Matters in the Air: 31st October 2018

These notes are posted at, 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 – 

Forthcoming Events:

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the stream is gathering force

“Speak to the Animals about the Hunt” – a remarkable 19 min. Youtube relating to the huge mond-shift we are all trying to master


 inheritors of eternal energy,

love-motivated, fed by rising cosmic consciousness.

Everyone is no one, without each other;

so, revisit nonsensical supposed individuation,

it’s assumed superiority over inferiority in others.

Reality is prior unity, rich in unique differences;

thus indigenous ‘ubuntu’ — I am because you are;

I and thou wedded to we, alive in the flow of

love’s eternal flowing energy, ever arising cosmic drive“ AN


Note Resurgence October 2018 – Blake, Kumar et al  6 or 7 fine articles relating to the mind-shift we are seeking: •

WE ARE BIO-COSMIC BEINGS LEARNING TO LIVE IN A UNIVERSE. By Duane Elgin  “In the Current Edition of Kosmos Journal. “Our view of the Universe profoundly impacts on how we live in the world. If we think we live in a Universe that is comprised of non-living particles without meaning and purpose, then it makes sense to exploit that which is dead on behalf of ourselves, the most visibly alive. Alternatively, if we have direct experiences of connecting with the aliveness in nature and the world around us, then it is natural to respect and care for the countless expressions of aliveness.”

Beware the weight of our conditioned opinions being set against the daily need to feel after inclusive collaboration for a new sense of the Common Good beyond present cultural exploitation. Flashes of wisdom flow from pens or laptop keys at almost random dates and places. Sometimes and places because of their quintessential relevance to our evolving human life in the dynamic ecology of planet earth.”  Please report opportunities to take our modelling for justice further.

The basic trust we hold :  Earth care, people care and share the surplusVS

 A Synonym for USURY is RUIN
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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  The campaign website – in development – includes videos by John Courtneidge explaining the proposal: • See latest update on the Co-operative Sector:

FREE CRITICAL THINKING: meets most Tuesdays 7-9pm (last meeting of term 2nd December) – 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): • Critical Thinking’s scope: – 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:
• Link to Co-Creative Learning:
Daily Pickings: October 2018: • Mon 22nd: Frac(k)tured understanding • Tue 23rd: The anarchist city of Cheran • Wed 24th: Power of the universe • Thu 25th: Climate confusion • Fri 26th: Sovereignty usurped • Sat 27th: This could be it… • Sun 28th: Postscript to yesterday’s Daily Pickings

*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:  An informal Strategy Forum meets in central London every Wednesday between 12 and 2pm – you are invited to contact Peter Challen – – 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: 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: • 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 29th October 2018: Rouge trader! Rogue nation?: We have managed to locate the rarest of things – a banker that actually went to prison for financial malpractice. But what should be a story of crime, punishment and justice, has another chapter with a potentially political subplot. Having served his sentence, the so-called ‘rogue trader’ who cost a bank around £1.3 billion is now in the fight of his life to stay in the UK, a country he has called home since he was 12. Host Ross Ashcroft speaks to Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader, about the culture of banking, his experience of the judicial system, and why he is now fighting the Home Office against deportation:

RT: Going Underground: Monday 22nd October 2018: Whistleblower on financial corruption, corporate welfare, and black America (E670): On this episode of Going Underground, UBS whistleblower Stephanie Gibaud talks about financial corruption and why there are so few whistle-blowers. Steve Sprung, director of The Plan, talks about corporate welfare; Judy Hill, star of ‘What You Gonna Do when The World’s on Fire?’ talks about her experiences as a black woman in the US:

BBC1: Panorama: 22nd October 2018: Trapped by My Mortgage: Hundreds of thousands of homeowners thought they had been saved when the government took over their mortgages during the financial crisis. But ten years on, the former Northern Rock customers are still trapped on high interest rates and now their mortgages have been taken over by an aggressive private equity fund. Reporter Andy Verity meets the families who say they have been sold out by their own government: