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  • The New Jacobin Elite

    06/24/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 56 replies · 2,050+ views
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | William F. Jasper
    The New Jacobin Elite | Print | Written by William F. Jasper    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:00 The Socialist Party of Great Britain is celebrating the reissuing of Peter Taaffe’s book, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789 -1815. “Its republication by Socialist Publications, in time for the 220th anniversary of this great event in July 2009, is extremely timely,” says the party’s website. A different page on the party’s site promoting the same book instructs readers: “An understanding of the French Revolution remains crucial for all revolutionaries. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky studied it intensely to gain an...
  • Sustainability: just another excuse for a UN power grab?

    04/27/2009 6:14:53 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies · 259+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 04/27/09 | Taylor Dinerman
    At the regular meeting of the UNs Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna last February, Frances Ambassador Franois-Xavier Deniau suggested that the UN consider a proposal to establish, as a regular agenda item, a multi-year workplan intended to look at ideas on possible recommendations and mechanisms that could contribute to keeping outer space safe and secure for the long term.
  • Earth population 'exceeds limits'

    03/31/2009 12:43:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies · 2,005+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | March 31, 2009 | Steven Duke
    There are already too many people living on Planet Earth, according to one of most influential science advisors in the US government. Nina Fedoroff told the BBC One Planet programme that humans had exceeded the Earth's "limits of sustainability". Dr Fedoroff has been the science and technology advisor to the US secretary of state since 2007, initially working with Condoleezza Rice. Under the new Obama administration, she now advises Hillary Clinton. "We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can't support many more people," Dr Fedoroff said, stressing the need for humans to...
  • Britain 'must set population limit to safeguard national security' say experts

    01/05/2009 7:36:41 AM PST · by BGHater · 29 replies · 913+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | Daily Mail
    Britain must set a maximum population level if it is to avoid destroying the environment and putting national security at risk, say experts. The Optimum Population Trust has written to ministers calling for a policy of 'zero net migration' - matching numbers allowed into Britain each year to numbers leaving. The UK's population is projected to increase from 60 to 70million over the next 20 years, and to 85million by 2081. The trust, a panel of academics and environmentalists, says achieving zero net migration would cut Britain's population in 2081 to 57million. Mass immigration 'feeds through into rising greenhouse gas...
  • The Green Tree has Red Roots: The Sustainability Scam on Campus

    11/20/2008 1:20:14 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 14 replies · 685+ views
    The Independent Institute ^ | 11/18/08 | Jonathan Bean
    Do not trust the horse, Trojans! Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks [Greens], even bringing gifts. On college campuses, the far Left rarely engages in open debate on the issues of the day. Why debate the other side when you can charge students to support the causes you embrace? The key is dressing your agenda with warm and fuzzy terms like diversity, inclusion, andmost recentlyGreen initiatives promoting sustainability. [Green in the generic sense, not the Green Party] Troy fell to the ruse of a Trojan Horse and the analogy is apt in the case of sustainability and its third...
  • China tells rich nations to change lifestyle

    11/06/2008 11:28:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies · 1,089+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 7, 2008 | Chris Buckley and Emma Graham-Harrison
    BEIJING, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said rich nations must abandon their "unsustainable lifestyle" to fight global warming and give more help to poor nations bearing the brunt of worsening droughts and rising sea levels. Wen made the demand on Friday, opening a conference to promote his government's call for developed nations to fund a massive expansion in greenhouse gas-cutting technology to China and other developing countries. China is now widely believed to be the biggest emitter of the greenhouse gases from industry, power plants and vehicles that are lifting global temperatures. But Wen threw the focus...
  • Sustainability can be a warm, fuzzy word that invites tyranny

