WORLD PRESS RELEASE
FOR GENERAL RELEASE
29 April, 1989
WORLD CITIZEN GARRY DAVIS, FOUNDER OF THE WORLD SERVICE AUTHORITY, ESTABLISHES PACIFIC RIM OFFICE IN TOKYO FOR
"WORLD DISTRICT VIII"
TOKYO, April 29 -- Following his campaign in the 1988 US presidential election as a World Citizen Party candidate, former B'way actor and 8th Air Force bomber pilot Garry Davis, who renounced his US nationality in 1948 and declared himself a world citizen. stopped off in Tokyo on his present world tour seeking support for the global party to set up a branch of the World Service Authority, the administrative organ of the World Government of World Citizens he declared in 1953. (See appended release).
According to the new world citizenship geography, where the world has been sectioned into fifteen districts, Tokyo is in "World District VIII,: which includes China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
WSA-Tokyo is in Nakano-ku at Crystal Village No. 5. There, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., streams of nationals from Pacific Rim countries and elsewhere register as citizens of the global government, receive their World Citizen Registration Card, are issued the government's official World Passport (see enclosed), and leave equipped with a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by which the government is mandated and operates.
"Only humans can claim human rights," Davis tells all applicants, "and the main right after the right to live is to choose your own political allegiance. Given the one world in which we all live, thinking politically as human beings means adding world citizenship to your lesser allegiances."
In a letter to Emperor Akihito dated 8 March 1989, World Coordinator Davis enthusiastically endorsed the new era "Hesei," (peace achievement), proclaimed by "the most high symbol of the Japanese people." (Letter appended).
Officials of the World Government of World Citizens, acting as Coordinators of world commissions, include Isaac Asimov (Space), the famous science-fiction writer, Michio Kushi, (Health), head of the world macrobiotic movement, Stafford Beer (Cybernetics), president of the World Association of General Systems and Cybernetics, Sir Yehudi Menuhin (Culture), violinist and humanitarian, Louis Kelso (Economy), innovator of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Dr. Francis Boyle (Justice), international law professor, U. of Illinois, Syd Cassyd (Communications), founder, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati (Education), founder/head, East-West University and head of the Gurukula Movement, Katherine Dunham (Culture), anthropologist, producer, dancer, author, and Georgia Lloyd (Women), World Government pioneer, co-author of "Searchlight on Peace," and founder-president of Campaign for World Government.
"In the '50's and '60's, Davis said today, "many towns, cities, prefectures and even wards in Japan, beginning with Kaga, declared themselves 'mundialized' or worldly. This is the result of a program I helped inaugurate in 1949 in France beginning with Cahors. That's why I feel right at home here in the 8th World District."
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