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Flags of the United Nations Member States (Photo courtesy of UN)
By Tad Daley | March 26, 2017 - 3:25pm EDT
In his speeches before both CPAC and the U.S. Congress, President Trump described with pinpoint accuracy the sovereign state system of today. But might we see a global anthem tomorrow, and a world flag, and even a United Earth?  This posting is a short version of Tad’s longer article posted on AlterNet on March 10, 2017.  Click here to read his full article and join in the discussion taking place there. “We will serve [...] Read More
Robert Muller (1923-2010). Personal photo from Association of World Citizens
By Rene Wadlow | March 07, 2017 - 3:33pm EST
​“The time has come for the implementation of a spiritual vision of the world’s affairs. The entire planet must elevate itself into the spiritual, cosmic throbbing of the universe.”— Robert Muller ​ Robert Muller, whose birth anniversary we mark on 11 March, was the former Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Service of the United Nations, and, after his retirement, he served as Honorary President of the [...] Read More
Women for the Human Race...Not a New Arms Race
By Tad Daley | January 30, 2017 - 12:00am EST
CGS was a robust participant in the historic Women's March on Washington on January 21st, the day after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th American president.  CGS, of course, is a nonpartisan organization. But as President-Elect, Mr. Trump indicated that he intended to increase the American nuclear arsenal "until the world comes to its senses," and even tweeted the words, "Let it be an arms race."  Few [...] Read More
President Obama Voting in a US Election
By Ronald Glossop | January 19, 2017 - 5:54pm EST
Discussions of Obama's legacy are often too narrow.  They focus on specific policies that were adopted or not adopted.  They don't pay enough attention to what Obama himself said at his January 10 valedictory speech in Chicago.  When the audience began shouting "No, no, no, no, no" as he mentioned the coming change in the White House, Obama responded with a statement that displays his wisdom and his understanding of the [...] Read More
Venezuela, Human Rights, Mercosur, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uraguay
By Jennifer Keck | January 15, 2017 - 5:46pm EST
Mercosur didn’t waste any time. The South American trade group warned that it would suspend Venezuela’s membership if it didn’t improve human rights and immigration conditions by December 1st. On December 2nd, Mercosur did in fact suspend Venezuela, according to the AP Press. The move came after the country failed to meet the standards it agreed to comply with upon joining in 2012. However, despite the unanimous decision [...] Read More
Enslaved Sex Worker Helps DHS Take Down Her Captors (photo from www.dhs.gov)
By Chuck Woolery | January 11, 2017 - 12:05pm EST
January 11, 2017 is a special day.  Not because of the numeric coincidence of 1-11-17.  But because of the large number of human beings who remain victims of human trafficking, one of the most degrading, harmful and illegal injustices known on earth, and we have to be reminded of it.  In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated January 11 as the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day --  making it the 10th year the world has [...] Read More
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