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Roger Kotila. The world community deserves a "new UN" to solve global crises

Roger Kotila's personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=680


Dear friends for world peace and harmony,

         Should we be asking China to look at the funding situation at the UN?The United Nations may need China to assume leadership, perhaps with financial and moral support from Russia, India, and the European Union.

          President Trump is threatening to cut the US contribution to the UN by 40% which would reduce the US to a secondary role at the UN.

            Although the vast majority of people of the US support the UN, the current American government does not, and tries to pressure other nations at the UN to do its bidding -- by threatening to withdraw funding if the other countries defy the demands of the US.

          China could easily afford an additional 3 billion dollars to the UN to take over the role of main funding source for the UN.

For peace and humanity,

- Roger Kotila

Earth Federation/Earth Constitution activist for a "new UN"



The "new UN" place is not in the US, but in China

Dear Roger,

           You raised the principled question. Your idea and my response are posted o­n your personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=794

             Judging objectively, the United States has long lost the moral right to pretend peacemaking leadership and the UN place since they showed themselves as the most aggressive, militant and militaristic country. Since the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States has carried out 37 wars in which more than 20 million were killed (Lucas: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=816), created more than 800 military bases in almost all countries, and annually increase the world's largest military budget. Therefore, the UN, as a peacekeeping organization, does not have the moral right to be located in the most belligerent and aggressive country, to exist at its expense that obliges it to be tolerate and lenient to all the continuous war crimes of the USA and their constant violation of the right of peoples to peace and the UN peace charter.

           In the 21st century, the most adequate place for the "new UN" and its global peacekeeping mission is in China as the most powerful peace opponent to the US. China now, together with Russia and India within the BRICS framework, constitutes the most powerful global peace center that opposes to the US-NATO aggressive militant bloc. We considered this theme in our "Global Peace Science" in paragraph “BRICS as Global Leader of Peacebuilding Front in the XXI Century. Security: the Theory of Two Fronts” (http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf, p. 307-310 and others). Nonviolent active opposition o­n the key existential peace question is not o­nly morally justified, but also necessary for the survival of humankind. Why does it dutifully endure for more than 70 years the military confrontation that leads to "shameful self-destruction", and why does it deprive itself of an alternative to a peaceful non-violent confrontation that ensures its survival and prosperity? US-NATO militarism should be blocked and isolated by the world community and its UN while humanity has not become a weak-willed victim of its aggression.

           Therefore, we, the GHA and WGHA, propose to you Roger and the US peacekeeping organizations to create a corresponding joint project with justification and offer to China to host the UN headquarters in Beijing (or better in Shanghai) and provide it funding (maybe together with other BRICS countries) not less than the US. Together with the transfer of the UN headquarters to Shanghai, it is advisable to raise the issue of the reorganization of the UN, its Charter and the Security Council, with the exclusion from it any military aggressor, the US, primarily for their more than 70 years of aggressionand war crimes.

           But will American peace organizations support this initiative, if most of them go in the wake of American aggressive foreign policy, silently encouraging it with their tolerance, loyalty and often receiving funding from it? Could you put this question o­n the collective discussion in your organization for the experiment, for start? If it supports this initiative, then it can be offered to other American peacemaking organizations. Do you agree with such strategies of action in this matter?
Best wishes,
Dr. Leo Semashko,

Место «новой ООН» не в США, а в Китае

Дорогой Роджер,

           Вы подняли принципиальный вопрос. Ваша идея и мой отклик опубликованы на вашей персональной странице: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=794

            Если судить объективно, то США давно потеряли моральное право претендовать на миротворческое лидерство, так как они проявили себя наиболее агрессивной, воинственной и милитаристской страной. Начиная с ядерных бомбардировок Хиросимы и Нагасаки, США провели 37 войн, в которых убили более 20 миллионов (Лукас), создали более 800 военных баз почти во всех странах и ежегодно наращивают самый большой в мире военный бюджет. Поэтому, ООН, как миротворческая организация не имеет морального права размещаться в самой воинственной и агрессивной стране, существовать за ее счет, что обязывает ее терпеть и быть снисходительной ко всем непрерывным военным преступлениям США и их постоянным попранием права народов на мир и миротворческого Устава ООН.

