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June 11, 2018
by Dr. Fred Unterleitner 
[Letter from Dr. Unterleitner to Democratic World Federalists, San Francisco.  The wonderful quality of life this scientifically minded physicist finds in certain nations matches the living standards that Earth Federation activists believe could be possible for all peoples in all nations by adopting the Earth Constitution. -- R Kotila, PhD, Psychologist & activist.]
I'd like to invite you join me in appreciating some really good news.
The good news is that there are many nations, with populations in the millions, where citizens feel free to carry on their lives and that of their families, express their opinions and participate in politics, while being willing to share that freedom with all their fellow citizens under a truly democratic government.
As a long retired experimental physicist, I appreciate the necessity of experimental verification of hypothesizes. Being retired, I feel free to apply this attitude to matters concerned with the problem of how we individuals can live happily with the billions of other humans on this planet. That is a problem remote from physics, (perhaps aside from nuclear weapons systems) but sometimes called "political science". As a "science addict", I consider all knowledge to be a work in progress, where ideas (hypotheses) can be freely expressed, but before we judge their truth, we do experiments to see if they work in "real life".
We could learn from these countries 
There are interesting experiments in governance that have been going on for more than half a century (several generations) in a number of nations, yielding interesting and very hopeful results. For a number of years now surveys have been made to judge how satisfied with their lives citizens of countries all over the world are. Among the top countries in this ranking of satisfaction are always:
Costa Rica
Costa Rica is an interesting case. It has had a democratic government since 1869, but is presently operating under a constitution adopted in 1948, after a disputed election. That constitution requires all citizens to participate in elections, and eliminated the national military, relying on the recently adopted UN Charter to protect its national borders. Since the adoption of that constitution the government, often with a democratic socialist majority, instituted a social security system like the U.S., emphasized universal free education, improved countrywide infrastructure such as roads for transport of farm products and provision of rural electricity. While the export of farm products is still a major factor in the economy, the good education system has paid off by encouraging high tech companies to establish branches in Costa Rica to take advantage of the available highly educated work force, creating an increasingly diversified economy. The low crime rate and friendly population also has led to increasing tourism as a growing factor in the economy. The good news is that a truly democratic multiparty system has made Costa Rica an outstanding success relative to other Central American countries, and even many countries all over the world.
Low crime rates, almost no poverty 
The other countries mentioned above are culturally similar Nordic nations which have progressed from royalties to parliamentary democracies, like England also has, for example. After WW II and the preceding great depression, many people were willing to try something new and gave democratic socialists a chance at governing. Luckily, looking at the disadvantages of a militarized totalitarian socialism in the neighboring USSR, they emphasized the need to maintain the "democratic" part of their name, and thus had to govern with significant conservative parties, requiring compromises. This has resulted in a society in which essential services needed by all people were government utilities, such as health care, education and essential infrastructure, are provided from tax funds. Most other functions are provided by private enterprise and cooperatives. As this system has developed over decades it has resulted in societies with almost no poverty, remarkably low crime rates, and a population generally satisfied with their lives.
What helps create a satisfied and happy citizenry
The socialist impetus required that certain minimum human needs be met by the community:
Universal availability of healthcare
Universal free education at all levels
Full employment, so everyone can contribute to the best of their ability
Minimum wage for all employees, to cover ordinary life needs
Excellent transportation and utility infrastructure
Adequate income for the elderly.
As these programs were put in place for all people in the nation, there was no need for special programs for the poor or homeless.
Providing all these services turns out to require using about 50% of the GDP. High taxes of all kinds are used to transfer individual wealth to these programs. To justify this, one might say that the choice in such a nation is to find an optimum balance between individual wealth and the common wealth. The perhaps surprising result of a successful balance is not only a happier and more compassionate community, but also better economic performance of the nation as a whole. Another surprising result is that wealthy citizens have mostly stayed in their countries, and are appreciated for providing their service for the economy and the welfare of the nation.
Lately the Nordic nations have been popular places for refugees from war or persecution to seek sanctuary. Many with valid refugee claims have been admitted and given special assistance for a year while getting adjusted to the new country, but they have put a strain on the social consensus because of the diverse customs they have, and the normal difficulty in adjusting to a different culture and being accepted by their new neighbors. It will be interesting to see if the human solidarity, required to make their democratic society function well, can hold with a significant fraction of the population being "racially" or culturally different.
My conclusions:
1. Humans have an inherent biological capacity for compassion with other humans, since our children mature so slowly that it takes many years of compassionate care to permit them to survive to become mature contributing members of our community. The above examples of compassionate governance, which provide basic human needs for all members, also permits grater freedom for each individual to develop their own capabilities.
2. A truly democratic government can provide an optimum environment for all members of the society to develop their skills and, in freedom and cooperation, develop a satisfying lifestyle. To maintain this long term, it is necessary to have alert citizens who do not follow propaganda by self important plutocrats or autocrats. Those autocrats know that they need to spread hate and fear of scapegoats, in order to destroy the human solidarity required for democratic governance.
3. Human rights and ethics need to be taken seriously. We need to generally recognize that war is an unethical criminal activity which permits mass murder of fellow humans without respect for the right to life of the victims on all sides of a dispute. Taking into account available technology for communications, travel and weapons, we must achieve the goal of a human civilization governed by a planet wide democratic federation. 
As a minimum, the possession, development or use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, which are inherently indiscriminate murder weapons, need to be totally outlawed on the planet if human civilization is to continue into the future. Most people understand this and would support such a law if true democracy were permitted to operate, with honest discussion of the issues involved.
Fred Charles Unterleitner  PhD (Physics)
 [Letter sent 6/8/18  to Democratic World Federalists, San Francisco]
Sponsor for the Constitution for the Federation of Earth
Dr. Glen T. Martin, President      Dr. Eugenia Almand, Secretary General
Announcement of another Major Breakthrough 
for the Earth Federation Movement

23 April 2018

16 April 2018 (original date)
Dear fellow World Citizens within WCPA and the Earth Federation Movement,

         You will recall that the Provisional World Parliament, at its 7th session in Chennai, India, in December 2003, passed World Legislative Act #22, called “The Equity Act.”  Under this act, the right of the people of Earth to a guaranteed annual income provided by the Earth Federation government under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth was enacted into official world legislation.

            Yesterday, Secretary General Eugenia Almand and President Glen T. Martin met with Mr. Eric Stetson, a Founder, and leader in The People’s Currency Foundation.  This non-profit organization produced the digital currency originally known as “Grantcoin” and now known as “Manna.”  The People’s Currency Foundation believes that everyone has the right to live and to have an income, which is exactly what the Earth Constitution says as articulated in World Legislative Act 22. Their website declares:
                 Manna is the first publicly traded, blockchain-based currency to be distributed as a  Universal Basic Income subsidy to anyone in the world who applies and is verified as a unique human being. Manna, originally called Grantcoin, is also the first cryptocurrency to be managed and distributed by a U.S.-based tax-exempt nonprofit 
organization, and to be value-backed not only by investors, but also by tax-deductible donations which are used to buy back the token on markets where it trades....
     As we witness the growing scourge of inequality and its consequences, we see that the existing system is unjust and unsustainable. Recognizing and accepting the moral obligation that arises from such knowledge, we stand united in the decision to create a better alternative: a currency of conscience designed to facilitate the emergence of a more just and sustainable global economic system. 
     Manna, therefore, is a digital currency of real value that is free to anyone in the world who wishes to sign up on the People’s Currency Foundation website to receive the currency at regular intervals.  Of course, the exchangeability of Manna for goods and services will depend on building “a global network of socially conscious businesses, nonprofit organizations, and their customers and supporters, using the Manna currency as a tool to create a more equitable economy for a better future.”
     Under the authority of World Legislative Act 22, WCPA, as representative of the Provisional World Parliament, declares that Manna is available to all our members, and we urge you to transmit this message to your associated organizations and to all people, especially those who struggle economically.
     This is free currency intended to address the injustice of the current world system and recognize everyone’s right to an income. The more people who subscribe to Manna, the more value the currency will have, so it is in our self-interest to promote this to associated organizations, websites, and friends.
As you know, WCPA is the official sponsor for development of Provisional World Government, which is organized under the authority of Article 19 of the Earth Constitution.Elements of the emerging world government now in existence consist in the Provisional World Parliament, the Collegium of World Judges that was activated under World Legislative Act # 48, the Earth Environmental Ministry which has recently been inaugurated under the leadership of the organization Healing Earth and Provisional World Government Environmental Minister, S.D. Vijeyan, and, finally, the right of all people to free currency in the form of Manna, which helps actualize the commitment made by World Legislative Act 22.
      Together, under Article 19 of the Earth Constitution, we are all participating in the exciting emergence of democratic world law and a world system based on the common good of people everywhere, a world no longer based on extravagant accumulated wealth and/or military power.

 Again, we urge you to sign up for Manna at the website of the People’s Currency Foundation for a Manna “wallet” to receive your free currency automatically, deposited at regular intervals:    And we request that you forward this message to the membership of your associated organizations.
For Humanity and the Future!
Dr. Glen T. Martin,  President
Dr. Eugenia Almand,  Secretary General

April 14, 2018

Statement on Syria by World Beyond War Director David Swanson

“Donald Trump has just committed a murderous immoral criminal action and sought to depict it as law enforcement,” said David Swanson, the director of World BEYOND War, a non-profit global organization opposed to all warfare. “Congress has sat on its hands, failed to cut off funding, and failed to move on impeachment. It is to be hoped that those Congress members who said such an attack on Syria would be impeachable will at least find the decency now to act after the fact.”

“Trump may have acted just in time to prevent any reports from inspectors weakening his propaganda,” said Swanson. “This is a disturbing replay of the 2003 attack on Iraq, which Trump supported at the time, condemned on the campaign trail, and has now imitated. But it is critical for us to reject the nearly universal pretense that proof of use by Syria of chemical weapons, just like proof of WMD possession by Iraq, would somehow constitute legal or moral grounds for committing additional criminal actions –potentially far more serious actions that risk confrontation between nuclear armed governments.

“While the New York Times tells us that Trump has acted to ‘punish’ Assad, using what Trump calls ‘precision strikes,’ such strikes have a long history of being anything but precise, and the people dying have a habit of not being their nation’s leader. No court has authorized Trump to punish anyone, of course, and the claims of Secretary of So-Called Defense Mattis that attacking Syria is ‘defensive’ can hardly pass the laugh test with even the most war-prone lawyers.

US attack on Syria illegal, a world crime

“This criminal action is a blatant violation of the UN Charter and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, both of which Congress, likewise, prefers to ignore in order to focus on its own supposed power to authorize such crimes. And yet the same Congress will not stand up and defend that power, but rolls over on Yemen so pitifully that Trump could expect no consequences from Capitol Hill for his latest outrage. If an AUMF could legalize this action, the fact remains that there isn’t one that even remotely claims to do so.

“Trump takes us for fearful children when he resorts to the tired propaganda of calling a foreign leader an ‘animal’ and a ‘monster,’ and pretending that war made against a country is somehow actually made against only an individual. In reality, of course, the bombs always kill people depicted (sometimes accurately) as having suffered under the rule of the ‘monster.’

“The fact is that Syria, its opponents, the United States, Russia, and other parties active in Syria for years now have killed many thousands of people using murderous weapons of war. That a relatively small number of people may have been killed with chemical weapons (weapons in the possession of multiple parties in this war) is no more or less murderous than the ongoing mass-murder by respectable bullets and bombs. The use by the United States in recent wars of white phosphorous, napalm, depleted uranium, cluster bombs, and other notorious weapons is no more grounds for some foreign self-appointed global savior to bomb Washington, than any events in Syria are grounds for Trump’s latest flaunting of his apparent impunity.

Where's the UN?

“Trump mocks all of humanity with his claim to be praying for peace while imposing war. Will humanity continue to roll over and take it? Will the United Nations begin to do its job? Will the people and parliaments of Britain and France rise to the occasion? Will the people of the United States pursue strategic and escalating nonviolent action arising out of this weekend’s events? We shall see.”

David Swanson 
is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of and campaign coordinator for Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at and He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
March 3, 2018
World Beyond War Meets Earth Federation Movement
This is an important meeting between two titans in the peace movement:  David Swanson of World Beyond War, and Glen Martin of the Earth Federation/Earth Constitution Movement.  A merger of these two strategies could mean a means to build a lasting peace movement, rather than suffer the disappointment of networking alone which falls apart as soon as the latest crisis is over.  The Earth Constitution could provide a guide for the building blocks to end perpetual war which the present geopolitical UN system gives us, and establish a growing yet lasting means to achieve perpetual and permanent peace.  It would be the joining of the short term with the long term as an overall strategy.  
The retreat for an April weekend is at Oracle in Independence, Virginia.
-- Roger Kotila, Ph.D
Democratic World Federalist
Earth Federation activist
Beyond Nationalism:
The History & Future of the Peace Movement

This weekend retreat will guide you through the fascinating history of the Peace Movement, from World War I to the present. We also will learn about the Earth Federation Movement – a logical solution to the problems of perpetual war and earth changes.

Participants will learn how they can contribute to these important peacebuilding efforts from two amazing activists who are leading the charge to abolish war and federate the Earth. Participants are guaranteed to be inspired by these masters of the Peace Movement and will leave with a sense of true empowerment and concrete goals for sacred activism.
David Swanson David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host at Talk Nation Radio. He is the Executive Director of and the campaign coordinator for His books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at and David is a 2015, 2016, and 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
Glen Martin Glen T. Martin, Ph.D is an author, professor of Philosophy & Religion at Radford University, and President of the World Constitution & Parliament Association, an international group that promotes federation of the Earth. He also is President of the International Philosophers for Peace and Institute on World Problems. Glen has received multiple peace awards, including the Gusi Peace Prize.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018
Time: See FLIER for details
Cost: Early Bird Price $200 (all meals included)
Students $150
Oracle River House
Oracle River House

The Oracle River House is located along the New River - the oldest river in America - where you can fish, kayak, and hike the Blue Ridge Mountains. The local "Old Time" music festivals, zipline, wineries, and other attractions are sure to please guests of all ages!.

Oracle Campground
Oracle Campground

The Oracle Campground is located along Saddle Creek and features 10 campsites, a picnic pavilion, and rustic outhouses. You can rent one of our "U.S. Army Commando" tents or bring your own - an affordable and fun way to visit the Virginia Highlands!

Guests receive a free tour of the Peace Pentagon and a lodging discount if attending an Oracle event.
To book a stay at the Oracle River House or Oracle Campground,
go to the below website or contact

February 19, 2018 [Editor: The "World Government Summit" mentioned in the following article is not real world government although participants at the Summit looked at global issues.  If analyst Rich Scheck is correct, open warfare in the Middle East may soon erupt provoked by Israel and the U.S.]
[The United Nations, due to its obsolete Charter, lacks the tools it needs to prevent Netanyahu or Trump from launching full scale war.   A "new UN" under the Earth Federation's Earth Constitution is what would be needed. How long can the world afford to wait to create a "new UN" under the Earth Constitution?]
          Do Netanyahu and Trump Need New Wars To Survive?
                                               by Rich Scheck
Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is under enormous pressure to resign his office in the wake of the latest corruption allegations against him.

Similarly, President Trump has had a continuous and massive assault on the legitimacy of his presidency since winning the 2016 election.

Both might arguably benefit enormously from a war that would allow them to change the subject and step up boldly as action-oriented executives ready to meet the challenge of foreign aggressors.

For Bibi that entity would be the Shia Crescent of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

For Trump, that might include a larger group of foes including Russia and China as well as North Korea, Iran and the ISIS/terrorist threat around the globe. 
World's #1 enemy?
I agree that the US should be the world's number 1 enemy as many participants at the World Government Summit in Dubai concluded this weekend.

But it is not because of the reasons given by the Hollywood elite and other Globalists who embrace the Neoliberal agenda discussed in the above article. 
For me it is because of our unending wars based on lies to perpetuate Pax Americana and to protect those like Sheldon Adelson and Jared Kushner who promote Netanayahu's plan for a Greater Israel.  I prefer a left-right antiwar alliance to put an end to our imperial ways that has most of the world seeing us as an enemy.

Even though the Russiagate investigation has produced no real evidence against the president, the Democrats will use it to increase their partisan attacks against him.  That sets the stage for him to support any acts of aggression by Israel and Bibi so he can distance himself from that scandal and focus the conversation on a subject virtually guaranteed to get bipartisan support.....war against Iran.
The situation in Syria is particularly dicey because of the presence of NATO member Turkey which invaded the Kurdish region on their border to constrain or demolish that group's desire to establish the independent state of Kurdistan which the US and Israel appear to support.

Can you say, Spain, 1936?
With Russia still actively backing Assad's regime in Damascus and with China apparently on board as well, the proxy war in that beleaguered nation may well portend the start of WWIII.  Can you say, Spain, 1936?

That seems to be exactly what Bibi is attempting to achieve with his constant belligerence towards Iran.  With both President Trump and the Congress seemingly in his pocket, it is quite easy to imagine that war is imminent!

