|United Nations Environment Programme, Global 500
Laureate - 1993 | Alternative Nobel Prize: Right Livelihood Award -
1986 | World Federalist Peace Award - 1988 | Ontario Premier's
Council on Health: Health Innovator Award - 1991 | Marguerite
D'Youville Humanitarian Award, Lexington MA - 1992 :
bio at ccnr.org
|DEPLETED URANIUM IN THE HUMAN BODY: Sr Rosalie
Bertell, PhD Part 1 - Epidemiologist Sr. Rosalie Bertell (PhD, biometrics)explains the effects of the the weaponized use of DU on the population of the planet, and especially on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East. In subsequent parts of this series, Dr. Bertell offers readily-accessible ways to detox some heavy metals and poisons from the body.
|ROSALIE BERTELL: MAKE VISIBLE WHAT'S
(seven part series)
Part 1: BAREFOOT EPIDEMIOLOGIST: ROSALIE BERTELL "I took my clues from
people and started doing what's called barefoot epidemiology to try to
document in a scientific way what was happening to the people who were
downwind or downstream from some polluting industry, and provide them
with a scientific document which they could use politically." In her
concluding observations, Dr. Bertell also discusses the UN as
championing diversity in opposition to globalist
monocultural-privatization program and inevitable resources wars:
"Right now we are having them over oil and water but there are more
things down the line that are going to become scarce, and people are
going to fight over them. So we are setting up our children and our
children's children for incessant warfare over scarce resources."
20min 8 meg quicktime file 5meg
winmedia file - thanks to archive.org
Part 2: CHEMTRAILS Most people have noticed chemtrails,
because it's not natural to have something criss-crossing in
your sky. Dr. Bertell (Ph.D., biometrics) offers several
explanations, including her own: I think they're also a carrier
for all kinds of biological and chemical warfare. I don't think
they're dropping them on us right now, but they seem to be
preparing. I think they're getting people used to seeing these
things, and they're getting the military used to doing it. So
they're practicing. Sr. Bertell also touches on what some
government workers (e.g., Oak Ridge nuclear plant) are told
about chemtrails: a) they're combating global warming via
spraying populated areas with aerosolized metals; b) aerial
pharmacopeia (pollution modification). The official story,
though, is denial. Part 1 of a series (6:34) See text for
6min 3.5 meg quicktime file 3.5meg winmedia file - thanks to
Part 3: THE OFFICIAL 9-11 STORY IS NOT CREDIBLE It's very
important that we take a look at the starting point of this war
on terror. Something else happened to bring those buildings
down and Building 7 came down without being hit [in 6.5 seconds]. The Pentagon is even more problematic there's
no plane; they've never found parts of the plane. The official story is
not credible. It's not credible.transcript
6min 4.1 meg quicktime file 2.8meg winmedia file
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WE CAN DO ENOUGH DAMAGE TO OUR WORLD THAT IT DOESN'T
SURVIVE Dr. Bertell holds advanced degrees in math, physics,
chemistry, biology and biochemistry. She also has five honorary
Doctorate degrees. She led the International Medical Commission
(IMC) investigations into Chernobyl and Union Carbide's Bhopal
disaster. An environmental epidemiologist for nearly 40 years,
she's also a member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. She is
what's known as a credible source, someone who should be
listened to carefully. Dr. Bertell explores possible
explanations for recent earthquake anomalies: a gamma
ray/gravity wave from space? Or HAARP-induced deep earth tomography or direct wave weapon, accident or purposeful? Sr.
Rosalie concludes: "We can do enough damage to our world that it doesn't survive. But it doesn't seem to enter their heads that
the Earth is alive. It's alive. You know, we affect its basic
operation, its survival."
14min 6 meg quicktime file 8meg winmedia file
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Part 4: MAKE VISIBLE WHAT'S HAPPENING
"I think the ordinary person if they actually know that their
air and their land and water is disappearing would be
concerned... Our major job is to make visible what's happening
document it as best we can and let people see."
18min 13 meg quicktime
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ITíS ILLEGAL, ITíS IRRATIONAL, ITíS MAKING OUR PLANET UNLIVABLE:
DEPLETED URANIUM One of the worldís leading epidemiologists,
Rosalie Bertell is the author of Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon
of War: A Critical Study into the Military and the Environment.
She spoke twice at the United Nations' May 2005 nuclear non
proliferation treaty review -- on the subject of depleted
uranium. Dr. Bertell summarizes her UN comments.
