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Segment #1: Alternative Energy News
Presenter: Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time: 20 minutes
Segment #2: News Rant
Presenter: an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Agenda 21 is a “Core Publication” of the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, a division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
The cover page of the published version of Agenda 21 reads as follows
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.
Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.
The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. It was agreed that a five year review of Earth Summit progress would be made in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in special session.
The full implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Commitments to the Rio principles, were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002.
The full text is available from the UN web site at http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/index.shtml
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21
Agenda 21 is an action plan of the United Nations (UN) related to sustainable development and was an outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect the environment.
Development of Agenda 21
The full text of Agenda 21 was revealed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit), held in Rio de Janeiro on June 13, 1992, where 178 governments voted to adopt the program. The final text was the result of drafting, consultation and negotiation, beginning in 1989 and culminating at the two-week conference. The number 21 refers to an agenda for the 21st century. It may also refer to the number on the UN’s agenda at this particular summit.
In 1997, the General Assembly of the UN held a special session to appraise five years of progress on the implementation of Agenda 21 (Rio +5). The Assembly recognized progress as ‘uneven’ and identified key trends including increasing globalization, widening inequalities in income and a continued deterioration of the global environment. A new General Assembly Resolution (S-19/2) promised further action.
The Johannesburg Summit
The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, agreed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Earth Summit 2002) affirmed UN commitment to ‘full implementation’ of Agenda 21, alongside achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other international agreements.
The Commission on Sustainable Development acts as a high level forum on sustainable development and has acted as preparatory committee for summits and sessions on the implementation of Agenda 21. The United Nations Division for Sustainable Development acts as the secretariat to the Commission and works ‘within the context of’ Agenda 21.
Implementation by member states remains essentially voluntary.
On June 09, 2011, United States’ President Barack H. Obama signed Presidential Executive Order #13575 – Establishment of the White House Rural Council, which provides federal funding for UN Agenda 21-style programs within the US.
Structure and contents
There are 40 chapters in the Agenda 21, divided into four main sections.
Section I: Social and Economic Dimensions which deals with combating poverty, changing consumption patterns, promoting health, change population and sustainable settlement
Section II: Conservation and Management of Resources for Development. Includes atmospheric protection, combating deforestation, protecting fragile environments, conservation of biological diversity (biodiversity), and control of pollution.
Section III: Strengthening the Role of Major Groups. Includes the roles of children and youth, women, NGOs, local authorities, business and workers.
Section IV: Means of Implementation. Implementation includes science, technology transfer, education, international institutions and financial mechanisms.
Local Agenda 21
The implementation of Agenda 21 was intended to involve action at international, national, regional and local levels. Some national and state governments have legislated or advised that local authorities take steps to implement the plan locally, as recommended in Chapter 28 of the document. Such programmes are often known as ‘Local Agenda 21’ or ‘LA21’.
Agenda 21 for culture
During the first World Public Meeting on Culture, held in Porto Alegre in 2002, it came up the idea to draw up a document guidelines for local cultural policies, a document comparable to what the Agenda 21 meant in 1992 for the environment.
The Agenda 21 for culture is the first document with worldwide mission that advocates establishing the groundwork of an undertaking by cities and local governments for cultural development.
Article: The Blaze by Mike Opelka June 14, 2011
Is the Soros-Sponsored ‘Agenda 21’ a Hidden Plan for World Government? (Yes, Only it Is Not Hidden)
At risk from Agenda 21:
Private Property ownership
Private car ownership and individual travel choices
Privately owned farms
Article: Patriot Action Network by Mike Opelka June 21, 2011
Executive Order 13575: “White House Rural Council” = UN’s Agenda 21
President Obama’s E.O. 13575 is designed to begin taking control over almost all aspects of the lives of 16% of the American people. Why didn’t we notice it? Weinergate. In the middle of the Anthony Weiner scandal, as the press and most of the American people were distracted, the President Obama created something called “The White House Rural Council” (WHRC).
Warning bells should have been sounding all across rural America when the phrase “sustainable rural communities” came up. As we know from researching the UN plan for Sustainable Development known as Agenda 21, these are code words for the true fundamental transformation America.
Exectutive Order 13575 – Establishment of the White House Rural Council – June 9, 2011
The Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements and the Vancouver Action Plan
A preliminary report compiled on what has become known as United Nations Agenda 21 from May 31 thru Jun 11, 1976
Article: Agenda 21 is in your community by Henry Lamb April 25, 2011
Anyone who reads Chapter 7 of Agenda 21, and then reads their local comprehensive land use plan will immediately recognize that most of the provisions of the local land use plan come directly from Agenda 21. More often than not, the elected officials who adopt these plans have never read Agenda 21, and many have never even heard of the U.N. document, signed by President George H. W. Bush in 1992.
