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Union calls for Canada to buy back Canadian Wheat Board from Saudis over spat PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:03

The union says Saudi Arabia's decision to stop buying Canadian wheat and barley shows it won't put the interests of grain farmers first

OTTAWA — A union representing transportation workers in Churchill, Man., is calling on Ottawa to buy back the Canadian Wheat Board from a Saudi consortium in light of the diplomatic spat between the two countries.

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Child poverty linked to discrimination and systemic inequality, study suggests PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 18 June 2018 16:23
 
 
By LAURIE MONSEBRAATENSocial Justice Reporter
 
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/06/18/child-poverty-linked-to-discrimination-and-systemic-inequality-study-suggests.html
 
 
 
Mon., June 18, 2018
Federal ridings with the most child and family poverty in Canada are also home to the highest proportions of Indigenous, visible minority, immigrant and single-parent families, according to a new study.
 
These ridings are also more likely to have high unemployment, low rates of labour force participation, more renters and people paying more than 30 per cent of their income on housing, says the report released Monday by Campaign 2000, a national coalition of more than 120 organizations dedicated to ending child poverty.
 
 
Jane Syvret plays with two of her three children in a park near their Toronto home. Syvret, 27, who is of Indigenous and Black heritage, says her family is the face of the Campaign 2000 report.
Jane Syvret plays with two of her three children in a park near their Toronto home. Syvret, 27, who is of Indigenous and Black heritage, says her family is the face of the Campaign 2000 report.  (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR)
Jane Syvret plays with two of her three children in a park near their Toronto home. Syvret, 27, who is of Indigenous and Black heritage, says her family is the face of the Campaign 2000 report.
Jane Syvret plays with two of her three children in a park near their Toronto home. Syvret, 27, who is of Indigenous and Black heritage, says her family is the face of the Campaign 2000 report.  (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR)
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Former Bank of Canada Head: Pipeline Protesters May Be Killed. So Be It. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 June 2018 16:57
 
"North American governments have shown the 'fortitude' necessary to kill indigenous people often enough that this is no idle threat," warns Bill McKibben.
 
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/15/former-bank-canada-head-pipeline-protesters-may-be-killed-so-be-it
 
 
byAndrea Germanos, staff writer Common Dreams
 
 
 
 
Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. (Photo: William Chen/flickr/cc)
 
 
 
Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. (Photo: William Chen/flickr/cc)
 
As Canada's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project faces ongoing opposition, the former governor of the Bank of Canada said that protesters may die but that the government should push the project through anyway.
 
Speaking at an event Wednesday, David Dodge said, "We're going to have some very unpleasant circumstances," the Edmonton Journal reported. "There are some people that are going to die in protesting construction of this pipeline. We have to understand that."
 
"Nevertheless, we have to be willing to enforce the law once it's there," Dodge said. "It's going to take some fortitude to stand up."
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The Trudeau, Inc. take-over of the expansion of Kinder Morgan would impact on climate change, jeopardize future conservation projects in the Salish Sea and the rights of future generations and the rights of indigenous peoples PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 01 June 2018 13:27

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

 

  1. The Trudeau, Inc. expansion would contribute to the undermining of Canada’s commitment  to implement the SDGs and of its obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

In SDG13 on climate change, addressing climate change is described as urgent; climate change could also preclude the fulfillment of most of the SDGs 

 

In 1988, at the Changing Atmosphere Conference in Toronto, the participants including representatives from government, academia, NGO and industry expressed their concern about Climate Change in the Conference statement:

 

“Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequence could be second only to a global nuclear war. the Earth’s atmosphere is being changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from human activities, inefficient and wasteful fossil fuel use ... These changes represent a major threat to international security and are already having harmful consequences over many parts of the globe.... it is imperative to act now.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2018 08:39
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Who’s defending Canada’s national interest? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 16:49

First Nations facing down a pipelineJustin Trudeau is bailing out a Texas oil billionaire. He should be bailing out Canada’s workers and the climate.

Last Saturday, Indigenous leaders stood arm-in-arm in front of the gates of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline worksite in Burnaby, British Columbia.
For weeks before, hundreds of non-native people – environmentalists, federal parliamentarians Elizabeth May and Kennedy Stewart, even an engineer formerly employed by the Texas oil corporation – had marched to the same place. In each case, police approached, read aloud their violation of a no-go zone, and arrested and shackled them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 17:08
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What The National Interest? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Dragonslayer   
Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:56

FYI -  From Wikipedia on the definition of National Interest.  It appears to be more of a political term than a legal one.  When Trudeau uses the term to justify a pipeline it may be useful to us to see what it means.

 

Quote from Wikipedia...

"As considerable disagreement exists in every country over what is or is not in "the national interest," the term is as often invoked to justify isolationist and pacifistic policies as to justify interventionist or warlike policies. It has been posited that the term is a euphemism used by powerful countries for geopolitical aims such as nonrenewable natural resources for energy independency, territorial expansionism and precious metals in smaller countries.[4] In that case, euphemism usage is necessary to stifle voices opposed to an interventionistic or warhawk foreign policy.[5]"

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 April 2018 19:10
 
Fort McKay First Nation Fights for ‘Last Refuge’ Amidst Oilsands Development PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 09 February 2018 09:35

 

Moose Lake

First elected to lead Fort McKay First Nation in northeast Alberta more than three decades ago, Boucher has made a name for his cooperative relationship with industry, which includes launching a sizable oilsands service conglomerate, denouncing environmentalists and purchasing a 34 per cent stake in a $1 billion Suncor bitumen storage terminal.

But now, a proposed 10,000 barrel per day oilsands project is threatening to infringe on a nearby sacred region called Moose Lake that serves as the First Nation’s “key cultural heartland” and is shared with the local Métis community for traditional activities. And Boucher is speaking out against the project — specifically targeting the provincial NDP for failing to finalize a management plan that would restrict development in the area prior to the regulatory hearings.

This government does not want to do an agreement with Fort McKay,” said Boucher in an interview with DeSmog Canada, during a break in the Alberta Energy Regulator hearings. “We’ve had discussions with them. As a result of these discussions, we have gone nowhere in terms of trying to resolve our issues with respect to the integrity of Moose Lake.”

A spokesperson for Alberta’s environment and parks department didn’t provide a response before deadline.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 February 2018 09:41
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HARPER’S 2012 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS TO OFFSET HIS PERFIDY PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 06 January 2018 12:07

HARPER’S 2012 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS TO OFFSET HIS PERFIDY

Joan Russow- Global Compliance Research Project

PEACE

                            

 RESOLUTION A

 

(I) I resolve to adhere to the United Nations Charter and work to prevent the scourge of war, and I thus resolve not to support the US in its aggressive interventions in other states and its disregard for international law and I am willing advocate moving to Chapter 6 - peaceful resolution of disputes- of the Charter on the United Nations. I also resolve to take the US to the international Court of Justice to prevent any US unilateral action

 

(ii) I resolve to work towards the dismantling of NATO for years of illegal acts of aggression, for holding a first strike nuclear position and for its other acts of violation of international law.

 

(iii) I will propose, at the UN, a resolution, calling for the delegitimization of war, and for at least a 50% reduction of the global military budget; I resolve to cancel the F35 because Canada will no longer need to replace the F18s, and I will cancel the contracts for the construction of navy frigates.

(iv) I will no longer use guises for military aggression such as was done with “human security" (Iraq, 1992), with “humanitarian intervention (Kosovo, 1999) with responsibility to protect” (Haiti, 1994, Libya, 2011) or with right to intervene (???)

(v) I will further the concept of true security -common security (as envisioned by Olaf Palme- with the following objectives;

 

(a). to achieve a state of peace, and disarmament; through reallocation of military expenses

(b) to promote and fully guarantee respect for human rights including civil and political rights, and the right to be free from discrimination on any grounds

(c ) to enable socially equitable and environmentally sound employment, and ensure the right to development and social justice; labour rights, social and cultural rights- right to food, right to housing, right to universally accessible not for profit health care system, and the right to education

(d) to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment, respect the inherent worth of nature beyond human purpose, reduce the ecological footprint, and move away from the current model of overconsumptive development.

(e) to create a global structure that respects the rule of law and the International Court of Justice;

To further Common Security, the member states of the United Nations including Canada have incurred obligations through conventions, treaties and covenants, made commitments through Conference Action plans, and created expectations through UN General Assembly resolutions, and declarations. Member states of the United Nations have incurred obligations, made commitments and created expectations

The blue print for Common Security has been drawn; the issue is compliance and implementation.

(v) I resolve to discharge obligations under the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Arms treaty (NPT) and support the removal of Article 4­ the peaceful use of nuclear energy and the prohibition of future sales of CANDU Reactors around the world

 

(vi) I resolve to stop production in Canada of military armaments and end the international sale, by Canada, of arms and major weapons components. In addition, I resolve to phase out sunset industries while establishing a fair job transition program for those affected by the ban

 

(vii) I resolve to no longer obstruct international Conferences on the prohibiting of weapons systems, or undermine the convention for the trade in small Arms

and I resolve to end the international arms trade Fair, CANSEC, AND to end war games, such as Exercise Trident Fury.

 

(viii) In addition, I resolve to phase out the mining of uranium acknowledging continued contribution, by Canada, to the development of nuclear weapons, and I resolve to immediately ban all circulating and berthing of nuclear powered and nuclear arms capable vessels from Canadian waters

 

(ix) I resolve to revert to the previous government’s position to support the UN Resolution calling for a nuclear arms free Middle East and to reverse my position and recognize Palestine as an Observer State at the UN

 

EARTH

 

RESOLUTION B

 

(i) I resolve to recommit to the Kyoto Protocol

 

(ii) I resolve to discharge Canada’s obligations under the Framework Convention on Climate Change by conserving carbon sinks and by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 1990 levels by the year 2015 through the following actions:

 

(iii)  I resolve to conserve carbon sinks by preventing all logging in old growth forests and destruction of bogs

 

(iv). I resolve to discontinue all subsidies to the fossil fuel industries and redirect federal funding to the promotion of environmentally sound renewable energy

 

(v) I resolve to initiate a nation-wide campaign to move away from car dependency, and to redirect federal funding to the promotion of public transit

(vi) I resolve To end the strategy of substituting proposals of adaption to or offsetting of climate change rather than seriously addressing the issue of preventing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

(vii) I resolve to phase out the use of fossil fuels, especially those from the unconventional sources such as the tar sands, reduce other greenhouse gas producing activities, cancel the Northern Gateway Project, including the proposed Enbridge pipeline and also, prevent the expansion of the kinder Morgan pipeline, and prohibit tankers along the BC coast, and oppose the keystone pipeline

(viii) I resolve to end the substantial contribution to greenhouse gas emissions caused by methane gas resulting from the dependency on animal protein.

(ix) I resolve to ban fracking across Canada,

(x) I resolve to discontinue the promoting of false “solutions” to climate change such as biofuels, large hydro projects, and nuclear energy which are not socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound renewable energy sources.

(xi) I resolve to address the failure of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to investigate and estimate the full impact of greenhouse gas emissions by the military, and to demand that each state release information related to the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of all militarism, from military exercises, war games, weapons testing, military aviation troop transfer, military operations, and waste generation, to reconstruction after acts of violent interventions etc.

(xii) I resolve to oppose the practice of member states’ relying not on the emerging scientific data, but on the IPCC 2007 report which was based on 2004 and 2005 data The emerging data now indicates the urgency of keeping the rise in temperature below the dangerous level of 1°C, [which is the point at which global systems on land, water and air will be so affected as to create vicious feedback cycles and destabilise many ecosystems and human societies]; whereas the IPCC 2007 Report had indicated that 2 degrees was the safe threshold. The emerging scientific data also indicates that there are more serious climate-induced events than anticipated in the 2007 IPCC Report.

(xiii) I resolve to oppose the climate injustice of using the atmospheric space of developing countries, and refusing to pay compensation

(xiv). I will oppose the misappropriation of agricultural land for the growing of biofuel and contributing to food insecurity, and prohibit the purchase and use of land for biofuels to serve foreign markets and undermine food security.

(xv)  I resolve to discharge obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and thus identify conserve biodiversity , and implement  the precautionary principle in order to prevent the loss or reduction of biodiversity, I therefore undertake to:

Including the following

a. Protect threatened or endangered species

b Ban the introduction of non-native species

c. Ban salmon aquaculture and transgenic Salmon

d. Avoid and minimize the threat to biodiversity by banning all ecologically unsound practices.

e. Restructure the current environmental assessment review process so that it becomes a legitimate environmental assessment and less a project review mechanism.

(xvi) to stop arresting citizens who attempt to enforce international agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity by protesting the destruction of significant ecosystems such as old growth forests

 

(xvii) I resolve to discharge Canada’s obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of the Production and Consumption of Ozone-depleting substances by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances.

(xviii) I resolve to abide by the Law of the Sea and its agreement the implementation of the provisions of the united nations convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the conservation and
management of straddling fish stocks and highly
migratory fish stocks, And I resolve to pass legislation to reinsert Article 35 (habitat Protection into the Canadian fisheries Act and reinsert the legislation to protect waterways

(xix) I resolve to act on the commitment at UNCED to support the development and use of environmentally sound energy by immediately ceasing all subsidies to the fossil fuel and nuclear industries, and transfer those funds into the development and use environmentally sound energy

 

(xx) I resolve to act on the commitment from the Rio Declaration to prevent the transfer to other States of substances or activities that are harmful to human health or the environment

 

(xxi) I resolve to implement the commitment made At the United Nations conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) 1992, to promote a "culture of safety" by preventing disasters. This commitment was reaffirmed at Habitat II (1996) when Canada undertook "to ensure adequate regulatory and other measures to avoid the occurrence of disasters..."

