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Forum Post: Global Teach-In: 7 Countries, 20 Locales, Simulcast APRIL 25, 2012

Posted 2 years ago on April 18, 2012, 7:08 p.m. EST by JonathanMFeldman (2)
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Seven Nations and More than 15 Cities in 4 Continents Organize Global Teach-In to answer the question: What’s Next for the Occupy Movement?

On April 25th, 2012, activists, policy makers, and scholars from around the world will assemble for a global teach-in, commencing with a kick off event at 10AM Eastern Daylight Time and continuing until 4 pm EDT. On April 25th, the first day of the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, cities around the world will address concrete solutions to the economic, environmental and energy crises.

Seven months ago, on September 17, 2011 the Occupy Movement was launched in Zuccotti Park in Wall Street. With a change in weather and a renewed cycle of activism around the corner, Occupy, environmental, labor, peace and other activists around the world will address the question: “What’s next for the Occupy Movement?” They will do this through a live, interactive broadcast involving lectures, face-to-face discussion groups and action plans showcasing how to promote democracy movements, green jobs and planning, and an alternative financial system.

This event will showcase the alternative policies needed globally, nationally and locally to constitute a concrete plan of action. Speakers will address the need for not only new tax and budgetary policies, but also the necessity to build new economic institutions from the ground up. These include: alternative banks, utilities, cooperatives and other new economic forms to promote needed economic and ecological changes.

The world’s leading thinkers and activists will be involved in this event, including: Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org (US); Gar Alperovitz, founding Principal of The Democracy Collaborative (US); Colin Hines, Convenor of the Green new Deal (UK); Bruce Nixon, environmental author and activist (UK); Ellen Hodgson Brown, Chairman and President, Public Banking Institute (US); Alice Slater, noted peace and anti-nuclear activist (US); Robert Pollin, a leading economist on green economic transformations (US); Pamela Brown, a leader of the movement against student debt (US); Joel Rogers, a leading green activist (US); Oscar Kejllberg, Former President of Sweden’s leading cooperative bank (Sweden); and Dada Maheshvarananda, a leader of the PROUT movement for economic democracy (Venezuela). Jonathan M. Feldman (Sweden), principal convenor, organized the televised national Green New Deal Conference in Sweden in March 2009 and was a principal organizer of the May 2, 1990 National Town Meeting on the Peace Dividend held in Washington, D.C.

Promotional video: http://vimeo.com/39371903; Webpage: http://www.globalteachin.com/ Some featured speakers: http://www.globalteachin.com/featured-speakers-at-the-global-teach-in UTNE Write UP: http://www.utne.com/environment/global-teach-in-make-change-happen.aspx

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[-] 2 points by JonathanMFeldman (2) 2 years ago

You can listen live on April 25, 2012 at www.globalteachin.com You can also participate in face-to-face discussions in 20 locations in the US, Canada, Venezuela, Austria, the UK, the US, and South Africa. Bring your ideas!

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Thanx for this excellent and inspiring 'forum-post' and links. Your reference to San Francisco reminded me about "Guns and Butter" ( http://www.kpfa.org/guns-and-butter ) which is broadcast from there and I really think more of us would gain from listening to this KPFA.org ( http://www.kpfa.org/ ) Radio Show and pertinent to this thread, I append :

  • "Modern Money Theory Explained" - with Stephanie Kelton. Myths about taxation and government revenues in a sovereign currency situation; debts and deficits; full social security and price stability; the use of sectoral balances to analyze the financial position of the different sectors of the macro economy; the three sectors of the macro economy; the two rules governing the three sectors; the financial balance model. http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/79811 ,

  • "Formula For Fraud" with William K. Black - from the first Italian economic Summit on Modern Money Theory in Rimini, Italy. How to become a billionaire - the four necessary ingredients in the recipe for fraud; the three sure consequences of banking control fraud; gutting of the underwriting process; Gresham's Law; The Business Roundtable; hyperinflation of a bubble." : http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/79331 ,

  • "Ten Myths About Capitalism, by Lubov Lulko : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30962.htm ,

  • "Richard Wolff Interview" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XRgPQhyr9c &

  • "A Huge Student Loan Scam : For-profit colleges are massively ripping off U.S. taxpayers", by Andrew Leonard : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31114.htm .

fiat lux ; fiat pax ; fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Bank Reform, Banks as Utilities, Public Service of banks, Loans, ETC.

What is the Public Good Performed by US Banks? What if we could change US Banking to serve Main Street, Farmers, Students, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, people that want credit for New Cars or New Boats, people that want to own a House.

Banks Must:

1) Help Farmers Sell harvests like Grains, Cattle on Futures Exchange.
2) Provide Interest bearing Individual Savings Accounts (maybe 6-7% Interest.
3) Provide portable Retirement Accounts like IRAs, 401Ks, and other pensions.
4) Provide Medical Savings Accounts.
5) Provide Access to Low Interest Student Loans (max 4% Interest).
6) Provide Small Business Loans at Low Rate (4-6% Interest).
7) Provide Currency Exchanges.
8) Provide the Ability to Transfer Funds from one account to another.
9) Provide Security and Privacy for our Transactions with verification of transfers.
10) Report Interest Earned, Mortgage interest paid, Mortgage Insurance Paid, Escrow Payments Paid, Property Taxes Paid, Etc.
11) Provide Access to Home, Cabin, Farm, and Ranch Mortgages.
12) Provide Check paying, Bill Paying, Business Accounts, Business Cash Receipts drop-off, Quarterly Property Tax Payments, Quarterly Business Tax Payments, etc.
13) Manage City and State government, and school payroll, taxes, benefit payments provided by the customer.
14) Manage government and corporate pension plans.
15) Enable public projects like highways, water, electric utility, waste management, parks, waterways, canals, ports, harbors, pollution clean up, super fund projects, recycling projects, Grant Projects, Trust Fund Projects, Airport Projects, Jails or Prisons, Hospitals, Health Clinics, Medicaid, Etc.

[-] -3 points by Zombiefighter (-16) from Ione, CA 2 years ago

In other words huge socialist government. Yeah, that's gonna solve ALL ur problems.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Stop wearing your (x) as a hat cowboy !!! nosce te ipsum ...