Founder and Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
President, Global Parliament and Federation of Global Governments
Global Community WebNet Ltd.
Chairman of the Board for the development of the Federations's Constitution
Coauthor of the Global Peace Science (GPS):
My 3 articles in the GPS book
1.“Global Community for Global Peace” (pages 296-298),
2.“From WWII, Syria and now the Ukraine: Global Community perspective.” (342-345),
3.“Global Community: Support of Russia, Putin and Peace” (423-425).
You and your tech team have done a super job posting my info and creating a special webpage for me and Global Community (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=695). Thanks a whole lot. Scrolling at the info I see you have added me to the list (http://peacefromharmony.org) of people I have always admired and looked up to over the years, and I have realized how special are all of those people who are now on your main website and actively participating with you in creating Peace from Harmony.
I feel honoured to be a part of this great work you have created over the years, Leo. Thank you my friend. Global Community thanks you for the work of Global Peace Science (GPS), the science of social harmony approach to attain Peace in the world. You are great Leo.
Keep in touch Leo.
Vision of a new economic system to replace America economic, population, military and environmental wars
against our world, Earth.
Note to the reader:
The four chapters of October 2018 Newsletter were based on the articles, letters, reports, research papers, discussions and global dialogues, and messages written by author(s) whose work were published in monthly Newsletters of years mostly 2017 and 2018. All published work can be found in the Global Dialogue Proceedings (check link http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GIMProceedings/). Scroll down to years 2017 and 2018 and follow the Proceedings sections, and you will find the actual authors lists, with their papers and all references. Global Community Media is a way to communicate workable sound solutions to problems arising in the world. Let us share our problems and workable sound solutions. Sharing information is a necessity to all life and humanity's survival. Our world is changing fast before our eyes, and we must react quickly and hard to protect all life on Earth. No hesitation! Right now and no waiting! Life on the planet is our first priority. We must protect it at all costs. We, global citizens, fight to protect life on Earth for this generation and the next ones. We are the defenders of the environment and the global life-support systems. We know who the beasts are, and how they destroy the living on our planet. We have rallied together all over the world to protect our home, Earth. Just so you all know we don't pay anyone, and we don't pay expenses. We do volunteer work for humanity. We expect volunteers to be responsible and accountable of all their actions. We do soft activism work. We do not have a copyright research expert to do this work. In order to create a harmonious and compassionate Global Civilization, and to protect our planetary environment, the global life-support systems, we want to help you concerning all issues, and you may become a volunteer yourself. Check our volunteer page at: http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GPA/gpahelpsyou.htm
Introduction and conclusion for all four Chapters.
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This 21st century is very crucial for humanity as it will determine our survival or not as a species and, consequently, the survival of the next generations. The Biosphere is our world, our home. The lives of all lifeforms and plants on our planet deserve protection, preservation, and care. The genomic information of plants, animals, and human beings is the common wealth of the planet, and all efforts to make use of this environmental commons must be framed around principles of equality, solidarity, environmental and climate justice.
Global Civilization disapproves of the limitless exploitation of the natural foundations of life, the relentless destruction of the biosphere, and the militarization of the space within and above the Earth's atmosphere. Several important causes of Global Warming, Climate Change, and the extinction crisis, have given rise of an existential threat to humanity and much of Nature.
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, developed economies have been emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs) which created global warming and today's environmental crisis, and that makes the capitalism system responsible, and we must first change it. By far, the nation that started, and still is pursuing the largest production of GHGs ever since WWII is America. And America is largely responsible for the global warming of the planet and, therefore the increase in the Earth’s surface temperature, the rising of sea level, climate change, and many other worldwide disasters. Unlimited fossil fuel exploitation means a commitment to GHG pollution over 16 times greater than the world’s present remaining Terminal Carbon Pollution Budget that must not be exceeded if we are to have a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise. America is to be blamed for the extinction crisis, and should pay.
The extinction crisis is an environmental issue and also a social justice issue, one that is linked to long histories of capitalist domination over people, animals, and plants. The extinction crisis needs to be seen as a key element in contemporary struggles against accumulation by dispossession. This crisis, in other words, ought to be a key issue in the fight for climate justice.
The 1% people have as much wealth as half the world's population, and are controlling all economies on the planet. They stand behind a capitalist model of an economic system.