    10/12/2008 5:17:27 PM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies · 629+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | October 11, 2008 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    Today's socially conscious student finds it tough to keep up with all the latest buzzwords. He wants to be for "social justice" and against "institutional racism." He's keen to be seen as an "environmentalist," a "multiculturalist" and an "anti-imperialist." The list, so to speak, goes on. Wouldn't life be simpler if all the correct labels could be captured in just one word? That magic word is here, and it's taking college campuses by storm. The abracadabra bon mot is "sustainability." In Minnesota, you'll find talk of sustainability at institutions ranging from public giants such as the University of Minnesota to...
  • The Worst Campus Codeword

    05/01/2008 12:25:14 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 26 replies · 185+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 30, 2008 | John Leo
    The academic left is fond of buzzwords that sound harmless but function in a highly ideological way. Many schools of education and social work require students to have a good "disposition." In practice this means that conservatives need not apply, as highly publicized attempts to penalize right-wing students at Brooklyn College and Washington State University revealed. "Social justice" is an even more useful codeword. Who can oppose it? But some schools made the mistake of spelling out that it means advocacy for causes of the left, including support for gay marriage and adoption, also opposition to "institutional racism," heterosexism, classism...
  • Climate change 'may put world at war'

    04/23/2008 6:03:36 AM PDT · by Puppage · 58 replies · 57+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 04/23/08 | Puppage
    Climate change could cause global conflicts as large as the two world wars but lasting for centuries unless the problem is controlled, a leading defence think tank has warned. The Royal United Services Institute said a tenfold increase in research spending, comparable to the amount spent on the Apollo space programme, will be needed if the world is to avoid the worst effects of changing temperatures. However the group said the world's response to the threats posed by climate change, such as rising sea levels and migration, had so far been "slow and inadequate," because nations had failed to prepare...
  • Cracks in the core of sustainability

    04/16/2008 6:41:56 AM PDT · by cartan · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Financial Post ^ | 2008-04-15 | Peter Foster
    Is the non-principle of “sustainability” about to collapse under the weight of its own mushy contradictions? News this week from the seemingly unrelated areas of biofuels and health policy provide some hope. Sustainability has been smuggled into the policy lexicon as an Orwellian dumber-down of debate. Who would promote unsustainability? It has become the weasel word and policy tic of our time. Corporate chieftains, politicians, consultants and public intellectuals all bow the knee before this founding concept of environmental Newspeak. Its origins as a subversive political principle lay in the United Nations’ Brundtland report, which coined “sustainable development” as a...
  • Brown to host world leaders at 'progressive' summit (about globalisation, 'progressive' governance)

    04/04/2008 10:43:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 126+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/08 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to host a summit of some 20 world leaders and key figures to discuss "progressive" governance, after a conference on the issue in London Friday, officials said. South African President Thabo Mbeki, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and former US president Bill Clinton are among participants at the summit of broadly centre-left leaders outside London on Saturday, said Downing Street. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy and national leaders from Australia, Chile, Cyprus, Ghana, Italy, Liberia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway and Slovakia are also scheduled, according...
  • The Story of Stuff

    03/31/2008 6:57:06 PM PDT · by Shirerwasright · 46 replies · 2,416+ views
    The Tides Foundation ^ | Unknown | Anne Leonard
    What is the Story of Stuff? From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all...
  • Toasting Raul, the next Gorbachev

    03/22/2008 11:10:32 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 368+ views
    nationalpost.com ^ | March 22, 2008 | Peter Foster
    Cuban President Raul Castro's recently revealed economic "reforms" brought to mind two quite unrelated characters: Lewis Carroll's White Queen, and an old Cuban exile acquaintance of mine named Ignacio. President Raul, the sprightly 76-year-old who was "elected" to the presidency of Cuba on February 24, thus replacing his ailing octogenarian brother, Fidel, is reportedly planning to grant his enslaved nation access to more consumer goods. Citing "the improved availability of electricity," the new Maximum Leader will offer for sale computers, DVD players, pressure cookers and microwave ovens. However, air conditioners are not to be made available until next year, and...
  • Illegal immigration is bad for the environment

