It's all for your own good
Drink too much? Eat the wrong foods? By 2020, no aspect of your life will be safe from prying eyes, or from interfering official nanniesPaul Lashmar
Saturday September 25, 2004
The GuardianYou are at work. The morning coffee break has occasioned a need to visit the loo. As you get back to your desk a red-tinged internal company email message flashes on your computer screen. "Analysis of your urine deposit at 11.24am shows that you have consumed excessive alcohol in the past 24 hours. This is the fourth time in the past month that urine sampling has registered you at excess of 140mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. This is a formal company notice. You must immediately register for the company alcohol abuse management scheme. Failure to do so will result in the termination of your contract."A few seconds later another message pops up on your screen. This time it is from the police."Under the mandatory requirement your employers have notified us of your excessive alcohol consumption in the past 24 hours. Your car has been recorded by roadside cameras using the numberplate recognition system as having travelled between your registered home address and your place of work at 8.03-8.31am today. The camera images were checked with the national facial recognition system and it has been confirmed you were the driver."It continues: "You are believed to be in breach of current drink-driving legislation, which permits a maximum of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Your car will be immobilised using the integral satellite-to-vehicle communication system until we have further investigated the matter. Your company will now provide us with blood sample analysis. Please contact your local police station. Do not drive."It is a bad morning already, but it is set to get worse. A message from the NHS Genetic Monitoring Authority pops up in your email inbox (snail mail ceased to operate years ago). "From your recent blood sample we have detected serious flaws in one your genes. You are hereby notified that you are to cease any sexual relations until you have undergone genetic rectification therapy. Failure to comply is an imprisonable offence." It sounds a bit far-fetched, doesn't it? But maybe it's not such a leap. Much of this surveillance technology is already in place or under development. And this scenario is just one example of the power of data matching - the sharing of someone's personal data across different computer systems to draw up a complete detailed picture of their lifestyle.A Japanese company has already developed a toilet - targeted for use in large companies - that can analyse whether an employee has recently used illegal recreational drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Numberplate recognition cameras are in place in a number of key British motorways, enabling police to track stolen or suspect vehicles. Facial recognition for CCTV is still in the early stages of development but has already been tried out in the London borough of Newham and other locations. The trials were not wholly successful, but the technology will improve. Leeds University's Institute for Transport Studies has developed a communication box that could be fitted to all vehicles to regulate traffic speed and flow. Immobilisers will be no great problem.As for gene surveillance, experts only need a tiny piece of hair or other cells from our bodies to draw all sorts of conclusions about our genetic inheritance, our parentage, the diseases we are prone to and what is likely to cause our eventual death.All that technology will be at the service of the government, and by 2020 its use will force us to consider the delicate balance between the freedom of the individual and intrusion into our daily lives by the state.The excuse given to justify this technological encroachment into our everyday lives is that our rulers are acting for the "common good". Forcibly restricting a heavy drinker's alcohol intake seems like a mundane intervention - and almost a helpful one - compared with the threats from totalitarian regimes of the past. Does punishment for drink-driving really compare with being carted off to the gulags in the days of the Soviet Union? It should do: it is part of the same continuum of state intervention, and it raises the question of where that intervention will end.The apocalyptic school of civil libertarianism holds that the freedom of the individual is already being seriously compromised, and that the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 gave politicians an excuse to introduce ever more repressive laws and technology. "The 'war on terrorism' has turned into an ongoing 'war on freedom and democracy', which is now setting new norms - where accountability, scrutiny and human rights protections are luxuries to be curtailed or discarded in defence of 'democracy'," says Tony Bunyan of Statewatch, which monitors civil liberties in the EU.The members of this apocalyptic school believe liberal democracy, which historically has protected us from the tendency of the state to encroach in our lives, is now either dying or already dead. It is being replaced by a creeping authoritarianism.Bunyan says liberal democracy reached its zenith during the last days of the cold war. "During this period liberal democracy had to have some substance, some tangible reality in opposition to Soviet-style communism. With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 it was not just the USSR that disappeared but with it, too, the content of liberal democracy's political culture."Simon Davies of Privacy International has an equally bleak take on the state of civil liberties: "The default has clearly shifted from privacy to surveillance. Almost all large government projects attempt to compromise the right of privacy. The proclaimed need for the protection of children and the fight against terrorism has often been shamelessly used as the pretext for privacy invasion."Others, such as Barry Hugill of Liberty, take a less pessimistic view of the state of our freedoms, but even these relative optimists warn that many threats to personal liberty have already manifested themselves. But, Hugill warns: "People are not aware of much of what is happening."Twenty years ago, fears of a Big Brother state were commonplace. Not only were we in the year of Orwell's dystopia, but during the miners' strike the Thatcher government had used the state's ability to make covert interventions in our lives in its fight against the National Union of Mineworkers. The undercover operations of MI5 and the police have disgusted many who bore no sympathy for Arthur Scargill or his fight. Surely we are really in much less danger from the thought police than we were then?The answer, of course, is no, not least because the battleground on which we fight to preserve our liberties and privacy is now so much wider. Civil libertarians are now as concerned about the right to individual privacy as about the issue of political control. "Privacy is the right on which all other rights rest," says Davies. That is why campaigns against developments such as mandatory ID cards and the surveillance culture are couched in the terms of protecting individual privacy."What has occurred in the last 15 years is that there has been a systematic attack on the concept of individual rights, especially privacy," says Davies. Where has the state extended itself too far into the private sphere? "It is easier to give examples of where it hasn't gone too far. Nearly every piece of legislation in the past five years has gone too far."Why, then, have we not risen up in protest? Perhaps because we trust our government more than we used to. That is the perspective of Conor Gearty, the director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics. He believes there has been a profound political shift over the past 20 years. "Maybe I'm getting old but I think we live in a different world from the days of Mrs Thatcher. The days when my Irish mates would get hauled out of their homes in Kilburn by the police are gone, I hope," says Gearty, an Irishman whose view of state power was shaped by the Troubles. "My impression is that there