Matters in the Air: 14th November 2018

These notes are posted at http://globaltable.org.uk/wp/, to contribute background information for associates of the Global Table and its offspring, including the Open Research Group. 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,, plus the theft of the Commons and Institutional Drag!  Contact the Open Research Group – info@globaltable.org.uk 

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

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FROM ASSOCIATES AT THEIR POINTS OF WITNESS:
the stream is gathering force:

Richard Murphy on Modern Monetary Theory at some length 08 Nov 2018: Modern monetary theorists need to take a long and hard look at how they are campaigning if their case is to be won • plus 10 Nov 2018:  Several short sentences.

Anne Baring: Awakening of the Soul: There is a 2 minute clip of Anne speaking, on Youtube:  The Dream of the Cosmos: An Interview with Anne Baring by Dr. Betty J. Kovacs

The basis of the Metanoia/mindshift we all require is ‘Spirit is matter seen in a stronger light – matter is spirit moving slowly enough to be seen.’ Max Planck   MT

In a World of Their Own  10 Nov 2018 By downplaying and misrepresenting our environmental crisis, David Attenborough and the BBC have generated complacency, confusion and ignorance. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 7th November 2018

Ellen Brown: November 8th 2018: Public Banking in America – Over a quarter million people just voted for public banking.  

Claudius : I have pondered on the issue of climate change to reach my own best possible understanding for now – here it is: Embracing climate change – lessons from the legend of Prometheus

Margaret Fuller (May 23, 1810–July 19, 1850) : This country… needs… no thin Idealist, no coarse Realist, but a [person] whose eye reads the heavens, while his/her feet step firmly on the ground, and his/her hands are strong and dexterous for the use of human implements… a [person] of universal sympathies, but self-possessed; a [person] who knows the region of emotion, though s/he is not its slave; a [person] to whom this world is no mere spectacle or fleeting shadow, but a great, solemn game, to be played with good heed, for its stakes are of eternal value, yet who, if his/her play be true, heeds not what s/he loses by the falsehood of others; a [person] who hives from the past, yet knows that its honey can but moderately avail him/her; whose comprehensive eye scans the present, neither infatuated by its golden lures, nor chilled by its many ventures; who possesses prescience, the gift which discerns tomorrow — when there is such a [person] for America, the thought which urges him/her on will be expressed.

The Corbett Report: Episode 347 – The WWI Conspiracy  11 -11-18

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COMMONS and CO-OPERATIVE SOCIALISM – this non-hierarchical alternative to capitalism and totalitarianism, continues to campaign for a non-usurious, fair-world approach to the economy, taking forward ideas promoted by CCMJ and The Spirit Level – for background see the papers section of www.interestfreemoney.org.  The campaign website – in development – includes videos by John Courtneidge explaining the proposal:  http://www.co-operativesocialism.org • See latest update on the Co-operative Sector: http://www.letslink.org/forum/commons-and-co-operatives-update/

FREE CRITICAL THINKING: meets Tuesdays  to its own timetable – see Events Listing at The London School of Mosaic in the Basement Studio (down ramp), 73-96 Ludham, Southampton Road, Lismore Circus, London, NW5 4SF (Gospel Oak overground /Belsize Park tube): http://www.freecriticalthinking.org • Critical Thinking’s scope: http://freecriticalthinking.org/9-general/1518-hierarchy-and-the-political-economy – in pithy summary: “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.”  See Clive Menzies’ paper in the Islamic Economics Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Reform Proposals in the Monetary System for Attaining Global Economic Stability: http://iei.kau.edu.sa/Files/121/Files/153872_30-02-09-Clive-3.pdf.
• Link to Co-Creative Learning: https://cocreativelearning.org
Daily Pickings: November 2018: • Mon 5th: Municipalism in Venezuela • Tue 6th: Hierarchy is vulnerable • Wed 7th: Perception management • Thu 8th: Gold smoke and mirrors • Fri 9th: Rethinking climate • Sat 10th: False glory and reverence • Sun 11th: Read and remember reality.

*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 participative democratic application of an integrated social-political-economy of trusteeship in the co-evolution of planet earth. It concentrates on the Meta-Narrative within which the UK could shape all its independent but mutually accountable communities. Curative change to the political-economy like “poetry happens in two stages, like sculpting; first the imagination, then the chisel.” The specific pursuit of an integral model for public policy originated at the London Global Table and is now pursued as the emergence of ‘A PEOPLE’S SOCIAL-POLITICAL-ECONOMY OF TRUSTEESHIP IN THE CO-EVOLUTION OF PLANET EARTH.’ The CURATIVE structural change advocated in the ICUK’s Declaration of Purpose is set within PRINCIPLED-PRAGMATISM. It provides an integrated, and therefore interdisciplinary, context for human response-ability. All specialist Disciplines must be seen to make their contribution to this dramatic description of cognitive behavioural therapy applied to public policy and purpose.” MP [For those using philosophical and theological studies as an aid, the curative represents a modern perception of bringing the Kin[g]dom into all aspects and language of public policy. 4].  An update of its website is now evolving: http://www.icuk.life.  An informal Strategy Forum meets in central London every Wednesday between 12 and 2pm – you are invited to contact Peter Challen – peterchallen@gmail.com – for latest developments and meeting venue.

LETSlink is working on much-needed national and regional hubs to enable dedicated training for individual LETS groups. Newly online groups are being encouraged to work on a county-wide basis.  The main website sets out theory and enables enquirers to connect with local groups:  http://www.letslinkuk.net/uk-map.htm. See PP presentation – Local Exchange Trading Schemes: Integrated Community Currency Model – ICCmodelSee record of origin of LETS in the UK via a paper by David Weston, “Green Economics: The Community Use of Currency,” paper presented at The Other Economic Summit at the 1984 TOES Conference as recorded by Paul Ekins in “The Living Economy: A New Economics in the Making”, 1986.  See LETSlink Forum.  

LONDON COMMUNALISTS, coordinated by John McCone, are engaged in discovering a politics of citizenship based on shared public concern. See notes on Communalism based on Murray Bookchin’s: “The Next Revolution” – CommunalismProject00-A4 – They meet 6pm-8pm on the third Monday of each month in the reading room of 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH – dates on the Events page. See John McCone’s written evidence on Land Value Capture submitted to the Housing and Communities and Local Government Committee. Feedback welcomed to John McCone.

POSITIVE MONEY has branches all over the UK to campaign for debt-free issuance of currency, which are often listed on our Events page. Positive Money is the civil society organisation fighting for a banking system that works for people:  www.positivemoney.org • Recent Articles: The History and Future of QE/  • Bank of England on Climate Risk  • Worrying New Data on War on Cash  • Results of Swiss Referendum on Sovereign Money • Local Groups • see also Forthcoming Events

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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Renegade Inc: Monday 12th November 2018: Death by a thousand cuts: For years corporate interests have had their eye on one of Britain’s biggest assets namely the National Health Service. Working quietly with unprincipled politicians they – and the corporate media – claim the NHS can only survive if it is subject to ‘free market’ competition. So why is the British state continuing to privatise the NHS despite overwhelming evidence that the outcome will be deadly? Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by the former doctor and campaigner Sarah Gangoli and the GP and author Youssef El-Gingihy explain how the national treasure that is the NHS is suffering death by well over a thousand cuts: https://www.rt.com/shows/renegade-inc/443715-national-health-service-privatization/

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