    01/17/2008 6:08:41 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 584+ views
    www.scribd.com ^ | Legal Citizens
    Legal migration to the U.S. can be controlled, is necessary for our future growth, and its welcomed by all Americans. Its effects can be managed, and we can slowly adapt to newcomers and constantly assess our growing needs and the effect they will have on our resources. But illegal immigration is by its nature uncontrolled, explosive and dangerous to our environment. Here are Five Reasons Why: 1. Explosive Population Growth Is Not Sustainable Illegal Immigration at the current rate is not sustainable. How many people can the United States support? We stand at 300 million (plus 12-20 million here illegally.)...
  • The Environmentalists Are Wrong

    08/25/2002 9:10:35 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 64 replies · 1,003+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/26/2002 | BJORN LOMBORG
    COPENHAGENWith the opening today of the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, we will be hearing a great deal about both concepts: sustainability and development. Traditionally, the developed nations of the West have shown greater concern for environmental sustainability, while the third world countries have a stronger desire for economic development. At big environmental gatherings, it is usually the priorities of the first world that carry the day. The challenge in Johannesburg will be whether we are ready to put development ahead of sustainability. If the United States leads the way, the world may finally find the...
  • Learn from the fall of Rome, US warned

    08/13/2007 5:35:11 PM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 74 replies · 2,267+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 14, 2007 | By Jeremy Grant
    The US government is on a burning platform of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon, the countrys top government inspector has warned. David Walker, comptroller general of the US, issued the unusually downbeat assessment of his countrys future in a report that lays out what he called chilling long-term simulations. These include dramatic tax rises, slashed government services and the large-scale dumping by foreign governments of holdings of US debt. Drawing parallels with the end of the Roman empire, Mr Walker warned...
  • Al Gore's Live Earth Vs Africa [Global Warming Envirowacko Smackdown!]

    07/16/2007 1:35:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1,344+ views
    All Africa ^ | July 13, 2007 | Kofi Bentil
    FEW people in Africa would get to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff last weekend - because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would be aghast at LiveEarth's bizarre message. In Africa, we have much more serious things to worry about than climate change. Indeed, if they achieve their objective, the concerts will have done harm to the people of Africa. Britain's former Secretary of State for the Environment, David Miliband, recently said that the rest of the world cannot aspire to the UK's standard of living because:...
  • Africa's Zimbabwe Problem

    05/30/2007 12:12:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 466+ views
    NRO ^ | May 24, 2007 | Brett D. Schaefer and Marian L. Tupy
    Zimbabwe was recently elected to chair the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), to the dismay of human-rights groups and nations, like the United States, that would like the United Nations to take its responsibilities seriously. This election is more than a travesty; it is a cruel demonstration of disregard for the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe on the part of the U.N. and those African countries that helped Zimbabwe to the chairmanship. The United Nations defines sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own...
  • The UN's latest

    05/14/2007 8:30:57 AM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies · 462+ views
    National Post ^ | 2007-05-14 | (editorial page)
    Jan. 20, 2003 was a day of shame for the United Nations. That was the date when Libya, a North African dictatorship with an appalling human rights record, was picked to chair the United Nations Human Rights Commission. For the UN's critics, Libya's selection symbolized the utterly amoral nature of the world body. May 11, 2007 was another such day of infamy for the UN. On that day -- last Friday -- it was announced that Zimbabwe had been picked to head the UN's commission on Sustainable Development. Like many UN posts, this one is selected on a regional basis....
  • UN calls climate debate 'over'

    05/11/2007 12:17:33 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 111 replies · 1,952+ views
    upi.com ^ | May. 10, 2007
    UNITED NATIONS May. 10 (UPI) -- A former chief of the U.N. World Health Organization who also is a former prime minister of Norway and a medical doctor has declared an end to the climate-change debate. Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, one of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's three new special envoys on climate change, also headed up the 1987 U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development where the concept of sustainable development was first floated. "This discussion is behind us. It's over," she told reporters. "The diagnosis is clear, the science is unequivocal -- it's completely immoral, even, to question now,...
  • UK tries to stop Zimbabwe chairing UN commission

