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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:22 pm    Post subject: Possible solutions to the worlds problems Reply with quote

In this thread i'd like to throw out some every day solutions that many people can realistically engage with or support

I'd like to hear feedback about what people feel/think about different solutions and which they think would fly and which they think would fail and if any are suspect or even NWO trojan horses

An example would be bitcoin which I'm largely undecided on. I can't decide if it is the panacea to central banking control or if it is the cashless society in disguise because we don't know where it comes from and we also know that the NWO are trying to move us to a digitised currency and a cashless world as cash is the ultimate means for private individuals to anonymously transact. The big banks are also creating their own closed blockchains so clearly they are moving into the digital realm as well.

So please let me know your thoughts on the various ideas in this thread as maybe some ideas can be improved upon or abandoned. Also if you like any of the ideas please pass them around social media as its my firm belief that the only way we will see positive change in this world is through grass roots efforts by an aware public. The common theme is decentralisation of power.

If you have any of your own solutions please add them to the thread, thanks


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Peer-to-peer economy and volunteerism

The following link provides a transcript of the Corbett Report episode 301 titled: ‘solutions: The peer-to-peer economy’ https://www.corbettreport.com/solutions-the-peer-to-peer-economy-trans cript/

The following links provide examples of what are discussed on the programme. James Corbett on volunteerism:
www.youtube.com/embed/zYVQ1exOUkQ

Clip explaining what peer-to-peer is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5UWEWcGJgs
Clip explaining peer-to-peer lending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4dtPqrtoIM
The unstoppable rise of a collaborative economy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya6zndBObHY
Hack the Bank: Bitcoin and the New Peer-to-Peer Economy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLC3mF0FTA
Shapeways: Design, Create, and Sell All In One Place Using 3D Printing At Its Finest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ag9mD-qceQ
Jay Rogers Interview on the Open Source Car - Local Motors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtxTVsA3PMc
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Anarchism

James Corbett outlines his views on anarchistic volunteeristic principle at 40 minutes of his piece ‘what can we do to prepare’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFPSdB4zh2o

Show notes with links here: https://www.corbettreport.com/what-can-we-do-to-prepare-questions-for- corbett-025/

Eg:
Solutions: Boycotts and Buycotts
Solutions: Guerrilla Gardening
Solutions: The Peer-to-Peer Economy
Solutions: Pirate Internet
Solutions: Nullification
Outrunning Collapse: the alternative currency solution
Solutions: Sousveillance
How to change your life for good
Solutions on corbettreport.com
Suddenly the Bank of Japan has an unexpected problem on its hands…
Real wages fell 3% in fiscal 2014; largest drop on record
The Grayness of Children’s Rights
Anarchist Parenting, Why Discipline is So Important.
Prioritizing Kids in the Anarchist Community
What methods of child rearing do anarchists advocate?

The Well-Read Anarchist #009 – “What is Property?” by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (complete audiobook)
https://www.corbettreport.com/the-well-read-anarchist-009-what-is-prop erty-by-pierre-joseph-proudhon-complete-audiobook/

Are We Ready for Anarchism? - Questions For Corbett
www.youtube.com/embed/vmM9f_aOo4k

Agorism
www.youtube.com/embed/Cynd4AINc70

Answering critics of anarchism: http://www.zcommunications.org/answering-anarchist-critics-part-1-by-m ichael-albert

Chomsky on anarchism: http://www.zcommunications.org/notes-on-anarchism-by-noam-chomsky

The Daily Anarchist
http://dailyanarchist.com/

Mission Statement
The mission of the Daily Anarchist is to advance the cause of individual liberty, primarily through peaceful non-cooperation with government, by establishing a free market based upon property rights. Citizens of planet Earth will band together to create the peace, tolerance, and prosperity that can only come from a healthy respect for freedom.
California native Seth King created the Daily Anarchist in March 2010 in an effort to recruit individuals to exercise their liberty irrespective of government regulations. The ultimate goal of the Daily Anarchist is to de-legitimize state interference by the outright refusal to obey all laws that are unjust, aggressive in nature, and violate the libertarian ethic. Rapid and thorough understanding of the philosophy of freedom coupled with strategic non-violent, non-cooperation on the part of individuals the world over, can and will ensure genuine, lasting reform.

Mutualism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutuali...omic_theory%29
''Mutualism is an economic theory and anarchist school of thought that advocates a society where each person might possess a means of production, either individually or collectively, with trade representing equivalent amounts of labor in the free market.[1] Integral to the scheme was the establishment of a mutual-credit bank that would lend to producers at a minimal interest rate, just high enough to cover administration.[2] Mutualism is based on a labor theory of value that holds that when labor or its product is sold, in exchange, it ought to receive goods or services embodying "the amount of labor necessary to produce an article of exactly similar and equal utility".[3] Mutualism originated from the writings of philosopher Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.
The primary aspects of mutualism are free association, mutualist credit, contract (or federation/confederation), and gradualism (or dual-power). Mutualism is often described by its proponents as advocating an "anti-capitalist free market".


Social Ecology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_ecology
''Social ecology is a philosophy founded by radical Green author and activist Murray Bookchin. Conceptualized as a radical critique of current social, political, and anti-ecological trends, it espouses a reconstructive, ecological, communitarian, and ethical approach to society.
Social ecology suggests that the roots of current ecological and social problems can be traced to hierarchical (or more specifically kyriarchical) modes of social organization. Social ecologists claim that the systemic issue of hierarchy cannot be resisted by individual actions alone such as ethical consumerism but must be addressed by more nuanced ethical thinking and collective activity grounded in radically democratic ideals. The complexity of relationships between people and nature is emphasized, along with the importance of establishing more mutualistic social structures that take account of this.''

Syndicalism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicalism
''Syndicalism is a type of economic system proposed as a replacement for capitalism and an alternative to state socialism, which uses Confederations of collectivised trade unions or industrial unions. It is a form of socialist economic corporatism that advocates interest aggregation of multiple non-competitive categorised units to negotiate and manage an economy.[1]
For adherents, labour unions are the potential means of both overcoming economic aristocracy and running society fairly in the interest of the majority, through union democracy. Industry in a syndicalist system would be run through co-operative confederations and mutual aid. Local syndicates would communicate with other syndicates through the Bourse du Travail (labor exchange) which would manage and transfer commodities.

Worker self management
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worker_self_management
''Worker self-management (sometimes called workers' control or autogestion) is a form of workplace decision-making in which the workers themselves agree on choices (for issues such as customer care, general production methods, scheduling, division of labour) instead of an owner or traditional supervisor telling workers what to do, how to do it and where to do it. Examples of such self-management allegedly include the Paris Commune, the Russian Revolution, the German Revolution, the Spanish Revolution, Titoist Yugoslavia, Algeria under Ahmed Ben Bella, the fábricas recuperadas movement in Argentina, the LIP factory in France in the 1970s, the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation which is the Basque Country's largest corporation, AK Press[1] in the United States, etc.
Workers' self-management is often the decision-making model used in co-operative economic arrangements such as worker cooperatives, workers' councils, participatory economics, and similar arrangements where the workplace operates without a boss. This model of decision making does not involve consulting all employees for every tiny issue in a time-consuming, inefficient and ineffective manner. Real-world examples show that only large-scale decisions are made by all employees during council meetings and small decisions are made by those implementing them while coordinating with the rest and following more general agreements.''

5 reasons why an anarchy system would be better http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/05/18/5-reasons-why-anarchy-would-an-i mprovement-in-human-governance/
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Classical Liberalism

The argument for a return to classical liberalism is outlined in the following documentary 'The Four Horsemen':
www.youtube.com/embed/5fbvquHSPJU

From Neo-Feudalist System, Keith Gardner states,
"The reality is that our current system is a mixed system of false paradigms. If you take a long-view of history and recognize the false paradigms, you start to see a pattern of feudalism. The New World Order is a new form of neo-feudalism. The goal is of course a world communist government. However, a world communist government is a world fascist government. A world fascist government is a world feudalistic government. The differences are in the details.

The solution is knowing the solution. The solution is classical liberalism. The false left/right paradigm of Marx, Keynes, and Mises will never solve the problem. They all push towards the New World Order and push towards enslavement of the people. Mises is perhaps the most deceptive method of enslavement, which is why they would pursue it, unless you understand feudalism and classical liberalism and recognize Mises as feudalism".
http://www.batr.org/totalitariancollectivism/092610.html
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Banking and alternatives

As the following clip illustrates the money supply is currently controlled by a cabal or cartel of private bankers who create the money out of thin air (counterfeiting) and lend it to governments who must then pay interest on that money from taxpayers money. So instead of going on schools and hospitals and public services much of our taxes goes to service the interest on loans form the central bankers. Instead of this the money could be created by the government TREASURY department interest free. In short the current system is a giant con.

How the central banking system works in a nutshell:
www.youtube.com/embed/iFDe5kUUyT0

Public banks- keeping your money safe
Two months after the Public Banking 2013 Conference, awareness of Public Banking continues to increase. Folks are waking up to the fact that the Big Banks are extracting much wealth from our communities via usurious and rigged interest rates at all levels–individual, business, and government–and burdening our communities with debt. It is no longer safe even to keep our individual and local governments’ deposits in the Big Banks, as “bail-outs” are being replaced by “bail-ins.” Even Detroit’s bankruptcy, fleecing pensioners to save the banks, is looking suspiciously like the bail-in template originated by the G20′s Financial Stability Board in 2011, which exploded on the scene in Cyprus in 2013 and is now becoming the model globally.

If ever there was an argument for public banking, this is it: Keeping deposits safe, local, and working for local economies. The Public Banking Institute has released a new video stating that there is a serious threat, in the event of another derivatives debacle, that deposits are vulnerable to confiscation in Wall Street banks, making the point that government officials have a fiduciary responsibility to keep our local governments’ funds safe and accessible. http://www.globalresearch.ca/keeping-deposits-safe-local-and-working-f or-local-economies-with-public-banks/5347573

Max kesier discusses Public banks in second half of episode 854 https://www.rt.com/shows/keiser-report/327128-episode-max-keiser-854/

Citizens in Vermont create a public bank http://thecontributor.com/15-towns-vote-start-public-bank-works-people -vermont-not-wall-street
Hungary throws out the Rothschild controlled IMF https://www.youtube.com/embed/yqEgBOjYkw8

Bank of North Dakota
The Bank of North Dakota was established by legislative action in 1919 to promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota.[3] Though initially conceived by populists in the Non-Partisan League, or NPL, as a credit union-style institution to free the farmers of the state from predatory lenders, the bank's functions were largely blocked by out-of-state financial actors refusing to buy the bonds the bank issued to finance its lending, lending that would have provided competition to the commercial banks.[4] The business-backed Independent Voters Association then pursued shutting down the bank politically.[4] The recall of NPL Governor Lynn Frazier effectively ended the initial plan, with BND taking a more conservative central banking role in state finance. The current president and CEO is Eric Hardmeyer; however, the bank itself is managed by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which is composed of the Governor, Attorney General, and the Agriculture Commissioner (formerly the Agriculture and Labor Commissioner) of North Dakota.[5]
The Bank of North Dakota is the only state-owned facility of its type in the United States other than the Puerto Rico Government Development Bank.[3] According to the Federal Reserve Bank, seven Indian tribes currently wholly own or substantially control a bank. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_North_Dakota

Move your money looks at responsible ways to use your money and to store value http://www.moveyourmoney.org.uk/

If you are unhappy to learn that not only have we the taxpayer had to bailout the banks so that they can pay their creditors (the global investors) but that the banks have also been involved in money laundering for drug cartels and the finance of terrorism and crime as well as rigging LIBOR interests rates, not to mention the selling of toxic assets as triple A rated products then perhaps its time for us to take our money out of the banks and to put it elsewhere for example in community credit unions or other ethical banks

Appeal by Eric Cantona to crash the banks by taking money out of them...simple!
www.youtube.com/embed/upbL8XiQ_io

Credit unions
If you are sick and tired of banker corruption why not take your money out of the banks and put it into a community credit union?

