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Glen T. Martin is professor of philosophy and chair of the Peace Studies Program at Radford University in Virginia. President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), the Institute on World Problems (IOWP), and International Philosophers for Peace (IPPNO). His website is www.radford.edu/gmartin. His books, focusing on human liberation and planetary paradigm shift, include Millennium Dawn -- The Philosophy of Planetary Crisis and Human Liberation (2005), World Revolution Through World Law -- Basic Documents of the Emerging Earth Federation (2005), Ascent to Freedom -- The Practical and Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law (2008), Triumph of Civilization -- Democracy, Nonviolence, and the Piloting of Spaceship Earth (2010), and Constitution for the Federation of Earth -- with Introduction, Commentary, and Conclusion (2011). His most recent book is "The Anatomy of a Sustainable World: Our Choice between Climate Change or System Change -- and How You Can Make a Difference" (2013). Dr. Martin has given lectures, seminars, and workshops in many countries of the world directed toward transforming our world order to one of peace, prosperity and sustainability under a democratic world parliament. In November 2013 in the Philippines, he received the GUSI International Prize for Peace in recognition of this global work toward planetary peace with justice.
Friday, May 23, 2014(2 comments)
Global Robocop, a Multipolar World, and Climate Collapse: How to Think Outside the Box
This article defines the alternatives between US global domination and a multipolar world as false alternatives characterized by "inside-the-box" thinking. It defines "progressive" and shows that progressives are still thinking inside the box and therefore putting the endangered future of humanity at risk. It shows the genuine alternative to both capitalism and nation-states as ratifying the Earth Constitution.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014(17 comments)
The Moral Collapse of U.S. and Global Society- and the Necessary Conditions for Rebirth
The illegitimacy of Neoliberal domination contrasts with the moral legitimacy of democracy. The destruction of democracy within the U.S. is connected with the same phenomenon worldwide -- the two are inseparable. Thinkers have long understood that democratic values are universal, and that, to really establish democracy, it must be a global democracy under the Earth Constitution.
Thursday, April 10, 2014(7 comments)
Planetary Maturity and Our Global Social Contract: Part Two- The Social Contract
Where Part One focused on the emerging consensus regarding 'planetary maturity', this Part Two focuses on our global social contract. It shows in what ways the holism of the contemporary paradigm-shift is embodied in the Earth Constitution and the ways in which the meaning of a 'global social contract' goes far beyond the limited and problematic uses made of the concept by 18th century thinkers such as John Locke.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014(4 comments)
Planetary Maturity and Our Global Social Contract: Part One- Planetary Maturity
This article reviews the amazing consensus among psychologists, systems scientists, and planetary thinkers concerning a paradigm-shift from fragmentation to holism in all the sciences and an emerging planetary maturity for human beings who are adopting a world-centric and holistic perspective regarding fundamental global issues. Part Two argues that the Constitution for the Federation of the Earth embodies this paradigm-shift.
Saturday, February 1, 2014(6 comments)
NSA Spying, Secrecy, and the Totalitarian Threat
This article examines the growing totalitarianism in the U.S. in the light of the characteristics of totalitarian societies in contrast with the basic principles of democracy.
Sunday, May 19, 2013(4 comments)
"Terrorism" and the Plans for Absolute Tyranny within the US: Our Need for a New Image of Human Liberation
This article diagnoses the structural causes of the momentum toward tyranny within the US in terms of the global war-system. It shows why the global war-system necessarily destroys freedom and democracy everywhere. It shows what is required for a global peace-system. It is only such a global peace system, under the Earth Constitution, that can protect freedom, democracy, and the rule of law within the US or anywhere else.
Monday, May 6, 2013(3 comments)
The "Double Blowback" and Why Progressives Fail to Learn from It.
Richard Falk criticizes the US for not seeing terrorist attacks such as the one in Boston as blowback for the US policy and he gets blowback from the establishment. This article shows why this is true and why progressives who defend him have missed the point.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013(1 comments)
Turning Our Bleak Future into Real Hope and Action
This article cites recent news about the bank confiscations of depositors' savings and other frightening economic trends. It also summarizes current negative environmental news. It argues that we need a global vision and hope based on institutions that can really deal with our interrelated global crises. Such vision can create a self-fulfilling prophesy leading to a renaissance for human civilization.
Friday, February 8, 2013(4 comments)
The U.S. Global Assassinations and the Rule of Law
This article argues that the current outrage at the Obama administration's use of targeted assassinations is misguided. It leaves out of the discussion the system of sovereign nations in relation to the rule of law. There is no way to solve the problem of global tyranny without transforming the assumptions by which we understand to rule of law. We need to think in terms of a planetary Earth Federation.