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[1]Links to previous Newsletters are shown here
Volume 6 Issue 11 November-December 2008
[2]http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GIMProceedings/GNewsNovDec2008.htm
Politics and Justice without borders
Global Community
Global Movement to Help
Theme this month :
The global crisis that triggered the planetary state of emergency
Investigative Report
October 20, 2008
by
Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
President
Earth Government
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Press releases
The global crisis that triggered the planetary state of emergency[3]
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Planetary biodiversity zone ( Part III ) [4] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
This one is for you Obama, McCain, Palin and Biden [5]
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PETITION TO SAVE THE PLANET

by Michael Ellis and Lesley Pocock

Sign in at:
[6]http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-theplanet.html
Petition
Save The Planet:
1. Re-evaluate ourselves as the prime cause of the planetary problems we are facing, and
continue to re-evaluate.
2. Respect the inherent value in every single human being.
3. Respect the vastly unexplored complexity of ecosystems and life in all its forms, and
the world's diverse cultures, including the open, constructive, peace-loving and
responsible integrity which is evolving in Humanity.
4. Create a planetary peace and ecological culture (i.e. a sustainable civilization)
5. To positively evolve regarding issues of consumption and economy, through changes in
consciousness, value systems, needs, and education
6. To recognize human potential as a prerequisite to the development of true
Civilization including the power of the mind to devise appropriate technologies and
enlightened strategies.
7. To use communication technology and the media and educational systems as a strategic
vehicle to unite humanity for peace and non violence rather than for war
8. To integrate scientific disciplines and scientific knowledge with consciousness
9. To create universal access to the worlds knowledge and use innovative forms of
education, which recapture the essence and heart of education for life.
10. To promote economic empowerment of the developing world, by developed countries, to
aid in all human development.

Sign the petition. Read [7] PETITION TO SAVE THE PLANET
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[8]GIM daily proclamations main website

Authors of research papers and articles on global issues for this month

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh, How Badly Can the 'Experts' Ruin the Planet? [9]
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Germain Dufour, The global crisis that triggered the planetary state of emergency [10]
[cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Michael Ellis and Lesley Pocock, PETITION TO SAVE THE PLANET [11]
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Peter Goodchild, Peak Oil And The Systemic Collapse Of Modern Civilization [12]
[cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Aaron Glantz, How the U.S. Military Turned Me into a Terrorist [13]
[cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Andrew Glikson, The Methane Time Bomb And The Triple Meltdown ( Triple stands for: (1) ice
sheets; (2) global economy; (3) trust in governments.) [14]
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Arun Gupta, Financial Meltdown 101 [15] [cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
John James, The Truth About Rising Seas [16] [cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Michael T. Klare, How the Economic Crisis Will Affect the Environment [17]
[cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Thomas Kostigen, There Is More to Green Than Global Warming [18]
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George Monbiot, Fear The Coming Nature Crunch [19] [cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Patrick OConnor, Stock Markets Fall As Global Recession Takes Hold [20]
[cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Paul Craig Roberts, Additional Thoughts On The Bailout [21]
[cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
David Truskoff, There Is No Quick Fix [22] [cid:part2.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Lisa Wise, The Age of Unbridled Consumption Just Ended [23]
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Conclusion of report The global crisis that triggered the planetary state of emergency[24]
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Financial crisis [25] Financial crisis
Social-economic crisis [26] Social-economic crisis
Global rights [27] Global rights
Who owns the Earth ? [28] Who owns the Earth ?
Agriculture, overpopulation, energy and industry for a better future [29] Agriculture,
overpopulation, energy and industry for a better future
Conflicts and wars are not sustainable [30] Conflicts and wars are not sustainable
Resources have become the new political boundaries [31] Resources have become the new
political boundaries
World poverty and food crisis [32] World poverty and food crisis
World Summit of the G20 nations and the new World Order [33] World Summit of the G20
nations and the new World Order
Peak Oil and Gas Movement [34] Peak Oil and Gas Movement
Protection of the global life-support systems and the environment [35] Protection of
the global life-support systems and the environment
Crisis of freshwater, food, deforestation, and ocean health [36] Crisis of freshwater,
food, deforestation, and ocean health
Global governance and the 21st Century democracy [37] Global governance and the 21st
Century democracy
Global Protection Agency (GPA) and global leadership[38] Global Protection Agency (GPA)
and global leadership
Global tax [39] Global tax
New way of doing business and trade [40] New way of doing business and trade
Nationalization of natural resources [41] Nationalization of natural resources
Global Economic Model [42] Global Economic Model
Planetary state of emergency [43] Planetary state of emergency
Planetary biodiversity zone [44] Planetary biodiversity zone
Federation of Global Governments Essential Services [45] 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 with reality, 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. [46] [cid:part6.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
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. [47]
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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:

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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 [49]
[cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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. [50]
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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 [51] 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 Rights. [52] Scale of Global Rights [53]Human
and Earth rights [54]Scale of Human and Earth Rights [55]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. 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. [56]
[cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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 [57]
[cid:part11.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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. [58] [cid:part7.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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.