A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, democratically controlled by its members, and operated for the purpose of promoting thrift, providing credit at competitive rates, and providing other financial services to its members.[1][2] Many credit unions also provide services intended to support community development[3] or sustainable international development on a local level.
Worldwide, credit union systems vary significantly in terms of total system assets and average institution asset size, ranging from volunteer operations with a handful of members to institutions with assets worth several billion US dollars and hundreds of thousands of members.[4] Credit unions operate alongside other mutual and/or co-operative organisations engaging in cooperative banking, such as building societies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_union

Crowdfunding
The point of a bank used to be to take available funds and to enable their investment where they were required in society. However with deregulation of for example the Glass-steagal act the banks began acting increasingly irresponsibly.
The banks have in recent times been mired in scandal after scandal so why not cut out the middle man and seek funding for your venture directly from the public? This can be achieved by crowdfunding through sites like ‘kickstarter’, ‘indiegogo’ or in the crypto-currency realm ‘start join’, ‘Ethereum’, ‘Swarm’ & ‘bank to the future’
Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, social funding or hyper funding) describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.[1] Crowd funding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster relief, citizen journalism, support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding,[2] movie[3] or free software development, and scientific research.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_funding

Peer to peer lending
Offers a way to finance projects without the use of banks:

Peer-to-peer lending (also known as person-to-person lending, peer-to-peer investing, and social lending; abbreviated frequently as P2P lending) is the practice of lending money to previously unrelated individuals or "peers" without the intermediation of traditional financial institutions (banks). It takes place on online lending platforms that are provided by peer-to-peer lending companies on their websites and is facilitated by credit checking tools of varying complexity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_to_peer_lending

Participatory Economy (parecon) http://www.zcommunications.org/zparecon/parecon.htm

Gift economy -Paul Mason discusses the idea in a newspaper article http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/paul-mason-interview -the-channel-4-firebrand-reveals-his-formula-for-a-gift-economy-104283 98.html

The Usury Free Network is advocating a world free from usury: http://usuryfree.blogspot.ca/2013/11...ury-force.html

Usury (/ˈjuːʒəri/[1][2]) is the practice of making unethical or immoral monetary loans. Depending on the local laws or social mores, a loan may be considered usurious because of excessive or abusive interest rates. According to some jurisdictions and customs, simply charging any interest at all can be considered usury.[3][4][5] Other terms used for usury or usurers include loan shark, as well as Shylock which is sometimes used with an antisemitic connotation[citation needed].
The term may be used in a moral sense — condemning taking advantage of others' misfortunes — or in a legal sense where interest rates may be regulated by law. Historically, some cultures (e.g., Christianity in much of Medieval Europe, and Islam in many parts of the world today) have regarded charging any interest for loans as sinful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury

Time Banks

''In economics, a time-based currency is an alternative currency where the unit of exchange is the man-hour.
Some time-based currencies value everyone’s contributions equally. One hour equals one service credit. In these systems, one person volunteers to work for an hour for another person; thus, they are credited with one hour, which they can redeem for an hour of service from another volunteer. Critics charge this would lead to fewer doctors or dentists. Other systems, such as Ithaca Hours, let doctors and dentists charge more hours per hour.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_banks

Mutual credit

Main article: Mutual credit
Mutualists argue that free banking should be taken back by the people to establish systems of free credit. They contend that banks have a monopoly on credit, just as capitalists have a monopoly on land. Banks are essentially creating money by lending out deposits that do not actually belong to them, then charging interest on the difference. Mutualists argue that by establishing a democratically run mutual bank or credit union, it would be possible to issue free credit so that money could be created for the benefit of the participants rather than for the benefit of the bankers. Individualist anarchists noted for their detailed views on mutualist banking include Proudhon, William B. Greene, and Lysander Spooner.
Some modern forms of mutual credit are LETS and the Ripple monetary system project.
In a session of the French legislature, Proudhon proposed a government-imposed income tax to fund his mutual banking scheme, with some tax brackets reaching as high as 33⅓ percent and 50 percent, which was turned down by the legislature.[17] This income tax Proudhon proposed to fund his bank was to be levied on rents, interest, debts, and salaries.[18][19] Specifically, Proudhon's proposed law would have required all capitalists and stockholders to disburse one sixth of their income to their tenants and debtors, and another sixth to the national treasury to fund the bank.[20] This scheme was vehemently objected to by others in the legislature, including Frédéric Bastiat;[20] the reason given for the income tax's rejection was that it would result in economic ruin and that it violated "the right of property."[21] In his debates with Bastiat, Proudhon did once propose funding a national bank with a voluntary tax of 1%.[22] Proudhon also argued for the abolition of all taxes.[23]
Contract and federation

Mutualism holds that producers should exchange their goods at cost-value using systems of "contract." While Proudhon's early definitions of cost-value were based on fixed assumptions about the value of labor-hours, he later redefined cost-value to include other factors such as the intensity of labor, the nature of the work involved, etc. He also expanded his notions of "contract" into expanded notions of "federation." As Proudhon argued,
“ "I have shown the contractor, at the birth of industry, negotiating on equal terms with his comrades, who have since become his workmen. It is plain, in fact, that this original equality was bound to disappear through the advantageous position of the master and the dependent position of the wage-workers. In vain does the law assure the right of each to enterprise . . . When an establishment has had leisure to develop itself, enlarge its foundations, ballast itself with capital, and assure itself a body of patrons, what can a workman do against a power so superior?"[24]


''Microfinance is usually understood to entail the provision of financial services to micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses, which lack access to banking and related services due to the high transaction costs associated with serving these client categories. The two main mechanisms for the delivery of financial services to such clients are (1) relationship-based banking for individual entrepreneurs and small businesses; and (2) group-based models, where several entrepreneurs come together to apply for loans and other services as a group.

In some regions, for example Southern Africa, microfinance is used to describe the supply of financial services to low-income employees, which however is closer to the retail finance model prevalent in mainstream banking.
For some, microfinance is a movement whose object is "a world in which as many poor and near-poor households as possible have permanent access to an appropriate range of high quality financial services, including not just credit but also savings, insurance, and fund transfers."[1] Many of those who promote microfinance generally believe that such access will help poor people out of poverty. For others, microfinance is a way to promote economic development, employment and growth through the support of micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Microfinance is a broad category of services, which includes microcredit. Microcredit is provision of credit services to poor clients. Although microcredit is one of the aspects of microfinance, conflation of the two terms is endemic in public discourse. Critics often attack microcredit while referring to it indiscriminately as either 'microcredit' or 'microfinance'. Due to the broad range of microfinance services, it is difficult to assess impact, and very few studies have tried to assess its full impact.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microfinance

An example is the Grameen Bank: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grameen_Bank
Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, social funding or hyper funding) describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.[1] Crowd funding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster relief, citizen journalism, support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding,[2] movie[3] or free software development, and scientific research.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_funding

Islamic Finance
''Islamic economics refers to the body of Islamic studies literature that "identifies and promotes an economic order that conforms to Islamic scripture and traditions," and in the economic world an interest-free Islamic banking system, grounded in Sharia's condemnation of interest (riba). The literature has been developed "since the late 1940s, and especially since the mid-1960s."[1] The banking system developed during the 1970s.[2] The central features of Islamic economic literature have been summarized as the following: "behavioral norms" derived from the Quran and Sunna, zakat tax as the basis of Islamic fiscal policy, and prohibition of interest.[1]
In Shia Islam, scholars including Mahmoud Taleghani and Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr developed an "Islamic economics" emphasizing the uplifting of the deprived masses, a major role for the state in matters such as circulation and equitable distribution of wealth, and a reward to participants in the marketplace for being exposed to risk and/or liability.
Islamist movements and authors generally describe an Islamic economic system as neither socialist nor capitalist, but as a "third way" with none of the drawbacks of the other two systems.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_finance

Zakāt (Arabic: زكاة‎ [zæˈkæː], "that which purifies"[1] or "alms"), is the giving of a fixed portion of one's wealth to charity, generally to the poor and needy.[2] It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakat

Save our savers
http://www.saveoursavers.co.uk/
Save our savers are a group arguing against the inflationary process that is 'quantitative easing' which is effectively a printing of money. It leads to low interest rates which destroy peoples savings by increasing the cost of living but it benefits the super rich speculators

A recent interview with Max Keiser (at 15:00 mins) discusses how QE has helped the top 20% but has been damaging to the bottom 80% of the population:
https://rt.com/programs/keiser-repor...02-keiser-max/

Peer to peer lending
Offers a way to finance projects without the use of banks:
Peer-to-peer lending (also known as person-to-person lending, peer-to-peer investing, and social lending; abbreviated frequently as P2P lending) is the practice of lending money to previously unrelated individuals or "peers" without the intermediation of traditional financial institutions (banks). It takes place on online lending platforms that are provided by peer-to-peer lending companies on their websites and is facilitated by credit checking tools of varying complexity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_to_peer_lending

Shareholder activism
Is a form of lobbying of investors. An example is the work carried out by Fair Pensions (http://www.fairpensions.org.uk/ourwork)
''We push for specific improvements in corporate environmental and human rights behaviour by working with investors and individual pension fund managers to engage with and put pressure on the corporations in which they hold shares. In recent years we have campaigned on issues including tar sands, climate change, destructive mining projects and access to generic medicines in developing countries.''
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Bitcoin and crypto-currencies

What is bitcoin?
www.youtube.com/embed/Um63OQz3bjo
www.youtube.com/embed/Cs6F91dFYCs

http://www.coindesk.com/block-chain-aid-fight-free-speech/
Ecuador creating its own digital currency http://rt.com/news/183960-ecuador-cu...igital-dollar/

Some commentators have been warning about a cashless society and David Icke has spoken about this a lot. Here is Max Keiser looking into this issue in the second half of the programme
www.youtube.com/embed/KgO1eMxQPs8
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Alternative currencies and transition towns

The Bradbury Pound
The UK Column have publicised the Bradbury pound and have also released a paper outlining why austerity is a giant con: http://www.thebcgroup.co.uk/What_Exa...erity_V1.0.pdf
www.youtube.com/embed/ZsXI38ey-nY

More on the Bradbury pound:
http://inquiringminds.cc/we-have-nothing-to-fear-from-the-debt-creatin g-bankers-their-reign-over-us-is-over-justin-walker-jrgwalkeraol-com

Local currencies have also been produced in some towns in England to encourage people to spend money locally. These are called ‘transition towns’
www.youtube.com/embed/FFQFBmq7X84

Also the Brixton Pound:
http://theantimedia.org/central-banks-nervous-as-alternative-currency- with-david-bowies-face-goes-viral/

local currency in DC
www.youtube.com/embed/ACV0pAmWTHE

John Vibes
September 1, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) Brixton, U.K. — One of the best ways for the general public to take power back is to develop alternative currencies — both local and global — that allow people to trade outside of the corporate-government banking systems and central bank notes.
In London, an interesting alternative currency bearing the face of pop singer David Bowie has recently come into circulation. According to Market Watch, the local currency is specialized for the Brixton community in southwest London. It is officially called the “Brixton Pound.”

Transition Towns
''Transition Towns (also known as Transition network or Transition Movement) is a grassroots network of communities that are working to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability.[citation needed]
Transition Towns is a brand for these environmental and social movements “founded (in part) upon the principles of permaculture”, based originally on Bill Mollison’s seminal Permaculture, a Designers Manual published in 1988.[1] The Transition Towns brand of permaculture uses David Holmgren’s 2003 book, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. [2] These techniques were included in a student project overseen by permaculture teacher Rob Hopkins at the Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland. The term transition town was coined by Louise Rooney[3] and Catherine Dunne. Following its start in Kinsale, Ireland it then spread to Totnes, England where Rob Hopkins and Naresh Giangrande developed the concept during 2005 and 2006.[4] The aim of this community project is to equip communities for the dual challenges of climate change and peak oil. The Transition Towns movement is an example of socioeconomic localisation. In 2007, the UK-based charity Transition Network was founded to disseminate the concept of transition and support communities around the world as they adopted the transition model.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transition_Towns
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Corbynomics

The press has made some noise in recent times about Corbyns suggestions to create a national investment bank which would move money making powers away from the bank of England and the private bankers and back into the hands of the government treasury department where it would be more accountable to elected politicians. The national investment bank would then be able to create money to invest in the real economy and in public services.

This approach has been labelled ‘cobynomics’ by the media but these ideas were developed by Richard Murphy who has been interviewed recently on the Keiser Report. The KR almost always follows the same format with Max and Stacy discussing the financial news of the moment for the first 15 mins of the show and Max interviewing a guest in the second half of the show.