is not an inevitable spiral towards Big Brother and the repressive state. I think this culture is much more open than people expected. The detention [of terror suspects] is a huge political crisis, but I would be cautious about saying 'Oh, Big Brother is just around the corner.'"Where I would differ with some of the more republican/socialist libertarians is that I do not believe that advance of technology always fuels the antagonistic state."He thinks a new social contract has been drawn up between the government and the public. That is what has allowed the recent legislation to extend the powers of the state, through the police, in dealing with terrorism and crime. "These laws are passed but the public expects checks and balances to them to be put in place. The issue for me is one of accountability."As long as people are sure the state can be held accountable in the event of an abuse of its powers, says Gearty, they are willing to see changes to their liberties as a process to be managed rather than resisted. He cites the recent ruling by the House of Lords that allowed the police to take DNA samples of suspects even if they are not charged. The Lords were willing to allow the police that right, he says, because the safeguards concerning the use of the DNA were sufficient to ensure there was no contravention of human rights legislation.Simon Davies profoundly disagrees with Gearty's analysis. He believes the current government's authoritarian tendencies have been heavily influenced by the philosophy of communitarianism, as espoused by the US sociologist Amitai Etzioni, the author of The Limits of Privacy.The Etzioni model of communitarianism holds that individual rights must be balanced against the concern for the common good. He favours testing infants for HIV, opposes encrypted messages, favours national ID cards, and proposes isolating sex offenders in villages akin to leper colonies. "If you look at Labour's policy documents and legislation it is riddled with concepts of 'the common good' which take their cue from Etzioni's philosophy," says Davies. "It is this concept of acting in the interest of the majority that has caused the erosion of the idea of individual freedom and privacy. In this dogma all individualism is seen as an expression of selfishness. It allows the government to justify potentially repressive laws."But do we not still have privacy in much of our personal life? No, says Davies, we don't. "You might not want your bank account to be public knowledge, but just look at the tranche of people, from the police to civil servants, who are now entitled to look at your account without your knowledge. That's not privacy."Gearty, however, argues there is no immutable right to privacy. "What's the big deal about privacy? I'm not just for individual autonomy," he says. "It's just out of kilter with the way we live. Part and parcel of society is the invasion of privacy, it is why we live together. It is part of civilised society."He suggests the public do not share campaigners' concerns about the multiplication of CCTV cameras - of which we have more per head of population than any other country in the world - and other surveillance devices. The reason is that people see the benefits - helping the police crack down on crime and antisocial behaviour - as outweighing the drawbacks. "The disjunction between state and the public may be less wide than we may generally think," he says. "Liberal concerns over CCTV and its impact on privacy may not be shared by the public at large."It matters that these issues are thrashed out now, because the rights we are currently surrendering to the state are those we will not have in 2020. And governments - the bodies that exercise the powers we grant them - change. So while you may trust Tony Blair, David Blunkett et al to use wisely the powers to interfere in your life that they have accumulated since 1997, how will you feel if a government of a different shade comes in and takes a different view about what constitutes appropriate usage?The possibility of today's anti-crime legislation becoming the planks of tomorrow's repressive state increases with every rise in global tension, because a threatened government is a dangerous government. What happens if Britain's security is in question? What if Islamic fundamentalism develops into an even more potent political force, or if oil shortages lead to global political instability? How, then, would the government of 2020 use the powers it will have at its disposal?"That's a serious point," says Gearty. "I don't see that happening at the moment, but if we did have a new Thatcher who saw the enemy within and if the police reverted to their ways of the 1980s, that's a real concern. It is not vacuous."Some argue the repressive state is already taking root in our society. Tony Bunyan suggests some sections of the community are already bearing the full force of new laws. British Muslims, for example, have felt pressure from both the state and non-Muslim Britons with the launch of large-scale anti-terrorism operations over the past three years. Nor is the fear confined to radical Islam: moderate community leaders in areas where young Muslim men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act fear that Muslims - like the miners and black youths before them - will become tainted as the enemies within.For many, though, the most likely threat to liberty in 2020 will be not political control but overweening nannyism. You are more likely to see your privacy encroached upon "for your own good" than because you pose a threat to the peace and democracy. So if you have an obesity problem but cannot resist slipping an eight-pack of burgers and half a dozen doughnuts into your supermarket trolley, expect trouble at the checkout. It is not too far-fetched to believe that the supermarket, under mandatory government requirements, will have programmed your storecard to stop you buying food with a high fat content. You might be prevented from buying more than 10 cigarettes a day or 12 units of alcohol a week. And the government will fall back on a "common good" argument to justify this: why should responsible eaters and drinkers have to pay the costs to the NHS of treating indisciplined sybarites who brought their woes on themselves? "My sense is that by 2020, if current trends continue, the right to privacy for the individual will be an exception," says Simon Davies.But in another curious twist, there will be those who will benefit from the extension of surveillance technology. People who at present are, of necessity, dependent on others may find themselves gaining a greater measure of personal independence.Jeremy Myerson, who is professor of design studies at the Royal College of Art, has examined the relationship between design and social and technological change and sees benefits accruing from surveillance. "By 2020 it is forecast that more than half the European population will be over 50. This is going to have a dramatic effect on the way we care for people, and the burden it puts on the NHS," he told the Guardian in July last year. "Surveillance systems in the home can monitor people and keep them out of institutions. It may seem Big Brotherish, but it's actually about giving people their independence."There are no easy answers to the questions raised by the incursions into our liberties. If people are going to accept ever increasing surveillance - in the home, at work, on the street, in the shops - they will need to be convinced it really is for their benefit, not for some sinister purpose. The problem we face in securing the future is that we live in a time of centrist government and economic prosperity, where there are no great issues rending society: exactly the kind of period in which freedoms can be limited without anyone kicking up too much of a fuss. As Gearty, who rejects the view that our liberties are doomed, says: "We need to keep the culture vigilant about abuse of executive power and to keep parliament mindful to insist on safeguards to new laws."We might also recall the observation of another Irishman, the Georgian statesman and judge John Philpot Curran: "The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt."