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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. [59]
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Who owns the Earth ?[60] [cid:part6.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
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 worlds 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 states right to jurisdictional control, territorial integrity, and
non-interference by outside states. Sovereignty implies both undisputed supremacy over the
lands 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 states 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 oilequal to the total proven reserves of
Russia, the worlds second biggest oil producer. Up to 30 percent of the worlds 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) [62] Global Protection Agency (GPA) and the Agency
of Global Police (AGP) [63] 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) [64] Global Community of North America (GCNA) website Emergency,
Rescue and Relief Centre [65] 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 [66] 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 [67]
[cid:part7.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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 [68]
[cid:part11.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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
beforeto 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 populationa prospect that appears more promising today as birthrates declinewill 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 [69]
[cid:part4.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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 worlds 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 worlds oil resources. The value of Iraqi oil, largely light crude
with low production costs, would be of the order of $30 trillion at todays prices. For
purposes of comparison, the projected total cost of the US invasion/occupation is around $1
trillion. Who will get Iraqs oil? One of the Bush administrations 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 Iraqs 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 administrations
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. [70] [cid:part7.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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. [71]
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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. [72]
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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 [73] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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 G8 nations, the most
industrialized nations, and G20 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
worlds 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
instrested in money, the stock market, not the people of the world, all life on Earth,
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 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. [74] [cid:part7.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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. The United Nations failed to make a sustainable development a
priority in every community on the planet.

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 EUs 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 EUs 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 developmentsinternal 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 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 worlds 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 Irans 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: [75]
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* 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 worlds 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 [76] [cid:part6.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] and with the Global Citizens
Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act [77] [cid:part7.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
. 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 20052008 relative to the 19511980) 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
5002500 Gigaton Carbon (GtC), as compared with the worlds total fossil fuel reserves
estimated as 5000 GtC. Compare with the 700 GtC of the atmosphere, which regulate CO2
levels in the range of 180300 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 23 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 [78] The Global Movement to Help, and to serve the people of all nations, all life
on Earth
* the creation of the Planetary Biodiversity Zone [79] The creation of the Planetary
Biodiversity Zone
* formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives [80]
formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives
* getting ride of corruption at all levels of government [81] getting ride of
corruption at all levels of government
* formation of the Global Protection Agency (GPA)[82] 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 [83]
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 [84] 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' [85] 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 [86] 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) [87] 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 [88] 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 [89] 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 [90] 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 [91] 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 willbe 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 [92] 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 [93] 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 sustainableconsumption 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 [94] 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 [95] establishing
freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights
* Global Justice Movement for all Life [96] Global Justice Movement for all Life
* Movement for taxation on all Earth natural resources [97] Movement for taxation on
all Earth natural resources
* the creation of the Federation of Global Governments [98] The creation of the
Federation of Global Governments

The power of Global Community was de-centralized to give each Global Government (GG) [99]
[cid:part7.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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 peopleslives 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 Russias integration with Europe is aimed at controlling Eurasias 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 Georgias President Mikheil Saakashvili against the semi-independent district of South
Ossetia wasnt 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. Russias response to Saakachvilis aggression was swift and in
full compliance with international laws. Saakashvilis 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 peoples 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.

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( see enlargement [100] NATO (the White House, war industry, big corporate rulers,
Christian right) vs Global Rights and Global Justice )
An amoral and decadent NATO
Artwork by Germain Dufour
September 11, 2008

We, Global Citizens, [101] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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!

CAPTION: Declared nuclear weapons states

Country Warheads active/total Year of first test UN permanent member
[cid:part17.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] United States 40,000 1945 yes
[cid:part18.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] Russia 10,000 1949 yes
[cid:part19.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] United Kingdom <200 1952 yes
[cid:part20.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] France 350 1960 yes
[cid:part21.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] People's Republic of China 130 1964 yes
[cid:part22.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] India 75-115 1974 no
[cid:part23.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] Pakistan 65-90 1998 no
Undeclared nuclear weapons states
[cid:part24.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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 [102]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 [103] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] ).

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; [104] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
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, [105] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] and to enforce
Global Law. [106] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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: [107] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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. [108] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

c) enforcing global law; [109] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
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.

