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Agenda 21 / 2030
and Sustainable Development
"The Planned Global Control of All Land, Assets, Resources, and People"
"The Future isn't bleak.
It's empty. It has nothing in it at all.
Grey boxes stacked behind grey doors in grey shops staffed by grey people ... What's coming is a new Dark Age
... You know the worst part? An awful lot of people will just accept that grey world.
They won't do anything about it at all and they will report any who try.
It's happened before in individual countries but this time it's global.
This time there is no wall to climb over" [source].
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Sustainable Development - Real and Fake (28 February 2017)
"We seem to have entered the twilight zone - that space between the world when most things, words, actions, were real and when things are part of NewSpeak. It can be very hard to know when you are in the early part of the zone or the later. Sustainable Development with initial upper case is in the later, and the early is designated by initial lower case letters..."
This Happens if Trump Fails to Rein in HUD (22 February 2017)
"If you want to know what will happen to your hometown if Trump allows the Department of Housing and Urban development to continue its devastating control of local rule, look at Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is the latest community to surrender to HUD's aggressive tactics..."
The Not So Cold War of Urban Renewal and Social Engineering (22 February 2017)
This is "one of the most important articles yet produced describing sustainable development and its radical origins. This is important research. Your local Officials need this background as they are forced to deal with planners and NGOs. Please share widely..."
Anti-Flying Activists: Plummy-Voiced Enemies of Progress (21 February 2017)
"This morning three young greens blocked the tunnel to Heathrow terminals 1, 2, and 3 in protest against plans to build a third runway. To put it another way: three anti-flying activists, ... those most entitled and eco-pompous of millennials, caused delays to thousands of people. ... These people really think ... that their spoilt raging against progress and industry ... is helping the poor of the world. Of course it does the opposite. It contributes to the increasingly mainstream hostility to economic growth and sacralisation of 'sustainable development' which helps condemn the people of the Third World to a subsistence lifestyle that is then cynically and outrageously dolled up as a good, earthy, eco-friendly, Fairtrade way of life..."
"Senator Mike Lee of Utah has just introduced a new bill to stop the AFFH Rule. This bill MUST be passed in Congress ... Last year, the federal agency - Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began enforcing the 'Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule' (AFFH). This was Barack Obama's most radical assault on American private property rights and locally elected governments..."
"Dear Senator Lee: I support your efforts to stop funding and implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule as proposed by Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ... Please use this petition to help convince a majority of Senators to join with you in defending American property rights and local representation in our cities and counties."
Stop SB1195 - Direct Threat to Virginia's Farmers (03 February 2017)
"Under this Bill - 'The Commissioner shall have free access at all reasonable hours'... so Inspectors can come on the property without consent or administrative plan?..."
Human Cattle and Agenda 21 (16 January 2017)
"Ask any politician or member of an NGO and they'll insist that Agenda 21 is harmless as it isn't a treaty and participation is voluntary. You need to join the dots: many of the hundreds of meetings and conferences by organisations such as the United Nations and The World Economic Forum are called to debate aspects of Agenda 21..."
UN Internet Summit Run by Beijing Pushes 'Global Governance' (13 December 2016)
"Under the leadership of various Communist Chinese agents within the UN, the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) met in Mexico last week and concluded with calls for greater international controls and more 'global governance' of the WWW. Another key item on the agenda was exploiting the Internet to promote the UN's deeply controversial 'Agenda 2030' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), essentially a UN road-map toward global totalitarianism that Beijing played a 'crucial role' in developing..."
UN Habitat III Pushes 'Compact Cities' (20 October 2016)
"In a world repeatedly described as under threat from innumerable challenges, including income inequality, inadequate urban infrastructure, discrimination against minorities of every strip, and climate change, participants at the UN's Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador were told that comprehensive planning aimed at densely concentrating people in urban areas offered the best way forward to a 'sustainable' future..."
UN Agenda 2030: A Recipe for Global Socialism (06 January 2016)
"The United Nations and its mostly autocratic member regimes have big plans for your life, your children, your country, and your world. And those plans are not limited to the coercive 'climate' agreement recently concluded in Paris. ... Top globalists such as former NATO chief Javier Solana, a socialist, are celebrating the plan, which the summit unanimously 'approved', as the next 'Great Leap Forward' - yes, the old campaign slogan of the Chinese Communist Party..."