Local Agenda 21 is the programme for a supra-national government.
The communitarian plan for reinventing a global government was adopted by the UN in 1992 at the Earth Summit. There were no public votes cast for or against it in any of the affected "free" nations. Average citizens were not consulted. In most free and democratic countries, the nation's taxpayers (who pay for it) were never even told about it. The major media outlets were mostly silent while for thirteen years, the UN's LA-21 laws have been imposed on all 166 member nations.
There were no big discussions of its purpose or ultimate consequences. It just slid into law. It's really pretty amazing. No major editorials, no explanation of how it would be imposed, it was barely announced by the national governments who endorsed it. Only a few enlightened locals understand LA-21 requires a total reorganization of government systems. It eliminates individual rights in the free countries. National systems of political economy are subserviant to LA-21 laws. It was generally thought to be a "good thing." So few people bother to read their new local vision for community, even if they know there's a plan. It's presented by experts. Really nice people promote it as a just, scientific, non-threatening way of cleaning up the world. It's a grassroots, holistic, sustainable development movement. Who's going to argue with that if they don't even know what it means?
Table of Contents
For visitors coming from outside the U.S.
1. How U.N. Agenda 21 is directly tied to the U.S.
2. How non-U.N. afilliated American researchers see Local Agenda 21
3. How the U.N. Agenda 21 ties to the War on Terror
4. How U.N. Agenda 21 blends communism
5. Imperial Great Britains' influence on Agenda 21
6. How Agenda 21 incorporates global Community Policing
7. How Agenda 21 ties to data gathering
8. Here's a sampling of "spontaneous" local sustainable development movements around the world
9. Here's how U.N. Agenda 21 promotes elitist eco-tourism
10. Here's how Agenda 21 ties to the Peace Movement
11. Here's how Local Agenda 21 ties to our health
12. Here's some holistic organizations that work for U.N. Local Agenda 21 objectives, but pretend they work for the "planet"
13. Here's how Agenda 21 ties to feminism
Coming here from outside the U.S.?
Many nationals come here after searching for specific country's Local Agenda 21 Plans. If you are coming here from outside the United States, please know that we are openly opposed to communitarian plans. This site does not support eliminating nations in order to form a one world community government. If you agree with us, or if there is any organized local resistance in your country against your Plan, we'd like to know. From the number of visitors lately, it appears this powerful and important legal document is finally getting the national attention it deserves. Every country in the world has a Local Agenda 21 blueprint, even though many remain unfinished. We link to several of them here if you cannot find yours online. We appreciate links to opposition sites from anywhere in the world. It's not only our country that will disappear under this plan. Iraq had one before Operation Freedom, and hardly any of their plan was filled in. This really is the plan for a global government. The entire world is at risk.
The political philosophy behind the new LAW is called communitarianism. Communitarian Network founder, the "guru" of globalization Dr. Amitai Etzioni is a prominent player in many Global legal sessions (sharing his more moral advice). An adviser to several US Presidents and a strong voice advocating a new world order, Etzioni's recent attendence at the very exclusive World Political Forum in Turin (March 2005) shows his powerful role in planning for an international government. This "former" Israeli terrorist co-founded the whole new science of SOCIO-ECONOMICS with "former" communist Mikhail Gorbachev.
These are their primary official sites:
United Nation's Local Agenda 21 homepage
The History of the U.N.
Agenda 21: Number of formally committed municipalities from Earthtrends in 2001.
Be sure to visit: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). "ICLEI's mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global environmental and sustainable development conditions through cumulative local actions."
Here's the official definition for Sustainable development
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. Will Rogers (1879-1935)
1. How U.N. Agenda 21 is directly tied to the U.S.:
Almost every state in the US has impelmented LA-21 set-up organizations. Most are doing it very quietly, but a few, like Iowa, are bragging about doing it.
Check out An Earth Charter and Agenda 21 for Iowa posted by University of Iowa.
Earth Charter USA. OUR NEW MORAL AND LEGAL CODE.
