LOCAL AGENDA 21 – U.N. and Marxist Practices Alive and Well in Your Community
My hope is that you will bookmark this column. The information here is valuable to you now. However, if you can not see why as of yet, you will soon come to understand why. I have included several videos, and while I know your time is very scarce, I urge you to watch them. I have attempted to put in 8-10 minute clips with full versions available in my vipod theatre in the column on the right, further down.
How to Brainwash a nation
I ran this earlier in the year. This was made in 1985. Any doubt he is telling the truth? Now that I have your attention, allow me to show you under what guise the marxist agenda is infiltrating YOUR town.
Sustainable development plans are being fostered or propogated in many, many towns throughout this country. Make no mistake, sustainable development is a code word for communisim.
Speaking of Local Agenda 21 – see full version on vipod theatre
Official UN Docmentation and website for Agenda 21 – the global plan for the 21st century
Official site for ICLEI – International Committee on Local Governments for Sustainability
The Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Campaign promotes a participatory, long-term, strategic planning process that helps municipalities identify local sustainability priorities and implement long-term action plans. It supports good local governance and mobilizes local governments and their citizens to undertake such multi-stakeholder process. The LA21 process leads to the preparation and implementation of a long-term, strategic plan that addresses priority local sustainable development concerns.
The development of Local Agenda 21 and its subsequent endorsement at the Rio Earth Summit as Chapter 28 of Agenda 21. A 2002 survey found that more than 6,400 local governments in 113 countries have become involved in LA21 activities over a 10-year period. Through LA21, local governments are establishing stakeholder groups, developing local sustainability plans and acting on these plans.
Below is a list of the 1107 cities worldwide which are members, blindly following the communist mandates of ICLEI. Cities from Annapolis, MD to Santa Cruz, CA and from Traverse City, MI to Charlottesville, VA- home of Thomas Jefferson. There are also 53 of ICLEI’s associate members, comprised of 53 associate members, in 24 countries worldwide including American Public Works Association (APWA), Global Community Initiatives, USA and Neighborhood Network, U.S.A.
ICLEI lists it’s services as:
As the international sustainable development and environmental agency for local governments, ICLEI provides information, delivers training, organizes conferences, facilitates networking and city-to-city exchanges, carries out research and pilot projects, and offers technical services and consultancy. We also provide software and tools to help local governments achieve their sustainable development goals.
As a non-profit association, ICLEI receives financial support for its operations and its programs from a modest membership fee and project funders. ICLEI cooperates with global partners to develop its mission and better serve its Members.
From ICLEI’s origins in 1990 a wide variety of international and regional partners has supported our work. This includes global agencies, national and regional governments, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and other associations.
ICLEI builds partnerships that further our goals and better support our Members.
We have a wide range of international partners that collaborate on our programs and campaigns, including national governments, academic institutions, local project-specific partners such as foundations and non-governmental organizations, and dozens of national, regional, and international associations of local governments. (The list below is not complete)
ICLEI continuously attracts funders to effectively deliver our programs and campaigns worldwide.
ICLEI’s work would not be possible without project funding from a variety of agencies.
Our funders include national and subnational governments, international organizations, foundations and associations, and municipal governments. I notice they forgot to list these.
Allow me now to present a sidebar on Non Government Organizations, many you have heard of (The Ford Foundation, The Tides Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, etc..) actally have and continue to fund these initiatives and others like them. Please watch these videos to have a full understanding of what has been done, over the last century, all in broad daylight while we were made too busy with our daily lives to be able to pay full attention :
Above is G. Edward Griffins circa 1982 landmark interview of Norman Dodd, chief investigator for the Reece Committee, charged with the duty to ferret out the anti-American activities of non-profit, tax-exempt foundations, just before his death. Here is the House Bill referred to in the snippet: http://tinyurl.com/yfohr3d The full hour long video is presented in my Vipod Theatre on the right. G. Edward Griffin has shed sunlight on many of the very things in the forefront of our fight for freedom today. I urge you to visit his websites at www.freedomforceinternational.org – www.realityzone.com I have provided a link to a free ebook download of G. Edward Griffin’s book Frearful Master- a second look at the United Nations: http://www.conspiracyresearch.org/forums/index.php?s=a0992a23a1d1c6c2b4a94475bfd4705a&act=attach&type=post&id=265
Alger Hiss is the member of the US Communist Party who founded the United Nations. To learn more about the scandal of Alger Hiss, see http://homepages.nyu.edu/~th15/ .
