UNCED EARTH SUMMIT - Rio De Janeriro - Brazil - 1991
VIDEO - Watch this first

compiled by Dee Finney



(Population reduction, Bank Scams etc..) 36 Minutes
The dark side of the sustainable development movement George Hunt, a business consultant, was present at the earlier mentioned 1987 Fourth ... all » World Wilderness Congress as a member of the staff. He initially wanted to buy a ticket,

George Hunt, 1992 but this proved to be much too expensive ($650). At the conference he noticed it had very little to do with the conventional environment movement and was surprised to see people like Maurice Strong, Edmund de Rothschild (Pilgrims Society), David Rockefeller (Pilgrims Society), and James A. Baker (Pilgrims Society; Cap & Gown; trustee American Institute for Contemporary German Studies; Atlantic Council of the United States; National Security Planning Group; Bohemian Grove; CFR; Carlyle; advisor George W. Bush in his 2000 election). In his two videos, produced in 1989 and 1992, he plays audio recordings of several of the 1987 speakers, including Maurice Strong and Edmund de Rothschild (71). There's not really a reason to label these recordings a hoax (to use UFO community language) and subsequently denounce George Hunt as a fraud. In fact, Hunt could hardly have done a better job at presenting his evidence. However, some of the evidence this person has uncovered is so amazing, that most people will remain skeptical (like me), no matter how much evidence is presented. If what Hunt is claiming is true, then it confirms the overall picture that has been sketched in this article. First take a look at the following Fourth World Wilderness Conference (1987) statement from David Lang (spelling unknown; a Montreal banker, according to Hunt):

"I suggest therefore that this be sold not through a democratic process - that would take too long and devour far too much of the funds - to educate the cannon fodder, unfortunately, that populates the earth. We have to take almost an elitist program, [so] that we can see beyond our swollen bellies, and look to the future in timeframes and in results which are not easily understood, or which can be, with intellectual honesty, be reduced down to some kind of simplistic definition." [snobby emphasis on 'simplistic'] -

I watched the video late last evening - but this dream came in a morning nap today: 

10-3-08 - DREAM - Joe and I were working on our computers side by side as we normally do.

I was trying to get my mouse to point at a particular link so I could watch a video about the New World Order.

(I watched the UNCED video last night, which was about a meeting that took place in 1992, where Rothchild made a statement about ruling the world through controlling the environment, particularly waterwarys, the air and the control of getting rid of what we no longer want - trucks and garbage removal.  Rothchild presented his statement to the UN and it was adapted by all the countries without debate or rebuttal.)

I wanted Joe to watch this video and he kept saying he was too busy.

I looked out the window on my right into the neighbor's yard which was fenced in.

In the center of their yard, on a hill, was a beautiful, young tree which was staked nicely so it stood straight.

Two black beef steers were fighting with each other and diving over each other's backs to see which one could strip the branches off that beautiful tree.

To the left of the tree and down hill from it, was a German Shepherd dog and a large red Fox fighting with each other.

I jumped up and called to Joe to look out the window and he said he was too busy to look.

By now  I was really upset at what I was seeing and I wanted to go outside and stop the animals from what they were doing, but I had a hard time stepping over a pile of printouts I had made of religious websites and various other topics.  The pile tipped over and I had to be careful not to step on these important pages of information.

I looked back out the window and the beef steers were wrestling with each other and leaving the tree alone now, and it looked like the tree would survive the attack on it as long as no one steer conquered the other one.

but, I then saw that the fox was not only in the clutches of the German Shepheard dog, the hind quarters of the fox was half eaten off and it was still struggling to fight with the dog and not giving up.

I had to stop watching the animals because  I couldn't bear to look anymore and I turned to look at my house and saw that the floors were bare plywood.  We had no carpet, no furniture, other than our computers and a chair to sit on at the computer, and thats all we had.  Besides that, our computers wouldn't let us look at what we wanted because the mice wouldn't cooperate and point at what we wanted to look at to see.

NOTE: I finished writing down the dream and looked at the clock and it was exactly 11:11 a.m.


Conference United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992
Informal name The Earth Summit
Host Government Brazil
Number of Governments participating 172, 108 at level of heads of State or Government
Conference Secretary-General Maurice F. Strong, Canada
Organizers UNCED secretariat
Principal themes Environment and sustainable development
NGO presence Some 2,400 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs); 17,000 people attended the parallel NGO Forum
Resulting document Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the Statement of Forest Principles, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Follow-up mechanisms Follow-up mechanisms: Commission on Sustainable Development; Inter-agency Committee on Sustainable Development; High-level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development
Previous conference UN Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm (1972)

The Earth Summit

The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro was unprecedented for a UN conference, in terms of both its size and the scope of its concerns. Twenty years after the first global environment conference, the UN sought to help Governments rethink economic development and find ways to halt the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources and pollution of the planet. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life were drawn into the Rio process. They persuaded their leaders to go to Rio and join other nations in making the difficult decisions needed to ensure a healthy planet for generations to come.

The Summit’s message — that nothing less than a transformation of our attitudes and behaviour would bring about the necessary changes — was transmitted by almost 10,000 on-site journalists and heard by millions around the world. The message reflected the complexity of the problems facing us: that poverty as well as excessive consumption by affluent populations place damaging stress on the environment. Governments recognized the need to redirect international and national plans and policies to ensure that all economic decisions fully took into account any environmental impact. And the message has produced results, making eco-efficiency a guiding principle for business and governments alike.
  • Patterns of production — particularly the production of toxic components, such as lead in gasoline, or poisonous waste — are being scrutinized in a systematic manner by the UN and Governments alike;

  • Alternative sources of energy are being sought to replace the use of fossil fuels which are linked to global climate change;

  • New reliance on public transportation systems is being emphasized in order to reduce vehicle emissions, congestion in cities and the health problems caused by polluted air and smog;

  • There is much greater awareness of and concern over the growing scarcity of water.

The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process, begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the United Nations, leading to the adoption of Agenda 21, a wide-ranging blueprint for action to achieve sustainable development worldwide. At its close, Maurice Strong, the Conference Secretary-General, called the Summit a “historic moment for humanity”. Although Agenda 21 had been weakened by compromise and negotiation, he said, it was still the most comprehensive and, if implemented, effective programme of action ever sanctioned by the international community. Today, efforts to ensure its proper implementation continue, and they will be reviewed by the UN General Assembly at a special session to be held in June 1997.

The Earth Summit influenced all subsequent UN conferences, which have examined the relationship between human rights, population, social development, women and human settlements — and the need for environmentally sustainable development. The World Conference on Human Rights, held in Vienna in 1993, for example, underscored the right of people to a healthy environment and the right to development, controversial demands that had met with resistance from some Member States until Rio.

FROM: http://www.un.org/geninfo/bp/enviro.html


Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.

The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. It was agreed that a five year review of Earth Summit progress would be made in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in special session.

The full implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Commitments to the Rio principles, were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002.

FROM: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/agenda21/index.htm


Sustainable Development:
A Global Agenda Structured On Population Control

- By Laurene Conner

A movement of vital proportion, ignored by the major media, kept off-limits from the general public, has been on the United Nations (UN) drawing board for well over ten years. This movement would nullify our Constitutional structure with its freedoms and prerogatives enshrined in the Bill of Rights, including our unhampered right to religious freedom. It masquerades behind the facade of "sustainable development."

In December 1983, Javier Perez de Cuellar, UN Secretary-General, asked Mrs. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, to chair a World Commission on Environment and Development (UNCED) focusing on "long-term environmental strategies for achieving sustainable development by the year 2000 and beyond."1 Previously she had been Prime Minister of Norway and had served on other UN Commissions - the Brandt Commission on North-South Issues and the Palme Commission on security and disarmament. Now she was asked "to help formulate a third and compelling call for political action" on environment and development."2

Here a one-world pattern begins to emerge: the Brandt Commission bore the title "Program for Survival and Common Crisis"; the Palme Commission "Common Security"; and the Brundtland Commission, "Common Future"3 There is also a political cord common to the chairmen: Willy Brandt, former Prime Minister of Germany, was until his death president of the Socialist International. Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, was a socialist leader and Chairman of the Social Democratic Party who was assassinated in Stockholm. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway was also a "member of the Socialist International." These chairmen shared the bond of socialism, a bond at variance with both the U.S. Constitution and the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church.

The Resolution adopted at the UN General Assembly in 1983 directed the chair and vice-chair of the new UNCED to "jointly appoint the remaining members of the Commission, half of whom were to be selected from the developing world."4 Members of the Brundtland Commission came from 21 "very different nations" and included Jim McNeill and Maurice Strong from Canada and the American, William D. Ruckelshaus, the first head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (ERA). He is also a member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development launched in 1990 by Maurice Strong. The Business Council called for "new forms of cooperation between government, business and society to achieve sustainable development."5

What Is Meant By Sustainable Development?

The Brundtland Commission describes Sustainable Development as "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."6 It is further defined: ". . . Sustainable Development can only be pursued if demographic developments are in harmony with the changing productive potential of the ecosystem."7 And again, . . . "at a minimum Sustainable Development must not endanger the natural systems that support life on Earth - the waters, the soils, and the living beings" The pattern that begins to surface here becomes more pronounced in the body of the Commission's report which was presented to the UN General Assembly in 1987.

The thrust of the "unanimous report" after three years of hearings held on five continents appears in the Chairman's Foreword in comments such as "the rights of people to adequate food, sound housing, safe water, to access to means of choosing the size of their families" (xi); ". . . survival issues relating to uneven development, poverty and population growth" (xii); "the need for 'major changes' . . . in attitudes and in the way our societies are organized" (xiii).8

Following the Chairman's Foreword, an "Overview By The Commission Members" becomes more specific: ". . . Sustainable Development is not a fixed state of harmony, but rather a process of change. . . . We do not pretend that the process is easy or straightforward. Painful choices have to be made. Thus in the final analysis, sustainable development must rest on political will."9 "Governments that need to do so should develop long-term multifaceted population policies and a campaign to pursue broad demographic goals to strengthen social, cultural and economic motivations for family planning, and to provide to all who want them the education, contraceptives and services required."10

Dispersed throughout the 400 pages of Our Common Future are so many references to population: "Population and Human Resources," "The Population Perspective," "Managing Population Growth," as to suggest a pre-conceived agenda. At the conclusion of its final meeting held in Tokyo in 1987, the Commission recommended "principles to guide their policy actions" including Principle #4 to "Ensure a Sustainable Level of Population" "Population policies should be formulated and integrated with other economic and social development programmes. . . . Increased access to family planning services is itself a form of social development that allows couples, and women in particular, the right to self-determination."11

A Brundtland Commission recommendation that the UN General Assembly prepare a "Universal Declaration on environmental protection and sustainable development" resulted in the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The Canadian, Maurice Strong, a radical environmentalist who had served on the Brundtland Commission, was selected secretary-general. "According to an Associated Press report, Strong declared: 'the United States is the greatest threat to the world's ecological health. . . . In effect, the United States is committing environmental aggression against the rest of the world.'"12

At the opening session of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (The Earth Summit) Maurice Strong, the UNCED Secretary-General, bemoaned the world's "explosive increase in Population" and warned "we have been the most successful species ever; we are now a species out of control. Population must be stabilized and rapidly."13

Sustainable America - A New Consensus

A few months after his inauguration as President of the United States, Bill Clinton, June 23, 1993, created by Executive Order #12852, the President's Council on Sustainable Development which identifies with the Brundtland Commission. The Council's We Believe Statement "is a set of fundamental beliefs the members share that provide the foundations for its recommendations." Statement #11 is concerned with population: "The United States should have policies and programs that contribute to stabilizing global human population; this objective is critical if we hope to have the resources needed to ensure a high quality of life for future generations."14

This emphasis continues under "U.S. Population and Sustainability":

"A sustainable United States is one where all Americans have access to family planning and reproductive health services. . . "

"Population growth will make the objective of sustainable development more difficult"15

"Continued population growth in the United States steadily makes more difficult the job of mitigating the environmental impact of American resources and waste production patterns."16

"As recognized at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994 all nations have responsibility for managing population growth. The United States must provide leadership by setting an example."17

"Involving as it does difficult issues as personal childbearing decisions, contraceptive methods, teenage sexual behavior and the high rate of abortion in the United States . . . the Council believes these issues . . . must be addressed . . . in a way that is consistent with the various religious and ethical values and cultural background of the American people. . . . The Council has not discussed nor do its recommendations relate to or take a position on the issue of abortion."18

"The nation's family assistance efforts must provide education and outreach to prevent unintended pregnancies. . . . An effective way to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and births in the United States is to expand access to family planning education and related reproductive health services. . . . Family planning is highly cost-effective compared with the social and public costs of unintended pregnancy, and it helps assure that every child is a wanted child."19

The President's Council Acknowledges Gore's Role

The leadership role Vice President Al Gore has acquired in promoting the environmental picture is recognized in the President's Council on Sustainable Development's (PCSD) Building On Consensus - Progress Report on Sustainable America. It declares that sustainable development is "both urgent and important" and "will be a foundation for both domestic and foreign policy."21 Gore is given credit for "champion(ing) the cause of sustainable development at the Earth Summit" in Rio.22 As Vice President, Gore created an Interagency Working Group on Sustainable Development which provided the President with "the raw material needed to ensure that the goals and principles of sustainable development (were) integrated into (his) second term agenda."23

Upon receipt of the PCSD report, Clinton requested among three items "that the Vice President lead the effort to implement recommendations with the administration."24

In 1992 Gore had authored the book Earth In The Balance: Ecology And The Human Spirit. In the chapter "Environmentalism of the Spirit" he questions whether God "when giving us dominion over the Earth . . . chose an appropriate technology."25 Gore wrote "that monotheism was once useful because it was a profoundly empowering idea" However, he says " 'empowerment' must now be obtained by consulting 'the wisdom instilled by all faiths.'" "This panreligious perspective" he continues, "may prove especially important where our global civilization's responsibility for the earth is concerned."26

"We must all become partners in a bold effort to change the very foundation of our civilization. . . . We must make the rescue of the environment the central organizing principle for civilization."27 These are disturbing statements. The use of the word "must" should not be dismissed lightly especially in the context of changing the very foundation of our civilization.


Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, has on numerous occasions directed attention to the Church's constant teaching on the dignity of the human person and the assault on that God-given dignity by national governments and the United Nations.

In 1991, four years after the publication of the Brundtland Commission report. Pope John Paul II commemorated the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum by promulgating the encyclical Centisimus Annus. This doctrinal teaching is also relevant to the President's Council on Sustainable Development which identifies with the Brundtland Commission report.

Centisimus Annus teaches: "Although people are rightly worried . . . about preserving the natural habitat of the various animal species . . . too little effort is made to safeguard the moral conditions for an authentic 'human ecology' " (n. 38 emphasis in original). "The first and fundamental structure for 'human ecology' is the family. . . . Here we mean the family founded on marriage. . . . But it often happens that people are discouraged from creating the proper conditions for human reproduction and are led to consider themselves and their lives as a series of sensations to be experienced rather than a work to be accomplished" (n. 39).

". . . In the face of the so-called culture of death, the family is the heart of the culture of life. Human ingenuity seems to be directed more towards limiting, suppressing or destroying the source of life - including recourse to abortion. . . . The encyclical Sollicitudo Rei Socialis denounced systematic anti-child-bearing campaigns which on the basis of a distorted view of the demographic problem (forces the parties involved) . . . to submit to new form(s) of oppression" (n.39).