United States of America's United Nations' Local Agenda 21 Plan
Community-Based Economics - Synthesis/Regeneration 21 by Steve Welzer, Green Party of New Jersey, Winter 2000
EVERY coming municipal, county, state, and federal election determines the future of our nation. We are in big trouble if we don't act like good business people and fire the employees who are embezzeling our freedom and our children's futures. Many of our current government employees are ACTIVE communitarians and hold prominent, key development positions. Land Use and Urban/Strategic Planning are where the money is. Please vote smart (outside the dialectic)! Read carefully and thoroughly what the candidates say about their committments and goals. Check for communitarian terms, especially if they describe a "vision for community," and be very aware if they have any ties to corporate developers. America needs legitimate lawmakers who come from our small business communities who can STOP, read, and actually study new laws and local plans (in their entirety). Find loyal and independent thinking candidates who will swear to uphold the constitution of these (your) United States of America. Elect representatives who will make sure all land management plans comply with constitutional law, then pass them, or not, based on their relevancy to the only legitimate purpose for any branch of American government: "All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights." http://www.courts.wa.gov/education/constitution/index
LA-21 modifies legal national laws and policies that conflict with the plan. In the US, ALL constitutional law conflicts with LA-21 law.
US Municipalities Undertaking Sustainability Initiatives-- LA21 Initiatives
Local Agenda 21 in the United States: Municipal Sustainability Efforts: Status Report.
"Without further ado, let the Business Action begin!"
"Paris, 3 May 2005 -- These were the words of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 13 (UNCSD 13) Chair, John Ashe, when he opened the Business Action event, at the high-level segment of the annual conference in New York last week. Set in motion to demonstrate the business community's commitment to help resolve the global challenges on water and energy, Dr Ashe commended the initiative. "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem," he said. "These initiatives show that business is part of the solution." He also encouraged business to increase its involvement in partnerships."
Local Agenda 21 got a gigantic push forward by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23, 2005! The last American legal barrier to implementing global standards for sustainable development "principles" has been removed. The Fifth Amendment Right to private property is so muddy now it basically no longer exists. All property in the United States is up for grabs. Hurry down to your local comunity development council and get your bid in now. All you have to do to get in the game is come up with a "better use" for the land.
Individual rights lose against community rights, five to four -- Homes may be 'taken' for private projects. Justices: Local governments can give OK if it's for public good by The Associated Press, June 23, 2005, at msnbc.msn.com. "WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses - even against their will - for private economic development.
Living Lakes and Agenda 21 freely calls it a UN plan, whereas Anchorage 2020 does not. (See Anchorage's Code Compliance Photo Gallery.)
2020 is a key word in identifying LA-21 plans and community mapping/security programs i.e. NIC 2020.
Civil Society aims described by the World Federalist Association of Northern California: This worldwide organization has a 2020 Global Peace Initiative whose aim is to create a culture of Peace by the year 2020. "This Initiative reflects a global vision of unity: one heart, one mind, working toward one goal. We are many races which form One race: the human race. Each and every one of us has a different place we call home: but ultimately this planet is our Home. While the name 2020 is symbolic, thereby working with and reinforcing positive mass conscious thought forms, it has also been chosen as a practical time-frame for humanity to work towards creating a culture of Peace. Princeton University's 'Great Experiment' which relates to measurement of emotion and directed thought appears to support what metaphysicians have claimed for years: our thoughts impact our reality. The 2020 Initiative calls on UN member-states and non member-states to support the 2020 Initiative through action, specifically: 2. Formulating a global constitution supporting this Initiative, 3. Opening the borders-i.e. allowing free movement and residence of all Beings."
And yes, we've all heard the New World Order is nothing but a ridiculous American conspiracy theory. But let's be real here; it's impossible to negate the fact that there IS an organized plan for a global government. The United Nation's Local Agenda 21 is the blueprint for world government, and it's already being implemented across the globe. Just because most Americans have never heard of it doesn't mean it isn't real. It really doesn't get any more real than this.
All new communitarian laws that eliminate rights guaranteed by national constitutions are inside this international blueprint for rebuilding subserviant local political structures. Many of these spontaneous, grass-roots "visions" for rebuilding community plans are identical. And, none of them happened by "accident."
Seattle City councilmember Margaret Pageler: "The City of Seattle works for sustainable development at the local and regional level, in a program that parallels Local Agenda 21. The City Council endorsed the Earth Charter in a 2002 resolution."
A Sustainable Community within a seven mile radius of the City of Pacific, MO at pacificring.net.
Legislative History of National and Community Service.
Global Green USA. "We need a new system of values, a system which recognises the organic unity between humankind and nature and promotes the ethic of global responsibility," by Mikhail S. Gorbachev, former president of the USSR, former Communist turned communitarian, recent socio-economics partner with Amitai Etzioni. Gorbaachev thinks he's a more moral global leader of formerly free nations like the USA.
Nepotism and elite bloodlines prevail in the New Global Architecture. Global Green USA is directed by Diane Meyer Simon, who was a legislative aide to Senator Birch Bayh in the 1970s. Senator Birch Bayh's son, Evan Bayh, is a current Senator from Indiana and the leader of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). The DLC is the communitarian 3rd Way political organization that endorses a quietly implemented and completely "new" system for all Americans, regardless of what Americans think. Most Americans have no idea what the DLC or Green Cross represent, and since these organizations always speak about their goals in the loftiest of phrases, only a few astute listeners actually hear their communitarian propaganda. Most Americans DO NOT KNOW what a communitarian stands for. The ACL has a page devoted to the current Senator Bayh, called Bayhwatch. The ACL also has a page devoted to The Third Way.
