend 60% to 80% of their incomes on food. Hundreds of millions cannot afford to eat. Food is not just another commodity, it is absolutely essential for human survival. Those most hit by shortage include the rural landless, pastoralists and the majority of small-scale farmers. But the impact is greatest on the urban poor. And the rises are producing what we are calling the "new face of hunger" -- people who suddenly can no longer afford the food they see on store shelves because prices have soared beyond their reach.

    The very least that humanity should expect from any government or social system is that it try to prevent starvation – and above all that it not promote policies that deny food to hungry people.

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was absolutely correct on April 24 when he described the food crisis as the greatest demonstration of the historical failure of the capitalist model.

    There are many factors contributing to this current crisis, including the rising price of oil, deregulated agricultural markets, financial speculation, and biofuels. Another key factor is climate change, which is affecting crop yield and food production. It is time for us to get serious about understanding the way climate change affects water resources for food production and conversely the way agricultural water use is leading to climate change. Agricultural practices geared towards growing export-oriented monoculture crops are chemical intensive and have resulted in high levels of pollution in local water systems. In addition, nitrogen used in fertilizers leaches into water courses increasing the indirect nitrous oxide emissions downstream. This model of production has intensified water use, both in terms of the water going into the growing of the commodities themselves, but also in terms of inter-basin water transfers. Protecting our waters in local watersheds and wetlands and using them judiciously in support of local agricultural systems and livelihood practices, rather than continuing with the current strategy of promoting export-oriented, monoculture, industrial, water-guzzling agricultural systems, is key to reducing the water sector's direct contributions to climate change. Moreover local practices that conserve and enhance local water availability to ensure resilience of rain-fed agricultural systems are necessary as an adaptation mechanism, to meet climate challenges and to help meet food security goals, two of the biggest challenges for developing countries today. It is time to reevaluate our agricultural policies that promote water and energy intensive agriculture. Doing so will help us cope with extreme changes in the hydrological cycle and resultant food and water crises many communities and nations are sure to face. Effective and sustainable water management in agriculture in support of healthy food systems needs to be part of the climate solution.

    We need to form a global ministry dealing only about agriculture, food production and the protection of our soils. All nations will be part of the ministry. We have to design systems of food production that meet our own needs, and also leave room for these other lifeforms we want to take along with us. Western agriculture is designed in the end to maximize profit. As a primordial human right, the prime concern of the human species is to feed people. Therefore we have to do things differently. We will have to produce less livestock as we effectively double the population we need to feed: ourselves, plus the livestock that is supposed to be feeding us. We also have to apportion the land surface of the whole world more efficiently, using some for highhly intensive food production (which makes use of less land), some for extensive agriculture (combining food production with wildlife conservation) and designing some specifically as wilderness areas with global corridors between them.





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    9. Energy shortage, Peak Oil and Gas
    Welcome to the age of Peak Oil and Gas: as oil prices hit new highs and supplies sink, our way of life drastically changes. We are nearing the end of the Petroleum Age. Major investors are not likely to cough up the trillions of dollars needed to substantially boost production in the years ahead, suggesting that the global output of conventional petroleum will not reach the elevated levels needed for the global economy but has begun an irreversible decline.

    The use of military force will continue to protect the flow of imported petroleum. In Washington, that energy strategy has generally enjoyed broad bipartisan support. The current debacle in Iraq will not shake this consensus. In fact, the opposite appears to be the case: possibly fearful that the chaos in Iraq will spread to other countries in the Gulf region, senior figures in both parties are calling for a reinvigorated US military role in the protection of foreign energy deliveries. The US military presence in key producing areas and in the sea lanes that carry foreign oil to American shores will always be a priority by whoever is at the helm of the White House. The strategic stance adopted by President Bush in justifying his determination to retain a potent US force in Iraq has been passed on to the Democrates. We should expect an increase in the use of military force to protect the overseas flow of oil, as the threat level rises along with the need for new investment to avert even further reductions in global supplies.

    What happens when the energy supply stops growing, but the population continues to grow? More importantly, what happens when the energy supply begins to decline, as population continues to grow?

    Peak oil is not simply an issue of learning to conserve or finding ways to do more with less. It isn't simply about the possibility of economic collapse, war, starvation or global pandemic. It isn't just about changing our behaviors or our beliefs. It is about turning ourselves inside-out, and not only surviving the transformation, but also being and living equal and in harmony with all the rest.

    The new world order is now where energy governs what we eat, where we live, and if and when we travel. This new world order will be characterized by fierce international competition for dwindling stocks of oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium, as well as by a tidal shift in power and wealth from energy-deficit states like China, Japan, and the United States to energy-surplus states like Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. In the process, the lives of everyone will be affected in one way or another; with poor and middle-class consumers in the energy-deficit states experiencing the harshest effects. That is most of us and our children.

    As a start to fixing our energy problem is to recognize what we have done wrong. For instance we need to revert the trend of using biofuel obtained from pood products. Biofuels, far from reducing greenhouse gas emissions, actually have a negative environmental footprint. A trade-off between fuel and food has taking place, and that the economically more attractive production of biofuels for the industrialised countries has crowded out food production for the poorest regions of the world. Increasing prices of food, and their scarcity, have recently sparked riots.

    Biofuels gained from extensive plantations of oil palms, soybean, rapeseeds and the like have a negative environmental footprint due to massive use of pesticides and fertilisers, which leads to acidification of groundwater.

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

    Petroleum supplies are declining as demand increases. This unfolding trend will radically change human habitation on the Earth. Among the consequences will be the drastic reduction of food and fresh water available to people, not only in poorer parts of the globe, but throughout the planet. Industrial societies with their industrial agriculture are dependent upon fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas, and coal for many things, including transportation, electricity, and making plastics and other modern essentials. Oil is the main ingredient in conventional food. As the supply of petroleum and other fossil fuels decline Peak Water and Peak Food will follow. In recent months we have seen the return of food riots in the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Industrial societies run on electricity powered by the cheap energy of fossil fuels. As the supply of those energy sources decline and world-wide competition for them through wars and other means heighten, more electrical grids will fail, and with them access to both food and water. We need even more than food security; we need food sovereignty. Who controls your food? Growing at least part of one's own food, and having something to trade, will be essential to survival.

    Oil and natural gas depletion will soon begin to undermine the capacity of urban and metropolitan areas to sustain human life. Modern urban and metropolitan life depends on oil and natural gas for food production and distribution, residential heating, water purification and distribution, sanitation, and the power grid that delivers electricity for the pumping of gasoline and diesel, airports, communications, elevators, home heating controls, and automated building systems. As international food transport collapses, most oil rich nations face starvation too, regardless of how much oil they possess. Oil depletion means population decline for all urban areas. The notion that urban and suburban dwellers will relocate to small villages in agricultural regions is unrealistic. In the ensuing Peak Oil generated global economic depression, the value of urban residential properties will plummet. Increasing unemployment will slow new house sales and accelerate mortgage and property tax foreclosures. With more and more urban homes up for sale, their prices will decline sharply. And, as the price of urban property declines in value, rural property will increase in comparative value. At the same time, the cost of building new homes in rural areas will increase with the increasing cost of oil and natural gas. Building materials (asphalt and fiberglass shingles, cement, plastic and aluminum siding, fiberglass insulation, glass, lumber, and bricks) are either made from oil or they are manufactured with the energy of oil, natural gas, and coal. All building materials and construction workers are transported using oil (diesel and gasoline). Electricity that is used in the manufacture and construction of houses will also become more expensive. Coal (which is transported with diesel) and natural gas (which uses oil in exploration, drilling operations, and transport of workers) provide the energy for electric power generation. Thus coal and natural gas costs, as well as the cost of electricity, will increase with the increasing price of oil. Similarly, the construction of residential water (wells and pumps) and sanitation systems (septic systems or outhouses in rural areas) will cost more and more as the price of oil increases.

    Global crude oil production has already begun to decline, from 100 million barrels per day to 60 million barrels per day by 2015. During the same time demand will increase 20%. The price of oil will skyrocket like never before. No one can reverse this trend, nor can we conserve our way out of this catastrophe. Because the demand for oil is so high, it will always exceed the level of production; thus oil depletion will proceed at the same rate until all recoverable oil is extracted. Alternatives energies will not fill the gap. And most alternatives yield electric power, but we need liquid fuels for tractors/combines, 18 wheel trucks, trains, ships, and mining equipment. The proponents of the electric economy, the hydrogen economy, or an algal bio-diesel economy ignore the obvious. There is little capital, time, energy, or public will for such trillion dollar infrastructure makeovers. The belief in alternative energies is so strong that most scientists and politicians avoid examining obvious questions – does the development of alternative energies consume more energy than they provide, and do alternative energies consume liquid fuels and give us electric power, which is not what we need? We are facing the collapse of the highways that depend on diesel trucks for maintenance of bridges, cleaning culverts to avoid road washouts, snow plowing, roadbed and surface repair. When the highways fail, so will the power grid, as highways carry the parts, transformers, steel for pylons, and high tension cables, all from far away. With the highways out, there will be no food coming in from "outside," and without the power grid virtually nothing works, including home heating, pumping of gasoline and diesel, airports, communications, and automated systems. After the last power black out, the people living in rural areas will find that surviving will become increasing difficult without all of the goods from the “outside” (food, canning jars, fencing, roofing, hay, straw, seed, animal feed, plastic tarps, fertilizer, clothes, fabric, medicine, hardware, saws, wood stoves, etc.). The survivors will be the very few who live in areas with good rain and soil and who prepared intelligently for a life without oil.

    No nation can become a superpower without being rich because it is only the wealth that builds a mighty army, air force and navy and subsequently leads to the nation becoming an empire. That was the cases with Turkey, Great Britain, Germany, USSR, Spain, Belgium, Italy and Japan in the last century. They all sought gold, silver, copper, iron and precious jewellery to amass a wealth and also robbed weaker nations of their essential resources but like the mighty Romans, they too were defeated only to become a chapter in the history of empires. There is no dispute that it is about oil. It is oil and not gold, silver, copper, iron and precious jewellery that has now become the lifelines of all nations, including China, India and USA. These countries rank first as global consumers of the world’s oil production. Between them, they consume 40 million bbls crude oil per day or 40% of the global production. China was a net exporter of oil until 1993 and now, like the US, it is a net importer. Without oil, their industrial outputs would grind to a screeching halt. It is therefore natural that the source of the next conflict will be oil and the Middle East and the Indian Ocean as the fault lines between the nations of the east and the west. The US, India and China are seeking security of energy supply but they are doing so in different ways. China is also aspiring for energy security but, unlike the US which has the psyche of an empire, it is seeking security of supply through investments and not occupation. The goals for energy security are in reverse modes. The US has been transformed from democracy to a capitalistic oligarchy whereas China is moving from oligarchy to socialist capitalism. The US is an indebted nation whereas China is a lender nation. The Americans are becoming poorer, lavish and lazy because of a lack of incentives and ideology from their leadership. The Chinese, in contrast, are becoming richer, frugal and hard working because of incentives and a cultural ideology. China has been investing heavily in Iran’s energy to the tune of billions of dollars and also in Canada, Africa and Central Asian countries. Whereas China is seeking to protect shipments of oil, the US, in sharp contrast, is seeking plans to deny shipments of oil to China. These two divergent views will have to ultimately clash along the critical maritime flash points from the narrow Strait of Hormuz to the long and very narrow Strait of Malacca as the energy game speeds over the next 5 years.








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    C)     Environmental crisis
    The Global Community asks how meaningful is the right to life or to participation in political life if the ecological base (the base of life) and the global life-support systems are seriously threatened:

    *    wilderness is vastly disappearing; species of the fauna and flora becoming extinct
    *    fisheries are out of control and will cease to be a part of our diet within a few decades
    *    the global Oxygen supply in the air we breathe is dangerously affected by both the burning of petroleum products and deforestation; our ways of life affect the capacity for photosynthesis
    *    losses of forest cover and of biological diversity
    *    climate change affects everyone and everything
    *    the ozone layer is dangerously damaged by man-made chemicals
    *    global warming causes major local and global problems and forces the climate to change
    *    our drinking (fresh) water is becoming more polluted and the increase in population requires much more fresh unpolluted water;our ways of life affect dangerously the water cycle
    *    clean air no longer exists; air contains chemicals affecting life all over the planet
    *    farmers do not generally engage on their own in investment in soil conservation and despite all other efforts the world is losing its best soils; global food production systems should be made to feed people as oppose to be competing for money
    *    everyone wants to consume more products, and thus use more of our resources, and no one seems to know what to do with wastes; wastes of all kind including nuclear and release of radiation
    *    wars destroy not only human lives and community infrastructures but also other lifeforms and the environment; wars feed the economies of war makers, weapons manufacturers, and predator nations in control of the last 100 hundred years left of oil supplies in the world
    *    chemicals produced for human use and not found in nature and, eventually, reaching the environment with impacts on Earth's waters, soils, air, and ecology

    The Global Community found evident that the ecological base is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all rights recognized for human beings. The stewardship of the ecological base has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and social wishes. Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem. Vital interests of future generations have to be considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation. Supply chains have to be designed in a way, that the goods can enter after usage or consumption into natural or industrial recycling processes. If serious damages to persons, animals, plants and the ecosystem cannot be excluded, an action or pattern of behaviour should be refrained from. A measure for supplying goods or services should choose a path which entails the least possible impact on the ecological and social system concerned. This way functioning proven systems will not be disturbed, and  unnecessary risks will not be taken. Supply strategies consuming less resources should have preference before those enhancing more resource consumption. 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.

    There are many related aspects of the global life-support systems:
    *     global warming
    *     Ozone layer
    *     wastes of all kind including nuclear and release of radiation
    *     global pollution
    *     climate change
    *     species of the fauna and flora becoming extinct
    *     losses of forest cover and of biological diversity
    *     the capacity for photosynthesis
    *     the water cycle
    *     food production systems
    *     genetic resources
    *     chemicals produced for human use and not found in nature and, eventually, reaching the environment with impacts on Earth's waters, soils, air, and ecology
    *     ship Captains and owners dumping waste oils in oceans
    *     human activities of all kinds have disastrous impacts on the life-support systems: overfishing and bottom trawling, car and truck manufacturers using fossil fuels, etc.

    Yhe environment and development are two big challenges facing human society in this century. The continuous degradation of the environment has directly affected the very survival and sustainable development of human beings. How to realise a more balanced development of economic growth and environmental protection has become a critical issue that requires the United States, China, India and the whole world to address urgently. Human consumption of the natural resources has been constantly increasing over the past four decades to result in a growing overshoot of what the Earth can sustainably supply. Sustainable development requires humans to manage their demands on natural resources strictly within the Earth's capacity to regenerate, which describes the concept of biological capacity.

    As greenhouse gas emissions are increasing every year, as more and more coal-powered generators are being built, as larger trucks are carrying goods over longer distances and as the population continues to increase, the Global Community is faced with an environmental crisis. This means the loss of most of the world’s best agricultural land to rising seas, the end of trade as docks and cities are flooded, and the displacement of billions of men, women and children. It means nuclear war and genocide, enormous suffering and the end of diversity in both human cultures and living creatures. It means the end of civilisation and a return to the most primitive way of life imaginable for the few thousand scattered survivors. It means that we will have long passed the point of no return, and that even if we do stop emitting more pollutants into the air we will have begun the unstoppable release of methane from permafrost and under-sea clathrates that will quite rapidly take the world to even higher temperatures at which little life will remain. We could end up like Mars or Venus. At the speed at which things are changing, this could happen in our lifetime.




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    1. Overconsumption
    Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.

    The "more is better" version of the American dream is unsustainable environmentally, fueling a level of resource consumption that the planet cannot keep up with. It is personally unsustainable, drawing families into a work-and-spend treadmill that depletes savings and clutters lives. And now we see it is unsustainable economically, as well. Wall Street crash has taken down Main Street and most world economies. Whatever economy emerges from this crisis will need to put less emphasis on "more" stuff and greater emphasis on more of what matters -- like healthy communities, a healthy planet and a higher quality of life. In righting the economic ship, the end game shouldn't be to plug up a broken vessel, but to move to something more seaworthy -- one that sails within both personal and ecological limits.

    We live in a world where all natural and human resources are exploited mercilessly, so that a small minority can consume far more than their rightful share of the world's real wealth. Now, as we push the exploitation of the earths social and environmental systems beyond their limits of tolerance, we face the reality that the industrial era faces a burnout, because it is exhausting the human and natural resource base on which our very lives depend. We must hasten its passage, while assisting in the birth of a new civilization based on life affirming rather than money affirming values. All over the world people are indeed waking up to the truth. We should strive and take steps to reclaim and rebuild our local economy. It should also be our goal to create locally owned enterprises that sustainably harvest and process local resources to produce jobs, goods and services. Ideally our economy should be local; rooting power in the people and communities who realize their well being depends on the health and vitality of their local ecosystem. We should favor local firms and workers, who pay local taxes, live by local rules, respect and nurture the local ecosystems, compete fairly in local markets, and contribute to community life. A global economy empowers global corporations and financial institutions, local economies empower people. It is our consciousness, our ways of thinking and our sense of membership in a larger community, which should be global. Perhaps the most important fact of all, albeit forgotten, is that life is about living, not consuming. A life of material sufficiency can be filled with social, cultural, intellectual and spiritual abundance that place no burden on the planet. It is time to assume responsibility for creating a new future of just and sustainable societies free from the myth that competition, greed and mindless consumption are paths to individual and collective fulfillment.





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    2. Climate change and global warming
    Global warming is the highest threat to Earth security and is everyone's business. Terrorism was, and still is, a problem humanity needed to tackle head-on and resolve the best we could, but global warming is by far the greatest threat to security of all people on Earth and to life itself. We have never tackle the problem head-on. We played around the problem and its solution. We know the solution to the problem of global warming, we know what we need to do to make this generation and future generations safe and secure, but we just never do what we really have to do to resolve the problem. The biggest problem is that we are getting too proud about things that are completely unimportant and missing out on the things that are truly important. A place to start is to get acquainted with the Scale of Global Rights and with the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act . The Global Community is asking North Americans and everyone else on Earth to tackle the problem head-on. We must solve the problem we have with global warming.

    Oil, gas and coal companies are responsible and accountable of their products from beginning to end. The 'end' for an oil company does not end at the gas pump where a consumer buy your refine products. No! The end for you goes all the way to global warming, to pollution of the environment, to the destruction of the global life-support systems, to taking away lives of future generations, to the destruction of life on Earth. Very much so!

    A two-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions could flip the Amazon forest from being the Earth's vital air conditioner to a flamethrower that cooks the planet. The trees of the Amazon contain at least 100 billion tonnes of carbon, 15 years worth of global emissions from all sources. It is not only essential for cooling the world's temperature but also such a large source of freshwater that it may be enough to influence some of the great ocean currents. It is in everyone's interest to keep the Amazon intact, but deforestation continues apace, driven by expanding cattle ranching, soy farming, conversion into sugar cane for biofuel and logging. This assault is drying out the forest, making it more vulnerable to burning. Rising global temperatures are also increasing evaporation rates, drying the forest further.

    Everything in the modern world is dependent on hydrocarbons. From hydrocarbons we get fuel, fertilizer, pesticides, lubricants, plastic, paint, synthetic fabrics, asphalt, pharmaceuticals, and many other things. When oil goes, our entire industrial society will go with it. We must therefore look to "primitive" technology. On a broader scale, one could can say that modern industrial society is based on (1) hydrocarbons, (2) metals, and (3) electricity. The three are intricately connected; each is only accessible if the other two are present. Electricity, for example, has been possible on a global scale only with hydrocarbons. The same is true of metals: most metals are now becoming rare, and the forms that remain can be processed only with modern machinery — which requires hydrocarbons. There is no way of breaking that "triangle." What we are then looking at is a society far more primitive than the one to which we have been accustomed.

    Dangerous global pollution problems caused by enhanced methane (CH4) that leaks off the eastern Siberian coast (about 100 times the background level of about 1780 parts per billion CH4) and off Svalbard (Norway) have been overshadowed in the media by the collapse of the global credit bubble. At the root of both is a common thread, deregulation, including open-ended permits to pollute the atmosphere and the oceans, little-regulated financial systems and economic globalization, representing failure by governments to protect the life and welfare of their populations. For some time now, climate scientists warned that melting of subpolar permafrost and warming of the Arctic Sea (up to 4 degrees C during 2005–2008 relative to the 1951–1980) are likely to result in the dissociation of methane hydrates and the release of this powerful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere (methane: 62 times the infrared warming effect of CO2 over 20 years and 21 times over 100 years). The amount of carbon stored in Arctic sediments and permafrost is estimated as 500–2500 Gigaton Carbon (GtC), as compared with the world’s total fossil fuel reserves estimated as 5000 GtC. Compare with the 700 GtC of the atmosphere, which regulate CO2 levels in the range of 180–300 parts per million and land temperatures in a range of about – 50 to + 50 degrees C, which allowed the evolution of warm blooded mammals. The continuing use of the atmosphere as an open sewer for industrial pollution has already added some 305 GtC to the atmosphere together with land clearing and animal-emitted methane. This raised CO2 levels to 387 ppm CO2 to date, leading toward conditions which existed on Earth about 3 million years (Ma) ago (mid-Pliocene), when CO2 levels rose to about 400 ppm, temperatures to about 2–3 degrees C and sea levels by about 25 +/- 12 metres. There is little evidence for a extinction at 3 Ma. However, by crossing above a CO2 level of 400 ppm the atmosphere is moving into uncharted territory. At this stage, enhanced methane leaks threaten climate events, such as the massive methane release and fauna extinction of55 million years ago, which was marked by rise of CO2 to near-1000 ppm. The $700 billion donated by the US Congress to save corrupt financial dealers are required for fast-tracked conversion from polluting to clean energy utilities and vehicles. The trillions of dollars spent since WWII on bombing peasant populations in their fields in the name of democracy and freedom are needed for replanting deforested regions of the Earth.

    Arctic soils are believed to hold 30 percent or more of all the carbon stored in soils worldwide. Although researchers are uncertain what will happen to this carbon as soils warm and permafrost thaws, one possibility is that the thaw will initiate significant additional emissions of carbon dioxide or the more potent greenhouse gas, methane.

    In a time when the old world order is shattering, a global movement is emerging to challenge the use of war as a tool of statecraft. Cheap oil provided an energy subsidy that defined the wars, economies, settlements, values, and lifestyles of the 20th century. The result was a century of wasteful extravagance and inefficiency that encouraged us to squander virtually all Earth's resources -- including water, land, forests, fisheries, soils, minerals, and natural waste recycling capacity. We are now waking up to the morning-after consequences of a brief but raucous party. These include depleted natural systems, unsustainable economies, an obsolete physical infrastructure, and a six-fold increase in the human population dependent on the diminished resources of a finite planet. Cheap oil also fueled a zero sum global competition for access to resources -- particularly cheap oil -- and for the military superiority required to secure that access. The United States combined the global projection of military power with the global projection of economic and cultural power to achieve unchallenged global dominance as the sole reigning superpower. Cheap oil is no more and the global projection of military and economic power it made possible is no longer viable.

    To avoid driving Earth's system of climate regulation into irrevocable collapse, the Global Community must achieve at least an 80 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050 and possibly sooner. Less noted is the corresponding imperative that to avoid irrevocable social collapse, we must simultaneously achieve an equitable allocation of allowable emissions to meet the essential needs of every person on the planet. This presents a particular challenge for the United States. As the world's leading producer of green house gases, our emissions reduction must be closer to 90 percent. There is no place in this equation for war or the global projection of military power. Beyond the fact that military planes, ships, and vehicles are gluttonous consumers of oil, the central activity of warfare is to kill and maim people and destroy critical infrastructure to impair capacity for normal life. The collateral damage includes massive scale toxic and radioactive environmental contamination that renders growing portions of our crowded planet uninhabitable. The more we humans war the more certain our ultimate collective demise.





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    3. Pollution
    War is not sustainable. It never was. The military option, war, is against global sustainability and global peace in a big way. 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, acid rain, and dangerous greenhouse gases have forced the global warming of the planet and the climate to change dangerously, the worst threat to humanity and all life. 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 Global Community helps wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: global peace, global sustainability, global 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.

    Oil companies are responsible and accountable of their products from beginning to end. The 'end' for an oil company does not end at the gas pump where a consumer buy your refine products. No! The end for you goes all the way to global warming, to pollution of the environment, to the destruction of the global life-support systems, to taking away lives of future generations, to the destruction of life on Earth. Very much so!

    The Global Community proposes to ask you to pay a global tax on your products. The tax would be high enough to discourage consumers from buying your oil and gas products and force them to use viable alternatives. The Governments of the United States and Canada should put a high tax on all oil based products and their derivatives and certainly gasoline should have the highest tax possible. The tax would be a carbon tax for the environment and the global life-support systems.

    A workable type of Tobin tax should also be in place as it is a powerful instrument to promote sustainable development and force shareholders in moving away from producing oil. A Tobin tax is a tax on all trade of currency across borders to put a penalty on short-term speculation in currencies. The tax rate should be 10 to 25 cents per hundred dollars. The proposal is important due to its potential to prevent global financial crises such as we are seeing now. Also, an estimated $500 billion per year makes it possible to meet urgent global priorities, such as preventing global warming, disease, and poverty. The tax should be managed by the Global Community and the Federation of Global Governments. In the globalized economy, there is a lack of adequate funding for global problems such as disease, poverty and hunger. Global climate change, deforestation, population growth and unemployment, declining fisheries and pollution threaten local communities worldwide. Projects which could help to address these needs and create jobs will cost more than $500 billion annually. Private donors do not meet the need, and some nations cut their aid budgets. New multilateral approaches to public finance, such as Tobin Taxes, may provide part of the answer.

    Tobin-style taxes would work well:
    • On Wall Street, currency speculators trade over $2 trillion dollars each day across borders.
    • Each trade would be taxed at 0.1 to 0.25 percent of volume (about 10 to 25 cents per hundred dollars)
    • This would discourage short-term currency trades,about 90 percent speculative, but leave long-term productive investments intact.
    • The currency market would thus shrink in volume, helping to restore national economic autonomy. Nations again could intervene effectively to protect their own currency from devaluation and financial crisis.
    • Billions in revenue, estimated at $500 billion per year, would be generated.
    • Revenue could go into earmarked trust funds to fund urgent Global Community priorities.


    The Global Community also proposes to develope 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 WTO, the World Bank, the IMF, the EU and the UN are worldwide organizations that can and should be used to raise global taxes to redistribute to the poorest and developing nations.

    Everyone ask how we could rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. Here is a new 'old' way to do it: trading permits. It can be done with greenhouses gases to solve the problem with global warming. What about using a similar technique to get rid of all weapons of mass destruction: nuclear, biological and chemical, and others. How many nations would be interested? The question to ask is would it work? First of all does it work for the greenhouse gases?

    Global warming is the highest threat to Earth security and is everyone's business. Terrorism was, and still is, a problem humanity needed to tackle head-on and resolve the best we could, but global warming is by far the greatest threat to security of all people on Earth and to life itself. We have never tackle the problem head-on. We played around the problem and its solution. We know the solution to the problem of global warming, we know what we need to do to make this generation and future generations safe and secure, but we just never do what we really have to do to resolve the problem. The biggest problem is that people are getting too proud about things that are completely unimportant and missing out on the things that are truly important, and we have been left behind by most other nations on those things that are truly important for the generations to come and to life itself. A place to start is to get acquainted with the Scale of Global Rights and with the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act . The Global Community is asking every global citizens on Earth to tackle the problem head-on. We must solve the problem we have with global warming.

    We are facing crises of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health. We need leadership in the protection of all our natural resources. All of our natural resources are in peril because of what we do and what that does to our planet. We are facing a fresh water crisis. We are facing a food crisis. We are facing a crisis over deforestation. And we are facing crises in our oceans. While carbon emissions from fossil fuels pollute the air, so does a lot of other stuff. Now is the time to press for leadership in the protection of all our natural resources. We must increase our freshwater supply by about 20 percent by the year 2025 to meet world demand, and 90 cities still dump sewage into it. The price of most food has doubled over the past year, forcing millions deeper into poverty and malnourishment. There is now six times as much plastic as zooplankton in parts of the Pacific Ocean, and 90 percent of the big fish on Earth have disappeared. Meanwhile, we have an ever-increasing waste and electronic-waste burden on our hands. We each create twice as much trash per day as we did 40 years ago. The average size of our landfills has multiplied 25 times in that period as well. And our e-waste burden is so bad that we ship 80 percent of it overseas to countries with weak environmental standards. These countries in turn make products from our discards and ship them right back to us. (And we wonder how lead paint gets in toys.) As well, up to 40 percent of global wood production is from illegal timber operations. Deforestation not only displaces people and endangers species, it is the second biggest cause of climate change. (It isn't only fossil fuels that cause global warming.) To be sure, an alternative energy supply is needed and important. But let's not forget the importance of other environmental factors crucial to our health and well-being, not to mention the planet's.





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    4. Life species extinction
    We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

    All over the world, there is also a vast array of different life-form communities that inhabit land, water and air. Everyone of those global communities, human and otherwise, have an Earth right of ownership of the planet and of all its natural resources. It is their birthright. They dont express themselves in English, but we understand them. Human beings have a moral obligation to protect and conserve the biodiversity of life on Earth. And the best way to do that is by creating a security and biodiversity zone all over the planet.

    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.





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    5. Deforestation
    The forests have global implications not just on life but on the quality of it. Trees improve the quality of the air that species breath by trapping carbon and other particles produced by pollution. Trees determine rainfall and replenish the atmosphere. As more water gets put back in the atmosphere, clouds form and provide another way to block out the sun's heat. Trees are what cool and regulates the earth's climate in conjunction with other such valuable services as preventing erosion, landslides, and making the most infertile soil rich with life.

    The Map below shows the location of the world's forests, oceans, lakes and rivers. It shows the planetary biodiversity zone.




    ( see enlargement Planetary Biodiversity Zone: oceans, rivers, lakes and forests)
    Planetary Biodiversity Zone: oceans, rivers, lakes and forests
    Artwork by Germain Dufour
    September 25, 2008

    Biological diversity means the variety and variability among living organisms, global communities, and the ecosystems in which they are a part.

    Elements of biodiversity include:

    a) genetic diversity which includes the different genetic make-up among individuals of a single species

    b) species diversity which includes the different species within a particular geographic area, such as the fish, birds, insects, bacteria and plants that live within a wetland


    The variety of ecosystem types include forests, grasslands, deserts, wetlands, streams, lakes and oceans, and the global communities within them. These communities interact with each other and with the non-living environment.

    It is well known that the planet's diversity is being threatened. The effect that human activities have had on our planet have become a major concern. Erosion, pollution, desertification, increased rates of extinction can all be traced back to human activities and are now starting to completely change the future of life on the planet.

    Development in society are serious and affect biodiversity.

    Perhaps we should understand better the good of biodiversity. At the ecosystem level, biodiversity provides numerous benefits and services to the Global Community.


    Benefits of biodiversity
    Food security

    Biodiversity provides the vast majority of our food. The annual world fish input is about 100 million metric tons which represents humanity’s most important source of wild animal protein. More than 20 per cent of the population in Africa and Asia are dependent on fish as their primary source of protein. Land animals supply an array of food products such as meat, eggs, milk, etc. Wild biodiversity provides a wide variety of important fruits, honey, game meats, mushrooms, nuts, spices and flavorings which are all important when agricultural supplies fail. The productivity of many of the developed world’s agricultural crops is maintained through the regular assimilation of new genes from wild relatives of these crops. These wild genes provide resistance to the pests and diseases that pose an ever-evolving threat to harvests.
    Medicinal importance to our health

    About 70 per cent of people in the developing world rely on traditional medicines derived mainly from plants. In Southeast Asia, for example, traditional healers use some 6,500 different plant species to treat syphilis, malaria, stomach ulcers, and other diseases. And about 150 prescription drugs used in the United States, 118 are based on natural sources and more than half are derived from plants. Microbes and animal species have been a part of a range of medicines, including Penicillin and anesthetics. A recent study of cone snails has been identified a painkiller that is up to a thousand times more effective than morphine, but without morphine’s addictive properties.
    Global warming and climate

    Several organic matter and plant tissues within land and ocean ecosystems process carbon, a part of greengases causing global warming, thus helping to slow the build-up of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and contributing to climate stabilization. Moisture released into the atmosphere by rainforests causes regular rainstorms, limiting water loss from the region and helping to control surface temperature. In cold climates forests become windbreakers, helping to mitigate the impacts of freezing temperatures and lost of top soil by blowing wind.
    Global economy

    Biodiversity is a direct source of incomes and economic development. Natural pesticides, anti-fungal toxins, oil-eating enzymes, waxes, fibres, aromatics, fuels, resins, dyes and gums are a few examples of a long list of goods provided by biodiversity. Ecotourism and people taking nature-related holidays are creating thousands of jobs and adding a substantial input to the global economy.
    Soils maintenance

    Microbial and animal species such bacteria, fungi, worms, algae, mites, millipedes help condition soils, break down organic matter, and release essential nutrients to plants. These processes are the source of the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and phosphorous between the living and non-living parts of the biosphere.
    Water quality and photosysmthesis

    Wetland ecosystems (swamps, marshes, etc.) absorb and recycle essential nutrients, treat sewage, and cleanse wastes. In estuaries, molluscs remove nutrients from the water, thus preventing nutrient over-enrichment and eutrophication arising from fertilizer run-off. Trees and forest soils purify water as it flows through forest ecosystems. In preventing soils from being washed away, forests also prevent the harmful siltation of rivers and reservoirs that may arise from erosion and landslides.
    Air quality

    Plant species, especially forests, purify the air, regulate the composition of the atmosphere, recycle vital oxygen and filter harmful particles resulting from industrial activities.
    Decrease the impacts of natural disasters

    The action of roots of forests and grasslands protect land against erosion, nutrient loss, and landslides. Ecosystems found in floodplain forests and wetlands help absorb excess water and thus reduce the damage caused by floods. Certain coastal ecosystems such as salt marshes and mangrove forests prevent the erosion of coastlines.
    Natural pollination of plants and crops

    Various animal species such as birds, bees, butterflies, and bats, pollinate flowering plants and thus help them reproduce. Over one-third of humanity’s food crops depend on this process. The dispersal of seeds by many animal species also help in plant reproduction.
    Processing of wastes

    Over 150 billion metric tons of organic and chemical waste are being processed every year by earth’s decomposing organisms, including wastes such as oils, detergents, acids, and paper. In soils, the end product of these processes is returned to plants as nutrients. Plants can also serve to remove harmful substances from groundwater.
    Managing pest in crops

    About 98 per cent of potential crop pests are controlled by a variety of organisms such as birds, insects, and fungi. These natural pesticides are in many ways superior to their artificial equivalents, since pests can often develop resistance to chemical controls.
    Spiritual / cultural value

    Our emotional wellbeing is enhanced by the proximity of natural beauty. The symbiotical relationship between humanity and biodiversity is reflected in the art, religions and traditions of diverse human cultures: a spiritual heritage that will be lost for all time if its basis – nature itself – continues to be destroyed.


    During the last century, the lost of biodiversity has been increasingly observed. About one eighth known plant species is threatened with extinction and this is a loss of about 140,000 species per year.

    Our rapid human population expansion, need, greed, and ignorance, have caused alarming destruction of the Earth's living resources. As a result, thousands of life forms have been threatened, endangered, or extinct. At current rate of destruction over 50% of species of life forms will be wiped out within 50 years seriously compromising the integrity of life on Earth. In fact, this magnitude of destruction will have unknown consequences with respect to the food supply, environment, climate, and the overall well being of the planet.

    Human activities are responsible for most of the species extinctions, in particular destruction of plant and animal habitats, often being driven by human consumption of organic resources. When they are not food species, their biomass is converted into human food, and their habitat is transformed into pasture, cropland, and orchards. The ecosystem decreases in stability as its species are made extinct and the global ecosystem is destined for collapse. Significant factors contributing to loss of biodiversity are: deforestation, overpopulation, pollution ( water pollution, air pollution, soil contamination), global warming, and climate change.

    Actions that affect the stability and health of the Global Community and its ecosystems need to be identified and publicly condemned. Among the most destructive of human activities are militarism and its gross expenditures, the mining of toxic materials, the manufacture of biological poisons in all forms, industrial farming, industrial fishing, and industrial forestry. Destructive technologies such as these, justified as necessary for protecting specific human populations, enriching special corporate interests, and satisfying human wants rather than needs, will lead to evergreater ecological and social disasters.

    Boreal forests

    The boreal forests are found along the regions of subarctic and cold continental climate immediately south of the Arctic Circle in a vast expanse of land in the uppermost Northern Hemisphere. They rivals the rainforest regions of the world. In fact, the northern boreal ecoregion accounts for about one third of the planet's total forest area. It is comprised of a broad circumpolar band runs through most of Canada, parts of Northern Scotland, Russia and Scandinavia. These regions are increasingly threatened by a range of resource extraction and other activities.

    The boreal forest is characterized by severe winters (up to six months with mean temperatures below freezing) and short summers (50 to 100 frost-free days) and by a wide range of temperatures between lows of winter and highs of summer. The winters are long and severe while summers are short though often warm.

    Also characteristic of the boreal forest are a high variety of water bodies such as shallow lakes, rivers, bogs, fens, marshes, and wetlands, mixed in among the forest and holding a vast amount of water.

    Forests cover approximately 19.2 million square miles (49.8 million square kilometres) - (33%) of the world's land surface area. In North America, the boreal eco-region extends from Alaska to Newfoundland, bordering the tundra to the north and touching the Great Lakes to the south, one or two species of fir and one or two species of spruce are dominant. Known in Russia as the taiga, the boreal forest constitutes one of the largest biome in the world, covering some 12 million square kilometres. The forest has few species, mainly spruces, firs, conifers, and deciduous trees, mostly along waterways. The severe winters, and short growing season, favour the evergreen species that shed snow in the winter, which keeps them from breaking under the loads, and to begin photosynthesis early in the spring, when the weather becomes favourable. The photosynthetic process of the boreal forest has considerably less capacity than the temperate forests to the south. This is reflected in low photosynthetic and carbon draw rates which are associated with low transpiration rates.

    In North America, pine forests, dominated by the jack pine, occur on sandy outwash plains and former dune areas. These are low nutrient, droughty substrates not tolerated by spruce and fir. The North American boreal forest is the site of breeding grounds to over 200 bird species, as well as being home to species such as Black Bear, Coyote, Caribou, Lynx, Moose, and Timber Wolf.

    The boreal forest is increasingly threatened by a range of resource extraction and other human activities.

    The human population in this ecozone are composed of many small communities relying on various resource extraction industries such as forestry and mining. Unless they diversify, their existence is extremely tenuous, often relying on one mill or mine as their economic mainstay. For generations, the boreal forest has also been home to First Nations people including, in North America, the Cree, Innu, Mˆmtis, Dene, Gwich'in and Athabascan. Traditional Aboriginal lifestyles are also deeply tied to the continued existence of wildlife.

    The following Table shows some of the problems that the Boreal regions face.


    The Boreal regions are threatened by human activities
    Mineral development

    Impact of high mineral development in this region is very problematic. Specific concerns include the disposal of acidic effluent from tailings, containment of radioactivity and the impacts of emissions from processing plants. The oil/gas extraction is adding significantly to the global warming of the planet.
    Pollution emissions

    Air pollution from smelters and power plants.
    Water pollution

    Water pollution and disruption of habitats if commercialization of a northern shipping routes become a reality (Canadian Northwest Passage).
    Radioactivity emissions

    Radioactivity from atomic power and weapons testing.
    Logging development

    Major industrial developments in the boreal ecoregion include logging development. Approximately 90% of all logging that occurs in this region is by clear cutting, using heavy, capital-intensive machinery. As wood shortages become more and more prevalent in the southern regions of Canada, timber that was once considered unprofitable to log in the north, is now being threatened to sustain "fibre supply". Vast regions of Canada's boreal forests are under leases to forestry companies, mostly for the production of pulp and paper. At these extreme polar latitudes the forests, once cut down, take much longer to regenerate than forests that are logged in tropical regions of the planet.
    Hydroelectric development

    The construction of most hydroelectric facilities (dams) in Canada have taken place in the boreal ecoregion. Massive hydroelectric development has produced changes in stream-flow patterns, flooded large areas to result in a dramatically altered landscape and cause the production of methyl-mercury. Acid rain also continues to be a serious problem for the lakes and shallow soils of the boreal region despite legislation curbing acid precipitation-producing emissions in both the US and Canada. Furthermore, organochlorine and heavy metal contamination especially mercury and cadmium continue to be a source of concern.


    Conservation and environmental groups believe that to protect this ecosystem, human industrial activity both inside and outside the boreal forest must be carefully regulated. Large reserves able to maintain their ecological integrity must be adequately set aside and thorough environmental assessments must be carried out before governments decide to allow any sort of large-scale industrial activity.

    The boreal forest's role in global climate control is important. In fact, the Boreal Forests are just as important to the global ecosystem as the Tropical Forests and they should be given equal attention by all concerned with forestry and the environment. Locked up in the Boreal forests are vast amounts of carbon, and their biomass is so huge and so vital that when they are in their maximum growth phase during the northern spring and summer, the worldwide levels of carbon dioxide fall and the worldwide levels of oxygen rise. At the international level a number of environmental regimes, like the Kyoto Protocol and the Convention on Biological Diversity, are evolving in ways that could potentially have a major influence on forest land development strategies of nations. At more local levels, decentralization is facilitating what is in some a cases, a return to more community-based rather than state-centered forms of forest management.

    The Global Community believes that to protect this ecosystem, industrial activity both inside and outside the boreal forest must be carefully regulated. Large reserves able to maintain their ecological integrity must be adequately set aside and thorough environmental assessments must be carried out before governments decide to allow any sort of large-scale industrial activity.

    Rainforests

    Definition and description

    Rainforests are defined as dense forests with high amounts of annual rainfall between 1750–2000 mm (68-78 inches) often located in tropical regions. Rainforests cover about 6% of the earth's surface, yet they are home to over half the species of plants and animals in the world.

    There are two types of rainforests: tropical and temperate. Tropical rainforest is located between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer. Regions that have tropical rainforest growth include Brazil and northern South America, West Central Africa, India and Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Northeast Australia.

    Temperate rainforests are found in the area of the earth known as the temperate zones and are located in several regions across the world such as the pacific coast of the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Tasmania, Chile, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Russia and Eastern Asia. Temperate rainforest have more coniferous trees such as pines, firs and redwoods; whereas tropical rainforest contains more broad-leafed trees.

    Temperatures near the equator are higher. These higher temperatures cause accelerated evaporation of water, which results in frequent rain in forested areas in the tropics.

    Tropical rainforests have been called the "Earth's lungs," although it is now known that rainforests contribute little net oxygen additions to the atmosphere through photosynthesis.

    There is a wide variety of animal life found in the tropical rainforest. Many of the animals have special adaptations that allow them to live in the tropical conditions, but they would not survive outside of this ecosystem. These animals include Parrots, Toucans, Resplendant Quetzals, Orangutans, Sloths, Gorillas, Queen Alexandra Birdwing and Butterflies.

    There are also indigenous cultures of people that live in and depend on the tropical rainforest: the Yanomami and Kayapo tribes of the Amazon, the Huli of Papau New Guinea, and the Pygmies of Central Africa. Some tribes have had little, if any, contact with outside civilizations, while others seek to legally protect the lands on which they live. These cultures have adapted to the conditions of the rainforest, and have a deep understanding of the ecosystem. They often have knowledge of medicinal herbs and plants, and understand how to cultivate rainforest land without upsetting the balance of nutrients in the soils.


    Locations of tropical and temperate rainforests
    Tropical Rainforest
    Temperate Rainforest
    Close to the equator, in the tropic zone Along coasts in the temperate zone
    Brazil North America (in the Pacific Northwest, the British Columbia Coast, and in the inland rainforest of the Rocky Mountain Trench east of Prince George)
    Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, northern and eastern Australia). The rainforests of Asia stretch from India and Burma in the west to Malaysia and the islands of Java and Borneo in the east. Bangladesh has the largest area of mangrove forests in the world. In Southeast Asia the climate is hot and humid all year round. In the mainland Asia it has a subtropical climate with torrential monsoon rains followed by a drier period. Europe (in coastal areas of Ireland, Scotland and southern Norway, parts of the western Balkans along the Adriatic coast, as well as in the North West of Spain and coastal areas of the eastern Black Sea, including Georgia and coastal Turkey).
    Sub-Saharan Africa from Cameroon to the Congo, and Madagascar. Central Africa holds the world's second largest rainforest. To the south east, the large island of Madagascar was once intensively forested, but now much of it is gone. Home to half of the continent's animal species, Africa's vast rainforests are falling silent. Deforestation, road construction and slash-and-burn farming have already wiped out roughly 90 percent of the West Africa's rainforests. Now, the rainforests of Central Africa's Congo Basin, the second largest in the world after the Amazon, have come under the axe, too. For centuries, only scattered groups of native hunter-gatherers and Bantu-speaking subsistence farmers disturbed the forest realm. Then, in the 19th century, European loggers and plantation owners moved in. One of the worst cases of rainforest exploitation took place in the Belgian colony of Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) where thousands of forced laborers died in the scramble to harvest wild rubber. Today, the governments of rainforest countries are now torn between the need to protect their endangered rainforests and the need for the money, roads and jobs that foreign logging companies bring in. Growing populations, swollen by war refugees, are razing rainforest to make way for farm land; poachers are picking off chimpanzees and gorillas to sell to the profitable bushmeat trade. Will the Congo Basin follow the fate of West Africa? Maybe not. In 1999, the six countries of the Congo Basin -- Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea -- pledged to harmonize forestry laws and form a joint watchdog system to track the effects of logging and poaching. One year later, they took the first step toward putting that pledge into action: the creation of the tri-national Sangha Park, a reserve that will cover more than one million hectares of rainforest in Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo. Africa contains areas of high cloud forest, mangrove swamps and flooded forests. The island of Madagascar is home to many unique plants and animals not found anywhere else. East Asia (in southern China, Taiwan, much of Japan and Korea, and on Sakhalin Island and the adjacent Russian Far East coast)
    South America (the Amazon Rainforest) region was once entirely covered with rainforest, but large areas have been cleared for cattle ranching and for sugar cane plantations. Like other major rainforests, the jungles and mangrove swamps of Central America contain many plants and animals found nowhere else. Central America is famous for its large number of tropical birds, including many kinds of parrots. The Amazon jungle is the world's largest tropical rainforest. The forest covers the basin of the Amazon, the world's second longest river. The Amazon is home to the greatest variety of plants and animals on Earth. A 1/5 of all the world's plants and birds and about 1/10 of all mammal species are found there. The Amazon Rainforest (Brazilian Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Spanish: Selva Amazónica or Amazonía) is a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon Basin of South America. The area, also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle, or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations: Brazil (with 60 percent of the rainforest), Peru (with 13 percent of the rainforest, second after Brazil), Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. States or departments in four nations bear the name Amazonas after it. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. Australia
    Central America (Bosawás, southern Yucatán Peninsula-El Peten-Belize-Calakmul) New Zealand
    On many of the Pacific Islands(such as Hawaii) Russia
    India  
    Australia Millions of years ago, Australia, New Zealand and the island of New Guinea formed part of a great forested southern continent, isolated from the rest of the world. Today these countries contain many different species of animal that occur nowhere else. Undergrowth in Australia's tropical forests is dense and lush. The forests lie in the path of wet winds blowing in from the Pacific.  


    Most of the world's rainforest has been severely impacted by human activities. Impacts are severe. Some are listed in Table below.

    Impacts of human activities on rainforests
    Deforestation

    Most of the world's rainforest has been severely impacted by human activities such as deforestation for the purposes of logging, growing crops, urban settlement, or raising farm animals such as cattle. As the population of the world continues to increase, the amount of deforestation of the rainforest also continue to rise. Potential medicines that have not even been discovered yet may be at risk of never being found due to deforestation. Many rainforest animals are endangered due to these activities. Cultures of indigenous peoples are also at risk of losing their way of life.
    Destruction of habitats

    Large numbers of species are being driven to extinction (possibly more than 50,000 a year) due to the removal of habitat with destruction of the rainforests. Protection and regeneration of the rainforests is a key goal of many environmental charities and organizations.
    Expanding urban areas

    A factor causing the loss of rainforest is expanding urban areas. Littoral rainforest growing along coastal areas of eastern Australia is now rare due to ribbon development to accommodate the demand for seachange lifestyles.
    Development

    Tropical rainforests are being destroyed by development at an alarming rate. More than an acre-and-a-half is lost every second of every day. That’s an area more than twice the size of Florida that goes up in smoke every year! If present rates of destruction continue, half our remaining rainforests will be gone by the year 2025, and by 2060 there will be no rainforests remaining.
    Logging

    Many tropical countries, including Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Liberia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, and the Cote d'lvoire have already lost large areas of their rainforest. Eighty percent of the forests of the Philippine archipelago have been cut down. Half of the Brazilian state of Rondonia's 24.5 million hectares have been destroyed. Several countries, notably the Philippines, Thailand and India have declared their deforestation a national emergency. Old-growth forests are "carbon sinks" and continually absorb carbon dioxide. Australian researchers recently found logging primary forests releases 40 percent of their carbon. These findings discredit decades of thought that primary forests are carbon neutral, they can or should be "sustainably" logged, and only young forests continue to remove carbon. The Earth's remaining ancient forests need to be fully protected not just because destroying them will release huge stores of greenhouse gases while destroying biodiversity, but because they continue in perpetuity to absorb massive amounts of new carbon dioxide. Thirty percent of global forests are unmanaged primary forests or regenerating old-growth forests. These ancient forests in Canada, Russia and Alaska alone absorb 1.4 gigatonnes of carbon annually, about ten percent of global emissions. Much of their carbon, including in the soil, will move back to the atmosphere if these forests are disturbed. Carbon accounting rules for forests should give credit for leaving old-growth forest intact.
    Human settlement and development of the land

    The main sources of deforestation in the Amazon are human settlement and development of the land. Between 1991 and 2000, the total area of forest lost in the Amazon rose from 415,000 to 587,000 km², an area more than six times the size of Portugal, with most of the lost forest becoming pasture for cattle. In February, 2008, the Brazilian government announced that the rate at which the Amazon rainforest is being cut down has increased significantly over the past few months. During the last five months of 2007, more than 3,200 sq. kilometers was deforested during a time when deforestation would normally drop. Clearing for mechanized cropland has recently become a significant force in Brazilian Amazon deforestation. This change in land use may alter the region's climate and the land's ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Researchers found that in 2003, the then peak year of deforestation, more than 20 percent of the Mato Grosso state’s forests were converted to cropland. This finding suggests that the recent cropland expansion in the region is contributing to further deforestation. Brazil has become a leading worldwide producer of grains including soybean, accounting for more than one-third of the country's gross national product. The loss of biodiversity will result from destruction of the forest and the release of the carbon contained within the vegetation will accelerate global warming. In Brazil alone, more than 90 indigenous groups have been destroyed by epidemics and Brazilian colonists since the 1900s, and with them have gone centuries of accumulated knowledge of the value of rainforest species. As indigenous territories continue to be destroyed by deforestation, and ecocide, such as in the Peruvian Amazon indigenous peoples' rainforest communities continue to disappear, while others, like the Urarina continue to struggle to fight for their cultural survival and the fate of their forested territories. The Global Community believes that the Amazon is an international area and belongs to all humanity. The Amazon is not their property, it belongs to all of us. What we have discussed regarding the ownership of the North Pole region applies just the same to the tropical rainforest. The North Pole region belongs to the Global Community and so does the rainforest.


    There significants benefits in the protection and conservation of rainforests. The following Table shows a list of some of them.