So to see the interviews with Murphy and to hear his ideas about reforming the economy skip forward to half way through each of the following programmes
www.youtube.com/embed/TeUGgBrTkuY
www.youtube.com/embed/g3khxTF67Gw

One thing corbynomics could achieve would be to wean the british economy off war by investing in other areas allowing employment in more constructive areas like renewable energies. Unions must back an anti-war stance so that corbynomics may be given a chance to wean britains economy off war

Len McClusky of the trade unions backs corbyn http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/len-mccluskey-warns-enti re-union-movement-would-defend-jeremy-corbyn-from-labour-coup-attempt- a6753846.html
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Tackling debt

Economist Michael Hudson calls for the need to ‘write down debts to the ability to pay’
www.youtube.com/embed/A10bor8FBAk

Decrease public debt by stamping out corporate tax avoidance http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/12/27/bid-to-stamp-out-corporate-ta x-avoidance-unites-westminster-parties/

A French study shows 60% of French public debt is illegitimate http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/09/french-public-deb t-audit-illegitimate-working-class-internationalim

the committee for a citizen's audit on the public debt issued a 30-page report on French public debt, its origins and evolution in the past decades. The report was written by a group of experts in public finances under the coordination of Michel Husson, one of France's finest critical economists. Its conclusion is straightforward: 60% of French public debt is illegitimate.

A debt jubilee would see a writting down of the debts to the ability to pay. Michael Hudson on the German debt jubilee
www.youtube.com/embed/z94dXb4sxfQ

Such a move was discussed on the Keiser report episode 853 (please see second half for the relevant interview) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8cpNg0s7bg

Get out of debt free http://www.getoutofdebtfree.org/
Get Out of Debt Free is very different from most consumer debt support sites, it has been set up to highlight the fraudulent nature of the financial system and offer solutions to those who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of it. We are an Online Community, supporting each other to overcome personal debt, by challenging their procedures and requesting certain documents from the banks and debt collectors, which they should have, but generally they don't.
Learn how the Banks and the Courts conspire to rob you of your money. Learn how debt collectors intimidate you and trick you into contracts and learn how to empower yourself by using some strategies and simple rules.
We have literally hundreds of Success Stories on our community forum, where you will find support and encouragement, every step of the way.

Strike the debt is a global campaign to buy debt off enforcers and then write it off http://strikedebt.org/
Croatia cancels the debt of its poorest citizens https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/01/31/croatia-j ust-canceled-the-debts-of-its-poorest-citizens/

Use private wealth to alleviate public debt
One idea put forward by a Professor at Glasgow university was to use the private wealth of the top 10% to solve the problem of the national debt.
www.youtube.com/embed/cV5Ju18A8Ow

Is this fair? Well think about it this way. It wasn’t the 90% who crashed the economy and yet they are being asked to pay for it through ‘austerity’. So taking some of the private wealth of the top 10% would still leave them with vast wealth but would unburden society thereby making it more stable for everyone.
A book was written called ‘the Spirit Level’ which looked into the damaging effects of inequality on society.
www.youtube.com/embed/zxwEzReinv4
www.youtube.com/embed/42EBAGLszwE

Here’s an article warning about how the wealth of the general public is likely to be used to pay off public debt http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-20/will-our-private-savings-be-s acrificed-pay-down-public-debt
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Other economic alternatives

The creation of a Bridge Currency discussed on Max Keiser episode 850
https://www.rt.com/shows/keiser-report/326193-episode-max-keiser-850/

David Graeber discusses some of his preferred solutions https://soundcloud.com/thehuffingtonpostuk/davig-graeber-podcast-week- 01

Iceland to take back power to create money http://www.theautomaticearth.com/2015/03/iceland-to-take-back-the-powe r-to-create-money/

Bill Still on his solutions
www.youtube.com/embed/BXEioXVdB24

Buy silver crash the banks campaign
http://maxkeiser.com/2010/12/16/is-the-crash-jp-morgan-buy-silver-camp aign-actually-working/

Trillion fund https://trillionfund.com/
www.youtube.com/embed/6TtXNZg-ATc

Swarm Corp
From http://www.swarm.com/us.html:
The Swarm Corporation was founded in 1997 by Chris Langton, Glen Ropella, and Douglas Orr, to provide expert consulting and modelling capability to businesses and government agencies facing complex dynamics in various aspects of their organization, physical plant, or resource base. We provide expert knowledge and specialized computational and mathematical tools to help understand complex problems and dynamics in real world settings.
Dr. Christopher Langton is internationally recognized as the "founder" of the field of Artificial Life. He is an expert in computational approaches to complex adaptive systems, and has been the primary motivator behind the development of the Swarm simulation system. Dr. Langton was one of five resident-faculty members at the Santa Fe Institute for the past four years, and was a critical contributor to the establishment of the SFI as the primary research facility in the field of complex systems.

Startcoin is a digital currency for crowdfunding; it uses the power of crowdfunding and social media to create change https://startcoin.org/

Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference. Ethereum is how the Internet was supposed to work.
Ethereum was crowdfunded during August 2014 by fans all around the world. It is developed by ETHDEV with contributions from great minds across the globe https://www.ethereum.org/

THE TRUTH AND A SIMPLE SOLUTION THAT WILL COLLAPSE THE UNLAWFUL POWER OF THE BANKERS FOREVER!
It would appear that a massive financial collapse has started–a collapse that will completely eclipse the crash of 2007-08.
But it can all be stopped immediately by mobilising the common sense and proven principle of National or Public Credit! In other words, by bringing back the debt-free 1914 Treasury-issued Bradbury Pound!
thebcgroup.co.uk/Bradbury_to_the_Rescue.pdf

Interesting article looking at how the IMF acts as a global loan shark getting countries into debt servitude often through bribing corrupt officials in those countries to take on uneeded projects that are doomed to fail from the start; from there it can then enforce conditions on the country such as it did with greece where it forced them to cut wages, pensions and spending. This benefits the multinationals who then exploit the workers and the environment. Isn't it time society recongised that the IMF is merely another wing of the central banking cabal? The solution would of course be to reject IMF interference and take control off the central bankers
www.rt.com/news/333267-lagar...ampaign=chrome

The renegade economist: inform, illuminate, inspire
Lots of good articles: renegadeinc.com/category/themes/inform/

Osbourne lashes out at journalist paul mason who has spoken about a 'gift economy'
''As to Mr Osborne’s claim that I am “revolutionary Marxist” it is completely inaccurate. I am radical social democrat who favours the creation of a peer-to-peer sector (co-ops, open source etc) alongside the market and the state, as part of a long transition to a post-capitalist economy.''
As reported by the canary recently:
But what’s most significant is this: Mason had to leave the establishment media in order to engage properly with the real questions of our time. In order to criticise rampant unregulated capitalism, and offer up alternative economic systems, one cannot remain part of the mainstream media. Osborne’s jibes may have been directed at the Labour party, but they are also symptomatic of Mason leaving a media that is faithful to the status quo. Osborne views this as a declaration of war.
www.thecanary.co/2016/03/03/o...lly-backfired/

Joseph stiglitz's solution to inequality:
6 Ways to Reform Our Corrupt Financial System
We must tame the growth of wealth among the top 1 percent and establish rules and institutions that ensure security and opportunity for the middle class.
By Joseph Stiglitz / W. W. Norton & Company
March 24, 2016

The following is an excerpt from the new book Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy by Joseph E. Stiglitz (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016):
End “Too Big to Fail”
Regulate the Shadow Banking Sector and End Offshore Banking
Bring Transparency to All Financial Markets
Reduce Credit and Debit Card Fees
Enforce rules with Stricter Penalties
Reform Federal Reserve Governance
www.alternet.org/books/6-ways...nancial-system

PDF by the british constitution group on why austerity is a lie
www.thebcgroup.co.uk/What_Exa...erity_V1.0.pdf
excerpt:
In Britain, this black art of money creation has serious ramifications for the humble taxpayer. When the bankers have created their fresh air money and this ‘nothingness’ is then lent to HM Treasury in return for bonds (IOU notes), the British taxpayers then have to find the money to pay the interest on this 'nothingness'. Currently, the interest being paid by HM Treasury to the bankers amounts to £52 billion a year (that’s £1 billion a week!)....just to pay the interest on something that never actually existed in the first place! It’s absolutely insane! And it’s provably fraudulent!

Unfortunately for the global banking elite and their political acolytes, the truth about their scam and unethical practices has now been exposed by whistle-blowers and insiders, including two former Directors of the Bank of England. What they are exposing and highlighting is an incredibly simple truth....and that truth is that any government of a sovereign nation has the ABSOLUTE right to issue and controlits own debt-free and interest-free money through its treasury.


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The Corporation (Documentary) part 1

The following links taken from the ‘The Corporation’ documentary (documentary should be available to view on youtube)

Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy www.Poclad.org
Rethinking the corporation- An urgent call to confront and dismantle the illegitimate power of global corporations
Corporations have made themselves the primary defining force on the globe. They shape our cultures and communities, define what is of value and what is not, what news we hear and what we won't, what we trade and what we can't. They define our work, what is produced and consumed, where investments are made, what technologies are developed. They subject the natural world to assault after assault until it can't rise up in the springtime. They craft our laws and policies. They dominate our politicians. Corporations are in charge of our lives.
I think we would agree to describe the reality that flows from this corporate power as anti-democratic, anti-community, anti-worker, anti-person and anti-planet. And who among us believes that, under the current state of affairs, things are about to turn for the better!
Given our relative consensus on this situation, what should we be asking and doing about the corporation?

Participatory Economy (parecon) http://zcomm.org/category/topic/parecon/
Parecon- participatory economy (above link not supplied from the corporation documentary but their link now appears defunct: parecon.org so I’ve linked to the info on Znet instead)
Parecon - short for Participatory Economics - is a vision for how to conduct economic affairs consistent with liberatory values including solidarity, diversity, equity, self management, ecological sustainability, peace, and classlessness.

Localise ownership http://davidkorten.org/
‘’The old economy of greed and dominion is dying. A new economy of life and partnership is struggling to be born. The outcome is ours to choose’’
“Imagine an economy in which life is valued more than money and power resides with ordinary people who care about one another, their community, and their natural environment. It is possible. It is happening. Millions of people are living it into being. Our common future hangs in the balance”

website on how to recognise psychopaths http://hare.org/

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre http://business-humanrights.org/
Be an active shareholder
‘’We work with everyone to advance human rights in business. We track over 6000 companies, and help the vulnerable eradicate abuse.’’

Public Citizen-Protecting Health, Safety & Democracy http://publiccitizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=183
Defending democracy. Resisting corporate power.-Public Citizen advocates for a healthier and more equitable world by making government work for the people and by defending democracy from corporate greed. You can help.
About Us
Corporations have their lobbyists in Washington, D.C. The people need advocates too.
Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.

For four decades, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. We have successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, nuclear and automobile industries, and many others. We are leading the charge against undemocratic trade agreements that advance the interests of mega-corporations at the expense of citizens worldwide.

Get corporations out of schools http://nepc.colorado.edu/ceru-home

Sold Out: How Marketing in School Threatens Children's Well-Being and Undermines their Education, by Alex Molnar and Faith Boninger
The Commercialism in Education Research Unit (CERU) publishes research and analyses on topics related to school commercialism. It is the only national academic research unit dedicated to this topic. CERU is guided by the belief that mixing commercial activities with public education raises fundamental issues of public policy, curriculum content, the proper relationship of educators to the students entrusted to them, and the values that the schools embody.
CERU publishes an annual report on school house commercialism, an annual report on the EMO/CMO industry, and a variety of other documents on related topics.

Make Trade Fair is a campaign organized by Oxfam International to promote trade justice and fair trade among governments, institutions, and multinational corporations. http://www.maketradefair.com/
The campaign has focused on the elimination of several trade practices:
• Dumping, which occurs when highly subsidized, surplus commodities from developed countries such as rice, cotton, corn, and sugar are sold at low prices and farmers from poor countries have difficulty competing. It is believed that this creates an uneven playing field where farmers in developing countries are unable to compete in the market with cheaper foreign produce and crops.[1]
• Tariffs, where nations enforce high taxes on imported goods, restricting the sales of products from other nations.[2]
• Unbalanced labour rights for women, who often earn lower wages than their male counterparts.[3]
• Stringent patent issues, that prevent the prices of medication, software, and textbooks (e.g. Gene patents, Chemical patents, and Software patents) from being lowered. Thus, such essential goods are often inaccessible to developing nations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_Trade_Fair

Track corporate harms https://corporatewatch.org/

Use independent non-corporate media https://www.indymedia.org/or/index.shtml
Independent Media Centre
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth.

https://www.adbusters.org/
Jam corporate culture: https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns
Adbusters was where the ‘occupy’ movement began

rtmark- sabotage corporate culture http://www.rtmark.com/history.html

Tv news lies ‘’No distractions, no deceptions, no distortions, no delusions!’’ http://tvnewslies.org/tvnl/
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The corporation documentary part 2

Centre for corporate policy www.corporatepolicy.org
The Center for Corporate Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization working to curb corporate abuses and make corporations publicly accountable.

