Matters in the Air: 15th March 2017

These notes compiled by Rev Canon Peter Challen are posted at http://globaltable.org.uk/wp/, to contribute background information for the Global Table, which continues on Wednesdays from 12noon to 2 pm at the School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ – now hosted by the Open Research Group – meetings are open to all on a drop-in basis. This weekly forum is a persistent focal point for many who cannot often get to London but are encouraged in bold initiatives by association and collaboration. We all continue to foster the public sense of the search for inclusive justice. We are trying to sense the richness of our networking without overburdening with detail. We collaborate in order that action may flow BOTH in specified targeted initiatives AND in acknowledgment of our shared commitment to ending exploitation – usury – now exponentially rampant!

Notes of last ORG meeting  –

Forthcoming Events:  http://globaltable.org.uk/wp/forthcoming-events

ASSOCIATES AT THEIR POINTS OF WITNESS:

Towards the co-evolution of the Earth – Peter Challen on http://www.sharetherents.org/articles

Roy Madron’s new book is called Super-Smart Democracies: Dissolving Neoliberalism, Managerialism and Elitism. The 2003 book Gaian Democracies:.. will be an e-book soon.  London, UK · http://www.rescuingdemocracy.com

House of Commons Meeting – Ending World Poverty & The 2030 Sustainable Goals  GlobalNet21: Recreating Our Futures  Monday, March 20, 2017 7:00 PM  Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 2LQ London

WRESTLING WITH INTEREST https://www.rt.com/shows/renegade-inc/379579-uk-finance-curse-suffer  Werner and Builk …Critical Thinking’s analysis goes beyond Richard Werner’s critique; usury is the issue and banking is theft. As long as we are addicted to interest, problems of inequality and environmental destruction will never be solved. http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/2135-the-finance-curse

Momentum’s Inaugural Conference in Birmingham, Saturday 25th March 2017: Building to Win. in Birmingham. To get your tickets, please register on Eventbrite here and keep updated by clicking attending on the Facebook event here.

Collapse. Circulation represents the lifeblood of all flow-systems, be they economies, ecosystems, or living organisms.  Sally J. Goerner – Read more

Will Glasgow  the first UK city to try Universal Basic Income? Glasgow is one step closer to becoming the first British city to run a universal basic income trial, after the City Council agreed a partnership with the RSA to look at how an experiment might work. https://www.thersa.org/about-us/media/2017/rsa-launches-study-on-universal-basic-income-trial-in-glasgow?id=%20utm_medium=newsletter/fellowship/270217 READ MORE

ICUK: recognises the necessity of dealing with BOTH the need for many urgent palliatives within a dying system AND a systemic curative re-design by the participative representative democratic application of an integrated political-economy. It concentrates on the Mega-Narrative within which the UK could shape all its independent but mutually accountable communities. An update is in its formation: www.icuk.info/wp. Please contact peterchallen@gmail.com for latest developments.  Curative change to the political-economy like “Poetry happens in two stages, like sculpting; first the imagination, then the chisel.” Peter is in central London every Wednesday between 12 and 2pm and would like to meet you by your direct invitation or request. <peterchallen@gmail.com>

LETSlink  envisages national and regional hubs – LETSlink  envisages national and regional hubs – dedicated training work is being done with individual LETS groups – see also comment on post-Brexit devolution:  http://www.letslink.org/forum/regions-of-the-uk/

Further Reports are invited from our associates in the quest for inclusive justice to stir our awareness and effect change through both palliative and curative means.
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PUBLICATIONS & BLOGS – reviews always welcomed:

8 Min video on Independence  http://freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/2091-unconsciousness

Campaign for Free Parliament CFP an 8 minute video of explanation:  http://www.southdevonwatch.org.uk/independence-group/independence-in-democracy-martyn-greene-the-campaign-for-a-free-parliament/

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COLLABORATION: Over time our weekly forum has considered important aphorisms that help the development of dialogue that takes us into new understandings of the co-operative task. Having revisited those guiding thoughts over the last 12 weeks, Responses are sought about their use, or about any other enduring wisdom relating to collaboration.
A response this week 4. When you meet with opposition endeavour to overcome it by discussion, not by authority. for \a victory dependent on authority is unreal and illusionary”.

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