What better way to move beyond his personal dilemma and emesh both the US and Israel in a battle for the Holy Land that the American people are likely to support?

For me there is a more intelligent and peaceful way forward that might even include democratic world government in the future.  As an interim step, we first need to create a true anti-war movement that embraces the disaffected on both the left and right who are disgusted by our endless interventions and wars for regime change.

A global peace party
As a first step we need a peace party that is strongly opposed to more wars and increased defense spending that perpetuates the domination of the national security state:

If we do that then maybe in the years ahead we can create a society that reflects the noble sentiments expressed by the idealists attending the World Government Summit.  But unless and until we take that first baby step, we are doomed to endless wars for a non-existent peace abroad and terrorists acts including school shootings at home.

Yes, Bibi and Trump need wars in order to survive.  We who reject that approach and want to be on the right side of history, must find a way to unite in order to prevent them from destroying more lives and nations.
~ by Rich Scheck   [Article received 2/18/18.]

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[Editor's note: To my knowledge, Democratic World Federalists is the first world federalist organization to publish a critique of "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P), a principle developed and supported by world federalists. The original idea was that the world community had an obligation to protect citizens living in nations oppressing their own citizenry.  But R2P, according to Ajamu Baraka writing in Counterpunch, has been a disaster for the citizenry of the countries that R2P was supposed to "protect," the principle being criminally abused and violated with military invasions by US/EU/NATO's "axis of domination."
I am reminded that Martin Luther King, Jr. was in his heart a world citizen, and firmly anti-war.  King believed in one world humanity, and was a supporter of the work by the World Constitution and Parliament Association to draft a new world constitution -- the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (aka "Earth Constitution") to be designed to do what the UN Charter has been unable to do -- unite the world and end war. -- R Kotila]

January 15, 2018  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
"Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated the obvious: the United States was the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. He also said the public allowing this violence would lead to a kind of national spiritual death that would continue to make the U.S. state a danger to the world."
We say to progressives that you can’t pretend that you believe “Black Lives Matter” in the United States and not be opposed to the assault on the humanity of Palestinians, of Yemenis, of the millions lost in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of the destruction of Libya and of coups in Honduras and destabilization in Venezuela.

The Responsibility to Protect the World … from the United States

One of the most ingenious propaganda weapons ever developed is that the powerful nations of the West—led by the United States—have a moral responsibility to use military force to protect the rights of people being repressed by their governments. This “responsibility to protect” (R2P) always had a dubious legal standing, but its moral justification also required a psychological and historical disengagement from the bloody reality of the 500-hundred-year history of U.S. and European colonialism, slavery, genocide and torture that created the “West.”


This violent, lawless Pan-European colonial/capitalist project continues today under the hegemony of the U.S. empire. This then begs the questions of who really needs the protection and who protects the peoples of the world from the United States and its allies? The only logical, principled and strategic response to this question is citizens of the empire must reject their imperial privileges and join in opposing ruling elites exploiting labor and plundering the Earth. To do that, however, requires breaking with the intoxicating allure of cross-class, bi-partisan “white identity politics.”


Neocons like William Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Pearl were the driving forces in pushing for the war in Iraq. They understood if they wanted to sell war, “Americans” needed to believe the conflict was about values, not interests. The neocons dusted off and put a new face on that old rationalization for colonialism—the white man’s burden. Interventions were to bring democracy and freedom to those people who were struggling to be just like their more advanced models in the white West. Liberal interventionists further developed those ideas into “humanitarian interventionism” and the “responsibility to protect.”


The fact that the United States and Europe can wrap themselves in the flag of morality, practice savior politics and get away with it is a testament to the enduring psychopathology of white supremacist ideology.


The most extreme expressions of this cognitive dissonance occurred during the Obama administration, when the notion of U.S. exceptionalism was used to justify continuing the barbarism of the Bush administration’s so-called War on Terror. With this justification and the outrageous assertion that it was defending democracy, the U.S./EU/NATO axis of domination committed crimes against humanity and war crimes that resulted in the deaths of millions, while millions more were displaced and ancient cities, nations and peoples were destroyed.


The result? International Gallup and Pew research polls have consistently shown the peoples of the world consider the United States the greatest threat to world peace on the planet.


National Security Strategy Under Trump: More of the Same


When the Trump administration released its National Security Strategy, Liberal pundits suggested it was a significantly different than any previous U.S. strategy. But beyond some specific references to putting “America” and its citizens first in relationship to the economy, and the reactionary stances of tightening border security and enforcing strict immigration policies, Trump’s strategy did not stray much from the post-Cold War strategy of the preceding years.


The difference that did exist was more in style than substance. The Trump administration completely dispensed with all pretexts used by previous administrations. Even domestic law, like the War Powers Act that was ignored by the Obama administration continues to be of no concern for the new Trump administration.  Now it is Trump’s “America first” with no concern for international law or accepted standards of behavior.


Unchecked by the countervailing power of the Soviet Union, the bi-partisan National Security Strategy produced in the 1990s that committed the U.S. state to pursue policies that would ensure continued U.S. economic, political and military hegemony through the 21st century—the “new American century”—is still the overall strategic objective of this administration.


Even explicitly naming China and Russia as “competition” that threatens to harm the country’s security was not that much of a departure since the centerpiece of U.S policy has been checking any state that challenged U.S. power in any region. The Trump administration named threats to U.S. interests—North Korea in Asia, Russia in Eurasia, Iran in West Asia, with jihadist groups included in case the United States needed a War on Terror (WOT) justification for U.S. interventions anywhere in the world.


While Neocons and liberal interventionists in previous administrations sugarcoated U.S. geo-strategic objectives to mask hegemony, the Trump rhetoric is crude, direct and unambiguously aggressive. Protecting U.S. interests in the 21st century means relying on military aggression, war and subversion.


Building the U.S. anti-war movement as the responsibility to protect from Empire


Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated the obvious: he United States was the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. He also said the public allowing this violence would lead to a kind of national spiritual death that would continue to make the U.S. state a danger to the world.


That spiritual death has not quite happened completely. Yet accepting the “inevitability” of violence and the necessity for waging war is now more deeply ingrained in the collective consciousness of individuals in the United States than it was 50 years ago when King warned of the deep malady of U.S. society. For most of the 21st century, the United States has been at war. Culturally, mass shootings, the wars on drugs and terror, violence and war as entertainment, livestreamed videos of horrendous police-executed murders as well as of a head of state being sodomized with a knife have resulted in what Henry Giroux refers to as a “culture of cruelty.


But the very fact that the authorities need to lie to the people with fairy tales of the responsibility to protect in order to give moral coverage for the waging of war is an acknowledgement that they understand that there is enough humanity left with the public that it would reject U.S. warmongering if it was only seen as advancing narrow national interests.

It is this remaining moral core—and the objective interests of the clear majority of the people to be in opposition to war—that provides the foundation for reviving the modern anti-war movement.


Baltimore was the site of the rebellion in response to Freddie Gray’s murder by the domestic military we refer to as “the police.” There, a couple of hundred activists will convene January 12 to kick off a new campaign to close all U.S. foreign bases. This gathering is the result of a new coalition of forces—both old and new—to revive the U.S. anti-war movement. This conference comes on the heels of another meeting that took place just a few months ago in Washington, D.C., where some of the same forces came together to kick-off a campaign to “divest from the war machine.”


Strategically these efforts are designed to be the first steps toward building the confidence, institutional strength and programmatic focus of a new, reinvigorated, broad-based, anti-war, pro-peace and anti-imperialist movement in the United States We are opposing the warmongering both corporate political parties have normalized.


The difficulties and challenges of this endeavor are not lost on the various organizations, networks and coalitions that are part of these efforts. We all recognize that there are no shortcuts to the delicate reconstructing of our existing forces and the challenge of expanding those forces by bringing in new formations. The ideological and political differences that have surfaced among left and progressive forces around issues of war and imperialism make it more challenging.

But the imperative of expressing solidarity with the victims of U.S. warmongering must take precedence over our differences and should serve as a basis for building political unity.


Solidarity, however, is not enough for those of us in the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP). We recognize its importance as a baseline principle for (re)-building a broad anti-war movement. Our common interests with other oppressed peoples, nations and states that find themselves in the cross-hairs of U.S. imperialism demands we offer more than solidarity—we must stand as allies.


Those of us building the Black Alliance for Peace understand we cannot afford the comforting myths of U.S. benevolence that attempts to conceal the naked deployment of U.S. state power in service of Western capitalist/colonialist interests. And so, we view with suspicion, if not treat with disdain, our comrades who support U.S. interventions, even when they frame that support with “leftist” justifications. For oppressed nations and peoples of the world, the U.S. white supremacist, colonial/capitalist patriarchy is and remains the principle contradiction. There must not be any nationalist sentimentality or equivocation on that position.


We saw how the anti-war opposition that emerged during the Bush years in opposition to lawless state-sanctioned violence, dissolved during the Obama administration. Liberals and major elements of the “left” objectively aligned themselves with the U.S./EU/NATO axis of domination through their silence or outright support in the name of opposing authoritarian regimes.


The consequence of that class collaboration is the spectrum of war has today become a permanent feature of policy discourse. The obscene $80 billion increase in military spending that was supported by both parties and the corporate media reflects that collaboration and the corrosive impact of almost two decades of militarism on the politics and consciousness of the public.

So, for BAP, the historic task is clear.


The people must be separated from the capitalist oligarchy and the nature of the state must be exposed. Our politics must be clear and our rhetoric devoid of liberal ambiguities. We must expose the underlying capitalist-class interests that are masked by appeals to national interests and patriotism. The anti-war movement must advance a clear understanding of the economic and class interests that are at root of imperialist strategies and great power conflicts. We must assert without equivocation the position that we can’t get rid of the scourge of war without getting rid of racism and capitalism and that the people should reject all calls to protect the national interests promoted by the ruling elites.

We must say if the rulers want war, let them fight it themselves!


The anti-war and anti-imperialist position must be seen as the highest expression of internationalism and global solidarity. Activists in the United States must reject all efforts to pink-wash militarism and recognize their moral obligation—as citizens of empire—to oppose all U.S. military interventions. We must take the position that we will no longer allow chicken hawk politicians to send our sons and daughters off to other lands, where they become war criminals fighting other working-class and poor people who only want social justice, national sovereignty and self-determination for themselves.


The permanent war agenda of the capitalist dictatorship must be met with permanent opposition from the working class and all oppressed people. The people must understand the link between the racialized justifications for making war abroad with the intensification of the war being waged against Black and Brown communities in the United States

We say to progressives that you can’t pretend that you believe “Black Lives Matter” in the United States and not be opposed to the assault on the humanity of Palestinians, of Yemenis, of the millions lost in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of the destruction of Libya and of coups in Honduras and destabilization in Venezuela.


Reject the racist 21st century version of the white man’s burden with its absurd notion of humanitarian war and the responsibility to protect and understand that the real threat to world peace is the empire that we are all a part of.

Our task is clear: the anti-war position is not an add-on. It is a fundamental moral and political obligation for the citizens of empire. The world can no longer wait.

December 12, 2017
A New UN?  WCPA President Calls For Earth Constitution and World Parliament

Frustrated with the inability of the United Nations to resolve growing global crises, the President of the World Constitution & Parliament Association, Professor Glen Martin, issued a position paper which condemns the UN Security Council and the fatally flawed UN Charter. 

The UN Charter according to Dr. Martin is an obstruction to world peace.  The solution is to replace the UN Charter with the Earth Constitution which, he explains, would be the basis for a World Parliament and also provide world laws that can be enforced, unlike the current geopolitical system under the UN wherein leaders of powerful nations commit crimes with impunity. 

WCPA members and ratifiers of the Earth Constitution are asked to bring to the public and media the message of the need to form a World Parliament now rather than waiting for a UN which is stuck in a governing structure that cannot bring peace or prosperity to the world community.

President Martin's WCPA vision for the future:

"The ratification of the Earth Constitution will integrate the top with the bottom of the world system. At present top and bottom are fragmented from one another by the fractured world system. The global bankers, multinational corporations, military security complexes, and the superrich of the 1% now control the nations and economics of the world in their own interests.  The people of Earth (especially the bottom 70-80 %) are cut off from the power of government designed to serve their needs and interests. Our needs and interests include our common human interests of sustainability, a protected environment, a peaceful world without war, education, healthcare, and reasonable prosperity."

"20th century science has shown that this world is a whole, that our planetary biosphere is a whole, and that humanity is a whole. (We are all 99.9% genetically identical.)  We are one humanity living on a fragile planet that is in great danger because it is not whole.  Instead, it is fragmented into some 193 militarized “sovereign” entities who are ruled by their respective ruling classes and dominated by transnational corporate interests and global profit-oriented banking. The result are the global disasters that we see all around us.  Wars, weapons of mass destruction, destabilization of whole countries by the CIA and other criminal organizations, everywhere debt of the poor to the superrich, everywhere corruption, bribery and graft. These are largely consequences of the fractured world system, not of any so-called “corrupt” human nature."

World Parliament to contain 1000 electoral districts

"The Constitution for the Federation of Earth establishes a World Parliament representing the people of Earth from 1000 electoral districts worldwide.  There is today no legitimate top (government) for the Earth, only the fragmented system run by and for the 1% that prevents a legitimate global public authority from emerging.  By ratifying the Earth Constitution, the people of Earth create for themselves a holistic world system in which the top and the bottom (the vast majority) become integrated and harmonious.  Government everywhere then begins to serve human interests and not purposes of the few."

"Are human rights being violated in Myamar, Israel-Palestine, or Saudi Arabia?  The Earth Constitution prohibits this. Make this publicly clear. Is climate collapse proceeding unchecked?  The Earth Constitution is designed to restore and protect our planetary biosphere.  Tell the world this fact.  Is war on the horizon between the U.S. and North Korea or Iran?  The Earth Constitution is the standard for elimination both war and weapons of mass destruction. Make this clear on Facebook and elsewhere."

Let the public know what a difference the Earth Constitution could make

"By everywhere making the Earth Constitution the standard by which we evaluate the present failed world disorder, we raise it to a globally recognized authority with legitimacy and supremacy. Write letters to the editor, speak about this at meetings, write articles, give seminars, promote the Earth Constitution in every possible context."

"The 15th Session of the Provisional World Parliament is scheduled for December 2019 or January 2020. We must be serious about Provisional World Government. This must not be just another useless conference, but the emerging world government in action." 

-- The above have been selected excerpts from President Glen T. Martin's WCPA position paper.

(Editor's note:  Because the UN may be unable, or unwilling, to form an effective "new UN," the world community must proceed forward by concurrently establishing a new world organization parallel to, but independent of, the UN -- Earth Federation government under the Earth Constitution and World Parliament.) 
October 21, 2017
What's Missing in the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize?

San Francisco -- While the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN for banning nuclear weapons is a step forward, it is not a big enough step.  What's missing is a legal ban on war itself.

The International Coalition for the Abolishment of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) should now set its sights on banning war and demanding the establishment of a new World Judiciary system given real enforcement powers. 

The United Nations lacks this essential feature.   Currently under the present UN Charter the leaders and military generals of the nuclear armed nations, even when they commit world crimes, do so with impunity.  And they refuse to give up their nukes.

No sheriff in town
Leaders of these powerful nations, particularly the UN Security Council's Permanent 5 (who hold the veto) are above the law.  No one goes to jail no matter how egregious the world crime. 

There is no sheriff in town at the global level.

There is also a psychological obstacle. Each nation insists upon the right to keep secret its military arsenal. Such absolute sovereignty breeds paranoia which can only be eliminated by establishing open inspections everywhere. Such openness will require establishing  a world federal union.

In a federal union, there are open inspections everywhere without exception.  That is why we in California never worry that Texas is secretly preparing to attack us.  We are both part of the Union.  We can form a similar safe relationship between Russia and the USA and the other nations by joining in a world federal union.

Treaty-based agreements can't be trusted
The new ban on nukes is a treaty-based agreement. Treaties are notoriously unreliable. They cannot be trusted. The history of treaties is the history of broken treaties. 

To fix this problem the UN needs a legitimate federal constitution. A constitution-based agreement is the only way to insure that no nation will cheat to gain advantage over the others.

That is partly why America's founders abandoned the Articles of Confederation and switched to the U.S. Constitution thus federating and unifying the 13 colonies -- a governmental design that stopped the wars and conflicts that were erupting between the colonies. 

We must constitutionalize the UN Charter
Forming a world federal union is the smart move.  It is essential.  The World Constitution & Parliament Association's Constitution for the Federation of Earth, also known as the "Earth Constitution," provides the needed governing structures which are missing in the obsolete UN Charter.

Democratic World Federalists based in San Francisco is calling for UN Charter review.  They call it THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE.  The Center for UN Constitutional Research (CUNCR) based in Brussels is ready to examine the Charter and the implications of amending or replacing it. 

It is time to reach out to the UN General Assembly, the NGO's working so hard to eliminate nuclear weapons, peace groups wanting to go beyond war, and the general public to inspire support for a "new UN." 

The Constitution for the Federation of Earth is ready to go.

Roger Kotila, Ph.D. 

