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The Danger of Water Wars
Fred Pearce is the author of When the Rivers Run Dry: Water the Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century, March 22nd is World Water Day, an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.
Water consumption has tripled in the past 30 years and there's a growing danger that disputes over the most necessary of resources could erupt into violence
Water is rapidly becoming one of the defining crises of the 21st century. Climate change is making its availability increasingly uncertain. And we are using ever more of the stuff. In the past three decades the human population has doubled but human use of water has tripled -- largely because, ton-for-ton, modern 'high-yielding' crop varieties often need more water than the old crops.
A typical Westerner consumes, directly and through thirsty products like food, about a hundred times their own weight in water every day. That is why some of the great rivers of the world, such as the Nile, Indus, Yellow River and Colorado, no longer reach the sea in any appreciable volume. All their water is taken.
Many parts of the world, notably the Middle East, are running out of water to feed themselves. In response, a vast global trade is emerging. Not in water itself, but in thirsty crops like grains and sugar and cotton. Europe is a major importer of thirsty crops. Meanwhile the US, along with a handful of other countries, like Australia, Argentina, Thailand and Canada, are major exporters.
Economists call this the 'virtual water trade.' Many countries would starve without it. But as more and more countries run short of water, the trade will be disrupted. And the threat of wars over water will grow.
Already water shortages are at the heart of many injustices. Ever since Israel took control of the West Bank in 1967, it has refused to let Palestinians sink new boreholes there. It says this policy is necessary to protect the underground water reserves, which are already being over-used. That is true. But the reality is that Israel takes most of the water, and the limits only apply to Palestinians.
Israel's relations with its other neighbours are poisoned by its insistence on controlling the watershed of the River Jordan, its main source of water. According to former prime minister Ariel Sharon's memoirs, the 1967 Six Day War was fought as much for control of the River Jordan as for land. Israel today hangs onto the Golan Heights less for military reasons than because it is where the river rises.
Scour the more serious newspapers and you will see a constant drip-drip of stories about water riots in Pakistan, Mexico, India, China, Indonesia and elsewhere. The world is awash too with disputes over international rivers that threaten to become full-blown wars as water shortages grow. As a Briton, I am aware that many of these disputes are in former British-run territories, and have their origins in colonial times.
The 1947 partitioning of India split control of the River Indus. Now India and Pakistan are at odds over a new Indian hydroelectric plant that, Pakistan claims, threatens its British-built irrigation schemes, which supply most of the country’s food. India’s control over the Ganges causes both floods and droughts in downstream Bangladesh.
In Africa, Britain left behind a Nile treaty that gives all the waters of a river that flows through ten countries to the two most downstream: Egypt and Sudan. Egypt now threatens to wage war on anyone upstream -- such as Ethiopia -- who takes so much as a pint pot of water from the river.
Other festering disputes concern Chinese dams being built on the Mekong in Southeast Asia, and complex conflicts in central Asia, where upstream hydroelectric dams that keep the people of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan warm in winter disrupt water supplies for the huge cotton plantations of downstream Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
One of the first items on the agenda of a future functioning Iraqi government will be to contest Turkish dams upstream on the Tigris and Euphrates.
A major problem in many of these disputes is that there are no internationally agreed ground rules for how nations should cooperate over shared rivers. Back in 1997 governments meeting at the UN agreed on the text of a Watercourses Convention establishing such rules. And yet a decade later, the treaty languishes without sufficient signatures from national legislatures to enter into force.
Amid the inevitable platitudes, it would be more valuable if, on World Water Day this weekend, governments would pledge themselves to bringing this vital agreement into force. It would be the first step to preventing future water wars.
Fred Pearce is a former news editor at New Scientist. Currently that magazine's environment and development consultant, he has also written for Audubon, Popular Science, Time, the Boston Globe, and Natural History. His latest book is With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change.
Elsewhere on Beacon Broadside: Fred Pearce on Al Gore, Tom Hallock on going green in independent bookselling and publishing, and David Gessner on migrations.
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"The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance" - RSL 2006
Property Developers influence on Local Government
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FABIAN INFLUENCE ON COUNCIL DEVELOPMENTS IN NEW ZEALAND
"COMMUNIST" COUNCILS IN NEW ZEALAND and their hidden Fabian Socialist 2006 "Draft Ten Year Plan" to confiscate all freehold properties through rate rises and taxes By John Christian © John Christian April 2006
A The Basis of Local Government
B City of London Corporation
C The Beginning of Socialism in London
D Fabian Society
E Fabian Society "Five Year Plan"
F Fabian Society Privatization of the World
G "Sovietization" of Local Government in New Zealand
H Communist "Sustainable Development"
I World Conservation Bank
J Communist "SmartGrowth"
K Bribery of Local Government Politicians
L Pauperization of Pensioners and the Middle Class
M Borrowing Powers of Councils and the Stealing of Ratepayer's Properties
This 'paper' is written in the public interest, and may be freely reprinted or republished, in full or in part, for profit or not, by whomsoever wishes to use it.
A THE BASIS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT Before I outline the "Communist" basis of the New Zealand City, District and Regional Council draft Ten Year Plan policies (announced by most councils in March/April 2006), it is first necessary to provide a brief history of global "local government" in order to fully understand the real essence of what I write about. Although the modern system of local and regional government can be directly traced back to Babylon, when in King Nebuchadnezzar's time (605-562 B.C.), the city was divided up into ten distinct regions or districts ruled by princes, under whom were mayoral governors, captains, judges, treasurers, councilors and sheriffs in modern times the system of local government that we have throughout the world is derived exclusively from the City of London Corporation.
B CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION The City of London Corporation is a Masonic, private, independent, sovereign state occupying approximately one square mile within the heart of the greater London area inside the old Roman walls of London. It either directly or indirectly, controls all mayors, councils, regional councils,multi-national and trans-national banks, corporations, judicial systems (through Old Bailey, Temple Bar and the Royal Courts of Justice in London), the IMF, World Bank, Vatican Bank (through N. M. Rothschild & Sons London Italian subsidiary Torlonia), European Central Bank, United States Federal Reserve (which is privately owned and secretly controlled by eight British-controlled shareholding banks), the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland (which is also British-controlled and oversees all of the Reserve Banks around the world including our own) and last but not least, the communist European Union and communist United Nations Organization.
The supreme ruler of the City is the Lord Mayor who is elected once a year and lives in the Mansion House. The City has a resident population of about 5,000 that rises to about two million during the week when people surge in and out each day to work. The financial centre of the world, it is often termed the 'wealthiest square mile on earth.' The full title of the Square Mile's governing body is the 'Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London in Common Council Assembled.'
The Court of leadership consists of the Lord Mayor, 25 Aldermen and 130 Common Councilmen. All of the giant, largely Jewish international banks and corporations in the City of London that control the world are members of one or another of the Twelve Great Livery Companies domiciled in Guildhall (or the Hall of the City of London Corporation).
As the result of a 'gentleman's agreement' between the sovereign and the City merchants and bankers made many hundreds of years ago, the Lord Mayor is officially head of the Corporation and is allowed to operate independently of the sovereign. However, the wealth of the world held in the Corporation ultimately is the sovereign's, because, should the gentleman's agreement break down, the sovereign has the power to "rescind" the Corporation's independence.
The Queen sometimes refers to the Corporation as "The Firm."
While ostensibly the power of the monarchy appears to be diminishing as the Queen voluntarily gives her Commonwealth countries their independence and they become republics chartered to the United Nations, and she actively works toward abolishing the sovereignty of Britain as the UK is broken up and divided into regions of the European Union her City of London Corporation multi-national banks and corporations are quietly taking over the world.
All of the big banks and companies in both New Zealand and Australia are either directly or indirectly City of London-controlled. In ancient times the City marshals and sheriffs were employed to ensure that all the "council" rates and taxes were paid to the City on behalf of the king.
After the conquest of William the Conqueror in 1066, who first brought the Jewish bankers to London from France, the Jews developed written credit agreements for the king, (in French called "mort-gages" mort 'death' gage 'bond') and it was the marshal's and sheriff's jobs to ensure that all the interest payments of these "death-bonds" were paid to the Jews on behalf of the king. During the reign of Richard I (the Lionheart) after the serious downturn in the economy as the result of the cost and tax impositions of the Crusades, many farmers, business people and peasants had defaulted on their "mort-gages" throughout England.
As the result, the Jews promptly commenced seizing the commoner's property for not paying the interest, rates and taxes to the City and King. Subsequently, a rapid increase in hate against the "King's Jews" was initiated. This led to the massacre of Jews at York in 1190. New York in America was later named by British Jewish immigrant bankers in memory of the event.
For 100 years the commoner's hate against the "King's Jews" fermented until 1290, when, under pressure from the people, Edward III finally suspended the Mayoralty and reluctantly banished all Jews from his kingdom when 16,000 left England and didn't begin to return until around the reign of Elizabeth I 1558-1603) when the enormous power of the City really began to accelerate with the opening of the world's first stock exchange in London and has continued unabated to the present day.
[***According to the Jewish History Books the Jews returned to England after the death of Oliver CROMWELL nearly 75 years later. CROMWELL had won the Civil War in England in 1660 and formed the first republic or "The Commonwealth" in England The Jews of Amsterdam approached Cromwell in 1655 to allow them to return England but a decision was not reached.
According to the Jewish History Books there was a competition between the Dutch Jews and the Portuguese Jews over the Trade with South America. Three Centuries of Anglo Jewish History VD LIPMAN P30
It appears that the Portuguese Jews may have funded the return of Charles II as the minutes of the Board of Deputies of British Jews were written in Portuguese for the first 60 years ref "The History of the Jews: From Cromwell's Commonwealth to the Napoleonic Era" Simon DUBNOC, Moshe SPIEGEL (translator). However this rivalry stimulated the formation of many trading companies in England including The Formation of the East India Company
When in 1694 the Scots tried to emulate the trading English juggernaut with the ill-fated Scottish East India Company "Darien Expedition" the Scots may have been deliberately lured into bankruptcy to sign the Union of Parliaments. The Darien Expedition was promoted in Scotland by William PATERSON who is credited as being the founder of the Bank of England. However the Expedition was a monumental disaster and resulted in the Union of Parliaments between England and Scotland***]
While there have been rare occasions when the Lord Mayor and Commalty of the City, as a result of their colossal wealth and power have been able to subtly out-maneuver the monarch, as to their cost, Richard II, Charles I and James II were to learn to their fate generally speaking this has been the exception rather than the rule. Ultimately, whoever successfully rules must have the "will" of the people.