Capitalism has institutionalized a global ignorance, in which producers and consumers cannot know or care about one another, and in which the histories of all products will be lost. It is now increasingly evident that only by sharing the world's natural resources more equitably and sustainably will we be able to address both the ecological and social crisis we face as Global Civilization.
The combined effects of aggressive marketing, advertising, and planned product obsolescence mean that the American consumer’s oversized footprint is largely a consequence and reflection of the global power of Transnational Corporations(TNCs), corporate America. Global warming and climate change denialism requires shutting one’s eyes to obvious realities when the truth is that the Earth is warmer than it has been in 120,000 years. In that sense, it is perhaps more accurate to speak of corporate ecological footprints rather than the footprints of nations or individuals. Globalization has meant the distancing of cause and effect, source and sink, so that the pollution and human exploitation caused in the production and transport of goods has remained invisible and opaque to consumers.
How can further troubles not come into being when a vicious globalized capitalist system is in existence for which maximal profits, not people and their needs, is always the overriding goal? The global socioeconomic system of capitalism is forcing us to work harder to surpass previous consumption and population numbers until we have devoured everything that maintains life, ending up with a polluted, lifeless, and a scorched planet.
What is going on today is largely attributable to the failure of growth-based capitalism. We need to address the structural deficiencies in the existing system. To maintain a general satisfaction in a social system that’s driven and motivated with competition, endless growth is needed, but in a finite system it must end when resources are exhausted. However, we also have a double whammy, that of pollution which impairs life and the carbon that’s heating the biosphere and acidifying the oceans, they would end life if the system is maintained to its exhaustion.
Economic growth (measured as Gross Domestic Product) and value are seen as the same. Meanwhile, the actual value generated outside of market capitalism – the “care economy,” social labor, eco-stewardship, digital communities and commons – are mostly ignored or considered merely personal (“values”). Today, we have a dictatorship of one kind of value as delivered by the market system, which determines for everyone how they can live and what they should believe in.
The word “value” is useful to merchants and economists in talking about money and markets. But it has little relevance when talking about ethical living or the human condition. Hence, with the dollar as world money the US gains an automatic borrowing mechanism giving it global policy autonomy denied other states. Given a current account deficit financed by savings of others in the world, US government spending on global militarization and other priorities can expand without “crowding out” private sector borrowing.
The main source of economic reliability in America was transferred over time from gold to dollars, specifically to US treasury bills. This major shift allowed the Federal Reserve to print dollars practically without limit (as seen in recent years with interests rates for borrowing money from the FED at around 0%), well aware that the demand for dollars would never cease, this also keeping alive huge sectors of private and public enterprises (such as the coal industry, fracking industry, car manufacturing, food and farming industries, and most importantly the military industry which has always giving jobs to more than half of America's population). This set a course for a global economic system based on financial instruments like derivatives and other securities instead of real, tangible goods like gold. In doing this for its own benefit, the US has created the conditions for a new financial bubble that could even bring down the entire world economy when it bursts.
To become great again, the US parlayed the world’s largest national debt, its trade deficit, budget deficit, capital account deficit and savings rate deficit, into a position in the global driver seat through the dollar remaining global hub currency.
Naturally, the more the dollar was used in the world, the more America had the power to spend on the military. For the US, paying a bill of 6 trillion dollars (this is the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) has been effortless, and this constitutes an unparalleled advantage over countries like China and Russia whose military spending in comparison is a fifth and a tenth respectively.
The United States found itself in the enviable position of being able to print pieces of paper (simply IOU’s) without any gold backing and then exchange them for real goods from other nations.
This economic arrangement has allowed America to achieve an unparalleled strategic advantage over its geopolitical opponents (initially the USSR, now Russia and China), namely, a practically unlimited dollar spending capacity even as it accumulates an astronomical public debt (over 21 trillion dollars). The destabilizing factor for the global economy has been America's ability to accumulate enormous amounts of public debt without having to worry about the consequences or even of any possible mistrust international markets may have for the dollar. Countries simply needed dollars for trade and bought US treasures to diversify their financial assets.
What would be the shape and fundamental goals of an expansive anti-capitalist movement against extinction and for environmental justice? It would have to commence with open recognition by the developed nations of the long history of ecocide. Such an admission would lead to a consequent recognition of the biodiversity debt owed by the wealthy nations of the global North to the South. Building on the demands articulated by the climate justice movement, the anti-capitalist conservation movement must demand the repayment of this biodiversity debt.