 

 

(xxii) I resolve to end the exploitation of Nature by reaffirming  that World :every form of life is unique, warranting respect regardless of its worth to humans, and to accord other organisms such recognition's, humans must be guided by a moral code of action (World Charter of Nature, 1982)

(xiii) I resolve to eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption,; this pattern has contributed to poverty, to the inequitable distribution of resources within countries and between countries, has increased the vulnerability to natural disasters and has threaten the well-being of future generations.

(xxiv) I resolve to reduce the ecological footprint that has contributed to a socially inequitable and environmentally unsound world; end the conversion of nature into a source of raw materials, and the practice of “built-in obsolescence”

(xxv) I resolve to invoke the precautionary principle as a general and enforceable principle of law:

where there is a threat of irreversible harm the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measure to prevent the threat. (Rio declaration)

(xxvi) I resolve to invoke the reverse onus strategy which places the onus not on the opponent, to demonstrate harm. but on the proponent of an intervention to prove safety

(xxvii) I resolve to prevent Notec’s- natural disasters caused by technology or technological disasters caused by natural disasters and not rely on after-the fact attempts to reduce or mitigate disasters.

(xxviii)  I resolve, through the invoking the precautionary principle, to ban the
production and distribution of genetically engineered  food and crops,
the practice of bio piracy of genes of indigenous peoples ,and the dumping of GE food and adventitious materials [living modified
organisms] on developing countries. And remove off the shelves all processed foods containing genetically engineered material.

(xxix) I resolve to ban Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are bioaccumulative and toxic, and which are capable of traveling .long distances from their original source.

(xxx) I resolve to support the .prosecution of countries for violating the transboundary principle that holds that states shall be held legally responsible for any pollution, in other states, caused by activities under their own jurisdiction.

(xxxi) I resolve to end the practice of causing environmental devastation and then rely on restorative or clean-up technologies to remediate the environmental destruction rather than taking the preventive approach so as to avoid costly and inadequate subsequent measures to “rehabilitate” the site.

(xxxii)I resolve to end the unsustainable forest management, the conversion of forests into agricultural land and the expansion of large-scale agro-industrial monocultures for food, fibre and, increasingly, energy.

(xxxiii) I resolve to end land degradation, soil erosion, salinization, water logging, and soil pollution, which contribute to loss of soil fertility.

 

JUSTICE

  RESOLUTION C

 

(i)I resolve to comply with the Convention Against Torture and to oppose the redefinition of what constitutes Torture and thus violating of the Convention against Torture through Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,

 

(ii) I resolve to fully implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and thus to revoke the Anti-terrorism Act and to “not deprive a people of its subsistence” as has been done so often with first Nations

 

(iii) I resolve to fully discharge obligations under the International Covenant of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights by ensuring all citizens’ right to adequate, safe and affordable housing, and food, and the right to work and equal pay for work of equal value.

 

(iv) I resolve to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Migrant workers and their Families

(v) I resolve to no longer undermine the  Declaration  on the Rights of Indigenous peoples and will be bound by the articles and no lon

ger treat the declaration as being only aspirational. And I resolve to meet with Chief Theresa Spence of Northern Ontario’s Attawapiskat First Nation and agree to the demands of the “Idle No More” movement; I resolve to reverse  Indian Act changes that would allow bands to lease out reserve lands without majority community support

 

(vi) I resolve to fully implement the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of racism

 

(vii) I resolve to fully implement the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women

 

(viii) I resolve to fully implement the convention on the Rights of the Child

 

(ix) I resolve to extend the term “other status” in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to include, in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the following grounds:  social condition

 

(x) I resolve to remove the distinction between safe and unsafe states because under the 1951 Refugee Act, Article 1 states there should be no discrimination on the ground of country of origin

 

RESOLUTION D

 

(i)I resolve to act on the commitment made at the UN conference on Women and the Habitat II conference to ensure that corporations including transnationals comply with international law including international environmental law. In addition, I resolve to discontinue all my corporate junkets where I am often flaunting Canadian industry that most countries do not need

 

(ii) I resolve to revoke charters of corporations that violate human rights, cause environmental degradation, deny social justice and labour rights or contribute to conflict or war, and

(iii) I resolve to propose the dismantling of  WTO and to abrogate NAFTA and to abandon so called  free trade agreements , other similar agreements that exalt economic interests of a few Canadians, and that undermine the principles of Public Trust international Law by transferring power from democratically elected government to corporations and “investors”.

(iv) I resolve to ensure that corporations operate within the parameters of public principles rather than merely by the pursuit of the greatest profit. Principle and rule must drive corporations rather than their being overruled by corporations

 

(v) I resolve to move away from using the Gross Domestic Product as a measure of economic health and to recognize that it can give a grossly distorted picture of the Economic and social health of the nation unless used in conjunction with broader indicators such as Genuine Progress Indicators or the Criteria of Public Trust

 

(vi)I resolve to redirect budget allocations away from socially inequitable and environmentally unsound practices towards socially equitable and environmentally sound practices. In addition, I resolve to relocate the military budget to increase funding for health care and education.

 

(vii) I resolve to embark upon a “socially equitable and environmentally sound” investment campaign that supports the adherence to socially equitable and environmentally sound principles, and that promotes preventive technology i.e. doing it right the first time, ecologically as well as financially and which discourages investment in any company that does not comply with the principles in all aspects of its operation.

(viii) I resolve to end the guise of using the notion that banks  and corporations are too big to fail  to justify the  bailing -out of corporations and banks, and oppose the reclassifying of function, by financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs in order to take advantage of the bail -out

(ix) I resolve to prohibit the centralization of banks and the egregious funny money banking systems and abandon the capitalist, exploitative, competitive economic model, and prohibit corporate funding of politicians,

(x) I propose the ending of the shifting, by corporations, of their addresses offshore to lower their taxes, and of the evading, by corporations, of criminal charges by spinning off their companies.

 

RESOLUTION E

 

 (i) I  resolve to prevent agribusiness and pharmaceutical companies, along with other corporations involved with biotechnology, and with environmentally unsound practices from sponsoring and influencing the direction of research at University, hospitals and other research facilities

 

(ii) I  resolve to support the efforts of organic and ecological agriculture associations in establishing organic/ecological farm practice codes, standards and certification processes, and in the preservation of seed diversity

 

(iii) I  resolve to phase out Agribusiness Canada and other federal research support for large-scale agribusiness chemical, pesticide and genetic and other bioengineering practices and refocus support on the development of family and community scale ecological agriculture models, principles and practices such as biological soil and pest management approaches such as soil rebuilding crop rotations, companion planting, intercropping, and perennial polycultures.  I resolve to support the banning of genetically engineered foods and crops, and the removal, in super markets, of all products which contain transgenes

 

(iv) I  resolve to phase-out  federal support for college and agency agribusiness educational programmes and refocus support on family farm and community scale eco-agriculture workshops, distance education, undergraduate and graduate and diploma.

 

 

RESOLUTION F

 

(i)I  resolve to support a bill to ensure independent funding for the CBC and to increase funding to the CBC so that there will be sufficient funds to do in depth investigative reporting even though it may expose serious problems with government administration

 

(ii) I resolve to support a motion that requires the senators to seriously become a body of sober second thought and not require senators to vote on party lines

 

(Iii) I resolve to revisit the omnibus bills and never to present omnibus bills in the future

 

(iv) I resolve to put a motion on the floor of the house  to propose that for the 2015 election, h electoral system in Canada will no longer be first past the post but some form of proportional representation

(v) I resolve to no longer end a speech with God bless Canada

 

ETC

 

WAR AND CONFLICT

1..Delegitimize war- Given the social, environmental, health, human rights, economic consequences of war, under no conditions or circumstance is war legal or just.

2.End any attempt to undermine the international resolve to prevent the scourge of war; this would include not engaging in intimidation, in cajoling or in offering economic incentives in exchange for support for military interventions.

3.End the reluctance to abide by the 1975 Declaration on the Use of Scientific and Technological Progress in the Interests of Peace and for the Benefit of humanity.

4.Dismantle the UN Security Council because it violates a fundamental principle in the Charter of the United Nations- the sovereign equality of states, and bestow more power to the UN General Assembly that does respect this principle.

5.End the misconstruing of Article 51 (self-defence) of the Charter of the United Nations to justify premeditated non-provoked military aggression, or to use various such pretexts for invading other sovereign states.

6.Abandon the guise of the pre-emptive/preventive attack policy that has resulted in aggressive attacks on sovereign states and that has been in violation of the Article 2 of United Nations and international law as being the 'supreme' international crime of a war of aggression.

7.End the practice of invoking Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations rather than invoking Chapter VI - the peaceful resolutions of disputes - and be prepared to be judged by the International Court of Justice.

8.End the practice of disrespecting of the jurisdiction and decisions of the International Court of Justice.

9. Withdraw immediately from any military involvement and occupation of sovereign states.

10.End the trumping of health, environment, civil and political and human rights for the sake of “security, power and profit.

11.End the use of "human security" which has been extended to "humanitarian intervention", and used along with the "responsibility to protect" or with right to intervene with a view to justifying military intervention in other states.

12.True security is "common security", as defined in documents prepared by Olaf Palme, and which entrench peremptory norms related to the preventing war and conflict, guaranteeing human rights, protecting the environment, and ensuring social justice.

13.End the practice of targeting or assisting in the assassination of leaders of other sovereign states, and of engaging in "regime change".

14.End the practice of mollifying public opposition by couching aggressive acts in euphemistic "operations" such as "Operation Just Cause", “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, "Operation Enduring Freedom",

15.End the destabilization of states and regions through the sale of arms, including through the guise of “foreign aid’ or through infiltration of NGOs, such as USAID, NED, Freedom House or through fundamentalist Christians in groups such as Operation Rescue.

16.End the production of land mines and end the procrastination, by those responsible, to remove land mines from all areas of the world where land mines are known to exist.

17.End the reluctance of nuclear arms states to comply with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by failing to implement Article VI of the Treaty, (Article VI: commits all parties to pursue negotiations in good faith on measures to end the nuclear arms race and to achieve disarmament.).

18 .End the production of all weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear, chemical, and biological, as agreed to in UNCHE in 1972, and in specific conventions. And discontinue the gutting of the Treaty on Cluster bombs

19.Suffocate the production of uranium, end importing and exporting of uranium, prohibit the use of weapons such as those with depleted uranium and cluster and end the continued profit-making from the sale of arms and trade in small arms.

20.Disband NATO for its disregard of the international rule of law, including the objective of the Charter of the United Nations, and the Convention against Torture.

21.Prohibit propaganda for war (ICCPR), including establishing military bases, engaging in war games, producing and selling of armaments, and holding arms exhibitions.

22.End the unequal treatment of the states that possess nuclear weapons or nuclear weapon capabilities such as the destabilizing impact of the Middle East as a result of the possession of nuclear weapons by Israel.

23.End the disregard for the obligations under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty to ensure that exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind [humanity].

24 Repeal the Patriot Act and Anti-Terrorism Act because they violate civil and political rights, and results in racial profiling.

25 .End the practice of “rendering”- sending “persons of interests” to countries which are known to condone torture.

26.End the refusal to be judged by an international tribunal for any actions that might be deemed to violate international law related to crimes against the peace, to war crimes, or to genocide.

27.End the misuse of UN "peacekeeping" forces to clean up aggressive acts of destruction and occupation caused by other states.

28 Close and convert, to peaceful purposes, all foreign military bases in sovereign states around the world.

29.End the production, circulation and berthing of nuclear powered or nuclear arms-capable vessels throughout the world.

30 .End "War Games" or "Military Exercises" such as Exercise Trident Fury or Northwest Training Range complex.

31 .Discontinue the propping up and financing of military dictators and abandon the long standing policy enunciated against Somoza “he’s a bastard but he is our bastard”.

32 .Demilitarize the economy by reallocating resources presently committed to military purposes to provide for the needs of citizens to pass on the peace dividend to the developing countries as undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action Plans and UN General Assembly Resolutions and Declarations.

33.End misplaced spending priorities: on militarism, on adulterated unsafe food, on production of products and substances harmful to the environment and human health, and redirecting budgetary expenses to eradicate poverty.


AVERTING ENVIRONMENTAL DEVASTATION AND HEALTH PROBLEMS

34.End the exploitation of Nature affirmed in 1982 World Charter of Nature; every form of life is unique, warranting respect regardless of its worth to humans, and to accord other organisms such recognition's, humans must be guided by a moral code of action,

35Eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, particularly in industrialized countries; this pattern has contributed to poverty, to the inequitable distribution of resources within countries and between countries, has increased the vulnerability to natural disasters and has threaten the well-being of future generations.

36.Reduce the ecological footprint that has contributed to a socially inequitable and environmentally unsound world; end the conversion of nature into a source of raw materials, and the practice of “built-in obsolescence”

37 .End the reluctance to invoke the precautionary principle as a general and enforceable principle of law: where there is a threat of irreversible harm the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measure to prevent the threat.

38.End the application of the reverse onus strategy which places the onus not on the proponent of an intervention to prove safety but on the opponent, to demonstrate harm.

39.Prevent Natechs- natural disasters caused by technology or technological disasters caused by natural disasters and not rely on after-the fact attempts to reduce or mitigate disasters.