In June 1997, the Holy See was represented at a UN General Assembly reviewing that body's commitment made at the 1992 Rio Summit on Environment and Development. Archbishop Jean-Louis Taurant, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, speaking at the plenary session, directed attention to the "reservations and interpretations made by the Holy See at the time of the recent international conferences of the United Nations which let us not forget - are included in the same conference reports" (emphasis added).

"I am thinking specifically of the interpretation of terms such as 'reproductive health,' 'sexual health,' and 'family planning' which we find in this meeting's document."28

Science And Religion: An Ecological Alliance

Beginning in 1982, plans were crafted to draw religious leaders into the UN orbit on the environmental issue, using a series of UN-sponsored committees and meetings. A UN Global Committee of Parliamentarians on Population and Development was created "to provide information on global survival issues to parliamentarians, spiritual leaders and the media, and to fund network meetings at national, regional and global levels' This committee was funded by the UN Population Fund and a special trust fund established by the UN Development Fund.29

A Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders On Human Survival formed in 1988 was cosponsored by the Temple of Understanding and the above-mentioned UN Global Committee. The president of the Temple of Understanding (located at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City) is the Very Reverend James Parks Morton, former Dean of the Cathedral and co-chair of the Council of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders for Human Survival. This Global Forum held meetings at Oxford, England (1988) and in Moscow (1990).

The principal speaker at Oxford, James Lovelock, a Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association (a New Age group headquartered at the Cathedral) had authored the book The Ages of Gaia. He told his Oxford audience "on Earth she (Gaia) is the source of everlasting life and is alive now; she gave birth to humankind and we are part of her"30 Lovelock believes "Orthodox Christianity properly understood is a distortion of the pure forms of religious truth" and that "we must immediately return to the worship of the Earth goddess if we are to save ourselves from destruction."31

The Moscow Forum in 1990 "featured Mikhail Gorbachev and the then-UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar. It was sponsored by the Supreme Soviet and the International Foundation for Survival and Development along with the UN Global Committee of Parliamentarians on Population and Development.32 Gorbachev called for "each nation to produce state of the environment reports at the 1992 Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro and he reiterated his earlier call for a UN 'Green Cross. . . .'" "The primary thrust of this Forum was to explore the role the news media could play in promoting global survival 'and especially sustainable development'."33

An appeal was also launched for "science and religion to 'join hands' in a new ecological alliance." The Rev. James P. Morton, former Dean of the Cathedral and co-chair of the Forum said, "We welcome the scientists' appeal and are eager to explore as soon as possible concrete, specific forms of collaboration and action. The Earth itself calls us to new levels of joint commitment."34

Among religious leaders who signed the appeal document were (the late) Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Archbishop of Chicago, and the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh. President Emeritus of Notre Dame University.

Religious Leaders Targeted To Create Consensus

Following the Moscow Forum Joint Appeal, a conference was held in May of 1990, in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the North American Conference on Religion and Ecology. "Designed to help the religious community enter into the environmental movement," an elaborate program took place at the Episcopal Washington National Cathedral and the Omni Shoreham Hotel under the banner "Caring for Creation." One of the stated goals was "to develop leadership networks for a regenerated Earth Community."

A special attraction was the appearance of Prince Philip of Edinburgh. The keynote address was delivered by Brian Swimme billed as "an expert on science and creation spirituality." Swimme, an associate for many years of the former priest Matthew Fox, has collaborated with the self-styled "geologian" priest Thomas Berry. The Director of the UN Environment Program was a speaker and the subject of another address was "Science and Religion Joining Hands to Save the Environment" Thus, links were established with the Moscow and Oxford Forums, the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders for Survival, and the Temple of Understanding.35

The official program quoted both Thomas Berry and Gro Harlem Brundtland, chairman of the UN Commission that produced the report Our Common Future. A "reception honoring environmentally-concerned elected officials" was also an attraction: Senator Al Gore one of the two so honored.

Again in 1990, a coalition of 200 environmental organizations following the guidance of the Director of the Temple of Understanding's Joint Appeal, invited the "then-Senator Al Gore to a breakfast symposium . . . before he delivered a Sunday sermon at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine." And in October, Senator Gore and three other senators arranged a Congressional breakfast that resulted in a decision to expand the Joint Appeal to initiate environmental programs; to measure interest in grassroots religious environmental activity; and to facilitate formal consultation between religious leaders and scientists."36

In June 1991, at a meeting of religious leaders, scientists, and members of Congress a conclusion was reached: "We believe a consensus now exists at the highest levels of religious tradition that the cause of environmental integrity and justice must occupy a position of utmost priority for people of faith."37

And thus the National Religious Partnership for the Environment came to be.

This Partnership is a "formal agreement" among four of the nation's largest religious organizations:

  • U. S. Catholic Conference
  • National Council of Churches of Christ
  • Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
  • Evangelical Environmental Network

The Union of Concerned Scientists enjoys a "special consultative relationship" with this National Partnership.

This Partnership is in the process of mailing "education and action kits to 53,000 congregations" estimated to "reach 100 million church goers" Paul Gorman, the Executive Director of the Partnership (and the 1990 Director of the Temple of Understanding's Joint Appeal) is quoted as saying "how people of faith engage the environmental crisis will have much to do with the future well-being of the planet and in all likelihood with the future of religion as well."38

A 1993 press conference that followed the formal announcement of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment featured Vice President Gore who said this Partnership "will trigger the beginning of grassroots activity in tens of thousands of religious congregations across the country."39

Dignitaries attending this announcement included Bishop James Malone, Youngstown, Ohio, and Dean James P. Morton who praised Gore "for the role he played in bringing the Partnership to life."40

"Every Catholic parish plus every Reform and Conservative Synagogue in the nation is to receive Partnership kits, as well as teleconference and videos for Catholic dioceses, parishes and schools."41

NCCB/USCC Endorse Sustainable Development

The U.S. Catholic Bishops, in November, 1995, approved a program prepared by the USCC Department of Social Development and World Peace titled, "Let The Earth Bless The Lord: God's Creation And Our Responsibility." A cover letter included in this "parish resource kit" expressed gratitude "for the essential interfaith collaboration made possible through our membership in the National Religious Partnership for the Environment" It was signed by Most Rev. Theodore E. McCarrick, Chairman of the International Policy Committee and Most Rev. William S. Skystad. Chairman of the Domestic Policy Committee.

Although "sustainable development" appears repeatedly in this USCC "parish resource kit," no mention is made of the 400-page UN book Our Common Future, which the World Commission On Environment and Development published in 1987 which popularized the concept "sustainable development."

The title given the USCC article, "The Flourishing Of The Human Family - Protecting The Environment: the Sustainable Development Model," is itself a misnomer, a misconception. It fails to document that population control is the objective of the international body. This is an incredible lack of scholarship and a disservice to the laity which reflects poorly on the oversight responsibilities of the two archbishops who chair the international and domestic committees involved. (Note: See Section titled, "What Is Meant By Sustainable Development" above.)

Targeting Catholic Religious Orders For Consensus Building

In this unfolding documentation, religion emerges as an important factor in consensus building. A key-note actor in this development is 25-year-old, New-York-City-based Global Education Associates; Patricia M. Mische, president. In 1973, "when many religious orders sought GEA help in revisioning their charisms, missions and constitution in light of Vatican II mandates for bringing religious life into the Modern World," a GEA Partnership was formed.

GEA recognized "that religious orders with their dedicated members committed to global spirituality and a more humane and ecologically responsible world order represent(ed) a unique and providential fiber for the work of global systemic change. . . . The GEA Religious Orders Partnership provide(d) the forum through which the charism of religious life can address the global agenda and serve the global community."42 Today, 150 religious orders comprise this group.

The role Partnership plays in furthering the goals of GEA is shown in its Board of Trustees and its International Advisory Council. The 1997 Board of Trustees includes Patricia Mische, President; Sharon Frisch, C.S.J., Secretary-Treasurer; Dr. John Healey, Fordham University; Miriam Therese MacGillis, O.P., Director of Genesis Farm, Blairstown, N.J., a center for education in Earth stewardship.

Among the many names listed on GEA's International Advisory Council are Catholics usually identified as of the "left": Joan Chittister, O.S.B.; Robert Drinan, S.J.; Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop, Detroit; Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, President Emeritus Notre Dame University; Fr. Thomas Berry, who has stated: "I am united with GEA in its mission of building partnerships to influence the development of a more just and sustainable world order."43

Berry, "a long-time friend," co-authored the 1992 book The Universe Story with Brian Swimme who teaches at the Institution on Creation Spirituality, Oakland CA, under the leadership of the former Dominican (now Episcopalian) priest, Matthew Fox. Donna Steichen in her landmark book. Ungodly Rage, finds a common bond between Fox and Berry in that both hold that "a post-Christian belief system is taking over - one that sees the earth as a living being -mythologically, as Gaia, Earth Mother - with mankind as her consciousness." Steichen remarks: "Such worship of the universe is properly called cosmolatry."44

Berry, who also authored The Dream Of The Earth, commented recently: "Earth is a mystical presence' an illuminated presence; a sacred Presence. That's the way divinity works. We return to our Mother the Earth."45 This remark gives substance to Steichen's observation.

"Thomas Berry's wisdom has been foundational in educating toward Earth literacy . . .. Through the insight of The Universe Story . . . students at Genesis Farm have gained a self-identification that is Earth-centered."46 Genesis Farm founder, Sr. Miriam Therese MacGillis, O.P., is a close associate of Berry and promoter of his work, and is on the Board of Trustees of GEA as mentioned above.

At the 1997 GEA Religious Orders Partnership annual meeting, the keynote address was given by Nancy Sylvester, I.H.M., who for many years directed NETWORK, the Catholic Social Justice Lobby. Other Catholic speakers mentioned were Ethel Howley, S.S.N.D., a NGO representative; Monica McGloin, O.P., associated with Earth Centers; Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., who gave an analysis of religious life as a "social movement."47 (emphasis added)

The 1997-1999 Partnership for Action includes the following:

  • To "promote and foster Earth spirituality and engage in activities that are ecologically responsive";
  • To "initiate, facilitate and maintain communication between and among religious congregations who are responding to ecological concerns";
  • To "collaboratively promote a UN Earth Charter";
  • To "foster learning about global citizenship";
  • To "promote support for the United Nations."48

Promoting Partnership Between Un Agencies And Religious Groups

During May 3-7, 1997, GEA held a Religion and World Order Symposium co-sponsored by Fordham University Institute on Religion and Culture and the Center for Mission Research Study at Maryknoll. This was a "program of the Religious Council of Project 2000," which in turn is a "partnership between UN agencies and secular and religious nongovernmental organizations (NGO)." Initiated by GEA in 1990, the Symposium carries the endorsement of UNESCO's program on the Contribution of Religion to a Culture of Peace. "40 scholars from different religious traditions' approved recommendations that:

  • A People's Assembly be established; The Security Council be restructured and the veto power be abolished;
  • An Economic Security Council be established with democratic representation of the world's nations in addition to the G-7;
  • The World Court of Justice be strengthened and all members of the United Nations accept its jurisdiction;
  • New and reliable sources of financing be found;
  • The establishment of a World Court on the Environment: an Earth Charter to complement the UN Charter; full support for and strengthening of the United Nations Environmental Program and full support of the 'Education For All' project of several UN agencies;
  • We urge our religious leaders to give full support to the non-governmental organizations, (NGOs).. ..

This statement was signed by Dr. Patricia Mische, President of Global Education Associates; Dr. John Healey, Director of Fordham University Institute on Religion and Culture; Dr. Anne Reissner, Director of Study, Center for Mission Research and Study, at Maryknoll.49

Both these sets of recommendations illustrate how GEA has used its Catholic Religious Orders Partnership as an instrument to promote "global systemic change"; to restructure and strengthen the UN; and through its "Earth Covenant" initiative to create worldwide support for the Earth Charter, all the while enhancing its own stature at the UN edifice on the East River.

Inasmuch as Global Education Associates is a UN accredited NGO, its influence in that body is substantial. Mische was one of seven NGO leaders invited to address the Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO) conference at the United Nations September, 1996. She recommended strengthening the role of NGOs in order "to advance a more effective and democratic United Nations."50

The GEA Partnership agenda involving Catholic religious orders as well as the United States Catholic Conference (USCC), in association with the National Religious Partnership for the Environment (documented previously), should be matters of grave concern for all Catholics - laity, clergy and hierarchy. This Forum Focus issue highlights one of the significant factors contributing to the demise of religious orders in the United States. It reveals a virus infecting the life blood of our religious orders, namely, entanglement in advancing the UN political agenda.

The Earth Charter For Gaia And The Cosmos

GEA describes its 1998 Earth Covenant as a "Citizens' Treaty"; as a "process" for "building a broad-based movement for ecological security, sustainable development and systems of responsible global governance. . . ." Putting UN-speak aside, the objective of this consensus building is to give the impression of widespread public support for a UN Earth Charter.

This Earth Charter initiative was launched in 1994. "Backed by a grant from the Netherlands government, two international non-governmental organizations"

spearheaded the "process: the Earth Council chaired by Maurice Strong, and Green Cross International headed by Mikhail Gorbachev." The final step will lead "to the proclamation of a binding Earth Charter by January of the year 2000." Gorbachev's "Green Cross International, Global Education Associates and Project Global 2000 are working in partnership to achieve this goal" (emphasis added)51

Should the "promoters of the Earth Charter" succeed, their "notion of sustainable development would become a matter of international law. . . . It is "presented as a holistic concept - the UN conferences held during the 1990s . . . have been aimed at building a global consensus.' " As noted throughout this documentation, in all these conferences, "the top priority is accorded to curbing population growth, since the expansion of world population is deemed the root cause of world poverty and the greatest threat to global security."52

Maurice Strong insists that this Earth Charter should set out the "basic principles for the conduct of nations and of peoples with respect to the environment and development, to ensure the future viability and integrity of the earth as a hospitable home for humans and other forms of life." As the Catholic World Report points out, it is intended to be a "historic document," a "new code of conduct," a "New Social Contract" aimed at imposing new standards on the activities of governments and even religious or-ganizations.53

The introductory words of the Earth Charter (Benchmark Draft of March 18, 1997) read: "Earth is our home and home to all living beings. Earth itself is alive. We are part of an evolving universe"54

There is a noticeable similarity here to comments made by the English scientist, James Lovelock, author of the book. The Ages of Gaia. He told his audience at the 1988 Global Forum at Oxford, England: "On Earth she (Gaia) is the source of everlasting life and is alive now; she gave birth to humankind and we are part of her" (Note: See section titled, "Science and Religion: an Ecological Alliance" above.)

In like manner, Gorbachev has stated: "We are part of the Cosmos . . . Cosmos is my God. Nature is my God. . . I believe that the 21st century will be the century of the environment, the century when all of us will have to find an answer to how to harmonize relations between man and the rest of Nature . . . We are part of Nature. . . "55

And Maurice Strong, addressing the Rio Earth Summit called attention "to the declaration of the Sacred Earth" which had been part of the pre-Summit ceremonies: "The changes in behavior and directions called for here must be rooted in our deepest spiritual, moral and ethical values" The declaration states: "We must. . . transform our attitudes and values, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature."56

Francis Cardinal Stafford, while Archbishop of Denver, Co., writing in 1993 on "The New Age Movement" specifically mentioned paganism as a basic quality of this theosophy: New Agers "find their ideological allies in the 'Gaia' variant of the ecological movement. . . . The characteristic feature of the various expressions of (this movement)" he notes, "is their common reversion to the ancient pagan morality of responsibility to the cosmos."57

The accuracy of the Archbishop's analysis is confirmed in the Gaia Peace Atlas, a radical socialist New Age publication which argues, "We need a radical change of direction - to global self-governance, decentralized societies and a partnership between human and Gaian ecosystems, leading to a peaceful world that encourages social justice through sustainable development."58

In his Foreword to this Gaia Peace Atlas, the then UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar stated: "A consensus has emerged during the past forty years" that "a reliable system of international security, progressive disarmament and sustainable economic growth are acknowledged goals of all peoples of the world" He expressed the "hope that this fine document will make a significant contribution to knowledge of these goals both urgent and achievable."59

The Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, during the tenure of Dean James Parks Morton, is well-known for its earth-bound spirituality. Each year it offers a "Winter Solstice Whole Earth Christmas Celebration" which "puts the event in the church, but takes the church out of the event," as succinctly stated in the New York Times (Dec. 26, 1992). He also commissioned a Missa Gaia (Earth Mass) which is performed each year for the Feast of St. Francis, replete with singers, dancers, pets galore and as a high point, an elephant, camel and llama are paraded up the center aisle for a blessing. Widely known as the "green dean" Morton, founder of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, retired in January, 1997, but remains active in ecological matters.