Historically, in the City many although certainly not all monarchs, have ruled with the "will" of their subjects. But rarely, if ever, have the bankers, rich barons or knights been respected in this position. More often than not they've been consistently hated. Even when monarchs have done a poor job, provided they have still had the "will" of the people, the wealthy bankers' position has been extremely "perilous" to say the least. After forty years of misrule by Henry III, the Lord Mayor, Thomas Fitzthomas (1261-1264) and the Aldermen defied the king.
On this particular occasion the Lord Mayor ended up being thrown into the Tower where he died. Henry III vetoed nine Mayors in his long reign, and jailed another who died in prison. On one occasion the threat to the Lord Mayor's massive wealth and power has not come directly from the monarch, but from the people themselves. Mayor Nicholas Brembre(1383-1385)had been a king's man during the peasant's revolt, and was knighted by Richard II (similar to Sir Barry Curtis, Mayor of Manukau City in New Zealand today) for curbing the ambitions of his uncle, John of Gaunt. But Brembre had few friends among the common people having deposed the popular Mayor Adam Stable, and when he re-imposed the hated Poll Tax which had caused the revolt, the mob turned on him. He was given a mockery of a trial and was then hanged, drawn and quartered.
Understandably, therefore, from the time of Richard II most of the "Lord Mayors" in the City of London and others in the realm became very "cautious" and "hesitant" about any proposal which could be seen as an "unreasonable demand" to levy rates or taxes for the City and king. However, today these events have all but been forgotten. From the time of William the Conqueror in 1066 up to the time of the Reformation the City of London Corporation was Roman Catholic. (The modern global "company" and "corporate" business system that we know today grew out of the old Roman Catholic dioceses in England which were the world's first "corporations").
During the reigns of Henry VIII (1491-1547) and Elizabeth I (1558-1603) when the Church of England, knights and barons took over the assets of the Catholic Church in England, the City then became Protestant. Gradually, as the people of England apostatized and turned away from the Protestant King James Bible and Christianity in general, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, in the late 1800's the City and Monarchy became rabidly Socialist.
C THE BEGINNING OF SOCIALISM IN LONDON The religion of Socialism is based primarily on the teachings of the pagan Greek philosopher and writer Plato, and especially his book The Republic, in which 400 years before the time of Christ he dreamed of a "World Republic" headed not by a president, but by a royal "world philosopher king" or "prince" like himself of course!). Both Karl Marx and Hitler were great students of Plato. It is only inevitable that the planned reformed United Nations and EU will one day be headed by this "Philosopher Prince." Socialism officially first began in 1880 in London when H. M. Hyndman founded the Rose Street Club which was dedicated to the destruction of Christianity in England.
In 1884 the group changed its name and came to be called the Social Democratic Federation. Its early members deceptively called themselves "Christian Socialists." Later the group's membership included the Jew, Karl Marx's daughter, Eleanor Marx and her husband Professor Aveling. Behind the scenes the group was largely controlled by Engels, Karl Marx's partner. Because Hyndman would not obey the orders of Engels, Eleanor Marx and her husband split off with William Morris the poet and others and started an opposition group which they called the Socialist League. On January 4, 1884, members and past members of the Social Democratic Federation, the Socialist League and others founded the Fabian Society.
D FABIAN SOCIETY The first meeting of the Fabian Society was held at the home of Mr E. R. Pease, a member of the London Stock Exchange. Two of the leading members were George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Webb. Other early members were Eleanor Marx, theosophist and occultist Annie Besant, and author H. G. Wells.
The name of the society was suggested by the Spiritualist, Frank Podmore, who named it after the brilliant, elderly, third century Roman general, censor and consul, Quintus Fabius (Maximus Verrucosus)(303-203 BC) who was made a dictator in 221-217 BC and, with his small band of fighting guerillas and superior cunning, successfully defended Rome by defeating Hannibal's much bigger and mighty Carthaginian army through "gradualism" and "terrorism" during the time of the second Punic War. Initially he kept to the hills and cunningly hampered the enemy's progress by cutting off their food and supply lines with "delaying tactics" until Rome could assemble enough men to defend the city successfully.
During the war, his slow, "gradual," delaying tactics were greatly disapproved of by his soldiers and the civilians and earned him the name of 'Cunctator' the 'Delayer.' But later, after the triumph, his skill and wisdom was highly appreciated. He died in his 100th year in 203 BC. Fabian Socialism is a "mixture" of Fascism, Nazism, Marxism and Communism all bundled together. However, it is much more deadly because it is much more clever and subtle.
The only difference between Fabian Socialism and Communism is that Communists take your house by directly sending in the "secret police" to knock your front door down Fabian Socialists do it much more subtly and cleverly by "gradually" taking your individual rights away, by "gradually" increasing property taxes and rates, and finally, when you can't pay them, they send in their regional "council tax inspectors" to take your house away but the end result is the same. British PM Tony Blair and President George Bush Junior's globalist "war on terror" is a classic Fabian Socialist strategy. The philosophy of the Fabian Society was written in 1887 and included the statement: "The Fabian Society acknowledges the principal tenet of Marxism the abolition of private property etc." (of course this does not apply to the elect oligarchy at the top who end up owning the lot!). Sidney and Beatrice Webb published a book of 1143 pages in defense of Bolshevism. It was entitled Soviet Communism: A New Civilization. In April 1952 the Webbs were exposed before a US Senate Committee on the Judiciary when Soviet Colonel I. M. Bogolepov, a former Red Army officer, stated that the entire text had been prepared by himself in the Soviet Foreign Office. Appropriately, the defiant coat of arms of the Fabian Society (commissioned by author/playwright co-founder George Bernard Shaw) today (now archived) is a "wolf in sheep's clothing."
