Mary turns 100

Mary turns 100

It’s a long way from Russell, Kan., to Shelter Cove, a 17-acre beach community situated in the south end of Pacifica: 1,600 miles by car. But it’s the place that Kansas native Mary Harris has called home for five decades. Harris, who had a birthday on June 29, had a big party thrown for her by her Shelter Cove neighbors. Included among the festivities was a trivia game all about the year 1917. That’s the year Harris was born…

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How a U.N. treaty on nuclear weapons makes international security policy more inclusive

How a U.N. treaty on nuclear weapons makes international security policy more inclusive

The new treaty, negotiated by over 130 countries, represents a positive step forward in nuclear disarmament, though naturally, it has its challenges. The crucial provisions call on states with nuclear weapons to “remove them from operational status and destroy them as soon as possible but not later than a deadline agreed by the first meeting of States Parties.” The treaty also requires states possessing nuclear weapons to report on their progress until disarmament is completed…

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G20 Is Desperately Trying To Save A Failed World Order

G20 Is Desperately Trying To Save A Failed World Order

The Hamburg G20 might go down in history as the moment the international elite just couldn’t hold it together any longer. For years, leaders of the most powerful countries have come together to cooperate on how to run the world: the G6, G7, G8, G20. Their watchword was stability. Holding it together was far preferable to allowing an international free for all. Agreeing among themselves was preferable to cooperating with small, poor and troublesome nations at the United Nations. That’s why they invented this system of global policymaking…

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European Parliament and UN Parliamentary Assembly Campaign

European Parliament and UN Parliamentary Assembly Campaign

In a resolution adopted yesterday on the European Union’s policy at the next session of the United Nations General Assembly which will start in September, the European Parliament has called on the Council of the European Union to foster a debate “on the topic of establishing a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly” (UNPA). The resolution that will be formally forwarded to the Council by the parliament’s president Antonio Tajani adds that a UNPA should be discussed “with a view to increasing the democratic profile and internal democratic process” of the United Nations and “to allow world civil society to be directly associated with the decision-making process”…

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Same UN, Defunded UN, or New UN?

By Roger Kotila, Ph.D. DWF Vice-President Democratic World Federalists are launching a campaign for a review of the United Nations Charter.  A recent speech by outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticizing UN voting is welcome news since it... read more
World Union: More Important Now Than Ever

World Union: More Important Now Than Ever

Dear World Citizen, The tumultuous lead-up to our Presidential election has so consumed the nation that little attention has been paid to anything else.  Unfortunately, now that the election is over, it looks like the aftermath may be just as captivating. ... read more

! Why Not !

by Bob Neumann DWF Secretary King used the idea, Gandhi’s old idea. Fight with non-violence. Push for a clear, simple change, hard, very hard without violence and with high purpose. Discipline the peace warriors, Train them in “Sit In” non-violence.... read more
Narrow Nationalism or World Citizenship and Global Conscience?

Narrow Nationalism or World Citizenship and Global Conscience?

By Roger Kotila, Ph.D. DWF Vice President  Narrow nationalism is easy to find as we discovered from a recent speech by Great Britain’s new Prime Minister, Theresa May who said: “But if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t... read more

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