New Age Spirituality At Baca Grande

Maurice Strong, a shrewd millionaire capitalist "with a passion for socialist one-world causes, is a radical environmentalist and New Age devotee."60 As the result of a business deal. Strong acquired ownership of a "200,000 acre ranch called Baca Grande in Colorado. Now a 'New Age' center run by his wife Hanne" it attracts "Zen and Tibetan Buddhist monks, a breakaway order of Carmelite nuns and followers of a Hindu guru. . . "61

Both the New Age Aspen Institute and the Lindisfarne Association are part of the Baca Grande spiritual center located in this San Luis Valley. Maurice Strong, the Director of Finance of the Lindisfarne Association, is on its Board of Directors as was James P. Morton, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Lindisfarne, it should be noted, is patterned after New Age Findhorn in Scotland.

Strong and his wife see "the Baca serving as a model for the way the world should be - and they say - must be - if humankind is to survive."62 Hanne Strong "supports her husband's work on the Earth Charter by promoting 'spiritually based environmental education.'" She founded the Wisdom Keepers which convened for the first time at the Rio conference, then again at the UN Istanbul Habitat II conference in 1996.

The Earth Charter, Hanne Strong maintains, must "come to terms with the very concrete question of how we can develop the basis for sustainable life on earth." The Earth Charter therefore, must "articulate a new relationship between people and the earth."63 The exemplary analysis in the Catholic World Report discloses that Hanne Strong's Wisdom Keepers authored the Declaration of Sacred Earth. A key sentence in that declaration "explains that the global crisis 'transcends all national, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic boundaries.'" The Catholic World Report observes: "If the crisis transcends religious boundaries, it follows that religion must bow before the solution to the crisis. If necessary, religions must sacrifice their own particular principles."64 (emphasis added)

In Maurice Strong's April 8, 1997 speech introducing the Earth Charter to the UN, he said: "There is a need to address the fundamental ethical imperatives of sustainable development." And what are these ethical imperatives? Strong "spoke of 'ethics of participation'. . . and 'ethics of inclusion'. . . in order to 'foster a healthy balance between quality of life and quality of environment - because development must henceforth be in balance with 'Mother Earth.' It will 'develop a sense of belonging to the universe."'65 Thus the Earth Charter and sustainable development are part of the same package, which it should be repeated includes population control. The tenets of the New Age Movement are threaded throughout this documentation.

World Goodwill, New Age Theosophy Permeate The United Nations

The proposed Earth Charter melds neatly with the 1980 UN report. The New International Economic Order: A Spiritual Imperative which clearly was influenced by Alice Bailey. The 1980 report states ". . . Today a new understanding of spirituality is emerging which recognizes that all efforts to uplift humanity are spiritual in nature. Alice Bailey said, 'That is spiritual which lies beyond the point of present achievement'; . . . Given this new understanding of spirituality, the work of the United Nations can be seen within the entire evolutionary unfolding of humanity. The work of the UN is indeed spiritual and holds profound import for the future of civilization."66

Alice Bailey, a theosophist along with her husband Foster, established much of what is now known as the New Age Movement. Originally, they founded the Lucifer Publishing Company but shortly thereafter, discretion dictated the name change to Lucis Trust (cf. Forum Focus, Oct. 1991 issue The New Age Movement). It has served as a catalyst for a number of New Age organizations including World Goodwill. One of Goodwill's stated objectives is "to support the work of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies as the best hope of a united and peaceful world"; another is "to make available up-to-date information on constructive current conditions in the main areas of human life through publication of a quarterly newsletter." It also publishes Occasional World Goodwill Papers.

As an accredited UN non-governmental Organization (NGO) it maintains relations with a wide range of national and international NGOs. The World Good' will Newsletter which highlights UN addresses also featured excerpts from Alice Bailey's writings. A few examples will suffice: A 1988 Newsletter on Global Survival held at Oxford to which World Goodwill was a media guest featured James Lovelock speaking on "Gaia and the Reintegration of Religion and Science." In addition. Dean James P. Morton was interviewed about the Oxford conference in regard to ways in which "parliamentary and spiritual leaders" could work together "for the salvation of the planet."

A 1989 Occasional Paper presented "A Cosmo-logical Vision of the Future" an address given by Robert Muller, who had served in the UN bureaucracy for 38 years and was an Assistant Secretary-General from 1982 to 1985. He now heads the United Nations University in Costa Rica. In his remarks he mentioned the Gaia hypothesis. ". . . We are part of a living planetary organization . . . When we die we return to the Earth . . . We are Earth alive . . . All over the world a kind of Earth democracy is taking shape" He mentioned Fr. Thomas Berry's book. The Universe Story, and the need for a "world of cosmic spirituality."

A 1991 Occasional Paper contained the address given at Cambridge, England, by Gro Harlem Brundtland on "Environmental Challenges of the 1990's: Our Responsibilities Toward Future Generations" which echoed the UN book. Our Common Future, the report of the commission she had chaired. (Note: On Jan. 27 of this year, Gro Harlem Brundtland was appointed chairman of the UN World Health Organization which places her in a key position for the implementation of sustainable development on a worldwide basis.)

World Goodwill interviewed Maurice Strong for another 1991 Newsletter which concentrated on the Rio Summit conference. He repeated his position that ". . . the earth is incapable of supporting a global population of approximately twice today's numbers that demographers predict . . . Sustainable development implies a balance between our personal aspirations and a consideration of the ecosystem on which our survival depends."

A 1995 Newsletter under the caption "Recommended Reading" mentions a 1995 book co-authored by Patricia Mische titled. The United Nations In An Interdependent World. This report from a six day symposium organized by GEA with the support of 15 UN agencies and 10 NGOs reveals where GEA's interest really is.

A 1996 Newsletter on Universal Ethics includes "Reflections" by Mikhail Gorbachev who comments on conditions for preserving life on Earth: "Honouring diversity and honouring the Earth create the basis for genuine unity."

Patricia Mische states: "We do not need a return to the external facades of religiosity. But we do need to resume the spiritual journey . . . with new, global parameters" All these UN supporters speak with the same voice - the voice of theosophy that rejects Christianity. Patricia Mische's earlier Catholicism is alluded to in the September-December, 1997, issue of GEA's Breakthrough News in regard to the death of Bishop Joseph Francis, auxiliary of Newark, NJ, who had confirmed her three daughters in his private chapel.

An example of the unity of purpose that pervades much of this documentation is the announcement GEA will present the 1998 Jerry Mische Global Service Award to Thomas Berry.

The United Nations Association of the US (UNA-USA), "the premier pro-UN lobby group in America claims . .. a 135 member Council of Organizations and operates in New York and Washington, D.C. . . . and is now 'creating a powerful national constituency for an even better UN/ Some of the 135 member groups include the American Humanist Association, Planned Parenthood Federation and the U.S. Catholic Conference."67

The willingness of the USCC (the civil arm of the Bishops' Conference) to be "politically correct," as mentioned previously in regard to its membership in the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, and its incredible endorsement of "sustainable development" is indicative of a lack of scholarship.

John Paul II's Address To Un General Assembly

In contrast, our Holy Father's message of October, 1995, delivered to the United Nations General Assembly imparts profound wisdom and encouragement for American Catholics. He stated, "The United Nations Organization needs to rise more and more above the cold status of an administrative institute and become a moral center where all the nations of the world . . . develop a shared awareness of being, as it were, a 'family of nations'" (n. 14).

"The politics of nations, with which your organization is principally concerned, can never ignore the transcendent spiritual dimension of the human experience and could never ignore it without banning the cause of man and the cause of human freedom" (n. 16).

"We must overcome our fear of the future. . . . The answer to that fear is neither coercion nor repression, nor the imposing of one social 'model' on the entire world. The answer to that fear . . . is the common effort to build the civilization of love. . ." (n. 18).68

George Weigel writing in Crisis magazine December, 1995, noted: "The Holy Father knows full well that the UN bureaucracy and its functional agencies . . . are shot through with corruption. Then there was the attempt by the international lifestyle Left, aided and abetted by the UN bureaucracy, to highjack the 1994 UN population conference at Cairo, the 1995 Copenhagen 'Social Summit,' and the Beijing world conference on women . . . the Pope knew to whom he was talking at Turtle Bay. And as one who believes that his own peacemaking efforts in the Balkans have, at times, been obstructed by the UN, John Paul knows all about the organization's deficiencies in fulfilling its charter's basic mandate. . . ."

"Thus the Pope's call to the UN to develop a shared awareness of being . . . a 'family of nations' should be taken as a polite demur on the UN's grandiose plans to turn the UN into a world government. . . ."69

His stirring words to Catholics of America are a beacon and a challenge in countering the UN concept of "sustainable development" that has penetrated our Church and society:

"Always be convincing witnesses to the truth. Stir into a flame the gift of God . . . Light your nation - Light the world - with the power of that flame. Amen"70

- Laurene Conner

President's Council Policy Recommendations

Action 1. "Congress should authorize and sufficiently fund national family planning services to ensure that all women and men, regardless of income, have access to family planning and related reproductive health care options."

Action 2. ". . .access to appropriate services should be provided to adolescents who are sexually active."

Action 3. ". . .The public and private sectors can reform health insurance coverage to insure that all recipients are afforded choices among the broadest range of safe, voluntary reproductive health services. The Medicaid program also should be reformed. . . ."

Action 4. ". . . .Congress should fund- federal medical research laboratories, public-private partnerships, and other innovative arrangements. . .to expand the range of medically safe contraceptives available to women and men."20

End Notes

1 Our Common Future - World Commission on Environment and Development, Oxford University Press, printed in Great Britain in 1987 (reprinted 6 times, 1987; 3 times 1989), Chairman's Foreword, p. ix.

2 Ibid., p.x.

3 Ibid., p.x.

4 Our Common Future, Annex 2, From One Earth to One World, p. 352.

5 A Report from the Business Council for Sustainable Development, Changing Course: A Global Business Perspective on Development And The Environment (MA: MIT Press, 1992). p. xi quoted in Global Tyranny . . . Step By Step, The United Nations and the Emerging New World Order, by William F. Jasper, Western Islands, Appleton, WI. 1992, p. 186.

6 Our Common Future. From One Earth To One World, An Overview. by the World Commission On Environment And Development, p. 8.

7 Ibid., p. 9.

8 Our Common Future. Chairman's Foreword, e.g., p. xi, xii, xiii.

9 Op. cit., p. 9.

10 Ibid., p. 11.

11 Our Common Future, Annexes, p. 364, 365.

12 Global Tyranny . . . Step By Step, by William F. Jasper, Western Islands Publishers, Appleton, WI, 1992, p. 10.

13 Ibid., p. 168.

14 Sustainable Development - A New Consensus, a 189 page Report of the President's Council on Sustainable Development, 730 Jackson Place N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503, Feb. 1996, p.vi.

15 Ibid., Chapter 6, US Population and Sustainability, p. 141, 142.

16 Ibid., p. 143.

17 Ibid.,. p. 144.

18 Ibid., p. 145-146.

19 Ibid., p. 146.

20 Ibid., p. 147.

21 Building On Consensus: A Progress Report on Sustainable America, "Letter to the President," from President's Council on Sustainable Development, Jan. 10, 1997, p.i.

22 Ibid., p. iii.

23 Ibid,, p. iii-iv.

24 Ibid., Introduction, p. 1.

25 Freedom on the Altar - The UN Crusade Against God and Family, by William Norman Grigg, American Opinion Publishing, Inc., Appleton, WI, 1995, p. 173-174 (Quoting the book. Earth in The Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, by Al Gore, Houghton Mifflin, 1992, p. 238.

26 Ibid., p. 174.

27 Ibid., p. 174.

28 L'Osservatore Romano. Weekly Edition. Rome, Italy, Aug. 27, 1997, p.6.

29 Update published by The Global Committee of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, 345 East 45th St., New York , 10017, 1988, quoted in "The Rise of Global Green Religion," by Henry Lamb, ECO-logic Special Report, Environmental Conservation Organization, P.O. Box 191, Hollow Rock, TN 39342, Feb. 9, 1997, p.3.

30 Shared Vision, Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders for Human Survival, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1989, p. 3. quoted in ECO-logic Special Report, p. 4.

31 "What On Earth Is Gaia?" by Karen Kurth. Free World Research, Iowa Report. Box 4633, Des Moines. IA 50306, Dec. 1992, p.3.

32 "The Rise of Global Green Religion," ECO-logic Special Report, Feb. 9,1997, p. 4.

33 Ibid., p.4.

34 Shared Vision, Vol. 4, 1990, quoted in ECO-logic Special Report, p. 4. (see Note 31 above)

35 Program "Caring For Creation - A Call To Become Involved In Environmental Action" May l6-19, 1990 (on file).

36 "The Rise of Global Green Religion," ECO-logic Special Report. Feb. 9, 1997, p.4-5.

37 Ibid., p. 5.

38 Ibid., p. 3.

39 Ibid., p. 5.

40 Ibid., p. 5.

41 Statement of Goals. National Religious Partnership on the Environment. NRPE. P.O. Box 9105. Cambridge, MA 02238, quoted in "The Rise of Global Green Religion," ECO-logic Special Report. Feb. 9. 1997, p.5-6.

42 Breakthrough News, May-August 1997, "We Are Leaders; Why Are We Waiting?" published by Global Education Associates, 475 Riverside Dr. Suite 1848, New York, p.4-5.

43 Ibid., back page.

44 Ungodly Rage: The Hidden Face of Catholic Feminism, by Donna Steichen, St. Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA, 1991, p.237.

45 Homily delivered at concelebrated funeral Mass for his brother James F. Berry, Death Notices, The News Observer, Raleigh. NC. Sept. 12, 1997, p. 6B.

46 Breakthrough News, GEA, May-August, 1997, p. 13.

47 Ibid., p. 5.

48 Ibid., p.4-5.

49 Ibid., p. 9.

50 Breakthrough News, GEA, January-April, 1997, p. 5.

51 Breakthrough News. GEA, Fall, 1994, p. 11.

52 "A New Social Contract" by Marguerite A. Peeters, Director of Social Studies for the Center of New Europe, a Brussels-based Policy Institute, Catholic World Report, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA, July, 1997, p. 40-41.

53 Ibid., p. 40.

54 "The Earth Charter." ECO-logic, Environmental Conservation Organization. P.O. Box 191, Hollow Rock, TN 38342, May-June, 1997, p. 11.

55 "The Rise of Global Green Religion," by Henry Lamb, ECO-logic Special Report. Environmental Conservation Organization, Hollow Rock, TN, 38342, Feb. 9, 1997, p. 9.

56 "A New World Religion," by William F. Jasper, The New American, American Opinion Publishing, Inc., Appleton, WI 54914, Oct. 19, 1992, p. 26.