The Freedom in Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room in the J. Edgar Hoover Building at FBI Headquarters, in Washington, D.C., offers 46,213 pages of released FBI documents about the Hiss case for public inspection. Although many FBI documents from other celebrated cases have been posted at the FBI Web site (www.fbi.gov), no Hiss case documents are available online. To request that the FBI digitize and post these records, you could write to:
Robert S. Mueller, III
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Office Building
935 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
There is a very good article, written eleven years ago by Berit Kjos called, “The UN Plan for your ‘Sustainable’ Community”
“…current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable. A shift is necessary. which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations…” – Maurice Strong , opening speech at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development
Note: This global contract binds all nations and spreading regions to the the collective vision of “sustainable development.” They must commit to pursue the three E’s of “sustainability”: Environment, Economy and Equity referring to the UN blueprint for environmental regulations, economic regulations, and social equity.
Agenda 21, the UN blueprint for global transformation, sounds good to many well meaning people. Drafted for the purpose of creating “sustainable societies”, it has been welcomed by nations around the world. Political, cultural, and media leaders have embraced its alluring visions of social justice and a healthy planet. They hide the lies behind its doomsday scenarios and fraudulent science. Relatively few consider the contrary facts and colossal costs.
After all, what could be wrong with preserving resources for the next generation? Why not limit consumption and reduce energy use? Why not abolish poverty and establish a global welfare system to train parents, monitor intolerance, and meet all our needs? Why not save the planet by trading cars for bikes, an open market for “self-sustaining communities,” and single dwellings for dense “human settlements” (located on transit lines) where everyone would dialogue, share common ground, and be equal?
The answer is simple. Marxist economics has never worked. Socialism produces poverty, not prosperity. Collectivism creates oppression, not freedom. Trusting environmental “scientists” who depend on government funding and must produce politically useful “information” will lead to economic and social disaster.
Even so, local and national leaders around the world are following the UN blueprint for global management and “sustainable communities,” and President Clinton is leading the way. A letter I received from The President’s Council on Sustainable Development states that –
“In April 1997, President Clinton asked the council to advise him on: next steps in building a new environmental management system for the 21st century… and policies that foster U.S. leadership on sustainable development internationally. The council was also charged to ensure that social equity issues are fully integrated…” (Emphasis added)
Many of our representatives are backing his plan. In a 1997 letter congratulating the Local Agenda 21 Advisory Board in Santa Cruz for completing their Action Plan, Congressman Sam Farr wrote,
“The Local Agenda 21 Action Plan not only has local significance, it also will have regional and national impacts. As you know, the President’s Council on Sustainable Development is beginning Phase III of its work with an emphasis on sustainable communities.” (emphasis added)
This agenda may already be driving your community ís “development”, so be alert to the clues. Notice buzzwords such as “visioning,” “partners,” and “stakeholders.” Know how to resist the consensus process. Ask questions, but don’t always trust the answers. Remember, political activists, like self-proclaimed education “change agents”, have put expediency above integrity. As North Carolina school superintendent Jim Causby said at a 1994 international model school conference, “We have actually been given a course in how not to tell the truth. You’ve had that course in public relations where you learn to put the best spin on things.” ….
Allow me to again point you to quotes from Maurice Strong: For further research : http://wp.me/pxG9Z-cz
“Strengthening the role the United Nations can play…will require serious examination of the need to extend into the international arena the rule of law and the principle of taxation to finance agreed actions which provide the basis for governance at the national level. But this will not come about easily. Resistance to such changes is deeply entrenched. They will come about not through the embrace of full blown world government, but as a careful and pragmatic response to compelling imperatives and the inadequacies of alternatives.”
”The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields, and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.”
“This interlocking…is the new reality of the century, with profound implications for the shape of our institutions of governance, national and international. By the year 2012, these changes must be fully integrated into our economic and political life.”
“Developed and benefited from the unsustainable patterns of production and consumption which have produced our present dilemma. It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class—involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing—are not sustainable. A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns.”
.. “A new Economic Security Council (ESC) would replace the existing Economic and Social Council. The new ESC would consist of no more than 23 members who would have responsibility for all international financial and development activities. The IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO—virtually all finance and development activities—would be under the authority of this body. There would be no veto power by any nation. (Italics CFP’s). Nor would there be permanent member status for any nation.”
They are already taking our property and water rights:
The IUCN was created by the UN (Sir Julian Huxley of UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to provide a more scientific base), advises the UN and develops treaties. The IUCN is active in identifying endangered species and one of their members include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the agency that has the power to list endangered species. The IUCN frequently collaborates with the UN World Bank.
Laurance Rockefeller is named on the Board of Trustees of the NRDC. His family and the tax exempt Rockefeller Foundation have created and financed countless UN agencies and programs. The Rockefeller Foundation has gifted grants to the UN Population Council, which has its roots in eugenics, the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and the UN World Bank. See the video above of Inspector Norm Dodds’ interview with G. Edward Griffin for more information on the traitorous Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.