    Table #5
    Benefits of rainforests to the Global Community
    A vital lifeline

    The rainforest is a vital lifeline of Earth, as well as one of the most unique ecosystems of our planet. It contains a wide variety of plants, animals and people, and all are important to the Global Community. We are all responsible and accountable for saving the rainforest ecosystems of the world.
    Fighting global warming

    A rainforest emits and absorbs vast quantities of carbon dioxide. On a global scale, these long-term processes are approximately in balance, so that an undisturbed rainforest would have a small net positive impact on atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, and they may have other climatic effects (on cloud formation, for example, by recycling water vapour). No rainforest today can be considered to be undisturbed. Human induced deforestation plays a significant role in causing rainforests to release carbon dioxide, as do natural processes such as drought that result in tree death. Some climate models run with interactive vegetation predict a large loss of Amazonian rainforest around 2050 due to drought, leading to forest dieback and the subsequent feedback of releasing huge quantities of carbon dioxide.
    Valuable ecosystems

    Rainforests support a very broad array of fauna including mammals, reptiles, birds and invertebrates. Mammals may include primates, felids and other families. Reptiles include snakes, turtles, chameleons and other families while birds include such families as vangidae and Cuculidae. Dozens of families of invertebrates are found in rainforests. Fungi are also very common in rainforest areas as they can feed on the decomposing remains of plant and animal life. As a result of all the decomposing matter on the forest floor, rainforests develop high levels of organic matter in the soil, making it very nutritious for plant and animal life. This humus is a major factor in allowing rainforests to be highly active ecosystems, with rainforests home to more than two-thirds of the world's species of plants and animals. This amounts to over 20 million species of plants and animals. These species are rapidly disappearing due to deforestation, habitat loss and biochemical releases into the atmosphere.
    Tourism destinations

    Tropical rainforests provide timber as well as animal products such as meat and hides. They also have value as tourism destinations and for the ecosystem services provided. Many foods originally came from tropical forests, and are still mostly grown on plantations in regions that were formerly primary forest.
    Medicinal treasure

    Tropical rainforests are also the source of medicinal drug components. Twenty-five percent of all drugs are derived from rainforest ingredients. More than 1,430 varieties of tropical plants are thought to be potential cures for cancer. In fact 75 percent of the plants identified as having anti-cancer properties are found exclusively in rainforests. The rainforest has shown to hold many other types of medicines as well, from everyday pain killers like aspirin to important cardiac drugs. In fact, plant derived medicines are commonly used for fever, fungal infections, burns, gastrointestinal problems, pain, respiratory problems, and wound treatment.
    Production of Oxygen for all life

    Often described as the Earth’s lungs, only in reverse, the tropical rainforests, take in vast quantities of carbon dioxide (a poisonous gas which mammals exhale) and through the process of photosynthesis, converts it into clean, breathable air, Oxygen. In fact, the tropical rainforests are the single greatest terrestrial source of air that we breathe.

    Temperate rainforests

    The Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada, is a primal rainforest of towering red cedars located between Bute Inlet on BC's south coast and the Alaskan border to the north. It is said to be more biodiverse than most forests and ecosystems in the world. It is a land of grizzly bears, black bears and the mysterious Kermode bear, a white variety of the black bear that is rarely seen, but often sought. Eagles soar above the treetops and wild salmon spawn in rivers. It is also the site of numerous medicinal plants.

    As in tropical forests, years of industrial logging have left vast holes in Great Bear Rainforest , where trees were cut down, logging roads slashed across watersheds and habitats destroyed. Protection of the Great Bear Rainforest requires managing human activities that could impact and potentially destroy the region. For example, grizzly bears need large amounts of undisturbed habitat and connecting corridors between large, protected areas. Marbled murrelets need old growth trees to nest in. Salmon need pure, clear spawning beds clear of silt and debris from logging.





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    6. Human activities we must no longer do
    War is not sustainable. It never was. The military option, war, is against global sustainability and global peace in a big way. 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, acid rain, and dangerous greenhouse gases have forced the global warming of the planet and the climate to change dangerously, the worst threat to humanity and all life. 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 Global Community helps wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: global peace, global sustainability, human and Earth 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.

    Our current way of life is unsustainable. We are the first species that will have to self-consciously impose limits on ourselves if we are to survive.

    We will need ways of organizing ourselves to help us live in a world with less energy and fewer material goods. We all have to develop the skills needed to survive, and we will need to recover a deep sense of community that has disappeared from many of our lives. This means abandoning a sense of ourselves as consumption machines, which the contemporary culture promotes, and deepening our notions of what it means to be humans in search of meaning. We have to learn to tell different stories about our sense of self, our connection to others, and our place in nature. The stories we tell will matter, as will the skills we learn.

    In view of the planetary state of emergency we all must change, we must do things differently to give life on Earth a better survival chance.

    There are activities we can no longer entertain doing in our ways of life. There are certainly thousands of them. I am going to list a few here, and maybe you could all participate and send your own. I will post them on the website.

    • no more wars
    • no more war industry
    • no more biofuels obtained from food products
    • no more nuclear explosions in our oceans and the Polar Cap
    • no more destruction of rain forests
    • no more tax on labour
    • no more nation invaders
    • no more feeding the industrialized and powerful nations with natural resources until every community has been feed first
    • no more 'blood resources' activities
    • no more giving or selling away natural resources to industrialized and powerful nations
    • no more religious extremists
    • no more powerful lobbying groups forcing decision making at the UN and EU
    • no more genocides
    • no more corruption, mismanagement at the highest levels, and bad global governance at the UN
    • no more military power of this world forcing ownership of land and of all other Earth natural resources against the will of everyone else
    • no more following the traditional concept of security through military defense is a total illusion both for the present and for future generations
    • Each day taxpayers hand over astronomical amounts of money to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous and polluting technologies, and subsidize giant corporations which concentrate the wealth and power of the world in the hands of an elite few.
    • By its way of not dealing with global governance, the United Nations have perpetuated the archaic concept of land ownership, a concept that is threatening security in the world and all life on Earth. The UN never had a human criteria for the creation of a new nation.
    • War is not sustainable. It never was. The military option, war, is against global sustainability and global peace in a big way. 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, acid rain, and dangerous greenhouse gases have forced the global warming of the planet and the climate to change dangerously, the worst threat to humanity and all life. 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 Global Community helps wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: global peace, global sustainability, human and Earth 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.
    • War is the greatest violation of human and Earth 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. Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. Blood resources started when the first explorers came to America and started to shut dead Natives. Explorers had to come back home with the prospect of future catches for their countries. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Geopolitical boundaries between nations are gradually disappearing to make place to georesources boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. Blood oil and gas, Blood resources, is certainly a proof of this statement.
    • Security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in the Middle East region and North Korea. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community emphasizes as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure. The Global Community is just as important as the security and life of citizens and states.
    • There are many threats to security other than the threats to the global life-support systems and threat caused by weapons of mass destruction and the threats to the sovereignty of a state, and they include:
      *     the proliferation of conventional small arms
      *     the terrorizing of civilian populations by domestic groups
      *     gross violations of global rights
    • The Earth Court of Justice has made clear that the new global law legislation has been enacted, the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act will be enforced by the AGP. Global Law is now the law of the land on the planet. No one is excuse! Everyone is included! Those breaking Global Law will be prosecuted. For now, those committing crimes against humanity and all life on Earth will be arrested. There are Global Community Arrest Warrants against all world leaders of the Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council. The Global Community blames the actions of the Five Permanent Members for not having put hard sanctions against the USA for having unilaterally invaded Iraq and letting Americans plundering the oil and gas resources of the Iraquis. That in itself is a crime against humanity and all life on the planet. That goes against Global Sustainability and Global Peace. Through the manipulation of the world media, it now seems OK to prepare for the invasion of Iran. That also is a crime. It is a crime against humanity to promote the military option, war, as a solution to the world problems.
    • Certainly we ought to disarm all nations from all weapons of mass destruction. The leadership of the United Nations has failed to enforce disarmement. It is a tragedy that such a failure is now seen as the source of other nations, such as Iran and others, wanting to defend themselves against an invasion by the USA. And that is a crime against humanity and all life. The Earth Court of Justice has now a Global Community Arrest Warrant against world leaders of the Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council for crimes against humanity.
    • With their nuclear war heads and other WMDs, the Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council are holding the world and all life on Earth hostage. We are being threatened by their warheads. All life on the planet is being threatened. That makes them terrorists. The Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council are terrorists, criminals and ought to be stopped. The Global Community will disarm you, like it or not. No waiting! There has been enough wasted time during the Cold War. The AGP will come to your country and disarm you. Right now!
    • 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 Global 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.
    • A global symbiotical relationship between nations is more than just a partnership, or an economical agreement such as the WTO. The WTO is about a trade partnership between nations. Of course it is a bad idea to be a member of the World Trade Organization ( WTO). There are no advantages! The fundamental criteria is not being fulfilled. It just does not work for anyone except when you have an army to knock down any member who does not do your five wishes and plus. A membership in the WTO is not needed and nations should instead seek relationships with fewer other nations only if needed. Certainly it is better to seek an economic relationship with another nation we can trust than with a hundred nations we have no control on and everyone of those nations has a say in the governing of our nation, its environment and social structure. The WTO only offers illusions to profit the few wealthiest people on Earth. They say "become an industrialized nation as we are". But that is the biggest illusion of all. To become an industrialized nation is far from being the best solution. The best way and solution for any nation is to follow the Scale of Global Rights. Right on top of the scale are the ecological rights, the global life-support systems, and the primordial human rights of this generation and of the next generations. Economic and social rights come next and are not the most important. That makes a lot of sense!
    • The effect of IMF and World Bank policies in the world caused the destruction of the economies of the poor nations (now we call them 'developing' countries). They impoverished the people by taking away basic services and devaluating their currency. They opened up the national economy to be ravaged by competition with richer nations. Poverty lead to other problems causing the ecological destruction of a poor nation.
    • 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 political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Global Rights . On the other hand, representatives to the Global Community must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by the Global Community) that representatives to the Global Community have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Global Community.

    The United Nations and all its related organizations have failed humanity and all life on Earth on many levels:

    1.    the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be replaced by the Scale of Human and Earth Rights;
    2.    corruption, mismanagement at the highest levels, and bad global governance;
    3.    promotion of the military option, war;
    4.    allowing the genocides of several peoples;
    5.    the business of deceiving, making believe, controlling without a democratic mandate from the Global Community;
    6.    the U.N. is operating using precepts dating back 2000 years and developed by the Roman Empire; those precepts best suit the invasion of nations and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the Earth environment;
    7.    the absence of proper governance and justice at the U.N.;
    8.    the use of trickery to deceive the world and subdue nations; and
    9.    powerful lobbying groups forcing decision making at the UN.

    Many other organizations are corrupted and have no intention of changing their ethics rules:
    *     G8 nations,
    *     World Trade Organization (WTO),
    *     Free Trade Agreement (FTA),
    *     North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),
    *     Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA),
    *     World Bank,
    *     International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the
    *     European Union (EU).

    Most dont even have ethics. If they do they dont follow them.

    The problem is the system they have created. It has become clear that this culture of waste, mismanagement and corruption cannot reform itself.





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    7. Military testings and pollution
    War is not sustainable. It never was. The military option, war, is against global sustainability and global peace in a big way. 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, acid rain, and dangerous greenhouse gases have forced the global warming of the planet and the climate to change dangerously, the worst threat to humanity and all life. 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 Global Community helps wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: global peace, global sustainability, human and Earth 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.

    Our current way of life is unsustainable. We are the first species that will have to self-consciously impose limits on ourselves if we are to survive.

    We will need ways of organizing ourselves to help us live in a world with less energy and fewer material goods. We all have to develop the skills needed to survive, and we will need to recover a deep sense of community that has disappeared from many of our lives. This means abandoning a sense of ourselves as consumption machines, which the contemporary culture promotes, and deepening our notions of what it means to be humans in search of meaning. We have to learn to tell different stories about our sense of self, our connection to others, and our place in nature. The stories we tell will matter, as will the skills we learn.

    In view of the planetary state of emergency we all must change, we must do things differently to give life on Earth a better survival chance.

    There are activities we can no longer entertain doing in our ways of life. There are certainly thousands of them. I am going to list a few here, and maybe you could all participate and send your own. I will post them on the website.

    • no more wars
    • no more war industry
    • no more biofuels obtained from food products
    • no more nuclear explosions in our oceans and the Polar Cap
    • no more destruction of rain forests
    • no more tax on labour
    • no more nation invaders
    • no more feeding the industrialized and powerful nations with natural resources until every community has been feed first
    • no more 'blood resources' activities
    • no more giving or selling away natural resources to industrialized and powerful nations
    • no more religious extremists
    • no more powerful lobbying groups forcing decision making at the UN and EU
    • no more genocides
    • no more corruption, mismanagement at the highest levels, and bad global governance at the UN
    • no more military power of this world forcing ownership of land and of all other Earth natural resources against the will of everyone else
    • no more following the traditional concept of security through military defense is a total illusion both for the present and for future generations
    • Each day taxpayers hand over astronomical amounts of money to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous and polluting technologies, and subsidize giant corporations which concentrate the wealth and power of the world in the hands of an elite few.
    • By its way of not dealing with global governance, the United Nations have perpetuated the archaic concept of land ownership, a concept that is threatening security in the world and all life on Earth. The UN never had a human criteria for the creation of a new nation.
    • War is not sustainable. It never was. The military option, war, is against global sustainability and global peace in a big way. 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, acid rain, and dangerous greenhouse gases have forced the global warming of the planet and the climate to change dangerously, the worst threat to humanity and all life. 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 Global Community helps wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: global peace, global sustainability, human and Earth 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.
    • War is the greatest violation of human and Earth 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. Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. Blood resources started when the first explorers came to America and started to shut dead Natives. Explorers had to come back home with the prospect of future catches for their countries. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Geopolitical boundaries between nations are gradually disappearing to make place to georesources boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. Blood oil and gas, Blood resources, is certainly a proof of this statement.
    • Security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in the Middle East region and North Korea. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community emphasizes as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure. The Global Community is just as important as the security and life of citizens and states.
    • There are many threats to security other than the threats to the global life-support systems and threat caused by weapons of mass destruction and the threats to the sovereignty of a state, and they include:
      *     the proliferation of conventional small arms
      *     the terrorizing of civilian populations by domestic groups
      *     gross violations of global rights
    • The Earth Court of Justice has made clear that the new global law legislation has been enacted, the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act will be enforced by the AGP. Global Law is now the law of the land on the planet. No one is excuse! Everyone is included! Those breaking Global Law will be prosecuted. For now, those committing crimes against humanity and all life on Earth will be arrested. There are Global Community Arrest Warrants against all world leaders of the Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council. The Global Community blames the actions of the Five Permanent Members for not having put hard sanctions against the USA for having unilaterally invaded Iraq and letting Americans plundering the oil and gas resources of the Iraquis. That in itself is a crime against humanity and all life on the planet. That goes against Global Sustainability and Global Peace. Through the manipulation of the world media, it now seems OK to prepare for the invasion of Iran. That also is a crime. It is a crime against humanity to promote the military option, war, as a solution to the world problems.
    • Certainly we ought to disarm all nations from all weapons of mass destruction. The leadership of the United Nations has failed to enforce disarmement. It is a tragedy that such a failure is now seen as the source of other nations, such as Iran and others, wanting to defend themselves against an invasion by the USA. And that is a crime against humanity and all life. The Earth Court of Justice has now a Global Community Arrest Warrant against world leaders of the Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council for crimes against humanity.
    • With their nuclear war heads and other WMDs, the Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council are holding the world and all life on Earth hostage. We are being threatened by their warheads. All life on the planet is being threatened. That makes them terrorists. The Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council are terrorists, criminals and ought to be stopped. The Global Community will disarm you, like it or not. No waiting! There has been enough wasted time during the Cold War. The AGP will come to your country and disarm you. Right now!
    • 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 Global 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.
    • A global symbiotical relationship between nations is more than just a partnership, or an economical agreement such as the WTO. The WTO is about a trade partnership between nations. Of course it is a bad idea to be a member of the World Trade Organization ( WTO). There are no advantages! The fundamental criteria is not being fulfilled. It just does not work for anyone except when you have an army to knock down any member who does not do your five wishes and plus. A membership in the WTO is not needed and nations should instead seek relationships with fewer other nations only if needed. Certainly it is better to seek an economic relationship with another nation we can trust than with a hundred nations we have no control on and everyone of those nations has a say in the governing of our nation, its environment and social structure. The WTO only offers illusions to profit the few wealthiest people on Earth. They say "become an industrialized nation as we are". But that is the biggest illusion of all. To become an industrialized nation is far from being the best solution. The best way and solution for any nation is to follow the Scale of Global Rights. Right on top of the scale are the ecological rights, the global life-support systems, and the primordial human rights of this generation and of the next generations. Economic and social rights come next and are not the most important. That makes a lot of sense!
    • The effect of IMF and World Bank policies in the world caused the destruction of the economies of the poor nations (now we call them 'developing' countries). They impoverished the people by taking away basic services and devaluating their currency. They opened up the national economy to be ravaged by competition with richer nations. Poverty lead to other problems causing the ecological destruction of a poor nation.
    • 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 political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Global Rights . On the other hand, representatives to the Global Community must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by the Global Community) that representatives to the Global Community have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Global Community.

    Several events have contributed to the planetary state of emergency as declared by the Global Community:


    A)     widespread poverty and hunger in more than half the world population

    B)     The global warming of the planet due to human activities

    C)     Climate change

    D)     Economic and military invasion of nations by the United States and NATO

    E)     Absence of fair and democratic global governance at the United Nations and European Union

    F)     Our global environment and global life-support systems are threatened by:

    • any of the above mentioned events
    • pollution worldwide
    • the U.S.A. military exploded war heads over the bottom of the Indian ocean, and that scenario created a tsunami wave in 2004. Just a test, said the captain of the submarine that did it.
    • the U.S.A. military exploded war heads to melt the Polar Cap and glaciers. All nations capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth must be disarmed and pay for the independent global investigation. The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life. Blood resources.

    Some people say it was a Magnitude 5.9 quake that hits off Indonesia. Be is there any proof of that? In the confusion of all, everyone believed what the media was saying. The media was being told information from governments but no one actually can prove it was an earquake that created the tsunami. No one truly knows for sure. There is now another theory. A submarine was testing the use of nuclear war heads by exploding them over the ocean bottom. Actually, it was not the first time that some nations have exploded nuclear war heads in the oceans. Our oceans have been hit several times. Exploding war heads in our oceans is at least as bad as a major oil spill. It is showing barbarism. It is killing the global communities of life in the oceans and destroying the delicate balance of our oceans physical, biological and chemical characteristics that can accelerate the climate change drastically when disturbed. It is showing ignorance and stupidity.

    In 2004, the war heads were more destrutive and were over the bottom of the ocean, and that scenario created a tsunami wave. Just a test, said the captain of the submarine that did it. Of course I have no proof of that. But then the only way you could prove it was truly an earthquake is by conducting an independent forensic investigation of the ocean bottom. So all we can say is that it is more likely that it was a powerful nuclear explosion that created the tsunami. That is the goal of the military, to test its armament and they did. But they were not going to admit it to the world. Gees! Not a good thing to admit that you just killed thousands of people and destroyed communities from several nations of the world. In today's planetary state of emergency, Global Law must be applied. All nations capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth must pay for the independent investigation. The Earth Court of Justice will see that Justice is done. Would you agree that there is now a planetary state of emergency and that a nation or an organization is guilty until found not guilty and that we should protect our oceans and all other global life-support systems by stopping those responsible and make them accountable?

    The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth by exploding nuclear bombs to melt glaciers and North Pole cap. The Earth Court of Justice will see that Justice is done. In view of the planetary state of emergency, the Global Community says: for the protection of all life on Earth, a preventive principle is our only alternative. You are guilty until you can prove otherwise. Global Law must be applied. The United States must pay for the independent investigation. Would you agree?

    The US's biggest polluter isn't a corporation. It's the Pentagon. Every year the Department of Defense churns out more than 750,000 tons of hazardous waste -- more than the top three chemical companies combined. Yet the military remains largely exempt from compliance with most federal and state environmental laws, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Pentagon's partner in crime, is working hard to keep it that way. For the past five decades the federal government, defense contractors and the chemical industry have joined forces to block public health protections against perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel that has been shown to effect children's growth and mental progress by disrupting the function of the thyroid gland which regulates brain development. Perchlorate has been leaking from literally hundreds of defense plants and military installations across the country. The EPA has reported that perchlorate is present in drinking and groundwater supplies in 35 states. Center for Disease Control and independent studies have also overwhelmingly shown that perchlorate is existent in our food supplies, cow's milk, and human breast milk. As a result virtually every American has some level of perchlorate in their body.

    Nineteen years ago, the fall of the Berlin Wall effectively eliminated the Soviet Union as the world's other superpower. Yes, the USSR as a political entity stumbled on for another two years, but it was clearly an ex-superpower from the moment it lost control over its satellites in Eastern Europe. Less than a month ago, the United States similarly lost its claim to superpower status when a barrel crude oil roared past $110 on the international market, gasoline prices crossed the $3.50 threshold at American pumps, and diesel fuel topped $4.00. As was true of the USSR following the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, the USA will no doubt continue to stumble on like the superpower it once was; but as the nation's economy continues to fall and to pay for its daily oil fix, it, too, will be seen as an ex-superpower-in-the-making. When it comes to the U.S.-Russian relationship, just how much the balance of power has shifted was evident at the NATO summit at Bucharest in early April. There, President Bush asked that Georgia and Ukraine both be approved for eventual membership in the alliance, only to find top U.S. allies (and Russian energy users) France and Germany blocking the measure out of concern for straining ties with Russia. It was a remarkable rejection of American policy in an alliance normally dominated by Washington. For Russian officials, however, the restoration of their country's great power status is not the product of deceit or bullying, but a natural consequence of being the world's leading energy provider. Russia has reclaimed its proper place in the Global Community. Russia has become a different country, stronger and more prosperous. The same, of course, can be said about the United States, but in reverse. As a result of Americans addiction to increasingly costly imported oil, they have become a different country, weaker and less prosperous. Whether Americans know it or not, the energy Berlin Wall has already fallen and the United States is an ex-superpower-in-the-making.





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    D)     Disconnected, unfair and corrupted governance focusing only on competition and consumption
    Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations.

    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all. The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found. The Earth is the birthright of all life. The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    The Global Community allows people to take control of their own lives. The Global Community was built from a grassroots process with a vision for humanity that is challenging every person on Earth as well as nation governments. The Global Community has a vision of the people working together building a global civilization including a healthy and rewarding future for the next generations. Global cooperation brings people together for a common future for the good of all.

    Global governance does not imply a lost of state sovereignty and territorial integrity. A nation government exists within the framework of an effective Global Community protecting common global values and humanity heritage. Global governance gives a new meaning to the notions of territoriality, and non-intervention in a state way of life, and it is about protecting the cultural heritage of a state. Diversity of cultural and ethnic groups is an important aspect of global governance.

    Global governance is a balance between the rights of states with rights of people, and the interests of nations with the interests of the Global Community, the human family, the global civil society.

    Global governance is about the rights of states to self-determination in the global context of the Global Community rather than the traditional context of a world of separate states.

    The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Global Rights . On the other hand, representatives to the Global Community must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by the Global Community) that representatives to the Global Community have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Global Community.

    We can continue to believe our politicians as they echo messages of stability and order around our planet, and we can continue to feed off the BBC or the New York Times to get an insight into the normality of the global situation, but sooner or later, the collapse of our economies is going to affect us directly by hitting our pockets, and then perhaps we will be ready to act. Hopefully, against those politicians and global capitalists who are infecting our daily life by bringing a painful and miserable reality to the majority of humanity.

    We have not been smart enough as a collective of global citizens to understand that we are being taken on a ride, that affected groups are being kept isolated by the magic wand of the mainstream media regurgitating the propagandistic message of the ruling elite. Everyday, the global situation is getting worse. As strikes are on the rise and unemployment is increasing, we must be alert, we must understand what is happening. The elites will continue to keep us divided, because divided is how they can control us, but we must be smarter than them and understand that the only strength we have against their policies, is the collective strength of united discontent. When will we understand that our politicians are lying to us? Will we ever understand that the mainstream media is not democratic and that the police are there to defend the interests of the wealthy? One can see clearly whose interest the police serves when those who protest and strike have guns pointed at them.

    We must begin to pave the path to peace in order to gain global stability, and that must be done by setting measures to stop speculators from benefiting from the misery of others, by punishing corrupt politicians, and by collectively understanding that bankers are rich because we have placed our money in their hands. Ultimately, unless we begin to see the world as a whole, in which things are truly interconnected, our governments will continue their hostilities, in the long run oil prices will keep on rising, and when the time comes for us to complain, we will be faced with the guns of the police whom we have helped to create with the payment of our taxes.

    We cannot grow our way out of poverty. The only way to end poverty and heal our social divisions on an already over stressed planet is through a redistribution of resources from rich to poor and from nonessential to essential uses.

    What we have learned over time and especially after the crash of Wall Street is that our governing institutions to which we give the power to set our priorities and our collective course have failed us. We might wonder how such injustice could happen in a world governed by democratically elected governments. Truly, our world is not governed by democratically elected governments. It is ruled by global financial institutions in the service of financial speculators who exchange trillions of dollars daily in search of instance unearned profits to increase the wealth, and the power, of the richest people on the planet. They bring down governments that displease them, and buy and sell the largest corporations like commodities. By design and law the defining priority and obligation of these governing institutions is to generate financial profits to make rich people richer, in short to increase inequality in a world in desperate need of greater equity. To this end, the corporations rise or fall at the pleasure of the speculator, assault of our eyes and ears with advertising messages intended to get those of who already have more goods that they need, to buy more goods. So what does this big picture overview tell us about what we need to do? How much suffering will changing our ways impose? Well, we need to grow strong caring communities in which we get more of our human satisfaction from caring relationships and less from material goods. We will need to end war as a means of settling international disputes and dismantle our military establishment. We need to reclaim the ideal of being a democratic middle-class nation without extremes of wealth and poverty. And we need to encourage and support the Global Community in doing the same. To do all this we will need create democratically accountable governing institutions devoted to the well-being of people and nature. There can be no trade offs between justice, sustainability, happiness, and democracy. They are all inseparably linked.

    The idea that beneath the surface of our wondrous cultural diversity most humans want the same thing is consistent with recent scientific findings that our human brains are wired for compassion, caring, altruism, and cooperation. It turns out that most people everywhere, irrespective of their skin color, religion, nationality, or language are happiest when they are being helpful, loving, peaceful, generous, and cooperative. Isn't that stunning? Think of the possibilities.

    People of color and women won recognition of their full human rights only as the civil rights and women's movements successfully exposed the fallacy of the story that people of color and women are less than fully human. Recognizing the full humanity of all peoples opens us to a deeper understanding of what it truly does mean to be human in all the rich potentials that our human nature embodies. The global environmental movement is replacing the story that nature is a dark and evil threat to be subdued, vanquished, and used for whatever purposes please us with the story of Earth as a living being, the mother of life, a living spaceship, the Global Community.

    Through sharing stories about what makes us truly happy, we come to see the fallacy of the advertising story that material consumption is our source of happiness. Once this fallacy is seen for what it is, we can enthusiastically share our stories of how we are improving the quality of our lives by reducing the quantity of our consumption and gaining control of our time to do more of the things that make us feel fully alive.

    In everything you do, share the story of our human possibility and of our right and responsibility to create for ourselves and for future generations, the world of our shared dream. Our distinctive human capacity for reflection and intentional choice carries a corresponding moral responsibility to care for our Mother Earth and for one another. We must now test the limits of the individual and collective creative potential of our species as we strive to become the change we seek. In these turbulent and frightening times, it is important to remind ourselves that we are privileged to live at the most exciting moment of creative opportunity in the whole of the human experience. The future is in our hands. Now is the hour. We have the power to turn this world around. We are the ones we have been waiting for.

    For the first time in human history, and the first time this millennium, humanity has proposed a benchmark:

    *     the Global Movement to Help, and to serve the people of all nations, all life on Earth  The Global Movement to Help, and to serve the people of all nations, all life on Earth
    *     the creation of the Planetary Biodiversity Zone  The creation of the Planetary Biodiversity Zone
    *     formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives
    *     getting ride of corruption at all levels of government getting ride of corruption at all levels of government
    *     formation of the Global Protection Agency (GPA)   formation of the Global Protection Agency (GPA)
    *     the establishment of the Agency of Global Police (AGP) to fight against the growing threat to the security of all Peoples, and to fight against global crimes the establishment of the Agency of Global Police (AGP) to fight against the growing threat to the security of all Peoples, and to fight against global crimes
    *     the Scale of Global Rights as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights   the Scale of Global  Rights as  a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    *     Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a person belonging to 'a global community' and to 'the Global Community' Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a person  belonging to a global community and to the Global Community
    *     an evolved global democracy based on the Scale of Global Rights and the Global Constitution an evolved global democracy based on the Scale of Global  Rights and the Global Constitution
    *     a central organization for Earth management, the restoration of the planet and Earth governance: the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)  a central organization for Earth management, the restoration of the planet and Earth governance: the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
    *     the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of governance and management of the Earth  the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of  governance and management of the Earth
    *     a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade
    *     more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious) symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the good and well-being of all  more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious)  symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the good and well-being of all
    *     proposal to reform the United Nations, NATO, World Trade Organization, World Bank, IMF, E.U., NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under Earth Government, and these organizations will be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by the Global Community  proposal to reform the United Nations, NATO,  World Trade Organization,  World Bank,  IMF, E.U., NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under  Earth Government,  and these organizations will
be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by  Earth Government
    *     the Peace Movement of the Global Community and shelving of the war industry from humanity  the Peace Movement of the   Global Community and shelving of the war industry from humanity
    *     a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, protection of human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects  a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility,
protection of human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable
consumption aspects
    *     the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations
    *     establishing freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights   establishing freshwater and clean air as  primordial human rights
    *     Global Justice Movement for all Life   Global Justice Movement for all Life
    *     Movement for taxation on all Earth natural resources   Movement for taxation on all Earth natural resources
    *     the creation of the Federation of Global Governments  The creation of the Federation of Global Governments


    Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his (her) own 'global community' ~ when a person takes personal responsibility for his own affairs ~ he becomes empowered as a person. He can then reach beyond his own property and family, and help to work with others living in and around, even a part of the local community he lives in ~ the villages, the town community, the surrounding territory, and so on.

    The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the welfare and success of his community.

    When a group of ordinary people realized they, personally, will make the changes they need in their fields, in their village, they can then find ways to bring these changes for all. There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be used. Every humble person deserves to have ideas respected, the courage to develop his own life for the better and for the good of all. Sound solutions to help manage and sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet now and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future.

    Similarly, all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and protected for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life.

    The Global Community has many expert groups able to begin the necessary intergovernmental negotiations towards establishing alternative revenue sources, which could include fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees levied on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on carbon content of fuels.

    This thinking should give us a fresh start for a better future and bring some light to understanding previous claims of the many different groups such as:

    • Native and aboriginal people claiming that their ancestors owned the land so now they do


    • God gave it to us so the land is ours


    • Property ownership system of the Roman Empire to today, our social-economic system of land owership


    • The military power of this world forcing ownership of land and of all other Earth natural resources against the will of everyone else

    None of the above groups can claim ownership of the land and other Earth natural resources. They never did own the land and of all other Earth natural resources. And they never will.

    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    And October 29 is a special day to claim that right. Happy 22 nd year Anniversary everyone. May you all have a very Happy, Healthy, & Prosperous 22 nd year Anniversary of the Global Community. Let us celebrate on that day!

    The power of Global Community was de-centralized to give each Global Government (GG) a better chance to find the right solutions to global issues. It can act faster and be more effective and efficient in the context of the Global Community, this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities within each Nation. The Global Community becomes thus more fluid and dynamic. A global symbiotical relationship is created between Nations and Global Community for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development. This is the basic concept that is allowing us to group willing Member Nations from different parts of the world.

    Another important aspect of global governance is the security of a person and of a nation.

    Security must be achieved by other means than conflicts and wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. Governments that have weapons of masss destruction (WMDs) are all terrorist governments. I am asking them to disarm. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community organization. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community will emphasize as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure.

    Security is a primordial human and Earth right. The Global Community has broadened the traditional focus of the security of nations to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include: 

    *     every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
    *     prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
    *     military force is not a legitimate political instrument
    *     weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
    *     eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
    *     all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
    *     the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
    *     the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
    *     anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
    *     maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
    *     managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and the planet

    Another major source of global unsecurity for people is the culture of violence in everyday life as it is shown on television screens and cinemas. The American Way of Life is creating this culture of violence. An american child at age six year old has seen more violence on television than any other child of the Middle East over a life span. This culture of violence infects both industrial and developing countries, rich and poor. This trend of culture of violence must end. The movie and TV industry and the Internet are a threat to global security. The media is responsible for the propagation of violence through communications. Why has government not done anyhting to regulate the media industry? Surely everyone understood that on the Scale of Global Rights security of the people of any nation is more important than the human rights related to the freedom of expression of the media industry. Security of the people and the state is on top of the Scale. It is part of the primordial human rights. While freedom of expression is a right found lower on the Scale and is classified partly as:

    *     Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically (these rights can be and are usually a part of the constitution of a country)
    *    and partly as economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)

    So the freedom of expression of a person is not as important as the security of that person and the security of the state.

    Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.





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    1. G20 nations, G8 nations all disconnected and selfish leaders, unwilling to change
    The White House has been running a deficit of nearly a half trillion dollars for a long period of time, and has accumulated a nation debt of over 10 trillion dollars. Such state of affairs was actually that of a bankrupted nation. The high deficit was caused in large part by the huge military expenditures, the US war industry.

    Over a decade now, and in several press releases, the Global Community has made everyone aware of this critical situation, and how dangerous the US military and NATO allies were actually bringing the social fabric of the world to a complete breakdown. The October Press Release made that very clear and has caused a domino effect that started with NATO not wanting to take the blame for the global crisis and forced the collapse of the financial bubbles in the stock market, the Wall Street financial crisis. Americans are too proud of their military to throw away the blame of their bankrupted economy, in large part onto their astronomically high military expenditures, which truly bankrupted America long before the financial crisis. The financial crisis reflected fundamentally bad financial principles.

    The financial crisis has propelled the French Leader and EU Leader to go all around the world to orgainize a Summit this November, the Summit of all G20 nations, the most industrialized nations, and 'fix' the crisis. These leaders are interested in fixing their economies, not the global crisis. They are interested in money, the stock market, not the people of world, the future of the next generations, or the environment. A money fix will not solve a problem. Money is used to deal with goods as an exchange between people, businesses and governments in the world. The problem is not money. The problem is the amount of goods being taken from the Earth, exchanged and consumed, and all the pollution associated with this process. The problem is the fundamentally wrong economic system created to allow these exchanges to occur for the benefit of a few rich people on the planet and at the expenses of an overpopulated world, the poor and the middle class people, 6.7 billion people, and at the expenses of all life on Earth, the environment, and the global life-support systems. A money fix is not the solution.

    During the Summit, the G8 leaders will also talk about NATO's future and how the organiztion can be used to rule the world under the leadership of the G8 - G20 nations. A fundamentally bad new world order.




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    2. European Union
    The EU has operated in partnership and alliance with U.S. imperialism in military affairs and in international forums like the World Trade Organization. There are huge inflows of U.S. capital into Western Europe, and huge inflows of West European capital into the U.S. At the same time, the EU represents a major, and growing, competitive challenge to U.S. imperialism within an international framework dominated by the United States.

    How the EU challenge further develops will be influenced by the interplay of economic and non-economic factors:

    *     There is the question of the evolution of NATO, the U.S.-led military alliance of which major EU countries are a part.

    *     There is the dynamic element of the EU’s relations with Russia and China, both of which are rising powers in the world economy and both of which are becoming ever more significant trading partners with the EU.

    *     There are the wars for empire in the Middle East and in Afghanistan where West European imperialism is heavily involved with the U.S. and whose outcomes are far from determined.

    *     There is a clash globally between an outmoded world-dominating and world-exploitative imperialism and an outmoded Islamic fundamentalism, which has thrived in response to the onslaughts of imperialism but which offers no real and liberating solution to imperialism. And within Europe reactionary Islamic fundamentalism is gaining ground and influence among sections of immigrants.

    *     There are the effects of social struggles in Europe today and around the world, and the potential for revolutionary struggle to emerge and to impact the situation in the EU countries and the world as a whole.

    The EU may find itself torn between those within its imperialist ruling classes calling for a more robust European military capacity and those that still want to rely on the NATO alliance. The pathways towards a greater or lesser EU international geopolitical role would be profoundly influenced by a major move by China to wrench more initiative in the world economy and/or to forge closer alliance with Russia. In June 2008, the French government announced a reorientation of French security policy towards deeper relations with NATO. This was presented as a turn towards NATO and the EU along with bolstering the EU’s capacity to plan and conduct its own military operations.

    Contradictions between France and Germany, core forces of the EU, and the U.S. over the war in Iraq have been very acute. And there have been other contradictions; for instance, a dispute broke out in 2005 when the EU lifted an arms embargo imposed on China after the 1989 Tiananmen uprising of students and workers. And even where there is more (apparent) unity, as in putting pressure on Iran, it is also the case that rivalries are playing out within the NATO alliance. The EU has necessity and freedom. The overall EU strategy seems to be one of “biding time”: promote further institutional integration within the EU bloc, seek out closer partnerships with other major powers, and take advantage of difficulties and setbacks of U.S. imperialism. But the pace, direction, and assertiveness of the EU will be influenced by underlying global trends and by unforeseen developments—internal and external to this bloc.





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    3. NAFTA, FTA, WTO
    Building global communities require understanding of global problems this generation is facing. There are several major problems: conflicts and wars, no tolerance and compassion for one another, world overpopulation, human activities, as population increases the respect and value of a human life is in decline, insufficient protection and prevention for global health, scarcity of resources and drinking water, poverty, Fauna and Flora species disappearing at a fast rate, global warming and global climate change, global pollution, deforestation, permanent lost of the Earth's genetic heritage, and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet. We need to build global communities for all life on the planet. We need to build global communities that will manage themselves with the understanding of the above problems.

    In developing countries, the most important environmental pressure is linked to poverty. Poor people put pressure on the land and forests, over-exploiting them to survive. These countries must be helped. They must accept the implementation of the Scale of Global Rights into their way of life. We must give them access to technologies that use fewer resources, energy efficient technologies, 'clean' technologies.

    The debt of the poor nations or 'developing nations' to the rich nations was a form of global tax and therefore developing nations dont have to pay it back. In fact poor nations should expect way more money as tax by the rich nations and not as loans. The state of the world today is the result of a specific set of interlocking institutions: the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. These institutions are designed to generate massive wealth for the few and poverty for the rest. The same people who make the decisions in government and corporation make the profit. They create a tight concentration of power. Together they are a form of anti-government whose only goal is profit. The IMF, through Structural Adjustment Programs, now directly runs the economies of over 70 countries. That means that about 1000 economists and bureaucrats control the economic policies for 1.4 billion people in these countries. That is a form of anti-government. The people that profit most from the global economy are white people. The people who are most oppressed by the global economy are people of colour. Racism and sexism have become the norm.

    The entire planet is in a state of low intensity civil war. The ruling elite profit off of the exploitation of the rest of the world.

    The Global Community was looking for 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, but there it was all along right on our eyes. The Earth Court of Justice will be asked to decide on the debt be changed into an actual tax to be paid by the rich nations to the poor nations, and to decide on the amount of tax to be paid. Developing nations will then be able to start rebuilding their communities as per the Scale of Global Rights.They will not have to satisfy the economic needs and wishes of the rich nations. The Earth Court of Justice will also be asked to rule illegal the activities of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO unless they become a part of a greater whole such as the Earth Ministry of Financial Institutions, a part of the Global Community. These institutions will be controlled by the greater whole. What we see happening today is a free for all type of trade and businesses, large corporations, are allowed to go after Earth resources and destroying the economies of the developing nations. We see blood resources acquisitions and take-overs, often on behalf of the free world with imperialistic goals.

    Blood resources started when the first explorers came to America and started to killed Natives. Explorers had to come back home with the prospect of future catches for their countries. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Geopolitical boundaries between nations are gradually disappearing to make place to georesources boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. 'Blood oil and gas' is certainly a proof of this statement.

    Because governments of developing nations had to promote 'free trade', this situation cause barriers to trade to be eliminated and now we are seeing the globalization of 'free trade'. Poor nations are now asked to produce only the products they are good at producing and buy from other countries the products they are not as good at producing. This way the economy of a nation will function at maximum efficiency. So now governments are told to open up their borders and to stop meddling in markets, so that competition will be free internationally. Often what is called trade is really moving of resources across borders between subsidiaries of the same corporation. Nothing to do with free competition. Economic activity is centrally-managed and planned by the corporate elite. Capital move freely across borders as restrictions on the flow of money have been removed. Corporations can relocate their operations to the countries with the lowest wages, the least active unions and the lowest environmental standards. The reality is that more polluting industries are encouraged to relocate to poorer countries. A polluting industry tends to increase the chances that people in the surrounding area will have health problems. If pollution kills someone or makes them unable to work, the cost to the economy, or to the industry in the case of a law-suit, would be roughly equal to the projected wages that the person would have earned in the rest of their life. In a country with low life expectancy and low wages, this cost will be lessened. It costs less to dump a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country.

    Today the watchdog, the 'enforcer' for 'free trade', and also the bedfellow of both the IMF and the World Bank, is the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO is responsible for monitoring national trading policies, handling trade disputes, and enforcing the GATT agreements. The World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) encourage the privatization of public services and the settling of international disputes their own way. Any government, acting on behalf of a corporation, can challenge the acts of another government if they "interfere with trade." Complaints are taken to a WTO dispute resolution body which then make a binding decision. The WTO has forced governments to lower their labour and environmental standards in favour of a corporation to allow more pollution into the environment, and that is a form of anti-government gone bad with absolute no respect or care for life and the global-life support systems. Corporations can sue governments if they harm their profits through any unfair barriers to trade. NAFTA and WTO tribunals usually rule in favor of corporations. So now we really have a new definition for the word 'property' to mean both what is currently owned and profits that could potentially be made. To compensate, we propose a new definition for 'pollution' and 'human destruction' to mean the pollution and human destruction that the policies of the IMF, World Bank and WTO are causing now in the world plus the pollution and human destruction that they will cause in the future to the next generations. By providing corporations with a mean to override governmental decisions, NAFTA and the WTO (and the proposed FTAA) shift power even more into the hands of the elite. And that is also a form of anti-government.

    The global economy can be affected by the deregulation in the movement of capital and thus by speculation. Money is made off tiny fluctuations in the relative prices of currencies. Speculation makes it possible for huge amounts of money to be transferred half-way around the world in a matter of seconds. Whereas world trade associated with actual goods and services is estimated at $7 trillion a year, speculation is estimated at $1.5 trillion a day. If a country's economy starts to slow, billions of dollars can be transferred out of the country instantaneously, which can significantly affect its economy and the people. This has been the case in 1997 of a number of East Asia countries. They were bankrupted by speculation. The people were enormously affected for the worst. Speculation can exert tremendous pressure on the internal politics of a country. It can bankrupt a country's economy. Speculation should be de-institutionalized. Humanity has no real need for speculation, and it does way more harm than good.

    Rich countries manipulate trade agreements in order to ensure profitability. Their governments insist on tariffs and protectionism in areas in which they are weak. For instance, Canada and the USA are now going through the process of an economic war in the softwood industry. The imposition of a 29 percent tariff on softwood lumber by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that Canadians were duped by the Free Trade Agreement(FTA) and NAFTA. The U.S. Government protectionism is itself aimed at reducing the value of the Canadian companies just long enough for American competitors to acquire them. Many Canadian industries have already been bought by US competitors. The energy sector is one of them. Free trade opens up a developing nation's economy to competition with strong, developed, well-financed, multinational corporations. In consequence, most of the local producers and manufacturers go out of business thus leaving a developing nation's economy entirely in the hands of the transnational elite. It is a form of colonization and of world anti-government. Rich countries force poorer countries to open up their markets, and then take them over.

    Most of Canada's large corporations have been bought out in this way by the US and other foreigners. We have seen a gradual lost of Canada's sovereignty because of 'Free Trade' and the signing of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement. How can this be happening?! We have shown in this report that Americans were bankrupted long before the Wall Street crash. Ant yet American corporations have been buying Canadian corporations with money they dont even have. All on paper! The Canadian energy sector has been a major target of American buyers. Over time Canadian corporations were created to supply oil and gas to the US, especially California. Pipelines were built throughout Canada and now feed US customers. Now that Americans own those Canadian corporations, the cost of selling the petroleum products to US customers have been lower than what Canadians actually pay for them. No income tax are paid by the US corporations on Canadian land. Basically, Canadian natural resources are being 'legaly' stolen from Canada at no cost to Americans (bankrupted money) and no tax to be paid. American corporations have the full legal protection of the WTO and NAFTA agreement. What is even worse is that the cost of security for sending the petroleum products to the US, by now US own corporations, is dumped onto Canadian taxpayers, not on the oil and gas, and pipeline corporations. How fair is that?! How is that possible?! How can we let that happened?! First American corporations buy Canadians corporations with money they dont own, bankrupted money. Then they carry Canadian natural resources through pipelines also built by Canadians taxpayers. They pay no taxes. And Canadian taxpayers are responsible of security for the transportation of the petroleum products to the US customers. Canadians are not getting a fair exchange of natural resources for fake money. They call that ' free trade '. Canadian environmental standards have to be lowered from beginning to end, from the exploration phase to deveopment and transportation of the resources to the US costumers in favour of corporations that allow more pollution into the environment. Gee!!! What world are we living in?! It is the US invading Canada, legally. The US has invaded economically and militarily the Middle East in almost the same way but much worst. With the difference that the US and its military trojan horse, Israel, have caused the Iran-Iraq war, sold arms to both sides, bomb Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, put in place friendly governments and draw their constitution to allow this ' legal ' thievery of Middle East natural resources to the US big corporations. The American middle class never got a penny unless they actually, directly or indirectly, worked for the US war industry (an estimated 100 million Americans). The White House expects NATO allies to come and spend tax dollars in a war they have created to gain control over the Middle East oil and gas. They want Canadian people to be bankrupted thenselves in a war that made big American corporations rich and the American middle class poor. Big US corporations are controlling the oil and gas of Iraq and making sweet deals with the other Middle East nations.

    Ever since WWII the big corporate rulers of the G8 nations have applied the same scenario all over the world and even using the IMF and World Bank organizations. Americans are the sponsors of those organizations, again with money they dont own, paper money, bankrupted money. Through these organizations, the White House subsidizes friendly governments who help American corporations get whatever natural resources they want often at the expenses of labour rights and the environment.





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    4. IMF, World Bank, financial institutions worldwide
    In developing countries, the most important environmental pressure is linked to poverty. Poor people put pressure on the land and forests, over-exploiting them to survive. These countries must be helped. They must accept the implementation of the Scale of Global Rights into their way of life. We must give them access to technologies that use fewer resources, energy efficient technologies, 'clean' technologies.

    The debt of the poor nations or 'developing nations' to the rich nations was a form of global tax and therefore the poor or 'developing' nations dont have to pay it back. In fact poor nations should expect way more money as tax by the rich nations and not as loans. The state of the world today is the result of a specific set of interlocking institutions: the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. These institutions are designed to generate massive wealth for the few and poverty for the rest. The same people who make the decisions in government and corporation make the profit. They create a tight concentration of power. Together they are a form of anti-government whose only goal is profit. The IMF, through Structural Adjustment Programs, now directly runs the economies of over 70 countries. That means that about 1000 economists and bureaucrats control the economic policies for 1.4 billion people in these countries. That is a form of anti-government. The people that profit most from the global economy are white people. The people who are most oppressed by the global economy are people of colour. Racism and sexism have become the norm. The entire planet is in a state of low intensity civil war. The ruling elite profit off of the exploitation of the rest of the world. Earth Government was looking for 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, but there it was all along right on our eyes. The Earth Court of Justice will be asked to decide on the debt be changed into an actual tax to be paid by the rich nations to the poor nations, and to decide on the amount of tax to be paid. Developing nations will then be able to start rebuilding their communities as per the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of Earth Government. They will not have to satisfy the economic needs and wishes of the rich nations. The Earth Court of Justice will also be asked to rule illegal the activities of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO unless they become a part of a greater whole such as the Earth Ministry of Financial Institutions, a part of Earth Government. These institutions will be controlled by the greater whole.

    Because governments of poor nations had to promote 'free trade', this situation cause barriers to trade to be eliminated and now we are seeing the globalization of 'free trade'. Poor nations are now asked to produce only the products they are good at producing and buy from other countries the products they are not as good at producing. This way the economy of a nation will function at maximum efficiency. So now governments are told to open up their borders and to stop meddling in markets, so that competition will be free internationally. Often what is called trade is really moving of resources across borders between subsidiaries of the same corporation. Nothing to do with free competition. Economic activity is centrally-managed and planned by the corporate elite. Capital move freely across borders as restrictions on the flow of money have been removed. Corporations can relocate their operations to the countries with the lowest wages, the least active unions and the lowest environmental standards. The reality is that more polluting industries are encouraged to relocate to poorer countries. A polluting industry tends to increase the chances that people in the surrounding area will have health problems. If pollution kills someone or makes them unable to work, the cost to the economy, or to the industry in the case of a law-suit, would be roughly equal to the projected wages that the person would have earned in the rest of their life. In a country with low life expectancy and low wages, this cost will be lessened. It costs less to dump a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country.

    Today the watchdog, the 'enforcer' for 'free trade', and also the bedfellow of both the IMF and the World Bank, is the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO is responsible for monitoring national trading policies, handling trade disputes, and enforcing the GATT agreements. The World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) encourage the privatization of public services and the settling of international disputes their own way. Any government, acting on behalf of a corporation, can challenge the acts of another government if they "interfere with trade." Complaints are taken to a WTO dispute resolution body which then make a binding decision. The WTO has forced governments to lower their environmental standards in favour of a corporation to allow more pollution into the environment, and that is a form of anti-government gone bad with absolute no respect or care for life and the global-life support systems. Corporations can sue governments if they harm their profits through any unfair barriers to trade. NAFTA and WTO tribunals usually rule in favor of corporations. So now we really have a new definition for the word 'property' to mean both what is currently owned and profits that could potentially be made. To compensate, we propose a new definition for 'pollution' and 'human destruction' to mean the pollution and human destruction that the policies of the IMF, World Bank and WTO are causing now in the world plus the pollution and human destruction that they will cause in the future to the next generations. By providing corporations with a mean to override governmental decisions, NAFTA and the WTO (and the proposed FTAA) shift power even more into the hands of the elite. And that is also a form of anti-government.

    The global economy can be affected by the deregulation in the movement of capital and thus by speculation. Money is made off tiny fluctuations in the relative prices of currencies. Speculation makes it possible for huge amounts of money to be transferred half-way around the world in a matter of seconds. Whereas world trade associated with actual goods and services is estimated at $7 trillion a year, speculation is estimated at $1.5 trillion a day. If a country's economy starts to slow, billions of dollars can be transferred out of the country instantaneously, which can significantly affect its economy and the people. This has been the case in 1997 of a number of East Asia countries. They were bankrupted by speculation. The people were enormously affected for the worst. Speculation can exert tremendous pressure on the internal politics of a country. It can bankrupt a country's economy. Speculation should be de-institutionalized. Humanity has no real need for speculation, and it does way more harm than good.

    Rich countries manipulate trade agreements in order to ensure profitability. Their governments insist on tariffs and protectionism in areas in which they are weak. For instance, Canada and the USA are now going through the process of an economic war in the softwood industry. The imposition of a 29 percent tariff on softwood lumber by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that Canadians were duped by the Free Trade Agreement(FTA) and NAFTA. The U.S. Government protectionism is itself aimed at reducing the value of the Canadian companies just long enough for American competitors to acquire them. Many Canadian industries have already been bought by US competitors. The energy sector is one of them. Free trade opens up a developing nation's economy to competition with strong, developed, well-financed, multinational corporations. In consequence, most of the local producers and manufacturers go out of business thus leaving a developing nation's economy entirely in the hands of the transnational elite. It is a form of colonization and of world anti-government. Rich countries force poorer countries to open up their markets, and then take them over.

