Matters in the Air: 5th April 2017

These notes, compiled by Rev Canon Peter Challen, are posted at http://globaltable.org.uk/wp/, to contribute background information for associates of the Global Table. A core meeting 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: Mary shared Simon Mowatt’s 2008 paper: The Tragedy of Capitalism, which she found when researching content for  http://tchi.communitycurrency.org.uk

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

ASSOCIATES AT THEIR POINTS OF WITNESS:

James Robertson Newsletter No. 56 – March 2017  This text can be viewed at: http://www.jamesrobertson.com/news-march17.htm
From Cooperatives UK: Can this Government reimagine work and wealth creation? https://www.uk.coop/newsroom/work-reimagined
Roy Madron’s new book will now be called “Super-Competent Democracies: Dissolving Neoliberalism, Elitism, and Managerialism”. His 2003 book “Gaian Democracies” will be an e-book soon.  London, UK · http://www.rescuingdemocracy.com

SOVEREIGN MONEYhttps://www.sovereignmoney.eu/digital-currency-and-sovereign-money-accounts

POSITIVE MONEY: Main differences between the current dysfunctional debt-based monetary system and what we propose: http://bit.ly/1I4DgSXsee also  #sovereignmoney

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

Collapse. Circulation represents the lifeblood of all flow-systems, be they economies, ecosystems, or living organisms.  Sally J. Goerner: http://evonomics.com/science-flow-says-extreme-inequality-causes-economic-collapse/

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: http://www.icuk.life – earlier websites still available via: http://www.icuk.info.  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>

THREE PERTINENT PRESENTATIONS supporting our inclusion of ‘in the co-evolution of planet earth’ as the tail that wags the Independent Constitutionalists UK (ICUK)’s mantra. They may have value in particular uses of our templates when reaching people conditioned in specific forms of resistance to principled pragmatism and genuine democracy springing from new perspectives of an integrated political-economy.
1. Four vividly presented minutes on using 100% of your brain in participative evolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRNi7N_sx3s&feature=youtu.be
2. From Pelican Web: The Ecological Crisis is a Catalyst for Human Renewal: http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv13n04page1.html#feature
3. Also from Pelican Web:How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend, by Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Scientes: http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv13n04page1.html#feature

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:

Anne Goss and Frances Hutchinson: The Spring 2017 issue of The Social Artist (incorporating The Social Crediter) are now available on the website: www.douglassocialcredit.com

“I’m in love with a political mind again!” Great review of the new book, The Simpol Solution, on Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R83AIT94VGTHV/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0720619319&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=266239&store=books

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 8. “Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.”

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