40.Ban, through the invoking the precautionary principle, the
production and distribution of genetically engineered food and crops,
the practice of biopiracy of genes of indigenous peoples ,the dumping of GE food and adventitious materials [living modified
organisms] on developing countries. And remove off the shelves all processed foods containing genetically engineered material.

41.Ban Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are bioaccumulative and toxic, and which are capable of traveling .long distances from their original source.

42.Prosecute countries for violating the transboundary principle that holds that states shall be held legally responsible for any pollution, in other states, caused by activities under their own jurisdiction.

43.End the practice of causing environmental devastation and then rely on restorative or clean-up technologies to remediate the environmental destruction rather than taking the preventive approach so as to avoid costly and inadequate subsequent measures to “rehabilitate” the site.

44.End the unsustainable forest management, the conversion of forests into agricultural land and the expansion of large-scale agro-industrial monocultures for food, fibre and, increasingly, energy.

45.End land degradation, soil erosion, salinization, water logging, and soil pollution, which contribute to loss of soil fertility.

46. End the strategy of substituting proposals of adaption to or offsetting of climate change rather than seriously addressing the issue of preventing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

47..Phase out the use of fossil fuels, especially those from the unconventional sources such as the tar sands, reduce other greenhouse gas producing activities, ban fracking and end the substantial contribution to greenhouse gas emissions caused by methane gas resulting from the dependency on animal protein.

48.Discontinue the promoting of false “solutions” to climate change such as biofuels, large hydro projects, and nuclear energy which are not socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound renewable energy sources.

49.End the failure of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to investigate and estimate the full impact of greenhouse gas emissions by the military, and to demand that each state release information related to the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of all militarism, from military exercises, war games, weapons testing, military aviation troop transfer, military operations, and waste generation, to reconstruction after acts of violent interventions etc.

50.End the practice of member states relying not on the emerging scientific data, but on the IPCC 2007 report which was based on 2004 and 2005 data The emerging data now indicates the urgency of keeping the rise in temperature below the dangerous level of 1°C, [which is the point at which global systems on land, water and air will be so affected as to create vicious feedback cycles and destabilise many ecosystems and human societies]; whereas the IPCC 2007 Report had indicated that 2 degrees was the safe threshold. The emerging scientific data also indicates that there are more serious climate-induced events than anticipated in the 2007 IPCC Report.

51.End the climate injustice of using the atmospheric space of developing countries, and refusing to pay compensation

52.End the misappropriation of agricultural land for the growing of biofuel and contributing to food insecurity, and prohibit the purchase and use of land for biofuels to serve foreign markets and undermine food security.

53. Prohibit the practice, by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in violating the principle that a regulator must not be a promoter, of promoting civil nuclear energy.

54.Phase out the use of civil nuclear energy, and refuse to accept nuclear energy as the solution to climate change and delete Article IV of the NPT which bestows the inalienable right of states to access so-called “peaceful` use of nuclear energy.

55.Prevent the transfer to other states of substances and activities that are harmful to human health or the environment as agreed at the UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, 1992.

56.End the defiance by industrialized states, of principle 7 of the 1992 Rio Declaration which was adopted by all states at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This principle states that:

``States shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem. In view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities. (Principle 7, Rio Declaration)

57. End environmentally induced diseases, address the social determinant of health problems- such as poverty, and provide universal access to a publicly-funded not-for-profit health non-two tier health care system.

58.Prevent the relocation and transfer to other States of any activities and substances that cause severe environmental degradation or are found to be harmful to human health. (Principle 14 Rio Declaration, 1992)

59.End the use of the notion of ‘prior consent” to persuade the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable countries or communities within developed countries to accept the dumping of products and substances that are potentially harmful to the environment and human health.

60.Prevent Pharmaceutical collusion between university and Pharmaceutical corporations. And end the policy of permitting Universities to sell products of research to corporations

61.End practice of the Pharmaceutical industry in creating new health problems to create market potential for new drugs

62.Prohibit the patenting of genes under the WTO TRIPS provision

63.End the misguided dependency on drugs when doctors fail to offer the possibility that change in life style could effectively address the health problem

64.Oppose the continued production and export of products that have been banned... or withdrawn

65.Prevent import of products banned or not yet approved in country of origin


C.
CEASING EXPLOITATIVE TRADE

66.End the undermining, by International Trade agreements, such as GATT, and the subsequent WTO, of measures which would advance and promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.

67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, which promulgate globalization, deregulation and privatization; these institutions and agreements undermine the rule of international public trust law, and condone and actively facilitate corporations benefiting and profiting from war and from environmental destruction.

68.End all proposals which will result, through the practice of harmonization of standards and regulations, in arriving at the lowest common denominator for health and environmental standards.

69.End the requirement of) “testing once” and (ii) “reliance on testing by the private sector”. That if the private sector has already tested the substance or product, Environmental agencies would have to justify before congress if they want to test again.
(i) “Testing once” to eliminate redundancy by testing once so that if a product is tested in one of the three countries it does not have to be tested in the other two. This practice would undermine the ability of states to carry out their own tests and ban substances such as the banning by Canada of RBST or Bovine Growth Hormone in milk.

70.Abandon the IMF Structural Adjustment Program which has led to the violation of human rights, has exploited citizens in the developing world, which has resulted in years of privatization, and elimination of essential services throughout the world and has adversely impacted on vulnerable and indigenous peoples around the world.

D.
STAVING OFFCORPORATISM AND
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Spitzer's prfoposals
1Call for a full rollback of the Bush tax cuts for all those above $1 million in annual income.
2Demand true accountability on Wall Street.
3Demand that a financial service transaction fee be imposed.
4Start a petition drive in every state demanding that the state municipal governments stop using Goldman Sachs for advice and
5 Demand that the New York Fed have “public” board members who truly represent the public


71.End the privatization, including Public Private Partnerships, of public services such as water, sewage and health care, and end the opposition to the affirmation that the access to water is a human right.

72.End corporate funding of education, including the corporate direction of research, and opposing end the opposition to the principle that research must be arms-length and not tied to corporations.

73.Enforce the international commitment made to ensure that corporations, including transnational corporations, comply with international law including international environmental law.
And oppose corporate "voluntary compliance",

74.End the subsidizing and investing, of public funds, in corporations that have developed weapons of mass destruction and “conventional arms” that have violated human rights that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers, and that have destroyed the environment.

75.Revoke charters of corporations, including transnational
corporations, which have engaged in activities that impact on health
and environment, including on the right to food, and right to water; end the legal fiction that the corporate form has constitutional rights as a person and prohibit corporate funding of political parties.

76.Phase out sunset industries-ones that are harmful to human health and the environment and institute a fair and just transition for workers and communities affected by the phase out, and end the lucrative profits made on money trading..

77.End the egregious practice of derivatives and other banking schemes, and end the support of non-cooperative and non-community banks

78.End the bail-out of corporations and banks under the guise of their being "too big to fail", and end the reclassifying of function, by financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs in order to take advantage of the bail -out

79.Prohibit the centralization of banks and the egregious funny money banking systems and abandon the capitalist, exploitative, competitive economic model, and prohibit corporate funding of politicians,

80. End shifting, by corporations, of their addresses offshore to lower their taxes, and end the evading, by corporations, of criminal charges by spinning off their companies.

E.
GUARANTEEING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

81 Eliminate the widening gap between the developed and the developing countries and ensure steadily accelerating economic and social development and peace and justice for present and future generation... (Preamble, Declaration on the Establishment of a new international economic order, 1974)


82.Cancel Third World debt. And end the reluctance to implement the long-standing international commitment to transfer .7% of the GDP for overseas development aid (ODA)

83 End the practice of send arms as ODA and end the extension of active assistance to developing countries tied, political or military conditions.  and cancel third world ddebt

84.End all discrimination on the following grounds:
- race, tribe, or culture;
- colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social origin, or language; nationality, place of birth, or nature of residence (refugee or immigrant, migrant worker);
- gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or form of family, [including same-sex marriage]
- disability or age;
- religion or conviction, political or other opinion, or - class, economic position, or other status.

85.End the violation of human rights including labour rights, civil and political rights, social and cultural rights- right to food, right to housing, right to water right to sewage treatment, right to a universally accessible, not-for-profit health care system, right to education and social justice.

86.End the denial of the labour right to strike, of the right to have collective bargaining,

87 End the denial of the requirement of equal pay for work of equal value



86 End the practice of rendition of citizens and failure to abide by the Geneva Conventions.

87.End cruel and inhumane punishment such as capital punishment, which violates accepted international norms.

89.End the discrimination against immigrants, and refugees and against Migrant Workers and their Families; and to revoke the Secure Fence Act and end the unconscionable wall between the United States and Mexico. Tear down walls and the wall in Israel/

90.Abandon the no-fly`` list, and no-cross boarder lists.

91Oppose "SLAPP suits" against public participation.

92 End the targeting, intimidating and discriminating against activists on the grounds of political and other opinion (a listed ground in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights).

93. End religious extremism and proselytizing including the spread of Evangelical Christianity around the world, which has undermined local indigenous cultures, instilled fear through the dangerous belief in the "rapture", "Armageddon" and "left behind", and condemn dispensationalist "end times" scenario which has serious irreversible consequences. And has led to the undermining of other established beliefs and practices

94. End the practice of ending speeches with the invocation of God BLess America

F
ABIDIING BY FINTERNATIONAL LAW.

95 End the defiance of the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of civilians, and respect international human rights and humanitarian law.

96.End unilateralism and affirm a commitment to multilateralism and oppose unilateral actions that undermine global common security.

97.End current irreversible practices that will violate the rights of future generation intergenerational equity includes the rights of future generations to their cultural, natural heritage and to a safe environment.

 




98. End the US position of refusing to respect the jurisdiction of the international Court of Justice in terms of revenge through military intervention and to instead seek justice through the International Court of Justice.


99.End US reluctance to do the following:
I to ratify the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
2 to ratify the international Convention for the Elimination of all Forms
of Discrimination Against Women and its protocol
3. to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity
4 to ratify the Kyoto Protocol
5 to ratify the Convention on the rights of migrant Workers and their families
6. to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child
7. to ratify the International Covenant of Social economic, and Cultural Rights
8. to ratify the Optional Protocols of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
9. to abide by the Convention Against Torture
10. to abide by the Geneva protocols on prohibited weapons
11. and to sign and ratify the Convention for the Banning of Landmines,
11to sign and ratify all Geneva Protocols, including Protocol V, which requires the removal of remnants of war
12 to invoke the precautionary principle, which appears in the Rio Declaration, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity, as a general and enforceable principle of law

F. RECONSIDERING WHAT IS OF VALUE

* Ending the devaluing of culture

 

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Socieity of spectacle

 

Post wwI opposed  consumerism  machinr  zommified occupied 

 

Corportocracy

 

Consciousness invaded

Media

Consumer socity spectacle

 

GDP

They want to change anything.

 

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Here are his 5 ideas:

"1Call for a full rollback of the Bush tax cuts for all those above $1 million in annual income.
2Demand true accountability on Wall Street.
3Demand that a financial service transaction fee be imposed.
4Start a petition drive in every state demanding that the state municipal governments stop using Goldman Sachs for advice and
5 Demand that the New York Fed have “public” board members who truly represent the public"

All the above are important but surely the movement is more than just addressing the above 5.

The demands must include his demands but must include more : preventing war and conflict; averting environmental devastation and health problems;, ceasing exploitative trade; staving off corporatism and financial institutions;guaranteeing social justice and human rights, abide by international law etc. Below are 99 suggestions.


The following are 99 etc suggestions for more inclusive demands that could be delivered to the 1%
A
PREVENTING WAR AND CONFLICT

1..Delegitimize war- Given the social, environmental, health, human rights, economic consequences of war, under no conditions or circumstance is war legal or just.

2.End any attempt to undermine the international resolve to prevent the scourge of war; this would include not engaging in intimidation, in cajoling or in offering economic incentives in exchange for support for military interventions.

3.End the reluctance to abide by the 1975 Declaration on the Use of Scientific and Technological Progress in the Interests of Peace and for the Benefit of humanity.

4.Dismantle the UN Security Council because it violates a fundamental principle in the Charter of the United Nations- the sovereign equality of states, and bestow more power to the UN General Assembly that does respect this principle.

5.End the misconstruing of Article 51 (self-defence) of the Charter of the United Nations to justify premeditated non-provoked military aggression, or to use various such pretexts for invading other sovereign states.

6.Abandon the guise of the pre-emptive/preventive attack policy that has resulted in aggressive attacks on sovereign states and that has been in violation of the Article 2 of United Nations and international law as being the 'supreme' international crime of a war of aggression.

7.End the practice of invoking Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations rather than invoking Chapter VI - the peaceful resolutions of disputes - and be prepared to be judged by the International Court of Justice.

8.End the practice of disrespecting of the jurisdiction and decisions of the International Court of Justice.

9. Withdraw immediately from any military involvement and occupation of sovereign states.

10.End the trumping of health, environment, civil and political and human rights for the sake of “security, power and profit.

11.End the use of "human security" which has been extended to "humanitarian intervention", and used along with the "responsibility to protect" or with right to intervene with a view to justifying military intervention in other states.

12.True security is "common security", as defined in documents prepared by Olaf Palme, and which entrench peremptory norms related to the preventing war and conflict, guaranteeing human rights, protecting the environment, and ensuring social justice.

13.End the practice of targeting or assisting in the assassination of leaders of other sovereign states, and of engaging in "regime change".