-- R Kotila, PhD
U.N. Enablers of ‘Aggressive War’

Special Report: U.N. investigative reports, like a new one condemning Syria for alleged sarin use, are received as impartial and credible, but are often just more war propaganda from compromised bureaucrats, reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

Many people still want to believe that the United Nations engages in impartial investigations and thus is more trustworthy than, say, self-interested governments, whether Russia or the United States... But trust in U.N. agencies is no longer well placed; whatever independence they may have once had has been broken, a reality relevant to recent “investigations” of Syrian chemical weapons use.

There is also the larger issue of the United Nations’ peculiar silence about one of its primary and original responsibilities, shouldered after the horrors of World War II – to stop wars of aggression, which today include “regime change” wars organized, funded and armed by the United States and other Western powers, such as the Iraq invasion in 2003, the overthrow of the Libyan government in 2011, and a series of proxy wars including the ongoing Syrian conflict.

After World War II, the Nuremberg Tribunals declared that a “war of aggression … is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

That recognition became a guiding principle of the United Nations Charter, which specifically prohibits aggression or even threats of aggression against sovereign states.

The Charter declares in Article One that it is a chief U.N. purpose “to take effective collective measures … for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace.” Article Two, which defines the appropriate behavior of U.N. members, adds that “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state…”

However, instead of enforcing this fundamental rule, the United Nations has, in effect, caved in to the political and financial pressure brought to bear by the United States and its allies. A similar disregard for international law also pervades the U.S. mainstream media and much of the European and Israeli press as well.

There is an assumption that the United States and its allies have the right to intervene militarily anywhere in the world at anytime solely at their own discretion. Though U.S. diplomats and mainstream journalists still voice outrage when adversaries deviate from international law – such as denunciations of Russia over Ukraine’s civil war – there is silence or support when a U.S. president or, say, an Israeli prime minister orders military strikes inside another country. Then, we hear only justifications for these attacks.

Shielding Israel

For instance, on Friday, The New York Times published an article about Israel conducting a bombing raid inside Syria that reportedly killed two Syrians. The article is notable because it contains not a single reference to international law and Israel’s clear-cut violation of it. Instead, the article amounts to a lengthy rationalization for Israel’s aggression, framing the attacks as Israeli self-defense or, as the Times put it, “an escalation of Israel’s efforts to prevent its enemies from gaining access to sophisticated weapons.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations in 2012, drawing his own “red line” on how far he will let Iran go in refining nuclear fuel.

The article also contains no reference to the fact that Israel maintains a sophisticated nuclear arsenal and is known to possess chemical and biological weapons as well. Implicit in the Times article is that the U.S. and Israel live under one set of rules while countries on the U.S.-Israeli enemies list must abide by another. Not to state the obvious but this is a clear violation of the journalistic principle of objectivity.

But the Times is far from alone in applying endless double standards. Hypocrisy now permeates international agencies, including the United Nations, which instead of pressing for accountability in cases of U.S. or Israeli aggression has become an aider and abettor, issuing one-sided reports that justify further aggression while doing little or nothing to stop U.S.-backed acts of aggression.

For instance, there was no serious demand that U.S. and British leaders who organized the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, should face any accountability for committing the “supreme international crime” of an aggressive war. As far as the U.N. is concerned, war-crimes tribunals are for the little guys.

This breakdown in the integrity of the U.N. and related agencies has developed over the past few decades as one U.S. administration after another has exploited U.S. clout as the world’s “unipolar power” to ensure that international bureaucrats conform to U.S. interests. Any U.N. official who deviates from this unwritten rule can expect to have his or her reputation besmirched and career truncated.

So, while harshly critical of alleged abuses by the Syrian military, U.N. officials are notoriously silent when it comes to condemning the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and other countries that have been “covertly” backing anti-government “rebels” who have engaged in grave crimes against humanity in Syria.

The U.S. and its allies have even mounted overt military operations inside Syrian territory, including airstrikes against the Syrian military and its allies, without permission of the internationally recognized government in Damascus. Yet, the U.N. does nothing to curtail or condemn these clear violations of its own Charter.

Breaking the Independence

The reason is that, for much of this century, the U.S. government has worked to bring key agencies, such as the U.N. Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), under U...S. control and domination.

At the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, President George W. Bush ordered the U.S. military to conduct a devastating aerial assault on Baghdad, known as “shock and awe.”

This drive to neutralize the U.N.’s independence gained powerful momentum after the 9/11 attacks and President George W. Bush’s launching of his “global war on terror.” But this effort continued under President Obama and now under President Trump.

In 2002, after opening the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and effectively waiving the Geneva Convention’s protections for prisoners of war, Bush bristled at criticism from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary C. Robinson.

Soon, Robinson was targeted for removal. Her fierce independence, which also included criticism of Israel, was unacceptable. The Bush administration lobbied hard against her reappointment, leading to her retirement in 2002.

Also, in 2002, the Bush administration engineered the firing of OPCW’s Director General Jose Mauricio Bustani who was viewed as an obstacle to the U.S. plans for invading Iraq.

Bustani, who had been reelected unanimously to the post less than a year earlier, described his removal in a 2013 interview with Marlise Simons of The New York Times, citing how Bush’s emissary, Under-Secretary of State John Bolton, marched into Bustani’s office and announced that he (Bustani) would be fired.

“The story behind [Bustani’s] ouster has been the subject of interpretation and speculation for years, and Mr. Bustani, a Brazilian diplomat, has kept a low profile since then,” wrote Simons. “But with the agency [OPCW] thrust into the spotlight with news of the Nobel [Peace] Prize [in October 2013], Mr. Bustani agreed to discuss what he said was the real reason: the Bush administration’s fear that chemical weapons inspections in Iraq would conflict with Washington’s rationale for invading it. Several officials involved in the events, some speaking publicly about them for the first time, confirmed his account.”

The official U.S. explanation for getting rid of Bustani was incompetence, but Bustani and the other diplomats close to the case reported that Bustani’s real offense was drawing Iraq into acceptance of the OPCW’s conventions for eliminating chemical weapons, just as the Bush administration was planning to pin its propaganda campaign for invading Iraq on the country’s alleged secret stockpile of WMD.

Bustani’s ouster gave President Bush a clearer path to the invasion by letting him frighten Americans with the prospect of Iraq sharing its chemical weapons and possibly a nuclear bomb with Al Qaeda terrorists.

Dismissing Iraq’s insistence that it had destroyed its chemical weapons and didn’t have a nuclear weapons project, Bush launched the invasion in March 2003, only for the world to discover later that the Iraqi government was telling the truth.

Compliant Replacements

In comparison to the independent-minded Bustani, the biography of the current OPCW director general, Ahmet Uzumcu, a career Turkish diplomat, suggests that the OPCW could be expected to slant its case against the Syrian government in the current Syrian conflict.

Not only has Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States, been a key player in supporting the proxy war to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Uzumcu also served as Turkey’s ambassador to Israel, which has long sought regime change in Syria and has publicly come out in favor of the anti-government rebels...

Another one-time thorn in the side of the U.S. “unipolar power” was the IAEA when it was under the control of Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, an Egyptian. The IAEA challenged the Bush administration’s claims about Iraq having a nuclear program, when one really didn’t exist.

However, being right is no protection when U.S... officials want to bring an agency into line with U.S. policy and propaganda. So, early in the Obama administration – as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pushing for a hardline on Iran over its nascent nuclear program – the U.S. government engineered the insertion of a pliable Japanese diplomat, Yukiya Amano, into the IAEA’s top job.

Before his appointment, Amano had portrayed himself as an independent-minded fellow who was resisting U.S.-Israeli propaganda about the Iranian nuclear program. Yet behind the scenes, he was meeting with U.S. and Israeli officials to coordinate on how to serve their interests (even though Israel is an actual rogue nuclear state, not a hypothetical or fictional one).

Amano’s professed doubts about an Iranian nuclear-bomb project, which even the U.S. intelligence community agreed no longer existed, was just a theatrical device to intensify the later impact if he were to declare that Iran indeed was building a secret nuke, thus justifying the desire of Israeli leaders and American neoconservatives to “bomb-bomb-bomb” Iran.

But this U.S. ploy was spoiled by Pvt. Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning’s leaking of hundreds of thousands of pages of U.S. diplomatic cables. Among them were reports on Amano’s hidden collaboration with U.S. and Israeli officials; his agreement with U.S. emissaries on who to fire and who to retain among IAEA officials; and even Amano’s request for additional U.S. financial contributions.

The U.S. embassy cables revealing the truth about Amano were published by the U.K. Guardian in 2011 (although ignored by The New York Times, The Washington Post and other mainstream U.S. news outlets). Despite the silence of the major U...S. news media, Internet outlets, such as, highlighted the Amano cables, meaning that enough Americans knew the facts not to be fooled again. [For details, see’s “Did Manning Help Avert War with Iran?”]

A Collective Collapse

So, over the years, there has been a collective collapse of the independence at U.N.-related agencies. An international bureaucrat who gets on the wrong side of the United States or Israel can expect to be fired and humiliated, while those who play ball can be assured of a comfortable life as a “respected” diplomat.

A heart-rending propaganda image designed to justify a major U.S. military operation inside Syria against the Syrian military.

But this reality is little known to most Americans so they are still inclined to be influenced when a “U.N. investigation” reaches some conclusion condemning some country that already is on the receiving end of negative U.S. propaganda.

The New York Times, CNN and other major U.S. news outlets are sure to trumpet these “findings” with great seriousness and respect and to treat any remaining doubters as outside the mainstream. Of course, there’s an entirely different response on the rare occasion when some brave or foolhardy human rights bureaucrat criticizes Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. Then, the U.N. finding is just a sign of anti-Israeli bias and should be discounted.

In the far more frequent cases when a U.N. report is in line with U.S. propaganda, American journalists almost never turn a critical eye toward the quality of the evidence or the leaps of logic. We saw that happen this week with a thinly sourced and highly dubious U.N. report blaming the Syrian government for an alleged sarin incident on April 4. A major contradiction in the evidence – testimony given to OPCW investigators undercutting the conclusion that a Syrian warplane could have dropped a sarin bomb – was brushed aside by the U.N. human rights investigators and was ignored by the Times and other major U.S. news outlets.

But what is perhaps most troubling is that these biased U.N. reports are now used to justify continued wars of aggression by stronger countries against weaker ones. So, instead of acting as a bulwark to protect the powerless from the powerful as the U.N. Charter intended, the U.N. bureaucracy has turned the original noble purpose of the institution on its head by becoming an enabler of the “supreme international crime,” wars of aggression.

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. You can buy his latest book, America’s Stolen Narrative as an e-book (from Amazon and


 “Building the World Parliament 2017”

International Conference featuring the Earth Constitution

 and Building the World Parliament under its authority

November 8, 9, and 10, 2017

Call for papers and Participants

Jindal Global University

In Haryana, near Delhi, India

Room and Board supplied for all Participants

Participants are responsible for their own transportation costs

Co-Sponsors: World Constitution and Parliament Assoc. (WCPA)

               and Jindal Global University


All participants register with Dr. Glen T. Martin at

Participants are welcome who do not wish to present a paper.

Proposal for papers due by September 30.

Final draft of papers due by October 30.

All presenters have 30 minutes. It is recommended that you leave 10 minutes for questions.

                     Visit our websites:                                


Conference Goals: (1) Why is there an absolute need for the world to unite spiritually, conceptually, and politically?  (2) What is the role of the Earth Constitution in uniting the world in these ways?  (3) How does the structure and functioning of the Earth Constitution establish peace and justice on Earth? (4) Why is the Parliament necessary for world peace and justice?  (4) What specific plans can we make to actualize the Parliament and Constitution? (6) How will the World Parliament promote the spiritual as well as political transformation of the Earth? (7) How will the World Parliament affect global education? (8) What measures can we take to get rid of the lethal arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and also taking steps to redirect the huge expenditure incurred for deploying Military / Police Personnel on a massive scale, towards human development?

August 27, 2017

[Article first published 8-10-17 from authority-to-use-nuclear-weapons]

Donald Trump has complete, unchecked authority to use nuclear weapons

The military chain of command provides the president with complete authority to order the use of nuclear arms, Princeton researcher and Global Zero founder Bruce Blair tells DW. He also talks about potential objections.
DW: Does the US military chain of command give President Donald Trump the unilateral authority to order the use of nuclear weapons?
Bruce Blair: The protocol that has been set up for this purpose is streamlined and designed for speed and efficiency, not for deliberation. And this protocol gives the president carte blanche - complete unchecked authority to order the use of nuclear weapons.
Bruce Blair is a nuclear security scholar at Princeton University and a co-founder of Global Zero
Now some people argue that that authority can violate the constitution if the president orders the first use of nuclear weapons, others say the constitution provides this authority through Article 2, which designates the president as commander of chief of the armed forces. So you get into a little bit of debate about what is constitutional or not. But the system, the protocol, is designed to allow for one person with a single verbal order to launch nuclear weapons.
Can you describe the nature of this protocol and how the use of nuclear weapons would be carried out in practice?
The way that would work is that the president would consult as he desires with his top advisors. He is not obliged to consult with anyone, including the Secretary of Defense or the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or the national security adviser.
He likely would and the teleconference protocol has been designed to patch in his top advisors into a secure conference call if they are not in the room with him, including the commander of the strategic forces in Omaha, Nebraska. In this case he would have a discussion with his advisors if he chose to do so.
The US is the only country to use a nuclear weapon against another country, dropping two atomic bombs on Japan in World War II
The main talker in this conference call is the commander, the four-star general in charge of our nuclear forces in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the person who talks to the president about what options are available and what the consequences would be and he would ask the president about what kind of conditions the president would like to impose on the use of nuclear weapons, for example whether or not he would like to withhold strikes against urban populations. So that conversation is the main one in this protocol and other advisors may be invited to weigh in or may not.
And then the president makes a decision and then conveys that decision to another critical party that is patched into this emergency teleconference, and that is the emergency action center, the so-called war room at the Pentagon. So the president makes a decision, chooses among the options to him and instructs the war room, which is patched into this call to carry out that order.
At which point the war room requires the president to verify his identity using a special code, known colloquially as "the biscuit," also known as "the gold code." And if the president gives the right codes to the Pentagon, the Pentagon transmits an emergency message or a launch order to the forces designated by the president's choice.
That launch order, which is roughly the length of a tweet, would be formatted and would include special codes to unlock missiles and to provide instructions to the executing commanders in the field as to the time the war plan should be carried out. And then the crews would receive that message within five minutes of the president's decision and begin to carry it out.
Trump has issued heavy-handed threats to the regime in Pyongyang
How long would it take for the president's order to be carried out?
In the case of land-based rockets in the middle west of the United States, of which there are 400, each with one warhead, those crews can carry out the order in one minute from the time they have received it. The missiles could be leaving their silos en masse in one minute from the time they have received the order. Crews on submarines would take about 10 minutes longer to carry out the order because they have extra steps that they need to carry out.
Could there be opposition among the senior advisors that's so strong that they would try to intervene not only to oppose, but to disobey orders and to instruct the chain of command in the Pentagon war room not to carry out the order?
There you are entering into a psychological arena, and I can't really speculate more than anyone else how that might play out.
And the fact that the military is already planning conventional and nuclear operations against North Korea, that there is already a nuclear plan for North Korea, the fact that that is an ongoing process of fine tuning, is an indication that that is already accepted that nuclear weapons might be used against North Korea. And the mere planning for that by the military indicates the accommodation and acceptance of a presidential decision to order that plan be carried out.
US intelligence authorities claim North Korea can mount a nuclear missile on a rocket
Once an option is chosen by the president in this protocol of decision making that I described to you, someone like the commander of the strategic command might be saying, "Mr President I think this is ill-advised, we have conventional non-nuclear options to deal with this threat and furthermore the nuclear option you prefer is probably a violation of the law of war under the circumstances."
He may well receive that kind of advice in the emergency conference, but he can ignore it and proceed and I believe that - based on my conversations with people in the military that would be involved in situations like that - they would give their best advice and then they would carry out the order that the president gives, even if it were viewed as ill-advised, misguided and a violation of the law of war. I believe the system is very strongly predisposed to accept and carry out the president's wishes.
Bruce Blair is a nuclear security scholar at Princeton University and a co-founder of Global Zero, an international initiative dedicated to the elimination of all nuclear weapons. He also served as a member of the US State Department's International Security Advisory Board from 2007 to June 2017.
The interview was conducted by Michael Knigge.
     June 1, 2017

Swami Agnivesh, WCPA Distinguish Advisor, recently met with the Dalai Lama and presented him a copy of the Earth Constitution. 

Breaking news: Swami Agnivesh, WCPA Distinguish Advisor, recently met with the Dalai Lama and presented him a copy of the Earth Constitution. It appears that the Dalai Lama may be able to participate in the second WCPA Conference on “Building the World Parliament” to be held in the Delhi area in December of this year.
Dr. Glen T. Martin
President, World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA)
President, Institute on World Problems (IOWP)
Professor of Philosophy and Emeritus Chair, Peace Studies, Radford
Laureate, GUSI Peace Prize International
May 17, 2017 
"Mother India" Campaign for Earth Constitution Global Communication Center

The World Constitution & Parliament Association in collaboration with Dharma Pratishthan has launched a fundraising campaign to staff and equip a Global Communication Center in New Delhi, India with office space provided by Swami Agnivesh along with a large coordinating group of similar minded leaders from India.    