    Most of Canada's large corporations have been bought out in this way by the US and other foreigners. We have seen a gradual lost of Canada's sovereignty because of 'Free Trade' and the signing of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement. How can this be happening?! We have shown in this report that Americans were bankrupted long before the Wall Street crash. Ant yet American corporations have been buying Canadian corporations with money they dont even have. All on paper! The Canadian energy sector has been a major target of American buyers. Over time Canadian corporations were created to supply oil and gas to the US, especially California. Pipelines were built throughout Canada and now feed US customers. Now that Americans own those Canadian corporations, the cost of selling the petroleum products to US customers have been lower than what Canadians actually pay for them. No income tax are paid by the US corporations on Canadian land. Basically, Canadian natural resources are being 'legaly' stolen from Canada at no cost to Americans (bankrupted money) and no tax to be paid. American corporations have the full legal protection of the WTO and NAFTA agreement. What is even worse is that the cost of security for sending the petroleum products to the US, by now US own corporations, is dumped onto Canadian taxpayers, not on the oil and gas, and pipeline corporations. How fair is that?! How is that possible?! How can we let that happened?! First American corporations buy Canadians corporations with money they dont own, bankrupted money. Then they carry Canadian natural resources through pipelines also built by Canadians taxpayers. They pay no taxes. And Canadian taxpayers are responsible of security for the transportation of the petroleum products to the US customers. Canadians are not getting a fair exchange of natural resources for fake money. They call that ' free trade '. Canadian environmental standards have to be lowered from beginning to end, from the exploration phase to deveopment and transportation of the resources to the US costumers in favour of corporations that allow more pollution into the environment. Gee!!! What world are we living in?! It is the US invading Canada, legally. The US has invaded economically and militarily the Middle East in almost the same way but much worst. With the difference that the US and its military trojan horse, Israel, have caused the Iran-Iraq war, sold arms to both sides, bomb Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, put in place friendly governments and draw their constitution to allow this ' legal ' thievery of Middle East natural resources to the US big corporations. The American middle class never got a penny unless they actually, directly or indirectly, worked for the US war industry (an estimated 100 million Americans). The White House expects NATO allies to come and spend tax dollars in a war they have created to gain control over the Middle East oil and gas. They want Canadian people to be bankrupted thenselves in a war that made big American corporations rich and the American middle class poor. Big US corporations are controlling the oil and gas of Iraq and making sweet deals with the other Middle East nations.

    Ever since World War II the big corporate rulers of the G8 nations have applied the same scenario all over the world and even using the IMF and World Bank organizations. Americans are the sponsors of those organizations, again with money they dont own, paper money, bankrupted money. Through these organizations, the White House subsidizes friendly governments who help American corporations get whatever natural resources they want often at the expenses of labour rights and the environment.

    The World Bank is turning dirty carbon credits into gold. Surely that is not a real solution to the global climate crisis. But this is not surprising since the sponsors of the Bank is the US Government which itself nominates the leading body of the Bank. And we all know the USA have the worst environmental record on the planet.

    The World Bank's long-running identity crisis is proving hard to shake. When efforts to rebrand itself as a "knowledge bank" didn't work, it devised a new identity as a "Green Bank." The reality is that the Bank continues to finance fossil fuel projects globally. The World Bank has seized upon the immense challenges climate change poses to humanity and is now front and center in the complicated, international world of carbon finance. It can turn the dirtiest carbon credits into gold. First the Bank finances a fossil fuel project, involving oil, natural gas, or coal, in a developing nation, call it 'Nation A'. A rich nation, call it 'Nation B' asks the Bank to help arrange carbon credits so Nation B can tell its carbon counters it's taking serious action on climate change. The World Bank kindly obliges, offering carbon credits for a price far lower than Nation B would have to pay if Nation B made those cuts at home. Nation A gets a share of the cash to invest in equipment to make fossil fuel project slightly more efficient, the World Bank takes its 13 percent cut.

    Look no further than the World Bank to see how many economic, social and environmental problems so-called experts can make worse. Remember the World Bank, that global "development" institution based in Washington, D.C., that dispenses billions of dollars a year to poorer nations with the declared intent of ending global poverty? The Global Community spent decades protesting the World Bank's projects and policies that exacerbated economic, social and environmental problems. In the United States, thousands of protesters took to the streets in the years prior to 9/11 to condemn the financial behemoth. Across the Third World, where the impacts of World Bank lending are felt on the ground every day, such protests began even earlier. Today, during the World Bank and International Monetary Fund's annual meetings in Washington, D.C., it was announced that critics like the Global Comunity were so wrong and that we should look to the World Bank to play a key role in solving the world's food, climate, poverty and other crises. Were we indeed wrong? Could millions of our allies in developing countries, including so-called beneficiaries of the development mega-agency, have possibly been so wrong? Is it a time for a mea culpa? Having taken a close look at the World Bank past and present history, we are certainly not wrong.

    Over the past decades the Bank has invested roughly 100 times more in fossil fuel energy projects than in clean energy. Tens of billions of dollars of dirty energy lending. The reality is that the Bank has demonstrated its ability to contribute to climate chaos.

    Over the course of its history, the World Bank has been all about "selective globalization." For example, over the past two decades, the economic free-market model it pushed on its borrowing countries has added the total number of billionaires in the world from around 100 to 1,125, with a far more selective group of countries being home to the billionaires today.

    The number of people now living in poverty today is actually much higher than the Bank's prior calculations asserted. In other words, "selective globalization" has helped create a larger, more selective class of poor people. The World Bank has loaned tens of billions of dollars to Africa since the Bank set up shop right after World War II? The fact is that poverty and inequality have risen in most African countries over that same period. For example, the case of Malawi, where the government explicitly rejected the World Bank's advice on how to deal with a crisis in domestic corn production that threatened widespread famine. The result of ignoring the Bank's expertise? By late 2007, Malawi was not only feeding its own population, but also exporting corn.

    The Bank's preferred solution to climate change is to get governments out of the picture and let the invisible hand of "carbon markets" prevail. Talk about ingenuity regarding an appropriate role for the public sector: The Bank has devised a way to make hundreds of millions of dollars off carbon markets by charging a hefty commission on trades. Or take the food crisis. By pressing countries to follow a set of policies geared to shift farmers from subsistence food crops (rice and corn, for instance, that the grower could eat) to export crops (cut flowers, ornamental plants, gourmet veggies -- that either can't be eaten or aren't meant for local stomachs), the Bank has created a "freer" global market for farm products grown largely by or for big agribusiness companies. Southern countries get to be more vulnerable to and dependent upon the whims of an unfair and volatile global market. And, now there's a role for governments to play in quelling the ensuing "food riots." Who could better grasp the challenges faced by people who make less than $2 a day than people who make hundreds of dollars a day, often tax-free? Who could better understand the needs of poor people than experts who zip in and out of poorer countries and stay in five-star hotels? And, as for those World Bank staff who do live in-country, who could better comprehend the realities of the average poor person there than Bank staff who typically live in mansions with chauffeurs and gardeners?

    As money lenders, the World Bank and the IMF have enormous power and shape the conditions of peoples’lives around the world. That power has been used to create a global economy friendly to the interests of the wealthy and multinational corporations, the big corporfate rulers of the world, but devastating to the lives of hundreds of millions of impoverished people.

    The IMF and World Bank, with the ‘structural adjustment programs’ (SAPs) they impose on indebted countries and their pro-corporate development projects, are the leading edge of oppressive globalization. The policies they have imposed in Africa, Latin America, and Asia have condemned people to stagnation, poverty, and death for twenty years, and those policies are now being adopted in the countries of Europe and North America too. IMF policies require governments to cut food price subsidies, restrict credit to farmers, and divert prime farmland to non-food export crops such as tobacco, coffee, and cotton in order to provide cheap bulk commodities to Western consumers. The victimized nations must then import wheat, rice, and other food products from outside. But prices for these food staples depend on world markets which they cannot influence, much less control. During this global financial crisis the whole world is going through, developing nations were first affected and lost all hope. The rich nations bailed out their big corporate rulers. But rich nations were the ones that created the financial crisis, all with money they did have not in the first place, paper money, bankrupted money. That caused the Wall Street crash and affected the economies of the developing nations in the worst way. The World Bank has been getting money from the US Government and yet this Government has been bankrupted for decades. It would be only fair to forgive all loans of the developing nations.





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    5. The military, NATO, and the United Nations
    Blood resources started when the first explorers came to America and started to shut dead Natives. Explorers had to come back home with the prospect of future catches for their countries. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Geopolitical boundaries between nations are gradually disappearing to make place to georesources boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. 'Blood oil and gas' is certainly a proof of this statement.

    War is not sustainable. It never was. The military option, war, is against global sustainability and global peace in a big way. 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, acid rain, and dangerous greenhouse gases have forced the global warming of the planet and the climate to change dangerously, the worst threat to humanity and all life. 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 Global Community helps wealthy and poorer nations reach a better understanding of each other's needs. All aspects are interrelated: global peace, global sustainability, human and Earth 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 developing the Scale of Global Rights.

    Military intervention in the affairs of other nations is wrong. There are other ways, there are peaceful ways, ways that are not based on profit-making and the gain of power for itself. The invasion of nations such as those of the Middle East and Afghanistan are crimes against humanity and will be prosecuted. War is the greatest violation of human and Earth rights that one people can inflict on another.

    The U.S.-controlled North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has lost its purpose to continue as a defence alliance. However, its aggressive expansion is endangering world peace and the survival of life on the planet. Despite its irrelevant role, NATO has become part of the U.S. military. Instead of dismantling the once defence alliance, the U.S. pushed to enlarge NATO and expand its boundaries. The U.S. has lured most European nations, including former Warsaw Pact members, the so-called “New Europe”, to join its military. Poland, Hungry and the Czech Republic joined in 1999; Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuanian, Estonia, Slovakia and Romania in 2004, others are waiting in line. Becoming a NATO member proves to be a profit bonanza for U.S.-Israeli weapon industries and arm dealers. All new recruits into NATO are obliged to increase their “defence” budgets to modernise and enlarge their military arsenals at the expense of vital public services.

    It is important to remember in mind that the U.S.-NATO demands for expansion have met with opposition from Russia, China – with a legitimate concern against unprovoked threat – and nations such as Germany, the Netherlands and France. Almost all new mini-dictators supported the illegal U.S. aggression against the Iraqi people. They are in complete complicity in the war crimes committed by the regime of George Bush despite overwhelming majority of their citizens’ opposition to U.S. aggression. From the criminal U.S. aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to the ongoing murderous occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, the new European armies have become U.S. foot soldiers serving U.S. imperialist interests.

    Planning, organizing and using crisis in Europe and elsewhere, the U.S. cancelled the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) in order to locate ABMs and to lure more nations to sign up for the system, including Australia, South Korea and Japan.

    Under the false pretext of defence against “rogue” states, the U.S. has just signed a agreement with Poland to station on Polish soil U.S. “interceptor missiles”. The provocative deal is seen by Russians as a dangerous opportunity for the U.S. to expand its military presence and threat across the world. Poland hailed the deal as a counter to Russian “threat”. Of course Poland is fully aware that the missiles are against Russia not Iran, as the U.S. continues to mislead the public. After Poland, the U.S. is planning to build a twin anti-missile radar system in the Czech Republic. Many Poles as well as Czechs are against the deals and rightly believe their countries are becoming vassal states of a dangerous U.S. militarism.

    Ever since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. aim has always been a quest for imperialist domination of the globe through U.S. militarism, including the establishment of 737 U.S. military bases in strategic areas of the world. The U.S. policy of destabilising Russia and undermining Russia’s integration with Europe is aimed at controlling Eurasia’s natural resources .

    The events of 9/11 provided the U.S. with a pretext to justify the U.S. war on Islam and a global imperialist expansion. It is hard to believe that the recent unprovoked aggression by Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili against the semi-independent district of South Ossetia wasn’t engineered by the U.S. ruling class in Washington. Russia has a legitimate right to protect its citizens. Most Ossetians are Russian citizens and do not want to be dominated by a racist Georgia. Russia’s response to Saakachvili’s aggression was swift and in full compliance with international laws. Saakashvili’s army of mercenaries – trained and armed by the U.S. and Israel – has suffered a deserving humiliating defeat that should be a lesson to all those “new” European vassals who think they can participate in U.S. war crimes and count on U.S. help.

    The U.S. ruling class, the Bush regime in particular, has no moral standing whatsoever to criticize Russia for protecting Russian nationals and defending South Ossetia against unprovoked aggression. After more than five years of murderous Occupation, the Bush regime is directly responsible for the premeditated killing of more than 1.3 million innocent Iraqi civilians. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians are imprisoned and tortured on regular basis, and at leas 5 million Iraqis have been displaced as refugees living in appalling conditions. The entire sovereign nation of Iraq is destroyed in a premeditated act of aggression justified by outright lies. Moreover, despite the overwhelming majority of the Iraqi people’s opposition to the Occupation, the Bush regime refused to withdraw U.S. troops and mercenaries from Iraq and end the murderous Occupation of their nation. It is obvious that Western governments and their mainstream media are demonising Russia even if Russia is not the aggressor. As Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister told the media: “NATO is trying to make a victim of an aggressor and whitewash a criminal regime - save a collapsing regime - and is taking a path to the rearmament of the current leaders in Georgia”. Saakashvili as perpetrator of war crimes has become the victime by embarking on an ill-advised act of aggression not dissimilar from U.S. recent acts of aggression. World peace is greatly served by multilateralism and international institutions without an aggressive U.S. military expansion. The transformation of NATO into a tool of U.S. imperialism is endangering the survival of the planet.



    We, Global Citizens, therefore affirm the following conclusions and recommendations:
    1.     That the US and its coalition partners immediately cease all violations of the civil, political and human rights of the people of Iraq;

    2.     That the military occupation of Iraq be immediately ended;

    3.     That all parties guilty of war crimes against the Iraqi people be brought to justice under Global Law; the Earth Court of Justice will prosecute the offenders;

    4.     That reparations be paid by all responsible parties to the people of Iraq for the damages caused by both the war and the occupation; the amount to be paid should be no less than 8 trillion US dollars coming from the governments involved, and not from the resources of Iraq;

    5.     That we work to strengthen the mobilization of the global antiwar movement;

    6.     That the occupation of Palestine, Afghanistan and all other colonized areas is illegal and should be brought to an end immediately;

    7.     That our military be coming back home as this is the place it is needed most to prepare for Canada's future;

    8.     That the military be used for peace-keeping mission and not war-like stand;

    9.     That the military be used for the protection of the global-life support systems.

    10.     That tax money not be used on the military, instead, tax money be used to prepare for the future: research and development on new ways to replace oil and gas, and plastics; alternative energy technologies be used now; the development of new technologies and conservation strategies is essential both to reduce pollution;

    11.     That our commitment to the Kyoto Protocol be made a real commitment, with real tangible, meaningful actions. Status quo is not an option! It was never an option. Those who dont do anything about the global warming of the planet are criminals. Those who dont help protecting the global life-support systems are criminals of the worst kind, they are 'terrorists' threatening all life on the planet.


    The Global Community is very concerned about the state of the world today and the causes that brought up so much frictions and wars between nations. The world has seen the rise of an invading world power, the USA, ever since WWII. The United Nations has never done anything to stop the invasion. The United Nations (UN) leadership has been one of a 'watcher', an observer. The UN watch the world go by, on the brink of self-destruction and of being invaded, environmentally and militarily, and you do nothing.

    When has the UN ever taken side of those nations being invaded? The UN never did!

    When has the UN ever stood up for the principles in the UN Charter and stopped the invaders, and at least enforced hard sanctions against the invaders? The UN never did!

    The UN has been a watcher, an observer, a non-participant. And that is a crime against humanity.

    Has the UN ever understood any of the above issues? The UN has been watching the world self-destroying itself, and being invaded by the USA, and the UN never did anything significant to help humanity and all life on the planet. The UN leadership has pratically been non-existent and many times counter-productive.

    The UN should never be promoting war as a solution to world problems. That alone is against global sustainability. Sustainability means no war. War is the greatest act of destruction. There is no worst action than war.

    The UN is promoting a culture of violence and war, and certainly that goes against Global Sustainability and Global Peace. That is the worst thing the UN could ever to humanity. It is totally opposite to the Global Vision that the Global Community is promoting. And it is totally insane! You are following into the steps of the USA. You are followers of the greatest of all evils: war and the war industry.

    The North Korea crisis is another example of UN lack of leadership. Everyone saw the problem coming from the time President Bush insulted:
    Kim Jong-il, the leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea,
    Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, and
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Remember the now famous 'axe of evil' expression?!

    The UN knew America was invading the Middle East. Why has the UN not enforced hard sanctions against the USA for its bullying tactics at the UN to get what it wants? The UN leadership could have avoided the situation we have today. The UN did nothing at a critical time. The UN watched things happening. The UN is the organization where bullying takes place by those with nuclear war heads. The world is threatened by nuclear war heads. The five permanents members of the UN are allowed to bully any other nations. The USA is invading the world, and the UN can do nothing to stop them. The USA is allowed to invade other nations, chamge their governments, and has often made lies in speeches to the UN, to the world. Remember what the US representatives told the world at the UN prior to the invasion of Iraq? Lies! All lies! And the UN never did anything to reprimand the US representatives and implement hard sanctions for the invasion of Iraq.

    All weapons of mass destruction should have been phased out a long time ago. Why are the USA still holding the world hostage with its 40,000 nuclear war heads, and biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction? What have you ever done to help the phasing out of WMDs? Now several nations, including North Korea and Iran feel threatened just like everyone else and will refuse to be invaded. They would rather take on the US. Russia and China will also refuse to be invaded. What have done to phase out WMDs? Nothing! The UN has done nothing!

    Humanity is going through a phase of global consciousness. We see entire nations making choices based on what is good for themselves, today self-interests, versus what is good for the next generations and all life on the planet. In other words, they make choices between global politics versus international politics.

    International politics are driven by national interests, self-interests, while Global politics are about the survival of all of us of the planet, all life.

    Global politics have never been handled for the view of what is best to humanity. If and when we did, we did something of no consequences. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and subsequently the Human Rights Charters of many nations, were good examples of failures to humanity. We developed rights and gave them equal importance. Nothing we can apply to any real situations. Nothing real! No where in Nature do we ever observe rights of equal importance. We, human beings, invented the Declaration and now much of our future is dependent on it.

    Global politics is about doing what is right for all of us now and in the future, and for all life on the planet. We base our understandings and actions on principles we all know are rights deep down. You cannot have a nation invading another nation for its resources? its water? its oil and gas? We have chaos without principles! We have conflicts and wars. There are ways of doing things that will give everyone a good survival chance. There are global equitable and sustainable solutions. War goes against global sustainability and global peace.

    Global politics are meant to guide us on the right path. They are meant to bring humanity on a safe ground. They are about the survival of all of us of the planet. This is what people who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules want from their political leaders.

    You don't expect politicians to be perfect. But you do want to know that your tax dollars - money you've worked for - are being spent properly and wisely. The 'Peoples' have been let down.

    How many time have we heard of corruption at the United Nations: remember the ' oil for food program', and now american corporations are making billions of dollars "rebuilding Iraq" or is it destroying Iraq to have the contracts of rebuilding it. There is so much corruption that it stinks to the Moon.

    Many other organizations are corrupted and have no intention of changing their ethics rules:
    *     G8 nations,
    *     World Trade Organization (WTO),
    *     Free Trade Agreement (FTA),
    *     North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),
    *     Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA),
    *     World Bank,
    *     International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the
    *     European Union (EU).

    Most dont even have ethics. If they do they dont follow them.

    The problem is the system they have created. It has become clear that this culture of waste, mismanagement and corruption cannot reform itself.

    The Global Community leads by example. We will fix the system rather than defend its beneficiaries. The Global Community has created a process of fixing the system by legislating and enforcing the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act – a specific, detailed and credible plan to clean up bad global governance in the world. The U.N. is bad governance.

    Accountable government is what humanity needs. The Global Community deserves nothing less.

    This very important legislation, the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act which has now been approved by Global Parliament, define rights, responsibility and accountability of all global citizens. Each and everyone of us make decisions, deal with one another, and basically conduct our actions as per the Act. (read Press Release Feb. 26, 2006 ).

    The U.N. leadership and all its related organizations have failed humanity and all life on Earth on many levels:
    1.    the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be replaced by the Scale of Human and Earth Rights;
    2.    corruption, mismanagement at the highest levels, and bad global governance;
    3.    promotion of the military option, war;
    4.    allowing the genocides of several peoples;
    5.    the business of deceiving, making believe, controlling without a democratic mandate from the Global Community;
    6.    the U.N. is operating using precepts dating back 2000 years and developed by the Roman Empire; those precepts best suit the invasion of nations and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the Earth environment;
    7.    the absence of proper governance and justice at the U.N.;
    8.    the use of trickery to deceive the world and subdue nations; and
    9.     conflicts and wars in the world are created by the USA and nothing is done to stop the invasion, no sanctions.

    Seeing such a mess, the Global Community had no other choice than to research and develop the Global Constitution, and to enforce Global Law.

    The Global Community had no other choice than to research and develop a proper system of governance for all of humanity.

    By creating the State of Israel, the United Nations have perpetuated the archaic concept of land ownership, a concept that is threatening security in the world and all life on Earth. The UN never had a human criteria for the creation of a new nation. Now they are forcing another one to the Palestinians by arbitrarily creating the State of Palestine. Only the Earth Court of Justice can re-evaluate the creation of the State of Israel and evaluate the application for the creation of the State of Palestine. All nations have to be educated of the new way for the good of all.

    The Global Community is inviting Palestinians and Jews of Israel to the global dialogue to create sustainable communities and a permanent peace movement in the land through the process of the Earth Court of Justice. In 1947, the United States found it easy to coerce the United Nations in creating the State of Israel. The effect of creating a new nation in this way was to promote once again the Roman Empire concept: land is all that counts, and that a border around the land is all that is needed to create a community. That's the wrong way of thinking. A community is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. A typical community of a million people does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. There is no need of a high wall around your land. It can be a million people living in many different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where we live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community with the same.

    The UN had no right to create the State of Israel. They forced their way into a one billion Muslims and have done ever since. The UN along with the United States and Israel, are an invading force, a colonization drive in the same way as the British have done after World War I. The UN committed an illegal and arbitrary act by creating the State of Israel.

    The Earth Court of Justice will be created in the Middle East for the purpose of deciding on the legality of the State of Israel and the creation of the State of Palestine. Members of this higher Court will be chosen to reflect the Peoples involved here.

    Correcting the mistake made by the United Nations in creating Israel can be readily done by having the Earth Court of Justice to start the process of fixing the problem. The process should include important steps such as:
    a)     dissolving the State of Israel;
    b)     creating a new organization that would include all religious groups in the region and civil society (no military); the organization would manage the affairs of the region; and
    c)     setting up a criteria for managing the region, a criteria agreed upon everyone concerned.

    Building global communities require understanding of global problems this generation is facing. There are several major problems: conflicts and wars, no tolerance and compassion for one another, world overpopulation, human activities, as population increases the respect and value of a human life is in decline, insufficient protection and prevention for global health, scarcity of resources and drinking water, poverty, Fauna and Flora species disappearing at a fast rate, global warming and global climate change, global pollution, deforestation, permanent lost of the Earth's genetic heritage, and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet. We need to build global communities for all life on the planet. We need to build global communities that will manage themselves with the understanding of the above problems.

    Results from previous Global Dialogues have showed us that the governance of Earth through global cooperation and symbiotical relationships was the only possible option for a large population such as the Earth's population, and so, to help achieve this goal we have developed the Global Constitution and the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act to govern ourselves as member nations of Global Community Earth Govewrnment (GCEG).

    Building global communities requires a mean to enforce global law that protects all life on Earth.

    The GPA will train and lead a global police force, bypassing traditional peacekeeping and military bodies such as the United Nations and NATO. This is a great opportunity for multilateralism.

    The Agency of Global Police (AGP) is leading a group of people in the world who participate in:

    a)     peacekeeping or peacemaking mission;

    b)     creating global ministries for:
    1.     the policy response to the consequences of the global warming, and
    2.     the development of strategies to adapt to the consequences of the unavoidable climate change.

    c)     enforcing global law;

    d)     saving the Earth's genetic heritage;

    e)     keeping the world healthy and at peace;

    f)     protecting the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet;

    g)     dealing with the impacts of: global poverty, lack of drinking water and food, global warming and the global climate change, threat to security, conflicts and wars, lack of good quality soil for agriculture, polluted air, water and land, overcrownded cities, more new and old diseases out of control, widespread drugs, human and Earth rights abuses, world overpopulation, and lack of resources;

    h)     broadening the traditional focus of the security of states to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include:

    *     every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
    *     prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
    *     military force is not a legitimate political instrument
    *     weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
    *     eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
    *     all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
    *     the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
    *     the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
    *     anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
    *     maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
    *     managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and all life on the planet
    *     over the past decades and even now today, all Five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (mostly the United States, Russia and Britain) were responsible for selling weapons and war equipment. These three nations are required to give back to the Global Community an amount of 8 trillion dollars (American) as a payment for the immense damage they have caused in the world. They have created a culture of violence throughout the world. They are nation bullies, nation predators. They are responsible for economic mismanagement, ethnic tensions, crimes, drug abuse, high unemployment, urban stress, worldwide poverty, and pressures on natural resources. Most conflicts in the world are direct legacies of cold war power politics, senseless politics. Other conflicts were caused by the end of the cold war and the collapse of old regimes. Other factors have combined to increase tension: religious, economical, political, and ethnic aspects. The dollar fine is to be administered by Global Parliament.


    So security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community emphasizes as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure. The Global Community is just as important as the security and life of citizens and states.

    There are many threats to security other than the threats to the global life-support systems and threat caused by weapons of mass destruction and the threats to the sovereignty of a state, and they include:

    *     the proliferation of conventional small arms
    *     the terrorizing of civilian populations by domestic groups
    *     gross violations of global rights

    Global security can only be achieved if it can be shared by all peoples and through global co-operation, based on principles as explained in the Global Constitution such as justice, human dignity, and equity for all and for the good of all. All people and states are protected by the Global Community.


    The Global Protection Agency (GPA) provides leadership for training of other countries' citizens who would like to participate in peacekeeping and Earth security ... so that we have a ready cadre of people who are trained and equipped and organised and have communications that they can work with each other.

    The overall size of the force, or who would pay for it, have not been discussed, but the idea has been raised with countries in Europe and Asia.

    As well, there are questions about how many nations would sign up if such a force were under the control of the Global Community.

    To act as a global protection force, as the GPA aspires to do, many foundations must be laid, especially regarding the move from wielding power derived from the Global Community to legitimate global leadership. There are many required characteristics that are prerequisite for legitimate leadership:
    1.     Legitimate leadership is built upon trust. Those who are led must largely believe that the leader is committed to integrity, honesty, and transparent inquiry into problems. The leader’s actions must align with his words

    2.     Legitimate leadership rests upon checks and balances, which are necessary to ensure power is not corrupted.

    3.     Legitimate leadership is an act of service. Those in power must show a primary interest in the good of the collective ahead of their self-interest. In this way, true leaders are mission-centered rather than self-centered.

    4.     Legitimate leadership empowers others appropriately rather than concentrating power disproportionately. In other words, true leaders produce more leaders and empower them as situations demand.

    5.     Legitimate leadership is visionary, carrying the torch of a possible future.

    6.     Legitimate leadership is willing to lead by example, including following a foundation of ethics, performing more than one’s share of work, and making sacrifices where appropriate.

    7.     Legitimate leadership is compassionately fierce when something undermines the good of the whole. In a company this might mean the CEO fires a slacking employee. In a city, the police may jail a murderer. On a global level, this might even mean arresting those breaking global law.

    The defence function of a leader requires that he safeguard the good of the whole by whatever the most skillful means are to accomplish that defence.

    While that is not a comprehensive catalog of leadership prerequisites, I do think those few requirements are foundational and relatively unquestionable. Without at least a solid foundation of those requirements, the AGP’s actions among nation-states will remain those of a unilateralist leader rather than a global leader. We will be, and should be, legitimated in the role of a global leader among nation-states and validated as police enforcer. The Global Community offers a few recommendations for actions that would strengthen and legitimate the GPA’s role as a true global leader by gradually creating an international structure that better safeguards the whole than we can ever do now as a unilateralist leader.

    As we enact global law, we will begin to take on a much deeper kind of global leadership, one that earns more respect than envy and more gratitude than hatred, one that can catapult the whole planet forward into a future where war is no longer thinkable between nation-states and a legitimate and beneficial global government is able to cope with global problems.

    I believe that there is no greater task in the world today than for the Global Community to proceed through the maturation of its leadership, emerging from a more self-interested adolescence as a global leader into a nobler adulthood. We have the potential to act as a torchbearer for a better tomorrow. Do we heed the call? I hope this message has convinced at least a few people that the question of how to proceed with that maturation is of far deeper significance than the reforming of the United Nations. I thus pray that we move with wisdom, grace, clarity, and love in the days, years, and even decades ahead.

    There are many instances where the Earth Court of Justice could be successful.

    The Global Community is promoting the settling of disputes between nations through the process of the Earth Court of Justice. Justice for all is what we want. Justice is a universal value for anyone, anywhere, and in any situations. Justice is to be applied to the military as well. Everyone! Every business and organization! Ships all over the world will have to prove what they have done with their waste oil. It is not up to the Global Community to prove that have dumped it into the oceans. It is up to the ship Captain and owner(s) to show us their records and prove they have not dumped their waste oils in the ocean. Our oceans and all life will be protected.

    The Global Community is promoting that the creation of a new nation does not have to be at the expenses of human lives and destruction of an entire world. It can and should always be done through a decision made by a higher Court. We are promoting the immediate use of this higher Court, the Earth Court of Justice to hear cases and to prosecute those nations, corporations, communities, individuals who commit crimes such as:
    *     nation states
    *     national political and military leaders accountable for violations of international humanitarian law
    *     'core' crimes of genocide
    *     crimes against humanity and human and Earth rights
    *     war crimes
    *     crimes with significant impacts perpetuated against the life-support systems of the planet (for instance wars and use of weapons of widespread destruction are listed under this category)
    *     crimes related to the relentless misused of the Earth resources
    *     environmental crimes
    *     social crimes as the Court may see apply
    *     crimes stemming from the global ministries

    The Court will also be asked to decide on

    *     the formation of a new nation in the world,
    *     on disputed lands between nations,
    *     the de-institutionalization of market speculation, and
    *     the annulment of the debt of poor or 'developing' nations as the loans are actually a form of global tax given by the rich nations to the poorer ones. The IMF and World Bank loans are called taxes from the rich nations paid to the 'developing' nations; these loans/taxes are really 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. These loans/taxes are not to be paid back to the rich nations.

    The Court decides in accordance with:

    *     the Scale of Global Rights,
    *     the Global Constitution
    *     Global Law
    *     the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act
    *     the belief, values, principles and aspirations of the Global Community,
    *     international treaties and conventions in force,
    *     international custom,
    *     the general principles of law, and
    *     as subsidiary means, judicial decisions and the teachings of the most highly qualified publicists.

    The UN should have put hard sanctions against the USA for having unilaterally invaded Iraq and letting Americans plundering the oil and gas resources of the Iraquis. That in itself is a crime against humanity and all life on the planet. That goes against Global Sustainability and Global Peace. Through the manipulation of the world media, it now seems OK to prepare for the invasion of Iran. That also is a crime.

    It is a crime against humanity to promote the military option, war, as a solution to the world problems.

    The USA have given Israel enough WMDs to destroy the entire Middle East region and no sanctions were ever enforced against Israel and the USA. Where was the UN leadership? What has the UN done to stop the invasion? Nothing! The UN has never done anything to help humanity. And that is a crime against humanity. The Earth Court of Justice has now a Global Community Arrest Warrant against President Bush and Israel Major General Dan Halutz for crimes against humanity.

    Today it is a crime against humanity to be a watcher, to be ignorant by choice and this allow people from the industrialized nations to be uncaring consumers of Earth resources and invading other nations for their resources.

    It is against humanity to be educated and conscious 'non-speakers', 'watchers', not involved, not participating for the good of all, because he or she is afraid of losing his job or moving on to a job good to humanity.

    A few of the Global Community letters and press releases sent to the UN:

    1.     October 14, 2006 Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (Part II concerning your leadership in the world)Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (Part II concerning your leadership in the world)

    2.     October 14, 2006, press release
    Global Community Arrest Warrants against the Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council Global Community Arrest Warrants against the Five Permanent Members  of the UN Security Council
    3.     October 2, 2006, press release
    Agency of Global Police. Building global communities requires a mean to enforce global law that protects all life on Earth. Agency of Global Police. Building global communities requires a mean to enforce global law that protects all life on Earth.
    4.     September 12th, 2006, press release
    Global Dialogue 2007 Call for Papers.Theme: building Global Communities for all life  Global Dialogue 2007 Call for Papers
    5.     July 19th 2006 press release
    Global Community Arrest Warrants against four very dangerous criminals It's time to do more to end the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Join the hunger strike to bring troops home.
    6.     July 19th 2006
    Press briefing: Global Community Arrest Warrants against four very dangerous criminals
    Theme: Global Community Arrest Warrants against four very dangerous criminals Global Community Arrest Warrants against four very dangerous criminals

    7.     May 26th, 2006
    Letter sent by Germain Dufour to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations
    Theme: The Global Community and the the Global Community are asking you to resign as the Secretary General of the United Nations


    8.     April 16th, 2006
    Sent by Germain Dufour to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations
    Theme: Global Vision, Global Peace and Global Sustainability


    9.     February 26, 2006
    Press briefing: Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act
    Theme: People from all nations of the world, and all National Governments, are invited to amend the document proposed here today. <


    10.     September 26, 2005
    Press briefing: On September 19, 2005, Global Parliament adopted the Global Constitution
    Theme: Global Parliament adopted the Global Constitution


    11.     July 7, 2005
    Press briefing: Global Governments Federation
    Theme: As a replacement to the United Nations, we are proposing the formation of 9 or more global governments with one Global Constitution.


    12.     March 2sd, 2005
    Sent by Germain Dufour to Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General
    Theme: Earth Government and its Global Constitution


    13.     June 11th, 2004
    Press briefing: Climate change
    Theme: Climate change: responsibility and accountability of cities (Part I)


    14.     July 2004
    Sent by Germain Dufour, sent to Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Theme: Scale of Human and Earth Rights, and Earth Court of Justice


    15.     October 28th, 2003
    Press briefing: Protection of the global life-support systems
    Theme: The Global Community has created the global ministries to help humanity be prepared to fight the harmful consequences of a global warming through anticipatory adaptation. The global ministries on climate change and emergencies are now operating. The ministries have developed:
    1. policy response to the consequences of the global warming, and
    16. strategies to adapt to the consequences of the unavoidable climate change.


    17.     August 24th, 2003
    Press briefing: Criteria to obtain the Global Community Citizenship
    Theme: Before you make your decision, we are asking you to read very carefully the Criteria of the Global Community Citizenship, make sure you understand every part of the criteria, and then make the oath of belonging to the Global Community, the human family, Earth Community and Earth Government. You do not need to let go the citizenship you already have. No! You can still be a citizen of any nation on Earth. The nation you belong to can be called 'a global community'. It should be your local global community. But you are a better human being as you belong also to the Global Community, and you have now higher values to live a life, to sustain yourself and all life on the planet. You have become a person with a heart, a mind and Soul of the same as that of the Global Community.


    18.     July 20th, 2003
    Press briefing: Foundation of Earth Government: statement of rights and responsibilities of a person and of belonging to a global community and to The Global Community, the Earth Community, Earth Government, the human family
    Theme: The best way and solution for any nation is to make the above Statement a way of life and follow the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. Right on top of the scale are the ecological rights, the global life-support systems, and the primordial human rights of this generation and of the next generation. Economic and social rights come next and are not the most important. That makes a lot of sense! What is the most important is not so much being a citizen within a democratic system, but it is first and foremost more important to be in line with the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. Fourth on the Scale, a global community may choose to use any type of political systems of its liking, a democracy or otherwise. That is a global community right, the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically. All political systems will be improved by increasing education, transparency, accountability, media access, respect for human and Earth rights, tolerance of political opposition, free elections, participation and independent civil society.


    19.     May 15th, 2003
    Press briefing: World overpopulation at the turning point requires each and every one of us to take a stand on rights and on being a part of to the Global Community, the human family
    Theme: We are asking it to be socially acceptable for women to have the freedom of having or not having children. We are asking it for women to have the freedom to say no I dont want children, or yes I want to raise a family, and to make that socially acceptable. For this to work, women must also be given equal rights to men in every way. The Chinese family policy does not work because women are not given the freedom to choose for themselves and the equal rights to men. Women are 'persons' just like men. Those men and women who choose to raise a family of one or more children will be given support if needed. The effect of such change in our ways will be acceptance of being a part of the global community and that each one of us is doing things for the good of all. In this way, the heart, mind and spirit of the Global Community will be in the forefront of positive actions to ensure our survival.


    20.     March 27th, 2003
    Press briefing: Formation of Earth Government for the good of all
    Theme: Earth has long been waiting for a truly global governing body based on universal values, human rights, global concepts and democracy. Earth Government might as well be created now, there is no longer any reason to wait. We are the Global Community, and we will form the Earth Government. Earth management is a priority and is a duty by every responsible person. A democratically elected Earth Government will now be formed, and we want you to reflect on future effects of such an event on the history of humanity. Certainly one will expect extraordinary changes: a reorganizing of human activities all over the planet; participation by all societies on the planet in solving local and global problems; new alliances forming; north meeting with south (eradication of poverty will be the price to pay to get votes from the south) in order to gather more votes within the newly created Earth Government to satisfy power struggles between European, Asian and Western countries; adoption of democratic principles, human and Earth rights, global concepts, and universal values by every human being; expansion of consciousness; gathering and coordinating of forces to resolve social and political problems in a peaceful way (no more conflicts or wars); gathering and coordinating of forces (technologies, scientific research, exploration work, human resources, etc.) to resolve global problems such as global climate, environment, availability of resources, poverty, employment, etc. Thousands more changes! Let your heart and mind reflect on 'the good' of a democratically elected Earth Government. Everyone is part of Earth Community by birth and therefore everyone has a right to vote. Everyone should be given a chance to vote. Decisions will be made democratically.


    21.     March 8th, 2003
    Press briefing: To all Peoples of the Earth, let it be Peace within Earth Community
    Theme: The Global 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.


    22.     August 2003
    Letter to the people of all nations of the world
    Theme: Concerning the Universal Declaration of Human and Earth Rights


    23.     August 2003
    Letter to the people of all nations of the world
    Theme: Concerning the rights of a person and of belonging to The Global Community, the Earth Community, the human family


    24.     May 2003
    Letter to all Peoples of the Earth Theme: Let us celebrate Life Day on May 26th


    25.     April 2003
    Letter to the United Nations
    Theme: The United Nations are no longer an instrument for the will of the Peoples, the global civil society, the Earth Government, the human family. The UN organization has lost credibility.


    26.     March 8th, 2003
    To all Peoples of the Earth, let it be Peace within Earth Community
    Theme: 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.


    27.     February 2003
    Letter to all peoples of the world concerning Earth Day celebration
    Theme: The Earth Community Organization (ECO) is urging all of its members and readers throughout the world to participate in your community in making Earth Day a success.


    28.     July 2002
    Letter to the participants of the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development
    Theme: The Earth Community is requesting that the United Nations change its voting system to have one vote per million people. This way the rich North will have to deal with the poor in the South in order to obtain votes for decision-making. The eradication of poverty in the world will be achieved. Thousands of other good things will be achieved.
    The most fundamental requirement of a world organization is a democratic voting system. Democracy must be a priority. The right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) is a human right. It should be respected. Surely, no one believes that organizations such as the European Union and the Free Trade Area of the Americas, or the like, are a substitute to a democracy. They are driven by profits only and are a form of "world anti-government".


    29.     October 2001
    Letter to the United Nations and NATO
    Theme: If you manufacture bombs, weapons of all types, war ships, war planes, or any other types of war equipment or products, directly or indirectly, and if you provide the services of war, you voted for a leader who claimed war(or conflicts) as a way or a solution to a problem or concern, and/or if you are a soldier, a war maker or doer, then your Soul is facing me right now. After your physical forms are dead, your Souls will separate from me and leave Earth forever. The purging and renewing of the Souls on Earth will last a millennium. And good-bye Charlie! And good riddance! Have a good particle in empty space between the oldest galaxies of the Universe and you may keep it for another fifteen billion years! You will serve God right there after you die! You will never see the light again! Earth wants Peace in the world and Earth shall have it. Because of a geographical or political border, or because of some cultural or religious differences, you could not live and learn to be in Peace with the community next to you, your neighbors, or with a community far away.


    30.     July 2001
    Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations
    Theme: Let your heart and mind reflect on 'the good' of a democratically elected Earth Government.


    31.     July 1st, 2001
    Letter to Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General
    Theme: Earth needs urgently a world system of governance. The United Nations fail to satisfy the needs of the people of the 21st Century.


    32.     July 1st, 2001
    Press briefing: To Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General
    Theme: Earth needs urgently a world system of governance. The United Nations fail to satisfy the needs of the people of the 21st Century. It has never improved upon the old ways and thinking of the middle of the 20th Century. Its voting system no longer satisfy the 6.157 billion people on Earth. The challenges are different and require a world organization up for dealing with the needs of all these people. During the past several years, the Earth Community has been pleading the United Nations leaders to make changes in the UN organizational structure and ways of doing things. There has been an urgent need for fundamental changes in the United Nations organization. The world wants a true democratic world organization. The UN is not! Should we start from scratch? No! There are a lot of good things within the UN, and they need to be protected. The most fundamental requirement of a world organization is a democratic system of voting. Democracy must be a priority. The right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) is a human right. It should be respected. The actual UN system of voting is undemocratic, unfair and noone likes it. It does not work!


    33.     November 1st, 2000
    Press briefing: To the United Nations Secretary-General
    Theme: The United Nations organization is not a democracy. You more than anyone else know that the organization badly needs an overall upgrading. You probably see a thousand ways to improve the system but you cannot do it. Even if you could improve the system it would still not be a democratically elected government. And most people on Earth would not feel that they belong to an organization that cares. A sense of belonging is inexistent because people were not asked to elect their representatives to govern Earth. They dont feel they have a voice, a friend or friends at the United Nations. People feel cut out of what should have been a home.


    34.     November 1st, 2000
    Letter to the United Nations Secretary-General
    Theme: We call our organization the Global Community as we managed to make contact with people from all countries in the world. Our members are from over 90 countries. The Global Community is in the process of forming Earth Government, a truly global governing body based on universal values, global concepts and democracy. We have already started to form the Interim Earth Government.






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    Proposal to adapt to the new world order
    For the first time in human history, and the first time this millennium, humanity has proposed a benchmark:

    *     the Global Movement to Help, and to serve the people of all nations, all life on Earth  The Global Movement to Help, and to serve the people of all nations, all life on Earth
    *     the creation of the Planetary Biodiversity Zone  The creation of the Planetary Biodiversity Zone
    *     formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives
    *     getting ride of corruption at all levels of government getting ride of corruption at all levels of government
    *     formation of the Global Protection Agency (GPA)   formation of the Global Protection Agency (GPA)
    *     the establishment of the Agency of Global Police (AGP) to fight against the growing threat to the security of all Peoples, and to fight against global crimes the establishment of the Agency of Global Police (AGP) to fight against the growing threat to the security of all Peoples, and to fight against global crimes
    *     the Scale of Global Rights as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights   the Scale of Global  Rights as  a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    *     Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a person belonging to 'a global community' and to 'the Global Community' Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a person  belonging to a global community and to the Global Community
    *     an evolved global democracy based on the Scale of Global Rights and the Global Constitution an evolved global democracy based on the Scale of Global  Rights and the Global Constitution
    *     a central organization for Earth management, the restoration of the planet and Earth governance: the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)  a central organization for Earth management, the restoration of the planet and Earth governance: the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
    *     the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of governance and management of the Earth  the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of  governance and management of the Earth
    *     a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade
    *     more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious) symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the good and well-being of all  more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious)  symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the good and well-being of all
    *     proposal to reform the United Nations, NATO, World Trade Organization, World Bank, IMF, E.U., NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under Earth Government, and these organizations will be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by the Global Community  proposal to reform the United Nations, NATO,  World Trade Organization,  World Bank,  IMF, E.U., NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under  Earth Government,  and these organizations will
be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by  Earth Government
    *     the Peace Movement of the Global Community and shelving of the war industry from humanity  the Peace Movement of the   Global Community and shelving of the war industry from humanity
    *     a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, protection of human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects  a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility,
protection of human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable
consumption aspects
    *     the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations
    *     establishing freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights   establishing freshwater and clean air as  primordial human rights
    *     Global Justice Movement for all Life   Global Justice Movement for all Life
    *     Movement for taxation on all Earth natural resources   Movement for taxation on all Earth natural resources
    *     the creation of the Federation of Global Governments  The creation of the Federation of Global Governments


    Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his (her) own 'global community' ~ when a person takes personal responsibility for his own affairs ~ he becomes empowered as a person. He can then reach beyond his own property and family, and help to work with others living in and around, even a part of the local community he lives in ~ the villages, the town community, the surrounding territory, and so on.

    The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the welfare and success of his community.

    When a group of ordinary people realized they, personally, will make the changes they need in their fields, in their village, they can then find ways to bring these changes for all. There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be used. Every humble person deserves to have ideas respected, the courage to develop his own life for the better and for the good of all. Sound solutions to help manage and sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet now and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future.

    Similarly, all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and protected for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life.

    The Global Community has many expert groups able to begin the necessary intergovernmental negotiations towards establishing alternative revenue sources, which could include fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees levied on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on carbon content of fuels.

    This thinking should give us a fresh start for a better future.

    We can no longer perceive ourselves as a People who could survive alone and a People who does not need anyone else. We belong and depend to this much larger group, that of the Global Community. The 21st Century will see limitless links and interrelationships within the Global Community. That is the 'raison d'etre' of the Global Governments Federation.

    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    And October 29 is a special day to claim that right. Happy 22 nd year Anniversary everyone. May you all have a very Happy, Healthy, & Prosperous 22 nd year Anniversary of the Global Community. Let us celebrate on that day!

    The power of Global Community was de-centralized to give each Global Government (GG) a better chance to find the right solutions to global issues. It can act faster and be more effective and efficient in the context of the Global Community, this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities within each Nation. The Global Community becomes thus more fluid and dynamic. A global symbiotical relationship is created between Nations and Global Community for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development. This is the basic concept that is allowing us to group willing Member Nations from different parts of the world.

    Another important aspect of global governance is the security of a person and of a nation.

    Security must be achieved by other means than conflicts and wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. Governments that have weapons of masss destruction (WMDs) are all terrorist governments. I am asking them to disarm. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community organization. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community will emphasize as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure.

    Security is a primordial human and Earth right. The Global Community has broadened the traditional focus of the security of nations to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include: 

    *     every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
    *     prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
    *     military force is not a legitimate political instrument
    *     weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
    *     eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
    *     all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
    *     the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
    *     the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
    *     anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
    *     maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
    *     managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and the planet

    Another major source of global unsecurity for people is the culture of violence in everyday life as it is shown on television screens and cinemas. The American Way of Life is creating this culture of violence. An american child at age six year old has seen more violence on television than any other child of the Middle East over a life span. This culture of violence infects both industrial and developing countries, rich and poor. This trend of culture of violence must end. The movie and TV industry and the Internet are a threat to global security. The media is responsible for the propagation of violence through communications. Why has government not done anyhting to regulate the media industry? Surely everyone understood that on the Scale of Global Rights security of the people of any nation is more important than the human rights related to the freedom of expression of the media industry. Security of the people and the state is on top of the Scale. It is part of the primordial human rights. While freedom of expression is a right found lower on the Scale and is classified partly as:

    *     Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically (these rights can be and are usually a part of the constitution of a country)
    *    and partly as economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)

    So the freedom of expression of a person is not as important as the security of that person and the security of the state.

    Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.

    The Global Community allows people to take control of their own lives. The Global Community was built from a grassroots process with a vision for humanity that is challenging every person on Earth as well as nation governments. The Global Community has a vision of the people working together building a global civilization including a healthy and rewarding future for the next generations. Global cooperation brings people together for a common future for the good of all.

    Global governance does not imply a lost of state sovereignty and territorial integrity. A nation government exists within the framework of an effective Global Community protecting common global values and humanity heritage. Global governance gives a new meaning to the notions of territoriality, and non-intervention in a state way of life, and it is about protecting the cultural heritage of a state. Diversity of cultural and ethnic groups is an important aspect of global governance.

    Global governance is a balance between the rights of states with rights of people, and the interests of nations with the interests of the Global Community, the human family, the global civil society.

    Global governance is about the rights of states to self-determination in the global context of the Global Community rather than the traditional context of a world of separate states.

    The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Global Rights . On the other hand, representatives to the Global Community must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by the Global Community) that representatives to the Global Community have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Global Community.

    We can continue to believe our politicians as they echo messages of stability and order around our planet, and we can continue to feed off the BBC or the New York Times to get an insight into the normality of the global situation, but sooner or later, the collapse of our economies is going to affect us directly by hitting our pockets, and then perhaps we will be ready to act. Hopefully, against those politicians and global capitalists who are infecting our daily life by bringing a painful and miserable reality to the majority of humanity.

    We have not been smart enough as a collective of global citizens to understand that we are being taken on a ride, that affected groups are being kept isolated by the magic wand of the mainstream media regurgitating the propagandistic message of the ruling elite. Everyday, the global situation is getting worse. As strikes are on the rise and unemployment is increasing, we must be alert, we must understand what is happening. The elites will continue to keep us divided, because divided is how they can control us, but we must be smarter than them and understand that the only strength we have against their policies, is the collective strength of united discontent. When will we understand that our politicians are lying to us? Will we ever understand that the mainstream media is not democratic and that the police are there to defend the interests of the wealthy? One can see clearly whose interest the police serves when those who protest and strike have guns pointed at them.

    We must begin to pave the path to peace in order to gain global stability, and that must be done by setting measures to stop speculators from benefiting from the misery of others, by punishing corrupt politicians, and by collectively understanding that bankers are rich because we have placed our money in their hands. Ultimately, unless we begin to see the world as a whole, in which things are truly interconnected, our governments will continue their hostilities, in the long run oil prices will keep on rising, and when the time comes for us to complain, we will be faced with the guns of the police whom we have helped to create with the payment of our taxes.

    We cannot grow our way out of poverty. The only way to end poverty and heal our social divisions on an already over stressed planet is through a redistribution of resources from rich to poor and from nonessential to essential uses.

    What we have learned over time and especially after the crash of Wall Street is that our governing institutions to which we give the power to set our priorities and our collective course have failed us. We might wonder how such injustice could happen in a world governed by democratically elected governments. Truly, our world is not governed by democratically elected governments. It is ruled by global financial institutions in the service of financial speculators who exchange trillions of dollars daily in search of instance unearned profits to increase the wealth, and the power, of the richest people on the planet. They bring down governments that displease them, and buy and sell the largest corporations like commodities. By design and law the defining priority and obligation of these governing institutions is to generate financial profits to make rich people richer, in short to increase inequality in a world in desperate need of greater equity. To this end, the corporations rise or fall at the pleasure of the speculator, assault of our eyes and ears with advertising messages intended to get those of who already have more goods that they need, to buy more goods. So what does this big picture overview tell us about what we need to do? How much suffering will changing our ways impose? Well, we need to grow strong caring communities in which we get more of our human satisfaction from caring relationships and less from material goods. We will need to end war as a means of settling international disputes and dismantle our military establishment. We need to reclaim the ideal of being a democratic middle-class nation without extremes of wealth and poverty. And we need to encourage and support the Global Community in doing the same. To do all this we will need create democratically accountable governing institutions devoted to the well-being of people and nature. There can be no trade offs between justice, sustainability, happiness, and democracy. They are all inseparably linked.

    The idea that beneath the surface of our wondrous cultural diversity most humans want the same thing is consistent with recent scientific findings that our human brains are wired for compassion, caring, altruism, and cooperation. It turns out that most people everywhere, irrespective of their skin color, religion, nationality, or language are happiest when they are being helpful, loving, peaceful, generous, and cooperative. Isn't that stunning? Think of the possibilities.

    People of color and women won recognition of their full human rights only as the civil rights and women's movements successfully exposed the fallacy of the story that people of color and women are less than fully human. Recognizing the full humanity of all peoples opens us to a deeper understanding of what it truly does mean to be human in all the rich potentials that our human nature embodies. The global environmental movement is replacing the story that nature is a dark and evil threat to be subdued, vanquished, and used for whatever purposes please us with the story of Earth as a living being, the mother of life, a living spaceship, the Global Community.

    Through sharing stories about what makes us truly happy, we come to see the fallacy of the advertising story that material consumption is our source of happiness. Once this fallacy is seen for what it is, we can enthusiastically share our stories of how we are improving the quality of our lives by reducing the quantity of our consumption and gaining control of our time to do more of the things that make us feel fully alive.

