Home Rule Globally
Reports on Subjects Relevant to HRG's Aspirations
1. History of the World Government Movement in the USA
An account of the ups and downs of enthusiasm for world government in the 20th century. Two notable high points occurred as the century's two bloody world wars ended, stimulating almost universal resolve that such horrors should never happen again. Now after almost 70 years of relative peace, albeit frequently marred by minor wars in far away places, the world government movement here is sadly shrunken and ignored.
2. HRG opposes Global Rule by the Trade Treaties of the '90s.
The WTO and NAFTA are the major trade treaties of the '90's, and both cater to and were substantially written to favor corporate interests. Both have profoundly undemocratic consequences. At present the WTO is arguably the closest thing we have to world government, much more so than the UN because the WTO has enforcement mechanisms that can nullify member nations' laws enacted to protect labor rights, health, and the environment, and even overturn laws restricting market access by foreign enterprises.
3. Currency Manipulation and International Trade Central bank currency manipulations are a basic instrument of national mercantile strategy that determine short term gains, losses or stability with respect to competitive currencies. But a country's balance of trade over the long term will determine the relative strength or vulnerability of its currency. Exceptions to this rule can be deceptive; for example: the long running US trade deficit with China has generated a vulnerability that has not yet been converted into a dollar rout because China has been willing to accumulate vast dollar holdings in order to attract US corporate investments and support export industries.
4. Twillinger's Voyage Ewbank's book review of a novel by Daniel Turner that portrays a society living in large space-habitats that continually move through space at high speed. The habitats are typically far apart from one another and so they are autonomous by necessity, but yet are bound together by a common need to build new habitats. Each habitat will make a contribution to this common endeavor whenever its orbit or trajectory swings past an established construction site -- such as one in our solar system discovered by the protagonist of this story.
5. Germain Dufour A comparison of Ewbank's views with those of Canadian world federalist Germain Dufour on jurisdiction over the oceans and several other issues. Dufour is founder and principal of "the Global Community," a organization promoting world government.
6. Eva Hermann's "In Prison Yet Free" Ewbank introduces and has chosen to re-publish the entire text of Eva's testimony -- about her experience as a political prisoner in Germany during WWII -- on this website. She explains how hardship and compassion among her fellow inmates stimulated feelings of human connectedness that are universal and meaningful for people of every faith (and lack of faith), and are so inspiring that, in Ewbank's opinion they can be offered on HRG's website without any suggestion of proselytizing.
7. The Second North American Secessionist Convention This 2007 event united anti-authoritarian leftists from the north, disgruntled right-wingers from the south, and secessionists from every state. It's closing document offers an analysis of our present situation: "The deepest questions of human liberty and government facing our time have made the old left-right split meaningless and dead. The American Empire is no longer a nation or a republic, but has become a tyrant aggressive abroad and despotic at home. The States of the American union are and of right ought to be free and self-governing."
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