Until recently it also appeared on the Fabian glass window (now removed) in the Beatrice Webb House at Dorking, Surrey. (see enclosures) Today the Fabian Society is among other things the intellectual wing of the British Labour Party. Before Tony Blair became British Prime Minister in May 1997, he was Chairman of the Fabian Society. Since the 1997 British general election there have been around 200 Fabian MP's in the House of Commons, some of whom have formed almost entire Labour Cabinets including Gordon Brown, Robin Cook, Jack Straw, David Blunkett, Peter Hain, Patricia Hewitt, John Reid, Ruth Kelly, Alan Milburn and Clare Short. Headed by Tony Blair, Fabians now dominate the entire British government. They are resident in all parties and sit on all important select committees, commissions and organizations allied to the government. A good web-site on the subject is: www.lindsayjenkins.com/
The Fabian Society literally controls the European Union. German-born Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997, and member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, was one of two House of Commons' Representatives on the European Convention and a member of the Presidium of the Convention on the Future of Europe.
The Presidium was the drafting body that created the draft Constitution for Europe. In her book, The Making of Europe's Constitution , published in December 2003 by the Fabian Society, p. 20-21, Gisela writes: "In the early months, the Presidium members would meet in a small room in the Justus Lipsius Building some fifteen minute walk from the European Parliament. Attendance was limited to the thirteen members, the Secretary General Sir John Kerr, his deputy and the press officer.
Sir John Kerr, a former Permanent Secretary of the British Foreign Office, conducted the proceedings inside the Presidium and in the plenary sessions of the Convention with deft diplomatic skill as might be expected from someone who John Major called 'Machiavelli' in his autobiography. The best description of his talents I heard was: 'When Kerr comes up to you and asks for the time, you wonder why me and why now?'
On several occasions, we would retreat to the Val Duchess a small palace used by the Belgian foreign minister. It was at one of the dinners at Val Duchess that the skeleton of the draft constitution was given to members of the presidium in sealed brown envelopes the weekend before the public presentation. We were not allowed to take the documents away with us. Just precisely who drafted the skeleton, and when, is still unclear to me, but I gather much of the work was done by Valery Giscard d'Estaing and Sir John Kerr over the summer.
There was little time for informed discussion, and even less scope for changes to be made." Today the Labour Parties in both New Zealand and Australia are closely affiliated to the Fabian Society in London. When Australian Labour Party Prime Minister Bob Hawke (a Rhodes Scholar), was guest of honour at the Fabian Society's Centenary Commemoration Dinner in Melbourne on May 18, 1984, he said: "I gladly acknowledge the debt of my own government to Fabianism. Earlier I dealt at some length with the principle of the inevitability of 'gradualness.' There is another important idea, a method more than a principle which becomes closely associated with Fabianism. Sydney Webb called it 'permeation.' Today it would be called 'consensus.'
Webb put it this way. Most reformers think that all they have to do in a political democracy is to obtain a majority. This is a profound mistake. What has to be changed is not only the vote that is cast, but also the mental climate in which Parliament and Government both live and work. That I find to be an accurate description of the approach I and my colleagues have tried to bring to the affairs of the nation in our first term of office."
In June 2001, at the Federal Government joint standing committee on treaties inquiry into whether Australia should support a statute of the UN International Criminal Court which would affect the "sovereignty" of all Australians, when criticized by an Australian patriotic group, Labour Party Senator Chris Schacht, sarcastically exclaimed he had been a member of the Fabian Society for 20 years and further, said; "You probably were not aware that us Fabians have taken over the CIA, KGB, M15, ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organization), IMF, the World Bank and many other organizations." That is why Tony Blair, as part of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Closing Celebrations in Melbourne on March 26, was also invited by Labour officials and business leaders to speak to the Australian Parliament in Canberra on March 27 about his Fabian "war against terror," and "intelligence matters" where he said; "The war against terror was as much a battle about values as it was about arms." And why, after the Australian Government meeting, he flew directly to New Zealand on March 28 to speak about the same subject at a meeting in the Auckland Town Hall, hosted by the New Zealand Labour Party Prime Minister, Helen Clark, and the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry after which he participated (by video-link) in the International Climate Change Conference in Wellington on March 29, and later discussed with Prime Minister Helen Clark his ("Fabian Society") "initiative to set up a unit in the NZ public service to enable their respective Labour Governments to co-operate more closely on policy development" ( NZ Herald, March 28, 2006 pg. A3) and on "security intelligence matters" as communist China is brought into the fold.
In the last century, members of the British Fabian Society dynastic banking families in the City of London financed the Communist takeover of Russia. Trotsky in his biography refers to some of the loans from these British financiers going back as far as 1907. By 1917 the major subsidies and funding for the Bolshevik Revolution were co-ordinated and arranged by Sir George Buchanan and Lord Alfred Milner. The Communist system in Russia was a "British experiment" designed ultimately to become the Fabian Socialist model for the British takeover of the world through the UN and EU.