14.End the practice of mollifying public opposition by couching aggressive acts in euphemistic "operations" such as "Operation Just Cause", “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, "Operation Enduring Freedom",

15.End the destabilization of states and regions through the sale of arms, including through the guise of “foreign aid’ or through infiltration of NGOs, such as USAID, NED, Freedom House or through fundamentalist Christians in groups such as Operation Rescue.

16.End the production of land mines and end the procrastination, by those responsible, to remove land mines from all areas of the world where land mines are known to exist.

17.End the reluctance of nuclear arms states to comply with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by failing to implement Article VI of the Treaty, (Article VI: commits all parties to pursue negotiations in good faith on measures to end the nuclear arms race and to achieve disarmament.).

18 .End the production of all weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear, chemical, and biological, as agreed to in UNCHE in 1972, and in specific conventions. And discontinue the gutting of the Treaty on Cluster bombs

19.Suffocate the production of uranium, end importing and exporting of uranium, prohibit the use of weapons such as those with depleted uranium and cluster and end the continued profit-making from the sale of arms and trade in small arms.

20.Disband NATO for its disregard of the international rule of law, including the objective of the Charter of the United Nations, and the Convention against Torture.

21.Prohibit propaganda for war (ICCPR), including establishing military bases, engaging in war games, producing and selling of armaments, and holding arms exhibitions.

22.End the unequal treatment of the states that possess nuclear weapons or nuclear weapon capabilities such as the destabilizing impact of the Middle East as a result of the possession of nuclear weapons by Israel.

23.End the disregard for the obligations under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty to ensure that exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind [humanity].

24 Repeal the Patriot Act and Anti-Terrorism Act because they violate civil and political rights, and results in racial profiling.

25 .End the practice of “rendering”- sending “persons of interests” to countries which are known to condone torture.

26.End the refusal to be judged by an international tribunal for any actions that might be deemed to violate international law related to crimes against the peace, to war crimes, or to genocide.

27.End the misuse of UN "peacekeeping" forces to clean up aggressive acts of destruction and occupation caused by other states.

28 Close and convert, to peaceful purposes, all foreign military bases in sovereign states around the world.

29.End the production, circulation and berthing of nuclear powered or nuclear arms-capable vessels throughout the world.

30 .End "War Games" or "Military Exercises" such as Exercise Trident Fury or Northwest Training Range complex.

31 .Discontinue the propping up and financing of military dictators and abandon the long standing policy enunciated against Somoza “he’s a bastard but he is our bastard”.

32 .Demilitarize the economy by reallocating resources presently committed to military purposes to provide for the needs of citizens to pass on the peace dividend to the developing countries as undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action Plans and UN General Assembly Resolutions and Declarations.

33.End misplaced spending priorities: on militarism, on adulterated unsafe food, on production of products and substances harmful to the environment and human health, and redirecting budgetary expenses to eradicate poverty.


AVERTING ENVIRONMENTAL DEVASTATION AND HEALTH PROBLEMS

34.End the exploitation of Nature affirmed in 1982 World Charter of Nature; every form of life is unique, warranting respect regardless of its worth to humans, and to accord other organisms such recognition's, humans must be guided by a moral code of action,

35Eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, particularly in industrialized countries; this pattern has contributed to poverty, to the inequitable distribution of resources within countries and between countries, has increased the vulnerability to natural disasters and has threaten the well-being of future generations.

36.Reduce the ecological footprint that has contributed to a socially inequitable and environmentally unsound world; end the conversion of nature into a source of raw materials, and the practice of “built-in obsolescence”

37 .End the reluctance to invoke the precautionary principle as a general and enforceable principle of law: where there is a threat of irreversible harm the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measure to prevent the threat.

38.End the application of the reverse onus strategy which places the onus not on the proponent of an intervention to prove safety but on the opponent, to demonstrate harm.

39.Prevent Natechs- natural disasters caused by technology or technological disasters caused by natural disasters and not rely on after-the fact attempts to reduce or mitigate disasters.

40.Ban, through the invoking the precautionary principle, the
production and distribution of genetically engineered food and crops,
the practice of biopiracy of genes of indigenous peoples ,the dumping of GE food and adventitious materials [living modified
organisms] on developing countries. And remove off the shelves all processed foods containing genetically engineered material.

41.Ban Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are bioaccumulative and toxic, and which are capable of traveling .long distances from their original source.

42.Prosecute countries for violating the transboundary principle that holds that states shall be held legally responsible for any pollution, in other states, caused by activities under their own jurisdiction.

43.End the practice of causing environmental devastation and then rely on restorative or clean-up technologies to remediate the environmental destruction rather than taking the preventive approach so as to avoid costly and inadequate subsequent measures to “rehabilitate” the site.

44.End the unsustainable forest management, the conversion of forests into agricultural land and the expansion of large-scale agro-industrial monocultures for food, fibre and, increasingly, energy.

45.End land degradation, soil erosion, salinization, water logging, and soil pollution, which contribute to loss of soil fertility.

46. End the strategy of substituting proposals of adaption to or offsetting of climate change rather than seriously addressing the issue of preventing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

47..Phase out the use of fossil fuels, especially those from the unconventional sources such as the tar sands, reduce other greenhouse gas producing activities, ban fracking and end the substantial contribution to greenhouse gas emissions caused by methane gas resulting from the dependency on animal protein.

48.Discontinue the promoting of false “solutions” to climate change such as biofuels, large hydro projects, and nuclear energy which are not socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound renewable energy sources.

49.End the failure of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to investigate and estimate the full impact of greenhouse gas emissions by the military, and to demand that each state release information related to the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of all militarism, from military exercises, war games, weapons testing, military aviation troop transfer, military operations, and waste generation, to reconstruction after acts of violent interventions etc.

50.End the practice of member states relying not on the emerging scientific data, but on the IPCC 2007 report which was based on 2004 and 2005 data The emerging data now indicates the urgency of keeping the rise in temperature below the dangerous level of 1°C, [which is the point at which global systems on land, water and air will be so affected as to create vicious feedback cycles and destabilise many ecosystems and human societies]; whereas the IPCC 2007 Report had indicated that 2 degrees was the safe threshold. The emerging scientific data also indicates that there are more serious climate-induced events than anticipated in the 2007 IPCC Report.

51.End the climate injustice of using the atmospheric space of developing countries, and refusing to pay compensation

52.End the misappropriation of agricultural land for the growing of biofuel and contributing to food insecurity, and prohibit the purchase and use of land for biofuels to serve foreign markets and undermine food security.

53. Prohibit the practice, by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in violating the principle that a regulator must not be a promoter, of promoting civil nuclear energy.

54.Phase out the use of civil nuclear energy, and refuse to accept nuclear energy as the solution to climate change and delete Article IV of the NPT which bestows the inalienable right of states to access so-called “peaceful` use of nuclear energy.

55.Prevent the transfer to other states of substances and activities that are harmful to human health or the environment as agreed at the UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, 1992.

56.End the defiance by industrialized states, of principle 7 of the 1992 Rio Declaration which was adopted by all states at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This principle states that:

``States shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem. In view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities. (Principle 7, Rio Declaration)

57. End environmentally induced diseases, address the social determinant of health problems- such as poverty, and provide universal access to a publicly-funded not-for-profit health non-two tier health care system.

58.Prevent the relocation and transfer to other States of any activities and substances that cause severe environmental degradation or are found to be harmful to human health. (Principle 14 Rio Declaration, 1992)

59.End the use of the notion of ‘prior consent” to persuade the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable countries or communities within developed countries to accept the dumping of products and substances that are potentially harmful to the environment and human health.

60.Prevent Pharmaceutical collusion between university and Pharmaceutical corporations. And end the policy of permitting Universities to sell products of research to corporations

61.End practice of the Pharmaceutical industry in creating new health problems to create market potential for new drugs

62.Prohibit the patenting of genes under the WTO TRIPS provision

63.End the misguided dependency on drugs when doctors fail to offer the possibility that change in life style could effectively address the health problem

64.Oppose the continued production and export of products that have been banned... or withdrawn

65.Prevent import of products banned or not yet approved in country of origin


C.
CEASING EXPLOITATIVE TRADE

66.End the undermining, by International Trade agreements, such as GATT, and the subsequent WTO, of measures which would advance and promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.

67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, which promulgate globalization, deregulation and privatization; these institutions and agreements undermine the rule of international public trust law, and condone and actively facilitate corporations benefiting and profiting from war and from environmental destruction.

68.End all proposals which will result, through the practice of harmonization of standards and regulations, in arriving at the lowest common denominator for health and environmental standards.

69.End the requirement of) “testing once” and (ii) “reliance on testing by the private sector”. That if the private sector has already tested the substance or product, Environmental agencies would have to justify before congress if they want to test again.
(i) “Testing once” to eliminate redundancy by testing once so that if a product is tested in one of the three countries it does not have to be tested in the other two. This practice would undermine the ability of states to carry out their own tests and ban substances such as the banning by Canada of RBST or Bovine Growth Hormone in milk.

70.Abandon the IMF Structural Adjustment Program which has led to the violation of human rights, has exploited citizens in the developing world, which has resulted in years of privatization, and elimination of essential services throughout the world and has adversely impacted on vulnerable and indigenous peoples around the world.

D.
STAVING OFFCORPORATISM AND
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Spitzer's prfoposals
1Call for a full rollback of the Bush tax cuts for all those above $1 million in annual income.
2Demand true accountability on Wall Street.
3Demand that a financial service transaction fee be imposed.
4Start a petition drive in every state demanding that the state municipal governments stop using Goldman Sachs for advice and
5 Demand that the New York Fed have “public” board members who truly represent the public


71.End the privatization, including Public Private Partnerships, of public services such as water, sewage and health care, and end the opposition to the affirmation that the access to water is a human right.

72.End corporate funding of education, including the corporate direction of research, and opposing end the opposition to the principle that research must be arms-length and not tied to corporations.

73.Enforce the international commitment made to ensure that corporations, including transnational corporations, comply with international law including international environmental law.
And oppose corporate "voluntary compliance",

74.End the subsidizing and investing, of public funds, in corporations that have developed weapons of mass destruction and “conventional arms” that have violated human rights that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers, and that have destroyed the environment.

75.Revoke charters of corporations, including transnational
corporations, which have engaged in activities that impact on health
and environment, including on the right to food, and right to water; end the legal fiction that the corporate form has constitutional rights as a person and prohibit corporate funding of political parties.

76.Phase out sunset industries-ones that are harmful to human health and the environment and institute a fair and just transition for workers and communities affected by the phase out, and end the lucrative profits made on money trading..

77.End the egregious practice of derivatives and other banking schemes, and end the support of non-cooperative and non-community banks

78.End the bail-out of corporations and banks under the guise of their being "too big to fail", and end the reclassifying of function, by financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs in order to take advantage of the bail -out

79.Prohibit the centralization of banks and the egregious funny money banking systems and abandon the capitalist, exploitative, competitive economic model, and prohibit corporate funding of politicians,

80. End shifting, by corporations, of their addresses offshore to lower their taxes, and end the evading, by corporations, of criminal charges by spinning off their companies.

E.
GUARANTEEING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

81 Eliminate the widening gap between the developed and the developing countries and ensure steadily accelerating economic and social development and peace and justice for present and future generation... (Preamble, Declaration on the Establishment of a new international economic order, 1974)


82.Cancel Third World debt. And end the reluctance to implement the long-standing international commitment to transfer .7% of the GDP for overseas development aid (ODA)

83 End the practice of send arms as ODA and end the extension of active assistance to developing countries tied, political or military conditions.  and cancel third world ddebt

84.End all discrimination on the following grounds:
- race, tribe, or culture;
- colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social origin, or language; nationality, place of birth, or nature of residence (refugee or immigrant, migrant worker);
- gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or form of family, [including same-sex marriage]
- disability or age;
- religion or conviction, political or other opinion, or - class, economic position, or other status.

85.End the violation of human rights including labour rights, civil and political rights, social and cultural rights- right to food, right to housing, right to water right to sewage treatment, right to a universally accessible, not-for-profit health care system, right to education and social justice.

86.End the denial of the labour right to strike, of the right to have collective bargaining,

87 End the denial of the requirement of equal pay for work of equal value

85.End the redefinition of Torture and thus the violating of the Convention against Torture through Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,

86 End the practice of rendition of citizens and failure to abide by the Geneva Conventions.

87.End cruel and inhumane punishment such as capital punishment, which violates accepted international norms.

89.End the discrimination against immigrants, and refugees and against Migrant Workers and their Families; and to revoke the Secure Fence Act and end the unconscionable wall between the United States and Mexico. Tear down walls and the wall in Israel/

90.Abandon the no-fly`` list, and no-cross boarder lists.

91Oppose "SLAPP suits" against public participation.

92 End the targeting, intimidating and discriminating against activists on the grounds of political and other opinion (a listed ground in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights).

93. End religious extremism and proselytizing including the spread of Evangelical Christianity around the world, which has undermined local indigenous cultures, instilled fear through the dangerous belief in the "rapture", "Armageddon" and "left behind", and condemn dispensationalist "end times" scenario which has serious irreversible consequences. And has led to the undermining of other established beliefs and practices

94. End the practice of ending speeches with the invocation of God BLess America

F
ABIDIING BY FINTERNATIONAL LAW.

95 End the defiance of the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of civilians, and respect international human rights and humanitarian law.

96.End unilateralism and affirm a commitment to multilateralism and oppose unilateral actions that undermine global common security.

97.End current irreversible practices that will violate the rights of future generation intergenerational equity includes the rights of future generations to their cultural, natural heritage and to a safe environment.

