Migration, Regionalism - Part 1 (2003-2005)
Moving ahead toward the New World Order
Beware the Secret Heart of the EU [by Ashley Mote, an independent member of the European Parliament]
"Even the EU's public face - the unelected commission - is part of the charade. Power does not lie with them. It lies with the senior staff running their departments.... We do not know what their budgets are, how they are financed, or who approves their costs. Indeed, we do not even know what powers they have been given, nor by whom. And we cannot get rid of them....
"The EU would no longer be the servant of the member states. It would have become their master. Every previous treaty was a small step along that road.... The other 24 commissioners, each appointed by the other member states... are figure-heads. They take the flak in the public arena, and make announcements decided for them by their senior staff, with the guidance of the secret committees.
"...officially above the commission sits a Council of Ministers.... But the council is just more of the same elaborate illusion.... The European Parliament sits below this vast superstructure... designed to create an illusion of accountable democracy. A condescending pat on the head for voters held in contempt.
"...the EU’s parliament has a built-in majority in favour of the social market. It is the repository of an unspoken agreement between the left and the multinationals. ... In effect, the left has said to the multinationals: you can have your markets stitched up for you, if we can indulge ourselves in endless social engineering. Big business has agreed. The result is a largely supportive parliament both from the left and right of the political divide." The "Americas" is moving in the same direction! See Revolutionary Roots of the UN
Joint security perimeter for North America by 2010: "The leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States will discuss a plan to beef up continental security and speed up movement across their borders when they meet next week. A report calls for the creation of a common economic and security community by the end of the decade."
The next 5 links show the rapid formation new governmental units that will replace U.S. sovereignty with the regional governance planned long ago as stepping stones toward world government.
CFR's Plan to Integrate the U.S., Mexico and Canada (by Phyllis Schlafly): "The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has just let the cat out of the bag about what 9;s really behind our trade agreements and security partnerships with the other North American countries.
"...the CFR document calls for 'a seamless North American market' and for 'the extension of full labor mobility to Mexico.' ...adopting a 'tested once' principle for pharmaceuticals, by which a product tested in Mexico will automatically be considered to have met U.S. standards....putting illegal aliens into the U.S. Social Security system, which is bound to bankrupt the system. ... a major fund to finance 60,000 Mexican students to study in U.S. colleges.... supervision by a North American Advisory Council of 'eminent persons'.
NAIPN - Summary: "It is with great pride that the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership (NAITCP) presents the North American Inland Port Network (NAIPN) to the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).... The NAIPN responds to the challenge of making Mexico a secure place for investments to flourish and businesses to grow while also ensuring that the benefits of economic liberalization reach all levels of society." See Merging the Americas in a New Global Order
Organization of American States (OAS): "Peace, justice and solidarity in the Americas." See International Courts Mock Sovereignty
Building a North American Community (Council on Foreign Relations Press May 2005): "...a tri-national, Independent Task Force on the Future of North America has developed a roadmap to promote North American security and advance the well-being of citizens of all three countries.... The Council-sponsored Task Force applauds the announced 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,' but proposes a more ambitious vision of a new community by 2010 and specific recommendations on how to achieve it." See The Revolutionary Roots of the UN -- including the CFR
Creating a North American Community: Chairmen’s Press Briefing for an Independent Task Force on the Future of North America: "...last fall the Council of Foreign Relations, together with the Mexican Council of Foreign Relations and the Canadian Council of CEOs, launched a Task Force on the future of North America to examine our trilateral relationship and to suggest opportunities for deeper collaboration.....
"We talk about deeper cooperation, both law enforcement and defense.... And we've opened the door to greater military cooperation on a trilateral basis, including with Mexico.
"...we ought to be looking to a North American energy strategy....