Redefining progress rprogress.org/index.htm
Redefining Progress is the nation’s leading public policy think tank dedicated to smart economics. We find solutions that ensure a sustainable and equitable world for future generations.
While conventional models for economic growth discount such assets as clean air, safe streets, and cohesive communities, Redefining Progress integrates these assets into a more sustainable economic model. Working with government and advocacy groups, Redefining Progress develops innovative policies that balance economic well-being, environmental preservation, and social justice.

Robert.A.G.Monks www.ragm.com
‘’There is no regulation, oversight or even penalty effective enough or far-reaching enough to have true impact on how multinational corporations operate."

Green America www.greenamerica.org/socialin...eholderaction/
Shareholder activism
From dismantling apartheid in South Africa to encouraging equal treatment for gay and lesbian workers, from convincing corporations to address climate change to pressuring financial institutions to drop their predatory lending practices, shareholders are using their economic power to encourage corporate responsibility.
This year set yet another record in terms of the number of shareholder resolutions filed on social and environmental issues. According to the Sustainable Investments Institute, 468 resolutions will be filed in 2015 on social and environmental issues, up from 417 last year.

Ethical consumer www.ethicalconsumer.org/
Each day we all make choices according to our personal ethics. Ethical Consumer provides the tools and resources you need to make these choices simple, informed and effective.

Global farmer Network truthabouttrade.org/
How do you feed a growing world population that is expected to increase by 2.6 billion people by 2050? And you must accomplish this by using resources like water and fertilizer more efficiently while protecting the environment. The world’s farmers are central to meeting these growing food and nutritional needs in a sustainable manner. It’s a daunting challenge but not out of reach.
Global food demand will require that farmers everywhere have access to the technologies, tools and strategies they need to maximize their productivity and fill the food gap of a growing population. Farmers –engaged as full partners with all stakeholders – can innovate to meet the world’s needs.

Poclad poclad.org/about.html
POCLAD is a group of 11 people instigating democratic conversations and actions that contest the authority of corporations to govern. Our analysis evolves through historical and legal research, writing, public speaking, and working with organizations to develop new strategies that assert people's rights over property interests.

Corporate watch corporatewatch.org/
Corporate Watch is an independent research group. We investigate the social and environmental impacts of corporations and corporate power.
Since we began in 1996, our unique approach, encapsulated by our motto “information for action”, has had a significant influence on grassroots campaigns and social movements in the UK and beyond. Our research is a vital resource for campaigns looking to target particular companies and we are a reliable source of original and cutting-edge knowledge about the latest forms and manifestations of corporate power. We believe our focus on the structural features of corporations and the social context in which they operate is fundamental to tackling the root causes of corporate power.
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Internet Privacy (encryption in next post)

One problem is that the servers are within the territories of NWO countries and the CIA, GCHQ and other intelligence services are able to easily access the flow of online information. A possible solution to this is to decentralise the internet so that it is not dependent on their servers. Various ideas are being discussed including Kim Dotcoms mega net which would use peoples mobile phones to create a network. However Kim is now fighting extradition to the US which could disrupt his plans. More info here:
MegaNET

[url]https://************.com/kim-dotcoms-meganet-preps-jan-2016-crowd funding-campaign-150610/[/url]

Kim Dotcom’s MegaNet Preps Jan 2016 Crowdfunding Campaign
By Andy on June 10, 2015
Kim Dotcom's dream of a people-powered, censorship-resistant Internet will rely on the goodwill of supporters to get off the ground. In an announcement this morning, the entrepreneur confirmed that his MegaNet project will seek equity via a crowd-funding campaign set to launch on the January 2016 anniversary of the raid on Megaupload.

The Brazilian government is creating its own servers in response to revelations of the NSA spying on foreign governments as well as citizens one option to avoid servers would be the creation of a mesh net (decentralised) internet https://projectmeshnet.org/

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Calls on Computer Hackers to Unite Against NSA Surveillance
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/12/31/wikileaks_julian_assange_calls_ on_computer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a major gathering of computer experts Monday at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany, calling on them to join forces in resisting government intrusions on Internet freedom and privacy. We play highlights from Assange’s speech, as well as the one given by Sarah Harrison, the WikiLeaks member who accompanied Edward Snowden to Russia. We also hear from independent journalist and security expert Jacob Appelbaum, who reveals a spying tool used by the National Security Agency known as a "portable continuous wave generator." The remote-controlled device works in tandem with tiny electronic implants to bounce invisible waves of energy off keyboards and monitors to see what is being typed. It works even if the target computer is not connected to the Internet.

Information Asymmetry and Power in a Surveillance Society:
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2383166
Abstract:
This paper fuses Lukes’ (1974) three-dimensional view of power with the economic concept of informational asymmetry to explicate how access to information is organized and how power relationships arise from this organization. We argue that many observed asymmetries are deliberate and, drawing from the economics and finance literature, we posit that their outcomes are inevitably detrimental. The paper examines the techniques that foster information imbalances, such as media and propaganda, knowledge production, educational systems, legal and organizational structures, exclusive information networks, and surveillance. We conclude that in the absence of greater transparency, the deleterious effects of unequal access to information will continue and deepen. We further suggest that the analysis of the complexities of the issues warrants a broad, multidisciplinary approach and we suggest what this might include.

Protect your privacy: http://www.alternet.org/human-rights/how-protect-your-privacy-presiden t-donald-trump

Here’s the Newest Tool to Help You Fight the Surveillance State
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/08/heres-the-newest-tool-to-help-you- fight-the-surveillance-state.html
By Derrick Broze
Earlier this month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched a new project designed to help educate communities about the growing list of surveillance tools deployed against the unsuspecting public. The EFF calls the new project the Street-Level Surveillance Project (SLS), which it describes as “a Web portal loaded with comprehensive, easy-to-access information on police spying tools like license plate readers, biometric collection devices, and ‘Stingrays.’”
The SLS project hopes to educate users about the dangers of spying from law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local level. The privacy invasions include tracking cell phone calls, photographing our vehicles and following our driving patterns, taking our pictures in public places, and collecting our fingerprints and DNA.

How to DISAPPEAR from the internet: Nine-step guide helps people vanish without a trace and then surf anonymously
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2575745/How-DISAPPEAR-i nternet-9-step-guide-helps-people-vanish-without-trace-surf-anonymousl y.html
1. Close your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn accounts.
2. Search for yourself online and close any accounts you'd forgotten about.
3. Falsify information on accounts that can't be closed or deleted.
4. Unsubscribe from mailing lists.
5. Delete search engine results.
6. Contact websites directly and ask them to remove details about yourself.
7. Ask data clearing houses - companies that collect and sell data to other firms - to remove your records.
8. Ask to be unlisted in phone books and online directories.
9. Delete your email accounts.

The Privacy International Network
https://www.privacyinternational.org/global-advocacy
Through it's global advocacy, Privacy International is building a global network of advocates to fight for privacy, uncovering surveillance practices around the world, and advocating for strong privacy protections on the domestic and regional level
Privacy International and its partners collaborate together to fight back against unlawful surveillance wherever it may occur. Building the understanding of organisations, activists, journalists, and researchers around the world helps these groups to identify and respond to surveillance techniques and technologies proliferating across these regions.

Detekt is a free tool that scans your Windows computer for traces of FinFisher and Hacking Team RCS, commercial surveillance spyware that has been identified to be also used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world https://resistsurveillance.org/

Avoid google surveillance www.naturalnews.com/049881_Google_privacy_Gmail.html

Ashley Madison hacked: How to keep your personal information safe on the internet
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/ashl ey-madison-hacked-live-how-to-keep-your-personal-information-safe-on-t he-internet-10461961.html

Protect your computer: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/

It’s not just Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8 are also tracking you – here’s how to stop them
http://bgr.com/2015/08/28/windows-10-features-spying-windows-7-8/

A newspaper article on what info of yours big brother is watching: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/wh...l-privacy.html

Firefox hello https://hello.firefox.com/fiNWZ3EPoBc
About firefox hello https://www.firefox.com/hello/

Get outside prism http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MEiNbbU8vvQ#t=9 7

Tool to see whose watching you online http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/mozillas -lightbeam-tool-will-expose-who-is-looking-over-your-shoulder-on-the-w eb-8902269.html

Article about people fighting back against NSA online spying for example by grouping together into 'crypto parties' http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/3167...nal-community/

Stop ads and other things following you around on the internet http://fixtracking.com/

Madesafe decentralised internet
www.youtube.com/embed/RdGH40oUVDY

Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth
Find out if someone is stealing your internet http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/komando/2015/11/20/stop-n eighbors-stealing-your-internet/76097152/

Pirate box:
[url]https://************.com/piratebox-t...othing-120311/[/url]

PirateBox Takes File-Sharing Off The Radar and Offline, For Next To Nothing. When confronted with a doomsday scenario where mainstream online file-sharing becomes a thing of the past, it’s not uncommon for people to refer to days gone by, when files were swapped freely offline using discs and other mediums. Now, an interesting and compact system can deliver the [g]olden days of data swapping with a modern twist, by turning any open space into a wireless and anonymous file-sharing system at a rock-bottom price.
Users wirelessly accessing the device are presented with a web interface which allows them not only to download files but upload them too. No logs or other identifying information is stored in the device. Although great for anyone to share files within its range, considering the pressure currently being applied to university students by record labels and their anti-piracy partners, the chances of music-stuffed PirateBoxes popping up on campuses all around the world increases every day.
And considering that The Pirate Bay can now fit on the smallest of USB sticks, every PirateBox could also contain a copy of the world’s most famous torrent site.

Duck Duck Go
Google store every search you do through their search engine and have a direct interface with the secret service. DuckDuckgo offers an alternative search engine: https://duckduckgo.com/

Tails https://tails.boum.org/
It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:
• use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
• leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
• use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run http://www.debian.org/

GNU is an operating system which is 100% free software. It was launched in 1983 by Richard Stallman (rms) and has been developed by many people working together for the sake of freedom of all software users to control their computing. Technically, GNU is generally like Unix. But unlike Unix, GNU gives its users freedom https://www.gnu.org/software/

The GNU Privacy Guard https://gnupg.org/
GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880 (also known as PGP). GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available. Version 2 of GnuPG also provides support for S/MIME and Secure Shell (ssh).
GnuPG is Free Software (meaning that it respects your freedom). It can be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License .

Ubuntu is an open source software platform that runs from the cloud, to the smartphone, to all your things http://www.ubuntu.com/

Mobile phones linked to cancer in groundbreaking study
'Where people were saying there's no risk, I think this ends that kind of statement'
Siobhan Fenton, @siobhanfenton, 2 hours ago

A major study has suggested there is a link between mobile phones and cancer. The report is an in-depth peer reviewed study conducted by the US government and represents a significant development in long-running controversy over how mobile phones impact on users' health.

Researchers from the National Toxicology Program exposed male rats to the type of radio frequencies which are commonly emitted by mobile phones. Following this exposure, "low incidences" of two types of tumours were found in the animals in both the brain and the heart. Tumours were not found in rats not exposed to the frequencies.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-a7051516.html

There's a potentially very easy way to get around the proposed Snooper's Charter measures
Posted 3 hours ago by Louis Doré in tech

How can I stop that happening?
By using a Virtual Private Networks (or VPN). The use of VPNs is not mentioned in the bill, which seems a little irregular as it is an easy-to-use tool that shields a user’s geographic location and metadata from an internet provider. If you use one, companies would be unable to comply with the bill's proposals.
So what are VPNs?
Virtual Private Networks are software, usually paid for by a cheap subscription (around £15-20 a year), which basically act as a tunnel which scrambles and encrypts your use data and traffic.
All anyone trying to look at your browsing records will see is that it came from a server owned by the provider.
The also mask your location - meaning you can access the American version of Netflix, or BBC iPlayer from outside the UK, for example - and are used to secure connections at public wi-fi hotspots.
How can I use them?
They are typically subscription services, which vary in quality.
Torguard, Private Internet Access, Tunnelbear, IPVanish and IPVN are among the more popular pieces of software and are easily available for download.
They can make your internet connection slow, though, and are not 100 per cent immune to having their data intercepted - but it is a lot more difficult.
Why were VPNs not mentioned in the bill?
It’s unclear.
read on here: http://indy100.independent.co.uk/art..._campaign=i100
One of world's first kite-driven power stations to open in Scotland

How to see if the government is spying on your android phone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP1j04_X4Oo
Solutions to psychotronic weapons http://www.rense.com/general96/psychotronictech.htm


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Encryption

Perhaps someone with technical aptitude could begin an ‘encryption school’ on this thread where they could teach people step by step how to encrypt? Please feel free to take up the challenge!