 




98. End the US position of refusing to respect the jurisdiction of the international Court of Justice in terms of revenge through military intervention and to instead seek justice through the International Court of Justice.


99.End US reluctance to do the following:
I to ratify the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
2 to ratify the international Convention for the Elimination of all Forms
of Discrimination Against Women and its protocol
3. to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity
4 to ratify the Kyoto Protocol
5 to ratify the Convention on the rights of migrant Workers and their families
6. to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child
7. to ratify the International Covenant of Social economic, and Cultural Rights
8. to ratify the Optional Protocols of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
9. to abide by the Convention Against Torture
10. to abide by the Geneva protocols on prohibited weapons
11. and to sign and ratify the Convention for the Banning of Landmines,
11to sign and ratify all Geneva Protocols, including Protocol V, which requires the removal of remnants of war
12 to invoke the precautionary principle, which appears in the Rio Declaration, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity, as a general and enforceable principle of law

F. RECONSIDERING WHAT IS OF VALUE

* Ending the devaluing of culture

 

HARPER’S 2012 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS TO OFFSET HIS PERFIDY

Joan Russow- Global Compliance Research Project

PEACE

                            

 RESOLUTION A

 

(I) I resolve to adhere to the United Nations Charter and work to prevent the scourge of war, and I thus resolve not to support the US in its aggressive interventions in other states and its disregard for international law and I am willing advocate moving to Chapter 6 - peaceful resolution of disputes- of the Charter on the United Nations. I also resolve to take the US to the international Court of Justice to prevent any US unilateral action

 

(ii) I resolve to work towards the dismantling of NATO for years of illegal acts of aggression, for holding a first strike nuclear position and for its other acts of violation of international law.

 

(iii) I will propose, at the UN, a resolution, calling for the delegitimization of war, and for at least a 50% reduction of the global military budget; I resolve to cancel the F35 because Canada will no longer need to replace the F18s, and I will cancel the contracts for the construction of navy frigates.

(iv) I will no longer use guises for military aggression such as was done with “human security" (Iraq, 1992), with “humanitarian intervention (Kosovo, 1999) with responsibility to protect” (Haiti, 1994, Libya, 2011) or with right to intervene (???)

(v) I will further the concept of true security -common security (as envisioned by Olaf Palme- with the following objectives;

 

(a). to achieve a state of peace, and disarmament; through reallocation of military expenses

(b) to promote and fully guarantee respect for human rights including civil and political rights, and the right to be free from discrimination on any grounds

(c ) to enable socially equitable and environmentally sound employment, and ensure the right to development and social justice; labour rights, social and cultural rights- right to food, right to housing, right to universally accessible not for profit health care system, and the right to education

(d) to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment, respect the inherent worth of nature beyond human purpose, reduce the ecological footprint, and move away from the current model of overconsumptive development.

(e) to create a global structure that respects the rule of law and the International Court of Justice;

To further Common Security, the member states of the United Nations including Canada have incurred obligations through conventions, treaties and covenants, made commitments through Conference Action plans, and created expectations through UN General Assembly resolutions, and declarations. Member states of the United Nations have incurred obligations, made commitments and created expectations

The blue print for Common Security has been drawn; the issue is compliance and implementation.

(v) I resolve to discharge obligations under the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Arms treaty (NPT) and support the removal of Article 4­ the peaceful use of nuclear energy and the prohibition of future sales of CANDU Reactors around the world

 

(vi) I resolve to stop production in Canada of military armaments and end the international sale, by Canada, of arms and major weapons components. In addition, I resolve to phase out sunset industries while establishing a fair job transition program for those affected by the ban

 

(vii) I resolve to no longer obstruct international Conferences on the prohibiting of weapons systems, or undermine the convention for the trade in small Arms

and I resolve to end the international arms trade Fair, CANSEC, AND to end war games, such as Exercise Trident Fury.

 

(viii) In addition, I resolve to phase out the mining of uranium acknowledging continued contribution, by Canada, to the development of nuclear weapons, and I resolve to immediately ban all circulating and berthing of nuclear powered and nuclear arms capable vessels from Canadian waters

 

(ix) I resolve to revert to the previous government’s position to support the UN Resolution calling for a nuclear arms free Middle East and to reverse my position and recognize Palestine as an Observer State at the UN

 

EARTH

 

RESOLUTION B

 

(i) I resolve to recommit to the Kyoto Protocol

 

(ii) I resolve to discharge Canada’s obligations under the Framework Convention on Climate Change by conserving carbon sinks and by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 1990 levels by the year 2015 through the following actions:

 

(iii)  I resolve to conserve carbon sinks by preventing all logging in old growth forests and destruction of bogs

 

(iv). I resolve to discontinue all subsidies to the fossil fuel industries and redirect federal funding to the promotion of environmentally sound renewable energy

 

(v) I resolve to initiate a nation-wide campaign to move away from car dependency, and to redirect federal funding to the promotion of public transit

(vi) I resolve To end the strategy of substituting proposals of adaption to or offsetting of climate change rather than seriously addressing the issue of preventing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

(vii) I resolve to phase out the use of fossil fuels, especially those from the unconventional sources such as the tar sands, reduce other greenhouse gas producing activities, cancel the Northern Gateway Project, including the proposed Enbridge pipeline and also, prevent the expansion of the kinder Morgan pipeline, and prohibit tankers along the BC coast, and oppose the keystone pipeline

(viii) I resolve to end the substantial contribution to greenhouse gas emissions caused by methane gas resulting from the dependency on animal protein.

(ix) I resolve to ban fracking across Canada,

(x) I resolve to discontinue the promoting of false “solutions” to climate change such as biofuels, large hydro projects, and nuclear energy which are not socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound renewable energy sources.

(xi) I resolve to address the failure of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to investigate and estimate the full impact of greenhouse gas emissions by the military, and to demand that each state release information related to the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of all militarism, from military exercises, war games, weapons testing, military aviation troop transfer, military operations, and waste generation, to reconstruction after acts of violent interventions etc.

(xii) I resolve to oppose the practice of member states’ relying not on the emerging scientific data, but on the IPCC 2007 report which was based on 2004 and 2005 data The emerging data now indicates the urgency of keeping the rise in temperature below the dangerous level of 1°C, [which is the point at which global systems on land, water and air will be so affected as to create vicious feedback cycles and destabilise many ecosystems and human societies]; whereas the IPCC 2007 Report had indicated that 2 degrees was the safe threshold. The emerging scientific data also indicates that there are more serious climate-induced events than anticipated in the 2007 IPCC Report.

(xiii) I resolve to oppose the climate injustice of using the atmospheric space of developing countries, and refusing to pay compensation

(xiv). I will oppose the misappropriation of agricultural land for the growing of biofuel and contributing to food insecurity, and prohibit the purchase and use of land for biofuels to serve foreign markets and undermine food security.

(xv)  I resolve to discharge obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and thus identify conserve biodiversity , and implement  the precautionary principle in order to prevent the loss or reduction of biodiversity, I therefore undertake to:

Including the following

a. Protect threatened or endangered species

b Ban the introduction of non-native species

c. Ban salmon aquaculture and transgenic Salmon

d. Avoid and minimize the threat to biodiversity by banning all ecologically unsound practices.

e. Restructure the current environmental assessment review process so that it becomes a legitimate environmental assessment and less a project review mechanism.

(xvi) to stop arresting citizens who attempt to enforce international agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity by protesting the destruction of significant ecosystems such as old growth forests

 

(xvii) I resolve to discharge Canada’s obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of the Production and Consumption of Ozone-depleting substances by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances.

(xviii) I resolve to abide by the Law of the Sea and its agreement the implementation of the provisions of the united nations convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the conservation and
management of straddling fish stocks and highly
migratory fish stocks, And I resolve to pass legislation to reinsert Article 35 (habitat Protection into the Canadian fisheries Act and reinsert the legislation to protect waterways

(xix) I resolve to act on the commitment at UNCED to support the development and use of environmentally sound energy by immediately ceasing all subsidies to the fossil fuel and nuclear industries, and transfer those funds into the development and use environmentally sound energy

 

(xx) I resolve to act on the commitment from the Rio Declaration to prevent the transfer to other States of substances or activities that are harmful to human health or the environment

 

(xxi) I resolve to implement the commitment made At the United Nations conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) 1992, to promote a "culture of safety" by preventing disasters. This commitment was reaffirmed at Habitat II (1996) when Canada undertook "to ensure adequate regulatory and other measures to avoid the occurrence of disasters..."

 

 

(xxii) I resolve to end the exploitation of Nature by reaffirming  that World :every form of life is unique, warranting respect regardless of its worth to humans, and to accord other organisms such recognition's, humans must be guided by a moral code of action (World Charter of Nature, 1982)

(xiii) I resolve to eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption,; this pattern has contributed to poverty, to the inequitable distribution of resources within countries and between countries, has increased the vulnerability to natural disasters and has threaten the well-being of future generations.

(xxiv) I resolve to reduce the ecological footprint that has contributed to a socially inequitable and environmentally unsound world; end the conversion of nature into a source of raw materials, and the practice of “built-in obsolescence”

(xxv) I resolve to invoke the precautionary principle as a general and enforceable principle of law:

where there is a threat of irreversible harm the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measure to prevent the threat. (Rio declaration)

(xxvi) I resolve to invoke the reverse onus strategy which places the onus not on the opponent, to demonstrate harm. but on the proponent of an intervention to prove safety

(xxvii) I resolve to prevent Notec’s- natural disasters caused by technology or technological disasters caused by natural disasters and not rely on after-the fact attempts to reduce or mitigate disasters.

(xxviii)  I resolve, through the invoking the precautionary principle, to ban the
production and distribution of genetically engineered  food and crops,
the practice of bio piracy of genes of indigenous peoples ,and the dumping of GE food and adventitious materials [living modified
organisms] on developing countries. And remove off the shelves all processed foods containing genetically engineered material.

(xxix) I resolve to ban Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are bioaccumulative and toxic, and which are capable of traveling .long distances from their original source.

(xxx) I resolve to support the .prosecution of countries for violating the transboundary principle that holds that states shall be held legally responsible for any pollution, in other states, caused by activities under their own jurisdiction.

(xxxi) I resolve to end the practice of causing environmental devastation and then rely on restorative or clean-up technologies to remediate the environmental destruction rather than taking the preventive approach so as to avoid costly and inadequate subsequent measures to “rehabilitate” the site.

(xxxii)I resolve to end the unsustainable forest management, the conversion of forests into agricultural land and the expansion of large-scale agro-industrial monocultures for food, fibre and, increasingly, energy.

(xxxiii) I resolve to end land degradation, soil erosion, salinization, water logging, and soil pollution, which contribute to loss of soil fertility.

 

JUSTICE

  RESOLUTION C

 

(i)I resolve to comply with the Convention Against Torture and to oppose the redefinition of what constitutes Torture and thus violating of the Convention against Torture through Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,

 

(ii) I resolve to fully implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and thus to revoke the Anti-terrorism Act and to “not deprive a people of its subsistence” as has been done so often with first Nations

 

(iii) I resolve to fully discharge obligations under the International Covenant of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights by ensuring all citizens’ right to adequate, safe and affordable housing, and food, and the right to work and equal pay for work of equal value.

 

(iv) I resolve to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Migrant workers and their Families

(v) I resolve to no longer undermine the  Declaration  on the Rights of Indigenous peoples and will be bound by the articles and no lon

ger treat the declaration as being only aspirational. And I resolve to meet with Chief Theresa Spence of Northern Ontario’s Attawapiskat First Nation and agree to the demands of the “Idle No More” movement; I resolve to reverse  Indian Act changes that would allow bands to lease out reserve lands without majority community support

 

(vi) I resolve to fully implement the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of racism

 

(vii) I resolve to fully implement the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women

 

(viii) I resolve to fully implement the convention on the Rights of the Child

 

(ix) I resolve to extend the term “other status” in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to include, in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the following grounds:  social condition

 

(x) I resolve to remove the distinction between safe and unsafe states because under the 1951 Refugee Act, Article 1 states there should be no discrimination on the ground of country of origin

 

RESOLUTION D

 

(i)I resolve to act on the commitment made at the UN conference on Women and the Habitat II conference to ensure that corporations including transnationals comply with international law including international environmental law. In addition, I resolve to discontinue all my corporate junkets where I am often flaunting Canadian industry that most countries do not need

 

(ii) I resolve to revoke charters of corporations that violate human rights, cause environmental degradation, deny social justice and labour rights or contribute to conflict or war, and

(iii) I resolve to propose the dismantling of  WTO and to abrogate NAFTA and to abandon so called  free trade agreements , other similar agreements that exalt economic interests of a few Canadians, and that undermine the principles of Public Trust international Law by transferring power from democratically elected government to corporations and “investors”.

(iv) I resolve to ensure that corporations operate within the parameters of public principles rather than merely by the pursuit of the greatest profit. Principle and rule must drive corporations rather than their being overruled by corporations

 

(v) I resolve to move away from using the Gross Domestic Product as a measure of economic health and to recognize that it can give a grossly distorted picture of the Economic and social health of the nation unless used in conjunction with broader indicators such as Genuine Progress Indicators or the Criteria of Public Trust

 

(vi)I resolve to redirect budget allocations away from socially inequitable and environmentally unsound practices towards socially equitable and environmentally sound practices. In addition, I resolve to relocate the military budget to increase funding for health care and education.

