Articles by Roger Kotila

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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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