"...this is an opportunity for the three leaders of North American governments to build on a vision of the future, to try to capture what the architecture of a North American community in the 21st century in which China and India are becoming major economic and perhaps military players; in which Europe has coalesced around 25 members, a common currency, and little, if any, border controls internally."Revelation 13
Half of Mexico Wants to Move to the U.S.: "The surveys of Mexican citizens by the Pew Hispanic Center also found that increased education and an improved standard of living won't dampen the stampede of illegals coming across the border. The two surveys conducted in Mexico asked: 'If at this moment you had the means and opportunity to go to live in the USA, would you go?' Almost half - 46 percent - said yes. When asked if they would be inclined to work and live in the USA 'without authorization,' meaning illegally, 21 percent said they would." See The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
America's immigration education crisis: "... 40 languages are spoken among those 25,000 illegal alien children in the Denver school system. No, it’s not their fault, but it is a menacing problem for this country. Their parents are functionally illiterate in English, thus, cannot help their own children. Additionally, no amount of ESL classes can solve the problem with over 50 languages because no teacher can conduct classes in English with any hope of success. Thus, drugs, extortion, violence and even killings occurred in the 2004/05 school year....
"No teacher can administer the educational curriculum with the chaos of 40 languages. They can’t teach with the fear of weapons and drugs in classrooms.... It doesn’t stop there. Across the nation, a similar pattern emerges." See Re-zoning the World: The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
Putin vows to leave presidency in '08: "President Vladimir Putin told Russians during a nationally televised call-in show Tuesday that he would vacate the Kremlin in 2008 when his second term ends. But he hinted at some subsequent political role when he added, 'As they say in the military, I will find my place in the ranks.'" Is he aiming for a higher level? Current Communist Goals
Why the border patrol can't do its job: "Are members of Congress affected by illegal aliens? Do their daughters get raped like the eight women raped by illegals in Boulder, Colorado last year? Do they catch the diseases like the 30 school kids who contracted tuberculosis from unscreened illegal alien kids in Michigan? How about the eight police officers who contracted TB from illegal aliens they arrested in Austin, Minnesota in 2003? Do the drugs being brought over our border annually by illegal aliens addict Congress’ kids? Did any members of Congress have their vehicles stolen out of the Congressional parking lot like the 57,600 cars that were stolen by illegals in Phoenix last year?"
House narrowly approves CAFTA: "The agreement... will eliminate trade barriers between the United States and five Central American countries -- Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica -- along with the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean."
This regional plan (like the European Union) is actually a major step toward a global management system that would standardize human resource development and abolish national sovereignty. See Molding Human Resources for the Global Workforce and the next link:
Preamble to CAFTA: Notice that it includes this statement: "...promote sustainable development..." See Global Standards, Agenda 21 and The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
Panel Urges Greater North American Integration: "The privately-funded Council on Foreign Relations task force says the future of North America would be stronger, safer and more competitive if the three nations [Canada, Mexico & the U.S.] were to institutionalize their partnerships.... The task force also proposes a North American border pass for easier movement between the nations, and a 'North American preference' that would allow North American citizens to work anywhere in the region with far fewer restrictions than other immigrants. This would require reversal of the current U.S. policy calling for restrictions on travel in and out of the United States. The task force also calls for the creation of an investment fund aimed at narrowing the development gap between Mexico and its northern neighbors." See The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
Dutch seem ready to reject EU constitution: "...in the Netherlands, specifically, fears that immigrants are not integrating socially and culturally were fueled last year by the murder of noted filmmaker Theo van Gogh, a critic of Islam, by a Muslim extremist. 'In the Dutch population there is a lot of anxiety about threats in the world. People are cocooning themselves and going back to their families...'"
America's death by a thousand cuts: "Have you ever cut your finger while slicing an onion? How about a scrape on your elbow when you fell?... Have you ever cut a major artery where you could have bled to death? Today, America bleeds to death by a thousand cuts." SeeMerging the Americas in a New Global Order
L.A. now in Mexico? Billboard for TV newscast has 'CA' crossed: "An immigration activist group is drawing attention to a photograph showing a billboard ad for a Spanish-language TV newscast in L.A. on which the 'CA' abbreviation after 'Los Angeles' has been crossed out and the word 'Mexico' added in its place....