 

(vii) I resolve to embark upon a “socially equitable and environmentally sound” investment campaign that supports the adherence to socially equitable and environmentally sound principles, and that promotes preventive technology i.e. doing it right the first time, ecologically as well as financially and which discourages investment in any company that does not comply with the principles in all aspects of its operation.

(viii) I resolve to end the guise of using the notion that banks  and corporations are too big to fail  to justify the  bailing -out of corporations and banks, and oppose the reclassifying of function, by financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs in order to take advantage of the bail -out

(ix) I resolve to prohibit the centralization of banks and the egregious funny money banking systems and abandon the capitalist, exploitative, competitive economic model, and prohibit corporate funding of politicians,

(x) I propose the ending of the shifting, by corporations, of their addresses offshore to lower their taxes, and of the evading, by corporations, of criminal charges by spinning off their companies.

 

RESOLUTION E

 

 (i) I  resolve to prevent agribusiness and pharmaceutical companies, along with other corporations involved with biotechnology, and with environmentally unsound practices from sponsoring and influencing the direction of research at University, hospitals and other research facilities

 

(ii) I  resolve to support the efforts of organic and ecological agriculture associations in establishing organic/ecological farm practice codes, standards and certification processes, and in the preservation of seed diversity

 

(iii) I  resolve to phase out Agribusiness Canada and other federal research support for large-scale agribusiness chemical, pesticide and genetic and other bioengineering practices and refocus support on the development of family and community scale ecological agriculture models, principles and practices such as biological soil and pest management approaches such as soil rebuilding crop rotations, companion planting, intercropping, and perennial polycultures.  I resolve to support the banning of genetically engineered foods and crops, and the removal, in super markets, of all products which contain transgenes

 

(iv) I  resolve to phase-out  federal support for college and agency agribusiness educational programmes and refocus support on family farm and community scale eco-agriculture workshops, distance education, undergraduate and graduate and diploma.

 

 

RESOLUTION F

 

(i)I  resolve to support a bill to ensure independent funding for the CBC and to increase funding to the CBC so that there will be sufficient funds to do in depth investigative reporting even though it may expose serious problems with government administration

 

(ii) I resolve to support a motion that requires the senators to seriously become a body of sober second thought and not require senators to vote on party lines

 

(Iii) I resolve to revisit the omnibus bills and never to present omnibus bills in the future

 

(iv) I resolve to put a motion on the floor of the house  to propose that for the 2015 election, h electoral system in Canada will no longer be first past the post but some form of proportional representation

(v) I resolve to no longer end a speech with God bless Canada

 

ETC

 

WAR AND CONFLICT

1..Delegitimize war- Given the social, environmental, health, human rights, economic consequences of war, under no conditions or circumstance is war legal or just.

2.End any attempt to undermine the international resolve to prevent the scourge of war; this would include not engaging in intimidation, in cajoling or in offering economic incentives in exchange for support for military interventions.

3.End the reluctance to abide by the 1975 Declaration on the Use of Scientific and Technological Progress in the Interests of Peace and for the Benefit of humanity.

4.Dismantle the UN Security Council because it violates a fundamental principle in the Charter of the United Nations- the sovereign equality of states, and bestow more power to the UN General Assembly that does respect this principle.

5.End the misconstruing of Article 51 (self-defence) of the Charter of the United Nations to justify premeditated non-provoked military aggression, or to use various such pretexts for invading other sovereign states.

6.Abandon the guise of the pre-emptive/preventive attack policy that has resulted in aggressive attacks on sovereign states and that has been in violation of the Article 2 of United Nations and international law as being the 'supreme' international crime of a war of aggression.

7.End the practice of invoking Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations rather than invoking Chapter VI - the peaceful resolutions of disputes - and be prepared to be judged by the International Court of Justice.

8.End the practice of disrespecting of the jurisdiction and decisions of the International Court of Justice.

9. Withdraw immediately from any military involvement and occupation of sovereign states.

10.End the trumping of health, environment, civil and political and human rights for the sake of “security, power and profit.

11.End the use of "human security" which has been extended to "humanitarian intervention", and used along with the "responsibility to protect" or with right to intervene with a view to justifying military intervention in other states.

12.True security is "common security", as defined in documents prepared by Olaf Palme, and which entrench peremptory norms related to the preventing war and conflict, guaranteeing human rights, protecting the environment, and ensuring social justice.

13.End the practice of targeting or assisting in the assassination of leaders of other sovereign states, and of engaging in "regime change".

14.End the practice of mollifying public opposition by couching aggressive acts in euphemistic "operations" such as "Operation Just Cause", “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, "Operation Enduring Freedom",

15.End the destabilization of states and regions through the sale of arms, including through the guise of “foreign aid’ or through infiltration of NGOs, such as USAID, NED, Freedom House or through fundamentalist Christians in groups such as Operation Rescue.

16.End the production of land mines and end the procrastination, by those responsible, to remove land mines from all areas of the world where land mines are known to exist.

17.End the reluctance of nuclear arms states to comply with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by failing to implement Article VI of the Treaty, (Article VI: commits all parties to pursue negotiations in good faith on measures to end the nuclear arms race and to achieve disarmament.).

18 .End the production of all weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear, chemical, and biological, as agreed to in UNCHE in 1972, and in specific conventions. And discontinue the gutting of the Treaty on Cluster bombs

19.Suffocate the production of uranium, end importing and exporting of uranium, prohibit the use of weapons such as those with depleted uranium and cluster and end the continued profit-making from the sale of arms and trade in small arms.

20.Disband NATO for its disregard of the international rule of law, including the objective of the Charter of the United Nations, and the Convention against Torture.

21.Prohibit propaganda for war (ICCPR), including establishing military bases, engaging in war games, producing and selling of armaments, and holding arms exhibitions.

22.End the unequal treatment of the states that possess nuclear weapons or nuclear weapon capabilities such as the destabilizing impact of the Middle East as a result of the possession of nuclear weapons by Israel.

23.End the disregard for the obligations under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty to ensure that exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind [humanity].

24 Repeal the Patriot Act and Anti-Terrorism Act because they violate civil and political rights, and results in racial profiling.

25 .End the practice of “rendering”- sending “persons of interests” to countries which are known to condone torture.

26.End the refusal to be judged by an international tribunal for any actions that might be deemed to violate international law related to crimes against the peace, to war crimes, or to genocide.

27.End the misuse of UN "peacekeeping" forces to clean up aggressive acts of destruction and occupation caused by other states.

28 Close and convert, to peaceful purposes, all foreign military bases in sovereign states around the world.

29.End the production, circulation and berthing of nuclear powered or nuclear arms-capable vessels throughout the world.

30 .End "War Games" or "Military Exercises" such as Exercise Trident Fury or Northwest Training Range complex.

31 .Discontinue the propping up and financing of military dictators and abandon the long standing policy enunciated against Somoza “he’s a bastard but he is our bastard”.

32 .Demilitarize the economy by reallocating resources presently committed to military purposes to provide for the needs of citizens to pass on the peace dividend to the developing countries as undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action Plans and UN General Assembly Resolutions and Declarations.

33.End misplaced spending priorities: on militarism, on adulterated unsafe food, on production of products and substances harmful to the environment and human health, and redirecting budgetary expenses to eradicate poverty.


AVERTING ENVIRONMENTAL DEVASTATION AND HEALTH PROBLEMS

34.End the exploitation of Nature affirmed in 1982 World Charter of Nature; every form of life is unique, warranting respect regardless of its worth to humans, and to accord other organisms such recognition's, humans must be guided by a moral code of action,

35Eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, particularly in industrialized countries; this pattern has contributed to poverty, to the inequitable distribution of resources within countries and between countries, has increased the vulnerability to natural disasters and has threaten the well-being of future generations.

36.Reduce the ecological footprint that has contributed to a socially inequitable and environmentally unsound world; end the conversion of nature into a source of raw materials, and the practice of “built-in obsolescence”

37 .End the reluctance to invoke the precautionary principle as a general and enforceable principle of law: where there is a threat of irreversible harm the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measure to prevent the threat.

38.End the application of the reverse onus strategy which places the onus not on the proponent of an intervention to prove safety but on the opponent, to demonstrate harm.

39.Prevent Natechs- natural disasters caused by technology or technological disasters caused by natural disasters and not rely on after-the fact attempts to reduce or mitigate disasters.

40.Ban, through the invoking the precautionary principle, the
production and distribution of genetically engineered food and crops,
the practice of biopiracy of genes of indigenous peoples ,the dumping of GE food and adventitious materials [living modified
organisms] on developing countries. And remove off the shelves all processed foods containing genetically engineered material.

41.Ban Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are bioaccumulative and toxic, and which are capable of traveling .long distances from their original source.

42.Prosecute countries for violating the transboundary principle that holds that states shall be held legally responsible for any pollution, in other states, caused by activities under their own jurisdiction.

43.End the practice of causing environmental devastation and then rely on restorative or clean-up technologies to remediate the environmental destruction rather than taking the preventive approach so as to avoid costly and inadequate subsequent measures to “rehabilitate” the site.

44.End the unsustainable forest management, the conversion of forests into agricultural land and the expansion of large-scale agro-industrial monocultures for food, fibre and, increasingly, energy.

45.End land degradation, soil erosion, salinization, water logging, and soil pollution, which contribute to loss of soil fertility.

46. End the strategy of substituting proposals of adaption to or offsetting of climate change rather than seriously addressing the issue of preventing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

47..Phase out the use of fossil fuels, especially those from the unconventional sources such as the tar sands, reduce other greenhouse gas producing activities, ban fracking and end the substantial contribution to greenhouse gas emissions caused by methane gas resulting from the dependency on animal protein.

48.Discontinue the promoting of false “solutions” to climate change such as biofuels, large hydro projects, and nuclear energy which are not socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound renewable energy sources.

49.End the failure of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to investigate and estimate the full impact of greenhouse gas emissions by the military, and to demand that each state release information related to the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of all militarism, from military exercises, war games, weapons testing, military aviation troop transfer, military operations, and waste generation, to reconstruction after acts of violent interventions etc.

50.End the practice of member states relying not on the emerging scientific data, but on the IPCC 2007 report which was based on 2004 and 2005 data The emerging data now indicates the urgency of keeping the rise in temperature below the dangerous level of 1°C, [which is the point at which global systems on land, water and air will be so affected as to create vicious feedback cycles and destabilise many ecosystems and human societies]; whereas the IPCC 2007 Report had indicated that 2 degrees was the safe threshold. The emerging scientific data also indicates that there are more serious climate-induced events than anticipated in the 2007 IPCC Report.

51.End the climate injustice of using the atmospheric space of developing countries, and refusing to pay compensation

52.End the misappropriation of agricultural land for the growing of biofuel and contributing to food insecurity, and prohibit the purchase and use of land for biofuels to serve foreign markets and undermine food security.

53. Prohibit the practice, by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in violating the principle that a regulator must not be a promoter, of promoting civil nuclear energy.

54.Phase out the use of civil nuclear energy, and refuse to accept nuclear energy as the solution to climate change and delete Article IV of the NPT which bestows the inalienable right of states to access so-called “peaceful` use of nuclear energy.

55.Prevent the transfer to other states of substances and activities that are harmful to human health or the environment as agreed at the UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, 1992.

56.End the defiance by industrialized states, of principle 7 of the 1992 Rio Declaration which was adopted by all states at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This principle states that:

``States shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem. In view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities. (Principle 7, Rio Declaration)

57. End environmentally induced diseases, address the social determinant of health problems- such as poverty, and provide universal access to a publicly-funded not-for-profit health non-two tier health care system.

58.Prevent the relocation and transfer to other States of any activities and substances that cause severe environmental degradation or are found to be harmful to human health. (Principle 14 Rio Declaration, 1992)

59.End the use of the notion of ‘prior consent” to persuade the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable countries or communities within developed countries to accept the dumping of products and substances that are potentially harmful to the environment and human health.

60.Prevent Pharmaceutical collusion between university and Pharmaceutical corporations. And end the policy of permitting Universities to sell products of research to corporations

61.End practice of the Pharmaceutical industry in creating new health problems to create market potential for new drugs

62.Prohibit the patenting of genes under the WTO TRIPS provision

63.End the misguided dependency on drugs when doctors fail to offer the possibility that change in life style could effectively address the health problem

64.Oppose the continued production and export of products that have been banned... or withdrawn

65.Prevent import of products banned or not yet approved in country of origin


C.
CEASING EXPLOITATIVE TRADE

66.End the undermining, by International Trade agreements, such as GATT, and the subsequent WTO, of measures which would advance and promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.

67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, which promulgate globalization, deregulation and privatization; these institutions and agreements undermine the rule of international public trust law, and condone and actively facilitate corporations benefiting and profiting from war and from environmental destruction.

68.End all proposals which will result, through the practice of harmonization of standards and regulations, in arriving at the lowest common denominator for health and environmental standards.

69.End the requirement of) “testing once” and (ii) “reliance on testing by the private sector”. That if the private sector has already tested the substance or product, Environmental agencies would have to justify before congress if they want to test again.
(i) “Testing once” to eliminate redundancy by testing once so that if a product is tested in one of the three countries it does not have to be tested in the other two. This practice would undermine the ability of states to carry out their own tests and ban substances such as the banning by Canada of RBST or Bovine Growth Hormone in milk.

70.Abandon the IMF Structural Adjustment Program which has led to the violation of human rights, has exploited citizens in the developing world, which has resulted in years of privatization, and elimination of essential services throughout the world and has adversely impacted on vulnerable and indigenous peoples around the world.

