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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 2013 book "The Anatomy of a Sustainable World: Our Choice between Climate Change or System Change -- and How You Can Make a Difference" examined the fundamental worldwide changes necessary for a sustainable civilization. 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. His forthcoming book: "One World Renaissance: The New Transformative Holism and Our Global Social Contract" (2015) explores the immense transformative potential of the new scientific, philosophical, spiritual, and psychological holism that is sweeping the world.
The Coming Climate Collapse
This article argues that the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris Climate accord is not the main issue. The main issue is the fact that saving the planet's climate is effectively impossible under the system of militarized sovereign nation-states. We need to really unite, which means ratifying the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
The Deeper Roots of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atrocities
This article looks at President Obama's speech in Japan as a massive propaganda stunt, examines the real story behind the bombings and his speech, and identifies the root problem of war in the nation-state system itself. It advocates the Constitution for the Federation of Earth to end both nuclear weapons and all wars.
Social Democracy in Venezuela, Latin America, and the World
Having just returned from Venezuela, this article describes the current situation in Venezuela still identified as a "threat" by the Obama administration. It speaks of the socialist projects currently going on, of the relationship with Simon Bolivar and with the struggles for freedom and justice throughout Latin America. It links this struggle to our need to unite the Earth under the Earth Constitution.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Hillary, Bernie, and the World Federalist Vision: Whom Should We Support?
As world crises continue to mount, and as it becomes ever-more clear that the system of sovereign nations is unable to deal with these crises, world federalist voices should expect to become much more mainstream. But the US needs an internal environment that ends the Patriot Act and makes real dialogue possible. For this reason alone, Bernie Sanders is by far the best choice.
The Global Democracy Manifesto: A Critical Appraisal
This article is a critique and analysis of the well-known "Global Democracy Manifesto" that is being circulated worldwide. It shows in what ways the Manifesto is ineffectual and empty, a far cry from that the world absolutely needs if we are to create a decent future and real global democracy.
Friday, October 16, 2015(6 comments)
The New Sustainable Development Goals and Global Schizophrenia
This article examines the newly formulated UN "sustainable development goals" (SDGs) in the light of the global realities of climate-collapse, militarism, war, imperialism, and economic exploitation. It concludes that achievement of these SDGs is only possible if this reality is addressed through converting the UN to a democratic world government under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015(2 comments)
American Violence and the Commonwealth of God
Violence permeates American domestic life and foreign policy, as journalist Tom Engelhardt has pointed out. One book about American Imperialism says that we need to replace this with the "commonwealth of God." This conception of a nonviolent community is indeed the vision of Jesus, but I argue that the real commonwealth of God also requires ratification of the Earth Constitution.
Thursday, May 14, 2015(2 comments)
Trans-Pacific Partnership versus National Sovereignty: A False Dilemma
The Trans-Pacific Partnership cannot be successfully opposed through protecting an illusory "national sovereignty." We need insight into the global system as a whole, and we desperately need a "utopian" vision of human liberation. This vision is provided by the Earth Constitution.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015(5 comments)
Changing the System Requires Seeing It Clearly
This article reviews the lies made by the state-terrorist nations that they are fighting terrorism. It points out that the world-system itself is the root cause of our inability to pacify the planet or to protect the environment. We need a global cooperative economics and politics under a global social contract. Nothing else will create a decent future for humanity.
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.
"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.