Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Great Regulars: To break out of Snowden's "Catch 22"

situation of no passport-to travel-no travel- no asylum--a world citizen passport has been issued to Snowden by Garry Davis--"World Citizen N° 1"--as he was called in January 1949 when the Registry of World Citizens was created. One of the ironies of the world citizen movement is that it has always used the symbols of a nation-state--a flag, an identity card, a passport--to symbolize a loyalty to the welfare of the Planet. The philosophy behind the identity cards and passports is that of world law--that is, international law as applied to the individual. "All human beings are entitled to the enjoyment of political, civil, economic, and social rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and various treaties and covenants adopted in furtherance of that declaration."

from René Wadlow's The Flutes of Dionysus: Media for Freedom: A World Citizen Passport and Snowden's Catch 22


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