The Global Protection Agency (GPA) provides leadership for training of other countries'
citizens who would like to participate in peacekeeping and Earth security [110]
[cid:part4.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] ... 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. 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 leaders 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 ones 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 AGPs 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 GPAs 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.

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.
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.

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. [111]
[cid:part7.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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. [112] [cid:part7.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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
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 refine
products. No! The end 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!

Nationalization of natural resources
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 help resolve Canadas economic and social problems.

Nationalization is not new. The global financial crisis is good example of nationalization.
When 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.

The US Government thought it would be wise to nationalize key financial institutions, even
partially nationalized, so why not natural resources? We not they are in great danger of
being destroyed (forests, oceans, fresh water, soils, air we breath, electromagnetic
spectrum) or destroying all life on Earth (petroleum rersources). 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.

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.

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.

Global tax
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 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 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 [113] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
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, [114] [cid:part6.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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.

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 [115] [cid:part25.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

B) A Green Tax Shift Policy Approach to financing local-to-global public
goods [116] [cid:part25.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

C) The debt of developing countries - was really a global tax developed
countries had to pay to developing countries [117]
[cid:part25.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

D) Green tax aspects and issues[118] Green tax aspects and issues

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.

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

C) The debt of developing countries - was really a global tax developed countries
had to pay to developing countries

Global Economic Model
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. Certainly this is not good economics.

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 .

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.

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.

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 [119] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
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.). [120] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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 [121] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
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.

Planetary state of emergency
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 Earths 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. [122]
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On Earths 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, CO[2] taken up in the biological carbon cycle was approximately equal to the
CO[2] 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 CO[2], buffering the CO[2] in the atmosphere. The carbon
retained in the Amazon basin is equivalent to at least 20% of the entire atmospheric CO[2].
Destruction of the forests would release about four fifths of the CO[2] to the atmosphere.
Half of the CO[2] 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

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.

Planetary biodiversity zone
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.

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.

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.

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Map #1
( see enlargement [123] 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).

[cid:part27.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
Map #2
( see enlargement [124] 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 [125]
[cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] has been completed to include regulations to be
enforced by the GPA.[126] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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. [127]
[cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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.

CAPTION: 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 [128]
[cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] has been completed to include regulations to be
enforced by the GPA.[129] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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 Natures 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 planets 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 [130]
[cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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 Earths 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 Earths communities,
will ensure the restoration of productive ecosystems.

Promote global governance

Concepts of governance that encourage over-exploitation and destruction of Earths
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 Communitys 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 Earths 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 humanitys shared outer reality, will open a new and promising path toward
international understanding, harmony, cooperation, stability, and peace.

Federation of Global Governments Essential Services

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. [131] [cid:part10.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

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

[132]Earth Government schematics
( [133]see enlargement )
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. [134] [cid:part3.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] 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.

The Civic Law, that is Global Law. [135] Global Law

a) The Portal of the Global Civilization is being researched and developed by
members of the Executive Council of Global Ministers[136] Executive Council of Global
Ministers and by the Global Community through the Global Dialogue process [137]
[cid:part30.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net] [138]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[139] Global Law

c) Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act. Researched and
developed by the Global Community[140] 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[141] 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[142] 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[143] 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[144] 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[145] Global Community Earth Government:
Politics and Justice without borders

Those are the laws we must follow faithfully.

[cid:part31.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]

As a first step to getting help, all nations can and should approve those first three
sections on the Scale of Global Rights.[146] 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.

[cid:part32.491C7A6C.4BFA710A@telus.net]
( [147]see enlargement )
Global Movement to Help
Artwork by Germain Dufour

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. [148] The Global Community
Peace Movement has declared a planetary state of emergency [149]Planetary state of
emergency

Today, earthquakes, 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.

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. [150] Global Proceedings of the Global Community

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)[151] Global Protection Agency (GPA)

Global Emergency, Rescue and Relief Centre [152] Global Emergency, Rescue and Relief
Centre
Agency of Global Police (AGP) [153] Agency of Global Police (AGP)

Global Information Media (GIM)[154] Global Information Media (GIM)

Global Dialogue [155] Global Dialogue
Press releases [156] Press releases
Proclamations [157] Proclamations
Newsletters [158] Newsletters
Investigative and development reports [159] Investigative and development reports
Correspondence [160] Correspondence
Proceedings of the Global Dialogue as evaluated by the Global Community Assessment
Centre (GCAC) [161] Proceedings of the Global Dialogue as evaluated by the Global
Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)

