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The African Continent on Planet Earth
By Charles Marsh | January 14, 2018 - 5:14pm EST
The African Union usually does not receive the attention it deserves.  Media coverage of the organization has been minimal, despite what has arguably been a very significant year for it. This began with the peaceful resolution of a disputed election in the Gambia followed by the reintegration of Morocco into the bloc. With that latter occurrence the entire continent, excluding those regions governed by overseas powers, [...] Read More
"The World is My Country"
By Dick Bernard | January 08, 2018 - 6:09pm EST
The new film, The World Is My Country, will be available, free, on-line, in a special password-protected site for Citizens for Global Solutions – but just for one week, Friday, January 26 through Thursday, February 1. You’ll be able to share the CGS password with others, so they can see the inspiring story of Garry Davis, “World Citizen #1”. I strongly encourage you to at minimum view the film and to share this [...] Read More
John Anderson in 1997 from WFA Historical Survey
By Larry M David | December 08, 2017 - 7:52am EST
Being asked to write John ’s obituary for the Citizens for Global Solutions website is a great honor.  His death is very personal to me.  His last voicemail message, captured on my phone, is a small treasure that never fails to lift my spirits. That still booming resonance, the shear tonal power of John Anderson’s voice was strong even in his mid-nineties. Driven by a fearless and brilliantly-insightful intellect, [...] Read More
OSCE SMM monitoring the movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine
By Rene Wadlow | December 07, 2017 - 7:47am EST
The flight on 23 November 2017 of Igor Plotinitsky, President of the separatist Ukrainian area of the Lugansk People's Republic is a sign of the continuing difficulties of developing appropriate forms of constitutional government in the Ukraine.  Plotinitsky was in open conflict with his "Minister of the Interior" Igor Konet whom he had fired but who refused to give up his position.  It is reported that military troops [...] Read More
Latin America, Peru, Human Rights, women's rights, Violence Against Women
By Jennifer Keck | December 03, 2017 - 9:00am EST
Picture this: Gorgeous women dressed in sequin gowns line up on stage. One by one, they step up to the microphone and introduce themselves.   “My name is Camila Canicoba, and I represent the department of Lima. My measurements are: 2,202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country,” says the first. “My name is Karen Cueto, and I represent Lima and my measurements are 82 femicides and 156 attempted [...] Read More
CGS 2017 National Convention, St Louis, MO
By Ronald Glossop | November 24, 2017 - 9:00am EST
The 2017 national convention of Citizens for Global Solutions in St. Louis October 20-22 marked a new focus in its efforts to bring about a democratically governed world.  "Just Security 2020:  Citizen Action for an Effective and Inclusive UN" was the theme of the convention.  The featured speaker, Dr. Richard Ponzio, Director of the Just Security 2020 Program at the Stimson Center in Washington DC, explained how broad [...] Read More
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