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8 february 2021

The latest episode of the Young World Federalists’ After This podcast featured three prominent world federalists: Andreas Bummel of Democracy Without Borders, Chris Hamer of the World Citizens Association of Australia, and Sovaida Ma’ani of the Center for Peace and Global Governance.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has kept the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight, stating, “Having now killed more than two million human beings, COVID-19 is an unmistakable global wake-up call. The message is simple and chilling: Next time could be far worse. Given the pandemic experience, no one can reasonably say he or she was not warned. It remains 100 seconds to midnight, the most dangerous situation that humanity has ever faced. It is time for all to take the actions needed to — quite literally — save the world.”

The United Nations Association of the United States of America highlights “A Time for Peace,” a musical piece by John Christopher Wineglass that will air during the Global Engagement Summit later this month. Sato Terian of the UNA Monterey Bay Chapter says the piece “includes portions of the Anthems of the Permanent 5 (founding) countries” of the UN, “starting with the US, followed by France, the UK, Russia, China, and ending with the refrain from the Hymn of the UN.”

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