    05/04/2007 4:34:38 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 20 replies · 501+ views
    Independent, UK ^ | 04 May 2007 | Ann Penketh
    Britain is engaged in a last-ditch effort to prevent Zimbabwe, whose development has been reversed by the policies of Robert Mugabe, from taking over as chairman of the UN Sustainable Development Commission. Zimbabwe's environment minister, Francis Nhema, is set to be elected commission chairman next week after the African group of countries at the UN agreed to nominate him. UN diplomats said yesterday that Britain and other like-minded countries were privately consulting African states, aware of the disastrous message that Mr Nhema's appointment would send. "Zimbabwe is not exactly a paragon of development," said one diplomat. Under President Mugabe, Zimbabwe,...
  • 'We're Living on Borrowed Time', Claims Charles

    12/06/2006 3:52:29 PM PST · by Cecily · 63 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Evening Standard (UK) ^ | December 6, 2006
    Prince Charles launched his 'green revolution' with a stark warning that we are all 'living on borrowed time' if we don't stop eating up the world's resources. In a forthright speech in front of leading figures, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Prince said: 'We are consuming the resources of our planet at such a rate that we are, in effect, living off credit and living on borrowed time. 'It is our children and grandchildren who will have to pay off this debt and we owe it to them and ourselves to do something about it before it is too...
  • Education for Sustainable Tyranny - The United Nations Plan for our Children

    11/09/2006 7:00:54 PM PST · by libertylovinactivist · 11 replies · 588+ views
    On September 10, 2003 in Prague at the International Conference on Education for a Sustainable Future, the United Nations declared 2005 through 2015, "The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)." To nobody's surprise, the UN also named UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) as the lead agency for this global effort. The official launch ceremony took place on March 1, 2005 in New York City.1 Few Americans paid attention. They should have.
  • Iran to help restore sustainable peace in Mideast (Kofi/Mahmoud Love-In)

    08/15/2006 12:16:37 PM PDT · by balk · 30 replies · 4,872+ views
    Xinhua via People's Daily Online ^ | August 15, 2006 | Xinhua
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that his country was ready to help restore sustainable peace in the Mideast region, the Fars news agency reported. Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a phone conversation with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the presidential press office said in a statement. According to the statement, in the phone conversation initiated by Annan, the two discussed the latest developments in the Mideast region, UN Security Council Resolution 1701 on the Lebanon crisis and ways to achieve a ceasefire on the Lebanese soil. Ahmadinejad and Annan also stressed the need to establish stability, sustainable and fair...
  • Putins New Deal

    05/11/2006 11:48:50 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 503+ views
    russiaprofile.org ^ | May 11, 2006 | Vladimir Frolov
    President Vladimir Putin gave his annual address to the Federal Assembly on Wednesday, and there are several things that make this years presidential address notable. One is that it comes very close to outlining the contours of Putins desired political legacy, which could be described as the New Deal and the Great Society mixed together in one strategy for securing a more just and effective distribution of Russias new wealth among its people. It is no coincidence that Putin opened his speech with a strongly worded quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt: We have stepped on toes, and we will continue...
  • Al Gores Whale Oil Economy

    04/04/2006 4:52:22 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 647+ views
    Forbes ^ | April 4, 2006 | Rich Karlgaard
    Click here for Al Gore and David Bloods recent Opinion Journal piece on sustainable capitalism. If you can stand to read it.Youll be rewarded for your patience. Heres the payoff... Watch how Nick Tredennick eviscerates Gore and Bloods piece. (Thank, you, Russell Redenbaugh for sending along Tredennicks response.)Tredennick writes:Russell, were you baiting me with Gore and Blood's article? It is nonsense from beginning to end. They use high-sounding terms such as sustainable development, externalities," and good of the planet. These words have no intrinsic meaning. Who will define these terms and levy costs on business for compliance? Why a...
  • Moving on from 'sustainablity'