Escape from 'Ecotopia' By Pat Joseph, Grist Magazine. Posted May 14, 2005.
NCSD Sustainable Development Report.
Sample LA-21 Programmes operational in the United States:
Community Policing, Landlord Training, Rebuilding Community, Mandatory Volunteerism, Regulatory Inspections, Asset Based Community Development, Rural Development, Urban Re-Development, Re Wilding America, Faith-Based Initiatives, Character Education, government child care, The Real National ID, and life long surveilliance.
Most Americans share a valid concern for the state of the environment - by Gaylan King. Bill W. sent this link today (5/27/04), says it was circulated around Worland, Wyoming by BLM, 8 years ago!
U.N. Plan for Internet Control Tiptoes Forward by Cheryl K. Chumley April 9, 2004 posted by Capitalism Magazine.
Community Developments in Washakie County, Wyoming by Niki Raapana, March 18, 2004. This page is devoted to showing local residents tools for taking back their communities and identifying Local Agenda 21 facilitators in their backyards.
Planning and Community Development Links posted by Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington. To find your own Local Agenda 21 information do a keyword internet search for "[state, county, or municipal government]-and- community, sustainable, regional or rural development plans." Or better yet, file a public disclosure request with your local legal governing body and ask to view all planning documents relating to sustainable community, neighborhood, or rural development. Every state has these new land management plans, although they're called by slightly different names. In Florida, Iowa, and California they're openly called Local Agenda 21.
Here's an example of LA-21 corporate government structure in english (Finland's):
1997 United Nations List of Protected Areas in the United States. We got this link thanks to Jackie Patru.
Statement by Herbert Traub, United States Adviser, on Item 87(a): Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Program for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, Before the Fifty-seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the Second Committee, November 14, 2002
PDF file: US Mission to United Nations Press Release on November 26, 2002 posted by World Wide Volunteer Web.
Center for Democracy and the Third Sector, a new Ph.D. program at George Washington University, D.C. (The Third Sector, by Henry Lamb is a nice explanation of what U.S. elite Third Sector professional training has to do with Local Agenda 21.)
"The World Future Society is open to anyone who would like to know what the future will hold."
American Lands Alliance.
United States Mission to the United Nations, USUN PRESS RELEASE # 197 (02),
THE U.S. COMMITMENT TO AGENDA 21: CHAPTER 11 COMBATING DEFORESTATION - THE ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT APPROACH, by SUSAN BUCKNUM, Cited: 8 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol'y F. 305, Duke Law Journals.
Joint Center for Sustainable Communities, U.S. Mayors
For how Agenda 21 ties into the ACL's research, go to Neighborhood Plans.
For how Agenda 21 ties to mapping, go to Seminar on Global Mapping was held on November 13-16, 1996 in Santa Barbara, California, USA
For how Agenda 21 ties to communitarianism, go to German discussion of Local Agenda 21, Civil Society and Transnational Networks.
For how Agenda 21 uses non-governmental oragnizations, read Jackie Patru's The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations on Sweetliberty.org.
2. How non-U.N. afilliated American researchers see Local Agenda 21:
Non-afilliated also means non-grant funded. Invest in poor American anti-communitarian writers and researchers:
Katrina related LA-21 plans: Mobile, Alabama, answers the United Nations call! By Don Casey posted at eco.freedom.org. Death, Taxes and Agenda 21 By Don Casey, July 2, 2005 at Alabama Constitutional Party.org.
Hegemony Lost, The American Economy is Destroying Itself By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS posted August 25, 2005 at counterpunch.org.
Click the picture below and go to garykah.org. He can introduce you to the major global players.
U.N. Charter or U.S. Constitution? By Bud Landry, Apr 2, 2004, posted at Magic City Morning Star which has a nice list of Agenda 21 articles by Americans.
Agenda 21 Or Freedom 21: Making The Right Choice By Tom DeWeese (04/27/05)in the American Daily.
Aliance for Citizen's Rights (ACR) ADVOCATING ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY & ENFORCEMENT OF ALABAMA'S 1901 CONSTITUTION
Freedom 21 Lake County
Regional Governance by Jackie Patru. This is a concise collection of citations of U.S. government discussing the need for creating U.N. regional governments. It's been a stated necessity that the government must gain control all private property (particularly farm lands) for the good of the public, dating back to 1934.
The Population Control Agenda By Stanley K. Monteith, M.D.
Joan Veon has attended U.N. conferences for many years, she's interviewed several of the major U.N. players, and she presents links to all the major conferences combined with the most detailed coverage and analysis of Agenda 21 on the net, all posted at WomensGroup.org.
Amerikan Expose with Chris Gerner has some great observations of Local Agenda 21 and like all American Agenda 21 researchers, he links to many direct sources.
Our Global Neighborhood by Henry Lamb at eco-logic in 1996 is a thorough examination of the Commission on Global Governance. Highly recommended for the serious student of national sovereignty and individual freedom.
Berit Kjos does a wonderful job of examining what Local Agenda 21 will do to America.
Freedom domain.com doesn't pull any punches and has links to books and videos.
UNslaver News Daily " Our Mission: To Unveil Invisible Puzzles, & Decry Invisible Slavery. To Provide Resources & Methods to Identify Puzzles and Dethrone the Invisible Slavery System."