    In everything you do, share the story of our human possibility and of our right and responsibility to create for ourselves and for future generations, the world of our shared dream. Our distinctive human capacity for reflection and intentional choice carries a corresponding moral responsibility to care for our Mother Earth and for one another. We must now test the limits of the individual and collective creative potential of our species as we strive to become the change we seek. In these turbulent and frightening times, it is important to remind ourselves that we are privileged to live at the most exciting moment of creative opportunity in the whole of the human experience. The future is in our hands. Now is the hour. We have the power to turn this world around. We are the ones we have been waiting for.




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    21st Century democracy
    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is conected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources.We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all.

    The Global Community asks how meaningful is the right to life or to participation in political life if poverty, gender inequality, destitution and epidemics prevent individuals from enjoying freedom of movement, freedom to vote, to marry and so on? The Global Community found evident that economic and social rights are the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all other rights (other than ecological and primordial human rights now and in the future) recognized for human beings. The developing countries are having a harder time than others to achieve the exercise of these rights on a lasting basis, with the problems of economic globalization presenting new challenges. We must therefore beware of enforcing economic rights alone to the detriment of individual civil rights and the rights of all individuals to decide their own fate and the future of their country, their political rights. The universality of human rights recognizes the right of all individuals to participate in the cultural life of their community and of other country, to receive education and training, and to be informed. The Global Community is aware that traditional customs and standards could burden the sustainability of all life on Earth. They could burden Earth society or any society forever, and holds individuals in a straitjacket. We cannot accept that. No one can! There are choices to be made and you must make them. Cultures can develop and can go on developing. Even religious beliefs may evolve. We are living now and we are able to create these changes. We are at least as bright, most certainly brighter, than the people who were living thousand of years ago.  As far as the Global Community is concerned, cultural and religious differences cannot be a reason or an excuse or a pretext for not respecting human rights including and most importantly the ecological rights. Quite the contrary, all kinds of cultures may promote human rights and especially cultural rights. They are different in their achievements, but they are equal in dignity where they are expressions of  freedom. At any time or in any given place, men, women and children use their culture to invent new ways of making human rights a living reality. Diversity enriches us if it respects the dignity of each individual, and if it takes account of  human rights as a whole.

    Territorial conflict has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries.

    The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all. The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found. The Earth is the birthright of all life. The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    When people know they own the resources in their communities then people can start directing the wealth of their resources towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all in their community. Global rights will help here. Global rights allow people to do what they need to do in order to be sustainable. People and communities are protected by global rights.

    The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found. The Earth is the birthright of all life. The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.

    The impacts of our democracy are destroying the Earth global life-support systems. A few people have control over so much of the Earth. To live in a world at peace and have conditions of basic justice and fairness in human interactions, our democratic values must be based on the principle of equal rights to the Earth.

    In developing countries, the most important environmental pressure is linked to poverty. Poor people put pressure on the land and forests, over-exploiting them to survive. These countries must be helped. They must accept the implementation of the Scale of Global Rights into their way of life. We must give them access to technologies that use fewer resources, energy efficient technologies, 'clean' technologies.





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    Embrace new values, principles, global concepts, and a new, more healthy, way of life
    The old concept of a community being the street where we live in and surrounded by a definite geographical and political boundary has originated during the Roman Empire period. An entire new system of values was then created to make things work for the Roman Empire. Humanity has lived with this concept over two thousand years. Peoples from all over the world are ready to kill anyone challenging their border. They say that this is their land, their property, their 'things'. This archaic concept is endangering humanity and its survival. The Roman Empire has gone but its culture is still affecting us today. We need to let go the old way of thinking. We need to learn of the new concept, and how it can make things work in the world.

    Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. We will see in the Preview how this new system can work.

    As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to such natural resources.

    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, sharing them or losing them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities.

    Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.



    We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

    Thus global rights include:

    • Human rights
    • Rights of global citizens
    • Earth rights
    • Peace and Justice rights for all life as researched and developed by the Global Community
    • Rights of global politics, and Earth Government
    • Rights of global justice for all life
    • Rights of global protection for all life

    Global rights are defined in details in the section the Scale of Global Rights.

    These rights are dependent of their position on the Scale of Global Rights.

    The Global Community has given back responsibility to every citizen on Earth. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of life within the Global 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 Global Community 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 Global Community is promoting the settling of disputes between nations through the process of the Earth Court of Justice.

    The Global Community is defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community. The Global Community has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose. We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not commodities, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through global community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.



    A nation is defined primarily by its people, its communities; arts, history, social, languages, religious and cultural aspects included. Fundamentally a nation or a state is defined as "a politically unified population occupying a specific area of land".

    A global community has a well defined criteria based on global symbiotical relationships. And it does not require the occupation of a specific area of land. These relationships allow a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

    "A global community" is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. One could think of a typical community that does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be people living in many different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where we live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community with the same.

    The Global Community is this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities.

    The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic.

    On the global level the Law of the Seas Covenant is an example of a global community lease payment basis for public needs as it has affirmed that ocean resources are the common heritage of all and a proper source of funding for global institutions. Water belongs to the Earth and all species and is sacred to life therefore, the world’s water must be conserved, reclaimed and protected for all future generations and its natural patterns respected.

    Water is a fundamental human right and a public trust to be guarded by all levels of government; therefore, it should not be commodified, privatized or traded for commercial purposes. These rights must be enshrined at all levels of government. In particular, an international treaty must ensure these principles are noncontrovertable.

    Water is best protected by local communities and citizens, who must be respected as equal partners with governments in the protection and regulation of water. Peoples of the Earth are the only vehicle to promote democracy and save water.

    Similarly, all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and protected for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life.

    It is best for humanity and the increasing world population to see ourselves as people living together or far apart but in constant communication with each other. A community has no boundaries. A global symbiotical relationship between two or more nations, or between two or more global communities, can have trade as the major aspect of the relationship or it can have as many other aspects as agreed by the people involved. The fundamental criteria is that a relationship is created for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

    The emphasis of a global symbiotical relationship is not so much on how much money a nation should have or how high a GDP should be although money can be made a part of the relationship. We all know developed countries live off developing countries so the emphasis has no need to stress out the profit a rich nation is making off a poor nation. The emphasis of the relationship should give more importance to the other aspects such as quality of life, protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems, the entrenchment of the Scale of Global Rights and Global Law into our ways of life, justice, peace, cultural and spiritual freedom, security, and many other important aspects as described in the global ministries (health, agriculture, energy, trade, resources, etc.).

    Earth management and good governance is now a priority and a duty of every responsible person on Earth. The Global Community has taken action by calling the Divine Will into our lives and following its guidance. Divine Will is now a part of the Soul of Humanity to be used for the higher purpose of good and Life's evolution. We will learn to serve humanity and radiate the Will of God to others. We will establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and we promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.

    The spiritual belief, universal values, principles and aspirations of the Global Community will be attained by:

    *     practicing tolerance and living together in peace and harmony with one another as neighbours,
    *     promoting the economic and social advancement of all peoples,
    *     maintaining peace and security in the world by using negotiations and peaceful means,
    *     finding unity in diversity with all Life,
    *     establishing the respect for the life-support system of the planet,
    *     keeping Earth healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things, and
    *     applying the principle that 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.

    Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his (her) own 'global community' ~ when a person takes personal responsibility for his own affairs ~ he becomes empowered as a person. He can then reach beyond his own property and family, and help to work with others living in and around, even a part of the local community he lives in ~ the villages, the town community, the surrounding territory, and so on.

    The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the welfare and success of his community.

    When a group of ordinary people realized they, personally, will make the changes they need in their fields, in their village. They can then find ways to bring these changes for all. There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be used. Every humble person deserves to have ideas respected, the courage to develop his own life for the better and for the good of all. Sound solutions to help manage and sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet now and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future.

    Perhaps now we should introduce some important members of the Global Community: the global civil society, the Earth Community, the human family, all different ways of expressing the same people. Most of the time many politicians representing their citizens at the United Nations have no knowledge, experience, and understanding of global problems. They seek advise from others, and these 'others' are always members of the global civil society. Yet politicians make global decisions or the lack of them during meetings. Politicians become actors on the world scene. Actors taken jobs they are not always qualified to take in reality. They make decisions and they dont understand consequences. In effect, politicians are threatening the security of all people and all life on Earth. And that is the 'raison d'etre' of the House of Advisors in Global Community. People can unite in any way they wish. You will be required to send representatives to your House of Advisors.

    The global civil society is made of people from all aspects of life who have a greater understanding of the problem whatever it may be. The global civil society is the mind, heart and Soul of humanity, the human family. They maybe NGOs, businesses, agencies, scientists and professionals, religious groups, or other groups. They should have a voting right during all meetings of the General Assembly and Security Council of the United Nations. They are given an important status in Global Community.

    The Global Community allows people to take control of their own lives. The Global Community was built from a grassroots process with a vision for humanity that is challenging every person on Earth as well as nation governments. The Global Community has a vision of the people working together building a global civilization including a healthy and rewarding future for the next generations. Global cooperation brings people together for a common future for the good of all.

    Security is a primordial human and Earth right. The Global Community has broadened the traditional focus of the security of nations to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include: 

    *     every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
    *     prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
    *     military force is not a legitimate political instrument
    *     weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
    *     eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
    *     all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
    *     the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
    *     the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
    *     anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
    *     maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
    *     managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and the planet

    Another major source of global unsecurity for people is the culture of violence in everyday life as it is shown on television screens and cinemas. The American Way of Life is creating this culture of violence. An american child at age six year old has seen more violence on television than any other child of the Middle East over a life span. This culture of violence infects both industrial and developing countries, rich and poor. This trend of culture of violence must end. The movie and TV industry and the Internet are a threat to global security. The media is responsible for the propagation of violence through communications. Why has government not done anyhting to regulate the media industry? Surely everyone understood that on the Scale of Global Rights security of the people of any nation is more important than the human rights related to the freedom of expression of the media industry. Security of the people and the state is on top of the Scale. It is part of the primordial human rights. While freedom of expression is a right found lower on the Scale and is classified partly as:

    *     Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically (these rights can be and are usually a part of the constitution of a country)
    *    and partly as economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)

    So the freedom of expression of a person is not as important as the security of that person and the security of the state.

    Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.

    In connection between human well-being and a sound environment, Earth rights are ecological rights and the rights that human beings have in protecting their global life-support systems. Earth rights are those rights that demonstrate the connection between human well-being and a sound environment. They include individuals and global communities human rights and the rights to a clean environment, and participation in development decisions. We define ecological rights as those rights of the ecosystem of the Earth beyond human purpose. They are those rights that protect and preserve the ecological heritage of the Earth for future generations. The Earth Court of Justice guarantees ecological rights in its Statute. The Court guarantees also the rights to a safe environment and an environment free from environmental degradation.


    Global rights represent an ideal and a supreme goal which can give meaning to life in society. Throughout the history of humanity, the rights of human beings have been defined and enshrined with reference to the values of the dignity of each individual and of freedom, equality and justice. Human dignity resides in each of us, and this dignity must be recognized and respected by all. These values are universal. The Global Community has accepted and enshrined them into its own ways of behaving and dealing with all peoples. Cultures and societies differ so much that their expression takes varying forms, but diversity does not affect the foundation of inalienable values constituted by Global Rights. Each individual is recognized as a representative of humankind.

    The Global Community recognizes that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Freedom is both a principle and a value. Individuals have the freedom of decision and action to the extent that their actions do not interfere with the rights of others. It is because human beings are free that they are subject of law and are creators and holders of rights. Whay good would be freedom if Earth rights are out-of-control? Freedom and Global Rights are therefore basic to each other.

    Fundamental freedoms are far from being enjoyed by all but it is our common future, it is part of our Vision statement for year 2024. Human freedom is a value to be attained. Equality is a value, an ideal for people who live a hard day-to-day life of economic inequalities such as unemployment, and social inequalities caused by the privileges enjoyed by some people and the exploitation of others, and inequality of educational and health opportunities. Freedom and equality are both indispensable. They are therefore accepted and enshrined as universal values by which the Global Community governs its affairs. As universal values they are concerned with our ability to decide, to choose values and to participate in the making of laws, and they are dependent on the recognition of other people. These values forbid any form of discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, sex, religion, age or mother tongue. By accepting both values of freedom and equality we can achieve justice. One can be answerable for one's actions in a 'just' way only if judgements are given in the framework of democratically established laws and courts.

    Social justice is another universal value to which the Global Community aspires and accepts as a universal value. Social justice consists in sharing wealth with a view to greater equality and the equal recognition of each individual's merits. All persons within a given society deserve equal access to goods and services that fulfill basic human needs.

    We also accept global rights as part of our universal values from which we base our decisions. Global Rights are closely intertwined with democracy. Respect for Global Rights and fundamental freedoms is one of the characteristics of a democracy. The typical fundamental freedoms of a democracy (freedom of expression, thought, assembly, and association) are themselves part of human rights. These freedoms can exist everywhere. Democracy is a political system based on the participation of the people. It foresees the separation of powers among the judiciary, the legislative and the executive authorities, as well as free and regular elections.

    Let us give here a practical example of a global right.

    Photosynthesis, is the process by which green plants and certain other organisms use the energy of light to convert carbon dioxide and water into the simple sugar glucose. In so doing, photosynthesis provides the basic energy source for virtually all organisms. An extremely important byproduct of photosynthesis is Oxygen, on which most organisms depend.




    Photosynthesis occurs in green plants, seaweeds, algae, and certain bacteria. These organisms are veritable sugar factories, producing millions of new glucose molecules per second. Plants use much of this glucose, a carbohydrate, as an energy source to build leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. They also convert glucose to cellulose, the structural material used in their cell walls. Most plants produce more glucose than they use, however, and they store it in the form of starch and other carbohydrates in roots, stems, and leaves. The plants can then draw on these reserves for extra energy or building materials.

    Virtually all life on earth, directly or indirectly, depends on photosynthesis as a source of food, energy, and Oxygen, making it one of the most important biochemical processes known. It is a part of the global life-support systems and is a right that needs protecting at all costs. The right and responsibility that human beings have in protecting photosynthesis has the highest importance on the Scale of Global Rights.

    The Global Community has now at hand the method and framework to conduct societal checks and balances of a global sustainable development. A more balance world economy will result of annual checks and balances. Corporations will take their social responsibilities and become involved in designing, monitoring, and implementing these checks and balances. Several corporations have already done so.  Results will be taken into account in the evaluation of sustainable development. Corporations are required to expand their responsibilities to include global rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects.

    The Global Community wants to help businesses to be active corporate members of the Global Community, the human family, the Earth Community. You may be eligible to become a global citizen. A typical global community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. The people making a global community may be living in many different locations on the planet. With today's communications it is easy to group people in this fashion. It can be a village, or two villages together where people have decided to unite as one global community. The two villages may be found in different parts of the world. It can be a town, a city, or a nation. It can be two or more nations together. A global community could be a group of Africans, maybe NGOs, or maybe businesses, in one(or several) of the nations of Africa, who decided to unite with another group(s), or businesses, situated in Canada, or elsewhere in the world. Together they can grow as a global community and be strong and healthy.

    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.





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    Polluter pays principle
    The Global Community found evident that the ecological base is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all rights recognized for human beings. The stewardship of the ecological base has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and social wishes. Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem. Vital interests of future generations have to be considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation. Supply chains have to be designed in a way, that the goods can enter after usage or consumption into natural or industrial recycling processes. If serious damages to persons, animals, plants and the ecosystem cannot be excluded, an action or pattern of behaviour should be refrained from. A measure for supplying goods or services should choose a path which entails the least possible impact on the ecological and social system concerned. This way functioning proven systems will not be disturbed, and  unnecessary risks will not be taken. Supply strategies consuming less resources should have preference before those enhancing more resource consumption. 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.

    Oil, gas and coal companies are responsible and accountable of their products from beginning to end. The 'end' for an oil company does not end at the gas pump where a consumer buy your refine products. No! The end for you goes all the way to global warming, to pollution of the environment, to the destruction of the global life-support systems, to taking away lives of future generations, to the destruction of life on Earth. Very much so!

    The Global Community proposes to ask you to pay a global tax on your products. The tax would be high enough to discourage consumers from buying your products and force you to use viable alternatives. The Governments of the United States and Canada should put a high tax on all oil based products and their derivatives and certainly gasoline should have the highest tax possible. The tax would be a carbon tax for the environment and the global life-support systems.

    A workable type of Tobin tax should also be in place as it is a powerful instrument to promote sustainable development and force shareholders in moving away from producing oil. A Tobin tax is a tax on all trade of currency across borders to put a penalty on short-term speculation in currencies. The tax rate should be 10 to 25 cents per hundred dollars. The proposal is important due to its potential to prevent global financial crises such as we are seeing now. Also, an estimated $500 billion per year makes it possible to meet urgent global priorities, such as preventing global warming, disease, and poverty. The tax should be managed by the Global Community and the Federation of Global Governments. In the globalized economy, there is a lack of adequate funding for global problems such as disease, poverty and hunger. Global climate change, deforestation, population growth and unemployment, declining fisheries and pollution threaten local communities worldwide. Projects which could help to address these needs and create jobs will cost more than $500 billion annually. Private donors do not meet the need, and some nations cut their aid budgets. New multilateral approaches to public finance, such as Tobin Taxes, may provide part of the answer.

    Tobin-style taxes would work well:
    • On Wall Street, currency speculators trade over $2 trillion dollars each day across borders.
    • Each trade would be taxed at 0.1 to 0.25 percent of volume (about 10 to 25 cents per hundred dollars)
    • This would discourage short-term currency trades,about 90 percent speculative, but leave long-term productive investments intact.
    • The currency market would thus shrink in volume, helping to restore national economic autonomy. Nations again could intervene effectively to protect their own currency from devaluation and financial crisis.
    • Billions in revenue, estimated at $500 billion per year, would be generated.
    • Revenue could go into earmarked trust funds to fund urgent Global Community priorities.


    The Global Community also proposes to develope 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 WTO, the World Bank, the IMF, the EU and the UN are worldwide organizations that can and should be used to raise global taxes to redistribute to the poorest and developing nations.

    In connection between human well-being and a sound environment, Earth rights are ecological rights and the rights that human beings have in protecting their global life-support systems. Earth rights are those rights that demonstrate the connection between human well-being and a sound environment. They include individuals and global communities human rights and the rights to a clean environment, and participation in development decisions. We define ecological rights as those rights of the ecosystem of the Earth beyond human purpose. They are those rights that protect and preserve the ecological heritage of the Earth for future generations. The Earth Court of Justice guarantees ecological rights in its Statute. The Court guarantees also the rights to a safe environment and an environment free from environmental degradation.





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    You own a property, use it, share it or lose it
    The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries.

    Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property or a commodity. Land is not a product of labor. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to all natural resources.

    Global Community fundamentals concerning the question of "Who owns the Earth?" has been integrated into our global economic system that stipulates:

    you own a property, use it, share it, or lose it

    This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the owners could not pay. Use that property, or share it or lose it. Wall Street is cerainly a prime owner of property and is included with this principle.

    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    Global rights and the taxation of natural resources can each be used to create and protect this biodiversity zone in Nunavut and over the entire North Pole region. The Inuit government and the Canadian government are invited to start the process of creating such zone. The Global Community has set aside a specific region to create and protect a biodiversity zone in the North Pole region.

    The Global Community proposes to ask you to pay a global tax on your products. The tax would be high enough to discourage consumers from buying your products and force you to use viable alternatives. The Governments of the United States and Canada should put a high tax on all oil based products and their derivatives and certainly gasoline should have the highest tax possible. The tax would be a carbon tax for the environment and the global life-support systems.

    A workable type of Tobin tax should also be in place as it is a powerful instrument to promote sustainable development and force shareholders in moving away from producing oil. A Tobin tax is a tax on all trade of currency across borders to put a penalty on short-term speculation in currencies. The tax rate should be 10 to 25 cents per hundred dollars. The proposal is important due to its potential to prevent global financial crises such as we are seeing now. Also, an estimated $500 billion per year makes it possible to meet urgent global priorities, such as preventing global warming, disease, and poverty. The tax should be managed by the Global Community and the Federation of Global Governments. In the globalized economy, there is a lack of adequate funding for global problems such as disease, poverty and hunger. Global climate change, deforestation, population growth and unemployment, declining fisheries and pollution threaten local communities worldwide. Projects which could help to address these needs and create jobs will cost more than $500 billion annually. Private donors do not meet the need, and some nations cut their aid budgets. New multilateral approaches to public finance, such as Tobin Taxes, may provide part of the answer.

    Tobin-style taxes would work well:
    • On Wall Street, currency speculators trade over $2 trillion dollars each day across borders.
    • Each trade would be taxed at 0.1 to 0.25 percent of volume (about 10 to 25 cents per hundred dollars)
    • This would discourage short-term currency trades,about 90 percent speculative, but leave long-term productive investments intact.
    • The currency market would thus shrink in volume, helping to restore national economic autonomy. Nations again could intervene effectively to protect their own currency from devaluation and financial crisis.
    • Billions in revenue, estimated at $500 billion per year, would be generated.
    • Revenue could go into earmarked trust funds to fund urgent Global Community priorities.

    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, sharing them or losing them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities.

    Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.



    Whoever owns the land and all other natural resources exerts power over those who are landless and no resources. The Global Community proposes to extend democratic principles to include the ownership and control of the Earth. The Global Economic Model was created for all the people on the planet. The model makes sure that the rights of all people and the rights of the planet are one and the same.

    The Global Economic Model stipulates as well that we, as human beings, are trustees and caretakers of all other life forms on Earth.

    The Global Economic Model is global, as people are freed to move beyond borders and boundaries and claim the whole Earth as their birthplace.

    How the Earth should be owned is the major economic question of this time. The world should be owned not just by the people living in it but by all life on Earth and the Soul of Life, the Soul of Humanity.

    Unless a reformed or empowered Global Parliament is leading firmly upon the principle of equal rights for the Global Community, then the planet will be controlled by a handful of vested interests.

    Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to natural resources. The Global Economic Model proposes to make private property the product of labour. Common property is all what Nature offers. The Global Economic Model policy removes taxes from wages and increases taxes and user fees on common property.

    The model eliminates subsidies that are environmentally or socially harmful, and inequitable.
     
    The Global Community stipulates that land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. So, by definition, land here, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Would you agree with this definition?

    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.





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    New way of doing business and trade
    Often what is called trade is really moving of resources across borders between subsidiaries of the same corporation. Nothing to do with free competition. Economic activity is centrally-managed and planned by the corporate elite. Capital move freely across borders as restrictions on the flow of money have been removed. Corporations can relocate their operations to the countries with the lowest wages, the least active unions and the lowest environmental standards. The reality is that more polluting industries are encouraged to relocate to poorer countries. A polluting industry tends to increase the chances that people in the surrounding area will have health problems. If pollution kills someone or makes them unable to work, the cost to the economy, or to the industry in the case of a law-suit, would be roughly equal to the projected wages that the person would have earned in the rest of their life. In a country with low life expectancy and low wages, this cost will be lessened. It costs less to dump a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country.

    Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.


    The Global Community wants to help businesses to be active corporate members of the Global Community. You may be eligible to become a global citizen.
    The Global Community will do everything possible to give trade the proper guidance for humanity. 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. That is the commitment of the Global Community to make government and global citizens responsible and accountable. This commitment was defined in sections 11 to 14 of the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act.

    The business community can help to create a biodiversity zone in the North by changing its ways of doing things, and ways of doing business, and operate its business as per the Scale of Global Rights.

    New way of doing business

    Competition wil only be good when corporations, the business world, has accepted the new way of doing business and obtained the Certified Corporate Global Community Citizenship.

    Over its long past history trade has never evolved to require from the trading partners to become legally and morally responsible and accountable for their products from beginning to end. At the end the product becomes a waste and it needs to be properly dispose of. Now trade must be given a new impetus to be in line with the global concepts of the Global Community. You manufacture, produce, mine, farm or create a product, you become legally and morally responsible and accountable of your product from beginning to end (to the point where it actually becomes a waste; you are also responsible for the proper disposable of the waste). This product may be anything and everything from oil & gas, weapons, war products, to genetically engineered food products. All consumer products. All medicinal products! All pharmaceutical products!



    The Global Community has now at hand the method and framework to conduct societal checks and balances of a global sustainable development. A more balance world economy will result of annual checks and balances. Corporations will take their social responsibilities and become involved in designing, monitoring, and implementing these checks and balances. Several corporations have already done so.  Results will be taken into account in the evaluation of sustainable development. Corporations are required to expand their responsibilities to include global rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects.


    For example, oil, gas and coal companies are responsible and accountable of their products from beginning to end. The 'end' for an oil company does not end at the gas pump where a consumer buy your refine products. No! The end for you goes all the way to global warming, to pollution of the environment, to the destruction of the global life-support systems, to taking away lives of future generations, to the destruction of life on Earth. Very much so!





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    Nationalization of natural resources
    We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all. The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found. The Earth is the birthright of all life. The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    In order to better protect life on our planet, the Global Community is asking people of all nations to defend and protect their natural resources. In particular, all the hydrocarbons within a national territory must be nationalized. It is an obligation, not only of a national government, but also of all the active forces in a country; it is the duty of local and municipal authorities, the duty of state authorities – of everyone – to take upon themselves this defense and this recuperation of natural resources.

    For example in Canada, the property of the hydrocarbons, the oil and natural gas that now that passes freely to the hands of the United States without paying taxes, Canadian corporations that have been taken over by American corporations with bankrupted money, from this point onward, those natural resources will be under control of the Canadian people, for Canadians, and Canada’s economic and social problems.

    Once Canadians have recovered these natural resources, it will generate employment. The plundering of our natural resources by international and transnational oil and gas companies has come to an end. And for this reason we want to share the joy on this historic day of nationalization.

    If indeed previous governments have used the Armed Forces for the benefit of transnational corporations, the Armed Forces can now be used to unite for their country, for their nation, for their patria. We are a government of the people, a native government. We are a global community. We want to ask government to defend its sovereignty, its dignity and above all the integrity of its territory, we want to ask that it take charge of all the oil fields of all of its nation.

    In order to solidify control over resources perceived as being increasingly scarce, some European countries are rewriting laws regarding ownership and control of power and energy sources. Some leftist national leaders have resorted to outright nationalization of resources and industry assets. The state recovers ownership, possession and total and absolute control of hydrocarbons. This means the state will own and sell these resources, relegating foreign companies to operators. Previously, the law said the state no longer owned the gas once companies extracted it from underground. This is just the start. Other resources can also be nationalized: mining, the forestry sector, and eventually all the natural resources for which ancestors fought for. As defined by the Global Community, the concept of ownership states that land and natural resources of the planet are a common heritage and belong equally to everyone, to all life on Earth, as a birthright. Products and services created by individuals are properly viewed as private property. Products and services created by groups of individuals are properly viewed as collective property.

    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, share them or lose them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities. Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world and to Wall Street. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.

    The Global Community stipulates that land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. So, by definition, land here, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property.



    As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to such natural resources.

    A nation is defined primarily by its people, its communities; arts, history, social, languages, religious and cultural aspects included. Fundamentally a nation or a state is defined as "a politically unified population occupying a specific area of land".

    A global community has a well defined criteria based on global symbiotical relationships. And it does not require the occupation of a specific area of land. These relationships allow a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

    "A global community" is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. One could think of a typical community that does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be people living in many different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where we live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community with the same.

    The Global Community is this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities.

    The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic.

    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, sharing them or losing them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities.

    Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.



    Whoever owns the land and all other natural resources exerts power over those who are landless and no resources. The Global Community proposes to extend democratic principles to include the ownership and control of the Earth. The Global Economic Model was created for all the people on the planet. The model makes sure that the rights of all people and the rights of the planet are one and the same.

    The Global Economic Model stipulates as well that we, as human beings, are trustees and caretakers of all other life forms on Earth.

    The Global Economic Model is global, as people are freed to move beyond borders and boundaries and claim the whole Earth as their birthplace.

    How the Earth should be owned is the major economic question of this time. The world should be owned not just by the people living in it but by all life on Earth and the Soul of Life, the Soul of Humanity.

    Unless a reformed or empowered Global Community is leading firmly upon the principle of equal rights for all Global Citizens, then the planet will be controlled by a handful of vested interests.

    Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to natural resources. The Global Economic Model proposes to make private property the product of labour. Common property is all what Nature offers. The Global Economic Model policy removes taxes from wages and increases taxes and user fees on common property.

    Each day taxpayers hand over astronomical amounts of money to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous and polluting technologies, and subsidize giant corporations which concentrate the wealth and power of the world in the hands of an elite few.

    So the ownership of the land and the natural resources will be challenged by the Global Community. People need all tax dollars to take on the challenge but first must get out of spending on the military invasion of nations.

    This Global Movement for land value taxation and natural resource rent for revenue can provide the basis for worldwide economic democracy. Freedom to live or work in any part of the globe would also further equality of entitlement to the planet, and provide a basis for the resolution of resource wars and territorial conflicts. There would be no more private profit as unearned income from Earth natural resources. Instead, transparent and accountable resource agencies would collect resource rents and distribute those funds in public services or as direct citizen dividends. With fundamental democracy in rights to the Earth firmly established through legal means and mandates, basic needs would be secured for all and the militarized national security state and its bloated budgets could wither away.

    Fot the protection of global communities worldwide we will need to create economic stability by way of Earth rights and taxation of natural resources.

    Similarly, all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and protected for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life.

    It is best for humanity and the increasing world population to see ourselves as people living together or far apart but in constant communication with each other. A community has no boundaries. A global symbiotical relationship between two or more nations, or between two or more global communities, can have trade as the major aspect of the relationship or it can have as many other aspects as agreed by the people involved. The fundamental criteria is that a relationship is created for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

    The emphasis of a global symbiotical relationship is not so much on how much money a nation should have or how high a GDP should be although money can be made a part of the relationship. We all know developed countries live off developing countries so the emphasis has no need to stress out the profit a rich nation is making off a poor nation. The emphasis of the relationship should give more importance to the other aspects such as quality of life, protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems, the entrenchment of the Scale of Global Rights and Global Law into our ways of life, justice, peace, cultural and spiritual freedom, security, and many other important aspects as described in the global ministries (health, agriculture, energy, trade, resources, etc.).

    Earth management and good governance is now a priority and a duty of every responsible person on Earth. The Global Community has taken action by calling the Divine Will into our lives and following its guidance. Divine Will is now a part of the Soul of Humanity to be used for the higher purpose of good and Life's evolution. We will learn to serve humanity and radiate the Will of God to others. We will establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and we promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.







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    Federation of Global Governments and the Global Protection Agency (GPA)
    We can no longer perceive ourselves as a People who could survive alone and a People who does not need anyone else. We belong and depend to this much larger group, that of the Global Community. The 21st Century will see limitless links and interrelationships within the Global Community. That is the 'raison d'etre' of the Global Governments Federation.

    The Federation of Global Governments is the place of meeting between Global Governments.

    Earth Government schematics
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    Earth Government schematics
    Artwork by Germain Dufour
    June 1st, 2008


    The very first step of the Federation, and maybe the only one for several decades ahead of us, would be the approval of essential services amongst the participating member nations. We want each Global Government to take a larger share of responsibility of the specific region where it operates, and be more accountable to the people of that region, and to all life on Earth. The Global Community has researched and developed such services and listed them here. All of them are already in operation on a small scale.
    The power of Global Community was de-centralized to give each Global Government (GG) a better chance to find the right solutions to global issues. It can act faster and be more effective and efficient in the context of the Global Community, this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities within each Nation. The Global Community becomes thus more fluid and dynamic. A global symbiotical relationship is created between Nations and Global Community for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development. This is the basic concept that is allowing us to group willing Member Nations from different parts of the world.

    Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his (her) own 'global community' ~ when a person takes personal responsibility for his own affairs ~ he becomes empowered as a person. He can then reach beyond his own property and family, and help to work with others living in and around, even a part of the local community he lives in ~ the villages, the town community, the surrounding territory, and so on.

    The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the welfare and success of his community.

    The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Global Rights . On the other hand, representatives to the Global Community must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by the Global Community) that representatives to the Global Community have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Global Community.

    As a first step to getting help, all nations can and should approve those first three sections on the Scale of Global Rights. The approval would supersede the political and physical borders of participating member nations. The Global Protection Agency (GPA) would have the approval from all member nations to give immediate help, bypassing normal government protocols. Somewhat like an emergency unit but at the global level. That is what those first three sections mean. They represent an efficient and immediate emergency response to help. First, participating member nations need to give their approval to the GPA. The GPA is a global organization much like the World Trade Organization (WTO) for trade between nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) for health, or the European Union, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFT), South American Community of Nations (SACON) for trade and economics. The GPA offers an efficient emergency response to help. The GPA is a short term solution, an immediate and efficient response to help. There are also long term solutions. As with the short term solution, the most significant long term solution is also related to the Scale of Global Rights. The Scale was entrenched in the Global Constitution and is thus the fundamental guide to Global Law. Now the Scale of Global Rights is a long term solution and is also a part of the Global Movement to Help of the Global Community. The Scale was designed to help all life on Earth. What would be preferable is that nations unite amongst themselves to help. Over time, we have seen the creation of the United Nations, the European Union, the South American Community of Nations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Except for the UN, these organizations are mainly concerned with trade and economics. The Global Community offers a more meaningful union in the form of nine or more Global Governments. For instance the South American Community of Nations can be a Global Government by simply accepting the Global Constitution as a way of dealing between member nations. A Global Government is concerned not only with economics and trade, but also with the environment, health, agriculture, energy, food, social, cultural and many other essential aspects. The Federation of Global Governments is the place of meeting between Global Governments. The very first step of the Federation, and maybe the only one for several decades ahead of us, would be the approval of essential services amongst the participating member nations. The Global Community has researched and developed such services and listed them here. All of them are already in operation on a small scale.





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    Global Law
    The Civic Law, that is Global Law. Global Law
    a)     The Portal of the Global Civilization is being researched and developed by members of the Executive Council of Global Ministers Executive Council of Global Ministers and by the Global Community through the Global Dialogue process Global Civilization

    b)    Global Law: Earth and human rights, Statutes, Codes, Standards, Bills and Other Legislative Information. This WWW site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of Global Parliament, pursuant to Earth Government Global Law, its legislation. Earth Government Global Law consists of 69 codes, covering various subject areas, the Global Constitution, Bills and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently in effect. All Earth Government Codes have been updated to include Statutes of year 2005. Researched and developed by the Global Community Global Law

    c)     Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act. Researched and developed by the Global Community  Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act

    d)    Global Constitution. We call upon the national governments and legislatures of the world to ratify the Global Constitution for Earth Government and elect delegates to the House of the Global Governments Federation. Researched and developed by the Global Community The 28 Chapters of the Global Constitution

    e)     Agency of Global Police (AGP). Building global communities requires a mean to enforce global law that protects all life on Earth. Researched and developed by the Global Community The Agency of Global Police (AGP)

    f)     Global Protection Agency (GPA). Global Protection Agency will train and lead a global force, bypassing traditional peacekeeping and military bodies such as the United Nations and NATO. This is a great opportunity for globallateralism. Researched and developed by the Global Community Global Protection Agency (GPA)

    g)     Global Community Earth Government: Politics and Justice without borders. Prosecuting criminals on the basis of universal jurisdiction regardless of a territorial or nationality nexus requires a solid commitment of political will from national governments and the Global Community. The Earth Court of Justice Earth Court of Justice will hear cases involving crimes related to the global ministries. The Court will have a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by national governments, local communities, and in some special cases by corporations, non-government-organizations and citizens, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized organs and agencies. Researched and developed by the Global Community  Global Community Earth Government: Politics and Justice without borders
    Those are the laws I urge you to follow faithfully.





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    Societal checks and balance
    The Global Community has now at hand the method and framework to conduct societal checks and balances of a global sustainable development. A more balance world economy will result of annual checks and balances. Corporations will take their social responsibilities and become involved in designing, monitoring, and implementing these checks and balances. Several corporations have already done so.  Results will be taken into account in the evaluation of sustainable development. Corporations are required to expand their responsibilities to include global rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects.

    The Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) is the assessment Centre for the Global Community. It was created to give individuals or organizations help and/or advice about negative events happening in their communities which cause concern to people, resources, industry or the environment.

    GCAC is also the Centre of assessment of local/global indicators about the four major quality systems: Environment, People, Economic Development and the Availability of Resources. The assessment of these indicators will result in giving the Global Community a sense of direction as to ensure a sound future for Earth.

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

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

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

    GCAC has several objectives.

    GCAC is:

    *     Analyzing and developing local and global policies
    *     Taking contracts to manage global projects
    *     Taking contracts for Earth management
    *     Measuring local and global indicators
    *     Measuring World Sustainable Development
    *     Serving as the Global Community Assessment Centre of indicators about global changes
    *     Dedicated to increasing public awareness about issues of global concern
    *     Working in cooperation with individuals, industry, and government to create a global value shift toward a sustainable future for Earth
    *     Disseminating information on sustainable development
    *     Promoting international cooperation and a Global Community Sustainable Development through seminars and conferences, and Global Dialogues
    *     Providing strategies to achieve environmental, health and safety excellence and economic success in the Global Community *     Providing a link between scientists, officials from all levels of government, economists, statisticians, environmentalists, ecologists, renewable and non-renewable resources specialists, business leaders, non-governmental organizations, educators, health and social experts, *     Aboriginals and Natives, home and community planners, and the public to explore local and global sustainable development issues
    *     Serving the scientific community as a forum for the presentation and discussion of important issues related to sustainable development
    *     Generating a Global Community dialogue about and for peace and sound solutions to that effect
    *         Providing a Global Online Community for the general public and the opportunity for involvement and feedback into projects and programs
    *     Providing the Global Community with sound solutions related to home and community sustainable development, environmental designs and sustainable buildings
    *     Committed to the sustainable end of world hunger by finding sound solutions to development
    *     Promoting the global adoption of energy-efficiency in order to enable a sustainable economic development and an ecological sustainable development
    *     Performing Global review of projects, examine alternatives, and formulates guidelines and criteria for future local and global development
    *     Establishing a permanent global dialogue to ensure a sound future for Earth
    *     Coordinating the assessment of local and global indicators along with other national and international organizations
    *     Establishing accounting and valuation on sustainable development; making results available to governments, research institutions, NGOs from all countries
    *     Establishing the Global Community network that will conduct annual assessments of sustainable development indicators and making results available on the Internet
    *     Providing gross global indicators to the Global Community
    *     Developing projects and programs to promote the Global Community concept in schools
    *     Establishing a warning system on environmental hazards and emergencies to help prevent disasters from happening
    *     Helping countries to prevent and peacefully settle environmental disputes by initiating a process for dialogue and finding solutions
    *     Proposing a local and global Code of criminal law governing transnational offences; propose minimum standards of punishment for transboundary criminal behaviour
    *     Proposing joint legal instruments and policies to facilitate management of transboundary natural resources and border ecosystems, and to regulate the use of renewable natural resources
    *     Proposing integrated accounts systems, business and industry accounts, economic policies, policy instruments, and private actions
    *     Proposing policies and management practices to national and international organizations for the integration of environment and development at various stages of the decision-making process
    *     Proposing joint projects between countries for resource management and control
    *     Proposing to international institutions (World Bank, IMF, etc.) measurements of sustainable development be included in their statistics on socio-economic, trade and financial performance




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    No taxes on labour but taxes on the use and consumption of natural resources
    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.

    Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to natural resources. The Global Economic Model proposes to make private property the product of labour. Common property is all what Nature offers. The Global Economic Model policy removes taxes from wages and increases taxes and user fees on common property.
    In today's affairs a very powerful few are in possession of the Earth's resources, the land and all its riches, and all the franchises and other privileges that yield a return. These few people operate virtually without taxation. Is that what we want as a global democracy? Who should own the Earth? The United Nations (UN) cannot have characteristics of sovereignty, which has been defined around a territory and population.

    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is conected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources.We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all.

    The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, oil, minerals, other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community. The Earth is the birthright of all life.

    Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. We will see in the Preview how this new system can work.

    As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to such natural resources.

    On the global level the Law of the Seas Covenant is an example of a global community lease payment basis for public needs as it has affirmed that ocean resources are the common heritage of all and a proper source of funding for global institutions. Water belongs to the Earth and all species and is sacred to life therefore, the world’s water must be conserved, reclaimed and protected for all future generations and its natural patterns respected.

    Water is a fundamental human right and a public trust to be guarded by all levels of government; therefore, it should not be commodified, privatized or traded for commercial purposes. These rights must be enshrined at all levels of government. In particular, an international treaty must ensure these principles are noncontrovertable.

    Water is best protected by local communities and citizens, who must be respected as equal partners with governments in the protection and regulation of water. Peoples of the Earth are the only vehicle to promote democracy and save water.

    Similarly, all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and conserved for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life.

    The Global Community should set up expert groups and begin the necessary intergovernmental negotiations towards establishing alternative revenue sources, which could include fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees levied on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on carbon content of fuels.

    This thinking should give us a fresh start for a better future.

    The planet and all its resources of land, water, forests, minerals, the atmosphere, electro-magnetic frequencies, and even satellite orbits belong to the Global Community. The Global Economic Model makes sure that the profits of the Earth will benefit the people and all life, and secure an age of peace and fairness for all.

    Properly managed small farms along with ecological villages can produce a diverse range of food, fiber, livestock, and energy products for local markets. Bio methods of farming depending on renewable energy sources can yield both social and environmental stability. Tax policies that remove taxes on labour and productive capital will be the sustainable pillar that makes the global economic model works for all.

    This Global Movement for land value taxation and natural resource rent for revenue can provide the basis for worldwide economic democracy. Freedom to live or work in any part of the globe would also further equality of entitlement to the planet, and provide a basis for the resolution of resource wars and territorial conflicts. There would be no more private profit as unearned income from Earth natural resources. Instead, transparent and accountable resource agencies would collect resource rents and distribute those funds in public services or as direct citizen dividends. With fundamental democracy in rights to the Earth firmly established through legal means and mandates, basic needs would be secured for all and the militarized national security state and its bloated budgets could wither away.

    Fot the protection of global communities worldwide we will need to create economic stability by way of Earth rights and taxation of natural resources.

    Section 1 on the Scale of Global Rights, the ecological rights and the protection of the global life-support systems, is concerned with the conservation of those natural resources of Earth which are limited so that present and future generations may continue to enjoy life on the planet.

    The Global Community concept of ownership states that land and natural resources of the planet are a common heritage and belong equally to everyone, to all life on Earth, as a birthright. Products and services created by individuals are properly viewed as private property. Products and services created by groups of individuals are properly viewed as collective property.

    Taxes should be designed to conserve resources and energy. Rather than taxing jobs and profits, taxes should be moved to resource use, pollution, energy consumption and to reward conservation. A community should benefit from the use of commonly held resources.

    Taxes should be designed to increase employment. Moving taxes onto resources and land use and off of incomes should make people less expensive to employ. Products produced by green production methods, which tends to use fewer resources and less energy should avoid taxation. As energy costs rise, the price of labour becomes more economical, and green products which tend to encourage value-added processes, should provide more high quality, skilled jobs than resource intensive products.

    Resource taxes should be assessed as early as possible. Resources should be taxed before entering the manufacturing process in order to green all aspects of the manufacturing process from extraction to the finished product. Increasing taxes on resource and energy use will encourage resource and energy efficiency, innovation, reuse, repair, recycling, and used material recovery.

    The Global Community proposes to ask people to pay a global tax on products. The tax would be high enough to discourage consumers from buying pollution products and force to make use of viable alternatives. The Governments of the United States and Canada should put a high tax on all oil based products and their derivatives and certainly gasoline should have the highest tax possible. The tax would be a carbon tax for the environment and the global life-support systems.

    The Global Community also proposes to develope 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 WTO, the World Bank, the IMF, the EU and the UN are worldwide organizations that can and should be used to raise global taxes on behalf of the Global Community to redistribute to the poorest and developing nations.

    Policies for securing global rights are:

    1.     It is better to tax "bads" rather than "goods". Governments have long used selective taxation to discourage use of alcohol and cigarettes, while unprocessed food and children¹s clothing remain tax-free. It is best to continue this tradition with selective "eco-sin taxes" to discourage a wide range of grey products and lifestyles. At the same time, taxes would be eliminated on green products and lifestyles. People should be able to avoid taxation by choosing green products and lifestyles.

    2.    Taxes should be designed to conserve resources and energy. Rather than taxing jobs and profits, taxes should be moved to resource use and energy consumption to reward conservation. The community should benefit from the use of commonly held resources. Using resources is a privilege, not a right, and the user should pay for the privilege. Resources must also be shared with future generations and other species.

    3.     Taxes should be designed to increase employment. Moving taxes onto resources and land use and off of incomes will make people less expensive to employ. Products produced by green production methods, which tends to use fewer resources and less energy will avoid taxation. As energy costs rise, the price of labour becomes more economical, and green products which tend to encourage value-added processes, will provide more high quality, skilled jobs than resource intensive products.

    4.     Distributive taxes are preferable to re-distributive taxes. If wealth is distributed more fairly in the first place less re-distribution will be necessary. Eliminating consumption taxes will eliminate the only tax the poor must pay. By moving taxes on to resource use and land, the poor, who generally own less land and use fewer resources, will avoid taxation, thus requiring less redistribution. Taxing land but not the use of land, will reduce taxation on higher density housing, lowering housing costs for low-income citizens, thus reducing another need for re-distribution.

    5.     Resource taxes should be assessed as early as possible. Resources should be taxed before entering the manufacturing process in order to green all aspects of the manufacturing process from extraction to the finished product. Increasing taxes on resource and energy use will encourage resource and energy efficiency, innovation, reuse, repair, recycling, and used material recovery.

    6.     Taxing unearned income is preferable to taxing earned income. The tax shift to resource use and community-generated land values will distribute income more fairly without dependence on income and business taxation to redistribute income. Taxing unearned income (resources, land) and not earned income (jobs, profits) will reduce the rich-poor gap since the rich are always in a better position to capture unearned or windfall income by their ability to hold assets that they do not have to consume.

    7.     Green tax shifting is revenue-neutral, not a tax break or tax grab. The taxes paid by businesses and individuals collectively will not change, but greener businesses and consumers will reduce their taxes. Grey businesses and consumers will pay higher taxes. Studies have shown that 50% of businesses and consumers will be unaffected or only slightly affected by tax shifting, roughly one quarter will realize tax reductions one quarter will be taxed more.

    8.     Resource use and community-generated land value taxation are fairer. Resource use and land taxes are much simpler to collect and harder to evade than taxes on income and business profits. Since there are far fewer points of taxation than with traditional tax sources, a move to resource use and land taxation will reduce the size of the underground economy. The difficulty of evading these taxes will reduce the problem of overseas tax havens.

    9.     Green taxation increases international competitiveness. Eliminating taxes on domestic labour will reduce labour costs in Ontario and therefore reduce out-sourcing by businesses seeking cheap labour in other countries or provinces.

    10.     Pay for what you take, not for what you make. Businesses should not be taxed for hiring people or for earning a profit, but should be charged for using resources and polluting the planet. People should not be taxed for earning an income or purchasing products but should be charged for the value of land they own and the resources used in the products they buy. Resource use and polluting are privileges not rights, and businesses and consumers should pay for these privileges.

    11.     Taxing community-generated land values is beneficial. Since the community around it, not its owner, creates the value of land, the community should receive the benefits it has created. The owner is entitled to a fair profit but not to a windfall profit that rightfully belongs to the community that generated the wealth in the first place. Under LVT the specific use of the land will not be taxed, only the land itself, within the existing zoning. Community-generated land value taxation encourages the efficient use of land, reduces sprawl, reduces speculation, tends to reduce land prices and improves land use patterns.

    12.     Taxes should encourage local, sustainable, value-added production over imports. Culturally unique products and services will be valued by green tax reform over mass production. The sale price should include the true costs of products, services and distances traveled, and should be designed to encourage local, sustainable production.

    13.     Taxes should break up monopolies. The most important monopolies are resource monopolies and land monopolies. When a person or a business has control or exclusive rights over large amounts of a resource or large amounts of land, this person or business reaps windfall profits, which is unjust. These resources and this land belong to the community and if individuals are granted access to it they should pay a fair price for this privilege or right. Land Value Taxation aims to ensure that the wealth created by usage of land and resources that rightfully belong to the community accrue back to that community.

    14.     Taxes should be applied only once. Rather than taxing the same wealth repeatedly through personal income, business income, sales, re-sale, interest, capital gains, property transfer, inheritance, taxation should only impact the use of a resource and the ownership of land on a sustained basis (ie property tax on site value).

    15.     MINIMIZING INCOME TAXES


    a)     Moving taxes off of incomes and onto resource use and community-generated land value is critical in order to achieve and maintain a green economy and society.

    b)     Traditionally governments tax the component of production in least supply. In the first half of the 20th century labour was scarce and resources and land were plentiful and indeed considered infinite, so it made sense for government to tax incomes and not resource use or land. Now, however, resources and land are scarce and labour is plentiful, so governments should modernize the tax structure by switching the source of taxation away from incomes and onto resources use and land.

    c)     Income taxes are a regressive tax since they tax a "good" not a "bad". Since jobs are desirable we should not tax employment. Income taxes are a disincentive to employment since they make people expensive to employ. Employers often avoid taxation by employing fewer people and opting instead for energy-intensive, chemical-intensive and resource-intensive production. Conversely, taxing resource and land lightly sends the message that these community-held resources are unimportant and may be squandered by anyone without consequences.

    d)     It is claimed that income taxes help reduce economic inequity among people. This is untrue since employers simply pass on the extra payroll deduction to consumers. The amount of income tax paid is irrelevant to labour negotiations, since bargaining is based on net pay, not gross pay. In determining an employee's worth, the employer simply calculates the gross amount based on take-home pay. Salaries of high worth employees and CEOs are simply raised to the level necessary to ensure net pay reaches the desired level.

    e)     In contrast the rich-poor gap will be narrowed more effectively by moving taxes off of incomes and onto resource and land use, since wealthier people who choose to spend their money on grey products and lifestyles will be taxed more while people with lower incomes will be able to avoid taxation by living green. In addition, replacing income taxes with green taxes would help conserve resources, save energy, foster value-added and labour intensive production (ie. more jobs), and reduce pollution.

    16.     MINIMIZING BUSINESS TAXES

    a)     Neither the right wing call for corporate tax cuts nor the left-wing mantra of increased corporate taxes will engender a transition to a just or green society. Reducing or increasing taxes on corporate profits is green-neutral (taxes which neither encourage nor discourage greening the planet). If the goal is for businesses to succeed and employ people, it makes no sense to apply business taxes or payroll deductions.

    b)     Moving taxes off of profits and employment and onto the resources, land and pollution will speed progress toward a green industrial economy. Recourse use and pollution are privileges not rights, and businesses should pay for these privileges. While business people would prefer not to pollute the planet or squander resources, the present tax structure gives them little choice. Businesses usually follow the path of least tax resistance and will readily go green if tax incentives pointed the way.

    c)     Green production means more jobs, resource conservation, and less pollution. Ecological fiscal reform and green tax shifting are revenue neutral; the collective tax burden paid by business is unchanged, but it will reward businesses that go green and discourage businesses that remain grey.

    17.     PHASE OUT CONSUMPTION TAXES

    a)     Sales taxes are unhelpful in moving to a green society since socially useful and ecologically sound products are taxed equally to socially or ecologically detrimental products. To reduce consumption of resources, taxes should be applied early in the manufacturing process in order to green all aspects of the manufacturing process. Taxing early will dramatically reduce the ticket price of green products and raise the price of grey products, positively influencing consumer behaviour. Taxing early will encourage resource and energy efficiency, innovation, reuse, repair, recycling, and used material recovery.

    b)     Sales taxes are regressive since they discourage people from making both green and grey purchases, thus damaging the economy and killing jobs. As well sales taxes are often unfairly evaded by the underground economy, while resource use, pollution and land rent levies, by contrast, are simpler to apply and more difficult to evade.

    18.     RESOURCE USE TAXATION

    a)     Income taxes, consumptions taxes, and taxes on profits are all green-neutral, ie. green jobs, green purchases and green profits are taxed at the same rate as grey jobs, grey purchases and grey profits. By contrast, resources taxes levied early in the production process foster conservation, efficiencies, innovation, value-added production, and labour-intensive production. Local sustainable production, short run niche production, and skilled trades and crafts receive a bias since the full costs of transportation and mass production are internalized.

    b)     Taxing resources minimizes waste and pollution thus reducing the load on government for health care costs, waste disposal costs, transportation infrastructure, and pollution cleanup costs. The market will drive resource and energy conservation without government micro-management.

    c)     Resource taxation would focus on a small number of key local resources and a small number of imported resources
    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    However, we have reached the deplorable circumstance where in large measure a very powerful few are in possession of the Earth's resources virtually without taxation.