23min 4.1 meg quicktime file 2.8meg winmedia file
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Part 7: WHAT ARE YOU DOING? ďThe
killing done by the United States since George Bush has been in charge
is incredible,Ē observes Rosalie Bertell, Ph.D. (biometrics). And yet,
for the most part, there is only silence and acquiescence from
Americans: denial in response to a death event of epic proportions.
Notes Sr. Bertell, ďIf you really deal with it at a deep level, itís
painful. Itís very painful. But thatís where youíre also most
effective. If youíre willing to accept the reality as it is and say,
ĎYeah, this is my world. This is what we have done. This is what we
have to live with. And this is what we have to try and make better.í
Then I think youíre healthier. I think youíre dealing with it.Ē
16min 12 meg quicktime file 9meg
winmedia file - thanks to archive.org
EARTH: LATEST WEAPON OF WAR: Rosalie Bertell, environmental epidemiologist for over 3 decades,
uses her book (Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War (A critical
study into the military and the environment), 2000, as the basis
for a seminar hosted by the Sisters of St. Joseph,Buffalo
NY 11/15/03. Bertell, PhD
is the founder of the International Institute of Concern for
Public Health (Toronto: www.iicph.org) part 1 of a
series. - 36
WE DON'T HAVE TO COMMIT SUICIDE:
Rosalie Bertell - interview (
Nov. 15, 2003
2 - 39 min.
|OUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT: Environmental Epidemiologist Rosalie Bertell (PhD biometrics) gives a quick overview of nations ecological footprint, factoring in consumption, waste, non-recyclable waste. The lion's share of the earth's resources go to the military, not life, she notes. part 3 of
the series, 16
min. Thanks to ThunderBay
Order online - available on DVD 1 here
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|Q & A PLANET EARTH: LATEST WEAPON OF WAR
Questions and answer session with Sister Rosalie Bertell (Nov. 15,
Following her two-part talk, Sister Rosalie Bertell answered
questions from conference participants. Hosted by the Sisters of
St. Joseph and Associates (Buffalo), the event was held at
DíYouville College, Nov. 15, 2003, Buffalo New York. An
world-renown environmental epidemiologist for over three decades.
Dr Bertell (PhD biometrics, plus many honorary doctorates), is the
founder of the International Institute of Concern for Public
Health (Toronto: www.iicph.org).
Seminar participant: You said earlier that you recommended
concentrating on the local and international level. We in our
group [discussion, during a break in Dr. Bertellís two lectures]
didnít understand what you meant. For instance, a lot of people
feel it is very important to get George Bush out of the White
Sister Rosalie Bertell: I think the most frustrating thing
is to put all of your energy local and national and not know
whatís going on in the world because youíll find if you tie in
with whatís going on globally, youíll get not only ideas but
support and encouragement and many ideas which cannot be carried
out in the United States Ė because thereís such strong
opposition -- somebody in another country will pick up and carry
it on and have a marvelous project that everybody can point to and
say, ďWhat a good idea that wss.Ē That way, it doesnít have
to be carried out and be made visible in [only] your own local
area. I think thatís part of survival.
Iím certainly not saying Ďdonít care about the election,
donít voteí or anything like that. I mean, you still belong to
a nation. You do what you can politically. But donít put all
your energy there and forget the big world thatís out there and
all the wonderful things that are happening.
I think the United States is the country most cut off from
international events, from the United Nations, from all the
committees and all the good and wonderful, creative things going
on in the whole world. Itís a shame, because it puts a pall on
you and you think nothing can be done and you think nothingís
happening, but there are some really good, wonderful things out
there. So, itís to open up your mind, but also to have an
outlet. Itís terrible to be constantly frustrated. And if you
stay in your own little house, youíre constantly frustrated when
you canít do everything you think ought to be done.
So, itís the bigger world where youíll find ability to move,
ability to think creatively, people who hear you. I always thought
God gives you something to say, but then God also gives somebody
else the power to listen and pick it up and run with it. Itís
just a wonderful thing to see. Because you canít do everything
yourself. Thatís stupid. Youíre doomed to frustrate yourself
all the time. So put it out there in the big world. Thatís what
THE USE OF DEPLETED URANIUM: IMMORAL AND OBSCENE AND UNBELIEVABLE
THAT WE WOULD DO SUCH A THING. WE SHOULD REALLY BE ASHAMED OF THAT
Seminar participant: How extensively has DU been used, and
what are its effects?
