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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 […]

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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 […]

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Association of World Citizens: “Myanmar: Out of the Fog, Out of the Night, the SLORC Rises Again”

By Rene Wadlow In the early morning of 1 February, just before the newly elected Parliament was to hold its first session in the capital Naypyidaw, the military declared a state of emergency and effectively took power. Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counselor but effectively head of State, was placed under house arrest in […]

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Democracy Without Borders: “EIU Report: In 2020, Democracy Declined Worldwide Amid Pandemic”

By Nicolas Rowe In the 2020 edition of their Democracy Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recorded the worst state of global democracy since the index was first produced in 2006. Snapshot of global democracy The report aims to measure the state of democracy in 167 countries, covering almost the entire population of the world […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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to infinity, together

In order for humankind to explore other planets, we must come together on this planet first. Our first steps beyond this planet have followed two very different tracks. The first, and by far most prominent, have been the various “space races” between the Soviet Union and the United States, and later between China, India, Iran, […]