Galactic Connection: World Citizenship: Passports and Principles, December 20, 2016
David Gallup, a human rights lawyer, President of World Services Authority, gives us a riveting, whirlwind tour of the principles of world citizenship, world government, and human rights, and explains the WSA's own issuance of the World Passport on behalf of the World Government for World Citizens. This passport is not intended immediately to replace national citizenship, but to further global political consciousness and to serve those who have had their national citizenship and human rights stripped away from them. The World Passport has been recognized -- at least once -- in hundreds of countries around the world. However, procuring one, David clarifies, is not a passport to an easy visa or entry stamp, rather it is a door to activism on behalf of our earthly citizenship and universal human rights.
Since our impending destiny is global, this is a timely and crucial discussion. David's explanations of the WSA's many legal and organizational efforts broach the most important topics for our next stage of participation in global and galactic communities. His explanation of the principles of human rights is profound. It is not the documents and declarations per se that are the foundations of our rights and responsibilities, but our very existence, our body, soul, and conscious spirit. However, until this is universally recognized on our mother Earth, and in order to help ensure our rights, World Citizenship points the way past the nation-state paradigm, which presently serves only vested, corporate interests.
The WSA is pushing forward in a dozen directions, some of which David elaborates in this interview, while others are described on the website. The WSA has been actively addressing the problems of refugees and stateless people since its origins. It has offered passports and legal help to individuals who walk into the WSA's Washington, DC office, as well as to entire refugee camps in Africa. The WSA also issues World Birth Certificates to refugees and others who have been expatriated, when begrudging host countries will not grant these critical documents.
David's fascinating, troublesome, story of the WSA's involvement with Ogoni refugees removed from their homelands in Nigeria by the government and encamped in Benin, illustrates the complexities of the processes underway. This includes the resistance of the entrenched nation-state, but also that of our present global culture, traumatized by scarcity or the threat of scarcity, completely manufactured by the elites.
David also tells memorable tales about the WSA's colorful, charismatic, activist founder Garry Davis. David was at Garry's side for 23 years, and with Garry's passing in 2013, David took over. Garry Davis founded the WSA following World War 2 that had claimed his brother's life. His uncompromising public displays began with renouncing his US passport in Paris, but helped disseminate the idea of world citizenship and may have played an important role in the passage of the UN's Declaration of Human Rights.
The conversation covers the most practical, immediate, and life-saving of WSA efforts, as well as the most subtle and important points of principle. In order to steer clear of the NWO's globalism and towards our own proper Earthly Paradise, listeners are urged to ponder the crucially important and far-reaching ideas presented in this extraordinary interview.
The WSA's dense and informative website is: http://worldservice.org
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David Gallup, Esq.
Specializes in promoting, implementing and educating about human rights, world citizenship and world law.
Mr. Gallup is President of the World Service Authority ® , Washington, DC, a global public service human rights organization founded in 1954. In addition to his role as President, he has served as General Counsel since 1992 and previously served as Vice-President since 1994.
Prior to working at the WSA, Mr. Gallup was a Legal Research Consultant conducting research on construction contracts and mechanics’ liens and a Dean’s Fellow at the Washington College of Law’s International Human Rights Law Clinic, Washington, DC, where he researched asylum and international human rights issues, developed and maintained a human rights document library, coordinated a human rights education workshop and represented asylum applicants.
His professional memberships include the Maryland, American, World Jurist, and World-Space Bar Associations. For fifteen years, he was the Secretary of the United Nations Association Task Forces on UN Restructuring and on Cultures of Peace. He maintains active involvement in his local community having served as Vice-President on the Board of a local day care organization, raising funds for tuition assistance, as a local Alumni interviewer for the admissions department of Washington University, and as President and Treasurer on the Board of a local neighborhood association.
Mr. Gallup’s publications include a feature article in the periodical Current World Leaders: International Issues and Letters to the Editor in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times on the topics of nationalism and terrorism. He wrote several chapters in a United Nations Association Report entitled, “Restructuring the UN to Meet 21 st Century Global Needs.” He is the legal columnist for World Citizen News. He writes the World Citizen Blog and moderates two online forums with thousands of members.
Mr. Gallup has spoken most recently on the topics of: “Who are the Idealists and Realists in International Law Organizations and Policy?” as a guest lecturer at American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies on September 22 and February 10, 2016 and September 25, 2015, the “World Court of Human Rights” in an American Bar Association International Courts Committee Conference Call on May 14, 2015, “Garry Davis: His Life and Legacy” at the Burlington City Arts Center, on January 5, 2014, “World Citizenship, Religion, and the Nation-State” at Manhattanville College on June 5, 2013, “FAQs about World Government” on May 17 and 31, 2013 in YouTube interviews and “What is World Citizenship?” at a conference of teenagers at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in July 2012. Other recent speeches include: “Claiming Your Rights as a World Citizen” on the World Citizen Radio show on the Global Radio Alliance, “The Right to Self-Determination: Local Citizenship Linked to World Citizenship” in Philadelphia, PA, “What is a Human Rights Lawyer?” at Pinecrest Elementary School, “World Peace Starts with You” in an online webinar, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights for children and World Citizenship” at Forest Knolls Elementary School and on “Human Rights, Individual Sovereignty and World Citizenship” at the Roots Activity Learning Center in Washington, DC. He spoke at the US Capitol Building in support of the rights of association and assembly at a Falun Gong March on Washington in July 2001. Other noteworthy speeches include “World Citizenship, World Law and Human Rights” at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in the Netherlands, “Human Rights and Global Recognition of Taiwan” in Taipei, Taiwan, and “Celebration of the Creation of the Esperanto Language” before the Esperanto Society of Washington, DC.
He has been interviewed on numerous occasions for books, newspapers, magazines, TV, internet radio shows and FM radio news broadcasts, such as on BBC TV’s “Global” news show, BBC Radio 4 “The World Tonight,” PRI’s “The World,” Huffington Post Live, BBC’s “Postmark Africa,” The New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, Works That Work (No. 6) and has appeared twice as a talk radio show guest on WABC – covering topics such as human rights, creating a global justice system, terrorism, world citizenship, trans-border and migration issues. In 2015, he was interviewed by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian for her book, Cosmopolites:The Coming of the Global Citizen. In 1997, he was interviewed by Sylvia Nasar for her biography, A Beautiful Mind.
He received a J.D. in 1991 from the Washington College of Law, American University in Washington, DC and an A.B. in French and an A.B. in History from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, in 1988. He has taken coursework toward an M.A. in International Affairs at the School of International Service, American University, and has spent a year at the Université de Caen in France.
Mr. Gallup may be reached at the World Service Authority, 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005, Tel: 202-638- 2662, Fax: 202-638- 0638, Email: email@example.com, Internet: www.worldservice.org, garrydavis.blogspot.com, https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldServiceofficial, twitter.com/worldcitizengov, facebook.com/worldserviceauthority, groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WorldCitizen/info
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