SUSTAINABLE MEDICINE + SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT = DUTY TO DIE PART 1 OF 3- UN AGENDA 21 AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT by Dr. Madeleine Cosman, Ph.D., JD, July 5, 2005, NewsWithViews.com.
Henry Lamb's research and essays on our loss of constitutional government at Freedom 21 Santa Cruz represent the more (or less) accepted "alternative" American opinions about our rebuilt America.
THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA TO WORLD GOVERNMENT AND RELIGION An Outline of Key Players, Organizations, and Events of the Global Agenda Developed for Reclaiming America Convention, September 28-29, 2000, ©1997, 1998, 2000 Discerning the Times Digest, Environmental Perspectives, Inc. and Sovereignty International, 6 Heather Rd., Bangor, Maine 04401
The Environmental Agenda by Gary Kah includes a nice background introduction to Mikhail Gorbachev.
Americans Berit Kjos, Virginia Bert Baker, Charlotte Iserbyt and Mary Thompson wrote this article in November 2003, The Draft is Back: Universal National Service Act of 2003.
Faulty Shades Of Green 2002-07-22, Source: Raj Patel. Posted at Creative Resistance, BC.
According to MSNBC, the far-right sees the United Nations as a precursor to world government, and the far-left sees it as a tool of the Imperial United States. So we see, even mainstream news sites like MSNBC speak to us only from the dialectic. There are more than two American views to the U.N., but as usual, we're expected to identify our opposition to the U.N. with either the far-right or the far-left. If we just cannot join one of the established opposition camps, we are labeled into the communitarian-Third Way camp, which is the Hegelian synthesis to the conflicts between the right and the left. As freeborn people, we still believe in the spectrum of infinite possibilities, and so the ACL considers the facts about U.N. Local Agenda 21 from outside the dialectic. Our opposition to submitting to a communitarian global legal system fits into none of their predetermined viewpoints.
3. How the U.N. Agenda 21 ties to the War on Terror:
Iraq's Local Agenda 21 Plan. Was this UN plan for rebuilding Iraq written before or after the latest joint US-British-Israeli Operation Freedom invasion?
Syria's Local Agenda 21 Plan. Was the Israeli need to "cut out Syria" and rebuild the old (1948) British-mandated pipeline that gave Iraqi oil to Israel included in Syria's "Local" Agenda 21 Plan? Does it matter that the proposed Haifa pipeline was already built in the 1980's? or that " .. an agreement has been quietly renewed every five years, with special legislation which permitted the United States to stock a strategic oil reserve for Israel, at a cost to the United States of $3 billion in 2002, even if this entailed domestic U.S. shortages."
United Nation's Development Programme: The Arab States. "Our work in Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, and Syria integrates social, economic, and environmental concerns into local and national development."
Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem, ARIJ, Localizing Agenda 21
L O C A L I Z I N G Agenda 21 in Palestine. Does Chapter 19 of AIRJ's plan for Localizing Palestine include plans for the Palestinian "wall?" (Note: this link to pictures of the wall is on an openly critical anti-Zionist/anti-Bush website that supports leftist anti-war efforts, but it has the only good pictures of the wall I could find. Does this "fence" really exist?) 6/5/04- here's the contractor information: McGraw-hill.
Saudi Arabia's incomplete Local Agenda 21 Plan... doesn't the format look familiar?
U.N.'s tentative agenda for the September 2003 Habitat Meeting includes plans for Eqypt and Libya. Do the people in these countries know about this plan? Or is it like it is in the US, where only politicians, academics and "development partners" know about the Plans, and the majority of the population isn't told ANYTHING?
Lebanon's Local Agenda 21 Plan
Mediterranean Environmental Forum includes all Mediterranean nations in Local Agenda 21 plans, including Libya.
"A new world order must provide for the full and fair participation of the majority of the people of the world who live in developing countries. They must have equitable opportunities to share the benefits, just as they share the risks, of our technological civilization. And surely the highest priority should be accorded to eradication of the dire and debilitating poverty that condemns so many people, particularly in developing countries, to suffering and hunger that are an affront to the moral basis of our civilization. This is one of the primary themes of Agenda 21." Remarks by Maurice F. Strong Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Hydro Chairman, The Earth Council, The European Institute, Washington, D.C., USA, November 4, 1993
International Conference The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity: A Role for Social Capital? Background Documents, November 24-25, 2003, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal (Québec), Canada
4. How U.N. Agenda 21 blends communism:
PRC Sustainable Development Solutions: Markets, Rights and Democracy ---"Grave Concerns" Conclusion - Part Six A May 1999 report from U.S. Embassy Beijing.
China's Agenda 21 includes a Capacity 21 contribution to communist China's Plan, in US dollars.
Even Taiwan has a Local Agenda 21 Plan, and they're not a member of the U.N.! Does this mean China will give up wanting Taiwan and point their nukes somewhere else?
They're Building Sustainable Communities in Russia using Agenda 21, and even Cuba's got a Local Agenda 21 Plan
5. Imperial Great Britains' influence on Agenda 21: in their "endless adventure of governing men".
Direct British influence on Seattle's Local Agenda 21 Plan
Nottingham University Library presents a lovely collection of Agenda 21 programs.
Here is where Nottingham connects Agenda 21 to the Fabians. (Very long list!)
House of Commons Office of Foreign Affairs discusses the European Union.
Here's more on Europe's New Shape.