57 "The New Age Movement - Analysis of a New Attempt to Find Solutions Apart from Christian Faith" by Archbishop J. Francis Stafford, L'Osservatore Romano. Italy, Jan. 27, 1993.

58 The Gaia Peace Atlas - Survival Into the Third Millennium, Gaia Books Limited, London, published by Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, New York, 1988, p.216.

59 Ibid., p. 8.

60 Global Tyranny . . . Step by Step, by William F. Jasper, Western Islands Publishers, Appleton, WI, 1992, p. 123.

61 "Who Is Maurice Strong?" by Ronald Bailey, National Review, New York, 10016, Sept. 1, 1997, p. 33.

62 Op. Cit., p. 227.

63 "A New Social Contract," by Marguerite A. Peeters, Director of Social Studies for the Center for New Europe, a Brussels-based Policy Institute, Catholic World Report, July, 1997, p. 42-43.

64 Ibid., p.43.

65 Ibid., p.43.

66 Now the Dawning of the New World Order, by Dennis Laurence Cuddy, Ph.D., Hearthstone Publishing Ltd., P.O. Box 815, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101, 1991, p. 255-256.

67 Global Bondage, the UN Plan to Rule the World, by Cliff Kincaid, Huntington House Publishers, Lafayette, LA 70505, 1995, p.35.

68 "Building the Culture of Freedom," The Pope In America, Crisis Books, Notre Dame, IN, 1996, p. 9-24.

69 Ibid., p. 151.

70 Ibid., p. 157.

MRS. LAURENE CONNER is one of the co-founders of the Wanderer Forum Foundation with her husband, the late Stillwell J. Conner and Alphonse J. Matt Sr., in 1965. She served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Foundation until 1995 and has been co-editor and research director for Forum Focus since its origin. Mrs. Conner also has written many articles and reported on many Church conferences for The Wanderer newspaper. Marshfield, Wisconsin, is her home and the center of her current research and writing activities.

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The Earth Charter and the Ark of the Gaia Covenant

- © Terry Melanson (First Published: Nov. 6, 2001, Last Update: Aug. 11, 2004)

For those who may have dismissed the notion of a UN Agenda for a New World Religion used to usher in sweeping anti-constitutional environmental agreements, I offer the following.

“The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments.”

“Do not do unto the environment of others what you do not want done to your own environment....My hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a 'Sermon on the Mount', that provides a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century.”

On September the 9th, 2001 a celebration of the Earth Charter was held at Shelburne Farms Vermont for the unveiling of the Earth Charter's final resting place. This "Ark of Hope" will be presented to the United Nations along with its contents in June of 2002. It is hoped that the United Nations will endorse the Earth Charter document on this occasion; the tenth anniversary of the UNCED Earth Summit in Rio.

Placed within the Ark, along with the Earth Charter, were various items called "Temenos Books" and "Temenos Earth Masks." Temenos is a concept adopted by Carl Jung to denote a magic circle, a sacred space where special rules and energies apply. Some of the Temenos Books were created within this magic circle by children, who filled them with visual affirmations for Mother Earth. Fashioned with the "earth elements", the Temenos Earth Masks were also worn and created by children.

Maurice Strong and the "Agenda"

In 1992 Maurice Strong was the Secretary General of the historic United Nations (UNCED) Earth conference in Rio. This gathering featured an international cast of powerful figures in the environmental movement, government, business, and entertainment. Maurice Strong's wife Hannah, was involved in the NGO alternative meeting at the Summit called Global Forum '92. The Dalai Lama opened the meeting and, according to author Gary Kah, to ensure the success of the forum, Hanne Strong held a three-week vigil with Wisdomkeepers, a group of "global transformationalists." Through round-the-clock sacred fire, drumbeat, and meditation, the group helped hold the "energy pattern" for the duration of the summit.

It was hoped that an Earth Charter would be the result of this event. This was not the case, however an international agreement was adopted – Agenda 21 – which laid down the international "sustainable development" necessary to form a future Earth Charter agreement. Maurice Strong hinted at the overtly pagan agenda proposed for a future Earth Charter, when in his opening address to the Rio Conference delegates he said, "It is the responsibility of each human being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light." [note: Alice Bailey, and Blavatsky before her, used these terms often. Their writings state that the 'force of darkness' are those who adhere to the 'out-dated' Judeo-Christian faith; those who continue along their 'separative' paths of the one true God. The 'force of light' (Lucifer), in their view, is the inclusive new age doctrine of a pagan pantheistic New World Religion. In the New Age of Aquarius there will be no room for the 'force of darkness' and 'separativeness'.] "We must therefore transform our attitudes and adopt a renewed respect for the SUPERIOR LAWS OF DIVINE NATURE," Strong finished with unanimous applause from the crowd.

Despite the disappointing setback of no official agreement toward a "peoples Earth Charter", Maurice Strong forged ahead, with Rockefeller backing, to form his Earth Council organization for the express purpose of helping governments implement UNCED's sustainable development which Agenda 21 had outlined. Agenda 21 was perhaps the biggest step taken to facilitate any future "enforcement" of a patently pagan Earth Charter. According to Strong "the Charter will stand on it's own. It will be in effect, to use an Anglo-Saxon term, the Magna Carta of the people around the Earth. But, it will also, we hope, lead to action by the governments through the United Nations."


“Cosmos is my God. Nature is my God.”

—Mikhail Gorbachev, on the PBS Charlie Rose Show, Oct. 23, 1996

“A post-Christian belief system is taking over – one that sees the earth as a living being mythologically, as Gaia, Earth Mother – with mankind as her consciousness... Such worship of the universe is properly called cosmolatry.”

—Donna Steichen, Ungodly Rage, p. 237

Click for Larger Size Inside this ' Ark of Hope' the Earth Charter is handwritten on papyrus paper, and ready for presentation to the United Nations; the Ark along with it's Gaia "Ten Commandments" – a new covenant to which every nation must adhere. Each panel represents one of the five traditional elements of pagan worship: Water, Fire, Earth, Air and Spirit. According to the Ark of Hope website, the Ark's dimensions are 49" X 32" X 32" and it was crafted out of a single Sycamore plank. The obvious meaning behind the Ark of Hope is to mock God's own Ten Commandments and the Ark of the Covenant. In this context the choice of Sycamore wood for the Ark of Hope's construction is a revealing one. The Sycamore tree was sacred to most all the pagan religions in the middle east during biblical times, and in Egypt especially: To the Egyptians the Sycamore was a healing tree; The tomb of Osiris was built in Sycamore wood, and shaded by Sycamore trees; Burial in Sycamore coffins was a symbolic return into the womb of the mother goddess; The deceased hoped to live in the Sycamore tree. In the book of the dead there are examples of a letter the deceased would write to the Goddess of the Tree, containing a prayer so that she would provide water and air. 1

The New Age and the Radical-Left 'Enlightenment'

The "For Love of Earth" day-long celebrations at Shelburne Farms Vermont began with an early morning pilgrimage during which 2000 or so participants, led by Satish Kumar, walked to the "great barn" where they were greeted by the sounds of the "Sun Song" played by musician Paul Winter. The Pagan festivities continued with the words of Dr. Jane Goodall, Satish Kumar and organizer Dr. Steven C. Rockefeller. The Earth worshippers were treated to dance, music and paintings of several Vermont artists, after which they joined hands and offered an "Earth prayer" of "reverence" and "commitment" to Mother Earth and the "Ark of Hope".

Satish Kumar, who led the early morning pilgrimage at Shelburne Farms, is an influencial advocate of Gaia. Kumar says that "contemporary thinkers of the green movement are collectively developing an ecological world-view." The Earth Charter is the green movement's crowning achievement toward this holistic world-view, and the practical means by which all of us will soon be held accountable to "Divine Nature". According to Satish Kumar,2 this pagan view has five ingredients: Gaia (James Lovelock), Deep Ecology (Arne Naess), Permaculture (Bill Mollison), Bioregionalism (Gary Snyder et al.), and Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox). "Creation Spirituality" is what had, undoubtedly, taken place at the Shelburne Farms Earth Charter celebrations. In the words of Steven W. Mosher, president of Population Research Institute, "Gaia is the New Age term for Mother Earth. The New Age believers hold that the earth is a sentient super-being, kind of goddess, deserving of worship and, some say, human sacrifice. Compared to Gaia worship, the simple animism of primitive cultures is wholesome."

Musician Paul Winter also has deep roots within the green movement and "creation spirituality." He has performed concerts at the Cathedral St. John the Divine in New York City, on the solstice and equinox, for well over twenty years. These pagan festivals, in a supposedly christian church nonetheless, are generously sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and a new age organization called the Lindisfarne Institute – the latter of which has its headquarters in the Cathedral. Maurice Strong is also a member of Lindisfarne (publishers of G-A-I-A, a way of knowing) along with Gaia theory biologist James Lovelock, and admitted Luciferian David Spangler, among others. Paul Winters' most recent concert at St. John the Divine was for the annual Earth Mass, on 7 October. 3 The fact that this annual October 7th Earth Mass coincides with the hindu Holy Day of Dassehra (worship of the Great Divine Mother) cannot be a coincidence. Winter and bandmates play a tune called Missa Gaia as part of the Feast of St. Francis. The Pope once attended the Feast of St. Francis at St. John the Divine in 1986. Stressing the unity of all the world's religions, John Paul II happily shared the platform with a Tibetan Lama, a Hindu swami, a Native American medicine man, and a Maori high priest.

The New American Insider Report of January 23, 1995 4 writes that the historic Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John the Divine "has long been a center of New Age and radical-left 'enlightenment' and high-brow Establishment 'culture'." Author Gary Kah reports, in his well-documented book The New World Religion, that the Cathedral of St. John the Divine displays "a female Christ on the cross, complete with shapely hips and full breasts." Also in the same issue of The New American there is a list of donors to the Cathedral: Mr. and Ms. Steven Rockefeller is among them, along with Mr. Robert de Rothschild; David Rockefeller Jr.; Mrs. Mary C. Rockefeller; Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Spellman Rockefeller; Rockefeller Center Properties Inc.; The Rockefeller Group Inc. and many elite-of-the-elite organizations such as J.P. Morgan & Co.; Chase Manhattan Bank; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Hearst Corporation; CBS, Inc. and even, mysteriously, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), among others.

Earth Charter Commission Co-Chairs

The Earth Charter Initiative was launched in 1994 by Maurice Strong, his newly formed Earth Council and Mikhail Gorbachev, acting in his capacity as president of Green Cross International. In 1997, the Earth Council and Green Cross International formed an Earth Charter Commission to give oversight to the process.

Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy: UN Prophet

Indian Mystic, and outspoken advocate of the United Nations' "spiritual mission."

UN Meditation Room

United Nations Meditation Room

Large Photos of the Room

  1. Photo stored on UN Server (High Quality)
  2. Photo Taken at A "Religious Orders" Conference Held at the UN

The U.N. Meditation Room is built in the shape of a truncated pyramid. In the center is an altar made out of magnetite, the largest natural piece of magnetite ever mined. For meditation purposes it is probably the most ideal spot on the planet, since the magnetite altar has its foundation straight down, built into the bedrock of the land below; tapping into the energies of the earth itself. The mysterious mural also helps the worshippers tune into esoteric energies, and helps facilitate a state of altered consciousness.

  1. Kamla Chowdhry, India
  2. Mikhail Gorbachev, Russia
  3. Mercedes Sosa, Argentina
  4. Maurice Strong, Canada
  5. Amadou Toumani Toure, Mali
  6. A.T. Anyaratne, Sri Lanka
  7. Princess Basma Bint Talai, Jordan
  8. Leonardo Boff, Brazil
  9. Pierre Calame, France
  10. Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Canada
  11. Wakako Hironaka, Japan
  12. John Hoyt, U.S.A.
  13. Ruud Lubbers, The Netherlands
  14. Wangari Maathai, Kenya
  15. Elizabeth May, Canada
  16. Federico Mayor, Spain
  17. Shridath Ramphal, Guyana
  18. Henriette Rasmussen, Greenland
  19. Steven Rockefeller, U.S.
  20. Mohamed Sahoun, Algeria
  21. Awraham Soetendorp, The Netherlands
  22. Pauline Tangiora, New Zealand
  23. Erna Witoelar, Indonesia

The Global Transformational Movement

A final version of the Earth Charter was issued by the Earth Charter Commission in March 2000. The Earth Charter "was drafted in coordination with a hard law treaty that is designed to provide an integrated legal framework for all environment development law and policy." This hard law treaty is called the International Covenant on Environment and Development and is being prepared by the Commission on Environmental Law at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a behemoth agency which oversees 700+ governmental agencies worldwide.

The Earth Charter, consisting of 16 principles, has its roots in the values of the Transformational Movement. Jan Roberts, president of the Institute for Ethics and Meaning describes this Transformational Movement as a paradigm shift from individualism, self-interest and separativeness, to unity, wholeness and community. Steven C. Rockefeller was the prime candidate for the leadership role as co-chair of the Earth Charter Steering Committee, the Drafting Committee and co-chair of the final Earth Charter Commission. Besides being a professor of Religion and Ethics at Middlebury College, expounding the virtues of "creation-centered theology," in his capacity as trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, his family's resources ensured the success of the project.

It's clear that the global transformationalists are promoting the Earth Charter as the "new scripture." At the presentation of the Ark, and its "new gospel" contents, we can expect that it will be endorsed by the U.N. The halls of the United Nations has long been a haven for New Age one-world religion spirituality. Former Secretary-Generals like Dag Hammarskjold (founder of the U.N. Meditation Room), U Thant and former Assistant Secretary-General Robert Muller have long been outspoken advocates of a new pantheistic global spirituality, using the U.N. as a vehicle to spread their doctrine.

The United Nations even has their own in-house prophet, Sri Chinmoy. This 70 year-old indian mystic is the official Spiritual Advisor to the United Nations. For the past 23 years he has offered prayer and meditation meetings for anyone to attend every Tuesday and Friday at the U.N. 5 Sri Chinmoy claims to have been Thomas Jefferson in a previous life, and he also claims to be the Spiritual Brother to Jesus Christ. 6 Chinmoy's disciples claim he's one of a handful of fully enlightened beings on the planet. Some disciples go so far as to claim he is an avatar, a living God. They meditate to a print of his face.

Perhaps the final resting place for the "Ark of Hope" will be in the United Nation's Holy-of-Holies, the U.N. meditation room. "We have the UN Meditation Room, which is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors a year," Robert Muller explains in his book Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality. "We have also a UN Meditation Group led by an Indian Mystic. One could tell several moving stories of the spiritual transformation the UN has caused, to the point that this little speck on earth is becoming a holy ground." (quoted in The New World Religion, by Gary Kah, p. 310)

To Sri Chinmoy and Robert Muller, world peace will ultimately depend "on divine and cosmic government" and an "alliance between all major religions and the U.N." Muller has gone so far as to call the U.N. "the body of Christ." The United Nations "will be the last word in human perfection," Sri Chinmoy proclaims, it will "stand as the pinnacle of divine enlightenment." 7

The Earth Charter stresses that man is his own saviour. By saving "mother earth" we will once again return to an idyllic Garden of Eden. But instead of worshipping the Creator, the New Age Aquarian conspirators wish to plunge us headlong into a creation-worship new world religion. "Little by little a planetary prayer book is thus being composed by an increasingly united humanity seeking its oneness," Robert Muller preaches. "Once again, but this time on a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with 'divine,' its transcendence into higher forms of life. Hindus call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly see no difference between our earth and the divine. This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon humanity, as we are about to enter our cosmic age and become what we were always meant to be: the planet of God."