E FABIAN SOCIETY "FIVE YEAR PLAN" The British plan to takeover the world and bring in a "New World Order" began with the teachings of John Ruskin and Cecil Rhodes at Oxford University. Rhodes in one of his wills in 1877 left his vast fortune to Lord Nathan Rothschild as trustee to set up the Rhodes Scholarship Program at Oxford to indoctrinate promising young graduates for the purpose, and also establish a secret society for leading business and banking leaders around the world who would work for the City to bring in their Socialist world government.
Rothschild appointed Lord Alfred Milner to implement the plan. At first the society was called Milner's Kindergarten, then in 1909 it came to be called The Round table. It was to work closely with the London School of Economics founded in 1894 by Fabian Socialist leader Sidney Webb (Lord Passfield).
Today former Rhodes Scholars (such as Bill Clinton), Fabian Business Round Table members, and graduates from the London School of Economics (the primary Fabian Socialist training school in the world) dominate the global banking, business and political systems in every country.
The British Fabian Society plan to takeover the world by the City of London financial community was first published in a book entitled "All These Things" by a New Zealand author and journalist, A. N. Field. The book was first published in 1936 by Omni Publications in the United States (and censored in New Zealand).
The document, called "Freedom and Planning" was secretly circulated in 1932 by the inner councils of the members of the Political Economic Plan, otherwise known as "P.E.P." in London. The then chairman of the organization was a City of London Jew, Israel Moses Sieff, who was the reputed author of the plan.
The headquarters of P.E.P. were at 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London. Mr Sieff was also chairman and financier of Marks and Spencer's' chain stores and vice-president of the British Zionist Society. Centered around City of London Jewry's international financiers in the Bank of England subsidiary, the Bankers Industrial Development Company, the essence of the document "Freedom and Planning" was (and still is) to gradually "Sovietize" the world based on their "Five Year Plan" inaugurated in Moscow in 1927-28 in the Soviet Union.
Basically the plan involved the subtle transfer of the entire productive capacity of each country throughout the world into a series of great "State-owned" departments, which would then be "corporatized", then "privatized" to City of London Corporation International banks and corporations which they control. Individual property ownership would be severely restricted, with most of the land, sea, fisheries, rivers, lakes, ports, railways, communications, media, roads, electricity, energy, food, water, waste management, housing, farms, commercial property, schools, hospitals, police, social welfare, Inland Revenue etc. transferred into statutory corporations, companies or land trusts which indirectly would be owned by City of London banks.
The"peasants" would still be allowed to own their own clothes, and small assets like furniture, cars and boats etc., but the main assets of each country would be owned by their multi-national corporations and banks.
In essence the City of London Corporation would become the "One World Earth Corporation" and would privately own the world. Similar to the experiment carried out in the in the USSR, the whole world would eventually be transferred into a Communist "United Nations" World Soviet Socialist Republic, where each country would be "regionalized" and ruled through "Regional Councils" through a United Nations dictatorship called a "Parliamentary Assembly" which would be just another name for a Soviet "Central Committee" and all independent, sovereign, national governments would be totally abolished.
F FABIAN SOCIETY PRIVATIZATION OF THE WORLD As the result of the P.E.P. Plan originally formulated in 1932, right now every country's "State assets" (owned in trust by the State on behalf of the people) are being frantically "privatized" by City of London-controlled banks and corporations primarily under the directions of two leading Fabian Socialist writers Sir Roger Douglas and John Redwood. Sir Roger Douglas's book "Unfinished Business" and John Redwood's book "Public Enterprise in Crisis" are the primary handbooks being used by central and local government finance ministers and officers all around the world to sell off each nation's "family silver" and State assets with the more "sensitive" public assets being transferred into Fascist-type Public-Private Partnerships (PPP's) which are designed to make the public masses and peasantry "think" that they have some degree of control when in reality they have none as the real ownership of the assets are held by the City of London banks and corporations who fund them.
Until relatively recently, John Redwood was head of N. M. Rothschild & Sons London global Overseas Privatization Unit that is coordinating the entire global privatization process. Sir Roger has been contracted as a consultant by City of London Banks, the World Bank and others to advise on national privatization programs as well. Fabian Society "Regionalization" of the World through UN and EU Control of Regional and City Councils All of the countries in the world currently are being "regionalized".
Presently, for example, the whole of the United States is being "regionalized" and the EU Committee of the Regions, based in Brussels, is "regionalizing" every country in the European Union. As the result of this radical "regionalization" process, Britain has now already been effectively abolished, having been divided up into 9 separate regions of the EU, plus Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This cunning process, which is being "gradually" implemented to destroy the power of the central national government in each country, is commonly referred to as "Devolution" by the Queen and Fabian Society.
Unlike the rest of the autonomous regions in the UK which, like most of the other regions in the EU that have become virtually powerless through their representation in the European Parliament which is now only a "talking shop", the City of London Corporation as a separate region by itself within the Union now rules it. This is because all of the Commissioners are appointed (not elected) to the European Commission by City of London-controlled business leaders and bankers in their respective countries.
Right now throughout the UK all city councils and regional councils are dramatically increasing their rate demand on their constituent's properties, while at the same time they are quickly expanding their debt evels for unaffordable capital works programs via loans from City of London banks which policies are deliberately intended to prepare for the councils' "privatization" whilst transferring the local government in each country to "regional councils" which ultimately will become or be controlled by "Regional Parliamentary Assemblies," identical to the old structure in the former Soviet Union which first regionalized then abolished the national governments before they set up their republican socialist police state.
