DEMOCRATIC WORLD FEDERALISTS
PEACEFUL | JUST | SUSTAINABLE | WORLD
February 3, 2022  
Articles for this Issue:

 
The Need for a "new UN" Couldn't Be More Obvious
Roger Kotila
 
Breaking News from the
World Constitution & Parliament Association
Glen T. Martin
 
Shocking Support by the
U.S. of a Neo-Nazi Infested Ukraine
Roger Kotila
 
None Dare Call It "Encirclement" - China and Russia in U.S. Crosshairs?
with Michael T. Klare
 
New Amnesty Report Outlines
‘True Extent of Israeli Apartheid Regime’
Brett Wilkins

Russia Proposes "Moral World Order" To Replace US Hegemony
 Rich Scheck 
The Need for a "new UN"
Couldn't Be More Obvious
Roger Kotila, PhD  -  Earth Federation News & Views
The need for a "new UN" couldn't be more obvious as wars and climate change threaten to bring down nations and the world community itself. Potential war hotspots routinely pop up. Now Ukraine, next Taiwan. Etc. Etc. 
 
Russia seeks a neutral Ukraine while the U.S. wants to eventually install a militarized NATO. Ukraine should not have to choose between the U.S. and Russia. Both together could help Ukraine rid itself of its neo-Nazi infiltration (see this edition of DWF NEWS "Shocking Support by the U.S. of a Neo-Nazi Infested Ukraine"), and help it regain peace and prosperity.
 
But the outdated UN Security Council, supposedly for peace and security, as usual, is a miserable failure. The P-5 veto keeps Russia and the U.S. in life threatening conflict. 
 
Reporter Irwin Arieff (PassBlue, 2-1-22) observed: "In a Jan. 21 speech to the 193-nation UN General Assembly, Secretary General Guterres, who has his finger on the world’s pulse, warned that a terrifying five-alarm fire was threatening to blaze out of control, with devastating global results."
 
Arieff adds:  "It is also a part of Guterres's job to come up with ideas to get the world back on track and translate these ideas into action. But in this department, his speech was heavy on rhetoric and light on specifics."
 
OK Mr. Guterres, I have a suggestion: Join with the UN General Assembly to launch a review of the UN Charter (under Article 109-3) using the Earth Constitution as its model and guide to establish a "new UN", one that forms a democratic world federal union.
 
In this edition of DWF NEWS ("Breaking News from WCPA") we see the outlines of a new global voting system as called for by the Earth Constitution utilizing the advances in Internet capabilities to broaden and expand the representation for the Provisional World Parliament.  
 
The world's 7.9 billion people do not currently get a vote on global affairs at the UN, -- there is no representation for "we, the people." But the Earth Constitution, designed to replace the obsolete UN Charter, changes all of that, starting with a plan for 1000 electoral districts to form either a UN World Parliament or an Earth Federation World Parliament. 
 
These 1000 electoral districts will be part of the foundation for forming the urgently needed democratic world federation. The present United Nations has its hands tied, doing its best despite a Charter which represents a rigged geopolitical system that has allowed the US and its NATO allies to have an estimated 800 military bases around the world. No wonder nations like Russia and China fear encirclement. The US/NATO pattern of wars and threats of war fits in with the US plans for military "full spectrum dominance" and now a nuclear arms race is underway. Oh where, oh where, is the UN?
 
-- Roger Kotila, PhD
  Psychologist (ret.)
  President, Democratic World Federalists
Breaking News from the World
Constitution & Parliament Association
Glen T. Martin
Earth Federation News & Views  1/24/22
The 15th session of the Provisional World Parliament successfully took place in hybrid mode broadcast from New Delhi, India, December 10-12, 2021. This session of Parliament served as a turning point for the World Constitution & Parliament Association (WCPA) and the Earth Federation Movement: It announced the completion of delineating the 1000 World Electoral Districts begun years ago with the 20 world regions defined in the above map.
The 1000 World Electoral Districts defined by the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (aka Earth Constitution) are ready for action by citizens living within those districts (a comprehensive map is forthcoming). From now on, WCPA will be signing up people as “Global Citizens” qualified to vote in their electoral districts under the authority of the Earth Constitution. People will first sign up as Global Citizens who have endorsed the Constitution, and soon after, will be assigned a secure, on-line voter ID that will allow them to vote in Provisional World Parliament elections.
 
This process lays the groundwork for not only electing delegates to the next session of the Provisional World Parliament (scheduled for Pondicherry, India, next year). It also lays the framework for an emerging Virtual World Parliament and for the future (secure and documented) voter ratification of the Earth Constitution itself.
 
We invite all people to sign up as Global Citizens at www.wcpa.global and become active participants in transforming our broken world system into a demilitarized system of peace, justice, sustainability, and freedom under the democratically ratified Constitution for the Federation of Earth.