Dr. Bertell: [Depleted uranium] is kind of a misleading term.
ďDepletedĒ sounds like itís not very dangerous. All they did
is took out the U-235. That was what they wanted for the bombs.
[Depleted uranium is] just as radioactive. In fact, they compared
natural uranium and they tell you only 60 percent is radioactive.
Youíve probably heard that. But natural uranium is only about
three or four parts per million in the ground, in our soil. So,
when you take it out and concentrate it, the depleted uranium is
several orders of magnitude Ė hundreds of millions times more
radioactive than natural uranium in the ground. Do you get what
Iím saying? You canít take it out and concentrate it. So they
take it out and concentrate it Itís very radioactive. The DU is
waste from the enrichments plants where they enrich uranium.
Itís the highest category of radioactive waste in the United
States. Itís the one we have the most of. You have to be trained
and licensed to handle radioactive materials to have anything to
do with it legally in the US. It has to be kept out of the
So, what they did was, when they started the missile tests, Cruise
missiles and the MX missiles, they didnít put nuclear bombs in
them, but they wanted to simulate the weight and so what they did,
they took uranium waste, which has a similar weight to a nuclear
bomb, and put it inside dummy missiles for weight. So that it
would be a good test of their steering and targeting and so onÖ
[see transcript of the Part 2, the interview (We Donít Have to
Commit Suicide), for Dr. Bertellís observations on the origins
of DU use].
So what you have done [in using DU in Kosovo, Afghanistan and
Iraq] is left in the environment an incredibly dangerous material
which will hurt people and others many years after the war. This
is immoral and obscene and unbelievable that we would do such a
thing. We should really be ashamed of that.
ITíS ONLY INSIDE THE BOX THAT EVERYTHINGíS IMPOSSIBLE
Seminar Participant: ÖIíd like to consume less energy,
but just by being here, Iím consuming. Do you see a practical
way of sustaining a demand thatís out of control?
Sister Bertell: I recommend Transforming The Global Biosphere.
Itís the most creative book Iíve seen.* [It explores several
viable energy systems different from the ones weíre using. The
thing is, weíre not offered the other ones. Weíre only offered
oil because our leaders are all oil men. Theyíre making their
money in oil. You know, what are they going to sell you? Theyíre
going to sell you oil. Thatís what their business is.
But there are many other systems. I think the most promising is
puling energy out of a vacuum which Tom Bearden ** has
demonstrated is very viable. I mean, whatís more harmless than a
Hydrogen is ďokayĒ if you take it from water, but we donít
want nuclear plants that are going to take hydrogen out of there
air for the simple reason that the bi-product for hydrogen
automobiles is water. If you take your oxygen out of the air and
convert it to water, youíve taken away what you need to breathe;
you deplete the oxygen you need to breathe. Itís different with
carbon dioxide because when you put that out into the air, if you
have a lot of green plants, it converts it back into oxygen.
Thereís no way to convert water back into oxygen, to breathe.
Okay? So you donít do these kinds of things. But thatís being
proposed. Thatís part of Bushís energy plan. Build more
nuclear power plants in order to take oxygen out of the air and
run cars with it [hydrogen]. You know, itís very frustrating to
know some of these things and see these plans that are just not
going to work. Weíve already lost some of the oxygen in our air.
We need it. You know, you have to breathe. These things have to be
thought through. Itís not helpful to say nuclear power doesnít
produce carbon dioxide, therefore itís okay. This is stupid. You
donít take one end-point and find one thing good about a
technology and then run with it. You look at the whole picture,
cradle-to-grave: everything it produces, everything it takes,
every resource it uses. So we donít need these big transmission
systems either. We could get enough energy to run our houses,
individual units Ė our cars are generators, our automobiles are
individual generators. We can do these things. There are many
I donít want to get into all the nitty gritty of it, but I would
recommend, if you want ideas, you find them in Transforming the
Global Biosphere, and many other sources and internet sites. But
weíve been made to think everythingís impossible. But
certainly solar, windÖ There are many sources of energy and
theyíre right out there and theyíre free. Okay. You canít
meter the sun. They donít want you to use the sun because itís
free. We really need to break out of these boxes. Itís only
inside the box that everythingís impossible. In our world,
things are possible. Our world is made for people and for living.
And itís really an amazing world. The more you find out about
it, the more wonderful it is, and the more opportunities there
NONE OF THE MEN WOULD SAY ANYTHING
Seminar participant: Would you comment on the Love Canal
and your years in Buffalo?