             В 21 веке наиболее адекватное место «новой ООН» и ее глобальной миротворческой миссии находится в Китае как наиболее мощном миротворческом оппоненте США, который сейчас вместе с Россией и Индией в рамках БРИКС конституируют самый мощный глобальный миротворческий центр, противостоящий агрессивному воинственному блоку США-НАТО. Это вопрос мы рассматривали в нашей «Науке Глобального Мира» in paragraph “BRICS as Global Leader of Peacebuilding Front in the XXI Century. Security: the Theory of Two Fronts” (http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf, p. 307-310 and others). Ненасильственное активное противостояние по ключевому экзистенциальному вопросу мира не только морально оправдано, но и необходимо для выживания человечества. Почему оно покорно терпит более 70 лет военное противостояние, которое ведет его к «позорному самоистреблению», и почему оно лишает себя альтернативы мирного ненасильственного противостояния, которое обеспечивает ему выживание и процветание? Милитаризм США-НАТО должен быть блокирован и изолирован мировым сообществом, его ООН, пока человечество не стало безвольной жертвой его агрессии.

            Поэтому мы, ГСГ и ГСГЖ, предлагаем Роджер миротворческим организациям США создать соответствующий совместный небольшой проект с обоснованием и предложением Китаю разместить у себя (в Пекине или лучше в Шанхае) штаб квартиру ООН и обеспечить ей финансирование (может быть вместе с другими странами БРИКС) не меньшее, чем США. Вместе с переносом штаб-квартиры ООН в Шанхай, целесообразно ставить вопрос о реорганизации ООН, ее Устава и Совета Безопасности с исключением из него всякого военного агрессора, США прежде всего за их более чем 70 летнюю агрессию.

            Но поддержат ли американские миротворческие организации эту инициативу, если большинство из них идет в фарватере американской агрессивной внешней политики, молча поощряя ее своей толерантностью, лояльностью и часто получая финансирование от нее? Могли бы вы поставить этот вопрос на коллективное обсуждение в вашей организации для эксперимента, для начала? Если она поддержит эту инициативу, тогда ее можно будет предлагать другим американским миротворческим организациям. Вы согласны с такой стратегий действий в этом вопросе?
Лев Семашко,



What's Missing in the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize?

October 21, 2017


San Francisco -- While the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN for banning nuclear weapons is a step forward, it is not a big enough step.What's missing is a legal ban o­n war itself.


The International Coalition for the Abolishment of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) should now set its sights o­n banning war and demanding the establishment of a new World Judiciary system given real enforcement powers.


The United Nations lacks this essential feature.Currently under the present UN Charter the leaders and military generals of the nuclear armed nations, even when they commit world crimes, do so with impunity.And they refuse to give up their nukes.


No sheriff in town

Leaders of these powerful nations, particularly the UN Security Council's Permanent 5 (who hold the veto) are above the law.No o­ne goes to jail no matter how egregious the world crime.


There is no sheriff in town at the global level.


There is also a psychological obstacle. Each nation insists upon the right to keep secret its military arsenal. Such absolute sovereignty breeds paranoia which can o­nly be eliminated by establishing open inspections everywhere. Such openness will require establishinga world federal union.


In a federal union, there are open inspections everywhere without exception.That is why we in California never worry that Texas is secretly preparing to attack us.We are both part of the Union.We can form a similar safe relationship between Russia and the USA and the other nations by joining in a world federal union.


Treaty-based agreements can't be trusted

The new ban o­n nukes is a treaty-based agreement. Treaties are notoriously unreliable. They cannot be trusted. The history of treaties is the history of broken treaties.


To fix this problem the UN needs a legitimate federal constitution. A constitution-based agreement is the o­nly way to insure that no nation will cheat to gain advantage over the others.


That is partly why America's founders abandoned the Articles of Confederation and switched to the U.S. Constitution thus federating and unifying the 13 colonies -- a governmental design that stopped the wars and conflicts that were erupting between the colonies.


We must constitutionalize the UN Charter

Forming a world federal union is the smart move.It is essential.The World Constitution & Parliament Association's Constitution for the Federation of Earth, also known as the "Earth Constitution," provides the needed governing structures which are missing in the obsolete UN Charter.


Democratic World Federalists based in San Francisco is calling for UN Charter review.They call it THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE.The Center for UN Constitutional Research (CUNCR) based in Brussels is ready to examine the Charter and the implications of amending or replacing it.


It is time to reach out to the UN General Assembly, the NGO's working so hard to eliminate nuclear weapons, peace groups wanting to go beyond war, and the general public to inspire support for a "new UN."


The Constitution for the Federation of Earth is ready to go.


-- R. Kotila, Ph.D.

 Personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=680





Modern human slavery.Apartheid.Excessive income and wealth inequality.Kleptocracies.Pseudo-democracies.Covert operations.Nuclear endangerment.War after war after war.Mass murder.Genocide. Climate change. Ecocide.