"[T]he 2030 Agenda is truly a template for governing the entire planet. In addition to addressing climate change, it also sets ambitious goals for areas such as economics, health, energy, education, agriculture, gender equality and a whole host of other issues ... this global initiative is being billed as a 'new universal Agenda' for humanity..."
Dumb and Dumber: EU-Mandated Smart Meters Still Coming to UK... (27 March 2015)
"Here are two words that should chill you: smart meters. These digital utility meters are designed to provide real-time statistics to energy providers, thus allowing them to monitor consumer usage 24-hours a day - and charge differential rates accordingly..."
Agenda 21 Revealed - You Need to Know This (21 September 2013)
"Heavily promoted to the public as the salvation for this planet and every human being [Agenda 21] is anything but that..."
"Proponents of Sustainable Development constantly tell us that their plans are just local. And they deride those who accuse them of imposing an international agenda. Kooks. Fringe Fanatics. Conspiracy Theorists. These are just some of the labels they pin on those fighting to expose Agenda 21..."
Agenda 21 (11 February 2013)
"Grass-based farmers and those seeking healthy food from nontoxic farms are facing a new political threat, foisted on an unsuspecting populace worldwide in the form of UN Agenda 21, a forty-chapter blueprint for population control and world control that emerged from the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio..."
The Way Out of ObamaNation is the Collapse of Agenda 21 (30 November 2012)
"As dominant as he is in our worries and thoughts, the man they call Barack Hussein Obama is not the most important Agent of Change in daily life. Deliberately flamboyant by design, he's only the most noticeable one..."
Agenda 21: Conspiracy Theory or Threat (17 May 2012)
"The battle over Agenda 21 is raging across the nation. City and County Councils have become war zones as citizens question the origins of development plans, and planners deny any international connections to the UN's Agenda 21. What is the truth?..."
The UN Plan for Running the World (24 April 2012)
"[T]he UN has a plan for running the world ... It is called 'sustainable development', but it is far more comprehensive than it sounds. The truth is that the UN plan for running the world would dramatically alter nearly all forms of human activity..."
The New Dark Age (21 April 2012)
"What's coming is worse than a police state. Worse than Mao's China of blue overalls ... What's coming is a new Dark Age, and future historians will wonder what happened to the human race in the 21st century because it will look very much as if nobody did anything at all, even though the records of the time are complete for every single person's life in 15-minute increments. You know the worst part?..."
'Your' Car Won't be Beginning in 2015 (19 April 2012)
"After a certain point it's not paranoia ... Event Data Recorders (EDRs) ... are the 'black boxes' you may have read about that store data about how you drive ... the government, insurance companies - will be able to track your every move, noting (and recording) where you've been and when. This will create a surveillance net beyond anything that ever existed previously ... Our cars were once a tangible expression of the freedom ideal. They are fast becoming mobile cages..."
Agenda 21: Fact Not Conspiracy (23 March 2012)
"While liberal journalists continue to claim that Agenda 21 is just a 'conspiracy theory' being advanced by right-wing crackpots, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL) have released their fourth Draft of the International Covenant on Environment and Development..."
Green Myths: We Have to Get Back to a Natural Life (04 November 2011)
"If you really want to get back to nature than you [had] better be prepared to lose a few things such as: electricity, metals, drugs, light bulbs, doctors, engineers, dentists, your teeth, ... hospitals, manufacturers, roads, ... bridges, factory goods, books, mobile phones, internet, spectacles, television, playstations, the artificial dwelling you live in, ... your bicycle, shoes..."
Agenda 21 Equals National Suicide (19 June 2011)
"If you haven't been reading about Agenda 21, you'd better start... unless you dislike owning private property or prefer city living to a more rural country setting. Maybe you own a small farm or orchard. If you do and aren't aware of Agenda 21, you are probably unwittingly participating in the demise of your own lifestyle..."
Agenda 21 and the Movement Toward a One-World Govt (14 June 2011)
"In a report entitled 'Your Hometown & the United Nations' Agenda 21' ... journalist William F. Jasper warned: 'The UN's Agenda 21 is definitely comprehensive and global..."
Agenda 21 In One Easy Lesson (06 April 2011)
"An awareness of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development is racing across the nation as citizens in community after community are learning what their city planners are actually up to. As awareness grows, I am receiving more and more calls for tools to help activists fight back..."
