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Citizens for Global Solutions: “Time To Re-Think U.S. Security”

By Donna Park Most Americans who either support or accept the large amount of money spent on the U.S. military probably do so because they think it makes our nation secure.  But does it really? We certainly spend a lot of money on the military, much more than any other nation.  U.S. economic expert Kimberly […]

Democracy Without Borders: “On the Two Dimensions of Global Democracy”

By Petter Ölmunger Democracy Without Borders promotes global democracy. But is it self-evident what this means? This article highlights two perspectives which this term includes. What is democracy? Before elaborating on the global dimension it is useful to look at the concept of democracy in general. Democracy means different things in different contexts to different […]

Association of World Citizens: “A New Start for Stability in Libya”

By René Wadlow The 74 members of the Libya Political Dialogue Forum meeting in Geneva, Switzerland with the mediation of the United Nations, on February 5, 2021, announced the creation of a new executive authority for all of Libya. This interim unity government would lead the administration until national elections which are to be held […]

Citizens for Global Solutions: “The UN Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons”

By Lawrence Wittner On January 22, 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force. The treaty bans a broad range of nuclear activities, including developing, testing, producing, acquiring, possessing, stockpiling, and using or threatening to use nuclear weapons. It also prohibits the deployment of nuclear weapons on national territory […]

Citizens for Global Solutions: “Combating Islamophobia”

This essay by Gwyneth Henke was awarded first place in the 2020 contest sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions. On October 16, 2020, an 18-year-old Muslim man beheaded a French teacher, Samuel Paty. During a lesson on free speech, Paty had shown his class disparaging cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, printed by French […]

Democratic World Federalists: “Get the Point – Censorship”

by Fritz Pointer This time let’s begin with The Constitution for the Federation of Earth: Article 12.3 states: “Freedom of thought and conscience, speech, press, writing, communication, expression, publication, broadcasting, telecasting, and cinema, except as an overt part of or incitement to violence, armed riot or insurrection” (69). In other words, “inciting violence, armed riot […]

Citizens for Global Solutions: “A Need For United Nations”

by Frank Thomas (DKTC) The nations of Earth that exist today are built on thousands of years of human civilization, layer after layer showing ambition and theory put to the test of time. Looking back through history, we see a database of strategies and answers to many fundamental questions about how a society runs. Save […]

time for a World Party?

Media, commerce, entertainment, and activism have gone increasingly international, but the world’s political parties still stubbornly stop at the planet’s arbitrary political borders. This makes sense; political parties are intended to compete for roles in governments, and there are no elected governments beyond the national level. But many issues cross international boundaries, and there have […]

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