    The Global Community proposes a Green Tax approach to financing local-to-global public goods. There is a troublesome and painful contradiction in the lives of many of us who are working for peace, justice, poverty eradication, debt cancellation and sustainable development. While our hearts and minds focus on building a better world for everyone, each day we hand over fistfuls of dollars to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous, dirty and polluting technologies, and subsidize huge conglomerates which concentrate the wealth of the world in the control of the few. But together we can end tax tyranny and align our visions and values with how we finance our governments. The Global Community was looking for 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, but there it was all along right on our eyes.

    Global tax

    A)         A tobin tax as a powerful instrument of the promotion of sustainable development

    B)         A Green Tax Shift Policy Approach to financing local-to-global public goods

    C)         The debt of developing countries - was really a global tax developed countries had to pay to developing countries

    D)         Green tax aspects and issues Green tax aspects and issues


    A)         A tobin tax as a powerful instrument of the promotion of sustainable development

    A)         A tobin tax as a powerful instrument of the promotion of sustainable development
    The Global Community is making a strong case in favour of the introduction of a specific type of tobin tax as a powerful instrument of the promotion of sustainable development, both directly as well as indirectly. Indirectly, it can discourage financial speculation and currency crises with their devastating effects on countries; directly, as a tax, the proceeds of it can be used as an alternative source of sustainable development finance in order to promote the establishment of international public goods. The original Tobin tax proposal can be made into a feasible instrument by engineering it as a two-tier tax (the so-called Spahn version of the Tobin tax), with tax collection through the international settlements system.

    The global economy can be affected by the deregulation in the movement of capital and thus by speculation. Money is made off tiny fluctuations in the relative prices of currencies. Speculation makes it possible for huge amounts of money to be transferred half-way around the world in a matter of seconds. Whereas world trade associated with actual goods and services is estimated at 7 trillion dollars (US) a year, speculation is estimated at 1.5 trillion dollar a day. If a country's economy starts to slow, billions of dollars can be transferred out of the country instantaneously, which can significantly affect its economy and the people. This has been the case in 1997 of a number of East Asia countries. They were bankrupted by speculation. The people were enormously affected for the worst. Speculation can exert tremendous pressure on the internal politics of a country. It can bankrupt a country's economy. Speculation should be de-institutionalized. Humanity has no real need for speculation, and it does way more damage than good. Speculation is a form of gambling and is evil.

    B)         A Green Tax Shift Policy Approach to financing local-to-global public goods

    The Global Community proposes a Green Tax Shift Policy Approach to financing local-to-global public goods. There is a troublesome and painful contradiction in the lives of many of us who are working for peace, justice, poverty eradication, debt cancellation and sustainable development. While our hearts and minds focus on building a better world for everyone, each day we hand over fistfuls of dollars to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous, dirty and polluting technologies, and subsidize huge conglomerates which concentrate the wealth of the world in the control of the few. But together we can end tax tyranny and align our visions and values with how we finance our governments.

    Taxation not only raises money to fund government services, it also reflects the overall value system of a society. The goal of green tax policy is to create a system of public finance which strengthens and maximize incentives for:

    *     Fair distribution of wealth
    *     Environmental protection
    *     Basic needs production
    *     Provision of adequate government services
    *     Peaceful resolution of territorial conflicts

    Green tax reform makes a clear distinction between private property and common property. Private property is that which is created by labour. Common property is that which is provided by nature. Green tax policy removes taxes from wages and other private property and increases taxes and user fees on common property. Reducing taxes on labour increases purchasing capacity, reducing taxes on capital encourages efficiency. Shifting taxes to land and resources curbs speculation and private profiteering in our common property and is a practical way to conserve and fairly share the Earth.

    Captured in brief soundbites, tax waste, not work; tax bads, not goods; pay for what you take, not what you make; and polluter pays become tax shift principles readily translated into voter friendly policy recommendations with broadbased political support.

    Green tax policy CUTS taxes on:

    *     Wages and earned income
    *     Productive and sustainable capital
    *     Sales, especially for basic necessities
    *     Homes and other buildings

    Green tax policy INCREASES taxes and fees on:

    *     Land sites according to land value
    *     Lands used for timber, grazing, mining
    *     Emissions into air, water, or soil
    *     Ocean and freshwater resources
    *     Electromagnetic spectrum
    *     Satellite orbital zones
    *     Oil and minerals

    Green tax policy seeks to ELIMINATE subsidies environmentally or socially harmful, unnecessary, or inequitable. Slated for drastic reduction or complete removal are subsidies for:

    *     Energy production
    *     Resource extraction
    *     Commerce and industry
    *     Agriculture and forestry
    *     Weapons of mass destruction

    The Global Community is in favour of the introduction of a specific type of tobin tax as a powerful instrument of the promotion of sustainable development, both directly as well as indirectly. Indirectly, it can discourage financial speculation and currency crises with their devastating effects on countries; directly, as a tax, the proceeds of it can be used as an alternative source of sustainable development finance in order to promote the establishment of international public goods. The original Tobin tax proposal can be made into a feasible instrument by engineering it as a two-tier tax (the so-called Spahn version of the Tobin tax), with tax collection through the international settlements system.

    The Global Community was looking for 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, but there it was all along right on our eyes. The Earth Court of Justice will be asked to decide on the debt be changed into an actual tax to be paid by the rich nations to the poor nations, and to decide on the amount of tax to be paid. Developing nations will then be able to start rebuilding their communities as per the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Global Community. They will not have to satisfy the economic needs and wishes of the rich nations. The Earth Court of Justice will also be asked to rule illegal the activities of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO unless they become a part of a greater whole such as the Earth Ministry of Financial Institutions, a part of the future the Global Community. These institutions will be controlled by the greater whole.

    C)         The debt of developing countries - was really a global tax developed countries had to pay to developing countries

    The Earth Court of Justice is required to rule that the debt of the poor nations or 'developing nations' to the rich nations was in actuality a form of global tax and therefore the poor or 'developing' nations dont have to pay it back. In fact poor nations should expect way more money as tax by the rich nations and not as loans.

    The state of the world today is the result of a specific set of interlocking institutions: the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. These institutions are designed to generate massive wealth for the few and poverty for the rest. The same people who make the decisions in government and corporation make the profit. They create a tight concentration of power. Together they are a form of anti-government whose only goal is profit. The IMF, through Structural Adjustment Programs, now directly runs the economies of over 70 countries. That means that about 1000 economists and bureaucrats control the economic policies for 1.4 billion people in these countries. That is a form of anti-government. The people that profit most from the global economy are white people. The people who are most oppressed by the global economy are people of colour. Racism and sexism have become the norm. The entire planet is in a state of low intensity civil war. The ruling elite profit off of the exploitation of the rest of the world.

    The Global Community was looking for 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, but there it was all along right on our eyes. The Earth Court of Justice will be asked to decide on the debt be changed into an actual tax to be paid by the rich nations to the poor nations, and to decide on the amount of tax to be paid. Developing nations will then be able to start rebuilding their communities as per the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Global Community. They will not have to satisfy the economic needs and wishes of the rich nations. The Earth Court of Justice will also be asked to rule illegal the activities of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO unless they become a part of a greater whole such as the Earth Ministry of Financial Institutions, a part of the future the Global Community. These institutions will be controlled by the greater whole.






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    Global Economic Model
    The Earth is the birthright of all life. How the Earth should be owned is the major economic question of this time. The world should be owned not just by the people living in it but by all life on Earth and the Soul of Life, the Soul of Humanity.

    Unless a reformed or empowered Global Community is leading firmly upon the principle of equal rights for the Global Community, then the planet will be controlled by a handful of vested interests.

    Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to natural resources. The Global Economic Model proposes to make private property the product of labour. Common property is all what Nature offers. The Global Economic Model policy removes taxes from wages and increases taxes and user fees on common property.

    Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. Blood resources started when the first explorers came to America and started to shut dead Natives. Explorers had to come back home with the prospect of future catches for their countries. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Geopolitical boundaries between nations are gradually disappearing to make place to georesources boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. 'Blood oil and gas' is certainly a proof of this statement.

    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all. The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found.

    The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world. In today's affairs a very powerful few are in possession of the Earth's resources, the land and all its riches, and all the franchises and other privileges that yield a return. These few people operate virtually without taxation. Is that what we want as a global democracy? Who should own the Earth? The United Nations (UN) cannot have characteristics of sovereignty, which has been defined around a territory and population.

    The Global Community has in fact been defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community.

    The Global Community has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose.

    Whoever owns the land and all other natural resources exerts power over those who are landless and no resources. The Global Community proposes to extend democratic principles to include the ownership and control of the Earth. The Global Economic Model was created for all the people on the planet. The model makes sure that the rights of all people and the rights of the planet are one and the same.

    The Global Economic Model stipulates as well that we, as human beings, are trustees and caretakers of all other life forms on Earth.

    The Global Economic Model is global, as people are freed to move beyond borders and boundaries and claim the whole Earth as their birthplace.

    The model eliminates subsidies that are environmentally or socially harmful, and inequitable.

    The Global Community stipulates that land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. So, by definition, land here, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Would you agree with this definition?

    The old concept of a community being the street where we live in and surrounded by a definite geographical and political boundary has originated during the Roman Empire period. An entire new system of values was then created to make things work for the Roman Empire. Humanity has lived with this concept over two thousand years. Peoples from all over the world are ready to kill anyone challenging their border. They say that this is their land, their property, their 'things'. This archaic concept is endangering humanity and its survival. The Roman Empire has gone but its culture is still affecting us today. We need to let go the old way of thinking. We need to learn of the new concept, and how it can make things work in the world.

    A typical community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people sharing with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. Or they can be people with totally different backgrounds and beliefs. The people making a global community may be living in many different locations on the planet. With today's communications it is easy to group people in this fashion. It can be a village, or two villages together where people have decided to unite as one community. The two villages may be found in different parts of the world. It can be a town, a city, or a nation. It can be two or more nations together.

    Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. We will see in the Preview how this new system can work.

    As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to such natural resources.

    Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, sharing them or losing them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities.

    Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.



    It is best for humanity and the increasing world population to see ourselves as people living together or far apart but in constant communication with each other. A community has no boundaries. A global symbiotical relationship between two or more nations, or between two or more global communities, can have trade as the major aspect of the relationship or it can have as many other aspects as agreed by the people involved. The fundamental criteria is that a relationship is created for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

    The emphasis of a global symbiotical relationship is not so much on how much money a nation should have or how high a GDP should be although money can be made a part of the relationship. We all know developed countries live off developing countries so the emphasis has no need to stress out the profit a rich nation is making off a poor nation. The emphasis of the relationship should give more importance to the other aspects such as quality of life, protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems, the entrenchment of the Scale of Global Rights and Global Law into our ways of life, justice, peace, cultural and spiritual freedom, security, and many other important aspects as described in the global ministries (health, agriculture, energy, trade, resources, etc.).

    The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, oil, minerals, other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community. The Earth is the birthright of all life.

    Each day taxpayers hand over astronomical amounts of money to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous and polluting technologies, and subsidize giant corporations which concentrate the wealth and power of the world in the hands of an elite few.

    The planet and all its resources of land, water, forests, minerals, the atmosphere, electro-magnetic frequencies, and even satellite orbits belong to the communities where they are found along with the Global Community. The Global Economic Model makes sure that the profits of the Earth will benefit the people and all life, and secure an age of peace and fairness for all.

    Properly managed small farms along with ecological villages can produce a diverse range of food, fiber, livestock, and energy products for local markets. Bio methods of farming depending on renewable energy sources can yield both social and environmental stability. Tax policies that remove taxes on labour and productive capital will be the sustainable pillar that makes the global economic model works for all.

    This Global Movement for land value taxation and natural resource rent for revenue can provide the basis for worldwide economic democracy. Freedom to live or work in any part of the globe would also further equality of entitlement to the planet, and provide a basis for the resolution of resource wars and territorial conflicts. There would be no more private profit as unearned income from Earth natural resources. Instead, transparent and accountable resource agencies would collect resource rents and distribute those funds in public services or as direct citizen dividends. With fundamental democracy in rights to the Earth firmly established through legal means and mandates, basic needs would be secured for all and the militarized national security state and its bloated budgets could wither away.

    The method of introducing and making the transition to the new global finance, credit, money and banking system, is by extending multi-billion unit revolving lines of credit in Global Credits or Earth currency to all developing countries, and to other countries, willing to accept the terms defined herein.

    The method bases the capacity and ability of the Global Financial Credit Corporation (GFCC) to extend lines of credit simply on facts of people available to work, resources available, and technology available, whether within a country or by transfer, and is not dependent on nor limited by prior savings.

    GFCC shall calculate initial revolving lines of credit in Global Credits or Earth currency on the basis of:

    A.     G50,000,000 units (about 1987 U.S. $1 billion) for each million of population for countries having natural population increase rates by birth of more than 2% annually,

    B.     G75,000,000 units (about 1987 U.S. $1.5 billion) per million of population for countries having natural population increase rates of between 1% and 2%,

    C.     G100,000,000 units (about 1987 U.S. $2 billion) per million of population for countries having natural population increase rates of between 0% and 1%, and

    D.     G125,000,000 units (about 1987 U.S. $2.5 billion) per million of population for countries having zero or less population growth.

    The extension of financial credit by the GFCC is further sustained by the following values:

    The value of all the resources in the oceans and seabeds beyond 20 km. offshore, which is claimed as Global Territory and as the Common Heritage of Humanity by the Global Community.


    The claim of humanity as a whole (as represented by the Global Community during this transition period) to the equivalent of G500,000,000 units plus (roughly equivalent of ten trillion dollars U.S. 2004 currency), which the separate nations of Earth currently propose to obtain from their citizens and spend for genocidal military equipment, preparations, and operations during the next ten years.

    The financial, credit, money and banking system under Earth Government must be based on virtually unlimited financial credit, which can be extended wherever there are people to work, resources available, technology available, and viable plans for the use of the credit, without being dependent on or limited by prior savings or prior capital formation.

    Financial credit must be available in sufficient quantity to carry out unlimited and life-saving peaceful development projects in all countries and all parts of Earth, as well as to implement fully the Global Disarmament Agency, the Emergency Global Rescue Administration, the World Economic Development Organization, and all other Global Legislative Measures adopted by the Global Parliament and subsequently to be adopted by the fully constituted Global Parliamentt.

    To launch such a Global Finance, Global Credit, Money, and Global Banking System, it is desirable that the National Governments of a sufficient number of countries (sufficient to establish full credibility and operative acceptance of the new global financial system) shall ratify or give provisional ratification to the Global Constitution of Earth Government, and agree to use and make the transition to the new global financial system.

    A basket of measured commodities linked to the value of an hour's worth of labour is one way to define the value of a monetary system's unit. The selection of items for the basket is somewhat arbitrary, but one can select items that any human being is likely to consume if the particular resources are available. Once determined by law, the valuation can take place. No valuation can take place if no world legislation arbitrarily sets the initial value for the unit. The following basket of 16 measured commodities represents approximately what any adult worldwide on a living wage might be expected to consume or conserve in one day. Therefore, this value is equal to the minimum wage that a citizen can earn in one four-hour day. The basket is also a small enough basket to be comprehensible and memorable to most adults. The following basket of 16 measured commodities linked to the value of an hour of labour is hereby the basis for the unit of Global Credit or Earth currency:

    [(1 kilogram wheat + 1 kilogram rice + 1 kilogram corn + 1 kilogram potato + 1 kilogram manioc + 1 kilogram soya + 1 kilogram peanut + 1 kilogram lentil+ 1 kilogram pea + 1 kilogram garbanzo + 1 kilogram nyam) / 11] + 10 litres of pure, potable water + 1 litre crude oil + [(100 grams iron + 100 grams aluminum + 100 grams copper) / 3]    
    =     1 unit of Global Credit or Earth currency    
    =     4 hours labour at minimum wage (@ G0.25 units per hour minimum)    
    =     1 day's wage.

    A person may obtain other commodities by trade in value, so a person need not personally have any of the commodities in stock in order to conserve value in the monetary system.

    The value of the Global Credit or Earth currency may not be adjusted by any external private bank, such as the World Bank, or the International Monetary Fund. Included commodities may only be added or subtracted by the Global Parliament.

    In developing countries, the most important environmental pressure is linked to poverty. Poor people put pressure on the land and forests, over-exploiting them to survive. These countries must be helped. They must accept the implementation of the Scale of Global Rights and the Global Constitution of Earth Government into their way of life. We must give them access to technologies that use fewer resources, energy efficient technologies, 'clean' technologies.

    The debt of the developing nations to the rich nations was a form of global tax and therefore the poor or 'developing' nations dont have to pay it back. In fact poor nations should expect way more money as tax by the rich nations and not as loans. The state of the world today is the result of a specific set of interlocking institutions: the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. These institutions are designed to generate massive wealth for the few and poverty for the rest. The same people who make the decisions in government and corporation make the profit. They create a tight concentration of power. Together they are a form of anti-government whose only goal is profit. The IMF, through Structural Adjustment Programs, now directly runs the economies of over 70 countries. That means that about 1000 economists and bureaucrats control the economic policies for 1.4 billion people in these countries. That is a form of anti-government. The people that profit most from the global economy are white people. The people who are most oppressed by the global economy are people of colour. Racism and sexism have become the norm. The entire planet is in a state of low intensity civil war. The ruling elite profit off of the exploitation of the rest of the world. Earth Government was looking for 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, but there it was all along right on our eyes. The Earth Court of Justice will be asked to decide on the debt be changed into an actual tax to be paid by the rich nations to the poor nations, and to decide on the amount of tax to be paid. Developing nations will then be able to start rebuilding their communities as per the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of Earth Government. They will not have to satisfy the economic needs and wishes of the rich nations. The Earth Court of Justice will also be asked to rule illegal the activities of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO unless they become a part of a greater whole such as the Earth Ministry of Financial Institutions, a part of Earth Government. These institutions will be controlled by the greater whole.

    Because governments of poor nations had to promote 'free trade', this situation cause barriers to trade to be eliminated and now we are seeing the globalization of 'free trade'. Poor nations are now asked to produce only the products they are good at producing and buy from other countries the products they are not as good at producing. This way the economy of a nation will function at maximum efficiency. So now governments are told to open up their borders and to stop meddling in markets, so that competition will be free internationally. Often what is called trade is really moving of resources across borders between subsidiaries of the same corporation. Nothing to do with free competition. Economic activity is centrally-managed and planned by the corporate elite. Capital move freely across borders as restrictions on the flow of money have been removed. Corporations can relocate their operations to the countries with the lowest wages, the least active unions and the lowest environmental standards. The reality is that more polluting industries are encouraged to relocate to poorer countries. A polluting industry tends to increase the chances that people in the surrounding area will have health problems. If pollution kills someone or makes them unable to work, the cost to the economy, or to the industry in the case of a law-suit, would be roughly equal to the projected wages that the person would have earned in the rest of their life. In a country with low life expectancy and low wages, this cost will be lessened. It costs less to dump a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country.

    Today the watchdog, the 'enforcer' for 'free trade', and also the bedfellow of both the IMF and the World Bank, is the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO is responsible for monitoring national trading policies, handling trade disputes, and enforcing the GATT agreements. The World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) encourage the privatization of public services and the settling of international disputes their own way. Any government, acting on behalf of a corporation, can challenge the acts of another government if they "interfere with trade." Complaints are taken to a WTO dispute resolution body which then make a binding decision. The WTO has forced governments to lower their environmental standards in favour of a corporation to allow more pollution into the environment, and that is a form of anti-government gone bad with absolute no respect or care for life and the global-life support systems. Corporations can sue governments if they harm their profits through any unfair barriers to trade. NAFTA and WTO tribunals usually rule in favor of corporations. So now we really have a new definition for the word 'property' to mean both what is currently owned and profits that could potentially be made. To compensate, we propose a new definition for 'pollution' and 'human destruction' to mean the pollution and human destruction that the policies of the IMF, World Bank and WTO are causing now in the world plus the pollution and human destruction that they will cause in the future to the next generations. By providing corporations with a mean to override governmental decisions, NAFTA and the WTO (and the proposed FTAA) shift power even more into the hands of the elite. And that is also a form of anti-government.

    The global economy can be affected by the deregulation in the movement of capital and thus by speculation. Money is made off tiny fluctuations in the relative prices of currencies. Speculation makes it possible for huge amounts of money to be transferred half-way around the world in a matter of seconds. Whereas world trade associated with actual goods and services is estimated at $7 trillion a year, speculation is estimated at $1.5 trillion a day. If a country's economy starts to slow, billions of dollars can be transferred out of the country instantaneously, which can significantly affect its economy and the people. This has been the case in 1997 of a number of East Asia countries. They were bankrupted by speculation. The people were enormously affected for the worst. Speculation can exert tremendous pressure on the internal politics of a country. It can bankrupt a country's economy. Speculation should be de-institutionalized. Humanity has no real need for speculation, and it does way more harm than good.

    Rich countries manipulate trade agreements in order to ensure profitability. Their governments insist on tariffs and protectionism in areas in which they are weak. For instance, Canada and the USA are now going through the process of an economic war in the softwood industry. The imposition of a 29 percent tariff on softwood lumber by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that Canadians were duped by the Free Trade Agreement(FTA) and NAFTA. The U.S. Government protectionism is itself aimed at reducing the value of the Canadian companies just long enough for American competitors to acquire them. Many Canadian industries have already been bought by US competitors. The energy sector is one of them. Free trade opens up a poor country's economy to competition with strong, developed, well-financed, multinational corporations. In consequence, most of the local producers and manufacturers go out of business thus leaving a poor country's economy entirely in the hands of the transnational elite. It is a form of colonization and of world anti-government. Rich countries force poorer countries to open up their markets, and then take them over.

    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.





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    Planetary biodiversity zone
    Our planet is populated with living beings consisting of millions of different life forms interacting with each other to survive, thus forming an intricate web of life in different ecosystems on the planet. The interaction and interdependence between life forms are the driving force that creates and maintains an ecological - environmental equilibrium that has sustained life on Earth for millions of years enabling it to evolve, flourish and diversify. The Global Community values Earth’s diversity in all its forms, the non-human as well as the human.

    Virtually all life on earth, directly or indirectly, depends on photosynthesis as a source of food, energy, and Oxygen, making it one of the most important biochemical processes known. It is a part of the global life-support systems and is a right that needs protecting at all costs. The right and responsibility that human beings have in protecting photosynthesis has the highest importance on the Scale of Global Rights.

    On Earth’s surface exists a diversity of arctic, temperate and tropical ecosystems with many different varieties of plants, animals, and human beings, all of which are dependent on soils, waters and local climates. Biodiversity, the diversity of organisms, depends on maintenance of ecodiversity, the diversity of ecosystems. Cultural diversity – which in effect is a form of biodiversity – is the historical result of humans fitting their activities, thoughts and language to specific geographic ecosystems. Therefore, whatever degrades and destroys ecosystems is both a biological and a cultural source.

    Earth is mostly covered with oceans. Though generally recognized as several 'separate' oceans, these waters comprise one global, interconnected body of salt water forming the Global Ocean. This concept of a global ocean as a continuous body of water with relatively free interchange among its parts is of fundamental importance to the Global Community. The major oceanic divisions are defined in part by the continents, and various archipelagos. These divisions are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean (which is sometimes subsumed as the southern portions of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans), and the Arctic Ocean (which is sometimes considered a sea of the Atlantic). The Pacific and Atlantic may be further subdivided by the equator into northerly and southerly portions. Smaller regions of the oceans are called seas, gulfs, bays and other names. There are also some smaller bodies of saltwater that are on land and not interconnected with the Global Ocean, such as the Aral Sea, and the Great Salt Lake – though they may be referred to as 'seas', they are actually salt lakes.

    Despite their huge size, the oceans have been greatly affected by human activity. Pollution and overfishing are two major concerns.

    The Arctic is one of the most beautiful and forbidding places on Earth, where temperatures regularly plunge well below zero and the time between sunset and sunrise is sometimes measured in months rather than hours. Yet despite these difficult conditions a variety of people and animals have adapted to thrive at the top of the world, including vibrant communities and iconic animal species.

    The Arctic Ocean is facing incredible pressures. As goes the Arctic, so goes the planet. There is no single Arctic treaty, so it is up to the Global Community to save this vital part of our planet. And this is one of the reasons for creating the planetary biodiversity zone.

    Oceans add considerable inertia to the climate system, slowing it down, and hence increase the time it takes the system to respond to change. Responsive change in ocean circulation patterns, such as the thermohaline circulation system that controls the behaviour of the Atlantic Gulf Stream, can also significantly modify the primary changes in atmospheric circulation.

    Greenland ice cores and ocean sediments confirm that such modifications can have dramatic effects on regional climates, effects that may occur within the space of decades, and can last for centuries. Hence oceans add an additional major element of irreversibility, on human time scales, to global climate change.

    Historically, CO2 taken up in the biological carbon cycle was approximately equal to the CO2 released. The global production of carbon fixed by plants was then equal to the global ecosystem respiration that comprised respiration by plants plus respiration by all other living things on land. On a global basis, there was no net flux of carbon to or from the atmosphere, and there was not net change in carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems (globally). Unfortunately, human activities have recently been converting forested landscapes to grazed, cultivated, or urban landscapes.

    Deforestation is the removal of trees, often as a result of human activities. It is often cited as one of the major causes of the enhanced greenhouse effect. Trees remove carbon (in the form of carbon dioxide) from the atmosphere during the process of photosynthesis. Both the rotting and burning of wood releases this stored carbon carbon dioxide back in to the atmosphere.

    A rainforest is a biome, a forested area where the annual rainfall is high. Some mention 1000 mm of rain each year as a limit of what is a rainforest, but that definition is far from complete. Rainforests are primarily found in tropical climates, although there are a few examples of rainforests in temperate regions as well. As well as prodigious rainfall, many rainforests are characterized by a high number of resident species, and a great biodiversity. It is also estimated that rainforests provide up to 40% of the oxygen currently found in the atmosphere.

    Forests store large amounts of CO2, buffering the CO2 in the atmosphere. The carbon retained in the Amazon basin is equivalent to at least 20% of the entire atmospheric CO2. Destruction of the forests would release about four fifths of the CO2 to the atmosphere. Half of the CO2 would dissolve in the oceans but the other half would be added to the 16% increase already observed this century, accelerating world temperature increases. Another impact of tropical rainforest destruction would be to reduce the natural production of nitrous oxide (NO). Tropical forests and their soils produce up to one half of the world's NO which helps to destroy stratospheric ozone. Any increase in stratospheric ozone would warm the stratosphere but lower global surface temperatures.

    Dense tropical forests also have a great effect on the hydrological cycle through evapotranspiration and the reduction of surface runoff. With dense foliage, about a third of the rain falling on the forest never reached the ground, being re-evaporated off the leaves.

    Today there is a net loss of biomass through:

    a) deforestation and land use conversion
    b) worldwide burning of fossil fuels

    We have shown in this report that several events have contributed to the planetary state of emergency:
    A)     widespread poverty and hunger in more than half the world population

    B)     The global warming of the planet due to human activities

    C)     Climate change

    D)     Economic and military invasion of nations by the United States and NATO

    E)     Absence of fair and democratic global governance at the United Nations and European Union

    F)     Our global environment and global life-support systems are threatened by:
     

    • any of the above mentioned events
    • pollution worldwide
    • the U.S.A. military exploded war heads over the bottom of the Indian ocean, and that scenario created a tsunami wave in 2004.  Just a test, said the captain of the submarine that did it.
    • the U.S.A. military exploded war heads to melt the Polar Cap and glaciers. All nations capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth must be disarmed and pay for the independent global investigation. The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life. Blood resources. 

    The Global Community is now applying more emphasis on the urgent need from the people of all nations to give everyone essential services.

    Today, earquakes, cyclones and other natural disasters, as well as human made global destruction and disasters, require a rapid and efficient response from the world to help those in needs. We need to be organized and ready to help. We need all nations to be a part of this Global Movement to Help.

    Great ocean currents swirl around the Earth, many of them thousands of kilometres long. Some are warm currents, some are cold. These currents have an enormous effect on the world's weather systems. Oceans also have layers of water at different temperatures.

    The Global Ocean has a great impact on the biosphere. The evaporation of these oceans is how we get most of our rainfall, and their temperature determines our climate and wind pattern. The Global Ocean serves many functions, especially affecting the weather and temperature. Oceans moderate the Earth's temperature by absorbing incoming solar radiation (stored as heat energy). The continuously moving ocean currents distribute this heat energy around the globe. This heats the land and air during winter and cools it during summer.

    Oceans support the greatest variety of life on earth, from microscopic plankton to giant whales. The deepest parts of the oceans have barely begun to be explored, and new life forms are being discovered every year by deep ocean submersible machines.

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

    And this is what Global Rights year one is about: to establish global fundamentals and a clear vision to follow, and to offer the people of all nations the Global Movement to Help.

    Perhaps the Scale of Global Rights represents the strongest pillar of our vision.

    In 1985, the Scale of Human and Earth Rights was first proposed as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After several decades of research and development, many global dialogues, we still find the Scale as the best solution to global problems. The Scale has now been titled the Scale of Global RightsScale of Global RightsHuman and Earth rightsScale of Human and Earth RightsChapter X   of the Global Constitution is about the  Scale of Human and Earth Rights

    Today, we are presenting once more the Scale as the best educating tool to bring about the change the people of the world need to achieve for their own survival.

    Thus global rights include:

    • Human rights
    • Rights of global citizens
    • Earth rights
    • Peace and Justice rights for all life as researched and developed by the Global Community
    • Rights of global politics, and Earth Government
    • Rights of global justice for all life
    • Rights of global protection for all life


    Global rights are defined in details in the section the Scale of Global Rights

    These rights are dependent of their position on the Scale of Global Rights.

    The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries.

    Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property or a commodity. Land is not a product of labor. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to all natural resources.

    Global rights and the taxation of natural resources can each be used to create and protect this biodiversity zone in Nunavut and over the entire North Pole region. The Inuit government and the Canadian government are invited to start the process of creating such zone. The Global Community has set aside a specific region to create and protect a biodiversity zone in the North Pole region.

    Map #1
    ( see enlargement Planetary Biodiversity Zone: North Pole region)
    Planetary Biodiversity Zone: North Pole region
    Artwork by Germain Dufour
    September 26, 2008

    The Global Community has also established a planetary biodiversity zone now under the protection of the Global Protection Agency (GPA).


    Map #2
    ( see enlargement Planetary Biodiversity Zone: oceans, rivers, lakes and forests)
    Planetary Biodiversity Zone: oceans, rivers, lakes and forests
    Artwork by Germain Dufour
    September 25, 2008
    We have declared a moratorium on all development in the zone.

    The planetary biodiversity zone includes :

    • North Pole region
    • South Pole region
    • all oceans
    • all forests
    • all lakes
    • all rivers and connecting streams
    • all wetlands and grasslands
    • living organisms and ecosystems in all of the above

    The people of all nations are required to respect the moratorium until global law has been completed to include regulations to be enforced by the GPA.

    The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries.

    It is well known that the planet's diversity is being threatened. The effect that human activities have had on our planet have become a major concern. Erosion, pollution, desertification, increased rates of extinction can all be traced back to human activities and are now starting to completely change the future of life on the planet.

    Adding to this problem of climate change, warmer temperatures, is the melting of the Polar Cap due to the U.S.A. military exploding nuclear war heads to melt the Polar Cap and glaciers. All nations capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth must be disarmed and pay for the independent global investigation. The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life. Blood resources. The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth by exploding nuclear bombs to melt glaciers and North Pole cap. The Earth Court of Justice will see that Justice is done. In view of the planetary state of emergency, the Global Community says: for the protection of all life on Earth, a preventive principle is our only alternative. You are guilty until you can prove otherwise. Global Law must be applied. The United States must pay for the independent investigation. Would you agree?

    Our rapid human population expansion, need, greed, and ignorance, have caused alarming destruction of the Earth's living resources. As a result, thousands of life forms have been threatened, endangered, or extinct. At current rate of destruction over 50% of species of life forms will be wiped out within 50 years seriously compromising the integrity of life on Earth. In fact, this magnitude of destruction will have unknown consequences with respect to the food supply, environment, climate, and the overall well being of the planet.

    Human activities are responsible for most of the species extinctions, in particular destruction of plant and animal habitats, often being driven by human consumption of organic resources. When they are not food species, their biomass is converted into human food, and their habitat is transformed into pasture, cropland, and orchards. The ecosystem decreases in stability as its species are made extinct and the global ecosystem is destined for collapse. Significant factors contributing to loss of biodiversity are: deforestation, overpopulation, pollution ( water pollution, air pollution, soil contamination), global warming, and climate change.

    Actions that affect the stability and health of the Global Community and its ecosystems need to be identified and publicly condemned. Among the most destructive of human activities are militarism and its gross expenditures, the mining of toxic materials, the manufacture of biological poisons in all forms, industrial farming, industrial fishing, and industrial forestry. Destructive technologies such as these, justified as necessary for protecting specific human populations, enriching special corporate interests, and satisfying human wants rather than needs, will lead to evergreater ecological and social disasters.

    The Global Community believes that to protect this ecosystem, industrial activity both inside and outside the planetary biodiversity zone must be carefully regulated. Large reserves able to maintain their ecological integrity must be adequately set aside and thorough environmental assessments must be carried out before governments decide to allow any sort of large-scale industrial activity.

    What we must do to protect life and create a planetary biodiversity zone
    Respect the moratorium on all development in the zone

    The Global Community has declared a moratorium on all development in the zone, including all drilling, military testing, and any other destructive uses of the ecosystems.

    The planetary biodiversity zone includes :

    • North Pole region
    • South Pole region
    • all oceans
    • all forests
    • all lakes
    • all rivers and connecting streams
    • all wetlands and grasslands
    • living organisms and ecosystems in all of the above

    The people of all nations are required to respect the moratorium until global law has been completed to include regulations to be enforced by the GPA.
    Reduce human population size

    A primary cause of ecosystem destruction and species extinctions is the human overpopulation that already far exceeds ecologically sustainable levels. Total world population, now at 6.7 billion, is inexorably climbing by 75 million a year. Every additional human is an environmental “user” on a planet whose capacity to provide for all its creatures is size-limited. In all lands the pressure of numbers continues to undermine the integrity and generative functioning of terrestrial, fresh water, and marine ecosystems. Our human monoculture is overwhelming and destroying Nature’s polycultures. Country by country, world population size must be reduced by reducing conceptions.
    Educate our children on the ethics that value life species

    Educate our childrenn on the ethics that value life species over consuming resources without restraint, and condemn the social acceptance of unlimited human fecundity. Present need to reduce numbers is greatest in wealthy countries where per capita use of energy and Earth materials is highest. A reasonable objective is the reduction to population levels as they were before the widespread use of fossil fuels; that is, to one billion or less. This will be accomplished either by intelligent policies or inevitably by plague, famine, and warfare.
    Ban overconsumption of Earth resources

    The greatest threat to the planetary biodiversity zone is the ever-increasing appropriation of the planet’s goods for exclusive human uses. Such appropriation and over-use, often justified by population overgrowth, steals the livelihood of other organisms. The selfish view that humans have the right to all ecosystem components – air, land, water, organisms – is morally reprehensible. It is wrong. Global Rights were researched and developed for all life on our planet, not just for ourselves as human beings. Unlike plants, we must kill to feed, clothe and shelter ourselves, but this is no license to plunder and exterminate. The accelerating consumption of Earth’s vital parts is a recipe for destruction of ecodiversity and biodiversity. Wealthy nations armed with powerful technology are the chief offenders, best able to reduce consumption and share with those whose living standards are lowest, but no nation is blameless. The eternal growth ideology of the market, and Wall Street, must be renounced, as well as the perverse industrial and economic policies based on it. One rational step toward curbing exploitive economic expansion is the ending of public subsidies to those industries that pollute air, land or water and/or destroy organisms and soils. A philosophy of symbiosis, of living compliantly as a member of Earth’s communities, will ensure the restoration of productive ecosystems.
    Promote global governance

    Concepts of governance that encourage over-exploitation and destruction of Earth’s ecosystems must be replaced by those beneficial to the survival and integrity of the Global Community. Everyone is asked to help. A body of environmental law and regulations that confers legal standing on the Global Community’s vital structures and functions is required. Country by country, ecologically responsible people must be elected or appointed to governing bodies. Appropriate attorney-guardians will act as defendants when ecosystems and their fundamental processes are threatened. Issues will be settled on the basis of preserving ecosystem integrity, not on preserving economic gain. Over time, new bodies of global law, policy, and administration will emerge as embodiments of the 21st Century life philosophy of the Global Community. Implementation will be the work of the Global protection Agency (GPA).
    Education and leadership are needed

    We all have a duty to spread the word by education and leadership. The initial urgent task is to awaken all people to their functional dependence on Earth’s ecosystems, as well as to their bonds with other species. We must all participate in Earth-wise global community activities, each playing a personal part in sustaining the marvelous surrounding reality. By promoting a quest for abiding values – a culture of compliance and symbiosis with our living planet – it fosters a unifying outlook. By spreading the ecological message and emphasizing humanity’s shared outer reality, will open a new and promising path toward international understanding, harmony, cooperation, stability, and peace.




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    Essential services

    As a first step to getting help, all nations can and should approve those first three sections on the Scale of Global Rights. Scale of Global Rights The approval would supersede the political and physical borders of participating member nations. The Global Protection Agency (GPA) would have the approval from all member nations to give immediate help, bypassing normal government protocols. Somewhat like an emergency unit but at the global level. That is what those first three sections mean. They represent an efficient and immediate emergency response to help. First, participating member nations need to give their approval to the GPA. The GPA is a global organization much like the World Trade Organization (WTO) for trade between nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) for health, or the European Union, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFT), South American Community of Nations (SACON) for trade and economics. The GPA offers an efficient emergency response to help. The GPA is a short term solution, an immediate and efficient response to help. There are also long term solutions. As with the short term solution, the most significant long term solution is also related to the Scale of Global Rights. The Scale was entrenched in the Global Constitution and is thus the fundamental guide to Global Law. Now the Scale of Global Rights is a long term solution and is also a part of the Global Movement to Help of the Global Community. The Scale was designed to help all life on Earth. What would be preferable is that nations unite amongst themselves to help. Over time, we have seen the creation of the United Nations, the European Union, the South American Community of Nations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Except for the UN, these organizations are mainly concerned with trade and economics. The Global Community offers a more meaningful union in the form of nine or more Global Governments. For instance the South American Community of Nations can be a Global Government by simply accepting the Global Constitution as a way of dealing between member nations. A Global Government is concerned not only with economics and trade, but also with the environment, health, agriculture, energy, food, social, cultural and many other essential aspects. The Federation of Global Governments is the place of meeting between Global Governments. The very first step of the Federation, and maybe the only one for several decades ahead of us, would be the approval of essential services amongst the participating member nations. The Global Community has researched and developed such services and listed them here. All of them are already in operation on a small scale.

    The Federation of Global Governments is now applying more emphasis on the urgent need from the people of all nations to give everyone essential services. The Global Community has already declared a planetary state of emergency to that effect. The Global Community Peace Movement has declared a planetary state of emergency Planetary state of emergency

    Today, earquakes, cyclones and other natural disasters require a rapid and efficient response from the world to help those in needs. We need to be organized and ready to help. We need all nations to be a part of this Global Movement to Help.


    ( see enlargement )
    Global Movement to Help
    Artwork by Germain Dufour

    In the chaos after the magnitude 7.9 earthquake in China, which made 5 million homeless, many survivors were separated from their families. Burma was hit by a cyclone at the beginning of the month of May, leaving over two million persons in need of emergency relief. Thousands of children and parents have been separated. Nowadays, natural and human made disasters have become more frequent and require a rapid response to help.

    The Global Community offers both a short term solution and a long term solution to the people of all nations. Both solutions have been integrated into the Scale of Global Rights Scale of Global Rights, itself a necessary first step which must be approved by all of us.

    The Scale of Global Rights contains six (6) sections. Section 1 has more importance than all other sections below, and so on.

    Concerning sections 1, 2, and 3, it shall be the Global Community highest priority to guarantee these rights to their respective Member Nations and to have proper legislation and implement and enforce global law as it applies and as shown in the Global Constitution.

    Section  1.    Global [ Ecological, environmental, protection of life-support systems ] rights

    Section  2.    Primordial human rights
    • safety and security
    • have shelter
    • 'clean' energy
    • a 'clean' and healthy environment
    • drink fresh water
    • breath clean air
    • eat a balance diet
    • basic clothing
    • universal health care and education, and
    • employment for all.

    Section  3.    The Global [ Ecological, environmental, protection of life-support systems ] rights, and the primordial human rights of future generations


    As a first step to getting help, all nations can and should approve those first three sections on the Scale. The approval would supersede a nation political and physical border anywhere in the world. The Global Protection Agency (GPA) would have the approval from all member nations to give immediate help. Somewhat like an emergency unit but at the global level. That is what those first three sections mean. An efficient and immediate emergency response to help.

    First, participating member nations need to give their approval to the GPA.

    The GPA is a global organization much like the World Trade Organization (WTO) for trade between nations, or the World Health Organization (WHO) for health. The GPA offers an efficient emergency response to help.

    The GPA is a short term solution, an immediate response to help. There are also long term solutions. As with the short term solution, the most significant long term solution is also related to the Scale of Global Rights.

    Since year 1985 the Global Community has organized the Global Dialogue to probe the Peoples of the world, people from all nations, as to what it will take to make living on Earth sustainable, now and for the next generations. Results were published in our Proceedings. Global Proceedings of the Global Community

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

    And this is what Global Rights year one is about: to establish global fundamentals and a clear vision to follow.

    Perhaps the Scale of Human and Earth Rights represents the strongest pillar of our vision.

    In 1985, the Scale of Human and Earth Rights was first proposed as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After several decades of research and development, many global dialogues, we still find the Scale as the best solution to global problems. The Scale has now been titled the Scale of Global Rights. Scale of Global Rights Human and Earth rights  Scale of Human and Earth Rights Chapter X   of the Global Constitution is about the  Scale of Human and Earth Rights

    Today, we are presenting once more the Scale as the best educating tool to bring about the change the people of the world need to achieve for their own survival.

    Now the Scale of Global Rights is a long term solution and is also a part of theGlobal Movement to Help of the Global Community. In itself the Scale was designed to help all life on Earth. What would be preferable is that nations unite amongst themselves to help. Over time, we have seen the creation of the United Nations, the European Union, the South American Community of Nations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Except for the UN, these organizations are mainly concerned with trade and economics. The Global Community offers a more meaningful union in the form of nine or more Global Governments. For instance the South American Community of Nations can be a Global Government by simply accepting the Global Constitution as a way of dealing between member nations. A Global Government is concerned not only with economics and trade, but also with the environment, health, agriculture, energy, food, social, cultural and many other essential aspects.

    The Federation of Global Governments would be the place of meeting between Global Governments. The very first step of the Federation, and maybe the only one, would be the approval of essential services amongst the participating member nations. The Global Community has researched and developed such services and listed them here. All of them are already in operation on a small scale.



    Federation of Global Governments essential services

    Global Protection Agency (GPA) Global Protection Agency (GPA)
    Global Emergency, Rescue and Relief Centre Global Emergency, Rescue and Relief Centre
    Agency of Global Police (AGP) Agency of Global Police (AGP)
    Global Information Media (GIM) Global Information Media (GIM)
    Global Dialogue Global Dialogue
    Press releases Press releases
    Proclamations Proclamations
    Newsletters Newsletters
    Investigative and development reports Investigative and development reports
    Correspondence Correspondence
    Proceedings of the Global Dialogue as evaluated by the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) Proceedings of the Global Dialogue as evaluated by the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
    Global Ministries Global Ministries
    Global peace and disarmament Global peace and disarmament
    Basic Universal Health Care Basic Universal Health Care
    Global sustainable agriculture aspects and issues Global sustainable agriculture aspects and issues
    Global security for all life aspects and issues Global security for all life  aspects and issues
    Global Citizens Global Citizens
    Global Rights Global Rights
    Protection of the Global Environment Protection of the Global Environment
    Global Sustainability aspects and issues Global Sustainability aspects and issues
    Global businesses and trade Global businesses and trade
    Research, development and planning Research, development and planning
    Global justice for all life  Global justice for all life
    The Global Judiciary   The Global Judiciary
    Earth Court of Justice    Earth Court of Justice
    Integrating into our ways of life global standards and practices, and global law for the protection of the global life-support systems   Integrating into our ways of life global standards and practices, and global law for the protection of the global life-support systems
    Global Community Ombudspersons Office   Chapter 14.2    B.6     Global Community Ombudspersons Office
    Our volunteers will help you Our volunteers will help you
    Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)  Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)




    ( see enlargement Global Movement to Help essential services)
    Global Movement to Help essential services
    Artwork by Germain Dufour
    June 25, 2008
    If you do not see correctly the above scripted page then read the same unscripted info below.


    Protection of the : Protection of the global life-support systems
    Security for all life, and safety at work Security for all life aspects and issues The third option: Global Law, the need to have it, and the benefits (Part II) Life is protected by Global Law God Law, Nature Law, the teaching of the Soul of Humanity with the teaching of the prophet are fundamental pillars of our Global Law  Global Justice for all life on the planet To protect our planetary environment, the global life-support systems, we want to help you concerning all issues. e Global Protection Agency (GPA) Labor force aspects and issues
    Peace and disarmament  Global Peace Movement aspects and issues.  Movement for WMDs Disarmament aspects and issues What Peace amongst nations means?
    Have shelter and basic clothing Primordial human rights are those human rights that individuals have by virtue of their very existence as human beings
    Global voting The process of global voting on the Internet  Global voting on the sovereignty of Tibet and on the Dalai Lama as a peacemaker
    Sustainable agriculture and food supplies  Agriculture and food production aspects and issues  Food production for all global communities aspects and issues
    Water resources protection and drinking fresh water Global Ministry on Water Resources Drinking water, clean air and food for all  drinking water issues and rights Drinking water sources
    Ombudspersons Office Global Constitution Chapter IX     The democratic base of Earth Government Global Constitution Chapter XIV     Global Community Earth Government with its governing institutions and bodies
    Global Information Media ( GIM )   Global  Information  Media ( GIM )  Global Information Media (GIM) daily proclamations
    Volunteering Global Community volunteers
    Breathing clean air  Drinking water, clean air and food for all
    Global Community Assessment Centre ( GCAC)  Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) is the assessment Centre for the Global Community
    Preventive actions against polluters  Preventive actions against polluters aspects and issues. Preventive actions against polluters
    Eating a balance diet Drinking water, clean air and food for all   Food production for all global communities aspects and issues
    Sustainable use of human and natural resources  Building Global Communities for all life aspects and issues   Global development management aspects and issues
    ' Clean ' energy Energy management, issues and rights Sustainable energy
    Eradicating poverty and hunger  Eradicating poverty   Eradicating poverty  The Global Community must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all
    Universal health care and education for everyone  Universal health care for every Global Community citizen
    Global Rights Global Rights year one is new impetus of the Global Community to educate everyone about the need for a change in thinking and of doing things amongst all nations.
    All of the above essentials for this generation and the next ones  Overpopulation issues and management Peace amongst nations means having a global vision for humanity and knowing what is needed to give a healthy future to the next generations.

    Global Movement to Help main listing:
    • Federation of Global Governments Head Quarters (HQ)Federation of Global Governments Head Quarters Federation of Global Governments
    • Essential services Main index the Global Movement to Help essential services   Essential services
    • Global Justice Network Global Justice Network  Global Justice Network
    • Global Protection Agency (GPA) Main index of the  Global Protection Agency (GPA)  Global Protection Agency (GPA)
    • Global Rights Global Rights
    • Portal of the Global Community Portal of the Global Community
    • Portal Global Dialogue 2009 Main website of Global Dialogue 2009
    • Global Information Media (GIM) proclamations    Global Information Media (GIM) proclamations
    • Portal of Global Dialogue 2008 Portal of Global Dialogue 2008
    • Proceedings of the Global Dialogue   Proceedings of the Global Dialogue
    • Global Peace Movement amongst nations and people Global Peace Movement amongst nations and people
    • Global Citizens voting on issues Global Community voting on issues




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    Earth management and governance
    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all.

    The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, oil, minerals, other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community. The Earth is the birthright of all life.

    The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.

    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?"

    We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

    The Global Community found evident that the ecological base is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all rights recognized for human beings. The stewardship of the ecological base has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and social wishes. Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem. Vital interests of future generations have to be considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation. Supply chains have to be designed in a way, that the goods can enter after usage or consumption into natural or industrial recycling processes. If serious damages to persons, animals, plants and the ecosystem cannot be excluded, an action or pattern of behaviour should be refrained from. A measure for supplying goods or services should choose a path which entails the least possible impact on the ecological and social system concerned. This way functioning proven systems will not be disturbed, and  unnecessary risks will not be taken. Supply strategies consuming less resources should have preference before those enhancing more resource consumption. 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.

    Building global communities require understanding of global problems this generation is facing. There are several major problems: conflicts and wars, no tolerance and compassion for one another, world overpopulation, human activities, as population increases the respect and value of a human life is in decline, insufficient protection and prevention for global health, scarcity of resources and drinking water, poverty, Fauna and Flora species disappearing at a fast rate, global warming and global climate change, global pollution, deforestation, permanent lost of the Earth's genetic heritage, and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet. We need to build global communities for all life on the planet. We need to build global communities that will manage themselves with the understanding of the above problems.

    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.

    Hatred and conflict are often rooted in differences between people of different races and religions. We all need to respect people of different races as well as people of different faiths and religions. We need to unite by recognizing our common desire and need for a harmonious society— a society in which we and our children and families and friends and communities can all live our lives in peace and harmony. Regardless of our race or religion, we all want and need such social harmony. Without respect for people of different races or ethnicities or religions, how can we have a peaceful and harmonious society or world? And without a harmonious society, how can there be the necessary economic development and atmosphere conducive to spiritual happiness and self-realization?

    The power of Global Community was de-centralized to give each GG a better chance to find the right solutions to global issues. It can act faster and be more effective and efficient in the context of the Global Community, this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities within each Nation. The Global Community becomes thus more fluid and dynamic. A global symbiotical relationship is created between Nations and Global Community for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development. This is the basic concept that is allowing us to group willing Member Nations from different parts of the world.

    The Global Community allows people to take control of their own lives. The Global Community was built from a grassroots process with a vision for humanity that is challenging every person on Earth as well as nation governments. The Global Community has a vision of the people working together building a global civilization including a healthy and rewarding future for the next generations. Global cooperation brings people together for a common future for the good of all.

    Global governance does not imply a lost of state sovereignty and territorial integrity. A nation government exists within the framework of an effective Global Community protecting common global values and humanity heritage. Global governance gives a new meaning to the notions of territoriality, and non-intervention in a state way of life, and it is about protecting the cultural heritage of a state. Diversity of cultural and ethnic groups is an important aspect of global governance.

    Global governance is a balance between the rights of states with rights of people, and the interests of nations with the interests of the Global Community, the human family, the global civil society.

    Global governance is about the rights of states to self-determination in the global context of the Global Community rather than the traditional context of a world of separate states.

    The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Global Rights . On the other hand, representatives to the Global Community must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by the Global Community) that representatives to the Global Community have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Global Community.





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    Help victims in all parts of the world.


    Contact NGOs.

    Contact aid groups accepting donations for victims.

    Contact Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

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    Sponsor a child in one of the countries.

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    Read our January 2005 Newsletters for details about members of the Global Community who are from one of the twelve countries affected by tsunamis.

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    Strong commitment to Peace in the world by means of diplomacy, not by bullying and war
    Wars truly make no sense! The world is too crowded and too small nowadays! And weapons too lethal! So security cannot be achieved through the military. The only job the military should be asked to do today is to protect the global life-support systems. These systems have the highest priority on the Scale of Global Rights and are certainly more important than any of the other rights on the Scale including security. Simply because without life there is no other rights possible. Without Oxygen there is no life! Without clean water there is no life! So protect life on Earth at all costs. Wars are the biggest threat to life and the ecosystem of the planet. Primordial human rights come next on the Scale of Global Rights. Without a shelter life will still exist in some places but is hardly possible in cold place.

