At It Again, Apparently.....................

John A. Quayle Boss302 at LOCALNET.COM
Fri Nov 14 22:07:13 MST 2003

Friday, November 14, 2003

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Socialists, U.N. call for world government

Posted: November 14, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Henry Lamb

© 2003

Concluding its 22nd global congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently, 
Socialist International issued its 
calling for implementation of "global governance," in a program that 
mirrors the 
<>recommendations of the 
U.N.-funded Commission on Global Governance, published in 1995.

The International Socialists call for: expanding the U.N. Security Council; 
creating a new Economic Security Council; creating a new World 
Environmental Organization; and the mechanisms necessary to enforce 
"Sustainable Development" worldwide.

This document makes public the close union between the agenda of 
International Socialists and the agenda for global governance developed by 
the United Nations. Previous efforts to keep the "socialist" label away 
from the U.N., have now been abandoned, and both institutions are publicly 
seeking total global governance through the United Nations.

Though the document does not mention the Bush administration by name, it 
decries obstacles to the new world order, sought by the socialists. Article 
Three of the Declaration says:

Neoconservatives are attempting to ... dismantle all forms of global 
governance, to minimize the role of the United Nations, to undermine 
multilateral institutions, to promote unilateralism and the consecration of 
the market, and to impose the will of the powerful to decide the future of 

The president of Socialist International, Antonio Guterres, former 
socialist prime minister of Portugal, said the "Bush administration was 
impeding efforts to establish a new world order," according to the Denver 
Post (Oct. 30, p. 21A).

Specifically, the socialists want the new Economic Security Council to be a 
"Council for Sustainable Development that would coordinate sustainable 
development on a global scale ..." and, to implement the Kyoto Protocol.

Socialists want to consolidate the U.N. Environment Program, and all the 
existing environmental treaties, under the enforcement authority of a new 
World Environment Organization, the same function the Commission on Global 
Governance proposed for the outdated U.N. Trusteeship Council.

This document also endorses: the U.N. Millennium Development goals adopted 
in 2000; the U.N.'s Monterey Consensus, adopted in 2002; and the U.N.'s 
Plan for Sustainable Development, adopted in Johannesburg in 2002. It calls 
for the elimination of agricultural subsidies in the U.S., Europe and 
Japan, and free exportation by developing countries into these markets, and 
international control of " ... regulation, accountability and supervision 
of financial systems to enhance the prospects for sustainable growth and 

Socialist International links "exacerbated nationalism ... and xenophobic 
attitudes," with terrorism, as "threats to peace," which must be addressed 
only by an expanded U.N. Security Council, with the authority and means "to 
act to preserve and enforce peace," which "must be carried out in 
accordance with the decisions of the United Nations."

The [Socialist] International, therefore, believes that reform of the 
United Nations cannot be delayed any longer and will continue to be 
strongly engaged in the process. Achieving lasting peace and security 
requires that the United Nations Charter be updated to meet today's new 
challenges, and that the Security Council be reformed to make it more 
representative, democratic and responsive.

The "reform" called for by the U.N.'s Commission on Global Governance, and 
by the U.N., would expand the Security Council in number, whose members 
would serve rotating terms, remove the "Permanent Member" status from the 
U.S., France, England, Germany and China, and would eliminate the veto 
power of any single nation.

The socialists want the U.N. to place "greater emphasis on the provision of 
global public services, especially with regard to sanitation, health care, 
child-care facilities, education, employment promotion and environmental 

In a clear statement of support for the socialist model of economic 
organization, rather than the capitalist model, the document says:

The principle of public service cannot be sacrificed to the consecration of 
the market. Tax systems should also be adapted to promote better public 
services and a new global tax should be created to fund the global public 

The "new global tax" endorsed by this statement is discussed at length 
throughout U.N. literature and is a series of taxing proposals ranging from 
a tax on international currency transactions (the 
<>Tobin Tax), to a tax on resource use, and use 
of the "global commons," which includes the air, space, oceans and the 
airwaves used for radio, television and Internet transmissions.

This global taxing authority was included in the first draft of the 
recommendations of the U.N.'s 
<>High Level Panel on 
Financing Development, meeting in Monterey, Mexico, in 2001. It was 
removed, at the insistence of the new U.S. delegates, appointed by the Bush 
administration. The panel remains in place, however, to seek independent 
financing of U.N. operations.

Socialist International is the world's largest political organization, 
according to its <>website, working 
through more than 140 national organizations. Its largest affiliate in the 
United States is the <>Democratic Socialists of 
America, which says it is "building progressive movements for social change 
while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and 

The "social change" described here is the global governance agenda 
developed jointly, and now publicly advanced by both the United Nations, 
and the Socialist International.

<mailto:henry at>Henry Lamb is the executive vice president of the 
<>Environmental Conservation Organization and 
chairman of <>Sovereignty International.

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