The Big Picture goal?  Uniting the world under the Earth Constitution.

The plan is to focus on gaining attention for the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, also known as the "Earth Constitution," a strategy developed at the Pune "Building the New World Conference" last year.  The campaign seeks an initial $100,000 start-up target with a goal of launching operations in September, 2017.   Both individuals, businesses, and corporations will be approached for contributions. 

The Earth Constitution is a visionary yet practical  geopolitical document designed to form the foundation to manifest Global Conscience, global family, and world union.  India is a country whose spiritual values lend strong support for uniting the world. 

The world public is largely unaware that there exists an answer to the world's main problems:  war, the threat of nuclear annihilation,  international lawlessness, poverty, environmental dangers, and violations of human rights.   That is why this Global Center is so important -- the public, once informed of the new way, will gain a new sense of direction.

Dr. Martin writes:  "Businesses in India, especially with its wonderful tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, will be interested in starting this WCPA Global Communication Center to make "Mother India" the center of a worldwide effort to unite the human family."

We are all world citizens by birthright.  People and businesses the world over have a stake in fixing the mess the world is in, the danger facing ourselves and the people we love.  This inspiration is not limited to India.  We all must help. 

See the flyer below for information for volunteering and for your donations. 

- Dr. Roger Kotila (WCPA Vice President, USA and Senior Fellow, Institute On World Problems)

April 18, 2017

Democratic World Federalists and THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE 

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2017 - Democratic World Federalists need your help.  The goal is to persuade the United Nations General Assembly to take a critical look at the aging and fundamentally flawed UN Charter in order to "upgrade the global operating system" to "UN 2.0" as one young world federalist describes it.


A Charter review was promised at the original signing in San Francisco at the request of nations who were unhappy with the veto power granted the UN Security Council.  They knew the system was undemocratic and rigged against the less powerful nations.  But the review was never carried out.


This is the origin of THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE, the campaign recently launched by DWF to persuade the UN General Assembly to conduct the review process that was promised, and legally required in the original Charter itself. 


Badly designed UN Charter a key part of war system

For world federalists a Charter review potentially opens the door to establish a world federal constitution designed to correct the fatal faults in the present Charter which prevent the UN from doing its job.


The truth is that the UN Charter itself is so badly designed that it is in reality the main part of a geopolitical war system. A global peace system will require replacing the UN Charter with a genuine world federal union constitution such as the Earth Constitution.


In reality, from the very beginning the Charter has been unable to maintain world peace. While signing the Charter the US simultaneously made a mockery of the UN as it dropped the horrendous atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.       


A "new UN" under the Earth Constitution, for example, would establish a UN able to successfully address critical world problems such as militarism, perpetual war, and the threat of nuclear catastrophe. 


A change to a global peace system would free up billions and billions of dollars that can be redirected away from death and destruction, and instead can be applied constructively for infrastructure needs, to clean up slums, and to meet the needs of local communities worldwide.  Universal health care, free education, and adequate disability and retirement guarantees become possible.      


A World Parliament with real law and order

The vision for a new UN includes adding an UN Parliamentary Assembly and/or forming a democratically elected World Parliament -- the world community has a democratic right to a real voice in global affairs -- by birthright, we are all world citizens.  


The Earth Constitution calls for a World Parliament, and includes a well-designed and fair world judiciary system with enforceable world law.  The present UN lacks a capacity for independent legal enforcement -- a main reason why the UN has been unable to prevent illegal wars and other world crimes committed by the leaders of bully nations.  


Without a new UN, leaders of powerful nations who are responsible for world crimes remain above the law.    


Public needs awareness about world federalism to end militarism

The public is largely unaware that forming a world federal union government is a real solution to world problems rather than relying on militarism.  World federalists know that militarism to achieve world peace is literally a dead end.  


Top thinkers such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawkin agree with world federalists that the only viable answer to global crises is to form a democratic world federation – a world government with enforceable world law.    


The public is also unaware that the United Nations cannot enforce international law.  It lacks a proper world judiciary system. Leaders of the most powerful nations commit world crimes with impunity.


Since the 9/11 attacks the failure of the US to follow a legal path of justice “has so far destroyed half a dozen countries and killed about 2 million people” reports Nicolas Davies in “Through the ‘War on Terror’ Looking Glass” (, April 17, 2017).  No one has gone to jail.


Bully nations refuse to give up nuclear weapons 

The Charter is undemocratically rigged in favor of only five nations -- the Permanent 5 (P-5) veto nations which comprise the UN Security Council (U.S., Russia, China, France, & the United Kingdom).


The P-5 are the only nations at the UN with a vote that really counts.  Ironically, while the Security Council is supposedly there to insure peace, in shameful fact these five favored nations are the world’s largest weapons’ dealers, and wars and threats of war are routine.  


The war system is so deeply embedded that the P-5 nations are now defying the will of the majority of nations at the UN who are seeking to legally prohibit and ban nuclear weapons.


The UN General Assembly’s Conference to ban nukes is scheduled from June 15 – July 7, 2017, but the United States and other nuclear nations are boycotting the proceedings!


It is indeed time for new answers to global crises and world crimes.


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Recognizing that DWF must grow larger and stronger to match the size and importance of its mission to fulfill THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE, DWF has added a membership option to increase popular participation to support the needed review of the UN Charter.      


Become a proud member of Democratic World Federalists. Help fulfill THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE.  Go to  or email   Phone 415-227-4880

-- Roger Kotila, Ph.D. *

(*President of DWF, and Editor, Earth Federation News & Views)

Nuclear Weapons Under Fire at the UN
Roger Kotila, Ph.D.
President, Democratic World Federalists, San Francisco

from DWF NEWS, March 7, 2017
The world community should keep a close eye on the United Nations General Assembly as it prepares for a Conference starting in late March, 2017 to negotiate a "legally binding instrument" to prohibit nuclear weapons. 
According to an NGO report by Reaching Critical Will, over 100 nations attended the initial meetings to organize the upcoming UN Conference to ban nuclear weapons.
The report titled "States discuss rules for nuclear ban negotiations" (2/16/17) makes for interesting and informative reading -- it is our lead article (at  It will help us discover which countries truly seek a peaceful and safe world, and which nations prefer to continue to endanger our world by possessing nuclear weaponry.  
The Conference will be an opportunity for world federalists to link up with delegates from nations who support peace over risking nuclear annihilation. A legal ban on nuclear weapons could bring up the problem of war.  If war is not outlawed it will be highly tempting for nations to want to keep their weapons of mass destruction.  
Are nations "brave" to want to legally ban nuclear weapons?
Curiously, Ireland welcomed the "broad and brave participation" of the countries attending the organizing sessions for the ban.  But why did Ireland use the word "brave"?  Will there be retaliation against those nations who support a legal ban on nukes?
India quite sensibly worries about "the absence of international verification measures."  Psychologist know that openness builds trust, and secrecy breeds paranoia. Yes, of course, there must be inspections -- anywhere at any time.  This requirement is unlikely to happen without transforming the UN into a democratic world federal union -- a step which will require a new Charter.
Delegates from many countries expressed their approval and strong support for the involvement and help given by civil society and NGO's.  Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia, Austria, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa and many others voiced their support for continued participation by civil society.  Popular support for the ban from NGO's and civil society could give these countries extra strength to prevail. 
UN Charter lacks legal enforcement tools
The UN must somehow be persuaded to give a hard look at its fatally flawed Charter.  It allows almost unlimited sovereignty even to aggressive, militarized nations who routinely violate international law, and whose leaders suffer no consequences for their crimes -- they are above the law
For world federalists, an attempt by UN member states to ban nuclear weapons is an important gesture and a sign of progress.  However, the history of treaties is discouraging.  Treaties are too readily broken when a nation decides the treaty is not adequately in their self-interest.
UN Charter review the next step
Treaties and international agreements are not a solid basis for stability because the UN Charter is undemocratic and lacks enforceable world law.  That's why Democratic World Federalists ( is lobbying for a review of the UN Charter to open the door for a resource like the Constitution for the Federation of Earth ( which would give the UN a democratically elected World Parliament, and enforceable world law. 
All aspects of nuclear weaponry would become against the law, and those leaders of nations responsible for the development, manufacturing, or possession of nuclear weaponry could be held legally accountable, and like ordinary citizens, if found guilty, would be subject to imprisonment. 

- R. Kotila, Ph.D.

March 3, 2017

Dr. Roger Kotila            

Is America a “bad guy” masquerading as a “good guy”?  

President Trump himself has a reputation for lying.  Yet he was elected President of the United States. One joke going around asks “What two words tell you that President Trump is lying?”  When he says “Believe me!”

Mainstream media repeatedly portrays America as the world’s leader for freedom and democracy.  But sadly, this view of America appears to be factually false.  Aside from having undemocratic allies like Saudi Arabia, a country notorious for human rights violations, Douglas Valentine’s “The CIA As Organized Crime” (2017) is Exhibit A.  It portrays a different picture of who America is, a perspective that even President Donald Trump appears to agree with when he remarked, “You think our country’s so innocent?”  

The exceptionalism myth fools Americans into trusting that their country is doing good, when in reality, America has routinely violated civilized standards of conduct, and could even be described as a rogue power.  The US for example, refuses to belong to the International Criminal Court, thus protecting its officials, military personnel and covert operatives from judicial prosecution when they commit crimes. 

But does the right wing’s delusional fantasy of American “exceptionalism” give the US the right to violate international law and customs, to target nations for regime change (Syria, Libya, Iran, Russia), to invade countries (Afghanistan, Iraq), or to kill anyone whom the US designates as a “terrorist” (drone strikes, covert operations)?  

While torture is considered a crime under international law and customs, the current President of the US proudly declares he supports torture.  He will not go to jail for this.  After all, he is running the country. 


When President Trump implies in an interview that America’s moral standards were no better than those of Russia, Establishment media howled with shocked disbelief.   

Trump “waved off a description of Mr. Putin as ‘a killer’ by suggesting that the US was similarly immoral.” “We got a lot of killers,” Trump said, “You think our country’s so innocent?” (The Wall Street Journal reporting on a Bill O’Reilly Fox TV interview with President Trump, 2-6-17.)

But Trump makes a valid point. Mr. Valentine’s painstaking research on the Central Intelligence Agency  documents a litany of criminal actions conducted around the world:  Assassinations, torture, overthrowing governments (regime change), supporting terrorists, and terrorism (false flag operations such as 9/11), drug smuggling and money laundering. 

CIA methods include lying (Psy Op’s/propaganda -- infiltration of media, fake news), cheating (bribing or blackmailing politicians), stealing (other country’s resources), and killing (assassinations, supporting terrorists, military invasions).    


Mr. Valentine’s investigative research leads to a shocking conclusion about the CIA and America:
“If we were allowed to understand the CIA, we’d realize it’s a criminal organization that is corrupting governments and societies around the world.  It’s murdering civilians who haven’t done anything wrong.  The (US) military does the same thing in a more violent way (p. 39).” 

It is not just the CIA involved in what one might term as world crimes.  Pentagon generals allow the potential use of weapons of mass mutilation such as cluster bombs, depleted uranium munitions (e.g., in Fallujah), landmines, and of course, weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weaponry). 

America’s bad guy role is carried into the United Nations, where the US shows a lack of respect for less powerful nations, and the UN itself. The US opposes a UN General Assembly proposal to ban nuclear weapons.  As a result, other countries possessing nuclear weaponry (like Russia) also refuse to accept the proposed ban. 


From its birth the vast majority of nations at the UN have been frustrated by a rigged geopolitical system favoring the US, Russia, China, Great Britain, and France – the Permanent 5 veto powers on the Security Council.
Less powerful nations in the UN are second class citizens.  When they stray from the desires of the Permanent 5 veto powers, there can be reprisals.  The UN itself can be subject to threats.

US Senator Lindsey Graham, angry that nations voted their conscience regarding the illegal settlements by Israel on Palestinian lands, vows to “pull US funding” unless the UN Security Council repeals Resolution 2334 (, 12-25-16). 

Similarly, former US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton insists that “there must be consequences” against the 14 countries that supported Resolution 2334.  Neocon Bolton, who shows little concern regarding the needs of the world community, proclaims that the US should defund its “assessed contributions” to the UN, presumably as a warning to the UN to submit to the demands of Israel (Wall Street Journal, 12/27/16).  

Finally, the Trump Administration is considering withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council for being “biased” against Israel (, 2/25/17), yet the US has accepted Saudi Arabia’s presence on the Council.   


The UN is powerless to prevent international crimes directed by leaders of powerful, bully nations.   International law is routinely violated by favored nations who excuse themselves from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, a court that can try individuals but with no independent enforcement capability. 

The ICC has mostly been applied to a few corrupt dictators of African nations, but never to the leaders and corrupt officials from the most powerful nations.                                                                                                                                                                                      

The UN stands by helplessly even when nations are taken over by corrupt dictators who steal the peoples’ money. These kleptocracies, as documented by Sarah Chayes (“Thieves of State,” 2015), go unpunished, protected by the UN Charter’s principle of national sovereignty (Chapter 1, Article 2).

In the UN geopolitical system of sovereignty for each nation, nations police themselves.  As a result, deeply corrupted nations rarely prosecute their own world criminals since the leaders of those countries are often the very ones who are responsible for the criminal behavior in the first place. 

An unlucky citizen who lives in a deeply corrupted country has no recourse for justice especially when the corruption starts at the top and runs through to the police and the courts. 

The UN is generally not allowed to interfere with the domestic affairs of a nation, thus is unable to prevent the theft of the people’s money and unable to stop human rights violations.  This is why Saudi Arabia is allowed to oppress women, abuse immigrant workers, and maintain a “royal” kleptocracy.  It supports terrorist groups like Al Qaeda linked to Wahhabi extremists, uses beheadings, and continues its barbaric invasion of neighboring Yemen.   


The World Constitution & Parliament Association has the solution to the gaps in the Charter which have allowed unrestricted lawlessness among the nations.  WCPA’s Constitution for the Federation of Earth (aka “Earth Constitution”) corrects these problems, and efforts are underway to reach the UN General Assembly.

Americans lost their country when the US Supreme Court gave the nation away to the billionaires by allowing unlimited amounts of Big Money to enter the election process.  Essentially, the Court cancelled democracy and turned America into an oligarchy.

While peace, environmental, and human rights activists work fervently to try to save America from an out of control oligarchy and a Deep State shadow government, world citizen activists are looking at the Big Picture -- the need for a popular global movement to help end the nightmare of world crimes within and between the nations. 

Recent academic research confirms that a Charter Review is legally required and was promised, but has never been conducted.  In response, Democratic World Federalists based in San Francisco has launched a campaign for UN Charter Review.  DWF is calling it “The San Francisco Promise.” 

A Charter review by the UN General Assembly could open the door for a comparison of the current Charter to the Earth Constitution – the latter an invaluable resource for the UN to understand the type of world judiciary system that will be needed to end global lawlessness.

The Earth Constitution also calls for a democratically elected World Parliament, giving “we, the people” once and for all, a real voice in global affairs.

Dr. Roger Kotila
Earth Federation News & Views


January 13, 2017

Same UN, Defunded UN, or New UN?

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2017 -- Democratic World Federalists are launching a campaign for a review of the United Nations Charter.  A recent speech by outgoing United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon criticizing UN voting is welcome news since it supports DWF's contention that there is a need for Charter review. Global democracy and enforceable world law at the UN are seriously lacking. 

At a talk at New York University, outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called out the UN for its unfair and undemocratic voting system.  According to Inter Press Service reporter Thalif Deen ("Outgoing UN Chief Yearns for Majority Rule in World Body," IPS, 12-22-16), Ban Ki-moon criticized both the unfair veto power of the Permanent-5, and the use of "consensus" voting. 

A speech full of platitudes

It remains to be seen if the new Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, will take up Ban Ki-moon's challenge, or if the UN will remain the same.  We refer to the UN acceptance speech by Mr. Guterres ("Taking oath of office, Antonio Guterres pledges to work for peace, development, and a reformed United Nations," UN News Centre, 12-12-16). Frankly it does not raise our hopes.  He makes no mention of the need to change the undemocratic system of voting at the UN, or the need for a new Charter.  His speech to the UN General Assembly is mostly full of platitudes: 

"In the end it comes down to values...values enshrined in the UN Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance, and solidarity," "Our duty to the peoples we serve is to work together to move from fear of each other, to trust in each other."  

Blackmail? Threats to defund the UN

Mr. Guterres may also face potential “blackmail” from some members of the U.S. Congress.  Senators Cruz and Graham, angry that nations voted their conscience on Resolution 2334 which supports Palestinian rights over Israel's illegal land thefts, threaten to defund the UN if 2334 is not repealed – a threat that could be interpreted as a form of  blackmail on behalf of Israel.

