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 acknowledgement of our shared commitment to ending exploitation – usury – now exponentially rampant!
Notes of ORG meeting on 12th April 2017: OpenResearchGroup-170412
Forthcoming Events: http://globaltable.org.uk/wp/forthcoming-events
ASSOCIATES AT THEIR POINTS OF WITNESS:
From an associate in a Japanese University, Stig Lindberg, come these points of interest: Poetry by John O’Donohue: http://www.johnodonohue.com; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_O%27Donohue; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/apr/15/religion; https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6224.John_O_Donohue; https://onbeing.org/programs/john-odonohue-the-inner-landscape-of-beauty/ Jubilee USA: http://www.jubileeusa.org Capital Institute: http://capitalinstitute.org Basic Income Japan: http://basicincome.org/news/2015/12/kyoto-japan-basic-income-in-finland-26th-december-2015/; https://www.facebook.com/KyotoBasicIncomeWeekend/; https://books.google.de/books?id=YQ9HBQAAQBAJ&pg=PT245&lpg=PT245&dq=Basic+Income+Kyoto&source=bl&ots=0Qanz0pqbT&sig=1TDZt1LCuz_EGH7_H9N98cWPMpE&hl=ja&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjTzdu9uZTTAhVqJpoKHbb6AuAQ6AEIPzAG#v=onepage&q=Basic%20Income%20Kyoto&f=false . Stig adds : ‘Professor Yamamori is a friend of mine who works very near to my university (Kyoto).’ Toyohiko Kagawa: http://zaidan.unchusha.com/archives/index_e.html (Brotherhood Economics is last entry on page); https://books.google.de/books?id=3nCwWd6w_kQC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=toyohiko+kagawa+and+Robert+Owen&source=bl&ots=-tQNtoQLKV&sig=ihpsW07simc2MhcbVO3iYjo3KtA&hl=ja&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8w6jNupTTAhXnC5oKHbZhB_0Q6AEIPjAJ#v=onepage&q=toyohiko%20kagawa%20and%20Robert%20Owen&f=false (Kagawa & Robert Owen); https://books.google.de/books?id=DqslDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA215&lpg=PA215&dq=toyohiko+kagawa+and+Robert+Owen&source=bl&ots=t_45Wz3TUS&sig=p8FST73I_4_sAamjS2tc4MWfDB8&hl=ja&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8w6jNupTTAhXnC5oKHbZhB_0Q6AEIQzAK#v=onepage&q=toyohiko%20kagawa%20and%20Robert%20Owen&f=false; http://wikivisually.com/wiki/Toyohiko_Kagawa.
Jasper Tomlinson notes: Rail in Crisis – for freight & passenger transport, could the rail network do better as a reserved road system? Come along and hear a Transport Economist and a Civil Engineer set out the case at a public meeting in Central London! Join the debate! 6.30pm until 9pm – Wednesday 17th May – Conference Room of St James’s Church Piccadilly (entrance to meeting in Church Place W1J 9LL). Keynote Presentation by Dr Richard Wellings, Deputy Research Director, IEA. and Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch. Q&A and networking.
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
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 nowonline tho’ still evolving: http://www.icuk.life Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 9. “Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.