This proposal is based on moving towards a situation in which all nations have the same level of emissions per person (convergence) while contracting them to a level that is sustainable (contraction). A country such as the United States, which has only 5% of the global population, would be allowed no more than 5% of globally sustainable emissions. Such a move would represent a dramatic anti-imperialist shift since the US is at present responsible for 25% of carbon emissions. The powerful individuals and corporations that control nations like the US are not likely to accept such revolutionary curtailments of the wasteful system that supports them without a struggle. Already there is abundant evidence that they would sooner destroy the planet than let even a modicum of their power slip.
Massive fossil fuel corporations such as Exxon, for example, have funded climate change denialism for the past quarter century despite abundant evidence from their own scientists that burning fossil fuels was creating unsustainable environmental conditions. Such behavior should be seen frankly for what it is: a crime against humanity. We should not expect to negotiate with such destructive entities. Their assets should be seized. Most of these assets, in the form of fossil fuel reserves, cannot be used anyway if we are to avert environmental catastrophe. What remains of these assets should be used to fund a rapid, managed reduction in carbon emissions and a transition to renewable energy generation. These steps should be part of a broader program to transform the current, unsustainable capitalist system that dominates the world into steady state societies founded on principles of equality and environmental justice.
A legally imposed contraction of the fossil energy supply and a rapid global conversion to renewable energy, is a necessary step toward saving our world, Earth. So what should Society do to avoid the worst impacts of climate change? Capitalism is based on ceaseless compound growth that is destroying ecosystems the world over, the goal in the rich nations of the global North must be to overturn our present expansionary system by fostering de-growth . Most importantly, nations that have benefited from burning fossil fuels must radically cut their carbon emissions in order to stem the lurch towards runaway climate chaos that endangers the vast majority of current terrestrial forms of life.
Volume 14 Issue 8 April 2016 Theme for this month: Global Community days of celebration in May
My short Bio
M.Sc. (Honours), Physics, University of Québec at Trois-Rivières, Québec, 1982
B.Sc. (Honours),Physics, University of Victoria, British Columbia,1976
Scientific publications and internal reports prior to 1985 are shown at http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/globalcommunity/ecoexecutive.htm#AA
In 1985, developed and defined the global concepts of 'Global Community' and 'Global Dialogue'. Established a Global Dialogue between people, businesses, communities and nation governments. The global concepts are concerned about:
A) Humanity resolving global problems in a peaceful way for the benefit of all Peoples and Life on Earth;
B) Promoting Peace in the world through dialogue;
C) Finding sound and equitable solutions to local and global problems; and
D) Helping humanity survive this Century, taking along and protecting as much as possible other lifeforms.
Measured environmental, social and economic indicators to evaluate global societal sustainability.
Developed policies, strategies and legislative documents for the Earth Community Organization (ECO), the Global Community.
Proposed to the United Nations (U.N.)a federation of all Nations, Earth Government, and the Global Constitution, a governing body based on democracy for all Peoples on Earth.
Conducted the research and development of humanity's new vision which is about living a life and seeing the world through the:
•Scale of Global Rights;
•Politics and Justice without borders;
•Life is protected by Global Law;
•Global Citizens Rights, Responsibility and Accountability Act;
•Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a Person and the Global Community;
•Building of global symbiotical relationships between people, institutions, cities, provinces and nations of the world;
•Portal of the Global Civilization;
•Federation of Global Governments;
•Global Protection Agency;
•Global Community Peace Movement;
•Global Justice Movement;
•Global Movement to Help and serve the people of all nations.
Volume 12 Issue 10 June2014 Theme for this month: From WW II, Syria and now the Ukraine: Global Community perspective
Short description and history of the Global Community, Earth Government and the Federation of Global Governments.
The Global Community organization, Earth Government and the Federation of Global Governments were founded in 1985 in Calgary, Canada by Germain Dufour, Prophet of God, Spiritual Leader and President, and further developed through Global Parliament meetings. Later on in 1990s he was joined by his wife, Virginie, in the developing of many global concepts. Symbiotical relationships were defined to show the path for a better world. The Federation was formed to replace the United Nations. Its basic proposal is a de-centralized global government. A Global Government offers essential services to the people where it operates and the Federation main function is to serve all people and help in this process with the formation of Global Ministries to protect all life on the planet. Essential services to the people of each member nation are now the most important global rights on the Scale of Global Rights and are protected by the Global Protection Agency (GPA) of each member nation whose function is to enforce Global Law as defined in the Global Constitution. The Scale is the fundamental guide to Global Law which itself includes legislation coveringall essential aspects of human activities. That is how we will bring about the event of Peace amongst us all and give security to all people, all life on Earth.