    03/16/2006 9:45:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 363+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 08.20.02 | James K. Glassman
    The aims of the World Summit on Sustainable Development are laudable. Cleaner air and water, better stewardship of global resources, the eradication of poverty and disease no one can argue with such objectives. The question is how to get there from here. Let me offer a prescription for sustainable development that begins with a simple and powerful idea - an idea which, unfortunately, will often be at odds with what delegates, journalists and other observers hear in Johannesburg. The idea is that economic growth leads to levels of wealth and income that, in turn, inevitably produce societies that are cleaner,...
  • Population Politics and the Shambles of Africa

    03/17/2006 9:41:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 907+ views
    cerc ^ | JIM PERON
    People often argue that countries are poor because they have too many people and not enough resources. If there are too many people, then each newborn is a threat to every other human being and population control policies are needed. But this logic just doesn't hold for Africa. Ideas have consequences, and the idea that the world is overpopulated leads to certain inescapable conclusions. If there are too many people in the world, then each newborn is a threat to every other human being. If these babies are threats, then it would be acceptable to eradicate the threat. Now,...
  • Join Brazil in planting oil (Op-Ed by Brazilian President)

    03/07/2006 5:19:44 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 407+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 7, 2006 | President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva
    The 21st century will be marked by a crucial debate: how can we make economic and social development compatible with the preservation of our natural environment? The challenge is faced by developed and developing countries alike, but the burdens need to be more equally shared. The width of the divide between rich and poor countries has doubled over the last 40 years. While the developed world has benefited from the prosperity generated by economic progress, poor countries suffer the consequences of environmental degradation resulting from uncontrolled growth. Rich countries have unsustainable patterns of production and consumption. They are responsible for...
  • Slouching toward global enslavement

    02/06/2006 7:56:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 1,071+ views
    Freedom.org ^ | February 1, 2006 | Joan Veon
    Last year was another instrumental year in the advance of world government. While most commentators will concentrate on popularized events, many will not discuss the latest steps taken to cement the final touches to a world governmental structure, that has been in the making for the last 150 years or so. In order to understand the importance of 2005's global achievements in the march towards global governance, which is the integration of the world's peoples, countries, and philosophies, we must briefly visit the past. Let us recount the 1913 birth of the U.S. tax code. Over the past 92 years,...
  • NGOs, Industry Advocates Will Do Their Best to Influence the Climate Change Agenda

    11/23/2005 1:07:47 PM PST · by cope85 · 6 replies · 641+ views
    embassymag.ca ^ | November 23rd, 2005 | Kady O'Malley
    NGOs, Industry Advocates Will Do Their Best to Influence the Climate Change Agenda Though they don't have official delegate status, many environmental organizations on both sides of the Kyoto debate will be in Montreal to make contacts and get the latest news. Although they won't have seats at the official negotiating table, hundreds of environmentalists, industry advocates and other lobby groups are headed to Montreal to take part in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change as official observers. Morag Carter of the British Columbia-based David Suzuki Foundation says that the outcome of the Montreal conference is very important to...
  • BENJAMINS FOR BENJAMIN WEEKEND: How CodePINK's Founder Profits From The Anti-War March

    09/16/2005 11:01:32 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 24 replies · 1,397+ views
    The throngs of "anti-war" marchers heading to DC to attend the September 24th rally don't know that they are being used. CodePINK and United For Peace and Justice are both prodigy of Global Exchage, the 501(3)c non-profit formed by Global's Medea Benjamin. It's the "Benjamins For Benjamin Weekend"!. Using the attraction of a Hate America event to lure attendees, Code Pink's Medea Benjamin's cash cow, Global Exchange, has scheduled one of it's "Green Festivals" for the same weekend and is running it in competition with the anti-war events scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. How convenient? How many people will...
  • UN must lead global fight against terrorism -Putin