"'Last week, I thought I noticed something strange on one of billboards. ... I went by again the next day and verified that the CA was crossed out and replaced with MEXICO.'" Merging the Americas in a New Global Order
Lawlessness. Gang will target Minuteman vigil on Mexico border: "Members of a violent Central America-based gang have been sent to Arizona to target Minuteman Project volunteers, who will begin a month-long border vigil this weekend to find and report foreigners sneaking into the United States....
"About 40 percent of the 1.15 million foreign nationals caught last year by the U.S. Border Patrol trying to gain illegal entry to the United States were apprehended along a 260-mile stretch of the Arizona border here known as the Tucson sector. ...
"The MS-13 gang has established major smuggling operations in several areas along the U.S.-Mexico border and have transported hundreds of Central and South Americans -- including gang members -- into the United States in the past two years. The gang also is involved in drug and weapons smuggling." See The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
Joint security perimeter for North America by 2010: "The leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States will discuss a plan to beef up continental security andspeed up movement across their borders when they meet next week.
"A report calls for the creation of a common economic and security community by the end of the decade. The document's proposals would try to create a secure perimeter around the continent, while making it easier for people and goods to move across the shared borders....
"The report was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. Among its chief recommendations: Unified visa and refugee regulations. Joint inspection of container traffic at ports. An integrated terror watch list. Biometric border passes to allow freer movement at borders.... A strategy to stimulate Mexican economic development."
As Border Tightens, Growers See Threat to 'Winter Salad Bowl': "All told, about 10 million illegal immigrants live in the U.S. Without them, experts say, industries like construction, lodging and agriculture would be forced to radically change how they operate....
"...continuing investigations, detentions and emerging threats 'strongly suggest' al Qaeda has considered using the Southwest border to infiltrate the U.S."
Immigration/US Borders: "Mexico will pursue legal action against plans by a U.S. citizens' group to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border in search of illegal immigrants, the country's foreign minister said on Monday. Luis Ernesto Derbez said he asked lawyers in Los Angeles to draw up a legal strategy to fight the Arizona-based initiative called 'the MinuteMan Project' that has signed up hundreds of volunteers for border patrols." See Re-zoning the World: The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
German Jobless Rise to Record: "German unemployment jumped to the highest since World War II as new rules added welfare recipients to the jobless register, clouding the outlook for Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in elections this month."
Mega Cartels Headhunting US Sovereignty: "What is the FTAA? Answer: You’re not supposed to know..... The FTAA moniker for this legislation itself is a deception: Free Trade Area of the Americas....
"Negotiations on this agreement were initiated... during the Clinton Administration. They are now being vigorously pursued towards completion under the Bush Administration....
"...like its European prototype the FTAA has been carefully constructed as a framework not just as an economic union but also as a political union such as the European Union is in the final stage of becoming. Or, as the Wall Street Journal put it in a recent article: 'For the U.S., a collapse (in FTAA talks) would be a big defeat in Washington’s efforts... to weave together the hemisphere politically.'
"Shall we weave then our political structure into harmony with the likes of Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela? These are socialist governments at best. In the end the FTAA is not about trade as much as it is about political disintegration of an old order and integration into some new, political body – a non-elected, supra-national political entity that in its first phase calls for our US Congress to turn over its authority (and our nation’s sovereignty) in matters of trade, labor and environmental law. ...
"It does seem incredible that in this era of bashing the United Nations, particularly from GOP quarters, the Bush Administration is pushing headlong into a political arrangement that is rife with transfers of US Congressional power to UN bodies and initiatives. ... Talk to your friends in Britain and Germany, who are waking up too late to the fact that the European Union really is a political merger that ends hundreds of years of their national independence."