The UN deserves better.  It deserves a fair and authentic democracy that represents and serves all the peoples and nations, not just the Permanent 5 and other wealthy or militarily powerful nations.    

Leadership and a “new UN

Secretary-General Guterres could show real leadership by supporting DWF's campaign for a review of the UN Charter.  Such a review could open the door to a public discussion of the type of world charter/constitution actually needed to make the world community safe and prosperous.  

The Constitution for the Federation of Earth (“Earth Constitution”) has been proposed as a model for a new charter/constitution with its democratic structure and a well- designed world judiciary system with enforceable world law.  Yes, a "new UN" is possible.  Become a member of DWF and help us build a “new UN.”  

By Roger Kotila, Ph.D.*

Written for January, 2017 DWF News

(*Dr. Kotila is editor of DWF News and Earth Federation News & Views.)                                                                                                                                                                               


January 1, 2017

We citizens of planet Earth, many coming from great distances, have met together these three days at the World Peace Center of MIT Pune from December 29th to 31st, 2016.


We have met in a spirit of love, compassion, sisterhood, and brotherhood to envision and actualize a peaceful, just, and sustainable future for our world under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.


We have also met together with feelings of consternation, shock, and outrage at the horrific condition of fragmentation, conflict, and war into which the militarized nation-states of the world have forced humanity. We see clearly that the 1.7 trillion US dollars wasted by the nation-states of the world every year on militarized madness could be used to provide basic necessities to the 50% of humanity who now live in the hell of poverty.


 We have also met together in dismay and despair to see the precious ecological wholeness of our planet ripped to shreds by uncontrolled globalized capitalism, greed, and thoughtlessness, often promoted by these same militarized nation-states. We have seen clearly the ways in which global private banking and transnational corporations are raping our planet in the interests of private greed and power, stealing the future of the world’s two billion children and its countless suffering living beings.


Our meeting has been organized and sponsored by the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), sponsored by Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust, and generously hosted by the World Peace Center of Maaer’s MIT Pune and Chancellor Dr. Vishwanath Karad. It has been participated in by many highly qualified and thoughtful people whose lives have been devoted to serving humanity and a better future for the world in a wide variety of ways.


Our papers and discussions have encompassed a wide variety of topics within the framework of how humankind can move to build the World Parliament that will bring dialogue and discussion to the world with the authority to democratically legislate laws enforceable over all individuals, replacing the current militarized collective punishment of entire nations or groups.


The World Parliament under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth will bring our planet forward to coherence, harmony, and order, replacing uncontrolled militarism and greed with a public authority representing all the people and living beings of the Earth, not merely the 1% who now control nearly 50% of the world’s wealth. Establishment of a World Parliament appears as humanity’s most urgent and compelling need at this precarious point in history in which a lack of intelligent and effective action could well lead humanity to omnicide and/or planetary environmental destruction.


We have reviewed the provisions in the Earth Constitution that set up a World Parliament of three houses representing all people and nations as well as the House of Counsellors representing our planet as a whole.  We have understood that the Earth Constitution embodies all fundamental human values, rights and responsibilities within the encompassing framework of the principle of unity in diversity.  We have reviewed the criteria for ratification of the Constitution by the people and nations of Earth and the responsibility laid upon us all to begin provisional world government here and now while at the same time intensifying the campaign for final ratification of the Constitution by people everywhere.


We have prioritized the actions that must be taken.


1.      First and foremost, we must get the Earth Constitution before the people of Earth, both the leaders and the grassroots, through all forms of communication, including journalism, educational institutions, and every other possible way: so that the people of Earth know that there is a way out of the current insane chaos in which we now find ourselves.


2.      Secondly, we must raise the funding and resources to make this happen on a planetary scale.


3.      Third, we must set up country based committees to actualize all of these goals.


4.      Fourth, this funding and resources can be used to establish offices in locations around the world dedicated to disseminating the Earth Constitution in many more languages as well as the information and understanding necessary to comprehend its significance for the future of the Earth.


5.      Fifth, we must train youth and older people alike as leaders, as “agents of transformation,” to provide the articulate and compassionate leadership necessary to get the Earth Constitution before the people of our planet and to make the process of democratic ratification of the Constitution an effective reality.


6.      Sixth, under Article 19 of the Constitution we must continue to develop Provisional World Government, already begun through the Provisional World Parliament and the Collegium of World Judges.


From among the members of our conference we have received the following commitments:


1.      Dr. Vishwanath Karad has generously granted WCPA 3-4 acres of land near Pune for the project of building a World Parliament Center and educating the people of Earth concerning its significance.


2.      We have created a committee to establish a national WCPA non-profit organization in India .  This historic conference has decided in principle that India should take the leadership and establish the Indian Center of this organization as World Headquarters for WCPA.

The following have agreed to be founding members of this committee:

Swami Agnivesh                                        Mr. Narasimha Murthy

Dr. Vishwanath Karad                               Dr. Vijaya Murthy

Guruji Arun Kumar                                    Mr. Amit Paul

Mr. E.P. Menon                                         Mr. Deepak Vyas


3.      Swami Agnivesh has pledged to take leadership on item #5 on the above prioritized actions: to

train agents of transformation on behalf of the Earth Constitution.


4.      Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidic has consented to become a Distinguish Advisor of WCPA and help us make contact with the world leaders that he knows personally.


5.      Mr. Birendra Soni has offered to set up a World Parliament Communications Center in Delhi that will establish a virtual World Parliament and create voting systems for Earth Federation elections.


6.   Mr. Augustine Veliath has committed to creating a people's movement, a people's communication  center, and a cyber museum of WCPA activities.  He has offered to create simplified versions of key documents for popular consumption.


7.   Dr. Hemlata Telesra has established a new educational organization to promote the Earth Constitution and develop curricula corresponding to various educational levels.


8.  Sri Varadan Chandar stated that the Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust is committed to extend to WCPA and its Indian Center all support and cooperation and to act as a key facilitator for the success of all future ventures.


9.   Dr. Ushoshi Guha committed to render support to solve issues related to IRP security.


10. Mrs. Ashok Bala offered to work with the developing education committee as WCPA peace education coordinator for Asia.


11.  Dr. Subhash Chandra offered to work with WCPA promoting the Constitution throughout India.


12.  Dr. Klaus Schlichtmann has pledged to work with others to:

            a.  explore the possibilities for certain Indian High Courts to take up the additional task of     functioning as District World Courts.

            b.  explore the possibilities for developing a City of Peace in the Tangiers area as a World District    to become a seat for the World Government.


            This conference has been a preparatory conference for a larger more international conference at the end of December 2017. Both conferences will be, and are, concerned with action.  We must dialogue together not only for mutual understanding of the crises facing planet Earth but about how to initiate and sustain concrete action for dissemination and ratification of the Earth Constitution worldwide, putting this option before the people of Earth through electronic media, print media, public presentations, and in every way possible.


            This conference, and WCPA, affirm the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the universal human rights identified in Articles 12 and 13 of the Earth Constitution, which supplement the UN Declaration with the rights to peace and to environmental sustainability.  We support the integration of the many worthwhile UN agencies into the emerging Earth Federation while recognizing that the UN Charter must be replaced by the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.


            We realize that this present historical moment is precarious in the extreme and that our precious planet could go either way—into perdition and destruction or into an ascent to peace, justice and sustainability under the Earth Constitution.  We hereby pledge our minds, our efforts, and our resources in our common and concerted effort to transform our planet and its institutions into an intelligent, coherent, and compassionate world system under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.

Passed by unanimous acclamation this day of 31 December 2016 at 17:00.

November 19, 2016


Dear friends and colleagues,

 I have started a web page for the upcoming conference “Building the World Parliament,” which will be at MIT-Pune December 29, 30, and 31.

The link is at

The page itself contains a link to my brief essay, “What is a World Parliament?” that will, perhaps, help people understand the significance of our work.

You are all, of course, invited as honored guests to the Conference,

In peace and hope,


Dr. Glen T. Martin

President, World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA)

World Constitution and Parliament Association  
 “Building the World Parliament” Conference



MIT Pune, India,

December 29, 30, and 31st

What is the World Parliament?: An Overview
This Conference call is online at:  
November 3, 2016

Call for Papers       
  • This conference is a preparatory conference for a larger, international conference on the same time that we expect to hold in India at the end of December 2017.
  • This conference focuses on the Earth Constitution and on the World Parliament as defined by the Earth Constitution. As such most presentations will be given by WCPA officers and activists.  We expect all sessions to be plenary and participatory.
  • There is limited space for additional papers, which should be 20 to 30 minutes, leaving at least 15 minutes for discussion and leaving 15 minutes before the next session. If you wish to submit a paper: (1) it should be on one of the topics or plans below, (2) it should show understanding of the Earth Constitution and the work of WCPA.
  • Please send a draft of the paper or a detailed proposal to Dr. Eugenia Almand, WCPA Secretary General, at  Deadline for proposals is November 13, 2016. Notification will be very soon after proposal submission.
  1. Understand the absolute need for the world to unite spiritually, conceptually, and politically.
  2. Understand the role of the Earth Constitution in uniting the world in these ways.
  3. Understand basic structure and functioning of the Earth Constitution.
  4. Understand why the world parliament requires the framework of the Constitution.
  5. Understand the structure, functioning, and make-up of the World Parliament.
  1. Presentation on the work of WCPA in several cities within India: modeling transformative action.
  2. How can the government of India take world leadership in the movement for world peace under the Earth Constitution?
  3. How can we merge the work of the Provisional World Parliament into the emerging actual World Parliament?
3.1 Presentation of the history and past legislation of the PWP.
3.2 Presenting the plan for merging with the UN: found in the Book Our Common Future.
  1. How can we initiate the World Parliament using digital technology?
  2. How can we move forward with actual design and construction of a permanent home for the Parliament?
  3. What concrete next steps can we take in all these areas?  Specific plans for these next steps.
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, has offered local hospitality and complimentary guest rooms for up to 30 guests. Guests cover their own travel arrangements. 

  Detailed Program forthcoming.
Reserve your spot by email.  Contact Dr. Glen T. Martin, WCPA President:


    Image result for mit-puneProgram (forthcoming)

What is the World Parliament?: An Overview

Conference call by the:

World Constitution and Parliament Association  

Organizer for Sessions of the Provisional World Parliament      Cooperating with the Institute On World Problems

North America Offices:  313 Seventh Avenue, Radford, VA 24141 USA          fax: 1 (540) 639-4320

1484 Lively Ridge Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 USA  1(404) 639-7636 



"Building the World Parliament"


Exciting News:

We have the go ahead to hold our conference on "Building the World Parliament" at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, in Pune, India, (MIT, Pune) on December 29, 30, and 31, 2016.   If things develop as expected, we will send out further registration details very soon.


         We are bringing people together to study the structure of the World Parliament as this is described in the Earth Constitution and to brainstorm about how momentum for this Parliament can be developed. 

         We also want to discuss how we can we get the UN and other groups on board for developing real global democracy and activating a real World Parliament for the Earth.

     In connection with this, we will be distributing to all full conference participants in Pune (free of charge) the book Our Common Future that includes both the Earth Constitution and the legislation passed by the 14th session of the Provisional World Parliament for merging the UN under the Earth Constitution.

         We want to envision whether an actual permanent home for the Parliament might be constructed from which we could promote the development of the actual Parliament representing all the people on Earth.


Room and board for participants will be covered by MIT, Pune.  The University provides exclusively high quality vegetarian food.  Participants must cover their transportation costs to the conference.


We need to present a list of likely participants to MIT University as soon as possible.  Please let me know if you intend to join us at this conference by sending us your name, address, and contact information.   Sent this to  Further details about registration will arrive soon.


Yours in solidarity and hope,


Dr. Glen T. Martin



October 4, 2016

There is increasing concern regarding the United States and Russia, fear that current conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, along with U.S./NATO's move onto the borders of Russia could escalate to a war and a possible nuclear confrontation.  This is not a fantasy.  

The U.S. appears to be looking for a fight. Investigative journalist Robert Parry in "The Existential Madness of Putin-Bashing" (Consortium News, 9-14-16) describes what is going on against Russia as a "breathtakingly dangerous strategy." 

Parry writes: "By targeting Putin and Russia, the neocons have upped the ante when it comes to their 'regime change' agenda. No longer satisfied with inflicting 'regime change' in countries deemed hostile to Israel – Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, etc. – the neocons have raised their sights on Russia."

According to Parry, Russia is being destabilized by "weakening its economy, isolating it from Europe, pushing NATO up to its borders, demonizing its leadership, and sponsoring anti-government political activists inside Russia to promote regime change."

In an urgent Special Report (Consortium News, 10-3-16) Parry asks "Do We Really Want Nuclear War with Russia?" He is convinced the Anerican people are being prepared for war.  "The U.S. propaganda war against Russia is spinning out of control, rolling ever faster downhill with a dangerous momentum that threatens to drive the world into a nuclear showdown."

A leading Russian peace activist explains why Russia cannot trust the U.S. and NATO, but also offers a strategy for peaceful cooperation rather than war.  Dr. Leo Semashko, a State Councilor of St. Petersburg, Russia, shares Parry's alarm and has reached out to American peace activists. 

A sociologist and philosopher, Semashko is founder of Global Harmony Association and the Chief Editor of Global Peace Science.  GPS is the title of a new book by "peace experts."  It features articles on world peace by 174 authors from 34 countries, and for Semashko contains resources which need to be activated to avert war and bring peace. 

Dr. Semashko tells us that NATO's expansion to Russia's borders is an ominous sign, bringing up memories for Russians of the Nazi invasion of World War II -- Operation Barbarossa.    
From Wikipedia we learn: "Operation Barbarossa (German: Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the code name for Nazi Germany's World War II invasion of the Soviet Union, which began on 22 June 1941. The operation was driven by Adolf Hitler's ideological desire to destroy the Soviet Union, as outlined in his 1925 manifesto Mein Kampf."

Semashko elaborates in an open letter (sic) to members of Global Peace Science (8/30/16):

"The whole world is alarmed today with the United States and Russia extreme level of nuclear confrontation, more dangerous than the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962. It is caused by three most menacing facts:

The first. Deployment of NATO nuclear weapons and the accompanying infrastructure on Russia's western border that reminds to the Russians the Hitler’s concentration of the Nazi troops within an aggressive plan Barbarossa in 1941. Now it is in 2016 - 75 years later.

The second. Intention of the US administration to spend an additional $ 1 trillion for modernization of nuclear weapons in the next decade. For what is it? It is not for peace, it is for nuclear war.

The third. Traditional, since Hiroshima/Nagasaki 1945, US policy, which allows the first use of nuclear weapons.

Sensing catastrophe, Semashko (8/30/16) exhorts  "...we, peacemakers, cannot be the indifferent and helpless sheep to be slaughtered on the altar of a nuclear war, which would be a disaster for humanity and the planet."

Working with colleagues from the Global Harmony Association, Dr. Semashko publishes an Appeal for a "Copernican revolution" in Russian-American relations.  But how?

Semashko proposes forming a joint Institute of Global Peace Science with offices in Russia and the United States.  Such a Russia-USA Global Peace Institute could open doors for peace science not found in our present military-fixated culture where funding goes almost exclusively to military science rather than peace science. 

Semashko also sees the need for a "Scientific rearrangement of the global power (including the UN) architecture and building a multipolar world order, ensuring global peace since the end of the 21st century." 

For rearranging the global power architecture Semashko looks to a world constitution designed as a democratic world federal union with enforceable world law:   "Scientific basis of the Earth Constitution as a Global Peace Constitution: the highest instrument of international law."

We must hope that Semashko's interest in the Earth Constitution is also seen positively by the leaders in Russia. In "NATO To Nuclear War, Yet Russia Not Our Enemy" (Reader Supported News,  7/14/16) I argued that Russia wants peaceful cooperation, not war. It seems pretty obvious that working together is the best strategy to keep the U.S. and Russia safe from ending up in an open war against each other. 

Journalist John Pilger reports that the leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would definitely talk to the Russians.  In an election debate Corbyn was asked: “How would you act on a violation by Vladimir Putin of a fellow NATO state?”

Corbyn replied: “You would want to avoid that happening in the first place. You would build up a good dialogue with Russia … We would try to introduce a de-militarisation of the borders between Russia, the Ukraine and the other countries on the border between Russia and Eastern Europe. What we cannot allow is a series of calamitous build-ups of troops on both sides which can only lead to great danger."  (Pilger, "Provoking Nuclear War by Media," Global Research, 8/23/16).

Pilger explains the frenzied opposition to Trump's plan to talk to Putin:

"The CIA has demanded Trump is not elected.  Pentagon generals have demanded he is not elected. The pro-war New York Times — taking a breather from its relentless low-rent Putin smears —  demands that he is not elected. Something is up. These tribunes of “perpetual war” are terrified that the multi-billion-dollar business of war by which the United States maintains its dominance will be undermined if Trump does a deal with Putin, then with China’s Xi Jinping."