Snowden explains how to reclaim your privacy
https://theintercept.com/2015/11/12/edward-snowden-explains-how-to-rec laim-your-privacy/
• The first step that anyone could take is to encrypt their phone calls and their text messages. You can do that through the smartphone app Signal, by Open Whisper Systems. It’s free, and you can just download it immediately. And anybody you’re talking to now, their communications, if it’s intercepted, can’t be read by adversaries. [Signal is available for iOS and Android, and, unlike a lot of security tools, is very easy to use.]
• You should encrypt your hard disk, so that if your computer is stolen the information isn’t obtainable to an adversary — pictures, where you live, where you work, where your kids are, where you go to school. [I’ve written a guide to encrypting your disk on Windows, Mac, and Linux.]
• Use a password manager. One of the main things that gets people’s private information exposed, not necessarily to the most powerful adversaries, but to the most common ones, are data dumps. Your credentials may be revealed because some service you stopped using in 2007 gets hacked, and your password that you were using for that one site also works for your Gmail account. A password manager allows you to create unique passwords for every site that are unbreakable, but you don’t have the burden of memorizing them. [The password manager KeePassX is free, open source, cross-platform, and never stores anything in the cloud.]
• The other thing there is two-factor authentication. The value of this is if someone does steal your password, or it’s left or exposed somewhere … [two-factor authentication] allows the provider to send you a secondary means of authentication — a text message or something like that. [If you enable two-factor authentication, an attacker needs both your password as the first factor and a physical device, like your phone, as your second factor, to login to your account. Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, GitHub, Battle.net, and tons of other services all support two-factor authentication.]

Tor project
https://www.torproject.org/
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.

SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. It was originally created by the late Aaron Swartz and is currently managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation https://securedrop.org/

MEGA online encryption: https://mega.co.nz/#info

Private Internet Access™VPN Service encrypts your connection and provides you with an anonymous IP to protect your privacy https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

Nxtty phone encryption http://nxtty.com/
Proton mail https://protonmail.com/#about

Encrypt your emails http://www.gpg4win.org/

Tutanota automatically encrypts all your data on your device. Your emails as well as your contacts stay private. You can easily communicate with any of your friends end-to-end encrypted. Even subject and attachments are encrypted https://tutanota.com/#features

Truecrypt
On 28 May 2014, the TrueCrypt official website, truecrypt.org, began redirecting visitors to truecrypt.sourceforge.net with a HTTP 301 "Moved Permanently" status, which warned that the software may contain unfixed security issues, and that development of TrueCrypt was ended in May 2014, following Windows XP's end of support. The message noted that more recent versions of Windows have built-in support for disk encryption using BitLocker, and that Linux and OS X had similar built-in solutions, which the message states renders TrueCrypt unnecessary. (In reality, Bitlocker is available only for Enterprise and Ultimate versions, not Professional or Home, and Linux and OS X do not have complete replacements for TrueCrypt.) The page recommends any data encrypted by TrueCrypt be migrated to other encryption setups and offered instructions on moving to BitLocker. The SourceForge project page for the software at sourceforge.net/truecrypt was updated to display the same initial message, and the status was changed to "inactive."[16] The page also announced a new software version, 7.2, which only allows decryption.
Shortly after the final release announcement titled "Yes... TrueCrypt is still safe to use", Gibson Research Corporation posted a Final Release Repository to host the last official Read/Write capable version of Truecrypt, from which the option to create new containers was removed. They also posted an article addressing the security concerns of current users and documenting community efforts to continue the project. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt
For more info click on the link above

Lavabit is a discontinued encrypted webmail service, founded in 2004. The service suspended its operations on August 8, 2013 after US government ordered it to turn over its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) private keys. Lavabit is owned and operated by Ladar Levison https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavabit
This was done to protect it’s users
www.youtube.com/embed/XTe0mT1611c

Signal is a crypto app approved by edward snowden: Since it first appeared in Apple’s App Store last year, the free encrypted calling and texting app Signal has become the darling of the privacy community, recommended—and apparently used daily—by no less than Edward Snowden himself. Now its creator is bringing that same form of ultra-simple smartphone encryption to Androidhttps://www.wired.com/2015/11/signals-snowden-approved-phone-cr ypto-app-comes-to-android/

Snowden endorses “zero knowledge” systems. In layman’s terms, this means that cloud storage providers NOT hostile to data privacy don’t just encrypt your data, but actually host your data without their ability to access it – ever. They have zero knowledge of the contents of your data. It’s a big distinction, but one easily missed by a public inundated with confusing doublespeak on data privacy.

Snowden adds “that’s the only way they can prove to the customers that they can be trusted with their information,” and makes specific reference to one cloud company, SpiderOak, as a provider of zero knowledge systems.
http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/02/1...-says-snowden/
Using This Phone Passcode Strategy Will Take The FBI 127 Years To Crack Your Encrypted Data

A six-digit passcode can be unlocked by the FBI in roughly a day. But according to the math behind the security feature, adding just 5 more digits could make hacking the phone in your lifetime almost impossible with current computing technologies (we’ll save quantum computing concepts for another time): What if you use a longer passcode? Here’s how long the FBI would need:

seven-digit passcodes will take up to 9.2 days, and on average 4.6 days, to crack
eight-digit passcodes will take up to three months, and on average 46 days, to crack
nine-digit passcodes will take up to 2.5 years, and on average 1.2 years, to crack
10-digit passcodes will take up to 25 years, and on average 12.6 years, to crack
11-digit passcodes will take up to 253 years, and on average 127 years, to crack
12-digit passcodes will take up to 2,536 years, and on average 1,268 years, to crack
13-digit passcodes will take up to 25,367 years, and on average 12,683 years, to crack

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/...pted-data.html
Madesafe is now operational

it takes your info, encrypts it and passes it around different computers so that the internet is decentralised and does not rely on servers in the US and elsewhere where bad actors like governments and alphabet agencies a]can intercept your communications. In effect everyones computers act as the servers.

http://maidsafe.net/features.html#self-auth

The SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) Network is made up of the unused hard drive space, processing power and data connection of its users. It offers a level of security and privacy not currently available on the existing Internet and turns the tables on companies, putting users in control of their data, rather than trusting it to organisations. A number of features make this possible....


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Alternative Technologies (more in the food section)

''Open-source software (OSS) is computer software that is available in source code form: the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under an open-source license that permits users to study, change, improve and at times also to distribute the software.
Open source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open-source software is the most prominent example of open-source development and often compared to (technically defined) user-generated content or (legally defined) open content movements.[1]
A report by the Standish Group states that adoption of open-source software models has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers. '' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source_software

Phonebloks, repairable phone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAw7vW7H0c

Switch back to Ethernet to avoid the damaging microwave exposure of wireless: http://www.naturalnews.com/041082_wi-fi_wireless_internet_health_effec ts.html

Anti-facial recognition glasses http://www.trueactivist.com/new-glasses-could-trick-facial-recognition -technology-and-protect-your-privacy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium =feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TrueActivist+%28True+Activist%29

smart phone app to block GMO’s http://in5d.com/two-free-smartphone-apps-that-will-eliminate-monsanto- aspartame-hfcs-and-processed-foods/

7 Suppressed Inventions That Would Have Changed the World
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/7-suppressed-inventions-that-would -have-changed-the-world.html

Cannabis based batteries http://expandedconsciousness.com/2014/08/22/cannabis-based-batteries-c ould-change-the-way-we-store-energy-forever/

3D printers
• 3D printers could allow individuals to manufacture their own goods and not have to buy them from the big corporations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_Printers
• 3D printers get around the gun ban in the US https://www.rt.com/usa/192728-3d-printed-rifle-milling-machine/

Thorium powered cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejI8aOnA2jg

The French are using cheese to create electricity http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/french-power-station-tu rning-cheese-into-electricity-for-1500-inhabitants-in-albertville-a678 0656.html

Tesla’s New Gigafactory is Entirely “Off-Grid” and Powered by 100% Renewable Energy http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/12/teslas-new-gigafactory-is-entirely -off-grid-and-powered-by-100-renewable-energy.html

Breakthrough energy conference
https://www.youtube.com/embed/T9PdbNz39iM

How to down a drone http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/how-to-kill-a-drone-since-drones-can- kill-americans-americans-can

How to kill a drone http://www.robotics.news/2015-10-14-how-to-kill-a-drone.html

Television
Tv puts people in an alpha brainwave state of hypnotism which leaves their subconscious open to unconscious suggestion. Programmes are called ‘programmes’ because they literally subconsciously programme ideas and feelings into your mind. The BBC have proven themselves bias and clearly in alignment with the NWO agenda; stop paying your licence fee in protest and switch onto the independent media instead.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1Jipx2qkJnE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1xJnvVVMJ5w#t=1 10

Be careful what you let your kid watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RqRZIlKYvso

Reasons to ditch your smartphone http://govtslaves.info/why-i-ditched-my-smartphone-and-you-should-too/

Risks of an EMP blast and over-dependence on technology

After Several Near Misses, Experts Warn The Next Carrington Event Will Plunge Us Back Into The Dark Ages : http://thetruthwins.com/archives/after-several-near-misses-experts-war n-the-next-carrington-event-will-plunge-us-back-into-the-dark-ages

Most people have absolutely no idea that the Earth barely missed being fried by a massive EMP burst from the sun in 2012, in 2013 and just last month. If any of those storms would have directly hit us, the result would have been catastrophic. Electrical transformers would have burst into flames, power grids would have gone down and much of our technology would have been fried. In essence, life as we know it would have ceased to exist – at least for a time. These kinds of solar storms have hit the Earth many times before, and experts tell us that it is inevitable that it will happen again. The most famous one happened in 1859, and was known as the Carrington Event. But other than the telegraph, humanity had very little dependence on technology at the time. If another Carrington Event happened today, it would be a complete and utter nightmare. A study by Lloyd’s of London has concluded that it would have taken a $2,600,000,000,000 chunk out of the global economy, and it would take up to a decade to repair the damage. Unfortunately, scientists insist that it is going to happen at some point. The only question is when.

Appropriate Technology
''Appropriate technology is an ideological movement (and its manifestations) originally articulated as "intermediate technology" by the economist Dr. Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher in his influential work, Small is Beautiful. Though the nuances of appropriate technology vary between fields and applications, it is generally recognized as encompassing technological choice and application that is small-scale, labor-intensive, energy-efficient, environmentally sound, and locally controlled.[1] Both Schumacher and many modern-day proponents of appropriate technology also emphasize the technology as people-centered.[2]

Appropriate technology is most commonly discussed in its relationship to economic development and as an alternative to transfers of capital-intensive technology from industrialized nations to developing countries.[2][3] However, appropriate technology movements can be found in both developing and developed countries. In developed countries, the appropriate technology movement grew out of the energy crisis of the 1970s and focuses mainly on environmental and sustainability issues.[4]
Appropriate technology has been used to address issues in a wide range of fields. Well-known examples of appropriate technology applications include: bike- and hand-powered water pumps (and other self-powered equipment), the universal nut sheller, self-contained solar-powered light bulbs and streetlights, and passive solar building designs. Today appropriate technology is often developed using open source principles, which have led to open-source appropriate technology (OSAT) and thus many of the plans of the technology can be freely found on the Internet.'' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appropriate_technology)

The company behind the system say it is so cheap it will not need any kind of subsidy – unlike fossil fuels or most renewables
Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent
15 hours ago
One of the world’s first commercial-scale, kite-driven power stations is set to be created near Stranraer in Scotland in what could be a major step towards finding the “magic solution” to humanity’s energy problems.
It is so cheap, they say, that there will be no need for any Government subsidy – something currently required to build any new kind of power generation, renewable or fossil fuel.
read on here: http://www.independent.co.uk/environ...-a7348576.html
Clean coal: Firm claims world’s first commercially viable, zero-carbon power plant is ‘game changer’
Company boss says inventor of new technique should get Nobel Prize
Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent
5 hours ago
A revolutionary technique to capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations has been shown to work on a commercially viable basis for the first time, the company behind it has claimed.
If true, the breakthrough could allow coal to continue to be burned on a large scale around the world without producing the greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
Anglo-Indian firm Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) predicted its research – part funded by a £4.2m grant from the UK Government – would be a “game-changer”.
http://www.independent.co.uk/environ...-a7356056.html
Estream portable water generator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHFHIqhkfrs
Scotland building the world's first underwater energy farm - could power 175,000 homes
Saturday, October 22, 2016 by: Daniel Barker

The "world's first large-scale underwater energy farm" is being built off the coast of Scotland, and is expected to start producing power in 2017.
When completed, the MeyGen project will produce enough power to light up 175,000 Scottish homes, and may ultimately include the construction of as many as 269 undersea turbines – the first four of which are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
The power-generating potential of Scotland's tides
The MeyGen project, which was developed by Atlantis Resources, uses the power of the tides to create electricity. Large undersea turbines are driven by the force of the tides – the Pentland Firth area off the Scottish coast where the project is being built is home to some of the most "valuable" tides in the world, in terms of power-generating potential.
Tidal power has some advantages over wind power; it's a consistent and reliable source of energy, and tidal turbines stay out of sight underneath the waves. Tidal turbines are also smaller than wind turbines, thanks to the higher density of water compared to air.
From Business Insider:
"According to Atlantis Resources, the turbines can be much smaller because sea water is approximately 800 times denser than air. That means the motion of a current moving at a speed of 5 knots (equal to roughly 5.75 mph) is so strong that it actually has more energy than a 217 mile-per-hour wind.

http://www.naturalnews.com/055733_re..._Scotland.html
New Solar-Powered Tech Desalinates 1.5 Billion Gallons of Ocean Water Annually for Drinking
November 16, 2016
By Amando Flavio
A new solar-powered technology has been designed to ease California’s water situation, desalinating up to 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water per year
As we all know already, the substance known as water is becoming scarce around the world. The United Nations has already sounded the alarm on an imminent water shortage.
More than 2.9 billion people in 48 countries will face water shortages in the next 10 years. Water experts say it could destabilize and jeopardize the existence of some nations.

