London Global Table: 6th February 2013

So much afoot – scan carefully for your points of pertinent contact or support.

The Global Table meets Wednesdays 12noon-2pm at the School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ. From Bond Street tube, turn left/west into Oxford Street, when you see GAP, go right/north along James Street straight into Mandeville Place – No. 11 is the building with pillars last on the left.

‘MATTERS IN THE AIR’ which participants could choose to develop…..

1. IMMEDIATE SUPPORT FOR ACTIVISTS

The spring conferences are now set up for registration – see: http://god-and-the-goodlife.eventbrite.com

2. REPORTS PLEASE on

a] ‘ACT – ALLIANCE -For People; For Earth’ after Feb 2 Bristol- b] NWA or c] Runnymede Project, d] Positive Money [see ‘Modernising Money’ e] MF’s mapping f] Harrison’s book; g] Democracy 2015 h] Student Christian Movement – all working on effective alliances !!! And what about the new stricture on banks – comments please.

b] Grassroots Fight Against ‘Corporate Personhood’ Swells http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/22-2

c] Jubilee Centre’s Roadmap of a biblical view of economy – available from me.

d] Any news on the Jubilee call: Faith Leaders Call for A New Jubilee Campaign – http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/?lid=7635

e] NEW MEETUP HOUSE MEETING – Land Reform, Poverty & The Distribution of Wealth GlobalNet21 Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7pm – Private Address To Be Sent out Later. Central London 12 spots left!

f] GLOBAL VISION 2000 LINKUP http://www.globalvision2000.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=391& amp;pid=2956#pid2956

g] Our associate Richard Nelson writes this telling reflection on his pioneering work: SolaRoof is “Livingry” – our model is not “weapons to ploughshares” – unlike agriculture, we no longer tear at the soil – no clearing, no mono crops, no war with weeds, insects or fungi – we will not battle with climate change (can’t win that one) nor exhaust soils and water resources. SolaRoof works with permaculture, nurtures life – gains synergy from all 5 kingdoms.

2. EVIDENCE OF MOUNTING DANGERS and OPPORTUNITIES

a] With New Constitution, Post-Collapse Iceland Inches Toward Direct Democracy: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=V0N4gBKl%2Bnc2uCGGOuRrdDHwIAWe8dcL

Sam Knight, Truthout: When the global financial system crumbled over four years ago, Iceland played host to one of the most dramatic economic collapses in modern history. Now, its is making headlines for more positive reasons. Read the Article: – http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=3rc8Ib21KSVCwQ%2BD6ICY7jHwIAWe8dcL

3. AREAS FOR DEEPER INVESTIGATION

a] Perezian Framework for the P2P Techno-Economic Paradigm – P2P Foundation: http://p2pfoundation.net/Perezian_Framework_for_the_P2P_Techno-Economic_Paradigm
Paper: At the Turning Point of the Current Techno-Economic Paradigm: Commons-Based Peer Production: http://www.facebook.com/l/BAQGOUlwKAQHEhd_-sxDeSPIToZOC5H8KNH_acm4GdQNSvA/p2pfoundation.net/Perezian_Framework_for_the_P2P_Techno-Economic_Paradigm.

c] The Trillion Dollar Coin: A Debt Solution for the People ELLEN BROWN | JAN 17, 2013. Far from being a gimmick, having the U.S. Treasury mint high-denomination coins is a solution that cuts to the root of America’s financial problems. And Benjamin Franklin would have liked it, too: http://online.yesmagazine.org/t?r=1684&c=918111&l=36464&ctl=16C643B:6F8AD33C31779018C682A223BC6580838B33FD9282452D6B&

4. YOUR INPUT ON THE ‘MATTERS IN THE AIR’ YOU WISH TO SHARE

Name other interests you know.

Always glad, indeed eager, to have responses from the Table’s extensive network

Yours, Peter

THE SPIRITUALITY APPEALING TO SEEKERS TODAY EMBODIES GLOBAL, INCLUSIVE, CO-OPERATIVE, EGALITARIAN, AND FEMININE VALUES.

THE COMMONS — a vehicle for meeting everyone’s basic needs in a roughly equitable way — is being annexed and disassembled to serve a global a market machine which treats nature as a brute commodity. Commoners become isolated individuals. Communities of commoners are splintered and reconstituted as armies of consumers and employees. The “unowned” resources of the commons are converted into the raw fodder for market production and sale — and after every last drop of it has been monetized, the inevitable wastes of the market are dumped back into the commons. Government is dispatched to “mop up” the “externalities,” a task that is only irregularly fulfilled because it is so ancillary to neoliberal priorities. from ‘The Wealth of the Commons’.

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