A new type of Summit is needed  in order to avoid the typical type of diplomatic (summit) meetings which have proved ineffective as evidenced by our world floundering in crisis.  Key world leaders must honestly face the need for both a geopolitical and spiritual revolution.  Such a Summit should plan on 30 continuous days together, and include examining the need for the obsolete UN Charter to be phased out and replaced with a Global Peace Constitution -- the Earth Constitution.

Would Putin (Russa), Obama (USA), Jinping (China), and/or Modi (India) agree to host such a emergency Global Peace Summit, co-directed by a special NGO/GPS team to help guide these key world leaders out of the danger zone of a WWIII and nuclear war?

by Roger Kotila, Ph.D.  Psychologist
     Editor, Earth Federation News & Views 
September 23, 2016

The Earth Federation
Introductory commentary to World Beyond War's section 52 [The Earth Federation] -- a white paper for"A Global Security System: An Alternative to War." 

The Earth Federation rests upon the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, also known as the "Earth Constitution."  Drafted by the World Constitution and Parliament Association, this constitution addresses the fact that the nation-states are stuck in a geopolitical war system which now endangers the entire world.   

A key issue is the United Nations Charter with fatal flaws that prevent the UN from ending war.  Besides being undemocratic, the Charter lacks enforceable world law. Leaders of Bully nations responsible for world crimes are never punished.  Because of sovereignty, they are above the law.  

Earth Federation activists seek to popularize the Earth Constitution while calling for UN Charter review.  Adoption of the Earth Constitution would set the stage for a world federal union and a "new UN," or Earth Federation equipped with a well-designed World Judiciary system which includes a World Ombudsmus office to help insure Good Government.  All weapons of mass destruction would be eliminated.  War is outlawed. 

-- Roger Kotila, Ph.D., editor, Earth Federation News & Views

Read World Beyond War's The Earth Federation HERE.

September 4, 2016

Russia -- USA:  Global Peace Cooperation & Global Peace Summit


Russian peace activist Dr. Leo Semashko sent out the following email to American peace activist Dr. Roger Kotila who has offered the opinion that Russia is not our enemy, does not want war, and seeks peaceful cooperation.     


Dr. Semashko is a Russian sociologist and philosopher who founded Global Harmony Association and Global Peace Science.  Dr. Kotila is an American psychologist who is editor of Earth Federation News & Views.


Dr. Semashko (September 2, 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia) writes:

In the face of 100% prepared NATO’s nuclear aggression/war on the western border of Russia, we invite you to support as its alternative our project "Russia – USA: Global Peace Cooperation, Dialog and Partnership instead Nuclear War Deadly for Humanity" that is summarized by the USA-Russia Summit Agenda at 10 points, below:

Russia – USA:
Global Peace Cooperation, Dialog and Partnership instead Nuclear War
Deadly for Humanity
Global Peace Summit of two states.
"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind." John F. Kennedy
Agenda. (Draft)

1. Social cosmos of global peace. Its objective pillars: Spheres, Laws and Actors of World Harmony.
2. Global Peace Science (GPS): Researches of its objective pillars, scientific peace geopolitics and pacifization of international relations.
3. The right of humanity and every person to life, to peace and to freedom from war, especially from nuclear annihilation and from its threats from any state.
4. Joint Institute of GPS with offices in Russia and the United States to explore the objective pillars of global peace and substantiation of humanity right to life.
5. International Scientific Contest for the best variant of GPS under the UN and both states aegis.
6. Scientific technologies of pacifization and peace geopolitics in the social, economic, environmental, cultural and organizational spheres/fields.
7. Scientific basis for nuclear disarmament up to global "nuclear zero" during 10 years.
8. Scientific basis of the Earth Constitution as a Global Peace Constitution: the highest instrument of international law.
9. Global disarmament for 50 years based on GPS.
10. Scientific rearrangement the global power (including the UN) architecture and building a multipolar world order, ensuring global peace since the 21st century end.
     CONCLUSION. Similar Global Peace Summit Agenda sums up the Program of peace cooperation between Russia and the United States.
     CALL. We invite the critics to offer the alternative Program/Agenda of Russia and the US cooperation for scientific comparison and discussion. Read more:

You could edit this Agenda, which will be presented to the Governments of two states, as well as the UN, UNESCO and other peace organizations. Could we hope for your support as a famous peacemaker?

The Agenda of peacemaking cooperation between the two nuclear superpowers, in whose hands are the life and death of humanity, including you, your children and your grandchildren, me, my children and grandchildren, and every person on Earth is a key nonviolent tool to overcome their nuclear standoff. Could you offer another alternative? If yes, please, let us know it. But if no and you silently ignore our alternative, how we should to understand your silence? ... HOW???

Please, let us know it. Thank you for your response.


Dr. Leo Semashko

Global Peace Science, &
Honorary President, Global Harmony Association


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Dr. Kotila's response (September 3, 2016, San Francisco, USA):

I want our collaboration to continue as I believe that you and your associates understand deeply the current dangers faced by the world community, and recognize clearly that militarism is a dead end. 

(1) Yes, I would like to continue to participate in "Russia -- USA" Global Peace Cooperation


(2)  I was very encouraged and inspired by the enthusiasm for a GLOBAL PEACE SUMMIT.


Ultimately we will need the leaders of nations to embrace peace.  But how?  I like the idea of a series of "Appeals" from Global Peace Science and Global Harmony Association. These are SPHERONS in action.


It would be inspiring if Vladimir Putin and/or Sergey Lavrov would agree to host a Global Peace Summit.  It would give the world community positive hope that something can be done.


[Such a Summit should be designed by GPS experts in collaboration with the governments that choose to participate. The initial Summit gathering should probably be for 10 days to two weeks in length to allow for person to person relationships to develop between leaders of nations and with peace activists.] 


(3)  Does GPS and GHA have a method to turn leaders of nations, and their military generals, into SPHERONS?


(4)  I'm not interested in forming another "Institute" ("Russian-American Institute of GPS") as I already belong to 3 different think tanks.  I am interested in trying to attract some leading American peace activists to join our cause -- like World Beyond War.  Similarly, I'm not interested in an "International Scientific Contest" as I feel that school is over.   If someone has a smart strategy, let us know right away.  It's time for action.


I would also like us to find some peace activists from the European Union to help us. There may be members of the European Parliament sympathetic to our cause, who want peaceful cooperation with Russia, and who fear US/NATO (& Israel) intentions after the violations of international law regarding Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, Gaza, and the coup in Ukraine.    


If nuclear war breaks out in eastern Europe or the Ukraine, European nations will become radiation victims. They will regret ever knowing NATO, but it will be too late.  Meanwhile, the US, which controls NATO, will watch in relative safety from 4000 miles away.


(5)  It would be good if someone from the United Nations got involved with us.  Members of the UN General Assembly currently with the Open Ended Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament might like what we are doing, and might support a Global Peace Summit.  So far both the US and Russia are resisting nuclear disarmament.


There are nations in the UN Working Group who are frustrated and desperate for answers for real disarmament.  But they are mistakenly trying to solve the problem by working within the framework of the UN Charter --which unfortunately can best be characterized as a geopolitical war system. [Count the wars since 1945 to the present.]    


The nations at the UN have yet to realize that they must start to think "outside the box."  This means an honest evaluation of why the UN Charter, which although it has done much good, has failed the world community when it matters the most -- and now we fear World War III.    


(6)  It is no secret that I believe that the Earth Constitution is what will be needed to end war and to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction.  It's designed to replace the UN Charter. The UN Charter failed to create world union.  It failed to become a world federal union government. This failure has been disastrous for the world community.


The Earth Constitution is both a political and spiritual document.  A religious friend described it as "divinely inspired."  Its moral standards are very high indeed, with high ideals:  Health care a right, not a privilege.  Basic needs for living a decent life for everyone considered a basic right, not a privilege.  War becomes a world crime.


The world federalists saw the Charter's flaws even back in 1945, and predicted failure.  They were right -- the UN Charter actually prevents the UN from doing its primary job, ending the scourge of war.


(7)  But the replacement of the UN Charter to create a "new UN" must be done wisely.  For example, Russia would be unwise to immediately give up the special veto power it has in the UN Security Council.  Also, the good and able agencies of the UN must be maintained and expanded. 


(9)  If Putin were willing to endorse the Earth Constitution it would be a signal that Russia is all about peace, cooperation, prosperity, human rights, and enforceable world law and order.  


[Putin would not have to help activate the Earth Constitution until the US agrees to do the same.  But if Russia, India, and China endorsed the ideals of the Earth Constitution while the US/NATO/Israel refused, it would expose who really wants peace, and who stands for death and destruction.]  


(10)  The US and Israel will most likely initially reject the Earth Constitution since they want global domination (exceptionalism), not equal world community, peace, and justice.  This obstacle can be eventually overcome with leadership from American and Russian peace activists.  Russia's leadership must play a leading role in guiding the world out of darkness.  [Besides Putin, I am highly impressed with Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov – an impressive statesman.]


Perhaps your people can reach Putin or Lavrov and persuade them to host a Global Peace Summit working with peace activists from Russia and the USA.  This would be very good publicity for world disarmament and peace.  


Some leading American peace activists would likely attend such a Summit and perhaps some members of the US Congress, but it is unlikely that Obama, Trump, or Hillary Clinton would agree to attend. However, Trump once said he is willing to meet with Putin to "make a deal."  Although Western mainstream media has criticized this idea, I would argue that talking to each other is a very positive step.


(11)  A Global Peace Summit would be a very big deal.  As you, Leo, have pointed out repeatedly, the focus in government funding has always been on the military and war, not on peace.  Global Peace Science might be able to attract funding from your government or private parties wanting world peace.  


(12)  Goals like "Nuclear Zero;" nukes off hair trigger alert; planetary security;  no first use of nukes;  global disarmament;  all of these sound very good to me.  Let's also outlaw war itself!


Best regards,


Roger Kotila, PhD

Vice President, World Constitution & Parliament Association

Vice President, Democratic World Federalists (San Francisco)

Senior Fellow, Institute On World Problems

Editor, Earth Federation News & Views  at

DWF with NGO reps in Crimea

CCI representatives meeting with local government and NGO representatives in Simferopol, Crimea.

by Roger Kotila, Ph.D.

DWF Vice President

National governments and the United Nations stumble along, generally unable to make the world a safer and better place to live.  The Middle East, for example, has become a cauldron of war and chaos causing a refugee crisis in Europe, and bringing with it ever more terrorism. 

US/NATO appears to be provoking Russia at its European border raising concerns that a military conflict might erupt, perhaps even nuclear war.  Crimea and Ukraine are also geopolitical hotspots.  The Western press appears to be adding fuel to the fire by demonizing Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin. 

Private citizens have taken notice with a sense of alarm.  One group of American citizens, Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI) takes action to reduce tensions with Russia by directly meeting with ordinary citizens in Russia.  Democratic World Federalists (DWF) goes to Brussels, capitol of the European Union, to discuss with European federalists a plan to instigate UN Charter review in order to fix the UN so it can do its job. 

The San Francisco Promise now underway

With a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world, DWF based in San Francisco has launched a campaign to demand a review of the UN Charter and make good the promise that was made to the nations that signed the Charter in 1945, but was never honored.   

The UN, although it does many good things, is unable to do one of its primary jobs–ending war and eliminating nuclear weapons.  One reason for its failure is the Charter itself, written over 70 years ago but with fatal flaws, such as being profoundly undemocratic and lacking enforceable world law.    

A contingent of world federalists from Canada and the US went to Brussels with a mission to develop support for a review of the UN Charter–dubbed “The San Francisco Promise.”  

A number of meetings were arranged to discuss UN Charter Review with European federalists who work closely with the EU and the European Parliament.  

Opening the door to a safe and secure world

Because the UN is not a democratic world federation and lacks a proper constitution, the UN could not prevent the regime change invasions that caused the wars in the first place.  Europe and the US are now victims of their own making– vulnerable to the blowback from the military invasions in the Middle East which have resulted in the refugee crisis in Europe, and increased acts of terrorism in the West. 

UN Charter review could be a key means to open the door to a safe and secure world for all.  For example, because it lacks a proper governing structure, the UN has been unable to prevent the wars for regime change launched by US/NATO which have devastated Iraq, Syria, and Libya, and made Ukraine and Crimea targets of contention.   

DWF with Loan Bucuras in Brussels

Our contingent meets with Mr. Ioan Bucuras, Secretary General of Young European Federalists. Left to right: Roger Kotila, Vivian Davidson, Bob Hanson, Ioan Bucuras, Shahr-Yar Sharei.

Citizen diplomats to Crimea and Russia

Nation to nation friendship exchanges between private citizen diplomats can be an important vehicle both to reduce tensions, and for fact-finding. CCI leads the way in this type of peace activism. 

Twenty American citizen diplomats under the auspices of the Center for Citizen Initiatives traveled to Russia to meet with ordinary Russians in 5 different cities.  The purpose?  A friendship exchange to reduce tensions, and for fact-finding because Western mainstream media appears to paint a false picture of Russia, Crimea, and Russian leaders.  

Rather than take establishment press at its word that Russia is bad and the “aggressor” in places like Crimea, CCI went to Crimea, a center of contention between the United States and Russia. Time and time again western media claims that Russia “took over” Crimea against its will–a Russian “land grab.”  

Is Western media falsely making Russia an enemy?

But CCI President Sharon Tennison felt that the media’s negative portrait of Russia was wrong.  Tennison is uniquely qualified when it comes to Russia, having made “hundreds of trips” to Russia over the last 33 years.  

She is alarmed that Western media falsely labels Russia and President Vladimir Putin as “enemies” of America.   Demonization leads to military build-ups, and could result in nuclear war.

As Tennison suspected, CCI’s findings in Crimea differed markedly from the negative picture presented by media.  The majority of Crimeans themselves do not see Russia as the villain;  they prefer Russia and want to stay out of the grasp of Ukraine.    

For the world community nuclear war is not acceptable, and citizens are not waiting for the politicians to make the changes that will be required if the world is to be safe.

CCI’s website includes two insightful articles by retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright who warns us about slanted media reporting, and who also describes how Russians compare themselves to Americans.    

A new level of citizen diplomacy aims for a “new UN”

Democratic World Federalists are taking private citizen diplomacy to an entirely new level with a campaign whose goal it is to create a popular and political demand for fundamental changes to the UN itself. 

While CCI’s citizen diplomacy works on a nation to nation level, DWF looks to impact all 193 nations by working towards global system change — a “new UN” which can benefit all nations and peoples.  

History of “The San Francisco Promise”

It is well known by world federalists that the failed UN Charter has been holding back the UN from doing its primary job — ending war.

It is not well known that a number of nations objected to the undemocratic design of the Charter at the original time of its signing in 1945 in San Francisco, or that it was promised that a review would be held in ten years, a review that has never happened. 

The door to the possibility of a “new UN” has opened by the findings of a former DWF Board member Shahr-Yar Sharei whose doctoral research in international law uncovered the fact that a Charter review is legally required by the UN.

Making good on “The San Francisco Promise”

Through The San Francisco Promise, concerned citizens from the Bay Area and nationwide are invited to become members of DWF. 

The citizen demand for Charter review may spark an uprising in the UN General Assembly which has long played second fiddle at the UN — treated as second class citizens without a meaningful vote in global affairs. 

Citizen diplomats are calling for a World Parliament.  Earth Federation activists are lobbying for the outdated and fatally flawed UN Charter to be replaced by the Earth Constitution (aka, Constitution for the Federation of Earth).

It is time for the UN General Assembly to step up, the undemocratic UN Security Council to step down, and for a “new UN” to emerge, one that is capable of meeting the needs for which the UN was originally established.

by Roger Kotila  -- Editor, Earth Federation News & Views


July 14, 2016
NATO To Nuclear War, Yet Russia Not Our Enemy Say Citizen Diplomats
by Roger Kotila, Ph.D.

Militaristic expansion to Russia’s borders by US/North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a dangerous brew of geopolitical maneuvering which increases the likelihood that by accident, by reckless provocation, or by secret design through CIA false flag operations--war could unexpectedly break out. 


A string of lies and sophisticated propaganda has been strung regarding Ukraine, Crimea, and Syria to make Russia appear to be the “bad guy.”  These areas of contention are all potential flash points for further conflict and war.


The present dangers are aggravated by the recent Warsaw NATO Summit which announced plans to situate US/NATO troops in Poland and three Baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania, & Latvia) bordering Russia.  There are additional plans to deploy a ballistic missile system (Wall Street Journal, 7-9-16). 



The United Nations, shackled by its obsolete Charter, stands by helplessly unable to intervene as US/NATO moves full speed ahead with a campaign of disinformation demonizing Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia itself as an aggressive “enemy.”


The quandary for the world community is that the UN cannot do what is necessary to keep the peace or to prevent nuclear war.  Moreover, when it comes to war mongering, the UN lacks the tools needed to prosecute those who use propaganda to manipulate public opinion to justify military build-ups.       



Russia sees NATO’s military moves at its borders as potentially hostile acts and grows ever more suspicious of US motives, alert to the fact that Russia may be targeted for regime change.  The US has already used covert and/or overt operations for regime change in Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya and elsewhere.    