Global Ministries[162] Global Ministries

Global peace and disarmament [163] Global peace and disarmament
Basic Universal Health Care [164] Basic Universal Health Care
Global sustainable agriculture aspects and issues [165] Global sustainable agriculture
aspects and issues
Global security for all life aspects and issues [166] Global security for all life
aspects and issues
Global Citizens [167] Global Citizens
Global Rights [168] Global Rights
Protection of the Global Environment [169] Protection of the Global Environment
Global Sustainability aspects and issues [170] Global Sustainability aspects and issues
Global businesses and trade [171] Global businesses and trade
Research, development and planning [172] Research, development and planning

Global justice for all life [173] Global justice for all life

The Global Judiciary [174] The Global Judiciary
Earth Court of Justice [175] 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 [176] 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 [177] Chapter 14.2 B.6 Global Community Ombudspersons
Office
Our volunteers will help you [178] Our volunteers will help you
Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) [179] Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
Protection of the : [180] Protection of the global life-support systems
* global life-support systems [181] Security for all life aspects and issues
* Earth ecosystems [182] Earth Management aspects and issues
* environment[183] Global environmental protection aspects and issues

Security for all life, and safety at work [184] Security for all life aspects and issues
[185]The third option: Global Law, the need to have it, and the benefits (Part II)
[186]Life is protected by Global Law [187]God Law, Nature Law, the teaching of the Soul of
Humanity with the teaching of the prophet are fundamental pillars of our Global Law
[188]Global Justice for all life on the planet [189]To protect our planetary environment,
the global life-support systems, we want to help you concerning all issues. [190]e Global
Protection Agency (GPA) [191]Labor force aspects and issues
Peace and disarmament [192] Global Peace Movement aspects and issues. [193]Movement for
WMDs Disarmament aspects and issues [194]What Peace amongst nations means?
Have shelter and basic clothing [195] Primordial human rights are those human rights that
individuals have by virtue of their very existence as human beings
Global voting [196] The process of global voting on the Internet [197]Global voting on the
sovereignty of Tibet and on the Dalai Lama as a peacemaker
Sustainable agriculture and food supplies [198] Agriculture and food production aspects and
issues [199]Food production for all global communities aspects and issues
Water resources protection and drinking fresh water [200] Global Ministry on Water
Resources [201]Drinking water, clean air and food for all [202]drinking water issues and
rights [203]Drinking water sources
Ombudspersons Office [204] Global Constitution Chapter IX The democratic base of Earth
Government [205]Global Constitution Chapter XIV Global Community Earth Government with its
governing institutions and bodies
Global Information Media ( GIM ) [206] Global Information Media ( GIM ) [207]Global
Information Media (GIM) daily proclamations
Volunteering [208] Global Community volunteers
Breathing clean air [209] Drinking water, clean air and food for all
Global Community Assessment Centre ( GCAC) [210] Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
is the assessment Centre for the Global Community
Preventive actions against polluters [211] Preventive actions against polluters aspects and
issues. [212]Preventive actions against polluters
Eating a balance diet [213] Drinking water, clean air and food for all [214]Food production
for all global communities aspects and issues
Sustainable use of human and natural resources [215] Building Global Communities for all
life aspects and issues [216]Global development management aspects and issues
' Clean ' energy [217] Energy management, issues and rights [218]Sustainable energy
Eradicating poverty and hunger [219] Eradicating poverty [220]Eradicating poverty [221]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 [222] Universal health care for every
Global Community citizen
Global Rights [223] 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 [224] Overpopulation
issues and management [225]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)[226] Federation of Global
Governments Head Quarters [227] Federation of Global Governments
* Essential services [228] Main index the Global Movement to Help essential services
[229] Essential services
* Global Justice Network [230] Global Justice Network [231] Global Justice Network
* Global Protection Agency (GPA) [232] Main index of the Global Protection Agency (GPA)
[233] Global Protection Agency (GPA)
* Global Rights [234] Global Rights
* Portal of the Global Community [235] Portal of the Global Community
* Portal Global Dialogue 2009 [236] Main website of Global Dialogue 2009
* Global Information Media (GIM) proclamations [237] Global Information Media (GIM)
proclamations
* Portal of Global Dialogue 2008 [238] Portal of Global Dialogue 2008
* Proceedings of the Global Dialogue [239] Proceedings of the Global Dialogue
* Global Peace Movement amongst nations and people[240] Global Peace Movement amongst
nations and people
* Global Citizens voting on issues [241] Global Community voting on issues

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.

The Editor
Global Information Media
[242]http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GD2009/gd2009globaldialogue.htm
[243]http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/Federation/HQ.htm
[244]http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GPA/globalcommunity.htm
[245]http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/
[246]http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GD2009/Portal2009.htm
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