Your Hometown & the United Nations' Agenda 21 (10 February 2011)
"[O]ver the past two decades much of Agenda 21 and the rest of the Earth Summit program have been enacted piecemeal at the state and local levels ... as 'Smart Growth Initiatives', 'Resilient Cities', 'Regional Visioning Projects', 'STAR Sustainable Communities', 'Green Jobs', and 'Green Building Codes'. After going through charades labeled as 'local visioning', 'community input', and 'consensus building', one community after another has found that it has enacted a 'local' program that is virtually indistinguishable from every other 'local' program, whether across the country or across the planet..."
What Is a Sustainable Community? (November 2010)
"The term 'sustainable community' sounds warm and fuzzy. Who could possibly oppose a sustainable community? 'Sustainable' means something that lasts - or is sustained - forever. When the term is applied to 'community', one might conclude that a sustainable community is one that will last forever. One who draws such a conclusion in today's world would be wrong, terribly wrong..."
The Earth Charter - Companion to Agenda 21 (10 July 2010)
"According to the [Earth] Charter, humanity must undergo a global 'change of mind and heart'. And the UN's all-wise seers visualise themselves as the lead change agents for this global undertaking. The Earth Charter Initiative, however, candidly admits that it intends to recruit your children as change agents, as well..."
Artificial Paradise, Inc. (05 July 2010)
"I have some good news for you. You have a life plan! Your idyllic paradise has been carefully conceived and is awaiting just a couple more laws and regulations to be hammered out before given to you. The bad news is that your life plan is being planned by someone else. Your paradise is not of your conception, nor perhaps even to your liking. It is artificial..."
One World Governance - A Common Purpose? (30 May 2010)
"In outline [The United Nations Agenda 21] document tells us how National Governments are required to create a legal environment in which non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can operate effectively within our society..."
Sustainable Development Law: S-1619 (27 November 2009)
"It is imperative that people understand how virtually every recommendation contained in Agenda 21 erodes individual freedom, private property rights, and ultimately, free enterprise..."
UN Agenda 21 - Coming to a Neighborhood Near You (28 October 2009)
"Most [Westerners] are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program known as Agenda 21. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development created Agenda 21 as a sustainability agenda which is arguably an amalgamation of socialism and extreme environmentalism brushed with anti-[Western], anti-capitalist overtones..."
"Many public officials do not fully understand Sustainable Development or its implications upon their communities, and may be unaware of the part they are playing in its implementation..."
The Green Agenda: Quotations (No Date. Possibly 2007)
"Certain aspects of the modern green movement that is permeating every segment of our society are not about protecting the environment. You don't have to dig very deep to discover the true beliefs of the influential leaders who are using genuine concerns about the environment to promote an agenda of fear and control. Please carefully consider the implications of the opinions that they so openly and freely express:..."
The Green Agenda: Sustainable Development (No Date. Possibly 2007)
"Sustainable Development is a doctrine devised by the former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland. The UN Secretary-General, Javier Perez de Cuellar, asked Mrs Brundtland to chair a World Commission focusing on 'long term environmental strategies for achieving sustainable development for the year 2000 and beyond'. ... Members of the 'Brundtland Commission' came from 21 nations, more than half in the developing world..."
The Green Agenda: Agenda 21 (No Date. Possibly 2007)
"Agenda 21 outlines, in detail, the UN's vision for a centrally managed global society. This contract binds governments around the world to the United Nation's plan for controlling the way we live, eat, learn, move and communicate - all under the noble banner of saving the earth. If fully implemented, Agenda 21 would have the government involved in every aspect of life of every human on earth..."
The Green Agenda: The Earth Charter (No Date. Possibly 2007)
"Unlike Agenda 21, which is a hard law document, the Earth Charter lays out the principles which laws and regulations will have to promote and enforce. ... Again, unlike Agenda 21, the Earth Charter is not being forced on local communities from above. The United Nations is quietly fostering a grass-roots mainstream movement where people personally commit themselves to the Charter. They believe that this personal commitment will be necessary to bring about the societal transformation that the Charter requires..."
The Green Agenda: Global Governance (No Date. Possibly 2007)
"Over the last decade, the United nations has brazenly been reinventing itself into a global government, striving to obtain the legal framework, financial resources and grassroots support to implementing its policies. ... It has effectively seized legal and regularity control in many countries, through Agenda 21, and developed a Constitution, the Earth Charter, for its vision on a transformed global interdependent society..."
"A global stealth campaign is underway and is gathering momentum. The masterminds of this campaign are aiming at nothing less than a world revolution, a revolution of mind and heart that will change and 'transform' humanity..."
