Local Agenda 21 in the New Millenium Feb23


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Local Agenda 21 in the New Millenium

In their own words the architects and implementers of Agenda 21 recognized that their agenda necessarily erodes property rights and  individual freedoms, and they would not be able to operate openly in the United States.

Agenda 21 depends upon  implementation by county and city governments where property, water, energy and  transportation rights are most often delivered or regulated. Around the world this is being widely and openly implemented as “Local Agenda 21”.  But in the United States of America, individual and property rights are unalienable rights, protected by the US Constitution and by State sovereignty.

Any “Agenda 21” naming, branding or associations would elicit angry and immediate reaction from both citizens and organizations ready to defend their Constitutional rights against global regulation. Therefore,  Local Agenda 21 was re branded as “Sustainable Development” and “Comprehensive Planning”.  ICLEI US was set up to organize and fund it. By hiding in plain sight they and the media now enjoy the  ability to label as “conspiracists”,  anyone who exposes the agenda behind Sustainable Development and Comprehensive Planning.

ICLEI websites still point to Agenda 21 but the original wording has been systematically removed:

“Our campaigns, programs, and projects promote Local Agenda 21 as a participatory, long-term, strategic planning process that addresses local sustainability while protecting global common goods.”

How and why they did this is clear and explained by their own Gary Lawrence:

In the case of the U.S., our local authorities are engaged in planning processes consistent with Local Agenda 21 but there is little interest in using the Local Agenda 21 brand. Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy-fixated groups and individuals in our society such as the National Rifle Association, citizen militias and some members of Congress. This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a
UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking Local Agenda 21. So, we call our processes something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.

Gary Lawrence, Advisor to the US President’s Council on Sustainable Development,  Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at University of Washington, Chief Planner in the City of Seattle


Around the world, Agenda 21 is promoted and marketed with great PR fanfare (go to Bing Images:  Agenda 21 local ). The US Government has  been funding and  implementing it faithfully for decades. So why isit  kept under wraps? Why is anyone who riaes questions about it, branded a crazy conspiracist?

Why is Agenda 21 our politicians’ dirty little secret?

PDF can be downloaded by clicking here: The Future of Local Agenda 21 in the New Millenium

“Sustainable Development” and “Comprehensive Planning”

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