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

Romans 1:22-25 (KJV)

(Note: The following is only an extract. For the full document, go here.)

“The Earth Charter: Building a Global Culture of Peace” Steven C. Rockefeller The Earth Charter Community Summits Tampa, Florida, September 29, 2001

This is a good time for interfaith dialogue involving Christians, Jews and Muslims and members of other religious traditions as well. The Earth Charter can be used as a catalyst for exploring common ethical values in these exchanges.

A year from now, the United Nations will convene the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and our government representatives should know that we want the United States to play a creative leadership role at this critical world meeting.

Thousands of local, national, regional, and international organizations have now endorsed the Earth Charter. The most recent endorsement has come from the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Invite your organization to consider endorsing the Earth Charter, if you have not already done so. The more support we have from civil society and local government, the greater the chance of endorsement by the United Nations General Assembly in 2002.

In my home state of Vermont, the Earth Charter is being transported across the state from town to town in a beautiful, handcrafted Ark of Hope by people walking in a spirit of peace. In addition to the Earth charter, the Ark of Hope contains the prayers and poems of many Vermonters. The global challenges before us are great, but if we unite behind the kind of vision affirmed in the Earth Charter, there are grounds for hope........ With reverence for the mystery of being and with reverence for life, let us resolve here today to commit ourselves anew to this great work.

In response to the Sept. 11th attacks, the Vermont organizers carried the Ark to New York. The Ark of Hope was displayed at the United Nations from January 24th through February 19th.

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FROM: http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NewAge/Earth_Charter_Ark.htm


AUG 31, 2004
Population control or reproductive health? It's all a scam

By Pranay Gupte

NEW DELHI - Remember those warnings about how unbridled population growth was a bomb ticking away?

Well, the dire scenario did not materialise. The current world population of 6.4 billion scarcely burdens the earth's carrying capacity; technological advances ensure that even with the world adding 100 million people each year, 'overpopulation' isn't going to result in Malthusian famines and related catastrophes.

But try telling this to the United Nations and its clueless financial supporters in the Nordic countries - and elsewhere in Europe - who continue hammering on the theme. The UN and the Nordics, however unintentionally, have assisted in generating one of the biggest scams to hit the international community, one that has cost taxpayers billions of dollars to sustain bureaucracies and non- governmental organisations (NGOs) supposedly dedicated to population control and reproductive health.

Between UN expenditures and those of individual governments and NGOs, some US$11 billion (S$19 billion) is spent each year on population-related matters. That is more than a fourth of what all 135 countries of the Third World receive annually in foreign aid, and almost a tenth of what they get each year in foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign institutional investment (FII) in their equity markets. And the great population scam is all set to enter a new stage.

Starting today, thousands of politicians, diplomats and academicians will gather in London's Queen Elizabeth II Convention Hall for a three-day conference to lament the world's allegedly rapid population growth. They are flying first class or business class, they are being put up in luxurious lodgings, they are being feted at tony restaurants - and international taxpayers are footing the bill.

Without doubt, the participants will authorise the creation of yet another mechanism for lucrative jobs for favoured Third Worlders to attend to the twin 'problems' of population and development.

The en vogue nomenclature is no longer 'population control'; many African and Asian countries objected to the phrase on the grounds that it suggested neo-colonialism.

Today's favoured phrase is 'reproductive health'. It was popularised at the UN's population conference in Cairo in 1994; the London meeting marks the 10th anniversary of the Cairo talk fest.

And what does 'reproductive health' mean? Anything you wish. Women's sexual system; cures for male impotency; the Aids crisis; sex education for teenagers; the global mantra of 'safe sex'.

The UN and its NGO allies - such as the London-based International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the Washington-based Population Action International (PAI) - have now cleverly linked the question of reproductive health to that of sustainable economic development.

The argument, stripped to its bare essentials, is: A poor nation cannot progress unless its population size is commensurate with the country's ability to provide adequate education, employment and municipal services.

The solution? Distribution of more condoms and the pill; sex education at schools; better public awareness of infectious sexual malignancies.

The new nomenclature is 'social development', which incorporates both reproductive health and sustainable economic growth.

And who should be entrusted with this weighty task? Agencies such as the UN Fund for Population (UNFPA); the IPPF; the PAI; and, of course, bilateral agencies in the Nordic countries.

For them all, the central villain du jour is the Bush administration, which has withheld financial support to the UNFPA and the IPPF on the grounds that they, tacitly at least, condone abortion in poor countries - however vigorously these organisations deny the charge.

At the London conference, there will be calls to create an international super-agency to coordinate global efforts concerning social development. There's plenty of money available for this new bureaucracy; the Nordics, the Dutch and the Japanese have informally pledged millions of dollars.

Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt and the Philippines may chip in. Even conservative Saudi Arabia - whose citizen, Mrs Thoraya Obaid, heads the UNFPA - is likely to cough up cash.

Is it really necessary to create yet another bureaucracy? My own experience of more than three decades in covering population and development issues suggests that Third World countries don't need the altruism of foreign bodies and their highly compensated consultants.

It's culturally insulting - and historically erroneous - to say that poor people everywhere will keep producing children because of unrestrained libidos.

Four critical elements are necessary to accelerate sustainable development in poor nations:

The mobilisation of domestic resources by the private sector, such as what India and some other Third World countries are doing successfully; the inflow of more FDI for strengthening infrastructure and expanding manufacturing and agro-business; more foreign and local investment in securities markets; and the widening of education, particularly of female children.

Anthropology suggests that people will always respond positively to economic and educational opportunities - and adjust family size accordingly. Few parents wish to have children whom they cannot feed.

For three decades I have known the leading dramatis personae of the population and development business. Some of them became friends. But, in the end, many of them turned out to be frauds, however clever, however charming.

For them, social development has meant self-aggrandisement. This international class of povertycrats, regrettably, has only a promising future to look forward to.

Copyright @ 2004 Singapore Press Holdings. All rights reserved.

FROM: http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/News/NewsItems/896.htm

ALSO SEE:  http://www.greatdreams.com/population.htm


Agenda-Driven Response: HAARP and the Army's Land-Grab in Colorado

- by Deanna Spingola ©, 22 June 2008

Unfortunately, despite the government's responsibility to protect citizen's rights, it is blatantly obvious that the government is following an alternative, deliberately destructive agenda including: rural cleansing of the resource-producing population, economic destabilization, runaway inflation, unrestrained immigration, illegal surveillance, the NAU, deteriorating infrastructure, ethnic disparity, de-population through war, disease, toxicity, and chemtrails; selective response to "natural" disasters, destruction of the middle class, seizure of private property and obliteration of God-given liberties - all at the hands of an elite ruling class - crony monopoly capitalists and war profiteers, intent on stealing and controlling the earth's resources, a contrived diminishing food supply and the surviving useless eaters, still obedient and moderately productive. What happened to that illusive balance of power?

At the president's discretion, along with those covert councils who supervise him, and without congressional or constitutional oversight, fifteen Executive Branch Secretaries control all federal bureaucracies which exert dictatorial power over every aspect of our lives. These agencies and their many sub-agencies facilitate U.N. programs including Agenda 21, developed during the Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992. These regulatory, metastasized Departments are: Agriculture (1889), Commerce (1903), Defense (1947), Education (1979), Energy (1977), Health and Human Services (1953), Homeland Security (November 25, 2002, absorbed FEMA in 2003 which was created by Presidential Order on April 1, 1979), Housing and Urban Development (1965), Interior (1849), Labor (1913), State (1789), Transportation (1967), Treasury (1789), and Veterans Affairs (1988), and the Attorney General (1789).1

Significantly, under the Bilderberg-approved George W. Bush, cabinet-level status was granted to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, created December 2, 1970) and to the U.S. Trade Representative (1962).2 In addition to power over our children through education, price of gas through manipulation of energy, etc., this allows a sitting president to bypass Congress regarding anything and everything that has to do with the environment - a veritable Pandora's Box. With cabinet-level status for the Trade Representative, the president may sign treaties without congressional approval. A declaration of war, once required, was quietly disbanded with the current, unconstitutional king's cabinet structure.

The elevation of the EPA was first attempted in March 1990 under G. H. W. Bush. He wanted it in time to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 1990.3 Clinton also attempted to empower the EPA which, like FEMA and Nixon's 1972 Regional Councils, is divided into ten regions (for better control) - see maps. The EPA declares its Agenda 21 commitment, as noted on the web site.

The Army makes it perfectly clear that it intends to seize private property in southeastern Colorado. They don't "need" the land for training purposes - that is a pretext. They have sufficient mega military training bases in Iraq (along with the world's biggest and most expensive embassy), also on plundered land. The power of eminent domain is an oft-used seizure tactic; there are others. On February 4, 2008, Not 1 More Acre!, advocates for the beleaguered citizens of southeastern Colorado, said: "The Pentagon and its military contractors are continuing to push plans to more than triple the size of the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado - in contravention of a law passed by Congress which forbids them to do so."

Remember, the Pentagon and the Department of Defense, since 1947, are under the jurisdiction of the king's cabinet. Congressional leaders, frequently indebted to campaign contributors and deep-pocketed lobbyists, go through the legislative motions and pass laws they can't or won't enforce. Many sincere officials are out-numbered by the compliant power-loving majority, who long ago abdicated their sworn responsibilities - just like those who handed America's financial resources to the Federal Reserve private bankers - the internationalist bankers who currently manage the president, his cabinet, elections and the monopoly media's talking heads.

Despite sounding conspiratorial, it is a fact that the U.S. has the capability of manipulating "the climate for military use." They have applied those "modification techniques" for "more than half a century" covertly maneuvering "weather patterns, communications and electric power systems as a weapon of global warfare, enabling the U.S. to disrupt and dominate entire regions" - against "enemy countries, friendly nations" or even, dare I say, the U.S. to "destabilize economies, ecosystems and agriculture."4

According to a top-secret congressional hearing held March 20, 1974, the military used weather modification in Vietnam and by 1977 was spending $2.8 million a year on weather-modification research; the same year that the United Nations banned the "hostile use of all environmental modification techniques." Allegedly, the U.S. discontinued all weather-modification research in 1979.5

HAARP, initiated in 1992 by Advanced Power Technologies, Inc. (APTI), a subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) "was developed as part of an Anglo-American partnership between Raytheon Corporation "which owns the HAARP patents, and British Aerospace Systems (BAES). The HAARP project is one among several collaborative ventures in advanced weapons systems between the two defense giants. APTI (including the HAARP patents) was sold by ARCO to E-Systems Inc, in 1994."6

"BAES was involved in the development of the advanced stage of the HAARP antenna array under a 2004 contract with the Office of Naval Research. The installation of 132 high frequency transmitters was entrusted by BAES to its U.S. subsidiary, BAE Systems Inc. and their Electronic Warfare division. In September 2007, BAE Systems Inc. received the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) top award for "outstanding leadership and engineering innovation in designing, constructing, and activating the Defense Department's High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) instrument." "HAARP, the world's largest and most capable ionospheric research facility, will serve the U.S. scientific and defense communities for the next 30 to 50 years." HAARP was dedicated June 27, 2007 and is "jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and DARPA.78

The Department of Defense and the CIA, the president's enforcement agencies, has contracts with E-Systems, founded in 1964. The CIA is "the intelligence-gathering and covert-action arm of the president." It is not "some sort of independently run mythical loose cannon."9 E-Systems, owned by war-profiteer Raytheon since 1994, "manufactures and distributes electronic systems and communications networks, including electronic warfare equipment, navigation and reconnaissance machinery, and highly sophisticated spying devices."10 In the early 1970s, E-Systems installed communications equipment on the President's Air Force One.11 This created an airborne command post for the Pentagon and the White House. This "Doomsday Plane" enables the president to manage a nuclear war.12

Although, there is no hard evidence that HAARP has or will be used for military purposes, the involvement of the Department of Defense would decidedly suggest such use. After all, they are not recognized for life and health improvement studies. Advanced technology and weaponry would provide ample opportunities to achieve their ultimate "full spectrum dominance," including the "globalization of the world's economy."13

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) "has a mandate 'to assess scientific, technical and socioeconomic information relevant for the understanding of climate change.' This mandate includes environmental warfare. 'Geo-engineering' is acknowledged, but the underlying military applications are neither the object of policy analysis or scientific research in the thousands of pages of IPCC reports and supporting documents, based on the expertise and input of some 2,500 scientists, policymakers and environmentalists."14 How convenient - just ignore the horrific possibilities and implications.

HAARP was unable to detect the "precise location of tunnels and underground shelters which was defined as a "serious weakness in the Department of Defense plans for precision attacks on hardened targets and for counter proliferation." Therefore, increased funding of $75 million a year was allotted, in May 1994, for further research.15

Residents of southeastern Colorado had already suffered through seven years of drought, accompanied by major financial losses due to the skyrocketing cost of hay, for which there was no assistance.16 Benefits, financial or otherwise, are typically and repeatedly extended to well-connected corporations - rarely to independent, struggling producers.

Then in December 2006, two back to back blizzards delivered record snow volume of 3 to 4 feet, with snow drifts as high as 10 to 18 feet causing financial losses of at least $500 million, economically devastating the people.17 During the storms, between 10,000 and 15,000 cattle perished from starvation and exposure. The numbers increased as the snow melted and more carcasses were revealed. The area affected was home to "345,000 head of cattle and calves, 23,500 head of producing sows and 112,000 head of sheep and lambs."18 Livestock contributes 70% to Colorado's agricultural gross product."19

The record storms forced "the closures of Interstate Highways 25, 76 and 70, as well as U.S. Routes 350, 36 and 85." Following Holiday Blizzards I and II, as they were named, more than a foot of additional snow fell on January 4-5, bringing the total snowfall for 16 days to more than 80 inches in some areas.20

On January 16, 2007, newly elected Governor Bill Ritter wrote to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns asking for federal "financial assistance to offset livestock and agricultural losses and to help prevent additional cattle deaths." Additionally, he sought funds to "help cover" the costs of "snow removal and emergency rescue operations." Ritter wanted the USDA to "declare the following counties disaster areas: Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Lincoln, Otero and Prowers counties,"21 some of the same land that the Army had targeted for seizure.