In response the Russians are increasing their own troop levels and putting into place their own advanced nuclear weaponry.


Former US diplomat J. Michael Springmann, author of "Visas for Al Qaeda -- CIA Handouts that Rocked the World" (2014) concluded that the U.S. State Department works with the CIA to "destabilize governments that the U.S. opposed."  This was clearly the case in the Ukraine. 


Springmann, now a lawyer in Washington, D.C., estimates that "the average percentage of intelligence officers (CIA, NSA) to real diplomats at a given Foreign Service post is about one in three." (Springmann, 2014, pp. 4 & 9).


In the Foreign Service sewer described by Springmann, one could see how Russia is falsely made out as a villain, when in reality it becomes a victim—a target for falsehoods and "regime change.” 



Is Russia really an enemy, or is it a victim of a propaganda campaign? Is Russian President Vladimir Putin being falsely demonized by the establishment press? 


There is ample evidence that supports condemnation of both the government and the establishment press.  The public is gradually learning about the lies that led to the Viet Nam war, the ongoing 9/11 cover-up, and the disinformation used to justify the brutal and illegal invasion of Iraq.


In “NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative” (, 7-11-16) veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry shows clearly how deception is being brazenly used by US/NATO in order to falsely make it appear that Russia is an aggressive enemy. Parry writes:


[“It’s unnerving to realize that the NATO alliance – bristling with an unprecedented array of weapons including a vast nuclear arsenal – has lost its collective mind. Perhaps it’s more reassuring to think that NATO simply feels compelled to publicly embrace its deceptive ‘strategic communications’ so gullible Western citizens will be kept believing its lies are truth.”


“But here were the leaders of major Western “democracies” lining up to endorse a Warsaw Summit Communiqué condemning “Russia’s aggressive actions” while knowing that these claims were unsupported by their own intelligence agencies.” – Robert Parry 7/11/16]


Facing the possibility of an unthinkable nuclear war, it is of no small consequence that the public is being deceived, and that the NATO governments cannot be trusted to do the right thing.



With the UN unable to defuse the NATO vs. Russia confrontation, citizen diplomats have sprung into action having just returned from Russia.


Meet Sharon Tennison, president of the Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI) whose open letter on CCI’s website (, July 2016) tells a very different story about Russian intentions than what we are told by Western media.    


Ms. Tennison is a uniquely qualified expert on Russia.  She has visited Russia in "hundreds of the past 33 years."  CCI was started in 1983 during the Gorbachev and Reagan era with the bold idea that ordinary Americans “could insert themselves into the nuclear arms race and bring about a constructive relationship with the Soviet Union.” 


Nowadays Tennison is sharply critical of the American press.  “Our mainstream media doesn't give us the accurate information we need," she reports, disturbed by how Western news sources paint the Russians as the aggressor and therefore an “enemy” – contrary to her direct personal knowledge of Russia and its people.


CCI’s Track Two diplomacy proved to be hugely successful. “But unfortunately,” writes Tennison, “over the last two years relations between the two nuclear Superpowers have deteriorated badly.”


“As 2016 opens we find ourselves again facing the possibility of an unthinkable nuclear conflict. Once again it’s time for citizen diplomats from both countries to step in and help guide us back from the precipice at which we’ve arrived (Tennison, open letter, July 2016,”



Retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright is part of the 20 person delegation that went to Russia. Wright, who once served in the State Department, questions US/NATO's militarism and its characterization of Russia as an “enemy.”  She comes away convinced that the Russians want peaceful relations, not war, and provides a persuasive analysis in "Russians Ask Why Do You Demonize Us When We Are So Much Like You?" (OpEdNew, 7-4-16; also in


Take Crimea, for example. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial (7-11-16) is misleading. It describes Russia’s annexation of Crimea as part of a Russian “land grab,” ignoring the fact that Crimeans freely voted to be part of the Russian federation rather than stay with Ukraine.  


This fact is confirmed by CCI citizen diplomats who met in person with numerous Crimeans.  The great majority of people they talked to indicated that they did not want to be part of Ukraine and preferred to stay with Russia.


Ukraine is another case where the public is misled. As the result of an intercepted phone conversation we now know that Ukraine’s democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a violent coup engineered through the covert efforts of the likes of the State Department's Victoria Nuland. Mr. Yanukovych was the victim of an American plot for regime change.



Citizen diplomats have reached out to ordinary citizens in others nations for mutual understanding and friendship.  They have even influenced superpower leaders to reduce the chances of a nuclear war. 


But citizen diplomats have yet to open the doors that will cause the UN General Assembly to rise up, the UN Security Council to step down, and the UN Charter to be replaced. 


The flaws in the UN Charter which prevent the UN from doing its primary job—preventing wars and eliminating nuclear weapons, must be addressed.  The member-states of the United Nations have not done this, and as a result the UN is sidelined when it really matters, such as the crisis between NATO and Russia. 


Neither the UN General Assembly nor the UN Security Council has so far dealt with the urgent need for a “new UN.”  Peace activists are addressing this obstacle by demanding Charter review and showing that a review is legally required.


Earth Federation activists are lauding the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (i.e., the Earth Constitution) as the ideal replacement for the Charter. 


Yes, it is time for a “new UN,” one that can do away with the current geopolitical war system and replace it with a global peace system.  The Earth Constitution is ready to go.


Roger Kotila, Ph.D.

Earth Federation News & Views

July 14, 2016                          

June 6, 2016

World Federalists Seek Leadership from European Union for a New UN

By Roger Kotila, Ph.D.


BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 6, 2016 – The cobblestone streets have the feel of old Europe here at the home of the European Union, a collection of 28 nations that is considerably larger than the United States in both population and overall economic activity.


I am here in the EU’s capital city with fellow world federalists from the US and Canada. Under the umbrella of Democratic World Federalists based in San Francisco, we are talking to European Federalists about the necessity of creating a “new UN” by means of a review process found in the United Nations Charter – what we are calling "The San Francisco Promise." 


The “Promise,” given at the original signing of the Charter in San Francisco, requires a review after ten years.  The five permanent members of the Security Council (P-5) promised that such a review would be conducted, yet it has not happened.  As a result the veto power given to the five nations (US, Russia, China, France, Great Britain) remains in force -- keeping the UN shamefully undemocratic.



The UN is not a world federation.  This is why it has not lived up to its original task to end war.  Old Europe, after suffering two devastating world wars which were the product of a now thoroughly discredited sovereign nation state system, changed to a partial federal union governing system which became the European Union – this is the new Europe.


The EU’s importance to world federalists is that there are many federalists in the European Parliament. As federalists, they understand why the UN has not been able to end “the scourge of war.” There have been over 250 wars since the signing of the UN Charter.  


The UN’s governing structure is too much like old Europe which suffered war after war.


Although the EU is currently in mild crisis mode, the 12 golden stars one sees on EU flags show up seemingly everywhere.  “Brexit” refers to a British referendum vote coming up soon to decide if the UK will remain, or leave, the EU.  The potential loss of an EU member state has worried some European federalists, although it is unclear if Britain is more trouble than it is worth to the EU.  


A far bigger problem is the multitude of refugees fleeing to Europe as a result of the wars in the Middle East – a crisis primarily caused by Europe’s chief ally, the US (and NATO) which started the violent conflicts in the first place with its own version of terrorism – the Pentagon’s “shock and awe” military invasion of Iraq, and other US/NATO covert or overt military operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Ukraine. 


It is my contention that the EU’s crisis with refugees was brought about in large part because of the fatal flaws in the UN Charter which prevents it from doing its primary job – preventing wars before they happen.



Ironically, Europe has put its hope for “security” with the US through its involvement with NATO – a military alliance which could lead to the very war that the EU is trying to avoid.  NATO’s headquarters is here in Brussels.  NATO has increasingly put itself at the borders of Russia making Moscow understandably suspicious of US/NATO’s intentions and causing a military arms build-up.


If NATO is a dangerous choice for the peaceful security of the EU, what is the alternative?  World federalists such as Einstein concluded that only a world federal government – world union with enforceable world law, is what is required.  There is no shortcut.


The logical conclusion is that we need a new UN Charter if the goal is to end wars and to bring safety and security to the world as a whole, and to Europe in particular.



A world federalist colleague, Shahr-Yar Sharei, studied law at the University of Kent. Based upon his doctoral research into international law (or lack thereof) and the UN Charter, he has concluded that the UN is legally required to conduct a Charter review.  As a consequence of his findings, he is in the process of setting up a new think tank – the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research (CUNCR), to be located here in Brussels.   


The vision of a new UN is long overdue.  The present geopolitical system must be changed, or it will drag the world community (and the EU) down with it.



Will the EU, with a Parliament full of federalists, be willing to take the lead and use its resources and experience in federalism to help design a modern world constitution/charter so that military threats such as with NATO become a thing of the past?    


World federalists know what the governing structure should look like.  They know what is needed.  The World Constitution and Parliament Association for example, anticipated that this day would come, and has waiting in the wings a model world federal constitution – the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, also known as the "Earth Constitution."     


So will the EU join the campaign to fulfill “The San Francisco Promise?”  Will they see the desperate need for a new United Nations and decide to act?

by R. Kotila, Ph.D.
Editor, Earth Federation News & Views

May 23, 2016

A New UN to Prevent the Sacrifice of Europe to the Nuclear Gods

 By Roger Kotila, Ph.D.


Would the US/NATO military establishment risk sacrificing Europe to the nuclear gods if a conventional armed conflict broke out with Russia and local North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) commanders believed that tactical nuclear weapons would be required to win?   


Europe faces the possibility of such a regional conflict.  Tensions have risen.  Russia is getting suspicious of US/NATO’s intentions, feeling encircled as NATO expands militarily into Eastern Europe and the Ukraine.


It seems unthinkable, but if a tactical nuclear war erupts, the European nations would be the ones sacrificed, not America, -- the United States lies thousands of ocean miles away. 


The world community watches in frustration as the United Nations, supposedly in existence to prevent wars, is unable to do its job.  Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, and Palestine are all subject to violent military aggression with the vast majority of victims being civilians and families.  Could Europe be added to the list, a victim of its own involvement with NATO?


The EU already struggles with the multitudes of refugees fleeing the fighting in the Middle East, wars that the US/NATO or allies started in the first place, and which the UN was unable to prevent. 


The UN is stymied by its fatally flawed Charter.  Despite the fact that the original purpose of the UN is to end “the scourge of war,” it has failed time and time again.  While the UN has done much good, the world has seen over 250 wars since the Charter was signed.



Despite reassurances by President Obama, nuclear disarmament is nowhere in sight.  For US military contractors, present and future funding for nuclear weapons systems is “full speed ahead.”


“Despite committing the US to ‘seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons,’ Obama’s record on nuclear disarmament is dismal, having supported spending $1 trillion over the next 3 decades to modernize the US nuclear arsenal.” (Cabasso, United for Peace & Justice, 5/22/16)


A recent survey of the American public (Wall Street Journal, 5/21/16) asks “Would We Drop the Bomb Again?”  “Yes,” according to the professors who did the study:  “When provoked, we don’t seem to consider the use of nuclear weapons a taboo, and our commitment to the immunity of civilians from deliberate attack in wartime, even with vast casualties, is shallow.”


The US Congress refuses to admit the obvious fact that militarism and nuclear weaponry are a dead end. Moreover, they treat the UN as if it was of secondary importance, even though without a UN (or a new world organization) with the power to outlaw nukes and war, we will never be safe.  



Frustrated by the American government’s obstructionism and its worship of all things military, a small contingent of NGO world federalists from the US and Canada is traveling to Brussels in early June, 2016 to meet with select members of the European Parliament.

Led by the NGO nonpartisan Democratic World Federalists based in San Francisco, an international campaign is being launched to demand a review of the UN Charter.  It’s called “The San Francisco Promise” and describes the fact that at the original signing of the Charter a review was promised, even written into the Charter itself, but never carried out.    


Currently the UN General Assembly (UNGA) is being foiled by the nuclear powers who are saying “no” to nuclear disarmament.  But UNGA’s “Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on nuclear disarmament” is not taking “no” for an answer, and appears determined to find a way to ban nuclear weapons.


In Europe OEWG has information revealing that NATO has nukes in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey.  According to documentation by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), these countries host from 160 – 200 nuclear weapons (OEWG Report, Vol. 2, No. 9, 4 May 2016).


OEWG’s efforts are vitally important but they remain stuck within the parameters of the outdated UN Charter. The UN General Assembly must find a way to break free of the Charter’s restrictions that prevent the UN from ending the nuclear nightmare.  



World federalists like Einstein and many other top thinkers have concluded that the only way to end the danger of nuclear annihilation is to form a democratic world federal union government with enforceable world law.  These critical features are missing in the present UN Charter. 


That is why the Earth Constitution drafted by the World Constitution and Parliament Association takes on such importance.  It is ready to go, designed to shut down the nuclear gods once and for all.  The nations and the world community must make the decision they want world peace more than they want a world in perpetual war.   


There is an urgent need to reverse the downward course of militarism that is destroying the Middle East and endangering the European Union.  The European Parliament could play a crucial role by supporting Charter Review.  The Parliament could also challenge NATO’s ever expanding military posture, a policy that is stirring up fears in both Russia and China and causing an arms build-up.


UN Charter Review opens the door to compare the present Charter to the Earth Constitution.  The Earth Constitution brings an inspired yet practical democratic governing structure that includes a democratically elected World Parliament, a well-designed judiciary system, and the opportunity for world union. 


Will the upcoming meetings in Brussels between world federalists and members of the European Parliament mark a turning point which ends the death spiral caused by misplaced faith in the nuclear gods?


Roger Kotila, Ph.D.

Editor, Earth Federation News & Views

April 21, 2016
Global Peace Science from Russia and India
The primary founders of  "Global Peace Science" are from Russia and India.  They have also reached out to peace activists from the USA. 
The following email from Dr. Leo Semashko, honorary president of Global Harmony Association,  illustrates an emphasis on cooperation and harmony, but also a recognition of the need for geopolitical system change --  specifically daring to utter the words "world government"  associated with  Albert Einstein.
They have included my references to the Earth Constitution. 
I was pleasantly surprised to see Noam Chomsky among those listed (scroll down to the pictures), along with a diverse variety of peace activists  including a couple of Nobel prize winners.
-- R. Kotila, PhD, editor, Earth Federation News & Views
-----Original Message----- April, 2016
From: Leo Semashko

Dear friends-peacemakers,

I am happy to announce that we with our technical director Ivan Ivanov (I express my heartfelt gratitude to him for his excellent technical design) have finished another big step of updating the Home page of our site "Peace from Harmony" ( as a primer for "Global Peace Science

On this page we have published the first 11 personal responses or excerpts from the GPS reviews with photos of their authors and links to their personal pages on our website. These authors represent all world continents except Australia, from where we also wait response. This means that “World really endorses Global Peace Science”, including Nobel Peace Laureates, - it is up to its recognition by governments. As Eisenhower said, "peoples want peace, and the Government - war." We must help them to begin to recognize peace science. 

We list below the authors of the published responses with their main features. 
Abdul Kalam, President of India (2002-2007), the first political leader, who admitted GPS,
Susana Roberts, GPS Hero, Argentina,
Ernesto Kahan, former Vice-President of IPPNW, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Israel,
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Ireland,
John Avery, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Denmark (see the list of his excellent peace works)
Ayo Ayoola-Amalie, Peacemaker of Africa, Nigeria and Ghana,
Uraz Baimuratov, Academician - economist, Kazakhstan,
Delasnieve Daspet, Lawyer and peacemaker, Brazil,
Charles Mercieca, President of the Int. Association of Educators for Global Peace, USA,
Yulia Budnikova, Researcher of the Roerich creativity, Russia,
Roger Kotila, Earth Constitution, USA

We invite others peacemakers to send your 3-4 line about Global Peace Science to publish them with your photo on our site "Peace from Harmony", which reached through GPS 10-12 thousand visits daily. Thank you. 

With love, best wishes for peace from harmony through GPS, 

Dr. Leo Semashko, 
GHA Honorary President

Harmonious civilization

Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize in Physics:

1. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can o­nly be attained through understanding [SCIENCE]. [BUT]

2. The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. [THEREFORE]

3. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. [NEW THINKING IS GLOBAL PEACE SCIENCE, GPS. IT PROVIDES]

4. Mankind's desire for peace [WHICH] can be realized o­nly by the creation of a world government.


Global Harmony Association:

1. World government maybe o­nly Global Peace Government of global SPHERONS instead global corporations.

2. Global Peace Government can arise and work o­nly o­n the GPS basis as SPHERONS’ nonviolent ideology and scientific worldview.

3. Hence, if mankind is to survive, it must require from the national governments to recognize, to develop and to put in practice the SPHERONS’ GPS as a substantially new manner of social thinking to create world government, to constitute global peace and "shift the arms race into a peace race" (Martin Luther King Jr.)