D.
STAVING OFFCORPORATISM AND
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Spitzer's prfoposals
1Call for a full rollback of the Bush tax cuts for all those above $1 million in annual income.
2Demand true accountability on Wall Street.
3Demand that a financial service transaction fee be imposed.
4Start a petition drive in every state demanding that the state municipal governments stop using Goldman Sachs for advice and
5 Demand that the New York Fed have “public” board members who truly represent the public


71.End the privatization, including Public Private Partnerships, of public services such as water, sewage and health care, and end the opposition to the affirmation that the access to water is a human right.

72.End corporate funding of education, including the corporate direction of research, and opposing end the opposition to the principle that research must be arms-length and not tied to corporations.

73.Enforce the international commitment made to ensure that corporations, including transnational corporations, comply with international law including international environmental law.
And oppose corporate "voluntary compliance",

74.End the subsidizing and investing, of public funds, in corporations that have developed weapons of mass destruction and “conventional arms” that have violated human rights that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers, and that have destroyed the environment.

75.Revoke charters of corporations, including transnational
corporations, which have engaged in activities that impact on health
and environment, including on the right to food, and right to water; end the legal fiction that the corporate form has constitutional rights as a person and prohibit corporate funding of political parties.

76.Phase out sunset industries-ones that are harmful to human health and the environment and institute a fair and just transition for workers and communities affected by the phase out, and end the lucrative profits made on money trading..

77.End the egregious practice of derivatives and other banking schemes, and end the support of non-cooperative and non-community banks

78.End the bail-out of corporations and banks under the guise of their being "too big to fail", and end the reclassifying of function, by financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs in order to take advantage of the bail -out

79.Prohibit the centralization of banks and the egregious funny money banking systems and abandon the capitalist, exploitative, competitive economic model, and prohibit corporate funding of politicians,

80. End shifting, by corporations, of their addresses offshore to lower their taxes, and end the evading, by corporations, of criminal charges by spinning off their companies.

E.
GUARANTEEING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

81 Eliminate the widening gap between the developed and the developing countries and ensure steadily accelerating economic and social development and peace and justice for present and future generation... (Preamble, Declaration on the Establishment of a new international economic order, 1974)


82.Cancel Third World debt. And end the reluctance to implement the long-standing international commitment to transfer .7% of the GDP for overseas development aid (ODA)

83 End the practice of send arms as ODA and end the extension of active assistance to developing countries tied, political or military conditions.  and cancel third world ddebt

84.End all discrimination on the following grounds:
- race, tribe, or culture;
- colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social origin, or language; nationality, place of birth, or nature of residence (refugee or immigrant, migrant worker);
- gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or form of family, [including same-sex marriage]
- disability or age;
- religion or conviction, political or other opinion, or - class, economic position, or other status.

85.End the violation of human rights including labour rights, civil and political rights, social and cultural rights- right to food, right to housing, right to water right to sewage treatment, right to a universally accessible, not-for-profit health care system, right to education and social justice.

86.End the denial of the labour right to strike, of the right to have collective bargaining,

87 End the denial of the requirement of equal pay for work of equal value



86 End the practice of rendition of citizens and failure to abide by the Geneva Conventions.

87.End cruel and inhumane punishment such as capital punishment, which violates accepted international norms.

89.End the discrimination against immigrants, and refugees and against Migrant Workers and their Families; and to revoke the Secure Fence Act and end the unconscionable wall between the United States and Mexico. Tear down walls and the wall in Israel/

90.Abandon the no-fly`` list, and no-cross boarder lists.

91Oppose "SLAPP suits" against public participation.

92 End the targeting, intimidating and discriminating against activists on the grounds of political and other opinion (a listed ground in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights).

93. End religious extremism and proselytizing including the spread of Evangelical Christianity around the world, which has undermined local indigenous cultures, instilled fear through the dangerous belief in the "rapture", "Armageddon" and "left behind", and condemn dispensationalist "end times" scenario which has serious irreversible consequences. And has led to the undermining of other established beliefs and practices

94. End the practice of ending speeches with the invocation of God BLess America

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ABIDIING BY FINTERNATIONAL LAW.

95 End the defiance of the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of civilians, and respect international human rights and humanitarian law.

96.End unilateralism and affirm a commitment to multilateralism and oppose unilateral actions that undermine global common security.

97.End current irreversible practices that will violate the rights of future generation intergenerational equity includes the rights of future generations to their cultural, natural heritage and to a safe environment.

 




98. End the US position of refusing to respect the jurisdiction of the international Court of Justice in terms of revenge through military intervention and to instead seek justice through the International Court of Justice.


99.End US reluctance to do the following:
I to ratify the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
2 to ratify the international Convention for the Elimination of all Forms
of Discrimination Against Women and its protocol
3. to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity
4 to ratify the Kyoto Protocol
5 to ratify the Convention on the rights of migrant Workers and their families
6. to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child
7. to ratify the International Covenant of Social economic, and Cultural Rights
8. to ratify the Optional Protocols of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
9. to abide by the Convention Against Torture
10. to abide by the Geneva protocols on prohibited weapons
11. and to sign and ratify the Convention for the Banning of Landmines,
11to sign and ratify all Geneva Protocols, including Protocol V, which requires the removal of remnants of war
12 to invoke the precautionary principle, which appears in the Rio Declaration, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity, as a general and enforceable principle of law

F. RECONSIDERING WHAT IS OF VALUE

* Ending the devaluing of culture

 

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Here are his 5 ideas:

"1Call for a full rollback of the Bush tax cuts for all those above $1 million in annual income.
2Demand true accountability on Wall Street.
3Demand that a financial service transaction fee be imposed.
4Start a petition drive in every state demanding that the state municipal governments stop using Goldman Sachs for advice and
5 Demand that the New York Fed have “public” board members who truly represent the public"

All the above are important but surely the movement is more than just addressing the above 5.

The demands must include his demands but must include more : preventing war and conflict; averting environmental devastation and health problems;, ceasing exploitative trade; staving off corporatism and financial institutions;guaranteeing social justice and human rights, abide by international law etc. Below are 99 suggestions.


The following are 99 etc suggestions for more inclusive demands that could be delivered to the 1%
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PREVENTING WAR AND CONFLICT

1..Delegitimize war- Given the social, environmental, health, human rights, economic consequences of war, under no conditions or circumstance is war legal or just.

2.End any attempt to undermine the international resolve to prevent the scourge of war; this would include not engaging in intimidation, in cajoling or in offering economic incentives in exchange for support for military interventions.

3.End the reluctance to abide by the 1975 Declaration on the Use of Scientific and Technological Progress in the Interests of Peace and for the Benefit of humanity.

4.Dismantle the UN Security Council because it violates a fundamental principle in the Charter of the United Nations- the sovereign equality of states, and bestow more power to the UN General Assembly that does respect this principle.

5.End the misconstruing of Article 51 (self-defence) of the Charter of the United Nations to justify premeditated non-provoked military aggression, or to use various such pretexts for invading other sovereign states.

6.Abandon the guise of the pre-emptive/preventive attack policy that has resulted in aggressive attacks on sovereign states and that has been in violation of the Article 2 of United Nations and international law as being the 'supreme' international crime of a war of aggression.

7.End the practice of invoking Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations rather than invoking Chapter VI - the peaceful resolutions of disputes - and be prepared to be judged by the International Court of Justice.

8.End the practice of disrespecting of the jurisdiction and decisions of the International Court of Justice.

9. Withdraw immediately from any military involvement and occupation of sovereign states.

10.End the trumping of health, environment, civil and political and human rights for the sake of “security, power and profit.

11.End the use of "human security" which has been extended to "humanitarian intervention", and used along with the "responsibility to protect" or with right to intervene with a view to justifying military intervention in other states.

12.True security is "common security", as defined in documents prepared by Olaf Palme, and which entrench peremptory norms related to the preventing war and conflict, guaranteeing human rights, protecting the environment, and ensuring social justice.

13.End the practice of targeting or assisting in the assassination of leaders of other sovereign states, and of engaging in "regime change".

14.End the practice of mollifying public opposition by couching aggressive acts in euphemistic "operations" such as "Operation Just Cause", “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, "Operation Enduring Freedom",

15.End the destabilization of states and regions through the sale of arms, including through the guise of “foreign aid’ or through infiltration of NGOs, such as USAID, NED, Freedom House or through fundamentalist Christians in groups such as Operation Rescue.

16.End the production of land mines and end the procrastination, by those responsible, to remove land mines from all areas of the world where land mines are known to exist.

17.End the reluctance of nuclear arms states to comply with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by failing to implement Article VI of the Treaty, (Article VI: commits all parties to pursue negotiations in good faith on measures to end the nuclear arms race and to achieve disarmament.).

18 .End the production of all weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear, chemical, and biological, as agreed to in UNCHE in 1972, and in specific conventions. And discontinue the gutting of the Treaty on Cluster bombs

19.Suffocate the production of uranium, end importing and exporting of uranium, prohibit the use of weapons such as those with depleted uranium and cluster and end the continued profit-making from the sale of arms and trade in small arms.

20.Disband NATO for its disregard of the international rule of law, including the objective of the Charter of the United Nations, and the Convention against Torture.

21.Prohibit propaganda for war (ICCPR), including establishing military bases, engaging in war games, producing and selling of armaments, and holding arms exhibitions.

22.End the unequal treatment of the states that possess nuclear weapons or nuclear weapon capabilities such as the destabilizing impact of the Middle East as a result of the possession of nuclear weapons by Israel.

23.End the disregard for the obligations under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty to ensure that exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind [humanity].

24 Repeal the Patriot Act and Anti-Terrorism Act because they violate civil and political rights, and results in racial profiling.

25 .End the practice of “rendering”- sending “persons of interests” to countries which are known to condone torture.

26.End the refusal to be judged by an international tribunal for any actions that might be deemed to violate international law related to crimes against the peace, to war crimes, or to genocide.

27.End the misuse of UN "peacekeeping" forces to clean up aggressive acts of destruction and occupation caused by other states.

28 Close and convert, to peaceful purposes, all foreign military bases in sovereign states around the world.

29.End the production, circulation and berthing of nuclear powered or nuclear arms-capable vessels throughout the world.

30 .End "War Games" or "Military Exercises" such as Exercise Trident Fury or Northwest Training Range complex.

31 .Discontinue the propping up and financing of military dictators and abandon the long standing policy enunciated against Somoza “he’s a bastard but he is our bastard”.

32 .Demilitarize the economy by reallocating resources presently committed to military purposes to provide for the needs of citizens to pass on the peace dividend to the developing countries as undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action Plans and UN General Assembly Resolutions and Declarations.

33.End misplaced spending priorities: on militarism, on adulterated unsafe food, on production of products and substances harmful to the environment and human health, and redirecting budgetary expenses to eradicate poverty.


AVERTING ENVIRONMENTAL DEVASTATION AND HEALTH PROBLEMS

34.End the exploitation of Nature affirmed in 1982 World Charter of Nature; every form of life is unique, warranting respect regardless of its worth to humans, and to accord other organisms such recognition's, humans must be guided by a moral code of action,

35Eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, particularly in industrialized countries; this pattern has contributed to poverty, to the inequitable distribution of resources within countries and between countries, has increased the vulnerability to natural disasters and has threaten the well-being of future generations.

36.Reduce the ecological footprint that has contributed to a socially inequitable and environmentally unsound world; end the conversion of nature into a source of raw materials, and the practice of “built-in obsolescence”

37 .End the reluctance to invoke the precautionary principle as a general and enforceable principle of law: where there is a threat of irreversible harm the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measure to prevent the threat.

38.End the application of the reverse onus strategy which places the onus not on the proponent of an intervention to prove safety but on the opponent, to demonstrate harm.

39.Prevent Natechs- natural disasters caused by technology or technological disasters caused by natural disasters and not rely on after-the fact attempts to reduce or mitigate disasters.

40.Ban, through the invoking the precautionary principle, the
production and distribution of genetically engineered food and crops,
the practice of biopiracy of genes of indigenous peoples ,the dumping of GE food and adventitious materials [living modified
organisms] on developing countries. And remove off the shelves all processed foods containing genetically engineered material.

41.Ban Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are bioaccumulative and toxic, and which are capable of traveling .long distances from their original source.

42.Prosecute countries for violating the transboundary principle that holds that states shall be held legally responsible for any pollution, in other states, caused by activities under their own jurisdiction.

43.End the practice of causing environmental devastation and then rely on restorative or clean-up technologies to remediate the environmental destruction rather than taking the preventive approach so as to avoid costly and inadequate subsequent measures to “rehabilitate” the site.

44.End the unsustainable forest management, the conversion of forests into agricultural land and the expansion of large-scale agro-industrial monocultures for food, fibre and, increasingly, energy.

45.End land degradation, soil erosion, salinization, water logging, and soil pollution, which contribute to loss of soil fertility.

46. End the strategy of substituting proposals of adaption to or offsetting of climate change rather than seriously addressing the issue of preventing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

47..Phase out the use of fossil fuels, especially those from the unconventional sources such as the tar sands, reduce other greenhouse gas producing activities, ban fracking and end the substantial contribution to greenhouse gas emissions caused by methane gas resulting from the dependency on animal protein.

48.Discontinue the promoting of false “solutions” to climate change such as biofuels, large hydro projects, and nuclear energy which are not socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound renewable energy sources.

49.End the failure of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to investigate and estimate the full impact of greenhouse gas emissions by the military, and to demand that each state release information related to the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of all militarism, from military exercises, war games, weapons testing, military aviation troop transfer, military operations, and waste generation, to reconstruction after acts of violent interventions etc.

