Matters in the Air: 5th December 2018

These notes are posted at http://globaltable.org.uk/wp/, to contribute background information for associates of the Global Table and its offspring, 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: www.globaltable.org.uk/wp/forthcoming-events

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

“We need to reach the curious, intelligent, caring audience of seekers through metaphors that speak to them. We need to find that common ground that can open and invite them into the fresh lens of Natural Inclusion.” AR  And thereafter on a new path to Democracy under a written and dynamic constitution ,, see www.icuk.life.

Why we need new narratives and strategies to save the environment.   A useful summary of many options in the The November Pelican Web:  http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv14n12page23.html

 “Tension is usually a precondition for creativity. A humble but self-confident science and open-minded faith in the flow of cosmic energy that takes the critiques of postmodernism seriously, while firmly refusing to turn aside from the quest to learn real things about the objective world, would be a creative thing indeed.” Which is why ‘FACTFULNESS’ by Hans, Ola and Anna  Rosling is an important study of the extent of our culturally conditioned, limited perspectives on the complexity of global reality: – link to Amazon.

Prof. Jem Bendell on ‘DEEP ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE BREAKDOWN: http://iflas.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-paper-on-deep-adaptation-to-climate.html

David Orrell  in 80 PAGES – Trying to grasp Quantum Economics

Prem Sikka contributes: The following articles may interest you. https://leftfootforward.org/2018/11/prem-sikka-six-ways-to-sort-out-sky-rocketing-executive-pay/.  This is a brief commentary on a policy paper titled “Controlling Executive Remuneration: Securing Fairer Distribution of Income” submitted to the UK Labour Party which received considerable press coverage. The full paper is available here: http://visar.csustan.edu/aaba/LabourExecutiveRemunerationReview2018.pdf.   There is also another related article:  https://leftfootforward.org/2018/11/bet365-pay-bonanza-why-executive-pay-is-not-a-private-matter/  You are most welcome to stimulate the debate by adding your comments. As always, there is more on the AABA website (http://www.aabaglobal.org ) Prem Sikka  https://twitter.com/premnsikka

Kosmos:  Five Most-Read Articles of 2018 We invite you to enjoy the following five articles from Kosmos Quarterly, all available freely, thanks to the generosity of Kosmos Subscribers.
Unity and the Power of Love, by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Tending the Wild, by Charles Eisenstein
Un-pick-apart-able | An Ecology of Food, by Nora Bateson
Water and the Rising Feminine, by Judy Wicks, Pat McCabe, Li An Phoa, and Eve Miari
Change the Worldview, Change the World, by Drew
Only Subscribers have full access to Kosmos Quarterly and the complete Kosmos archive. 

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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.orgDaily Pickings: November/December 2018: • Mon 26th: EU and UN plotting • Tue 27th: Ripple effect • Wed 28th:
Our spiritual dimension • Thu 29th: There be giants… • Fri 30th: Global agenda applied locally • Sat 1st: Scene setting for the New World Order • Sun 2nd: Light and health.

*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 multi-disciplinary, 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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PUBLICATIONS & BLOGS – reviews always welcomed:-

Renegade Inc: Monday 3rd December 2018: Security services cinema – lights, camera, redaction
Published time: It was the screenwriter Blake Snyder who said that screenplays are the Swiss clocks of emotion. But what effect on society do screenwriters have if their work is being influenced by institutions that push a government narrative? Could that Swiss clock of emotion be used nefariously to further geopolitical agendas – or is that just a conspiracy theory from cloud cuckoo land?: https://www.rt.com/shows/renegade-inc/445425-screenwriters-conspiracy-geopolitical-agendas/

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