Vladimir Putin, President of Russia:

1. The right choice… is the choice in favour of peace. [FOR WHICH]

2. We need is an essentially different approach [ENSURING] harmonization ... harmony.[THIS ESSENTIALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH IS GPS]

3. Russia’s strength lies in...the harmony of cultures, languages and…all faiths

4. “Washington is the Enemy of all Humanity” and “Putin saves the world from nuclear war by not being provocative.” Paul C. Roberts

What will say other national leaders?


John Scales Avery. Nobel Peace Prize:

We need system change, not climate change! We need a new economic system, a new society, a new social contract, a new way of life. Here are the great tasks that history has given to our generation: We must achieve a steady-state economic system. We must restore democracy. We must decrease economic inequality. We must break the power of corporate greed. We must leave fossil fuels in the ground. We must stabilize and ultimately reduce the global population. We must eliminate the institution of war. And finally, we must develop a more mature ethical system to match our new technology.



World Intellectuals Endorse the Importance of Global Peace Science

Sixty years ago, Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein issued a grim warning to the people of the world. They wrote that we face a choice that is “stark and dreadful and inescapable: Shall we put an end to the human race; or shall mankind renounce war?” Looking over the record of these years, it is a miracle that we have survived, and the threats are very real today. A Global Peace Science devoted to “renouncing war” can make a critical contribution to removing at last this sword of Damocles poised over our heads.

Noam Chomsky, Prof. (r), Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT, Cambridge, USA, World Harmony Creator


The United States and the United Kingdom committed genocide against the Iraqi people when, between 1990 and 2012, they killed 3.3 million people – including 750,000 children – through sanctions and wars…. I believe NATO should be abolished and that steps be taken towards disarmament through non-violent action and civil resistance. The means of resistance are very important. Our message that armed groups, militarism and war do not solve our problems but aggravate them challenges us to use new ways and that is why we need to teach the science of peace at every level of society.

Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, Ireland


The West is now preparing a Crusade II against Islam; as individuals and as a state; better a Crusade against the Western addiction to war, state terrorism and militarism. For this we need more truly global peace science and research than ever, developing theory and concepts like harmony, testing them in concrete practice to solve underlying conflicts.

Johan Galtung, Dr., HC, Mult, Prof. of Peace Studies; Founder,, World Harmony Creator


The plague of global militarism and terrorism is hellish grave and horrendous chaos from war. Humanity should slip out of it by the strides of Global Peace Science from harmony to a new Renaissance. This Science fearlessly calls for international as well as personal disarmament to survive and get rid of the nightmare of dreadful abysmal crisis when its irrepressible powers push us toward turmoil. Peace Science is light at the end of lethal tunnel of armed violence.

Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Teacher, Muse of Poetic Harmony, GHA–Africa President, Ghana


Three interconnected Great Revolutions of humanity are: Globalization, Informatization and Peacescienzation: Global Peace Science (GPS) as revolutionary shift to Indian Vedic tradition: World is o­ne Family o­n way of building bridges of global Peace. GPS inspires transition from dying culture of militant materialism (anger, greed & violence) fomenting nuclear wars to culture of Peace from Harmony and Love. Military science divides the humanity andPeacescience unites it in peace and harmony of "One World - o­ne Family." Therefore GPS is Victory of Peace over War, vaccine and immunity from the plague of global militarism and terrorism and alternative to nuclear war saving the Earth planet & Humanity.

Dr., Prof. Subhash Chandra, GHA Secretary General, India


Humanity lives at a moment when in many countries politics has become an extension of war. The violence, especially in Europe and the United States has become normalized. The relentless mobilization of fear and insecurity by governments mark a failure of collective conscience, flirtations with irrationality, and the triumph of extremism. State terrorism is o­n the rise and the plague of authoritarianism has cast an ominous shadow over the liberal democracies. A Global Peace Science devoted to creating the formative cultures, institutions, and movements elevating peace over war, justice over injustice, and democracy over militarism is crucial for “renouncing war.”

Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University Chair Professor of Scholarship in the Public Interest, Faculty of Humanities, Hamilton, Canada


It is gratifying and symbolic that Global Peace Science includes in life under the Peace Banner proposed 80 years ago by Nicholas Roerich, expressing continuity of the peace source in culture, an integral part of which is science. Global Harmony Association has already demonstrated its previous publications (among them the main thing is The ABC of Harmony) that it aspires to unite people o­n the basis of scientific worldview with full respect to different religions and cultural diversity. Global Peace Science is the Earth people new step to make conscious choice of peace today in the exacerbating struggle between light and darkness.

Yulia Budnikova, researcher of the Roerich creativity, President, GHA-Russia


Condemning war and militarism is an important first step toward saving the world from a nuclear catastrophe. We must also recognize that hegemonic provocations by US/NATO could lead to a world war. The United Nations, due to its fatally flawed Charter, is unable to prevent the perpetual wars that constantly threaten humanity's very existence. Hope lies in replacing the UN Charter with the visionary Earth Constitution together with fundamental Global Peace Science geopolitics -- gifts to the world awaiting discovery for a peaceful Era.

Roger Kotila, Ph.D., Editor, Earth Federation News & Views, USA


Save the world from a global war may turn of the current human evolution to conscious harmony, creating global peace through science, spirituality and morality. Knowledge of the laws of deep structure of social harmony, including the paradigm of "D + 3D", performs by Global Peace Science, acquirement of which becomes urgent task of all states in the 21st century in transition from destructive geopolitics of war to saving geopolitics of peace. "Harmony will save peace through science!"

Uraz Baimuratov, Academician, Director, Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences, Kazakhstan


Human beings are rushing headlong to the precipice of extinction. Why is this? Because we are engaged in an orgy of violence against life: our fellow humans, our fellow species, the Earth itself. To survive, we must do many things ranging from nonviolently resisting those insane western elites that threaten us with nuclear obliteration to learning to nurture our children so that they lead lives of fearless, compassionate power in the struggle for peace, justice and sustainability. Global peace science has a vital role to play in this endeavor.

Robert J. Burrowes, author of 'Why Violence?', Australia


The soul of humanity requires immediately the “Global Peace Science” which is capable to stop the atrocities of the Western world dominators, lay the foundation of Peace, Harmony, Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Love and Dignity of mankind and clear the terrible darkness of human soul. Because, deeply within the humanity consciousness remains ignorant and helpless in regard to peace, immersed in history in continuous wars. Unfortunately, for thousands of years, no religion, no art, no law and policy were not able to go out it of the militarist slavery, due to lack of paideia (education of beautiful and good) and Peacescience. o­nly paideia plus the powerful tool of Peacescience are able to do it that determines its historical role.

Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Dimos Ioannides, Athens, Greece


Invincible soft force of global peace consists in absolute power of social harmony of the world's population, in its four SPHERONS, harmonious classes. Their harmonious power, scientifically organized in Spheral Democracy (SPHERONS’ democracy) at all levels from local to global is able to put an end to militarism and endless wars of the irremovable ruling elite under the pall of its militarist "democracy". In 2015, Global Peace Science became first property of humanity staying earlier in the full power of military science, militarism and continuous wars of elite. The historical significance and intellectual power of peace science consists in discovery of an alternative, soft power of peace from SPHERONS’ harmony, winning military force agony, plague of militarism/terrorism and violence orgy.

Dr. Leo Semashko, Initiator and Editor in Chief, Global Peace Science, GHA President, Russia


March 20, 2016

Bad America's F-35 Tests Sanders, Clinton, and Trump


Roger Kotila, Ph.D.


America’s presidential candidates fall in line when it comes to anything military, reflecting a dark future for our children.  Bad America lacks a vision of a future world that is nonmilitary and at peace.  The Earth Federation insists that a nonmilitary world is possible.


Whenever I think of free college tuition and medical care for all, I think of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the B-2, and Michael Moore's new movie "Where to Invade Next.”   


Moore's movie would applaud canceling the problem-plagued Lockheed Martin F-35 and instead using those billions of saved dollars to help pay for free tuition and universal health care -- goals of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. 


The F-35 boondoggle is described by William Hartung (Center for International Policy) as "the most expensive weapons systems program ever undertaken by the Pentagon.”  The F-35 represents a part of Bad America.


Although Sanders is by far the most anti-war candidate, he has not opposed the F-35's that will be based in his home state of Vermont because of the jobs (Daily Caller, 2/25/16).



Congress reflects Bad America.  It lavishly supports the military, and does not see a positive vision for the future. To them a future nonmilitary world is unthinkable -- no world peace in sight for them in our lifetime, or our children’s lifetime. 


As a symbol of Bad America the F-35 is only part of the story. In addition to the F-35 the Air Force wants to replace the B-1 and batlike B-2 stealth bomber with 80 to 100 new Long Range Strike Bombers (LRS-B).  Cost?  An estimated $550 million each. 


It is bad enough that billions upon billions of dollars are being wasted for future death and destruction.  But worse yet, the Pentagon generals, defense contractors and politicians simply assume, without question, that a world at peace is not going to happen. Not ever. These are the dinosaurs.  


Their delusions of grandeur (American “exceptionalism”) crave military superiority over the rest of the world.  Security, they fantasize, will require military dominance by air, land, sea, and space – Full Spectrum Dominance as it is called by military planners.  



By contrast to the doomsday strategy favored by the national security establishment, the Earth Federation offers a brighter picture.  With the successful drafting of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (aka “Earth Constitution”) by the World Constitution and Parliament Association, a unified nonmilitary world federal union can finally be envisaged writes Professor Glen Martin (“One World Renaissance,” 2015).   


Bad America’s strategy of building ever more sophisticated weapons of war is exactly the wrong approach.  The plans for the F-35 and LRS-B send the wrong signal to other nations and causes distrust about American motives. 


Similarly, the US/NATO expansion to the Ukraine and eastern Europe has caused Russia to increase its military posturing – they don’t trust us.   China, too, is wary of U.S. intentions.  


Covert operations are another obstacle to peace. Psychologically, secrecy breeds paranoia.  Secret operations along with universal spying make others suspicious – and helps fuel an arms race.


By contrast, openness builds trust. Trust allows for the development of a world union which, with the availability of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (“Earth Constitution”), could become a powerful and viable option to achieve a peaceful world.


Despite its name, the United Nations is anything but united. Bully nations lord over the weaker countries.  The The UN cannot stop the geopolitical war mongering because of its inadequate and obsolete UN Charter which prevents the UN from doing its job. 


The Earth Constitution offers the UN an opportunity to become a “new UN” – capable of achieving disarmament and ending war.



Far into the future, 25 to 50 years from now, defense contractors are already making plans for fancier, more complex weapon systems.   


Lockheed Martin is planning ahead for a “sixth generation” F-35 after the year 2030. Northrop Grumman is looking beyond 2030 making designs for what Defense News (1/15/16) calls a "Next-Gen" fighter -- that's a sixth generation fighter to replace F-22's.


Why such confidence that America will want, far into the distant future, weapons for war? It’s because the American people are easy to manipulate.  All that is needed is an "enemy" real, imagined, or fake -- and repeated warnings that the country is in danger.


David Talbot describes the ugly story of deceased CIA Chief Allen Dulles who in the ‘50s and ‘60s is responsible for establishing a lawless, secret parallel government that assassinates, overthrows governments, tortures, conducts false flag operations, and more (“The Devil’s Chessboard,” 2015).


This secret culture of lawlessness continues today, not unlike that found in Nazi Germany.  Americans are supplied with an ongoing stream of so-called "enemies" created by the military/economic/covert operations complex which has a long history of creating conflicts and wars under false pretense (“The Hidden Structure of Violence,” Pilisuk & Roundtree, 2015). 



Currently Americans are psychologically programmed to respond in alarmed panic toward Muslims, Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, or anyone labeled a terrorist. 


We are told, for example, that we must fear North Korea and Iran.  Yet fear of these nations is absurd.  Why would North Korea or Iran risk launching a missile at the U.S. or Israel knowing that devastating retaliation would be swift and certain?


Fake "enemies" are produced by clever propaganda, and by means of an occasional false flag operation where covert operatives murder people but blame it on the innocent who become the patsies.  There is a growing body of evidence that indicates that 9/11 was a false flag operation with the real perpetrators still on the loose.      


We are not told how the CIA actually created what became ISIS terrorists. We are not told that Russia actually prefers peaceful cooperation -- if only US/NATO would live up to its original promise to stay off Russia's borders.    


America, it seems, will continue to have enemies until hell freezes over. 



Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a cheerleader for a "strong" defense. She won’t dump the F-35 since she owes its manufacturer a favor.  David Archibald (Daily Caller, 2/25/16) reports that the Clinton Foundation "takes millions from Lockheed Martin,” and adds that Hillary's campaign chairman "owns the firm that lobbied for the F-35's approval."  


The news about the F-35 is virtually all bad.  Its 8 million lines of software code invite malfunctioning and vulnerability to cyberattacks (Reuters, 1/27/16). If the pilot looks to the side and his helmet smacks the canopy, it interferes with seeing the helmet’s  "Heads-up-Display" needed to fly and to fight (Air Force Times, 10/26/15).


A leaked test pilot report reveals that the F-35 can't defeat an older (& much cheaper) F-16 in combat, yet plans are for 1,763 F-35's, costing an eye-popping $115 million each.  Add an additional $400,000 per customized high tech helmet needed for each pilot, and we have a fighter plane that can't fly right.


From the Air Force Times (10/29/15) we learn that "Donald Trump wants to tell the F-35 that it's fired."  But Trump is no peacenik. He told CNN (8/19/15) "I want to build up our military so that nobody's gonna play games with us!”



Americans must recognize that a national security policy relying on militarism is a dead end. It has caused a nightmare of chaos in the Middle East, and has sucked the life out of the spirit of Good America.


Good America must strive for world union, a goal unreachable if we continue to claim “exceptionalism” – a license to be above the law.


World union is the path to a nonmilitary, peaceful world. The Constitution for the Federation of Earth offers such a promise, if only Good America will embrace it and support it through a call for UN Charter Review. A “new UN” under the Earth Constitution has the potential to make world union, and world peace, possible.


-Dr. Roger Kotila

  Earth Federation News & Views

January 25, 2016
Merging the United Nations with the Earth Federation
Excerpts from World Legislative Act #64 passed by the 14th Provisional World Parliament held in Kolkata, India in December, 2015:


Merging the United Nations with the Earth Federation

Short title:  United Nations Merger


Adopts guidelines for determining

viability of United Nations Agencies, as well as for

determining process for transfer, reconstitution

and integration of United Nations agencies, and

other international agencies, such as International

Criminal Court, into democratic structures of Earth

Federation government.


Whereas, Article 2 of the Earth Constitution recognizes

all the people who live on Earth as sovereign and the

source of all legitimate law-making (Article 2);


Whereas the Earth Constitution replaces the United

Nations Charter through a time-bound process while

viable agencies of the UN are to integrate into the

Earth Federation;


Whereas, the concept of universal law itself is now

understood to be the source of all particular positive

laws, and the Earth Constitution is recognized as the

paradigm or prototype for all legitimate lawmaking;


Whereas, under the UN Charter…

0.09. The UN General Assembly is awarded only

consultative status, and has little or no decision-making

power: Article 10: “the General Assembly

may discuss…”; Article 11: “the General Assembly

may consider…”; “the General Assembly may call

the attention of the Security Council to…” Article

13: “the General Assembly shall initiate studies and

make recommendations…”; Article 14: “the General

Assembly may recommend…”; The one authority

allocated to the General Assembly is approval of the

budget (Article 17).


0.10. As these references to the UN Charter indicate,

the world organization that is supposed to maintain

the peace of the world and reduce poverty and human

rights violations is largely run by the 5 most militarized

nations of the world and the five leading aggressor

nations of the world:


0.24.9. As global peace thinker Johan Galtung expresses

this, the U.S. policy has been: “Crippling the United

Nations: controlling the Security Council through

veto; controlling the UNGA against uniting for peace

resolutions; controlling by spying on delegations and

arm-twisting; controlling the budget through 25%

clause, non-payment, and GAO, the General Accounting

Office, an arm of the US Congress; controlling the UN

civil servants through short term contracts; showing

who is in charge through material breach, illegality; and

getting away with it all, because of all of the above” (The

Fall of the US Empire, 2009:, p. 38).


0.25. It is important to be clear that the totalitarian

communist systems of the world, most prominently

the former USSR, were not genuine alternatives to

these global capitalist system but engaged in what some

scholars called “state capitalism,” that is, they competed

within the globalized system of self-interest and nation-state

competition for wealth, power, and ascendency.


The Earth Constitution creates a genuinely “third

way,” a genuinely new alternative, which recognizes

that economics, like democracy itself, can only flourish

in the service of humanity when it is governed by the

common good of the Earth and its citizens under a

world democratic polity and universal, civilian system

of governing.


6.7. All staff from the UN Secretariat so desiring

may seek comparable employment within the Earth

Federation civil service.

Editor's note:  The introduction of the Earth Constitution into the

United Nations Organization represents a new, visionary approach

which gives the world community ("we, the people") a real say in

decision-making to solve critical world problems. It would also

give decision-making authority to the 189 nations now locked out

because of their second class status within the UN structure

where the Permanent-5 veto powers rule.


Call it "Earth Federation government" if you like, or a "new UN."

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