    09/15/2005 5:50:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies · 612+ views
    Reuters ^ | 15 Sep 2005
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Terrorism is the main threat to human rights and development and the U.N. Security Council must be at the center of global efforts to fight it, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. But governments alone are not enough to counter the threat, he told a world summit examining the future of the United Nations on its 60th anniversary. Religious and civic groups as well as the media, cultural and humanitarian organizations must all play a role, he said. From its creation, despite many heated discussions and bitter disagreements, the United Nations has symbolized...
  • Historic America or "Communism lite"

    09/14/2005 7:57:45 PM PDT · by rsmoot · 22 replies · 775+ views
    Eco-Logic ^ | Sept 1, 2005 | Jan Michael Jacobson
    America is the greatest success story of any known society. Yet, nearly one man in two recently voted to destroy America. Some 47 percent of voters, and well over 90 percent of all educators, and virtually all bureaucrats, want to replace the historically proven success of America with the catastrophic failures of Socialism. Think about your neighbor the "environmentalist" next door. Think about the multiplying swarms of agency employees, which you labor over five months of every year to support, with your taxes. They are working every day, using your money, to replace historic America with "Communism Lite." They...
  • Tasmanian paper made from 'roo poo'

    02/15/2005 1:38:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 570+ views
    BBC ^ | 15 February, 2005
    "It's a great product for tourists, but it's also something that gets our eco-friendly message home to a lot of people," said Joanne Gair, manager of Creative Paper Tasmania. The first batch of paper has now been produced, but Ms Gair conceded that there was one remaining problem - finding a constant supply of kangaroo and wallaby dung. "At the moment we are finding it very difficult to get the quantity of poo we need," she said. "We are hoping the community will help by collecting poo for us and dropping it off in plastic bags. New or old, we'll...
  • Live webcasts of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland & Archive Link

    01/28/2005 7:42:21 AM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 76 replies · 1,363+ views
    email ^ | 1/28/2005 | various
    (from email received Friday 1/28/2005) Dear ______: As you may already know, AlwaysOn, in partnership with Speedera, will be bringing you live webcasts of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland all week long. Go to www.alwayson-network.com to see what's on now! Below is the schedule for the coming day's webcasts. All times are PST: 12:20am-1:00am | Special Message - Gerhard Schroeder 12:50am-2:15am | Is the Peace Process Poised for a Resurrection? 3:20am-5:00am | Addressing the Role of the United States in World Affairs 6:05am-7:30am | A View from the Hill on US Foreign Policy in Bush II 6:20am-8:00am |...
  • EU Socialist Manifesto

    01/10/2005 3:43:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 824+ views
    New American ^ | September 20, 2004 | Christopher S. Bentley
    In the words of the Declaration of Independence, we are endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable rights, such as life, liberty and property. Moreover, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That is, our rights come from God, not from government or rulers. Government is the servant, not the master. This is so fundamental that it cannot be overstated. In polar opposite contrast regarding rights, the EU Constitution states in Article I-7: These rights shall be exercised in accordance with the conditions and limits defined by this...
  • The big EU issues in 2005

    01/08/2005 4:02:34 PM PST · by jb6 · 65 replies · 669+ views
    EUActiv ^ | 22 December 2004 - 16:54
    EurActiv gives an overview of the main EU policy debates that will dominate the agenda in 2005. From enlargement to climate change and the financial perspectives. RELATED Chemicals Policy review (REACH) Transatlantic relations The EU's new neighbours Brief News: Financial perspectives: The discussion on the next long-term EU budget for 2007-2013 is expected to come to a conclusion in June. The difficult debate will set the six big net contributors UK, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria and France, who argue a diminished EU budget ceiling set at one percent of GDP, against net receivers. Enlargement: Turkey and the EU will have...
  • Kyoto's next step: Corporate America