Dr. Glen T. Martin is President of WCPA and the Provisional World Parliament, and Executive Director of the Earth Constitution Institute.  His most recent book is THE EARTH CONSTITUTION SOLUTION Design for a Living Planet.
For more information:  gmartin@earthconstitution.world
Shocking Support by the U.S. of a
Neo-Nazi Infested Ukraine
Roger Kotila, PhD   DWF NEWS
Editor's note: The public is not being told of the ugly fact that the U.S. in 2014 orchestrated a violent coup of the Ukrainian government, or that neo-Nazis are a big part of the Ukrainian political and military picture that the U.S. supports as we learn from author Dee Knight's investigative report seen below (Stripping Away the Bulls**T: U.S. and Russian Threats Over Ukraine.....") with highlights in yellow.   
 
The public is also unaware as to why the United Nations can't prevent these conflicts. Put simply, the UN Charter is defective. The struggle to avoid war between US/NATO and Russia over the Ukraine could desperately use a "new United Nations" with the authority to intercede before the conflict becomes WWIII. A "new UN" under the Earth Constitution would have the tools it needs to prevent such dangerous military encounters between nuclear superpowers. 
 
Ukraine's dilemma is just one example of why the UN General Assembly should launch a review of the outdated UN Charter. But unfortunately, even if the Ukrainian situation calms down, the next danger point will be US/NATO against China over Taiwan, and the UN General Assembly and the UN Secretary General stand by helplessly knowing that it has no final control over either the US, Russia, or China all P-5 veto powers on the so-called "Security Council."  
 
It is past time for the Earth Constitution. Tell your nation's representative at the UN General Assembly to join THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE -- and launch UN Charter Review. 
-- Roger Kotila, PhD  Co-editor, DWF NEWS

STRIPPING AWAY THE BULLS**T: U.S. and Russian Threats Over Ukraine—What They’re About and Who’s the Aggressor
By  Dee Knight  -  January 25, 2022  CovertActionMagazine
 
EXCERPTS:
 
"On December 7, Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the U.S. has given $2.4 billion to Ukraine since 2014 “in security assistance”—$450 million in 2021 alone. (This week, the Biden administration approved an additional $200 million in military aid to add to the $450 million given last year)."
Victoria Nuland [Source: nationalinterest.org]
"Nuland helped orchestrate the 2014 coup in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, that toppled a government friendly to Russia. The new far-rightist government ended language rights for Russian speakers who are the majority in the Ukraine’s eastern provinces. Donetsk and Lugansk voted to separate, as did Crimea. Russia then annexed Crimea, to protect Russian speakers there and secure its Black Sea naval base. Russia provided humanitarian aid and trade to Donetsk and Lugansk, and stationed troops on their eastern border for protection."

“Pro-Democracy Protests” or a Fascist Coup?

A New York Times report on January 6 said “Russia intervened militarily in Ukraine in 2014 after pro-democracy protests erupted there.” [Emphasis added.] The coup was actually carried out by fascist gangs, according to a May 2, 2018, report in The Nation by Stephen Cohen.
The gangs, including self-declared neo-Nazis, were encouraged by Nuland, Biden and other prominent U.S. politicians. The neo-Nazis were integrated into Ukraine’s official military which, since 2014, has been trained, armed and reorganized by the U.S., Britain, Canada and other NATO countries.

Stephen Cohen wrote that “the pogrom-like burning to death of ethnic Russians and others in Odessa later in 2014 reawakened memories of Nazi extermination squads in Ukraine during World War II.” These horrors have been all but deleted from the American mainstream narrative, despite being well-documented.

Cohen added that “stormtroop-like assaults on gays, Jews, elderly ethnic Russians, and other ‘impure’ citizens are widespread throughout Kyiv-ruled Ukraine, along with torchlight marches reminiscent of those that eventually inflamed Germany in the late 1920s and 1930s… The police and official legal authorities do virtually nothing to prevent these neo-fascist acts or to prosecute them. On the contrary, Kyiv has officially encouraged them by systematically rehabilitating and even memorializing Ukrainian collaborators with Nazi German extermination pogroms and their leaders during World War II, renaming streets in their honor, building monuments to them, rewriting history to glorify them, and more.”

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None Dare Call It "Encirclement" -
China and Russia in U.S. Crosshairs?  
Editor's note: This edition of DWF NEWS discusses the Ukraine situation and Putin's distrust of having US/NATO in the Ukraine, or for that matter, in eastern European nations that used to be part of the Soviet Union. Is Putin justified in his concern that the US is using NATO to militarily encircle Russia? If Putin is correct, then one must wonder if China is also being targeted by the US government for encirclement? Author Michael Klare argues that China has legitimate concerns.
-- R. Kotila, DWF NEWS   
None Dare Call It “Encirclement”. Washington Tightens the Noose Around China
The word “encirclement” does not appear in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law by President Joe Biden on December 27th, or in other recent administration statements about its foreign and military policies. Nor does that classic Cold War era term “containment” ever come up. Still, America’s top leaders have reached a consensus on a strategy to encircle and contain the latest great power, China, with hostile military alliances, thereby thwarting its rise to full superpower status.