The New World Religion (23 September 2002)
"One of the documents designed to advance this process, the long-awaited Earth Charter, was formally unveiled to the world at Johannesburg. Crafted by a conclave of 'Wise Persons' headed by former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev, it is set to become the Holy Writ of the UN's new 'global spirituality'..."
When Sustainable Development Comes To Your Town (01 June 2001)
"The symptoms are unmistakable: Tell-tale terms begin appearing in local newspapers and local newscasts: urban sprawl; open space; brownfields; infill; bike paths; public transportation; visioning process; consensus; and 'somethingorother-2000'. Then there are reports about results of visioning process. Finally, there is a plan. Suddenly, your town is a 'Sustainable Community'..."
"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..."
Habitat II: The UN Plan for Human Settlements (June 1996)
"The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American [British/Western] ways - free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity - are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined..."
"'Where the Buffalo Roam: Reclaiming the Great Plains'. This title for the cover article in a TWA magazine intrigued me. Flying west across the Great Plains toward Minneapolis, I scanned the quilt-like farmland below and wondered which part might be reclaimed for the bison..."
YOUTUBE: Understanding UN Population Migration Agenda (03 August 2017)
"Agenda 21 works in many anti-human ways" / Viewers' comments: "By now it should be clear that entities like the UN, the EU, and various related organisations are nothing more than a crooked power grab by wealthy elites who wish to impose some form of totalitarian 'world governance' on us whether we want it or not" / "This sounds like the World Corporation is moving around cheap labour to suit their needs. And mass migration s the only solution for socialists. They are importing votes to stay in power"
YOUTUBE: The Globalist Agenda Explained (24 July 2017)
"What is globalism, and what will it lead to?"
YOUTUBE: Six Deceptions Needed for Agenda 21 (18 May 2016)
"For the globalists to implement Agenda 21, the general public must be tricked. Here are 6 lies that are necessary to be believed for the populous to go along with Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, or Sustainable Development. Everyone should understand how these lies spell the demise of freedom and usher in a subhuman life of sameness and ignorance."
YOUTUBE: Agenda 21 Officials at Work Telling Property Owners What They Can Do on Their Own Property (19 July 2015)
"Their behavior couldn't be more demeaning. Utterly disgusting human beings who clearly have no respect for others. Don't tell 'it's their job'. No decent human being could tolerate having this job."
YOUTUBE: ...Agenda 21. It's Happening Right Now (01 June 2015)
"Shock photos in the newspaper that prove with 100% accuracy that the construction of the wildlands project and controlled cities is under way."
YOUTUBE: Agenda 21 How Will It Affect You (08 November 2013)
"Get involved with your local government and look for initiatives being touted as 'Sustainable', 'Resource', 'Development', etc. These are buzzwords for Agenda 21. ... Agenda 21 is NOT about sustaining earth's resources, it's about controlling and reducing the human resources."
YOUTUBE: Agenda 21 in Under 5 Minutes (30 August 2013)
"What you need to know, even on the go."
YOUTUBE: Lord Monkton Exposes the Agenda of Agenda 21 (03 March 2013)
"Lord Monkton explains the ideas involved with making Agenda 21 the UN process that removes the rights and management of the world's resources and freedoms. Disguised as a sustainable development Agenda, it pressures councils and governments to sign over management to centralised unelected faceless UN bureaucrats."
YOUTUBE: Common Purpose Agenda 21 Catch 22 - Prelude to the Property Pirates (30 August 2010)
"Common Purpose and Agenda 21 are Catch 22. Common Purpose being a stealth training Organization for leading beyond ones authority in the Post Democratic Era... combined with Agenda 21... world control through false environmentalism... leads to an unwinnable situation for the people of the world. ... Know that this is a deadly combination leading to loss of your rights on your own land where you no longer have control..."
"We should all want to be wise and careful stewards of the beautiful planet we call home. But most of us realise that humans in general are not being good stewards. We are wasteful with our natural resources and have reduced biodiversity. Therefore, when we read about groups and organisations calling for a 'green revolution' and a new relationship between humanity and nature it is easy to agree with their ideas. However, certain aspects of the modern green movement that is permeating every segment of our society are not about protecting the environment. You don't have to dig very deep to discover the true beliefs of the influential leaders who are using genuine concerns about the environment to promote an agenda of fear and control..."
"APC believes that the free market, through its inherent system of checks and balances, including private ownership of property, is the best method yet devised for creating individual wealth, full employment, goods and services, and protecting the natural environment. ... APC focuses on the issues of environmental policy and its effect on private property rights; the United Nations and its effect on ... national sovereignty" / "We are the premier website focusing on Agenda 21, property rights, the climate-change fraud, and back-to-basics education."
"JBS CEO Arthur R. Thompson introduces the Stop Agenda 21 action project and shows how the UN's Local Agenda 21 program may already be in your local community, through your home town or city's membership in ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. Agenda 21 seeks for the government to curtail your freedom to travel as you please, own a gas-powered car, live in suburbs or rural areas, and raise a family. Furthermore, it would eliminate your private property rights through eminent domain. Agenda 21 can be stopped at the local level by organising and informing others to encourage local government officials to end their community's membership in ICLEI and to repeal any of the Agenda 21-related 'sustainable development' laws and ordinances they have enacted."
"The Post Sustainability Institute was established to study the impacts that United Nations Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development and Communitarianism have on liberty. Our intent is to track the progression of the Sustainability movement and to forecast the most likely outcomes if it proceeds unchecked."
"We are registered Democrats, life-long, who have become aware of the United Nations Agenda 21 negative impacts on our local, state, and national government. ... We are engaged in educating ourselves, our peers, and our country about UN Agenda 21, ICLEI, Sustainable Development, Smart Growth, Form-Based Zoning, Green Energy Mandates, Carbon Offsets, Cap and Trade, Redevelopment and other programs that restrict our land rights and civil rights. This vitally important information transcends party lines and illuminates much of what we have witnessed over the past two decades. This is not a left or right issue. ... This site will help you to identify what is happening in your town and [how] to stop it."
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Agenda 21: An Expose of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Initiative (2016)
"The values we hold dear ... form the foundation of who we are as a people and a nation. Our traditions and laws are based on these values and were originally designed to preserve human dignity. In my opinion, human dignity is as vital to life as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Without it, life perishes. As you will discover in this book, Agenda 21 believes you are a nuisance. Your very existence represents a stumbling block to a master plan that equates human life to a colony of ants, where the rights of the individual and human dignity are defined by servitude, not freedom, and where the personal ambition must be expended for the greater good."
U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy (No Date - Possibly 2012)
"[This] diligent and insightful work examining the subtle dangers and hidden purposes of U.N. Agenda 21 has enlightened many [people]. Her writing is intelligent, informative, and fearless in exposing the dark side of the U.N. global governance agenda." / "Nothing is impacting modern civil society quite as much as the insidious tenets of the United Nations fast-growing Agenda 21, which is seeping almost imperceptibly into every nook and cranny of everyday life. And nobody explains Agenda 21 with more insight and clarity than [this author] in her compelling book."
Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21 (2011)
"Have you ever wondered where these terms 'sustainability' and 'Smart Growth' and 'high density urban mixed development' came from? Doesn't it seem that about 10 years ago you'd never heard of them and now everything seems to include these buzz words? Is that just a coincidence? That every town and county and state and nation in the world would be changing their land use/planning codes and government policies to align themselves with... what? While fighting to stop a huge development project in her city [this author] researched the corporate, political and financial interests behind it and found UN Agenda 21. ... The arm of UN Agenda 21 is long and reaches into every area of the world."
The United Nations' Global Straitjacket (1999/2000)
"Many [people] know or feel something is very wrong, but are not able to put their finger on the problem. This book will help them to connect the dots - politically, economically, and environmentally. [This book] will explain the Hegelian Dialectic, 'reinventing government', public-private partnerships ... 'globalisation', the move toward a world stock market and a cashless society, an international criminal court which transcends national boundaries, and much more. Above all it will provide the reader with an understanding of the governmental aspects of the United Nations and how its power transcends from the international to the local level, all with the blessings of our [national] government[s]."
Global Tyranny Step by Step (1992)
"There are genuine ecological problems today challenging mankind's intelligence, wisdom, and resourcefulness. Very few will deny that fact. One need not investigate very deeply into the organized 'environmental movement', however, or examine the 'science' on which it hangs its hat, to realize that its repeated prophecies of apocalyptic doom have far more to do with increasing and centralizing government control over mankind than with protecting man and nature from environmentally harmful practices. ... [This book hopes] to demonstrate convincingly that concerns about the environment (some overblown, others completely fabricated) are being cynically exploited by influential individuals and organizations whose goals include building a global tyranny..."