    So security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. Governments that have weapons of masss destruction (WMDs) are all terrorist governments. I am asking them to disarm. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community organization. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community will emphasize as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure.

    An important objective of the Global Community is to create a peaceful and just society. We believe that the peaceful development of the Global Community can not be done unless Social Harmony is being created among the community members.

    Hatred and conflict are often rooted in differences between people of different races and religions. We all need to respect people of different races as well as people of different faiths and religions. We need to unite by recognizing our common desire and need for a harmonious society— a society in which we and our children and families and friends and communities can all live our lives in peace and harmony. Regardless of our race or religion, we all want and need such social harmony. Without respect for people of different races or ethnicities or religions, how can we have a peaceful and harmonious society or world? And without a harmonious society, how can there be the necessary economic development and atmosphere conducive to spiritual happiness and self-realization?

    The spiritual belief, universal values, principles and aspirations of the Global Community will be attained by:

    *     practicing tolerance and living together in peace and harmony with one another as neighbours,
    *     promoting the economic and social advancement of all peoples,
    *     maintaining peace and security in the world by using negotiations and peaceful means,
    *     finding unity in diversity with all Life,
    *     establishing the respect for the life-support system of the planet,
    *     keeping Earth healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things, and
    *     applying the principle that 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.

    What Peace amongst nations means?

    Introduction to Peace amongst nationsIntroduction to Peace amongst nations.

    • Peace amongst nations means follow the pathway to Peace in the world.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  follow the  pathway  to  Peace  in  the  world.
    • Peace amongst nations means having a global vision for humanity and knowing what is needed to give a healthy future to the next generations.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  having a global  vision for humanity and knowing what is needed to give a healthy future to the next generations.
    • Peace amongst nations means Justice for all.
    • Peace amongst nations  means Justice  for  all.
    • Peace amongst nations means sharing global values, understanding our global commons.
    • Peace amongst nations  means sharing global  values, understanding our global  commons.
    • Peace amongst nations means sharing natural resources.
    •  Peace amongst nations  means  sharing  natural  resources.
    • Peace amongst nations means applying the new way of doing business and trade.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  applying  the  new  way  of  doing  business and trade.
    • Peace amongst nations means applying the fundamental principle: you have a property, use it, share it, or lose it. This principle applies to eveyone from a private individual to worldwide financial institutions.
    •  Peace amongst nations  means  applying  the  fundamental  principle: you have a property, use it, share it, or lose it. This principle applies to eveyone from a private individual to worldwide financial institutions.
    • Peace amongst nations means effective Earth governance and management.
    •  Peace amongst nations  means  effective  Earth  governance and  management.
    • Peace amongst nations means participating in the Global Dialogue to resolve problems.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  participating in the Global  Dialogue to resolve problems.
    • Peace amongst nations means the absence of wars, disarmament from all nations.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  the  absence  of  wars,  disarmament from all nations.
    • Peace amongst nations means getting involved, participating, volunteering.
    •  Peace amongst nations  means  getting  involved,  participating,  volunteering.
    • Peace amongst nations means respecting human and Earth rights.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  respecting  human  and  Earth  rights.
    • Peace amongst nations means politics without borders.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  politics  without  borders.
    • Peace amongst nations means universal health care, education and employment for all.
    • Peace amongst nations  means universal health care, education and employment for all.
    • Peace amongst nations means a robust global economy.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  a  robust  global  economy.
    • Peace amongst nations means the building of global communities for all life and the making of a global symbiosis society.
    • Peace amongst nations  means the building of global communities for all life and the making of a global symbiosis society.
    • Peace amongst nations means a global, legitimate, transparent, comprehemsive, visionary, inspiring, creative, compassionate leadership to harmonize diversity with unity for the good of all. The Global Community organization offers such leadership.
    • Peace amongst nations  means a global, legitimate, transparent, comprehemsive, visionary, inspiring, creative, compassionate leadership to harmonize diversity with unity for the good of all. The Global Community organization offers such leadership.
    • Peace amongst nations means integrating into our ways of life global standards and practices, and global law for the protection of the global life-support systems.
    • Peace amongst nations  means integrating into our ways of life global standards and practices, and global law for the protection of the global life-support systems.
    • Peace amongst nations means having the Global Protection Agency (GPA) to give every community security and safety.
    • Peace amongst nations  means having the Global Protection Agency (GPA) to give every community  security and safety.
    • Peace amongst nations means no global destruction of the environment and life habitats.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  no  global destruction of the environment and life habitats.
    • Peace amongst nations means educating the population on the need to obtain a negative average annual population growth rate.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  educating the population on the need to  obtain  a  negative average annual population growth rate.
    • Peace amongst nations means land and all other natural resources on the planet belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where these resources are found.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  land and all other natural resources on the planet belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where they are found.
    • Peace amongst nations means acknowledging, respecting and protecting within a constitutional framework the diverse cultural, religious, racial, and minority groups that make up a population.
    • Peace amongst nations  means acknowledging, respecting and protecting within a constitutional framework the diverse cultural, religious,  racial and minority groups that make up a population.
    • Peace amongst nations means that the education and upbringing of chidren include the principles and global concepts listed in the different sections included here.
    • Peace amongst nations  means that the education and upbringing of chidren include the principles and global concepts listed  in the different sections included here.
    • Peace amongst nations means creating new global ministries serving the Global Community.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  creating new global ministries serving the Global Community.
    • Peace amongst nations means no taxes on labor but taxes on the uses of natural resources.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  no taxes on labor but taxes on the uses of natural resources.
    • Peace amongst nations means creating symbiotical relationships between communities and nations. As with global ministries, these relationships must follow the fundamental criteria.
    • Peace amongst nations  means creating symbiotical relationships between communities and nations. As with global ministries, these relationships must follow the fundamental criteria.
    • Peace amongst nations means giving the people of a population the rights to vote democratically for a government of their choice, to participate in the global referendum on issues, to make sustainable choices for their communities.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  giving the people of a population the rights to vote democratically for a government of their choice, to participate in the global referendum on issues, to make sustainable choices for their communities.
    • Peace amongst nations means by celebrating Life Day on May 26 of each year.
    • Peace amongst nations  means  by celebrating Life Day on May 26 of each year.
    • Peace amongst nations means by participating in the Global Exhibition each year.
    • Peace amongst nations  means    by participating in the Global Exhibition  each year.
    • Peace amongst nations means decreasing the wealth gap between rich and poor, between the industrialized nations and the developing nations.
    • Peace amongst nations  means decreasing the wealth gap between rich and poor, between the rich industrialized  nations and the developing nations.








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    What we must do
    In view of the planetary state of emergency we all must change, we must do things differently to give life on Earth a better survival chance.

    There are activities we must do, certainly thousands of them, to assure the survival of life on Earth. I am going to list a few here, and maybe you could all participate and send your own. I will post them on the website.

    • Replace the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the Scale of Global Rights.
    • tax on natural resources (land, water, forests, minerals, the atmosphere, electro-magnetic frequencies, and even satellite orbits the air, oil and gas, minerals, and all other natural resources Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labor. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to natural resources. The Global Economic Model proposes to make private property the product of labor. Common property is all what Nature offers. The Global Economic Model policy removes taxes from wages and increases taxes and user fees on common property.
    • fair and democratic global governance at the United Nations and European Union
    • the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be replaced by the Scale of Global Rights
    • promoting global rights, the Scale of Global Rights, and the Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a person and the Global Community
    • tracking armed conflicts within and between nations around the world and offering assistance in dispute resolution
    • educating the public about the advantages of a peaceful solution to any conflict
    • practicing tolerance and living together in peace and harmony with one another as neighbours
    • promoting the economic and social advancement of all peoples
    • maintaining peace and security in the world by using negotiations and peaceful means
    • finding unity in diversity with all Life
    • establishing the respect for the life-support system of the planet
    • keeping Earth healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things
    • applying the principle that 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
    • we, as Peoples, are conscious of our obligation to posterity to save the Global Community from imminent and total annihilation, and we will change
    • realizing that the Global Community is One despite the existence of diverse nations, races, religions, creeds, ideologies and cultures
    • the principle of unity in diversity is the basis for a new age when war shall be outlawed and peace prevail; when the earth's total resources shall be equitably used for human welfare; and when basic global rights, responsibilities and accountabilities shall be shared by all without discrimination
    • the greatest hope for the survival of life on Earth is the establishment of a democratic Earth Government
    • maintain international peace and security in conformity with the principles of justice and global law
    • promote friendly relations among nations, individuals and communities based on: respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of Peoples; and symbiotical relationships
    • promote global co-operation to: find sound solutions to economic, social, cultural, humanitarian, local and global community problems; and establish respect for global rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion
    • be a home and a global community centre to all nations, people and local communities and help them harmonize their actions to achieve their common goals
    • building global symbiotical relationships between people, institutions, cities, provinces and nations of the world
    • promote the formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives
    • getting ride of corruption at all levels of government
    • promote the establishment of Global Police to fight against the growing threat to the security of all Peoples, and to fight against global crimes
    • promote an evolved global democracy based on the Scale of Global Rights and the Global Constitution
    • integrate and accept the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of governance and management of the Earth
    • implement the Global Community impetus concerning the way of doing business and trade
    • more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious) symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the good and well-being of all
    • proposal to reform the United Nations, NATO, World Trade Organization, World Bank, IMF, E.U., NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under Earth Government, and these organizations will be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by the Global Community
    • the Peace Movement of the Global Community and shelving of the war industry from humanity
    • a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, protection of human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects
    • *     the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations
    • establishing freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights
    • If serious damages to persons, animals, plants and the ecosystem cannot be excluded, an action or pattern of behaviour should be refrained from
    • Vital interests of future generations have to be considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation
    • the ecological base is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all rights recognized for human beings
    • The stewardship of the ecological base has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and social wishes
    • Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem
    • A measure for supplying goods or services should choose a path which entails the least possible impact on the ecological and social system concerned
    • Supply strategies consuming less resources should have preference before those enhancing more resource consumption
    • Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property or a commodity. Land is not a product of labor. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to all natural resources.
    • all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and protected for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life
    • The Global Community has many expert groups able to begin the necessary intergovernmental negotiations towards establishing alternative revenue sources, which could include fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees levied on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on carbon content of fuels.
    • Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth. Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, sharing them or losing them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities. Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.
    • The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, oil, minerals, other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community. The Earth is the birthright of all life.
    • The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.
    • A global community has a well defined criteria based on global symbiotical relationships. And it does not require the occupation of a specific area of land. These relationships allow a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.
    • The Global Community is defined as being all that exits or occurs at any location at any time between the Ozone layer above and the core of the planet below.
    • Criteria for sovereignty: a global community is in place; the land and its natural resources are just enough to live a sustainable life and for a healthy living; the community governs its owns affairs as per the Scale of Global Rights, Global Law, Global Constitution, and the protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems; a symbiotical relationship exists between the citizens and the Global Community; a democracy based on the fact that land, the air, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources within the community rightly belongs to the community along with the Global Community, and that the Earth is the birthright of all life.
    • The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" along with the Global Community where they are found. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries.
    • The planet and all its resources of land, water, forests, minerals, the atmosphere, electro-magnetic frequencies, and even satellite orbits belong to the Global Community. The Global Economic Model makes sure that the profits of the Earth will benefit the people and all life, and secure an age of peace and fairness for all.
    • This Global Movement for land value taxation and natural resource rent for revenue can provide the basis for worldwide economic democracy. Freedom to live or work in any part of the globe would also further equality of entitlement to the planet, and provide a basis for the resolution of resource wars and territorial conflicts. There would be no more private profit as unearned income from Earth natural resources. Instead, transparent and accountable resource agencies would collect resource rents and distribute those funds in public services or as direct citizen dividends. With fundamental democracy in rights to the Earth firmly established through legal means and mandates, basic needs would be secured for all and the militarized national security state and its bloated budgets could wither away.
    • Properly managed small farms along with ecological villages can produce a diverse range of food, fiber, livestock, and energy products for local markets. Bio methods of farming depending on renewable energy sources can yield both social and environmental stability. Tax policies that remove taxes on labor and productive capital will be the sustainable pillar that makes the global economic model works for all.
    • Fot the protection of global communities worldwide we will need to create economic stability by way of Earth rights and taxation of natural resources.
    • The Global Community concept of ownership states that land and natural resources of the planet are a common heritage and belong equally to everyone, to all life on Earth, as a birthright. Products and services created by individuals are properly viewed as private property. Products and services created by groups of individuals are properly viewed as collective property.
    • Taxes should be designed to conserve resources and energy. Rather than taxing jobs and profits, taxes should be moved to resource use and energy consumption and to reward conservation. A community should benefit from the use of commonly held resources.
    • Taxes should be designed to increase employment. Moving taxes onto resources and land use and off of incomes should make people less expensive to employ. Products produced by green production methods, which tends to use fewer resources and less energy should avoid taxation. As energy costs rise, the price of labour becomes more economical, and green products which tend to encourage value-added processes, should provide more high quality, skilled jobs than resource intensive products.
    • Resource taxes should be assessed as early as possible. Resources should be taxed before entering the manufacturing process in order to green all aspects of the manufacturing process from extraction to the finished product. Increasing taxes on resource and energy use will encourage resource and energy efficiency, innovation, reuse, repair, recycling, and used material recovery.
    • We all own Earth together. Not just us people, but all life on Earth owns it. The beginning of life stretches as far back as 4 billion years, and so Life claims its birthright of ownership of Earth, and so does the Soul of all Life, the Soul of Humanity. The land ownership of the Earth means ownership of the land and of all other Earth natural resources.
    • The Global Community is defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community. The Global Community has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose.
    • We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.
    • The Global Economic Model was developed to bring stability. The Global Community will help businesses to be part of the solution to the challenges of globalisation. In this way, the private sector in partnership with civil society can help realize a vision: allowing a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.
    • Global Community is promoting the settling of disputes between nations through the process of the Earth Court of Justice. Justice for all is what we want. Justice is a universal value for anyone, anywhere, and in any situations.
    • Global Community is promoting that the creation of a new nation does not have to be at the expenses of human lives and destruction of an entire world. It can and should always be done through a decision made by a higher Court. We are promoting the immediate use of this higher Court, the Earth Court of Justice to hear cases and to prosecute those nations, corporations, communities, individuals who commit crimes.
    • The Global Community will do everything possible to give trade the proper guidance for humanity. 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. That is Earth Government ’s commitment to the Global Community to make government and global citizens responsible and accountable. This commitment was defined in the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act.
    • Over its long past history trade has never evolved to require from the trading partners to become legally and morally responsible and accountable for their products from beginning to end. At the end the product becomes a waste and it needs to be properly dispose of. Now trade must be given a new impetus to be in line with the global concepts of the Global Community. You manufacture, produce, mine, farm or create a product, you become legally and morally responsible and accountable of your product from beginning to end (to the point where it actually becomes a waste; you are also responsible for the proper disposable of the waste). This product may be anything and everything from oil & gas, weapons, war products, to genetically engineered food products. All consumer products. All medicinal products! All pharmaceutical products!
    • The development of strategies to adapt to the consequences of the unavoidable climate change: a)     enforcing global law; d)     saving the Earth's genetic heritage; e)     keeping the world healthy and at peace; f)     protecting the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet; g)     dealing with the impacts of: global poverty, lack of drinking water and food, global warming and the global climate change, threat to security, conflicts and wars, lack of good quality soil for agriculture, polluted air, water and land, overcrownded cities, more new and old diseases out of control, widespread drugs, human and Earth rights abuses, world overpopulation, and lack of resources; h)     broadening the traditional focus of the security of states to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include:
      *     every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
      *     prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
      *     military force is not a legitimate political instrument
      *     weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
      *     eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
      *     all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
      *     the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
      *     the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
      *     anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
      *     maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
      *     managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and all life on the planet
      *     over the past decades and even now today, all Five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (mostly the United States, Russia and Britain) were responsible for selling weapons and war equipment. These three nations are required to give back to the Global Community an amount of 8 trillion dollars (American) as a payment for the immense damage they have caused in the world. They have created a culture of violence throughout the world. They are nation bullies, nation predators. They are responsible for economic mismanagement, ethnic tensions, crimes, drug abuse, high unemployment, urban stress, worldwide poverty, and pressures on natural resources. Most conflicts in the world are direct legacies of cold war power politics, senseless politics. Other conflicts were caused by the end of the cold war and the collapse of old regimes. Other factors have combined to increase tension: religious, economical, political, and ethnic aspects.
    • Global security can only be achieved if it can be shared by all peoples and through global co-operation, based on principles as explained in the Global Constitution such as justice, human dignity, and equity for all and for the good of all. All people and states are protected by the Global Community.
    • The Agency of Global Police provides leadership for training of other countries' citizens who would like to participate in peacekeeping and Earth security so that we have a ready cadre of people who are trained and equipped and organised and have communications that they can work with each other. The overall size of the force, or who would pay for it, have not been discussed, but the idea has been raised with countries in Europe and Asia.
    • To act as a global policing force, as the Global Protection Agency (GPA) aspires to do, many foundations must be laid, especially regarding the move from wielding power derived from the Global Community to legitimate global leadership. There are many required characteristics that are prerequisite for legitimate leadership:
      1.     Legitimate leadership is built upon trust. Those who are led must largely believe that the leader is committed to integrity, honesty, and transparent inquiry into problems. The leader’s actions must align with his words
      2.     Legitimate leadership rests upon checks and balances, which are necessary to ensure power is not corrupted.
      3.     Legitimate leadership is an act of service. Those in power must show a primary interest in the good of the collective ahead of their self-interest. In this way, true leaders are mission-centered rather than self-centered.
      4.     Legitimate leadership empowers others appropriately rather than concentrating power disproportionately. In other words, true leaders produce more leaders and empower them as situations demand.
      5.     Legitimate leadership is visionary, carrying the torch of a possible future.
      6.     Legitimate leadership is willing to lead by example, including following a foundation of ethics, performing more than one’s share of work, and making sacrifices where appropriate.
      7.     Legitimate leadership is compassionately fierce when something undermines the good of the whole. In a company this might mean the CEO fires a slacking employee. In a city, the police may jail a murderer. On a global level, this might even mean arresting those breaking global law. The defence function of a leader requires that he safeguard the good of the whole by whatever the most skillful means are to accomplish that defence. While that is not a comprehensive catalog of leadership prerequisites, I do think those few requirements are foundational and relatively unquestionable. Without at least a solid foundation of those requirements, the AGP’s actions among nation-states will remain those of a unilateralist leader rather than a global leader. We will be, and should be, legitimated in the role of a global leader among nation-states and validated as police enforcer. The Global Community offers a few recommendations for actions that would strengthen and legitimate the AGP’s role as a true global leader by gradually creating an international structure that better safeguards the whole than we can ever do now as a unilateralist leader.
    • The GPA recommendations:
      1.     Ban military action in all parts of the world;
      2.     Lead the way in creating legitimate power for Global Parliament, subjecting ourselves and multinational corporations to taxation that generates money for programs that are focused on world betterment and world problems. As a mark of our global leadership, we should commit a greater percentage of our resources to this effort than any other organization.
      3.     Hold ourselves to a high standard of compliance around global treaties that aim for collective benefit and the redress of economic, environmental, military, and political problems. Our adherence should be exemplary. Or, if we truly question the merit of a global accord, we should lead the way in creating agreements that even better serve the global interest rather than simply ignoring or undermining the existing attempts.
      4.     Exert strong global leadership on multinational solutions to pressing health, environmental, and other problems. We should propose innovative new solutions and show leadership in carrying them out, especially in areas such as clean energy development.
      5.     Take seriously the process of coming clean by exposing corporate interests in politics, lobbying by powerful organizations, subsidies of fringe military groups, etc. When our global government officials commit to be honest and transparent, a much deeper foundation of international trust will be built. As we enact global law, we will begin to take on a much deeper kind of global leadership, one that earns more respect than envy and more gratitude than hatred, one that can catapult the whole planet forward into a future where war is no longer thinkable between nation-states and a legitimate and beneficial global government is able to cope with global problems. There is no greater task in the world today than for the Global Community to proceed through the maturation of its leadership, emerging from a more self-interested adolescence as a global leader into a nobler adulthood. We have the potential to act as a torchbearer for a better tomorrow. Do we heed the call? I hope this message has convinced at least a few people that the question of how to proceed with that maturation is of far deeper significance than the reforming of the United Nations. I thus pray that we move with wisdom, grace, clarity, and love in the days, years, and even decades ahead.
    • The Global Community believes that the introduction of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a great step in humanity's evolution to better itself. But now is time to leave it behind and reach to our next step, that is, the Scale of Global Rights.
    • To determine rights requires an understanding of needs and reponsibilities and their importance. The Scale of Global Rights and the Global Constitution are the best guidance for continuing this process. The Scale shows social values in order of importance and so will help us understand the rights of a community.
    • Security is a primordial human and Earth right. The Global Community has broadened the traditional focus of the security of nations to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include:
      * every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
      * prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
      * military force is not a legitimate political instrument
      * weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
      * eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
      * all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
      * the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
      * the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
      * anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
      * maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
      * managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and the planet
    • A major source of global unsecurity for people is the culture of violence in everyday life as it is shown on television screens, the Internet, and cinemas. The American Way of Life is creating this culture of violence. An american child at age six year old has seen more violence on television than any other child of the Middle East over a life span. This culture of violence infects both industrial and developing countries, rich and poor. This trend of culture of violence must end. The movie and TV industry, and the Internet are a threat to global security. The media is responsible for the propagation of violence through communications. Why has government not done anyhting to regulate the media industry? Surely everyone understood that on the Scale of Global Rights security of the people of any nation is more important than the human rights related to the freedom of expression of the media industry. Security of the people and the state is on top of the Scale. It is part of the primordial human rights. While freedom of expression is a right found lower on the Scale and is classified partly as:
      *     Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically (these rights can be and are usually a part of the constitution of a country)
      *    and partly as economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)
      So the freedom of expression of a person is not as important as the security of that person and the security of the state.
    • Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions. But they should be held responsible and accountable.
    • The Global Community has now at hand the method and framework to conduct societal checks and balances of a global sustainable development. A more balance world economy will result of annual checks and balances. Corporations will take their social responsibilities and become involved in designing, monitoring, and implementing these checks and balances. Several corporations have already done so.  Results will be taken into account in the evaluation of sustainable development. Corporations are required to expand their responsibilities to include global rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects.
    • Global warming is the highest threat to Earth security and is everyone's business. Terrorism was, and still is, a problem humanity needed to tackle head-on and resolve the best we could, but global warming is by far the greatest threat to security of all people on Earth and to life itself. We have never tackle the problem head-on. We played around the problem and its solution. We know the solution to the problem of global warming, we know what we need to do to make this generation and future generations safe and secure, but we just never do what we really have to do to resolve the problem. The biggest problem is that Canadians and Americans are getting too proud about things that are completely unimportant and missing out on the things that are truly important, and we have been left behind by most other nations on those things that are truly important for the generations to come and to life itself. I advise you to get acquainted with the Scale of Global Rights and with the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities in this Newsletter. The Global Community is asking North Americans and everyone else on Earth to tackle the problem head-on. We must solve the problem we have with global warming.

      Oil companies are responsible and accountable of their products from beginning to end. The 'end' for an oil company does not end at the gas pump where a consumer buy your refine products. No! The end for you goes all the way to global warming, to pollution of the environment, to the destruction of the global life-support systems, to taking away lives of future generations, to the destruction of life on Earth. Very much so!
      The Global Community proposes to ask you to pay a global tax on your products. The tax would be high enough to discourage consumers from buying your products and force you to use viable alternatives. The Governments of the United States and Canada should put a high tax on all oil based products and their derivatives and certainly gasoline should have the highest tax possible. The tax would be a carbon tax for the environment and the global life-support systems.
      A workable type of Tobin tax should also be in place as it is a powerful instrument to promote sustainable development and force shareholders in moving away from producing oil.
    • The Global Community proposes to develope 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 WTO, the World Bank, the IMF, the EU and the UN are worldwide organizations that can and should be used to raise global taxes to redistribute to the poorest and developing nations.
    • Everyone ask how we could rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. Here is a new 'old' way to do it: trading permits. It can be done with greenhouses gases to solve the problem with global warming. What about using a similar technique to get rid of all weapons of mass destruction: nuclear, biological and chemical, and others. How many nations would be interested? The question to ask is would it work? First of all does it work for the greenhouse gases?
    • The Global Community recognizes that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Freedom is both a principle and a value. Individuals have the freedom of decision and action to the extent that their actions do not interfere with the rights of others. It is because human beings are free that they are subject of law and are creators and holders of rights. Whay good would be freedom if Earth rights are out-of-control? Freedom and Global Rights are therefore basic to each other.
    • Human freedom is a value to be attained. Equality is a value, an ideal for people who live a hard day-to-day life of economic inequalities such as unemployment, and social inequalities caused by the privileges enjoyed by some people and the exploitation of others, and inequality of educational and health opportunities. Freedom and equality are both indispensable. They are therefore accepted and enshrined as universal values by which the Global Community governs its affairs. As universal values they are concerned with our ability to decide, to choose values and to participate in the making of laws, and they are dependent on the recognition of other people. These values forbid any form of discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, sex, religion, age or mother tongue. By accepting both values of freedom and equality we can achieve justice. One can be answerable for one's actions in a 'just' way only if judgements are given in the framework of democratically established laws and courts.
    • Social justice is another universal value to which the Global Community aspires and accepts as a universal value. Social justice consists in sharing wealth with a view to greater equality and the equal recognition of each individual's merits. All persons within a given society deserve equal access to goods and services that fulfill basic human needs.
    • We accept global rights as part of our universal values from which we base our decisions. Global Rights are closely intertwined with democracy. Respect for Global Rights and fundamental freedoms is one of the characteristics of a democracy. The typical fundamental freedoms of a democracy (freedom of expression, thought, assembly, and association) are themselves part of human rights. These freedoms can exist everywhere. Democracy is a political system based on the participation of the people. It foresees the separation of powers among the judiciary, the legislative and the executive authorities, as well as free and regular elections.
    • The Global Community, has given back responsibility to every citizen on Earth. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of life within the Global 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 Global Community can help people realized their actions by coordinating efforts efficiently together.
    • Policies for securing global rights are:
      1.     It is better to tax "bads" rather than "goods". Governments have long used selective taxation to discourage use of alcohol and cigarettes, while unprocessed food and children¹s clothing remain tax-free. It is best to continue this tradition with selective "eco-sin taxes" to discourage a wide range of grey products and lifestyles. At the same time, taxes would be eliminated on green products and lifestyles. People should be able to avoid taxation by choosing green products and lifestyles.
      2.    Taxes should be designed to conserve resources and energy. Rather than taxing jobs and profits, taxes should be moved to resource use and energy consumption to reward conservation. The community should benefit from the use of commonly held resources. Using resources is a privilege, not a right, and the user should pay for the privilege. Resources must also be shared with future generations and other species.
      3.     Taxes should be designed to increase employment. Moving taxes onto resources and land use and off of incomes will make people less expensive to employ. Products produced by green production methods, which tends to use fewer resources and less energy will avoid taxation. As energy costs rise, the price of labour becomes more economical, and green products which tend to encourage value-added processes, will provide more high quality, skilled jobs than resource intensive products.
      4.     Distributive taxes are preferable to re-distributive taxes. If wealth is distributed more fairly in the first place less re-distribution will be necessary. Eliminating consumption taxes will eliminate the only tax the poor must pay. By moving taxes on to resource use and land, the poor, who generally own less land and use fewer resources, will avoid taxation, thus requiring less redistribution. Taxing land but not the use of land, will reduce taxation on higher density housing, lowering housing costs for low-income citizens, thus reducing another need for re-distribution.
      5.     Resource taxes should be assessed as early as possible. Resources should be taxed before entering the manufacturing process in order to green all aspects of the manufacturing process from extraction to the finished product. Increasing taxes on resource and energy use will encourage resource and energy efficiency, innovation, reuse, repair, recycling, and used material recovery.
      6.     Taxing unearned income is preferable to taxing earned income. The tax shift to resource use and community-generated land values will distribute income more fairly without dependence on income and business taxation to redistribute income. Taxing unearned income (resources, land) and not earned income (jobs, profits) will reduce the rich-poor gap since the rich are always in a better position to capture unearned or windfall income by their ability to hold assets that they do not have to consume.
      7.     Green tax shifting is revenue-neutral, not a tax break or tax grab. The taxes paid by businesses and individuals collectively will not change, but greener businesses and consumers will reduce their taxes. Grey businesses and consumers will pay higher taxes. Studies have shown that 50% of businesses and consumers will be unaffected or only slightly affected by tax shifting, roughly one quarter will realize tax reductions one quarter will be taxed more.
      8.     Resource use and community-generated land value taxation are fairer. Resource use and land taxes are much simpler to collect and harder to evade than taxes on income and business profits. Since there are far fewer points of taxation than with traditional tax sources, a move to resource use and land taxation will reduce the size of the underground economy. The difficulty of evading these taxes will reduce the problem of overseas tax havens.
      9.     Green taxation increases international competitiveness. Eliminating taxes on domestic labour will reduce labour costs in Ontario and therefore reduce out-sourcing by businesses seeking cheap labour in other countries or provinces.
      10.     Pay for what you take, not for what you make. Businesses should not be taxed for hiring people or for earning a profit, but should be charged for using resources and polluting the planet. People should not be taxed for earning an income or purchasing products but should be charged for the value of land they own and the resources used in the products they buy. Resource use and polluting are privileges not rights, and businesses and consumers should pay for these privileges.
      11.     Taxing community-generated land values is beneficial. Since the community around it, not its owner, creates the value of land, the community should receive the benefits it has created. The owner is entitled to a fair profit but not to a windfall profit that rightfully belongs to the community that generated the wealth in the first place. Under LVT the specific use of the land will not be taxed, only the land itself, within the existing zoning. Community-generated land value taxation encourages the efficient use of land, reduces sprawl, reduces speculation, tends to reduce land prices and improves land use patterns.
      12.     Taxes should encourage local, sustainable, value-added production over imports. Culturally unique products and services will be valued by green tax reform over mass production. The sale price should include the true costs of products, services and distances traveled, and should be designed to encourage local, sustainable production.
      13.     Taxes should break up monopolies. The most important monopolies are resource monopolies and land monopolies. When a person or a business has control or exclusive rights over large amounts of a resource or large amounts of land, this person or business reaps windfall profits, which is unjust. These resources and this land belong to the community and if individuals are granted access to it they should pay a fair price for this privilege or right. Land Value Taxation aims to ensure that the wealth created by usage of land and resources that rightfully belong to the community accrue back to that community.
      14.     Taxes should be applied only once. Rather than taxing the same wealth repeatedly through personal income, business income, sales, re-sale, interest, capital gains, property transfer, inheritance, taxation should only impact the use of a resource and the ownership of land on a sustained basis (ie property tax on site value).
      15.     MINIMIZING INCOME TAXES
      a)     Moving taxes off of incomes and onto resource use and community-generated land value is critical in order to achieve and maintain a green economy and society.
      b)     Traditionally governments tax the component of production in least supply. In the first half of the 20th century labour was scarce and resources and land were plentiful and indeed considered infinite, so it made sense for government to tax incomes and not resource use or land. Now, however, resources and land are scarce and labour is plentiful, so governments should modernize the tax structure by switching the source of taxation away from incomes and onto resources use and land.
      c)     Income taxes are a regressive tax since they tax a "good" not a "bad". Since jobs are desirable we should not tax employment. Income taxes are a disincentive to employment since they make people expensive to employ. Employers often avoid taxation by employing fewer people and opting instead for energy-intensive, chemical-intensive and resource-intensive production. Conversely, taxing resource and land lightly sends the message that these community-held resources are unimportant and may be squandered by anyone without consequences.
      d)     It is claimed that income taxes help reduce economic inequity among people. This is untrue since employers simply pass on the extra payroll deduction to consumers. The amount of income tax paid is irrelevant to labour negotiations, since bargaining is based on net pay, not gross pay. In determining an employee's worth, the employer simply calculates the gross amount based on take-home pay. Salaries of high worth employees and CEOs are simply raised to the level necessary to ensure net pay reaches the desired level.
      e)     In contrast the rich-poor gap will be narrowed more effectively by moving taxes off of incomes and onto resource and land use, since wealthier people who choose to spend their money on grey products and lifestyles will be taxed more while people with lower incomes will be able to avoid taxation by living green. In addition, replacing income taxes with green taxes would help conserve resources, save energy, foster value-added and labour intensive production (ie. more jobs), and reduce pollution.
      16.     MINIMIZING BUSINESS TAXES
      a)     Neither the right wing call for corporate tax cuts nor the left-wing mantra of increased corporate taxes will engender a transition to a just or green society. Reducing or increasing taxes on corporate profits is green-neutral (taxes which neither encourage nor discourage greening the planet). If the goal is for businesses to succeed and employ people, it makes no sense to apply business taxes or payroll deductions.
      b)     Moving taxes off of profits and employment and onto the resources, land and pollution will speed progress toward a green industrial economy. Recourse use and pollution are privileges not rights, and businesses should pay for these privileges. While business people would prefer not to pollute the planet or squander resources, the present tax structure gives them little choice. Businesses usually follow the path of least tax resistance and will readily go green if tax incentives pointed the way.
      c)     Green production means more jobs, resource conservation, and less pollution. Ecological fiscal reform and green tax shifting are revenue neutral; the collective tax burden paid by business is unchanged, but it will reward businesses that go green and discourage businesses that remain grey.
      17.     PHASE OUT CONSUMPTION TAXES
      a)     Sales taxes are unhelpful in moving to a green society since socially useful and ecologically sound products are taxed equally to socially or ecologically detrimental products. To reduce consumption of resources, taxes should be applied early in the manufacturing process in order to green all aspects of the manufacturing process. Taxing early will dramatically reduce the ticket price of green products and raise the price of grey products, positively influencing consumer behaviour. Taxing early will encourage resource and energy efficiency, innovation, reuse, repair, recycling, and used material recovery.
      b)     Sales taxes are regressive since they discourage people from making both green and grey purchases, thus damaging the economy and killing jobs. As well sales taxes are often unfairly evaded by the underground economy, while resource use, pollution and land rent levies, by contrast, are simpler to apply and more difficult to evade.
      18.     RESOURCE USE TAXATION
      a)     Income taxes, consumptions taxes, and taxes on profits are all green-neutral, ie. green jobs, green purchases and green profits are taxed at the same rate as grey jobs, grey purchases and grey profits. By contrast, resources taxes levied early in the production process foster conservation, efficiencies, innovation, value-added production, and labour-intensive production. Local sustainable production, short run niche production, and skilled trades and crafts receive a bias since the full costs of transportation and mass production are internalized.
      b)     Taxing resources minimizes waste and pollution thus reducing the load on government for health care costs, waste disposal costs, transportation infrastructure, and pollution cleanup costs. The market will drive resource and energy conservation without government micro-management.
      c)     Resource taxation would focus on a small number of key local resources and a small number of imported resources
    • The Global Community has begun to establish the existence of the age of symbiotical relationships and global cooperation. An economically base symbiotical relationship exists between nations of the European Union. Other types (geographical, economical, social, business-like, political, religious, and personal) may be created all over the world between communities, nations, and between people themselves. There has always been symbiotical relationships in Nature, and between Souls and the matter of the universe to help creating Earth and life on Earth to better serve God. In the context of the global civilization of the 3rd Millennium, we have defined that any symbiotical relationship is for the good of all, for the good of the 'other'. It is based on a genuine group concern and unconditional support for the individual's well-being ~ a giant leap in human behaviour. The question is how can we improve the political symbiotical relationship to fulfill the fundamental criteria? The Global Community promotes the values and principles to achieve the fundamental criteria and that requires the promoting and establishment of: global community ethics, mutual respect, respect for life, basic liberties, justice and equity, caring for the 'other', integrity, responsibility and accountability. Symbiotical relationships are needed today for the long term future of humanity and for the protection of life on Earth.
    • The Global Community is inviting you to participate in the formation of global symbiotical relationships between people, institutions, cities, provinces, communities, nations, and businesses. We are also proposing the formation of a political symbiotical relationship between state and global civil society. A similar relationship already exists between the people of the Global Community, also known as the human family, the global civil society. Global ministries are a very specific and useful type of symbiotical relationships on Earth. There are urgently needed. The Global Community has been promoting the formation of global ministries for the proper governance of Earth. Global ministries are world wide organizations just like the WTO for trade and therefore should have the same power to rule on cases as that of the World trade Organization (WTO). The importance difference between a global ministry and the WTO is that a global ministry follows the fundamental criteria. On the other hand, a global symbiotical relationship between two or more nations can have trade as the major aspect of the relationship or it can have as many other aspects as agreed by the nations involved. An other example is the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is mostly lead by powerful lobbying groups subsidized by the pharmaceutical industry. The organization is money-driven as opposed to be following the fundamental criteria.
    • A new symbiotical relationship between religion and the protection of the global life-support systems has begun to take place all over the world. Religious rituals now support the conservation efforts and play a central role in governing sustainable use of the natural environment. Major faiths are issuing declarations, advocating for new national policies, and creating educational activities in support of a sustainable global community. The Global Community is establishing a symbiotical relationship between spirituality and science, between our heart and mind, and God, between religion and the environment.
    • An important objective of the Global Community is to create a peaceful and just society. We believe that the peaceful development of the Global Community can not be done unless Social Harmony is being created among the community members. Hatred and conflict are often rooted in differences between people of different races and religions. We all need to respect people of different races as well as people of different faiths and religions. We need to unite by recognizing our common desire and need for a harmonious society— a society in which we and our children and families and friends and communities can all live our lives in peace and harmony. Regardless of our race or religion, we all want and need such social harmony. Without respect for people of different races or ethnicities or religions, how can we have a peaceful and harmonious society or world? And without a harmonious society, how can there be the necessary economic development and atmosphere conducive to spiritual happiness and self-realization?
      The Global Community promotes social harmony by:
      *     organizing and promoting the Global Dialogue worldwide;
      *     creating a just and tolerant society;
      *     creating Peace among the community members;
      *     creating opportunities for global citizens to develop themselves;
      *     researching and finding sound solutions to global problems.
    • The Global Community proposes to corporations that they take responsibility on behalf of society and people, and that they should pay more attention to human and Earth rights, working conditions and getting ride of corruption in the world of business and trade. We have developed a criteria, and we ask you to turn it into practice. Governments should encourage enterprises to use the criteria both by legal and moral means. At first, the criteria should be adopted in key areas such as procurement, facilities management, investment management, and human resources. Corporations want to be seen as good corporate leaders and have a stronger form of accountability. Business and trade will prosper after stronger common bonds and values have been established. Adopting the criteria will have a beneficial impact on future returns, and share price performance.
    • Earth environmental governance can only be achieved successfully within the larger context of sustainable developent and Earth management. All aspects are inter-related and affect one another. A healthy environment is essential to long term prosperity and well-being, and citizens in the Global Community demand a high level of ecological protection. This is the 'raison d'etre' of the Scale of Global Rights. On the Scale, primordial human rights and the protection of the global life-support systems (ecological rights) are on top of the Scale. They are the most important aspects.
    • To create a biodiversity zone over the entire planet by way of Earth rights and taxation of natural resources. Fot the protection of those global communities we will need to create a biodiversity zone over the entire planet by way of Earth rights and taxation of natural resources.
    • The Global Community also proposes that all nations of the world promote the Scale of Global Rights and the criteria to obtain the Global Community Citizenship. Every global community citizen lives a life with the higher values described in the Scale and the criteria. Global community citizens are good members of the human family. Most global problems, including global warming and world overpopulation, can be managed through acceptance of the Scale and the criteria.
    • The Global Community is promoting the settling of disputes between nations through the process of the Earth Court of Justice.
    • The spiritual belief, universal values, principles and aspirations of the Global Community will be attained by:
      *     practicing tolerance and living together in peace and harmony with one another as neighbours,
      *     promoting the economic and social advancement of all peoples,
      *     maintaining peace and security in the world by using negotiations and peaceful means,
      *     finding unity in diversity with all Life,
      *     establishing the respect for the life-support system of the planet,
      *     keeping Earth healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things, and
      *     applying the principle that 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.
    • The definition of the Global Community concept is truly the 21st century "philosophy of life" framework, some called it the religion of the third millennium, others called it the politics of the future generations now. This definition includes all people, all life on Earth. This is the fundamental definition of the expression Global Community. It also implicitly says that no-one in particular owns the Earth but we all own it together. Not just us people, but all life on Earth owns it. The beginning of life stretches as far back as 4 billion years, and so Life claims its birthright of ownership of Earth, and so does the Soul of all Life, the Soul of Humanity. Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property or a commodity. Land is not a product of labor. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to all natural resources.






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    Conclusion and recommendations
        Financial crisis Financial crisis
        Social-economic crisis Social-economic crisis
        Global rights Global rights
        Who owns the Earth ?  Who owns the Earth ?
        Agriculture, overpopulation, energy and industry for a better future Agriculture, overpopulation, energy and industry for a better future
        Conflicts and wars are not sustainable Conflicts and wars are not sustainable
        Resources have become the new political boundaries Resources have become the new political boundaries
        World poverty and food crisis World poverty and food crisis
        World Summit of the G20 nations and the new World Order World Summit of the G20 nations and the new World Order
        Peak Oil and Gas Movement  Peak Oil and Gas Movement
        Protection of the global life-support systems and the environment Protection of the global life-support systems and the environment
        Crisis of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health Crisis of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health
        Global governance and the 21st Century democracy Global governance and the 21st Century democracy
        Global Protection Agency (GPA) and global leadershipGlobal Protection Agency (GPA) and global leadership
        Global tax Global tax
        New way of doing business and trade  New way of doing business and trade
        Nationalization of natural resources Nationalization of natural resources
        Global Economic Model  Global Economic Model
        Planetary state of emergency Planetary state of emergency
        Planetary biodiversity zone Planetary biodiversity zone
        Federation of Global Governments Essential Services  Federation of Global Governments Essential Services



    Major factors have caused the global crisis which triggered the planetary state of emergency declared by the Global Community:
    • financial crisis
    • social-economic crisis
    • human activities destroying the Earth ecosystems and global life-support systems, and so endangering the future of life on our planet
    • Disconnected, unfair and corrupted governance focusing only on finances, trade and consumption

    The global crisis has already had severe impacts on all life on Earth. The Global Community had no other choice but to declare a planetary state of emergency.

    Several events have contributed to the planetary state of emergency:
    A)     Financial crisis: debts and deficits of government, bad financial fundamentals, and out-of-control stock market
    B)     Widespread poverty and hunger in more than half the world population
    C)     The global warming of the planet due to human activities
    D)     Climate change
    E)     Economic and military invasion of nations by the United States and NATO
    F)     Absence of fair and democratic global governance at the United Nations and European Union
    G)     Our global environment and global life-support systems are threatened by:
    • any of the above mentioned events
    • pollution worldwide
    • the U.S.A. military exploded war heads over the bottom of the Indian ocean, and that scenario created a tsunami wave in 2004. Just a test, said the captain of the submarine that did it.
    • the U.S.A. military exploded war heads to melt the Polar Cap and glaciers. All nations capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth must be disarmed and pay for the independent global investigation. The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life. Blood resources.


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    The Global Crisis
    Artwork by Germain Dufour
    October 20, 2008

    Financial crisis

    Over the past decade, the White House has been building up a 10 trillion dollars national debt and a half trillion dollars annual deficit. The public debt as of October 2008 is:

    The estimated population of the United States is 330,000,000 so each citizen's share of this debt is approximately $30,303.

    The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $1.60 billion per day since September 30, 2004!

    The deficit is unsustainable and is the greatest single threat to the global economy. The government's budget deficit will surge past a half-trillion dollars next year. That figure is sure to rise after adding the tens of billions of dollars in additional Iraq war funding and the total could be higher yet if the economy fails to recover as the administration predicts.

    Bad financial fundamentals and out-of-control stock market have contributed to the bankruptcy of the US economy. A series of recent events have happened during the crash and are described here.

    By September 15, 2008, and a while later, Wall Street started to crash, Lehman Brothers went for bankruptcy protection, Merrill Lynch merged with Bank of America, AIG was nationalized by the U.S. Government, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were bailed out by the U.S. Government. CEO's and big investors got out okay; ordinary employees and Main Street people suffered heavily. The collapse of the Wall Street giants came six months after the meltdown of Bear Stearns and a year after the start of the credit crisis, which was due to bad mortgage financing and real estate investments. Despite all efforts, the U.S. market took a great hit and pulled the global markets down. On September 16, the FTSE-100 share index went down 4.07 percent in London, the Paris

    The U.S.-style corporate capitalism that thrives on empowering the most powerful and enriching the richest was collapsing. In market-driven economies, such as those of Europe, Canada or Japan, a nation is run under the guise of democracy, yet power and wealth never percolates down to the people of the middle class.

    Wall Street collapse can be understood when price far outstrips the fundamental worth of the asset. Such observations have occurred in everything from real estate, stocks and consumer goods. Over a decade ago the US Government allowed regular banks to become heavily involved in investment banking. Banks have engaged in all sort of activity from underwriting insurance to investment banking to commercial banking. During that period of time Americans joined the stock mania and later lost their life savings.

    On September 11, 2001, people shifted to home purchases as a more secure way to build wealth. In 2002, the US Government slashed interest rates to historic lows of near 1 percent to avoid a severe economic downturn. Low interest rates make borrowed money cheap for everyone from homebuyers to banks. This ocean of credit was one factor that led to a major shift in the home-lending industry. Low interest rates also meant that homebuyers could take on larger mortgages, which supported rising prices. Every month the bank originating the mortgage receives a payment made of principal and interest from the homeowner. If the buyer defaults on the mortgage, that is, stops making monthly payments, the bank can seize and sell a valuable asset: the house. Then banks sell the mortgage to third parties, turning the loans into a commodity. By selling the loan, the bank frees up its capital so it can turn around and finance a new mortgage. Thus, the banks have an incentive to sell (or distribute) mortgages fast so they can recoup the funds to sell more mortgages. The banks made money off mortgage fees, perhaps only a few thousand dollars per loan.

    It was deregulation that led to the huge growth of this casino-type banking system. A little over a decade ago, Wall Street successfully lobbied the US Securities and Exchange Commission to loosen regulations on how much they could leverage against their capital reserves. This allowed the companies to invest in the fast-growing world of mortgage-backed securities. The only checks and balances left in place was self-policing by the investment banks themselves to determine if they were putting investors at risk. This was the time when the US Government was selling away America, its best financial institutions and the home of every American, to the rest of the world, which meant that when America goes bankrupted the rest of the world will be taken down with it. Good thinking actually for a nation already bankrupted by the huge expenditures of its military. Everything worked out OK as long as everyone believed housing prices would go up endlessly. Homeowners took on ever-larger mortgages in the belief that prices would keep rising rapidly. Mortgage lenders believed the loans were safe because even if the homeowner defaulted, the mortgage holder would be left with a house that was increasing in price. Confidence in rising prices led the creators and purchasers of mortgage-backed securities to think these investments were virtually risk-free.

    As long as the money market funds had confidence in the system, most people did not cash out the commercial paper when it came due, but rolled it over at the same interest rates. This system kept the U.S. economy growing for years. Wages have been stagnant for most Americans, but as house values skyrocketed over the last decade, many homeowners refinanced and cashed out the equity.

    By 2004, Americans were using home equity to finance as much $310 billion a year in personal consumption. This debt-driven consumption was the engine of growth. U.S. over-consumption was balanced by over-production in many Asian countries. Countries like China, India, Taiwan and South Korea run large trade surpluses with the United States, which speeds their economic development. They invest excess cash in U.S. credit instruments ranging from corporate debt to government bonds and bills. A country cannot over-consume forever. In the final stage of the housing success story, fewer first-time buyers could afford traditional mortgages. Rising house prices required ever-larger down payments so subprime mortgages multiplied. Since most of them were adjustable-rate mortgages, this created a time bomb. The minute interest rates went up, the rates reset, and homeowners were saddled with larger monthly payments. This has created a panic. As panic set in, money market funds began to stop rolling over the commercial paper and everyone wanted to cash it out. This forced banks to book losses.

    What we have learned over time and especially after the crash of Wall Street is that our governing institutions to which we give the power to set our priorities and our collective course have failed us. We might wonder how such injustice could happen in a world governed by democratically elected governments. Truly, our world is not governed by democratically elected governments. It is ruled by global financial institutions in the service of financial speculators who exchange trillions of dollars daily in search of instance unearned profits to increase the wealth, and the power, of the richest people on the planet. They bring down governments that displease them, and buy and sell the largest corporations like commodities. By design and law the defining priority and obligation of these governing institutions is to generate financial profits to make rich people richer, in short to increase inequality in a world in desperate need of greater equity. To this end, the corporations rise or fall at the pleasure of the speculator, assault of our eyes and ears with advertising messages intended to get those of who already have more goods that they need, to buy more goods. So what does this big picture overview tell us about what we need to do? How much suffering will changing our ways impose? Well, we need to grow strong caring communities in which we get more of our human satisfaction from caring relationships and less from material goods. We will need to end war as a means of settling international disputes and dismantle our military establishment. We need to reclaim the ideal of being a democratic middle-class nation without extremes of wealth and poverty. And we need to encourage and support the Global Community in doing the same. To do all this we will need create democratically accountable governing institutions devoted to the well-being of people and nature. There can be no trade offs between justice, sustainability, happiness, and democracy. They are all inseparably linked.

    In the end, the legendary Wall Street banks disappeared in a fortnight -- bankrupt, acquired or converted into bank holding companies. But the contagion has not been contained. Whether the 750 billion dollars bailout plan can succeed is highly questionable. People lost confidence in the banking system.

    Social-economic crisis

    Truly, to manage the global crisis, the world is going through a social-economic crisis far deeper than the financial crisis itself. In a flash, people saw the worst of humanity, what was hidden behind Wall Street, greed and mindless consumption.

    We are at the crossroads of the most serious economic and social crisis in modern history. The process of global impoverishment unleashed at the outset of the 1980s debt crisis has reached a major turning point, leading to the simultaneous outbreak of famines in all major regions of the developing world. There are many complex features underlying the global economic crisis pertaining to financial markets, Wall Street, the decline in production, the collapse of State institutions and the rapid development of a profit-driven war economy.

    This global economic restructuring forcibly impinges on three fundamental necessities of life: food, water and fuel. The provision of food, water and fuel is a precondition of civilized society: they are necessary factors for the survival of the human species. The prices of these three variables has increased dramatically at the global level, with devastating economic and social consequences. These three essential goods or commodities, which in a real sense determine the reproduction of economic and social life on planet Earth, are under the control of a small number of global corporations and financial institutions. Both the State as well as the international organizations, often referred to as the "international community" serve the unfettered interests of global capitalism known as the G8 nations. They are the new World Order.

    The Global Community allows people to take control of their own lives. The Global Community was built from a grassroots process with a vision for humanity that is challenging every person on Earth as well as nation governments. The Global Community has a vision of the people working together building a global civilization including a healthy and rewarding future for the next generations. Global cooperation brings people together for a common future and the good of all.

    Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his (her) own 'global community' ~ when a person takes personal responsibility for his own affairs ~ he becomes empowered as a person. He can then reach beyond his own property and family, and help to work with others living in and around, even a part of the local community he lives in ~ the villages, the town community, the surrounding territory, and so on.

    The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his or her community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the welfare and success of his community.

    When a group of ordinary people realized they, personally, will make the changes they need in their fields, in their village. They can then find ways to bring these changes for all. There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be used. Every humble person deserves to have ideas respected, the courage to develop his own life for the better and for the good of all. Sound solutions to help manage and sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet now and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future.

    Global rights

    Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in the Global Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). The WTO and NAFTA are such organizations promoting free trade at the expenses of labour rights and the environment. Consumers in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.

    We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

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

    And this is what Global Rights year one is about: to establish global fundamentals and a clear vision to follow, and to offer the people of all nations the Global Movement to Help.

    Perhaps the Scale of Global Rights represents the strongest pillar of our vision.

    In 1985, the Scale of Human and Earth Rights was first proposed as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After several decades of research and development, many global dialogues, we still find the Scale as the best solution to global problems. The Scale has now been titled theScale of Global RightsScale of Global RightsHuman and Earth rightsScale of Human and Earth RightsChapter X   of the Global Constitution is about the  Scale of Human and Earth Rights

    Today, we are presenting once more the Scale as the best educating tool to bring about the change the people of the world need to achieve for their own survival. Thus global rights include:

    • Human rights
    • Rights of global citizens
    • Earth rights
    • Peace and Justice rights for all life as researched and developed by the Global Community
    • Rights of global politics, and Earth Government
    • Rights of global justice for all life
    • Rights of global protection for all life

    Global rights are defined in details in the section the Scale of Global Rights. These rights are dependent of their position on the Scale of Global Rights.