Rosalie Bertell: I donít want to get into that, but what
I will say is I worked at Roswell for nine years and got myself in
the middle of the Love Canal and West Valley mess. That was just
the beginning of the waking up of America, basically.
Beverly Pagan took on the Love Canal and I backed her at Roswell.
And Ii took on West Valley and she backed me Ė because none of
the men would say anything. It was because, what? You lose your
reputation, you lose your job, you have your grants cut. Itís a
bad world out there. You know, you keep your mouth shut and put
your head down and just write little papers and put them in the
journals, and keep quiet, is the way the world works. And thatís
not right. Thatís not right. People were living with terrible
toxic wastes in both places. Theyíre still suffering. What
bothered me the most was, we have a lot of medical tests and ways
to deal with the individual person. So, if your sick, you can get
a battery of tests which try to locate what the trouble is and
give you some kind of medical intervention or change in lifestyle
Ė something to do to help yourself. But when itís a community
thatís sick, what happens usually is a bunch of engineers come
in and they Ė first of all, the look and see if thereís any
substance which is controlled legally, where thereís a law about
how much it can have. If they find one, then they look and see
whether the level in your soil is above or below some magic level
thatís permissible. And these are set in many funny ways. And
then, if theyíre all legal, if all the pollution on your
property is legal, then they walk out and say, ďThereís no
problem.Ē And you can still be sick.
WEíRE PART OF THE EARTH. YOU HURT THE EARTH, YOU HURT THE
So, itís a crazy world. Itís whether itís legal or illegal
is the cut off. And there was no way for a medical community to
deal with the real medical problems coming in a place like the
Love Canal, or West Valley. So thatís one of the reasons I went
to Toronto. I spent about 10 years trying to answer first the
question, ďIs the community sick, or is it normal?Ē Because
itís normal for a community to have some sick people in it. So
how do you know when itís so bad that thereís an external
problem thatís affecting the community. First, I thought this
would be impossible, but actually, just as we have a certain
temperature, we, you know Ė if your temperature is above 101,
youíre sick. Thatís normal for everybody. There also is a norm
for how many people in a community will have respiratory problems,
how many will have kidney problems, how many will have central
nervous system disorders. Itís not hard [science], but there is
a mean and a little leeway above and below that we would consider
a normal spread in a community.
Now instead of 25 percent of the people having respiratory
problems, you suddenly have 75 percent, youíre in trouble. And
you look at the environment and say, whatís wrong? Whatís
causing this? If itís a respiratory problem, you look at the
air. If itís a kidney problem, you look at the water. Thereís
a lot of little guidelines you can follow. A lot of them are
common sense. You can begin to improve health by improving the
healthfulness of the environment. Because whatever is out there is
also inside our bodies. Just try to breathe the air in this room
but donít breathe any air that was in anybody elseís lungs.
Okay? We share the air, we share the water, we share the land.
Weíre part of the earth. You hurt the earth, you hurt the
So, we have to look at these things. And thereís some terrible
toxic wastes in Buffalo. Certainly Niagara Falls, Tonawanda,
Hickory Hills Ė Foll+ Brothers Landfill. You know, you can tick
them off. There are a lot of them. And there are a lot of health
consequences in this area because of the pollu8tion. And much of
the pollution had to do with the cheap electricity because of
Niagara Falls. So, you know: follow the money, see what happens.
We can deal with some of these problems. We certainly can make
them visible. I think one of the saddest things was in Russia.
They have some pollution even worse than we have. They were much
more careless with their nuclear establishment. People wanted to
move [from Chernobyl, e.g.]. They wanted the government to let
them move because then they thought they would be healthy. But the
problem was inside their bodies. So, you move and you take it with
you. So you have to stay where you are and clean it up -- unless
itís totally unlivable. We canít get away from it. We carry it
in our tissues and itís sad. Itís very sad. Itís gone on
mostly since 1950 but it started in World War I. It started with
the chlorine gas. But thatís a whole other talk and I really
donít want to get into it late in the afternoon Ė but itís a
part of our life. Itís a part of our life. Itís part of our
home. Itís part of our planet now. But we donít need to go on
with it. If you had a young person who was on drugs, you
wouldnít say, ďOh, youíre hopeless,Ē and, you know,
thatís it. You would try to help them to maximize the health
they had left. And thatís what we do with our earth; and
thatís what we do with our communities. We donít give up on
it. We donít give up on the earth. The earth is our source of
life and hope.