50.End the practice of member states relying not on the emerging scientific data, but on the IPCC 2007 report which was based on 2004 and 2005 data The emerging data now indicates the urgency of keeping the rise in temperature below the dangerous level of 1°C, [which is the point at which global systems on land, water and air will be so affected as to create vicious feedback cycles and destabilise many ecosystems and human societies]; whereas the IPCC 2007 Report had indicated that 2 degrees was the safe threshold. The emerging scientific data also indicates that there are more serious climate-induced events than anticipated in the 2007 IPCC Report.

51.End the climate injustice of using the atmospheric space of developing countries, and refusing to pay compensation

52.End the misappropriation of agricultural land for the growing of biofuel and contributing to food insecurity, and prohibit the purchase and use of land for biofuels to serve foreign markets and undermine food security.

53. Prohibit the practice, by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in violating the principle that a regulator must not be a promoter, of promoting civil nuclear energy.

54.Phase out the use of civil nuclear energy, and refuse to accept nuclear energy as the solution to climate change and delete Article IV of the NPT which bestows the inalienable right of states to access so-called “peaceful` use of nuclear energy.

55.Prevent the transfer to other states of substances and activities that are harmful to human health or the environment as agreed at the UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, 1992.

56.End the defiance by industrialized states, of principle 7 of the 1992 Rio Declaration which was adopted by all states at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This principle states that:

``States shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem. In view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities. (Principle 7, Rio Declaration)

57. End environmentally induced diseases, address the social determinant of health problems- such as poverty, and provide universal access to a publicly-funded not-for-profit health non-two tier health care system.

58.Prevent the relocation and transfer to other States of any activities and substances that cause severe environmental degradation or are found to be harmful to human health. (Principle 14 Rio Declaration, 1992)

59.End the use of the notion of ‘prior consent” to persuade the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable countries or communities within developed countries to accept the dumping of products and substances that are potentially harmful to the environment and human health.

60.Prevent Pharmaceutical collusion between university and Pharmaceutical corporations. And end the policy of permitting Universities to sell products of research to corporations

61.End practice of the Pharmaceutical industry in creating new health problems to create market potential for new drugs

62.Prohibit the patenting of genes under the WTO TRIPS provision

63.End the misguided dependency on drugs when doctors fail to offer the possibility that change in life style could effectively address the health problem

64.Oppose the continued production and export of products that have been banned... or withdrawn

65.Prevent import of products banned or not yet approved in country of origin


C.
CEASING EXPLOITATIVE TRADE

66.End the undermining, by International Trade agreements, such as GATT, and the subsequent WTO, of measures which would advance and promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.

67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, which promulgate globalization, deregulation and privatization; these institutions and agreements undermine the rule of international public trust law, and condone and actively facilitate corporations benefiting and profiting from war and from environmental destruction.

68.End all proposals which will result, through the practice of harmonization of standards and regulations, in arriving at the lowest common denominator for health and environmental standards.

69.End the requirement of) “testing once” and (ii) “reliance on testing by the private sector”. That if the private sector has already tested the substance or product, Environmental agencies would have to justify before congress if they want to test again.
(i) “Testing once” to eliminate redundancy by testing once so that if a product is tested in one of the three countries it does not have to be tested in the other two. This practice would undermine the ability of states to carry out their own tests and ban substances such as the banning by Canada of RBST or Bovine Growth Hormone in milk.

70.Abandon the IMF Structural Adjustment Program which has led to the violation of human rights, has exploited citizens in the developing world, which has resulted in years of privatization, and elimination of essential services throughout the world and has adversely impacted on vulnerable and indigenous peoples around the world.

D.
STAVING OFFCORPORATISM AND
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Spitzer's prfoposals
1Call for a full rollback of the Bush tax cuts for all those above $1 million in annual income.
2Demand true accountability on Wall Street.
3Demand that a financial service transaction fee be imposed.
4Start a petition drive in every state demanding that the state municipal governments stop using Goldman Sachs for advice and
5 Demand that the New York Fed have “public” board members who truly represent the public


71.End the privatization, including Public Private Partnerships, of public services such as water, sewage and health care, and end the opposition to the affirmation that the access to water is a human right.

72.End corporate funding of education, including the corporate direction of research, and opposing end the opposition to the principle that research must be arms-length and not tied to corporations.

73.Enforce the international commitment made to ensure that corporations, including transnational corporations, comply with international law including international environmental law.
And oppose corporate "voluntary compliance",

74.End the subsidizing and investing, of public funds, in corporations that have developed weapons of mass destruction and “conventional arms” that have violated human rights that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers, and that have destroyed the environment.

75.Revoke charters of corporations, including transnational
corporations, which have engaged in activities that impact on health
and environment, including on the right to food, and right to water; end the legal fiction that the corporate form has constitutional rights as a person and prohibit corporate funding of political parties.

76.Phase out sunset industries-ones that are harmful to human health and the environment and institute a fair and just transition for workers and communities affected by the phase out, and end the lucrative profits made on money trading..

77.End the egregious practice of derivatives and other banking schemes, and end the support of non-cooperative and non-community banks

78.End the bail-out of corporations and banks under the guise of their being "too big to fail", and end the reclassifying of function, by financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs in order to take advantage of the bail -out

79.Prohibit the centralization of banks and the egregious funny money banking systems and abandon the capitalist, exploitative, competitive economic model, and prohibit corporate funding of politicians,

80. End shifting, by corporations, of their addresses offshore to lower their taxes, and end the evading, by corporations, of criminal charges by spinning off their companies.

E.
GUARANTEEING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

81 Eliminate the widening gap between the developed and the developing countries and ensure steadily accelerating economic and social development and peace and justice for present and future generation... (Preamble, Declaration on the Establishment of a new international economic order, 1974)


82.Cancel Third World debt. And end the reluctance to implement the long-standing international commitment to transfer .7% of the GDP for overseas development aid (ODA)

83 End the practice of send arms as ODA and end the extension of active assistance to developing countries tied, political or military conditions.  and cancel third world ddebt

84.End all discrimination on the following grounds:
- race, tribe, or culture;
- colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social origin, or language; nationality, place of birth, or nature of residence (refugee or immigrant, migrant worker);
- gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or form of family, [including same-sex marriage]
- disability or age;
- religion or conviction, political or other opinion, or - class, economic position, or other status.

85.End the violation of human rights including labour rights, civil and political rights, social and cultural rights- right to food, right to housing, right to water right to sewage treatment, right to a universally accessible, not-for-profit health care system, right to education and social justice.

86.End the denial of the labour right to strike, of the right to have collective bargaining,

87 End the denial of the requirement of equal pay for work of equal value

85.End the redefinition of Torture and thus the violating of the Convention against Torture through Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,

86 End the practice of rendition of citizens and failure to abide by the Geneva Conventions.

87.End cruel and inhumane punishment such as capital punishment, which violates accepted international norms.

89.End the discrimination against immigrants, and refugees and against Migrant Workers and their Families; and to revoke the Secure Fence Act and end the unconscionable wall between the United States and Mexico. Tear down walls and the wall in Israel/

90.Abandon the no-fly`` list, and no-cross boarder lists.

91Oppose "SLAPP suits" against public participation.

92 End the targeting, intimidating and discriminating against activists on the grounds of political and other opinion (a listed ground in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights).

93. End religious extremism and proselytizing including the spread of Evangelical Christianity around the world, which has undermined local indigenous cultures, instilled fear through the dangerous belief in the "rapture", "Armageddon" and "left behind", and condemn dispensationalist "end times" scenario which has serious irreversible consequences. And has led to the undermining of other established beliefs and practices

94. End the practice of ending speeches with the invocation of God BLess America

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ABIDIING BY FINTERNATIONAL LAW.

95 End the defiance of the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of civilians, and respect international human rights and humanitarian law.

96.End unilateralism and affirm a commitment to multilateralism and oppose unilateral actions that undermine global common security.

97.End current irreversible practices that will violate the rights of future generation intergenerational equity includes the rights of future generations to their cultural, natural heritage and to a safe environment.

 




98. End the US position of refusing to respect the jurisdiction of the international Court of Justice in terms of revenge through military intervention and to instead seek justice through the International Court of Justice.


99.End US reluctance to do the following:
I to ratify the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
2 to ratify the international Convention for the Elimination of all Forms
of Discrimination Against Women and its protocol
3. to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity
4 to ratify the Kyoto Protocol
5 to ratify the Convention on the rights of migrant Workers and their families
6. to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child
7. to ratify the International Covenant of Social economic, and Cultural Rights
8. to ratify the Optional Protocols of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
9. to abide by the Convention Against Torture
10. to abide by the Geneva protocols on prohibited weapons
11. and to sign and ratify the Convention for the Banning of Landmines,
11to sign and ratify all Geneva Protocols, including Protocol V, which requires the removal of remnants of war
12 to invoke the precautionary principle, which appears in the Rio Declaration, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity, as a general and enforceable principle of law

F. RECONSIDERING WHAT IS OF VALUE

* Ending the devaluing of culture

 

 

 

Spitzer's proposal that OWS stick to 5 ideas,  would undermine a powerful international movement

Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project @joanRussow

The Occupy Movement has succeeded in keeping together by not having specific demands. Often when groups decide on a few specific demands the groups marginalize many whose concerns are not included in the demands.

Recently Spitzer outlined 5 demands, which if they became the only specific demands of the Occupy movement, the movement could be jeopardized. Perhaps there could be 99+ Proscriptions

 


Here are his 5 ideas:

"1Call for a full rollback of the Bush tax cuts for all those above $1 million in annual income.
2Demand true accountability on Wall Street.
3Demand that a financial service transaction fee be imposed.
4Start a petition drive in every state demanding that the state municipal governments stop using Goldman Sachs for advice and
5 Demand that the New York Fed have “public” board members who truly represent the public"

All the above are important but surely the movement is more than just addressing the above 5.

The demands must include his demands but must include more : preventing war and conflict; averting environmental devastation and health problems;, ceasing exploitative trade; staving off corporatism and financial institutions;guaranteeing social justice and human rights, abide by international law etc. Below are 99 suggestions.


The following are 99 etc suggestions for more inclusive demands that could be delivered to the 1%
A

 

Spitzer's proposal that OWS stick to 5 ideas,  would undermine a powerful international movement

Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project @joanRussow

The Occupy Movement has succeeded in keeping together by not having specific demands. Often when groups decide on a few specific demands the groups marginalize many whose concerns are not included in the demands.

Recently Spitzer outlined 5 demands, which if they became the only specific demands of the Occupy movement, the movement could be jeopardized. Perhaps there could be 99+ Proscriptions

 


Here are his 5 ideas:

"1Call for a full rollback of the Bush tax cuts for all those above $1 million in annual income.
2Demand true accountability on Wall Street.
3Demand that a financial service transaction fee be imposed.
4Start a petition drive in every state demanding that the state municipal governments stop using Goldman Sachs for advice and
5 Demand that the New York Fed have “public” board members who truly represent the public"

All the above are important but surely the movement is more than just addressing the above 5.

The demands must include his demands but must include more : preventing war and conflict; averting environmental devastation and health problems;, ceasing exploitative trade; staving off corporatism and financial institutions;guaranteeing social justice and human rights, abide by international law etc. Below are 99 suggestions.


The following are 99 etc suggestions for more inclusive demands that could be delivered to the 1%
A

 
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Public Statement
December 10, 2017

Statement from Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on Human Rights Day

(Unceded Coast Salish Territory / Vancouver, B.C. – December 10, 2017) December 10 is the day 70 years ago in 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights officially recognizing that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” In 2007 144 states voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration). The Harper Government was one of four states to vote against the UN Declaration. The Trudeau Government formally endorsed the UN Declaration in 2010.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) issued the following statement to mark the United Nations' Human Rights Day:

“Indigenous Rights are human rights. On the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights we call on federal, provincial and municipal governments to truly commit to the true spirit and intent of the UN Declaration as a fundamental international human rights instrument to advance human rights for Indigenous peoples as a framework for justice and reconciliation.

“Canada’s own legal and constitutional frameworks must adapt to the UN Declaration, especially Indigenous peoples’ free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) based on our inherent and inalienable rights pursuant to our Indigenous laws and authorities. FPIC is the right to say yes and the right to say no to development on our lands and territories in order to safeguard the land and waters for future generations.

“It is crucially important our inherent Title, Rights and Treaty Rights are recognized and affirmed in all processes Canada and BC engages in with Indigenous peoples. When our inherent Title, Rights and Treaty Rights are entirely disregarded or domestically diluted, governments are liable.

“We gratefully acknowledge today is also the 5th Anniversary of the Idle No More movement and December 11 will be the 20th Anniversary of the historic Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa Supreme Court Decision. We raise our hands in appreciation to the leadership of the hereditary Chiefs and grassroots for their continuing fight for our human rights.

“In closing, we call on Premier Horgan to remember the members of Treaty 8 who are defending their land and way of life against BC Hydro’s destructive Site C project. In the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Declaration, their Treaty 8 rights are human rights.”

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The Honourable Vic Toews, the Canadian Minister of Public Safety, The Honourable Jason Kenny, Canadian Minister of Immigration, *The Honourable Peter Kent, the Canadian Minister of the environment, The honourable John Duncan, the Canadian Minister of Indian Affairs , The honourable Joe Oliver the Canadian minister of natural Resources ,the Honourable Bev Oda, the Canadian Minister of international cooperation, The Honourable Lisa Raitt, The Canadian Minister of The Honourable Peter Mackay, the Canadian Minister of Defence
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