G "SOVIETIZATION" OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NEW ZEALAND In New Zealand, the blatant UN "Sovietization" of the entire country was implemented by the Hon. Dr. Michael Bassett, Minister of Local Government, through the Local Government Amendment Act (No.2) in 1989. This radical act reduced more than 600 different local authorities throughout the country to 94: 13 regional councils, 74 district or city councils and seven special authorities.
This new structure of local government deftly created by the act divided the whole country up into 14 "Soviet-styled" regions governed by 13 regional councils and a district council (with the Airborne Region being unique in that its district council was also to become the regional council for that area).
Under the 1989 Act, the district and city councils were designed to continue to provide essential services such as water supply, roads, sewage disposal and rubbish collection (which all ultimately would be "privatized" or transferred into "Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP's) which would finally end up being foreign-owned) and the regional councils would take over many of the responsibilities performed in the past by many special purpose authorities formerly carried out by such agencies as catchment boards, harbor boards, pest and noxious plant authorities etc.
Ultimately, this devious plan is to transfer many of the Central Government tasks and responsibilities to regional councils as well, which will be further subtly rationalized to become or be controlled by "Sovietized" Regional Development Agencies and Regional Parliamentary Assemblies to rule their unwary serfs and peasants under strict Communist United Nations and Marxist EU socialist law. These processes are now well advanced and are almost complete in Britain, and are accelerating in all other countries,including the United States. One could say that the Fabian Socialist global "cake is about 95% baked!"
H COMMUNIST "SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT" In 1992 at the "communist" United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janero, Brazil, co-chaired by former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev and N. M. Rothschild-London agent Canadian billionaire Maurice Strong, the UN unveiled a radical environmental philosophical agenda which "inverted" the traditional values reflected in the Bible, Magna Carta and US Constitution (which put man under God at the head of his creation and dominion i.e. a man's rights were to have superiority over those of animals, fish, plants, trees and forests etc.)
At the Earth Summit in Rio, an old pagan concept was introduced which "inverted" all of our existing, constitutional, democratic, personal and property rights and values espoused by Christianity and transferred them to the environment and the religion of mother-earth Gaia worship.
In this religion, a tree becomes more valuable than a human being. A rare bird more valuable than a hospital. This United Nations program of action unveiled in Rio was called Agenda 21. It is 300 pages long and is very complex. Primarily it is designed to be implemented with other radical UN documents such as the Global Biodiversity Assessment (1100 pages), promoted by the UN Conference on Human Settlements, Habitat II.
The first Habitat conference was held in 1974 and specifically identified private property ownership as a threat to the peace and equality of the environment. It proposed to revolutionize the development of the land and cities of each country under strict "Soviet-style" environmental guidelines, called "Sustainable Development."
The UN's communist secret agenda through "environmentalism" and "sustainable development" is very cunning and has deceived a lot of well-meaning people. Most people genuinely want to protect the environment and ensure that the earth's resources are "sustainable" for future generations there is no doubt. But the communist goal of "sustainable development" and "environmentalism" has absolutely nothing to do with protecting the environment or sustainability it is all about abolition of property rights, and ultimately, collectivization of housing and farms under corporate State control.
Under this system, farmers and property owner's rights would be effectively extinguished and overridden by strict Environmental and Sustainable Development resource consents and laws. They would be told where they could farm, what "sustainable" land they could "develop," (sustainable development) what trees they could plant or cut down, what fertilizer if any they could apply, and they would need "consents" and licenses for everything under the sun. City dwellers would be in the same dire predicament, and have their homes confiscated, or they'd be severely fined, if they cut down a heritage tree, washed their car, boat or dishes using detergent, or used the privatized corporation's water when they shouldn't, especially if they were nabbed under their friendly "
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme," which scheme, incidentally, was first implemented in the Soviet Union. Socialism is very subtle. The penalty for cutting a tree down without the appropriate government consent would become worse than murder. Not only would you have to license your dog, to own a dog you would have to be licensed too. Farmers would need to be licensed to operate their collectivized farms, spray weeds, care for cattle and drive their tractors under new Soviet-styled "health and safety" laws.
All tradesmen and professional workers would have to be accredited and licensed, as would all Christian pastors and churches, and any other persons or institutions that could be likely to criticize their Soviet bosses.
All potential young parents would need to have a license to have children, and if there was any family genetic weakness of some sort in their state-controlled doctor's medical records, no license would be given In the end you would need a license or permit to take your boat on a lake, take your kid fishing off a wharf, or travel between towns or cities. In other words full-blown Marxism.
The United Nations policy of "Sustainable Development" introduced in 1992 at the UNCED at Rio de Janero, and implemented through Habitat II and the UN World Commission on Environment and Development is taken directly from the USSR Constitution, chapter 2, article 18, which reads: "In the interests of the present and future generations, the necessary steps are taken in the USSR to protect and make scientific, rational use of the land and its mineral and water resources, and the plant and animal kingdoms to preserve the purity of air and water, ensure reproduction of natural wealth, and improve the human environment."
National Party Prime Minister, Jim Bolger, attended the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janero in 1992 and signed on behalf of New Zealand to commit the country to Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. Labour Party Prime Minister Helen Clark attended the follow-up summit in Johannesburg August 26 September 4 2002 aptly called the "World Summit for Sustainable Development," where she attended the head of state sessions.
