Matters in the Air: 19th July 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 acknowledgement of our shared commitment to ending exploitation – usury – now exponentially rampant!

Notes of Open Research Group meeting on 12th July 2017: OpenResearchGroup-170712
Notes of Open Research Group meeting on 19th July 2017: OpenResearchGroup-170719

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

FROM ASSOCIATES AT THEIR POINTS OF WITNESS: 

Arundhati Roy: “The system will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: we be many but they be few. They need us more than we need them. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”

There is an important discussion taking place about the difference between EVOLUTION as determinism  and as CO-EVOLUTION. Comments are warmly welcome. Find goads to thought  in [http://hummingbirdfilms.com/symbioticearth basic theme in 1.38 mins. Look at the 1 min Wombat – I minute  www.globalcommunity.org/flash/wombat.shtml – both examples of  ‘less is more’, when attracting people to consider this vital matter.]

EVONOMICS latest: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15d29996ecbac0e9?compose=15d4f9016e714d40.

Reformation 2017 ‘IF WE WANT CULTURAL DEMOCRACY, ELITISM MUST MAKE WAY FOR CREATIVITY  [Guardian 29-6]: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/30/excellence-arts-should-not-be-defined-by-metropolitan-elite

POSITIVE MONEY: Main differences between the current dysfunctional debt-based monetar. system and what we propose: http://bit.ly/1I4DgSX – see also  #sovereignmoney.

CCMJ – ..”… the real reason things are so bad is because of usury. And the reason things aren’t getting any better is because no one is talking about what’s really wrong. …… What we accept today as interest once was called usury, and that through most of history most everyone was against it.” All the great faith traditions forbade usury for thousands of years. The Christian Church emphasised it until ‘Interest’ was watered down to ‘Excessive Interest’ and usury became exponentially disproportionate as a source in undermining justice throughout the human community. Reports on tackling this  prime issue are always welcome.

INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONALISTS UK {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 Meta-Narrative within which the UK could shape all its independent but mutually accountable communities. An update is now evolving online. http://www.icuk.life  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.” The ICUK forum  meets in central London every Wednesday between 12 and 2pm. You are invited to make direct  request for details of the venue. Informal  Strategy formation meetings are on Wednesdays – seek details is interested.

Free Critical Thinking: meetings are now on Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm in St John’s Church, 73 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8TY, opposite Waterloo: http://www.freecriticalthinking.org • A view of Critical Thinking’s scope http://freecriticalthinking.org/9-general/1518-hierarchy-and-the-political-economy and in pithy summary : CT – “Hierarchy, theft of the Commons and Usury are the fundamental drivers of poverty, wars, environmental destruction and the enslavement of humanity. Once we understand that, we’re on the road to recovering humanity.”

LETSlink  envisages national and regional hubs – LETSlink  envisages national and regional hubs – dedicated training work is being done with individual LETS groups.  The main website sets out theory and enables enquirers to connect with local groups:  http://www.letslinkuk.net/uk-map.htm.

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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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. We revisited those guiding thoughts and now value responses about their use, or about any other enduring wisdom relating to collaboration flow in steadily. “Do not use power to suppress opinions you think are pernicious; for if you do, the opinions will suppress you.”

Democracy is the art of thinking independently together

and in the UK there is a way of making it achievable

 

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