Is Your Community Involved?:
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
The Roots of Local Action
ICLEI is an international membership association of local governments dedicated to climate protection and sustainable development. The organization was established in 1990 when more than 200 local governments from 43 countries convened at the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, at the United Nations in New York. Established as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the official name is now ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability.
ICLEI USA was launched in 1995 and has grown from a handful of local governments participating in a pilot project to a solid network of more than 600 cities, towns and counties actively striving to achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable communities. ICLEI USA is the domestic leader on climate protection and adaptation, and sustainable development at the local government level.
Article: Just another brick in the wall: UN Agenda 21 in US law by Marti Oakley June19, 2011
The CLEAR Act: A pre-planned and pre-written bill; one just waiting for that golden opportunity to magically appear, will seize all water rights, coastal and in-land. BINGO! We got the BP oil spill and this is one of the excuses for the CLEAR Act. This bill seizes all mineral, gas and oil rights and permits, and by extension the revenues from those permits. This bill converts state owned land to federal ownership and control. This Act which stood little chance of passing was quietly slipped over to the EPA for implementation through agency regulation and enforcement. This bill also represents the UN position that land ownership and by extension those things derived from the land including water, should be owned only by government.
Status of the CLEAR ACT from thomas.gov
Latest Title: Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2010
Sponsor: Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] (introduced 9/8/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.RES.1574, H.R.6335
Latest Major Action: 8/4/2010 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 510.
House Reports: 111-575 Part 1, 111-575 Part 2
Article: EPA and Corps plan to seize control of all water – by Mike Opelka, May 30, 2011
A full scale attack by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to take control of all water from any source whatsoever is under way. What these agencies are attempting is an end run around water and land rights. These agencies are constructing regulations and fictional jurisdictional control. We cannot depend on our courts or the federal government to reign in and control these agencies as they are both privately owned corporations that masquerade as public service agencies. While congress may express their concerns about the police state actions being constructed, they have no authority or power to dictate what these agencies do under private contract law.
While these agencies may be empowered unlawfully on the federal level, it is YOUR GOVERNOR who opens the door and allows them access inside your state. It is YOUR GOVERNOR who decides which privately owned corporate state agency will contract with these agencies allowing them access. Without this agency to agency corporate contracting…..the EPA, FDA, USDA, and the Army Corps of Engineers have no authority inside the geographical boundaries of your state. After you write to your federal representatives who most likely will ignore your comments, pay a visit to your governor and demand that he or she deny the EPA and the Corps access to your state.
We can stop them right at our state lines but it will require you to get up and do something!
Article: Activist Post – Property Rights Under Attack In NJ Re-zoning Land Grab – by Michael Edwards, May 5, 2011
Eminent Domain has been used throughout the nation to employ a technique whereby the State can request the sacrifice of personal property in the name of “the greater good.” Generally there has been some semblance of attempting to hide the collectivist nature of Eminent Domain by properly compensating landowners for their loss. However, a small town in New Jersey sets the stage for a new form of Eminent Domain where private land can be seized — in perpetuity — with zero compensation. Under the guise of environmentalism, the town of Kingwood is a prime example of a Communist-style land grab which is at the heart of a global move toward the restriction of personal property rights.
Article: Yahoo News – Utah suing federal government over wilderness plan – by Lynn DeBruin, Associated Press, April 29, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY – The state of Utah filed a lawsuit Friday against the federal government over an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert called the plan a “midnight ambush.” He agreed that wilderness areas deserve protection but said the federal policy circumvents state efforts to determine what areas should be deemed wilderness and whether it would harm Utah’s economy.
Herbert, a Republican, said he hoped Alaska, Idaho and Wyoming would soon join the lawsuit. The three states also have Republican governors. A spokesman for the Wyoming attorney general’s office said the state is considering its options. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter also planned to review the lawsuit.
It’s a complicated subject and there are many differing opinions on what it means to the average person. But do not be intimidated by the compexity.
If a guy in a government car pulls up and announces, “Hi, I am from the government. I am here to help!”. Grag hold of your wallet, hide your wife and kids, let loose the dog and find your rusty old shotgun!
Remember Ruby Ridge. Remember Waco. Remember Katrina. Remember the Gulf of Mexico. Take information from as many sources as you can and make up your own damn mind!
Are you pissed off yet? Why the hell not?
Segment #3: Feature Presentation
Estimated time: 30 minutes
We do not have a scheduled guest this evening, and the complexity of the news rant editorial will require most of the time allotted for the show.
Tonight the live audience will be invited to step forward and each who is intrested will be given 5-10 minutes to give us a quick briefing on the status of their work in progress. If you have something you are working on, this is your opportunity to do a little bragging! Don’t be a chicken!!
Segment #4 – Audience Q&A Session
Estimated time: 10 minutes