The summit has since been nicknamed "Rio+10 because it marked the 10th anniversary of the first Earth Summit at Rio. NZ Environment Minister Marion Hobbs led a 35-strong delegation to the giant summit, and was one of five vice-presidents nominated by the UN to lead the summit comprised of about 45,000 delegates.
Not only was N. M. Rothschild agent, Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN 1992 Rio Earth Summit, he personally worked with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to appoint three of his own Earth Charter Commissioners to the 12-man advisory panel of the Johannesburg Summit.
I WORLD CONSERVATION BANK In September 1987, the 4th World Wilderness Congress was held in Denver, Colorado, USA, which established the World Conservation Bank. The congress was setup by none other than London's (late) Baron Edmond de Rothschild, chairman of Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild, Geneva, Switzerland, and one of the trustees of the International Wilderness Foundation that sponsored the conference. Approximately 1500 of the world's most powerful bankers and leaders attended the congress, which was chaired by Rothschild agent and Canadian multibillionaire, Maurice Strong.
At the congress, Edmond de Rothschild designated eminent financier I. Michael Sweatman to be the first president of the World Conservation Bank. Sweatman wrote the forward of the banks charter.
Leading insiders of the biggest banks and UN agencies in the world were present, including Maurice Strong "Mr Sustainable," David Rockefeller head of the Chase Manhattan Bank "Mr Development" and Mr David Ruckleshaus head of the UN Environmental Protection Agency "Mr Environment" of course!
The World Conservation Bank is destined to become the final World Bank and the "de-coupling mechanism" for City of London parent banks to take over the assets of every country of the world.
The essence of their secret plan is this: After an orchestrated period of global financial chaos triggered by a major war in the Middle East or man-made state of emergency or natural disaster, in which most of the world's banks will be deliberately collapsed in the process, (wiping everybody's savings out in the crash), key City of London banking parent creditors, are going to takeover all the "mort-gages" (death-bonds) and assets of the world, and transfer them to the World Conservation Bank.
The plan is very esoteric and cunning, and very difficult for most to understand. Already most government treasury departments are preparing for such an event. As part of the preparation for this momentous event, all of the world's individual currencies are to be merged into two or three major currency groups, two of which are the euro and US dollar. Finally, these currencies are to be replaced with the World Conservation Bank's new electronic global currency, the "Earth Dollar."
This new currency is deceptively to be issued against the collateral of 34 per cent of the Earth's surface that is presently being transferred into huge UN Heritage Parks and Conservation areas in every country across the globe, under the crafty deception "Sustainable Development."
In short, the biggest banking conspiracy and deception ever to face mankind! George W. Hunt, (95 Camino Basque, Boulder, Colorado 80302, U.S.A.), a US businessman, attended the congress and produced a video about it exposing their wicked and incredibly deceptive plans.
On his video he plays excerpts of key speeches recorded at the congress. One such speech was made by David Lang, a leading US financier and close personal friend and business partner of Maurice Strong, who said: "When the auditor finally gets his hands into the balance sheet, I suggest therefore that this be sold not through a democratic process. That would take too long and devour far too much of the funds to educate the cannon fodder unfortunately which populates the earth. We have to take an almost elitist program that we can see beyond our swollen bellies and look to the future in time frames and in results which are not easily understood or which can be, with intellectual honesty, be reduced down to some sort of simplistic definition." "
CANNON-FODDER!" this is what these leading, arrogant, banking conspirators of the UN "Sustainable Development," "SmartGrowth," and World Conservation policies think of the world general population including all New Zealanders.
THESE are the wicked men that all the millions and millions of naïve local/ central government politicians and business leaders throughout the world are now following. The New Zealand government has already met its commitment and transferred over 34 per cent of the entire country's land area into UN Heritage Areas and Conservation Parks under this deceptive plan. New Zealanders need to wake up and wake up fast.
J COMMUNIST "SMARTGROWTH" The main business facilitators and organizations of the UN Sustainable Development policies in the Asia-Pacific Region are the Pacific Rim Institute of Sustainable Management, the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Melbourne-based Sustainable Investment Research Group (SIRIS). Equity in this group,
SIRIS, coincidentally, is held by IOOF Funds Management and broking house JBWere that provide research for N.M. Rothschild & Sons' Ethical Share Trust based in London.
The 1995 session the United Nations General Assembly passed a number of rules. Rule 61, 62 and 63 gave local government, civil organizations and private citizens the right to participate directly in the development and implementation of these documents. Directed by the IMF, World Bank, UN, and Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, the philosophy of "sustainable development" basically says that there are too many people on planet earth and there are not enough resources to go around.
What we need to do is urgently reduce the population, preserve, conserve, and "ration" the remaining resources and that the United Nations is the only body that can do it.
The World Bank already has a huge statistical database on countries and individuals what they produce and what resources they consume, water, energy, food, raw materials, heat, waste, health, social services etc. If the net figure is a plus, they are considered to be good productive world citizens. If it is a negative, they are in line for liquidation. These are all basically the same old Socialist/Communist ideas as the "Marxist/Leninist" philosophy and "planned economy" that permeated the old Soviet Union. In 1992 at Rio, another key "Soviet-styled" strategy proposed by the Agenda 21 Programme of Action from the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) was "SmartGrowth."