The gigantic 2022 defense bill — passed with overwhelming support from both parties — provides a detailed blueprint for surrounding China with a potentially suffocating network of U.S. bases, military forces, and increasingly militarized partner states. The goal is to enable Washington to barricade that country’s military inside its own territory and potentially cripple its economy in any future crisis. For China’s leaders, who surely can’t tolerate being encircled in such a fashion, it’s an open invitation to… well, there’s no point in not being blunt… fight their way out of confinement.

Like every “defense” bill before it, the $768 billion 2022 NDAA is replete with all-too-generous handouts to military contractors for favored Pentagon weaponry. That would include F-35 jet fighters, Virginia-class submarines, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and a wide assortment of guided missiles. But as the Senate Armed Services Committee noted in a summary of the bill, it also incorporates an array of targeted appropriations and policy initiatives aimed at encircling, containing, and someday potentially overpowering China. Among these are an extra $7.1 billion for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative, or PDI, a program initiated last year with the aim of bolstering U.S. and allied forces in the Pacific...Read More
New Amnesty Report Outlines ‘True Extent of Israeli Apartheid Regime’
by Brett Wilkins    
Palestine advocates on Tuesday welcomed a new report in which Amnesty International became the latest on a growing list of human rights organizations to explicitly call Israeli policies and actions against Palestinians “apartheid.” 
“There is no possible justification for a system built around the institutionalized and prolonged racist oppression of millions of people.”
 
The report—entitled Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime Against Humanity—shows how the theft of Palestinian land and homes, forced transfers, unlawful killings, severe restrictions on movement, and other human rights violations “are all components of a system which amounts to apartheid under international law.” 
 
“Our report reveals the true extent of Israel’s apartheid regime. Whether they live in Gaza, East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, or Israel itself, Palestinians are treated as an inferior racial group and systematically deprived of their rights,” Amnesty International secretary general Agnès Callamard said in a statement. “We found that Israel’s cruel policies of segregation, dispossession, and exclusion across all territories under its control clearly amount to apartheid. The international community has an obligation to act.”
 
In a statement introducing the report, Amnesty asserted that “there is no possible justification for a system built around the institutionalized and prolonged racist oppression of millions of people.”
 
“Apartheid has no place in our world,” the group continued, “and states which choose to make allowances for Israel will find themselves on the wrong side of history.” 
 
“Governments who continue to supply Israel with arms and shield it from accountability at the U.N. are supporting a system of apartheid, undermining the international legal order, and exacerbating the suffering of the Palestinian people,” Amnesty’s statement added. “The international community must face up to the reality of Israel’s apartheid, and pursue the many avenues to justice which remain shamefully unexplored.”...READ MORE
Russia Proposes "Moral World Order"
To Replace US Hegemony
By - Rich Scheck  
Exhausted by decades of hypocrisy and unkept promises, Russia's dynamic duo of Putin and Lavrov have put forth an alternative to the transhumanist dystopia of the Deep State/Deep Church/Davos Demons plan for world domination.
 
Rejecting the historically inane pronouncements of the current Biden Administration prevaricators who echo Hillary Clinton's denial of the legitimacy of spheres of influence, the notion of a moral world order based on the rule of law and respect for human rights has emerged as a counter to the bipartisan
Neocon/Neoliberal Washington Consensus that reflects the New World Order (NWO) mentality of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
 
The hypocrisy is blatant: have these folks never heard of the Monroe Doctrine?

Are they completely oblivious to the decade-long violation of Syria's sovereignty by US forces despite constant calls by that country's government to leave?
 
Rather than wasting trillions on armaments and endless wars, enlightened leaders from all nations should consider the potential for world peace and economic abundance that can flow naturally from less militaristic
global arrangements that might even include a reformed world government with democratic features to replace the ineffective United Nations.
 
Mindless nationalism has led to imperial overreach by various countries for millennia with the current embodiment being Pax Americana that is rapidly failing in a similar fashion to those who got to watch Rome burn 2,000 years ago.
 
Whatever eventually emerges in the coming days as the world rushes perilously closer to the abyss of total war, the ideas advanced by the Russian leaders are far superior to the demands and needless provocations of those in DC demanding they succumb to the hegemonic dictates of the now enfeebled West.
 
Maneuvering on the Grand Chessboard to achieve Global Manifest Destiny is no longer in the cards for those aspiring for full-spectrum dominance. The sooner saner heads prevail to ease tensions and consider the reasonable demands of other powers, the sooner the potential for peace can emerge.
 
We can and must do better to protect humanity and ensure a better future for those to come.
 
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