Outgoing UN Chief Yearns for Majority Rule in World Body

Outgoing UN Chief Yearns for Majority Rule in World Body

By Thalif Deen* UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 2016 (IPS) – As he packs his bags to head home to South Korea, the outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been sharply critical of the decision-making process in the world body – specifically the veto powers in the...

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...
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. ...

! 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....
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...
Center for United Nations Constitutional Research

Center for United Nations Constitutional Research

BRUSSELS, Belgium – October 13, 2016 marks the formal establishment of The Center for UN Constitutional Research (CUNCR), founded by former DWF Board member Dr. Shahr-Yar Sharei. The CUNCR, located in Brussels, is an independent think tank whose mission is to...
War . . . What’s It Good For?

War . . . What’s It Good For?

By Dr. Bob Hanson* There is a conference coming up in September** that I would have liked to attend, but unfortunately, I have a conflict.  The sponsor is a relatively new group called World Beyond War. Many of the world’s leading anti-war leaders will be in...
Two Reasons for War

Two Reasons for War

By Hank Stone* War famously being “hell,” why do we Americans do so much of it?  There are two big reasons we have wars.  Money, of course, is the obvious reason.  Our country spends about $1 trillion every year on wars and preparations for wars. Everyone who gets...
The Earth Federation

The Earth Federation

Introductory commentary to World Beyond War’s section 52 [The Earth Federation] – a white paper for “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War.” The Earth Federation rests upon the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, also known as the “Earth...

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