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/11/...-annually.html
Building 'resilience into local communities' on the keiser report as max speaks to a bio-diesal manufacturer who also works on producing their own electricity and growing their own food; interviewee says he has to wade through a lot of state regulation to do what he does
The interview is in the second half of the show:

https://www.rt.com/shows/keiser-repo...x-keiser-1001/
While shaped like a large rife, the 12lb piece of tech is actually a jammer that bamboozles drones through pulses of radio waves at frequencies between 2.38 and 5.82Ghz.
https://www.rt.com/viral/369123-anti-drone-rifle-jammer/
Campaign against wifi http://www.naturalhealth365.com/5G-wireless-technology-1958.html


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Social media

Julian Assange says that the CIA (and therefore GCHQ & Mossad through the ‘5 eyes’ intelligence sharing project) has a ‘direct interface’ with facebook; this means that facebook is an acting spydatabase for the New world order; any information you upload to facebook about you, your friends, your family, your interests, your life and relationships goes directly onto their database.
Your voice from video clips is put into voice recognition software and your photos are used for facial recognition software. So stop putting stuff on facebook unless you want to help them build a comprehensive database of you and the human race

The following are some alternative social media sites

The Full Circle Project is a website that allows activists to hook up with like-minded people in their area and further afield https://www.fullcircleproject.net/

Synereo is a fully decentralised and distributed social platform http://www.synereo.com/

Ello is a community of creators, thinkers and dreamers sharing inspiration https://ello.co/explore

New encrypted social network ‘Minds’ aims to rival Facebook
https://www.rt.com/news/267835-social-network-anonymous-minds/
A new social network has been launched, vowing more transparency, security, and privacy than Facebook and other social media giants. It claims to encrypt all messages, shielding data from governments and advertisers.
Earlier, several media outlets reported that Anonymous hackvists supported the new encrypted network, citing the "Anonymous ART of Revolution” Facebook page. However, several Anonymous Twitter accounts have denied promoting Minds.com eg .
‘’@minds next time, don't use #Anonymous to promote your broken unsecure social network. @securityaffairs@Void_Sec
— Anon2World (@Anon2earth) June 23, 2015’’

Mind is a social media site enabling communication across the web for example webinars and conferencing https://us.imind.com/services/

Faceleft is created by the ZNet network http://www.zcommunications.org/znet
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Campaigns to boycott Israeli goods for human rights abuses

The Americans’ awakening against Israel’s haemorrhaging of their tax dollars
9th September 2013
http://www.redressonline.com/2013/09/the-americans-awakening-against-i sraels-hemorrhaging-of-their-tax-dollars/

No Tax Dollars to Israel
http://www.notaxdollarstoisrael.com/
No Tax Dollars To Israel is a project dedicated to ending US tax support to Israel.

Stop Billions to Israel
http://www.stopbillionstoisrael.com/
Stop Billions to Israel, according to its website,
advocates an end to the 10-year commitment of 30 billion dollars in US taxpayer-funded military aid pledged to Israel in 2007 by the Bush administration. To further our mission, we work to inform the public and our elected officials how the Israeli military misuses American-made weapons technology and violates human rights. We also shine a light on the support that New Mexico’s state government, defense contractors and institutions of higher learning provide to the Israeli defense establishment. Israel’s ongoing occupation and control over Palestinian territories – East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip – are illegal under international law and contribute to unceasing conflict and suffering. The Stop $30 Billion Coalition supports an end to the occupation and the establishment of justice and equality so that both sides can live in peace. Coalition organizations:

If American Knew
http://www.ifamericansknew.org/
Perhaps the best known of the American awakening campaigns, If Americans Knew’s mission “is to inform and educate the American public on issues of major significance that are unreported, underreported, or misreported in the American media”.
Among these issues is the massive and ongoing bonanza of US tax dollars handed over to Israel, a criminal settler-state that has no regard for international law and civilized bahaviour, in perpetuity, it seems.

International Economic Boycott of Israel? Europe Explores Sanctions Against Companies Tied to Occupation
By Annie Robbins. Global Research, July 16, 2013, Mondoweiss 15 July 2013
http://www.globalresearch.ca/international-economic-boycott-of-israel- europe-explores-sanctions-against-companies-tied-to-occupation/5342905
Even though government minister, and occupation denier, Naftali Bennett has claimed that talk of boycotts against Israel is absurd, it seems other officials in Israel are in fact worried and there is growing “concern” over the possibility of an international economic boycott of Israel.
Investment committees for European banks are considering recommending their institutions bar loans to Israeli companies that have economic links with the Palestinian occupied territories. Check that wording, “economic links” — this ensnares many more businesses than those directly operating within the territories.Last week, Haaretz reporter Yossi Verter referenced this as “ the mother of all fears” a “nightmare scenario” and warned of an “economic tsunami”.

Crowd funded palestinean news channel https://www.igiveonline.com/campaigns/make-palestinian-english-channel -for-gaza/

Lavrov backs the creation of a Palestinean state
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/04/423161/Russia-Lavrov-Hamas-Mas haal-Palestine-

Greece moves to back a palestinean state http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/12/20/442528/Greece-Palestine-parlia ment
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Medical alternatives

The medicinal properties of cannabis oil
www.youtube.com/embed/hpnY1PQzusA
www.youtube.com/embed/DttdDOqQMuY

Government study says cannabis can fight cancer: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/marijuana-can-kill-ca ncer-cells-says-us-government-funded-research-10166406.html

Cancer fighting properties of cannabis oil
Dr. Christina Sanchez is a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid Spain, her research led to the findings that THC does indeed kill cancer cells! She sat down with us to explain her work... http://vimeo.com/83094404

Cancer-the forbidden cures
www.youtube.com/embed/gWLrfNJICeM

GcMaf as a possible cure for cancer
www.youtube.com/embed/dy0luU4RF5U

Cancer treatment conventional v’s natural
www.youtube.com/embed/81XfmhKV2BI

Harmful things to avoid:

Vaccines
Pesticides and herbicides eg Roundup
Fluoride in the water (use filters if necessary or buy non-flouridated bottled water)
Toothpaste with fluoride in it; buy fluoride free toothpaste online
Parabens and chemicals in bathroom items; buy products using organic and natural ingredients
Aspartame/nutrasweet artificial sweetner in soft drinks, sweets etc
Foods with Artificial preservatives, colourings, sweeteners, flavourings; buy organic and fresh food
Energy drinks: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-new s/energy-drinks-can-trigger-sudden-heart-attacks-even-in-healthy-young -people-study-finds-10152418.html
Microwaves http://www.naturalnews.com/048454_cell_phones_microwave_radiation_canc er_protection.html
Wifi – look up online how to switch off the wifi of your hub and use a physical cable instead. Contact your local schools and advise them that wifi is harmful to the health of children.

Barrie Trower on the harm caused to children by wifi (let the schools know not to put wifi in schools!):
www.youtube.com/embed/-FMMdJibIjY

Pharmaceutical companies cause doctors to receive biased information about drugs ‘costing hundreds of thousands of lives’
The number of elderly patients being admitted to hospital due to adverse drug reactions is ‘one in three’
by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith

Speaking to The Independent, Dr Aseem Malhotra, an NHS cardiologist and a trustee of the King’s Fund health think tank, claims there is “a systemic lack of transparency in the information being given to doctors to prescribe medication, in terms of the benefits of drugs being grossly exaggerated and their side effects under reported in studies”.

Dr Malhotra said the prevalence of pharmaceutical companies, which are “profit making businesses” being able to fund studies and drug trials causes biased information to be recorded and reported on in medical journals. This is in turn “creating an epidemic of misinformed doctors,” he said, stressing that the heart of the issue is “corporate interest trumping patient interest”.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a6893601.html

The dark future of medicine: Why your human doctor will be replaced by a pill-pushing robotic toilet that's tag-teamed with a Google Terminator compliance hunter-killer drone
Thursday, February 18, 2016
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Why? Because today's pharma-bribed doctors do almost nothing that can't be done by a sophisticated drug vending machine owned and operated by the pharmaceutical industry. Modern doctors, in other words, are little more than robotic pill pimps who offer absolutely nothing to patients that can't be done more cheaply and efficiently by automated systems. (And believe me, Big Pharma can't wait to take human doctors out of the loop entirely. It's one less group of people they have to bribe...)

to read more click on link http://www.naturalnews.com/053022_ro...mpliance.html#

Dangers of wifi in schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J__MlInDM8U

Wireless wake up call https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NEaPTu9oI

TURMURIC as a CANCER CURE: http://www.naturalnews.com/053073_tu...medicine.html#

Big pharma is creating expensive drugs that don't work....the solution?
Blow the whistle!! Just like the queens former doctor has just done:
Queen Elizabeth II’s former Doctor, Sir Richard Thompson, is fed up with Big Pharma’s for profit machine, and he’s calling them out on it. Thompson, former-president of the Royal College of Physicians, was the Queen’s doctor for over 20 years. He is now a part of a group of Doctors who are calling out Big Pharma for their egregious injustices and criminal acts. According to the Daily Mail (UK), the Doctor slammed pharmaceutical companies for making for profit drugs with ‘little-proven benefits.’
Sir Richard said: ‘The time has come for a full and open public enquiry into the way evidence of the efficacy of drugs is obtained and revealed.
‘There is real danger that some current drug treatments are much less effective than had previously been thought.’
He said the campaign highlights the ‘often weak and sometimes murky basis on which the efficacy and use of drugs, particularly in the elderly, are judged’.
https://truthkings.com/queens-former...arma-awesome/#

How to detox from mandatory vaccinations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NP0qKjD954

Psychadelics can expand your mind https://www.youtube.com/embed/XOET9n8wnmo

What are some powerful things you can do to shield yourself from EMF’s?

