MARCH 2004 NEWSLETTER
WORLD BEYOND BORDERS
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March 1, 2004
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Quote of the Month
2. What's New at World Beyond Borders
3. Why a Global Government is Needed to Stop Global Warming
4. What You Can Do
1. QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"[T]here is a deeper truth expressed in the unity of the United States. [I]mplicate in the union of our country is the union of all people. [A]ll people are essentially one. [T]he world is interconnected not only on the material level of economics, trade, communication, and transportation, but innerconnected through human consciousness, through the human heart, through the heart of the world, through the simply expressed impulse and yearning to be and to breathe free." --Dennis Kucinich, US congressman and presidential nomination candidate, "A Prayer for America"
2. WHAT'S NEW AT WORLD BEYOND BORDERS
World Beyond Borders has improved its "Projects, Past and Present" section. This feature allows people to describe global government- and cosmopolitanism-related events and projects and share information about it with others. This feature is located in our Interactive Activities and Communication page -- click on the "Projects, Past and Present" link. You can also go directly to www.worldbeyondborders.org/projects.htm.
We've also made it easier for people to spread WBB articles around to their friends and family. With our "Tell a Friend" buttons, you just click, add up to ten email addresses and then send our articles to whomever you wish.
This month we also have some reprints. They are listed below by section:
Why Global Government?
*"Coming Out as a Moral Cosmopolitan" by Jason Hill. The author argues for a radical redefinition of the self. Your essence is not determined by such things as race or nationality. www.worldbeyondborders.org/moralcosmopolitan.htm
*"The Promise of World Peace" by the Baha'i Universal House of Justice eloquently lays out the reasons for global government and the necessity of a conception of human unity. Although this document comes from a religious body, it is worthwhile reading for everyone, including the secular. www.worldbeyondborders.org/bahaiworldpeace.htm
What Might It Look Like?
*"Space, World Government, and 'The End of History'" by Ian Crawford. Could a peaceful united world avoid stagnation? The author, an astronomer, thinks space exploration provides a way out and makes the case that space exploration on a large scale could only be carried out by a global government. www.worldbeyondborders.org/iancrawford.htm
Please send article ideas or submissions to Jane Shevtsov,
3. WHY A GLOBAL GOVERNMENT IS NEEDED TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING
by Eli Williamson-Jones
News has recently surfaced of a Pentagon report concerning the great danger global warming confronts us with. The report's authors, Doug Randall and Peter Schwartz, were hired last October by Andrew Marshall, a high-ranking Pentagon advisor who paid $100,000.00 for their services. The report warns that world-wide anarchy could result from a shifting climate change brought on by neglecting to curb the use of fossil fuels.
Other details in the report predict wars over water use, fortification of North America and Europe to stem the tide of refugees, massive flooding, crop failure and the increased likelihood of nuclear war. Randall and Schwartz argued that the catastrophe of global warming could come much sooner than most scientists predict. The disastrous effects it would bring are the reason the authors recommend the White House make this problem the top U.S. national security concern, even ahead of the war on terror.
There is much anger towards the Bush administration concerning this report and many have accused the president of covering it up for as long he could. Even the U.S. Defense Department downplayed the report, calling it too speculative to bring to the attention of Donald Rumsfeld. Rob Gueterbock of Greenpeace was infuriated by news of the cover-up. "You've got a president who says global warming is a hoax, and across the Potomac river you've got a Pentagon preparing for climate wars."
Scientists have been warning humanity about our oil addiction for quite some time now. It is time that the people vote into office a leadership that takes these warnings very seriously. Even more importantly, it is essential that we move in the direction of global government fast enough to deal with the protection and health of the global commons that all the nations depend on for their well-being.
The United States can be irresponsible today and ignore the Kyoto protocol because there is no higher governance to answer to. It would be absurd to think what would happen if Mississippi decided to revoke the fifteenth amendment and refuse African Americans the right to vote. It's just as absurd then that the United States or another powerful nation can ignore the international community and invade any nation they please. International law must make nations answer to a higher authority and this is only possible through a global government.
For more information:
*Guardian Unlimited: Carbon dioxide emissions,
*Guardian Unlimited: Pentagon Report,
*Pentagon Report: Arianna Huffington
*Terra Daily: Pentagon Report
*Yahoo News: Pentagon Report
4. WHAT YOU CAN DO
*Pick an article, any article, and use our "Tell a Friend" button to send it to friends who would be interested.
*Go to www.worldbeyondborders.org/projects.htm and tell us what you've been doing to promote world citizenship, human unity and global government.
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