Mexico threatens Arizona over anti-illegals measure: "A Mexican government official has threatened to use international courts to block an Arizona law meant to prohibit illegal aliens from receiving public benefits and voting rights. ... Mexican officials have repeatedly complained about Proposition 200, which went into effect Tuesday. The statewide measure denies most taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens.... It also requires anyone registering to vote in the state to show proof of citizenship." See Merging the Americas in a New Global Order and the next link:
Illegal alien handbook for breaking into America: "The 32-page book, 'The Guide for the Mexican Migrant,' waspublished in December by Mexico's Foreign Ministry.... 'Using simple language, the book offers safety information for border crossers.... 'Dramatic drawings show undocumented immigrants wading into a river, running from the U.S. Border Patrol and crouching near a hole in a border fence. On other pages, they hike through a desert with rock formations reminiscent of Arizona and are caught by a stern-faced Border Patrol agent.' ... Seven pages are devoted to migrants' legal rights after they are detained and another four to living peacefully in the United States. 'Avoid attracting attention, at least while you are arranging your stay or [fraudulent] documents to live in the United States,' the book explains.'"
Illegal immigration education meltdown in America: "The Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, DC, estimates a minimum of 1.1 million illegal alien children attend American schools. The great majority of them cannot, and do not, speak English.... The cost of educating California's three million illegal aliens and their children exceeds $2.2 billion annually.... Move over to Colorado with 200,000 illegal aliens, and they suffer a $140.6 million annual cost for educating illegal alien children....
"...there is another problem seldom appreciated by parents and politicians. You can't teach 'up' to the standards of American education, with a small number of illegal children who can't speak English. You must teach 'down,' or 'dumb down,' the classroom experience for all your students.... The crisis has reached epidemic proportions in California, so much so, well over half the 16 year olds cannot understand a city bus schedule, or pass a driver's license test. Why? They can't read." The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
Border crossing in 17 easy steps: "The self-stated purpose of the of 32-page comic book published by Mexico's Foreign Ministry is to give would-be undocumented immigrants some 'practical advice.' But it offers no detailed information on applying for U.S. visas. Instead, it gives tips on such things as what to wear when crossing rivers or how to avoid dehydration when crossing the desert....
"White House spokesman Taylor Gross... said that 'the president has an excellent working relationship with the Mexican government' and that both governments /are committed to ensuring migration into the U.S. is safe, orderly and legal.'"
Homeland insecurity: The year in review: "2004 was a good year for terrorists, violent gang members, law-breakers and fraud artists seeking safe haven in America.... The savage El Salvador-based gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), has now penetrated more than a dozen states. ... Active in alien, drug and weapons smuggling, MS-13 members in America have been tied to numerous killings, robberies, carjackings, extortions and rapes. The gang has also been linked to efforts to help al Qaeda infiltrate the U.S.-Mexico border....
"Border Patrol officers and local investigative journalists in the Southwest reported on increasing numbers of Middle Eastern males entering illegally from Mexico....
"...a suspected al Qaeda agent arrested in Queens, N.Y., revealed a scheme to smuggle terrorists across the U.S.-Mexico border. In July, two alert Border Patrol agents apprehended Farida Goolam Mohamed Ahmed at McAllen (Texas) airport. She was carrying an altered South African passport.... She confessed to having entered the country illegally by crossing the Rio Grande River. Court documents showed that she was on a government watch list and had entered the United States up to 250 times...." See Merging the Americas in a New Global Order
Regionalism. Bush snuggles illegal aliens: "Border Patrol agents in Arizona are now being issued blankets and 'heat packs' to help those suffering from the effects of cold weather....
"...a Time magazine story indicated illegal immigration into the U.S. has accelerated in the last year, since President Bush proposed a temporary worker program that amounts to a limited amnesty program that would allow millions to remain in the U.S. legally. ... This year, according to the report, some 3 million more illegal aliens will enter the country – 'enough to fill 22,000 Boeing 737-700 airliners, or 60 flights every day for a year.'"
