Articles by Roger Kotila

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Global Law and Order Via the Earth Constitution and the UN General Assembly
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Feb 2024

8 Feb 2024 – Global law and order and democracy are absent and a glaring problem for the United Nations which too often is sidelined when it counts the most, unable to intervene when it is clearly needed. 

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Gazan Catastrophe Shows Why the UN Needs the Earth Constitution
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2023

14 Dec 2023 – The UN General Assembly votes by a wide margin for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza but Israel ignores the resolution because it has the “protection” of the U.S., which uses its UN Security Council veto power to prevent UN intervention. What must be done?

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Gaza Children Buried Alive, Buried Alive, Buried Alive
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

31 Oct 2023 – State Terrorism: As I watch the relentless airstrikes on Gaza, I can’t stop thinking about children trapped underneath the tons of concrete rubble and buried alive. Netanyahu, his generals, and President Biden must be prosecuted by the ICC for genocide and “collective punishment” — a scholarly way of describing mass murder of civilians. 

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Israel’s Gaza Massacre: Are We Witnessing the DEMONIC?
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

17 Oct 2023 – The wars in Palestine/Israel and Ukraine/Russia could not be prevented (or stopped) by the United Nations because the UN Charter is wrong. The UN is frustrated and unable to carry out its most important tasks of ending wars and eliminating nuclear weapons.

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Why We Can’t Have World Peace
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

31 Aug 2023 – We can’t have world peace as long as the US government’s foreign policy is to (militarily) conquer the world. Western think tanks refer to this grandiose wet dream to dominate the world as US “exceptionalism” and “hegemony.”

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What’s So Important about the San Francisco Promise?
Roger Kotila and Suchismita Pattanaik | Democratic World Federalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

The global crisis of climate change must be dealt with effectively, yet the superpowers USA, Russia and China are making it worse with their wars and threats of war. What about the UN? To save our world, a review of the UN Charter is necessary to open doors to the changes urgently needed.

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Reduce Migration by Ending Economic Sanctions
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

24 Jul 2023 – US sanctions affect a third of humanity impacting more than 40 countries.  They are a form of economic warfare and amount to Crimes Against Humanity.   Meanwhile, both the EU and the US struggle with excessive migration, immigrants seeking a better life as they flee their impoverished home countries. 

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WCPA’s Two Track Strategy for Earth Federation Government or a ‘New UN’
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2023

16 Mar 2023 – Einstein noted the absence of enforceable world law in the UN Charter.  Bully nations violate international law with impunity as leaders responsible for world crimes, especially from the UN Security Council (U.S., Russia, China, UK, France) are untouchable, never held accountable, even by the ICC or the ICJ.

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Einstein & Freud Agree: Ending War Requires World Government
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Feb 2023

16 Feb 2023 – A new form of global governance will be needed to end war between nations according to Einstein and Freud in their 1932 exchange of letters. They describe a governing system consistent with what world federalists describe as world government.

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Earth Constitution: Only A Democratic World Federal Government Is Realistic
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

2 Feb 2023 – The Constitution for the Federation of Earth (aka Earth Constitution) is a blueprint for an emerging democratic world federal government — an Earth Federation movement led by the  World  Constitution & Parliament Association to replace the United Nations system stymied with its obsolete and fatally flawed Charter.  

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Strategy to Open the Door for a New UN and for an Earth Constitution
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2022

29 Oct 2022 – The United Nation’s primary job is to end war. It hasn’t worked. It could not prevent the devastating criminal invasion of Iraq by the US, and now it’s Russia against US/Ukraine. To add to the frustrating madness, US/NATO promises a future war against China over Taiwan. The UN needs a world federal constitution.

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A New UN to Prevent the Sacrifice of Europe to the Nuclear Gods
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2022

The UN is stymied by its fatally flawed Charter.  Despite the fact that the original purpose of the UN is to end “the scourge of war,” it has failed time and time again.  While the UN has done much good, the world has seen over 250 wars since the Charter was signed. 

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Should the UN Investigate 9/11?
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

18 Sep 2022 – When your government is suspected of committing a crime, but refuses to provide an independent investigation, you are stuck. There is nowhere else to turn. What about the United Nations?

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Why the U.S. Is the Main Obstacle to Nuclear Disarmament
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

18 Aug 2022 – The Pentagon has made no secret of its goal of military “full spectrum dominance,” with the added delusional claim that the U.S. is “exceptional” and justified in establishing and maintaining an American empire. What’s wrong with this picture?

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Quotes on War and Peace, the UN, and the Earth Constitution
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

7 Jul 2022 – You can smell it.  US Empire doubling down on war preparations. Ukraine is now armed with over US$ 40 billion in order for Ukrainians to die to the last man to weaken Russia.  North Americans promise military support to Taiwan so they, too, can die for Empire… to weaken China.

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Jingoistic Journalism Is No Friend of Ukraine
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

14 Apr 2022 – Propaganda for a bigger and longer Ukraine war is flooding the media on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, NY Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal in attempts to manipulate public opinion.

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The Curse of NATO
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

3 Mar 2022 – The war over Ukraine is an example of the curse of NATO. Russia reacted to the possibility of Ukraine being in NATO. This is not irrational in that US/NATO has over 750 military bases around the world, and many of these bases appear to be there to militarily encircle Russia (and China).