The federal government offered emergency "loans" to the ranchers and farmers, people who already had burdensome bank loans.22 The state also offered funds for "the rescue and recovery of livestock." But, the most immediate help came from other ranchers - neighbors helping neighbors. Legislation was approved for those who suffered livestock losses based on a presidential disaster declaration. Ranchers then counted on federal help.23

Unfortunately, there were restrictions. According to their disaster declarations, "thousands of dead cattle" apparently were not "enough of a disaster" for the U.S. Department of Agriculture who "denied disaster relief and the attendant low-interest loans" to the ten Army-targeted counties devastated by the blizzards in southeast Colorado.24 Lack of assistance might force some discouraged ranchers to sell their land. Although ranchers were not "holding their breath" for state or federal relief, such relief was desired and somewhat expected, given other disaster declarations programs instigated by FEMA and the USDA.25

Governor Ritter expressed disappointment over assistance conditions that were impossible to meet. It was an additional setback to ranchers and farmers who watched their livelihoods dissolve after "prolonged drought followed by devastating storms." Ritter, along with a state delegation appealed the USDA decision against granting low-interest loans. However, the ranchers had "sustained such terrific losses that more bank loans" would not have kept "them from going under."26

The Emergency Farm Relief Act of 2007, in the works for several years, would have provided payments to ranchers for livestock losses due to floods, wildfires, hurricanes and blizzards. However, USDA denial was based on its assessment that the counties had not suffered 30 percent production losses - not economic losses."27 "One factor leading to the limited assistance was that livestock do not fall under USDA crop disaster designations, since livestock are not a crop."28

Additionally, freezing rain during those December 2006 storms resulted in "significant ice accumulation" causing "tens of thousands of people" in the five affected states to lose electrical power, "paralyzing much of the Great Plains. Ice accumulation also downed trees and communication towers."29

"The worst victims of the December storms, particularly in Colorado's High Plains, were cattle; thousands were trapped by heavy snow and strong winds, which created drifts up to 20 feet in some areas. Strong north winds caused unbelievable blizzard conditions, with drifts as tall as two-story buildings."30

That blizzard may affect cattle reproduction for years to come. Bulls experienced reproductive problems "due to frozen testicles." Cows whose embryos died in early pregnancy due to the cold were vulnerable to deadly infections. Large numbers of "stillborn or aborted calves" resulted in a decreased "number of replacement females. Such reproductive problems resulting from the blizzard may have an economic impact for the next three to five years."31

Some hay deliveries arrived weeks later, too late for the deceased cows. "Some ranchers felt the distribution could have been timelier in execution. Ranchers and farmers have not received federal disaster relief and emergency aid, such as money for livestock rescue and recovery."32 Too little, too late - just like New Orleans and currently, Iowa. FEMA immediately responded on 9/11. Debris, which may have provided evidence, was hurriedly cleared away, an anomaly in such circumstances. The EPA, also very quickly, declared that the toxic air was harmless. People, trusting authority, accepted the falsehood. Many individuals developed serious health problems and have since died.

Colorado applicants for assistance had to leap through numerous hoops despite very public, appeasing, sympathetic rhetoric and philanthropic performances associated with the Presidential Snow Emergency Declarations. One may view the After Action Report. Yes, folks, we can trust the government - NOT!

HAARP: Part 1
HAARP: Part 2
Who's Controlling the Weather?
HAARP - Nature Modification Weapon
Chemtrails and Fort Carson
Just why/how did healthy, 51-year old Brig. Gen. Bruce Barlow (scroll down) die? He was stationed at Fort Carson.


  1. ^ President Bush's Cabinet
  2. ^ Ibid
  3. ^ "House Panel Votes to Elevate The E.P.A. to Cabinet Status," New York Times March 14, 1990
  4. ^ Michel Chossudovsky, "Weather warfare, Beware the US military's experiments with climatic warfare," December 7, 2007
  5. ^ Drake Bennett, "Don't like the weather? Change it," July 3, 2005
  6. ^ Ibid
  7. ^ Ibid
  8. ^ USA. BAE Systems space weather research facility wins top award
  9. ^ Pete Brewton, The Mafia, CIA & George Bush, the Untold Story of America's Greatest Financial Debacle, 1992, Introduction
  10. ^ The Princeton Review, Internship: E-SYSTEMS
  11. ^ Brazil: Amazon Contractor Raytheon has CIA Ties by Pratap Chatterjee, Inter Press Service, December 3, 1995
  12. ^ Chossudovsky, op. cit.
  13. ^ Ibid.
  14. ^ Ibid
  15. ^ HAARP: Detection and Imaging of Underground Structures Using ELF/VLF Radio Waves
  16. ^ State, ranchers fear record loss of cattle, Toll from snowstorms expected to rattle beef industry in Colorado by Deborah Frazier and David Montero, Rocky Mountain News, January 3, 2007
  17. ^ Amy Gillentine, Colorado's ranchers face 7-figure losses because of last month's Snowfall
  18. ^ Gov. Ritter Seeks Federal Aid For Livestock Losses, January 16, 2007
  19. ^ USDA Press Release: USDA Approves Blizzard-Relief Loans To Ranchers In 10 Southeast Colorado Counties, January 26, 2007
  20. ^ December 20-21, 2006 Colorado Blizzard
  21. ^ Gov. Ritter Seeks ... op. cit.
  22. ^ USDA Press Release, op. cit
  23. ^ Amy Gillentine, op. cit.
  24. ^ Editorial, Ranchers deserve federal aid, February 13, 2007
  25. ^ Emergency Responses for High Plains Cattle Affected by the December 28-31, 2006, Blizzard by Bimal Kanti Paul, Deborah Che, and Vicki L. Tinnon, Department of Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas Quick Response Research Report 191. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center
  26. ^ Editorial, Ranchers deserve federal aid, February 13, 2007
  27. ^ Ibid
  28. ^ Bimal Kanti Paul et al, op. cit.
  29. ^ Ibid
  30. ^ Ibid
  31. ^ Ibid
  32. ^ Ibid

About the Author

Deanna Spingola has been a quilt designer and is the author of two books. She has traveled extensively teaching and lecturing on her unique methods. She has always been an avid reader of non-fiction works designed to educate rather than entertain. She is active in family history research and lectures on that topic. Currently she is the director of the local Family History Center. She has a great interest in politics and the direction of current government policies, particularly as they relate to the Constitution. Deanna's Web Site


The Danger of Water Wars

Fred Pearce is the author of When the Rivers Run Dry: Water the Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century, March 22nd is World Water Day, an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

 Water consumption has tripled in the past 30 years and there's a growing danger that disputes over the most necessary of resources could erupt into violence

Water is rapidly becoming one of the defining crises of the 21st century. Climate change is making its availability increasingly uncertain. And we are using ever more of the stuff. In the past three decades the human population has doubled but human use of water has tripled -- largely because, ton-for-ton, modern 'high-yielding' crop varieties often need more water than the old crops.

A typical Westerner consumes, directly and through thirsty products like food, about a hundred times their own weight in water every day. That is why some of the great rivers of the world, such as the Nile, Indus, Yellow River and Colorado, no longer reach the sea in any appreciable volume. All their water is taken.

Many parts of the world, notably the Middle East, are running out of water to feed themselves. In response, a vast global trade is emerging. Not in water itself, but in thirsty crops like grains and sugar and cotton. Europe is a major importer of thirsty crops. Meanwhile the US, along with a handful of other countries, like Australia, Argentina, Thailand and Canada, are major exporters.

Economists call this the 'virtual water trade.' Many countries would starve without it. But as more and more countries run short of water, the trade will be disrupted. And the threat of wars over water will grow.

Already water shortages are at the heart of many injustices. Ever since Israel took control of the West Bank in 1967, it has refused to let Palestinians sink new boreholes there. It says this policy is necessary to protect the underground water reserves, which are already being over-used. That is true. But the reality is that Israel takes most of the water, and the limits only apply to Palestinians.

Israel's relations with its other neighbours are poisoned by its insistence on controlling the watershed of the River Jordan, its main source of water. According to former prime minister Ariel Sharon's memoirs, the 1967 Six Day War was fought as much for control of the River Jordan as for land. Israel today hangs onto the Golan Heights less for military reasons than because it is where the river rises.

Scour the more serious newspapers and you will see a constant drip-drip of stories about water riots in Pakistan, Mexico, India, China, Indonesia and elsewhere. The world is awash too with disputes over international rivers that threaten to become full-blown wars as water shortages grow. As a Briton, I am aware that many of these disputes are in former British-run territories, and have their origins in colonial times.

The 1947 partitioning of India split control of the River Indus. Now India and Pakistan are at odds over a new Indian hydroelectric plant that, Pakistan claims, threatens its British-built irrigation schemes, which supply most of the country’s food. India’s control over the Ganges causes both floods and droughts in downstream Bangladesh.

In Africa, Britain left behind a Nile treaty that gives all the waters of a river that flows through ten countries to the two most downstream: Egypt and Sudan. Egypt now threatens to wage war on anyone upstream -- such as Ethiopia -- who takes so much as a pint pot of water from the river.

Other festering disputes concern Chinese dams being built on the Mekong in Southeast Asia, and complex conflicts in central Asia, where upstream hydroelectric dams that keep the people of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan warm in winter disrupt water supplies for the huge cotton plantations of downstream Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

One of the first items on the agenda of a future functioning Iraqi government will be to contest Turkish dams upstream on the Tigris and Euphrates.

A major problem in many of these disputes is that there are no internationally agreed ground rules for how nations should cooperate over shared rivers.  Back in 1997 governments meeting at the UN agreed on the text of a Watercourses Convention establishing such rules. And yet a decade later, the treaty languishes without sufficient signatures from national legislatures to enter into force.

Amid the inevitable platitudes, it would be more valuable if, on World Water Day this weekend, governments would pledge themselves to bringing this vital agreement into force. It would be the first step to preventing future water wars.

Fred Pearce is a former news editor at New Scientist. Currently that magazine's environment and development consultant, he has also written for Audubon, Popular Science, Time, the Boston Globe, and Natural History. His latest book is With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change.

Elsewhere on Beacon Broadside: Fred Pearce on Al Gore, Tom Hallock on going green in independent bookselling and publishing, and David Gessner on migrations.


"The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance" - RSL 2006
Property Developers influence on Local Government
"The Obedience of Australia" - Peter Jones 1993
"COMMUNIST" COUNCILS IN NEW ZEALAND and their hidden Fabian Socialist 2006 "Draft Ten Year Plan" to confiscate all freehold properties through rate rises and taxes By John Christian © John Christian April 2006

A The Basis of Local Government
B City of London Corporation
C The Beginning of Socialism in London
D Fabian Society
E Fabian Society "Five Year Plan"
F Fabian Society Privatization of the World
G "Sovietization" of Local Government in New Zealand
H Communist "Sustainable Development"
I World Conservation Bank
J Communist "SmartGrowth"
K Bribery of Local Government Politicians
L Pauperization of Pensioners and the Middle Class
M Borrowing Powers of Councils and the Stealing of Ratepayer's Properties

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A  THE BASIS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT Before I outline the "Communist" basis of the New Zealand City, District and Regional Council draft Ten Year Plan policies (announced by most councils in March/April 2006), it is first necessary to provide a brief history of global "local government" in order to fully understand the real essence of what I write about. Although the modern system of local and regional government can be directly traced back to Babylon, when in King Nebuchadnezzar's time (605-562 B.C.), the city was divided up into ten distinct regions or districts ruled by princes, under whom were mayoral governors, captains, judges, treasurers, councilors and sheriffs ­ in modern times the system of local government that we have throughout the world is derived exclusively from the City of London Corporation.

B   CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION The City of London Corporation is a Masonic, private, independent, sovereign state occupying approximately one square mile within the heart of the greater London area inside the old Roman walls of London. It either directly or indirectly, controls all mayors, councils, regional councils,multi-national and trans-national banks, corporations, judicial systems (through Old Bailey, Temple Bar and the Royal Courts of Justice in London), the IMF, World Bank, Vatican Bank (through N. M. Rothschild & Sons London Italian subsidiary Torlonia), European Central Bank, United States Federal Reserve (which is privately owned and secretly controlled by eight British-controlled shareholding banks), the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland (which is also British-controlled and oversees all of the Reserve Banks around the world including our own) and last but not least, the communist European Union and communist United Nations Organization.

The supreme ruler of the City is the Lord Mayor who is elected once a year and lives in the Mansion House. The City has a resident population of about 5,000 that rises to about two million during the week when people surge in and out each day to work. The financial centre of the world, it is often termed the 'wealthiest square mile on earth.' The full title of the Square Mile's governing body is the 'Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London in Common Council Assembled.'

The Court of leadership consists of the Lord Mayor, 25 Aldermen and 130 Common Councilmen. All of the giant, largely Jewish international banks and corporations in the City of London that control the world are members of one or another of the Twelve Great Livery Companies domiciled in Guildhall (or the Hall of the City of London Corporation).

As the result of a 'gentleman's agreement' between the sovereign and the City merchants and bankers made many hundreds of years ago, the Lord Mayor is officially head of the Corporation and is allowed to operate independently of the sovereign. However, the wealth of the world held in the Corporation ultimately is the sovereign's, because, should the gentleman's agreement break down, the sovereign has the power to "rescind" the Corporation's independence.

The Queen sometimes refers to the Corporation as "The Firm."

While ostensibly the power of the monarchy appears to be diminishing as the Queen voluntarily gives her Commonwealth countries their independence and they become republics chartered to the United Nations, and she actively works toward abolishing the sovereignty of Britain as the UK is broken up and divided into regions of the European Union ­ her City of London Corporation multi-national banks and corporations are quietly taking over the world.

All of the big banks and companies in both New Zealand and Australia are either directly or indirectly City of London-controlled. In ancient times the City marshals and sheriffs were employed to ensure that all the "council" rates and taxes were paid to the City on behalf of the king.

After the conquest of William the Conqueror in 1066, who first brought the Jewish bankers to London from France, the Jews developed written credit agreements for the king, (in French called "mort-gages" ­ mort 'death' gage 'bond') and it was the marshal's and sheriff's jobs to ensure that all the interest payments of these "death-bonds" were paid to the Jews on behalf of the king. During the reign of Richard I (the Lionheart) after the serious downturn in the economy as the result of the cost and tax impositions of the Crusades, many farmers, business people and peasants had defaulted on their "mort-gages" throughout England.

As the result, the Jews promptly commenced seizing the commoner's property for not paying the interest, rates and taxes to the City and King. Subsequently, a rapid increase in hate against the "King's Jews" was initiated. This led to the massacre of Jews at York in 1190. New York in America was later named by British Jewish immigrant bankers in memory of the event.

For 100 years the commoner's hate against the "King's Jews" fermented until 1290, when, under pressure from the people, Edward III finally suspended the Mayoralty and reluctantly banished all Jews from his kingdom when 16,000 left England ­ and didn't begin to return until around the reign of Elizabeth I 1558-1603) when the enormous power of the City really began to accelerate with the opening of the world's first stock exchange in London ­ and has continued unabated to the present day.

[***According to the Jewish History Books the Jews returned to England after the death of Oliver CROMWELL nearly 75 years later. CROMWELL had won the Civil War in England in 1660 and formed the first republic or "The Commonwealth" in England The Jews of Amsterdam approached Cromwell in 1655 to allow them to return England but a decision was not reached.

According to the Jewish History Books there was a competition between the Dutch Jews and the Portuguese Jews over the Trade with South America. Three Centuries of Anglo Jewish History VD LIPMAN P30

It appears that the Portuguese Jews may have funded the return of Charles II as the minutes of the Board of Deputies of British Jews were written in Portuguese for the first 60 years ref "The History of the Jews: From Cromwell's Commonwealth to the Napoleonic Era" Simon DUBNOC, Moshe SPIEGEL (translator). However this rivalry stimulated the formation of many trading companies in England including The Formation of the East India Company

When in 1694 the Scots tried to emulate the trading English juggernaut with the ill-fated Scottish East India Company "Darien Expedition" the Scots may have been deliberately lured into bankruptcy to sign the Union of Parliaments. The Darien Expedition was promoted in Scotland by William PATERSON who is credited as being the founder of the Bank of England. However the Expedition was a monumental disaster and resulted in the Union of Parliaments between England and Scotland***]

While there have been rare occasions when the Lord Mayor and Commalty of the City, as a result of their colossal wealth and power have been able to subtly out-maneuver the monarch, as to their cost, Richard II, Charles I and James II were to learn to their fate ­ generally speaking this has been the exception rather than the rule. Ultimately, whoever successfully rules must have the "will" of the people.

Historically, in the City many although certainly not all monarchs, have ruled with the "will" of their subjects. But rarely, if ever, have the bankers, rich barons or knights been respected in this position. More often than not they've been consistently hated. Even when monarchs have done a poor job, provided they have still had the "will" of the people, the wealthy bankers' position has been extremely "perilous" to say the least. After forty years of misrule by Henry III, the Lord Mayor, Thomas Fitzthomas (1261-1264) and the Aldermen defied the king.