Thurrock LA-21 and Eden LA-21
6. How Agenda 21 incorporates global Community Policing:
President's Council on Sustainable Development: Chapter 5- Safe and Healthy Communities
Functions of Sustainable Community Systems for Transformation, by Kenneth Hunter, 1999: "This chapter offers a perspective on ten functions of community-level systems, how to identify those which are crucial to community evolution and empowerment, the public policies which will facilitate them, and the actions required to support communities."
A PWV Initiative in Community Policing
Religion and Social Policy
Project Harmony: "The Community Policing Training Initiative supports democratic change by facilitating sustainable partnerships that empower law enforcement professionals, educators, city administrators, media specialists, and social service providers in Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. to build healthy and safe communities through collaboration, transparency and public accountability."
The Community Safety Initiative
Lockerbie, Scotland's UPPER ANNANDALE AND ESKDALE AREA COMMITTEE AGENDA, Meeting of Monday 8 July 2002, at 7.00 p.m. in the Town Hall, Lockerbie. #2 on the agenda is: COMMUNITY POLICING - Presentation by representative of Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary [pages 7 and 8].
7. How Agenda 21 ties to data gathering:
Global Vision: Sustainable City (formerly Zero Population Growth) Sustainable City is an international collaborative research endeavour to develop the world's first GIS (Geographical Information Systems) computer simulation programme for any town or city to see itself - and its surrounding environment - as a whole system. The project is now in development by Global Vision Corporation, a Non Governmental Organisation accredited to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). It is part of the international follow-up to Habitat II - the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (June 1996), where it was nominated as a Corporate Best Practice at the World Business Forum on Enterprise, the City, and Sustainable Development.
Sustainable City is designed as a practical tool for sustainable development planning. It is intended to facilitate the local implementation of Agenda 21, the blueprint for the sustainable development of our planet which was agreed at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the exellent Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide published by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Its 48 applications will empower urban stakeholders to understand and balance their community, economic, and ecosystem development needs, and will enable them to:"[endquote]
15 United Nation's Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific "A milestone for sustainable development".
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). ABCD developed an 11 page "interview" that logs all our skills and abilities into a community mapping database.
Asset Based Strategies for Faith Based Communities ties community development to Bush's "Faith-Based Initiative".
Community Mapping Network, "The primary goal of the Community Mapping Network (CMN) is to provide a service that collects and integrates natural resource information, maps and mapping information to promote sustainable resource management and to assist planning sustainable communities in British Columbia, Canada."
Community Mapping, Planning and Analysis for Safety Strategies (COMPASS). COMPASS is another specific ACL Area of study
HELP: Human Early Learning Partnership. This is how Agenda 21 designs community development data gathering programs that will control our children's futures.
HUD's Information Collection Activities, (HUD's Community 2020 data software was updated to Maptitude).
SEAP-Human Settlements, Urbanization and Envirnonmental Health Working Group
BGSI, European Projects.
8. Here's a sampling of "spontaneous" local sustainable development movements around the world:
Agenda 21 for Culture: "The Agenda 21 for Culture promotes the adoption of a series of principles, commitments and recommendations to strengthen the development of culture on an international scale from the local arena, considering it as a collective right to participation in the life of societies."
Conference:“Innovating cities across the world”. "From the 11 to 13 October 2005, the S-DEV Geneva 05 Conference will showcase innovative and participatory solutions proposed by 25 cities from all continents. Their innovations are ingenious, simple, efficient and cost-effective. The key to success is coordination and synergy between the following four poles : sustainable technologies, active citizenship, new governance and corporate responsibility. An annual rendez-vous of Sustainable Development, S-DEV Geneva 05 focuses on the exchange of concrete solutions articulated around a Conference, Workshops and an Exhibition, bringing together local authorities, public services, enterprises, NGOs, researchers and International Organisations.
"All over the planet, cities are carrying out the “utopias” of Sustainable Development. Inspired by the World Environment Day slogan “Green cities, plan for the planet”, Geneva is inviting innovating cities across the world to come and present their best practices."
Office of Sustainablity - Local Agenda 21
U.N. Projects Historic City Populations by 2007 by Grant McCool, Reuters, March 24, 2004. Posted at Amerikanexpose.com. Thanks Chris and Darren!
Republic of Korea's Local Agenda 21 Plan.
Here's the Phillipines Agenda 21. "The Center for Alternative Development Initiatives (CADI) is a Philippine-based civil society organization (CSO) dedicated to the study, encouragement and implementation of sustainable development through threefolding, partnerships. CADI was established in February 1988 to spread the reality of holistic sciences and philosophies of human beings, society and nature."
Here's Rome, Italy's Local Agenda 21. One of their "activites": Data bank on the best practices in reconverting processes, micro and macro economical data, national and communitarian laws, etc.
An Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region.
Portugul's Agenda 21 Plan.
Hannover, Germany's Local Agenda 21 Plan
Colombia's Local Agenda 21 Plan
Argentina's Local Agenda 21 Plan
A selection of institutions working on Local Agenda 21 and related issues in the Asia-Pacific Region
Indonesia's Local Agenda 21
Canada's Local Agenda 21 , "Indigenous peoples represent a significant part of the world's population with unique contributions to make to the achievement of the goals of Agenda 21, based on ways of life directly dependent on the utilization of wild living resources. Indigenous peoples have evolved a holistic, traditional scientific knowledge of the land, natural resources and environment they interact with and depend on to maintain their well-being."