More can be read concerning the history of the organization at http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GIMProceedings/anniversary19852007.htm
History of the Global Community organization, Earth Government and the Federation of Global Governments
For more extensive description of my background read: http://globalcommunitywebnet.com/GPA/gimshortBiogdufour.htm and
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Volume 11 Issue 5 June 2013 Theme for this month: Pathway to Peace in the world
Brief opinion about Global Peace Science significance for humanity
Today, the world is facing many challenges such as environmental consequences of global warming and climate change that threaten the existence of the entire Global Community. Not just human survival but all life survival on our planet are at risk. Global solutions and thinking are needed for our survival, and that is why Dr. Leo Semashko's proposal of a new model of society is so important. He proposed that the science of social harmony approach is needed to deal for today's many global problems. Global Peace Science (GPS) is the modern movement of this approach. In order to live in harmony with Nature, people must recognize and respect its intrinsic laws and its vital cycles. In such a system of harmony within Global Community all people have to live within their limits as determined by the laws of Nature, and have to function and sustain themselves within this system.
The goals of GPS aim at replacing struggles for power and material goods by the ideals of harmony, human solidarity, global cooperation and peace. This book written and published by Global Harmony Association (GHA) brings together a wide range of contributions from renowned peace builders, sociologists, scientists, scholars, poets, Nobel Laureates. They develop the ideas of peace from harmony in a holistic way. Consequently this science is needed for keeping peace on Earth through the development of social harmony within Global Community. The common human goal of Global Community is "Harmony will save the world!"
*Germain Dufour, Founder and Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
President, Global Parliament and Federation of Global Governments
Global Community WebNet Ltd.
Chairman of the Board for the development of the Federations's Constitution
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Volume 14 Issue 10 June 2016 Theme for this month: Animations for the theme World Overpopulation as introduced in May Newsletter (picture Sequence%2001_10802.png)
Letter to Dr. Leo Semashko
For over 40 years, Dr. Leo Semashko from Russia has dedicated himself to help create a better Global Community that is characterized by stability and peace on basis of social harmony. He is a well-organized, outstanding, and demanding scholar. He wrote many papers and books about tetrasociology to legitimize his scientific theory. An important postulate of tetrasociology is that sustainable development and continuance of society are provided by a natural law of social harmony achieved among four interacting spheres of social reproduction. He was able to inspire and guide people together from every walk of life and profession that share similar goals of harmony and peace, and he has help made our planet a better home where people could live a life that is characterized by good health, extensive education, and security. His vision of good is anything that is beneficial to the welfare of all people within Global Community. Dr. Semashko has demonstrated a breakthrough in social harmony and tetrasociology not only theoretically but also practically on his International Website: “Peace from Harmony” at www.peacefromharmony.org
Dr. Semashko's efforts show him as global leader of social harmony. True peace, he said, can be inevitable but only through social harmony and making harmonious education of all children of the world a social priority. He demonstrated that the population’s four social spheres must work together in order to propel forward the human family from animosity, conflict and war to peace, symbiosis and respect. He applied his sphere approach to global problems humanity is facing today. He redefined democracy and markets in a way to apply more emphasis on a global dialogue and human symbiotical relationships within Global Community.
Because of Dr. Semashko's efforts, society can now gradually safely step into a post-industrial age and civilization. Although the actual international political culture is still in large part militarized, and promoting wars as a way of solving global problems, the world is facing environmental consequences of global warming and climate change that threaten the existence of the entire Global Community. Not just human survival but all life survival on our planet are at risk. Global solutions and thinking are needed for our survival, and that why Dr. Semashko's proposal of a new model of society is so important. Dr. Semashko's tetrasociological theory was developed to meet the many global challenges of the 21st century: nuclear proliferation, terrorism, decline of democracy, poverty, religious rivalry, racial/ethnic conflict, ecological degradation, demographic and social dislocations, and high fertility rates causing the world to be overpopulated.