On this particular occasion the Lord Mayor ended up being thrown into the Tower where he died. Henry III vetoed nine Mayors in his long reign, and jailed another who died in prison. On one occasion the threat to the Lord Mayor's massive wealth and power has not come directly from the monarch, but from the people themselves. Mayor Nicholas Brembre(1383-1385)had been a king's man during the peasant's revolt, and was knighted by Richard II (similar to Sir Barry Curtis, Mayor of Manukau City in New Zealand today) for curbing the ambitions of his uncle, John of Gaunt. But Brembre had few friends among the common people having deposed the popular Mayor Adam Stable, and when he re-imposed the hated Poll Tax which had caused the revolt, the mob turned on him. He was given a mockery of a trial and was then hanged, drawn and quartered.

Understandably, therefore, from the time of Richard II most of the "Lord Mayors" in the City of London and others in the realm became very "cautious" and "hesitant" about any proposal which could be seen as an "unreasonable demand" to levy rates or taxes for the City and king. However, today these events have all but been forgotten. From the time of William the Conqueror in 1066 up to the time of the Reformation the City of London Corporation was Roman Catholic. (The modern global "company" and "corporate" business system that we know today grew out of the old Roman Catholic dioceses in England which were the world's first "corporations").

During the reigns of Henry VIII (1491-1547) and Elizabeth I (1558-1603) when the Church of England, knights and barons took over the assets of the Catholic Church in England, the City then became Protestant. Gradually, as the people of England apostatized and turned away from the Protestant King James Bible and Christianity in general, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, in the late 1800's the City and Monarchy became rabidly Socialist.

THE BEGINNING OF SOCIALISM IN LONDON The religion of Socialism is based primarily on the teachings of the pagan Greek philosopher and writer Plato, and especially his book The Republic, in which 400 years before the time of Christ he dreamed of a "World Republic" headed not by a president, but by a royal "world philosopher king" or "prince" like himself of course!). Both Karl Marx and Hitler were great students of Plato. It is only inevitable that the planned reformed United Nations and EU will one day be headed by this "Philosopher Prince." Socialism officially first began in 1880 in London when H. M. Hyndman founded the Rose Street Club which was dedicated to the destruction of Christianity in England.

In 1884 the group changed its name and came to be called the Social Democratic Federation. Its early members deceptively called themselves "Christian Socialists." Later the group's membership included the Jew, Karl Marx's daughter, Eleanor Marx and her husband Professor Aveling. Behind the scenes the group was largely controlled by Engels, Karl Marx's partner. Because Hyndman would not obey the orders of Engels, Eleanor Marx and her husband split off with William Morris the poet and others and started an opposition group which they called the Socialist League. On January 4, 1884, members and past members of the Social Democratic Federation, the Socialist League and others founded the Fabian Society.

D  FABIAN SOCIETY The first meeting of the Fabian Society was held at the home of Mr E. R. Pease, a member of the London Stock Exchange. Two of the leading members were George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Webb. Other early members were Eleanor Marx, theosophist and occultist Annie Besant, and author H. G. Wells.

The name of the society was suggested by the Spiritualist, Frank Podmore, who named it after the brilliant, elderly, third century Roman general, censor and consul, Quintus Fabius (Maximus Verrucosus)(303-203 BC) who was made a dictator in 221-217 BC and, with his small band of fighting guerillas and superior cunning, successfully defended Rome by defeating Hannibal's much bigger and mighty Carthaginian army through "gradualism" and "terrorism" during the time of the second Punic War. Initially he kept to the hills and cunningly hampered the enemy's progress by cutting off their food and supply lines with "delaying tactics" until Rome could assemble enough men to defend the city successfully.

During the war, his slow, "gradual," delaying tactics were greatly disapproved of by his soldiers and the civilians and earned him the name of 'Cunctator' ­ the 'Delayer.' But later, after the triumph, his skill and wisdom was highly appreciated. He died in his 100th year in 203 BC. Fabian Socialism is a "mixture" of Fascism, Nazism, Marxism and Communism all bundled together. However, it is much more deadly because it is much more clever and subtle.

The only difference between Fabian Socialism and Communism is that Communists take your house by directly sending in the "secret police" to knock your front door down ­ Fabian Socialists do it much more subtly and cleverly ­ by "gradually" taking your individual rights away, by "gradually" increasing property taxes and rates, and finally, when you can't pay them, they send in their regional "council tax inspectors" to take your house away ­ but the end result is the same. British PM Tony Blair and President George Bush Junior's globalist "war on terror" is a classic Fabian Socialist strategy. The philosophy of the Fabian Society was written in 1887 and included the statement: "The Fabian Society acknowledges the principal tenet of Marxism the abolition of private property etc." (of course this does not apply to the elect oligarchy at the top who end up owning the lot!). Sidney and Beatrice Webb published a book of 1143 pages in defense of Bolshevism. It was entitled Soviet Communism: A New Civilization. In April 1952 the Webbs were exposed before a US Senate Committee on the Judiciary when Soviet Colonel I. M. Bogolepov, a former Red Army officer, stated that the entire text had been prepared by himself in the Soviet Foreign Office. Appropriately, the defiant coat of arms of the Fabian Society (commissioned by author/playwright co-founder George Bernard Shaw) today (now archived) is a "wolf in sheep's clothing."

Until recently it also appeared on the Fabian glass window (now removed) in the Beatrice Webb House at Dorking, Surrey. (see enclosures) Today the Fabian Society is among other things the intellectual wing of the British Labour Party. Before Tony Blair became British Prime Minister in May 1997, he was Chairman of the Fabian Society. Since the 1997 British general election there have been around 200 Fabian MP's in the House of Commons, some of whom have formed almost entire Labour Cabinets including Gordon Brown, Robin Cook, Jack Straw, David Blunkett, Peter Hain, Patricia Hewitt, John Reid, Ruth Kelly, Alan Milburn and Clare Short. Headed by Tony Blair, Fabians now dominate the entire British government. They are resident in all parties and sit on all important select committees, commissions and organizations allied to the government. A good web-site on the subject is: www.lindsayjenkins.com/

The Fabian Society literally controls the European Union. German-born Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997, and member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, was one of two House of Commons' Representatives on the European Convention and a member of the Presidium of the Convention on the Future of Europe.

The Presidium was the drafting body that created the draft Constitution for Europe. In her book, The Making of Europe's Constitution , published in December 2003 by the Fabian Society, p. 20-21, Gisela writes: "In the early months, the Presidium members would meet in a small room in the Justus Lipsius Building some fifteen minute walk from the European Parliament. Attendance was limited to the thirteen members, the Secretary General Sir John Kerr, his deputy and the press officer.

Sir John Kerr, a former Permanent Secretary of the British Foreign Office, conducted the proceedings inside the Presidium and in the plenary sessions of the Convention with deft diplomatic skill as might be expected from someone who John Major called 'Machiavelli' in his autobiography. The best description of his talents I heard was: 'When Kerr comes up to you and asks for the time, you wonder why me and why now?'

On several occasions, we would retreat to the Val Duchess ­ a small palace used by the Belgian foreign minister. It was at one of the dinners at Val Duchess that the skeleton of the draft constitution was given to members of the presidium in sealed brown envelopes the weekend before the public presentation. We were not allowed to take the documents away with us. Just precisely who drafted the skeleton, and when, is still unclear to me, but I gather much of the work was done by Valery Giscard d'Estaing and Sir John Kerr over the summer.

There was little time for informed discussion, and even less scope for changes to be made." Today the Labour Parties in both New Zealand and Australia are closely affiliated to the Fabian Society in London. When Australian Labour Party Prime Minister Bob Hawke (a Rhodes Scholar), was guest of honour at the Fabian Society's Centenary Commemoration Dinner in Melbourne on May 18, 1984, he said: "I gladly acknowledge the debt of my own government to Fabianism. Earlier I dealt at some length with the principle of the inevitability of 'gradualness.' There is another important idea, a method more than a principle ­ which becomes closely associated with Fabianism. Sydney Webb called it 'permeation.' Today it would be called 'consensus.'

Webb put it this way. Most reformers think that all they have to do in a political democracy is to obtain a majority. This is a profound mistake. What has to be changed is not only the vote that is cast, but also the mental climate in which Parliament and Government both live and work. That I find to be an accurate description of the approach I and my colleagues have tried to bring to the affairs of the nation in our first term of office."

In June 2001, at the Federal Government joint standing committee on treaties inquiry into whether Australia should support a statute of the UN International Criminal Court which would affect the "sovereignty" of all Australians, when criticized by an Australian patriotic group, Labour Party Senator Chris Schacht, sarcastically exclaimed he had been a member of the Fabian Society for 20 years ­ and further, said; "You probably were not aware that us Fabians have taken over the CIA, KGB, M15, ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organization), IMF, the World Bank and many other organizations." That is why Tony Blair, as part of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Closing Celebrations in Melbourne on March 26, was also invited by Labour officials and business leaders to speak to the Australian Parliament in Canberra on March 27 about his Fabian "war against terror," and "intelligence matters" where he said; "The war against terror was as much a battle about values as it was about arms." And why, after the Australian Government meeting, he flew directly to New Zealand on March 28 to speak about the same subject at a meeting in the Auckland Town Hall, hosted by the New Zealand Labour Party Prime Minister, Helen Clark, and the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry ­ after which he participated (by video-link) in the International Climate Change Conference in Wellington on March 29, and later discussed with Prime Minister Helen Clark his ("Fabian Society") "initiative to set up a unit in the NZ public service to enable their respective Labour Governments to co-operate more closely on policy development" ( NZ Herald, March 28, 2006 pg. A3) and on "security ­ intelligence matters" as communist China is brought into the fold.

In the last century, members of the British Fabian Society dynastic banking families in the City of London financed the Communist takeover of Russia. Trotsky in his biography refers to some of the loans from these British financiers going back as far as 1907. By 1917 the major subsidies and funding for the Bolshevik Revolution were co-ordinated and arranged by Sir George Buchanan and Lord Alfred Milner. The Communist system in Russia was a "British experiment" designed ultimately to become the Fabian Socialist model for the British takeover of the world through the UN and EU.

FABIAN SOCIETY "FIVE YEAR PLAN" The British plan to takeover the world and bring in a "New World Order" began with the teachings of John Ruskin and Cecil Rhodes at Oxford University. Rhodes in one of his wills in 1877 left his vast fortune to Lord Nathan Rothschild as trustee to set up the Rhodes Scholarship Program at Oxford to indoctrinate promising young graduates for the purpose, and also establish a secret society for leading business and banking leaders around the world who would work for the City to bring in their Socialist world government.

Rothschild appointed Lord Alfred Milner to implement the plan. At first the society was called Milner's Kindergarten, then in 1909 it came to be called The Round table. It was to work closely with the London School of Economics founded in 1894 by Fabian Socialist leader Sidney Webb (Lord Passfield).

Today former Rhodes Scholars (such as Bill Clinton), Fabian Business Round Table members, and graduates from the London School of Economics (the primary Fabian Socialist training school in the world) dominate the global banking, business and political systems in every country.

The British Fabian Society plan to takeover the world by the City of London financial community was first published in a book entitled "All These Things" by a New Zealand author and journalist, A. N. Field. The book was first published in 1936 by Omni Publications in the United States (and censored in New Zealand).

The document, called "Freedom and Planning" was secretly circulated in 1932 by the inner councils of the members of the Political Economic Plan, otherwise known as "P.E.P." in London. The then chairman of the organization was a City of London Jew, Israel Moses Sieff, who was the reputed author of the plan.

The headquarters of P.E.P. were at 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London. Mr Sieff was also chairman and financier of Marks and Spencer's' chain stores and vice-president of the British Zionist Society. Centered around City of London Jewry's international financiers in the Bank of England subsidiary, the Bankers Industrial Development Company, the essence of the document "Freedom and Planning" was (and still is) to gradually "Sovietize" the world based on their "Five Year Plan" inaugurated in Moscow in 1927-28 in the Soviet Union.

Basically the plan involved the subtle transfer of the entire productive capacity of each country throughout the world into a series of great "State-owned" departments, which would then be "corporatized", then "privatized" to City of London Corporation International banks and corporations which they control. Individual property ownership would be severely restricted, with most of the land, sea, fisheries, rivers, lakes, ports, railways, communications, media, roads, electricity, energy, food, water, waste management, housing, farms, commercial property, schools, hospitals, police, social welfare, Inland Revenue etc. transferred into statutory corporations, companies or land trusts which indirectly would be owned by City of London banks.

The"peasants" would still be allowed to own their own clothes, and small assets like furniture, cars and boats etc., but the main assets of each country would be owned by their multi-national corporations and banks.

In essence the City of London Corporation would become the "One World Earth Corporation" and would privately own the world. Similar to the experiment carried out in the in the USSR, the whole world would eventually be transferred into a Communist "United Nations" World Soviet Socialist Republic, where each country would be "regionalized" and ruled through "Regional Councils" through a United Nations dictatorship called a "Parliamentary Assembly" which would be just another name for a Soviet "Central Committee" ­ and all independent, sovereign, national governments would be totally abolished.

F  FABIAN SOCIETY PRIVATIZATION OF THE WORLD As the result of the P.E.P. Plan originally formulated in 1932, right now every country's "State assets" (owned in trust by the State on behalf of the people) are being frantically "privatized" by City of London-controlled banks and corporations primarily under the directions of two leading Fabian Socialist writers ­ Sir Roger Douglas and John Redwood. Sir Roger Douglas's book "Unfinished Business" and John Redwood's book "Public Enterprise in Crisis" are the primary handbooks being used by central and local government finance ministers and officers all around the world to sell off each nation's "family silver" and State assets ­ with the more "sensitive" public assets being transferred into Fascist-type Public-Private Partnerships (PPP's) which are designed to make the public masses and peasantry "think" that they have some degree of control ­ when in reality they have none as the real ownership of the assets are held by the City of London banks and corporations who fund them.

Until relatively recently, John Redwood was head of N. M. Rothschild & Sons London global Overseas Privatization Unit that is coordinating the entire global privatization process. Sir Roger has been contracted as a consultant by City of London Banks, the World Bank and others to advise on national privatization programs as well. Fabian Society "Regionalization" of the World through UN and EU Control of Regional and City Councils All of the countries in the world currently are being "regionalized".

Presently, for example, the whole of the United States is being "regionalized" and the EU Committee of the Regions, based in Brussels, is "regionalizing" every country in the European Union. As the result of this radical "regionalization" process, Britain has now already been effectively abolished, having been divided up into 9 separate regions of the EU, plus Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This cunning process, which is being "gradually" implemented to destroy the power of the central national government in each country, is commonly referred to as "Devolution" by the Queen and Fabian Society.

Unlike the rest of the autonomous regions in the UK which, like most of the other regions in the EU that have become virtually powerless through their representation in the European Parliament which is now only a "talking shop", the City of London Corporation as a separate region by itself within the Union now rules it. This is because all of the Commissioners are appointed (not elected) to the European Commission by City of London-controlled business leaders and bankers in their respective countries.

Right now throughout the UK all city councils and regional councils are dramatically increasing their rate demand on their constituent's properties, while at the same time they are quickly expanding their debt evels for unaffordable capital works programs via loans from City of London banks ­ which policies are deliberately intended to prepare for the councils' "privatization" whilst transferring the local government in each country to "regional councils" ­ which ultimately will become or be controlled by "Regional Parliamentary Assemblies," identical to the old structure in the former Soviet Union ­ which first regionalized then abolished the national governments before they set up their republican socialist police state.