[The Senate now has enough Democrats to pass] the U.N.’s Law of the Sea Treaty, and there are strong indications that they intend to bring this controversial document up for a vote within days or weeks. Those who favor the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) believe that U.S. security lies in passing a treaty and hiring more lawyers to defend America before an international tribunal, rather than building more ships for the Navy and Coast Guard. The anticipated vote on the treaty follows a strong recent push for ratification from the Council on Foreign Relations and newspaper ads in favor of the treaty from the Pew Charitable Trusts, a $5 billion non-profit entity. Plus, the Obama State Department sent a document to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on May 11 that declared UNCLOS to be a top priority for the administration. In fact, Obama’s submission to the Foreign Relations Committee names 17 treaties that he wants ratified. In addition to UNCLOS, they include the feminist Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the unverifiable Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and the gun rights-destroying Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials. See UN Law of the Sea http://www.un.org/Depts/los/index.htm
Senate Bill 787 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s787/show Clean Water Restoration Act:
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the United Sates over waters of the United States.
Clean Water Restoration Act – Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to replace the term “navigable waters” that are subject to such Act with the term “waters of the United States,” defined to mean all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent that these waters, or activities affecting them, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution. Declares that nothing in such Act affects the authority of the Secretary of the Army or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the provisions of the Clean Water Act related to discharges:
(1) composed entirely of return flows from irrigated agriculture;
(2) of stormwater runoff from certain oil, gas, and mining operations composed entirely of flows from precipitation runoff conveyances, which are not contaminated by or in contact with specified materials;
(3) of dredged or fill materials resulting from normal farming, silviculture, and ranching activities, from upland soil and water conservation practices, or from activities with respect to which a state has an approved water quality regulatory program; or
(4) of dredged or fill materials for the maintenance of currently serviceable structures, the construction or maintenance of farm or stock ponds, irrigation ditches and maintenance of drainage ditches, or farm, forest, or temporary roads for moving mining equipment in accordance with best management practices, or the construction of temporary sedimentation basins on construction sites for which discharges do not include placement of fill material into the waters of the United States.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water. – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, (1706-1790), Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746
Water is the best of all things. – PINDAR (C. 522-C. 438 B.C.), Olympian Odes
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. – LORAN EISELY, The Immense Journey, 1957
Now consider that OUR CONGRESS is moving to take control of ALL WATER IN THE UNITED STATES! Yeah, you better pay attention. Oppose S.787 at all costs. Contact your Senators NOW. As of 6/18/2009 this bill was in the Committee on Environment and Public Works and was ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
The 24 co-sponsors of this bill must be contacted and are:
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA]
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH]
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA]
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD]
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE]
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT]
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL]
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY]
Sen Kaufman, Edward E. [DE]
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA]
Sen Kohl, Herb [WI]
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ]
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT]
Sen Levin, Carl [MI]
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT]
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ]
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR]
Sen Reed, Jack [RI]
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT]
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY]
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH]
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI]
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI]
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR]
I note that many of the sponsors are from areas around the Great Lakes – WHY WOULD ANY SANE, RESPONSIBLE LEGISLATOR GIVE AWAY THE RIGHTS OF THE WATERWAYS OF THEIR STATE and the citizens they are supposed to represent ?
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Cameron Davis, leader of a Chicago-based environmentalist group, has been appointed to oversee President Barack Obama’s initiative to clean up the Great Lakes. Davis is president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, one of many organizations that have pushed for a restoration program expected to cost more than $20 billion. He was appointed by Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency….He will coordinate efforts of about a dozen federal agencies working on the administration’s Great Lakes project, which deals with issues such as invasive species, polluted harbors, sewage overflows and degraded wildlife habitat. The Bush administration oversaw development of a wide-ranging strategy for protecting and restoring the lakes that was presented in December 2005, but little funding was provided afterward. Legislation to carry out the plan has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.During the campaign last year, Obama pledged $5 billion over a decade toward implementing the plan. His proposed 2010 budget seeks $475 million in new spending on the lakes. Obama also promised to appoint a management “czar” and settled on Davis, a 23-year veteran of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, previously known as the Lake Michigan Federation. The group advocates for improving water quality and land use, conservation, habitat recovery and clean energy. Earlier this year, Obama named J. Charles Fox to a similar post, directing restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.
..Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., sponsor of legislation to implement the Obama initiative, said Davis “has shown a commitment to ensuring our waterways are healthy and safe for drinking, swimming and fishing. He has been a strong advocate for protecting the Great Lakes from harmful diversions by establishing sound water management strategy. He understands water policy and the importance of good policy.” Jack Bails, the alliance’s board chairman, said Davis had helped put the Great Lakes “on the national radar” by taking their case to federal regulators, members of Congress and other policymakers. Davis is “a coalition builder,” said Jeff Skelding, director of a network of advocacy groups known as the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. “He knows how to talk the languages of the different federal agencies … and the audiences that have a stake in protecting the lakes.” One challenge Davis will face is making sure the federal money is used effectively _ particularly when the government already has about 140 programs dealing with the Great Lakes environment.
A SMALL SAMPLING OF RECENT STORIES IN THE NEWS ON THE SUBJECT SHOW THE LAND AND WATER GRAB IS FULLY UNDERWAY:
* Irvine, California – October 5, 2009 – A recently published administration document outlines a structure that could result in closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas across America. The White House created an Interagency Oceans Policy Task Force in June and gave them only 90 days to develop a comprehensive federal policy for all U.S. coastal, ocean and Great Lakes waters. The task force direction is to develop zoning which may permanently close large areas to fishing throughout the US. Deadline : December 9, 2009, just in time for COP 15.
* The Obama administration and ..Congress are being urged, by a growing number of academics, environmentalists, and lawmakers, to address the country’s water problems, including its dwindling supplies, inadequate environmental protections, and stalled cleanup efforts. At the top of their priority list: reviving federal laws—particularly the Clean Water Act—that have been weakened or narrowly interpreted in recent years; boosting funding for the nation’s faltering and aging water infrastructure; and strengthening the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of water pollution from industry and power plants. http://tinyurl.com/6naxyv US News and World Report
* HR 146- The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h146/show
A bill to designate certain land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes. President Obama’s comments here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/30/us/politics/30lands-text.html
* ..However, the most egregious attack that the Schwarzenegger administration has launched on California’s fisheries was when he allowed the Department of Water Resources, in collaboration with the Bureau of Reclamation under the Bush administration, to export record amounts of water to Westlands, the Kern County Water Bank and southern California at great expense of Delta fish and Central Valley salmon. Record water export levels occurred in 2004 (6.1 MAF), 2005 (6.5 MAF) and 2006 (6.3 MAF). Exports averaged 4.6 MAF annually between 1990 and 1999 and increased to an average of 6 MAF between 2000 and 2007, a rise of almost 30 percent, according the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA). http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2009/03/schwarzenegger_108.html
THERE ARE THREE BILLS, SUBMITTED IN PROTECTION OF YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS, WHICH HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE WHICH YOU NEED TO FULLY SUPPORT. IF YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IS NOT A SPONSOR, CALL THEIR OFFICE AND DEMAND IT!
Just introduced 10/2009.
Recognizing the importance of the property rights granted by the United States Constitution; affirming the duty of each Member of this body to support and defend such rights; and asserting that no public body should unlawfully obtain the property of any citizen of the United States for the benefit of another private citizen or corporation.
Expresses the sense of Congress that state and local governments:
(1) should only execute the power of eminent domain for the public good;
(2) must always justly compensate affected individuals in accordance with the Fifth Amendment;
(3) should never use eminent domain to advantage one private party over another; and
(4) should not construe Kelo v. City of New London (Kelo) as justification to abuse the power of eminent domain. Reserves to Congress the right to address through legislation any abuses of eminent domain by state and local government in light of Kelo.
Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2009 – Prohibits a state or political subdivision from exercising its power of eminent domain, or allowing the exercise of such power by delegation, over property to be used for economic development or over property that is used for economic development within seven years after that exercise, if the state or political subdivision receives federal economic development funds during any fiscal year in which the property is so used or intended to be used. Prohibits the federal government from exercising its power of eminent domain for economic development. Establishes a private cause of action for any private property owner or tenant who suffers injury as a result of a violation of this Act. Prohibits state immunity in federal or state court. Sets the statute of limitations at seven years. Requires the Attorney General to bring an action to enforce this Act in certain circumstances, but prohibits an action brought later than seven years following the conclusion of any condemnation proceedings. Requires the Attorney General to disseminate information on:
(1) the rights of property owners and tenants under this Act; and
(2) the federal laws under which federal economic development funds are distributed. Prohibits a state or political subdivision from exercising its power of eminent domain over property of a religious or other nonprofit organization because of the organization's nonprofit or tax-exempt status or any related quality if that state or political subdivision receives federal economic development funds during any fiscal year. Prohibits the federal government from exercising its power of eminent domain over property of a religious or other nonprofit organization because of the organization's nonprofit or tax-exempt status or any related quality.
There will be much more on this issue in the near future. Please bring yourself up to speed on how Agenda 21 is impacting your community, and then fight like hell against it! It’s about much, much more than your property rights and your water rights. This will impact every single thing you do, how you do it and may even impact the length of your life.