Have Your Say on the Future of Medway (14 February 2017)
"Many of the words and phrases used in this item by Medway Council [see here] reflect standard Agenda 21/2030 language, ideas, and goals, as instigated and promoted by ICLEI. I have emboldened and underlined some of these words and phrases, giving a reference number after each which refers to quotes below the article evidencing their origin and real meanings."
Some of the Terms Used in 'Ode to Medway Council' (23 January 2017)
This is a 'Quickie Summary in Quotes' of Agenda 21/2030, Sustainable Development, The Return to Agrarianism, The Earth Charter, Project Europe, Redistribution, Collectivism, Change Agents, Common Purpose, Progressive Elites and Regressive Proles, The Populist Rebellion, etc.
Local Agenda 21/2030: Medway Council and Private Transport (19 January 2017)
This is a 'Quickie Summary in Quotes' of Local Agenda 21 and ICLEI's drive to force all local councils to become 'Sustainable EcoCities'. The focus here, regarding Medway Council's Proposed CPZs, is on private transport and 'EcoMobility'.
EcoMobility Photos (15 January 2017)
"Coming soon to your town - courtesy of ICLEI's 'EcoMobile City (Sustainable Urban Mobility) Agenda' and [fill in the name of your town here]..."
"Long-established traders fear they will go bust if proposed parking restrictions are imposed in dozens of roads around Strood. They have attacked council plans to introduce residents' permits during the day, filling spaces normally used by their customers, as a 'slap in the face for small businesses'..."
Medway Council Make £523,000 From Dishing Out Parking Permits (06 January 2017)
"Medway Council made more than half a million pounds from selling parking permits in one year alone - but residents still struggle to park. The figure was unearthed by Malcolm Gough, who became frustrated with not being able to leave his car near his home in Gillingham. He believes instead of parking restrictions being there to help motorists, they are now Medway Council's 'license to print money'..."
Ode to Medway Council (01 January 2017)
"'Twas the morning of Christmas, no sound in the street / no cars off to work, no scurrying feet / to the station or coach stop; Strood North was at peace; / for one or two days their labours would cease. / But warm in their beds, with their cars in their drives, / the councillors of Medway were not satisfied. / 'We have a Plan to stick to - an Agenda have we! / And it must be in place by the year 2030...'"
Medway Council CPZs: Consideration Of, Questions Concerning, Objections To (29 December 2016)
"According to Medway Council's Proposed Controlled Parking Zones for Strood North:..."
Questions For Councils Regarding Local Agenda 21 (12 May 2012)
"The standard points made by those who deny any Agenda 21 connections [are] that: ... I have a few questions of my own that I would love to have answered. Will one of these 'innocent' promoters of the 'Agenda 21 is meaningless' party line, please answer the following:..."
YOUTUBE: Medway Council's CCTV Car Caught Running a Red Light (28 June 2011)
"Astonishing footage of Medway Council's CCTV car running a red light at about 7.15pm on Thursday, June 23 in Chatham."
YOUTUBE: Medway Council Parking Blues (13 August 2010)
"'Medway Council: Serving Ourselves': An ode to the spy car and the shameless behaviour of a Council who forgot the difference between public service and self-service ... Their smart car lurks in public places, parks on double yellow lines and creates dangerous conditions in the call of duty..."
MEDWAY COUNCIL DOCUMENTS
Local Plan 2012-2035 Executive Summary (January 2017)
"Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan to provide direction on the future growth of the area. The aim of the Local Plan is to ensure Medway grows sustainably, to provide land for the homes, jobs and services that people need, whilst protecting and enhancing the area's environment and heritage. The Local Plan covers the period up to 2035..."
Local Plan - Future Medway (January 2017)
"The council is working on a new Local Plan, which will replace the 2003 Medway Local Plan. This will be a single document, containing strategic level and development management policies, land allocations, minerals and waste, and policies map. The plan will cover the period up to 2035..."
Medway Council Local Plan: Development Options 2012-2035 (Consultation Report - January 2017)
"Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan to provide direction on the future growth of the area. The aim on the Local Plan is to ensure that Medway grows sustainably..."
Have Your Say on the Future of Medway (21 December 2016)
"Over the next 20 years Medway must evolve to manage a growing population and create a sustainable environment for future generations. ... the council is obliged by central government to create a Local Plan to set out how the area will develop up until 2035..."