    10/18/2004 12:48:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 584+ views
    ESR ^ | October 18, 2004 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Just because the Kyoto Protocol hasn't been ratified in the United States doesn't mean both treaty and agenda aren't being pushed elsewhere. Of late, for instance, it seems the corporate world is under concerted pressure to conform to the strict environmental provisions contained within the U.N. treaty; witness, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and its recent "Facts and Trends to 2050: Energy and Climate Change." The WBCSD report aims at instilling environmentally responsible consciousness in the business world, and does so by using compelling statistics that lead to a worldwide doomsday outcome if immediate energy policy reforms are...
  • Governments Urged to Watch Agenda of U.N. Agencies

    09/17/2004 6:06:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 377+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 16, 2004
    Vatican Officials Say Pro-abortion Efforts Violate International Pacts ROME, SEPT. 16, 2004 (Zenit.org).- A Vatican official appealed to governments to remind them of their duty to denounce U.N. agencies that go against international agreements by promoting abortion. The appeal by Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, was supported by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's permanent observer to the U.N. offices in Geneva. It took place after the presentation Wednesday of a report of the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA). Against numerous studies that point to a worrying "demographic winter," the UNFPA report continues to...
  • U.N. Influence on Domestic Policy ( Long but worth the read )

    02/04/2002 4:08:03 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 3 replies · 335+ views
    http://eco.freedom.org ^ | Monday,February 04,2002 | By Michael Coffman Ph.D., and Henry Lamb
    The United Nations now administers more than five hundred treaties, of which 175 treaties and protocols directly influence policies of the federal, state, and local government. These treaties and agreements often have noble goals and seem to address a real need within the global community. However, obscure or statist language inherent within the treaties often results in U.S. law, and subsequent regulations, that conflict with the principle of individual sovereignty interwoven into the Constitution of the United States (hereafter called the Constitution). An Example For instance, to meet the letter of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the DOI had ...
  • Sustainable Development is the Evil You Face(United Nations Development now in very state)

    08/08/2004 3:39:42 PM PDT · by take · 11 replies · 562+ views
    Sustainable Development is the Evil You Face More Articles On July 23, 2004, Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, addressed the fifth annual Freedom 21 Conference in Reno, Nevada. The following is his address on the agenda, the threat, and the defeat of "Sustainable Development." By Tom DeWeese My friends, we come here today from many walks of life. A wide variety of reasons got each of us started on the road to activism. Some of us started simply because we noticed something funny about our childs curriculum in school. Some of us were outraged by government trying...
  • Alas for the green lobby, nothing is sustainable

    08/04/2004 3:07:50 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The Times ^ | August 5, 2004 | Jonathan Clark
    ACID RAIN, according to one scientific study, offsets global warming. What, can the Devil speak true? This is a deeply disturbing result. Once, preserving stability meant opposing pollution. We are shocked if environmental issues are not so simple. Our righteousness depended on our being unambiguously on the side of the angels. And the angels, after all, of our new religion: sustainability. A search of The Guardians website gives 15,575 hits for sustainable, only 1,174 for Marx. Times have changed. Like all secular religions, this one has deep problems. When we appeal to something beyond this world, we may be absurd...
  • Chinese UN diplomat insists concerns of poor countries be addressed

    06/18/2004 2:08:02 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 4 replies · 164+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | June 17, 2004
    SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 17 (Xinhuanet) -- "Policy space" must be granted to developing countries in their participation in international trade and trade negotiations, Sha Zukang, Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland, said here on Thursday. The most significant embarrassment developing countries are facing today is that developed nations always dominate in the decision-making of trade rules, some of which are even harmful to the sovereignties and development of poor countries, he said in anexclusive interview with Xinhua. Every member in the international community has the right to choose their own...
  • Agenda 21 -- the blueprint to advance Sustainable Development by Daniel Beckett