Mexico's Local Agenda 21
U.N. Local Agenda 21 is not a local or grassroots movement of an evolving, holistic, more moral humanity, no matter what evolved British-Israeli or Fabian scholars tell us. Local Agenda 21 is a top-down global-government program created by the U.S. in collaboration with communist and imperialist governments. Agenda 21 will over-rule national and state constitutions.
9. Here's how U.N. Agenda 21 promotes elitist eco-tourism:
Ecotourism Links selected by Claudia Fox. "Explore these links for a deeper understanding of Ecotourism."
TBR "THE MISSION OF THE TRAVEL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE (TBR) IS TO EDUCATE ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE IMPORTANT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY." (Nice overview of corporate influences over elected public officials.)
New Marine Conservation Area to Span Four Nations by John Pickrell for National Geographic News, February 26, 2004
Twin Creek Ranch, Lander, WY
Local Dialog 21: Project name: Environment and tourism in the Arctic .
Environmental Restoration Adventures, Palo Alto, CA.
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Dimbangombe Ranch, Africa
Ecotourism Pakistan provides links to Official Websites of the World
10. Here's how Agenda 21 ties to the Peace Movement:
Sustainable Development Requires Peace.
European Network for Peace and Human Rights
Peace Matters, UK.
CONTACT, Training a New Generation of Peacemakers.
Seattle University, Social Justice Education
Taskforce for Change- this organization appeals entirely to emotive reasoning and like all the rest of these Hegelian change NGO's, their bottom line is to "Endorse a global plan that supports country programs including the transportation, law enforcement, urban planning, and public health sectors."
11. Here's how Local Agenda 21 ties to our health:
Human Health, a Local Agenda 21 sub-topic.
Agenda 21-6: Protecting and Promoting Human Health, Earth Summit, 1992
From our British friends, we learn The Key Quality of Life Issue.
Family Health International
Health and the Context of Agenda 21 in Sustainable Development: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
12. Here's some holistic organizations that work for U.N. Local Agenda 21 objectives, but pretend they work for the "planet":
ISPO: From Globalization to Sustainability-A New Global Policy for Social Justice. The Imperial British plans to "restore" global democracy takes many forms, and this organization is going to convince us all to elect politicians who will simultaneously implement their sustainable agenda. Like most of the British programs for "world peace and social justice", ISOP has the support of many well educated academics, including Noam Chomsky.
The Alan Savory Center for Holistic Management. "Holistic Management enables you to improve the quality of your life while enhancing the environment that sustains us all. And it's all based on a simple change in the way you make decisions. Holistic Management gives you a practical way to develop a clear, focused vision for your future, and enables you to plan how to get there in the most economically, environmentally and socially sound way." In what dictionary did they find this lovely terminology?
Holistic Solutions, financial planning for a sustainable world.
Holistic Resource Management, Texas
The Change Project
Goebel and Associates, Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building.
13. Here's how Agenda 21 ties to feminism:
Women's Environmental and Devolpment Organization (WEDO).
UN instraw.org (pdf): Women, the Environment and Sustainable Development, Towards a Theoretical Synthesis, with a preface by Bella Abzug.
3rd WWW Wave
French Voters Reject First EU Constitution
By John Leicester, AP, May 29, 2005 in the Washington Post. www.liberation.fr
TRUTH OVERLOOKED:THE LEGACY OF LIST by Gwydion M. Williams.
March 24, 2005 -- Visable Signs of the New World Order by Nancy Levant for the Sierra Times. From Nancy we find: Draw the line in Alabaster by Neal Boortz, a radio host in Alabama.
March 22, 2005 -- NEW: The following links all describe the UN Local Agenda 21 process used in Seattle, WA in 1999:
http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/courses/level3/geog3360/3360-06.doc is a downloadable MS Word document from the School of Geography, University of Leeds. This 37 page paper includes specific details about the Agenda 21 process we were previously unaware existed.
pdf-Univerisity of Washington Urban Planning Degrees includes Dissertations granted for, "From Century 21 to Agenda 21:Sustainable Development in Local Urban communities in East and West Berlin (Germany) and Seattle "(WA). (Would we ever like a copy of this!)
pdf-The Precautionary Principle explains on page 9 the history of the Precationary Principle, the U.S. adoption of Agenda 21, and how it was was used in Seattle.
EPA Green Communities: How Do We Get There? - Case Studies explains the role of Sustainable Seattle in implementing Seattle's Local Agenda 21 plan.
Rethinking Environmental Impact Statements by Tom Angotti, July, 2004, Gotham Gazette. "Overhaul of the environmental review system is long overdue. Even more importantly, city government needs to develop a broad environmental planning framework that looks at long-term multi-generational indicators of environmental quality -- such as Seattle's Agenda 21."
Seattle Neighborhood Planning, Citizen Empowerment or Collective Daydreaming? By Karen Ceraso, posted by Shelterforce Online, Dec-Jan 1999.
Seattle's Neighborhood Empowerment Fund Involves Thousands of Citizens in Community Improvement Matching Citizens' Initiative with Funds "Most Successful City Strategy" May 29, 2000, Posted by U.S. Mayor's.
Neighborhood Planning in Seattle: Not the Garden Variety Grass Roots Project by Karma Ruder and Susan Dehlendorf, 1997.
100,000 demonstrate in Berlin against Schröder's Agenda 2010 at the World Socialist Website, 4 November 2003.
Here's another organizational chart of A-21 education in German.
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