    The Global Community found evident that the ecological base is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all rights recognized for human beings. The stewardship of the ecological base has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and social wishes. Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem. Vital interests of future generations have to be considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation. Supply chains have to be designed in a way, that the goods can enter after usage or consumption into natural or industrial recycling processes. If serious damages to persons, animals, plants and the ecosystem cannot be excluded, an action or pattern of behaviour should be refrained from. A measure for supplying goods or services should choose a path which entails the least possible impact on the ecological and social system concerned. This way functioning proven systems will not be disturbed, and  unnecessary risks will not be taken. Supply strategies consuming less resources should have preference before those enhancing more resource consumption. 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.

    To determine rights requires an understanding of needs and reponsibilities and their importance. The Scale of Global Rights is the best guidance for continuing this process. The Scale shows social values in order of importance and so will help us understand the rights of a community. What are the universal needs and rights of a person, family, and that of a global community?

    In connection between human well-being and a sound environment, Earth rights are ecological rights and the rights that human beings have in protecting their global life-support systems. Earth rights are those rights that demonstrate the connection between human well-being and a sound environment. They include individuals and global communities human rights and the rights to a clean environment, and participation in development decisions. We define ecological rights as those rights of the ecosystem of the Earth beyond human purpose. They are those rights that protect and preserve the ecological heritage of the Earth for future generations. The Earth Court of Justice guarantees ecological rights in its Statute. The Court guarantees also the rights to a safe environment and an environment free from environmental degradation.

    Global rights represent an ideal and a supreme goal which can give meaning to life in society. Throughout the history of humanity, the rights of human beings have been defined and enshrined with reference to the values of the dignity of each individual and of freedom, equality and justice. Human dignity resides in each of us, and this dignity must be recognized and respected by all. These values are universal. The Global Community has accepted and enshrined them into its own ways of behaving and dealing with all peoples. Cultures and societies differ so much that their expression takes varying forms, but diversity does not affect the foundation of inalienable values constituted by Global Rights. Each individual is recognized as a representative of humankind.

    The Global Community recognizes that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Freedom is both a principle and a value. Individuals have the freedom of decision and action to the extent that their actions do not interfere with the rights of others. It is because human beings are free that they are subject of law and are creators and holders of rights. Whay good would be freedom if Earth rights are out-of-control? Freedom and Global Rights are therefore basic to each other.

    Social justice is another universal value to which the Global Community aspires and accepts as a universal value. Social justice consists in sharing wealth with a view to greater equality and the equal recognition of each individual's merits. All persons within a given society deserve equal access to goods and services that fulfill basic human needs.

    The idea that beneath the surface of our wondrous cultural diversity most humans want the same thing is consistent with recent scientific findings that our human brains are wired for compassion, caring, altruism, and cooperation. It turns out that most people everywhere, irrespective of their skin color, religion, nationality, or language are happiest when they are being helpful, loving, peaceful, generous, and cooperative. Isn't that stunning? Think of the possibilities.

    People of color and women won recognition of their full human rights only as the civil rights and women's movements successfully exposed the fallacy of the story that people of color and women are less than fully human. Recognizing the full humanity of all peoples opens us to a deeper understanding of what it truly does mean to be human in all the rich potentials that our human nature embodies. The global environmental movement is replacing the story that nature is a dark and evil threat to be subdued, vanquished, and used for whatever purposes please us with the story of Earth as a living being, the mother of life, a living spaceship, the Global Community.

    Through sharing stories about what makes us truly happy, we come to see the fallacy of the advertising story that material consumption is our source of happiness. Once this fallacy is seen for what it is, we can enthusiastically share our stories of how we are improving the quality of our lives by reducing the quantity of our consumption and gaining control of our time to do more of the things that make us feel fully alive.

    In everything you do, share the story of our human possibility and of our right and responsibility to create for ourselves and for future generations, the world of our shared dream. Our distinctive human capacity for reflection and intentional choice carries a corresponding moral responsibility to care for our Mother Earth and for one another. We must now test the limits of the individual and collective creative potential of our species as we strive to become the change we seek. In these turbulent and frightening times, it is important to remind ourselves that we are privileged to live at the most exciting moment of creative opportunity in the whole of the human experience. The future is in our hands. Now is the hour. We have the power to turn this world around. We are the ones we have been waiting for.

    We also accept global rights as part of our universal values from which we base our decisions. Global Rights are closely intertwined with democracy. Respect for Global Rights and fundamental freedoms is one of the characteristics of a 21st Century democracy. The typical fundamental freedoms of a democracy (freedom of expression, thought, assembly, and association) are themselves part of human rights. These freedoms can exist everywhere. Democracy is a political system based on the participation of the people. It foresees the separation of powers among the judiciary, the legislative and the executive authorities, as well as free and regular elections.

    There are a whole range of global rights. Let us give here a practical example, one that is at the of the Scale of Global Rights.

    Photosynthesis, is the process by which green plants and certain other organisms use the energy of light to convert carbon dioxide and water into the simple sugar glucose. In so doing, photosynthesis provides the basic energy source for virtually all organisms. An extremely important byproduct of photosynthesis is Oxygen, on which most organisms depend.




    Photosynthesis occurs in green plants, seaweeds, algae, and certain bacteria. These organisms are veritable sugar factories, producing millions of new glucose molecules per second. Plants use much of this glucose, a carbohydrate, as an energy source to build leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. They also convert glucose to cellulose, the structural material used in their cell walls. Most plants produce more glucose than they use, however, and they store it in the form of starch and other carbohydrates in roots, stems, and leaves. The plants can then draw on these reserves for extra energy or building materials.

    Virtually all life on earth, directly or indirectly, depends on photosynthesis as a source of food, energy, and Oxygen, making it one of the most important biochemical processes known. It is a part of the global life-support systems and is a right that needs protecting at all costs. The right and responsibility that human beings have in protecting photosynthesis has the highest importance on the Scale of Global Rights.

    Who owns the Earth ?

    In today's affairs a very powerful few are in possession of the Earth's resources, the land and all its riches, and all the franchises and other privileges that yield a return. These few people operate virtually without taxation. Is that what we want as a global democracy? Who should own the Earth?


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    Who owns the Earth ?
    Artwork by Germain Dufour
    October 19, 2008

    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is conected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources.We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all.

    "A global community" is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. One could think of a typical community that does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be people living in many different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where we live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community with the same.

    The old concept of a community being the street where we live in and surrounded by a definite geographical and political boundary has originated during the Roman Empire period. An entire new system of values was then created to make things work for the Roman Empire. Humanity has lived with this concept over two thousand years. Peoples from all over the world are ready to kill anyone challenging their border. They say that this is their land, their property, their 'things'. This archaic concept is endangering humanity and its survival. The Roman Empire has gone but its culture is still affecting us today. We need to let go the old way of thinking. We need to learn of the new concept, and how it can make things work in the world.

    A typical community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people sharing with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. Or they can be people with totally different backgrounds and beliefs. The people making a global community may be living in many different locations on the planet. With today's communications it is easy to group people in this fashion. It can be a village, or two villages together where people have decided to unite as one community. The two villages may be found in different parts of the world. It can be a town, a city, or a nation. It can be two or more nations together.

    Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. We will see in the Preview how this new system can work.

    Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to such natural resources.

    On the global level the Law of the Seas Covenant is an example of a global community lease payment basis for public needs as it has affirmed that ocean resources are the common heritage of all and a proper source of funding for global institutions. Water belongs to the Earth and all species and is sacred to life therefore, the world’s water must be conserved, reclaimed and protected for all future generations and its natural patterns respected.

    Water is a fundamental human right and a public trust to be guarded by all levels of government; therefore, it should not be commodified, privatized or traded for commercial purposes. These rights must be enshrined at all levels of government. In particular, an international treaty must ensure these principles are noncontrovertable.

    Water is best protected by local communities and citizens, who must be respected as equal partners with governments in the protection and regulation of water. Peoples of the Earth are the only vehicle to promote democracy and save water.

    Similarly, all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and conserved for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life.

    The Global Community should set up expert groups and begin the necessary intergovernmental negotiations towards establishing alternative revenue sources, which could include fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees levied on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on carbon content of fuels.

    This thinking should give us a fresh start for a better future and bring some light to understanding previous claims of the many different groups. Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.

    Along with ownership comes the obligation of using the resources, share them or lose them. Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities. Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world and to Wall Street. You own property because the previous owners could not pay. Use that property, share it or lose it.

    How the Earth should be owned is the major economic question of this time. The world should be owned not just by the people living in it but by all life on Earth and the Soul of Life, the Soul of Humanity.

    Unless a reformed or empowered Global Community is leading firmly upon the principle of equal rights for all Global Citizens, then the planet will be controlled by a handful of vested interests.

    Land is not a product of labour. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to natural resources. The Global Economic Model proposes to make private property the product of labour. Common property is all what Nature offers. The Global Economic Model policy removes taxes from wages and increases taxes and user fees on common property.

    Each day taxpayers hand over astronomical amounts of money to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous and polluting technologies, and subsidize giant corporations which concentrate the wealth and power of the world in the hands of an elite few.

    So the ownership of the land and the natural resources will be challenged by the Global Community. People need all tax dollars to take on the challenge but first must get out of spending on the military invasion of nations.

    From the Global Community perspective, any new sustainable community brave enough to live on a new, inhabitated land owns it. That is a basic principle. There no need to ask permission from any organization such as the International Court of Justice or the United Nations.

    What makes 'a global community'  ?

    A global community has a well defined criteria based on global symbiotical relationships. And it does not require the occupation of a specific area of land. These relationships allow a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.

    All over the world, there is also a vast array of different life-form communities that inhabit land, water and air. Everyone of those global communities, human and otherwise, have an Earth right of ownership of the planet and of all its natural resources. It is their birthright. They dont express themselves in English, but we understand them. Human beings have a moral obligation to protect and conserve the biodiversity of life on Earth. And the best way to do that is by creating a security and biodiversity zone all over the planet.

    Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labour and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.

    Global Community criteria for sovereignty:
    • a global community is in place
    • the land and its natural resources are just enough to live a sustainable life and for a healthy living
    • the community governs its owns affairs as per the Scale of Global Rights, Global Law, Global Constitution, and the protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems
    • a symbiotical relationship exists between the citizens and the Global Community
    • a democracy based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources within the community rightly belongs to the community along with the Global Community, and that the Earth is the birthright of all life
    • Earth management and taxation of all Earth natural resources
    Without this criteria no one can claim ownership - sovereignty - of any geographical area on the planet.

    The Global Community has in fact been defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community. Global Parliament has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose.

    We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. All life species, humans and cultures, have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not commodities, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural. All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through global community rights and global commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.

    The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" along with the Global Community where they are found. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries.

    The Global Community criteria for sovereignty implies control, authority over a territory. The concept of state sovereignty is embedded in international law. Traditionally, this definition reflects a state’s right to jurisdictional control, territorial integrity, and non-interference by outside states. Sovereignty implies both undisputed supremacy over the land’s inhabitants and independence from unwanted intervention by an outside authority.

    However, sovereignty has also been increasingly defined in terms of state responsibility and Earth management. This includes a state’s exercise of control and authority over its territory, and the perception of this control and authority by other states. Sovereignty is thus linked to the maintenance of international security and to the protection of the environment and the global life-support systems.

    Across the globe, reserves of oil and gas that were previously regarded as uneconomical are being actively explored and developed. From the Arctic to East Asia to the South Atlantic, untapped billions of barrels of oil are attracting the interests of energy companies and speculative finance capital, seeking to take advantage of the high price of crude oil. One of the greatest potential oil and gas bonanzas is to be found beneath the Arctic Ocean. A report issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), 24 July estimated that the Arctic region holds around 90 billion barrels of oil—equal to the total proven reserves of Russia, the world’s second biggest oil producer. Up to 30 percent of the world’s unproven natural gas deposits could also lie beneath the ice, as well as a possible one-fifth of untapped reserves of natural gas liquids. To date, most of the Arctic Ocean is international water, covered all year by a thick ice sheet. Russia, like all countries around the North Pole, claims sovereignty over the seas up to 200-nautical miles (370 km) from its coast.

    Canada is developing military capabilities in its far north, with an army training centre based at Resolute Bay and a port for a new fleet of ice-strengthened patrol ships on the northern tip of Baffin Island. These capabilities, as well as a $40 million mapping project in the Arctic, are aimed at fending off its rivals. Canada is especially concerned about the US claim that the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, should it open due to retreating ice, must be an international sea route. Ottawa insists that the passage would be an internal Canadian waterway. Energy reserves in Alaska and the Chukchi Sea have become a key part of US plans to boost domestic oil production. Speaking for the oil conglomerates who stand to make tens of billions of dollars from these oil fields, on June 18 President Bush pressed Congress to reverse the longstanding ban on offshore drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, as well approving the development of onshore production on federal lands.

    More than half of the undiscovered oil resources are estimated to occur in just three geologic provinces: Arctic Alaska (30 billion barrels), the Amerasia Basin (9.7 billion barrels) and the East Greenland Rift Basins (8.9 billion barrels). More than 70 per cent of the undiscovered natural gas is likely to be in three provinces: the West Siberian Basin (651 tcf), the East Barents Basins (318 tcf) and Arctic Alaska (221 tcf), the USGS said. The study took in all areas north of latitude 66.56 degrees north, and included only reserves that could be tapped using existing techniques. Experimental or unconventional prospects such as oil shale, gas hydrates and coal-bed methane were not included in the assessment. The 90 billion barrels of oil expected to be in the Arctic in total are more than all the known reserves of Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Mexico combined, and could meet current world oil demand of 86.4 million barrels a day for almost three years.

    The significance of these facts is that it puts firm figures for the first time on the hydrocarbon riches which the five countries surrounding the Arctic - the US, Russia, Canada, Norway and Denmark (through its dependency, Greenland) - have been eyeing up for several years.

    Truly, who owns the Artic region? Do these five nations own it?

    Does putting a flag on the Moon give you ownership of the Moon? Our first explorers did not own the land just because they stepped foot on North America. Just because you put a flag on Mount Everest means you own the mountain. You dont! And the Inuit dont own Nunavut either. The population density of Nunavut is 0.015 persons per square kilometer. So 82.4% of Nunavut is practically empty of people. One can say Nunavut is mostly without people. If someday a colony is set up on the Moon will that mean the people making up the colony owns the Moon? No it does not! The people of the colony could say they own an area large enough for their own survival, a sustainable living. Not the entire Moon. Similarly for the Inuit people. They dont own Nunavut. The Inuit are in large part being taken care of by the Canadian Government. They are being used by the Canadian Government to claim soverighty of Nunavut. Somewhat like the colony on the Moon would be taken care of by the nation on Earth. So the Inuit people can only claim to own a small area around their communities. This means that people from all over the world could come to settle a community in Nunavut.

    In Nunavut there is also a vast array of different life-form communities such as the polar bears, caribou, Arctic foxes, seals, beluga whales, northern fulmars, and those communities of organisms that inhabit the sea floor like brittle stars, worms, zooplankton, microalgae, bivalves and some of the lesser known sea spiders. And there are many more. Everyone of those global communities have an Earth right of ownership of the North and of all its natural resources. It is their birthright. They dont express themselves in English, but we understand them. Human beings have a moral obligation to protect and conserve the biodiversity of life on Earth.

    The Earth management of Nunavut is an asset to the Global Community and Canada. The Global Constitution shows us how it can be done with Global Law, the Earth Court of Justice, and how the Global Protection Agency (GPA) Global Protection Agency (GPA) and the Agency of Global Police (AGP)  Agency of Global Police (AGP) can protect the territory. Global Community Arrest Warrants can be issued to anyone breaking Global Law. The Global Community of North America (GCNA) Global Community of North America (GCNA) website Emergency, Rescue and Relief Centre Global Community of North America (GCNA)  Emergency, Rescue, and Relief Centre is vigilant and quick in helping all life in need of help. Fot the protection of those global communities we will need to create a biodiversity zone in the North by way of Earth rights and taxation of natural resources.

    Agriculture, overpopulation, energy and industry for a better future

    Comprehensive population policies are an essential element in a world development strategy that combines access to reproductive health services, education and economic opportunities, improved energy and natural resource technologies, and to healthier models of consumption and the 'good life'.

    People have to regulate their population by means that are voluntary and benign and have to take along with a fair proportion of other lifeforms. Proper Earth management will certainly be a necessary tool to achieve this goal. If not there will be a collapse of humanity and environment. From now on every global decision we do will have tremendous consequences on our future.

    Global poverty, aspects and issues
    Global poverty, aspects and issues are related to the problem of overpopulation.

    In general, populations of all lifeforms grow exponentially that is by a steady proportion of whatever was there before. When there is no practical limit on resource then populations usually grow maximally and the only limit is that of the reproductive capacity of the female animal. About 10,000 years ago, human beings were obliged to commit themselves more or less fully to agriculture and the human population was 5 to 10 million. By the time of Christ, after only 8,000 years of large-scale agriculture, the human population was 100 to 300 million. After this time, the exponential growth of the population entered its rapid phase. The billion mark was passed by 1800 A.D. By year 2000, the human population exceeded 6 billion. Thus agriculture allowed a thousand-fold increase in numbers over a period of 10,000 years.

    In practical sense, agriculture cannot feed a human population that has grown beyond the capacity limit. We must ask ourselves whether we can stop the growth by means that are voluntary and benign, or whether the eventual environmental restraint will be out of our hands. At some questionable time in our future we will find that our soil will no longer have the nutrients it needs to produce quality food. For some time we may counter this problem by fresh weathering of rock. Not for long! The loss of lifeforms on Earth will be permanent.

    Obviously something has to be done! The Global Community proposes a tight global policy, benignly implemented, or it will be very nasty indeed. In practice, a human population of 10 to 12 billion would be too uncomfortably high and would add a high strain on world resources. What kind of world population would be reasonable? What goal should we aim at? A population should be small enough to be sustainable indefinitely and still allow plenty of leeway for ourselves and other lifeforms. It should also be large enough to allow the formation of healthy civilizations.

    We propose a world population of 500 million. The policy to apply is for every family to have only one or two children. It would take a thousand years to reach our goal of a population of 500 million.

    In 30 years an additional 200 million hectares will be needed to feed the growing populations in the tropics and subtropics, but only 93 million hectares are available in these nations for farms. Most of that land is forested and should be preserved. Other ways to feed this new population include:

    *     improved agricultural practices
    *     make use of salt-tolerant crops obtained by genetic engineering or use domesticated wild plants that are already salt-tolerant
    *     make use of stem cells for meat production, i.e. mass-producing of muscle tissue rather than animals

    With one-fifth of the world's total population, China has only 7% of the world's arable land. Mountains or deserts cover two-thirds of China, making only the balance of the land available to 1.5 billion people.

    An equitable and humane solution to overpopulation and overconsumption may be possible. Over the past millions of years, human beings have evolved into the dominant lifeform on the planet. However, in the last several centuries we have increasingly been using our relatively newly acquired power, especially our culturally evolved technologies, to deplete the natural capital of Earth, in particular its deep, rich agricultural soils, its groundwater stored during ice ages, and its biodiversity. This trend is being driven in large part by a combination of population growth and increasing per capita consumption, and it cannot be long continued without risking a collapse of our global civilization. Too many people, especially too many politicians and business executives, are under the delusion that such a disastrous end to the modern human enterprise can be avoided by economic and technological fixes that will allow the population and the economy to grow forever. The global financial crisis is a good example of using 'a fix' to fix the problem. Hundreds of billions of dollars were put into the global economy to fix the problem. But if we fail to bring population growth and over-consumption under control, the number of people on Earth is expected to grow from 6.7 billion today to 9 billion by the second half of the 21st century, then we will inhabit a planet where life becomes increasingly untenable because of looming crises: global warming, conflicts and wars over resources, and the degradation of the natural systems on which we all depend.

    The Global Community believes it is possible to build a better future for all of us by developing some consensus on goals through Global Dialogue 2009 in which people discuss the human predicament and decide whether they would like to see a maximum number of people living at a minimum standard of living, or perhaps a much lower population size that gives individuals a broad choice of lifestyles. It is clear that only widespread changes in norms can give humanity a chance of attaining a sustainable and reasonably conflict-free society. To achieve such change will involve everything from demographic policies and transformation of planet-wide energy, industrial, and agricultural systems, to North-South and interfaith relationships and military postures. Politicians, ecologists, industrialists, social scientists, everyday citizens, and the media must join this dialogue. Whether it is possible remains to be seen; societies have managed to make major transitions in the recent past, as the civil rights revolution in the United States and the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union clearly demonstrate. We will continue to hope and work for a cultural transformation in how we treat each other and the natural systems we depend upon. We can create a peaceful and sustainable global civilization, but it will require realistic thinking about the problems we face and a new mobilization of political will.

    There is a growing awareness that the unrestrained growth of populations should pay for itself. Taxes and utility costs must escalate in order to pay for the growth. In addition, growth brings increased levels of congestion, frustration, and air pollution. In recent years, several industrialized nations have seen taxpayer revolts in the form of ballot questions that were adopted to limit the allowed tax increases. The revolts have been in the nations that claimed to be the most prosperous because they had the largest rates of population growth. These limits on taxes were felt to be necessary to stop the tax increases that were required to pay for the growth. Unfortunately the growth has managed to continue, while the schools and other public agencies have suffered from the shortage of funds. Communities can slow their population growth by removing the many visible and hidden public subsidies that support and encourage growth.

    It clear that there will always be large opposition to programs of making population growth pay for itself. Those who profit from growth will use their considerable resources to convince the community that the community should pay the costs of growth. In our communities, making growth pay for itself could be a major tool to use in stopping the population growth.

    Nations experiencing decreases in Total Fertility Rate (TFR) are nations that are very different from each other racially, religiously, and politically, implying that the drive to stabilize populations is a global movement. It is being realized that more people now means less of everything else now and for generations to come, and that more people simply cause additional strain on already-strained resources. In fact, decreasing fertility is an important part of an economic development strategy.

    What happens to the idea of the dignity of the human species if this population growth continues at its present rate? It will be completely destroyed. Democracy cannot survive overpopulation.  Human dignity cannot survive overpopulation.  Convenience and decency cannot survive overpopulation.  As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears.  It doesn't matter if someone dies, the more people there are, the less one person matters.


    Having reached 6.7 billion in 2008, human population continues to grow. It was estimated that the population of the world in year 2050 will be over 9 billion. UN population projections for the year 2050 range from 7.9 billion to 10.9 billion, suggesting the extent to which we can influence our future. More people and higher incomes worldwide are multiplying humanity 's impact on the environment and on natural resources essential to life. Based on these trends, it is clear that the 21st century will witness even greater pressures on natural and social resources. Current demographic trends offer hope, however. Over the past 40 years the average number of children born to each woman has fallen from five to less than three. Young people increasingly want to wait to have children and to have smaller families. Policymakers have a choice. They can do nothing, or they can help ensure that in the 21st century the world 's population peaks with fewer than 8 billion people, simply by committing the financial resources to meet the needs of couples who want to have smaller families, later in life.

    Clearly the environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and beyond would be less difficult in a world with slower population growth or none at all. Population is a critical variable influencing the availability of each of the natural resources considered here. And access to family planning services is a critical variable influencing population. Use of family planning contributes powerfully to lower fertility, later childbearing, and slower population growth. Yet policymakers, environmentalists and the general public remain largely unaware of the growing interest of young people throughout the world in delaying pregnancies and planning their families. In greater proportions than ever, girls want to go to school and to college, and women want to find fulfilling and well-paid employment. Helping people in every country to obtain the information and services they need to put these ambitions into effect is all that can be done, and all that needs to be done, to end world population growth in the new century.

    Reproductive health services can help. Voluntary family planning and other reproductive health services can help couples avert high-risk pregnancies, prevent unwanted childbearing and abortion, and avoid diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, that can lead to death, disability, and infertility.

    Comprehensive reproductive health services, especially care in pregnancy and childbirth and for sexually transmitted infections, are key to preventing disability and death and improving women's health. Better access to emergency care during childbirth and safe abortion services would also contribute significantly to lower maternal death rates. Family planning diminishes risks associated with frequent childbearing and helps reduce reliance on abortion.

    An important obstacle to couple negotiation of contraceptive use and protection from STDs including HIV is that most women have unequal access to resources and decision-making. Yet women are more vulnerable to the consequences of unplanned pregnancies and often HIV/STI's. For these reasons, countering the prevailing gender stereotypes that increase risky behaviors and decrease couple communication is a key strategy for promoting good reproductive health.

    Individuals, too, can help bring about a world that is more secure and more supportive of life, health and happiness. They can educate themselves on population dynamics, consumption patterns and the impact of these forces on natural resources and the environment. They can be socially, politically and culturally active to elevate the issues they care about. They can become more environmentally responsible in their purchasing decisions and their use of energy and natural resources. And individuals and couples can consider the impacts of their reproductive decisions on their communities and the world as a whole.

    The world's forests provide goods and services essential to human and planetary well-being. But forests are disappearing faster today than ever before. Due both to deforestation and human population growth, the current ratio of forests to human beings is less than half what it was in 1960. Yet we not only need more forests, we need forests more than ever before–to protect the world's remaining plant and animal life, to prevent flooding, to slow human-induced climate change, and to provide the paper on which education and communication still depend. More efficient consumption of forest products and eventual stabilization of human population–a prospect that appears more promising today as birthrates decline–will be needed to conserve the world's forests in the coming millennium.

    Population dynamics are among the primary underlying causes of forest decline. Poverty, corruption, inequitable access to land and wasteful consumption practices also influence the decisions of governments, corporations and individuals to cut and clear forests. The interaction of these forces is most evident in areas such as South Asia, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa, where poverty, rapid population growth and weak institutions contribute to forest loss and severe environmental degradation.

    The dominant force in forest loss is growth in the demand for farmland. Subsistence agriculture is the principal cause of forest loss in Africa, Asia and much of Latin America. Slash-and-burn farming and other traditional techniques were sustainable for centuries when population densities were lower. Today they are a major factor, along with the expansion of commercial farms and livestock grazing areas, in the permanent conversion of wooded land to agriculture. The need to increase food production is expected to accelerate the forest-to-farmland cycle, especially in countries where alternatives for meeting this demand are limited.

    A typical American uses 15 times as much lumber and paper as a resident of a developing country. Reducing wood consumption in the industrialized world is unlikely to stop forest loss in developing countries however, since most of the wood consumed comes from trees in the industrialized countries themselves. Nevertheless, the consumption model offered to the rest of the world threatens accelerated forest loss as both populations and economies grow in developing countries.

    Population policies based on human development and the Scale of Global Rights offer the greatest hope for the future of forests. This is not an argument for population "control" but for the social investments that allow couples to choose when to have children and how many to have. Programs linking conservation activities with family planning services show promise for achieving both the sustainable use of forests and greater acceptance of reproductive health services.

    Sustainable wood consumption is essential for the future of forests. Individuals and institutions alike should promote the ecologically sound and socially responsible use of forest products. Eco-labeling, or the environmental certification of wood products, could speed the adoption of more sustainable forestry practices. Consumer demand for green-certified paper and other wood products is an important complement to recycling and other efforts to reduce wood consumption.


    Comprehensive population policies are an essential element in a world development strategy that combines access to reproductive health services, to education and economic opportunities, to improved energy and natural resource technologies, and to healthyer models of consumption and the "good life."

    Policies to decrease world population:
  • delay reproduction until later in life
    Delaying reproduction is important in influencing population growth rates. Over a period of 60 years, if people delay reproduction until they are 30 years old, you would have only two generations, while if you do not delay reproduction you would have three generations (one generation every 20 years).
  • spread your children farther apart
  • to have fewer children overall
  • government commitment to decreasing population growth
    Create policies that help decreasing the number of children being born. Policies such as income tax deductions for dependent children and maternity and paternity leaves are essentially pronatalist and should be eliminated.
  • programs that are locally designed and that include information on family planning and access to contraceptives
  • educational programs that emphasize the connection between family planning and social good
  • The vast disparities in reproductive health worldwide and the greater vulnerability of the poor to reproductive risk point to several steps all governments can take, with the support of other sectors, to improve the health of women and their families:

    • Give women more life choices. The low social and economic status of women and girls sets the stage for poor reproductive health

    • Invest in reproductive health care

    • Encourage delays in the onset of sexual activity and first births

    • Help couples prevent and manage unwanted childbearing

    • Ensure universal access to maternal health care

    • Support new reproductive health technologies

    • Increase efforts to address the HIV pandemic

    • Involve communities in evaluating and implementing programs

    • Develop partnerships with the private sector, policymakers and aid donors to broaden support for reproductive health


    • Measure Progress

    More and more young people on every continent want to start bearing children later in life and to have smaller families than at any time in history. Likewise, in greater proportions than ever, women and girls in particular want to go to school and to college, and they want to find fulfilling and well-paid employment. Helping people in every country obtain the information and services they need to put these ambitions into effect is all that can be done, and all that needs to be done, to bring world population growth to a stable landing in the new century.

    Conflicts and wars are not sustainable

    Building global communities require understanding of global problems this generation is facing. There are several major problems: conflicts and wars, no tolerance and compassion for one another, world overpopulation, human activities, as population increases the respect and value of a human life is in decline, insufficient protection and prevention for global health, scarcity of resources and drinking water, poverty, Fauna and Flora species disappearing at a fast rate, global warming and global climate change, global pollution, deforestation, permanent lost of the Earth's genetic heritage, and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet. We need to build global communities for all life on the planet. We need to build global communities that will manage themselves with the understanding of the above problems.

    The entire planet is in a state of low intensity civil war. The ruling elite profit off of the exploitation of the rest of the world.

    Poverty, large wealth gap between rich and poor, between the industrialized nations and the developing nations have been at the origin of conflicts and wars.

    There is lack of tolerance and compassion for one another. Conflicts and wars are not sustainable. They never were. The military option, war, is against global sustainability, global right, and global peace in a big way. 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, acid rain, and dangerous greenhouse gases have forced the global warming of the planet and the climate to change dangerously, the worst threat to humanity and all life. 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.

    War is the greatest violation of global 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. Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others.

    The impacts of our democracy are destroying the Earth global life-support systems. A few people have control over so much of the Earth. To live in a world at peace and have conditions of basic justice and fairness in human interactions, our democratic values must be based on the principle of equal rights to the Earth.

    Wars truly make no sense! The world is too crowded and too small nowadays! And weapons too lethal! So security cannot be achieved through the military. The only job the military should be asked to do today is to protect the global life-support systems. These systems have the highest priority on the Scale of Global Rights
    and are certainly more important than any of the other rights on the Scale including security. Simply because without life there is no other rights possible. Without Oxygen there is no life! Without clean water there is no life! So protect life on Earth at all costs. Wars are the biggest threat to life and to the ecosystems of the planet.

    Once again, this time in Iraq, we see the natural resource wealth of an entire nation enriching none but a criminal class and megacorporations. Iraq has 115 billion barrels of known oil reserves. That is more than five times the total in the United States. And, because of its long isolation, it is the least explored of the world’s oil-rich nations. A mere two thousand wells have been drilled across the entire country; in Texas alone there are a million. It has been estimated, by the Council on Foreign Relations, that Iraq may have a further 220 billion barrels of undiscovered oil; another study puts the figure at 300 billion. If these estimates are anywhere close to the mark, US forces are now sitting on one quarter of the world’s oil resources. The value of Iraqi oil, largely light crude with low production costs, would be of the order of $30 trillion at today’s prices. For purposes of comparison, the projected total cost of the US invasion/occupation is around $1 trillion. Who will get Iraq’s oil? One of the Bush administration’s ‘benchmarks’ for the Iraqi government is the passage of a law to distribute oil revenues. The draft law that the US has written for the Iraqi congress would cede nearly all the oil to Western companies. The Iraq National Oil Company would retain control of 17 of Iraq’s 80 existing oilfields, leaving the rest – including all yet to be discovered oil – under foreign corporate control for 30 years.

    The occupation may seem horribly botched on the face of it, but the Bush administration’s cavalier attitude towards ‘nation-building’ has all but ensured that Iraq will end up as an American protectorate for the next few decades – a necessary condition for the extraction of its oil wealth. If the US had managed to create a strong, democratic government in an Iraq effectively secured by its own army and police force, and had then departed, what would have stopped that government from taking control of its own oil, like every other regime in the Middle East? The costs are about ten billion dollars a month plus a few dozen American fatalities are negligible compared to $30 trillion in oil wealth, assured American geopolitical supremacy and gas for voters.

    Resources have become the new political boundaries
    Territorial conflicts has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

    The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of economic and military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries. Democracy is an excuse to gain control over those resources by mega corporations. 'Blood oil and gas' is certainly a proof of this statement.


    Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all. The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, water, oil, minerals, and all other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community along with the local communities where those resources are found. The Earth is the birthright of all life. The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.


    World poverty and food crisis

    In developing countries, the most important environmental pressure is linked to poverty. Poor people put pressure on the land and forests, over-exploiting them to survive. These countries must be helped. They must accept the implementation of the Scale of Global Rights and the Global Constitution of Earth Government into their way of life. We must give them access to technologies that use fewer resources, energy efficient technologies, 'clean' technologies.

    We cannot grow our way out of poverty. The only way to end poverty and heal our social divisions on an already over stressed planet is through a redistribution of resources from rich to poor and from nonessential to essential uses.


    The continued economic growth in India and China is an important factor to reduce world poverty. The rich-poor gap is getting wider in developing countries as well as within richer countries. Factors to help reduce the gap:

    *     be sustainable locally first and globally next only if needed. Let go the WTO, NAFTA or any free trade agreement that destroy your economy.
    *     annulment of world debt
    *     national economic policy reforms
    *     creation of symbiotical relationships between high-income countries with those less industrialized and entrepreneurial cultures
    *     improved international financial governance
    *     educating people about the Scale of Global Rights

    The debt of the developing nations to the rich nations was a form of global tax and therefore the poor or 'developing' nations dont have to pay it back. In fact poor nations should expect way more money as tax by the rich nations and not as loans. The state of the world today is the result of a specific set of interlocking institutions: the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. These institutions are designed to generate massive wealth for the few and poverty for the rest. The same people who make the decisions in government and corporation make the profit. They create a tight concentration of power. Together they are a form of anti-government whose only goal is profit. The IMF, through Structural Adjustment Programs, now directly runs the economies of over 70 countries. That means that about 1000 economists and bureaucrats control the economic policies for 1.4 billion people in these countries. That is a form of anti-government. The people that profit most from the global economy are white people. The people who are most oppressed by the global economy are people of colour. Racism and sexism have become the norm.

    The Global Community was looking for 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, but there it was all along right on our eyes. The Earth Court of Justice will be asked to decide on the debt be changed into an actual tax to be paid by the rich nations to the poor nations, and to decide on the amount of tax to be paid. Developing nations will then be able to start rebuilding their communities as per the Scale of Global Rights. They will not have to satisfy the economic needs and wishes of the rich nations. The Earth Court of Justice will also be asked to rule illegal the activities of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO unless they become a part of a greater whole such as the Earth Ministry of Financial Institutions. These institutions will be controlled by the Global Community.

    Because governments of poor nations had to promote 'free trade', this situation cause barriers to trade to be eliminated and now we are seeing the globalization of 'free trade'. Poor nations are now asked to produce only the products they are good at producing and buy from other countries the products they are not as good at producing. This way the economy of a nation will function at maximum efficiency. So now governments are told to open up their borders and to stop meddling in markets, so that competition will be free internationally. Often what is called trade is really moving of resources across borders between subsidiaries of the same corporation. Nothing to do with free competition. Economic activity is centrally-managed and planned by the corporate elite. Capital move freely across borders as restrictions on the flow of money have been removed. Corporations can relocate their operations to the countries with the lowest wages, the least active unions and the lowest environmental standards. The reality is that more polluting industries are encouraged to relocate to poorer countries. A polluting industry tends to increase the chances that people in the surrounding area will have health problems. If pollution kills someone or makes them unable to work, the cost to the economy, or to the industry in the case of a law-suit, would be roughly equal to the projected wages that the person would have earned in the rest of their life. In a country with low life expectancy and low wages, this cost will be lessened. It costs less to dump a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country.

    The fate of global food production has now become one of the terrors of the future.

    Much of our current recessionary downturn has been caused by market speculation, from the oil and food sector all the way to the White House itself. For the last seven years, the Bush administration has placed climate crisis on the back burner in existential pursuit of resource wars and an "American way of life" that has turned from a dream of Hummers, housing and bling into a nightmare of price hikes, foreclosures and layoffs.

    Food riots are breaking out across the planet. We must re-examine corporate control of the food supply. The rise in global food prices has sparked a number of protests in recent weeks, highlighting the worsening epidemic of global hunger. The World Bank estimates world food prices have risen 80 percent over the last three years and that at least thirty-three countries face social unrest as a result. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned the growing global food crisis has reached emergency proportions.

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

    Several causes factor into the global food price hike, many linked to human activity. These include human-driven climate change, the soaring cost of oil and a Western-led focus on biofuels that turns food into fuel.

    This is the brutal world of capitalist agriculture – a world where some people destroy food because prices are too low, and others literally eat dirt because food prices are too high.

    We are in the midst of an unprecedented worldwide food price inflation that has driven prices to their highest levels in decades. The increases affect most kinds of food, but in particular the most important staples – wheat, corn, and rice. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that between March 2007 and March 2008 prices of cereals increased 88%, oils and fats 106%, and dairy 48%.

    These increases are catastrophic for the 2.6 billion people around the world who live on less than US$2 a day and spend 60% to 80% of their incomes on food. Hundreds of millions cannot afford to eat. Food is not just another commodity, it is absolutely essential for human survival. Those most hit by shortage include the rural landless, pastoralists and the majority of small-scale farmers. But the impact is greatest on the urban poor. And the rises are producing what we are calling the "new face of hunger" -- people who suddenly can no longer afford the food they see on store shelves because prices have soared beyond their reach.

    The very least that humanity should expect from any government or social system is that it try to prevent starvation – and above all that it not promote policies that deny food to hungry people.

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was absolutely correct on April 24 when he described the food crisis as the greatest demonstration of the historical failure of the capitalist model.

    There are many factors contributing to this current crisis, including the rising price of oil, deregulated agricultural markets, financial speculation, and biofuels. Another key factor is climate change, which is affecting crop yield and food production. It is time for us to get serious about understanding the way climate change affects water resources for food production and conversely the way agricultural water use is leading to climate change. Agricultural practices geared towards growing export-oriented monoculture crops are chemical intensive and have resulted in high levels of pollution in local water systems. In addition, nitrogen used in fertilizers leaches into water courses increasing the indirect nitrous oxide emissions downstream. This model of production has intensified water use, both in terms of the water going into the growing of the commodities themselves, but also in terms of inter-basin water transfers. Protecting our waters in local watersheds and wetlands and using them judiciously in support of local agricultural systems and livelihood practices, rather than continuing with the current strategy of promoting export-oriented, monoculture, industrial, water-guzzling agricultural systems, is key to reducing the water sector's direct contributions to climate change. Moreover local practices that conserve and enhance local water availability to ensure resilience of rain-fed agricultural systems are necessary as an adaptation mechanism, to meet climate challenges and to help meet food security goals, two of the biggest challenges for developing countries today. It is time to reevaluate our agricultural policies that promote water and energy intensive agriculture. Doing so will help us cope with extreme changes in the hydrological cycle and resultant food and water crises many communities and nations are sure to face. Effective and sustainable water management in agriculture in support of healthy food systems needs to be part of the climate solution.

    We need to form a global ministry dealing only about agriculture, food production and the protection of our soils. All nations will be part of the ministry. We have to design systems of food production that meet our own needs, and also leave room for these other lifeforms we want to take along with us. Western agriculture is designed in the end to maximize profit. As a primordial human right, the prime concern of the human species is to feed people. Therefore we have to do things differently. We will have to produce less livestock as we effectively double the population we need to feed: ourselves, plus the livestock that is supposed to be feeding us. We also have to apportion the land surface of the whole world more efficiently, using some for highhly intensive food production (which makes use of less land), some for extensive agriculture (combining food production with wildlife conservation) and designing some specifically as wilderness areas with global corridors between them.

    The Global Community is now applying more emphasis on the urgent need from the people of all nations to give everyone essential services.

    World Summit of the G20 nations and the new World Order

    The White House has been running a deficit of nearly a half trillion dollars for a long period of time, and has accumulated a nation debt of over 10 trillion dollars. Such state of affairs was actually that of a bankrupted nation. The high deficit was caused in large part by the huge military expenditures, the US war industry.

    Over a decade now, and in several press releases, the Global Community has made everyone aware of this critical situation, and how dangerous the US military and NATO allies were actually bringing the social fabric of the world to a complete breakdown. The October Press Release made that very clear
    and has caused a domino effect that started with NATO not wanting to take the blame for the global crisis and forced the collapse of the financial bubbles in the stock market, the Wall Street financial crisis. Americans are too proud of their military to throw away the blame of their bankrupted economy in large part onto their astronomically high military expenditures, which truly bankrupted America long before the financial crisis. The financial crisis reflected fundamentally bad financial principles.

    The global financial crisis has propelled the French Leader and EU Leader to go all around the world to orgainize a Summit this November, the Summit of all G20 nations, the most industrialized nations, and 'fix' the crisis. The G20 (Group of 20) is a group consisting of 19 of the world's largest economies, together with the European Union. The G20 was formed as a new forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system. It studies, reviews, and promotes discussion among key industrial and emerging market countries of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability, and seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization. The G5 group, India, China, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa, could play a stabilising role, especially as it includes several of the world’s largest countries, each with huge poor populations. The Group of Eight major industrial nations (G8) were first to announce that they will hold a global summit in November to forge common action to prevent another economic meltdown. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said all European Union nations now backed radical restructuring of international institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. He said that the Summit will lead toward "a new capitalism." Sarkozy said emerging economies such as China, India and others outside the G-8 - the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Russia - should also participate because "no one should feel excluded from what we are recasting."

    These leaders are interested in fixing their economies, not the global crisis. They are interested in money, the stock market, not the people of world, the future of the next generations, the protection of life on our planet, or the environment. A money fix will not solve a problem. Money is used to deal with goods as an exchange between people, businesses and governments in the world. The problem is not money. The problem is the amount of goods being taken from the Earth, exchanged and consumed, and all the pollution associated with this process. The problem is the fundamentally wrong economic system created to allow these exchanges to occur for the benefit of a few rich people on the planet and at the expenses of an overpopulated world, the poor and the middle class people, 6.7 billion people, and at the expenses of all life on Earth, the environment, and the global life-support systems. A money fix is not the solution.

    They will also talk about NATO's future and how the organiztion can be used to rule the world under the leadership of the G8 nations. A fundamentally bad new world order.

    The main intergovernmental bodies including the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organizations (WTO), the European Union (EU), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have all endorsed the New World Order on behalf of their corporate sponsors. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military alliance of democratic states in Europe and North America, is the official protector of the corporate sponsors. Governments in both developed and developing countries have abandoned their historical role of regulating key economic variables as well as ensuring a minimum livelihood for their people. They are no longer sustainable locally. This shows that the United Nations failed to implement the concept of sustainable development.

    We are dealing with a complex and centralized constellation of economic power in which the instruments of market manipulation have a direct bearing on the lives of billions of people. The prices of food, water, fuel are determined at the global level, beyond the reach of national government policy. The price hikes of these three essential commodities constitute an instrument of economic warfare, carried out through the free market. These hikes in the prices of food, water and fuel are contributing in a very real sense to eliminating the poor through starvation deaths. The sugar coated bullets of the free market kill our children. The act to kill is instrumented in a detached fashion through computer program trading on the commodity exchanges, where the global prices of rice, wheat and corn are decided upon.

    When the Global Community is confronted with the latest evidence of the startling growth of income and the ever increasing chasm of wealth inequality around the world, we need to recognize obscene social and economic arrangements for what they are and demand something different. Presently, there are nearly 500 billionaires worldwide whereas 2 billion live on a dollar a day or less. Tens of millions of children are locked out of school because their parents are unable to afford school fees. More than a million children die a year from diarrhea because their families lack access to clean drinking water. More than one billion people worldwide do not get essential health care. On average, developing countries have one doctor for every 6,000 people whereas industrialized countries have one for every 350 people. Under developed countries face a nightmare of almost no healthcare for their teeming masses.

    We live in a world where all natural and human resources are exploited mercilessly, so that a small minority can consume far more than their rightful share of the world's real wealth. Those at the helm, the big corporate rulers, are getting bail-outs in this financial crisis, not Main Street. Now, as we push the exploitation of the Earth social and environmental systems beyond their limits of tolerance, we face the reality that the industrial era faces a burnout, because it is exhausting the human and natural resource base on which our very lives depend.

    Living at the crossroads of this global crisis, we must hasten its passage, while assisting in the birth of a new civilization, the global civilization, based on life affirming rather than money affirming values. All over the world people are indeed waking up to the truth. We should strive and take steps to reclaim and rebuild our local economy. Be sustainable locally first, and globally next only if needed. Let go the WTO, NAFTA or any free trade agreement.

    It should also be our goal to create locally owned enterprises that sustainably harvest and process local resources to produce jobs, goods and services. Ideally our economy should be local; rooting power in the people and communities who realize their well being depends on the health and vitality of their local ecosystem. We should favor local firms and workers, who pay local taxes, live by local rules, respect and nurture the local ecosystems, compete fairly in local markets, and contribute to community life. Labour should not be taxed but pollution should. The exploitation and use of natural resources should also be taxed.

    A global economy empowers global corporations and financial institutions, local economies empower people. It is our consciousness, our ways of thinking and our sense of membership in a larger community, which should be global, the Global Community. Perhaps the most important fact of all, albeit forgotten, is that life is about living, not consuming. A life of material sufficiency can be filled with social, cultural, intellectual and spiritual abundance that place no burden on the planet. It is time to assume responsibility for creating a new future of just and sustainable societies free from the myth that competition, greed and mindless consumption are paths to individual and collective fulfillment.

    During the Summit, the G8 leaders will also talk about NATO's future and how the organiztion can be used to rule the world under the leadership of the G8 - G20 nations. A fundamentally bad new world order.

    The EU has operated in partnership and alliance with U.S. imperialism in military affairs and in international forums like the World Trade Organization. There are huge inflows of U.S. capital into Western Europe, and huge inflows of West European capital into the U.S. At the same time, the EU represents a major, and growing, competitive challenge to U.S. imperialism within an international framework dominated by the United States.

    How the EU challenge further develops will be influenced by the interplay of economic and non-economic factors:

    *     There is the question of the evolution of NATO, the U.S.-led military alliance of which major EU countries are a part.

    *     There is the dynamic element of the EU’s relations with Russia and China, both of which are rising powers in the world economy and both of which are becoming ever more significant trading partners with the EU.

    *     There are the wars for empire in the Middle East and in Afghanistan where West European imperialism is heavily involved with the U.S. and whose outcomes are far from determined.

    *     There is a clash globally between an outmoded world-dominating and world-exploitative imperialism and an outmoded Islamic fundamentalism, which has thrived in response to the onslaughts of imperialism but which offers no real and liberating solution to imperialism. And within Europe reactionary Islamic fundamentalism is gaining ground and influence among sections of immigrants.

    *     There are the effects of social struggles in Europe today and around the world, and the potential for revolutionary struggle to emerge and to impact the situation in the EU countries and the world as a whole.

    The EU may find itself torn between those within its imperialist ruling classes calling for a more robust European military capacity and those that still want to rely on the NATO alliance. The pathways towards a greater or lesser EU international geopolitical role would be profoundly influenced by a major move by China to wrench more initiative in the world economy and/or to forge closer alliance with Russia. In June 2008, the French government announced a reorientation of French security policy towards deeper relations with NATO. This was presented as a turn towards NATO and the EU along with bolstering the EU’s capacity to plan and conduct its own military operations.

    Contradictions between France and Germany, core forces of the EU, and the U.S. over the war in Iraq have been very acute. And there have been other contradictions; for instance, a dispute broke out in 2005 when the EU lifted an arms embargo imposed on China after the 1989 Tiananmen uprising of students and workers. And even where there is more (apparent) unity, as in putting pressure on Iran, it is also the case that rivalries are playing out within the NATO alliance. The EU has necessity and freedom. The overall EU strategy seems to be one of “biding time”: promote further institutional integration within the EU bloc, seek out closer partnerships with other major powers, and take advantage of difficulties and setbacks of U.S. imperialism. But the pace, direction, and assertiveness of the EU will be influenced by underlying global trends and by unforeseen developments—internal and external to this bloc.

    Peak Oil and Gas Movement

    Welcome to the age of Peak Oil and Gas: as oil prices hit new highs and supplies sink, our way of life drastically changes. We are nearing the end of the Petroleum Age. Major investors are not likely to cough up the trillions of dollars needed to substantially boost production in the years ahead, suggesting that the global output of conventional petroleum will not reach the elevated levels needed for the global economy but has begun an irreversible decline.

    The use of military force will continue to protect the flow of imported petroleum. In Washington, that energy strategy has generally enjoyed broad bipartisan support. The current debacle in Iraq will not shake this consensus. In fact, the opposite appears to be the case: possibly fearful that the chaos in Iraq will spread to other countries in the Gulf region, senior figures in both parties are calling for a reinvigorated US military role in the protection of foreign energy deliveries. The US military presence in key producing areas and in the sea lanes that carry foreign oil to American shores will always be a priority by whoever is at the helm of the White House. The strategic stance adopted by President Bush in justifying his determination to retain a potent US force in Iraq has been passed on to the Democrates. We should expect an increase in the use of military force to protect the overseas flow of oil, as the threat level rises along with the need for new investment to avert even further reductions in global supplies.

    What happens when the energy supply stops growing, but the population continues to grow? More importantly, what happens when the energy supply begins to decline, as population continues to grow?

    Peak oil and gas is not simply an issue of learning to conserve or finding ways to do more with less. It isn't simply about the possibility of economic collapse, war, starvation or global pandemic. It isn't just about changing our behaviors or our beliefs. It is about turning ourselves inside-out, and not only surviving the transformation, but also being and living equal and in harmony with all the rest.

    The new world order is now where energy governs what we eat, where we live, and if and when we travel. This new world order will be characterized by fierce international competition for dwindling stocks of oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium, as well as by a tidal shift in power and wealth from energy-deficit states like China, Japan, and the United States to energy-surplus states like Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. In the process, the lives of everyone will be affected in one way or another; with poor and middle-class consumers in the energy-deficit states experiencing the harshest effects. That is most of us and our children.

    As a start to fixing our energy problem is to recognize what we have done wrong. For instance we need to revert the trend of using biofuel obtained from food products. Biofuels, far from reducing greenhouse gas emissions, actually have a negative environmental footprint. A trade-off between fuel and food has taking place, and that the economically more attractive production of biofuels for the industrialized countries has crowded out food production for the poorest regions of the world. Increasing prices of food, and their scarcity, have recently sparked riots.

    Biofuels gained from extensive plantations of oil palms, soybean, rapeseeds and the like have a negative environmental footprint due to massive use of pesticides and fertilizers, which leads to acidification of groundwater.

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

    Petroleum supplies are declining as demand increases. This unfolding trend will radically change human habitation on the Earth. Among the consequences will be the drastic reduction of food and fresh water available to people, not only in poorer parts of the globe, but throughout the planet. Industrial societies with their industrial agriculture are dependent upon fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas, and coal for many things, including transportation, electricity, and making plastics and other modern essentials. Oil is the main ingredient in conventional food. As the supply of petroleum and other fossil fuels decline Peak Water and Peak Food will follow. In recent months we have seen the return of food riots in the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Industrial societies run on electricity powered by the cheap energy of fossil fuels. As the supply of those energy sources decline and world-wide competition for them through wars and other means heighten, more electrical grids will fail, and with them access to both food and water. We need even more than food security; we need food sovereignty. Who controls your food? Growing at least part of one's own food, and having something to trade, will be essential to survival.