Council Plan 2016-17 to 2020-21 (July 2016)
"We will look at how we can provide high quality jobs, leisure, and educational opportunities that enable healthy and sustainable lifestyles. .... A key element of delivering these aims will be completion of the Medway local plan, which will help guide and direct regeneration across Medway. ... we want to achieve all this by continuing to work with local people and partners in the private, voluntary and public sectors [EMcD: i.e. Public-Private Partnerships]..."
Medway Council Local Plan: Issues and Options 2012-2035 (Consultation Document - January/February 2016)
"Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan to set out a strategy for Medway's development up to 2035. The Local Plan considers the development needed in the area, and sets out a framework for directing sustainable development..."
Institutional Aspects of Sustainable Development: The United Kingdom (Last Updated: 30 May 1998)
"The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions co-ordinates the UK Government's work on sustainable development and is the focal point for contact with the United nations Commission on Sustainable Development..."
ICLEI and LOCAL AGENDA 21
"Building a World of Local Actions for a Sustainable Urban Future."
ICLEI Charter (21 October 2011)
"This Charter serves as the primary statute of the association."
"Cities, towns, and regions face rapid urbanization, climate change, shifting economic and demographic trends and a number of other development challenges. ICLEI has 10 Urban Agendas that help local and subnational governments address these challenges and advance the objectives of global sustainability frameworks, from the Sustainable Development Goals to the Paris Agreement and New Urban Agenda."
"ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. By helping the ICLEI Network to become sustainable, low-carbon, resilient, ecomobile, biodiverse, resource-efficient and productive, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart infrastructure, we impact over 25% of the global urban population."
"The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide has been prepared to assist local governments and their local partners to learn and undertake the challenging task of sustainable development planning. This planning approach is a fundamental first step that will enable them to provide the residents of their communities with basic human needs, rights, and economic opportunities, and at the same time ensure a vital, healthy, natural environment; in other words, a planning approach that will enable them to manage their cities, towns, and/or rural settlements in a sustainable way. The Guide offers tested and practical advice on how local governments can implement the UN Agenda 21 action plan for sustainable development and the related UN Habitat Agenda."
Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (25-27 September 2015)
"This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. ... All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind."
"Humanity stands at a defining moment in history. We are confronted with a perpetuation of disparities between and within nations, a worsening of poverty, hunger, ill health and illiteracy, and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being. However, integration of environment and development concerns and greater attention to them will lead to the fulfilment of basic needs, improved living standards for all, better protected and managed ecosystems and a safer, more prosperous future. No nation can achieve this on its own; but together we can - in a global partnership for sustainable development."
"(1) The Concept of Sustainable Development; (2) Equity and the Common Interest; (3) Strategic Imperatives; (4) Conclusion."
THE EARTH CHARTER
The Earth Charter Initiative Handbook (October 2010)
"Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life."
The Earth Charter (29 June 2000)
"We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of the Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations."
"The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action. The Earth Charter is centrally concerned with the transition to sustainable ways of living and sustainable human development..."
"Be an agent of change. ... The earth Charter Initiative is a global movement of organizations and individuals that embrace the Earth Charter and use it to guide the transition towards a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world."
"A report to the European Council by the Reflection Group on the Future of the EU 2030."
OTHER RELEVANT PRO-AGENDA 21 DOCUMENTS
"The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) seeks to provide leadership and catalyse action in promoting and coordinating implementation of internationally agreed development goals, including the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)..."
"Youth comprise nearly 30% of the world's population. The involvement of today's youth in environment decision-making and in the implementation of programmes is critical to the long-term success of Agenda 21..."
Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (03 June 2016)
"The present report is the first annual report on the topic and provides a global overview of the current situation regarding the SDGs, on the basis of the latest available data for indicators in the proposed global framework. The report also highlights the theme of the 2016 session of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, 'Ensuring that no one is left behind', through examples of disaggregated data that pinpoint where specific population groups are lagging behind. Finally, the report provides information on the methodologies used for the compilation of global indicators as well as an overview of data availability and statistical challenges."
Ecology, Religion, and Global Governance (03-07 May 1997)
"Prepared for A Symposium on Religion and World Order. Sponsored by Global Education Associates. ... [T]he Agenda 21 recommendation that calls for creation of national councils of sustainable development should be implemented in all countries as it has been in over twenty. The building of regional networks of CSDs involving regional information exchanges is also needed. ... the adoption of national and local agenda 21 plans is required, and these agendas 21 must be well-integrated with social and economic goals..."