    06/17/2004 10:23:50 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 15 replies · 455+ views
    Advance Bulletin ^ | Jun 15, 2004 | Daniel Beckett
    The policies of Sustainable Development are changing the very fabric of America. Sustainable Development entered the world officially in 1987 in a report of the United Nations Commission on Environment and Development entitled, "Our Common Future". This commission was chaired by Gro Harlem Bruntland, Prime minister of Norway and Vice-President of the World Socialist Party. A well known mantra that originated from that report is "meeting today's need's without compromising future generations to meet their own needs". If one is to look, this mission statement has been incorporated into many government and non-government organizations. Is it a surprise that it...
  • Sustainable development, unsustainable freedom

    05/29/2004 3:29:37 AM PDT · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 20 replies · 243+ views
    WorldNetDaily / Commentary ^ | Posted: May 29, 2004 | Henry Lamb
    WorldNetDaily / Commentary Henry Lamb Sustainable development, unsustainable freedom Posted: May 29, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2004WorldNetDaily.com America's rise to global dominance is the result of free people choosing their own representatives to make the laws by which we live. When elected representatives make laws that stray too far from the will of the people, those representatives can be replaced by representatives who more accurately reflect what the people want. Sustainable development is designed to take this power away from the people and place it in the hands of unelected individuals who cannot be replaced by the people, regardless of...
  • Regional Governance Is Here

    03/07/2004 6:15:41 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 28 replies · 258+ views
    enterstageright.com ^ | March 1, 2004 | Henry Lamb
    Regional governance is here By Henry Lamb web posted March 1, 2004 There are currently six Regional Commissions in place, or pending final approval, which impact states from New York to California; from Florida to Washington. Few people realize that these regional commissions even exist, or the growing influence they have over the lives of ordinary people, by providing the mechanism through which appointed individuals, rather than elected officials, develop public policy. The Appalachian Regional Commission, created in 1965, was the pilot project, created to provide federal funding for the poverty-stricken counties throughout Appalachia. The Commission brought new roads and...
  • When appointed officials rule the land {Henry Lamb}

    02/28/2004 6:23:20 AM PST · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 14 replies · 196+ views
    WorldNetDaily / Commentary ^ | Posted: February 28, 2004 | Henry Lamb
    WorldNetDaily / Commentary Henry Lamb When appointed officials rule the land Posted: February 28, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern 2004WorldNetDaily.com There are currently six regional commissions in place, or pending final approval, which impact states from New York to California, from Florida to Washington. Few people realize that these regional commissions even exist or the growing influence they have over the lives of ordinary people by providing the mechanism through which appointed individuals, rather than elected officials, develop public policy. Appalachian region MAP The Appalachian Regional Commission, created in 1965, was the pilot project, created to provide federal funding for the poverty-stricken...
  • Intergenerational equity and fiscal sustainability

    10/17/2003 8:39:22 AM PDT · by yoswif · 4 replies · 157+ views
    on line opinion ^ | 6/15/02 | Alan Tapper
    Is there some reason why there isn't an Intergenerational Report being produced by our fiscally conservative President and Congress? Is there some reason why intergenerational equity and fiscal sustainability are not regularly discussed on fiscally conservative talk radio, by fiscally conservative columnists, and at fiscally conservative websites in America?
  • The Green-Gray Alliance

    09/15/2003 12:06:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 229+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 09/15/2003 | James Pinkerton
    CANCUN, Mexico -- Could the Greens take over the World Trade Organization -- by using concepts from the late 20th century and tactics from the early 20th century? "Sustainable Development," "Sustainable Trade," and "The Precautionary Principle" are the hip buzzwords of anti-WTO-ers, who would like to transform the WTO from within or conquer it from without. But to succeed in their effort, they are relying on tactics that summon up such old-time phrases as "entryism" and "dual unionism." Many decades ago, those tactics guided an earlier left-wing movement, Communism, in its bid for world power. Now we will see how...