    Oil and natural gas depletion will soon begin to undermine the capacity of urban and metropolitan areas to sustain human life. Modern urban and metropolitan life depends on oil and natural gas for food production and distribution, residential heating, water purification and distribution, sanitation, and the power grid that delivers electricity for the pumping of gasoline and diesel, airports, communications, elevators, home heating controls, and automated building systems. As international food transport collapses, most oil rich nations face starvation too, regardless of how much oil they possess. Oil depletion means population decline for all urban areas. The notion that urban and suburban dwellers will relocate to small villages in agricultural regions is unrealistic. In the ensuing Peak Oil generated global economic depression, the value of urban residential properties will plummet. Increasing unemployment will slow new house sales and accelerate mortgage and property tax foreclosures. With more and more urban homes up for sale, their prices will decline sharply. And, as the price of urban property declines in value, rural property will increase in comparative value. At the same time, the cost of building new homes in rural areas will increase with the increasing cost of oil and natural gas. Building materials (asphalt and fiberglass shingles, cement, plastic and aluminum siding, fiberglass insulation, glass, lumber, and bricks) are either made from oil or they are manufactured with the energy of oil, natural gas, and coal. All building materials and construction workers are transported using oil (diesel and gasoline). Electricity that is used in the manufacture and construction of houses will also become more expensive. Coal (which is transported with diesel) and natural gas (which uses oil in exploration, drilling operations, and transport of workers) provide the energy for electric power generation. Thus coal and natural gas costs, as well as the cost of electricity, will increase with the increasing price of oil. Similarly, the construction of residential water (wells and pumps) and sanitation systems (septic systems or outhouses in rural areas) will cost more and more as the price of oil increases.

    Global crude oil production has already begun to decline, from 100 million barrels per day to 60 million barrels per day by 2015. During the same time demand will increase 20%. The price of oil will skyrocket like never before. No one can reverse this trend, nor can we conserve our way out of this catastrophe. Because the demand for oil is so high, it will always exceed the level of production; thus oil depletion will proceed at the same rate until all recoverable oil is extracted. Alternatives energies will not fill the gap. And most alternatives yield electric power, but we need liquid fuels for tractors/combines, 18 wheel trucks, trains, ships, and mining equipment. The proponents of the electric economy, the hydrogen economy, or an algal bio-diesel economy ignore the obvious. There is little capital, time, energy, or public will for such trillion dollar infrastructure makeovers. The belief in alternative energies is so strong that most scientists and politicians avoid examining obvious questions – does the development of alternative energies consume more energy than they provide, and do alternative energies consume liquid fuels and give us electric power, which is not what we need? We are facing the collapse of the highways that depend on diesel trucks for maintenance of bridges, cleaning culverts to avoid road washouts, snow plowing, roadbed and surface repair. When the highways fail, so will the power grid, as highways carry the parts, transformers, steel for pylons, and high tension cables, all from far away. With the highways out, there will be no food coming in from "outside," and without the power grid virtually nothing works, including home heating, pumping of gasoline and diesel, airports, communications, and automated systems. After the last power black out, the people living in rural areas will find that surviving will become increasing difficult without all of the goods from the “outside” (food, canning jars, fencing, roofing, hay, straw, seed, animal feed, plastic tarps, fertilizer, clothes, fabric, medicine, hardware, saws, wood stoves, etc.). The survivors will be the very few who live in areas with good rain and soil and who prepared intelligently for a life without oil.

    No nation can become a superpower without being rich because it is only the wealth that builds a mighty army, air force and navy and subsequently leads to the nation becoming an empire. That was the cases with Turkey, Great Britain, Germany, USSR, Spain, Belgium, Italy and Japan in the last century. They all sought gold, silver, copper, iron and precious jewellery to amass a wealth and also robbed weaker nations of their essential resources but like the mighty Romans, they too were defeated only to become a chapter in the history of empires. There is no dispute that it is about oil. It is oil and not gold, silver, copper, iron and precious jewellery that has now become the lifelines of all nations, including China, India and USA. These countries rank first as global consumers of the world’s oil production. Between them, they consume 40 million bbls crude oil per day or 40% of the global production. China was a net exporter of oil until 1993 and now, like the US, it is a net importer. Without oil, their industrial outputs would grind to a screeching halt. It is therefore natural that the source of the next conflict will be oil and the Middle East and the Indian Ocean as the fault lines between the nations of the east and the west. The US, India and China are seeking security of energy supply but they are doing so in different ways. China is also aspiring for energy security but, unlike the US which has the psyche of an empire, it is seeking security of supply through investments and not occupation. The goals for energy security are in reverse modes. The US has been transformed from democracy to a capitalistic oligarchy whereas China is moving from oligarchy to socialist capitalism. The US is an indebted nation whereas China is a lender nation. The Americans are becoming poorer, lavish and lazy because of a lack of incentives and ideology from their leadership. The Chinese, in contrast, are becoming richer, frugal and hard working because of incentives and a cultural ideology. China has been investing heavily in Iran’s energy to the tune of billions of dollars and also in Canada, Africa and Central Asian countries. Whereas China is seeking to protect shipments of oil, the US, in sharp contrast, is seeking plans to deny shipments of oil to China. These two divergent views will have to ultimately clash along the critical maritime flash points from the narrow Strait of Hormuz to the long and very narrow Strait of Malacca as the energy game speeds over the next 5 years.

    Protection of the global life-support systems and the environment

    There are many related aspects of the global life-support systems:

    *     global warming
    *     Ozone layer
    *     wastes of all kind including nuclear and release of radiation
    *     global pollution
    *     climate change
    *     species of the fauna and flora becoming extinct
    *     losses of forest cover and of biological diversity
    *     the capacity for photosynthesis
    *     the water cycle
    *     food production systems
    *     genetic resources
    *     chemicals produced for human use and not found in nature and, eventually, reaching the environment with impacts on Earth's waters, soils, air, and ecology
    *     ship Captains and owners dumping waste oils in oceans
    *     human activities of all kinds have disastrous impacts on the life-support systems: overfishing and bottom trawling, car and truck manufacturers using fossil fuels, etc.

    The environment and development are two big challenges facing human society in this century. The continuous degradation of the environment has directly affected the very survival and sustainable development of human beings. How to realise a more balanced development of economic growth and environmental protection has become a critical issue that requires the United States, China, India and the whole world to address urgently. Human consumption of the natural resources has been constantly increasing over the past four decades to result in a growing overshoot of what the Earth can sustainably supply. Sustainable development requires humans to manage their demands on natural resources strictly within the Earth's capacity to regenerate, which describes the concept of biological capacity.

    As greenhouse gas emissions are increasing every year, as more and more coal-powered generators are being built, as larger trucks are carrying goods over longer distances and as the population continues to increase, the Global Community is faced with an environmental crisis. This means the loss of most of the world’s best agricultural land to rising seas, the end of trade as docks and cities are flooded, and the displacement of billions of men, women and children. It means nuclear war and genocide, enormous suffering and the end of diversity in both human cultures and living creatures. It means the end of civilisation and a return to the most primitive way of life imaginable for the few thousand scattered survivors. It means that we will have long passed the point of no return, and that even if we do stop emitting more pollutants into the air we will have begun the unstoppable release of methane from permafrost and under-sea clathrates that will quite rapidly take the world to even higher temperatures at which little life will remain. We could end up like Mars or Venus. At the speed at which things are changing, this could happen in our lifetime.

    The "more is better" version of the American dream is unsustainable environmentally, fueling a level of resource consumption that the planet cannot keep up with. It is personally unsustainable, drawing families into a work-and-spend treadmill that depletes savings and clutters lives. And now we see it is unsustainable economically, as well. Wall Street crash has taken down Main Street and most world economies. Whatever economy emerges from this crisis will need to put less emphasis on "more" stuff and greater emphasis on more of what matters -- like healthy communities, a healthy planet and a higher quality of life. In righting the economic ship, the end game shouldn't be to plug up a broken vessel, but to move to something more seaworthy -- one that sails within both personal and ecological limits.

    Global warming is the highest threat to Earth security and is everyone's business. Terrorism was, and still is, a problem humanity needed to tackle head-on and resolve the best we could, but global warming is by far the greatest threat to security of all people on Earth and to life itself. We have never tackle the problem head-on. We played around the problem and its solution. We know the solution to the problem of global warming, we know what we need to do to make this generation and future generations safe and secure, but we just never do what we really have to do to resolve the problem. The biggest problem is that we are getting too proud about things that are completely unimportant and missing out on the things that are truly important. A place to start is to get acquainted with the Scale of Global Rights and with the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act . The Global Community is asking North Americans and everyone else on Earth to tackle the problem head-on. We must solve the problem we have with global warming.

    Oil, gas and coal companies are responsible and accountable of their products from beginning to end. The 'end' for an oil company does not end at the gas pump where a consumer buy your refine products. No! The end for you goes all the way to global warming, to pollution of the environment, to the destruction of the global life-support systems, to taking away lives of future generations, to the destruction of life on Earth. Very much so!

    A two-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions could flip the Amazon forest from being the Earth's vital air conditioner to a flamethrower that cooks the planet. The trees of the Amazon contain at least 100 billion tonnes of carbon, 15 years worth of global emissions from all sources. It is not only essential for cooling the world's temperature but also such a large source of freshwater that it may be enough to influence some of the great ocean currents. It is in everyone's interest to keep the Amazon intact, but deforestation continues apace, driven by expanding cattle ranching, soy farming, conversion into sugar cane for biofuel and logging. This assault is drying out the forest, making it more vulnerable to burning. Rising global temperatures are also increasing evaporation rates, drying the forest further.

    Everything in the modern world is dependent on hydrocarbons. From hydrocarbons we get fuel, fertilizer, pesticides, lubricants, plastic, paint, synthetic fabrics, asphalt, pharmaceuticals, and many other things. When oil goes, our entire industrial society will go with it. We must therefore look to primitive technology. On a broader scale, one could can say that modern industrial society is based on hydrocarbons, metals, and electricity. The three are intricately connected; each is only accessible if the other two are present. Electricity, for example, has been possible on a global scale only with hydrocarbons. The same is true of metals: most metals are now becoming rare, and the forms that remain can be processed only with modern machinery — which requires hydrocarbons. There is no way of breaking that "triangle. What we are then looking at is a society far more primitive than the one to which we have been accustomed.

    Dangerous global pollution problems caused by enhanced methane (CH4) that leaks off the eastern Siberian coast (about 100 times the background level of about 1780 parts per billion CH4) and off Svalbard (Norway) have been overshadowed in the media by the collapse of the global credit bubble. At the root of both is a common thread, deregulation, including open-ended permits to pollute the atmosphere and the oceans, little-regulated financial systems and economic globalization, representing failure by governments to protect the life and welfare of their populations. For some time now, climate scientists warned that melting of subpolar permafrost and warming of the Arctic Sea (up to 4 degrees C during 2005–2008 relative to the 1951–1980) are likely to result in the dissociation of methane hydrates and the release of this powerful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere (methane: 62 times the infrared warming effect of CO2 over 20 years and 21 times over 100 years). The amount of carbon stored in Arctic sediments and permafrost is estimated as 500–2500 Gigaton Carbon (GtC), as compared with the world’s total fossil fuel reserves estimated as 5000 GtC. Compare with the 700 GtC of the atmosphere, which regulate CO2 levels in the range of 180–300 parts per million and land temperatures in a range of about – 50 to + 50 degrees C, which allowed the evolution of warm blooded mammals. The continuing use of the atmosphere as an open sewer for industrial pollution has already added some 305 GtC to the atmosphere together with land clearing and animal-emitted methane. This raised CO2 levels to 387 ppm CO2 to date, leading toward conditions which existed on Earth about 3 million years (Ma) ago (mid-Pliocene), when CO2 levels rose to about 400 ppm, temperatures to about 2–3 degrees C and sea levels by about 25 +/- 12 metres. There is little evidence for a extinction at 3 Ma. However, by crossing above a CO2 level of 400 ppm the atmosphere is moving into uncharted territory. At this stage, enhanced methane leaks threaten climate events, such as the massive methane release and fauna extinction of55 million years ago, which was marked by rise of CO2 to near-1000 ppm. The $700 billion donated by the US Congress to save corrupt financial dealers are required for fast-tracked conversion from polluting to clean energy utilities and vehicles. The trillions of dollars spent since WWII on bombing peasant populations in their fields in the name of democracy and freedom are needed for replanting deforested regions of the Earth.

    In a time when the old world order is shattering, a global movement is emerging to challenge the use of war as a tool of statecraft. Cheap oil provided an energy subsidy that defined the wars, economies, settlements, values, and lifestyles of the 20th century. The result was a century of wasteful extravagance and inefficiency that encouraged us to squander virtually all Earth's resources -- including water, land, forests, fisheries, soils, minerals, and natural waste recycling capacity. We are now waking up to the morning-after consequences of a brief but raucous party. These include depleted natural systems, unsustainable economies, an obsolete physical infrastructure, and a six-fold increase in the human population dependent on the diminished resources of a finite planet. Cheap oil also fueled a zero sum global competition for access to resources -- particularly cheap oil -- and for the military superiority required to secure that access. The United States combined the global projection of military power with the global projection of economic and cultural power to achieve unchallenged global dominance as the sole reigning superpower. Cheap oil is no more and the global projection of military and economic power it made possible is no longer viable.

    To avoid driving Earth's system of climate regulation into irrevocable collapse, the Global Community must achieve at least an 80 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050 and possibly sooner. Less noted is the corresponding imperative that to avoid irrevocable social collapse, we must simultaneously achieve an equitable allocation of allowable emissions to meet the essential needs of every person on the planet. This presents a particular challenge for the United States. As the world's leading producer of green house gases, our emissions reduction must be closer to 90 percent. There is no place in this equation for war or the global projection of military power. Beyond the fact that military planes, ships, and vehicles are gluttonous consumers of oil, the central activity of warfare is to kill and maim people and destroy critical infrastructure to impair capacity for normal life. The collateral damage includes massive scale toxic and radioactive environmental contamination that renders growing portions of our crowded planet uninhabitable. The more we humans war the more certain our ultimate collective demise.

    Crisis of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health

    We are facing crises of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health. We need leadership in the protection of all our natural resources. All of our natural resources are in peril because of what we do and what that does to our planet. We are facing a fresh water crisis. We are facing a food crisis. We are facing a crisis over deforestation. And we are facing crises in our oceans. While carbon emissions from fossil fuels pollute the air, so does a lot of other stuff. Now is the time to press for leadership in the protection of all our natural resources. We must increase our freshwater supply by about 20 percent by the year 2025 to meet world demand, and 90 cities still dump sewage into it. The price of most food has doubled over the past year, forcing millions deeper into poverty and malnourishment. There is now six times as much plastic as zooplankton in parts of the Pacific Ocean, and 90 percent of the big fish on Earth have disappeared. Meanwhile, we have an ever-increasing waste and electronic-waste burden on our hands. We each create twice as much trash per day as we did 40 years ago. The average size of our landfills has multiplied 25 times in that period as well. And our e-waste burden is so bad that we ship 80 percent of it overseas to countries with weak environmental standards. These countries in turn make products from our discards and ship them right back to us. (And we wonder how lead paint gets in toys.) As well, up to 40 percent of global wood production is from illegal timber operations. Deforestation not only displaces people and endangers species, it is the second biggest cause of climate change. (It isn't only fossil fuels that cause global warming.) To be sure, an alternative energy supply is needed and important. But let's not forget the importance of other environmental factors crucial to our health and well-being, not to mention the planet's.

    The forests have global implications not just on life but on the quality of it. Trees improve the quality of the air that species breath by trapping carbon and other particles produced by pollution. Trees determine rainfall and replenish the atmosphere. As more water gets put back in the atmosphere, clouds form and provide another way to block out the sun's heat. Trees are what cool and regulates the earth's climate in conjunction with other such valuable services as preventing erosion, landslides, and making the most infertile soil rich with life.

    The boreal forest is increasingly threatened by a range of resource extraction and other human activities.

    The boreal forest's role in global climate control is important. In fact, the Boreal Forests are just as important to the global ecosystem as the Tropical Forests and they should be given equal attention by all concerned with forestry and the environment. Locked up in the Boreal forests are vast amounts of carbon, and their biomass is so huge and so vital that when they are in their maximum growth phase during the northern spring and summer, the worldwide levels of carbon dioxide fall and the worldwide levels of oxygen rise. At the international level a number of environmental regimes, like the Kyoto Protocol and the Convention on Biological Diversity, are evolving in ways that could potentially have a major influence on forest land development strategies of nations. At more local levels, decentralization is facilitating what is in some a cases, a return to more community-based rather than state-centered forms of forest management.

    The Global Community believes that to protect this ecosystem, industrial activity both inside and outside the boreal forest must be carefully regulated. Large reserves able to maintain their ecological integrity must be adequately set aside and thorough environmental assessments must be carried out before governments decide.

    Most of the world's rainforest has been severely impacted by human activities. Impacts are severe. Some are listed in Table below.

    Our current way of life is unsustainable. We are the first species that will have to self-consciously impose limits on ourselves if we are to survive.

    We will need ways of organizing ourselves to help us live in a world with less energy and fewer material goods. We all have to develop the skills needed to survive, and we will need to recover a deep sense of community that has disappeared from many of our lives. This means abandoning a sense of ourselves as consumption machines, which the contemporary culture promotes, and deepening our notions of what it means to be humans in search of meaning. We have to learn to tell different stories about our sense of self, our connection to others, and our place in nature. The stories we tell will matter, as will the skills we learn.

    Some people say it was a Magnitude 5.9 quake that hits off Indonesia. Be is there any proof of that? In the confusion of all, everyone believed what the media was saying. The media was being told information from governments but no one actually can prove it was an earquake that created the tsunami. No one truly knows for sure. There is now another theory. A submarine was testing the use of nuclear war heads by exploding them over the ocean bottom. Actually, it was not the first time that some nations have exploded nuclear war heads in the oceans. Our oceans have been hit several times. Exploding war heads in our oceans is at least as bad as a major oil spill. It is showing barbarism. It is killing the global communities of life in the oceans and destroying the delicate balance of our oceans physical, biological and chemical characteristics that can accelerate the climate change drastically when disturbed. It is showing ignorance and stupidity.

    In 2004, the war heads were more destrutive and were over the bottom of the ocean, and that scenario created a tsunami wave. Just a test, said the captain of the submarine that did it. Of course I have no proof of that. But then the only way you could prove it was truly an earthquake is by conducting an independent forensic investigation of the ocean bottom. So all we can say is that it is more likely that it was a powerful nuclear explosion that created the tsunami. That is the goal of the military, to test its armament and they did. But they were not going to admit it to the world. Gees! Not a good thing to admit that you just killed thousands of people and destroyed communities from several nations of the world. In today's planetary state of emergency, Global Law must be applied. All nations capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth must pay for the independent investigation. The Earth Court of Justice will see that Justice is done. Would you agree that there is now a planetary state of emergency and that a nation or an organization is guilty until found not guilty and that we should protect our oceans and all other global life-support systems by stopping those responsible and make them accountable?

    The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth by exploding nuclear bombs to melt glaciers and North Pole cap. The Earth Court of Justice will see that Justice is done. In view of the planetary state of emergency, the Global Community says: for the protection of all life on Earth, a preventive principle is our only alternative. You are guilty until you can prove otherwise. Global Law must be applied. The United States must pay for the independent investigation. Would you agree?

    The US's biggest polluter isn't a corporation. It's the Pentagon. Every year the Department of Defense churns out more than 750,000 tons of hazardous waste -- more than the top three chemical companies combined. Yet the military remains largely exempt from compliance with most federal and state environmental laws, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Pentagon's partner in crime, is working hard to keep it that way. For the past five decades the federal government, defense contractors and the chemical industry have joined forces to block public health protections against perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel that has been shown to effect children's growth and mental progress by disrupting the function of the thyroid gland which regulates brain development. Perchlorate has been leaking from literally hundreds of defense plants and military installations across the country. The EPA has reported that perchlorate is present in drinking and groundwater supplies in 35 states. Center for Disease Control and independent studies have also overwhelmingly shown that perchlorate is existent in our food supplies, cow's milk, and human breast milk. As a result virtually every American has some level of perchlorate in their body.

    Global governance and the 21st Century democracy

    Earth management and good governance is now a priority and a duty of every responsible person on Earth. The Global Community has taken action by calling the Divine Will into our lives and following its guidance. Divine Will is now a part of the Soul of Humanity to be used for the higher purpose of good and Life's evolution. We will learn to serve humanity and radiate the Will of God to others. We will establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and we promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.

    Global governance does not imply a lost of state sovereignty and territorial integrity. A nation government exists within the framework of an effective Global Community protecting common global values and humanity heritage. Global governance gives a new meaning to the notions of territoriality, and non-intervention in a state way of life, and it is about protecting the cultural heritage of a state. Diversity of cultural and ethnic groups is an important aspect of global governance.

    Global governance is a balance between the rights of states with rights of people, and the interests of nations with the interests of the Global Community, the human family, the global civil society.

    Global governance is about the rights of states to self-determination in the global context of the Global Community rather than the traditional context of a world of separate states.

    The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Global Rights . On the other hand, representatives to the Global Community must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by the Global Community) that representatives to the Global Community have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Global Community.

    We can continue to believe our politicians as they echo messages of stability and order around our planet, and we can continue to feed off the BBC or the New York Times to get an insight into the normality of the global situation, but sooner or later, the collapse of our economies is going to affect us directly by hitting our pockets, and then perhaps we will be ready to act. Hopefully, against those politicians and global capitalists who are infecting our daily life by bringing a painful and miserable reality to the majority of humanity.

    We have not been smart enough as a collective of global citizens to understand that we are being taken on a ride, that affected groups are being kept isolated by the magic wand of the mainstream media regurgitating the propagandistic message of the ruling elite. Everyday, the global situation is getting worse. As strikes are on the rise and unemployment is increasing, we must be alert, we must understand what is happening. The elites will continue to keep us divided, because divided is how they can control us, but we must be smarter than them and understand that the only strength we have against their policies, is the collective strength of united discontent. When will we understand that our politicians are lying to us? Will we ever understand that the mainstream media is not democratic and that the police are there to defend the interests of the wealthy? One can see clearly whose interest the police serves when those who protest and strike have guns pointed at them.

    We must begin to pave the path to peace in order to gain global stability, and that must be done by setting measures to stop speculators from benefiting from the misery of others, by punishing corrupt politicians, and by collectively understanding that bankers are rich because we have placed our money in their hands. Ultimately, unless we begin to see the world as a whole, in which things are truly interconnected, our governments will continue their hostilities, in the long run oil prices will keep on rising, and when the time comes for us to complain, we will be faced with the guns of the police whom we have helped to create with the payment of our taxes.

    For the first time in human history, and the first time this millennium, humanity has proposed a benchmark:

    *     the Global Movement to Help, and to serve the people of all nations, all life on Earth  The Global Movement to Help, and to serve the people of all nations, all life on Earth
    *     the creation of the Planetary Biodiversity Zone  The creation of the Planetary Biodiversity Zone
    *     formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives
    *     getting ride of corruption at all levels of government getting ride of corruption at all levels of government
    *     formation of the Global Protection Agency (GPA)   formation of the Global Protection Agency (GPA)
    *     the establishment of the Agency of Global Police (AGP) to fight against the growing threat to the security of all Peoples, and to fight against global crimes the establishment of the Agency of Global Police (AGP) to fight against the growing threat to the security of all Peoples, and to fight against global crimes
    *     the Scale of Global Rights as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights   the Scale of Global  Rights as  a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    *     Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a person belonging to 'a global community' and to 'the Global Community' Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a person  belonging to a global community and to the Global Community
    *     an evolved global democracy based on the Scale of Global Rights and the Global Constitution an evolved global democracy based on the Scale of Global  Rights and the Global Constitution
    *     a central organization for Earth management, the restoration of the planet and Earth governance: the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)  a central organization for Earth management, the restoration of the planet and Earth governance: the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
    *     the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of governance and management of the Earth  the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of  governance and management of the Earth
    *     a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade
    *     more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious) symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the good and well-being of all  more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious)  symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the good and well-being of all
    *     proposal to reform the United Nations, NATO, World Trade Organization, World Bank, IMF, E.U., NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under Earth Government, and these organizations will be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by the Global Community  proposal to reform the United Nations, NATO,  World Trade Organization,  World Bank,  IMF, E.U., NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under  Earth Government,  and these organizations will
be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by  Earth Government
    *     the Peace Movement of the Global Community and shelving of the war industry from humanity  the Peace Movement of the   Global Community and shelving of the war industry from humanity
    *     a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, protection of human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects  a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility,
protection of human and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable
consumption aspects
    *     the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations
    *     establishing freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights   establishing freshwater and clean air as  primordial human rights
    *     Global Justice Movement for all Life   Global Justice Movement for all Life
    *     Movement for taxation on all Earth natural resources   Movement for taxation on all Earth natural resources
    *     the creation of the Federation of Global Governments  The creation of the Federation of Global Governments

    The power of Global Community was de-centralized to give each Global Government (GG) a better chance to find the right solutions to global issues. It can act faster and be more effective and efficient in the context of the Global Community, this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities within each Nation. The Global Community becomes thus more fluid and dynamic. A global symbiotical relationship is created between Nations and Global Community for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development. This is the basic concept that is allowing us to group willing Member Nations from different parts of the world.

    Another important aspect of global governance is the security of a person and of a nation.

    Security must be achieved by other means than conflicts and wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. Governments that have weapons of masss destruction (WMDs) are all terrorist governments. I am asking them to disarm. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community organization. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community will emphasize as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure.

    Security is a primordial human and Earth right. The Global Community has broadened the traditional focus of the security of nations to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include: 

    *     every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
    *     prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
    *     military force is not a legitimate political instrument
    *     weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
    *     eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
    *     all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
    *     the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
    *     the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
    *     anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
    *     maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
    *     managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and the planet

    Today the watchdog, the 'enforcer' for 'free trade', and also the bedfellow of both the IMF and the World Bank, is the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO is responsible for monitoring national trading policies, handling trade disputes, and enforcing the GATT agreements. The World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) encourage the privatization of public services and the settling of international disputes their own way. Any government, acting on behalf of a corporation, can challenge the acts of another government if they "interfere with trade." Complaints are taken to a WTO dispute resolution body which then make a binding decision. The WTO has forced governments to lower their labour and environmental standards in favour of a corporation to allow more pollution into the environment, and that is a form of anti-government gone bad with absolute no respect or care for life and the global-life support systems. Corporations can sue governments if they harm their profits through any unfair barriers to trade. NAFTA and WTO tribunals usually rule in favor of corporations. So now we really have a new definition for the word 'property' to mean both what is currently owned and profits that could potentially be made. To compensate, we propose a new definition for 'pollution' and 'human destruction' to mean the pollution and human destruction that the policies of the IMF, World Bank and WTO are causing now in the world plus the pollution and human destruction that they will cause in the future to the next generations. By providing corporations with a mean to override governmental decisions, NAFTA and the WTO (and the proposed FTAA) shift power even more into the hands of the elite. And that is also a form of anti-government.

    The global economy can be affected by the deregulation in the movement of capital and thus by speculation. Money is made off tiny fluctuations in the relative prices of currencies. Speculation makes it possible for huge amounts of money to be transferred half-way around the world in a matter of seconds. Whereas world trade associated with actual goods and services is estimated at $7 trillion a year, speculation is estimated at $1.5 trillion a day. If a country's economy starts to slow, billions of dollars can be transferred out of the country instantaneously, which can significantly affect its economy and the people. This has been the case in 1997 of a number of East Asia countries. They were bankrupted by speculation. The people were enormously affected for the worst. Speculation can exert tremendous pressure on the internal politics of a country. It can bankrupt a country's economy. Speculation should be de-institutionalized. Humanity has no real need for speculation, and it does way more harm than good.

    Rich countries manipulate trade agreements in order to ensure profitability. Their governments insist on tariffs and protectionism in areas in which they are weak. For instance, Canada and the USA are now going through the process of an economic war in the softwood industry. The imposition of a 29 percent tariff on softwood lumber by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that Canadians were duped by the Free Trade Agreement(FTA) and NAFTA. The U.S. Government protectionism is itself aimed at reducing the value of the Canadian companies just long enough for American competitors to acquire them. Many Canadian industries have already been bought by US competitors. The energy sector is one of them. Free trade opens up a developing nation's economy to competition with strong, developed, well-financed, multinational corporations. In consequence, most of the local producers and manufacturers go out of business thus leaving a developing nation's economy entirely in the hands of the transnational elite. It is a form of colonization and of world anti-government. Rich countries force poorer countries to open up their markets, and then take them over.

    Most of Canada's large corporations have been bought out in this way by the US and other foreigners. We have seen a gradual lost of Canada's sovereignty because of 'Free Trade' and the signing of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement. How can this be happening?! We have shown in this report that Americans were bankrupted long before the Wall Street crash. Ant yet American corporations have been buying Canadian corporations with money they dont even have. All on paper! The Canadian energy sector has been a major target of American buyers. Over time Canadian corporations were created to supply oil and gas to the US, especially California. Pipelines were built throughout Canada and now feed US customers. Now that Americans own those Canadian corporations, the cost of selling the petroleum products to US customers have been lower than what Canadians actually pay for them. No income tax are paid by the US corporations on Canadian land. Basically, Canadian natural resources are being 'legally' stolen from Canada at no cost to Americans (bankrupted money) and no tax to be paid. American corporations have the full legal protection of the WTO and NAFTA agreements. What is even worse is that the cost of security for sending the petroleum products to the US, by now US own corporations, is dumped onto Canadian taxpayers, not on the oil and gas, and pipeline corporations. How fair is that?! How is that possible?! How can we let that happened?! First American corporations buy Canadians corporations with money they dont own, bankrupted money. Then they carry Canadian natural resources through pipelines also built by Canadians taxpayers. They pay no taxes. And Canadian taxpayers are responsible of security for the transportation of the petroleum products to the US customers. Canadians are not getting a fair exchange of natural resources for fake money. They call that ' free trade '. Canadian environmental standards have to be lowered from beginning to end, from the exploration phase to deveopment and transportation of the resources to the US costumers in favour of corporations that allow more pollution into the environment. Gee!!! What world are we living in?! It is the US invading Canada, legally. The US has invaded economically and militarily the Middle East in almost the same way but much worst. With the difference that the US and its military trojan horse, Israel, have caused the Iran-Iraq war, sold arms to both sides, bomb Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, put in place friendly governments and draw their constitution to allow this ' legal ' thievery of Middle East natural resources to the US big corporations. The American middle class never got a penny unless they actually, directly or indirectly, worked for the US war industry (an estimated 100 million Americans). The White House expects NATO allies to come and spend tax dollars in a war they have created to gain control over the Middle East oil and gas. They want Canadian people to be bankrupted thenselves in a war that made big American corporations rich and the American middle class poor. Big US corporations are controlling the oil and gas of Iraq and making sweet deals with the other Middle East nations.

    Ever since WWII the big corporate rulers of the G8 nations have applied the same scenario all over the world and even using the IMF and World Bank organizations. Americans are the sponsors of those organizations, again with money they dont own, paper money, bankrupted money. Through these organizations, the White House subsidizes friendly governments who help American corporations get whatever natural resources they want often at the expenses of labour rights and the environment.

    The World Bank is turning dirty carbon credits into gold. Surely that is not a real solution to the global climate crisis. But this is not surprising since the sponsors of the Bank is the US Government which itself nominates the leading body of the Bank. And we all know the USA have the worst environmental record on the planet.

    The World Bank's long-running identity crisis is proving hard to shake. When efforts to rebrand itself as a "knowledge bank" didn't work, it devised a new identity as a "Green Bank." The reality is that the Bank continues to finance fossil fuel projects globally. The World Bank has seized upon the immense challenges climate change poses to humanity and is now front and center in the complicated, international world of carbon finance. It can turn the dirtiest carbon credits into gold. First the Bank finances a fossil fuel project, involving oil, natural gas, or coal, in a developing nation, call it 'Nation A'. A rich nation, call it 'Nation B' asks the Bank to help arrange carbon credits so Nation B can tell its carbon counters it's taking serious action on climate change. The World Bank kindly obliges, offering carbon credits for a price far lower than Nation B would have to pay if Nation B made those cuts at home. Nation A gets a share of the cash to invest in equipment to make fossil fuel project slightly more efficient, the World Bank takes its 13 percent cut.

    Look no further than the World Bank to see how many economic, social and environmental problems so-called experts can make worse. Remember the World Bank, that global "development" institution based in Washington, D.C., that dispenses billions of dollars a year to poorer nations with the declared intent of ending global poverty? The Global Community spent decades protesting the World Bank's projects and policies that exacerbated economic, social and environmental problems. In the United States, thousands of protesters took to the streets in the years prior to 9/11 to condemn the financial behemoth. Across the Third World, where the impacts of World Bank lending are felt on the ground every day, such protests began even earlier. Today, during the World Bank and International Monetary Fund's annual meetings in Washington, D.C., it was announced that critics like the Global Comunity were so wrong and that we should look to the World Bank to play a key role in solving the world's food, climate, poverty and other crises. Were we indeed wrong? Could millions of our allies in developing countries, including so-called beneficiaries of the development mega-agency, have possibly been so wrong? Is it a time for a mea culpa? Having taken a close look at the World Bank past and present history, we are certainly not wrong.

    Over the past decades the Bank has invested roughly 100 times more in fossil fuel energy projects than in clean energy. Tens of billions of dollars of dirty energy lending. The reality is that the Bank has demonstrated its ability to contribute to climate chaos.

    Over the course of its history, the World Bank has been all about "selective globalization." For example, over the past two decades, the economic free-market model it pushed on its borrowing countries has added the total number of billionaires in the world from around 100 to 1,125, with a far more selective group of countries being home to the billionaires today.

    The number of people now living in poverty today is actually much higher than the Bank's prior calculations asserted. In other words, "selective globalization" has helped create a larger, more selective class of poor people. The World Bank has loaned tens of billions of dollars to Africa since the Bank set up shop right after World War II? The fact is that poverty and inequality have risen in most African countries over that same period. For example, the case of Malawi, where the government explicitly rejected the World Bank's advice on how to deal with a crisis in domestic corn production that threatened widespread famine. The result of ignoring the Bank's expertise? By late 2007, Malawi was not only feeding its own population, but also exporting corn.

    The Bank's preferred solution to climate change is to get governments out of the picture and let the invisible hand of "carbon markets" prevail. The Bank has devised a way to make hundreds of millions of dollars off carbon markets by charging a hefty commission on trades. Or take the food crisis. By pressing countries to follow a set of policies geared to shift farmers from subsistence food crops (rice and corn, for instance, that the grower could eat) to export crops (cut flowers, ornamental plants, gourmet veggies -- that either can't be eaten or aren't meant for local stomachs), the Bank has created a "freer" global market for farm products grown largely by or for big agribusiness companies. Southern countries get to be more vulnerable to and dependent upon the whims of an unfair and volatile global market. And, now there's a role for governments to play in quelling the ensuing "food riots." Who could better grasp the challenges faced by people who make less than $2 a day than people who make hundreds of dollars a day, often tax-free? Who could better understand the needs of poor people than experts who zip in and out of poorer countries and stay in five-star hotels? And, as for those World Bank staff who do live in-country, who could better comprehend the realities of the average poor person there than Bank staff who typically live in mansions with chauffeurs and gardeners?

    As money lenders, the World Bank and the IMF have enormous power and shape the conditions of peoples’lives around the world. That power has been used to create a global economy friendly to the interests of the wealthy and multinational corporations, the big corporfate rulers of the world, but devastating to the lives of hundreds of millions of impoverished people.

    The IMF and World Bank, with the ‘structural adjustment programs’ (SAPs) they impose on indebted countries and their pro-corporate development projects, are the leading edge of oppressive globalization. The policies they have imposed in Africa, Latin America, and Asia have condemned people to stagnation, poverty, and death for twenty years, and those policies are now being adopted in the countries of Europe and North America too. IMF policies require governments to cut food price subsidies, restrict credit to farmers, and divert prime farmland to non-food export crops such as tobacco, coffee, and cotton in order to provide cheap bulk commodities to Western consumers. The victimized nations must then import wheat, rice, and other food products from outside. But prices for these food staples depend on world markets which they cannot influence, much less control. During this global financial crisis the whole world is going through, developing nations were first affected and lost all hope. The rich nations bailed out their big corporate rulers. But rich nations were the ones that created the financial crisis, all with money they did have not in the first place, paper money, bankrupted money. That caused the Wall Street crash and affected the economies of the developing nations in the worst way. The World Bank has been getting money from the US Government and yet this Government has been bankrupted for decades. It would be only fair to forgive all loans of the developing nations.

    Military intervention in the affairs of other nations is wrong. There are other ways, there are peaceful ways, ways that are not based on profit-making and the gain of power for itself. The invasion of nations such as those of the Middle East and Afghanistan are crimes against humanity and will be prosecuted. War is the greatest violation of human and Earth rights that one people can inflict on another.

    The U.S.-controlled North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has lost its purpose to continue as a defence alliance. However, its aggressive expansion is endangering world peace and the survival of life on the planet. Despite its irrelevant role, NATO has become part of the U.S. military. Instead of dismantling the once defence alliance, the U.S. pushed to enlarge NATO and expand its boundaries. The U.S. has lured most European nations, including former Warsaw Pact members, the so-called “New Europe”, to join its military. Poland, Hungry and the Czech Republic joined in 1999; Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuanian, Estonia, Slovakia and Romania in 2004, others are waiting in line. Becoming a NATO member proves to be a profit bonanza for U.S.-Israeli weapon industries and arm dealers. All new recruits into NATO are obliged to increase their “defence” budgets to modernise and enlarge their military arsenals at the expense of vital public services.

    It is important to remember in mind that the U.S.-NATO demands for expansion have met with opposition from Russia, China – with a legitimate concern against unprovoked threat – and nations such as Germany, the Netherlands and France. Almost all new mini-dictators supported the illegal U.S. aggression against the Iraqi people. They are in complete complicity in the war crimes committed by the regime of George Bush despite overwhelming majority of their citizens’ opposition to U.S. aggression. From the criminal U.S. aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to the ongoing murderous occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, the new European armies have become U.S. foot soldiers serving U.S. imperialist interests.

    Planning, organizing and using crisis in Europe and elsewhere, the U.S. cancelled the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) in order to locate ABMs and to lure more nations to sign up for the system, including Australia, South Korea and Japan.

    Under the false pretext of defence against “rogue” states, the U.S. has just signed a agreement with Poland to station on Polish soil U.S. “interceptor missiles”. The provocative deal is seen by Russians as a dangerous opportunity for the U.S. to expand its military presence and threat across the world. Poland hailed the deal as a counter to Russian “threat”. Of course Poland is fully aware that the missiles are against Russia not Iran, as the U.S. continues to mislead the public. After Poland, the U.S. is planning to build a twin anti-missile radar system in the Czech Republic. Many Poles as well as Czechs are against the deals and rightly believe their countries are becoming vassal states of a dangerous U.S. militarism.

    Ever since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. aim has always been a quest for imperialist domination of the globe through U.S. militarism, including the establishment of 737 U.S. military bases in strategic areas of the world. The U.S. policy of destabilising Russia and undermining Russia’s integration with Europe is aimed at controlling Eurasia’s natural resources .

    The events of 9/11 provided the U.S. with a pretext to justify the U.S. war on Islam and a global imperialist expansion. It is hard to believe that the recent unprovoked aggression by Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili against the semi-independent district of South Ossetia wasn’t engineered by the U.S. ruling class in Washington. Russia has a legitimate right to protect its citizens. Most Ossetians are Russian citizens and do not want to be dominated by a racist Georgia. Russia’s response to Saakachvili’s aggression was swift and in full compliance with international laws. Saakashvili’s army of mercenaries – trained and armed by the U.S. and Israel – has suffered a deserving humiliating defeat that should be a lesson to all those “new” European vassals who think they can participate in U.S. war crimes and count on U.S. help.

    The U.S. ruling class, the Bush regime in particular, has no moral standing whatsoever to criticize Russia for protecting Russian nationals and defending South Ossetia against unprovoked aggression. After more than five years of murderous Occupation, the Bush regime is directly responsible for the premeditated killing of more than 1.3 million innocent Iraqi civilians. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians are imprisoned and tortured on regular basis, and at leas 5 million Iraqis have been displaced as refugees living in appalling conditions. The entire sovereign nation of Iraq is destroyed in a premeditated act of aggression justified by outright lies. Moreover, despite the overwhelming majority of the Iraqi people’s opposition to the Occupation, the Bush regime refused to withdraw U.S. troops and mercenaries from Iraq and end the murderous Occupation of their nation. It is obvious that Western governments and their mainstream media are demonising Russia even if Russia is not the aggressor. As Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister told the media: “NATO is trying to make a victim of an aggressor and whitewash a criminal regime - save a collapsing regime - and is taking a path to the rearmament of the current leaders in Georgia”. Saakashvili as perpetrator of war crimes has become the victime by embarking on an ill-advised act of aggression not dissimilar from U.S. recent acts of aggression. World peace is greatly served by multilateralism and international institutions without an aggressive U.S. military expansion. The transformation of NATO into a tool of U.S. imperialism is endangering the survival of the planet.



    We, Global Citizens, therefore affirm the following recommendations:
    1.     That the US and its coalition partners immediately cease all violations of the civil, political and human rights of the people of Iraq;

    2.     That the military occupation of Iraq be immediately ended;

    3.     That all parties guilty of war crimes against the Iraqi people be brought to justice under Global Law; the Earth Court of Justice will prosecute the offenders;

    4.     That reparations be paid by all responsible parties to the people of Iraq for the damages caused by both the war and the occupation; the amount to be paid should be no less than 8 trillion US dollars coming from the governments involved, and not from the resources of Iraq;

    5.     That we work to strengthen the mobilization of the global antiwar movement;

    6.     That the occupation of Palestine, Afghanistan and all other colonized areas is illegal and should be brought to an end immediately;

    7.     That our military be coming back home as this is the place it is needed most to prepare for Canada's future;

    8.     That the military be used for peace-keeping mission and not war-like stand;

    9.     That the military be used for the protection of the global-life support systems.

    10.     That tax money not be used on the military, instead, tax money be used to prepare for the future: research and development on new ways to replace oil and gas, and plastics; alternative energy technologies be used now; the development of new technologies and conservation strategies is essential both to reduce pollution;

    11.     That our commitment to the Kyoto Protocol be made a real commitment, with real tangible, meaningful actions. Status quo is not an option! It was never an option. Those who dont do anything about the global warming of the planet are criminals. Those who dont help protecting the global life-support systems are criminals of the worst kind, they are 'terrorists' threatening all life on the planet.

    The Global Community is very concerned about the state of the world today and the causes that brought up so much frictions and wars between nations. The world has seen the rise of an invading world power, the USA, ever since WWII. The United Nations has never done anything to stop the invasion. The United Nations (UN) leadership has been one of a 'watcher', an observer. The UN watch the world go by, on the brink of self-destruction and of being invaded, environmentally and militarily, and you do nothing.

    When has the UN ever taken side of those nations being invaded? The UN never did!

    When has the UN ever stood up for the principles in the UN Charter and stopped the invaders, and at least enforced hard sanctions against the invaders? The UN never did!

    The UN has been a watcher, an observer, a non-participant. And that is a crime against humanity.

    Has the UN ever understood any of the above issues? The UN has been watching the world self-destroying itself, and being invaded by the USA, and the UN never did anything significant to help humanity and all life on the planet. The UN leadership has pratically been non-existent and many times counter-productive.

    The UN should never be promoting war as a solution to world problems. That alone is against global sustainability. Sustainability means no war. War is the greatest act of destruction. There is no worst action than war.

    The UN is promoting a culture of violence and war, and certainly that goes against Global Sustainability and Global Peace. That is the worst thing the UN could ever to humanity. It is totally opposite to the Global Vision that the Global Community is promoting. And it is totally insane! You are following into the steps of the USA. You are followers of the greatest of all evils: war and the war industry.

    The North Korea crisis is another example of UN lack of leadership. Everyone saw the problem coming from the time President Bush insulted:
    Kim Jong-il, the leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea,
    Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, and
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Remember the now famous 'axe of evil' expression?!

    The UN knew America was invading the Middle East. Why has the UN not enforced hard sanctions against the USA for its bullying tactics at the UN to get what it wants? The UN leadership could have avoided the situation we have today. The UN did nothing at a critical time. The UN watched things happening. The UN is the organization where bullying takes place by those with nuclear war heads. The world is threatened by nuclear war heads. The five permanents members of the UN are allowed to bully any other nations. The USA is invading the world, and the UN can do nothing to stop them. The USA is allowed to invade other nations, chamge their governments, and has often made lies in speeches to the UN, to the world. Remember what the US representatives told the world at the UN prior to the invasion of Iraq? Lies! All lies! And the UN never did anything to reprimand the US representatives and implement hard sanctions for the invasion of Iraq.

    All weapons of mass destruction should have been phased out a long time ago. Why are the USA still holding the world hostage with its 40,000 nuclear war heads, and biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction? What have you ever done to help the phasing out of WMDs? Now several nations, including North Korea and Iran feel threatened just like everyone else and will refuse to be invaded. They would rather take on the US. Russia and China will also refuse to be invaded. What have done to phase out WMDs? Nothing! The UN has done nothing!

    Declared nuclear weapons states
    Country Warheads active/total Year of first test UN permanent member
    United States 40,000 1945 yes
    Russia 10,000 1949 yes
    United Kingdom <200 1952 yes
    France 350 1960 yes
    People's Republic of China 130 1964 yes
    India 75-115 1974 no
    Pakistan 65-90 1998 no
    Undeclared nuclear weapons states
    Israel 75-200 none or 1979 no


    This is a list of states with nuclear weapons. There are currently eight states that have successfully detonated nuclear weapons. Five are considered to be "nuclear weapons states", an internationally recognized status conferred by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In order of acquisition of nuclear weapons these are: the United States of America, Russia (formerly the Soviet Union), the United Kingdom, France and the People's Republic of China. Since the formulation of the NPT, three non-signatory states of the NPT have conducted nuclear tests: India, Pakistan, and North Korea. Additionally, Israel is also strongly suspected to have an arsenal of nuclear weapons though it has refused to confirm or deny this, and there have been reports that over 200 nuclear weapons might be in its inventory. They were given to Israel by the United States. Israel was considered the Trojan Horse of the USA for the invasion of the Middle East and surrounding nations, including North Korea and China. Back in 1947, the creation of the State of Israel was a strategic military move by the USA military aiming at the invasion of the Middle East and securing for themselves the oil and gas reserves in the region. None of these four countries is currently a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran has been developing uranium enrichment technology and stands accused by the United Nations of doing so for weapons purposes. Iran insists that its intentions are limited to domestic nuclear power generation. As of February 4, 2006, the International Atomic Energy Agency referred Iran to the United Nations Security Council in response to concerns on their possible nuclear programs.

    On the table above is a list of nations that have admitted the possession of nuclear weapons, the approximate number of warheads under their control in 2002, and the year they tested their first weapon. This list is informally known in global politics as the "Nuclear Club". These figures are estimates, in some cases quite unreliable estimates. Also, these figures represent total warheads possessed, rather than deployed. In particular, under the SORT treaty thousands of Russian and U.S. nuclear warheads are in inactive stockpiles awaiting processing. The radioactive material contained in the warheads can then be recycled for use in nuclear reactors that drive nuclear power plants and some military submarines and warships. From a high of 65,000 active weapons in 1985, there were about 55,000 active nuclear weapons in the world in 2002. Many of the "decommissioned" weapons were simply stored or partially dismantled, not destroyed.

    Certainly we ought to disarm all nations from all weapons of mass destruction.

    The leadership of the United Nations has failed to enforce disarmement. It is a tragedy that such a failure is now seen as the source of other nations, such as North Korea, Iran and others, wanting to defend themselves against an invasion by the USA.

    Humanity is going through a phase of global consciousness. We see entire nations making choices based on what is good for themselves, today self-interests, versus what is good for the next generations and all life on the planet. In other words, they make choices between global politics versus international politics.

    International politics are driven by national interests, self-interests, while Global politics are about the survival of all of us of the planet, all life.

    Global politics have never been handled for the view of what is best to humanity. If and when we did, we did something of no consequences. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and subsequently the Human Rights Charters of many nations, were good examples of failures to humanity. We developed rights and gave them equal importance. Nothing we can apply to any real situations. Nothing real! No where in Nature do we ever observe rights of equal importance. We, human beings, invented the Declaration and now much of our future is dependent on it.

    Global politics is about doing what is right for all of us now and in the future, and for all life on the planet. We base our understandings and actions on principles we all know are rights deep down. You cannot have a nation invading another nation for its resources? its water? its oil and gas? We have chaos without principles! We have conflicts and wars. There are ways of doing things that will give everyone a good survival chance. There are global equitable and sustainable solutions. War goes against global sustainability and global peace.

    Global politics are meant to guide us on the right path. They are meant to bring humanity on a safe ground. They are about the survival of all of us of the planet. This is what people who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules want from their political leaders.

    You don't expect politicians to be perfect. But you do want to know that your tax dollars - money you've worked for - are being spent properly and wisely. The 'Peoples' have been let down.

    How many time have we heard of corruption at the United Nations: remember the ' oil for food program', and now american corporations are making billions of dollars "rebuilding Iraq" or is it destroying Iraq to have the contracts of rebuilding it. There is so much corruption that it stinks to the Moon.

    Many other organizations are corrupted and have no intention of changing their ethics rules:
    *     G8 nations,
    *     World Trade Organization (WTO),
    *     Free Trade Agreement (FTA),
    *     North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),
    *     Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA),
    *     World Bank,
    *     International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the
    *     European Union (EU).

    Most dont even have ethics. If they do they dont follow them.

    The problem is the system they have created. It has become clear that this culture of waste, mismanagement and corruption cannot reform itself.

    The Global Community leads by example. We will fix the system rather than defend its beneficiaries. The Global Community has created a process of fixing the system by legislating and enforcing the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act – a specific, detailed and credible plan to clean up bad global governance in the world. The U.N. is bad governance.

    Accountable government is what humanity needs. The Global Community deserves nothing less.

    This very important legislation, the Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act which has now been approved by Global Parliament, define rights, responsibility and accountability of all global citizens. Each and everyone of us make decisions, deal with one another, and basically conduct our actions as per the Act. (read Press Release Feb. 26, 2006 ).

    The U.N. leadership and all its related organizations have failed humanity and all life on Earth on many levels:
    1.    the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be replaced by the Scale of Global Rights;
    2.    corruption, mismanagement at the highest levels, and bad global governance;
    3.    promotion of the military option, war;
    4.    allowing the genocides of several peoples;
    5.    the business of deceiving, making believe, controlling without a democratic mandate from the Global Community;
    6.    the U.N. is operating using precepts dating back 2000 years and developed by the Roman Empire; those precepts best suit the invasion of nations and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the Earth environment;
    7.    the absence of proper governance and justice at the U.N.;
    8.    the use of trickery to deceive the world and subdue nations; and
    9.     conflicts and wars in the world are created by the USA and nothing is done to stop the invasion, no sanctions.

    Seeing such a mess, the Global Community had no other choice than to research and develop the Global Constitution, and to enforce Global Law.

    The Global Community had no other choice than to research and develop a proper system of governance for all of humanity.

    Global Protection Agency (GPA) and global leadership

    Building global communities requires a mean to enforce global law that protects all life on Earth.

    The Global Protection Agency (GPA) will train and lead a global police force, bypassing traditional peacekeeping and military bodies such as the United Nations and NATO. This is a great opportunity for multilateralism.

    The GPA is a leading organization who participate in:

    a)     peacekeeping or peacemaking mission;

    b)     creating global ministries for:

    1.     the policy response to the consequences of the global warming, and
    2.     the development of strategies to adapt to the consequences of the unavoidable climate change.

    c)     enforcing global law;

    d)     saving the Earth's genetic heritage;

    e)     keeping the world healthy and at peace;

    f)     protecting the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet;

    g)     dealing with the impacts of: global poverty, lack of drinking water and food, global warming and the global climate change, threat to security, conflicts and wars, lack of good quality soil for agriculture, polluted air, water and land, overcrownded cities, more new and old diseases out of control, widespread drugs, human and Earth rights abuses, world overpopulation, and lack of resources;

    h)     broadening the traditional focus of the security of states to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include:

    *     every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
    *     prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth Court of Justice will help here.
    *     military force is not a legitimate political instrument
    *     weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence
    *     eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect
    *     all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
    *     the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; this global ministry will introduce a Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or subsidy of arms exports by governments
    *     the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority.
    *     anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars
    *     maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems
    *     managing the environmental, economic, social, political and militar