THEY SET OFF A HUGE EARTHQUAKE
Seminar participant: Would you comment on electronic waves
used as weapons?
Rosalie Bertell: Öextra low frequency, low frequency
waves. An earthquake is a vibration. You have to have some
possibility of a vibration, but if you set off the vibration, you
can set off the earthquake.
Where we see earthquakes, remember when they had the Afghan war
and they started using the bunker bombs because of the caves in
northern Afghanistan? They set off a huge earthquake. And when
they did the same thing in Iraq, they set off the earthquake right
across the border in Turkey. And now they want to make bigger
bunker bombs to do it. Theyíve even started earthquakes by
pumping oil into a fault line. So they can do this. Thereís a
lot of different ways to do it. As I said,*** this geophysical
force Ė you take an instability in the earth and you put more
energy in, and it goes. Itís got to have that instability first
Ė but then you can make it bad, make it worse. Youíre not
really putting it in, but youíre adding energy in such a way
that you get the bad consequence.
YOUíRE GOING TO BE SURPRISED
Seminar participant: Am I right in saying that the
information in your book, Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War,
is all from public domain sources?
Rosalie Bertell: Itís all public domain, but you have to
dig it out. Itís not easily accessible but I was very careful
because I published in the UK and they have an Official Secrets
Act. And itís even tighter than it is here. And if you say
anything that violates the Official Secrets Act, you can be put in
jail and your book can disappear forever. We really had to hire
lawyers in New York and London to clear the book before it went
out. So thereís nothing in there that is official secrets, but
Iím sure youíre going to be surprised once you read it,
because itís not common knowledge.
Seminar participant (follow-up): Are there worse things,
hidden, that we donít see?
Rosalie Bertell: I think [the real problem] is that weíre
kept busy with the local and the immediate. Weíre taken up with
getting food on the table, getting to work, doing the things we do
to live and then war, body bags coming home, what are we going to
do to get out of Iraq, all of these kinds of things are whatís
on your television. Thereís not too much more time left in the
day. Unless you really put time aside and think about the bigger
picture. I think thatís what comes out of contemplative prayer,
where you stop and you say, ďWhat is going on in the world?Ē I
think thatís where you get in touch with it. But you also have
to get information from sources you trustÖ
ďAMERICA: THE RELUCTANT LEADER OF THE WORLDĒ
Seminar participant (2nd follow-up question): Big wigs in
Washington decided some 20 years ago that it was their purpose to
take over the earth Ė for business Ė and will do it anyway
[they think] appropriate and if anybody stands in their way,
itís too bad for them. So that plan is out there. Itís been
voted on, as it were. Yet you never see that as the backdrop to
all the noise thatís going on. What baffles me is how America
seems to be oblivious to the ďofficial plan.Ē
Rosalie Bertell: Maybe 25 yeas ago I went down to
Washington to the State Department, and in the lobby of the State
Department were a series of panels giving the history of the
United States and the last one really shocked me. It was
post-World War II: ĎAmerica, The Reluctant Leader of the
World.í Thatís the name of the panel. It was really shocking
to see. but thatís pretty blatant when itís in the front hall
of the State Department, you know? That set me off to watching
I think the US has always had a bit of Ďwe have to show
Englandí because we broke off, and didnít need them, and
weíre not in the Commonwealth. Thereís a little bit of
competition there. England had its day, France had its day, the
Netherlands had its day. Even Spain and Portugal had their day
with owning half the world. And so itís our day now. This is
some of the thinking. You know, it sounds crazy, but itís real.
But I think this came gradually. I donít think it came suddenly.
And I think there were a small number of thinkers who influenced
the way the country would go. What also happened in the early 60s
Ė and I did write this in my other book, No Immediate Danger,
but it was the Europeans became ery concerned about the Americans
running around the world doing diplomacy and they figured
Americans didnít know how to do it, so they started an
organization called The Bilderbergers. They met in the
Bilderberger Hotel in the Netherlands and kept the name for their
They have no membership list. Itís whoeverís invited to a
Bilderberger meeting is a Bilderberger. They have heads of state,
kings and queens, owners of the media, the heads of international
unions Ė whoever is considered influential gets invited to it.
They have different topics each year. Itís only Europe, Canada
and the US, thatís it. Theyíre the Bilderbergers.