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Learning Something New about [Nobel Peace Laureate] Desmond Tutu
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

28 Dec 2021 – You are unlikely to learn about it in the media tributes to Archbishop Rev. Desmond Tutu who died on 26 Dec at 90 (1931-2021). But Tutu, like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was morally and spiritually a true world citizen belonging to a large list of VIP’s who supported the drafting of a new world constitution – what is now known as the Earth Constitution.

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The Provisional World Parliament & Earth Constitution Offer Inspiration and Hope
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Democratic World Federalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Dec 2021

Dec 2021 – The ideal of a one world global family is one of the underlying moral and spiritual foundations for the values which will be needed to save the world. The Earth Constitution expresses this high ideal by providing a new, visionary governing structure designed for the benefit of the whole world, not just the few. The current Session of the Provisional World Parliament serves to provide potential future world legislation which would be extremely useful.

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The New Generation as World Patriots: Climate Change, Nukes & War
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

28 Oct 2021 – Young people are increasingly becoming world citizens and World Patriots. They want to save the world. The biggest mistake by climate change activists is a failure to demand an end to war as one of its top priorities. US/NATO with over 700 foreign military bases is one of the largest polluters in the world while also illegally attacking a number of nations.

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Breakthrough Strategy: The Earth Constitution & the United Nations
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

16 Sep 2021 – The public is largely unaware that forming a world federal union government is the solution to critical world problems, or that the Earth Constitution is the key to the needed changes. The United Nations, hampered by its fatally flawed Charter, is trying to resolve global problems with one hand tied behind its back.

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What if Socialism (or Communism) Is a Better Deal for Poor People?
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

22 Jul 2021 – China’s outstanding economic successes are the worst thing that has ever happened for American capitalists (who control most of the American government). Their fear is that economies that favor socialism or communism will become attractive to Americans, especially its poor people and the middle classes who would stand to benefit.  

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U.S. Mass Murder by Economic Warfare Mocks the UN and the Teachings of Jesus
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

7 Jul 2021 – The United Nations has not been able to protect socialist countries in Latin America from economic warfare by the U.S. At its worst such aggression could be considered to be indirect mass murder — some say genocide. Cuba and Venezuela have been prime targets.

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America’s Decadent Militarism and the F-35 in Two Minutes
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Project On Government Oversight POGO – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

Aside from the fact that the F-35 is the plane that can’t fly right (see the 2-minute video below), it is a symbol of America’s decadent militarism — the country’s love affair with its deadly War Business and its defiance of the original purpose for the United Nations to “end the scourge of war.”

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Open Letter: The 16 Jun 2021 Biden/Putin Summit
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

The following recommendations for the Summit Meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joseph Biden are the product of discussions among a core group of international think tanks specializing in world peace, disarmament, and a federal geopolitical system change to transform the United Nations.

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The Psychology of Nuclear Disarmament: Only a Democratic Federal World Union Is Realistic
Roger Kotila | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

25 Jan 2021 – In international relations, multilateralism refers to an alliance of multiple countries pursuing a common goal. Unfortunately, history shows that agreements based upon treaties are eventually broken or ignored.  Time and time again, particularly with the more powerful, treaties are discarded when seen as inconvenient. 

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UN Charter’s “Sovereignty” Gives Brazil the Legal Right to Destroy the Lungs of the Earth
Roger Kotila | Democratic World Federalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

20 Nov 2020 – A “new UN” is possible, one given the tools it will need to actually save the world from the harm allowed by selfish sovereignty. After all, why should Brazil, or China, or the USA, or any country have the legal sovereign right to endanger humanity? The Charter’s flaws are serious.

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Biden’s Foreign Policy May Be Disappointing & Dangerous
Roger Kotila | DWF - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2020

12 Nov 2020 – If we are lucky, Biden will have an “enlightened” moment and try to do some good — like abandon US militarism in favor of a progressive foreign policy. This means that the US government and media will quit pretending that Russia and China (and Muslims) are “enemies.”  Fake enemies insure a robust US War Business, but are bad for world peace.

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Why the UN Can’t Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
Roger Kotila, PhD | Democratic World Federalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

15 Oct 2020 – Is the UN’s attempt to eliminate nukes a lesson in futility? It may be, unless we can identify nations that will work with us for the needed Charter Review with the Earth Constitution as a potential guide and model for a “new UN” (this strategy is known as the San Francisco Promise).

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Did Israel Attack Beirut with a Modified Nuclear Missile?
Roger Kotila - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

19 Aug 2020 – Beirut politicians are sending out confusing messages as to what happened, and why. They may be afraid to admit that Israel is responsible for this (world) crime because Lebanon would lose desperately needed funds from the US and Israel to rebuild Beirut. If Israel was behind the deadly attack, there is little that the UN can do. Israel is protected by the U.S. no matter what crimes it commits.

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Nukes and Misdirected “Manhood” in Washington, D.C.
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | DWF News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jun 2019

12 Jun 2019 – In “Unmaking War, Remaking Men” Dr. Kathleen Barry describes how many men suffer from “core masculinity,” meaning, these men psychologically experience the possession of nuclear weapons and a large military force as increasing their (unconscious) sense of manhood! Do we really want to trust our safety and that of our children to “modernized” nuclear missiles and to more plutonium pits, the triggers for nuclear bombs?

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Democratic World Federalists and the San Francisco Promise
Roger Kotila, Editor | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2017

The truth is that the UN Charter itself is so badly designed that it is in reality the main part of a geopolitical war system. A global peace system will require replacing the UN Charter with a genuine world federal union constitution such as the Earth Constitution. The Charter is undemocratically rigged in favor of only five nations of the UN Security Council: U.S., Russia, China, France, and UK.

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