Dr. Semashko's proposal of a new model of society includes four basic resources: people, information, organization, and things/technology. His theoretical work scrutinized interactions between spheres:
1. the social sphere, which includes workers in education, healthcare, welfare, sports and entertainment, and also non-working population: pre-schoolers, students, the unemployed, the retired;
2. the cultural or informational sphere, which includes workers in science, culture, communication and information services;
3. the organizational sphere, which includes workers in management, politics, law, finance, defense, police and security;
4. and the economic sphere, which includes workers in industry and technology, and agriculture.
As a result of his investigation, Dr. Semashko was able to bring into open of how sphere classes of productive employment of people are more fundamental than class distinctions based on property. The spheres must work together to achieve social harmony. His theory showed how societies are changing over time with regard to degrees of equality and/or inequality both within and between nations. Property ownership inherent in the capitalist culture was shown as temporary and a new solution shown as the proper substitute was brought forward, the productive (sphere) employment as a global reality that is found in all human activities of Global Community. His new culture of peace and harmony may well be the only reasonable formalization capable of creating global peace within Global Community as they aspire toward greater democratization, showing great moral concern and ethics for the well-being of all people everywhere. Harmonious parliamentarism of the sphere classes expresses the new, harmonious, four-party democracy built on equal distribution of legislative and executive power between these classes. But this parliamentarism and democracy cannot be successful without a corresponding science.
Volume 12 Issue 2 October 2013 Theme for this month: Proceedings of Ministry of Global Peace in government now for reading
"The ABC of Harmony for global peace, harmonious civilization and tetranet thinking" (2012) was created collectively and published by Global Harmony Association (GHA) coauthors and is the core of thinking, worldview, spiritual culture and the Internet of global social harmony and harmonious civilization, which is destined to exist and succeed in the 21st century. It is the first holistic-scientific approach to peace and harmony. This world textbook identifies and dissertates the four spheres of human society in different cultures, in sciences and the arts, in religions, in unity, consent and love of diversity, and in the lives of its great creators and thinkers. It is shown very comprehensibly how the difficult path to global peace can only be achieved in a society of social harmony and harmonious civilization. GHA's social ideal is to create Peace from Harmony, and to promote a conscious way for harmonious civilization on scientifically based ‘ABC of Harmony’ through harmonious education. GHA Statutes are the first world organizational document for the conscious movement to world harmony. The harmony is expressed in many values: consensus, dialogue, understanding, tolerance, respect, compromise, mutual aid, common good, freedom, equality, brotherhood, happiness.
The world is facing many challenges such as overfishing, desertification, deforestation, air pollution, erosion, wasteful consumption of resources, deterioration in living conditions, starvation, refugees crisis, malnutrition, human rights losses, lack of freshwater, melting glaciers and Artic ice leading to rising sea levels, ecosystems destruction, urbanization, global warming and climate change causing wild storms, tornadoes, cyclones, flooding of agricultural lands, and degradation of the global environment. Nuclear weapons constitute a menacing threat to the survival of mankind. Aggressive policies and use of military power to resolve economic and political interests are on the rise. Genocide, racism, fundamentalism and terrorism have wrought havoc worldwide. Issues relating to personal life like rising divorce rate, stress, depression, and diseases, are causing a painful stress in society. A holistic approach is needed to deal for today's many global problems. Global Peace Science (GPS) is the modern movement of this approach. GPS (2016) is the science of existential harmony, i.e. scientific research of its specific part, namely social harmony as part of existential harmony.
In order to live in harmony with Nature, people must recognize and respect its intrinsic laws and its vital cycles. In such a system, all people have to live within their limits as determined by the laws of Nature. Those who diverge from the laws of Nature are bound to encroach upon the rights of others and all life's ecosystems, and disturb the system of harmony within Global Community. Therefore, it is irrational and immoral to recognize any kind of special privileges for human beings at the cost of several others. People within Global Community have to understand their essential responsibility and function in coherence with the larger context of existence. The human existence has to function and sustain itself within this system. Consequently we need to create economic, political, religious and educational institutions in agreement with the spirit of the laws of existential harmony. The goals of Global Peace Science aim at replacing struggles for power and material goods by the ideals of harmony, human solidarity, global cooperation and peace. This book written and published by GHA brings together a wide range of contributions from renowned peace builders, sociologists, scientists, scholars, poets, Nobel Laureates of GHA. They develop the ideas of peace from harmony, active nonviolence, and pursue the human rights in a holistic way. Consequently this science is needed for keeping peace on Earth through the development of social harmony world over. The common human goal of Global Community is "Harmony will save the world!"
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