THE TRIALATERAL COMMISSION: A FRONT GROUP
Now, David Rockefeller got a bit upset with this [Bilderberger]
system. He wanted to have press releases and publications. Also,
the Japanese wanted in and they werenít welcome. They were left
out. So they formed the Trilateral Commission, which is the one
you hear about. Thatís like a front organization. In the
Trilateral commission, they included the Japanese, so it was North
America, Europe, and Japan. They have publications, press
conferences, they put their ideas out as, like, trial balloons to
see how people will react. And they consider themselves as the
ones managing the world Ė because everything was pretty unruly
there for a while.* And so they are the ones thatÖ They want the
world peaceful enough to transact trade, but also disrupted enough
to be able to sell weapons. And so they meet every year. Theyíre
a very secret organization. We blew their cover up in Toronto, in
King City. Some of us told the media ahead of time and they were
out there parked on the road; they took pictures over everybody
arriving and had full page coverage in the Toronto Star. They were
quite upset about it. It was thr first time anybody ever did that
to them.. They can be brought out from the curtains.
They [Bilderbergers/Trilateral] are the ones that, I think, have
encouraged this imperialistic idea in the States. They tried to
teach the US how to do this. I donít think they ever succeeded.
But this ruling the world stuff, they consider that they rule the
world, basically. Theyíre unelected, theyíre not beholden to
anybody; they donít have to report; theyíre not even connected
in peopleís minds with whatís happening out there.
ITíS ABOUT TIME WE STOPPED THIS NONSENSE
Most ordinary people Ė I mean, Iíve worked in more than 60
countries Ė theyíre all nice, ordinary people, want a place to
live, to have kids and bring Ďem up. They want enough money to
put food on the table, go to school Theyíre just ordinary
people. Itís only a few people who have these ambitions and they
really have distorted life on the planet, I think. They have blown
up ambitions and itís happened in every age Ė you had the
Roman Empire, Napoleon who met his end at Waterloo Ė this has
been going on for centuries. This is not new. But the latest kids
on the block have bad weapons that could totally destroy the
planet. They didnít have those before. But itís about time we
stopped this nonsense. This is not a way to live on the earth.
If you stop militarism in every country, just stop it, you would
have enough resources for life. And you would be able to buy time.
You would end up under the consumption level for destroying the
planet. You would be able to buy time to have better technology.
But it really is going to take a global movement. And donít
think it is impossible. I find a lot of hope by going back to the
beginning of the labor movement.
ITíS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IF WE DONíT PAY ATTENTION
If you remember when the industrialization started, the workersí
health was traded off for everything they [industrialists/bankers]
wanted to do. The workers were being killed and they rebelled.
There were all kinds of strikes and many different philosophies.
It was a very disorderly time.
I was out in British Columbia one time and I started to speak
about labor unions and this old man in the back of the room Ė I
can still see him Ė he said, ďWe started it.Ē I said,
ďWhat did you start?Ē He was in a group, partly British
Columbia, partly Alberta, and they started the move for the
eight-hour day. Now that is a wonderful thing. Eight hours
everybody understood. It didnít matter if you were a teacher or
a hospital worker or worked in a sawmill, everybody related to an
8-hour day. It cut across men, women and all kinds of barriers and
divisions we put up. They started it up there. And they said it
went around the world like wildfire.
I looked up the history and found out for the most part the unions
went in on the 8-hour day, got legitimacy and afterwards they sat
at the table for the rest of the decisions. The ones that didnít
go on the 8-hour day were lost to history. Now it might not be
perfect but if you look at the structural things that happened
when the labor unions organized, they got ministries of labor,
departments of labor, they got binding arbitration, negotiations,
worker compensation Ė a whole legal structure to deal with the
problems that were occurring. Whatís happened now is that we
have all these decisions and the people arenít part of it.
Weíre lacking a level of structure for the global village. I
think itís starting to form in the World Social Forum. But
thatís what we need. And itís only going to take one idea
which is very clear and very simple which will go around the world
very fast. People are ready for it. There will be a new level of
complexity in society, and then we can grow again. Then we can
differentiate and can have a period of blooming. I really think
that can happen, but itís not going to happen if we donít pay
attention and weíre not ready when that idea comes across,
weíre not ready to grasp it and run with it.
* Transforming the Global Biosphere: Twelve Futuristic Strategies
(Elliot Maynard, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org)
** Thomas E. Bearden, PhD (US Army Ret.)
*** Rosalie Bertellís lecture (part 3 of this series)
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Filmmakersí notebook #69 (transcript of part four of a five-part
series featuring Dr. Rosalie Bertell).