Turn your cell phone off or keep it at least 10-15 feet away from you at night. Small add ons can be put onto the cell phone which converts radiation into energy the body better recognizes. Buy an old fashion clock to use for an alarm clock.
Put your WIFI on a timer that shuts it off during the hours when you are sleeping and turns back on when you awake. They can be purchased for 5-10 dollars.
Put aluminum shielding on the inside wall of your home where your Smart meter is. A special paint also exists that can help as well called Y Shield. It is very expensive, but for some it can mean the difference between suffering and relief.
Get rid of Bluetooth technology and use a hands free cord pug in with speakers and microphone to make phone calls. This will at least keep the phone from being right next to your head.
Turn all cordless phones off, especially if they are in your bedroom, next to your bed.
Lastly, as one increases their level of consciousness through letting go of emotions that are major triggers for headaches and migraines, physical substances and EMF’s will begin to have less of an impact on the body.
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/...migraines.html

Scientists Find Fruit In Australia Capable Of Killing Cancer, Mainstream Media Stays Silent
Posted on September 22, 2016
By Amanda Froelich
“The compound works by three ways essentially: it kills the tumour cells directly, it cuts off the blood supply and it also activates the body’s own immune system to clean up the mess that’s left behind.”
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/...ys-silent.html

Just a teaspoon a day of turmeric can help fight cancer, depression and allergies
Friday, September 23, 2016 by: Vicki Batts
http://www.naturalnews.com/055407_tu...epression.html

25-Year-Old Student Discovers Way to Kill Superbugs WITHOUT Antibiotics — Science Freaks Out
Posted on September 28, 2016
By Matt Agorist

Ph.D. student Shu Lam, the study’s lead researcher, believes they’ve found a way around antibiotic dependency in the battle against bacteria.
“We’ve developed a new class of antimicrobial agents, which are very unique. They come in the form of tiny star-shaped molecules that are made from short chains of proteins,” Lam told VICE. “We found that they are very effective at wiping out [bacterial] infections in mice and they are also relatively non-toxic to the body.”
These little miracle stars literally tear the bacteria apart by attaching to it and destroying the cell wall.
“These star polymers screw up the way bacteria survives,” Lam said. “Bacteria need to divide and grow but when our star is attached to the membrane it interferes with these processes. This puts a lot of stress on the bacteria and it initiates a process to kill itself from stress.”
read on here: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/...reaks-out.html

UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect
Exclusive: The MHRA's assessment could 'provide ground-breaking results' in leading to reform over cannabis' medicinal use in the UK
Christopher Hooton
@christophhooton
6 hours ago

The government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has found that Cannabidiol (CBD) has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions” when administered to humans, in a potential milestone in the campaign to legalise cannabis and bring about evidence-based laws regarding drugs.
The review of CBD, a cannabinoid accounting for up to 40% of the marijuana plant's extract that doesn't contain its psychoactive THC but is purported to retain the health benefits, came about following discussions with CBD vaporiser company MediPen.
The MHRA assessment:
'The MHRA has now completed it's review and has considered all information available to it relating to Cannabidiol(CBD) and having taken into account all the scientific advice and evidence, it has come to an opinion that products containing Cannabidiol will satisfy the second limb of the definition of a 'medicinal product' because it may be used by or administered to human beings either with a view to restoring, correcting or modifying physiological functions by exerting a pharmacological, immunological or metabolic action, or to making a medical diagnosis.'
read on here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7355941.html

Detoxing from chemtrails http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/10/study-found-nanoparticles-metal-in -human-brains-geoengineering-how-to-detox.html

Now You Can Find Out If YOUR Doctor Is Being Bribed by Big Pharma
February 10, 2016
by Dr Mercola

According to ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” website, which you can use to find out if your doctor accepts money from the drug industry, 1,630 companies have made payments to more than 681,000 doctors, totaling more than $3.5 billion.2
You can also find out if your doctor receives payments from Big Pharma by visiting
OpenPaymentsData.CMS.gov. This site has tallied nearly $6.5 billion in payments since 2013.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...any-money.aspx

How to say no to vaccines and SMART meters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIELtYIsbD4

The documentary ‘VAXXED’ that was pulled from the tribeca film festival by its corporate sponsors to stop people learning the truth about vaccines is now available to view.

HPV Vaccine Scam: NIH Scientist Exposes Corruption in Cancer and Vaccine Industries
december 8, 2016
Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Dr. Mahin Khatami has written a scathing commentary on the HPV vaccine that was published this month (December 2016) in the journal Clinical and Translational Medicine. The title is: “Safety concerns and hidden agenda behind HPV vaccines: another generation of drug-dependent society?”

Dr. Khatami’s bio is quite extensive, and as a retired professor and former program director at both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), her criticisms of both the cancer and vaccine industries cannot easily be written off as the work of a “quack,” which is the standard response from the medical industry who seeks to discredit anyone who does not tow the party line.
read on here http://healthimpactnews.com/2016/hpv-vaccine-scam-nih-scientist-expose s-corruption-in-cancer-and-vaccine-industries/

Drink Golden Milk Before Bed To Cleanse Your Liver While You Sleep
By Twain Yobra
Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 10:02am EST
If you want to sleep better and flush toxins out of your body, then this is the most important article you’ve ever read. I will show you how ‘golden milk,’ a mixture of coconut milk, turmeric, ginger and black pepper can improve your health.
This delicious mixture will help you sleep like a baby since it’ll calm you down and reduce stress. It’ll also detoxify all your organs, leaving you healthier, slimmer and energetic.
What you need to make golden milk

1 teaspoon of turmeric
2 cups of coconut milk (feel free to use other milk)
A small piece of sliced ginger
¼ teaspoon of black pepper
Honey (optional)

How to make golden milk

Mix all ingredients in a pan (except honey).
Cook them at medium heat until bubbles start popping out.
Sieve the drink to remove the ginger.
Add honey, stir and drink.
read more here http://blogs.naturalnews.com/drink-golden-milk-bedtime-cleanse-liver-s leep/

Chemotherapy is a Waste of Money

https://www.youtube.com/embed/XdLyMhNdcSc


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Acting as a 'truth satellite' is simply taking information from independent media sources or ideas from this thread and then posting it in places where people would not normally have exposure to such material. This is in effect 'reality hacking' people who have not yet seen outside the corporate media bubble and the false narratives and perceptions that it weaves.
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Geoengineering

Here is an interview with climate scientist Piers Corbyn (brother of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn) on the Richie Allen show where he says geoengineering is occurring in the form of spraying aerosols into the skies above us: https://www.youtube.com/embed/A45YlerAmog

That they are spraying toxic particulates into our skies, is a shocking reality which society must face and deal with before we have a catastrophic health problem on our hands. The way we deal with this issue is to first force it into the public sphere so that the powers that be can no longer deny it and then we must argue that it is unsafe to spray aluminium and other substances into the atmosphere. However that debate cannot even occur until the general public become aware of this issue. For this reason we must spread awareness across social media and the blogosphere but we must also make our politicians aware of it.

The list of links at the bottom of this post was give to me by an activist who suggests they are sent by people to politicians and others. Geoengineering activist Dane Wiggington calls this process of sending emails and letters to various people ‘sending out flaming arrows’. Our aim is to spread information and awareness like a fire spreads, so if we want to play our part in the solution then we all need to start lighting those fires of truth around the world. We can all do our bit by firing out some flaming arrows of truth. Please email the links to your local politicians; but first here are some other useful links for activists:

CIA director speaks about the weaponisation of weather: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfH5_BiaP8Y
James Corbett: geoengineering, the real climate change threat https://www.corbettreport.com/geoeng...change-threat/
Contribute to the stop geoengineering defence fund here https://stopgeoengineeringmn.squarespace.com/donate/
Global March against chemtrails http://globalmarchagainstchemtrailsa.com/index.html
SHADE the documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4VFYRaltcc
Protecting yourself from chemtrails http://www.naturalnews.com/042641_chemtrails_poisons_detoxifying_produ cts.html

Here are possible links to send to politicians. Please check them out and if you are happy with them and the information contained therein then please email them to your local authorities; there are also petitions on 38 degrees which if they get enough signees will be presented to MP’s so please sign them!

A paper providing evidence: ‘Directive to ban stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering’: http://www.chemtrailsprojectuk.com/take-action/directive/

A peer reviewed paper titled: ‘Evidence of coal fly ash toxic chemical geo-engineering in the troposphere: consequences for public health’ published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/8/9375

News articles:
• The Guardian: US geo-engineers spray particulates from a balloon in New Mexico: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jul/17/us-geoengineers-spr ay-sun-balloon
• BBC tackling climate change with technology: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8338853.stm
• The Guardian: The powerful coalition who want to engineer the world’s climate: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/sep/13/geoengineering-coal ition-world-climate
• The United Nations University: ‘The Frightening Politics of Geo-engineering’: http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/the-frightening-politics-of-geoengineering
• The Guardian ‘Millions were in germ war tests’: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2002/apr/21/uk.medicalscience
Videos:
• BBC interview with geo-engineering scientist David Keith on the ‘Hard Talks’ programme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceGJTCF5tyY
• Presentation made to the Environmental Protection Agency in the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4OHLx6bX8k
• MET office manager speaking about Solar radiation Management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmwSVLFnvUY
• A time-lapse of spraying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5rBV_uo8Kw
• On / off spraying filmed by a pilot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=59&v=cnWO5KT8IhI
• Parliament assessment of geo-engineering: @7:15 Dr Schuckburgh says aerosols are an ‘active area of scientific research’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFYmdLcBDYA
• Various testimonies submitted to Shasta County Council: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR4jawnS8Ss
• Doctor Rosalind Peterson addresses the United Nations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5is16A8pfw
• Geo-engineer David Keith admits to the dangers of spraying aluminium particulates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qEBZAE0rbs
• Weather man Kevin Lollis speaking about ‘chaff’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alVhWQdFBLQ
• Chemtrails Project UK: http://www.chemtrailsprojectuk.com/
• US based information site: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/

Top Scientist Confirms Aluminum Poisoning Via Chemtrails Is Real
Posted on March 24, 2016

A renowned nuclear scientist has published a paper confirming that humans are being poisoned by traces of aluminum via chemtrails.
Dr. Marvin Herndon, PhD says that there is evidence of a secret government geoengineering program, injecting stratospheric particles/aero soles into the atmosphere – endangering human health.
read more here: stateofthenation2012.com/?p=34166

Pushing Back Against Climate Engineering, Canadian Lawsuit Is Filed
March 23, 2016
Dane Wigington of geoengineeringwatch.org

Legal action has been filed and is now underway in Canada that will greatly assist with the global effort to expose and halt the ongoing climate engineering assault against the planet and the entire web of life. For over a year GeoengineeringWatch.org has been communicating with and forwarding data to Canadian attorneys (in addition to the US team of attorneys we are working with) in the effort to get legal action in motion. This effort has now reached fruition, Geoengineering Watch wishes to express our most sincere gratitude to the attorneys in Canada (and the US attorneys) for their diligent and ongoing work in this most critical battle. Excerpts from the Canadian legal filing are below.
CLAIM
Nature of the Proceeding:
1. This is a mass-tort and environmental Proposed Class Proceeding in respect of the spraying into the atmosphere of toxic substances and particulates by the Defendant that is dangerous to human health, destructive to the environment, and has caused meaningful economic damages.
www.geoengineeringwatch.org/p...lawsuit-filed/


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The Full Circle Project

The full circle project was set up by people like Max Igan as a way to help regular people meet up and coordinate activism. It allows you to see who is in your area and to reach out and meet likeminded people in your local community. As a way to begin reaching out to people and to find out what sort of things are going on in your area it could be a good resource. Here’s their website: www.fullcircleproject.net/

Info from their website:

‘’When the time came for Max Igan to start formulating the idea of The Full Circle Project in 2012, he was particularly concerned to draw attention to the plight of the Amazon forest and all the natural treasures it contains. He wanted to call people everywhere to come together and recognise the power we had as One People to change the tide of destruction and the rape of our planet. The idea was based on gathering funds to buy large parcels of land to put into trust for the original Amazonian peoples to care for as they have done throughout living memory.

However, the recognition that the might of corporate mining companies was strong in terms of financial persuasion, Max decided instead to re-focus the Full Circle Project on building community resilience in every location possible and to find effective remedy to issues of concern at a local level; something he had been advocating in his regular podcasts over the previous eight years.’’

‘’Banking: If you still have any money deposited in the main stream banking system, that money is being invested into whatever commercial, military or government scheme offers the best returns to the bank with some of the interest residue coming on to you. So unless it’s an ‘ethical bank’ with strict rules that disallow investment into the instruments of ecocide and war, you can be sure that, at any time, your money will be funnelled-off into the weapons trade; nuclear power production plants; R&D into the genetic modification of the food chain; big pharma medicines; mass highway construction; large scale fossil fuel extraction as well as directly into the pockets of the banks themselves!’’
‘’Taxation: Man, this is a tough one – but it’s right at the hub of the problem. Here we are, cursing the fact that we have to kiss goodbye to around two to three months worth of our annual incomes – every year. But do we stop to consider where our money goes? If we did we would be shocked to find out that in all likely-hood it goes straight to the corporate bankster cartel who are masterminding the centralized regulatory power package which is close to driving us ‘bona fide’ humans off the face of this planet.’’
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Food and community projects

Degrowth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degrowth
Decroissance or ''Degrowth is a political, economic, and social movement based on Ecological economics, anti-consumerist and anti-capitalist ideas. Degrowth thinkers and activists advocate for the downscaling of production and consumption—the contraction of economies—as overconsumption lies at the root of long term environmental issues and social inequalities. Key to the concept of degrowth is that reducing consumption does not require individual martyring and a decrease in well-being. Rather, 'degrowthists' aim to maximize happiness and well-being through non-consumptive means—sharing work, consuming less, while devoting more time to art, music, family, culture and community.