This agenda can be found in a UN companion book called Global Biodiversity Assessment published by Cambridge University Press. It proposes to model all the cities of the world on the Israel Moses Seif P.E.P plan, and the "planned" economic system of development used by Lenin and Stalin under the old Communist Soviet system of local government.
The UN "SmartGrowth" legislation in the United States was first passed in the State of Maryland in March 1997. Since then, it has been gradually introduced by city and district councils all around the world including our own here in New Zealand. Of course, rarely if ever will you hear of the policy coming from a foul brood of UN international bankers. While virtually all of the general public are oblivious of this fact, usually individual councils will be happy to credit themselves as authors of the plans.
K BRIBERY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT POLITICIANS Based on a City of London corporate banking formula, a policy to provide "more appropriate rates of remuneration for council members" was planned for in the Local Government Act (No.2) 1989.
This was essentially recommended to effectively "bribe" City Council, District Council, Regional Council and Community Board members throughout New Zealand, particularly in the bigger councils, to implement the Fabian Socialist policies from the Central Government and Treasury which aimed to dramatically increase property rates and taxes in the future, whether ratepayers or constituents agreed with them or not.
Subsequently, these sweeping remuneration changes were proposed by the politically appointed Higher Salaries Commission on April 2002 increasing
1 Auckland Mayor John Banks annual salary from $47,007 to $146,107, a pay rise of $99,100
2 Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis a pay rise of $35,111,
3 Hamilton Mayor David Braithwaite a pay rise of $27,381,
4 Auckland Regional Council Chairwoman Gwen Bull a pay rise $37,872 and
5 Tauranga Mayor Jan Beange a pay rise of $946
1. Since April 2002, it is not just a coincidence that these are precisely the councils that have been amongst the biggest culprits who have demanded the most onerous rates rise from their struggling citizens.
For example, Tauranga City's proposed average rate rise for the 2006-2007 year was leveled at 16.3 per cent (when inflation, wage rises, benefits, pensions etc. and the change in the consumer price index was running at about 3 per cent).
Even a five year old kindergarten child knows that this huge disparity is entirely unfair and "unsustainable" for the majority of their citizens, yet these highly paid Lord Mayors, Councilors and UN vassals of the realm have the cheek and audacity to call their plans "SmartGrowth" and "Sustainable Development."
L PAUPERIZATION OF PENSIONERS AND THE MIDDLE CLASS Just as there is a "close relationship" between the remuneration rises of leading local body politicians with the overall level of council rate-rise demand, so there is a "close relationship" between the level of council rate-rise impositions and the financial status of people living in each council ward or constituency.
The Fabian bankers already "own" the properties held by ratepayers with a "mort-gage" on them. This includes all private homes, farms, businesses and commercial property, local and central government debt. All young people with student loans and welfare beneficiary groups also come under this category.
By and large central bankers believe this group is not a worry as they are already under their strict control and firmly in their grip through welfare dependency or mort-gage "death-bond" fealty. But the one group that Fabian Socialists hate the most are the "freehold" property-owners. Hence, this group, more often than not, is the "middle class" that is predominantly comprised of middle-aged citizens and more particularly pensioners who are generally the most asset-rich.
As a result of this phenomenon, all global residential property taxation and ratepayer tax policies are now being subtly targeted against these particular groups to confiscate all their properties.
Essentially the Fabian City of London banks envisage this to be achieved through a variety of measures including onerous council rate-rises, capital gains taxes on more expensive residential properties, stamp duties, the introduction of Home Equity Release Loans (usually for over-60's), aged health care, social welfare and superannuation programs that debit the cost from the value of recipient property estates, the introduction of Residential Equity Taxes and attacks against Family Trusts.
Since council taxes were introduced in Britain in 1993, the average council bill has increased by 121 per cent but it has soared by 149 per cent in areas which have a lot of older residents. Chichester is the worst offender with a 173 per cent increase. The average bill in the West Sussex town, where 23 per cent of residents are retired, has jumped from £456 in 1993-1994 to £1,244 for 2005-2006.
In the Dorset coastal town of Christchurch, where pensioners make up 30 per cent of the population, the bills have soared by 171 per cent from £441 to £1,193. Of the 20 local councils in England with the highest numbers of pensioners, 18 have seen their bills rise faster than average over the past 12 years, according to the research by Halifax Bank. (Daily Mail, Saturday, November 26, 2005).
The targeting and planning of these exorbitant rate rises comes not primarily from local councils, but from Central Government and Treasury officials through the Minister of Local Government and the Department of Internal Affairs under various OECD or UN agency guidelines.
M BORROWING POWERS OF COUNCILS AND THE STEALING OF RATEPAYER'S PROPERTIES Early in 1994 submissions were called for on Department of Internal Affairs plans to repeal the 1956 Local Authority Loans Act and for new borrowing powers to be placed in the 1974 Local Government Act.
Up to 1994, most local authority borrowing had to be approved by the Local Authorities Loans Board, which ensured that all long-term borrowing by councils for a capital work or asset had to be secured by future rates revenue. Since some loans were exempted from the control and monitoring of the Board, such as redemption loans, loans up to $50 million for local authorities with populations more than 20,000, and loans up to $15 million for local authorities with populations of less than 20,000, it was proposed that the Local Authorities Loans Board should effectively become redundant and new laws should be implemented which would allow all local authorities to manage their financial costs and risks themselves with details of their proposed borrowing programs included in their annual plans.
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