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November 17, 1988 638-7929
WORLD CITIZEN GARRY DAVIS BEGINS WORLD TOMORROW
TO FOUND WORLD CITIZEN PARTIES
WASHINGTON, DC--Following his unsuccessful bid for the U.S. presidency, World Citizen Garry Davis, founder and head of the World Government of World Citizens, leaves tomorrow on a world tour to politicize the world citizen constituency which has been evolving since 1948 when the movement first began.
In a letter of November 16th to President-elect George Bush, the former World War II bomber pilot who ran for president on a world citizen platform, wrote that "My candidacy for United States president...was predicated on the fact that our interdependent world and our common humanity were faced with multiple crises, the main being anarchy breeding nationalistic war and its preparations plus environmental pollution and degradation."
Davis characterized Mr. Bush's policy of "peace through strength" as a sign of "spiritual, intellectual and emotional disorder."
"Our agenda...as declared world citizens," he continued, "is not 'peace through strength,' which we condemn as immoral, unwise and unrealistic, but 'peace through law,' a process we Americans inherited from our 200-year-old history."
He called upon President-elect Bush to join the world citizens in calling for a world constitutional convention on January 20th following his taking the oath of office. (Letter enclosed).
"Since more than 50% of the US electorate chose not to exercise their franchise," Davis said today, "the next president has a popular mandate of a little more than 25%. In my view this election is sending a message of frustration and even despair of the national governing system itself. The moment has come to enfranchise the will of the people of the world for constitutional law to govern the human community."
Davis' itinerary includes England, The Netherlands, Belgium, West Germany, Switzerland, India and Japan.
In India he will attend the International Conference on Peace and Non-violent Action sponsored by the Anuvrat Global Organization to he held at the Jain University campus at Ladnum (Rajasthan) on December 5-7.
A prominent Congress Party leader, Mr. Tulshidas Subhanarao Jadhav, an 84-year-old Gandhian who spent 10 years in British prisons prior to independence, registered at the World Service Authority offices recently as a citizen of the World Government of World Citizens founded in 1953.