World socialists call for world government
By Henry Lamb - 2003
Concluding its 22nd global congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last week, the Socialist International issued its Declaration calling for implementation of "global governance," in a program that mirrors the recommendations of the U.N.-funded Commission on Global Governance, published in 1995.
The International Socialists call for: expanding the U.N. Security Council; creating a new Economic Security Council; creating a new World Environmental Organization; and the mechanisms necessary to enforce "Sustainable Development," world-wide....
This document also endorses: the U.N. Millennium Development goals adopted in 2000...
The Socialist International links "exacerbated nationalism, ...and xenophobic attitudes," with terrorism, as "threats to peace," which must be addressed only by an expanded U.N. Security Council, with the authority and means " to act to preserve and enforce peace," which "must be carried out in accordance with the decisions of the United Nations."...
The "reform" called for by the U.N.'s Commission on Global Governance, and by the U.N., would expand the Security Council in number, whose members would serve rotating terms, remove the "Permanent Member" status from the U.S., France, England, Germany, and China, and would eliminate the veto
power of any single nation.
...In a clear statement of support for the socialist model of economic organization, rather than the capitalist model, the document says:
"The principle of public service cannot be sacrificed to the consecration of the market. Tax systems should also be adapted
to promote better public services and a new global tax should be created to fund the global public goods."
The "new global tax" endorsed by this statement is discussed at length throughout U.N. literature and is a series of taxing
proposals ranging from a tax on international currency transactions (the Tobin Tax), to a tax on resource use, and use
of the "global commons," which includes the air, space, the oceans, and the airwaves used for radio, television, and internet
Socialist International is the world's largest political organization, according to its website, working through more than 140 national
organizations. Its largest affiliate in the United States is the Democratic Socialists of America, which says it is "building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics."
The "social change" described here is the global governance agenda developed jointly, and now publicly advanced by both the United Nations, and the Socialist International.
Henry Lamb is the executive vice president of the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), and chairman of Sovereignty International.
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