G   "SOVIETIZATION" OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NEW ZEALAND In New Zealand, the blatant UN "Sovietization" of the entire country was implemented by the Hon. Dr. Michael Bassett, Minister of Local Government, through the Local Government Amendment Act (No.2) in 1989. This radical act reduced more than 600 different local authorities throughout the country to 94: 13 regional councils, 74 district or city councils and seven special authorities.

This new structure of local government deftly created by the act divided the whole country up into 14 "Soviet-styled" regions governed by 13 regional councils and a district council (with the Airborne Region being unique in that its district council was also to become the regional council for that area).

Under the 1989 Act, the district and city councils were designed to continue to provide essential services such as water supply, roads, sewage disposal and rubbish collection (which all ultimately would be "privatized" or transferred into "Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP's) which would finally end up being foreign-owned) and the regional councils would take over many of the responsibilities performed in the past by many special purpose authorities formerly carried out by such agencies as catchment boards, harbor boards, pest and noxious plant authorities etc.

Ultimately, this devious plan is to transfer many of the Central Government tasks and responsibilities to regional councils as well, which will be further subtly rationalized to become or be controlled by "Sovietized" Regional Development Agencies and Regional Parliamentary Assemblies ­ to rule their unwary serfs and peasants under strict Communist United Nations and Marxist EU socialist law. These processes are now well advanced and are almost complete in Britain, and are accelerating in all other countries,including the United States. One could say that the Fabian Socialist global "cake is about 95% baked!"

H  COMMUNIST "SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT" In 1992 at the "communist" United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janero, Brazil, co-chaired by former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev and N. M. Rothschild-London agent Canadian billionaire Maurice Strong, the UN unveiled a radical environmental philosophical agenda which "inverted" the traditional values reflected in the Bible, Magna Carta and US Constitution (which put man under God at the head of his creation and dominion i.e. a man's rights were to have superiority over those of animals, fish, plants, trees and forests etc.)

At the Earth Summit in Rio, an old pagan concept was introduced which "inverted" all of our existing, constitutional, democratic, personal and property rights and values espoused by Christianity ­ and transferred them to the environment and the religion of mother-earth Gaia worship.

In this religion, a tree becomes more valuable than a human being. A rare bird more valuable than a hospital. This United Nations program of action unveiled in Rio was called Agenda 21. It is 300 pages long and is very complex. Primarily it is designed to be implemented with other radical UN documents such as the Global Biodiversity Assessment (1100 pages), promoted by the UN Conference on Human Settlements, Habitat II.

The first Habitat conference was held in 1974 and specifically identified private property ownership as a threat to the peace and equality of the environment. It proposed to revolutionize the development of the land and cities of each country under strict "Soviet-style" environmental guidelines, called "Sustainable Development."

The UN's communist secret agenda through "environmentalism" and "sustainable development" is very cunning and has deceived a lot of well-meaning people. Most people genuinely want to protect the environment and ensure that the earth's resources are "sustainable" for future generations there is no doubt. But the communist goal of "sustainable development" and "environmentalism" has absolutely nothing to do with protecting the environment or sustainability ­ it is all about abolition of property rights, and ultimately, collectivization of housing and farms under corporate State control.

Under this system, farmers and property owner's rights would be effectively extinguished and overridden by strict Environmental and Sustainable Development resource consents and laws. They would be told where they could farm, what "sustainable" land they could "develop," (sustainable development) what trees they could plant or cut down, what fertilizer if any they could apply, and they would need "consents" and licenses for everything under the sun. City dwellers would be in the same dire predicament, and have their homes confiscated, or they'd be severely fined, if they cut down a heritage tree, washed their car, boat or dishes using detergent, or used the privatized corporation's water when they shouldn't, especially if they were nabbed under their friendly "

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme," which scheme, incidentally, was first implemented in the Soviet Union. Socialism is very subtle. The penalty for cutting a tree down without the appropriate government consent would become worse than murder. Not only would you have to license your dog, to own a dog you would have to be licensed too. Farmers would need to be licensed to operate their collectivized farms, spray weeds, care for cattle and drive their tractors under new Soviet-styled "health and safety" laws.

All tradesmen and professional workers would have to be accredited and licensed, as would all Christian pastors and churches, and any other persons or institutions that could be likely to criticize their Soviet bosses.

All potential young parents would need to have a license to have children, and if there was any family genetic weakness of some sort in their state-controlled doctor's medical records, no license would be given In the end you would need a license or permit to take your boat on a lake, take your kid fishing off a wharf, or travel between towns or cities. In other words ­ full-blown Marxism.

The United Nations policy of "Sustainable Development" introduced in 1992 at the UNCED at Rio de Janero, and implemented through Habitat II and the UN World Commission on Environment and Development ­ is taken directly from the USSR Constitution, chapter 2, article 18, which reads: "In the interests of the present and future generations, the necessary steps are taken in the USSR to protect and make scientific, rational use of the land and its mineral and water resources, and the plant and animal kingdoms to preserve the purity of air and water, ensure reproduction of natural wealth, and improve the human environment."

 National Party Prime Minister, Jim Bolger, attended the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janero in 1992 and signed on behalf of New Zealand to commit the country to Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. Labour Party Prime Minister Helen Clark attended the follow-up summit in Johannesburg August 26 ­ September 4 2002 aptly called the "World Summit for Sustainable Development," where she attended the head of state sessions.

The summit has since been nicknamed "Rio+10 because it marked the 10th anniversary of the first Earth Summit at Rio. NZ Environment Minister Marion Hobbs led a 35-strong delegation to the giant summit, and was one of five vice-presidents nominated by the UN to lead the summit comprised of about 45,000 delegates.

Not only was N. M. Rothschild agent, Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN 1992 Rio Earth Summit, he personally worked with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to appoint three of his own Earth Charter Commissioners to the 12-man advisory panel of the Johannesburg Summit.

WORLD CONSERVATION BANK In September 1987, the 4th World Wilderness Congress was held in Denver, Colorado, USA, which established the World Conservation Bank. The congress was setup by none other than London's (late) Baron Edmond de Rothschild, chairman of Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild, Geneva, Switzerland, and one of the trustees of the International Wilderness Foundation that sponsored the conference. Approximately 1500 of the world's most powerful bankers and leaders attended the congress, which was chaired by Rothschild agent and Canadian multibillionaire, Maurice Strong.

At the congress, Edmond de Rothschild designated eminent financier I. Michael Sweatman to be the first president of the World Conservation Bank. Sweatman wrote the forward of the banks charter.

Leading insiders of the biggest banks and UN agencies in the world were present, including Maurice Strong "Mr Sustainable," David Rockefeller head of the Chase Manhattan Bank "Mr Development" and Mr David Ruckleshaus head of the UN Environmental Protection Agency "Mr Environment" ­ of course!

The World Conservation Bank is destined to become the final World Bank and the "de-coupling mechanism" for City of London parent banks to take over the assets of every country of the world.

The essence of their secret plan is this: After an orchestrated period of global financial chaos triggered by a major war in the Middle East or man-made state of emergency or natural disaster, in which most of the world's banks will be deliberately collapsed in the process, (wiping everybody's savings out in the crash), key City of London banking parent creditors, are going to takeover all the "mort-gages" (death-bonds) and assets of the world, and transfer them to the World Conservation Bank.

The plan is very esoteric and cunning, and very difficult for most to understand. Already most government treasury departments are preparing for such an event. As part of the preparation for this momentous event, all of the world's individual currencies are to be merged into two or three major currency groups, two of which are the euro and US dollar. Finally, these currencies are to be replaced with the World Conservation Bank's new electronic global currency, the "Earth Dollar."

This new currency is deceptively to be issued against the collateral of 34 per cent of the Earth's surface that is presently being transferred into huge UN Heritage Parks and Conservation areas in every country across the globe, under the crafty deception "Sustainable Development."

In short, the biggest banking conspiracy and deception ever to face mankind! George W. Hunt, (95 Camino Basque, Boulder, Colorado 80302, U.S.A.), a US businessman, attended the congress and produced a video about it exposing their wicked and incredibly deceptive plans.

On his video he plays excerpts of key speeches recorded at the congress. One such speech was made by David Lang, a leading US financier and close personal friend and business partner of Maurice Strong, who said: "When the auditor finally gets his hands into the balance sheet, I suggest therefore that this be sold not through a democratic process. That would take too long and devour far too much of the funds to educate the cannon fodder unfortunately which populates the earth. We have to take an almost elitist program that we can see beyond our swollen bellies and look to the future in time frames and in results ­ which are not easily understood or which can be, with intellectual honesty, be reduced down to some sort of simplistic definition." "

CANNON-FODDER!" ­ this is what these leading, arrogant, banking conspirators of the UN "Sustainable Development," "SmartGrowth," and World Conservation policies think of the world general population ­ including all New Zealanders.

THESE are the wicked men that all the millions and millions of naïve local/ central government politicians and business leaders throughout the world are now following. The New Zealand government has already met its commitment and transferred over 34 per cent of the entire country's land area into UN Heritage Areas and Conservation Parks under this deceptive plan. New Zealanders need to wake up and wake up fast.

 COMMUNIST "SMARTGROWTH" The main business facilitators and organizations of the UN Sustainable Development policies in the Asia-Pacific Region are the Pacific Rim Institute of Sustainable Management, the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Melbourne-based Sustainable Investment Research Group (SIRIS). Equity in this group,

SIRIS, coincidentally, is held by IOOF Funds Management and broking house JBWere ­ that provide research for N.M. Rothschild & Sons' Ethical Share Trust based in London.

The 1995 session the United Nations General Assembly passed a number of rules. Rule 61, 62 and 63 gave local government, civil organizations and private citizens the right to participate directly in the development and implementation of these documents. Directed by the IMF, World Bank, UN, and Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, the philosophy of "sustainable development" basically says that there are too many people on planet earth and there are not enough resources to go around.

What we need to do is urgently reduce the population, preserve, conserve, and "ration" the remaining resources ­ and that the United Nations is the only body that can do it.

The World Bank already has a huge statistical database on countries and individuals ­ what they produce and what resources they consume, water, energy, food, raw materials, heat, waste, health, social services etc. If the net figure is a plus, they are considered to be good productive world citizens. If it is a negative, they are in line for liquidation. These are all basically the same old Socialist/Communist ideas as the "Marxist/Leninist" philosophy and "planned economy" that permeated the old Soviet Union. In 1992 at Rio, another key "Soviet-styled" strategy proposed by the Agenda 21 Programme of Action from the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) was "SmartGrowth."

This agenda can be found in a UN companion book called Global Biodiversity Assessment published by Cambridge University Press. It proposes to model all the cities of the world on the Israel Moses Seif P.E.P plan, and the "planned" economic system of development used by Lenin and Stalin under the old Communist Soviet system of local government.

The UN "SmartGrowth" legislation in the United States was first passed in the State of Maryland in March 1997. Since then, it has been gradually introduced by city and district councils all around the world ­ including our own here in New Zealand. Of course, rarely if ever will you hear of the policy coming from a foul brood of UN international bankers. While virtually all of the general public are oblivious of this fact, usually individual councils will be happy to credit themselves as authors of the plans.

K   BRIBERY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT POLITICIANS Based on a City of London corporate banking formula, a policy to provide "more appropriate rates of remuneration for council members" was planned for in the Local Government Act (No.2) 1989.

This was essentially recommended to effectively "bribe" City Council, District Council, Regional Council and Community Board members throughout New Zealand, particularly in the bigger councils, to implement the Fabian Socialist policies from the Central Government and Treasury which aimed to dramatically increase property rates and taxes in the future, whether ratepayers or constituents agreed with them or not.

Subsequently, these sweeping remuneration changes were proposed by the politically appointed Higher Salaries Commission on April 2002 increasing

1 Auckland Mayor John Banks annual salary from $47,007 to $146,107, a pay rise of $99,100

2 Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis a pay rise of $35,111,

3 Hamilton Mayor David Braithwaite a pay rise of $27,381,

4 Auckland Regional Council Chairwoman Gwen Bull a pay rise $37,872 and

5 Tauranga Mayor Jan Beange a pay rise of $946

1. Since April 2002, it is not just a coincidence that these are precisely the councils that have been amongst the biggest culprits who have demanded the most onerous rates rise from their struggling citizens.

For example, Tauranga City's proposed average rate rise for the 2006-2007 year was leveled at 16.3 per cent (when inflation, wage rises, benefits, pensions etc. and the change in the consumer price index was running at about 3 per cent).

Even a five year old kindergarten child knows that this huge disparity is entirely unfair and "unsustainable" for the majority of their citizens, yet these highly paid Lord Mayors, Councilors and UN vassals of the realm have the cheek and audacity to call their plans "SmartGrowth" and "Sustainable Development."

 PAUPERIZATION OF PENSIONERS AND THE MIDDLE CLASS Just as there is a "close relationship" between the remuneration rises of leading local body politicians with the overall level of council rate-rise demand, so there is a "close relationship" between the level of council rate-rise impositions and the financial status of people living in each council ward or constituency.

The Fabian bankers already "own" the properties held by ratepayers with a "mort-gage" on them. This includes all private homes, farms, businesses and commercial property, local and central government debt. All young people with student loans and welfare beneficiary groups also come under this category.

By and large central bankers believe this group is not a worry as they are already under their strict control and firmly in their grip through welfare dependency or mort-gage "death-bond" fealty. But the one group that Fabian Socialists hate the most are the "freehold" property-owners. Hence, this group, more often than not, is the "middle class" that is predominantly comprised of middle-aged citizens and more particularly pensioners who are generally the most asset-rich.

As a result of this phenomenon, all global residential property taxation and ratepayer tax policies are now being subtly targeted against these particular groups to confiscate all their properties.

Essentially the Fabian City of London banks envisage this to be achieved through a variety of measures including onerous council rate-rises, capital gains taxes on more expensive residential properties, stamp duties, the introduction of Home Equity Release Loans (usually for over-60's), aged health care, social welfare and superannuation programs that debit the cost from the value of recipient property estates, the introduction of Residential Equity Taxes and attacks against Family Trusts.

Since council taxes were introduced in Britain in 1993, the average council bill has increased by 121 per cent ­ but it has soared by 149 per cent in areas which have a lot of older residents. Chichester is the worst offender with a 173 per cent increase. The average bill in the West Sussex town, where 23 per cent of residents are retired, has jumped from £456 in 1993-1994 to £1,244 for 2005-2006.

In the Dorset coastal town of Christchurch, where pensioners make up 30 per cent of the population, the bills have soared by 171 per cent from £441 to £1,193. Of the 20 local councils in England with the highest numbers of pensioners, 18 have seen their bills rise faster than average over the past 12 years, according to the research by Halifax Bank. (Daily Mail, Saturday, November 26, 2005).

The targeting and planning of these exorbitant rate rises comes not primarily from local councils, but from Central Government and Treasury officials through the Minister of Local Government and the Department of Internal Affairs under various OECD or UN agency guidelines.

M   BORROWING POWERS OF COUNCILS AND THE STEALING OF RATEPAYER'S PROPERTIES Early in 1994 submissions were called for on Department of Internal Affairs plans to repeal the 1956 Local Authority Loans Act and for new borrowing powers to be placed in the 1974 Local Government Act.

Up to 1994, most local authority borrowing had to be approved by the Local Authorities Loans Board, which ensured that all long-term borrowing by councils for a capital work or asset had to be secured by future rates revenue. Since some loans were exempted from the control and monitoring of the Board, such as redemption loans, loans up to $50 million for local authorities with populations more than 20,000, and loans up to $15 million for local authorities with populations of less than 20,000, it was proposed that the Local Authorities Loans Board should effectively become redundant ­ and new laws should be implemented which would allow all local authorities to manage their financial costs and risks themselves with details of their proposed borrowing programs included in their annual plans.

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