If Bush gives amnesty, this is what will happen to us: "President Bush announced last January his amnesty plan for legalizing 15 million illegal aliens in this country as well as his guest worker program for matching willing workers to willing employers. ... Illegal alien entry numbers jumped 20 percent immediately.... In the meantime, he gave NO plan of action to stop that number from migrating illegally over our borders.
Alberto Gonzales nomination: "The National Council of La Raza, meaning 'the race' (NCLR) and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) have announced their endorsement for White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to succeed current Attorney General John Ashcroft ... Jesus Lopez, who immigrated legally to the United States, resents the agenda being pushed by groups like La Raza. He's also upset that a possible Attorney General like Gonzales would associate with what Lopez calls 'racist organizations who want to take back the borders states through invasion, promote open borders, voting for illegal aliens, driver's licenses for illegal aliens and an official proclamation of sorts for their own culture.' Lopez said he and his family had to wait their turn to legally enter the United States and they are proud to be Americans first and says organizations like La Raza don't want to promote harmony but are militant....
"Opponents of Gonzales' find his affiliation with these groups troubling and encourage people to read the web sites of organizations like La Raza and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) (search). ... Mario Obledo, co-founder of (MALDEF), considered one of the premier Hispanic activist organizations, stated in June 1998, 'California is going to become a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn't like it should go back to Europe. Eventually we will take over all the political institutions of California.' ...MALDEF enjoys contributions from very prestigious foundations, companies and universities, i.e. The Ford Foundation... The Rockefeller Foundation...."
Immigration enforcement grows weaker: "Immigration enforcement efforts actually have become more lax since the September 11 attacks and have had 'no meaningful impact' on the growing number of immigrants now in the United States — which has reached a record high of 34 million.... A 13 percent increase of U.S. immigrants, more than 4 million, since 2000 included more than 2 million illegal aliens, who now total about 10 million or 30 percent of the immigrant population, the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), said in its report, based on as-yet-unpublished U.S. Census Bureau data."
"'The idea that immigration is a self-regulating process that rises and falls in close step with the economy is simply wrong," said Steven Camarota, CIS director of research and the report's author. 'Today, the primary sending countries are so much poorer than the United States, even being unemployed in America is still sometimes better than staying in one's home country.' '....unemployment among immigrants increased from 4.4 to 6.1 percent, and the number of unemployed immigrants grew by 43 percent," Mr. Camarota said....
"The report is titled "Economy Slowed, But Immigration Didn't."
Latin America Cannot Meet Millennium Development Goals Alone: "Latin America will not achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) for health indicators unless its governments demonstrate the necessary political will and the industrialised North provides the region with more support, according to the executive secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean."
Buttiglione 'outs' his EU successor as a Freemason: "Rocco Buttiglione, the Catholic politician and papal adviser whose views on homosexuality and marriage cost him his job as an EU Commissioner last month, yesterday caused further controversy by claiming that his successor was a Freemason.... It has been a highly sensitive issue in Italy since 1981, when a secret and illegal right-wing Masonic lodge known as P2 — Propaganda Due — was broken up amid public scandal. Nearly a thousand members of P2 were named, including senior figures in business, politics, banking, journalism, the intelligence services and the military. The scandal brought down the Christian Democrat-led Government of Arnaldo Forlani, which had tried to keep the details secret....
"Last weekend he [Buttiglione] began a campaign for a return to 'traditional religious values' in public life, and said that thousands of people all over Europe had offered support for his campaign to inject 'Christian family values' into politics." See Merging the Americas in a New Global Order
Oregon, Mexico partner for educational plan: "Mexican President Vicente Fox appeared in Salem on Wednesday — via satellite TV — to join Oregon state leaders in announcing a binational educational agreement....Fox called the program a 'strategic alliance.'”