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Global Biodiversity Assessment Report (1995) Chairman: Robert T. Watson; Editor: Vernon H. Heywood
"Biodiversity represents the very foundation of human existence. Yet by our heedless actions we are eroding this biological capital at an alarming rate..."
Earth Summit Agenda 21: The UN Programmed of Action From Rio (1992) United Nations Conference, Rio de Janeiro
For the online pdf of this document please see the section Websites and Reports: Pro- and Primary Sources above. "Humanity stands at a defining moment in history. We are confronted with a perpetuation of disparities between and within nations, a worsening of poverty, hunger, ill health and illiteracy, and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being. However, integration of environment and development concerns and greater attention to them will lead to the fulfilment of basic needs, improved living standards for all, better protected and managed ecosystems and a safer, more prosperous future. No nation can achieve this on its own; but together we can - in a global partnership for sustainable development."
Our Common Future: World Commission on Environment and Development (1987) Chairman: Gro Harlem Brundtland
"The World Commission on Environment and Development, headed by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway, was set up as an independent [sic] body in 1983 by the United Nations. Its brief was to re-examine the critical environment and development problems on the planet and to formulate realistic proposals to solve them, and to ensure that human progress will be sustained through development without bankrupting the resources of future generations."
"Just because it sounds like a conspiracy theory ... doesn't mean it's not real.
"On the contrary, it's so real that at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit no fewer than 179 nations - Britain and the US included - signed up to it. They did so because, it being a non-binding agreement, they thought it didn't matter. But that's the evil genius of Agenda 21 - the most far-reaching, constrictive and dangerous environmental code of practice ever devised, which looks so harmless and boring merely reading the first paragraph of its principles acts like super-strength Mogadon.
"Viz: '1.1 Humanity stands at a defining moment in history. We are confronted with a perpetuation of disparities between and within nations, a worsening of poverty, hunger, ill-health and illiteracy, and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being...' yadda, yadda. Zzzzzzz.
"Don't be fooled. Even as you read these words some busybody activist group is using Agenda 21 as a justification for taking your money, limiting your freedoms, diminishing your living standards - all to achieve the noble goals in that charter I briefly quoted above before you and I both fell asleep.
"What's it all about? Pretty much everything you ever hated about pettifogging environmentalist bureaucracy gone mad, basically: zoning restrictions; anti-car measures; climate change initiatives; higher taxes; fines for incorrect recycling; green activists on the local government payroll as climate change officers; public transport converted - at your expense - to run on biofuels; leaflets (paid for by you, again) lecturing you on how to live your life more sustainably.
"Agenda 21 is the strategic arm of the sustainable development industry. Its tactical wing - the part that translates its airy precepts into immensely tedious reality - are the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) subgroups which you'll find everywhere from Berkeley, California to Dallas, Texas to Finland to Zimbabwe. These groups in turn are co-ordinated by a UN-funded umbrella group called ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.
"Your eyes are glazing over once more. You find all this dull, involved and wearisome. Of course, you do. You pay your local council for the basic amenities and services you need - rubbish disposal, street lighting, road maintenance etc. - not because you want it to solve third world poverty, eliminate sexual inequality, combat climate change, address overpopulation or redistribute income.
"Yet behind the scenes, this is exactly what Agenda 21 is being used to justify. You didn't vote for it. You weren't consulted. Yet these values - which may be alien to everything you believe in - have now been absorbed, as if by osmosis, to form a key part of your local council's policy.
"That's Agenda 21: the blueprint for green tyranny"
[James Delingpole, The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism, pp.5-6].
Three Views of the Earth
© Berit Kjos (1992)
Deep Ecology (Biocentric)
Humanist Green Activism (Anthropocentric)
Christian Stewardship (Theocentric)
Mother Earth evolved, and nurtures and organizes her parts
Earth and man evolved by chance
God created the earth and its inhabitants
Humans and animals are expressions of Mother Earth
Human animals are responsible for earth
God told His people to use and care for the earth
Wisdom from Nature
Wisdom from self
Wisdom from God (the Bible)
Connect with Gaia through ritual, celebration, drugs, meditation, sex
Connect with nature through human mind, emotions, experience
Commune with God through prayer, praise, biblical meditation
Help Earth save herself by hearing her spirit and heeding her wisdom (spiritism)
Save Earth by trusting human nature
Care for the earth by trusting God's Word, receiving His strength and guidance
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