November 30, 2017


The world community has a right to know why there is still slavery in the modern world?Why can't the United Nations put an end to it?Slavery has everything to do with being poor, hence people being forced to take desperate measures to survive.Income and wealth inequality are major factors in this violation of human rights. Why can't the UN fix this problem?All immigrants, "legal" or "illegal", are by birthright world citizens with certain basic, universal rights -- food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, a livable income, safety from violence, dignity, and opportunity for a happy and prosperous life in a healthy and safe environment.

-- Roger Kotila, President of DWF




Slave markets are springing up across Libya trading impoverished African migrants who have arrived o­n the Mediterranean coast dreaming of a new life in Europe. A new investigation has revealed people are being sold as modern-day slaves for as little as £300 ($400).

According to CNN which exposed the racket, slave sales are conducted o­n the outskirts of the nation's capital, Tripoli, where auctions take place for various types of manual labourers. In o­ne case, a video was made available, which shows the sale of "big strong boys for farm work"...[Read More]

NOTE: The Democratic World Federalists are committed to expressing a wide range of views o­n the vision of creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through a democratic World Federation. The views expressed in this article represents that commitment and not necessarily our official position.




Editor's note: Excessive income inequality in America and the world will be hard to overcome as long as tax avoidance and money laundering continue in offshore accounts and in countries allowing special favors for corporations who register in these countries. The United Nations cannot control this movement of Big Money by corporations and criminal organizations which avoids taxes and protects illegal financial transactions. The UN Charter is part of the problem allowing criminal sovereignty. It's an important reason to look to a "new UN" under a new world charter/constitution like the Earth Constitution which can address this problem.

- R. Kotila, DWF President


In the United States, the 400 richest individuals now own more wealth than the bottom 64 percent of the population and the three richest own more wealth than the bottom 50 percent, while pervasive poverty means o­ne in five households have zero or negative net worth.

Those are just several of the striking findings of Billionaire Bonanza 2017, a new report (pdf) published Wednesday by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) that explores in detail the speed with which the US is becoming "a hereditary aristocracy of wealth and power."

"Over recent decades, an incredibly disproportionate share of America's income and wealth gains has flowed to the top of our economic spectrum. At the tip of that top sit the nation's richest 400 individuals, a group that Forbes magazine has been tracking annually since 1982," write IPS's Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie, the report's authors. "Americans at the other end of our economic spectrum, meanwhile, watch their wages stagnate and savings dwindle."...[Read More]

NOTE: The Democratic World Federalists are committed to expressing a wide range of views o­n the vision of creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through a democratic World Federation. The views expressed in this article represents that commitment and not necessarily our official position.




For a while, it may have seemed that the threat of nuclear war had diminished. But Donald Trump's vow to increase and "upgrade" the United States nuclear arsenal, tensions between the US and North Korea, and the unsecured stockpiles of aging weapons around the globe make it clear we still need to be concerned about this apocalyptic danger. Order the timely new anthology Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation by donating to Truthout now!...[Read More]

NOTE: The Democratic World Federalists are committed to expressing a wide range of views o­n the vision of creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through a democratic World Federation. The views expressed in this article represents that commitment and not necessarily our official position.




It's hard to say what adjective best describes the tenour of First Committee this year, but it might be rancour. The rights of reply were more voluminous, loud, and increasingly likely to descend into the absurd than ever before. The rhetoric against disarmament-the objective of this Committee and o­ne of the primary principles of the United Nations-was more acute than ever, especially in the nuclear field. The animosity between certain states felt like it had reached a tipping point. Yet the bitter vitriol thrown about by some was tempered by the understanding of the majority that progress has been made in disarmament, precisely by forging ahead without the most quarrelsome states... [Read More] []

NOTE: The Democratic World Federalists are committed to expressing a wide range of views o­n the vision of creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through a democratic World Federation. The views expressed in this article represents that commitment and not necessarily our official position.




Every age faces social and political challenges in the human quest for a more just and peaceful world. We now face issues that are global, urgent and have not been successfully addressed by the United Nations. Civilization is facing two existential crises: the first is the use of nuclear weapons, the fast path to destruction; the second slower path is an environmental collapse, brought o­n by climate change, overpopulation and destruction of natural habitat.

With North Korea having successfully detonated nuclear weapons and working actively o­n testing ballistic missiles that can reach the US mainland, the crisis seems to be headed for a military confrontation, that could easily go nuclear o­n both sides...[Read More]


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