EUtopia is over – join the real world: "This was the first sentence: 'The Church of England said yesterday that police counter-terrorism operations were directed disproportionately against Muslims and risked alienating them.' At that point, I fell off the chair.... Not because of the strikingly non-ecumenical character of the infanticidal thugs at Beslan, the bombers of the Australian embassy in Jakarta, the murderers of the 12 Nepalese workers, the terrorist suspects arrested in north London on Friday, or the beheaders of two American hostages and impending beheader of a third British one. No, what's hilarious about the C of E's intervention is that it felt the need to make it. ...
"Look forward to, say, 2020. Can anyone doubt that there'll be far more practising Muslims in Britain? And, by the same token, that there'll be far fewer practising Anglicans? ... That's modern Europe, with its head in the sand but convinced that it's the only one holding the map the right way up."
As Border Woes Strain Arizona, U.S. and Mexico Talk: "In recent months, there has been an eruption of illegal immigration and related violence in Arizona, and with it has come a realization by federal officials: no matter how many hundreds of thousands of migrants they catch and send back over the border, many will return time and again unless the government finds better ways to keep them out of the country and out of harm's way." Re-zoning the World: The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
Mexico joins hands with LAUSD: "Hoping to boost academic performance and lower dropout rates among Latino students, the Mexican government and Los Angeles Unified School District officials announced a joint outreach program.... Mexico's consul general in Los Angeles said the partnership will highlight the importance of education among Latinos, who comprise 72 percent of the 750,000 students in the Los Angeles district."
Fox backs Bush's alien proposal: "Mr. Fox said he hoped that the idea would 'mature, and it should definitely be approved,' but did not expound on his recent call for the dissolution of borders from the Arctic Circle to the Rio Grande, so people in North America can work and live in the country of their choosing.
"On 'Fox News Sunday,' Mr. Fox said: 'On the long term, this North American bloc can be the leading bloc on the world and be the most competitive bloc on the world by working together and, through that, be able to keep increasing the quality and the level of life of our citizens.'"
Yet our last three presidents have all helped build the regional system that would fulfill Fox's dream. See Merging the Americas in a New Global Order
International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) : The International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) is the oldest and largest global local government association. Founded in 1913, IULA has local government members in over 100 countries across the globe in all regions of the world. IULA plays a leading advocacy role, representing local government and promoting its interests to the United Nations and other key international agencies....
"IULA supports a unique network of local governments and their national associations which facilitates the exchange of experience and information between local governments across the world. Through this network, IULA has developed ground-breaking programmes to build the capacity of its member local government associations through Association Capacity Building (ACB) partnerships..." See next link:
Local authorities prepare for Summit on Information Society: "The Summit will bring together representatives from governments, local authorities, civil society and the private sector to look at the social, technical, political, cultural and economic challenges of the information society."
World Summit on the Information Society (FIRST PHASE: GENEVA, 10-12 DECEMBER 2003): "The Second Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for WSIS (PrepCom-2) will begin consideration of a draft Declaration of Principles and Action Plan
Map [Europe divided into regions] was drawn up 30 years ago(Telegraph, 12/05/2002): "The purpose has always been consistent: to create a Europe of the Regions, relating directly to Brussels, as a way of breaking up national identities, reducing the power of national governments and promoting a common European identity. ... Much of the initiative has come from various shadowy bodies under the aegis of the Council of Europe, such as the Council of European Municipalities and Regions...
"The most remarkable feature of this project is the extent to which it has been pushed forward behind the scenes, without anyone admitting openly what it is all about. Tony Blair's first government moved it a huge step forward with no fewer than six Acts of Parliament ... In each region a campaigning body has been set up, several chaired by bishops, such as those from Durham, Liverpool and Exeter, to hold public meetings and create a fiction of local debate. ....This aptly reflected the real nature of the project to break up the UK into powerless Euro-regions."
Local Government Declaration to WSSD (World Summit on Sustainable Development): "We, the Mayors, Leaders and representatives of the cities and local governments of the world, and of their international and national associations ...
"Reaffirming our commitment to the principles of sustainable development, including solidarity, transversality (integrating the economic, social and environmental dimensions), participation of civil society in decision-making, and responsibility towards future generations and disadvantaged populations; ...
"Recalling too that since 1992, over 6000 local governments have set up a Local Agenda 21 process with their community, and many more have undertaken strategies to integrate the economic, social and environmental dimensions of local development; ...
"We ask the members of the World Associations of Local Authorities ... to promote and organise programmes for local government strengthening, mutual learning and capacity-building ...
"We ask our national governments... to support the work of relevant UN agencies including UN Habitat in developing effective partnership working with local government, to tackle the issues of sustainable development, effective democratic decentralisation... .
"...local action, undertaken in solidarity, can move the world.
IULA policy paper on decentralisation: "Decentralisation is a process of distributing and sharing power, responsibilities and resources between central, regional and local governments with the aim of dealing with governance issues in an effective manner. The ultimate goal is to develop a democratic system of governance and an adequate provision of basic services for, by and with the community at large....
IULA-UTO Unification: The inspiration for creating a new world organisation of local government came from the 1996 United Nations Istanbul Conference on Human Settlements. Here, international recognition was given to the importance of decentralisation and the strengthening of local authorities.
Mission, objectives and tasks: Objectives:
- Promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the world Promote unity and cooperation amongst members
- Ensure the effective political representation of local government to the international community, in particular the United Nations and its agencies
- Be the worldwide source of key information regarding local government
- Be the worldwide source of learning, exchange and capacity-building
Shaping the New World Civilization: "Each year the University of Manitoba's political studies department sponsors an academic conference on international affairs. During this particular conference, ["Globalism and Regionalism: the Evolving International System"] invited experts, department faculty, students, and other interested parties will explore issues surrounding "global governance," including the role of the United Nations as an international management agency."
"In the past, conference participants have come from world-renowned universities, the United Nations, NATO, the RAND Corporation, and various government and military agencies. As a university-based conference, it has been recognized as a key symposium on foreign relations, and is known for its focus on global policymaking "alternatives" and Canada's evolving role within the international community.
What Is Homeland Security? "...the concept of Homeland Security has been in the works from as early as 1995 with President Clinton's Presidential Decision Directives.... Clearly, the tragedy was used as the trigger to implement Homeland Security and Defense policy that has been under design and consideration for many years." This system helps implement the regionalism -- a new level of government around the world which supercedes
THE FUTURE OF NORTH AMERICAN INTEGRATIONA Background Paper for The Trilateral Commission North American regional meeting Toronto, November 1-2, 2002 By Wendy Dobson
"To Americans, deeper economic integration in North America is part of the larger trend towards world economic integration. ....
"NAFTA needs to be deepened to remove the obstacles to people, investment, technology and knowledge that matter to the knowledge economy and for the interconnectedness of cross-border value chains.....
"There are three main routes to deeper economic integration. One is to deepen NAFTA into a customs union. Another is to create a common market.... A third option is a pragmatic North American route to integration that meshes US interests in homeland security with Canadian and Mexican interests in economic security.....
"Creating a common market is much more difficult than it looks on paper since it involves creating common rules that each member is committed to respect, and common institutions to administer their application. Each NAFTA member is a federal state with fragmented decision making processes that make it difficult to negotiate and implement common rules. Appropriate policies would also be required to facilitate adjustment and compensate losers from economic change. ....
"From the US perspective, the smaller partners would have less to lose yet they would share in the benefits. For their parts the smaller partners would have to weigh the potential benefits of deeper integration against the risks of losing sovereignty and being forced in asymmetric negotiations toward harmonization with the laws, standards and policies of the United States.
"4. North American defense The fourth pillar.... Military security expenditures should be one price Canadians are willing to pay for the openness on which they depend for their economic success...."
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See also Global Management System | Homeland Security | Managing change