London Global Open Table: 13th January 2010

The Global Table meets on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 2pm at the School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ – from Bond Street tube cross over, go west, turn right into James Street.

We are a network in search of ways to inclusive justice Global-Table.

“So how do we break this system? How do we pursue happiness and wellbe ing rather than growth? …… listening to the discussions at the Copenhagen citizens’ summit, it struck me that we no longer have movements; we have thousands of people each clamour ing to have their own visions adopted. We might come together for occasional rallies and marches, but as soon as we start discussing alternatives, solidarity is shattered by possessive individual ism. Consumerism has changed all of us. Our challenge is now to fight a system we have internalized.” George Monbiot


To consider this in relation to Monetary Reform go to the 30 RESOLUTIONS via www.ccmj.org/members . Then click on Papers/Notes; and then on Resolutions!!!!!!Suggest additions or amendments

Notices and Matters to air…. Reminding each other of opportunities before us:
1. Reports of actvity this past week,

2. Iceland and its significance if a revolt takes hold — Rodney was involved in an extraordinary incident on a TV programme about this.

3. IBF NET — at last, the key issues are coming out into the open.

4. The Great Transition by NEF is a must read as we look for where momentum lies [www.neweconomics.org/publications/the-great-transition ] and plan a collaborative strategy. The Coalition for Economic Justice, in whose work the Global Table is a partner, is seeking dialogue with NEF.


5. A professional poll and the Dyson team campaign? – a Poll on publicly created money has been proposed. It would cost £300-500. I have received pledges for £240 from 9 people to date. Would any others of the 135 on this list care to pledge in support of this way of gauging public understanding and support? RSVP to peterchallen@gmail.com Drafting the enquiry will finalise on Jan 13.


6. The petition http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Money-creation/ [112] Please ensure you’ve signed it.


7. Kairos Palestine Declaration – www.kairospalestine.ps is a strenuous theological audit of the bitter injustice humans have inflicted on humans; rising above labels and traditions to emphasise the essence of true religion.


8. Please take a look at the new page on Monetary Reform on nef’s website – www.neweconomics.org/projects/monetary-reform . It will be interesting to see how it goes.


9. A poll and/or the Dyson team campaign? – a Poll on publically created money has been proposed. It would cost £300-500. I have received pledges for £265 to date from 10 pledges. Would any others of the 135 on this list care to pledge in support of this way of gauging public understanding and support? RSVP to peterchallen@gmail.com. Drafting the enquiry will end on Jan 13 unless we switch to the campaign. If you are not with us, perhaps you’d care to send suggestions.

10. Report on Dec 12 Seminar on the language of systemic redesign CEJ and Equality Trust – report – consider models of system re-design.

Current matters of relevance:
11. Peter Koenig is visiting the UK in February and holding two one day seminars at Ashridge Business School for business leaders, founders and entrepreneurs. He has led pioneering research into the relationship between money, power and behaviour in organisations for over 20 years. His work identifies the subtle ways in which deeply held beliefs and untested assumptions about money and power drive both individual and corporate behaviour, often in unhelpful ways.He has developed an insightful and unique approach to understanding the role of money and power in our lives and organisations, freeing people up to utilise money and exercise power in ways that better serve their true goals.


12.Ellen Brown in Truthout –“Escape from Pottersville: Strengthening Banking in the Public Interest” http://www.truthout.org/01031003


13.TAKE JUST 21 MINUTES TO VIEW ‘THE STORY OF STUFF’ http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=gLBE5QAYXp8 simply hammered home in brilliant drawings and eloquent explanation


14. Quilligan’s Fellowship of the Commons and Kosmos Journal