Using vacant spaces to grow food: http://sowandgroweverywhere.org

Community gardening can also be a form of direct action taken to use land for the benefit of the community https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_gardening

Reclaim the fields http://reclaimthefields.org/fr

Edible park feeds 200,000 each month http://www.trueactivist.com/this-edible-park-feeds-200000-hungry-peopl e-every-month/

Floating farms https://www.minds.com/blog/view/447430685691482112/this-solar-powered- floating-farm-can-produce-20-tons-of-vegetables-every-day

Waste not, want not! Morrisons to become the first supermarket to donate all unsold food to community groups
By Imogen Calderwood For Mailonline
Published: 19:02, 31 October 2015
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3298353/Waste-not-want-not-Mor risons-supermarket-donate-unsold-food-community-groups.html
• Morrisons will donate all discarded food that is safe to eat to local projects
• Food kitchens and community cafes will make meals for those in need
• An estimated 15million tonnes of food is thrown away in the UK every year
• Some retailers have been accused of deliberately sabotaging unsold food

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/man-behind -campaign-for-french-supermarkets-to-donate-waste-food-wants-to-take-l aw-global-10276028.html

Eco villages
''The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.

People and communities meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living a cooperative sustainable lifestyle.''

http://gen.ecovillage.org/about-gen.html

Examples of some existing eco villages from around the world are:
Findhorn
Crystal waters
Auroville
Christiana

Intentional Communities include:
Brook farm
Twin Oaks
Oneida

Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule
Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains how “We The People” are exercising the authority to govern ourselves and dismantle corporate rule. When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say “no” to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn’t, because it would violate the corporation’s “rights” and state pre-emption laws. So they did something technically illegal – their town passed an innovative ordinance banning corporate factory farming. It worked! The corporation left town. Pittsburgh upshifted the approach: Rather than define what we don’t want, define what we DO want. Their “Right to Water” stopped natural gas fracking in the city. Ordinances like this have been passed in over 150 communities in 9 states. Tune in to learn how this works. Episode 258. [paulcienfuegos.com, celdf.org, YouTube channel “Community Rights TV” and communityrightspdx.org]

www.youtube.com/embed/8Prylnj4NQ8

www.youtube.com/embed/Smu0x05qs58

Cooperatives have already been spoken about in this thread and offer a viable alternative to the market economy
The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA): http://2012.coop/welcome
An example of a large cooperative is: ''The MONDRAGON Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain. Founded in the town of Mondragón in 1956, its origin is linked to the activity of a modest technical college and a small workshop producing paraffin heaters. Currently it is the seventh largest Spanish company in terms of asset turnover and the leading business group in the Basque Country. At the end of 2011 it was providing employment for 83,869 people working in 256 companies in four areas of activity: Finance, Industry, Retail and Knowledge. The MONDRAGON Co-operatives operate in accordance with a business model based on People and the Sovereignty of Labour, which has made it possible to develop highly participative companies rooted in solidarity, with a strong social dimension but without neglecting business excellence. The Co-operatives are owned by their worker-members and power is based on the principle of one person, one vote.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondrag%C3%B3n_Cooperative_Corporation

Another example is: 'Suma is the UK’s largest independent wholefood wholesaler/distributor, specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products. We are a workers’ co-operative committed to ethical business.' http://www.suma.coop/about/

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA): http://2012.coop/welcome

''Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader Slow movement. The movement has since expanded globally to over 100,000 members in 150 countries. [1] Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_food

Community gardening can also be a form of direct action taken to use land for the benefit of the community:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_gardening

''Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainable architecture/human settlements and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. [1][2]

The core tenets of permaculture are:[3][4]
• Take Care of the Earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
• Take Care of the People: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
• Share the Surplus: Healthy natural systems use outputs from each element to nourish others. We humans can do the same. By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.

Permaculture draws from several disciplines including organic farming, agroforestry, integrated farming, sustainable development, and applied ecology. "The primary agenda of the movement has been to assist people to become more self reliant through the design and development of productive and sustainable gardens and farms. The design principles which are the conceptual foundation of permaculture were derived from the science of systems ecology and study of pre-industrial examples of sustainable land use."[5]
Permaculture design emphasizes patterns of landscape, function, and species assemblies. It asks the question, “Where does this element go? How can it be placed for the maximum benefit of the system?" To answer this question, the central concept of permaculture is maximizing useful connections between components and synergy of the final design. The focus of permaculture, therefore, is not on each separate element, but rather on the relationships created among elements by the way they are placed together; the whole becoming greater than the sum of its parts. Permaculture design therefore seeks to minimize waste, human labor, and energy input by building systems with maximal benefits between design elements to achieve a high level of synergy. Permaculture designs evolve over time by taking into account these relationships and elements and can become extremely complex systems that produce a high density of food and materials with minimal input.[6]
It is worthy of note that Permaculture is a system of design only, and as such it can be applied to anything that requires design. Permaculture has been applied most commonly to the design of housing and landscaping, integrating techniques such as agroforestry, natural building and rainwater harvesting within the context of Permaculture design principles and theory.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture
Via Campesina (from Spanish la vía campesina, the campesino way, or the Peasants' Way) describes itself as "an international movement which coordinates peasant organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe". It is a coalition of over 148 organizations, advocating family-farm-based sustainable agriculture and was the group that first coined the term "food sovereignty".[1] Food sovereignty refers to the right to produce food on one's own territory. Via Campesina has carried out several campaigns including a campaign to defend farmer's seeds, a campaign to stop violence against women, a campaign for the recognition of the rights of peasants, a Global Campaign for agrarian reform, and others.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Campesina
Grow Your Own Food: thehortchannel.com

EP1 February
www.youtube.com/embed/04ZbDuavag8

The Earth Rights Institute http://www.earthrights.net/wg/q-land-ethic.html

Monsantos ‘Roundup’ spray is a genotoxin
Long exposure to tiny amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup may damage liver, kidneys – study
Published time: 29 Aug, 2015
https://www.rt.com/usa/313806-monsanto-roundup-kidney-damage/?utm_sour ce=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Grow local http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/14/perfect-storm-grow-local-go-hung ry/
10 ways to commit nutritional anarchy
http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/10-ways-to-commit-nutritional-anarchy- 07252013
Anarchy is defined as the non-recognition of authority. If nutrition becomes regulated by a bunch of bureaucrats who, at best, don’t really care about people, and at worst, hope to depopulate the globe, you must have the plans and weapons in place to live a life of nutritional anarchy. Take these steps to prepare for the day when real vitamins might be completely inaccessible without a prescription.
1. Educate yourself on which foods provide the most nutritional bang for the buck
2. Plant nutrient dense flora in your garden
3. Learn to identify edible plants and locate wild sources of nutrients, like a field of dandelions (make sure they are not sprayed with pesticides)
4. Learn small space gardening methods to make the most of urban locations
5. Consider hydroponics and/or aquaponics
6. Purchase heirloom seeds to put aside for the future, when they may no longer be available
7. Learn how to properly save and store seeds from your own plants for future gardening endeavors
8. Learn how to harvest and preserve the bounty from your own property
9. Practice preparing delicious meals using the most nutritious foods available
10. Experiment with multiple ways to use the in-season bounty from your garden to prevent boredom
These are the actions that will provide our independence from those who would have the audacity to regulate good nutrition.
Utopian ‘Harvest Your Own’ Groceries Coming Up
August 3, 2013
Heather Callaghan
Places like Wal-mart brag that they eliminate the middle man; but they haven’t seen the likes of The Farmery.
What if your food was grown at your store – and it’s not even picked yet until you come by to cut the plants. You’re not a shopper, you’re a harvester. Better yet, what if Farmeries come to urban neighborhoods – both high and low end?

Defending the Imperative for Real Food and Real Farmers
by Julian Rose
Going ‘organic’ is basically a return to farming regimes that were used on all small and medium sized family farms throughout Europe and North America up until the Second World War. There are still countries that remain largely committed to this form of land management and one will find most examples of these in Eastern Europe. Which brings me to Poland.
Poland is a country still blessed with around one million three hundred thousand small family farms, with an average size of around seven hectares. These farms have resisted both a Russian communist occupation with a penchant for creating large state-owned holdings, and now a Western capitalist regime with a penchant for corporate take-overs and mass exploitation of soils for profit.Julian Rose is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, international activist, social entrepreneur, writer and actor. His latest book ‘In Defence of Life’ is available at www.amazon.org and at Julian’s web site: www.julianrose.info

How to Establish a Food and Farming Model that Works for Everyone
by Julian Rose
Intro: Julian Rose lays out a pragmatic model for bringing together local and regional food production and consumption. Julian has had more than 30 years experience in this field; selling the great majority of his organic farm produce within a ten mile radius of his farm. This article is drawn from his book “Changing Course for Life – Local Solutions to Global Problems.”
If Cathedrals are meant to stand as symbols of man’s aspiration to a higher spiritual consciousness, then hypermarkets are surely monuments to society’s lowest level of material greed. While the farmers and factory workers who toil to provide the products that line their plastic shelves receive the absolute minimum economic reward for their labour, the hypermarkets boast huge profits and evermore grandiose expansion plans. So distorted is the scale and motivation of this form of trading – and so destructive to both human and environmental welfare – that any caring individual should find it abhorrent to carry on worshipping at this golden calf.

Why is Wheat Such A Problem in the Modern Diet?
By WTStaff October 29, 2015 Catherine J. Frompovich,
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/10/29/why-is-wheat-such-a-problem-in-t he-modern-diet/
Wheat, which used to be considered a “staff of life,” in recent times, has become a dietary scourge for numerous men, women, and children. What happened, especially when there are so many processed foods that contain wheat or wheat derivatives?
First and foremost, we ought to realize that wheat grown today is a hybridized version of heirloom wheat during the early 20th century. Einkorn [1], which probably was the oldest variety of wheat known and grown for thousands of years, has fallen out of favor even though it contains a lower percentage of gluten.

Seed libraries http://in5d.com/two-free-smartphone-apps-that-will-eliminate-monsanto- aspartame-hfcs-and-processed-foods/

Experiment boosts crop yields without GMO’s http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/south-australia-does-this-to-incre ase.html

Local energy aggregation network http://www.commondreams.org/news/201...r-power-supply

Vending machines selling raw dairy products http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/raw-milk-s hould-be-sold-in-vending-machines-says-fsa-9619500.html

Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) have built mini homes for the homeless which the government want to destroy: http://livingoutdoors.ga/2016/01/04/denver-deploys-riot-police-to-demo lish-tiny-homes-for-the-homeless/

Organic food growth and the earth angel eco village http://earthangelvillage.org/productive-organic-gardeninggrowing/

Australia First to Receive Electricity Using Zero-emission Wave Energy Generators
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/01/10/australia-first-to-receive-elect ricity-using-zero-emission-wave-energy-generators/
Wave energy technology has finally proved its feasibility to provide renewable, clean energy on a mass scale.
The Perth Wave Energy Project has demonstrated that the CETO 5 wave energy generators, developed by Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, are capable of using the movement of the ocean to provide electricity to a naval base near Garden Island in Western Australia. The site is the first commercial ocean wave energy installation. It has channeled zero-emissions energy from three CETO 5 units into a functioning power grid for 14000 cumulative hours.

www.youtube.com/embed/mhDl5HG6vOQ

Solar powered Eco pod for off grid living
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/solar-powered-pod-lets-you-live-of f-grid-anywhere.html


If you were one of the many infatuated by the solar-powered pod that allows you to live off-grid anywhere in the world, you’ll be stoked to know that they’re finally on the market.
According to Ecocapsule, a limited edition of 50 self-powering pods is available for pre-order.

Organic farming 'could be key to feeding the world as global warming takes hold'
Major study finds chemical-free agriculture restores the soil and can produce higher yields than ‘conventional’ methods

Geoffrey lean
Saturday 13 February 2016

Organic farming – long held to be irrelevant in tackling world hunger – could be key to feeding the world as global warming takes hold, one of the biggest studies ever to be carried out into the “contentious” practice has concluded.

The research, which has reviewed hundreds of studies stretching back over four decades, not only overturns conventional wisdom but contradicts Britain’s official Food Standards Agency, which has repeatedly attacked chemical-free agriculture. It adds to emerging evidence that it may be more productive and profitable than conventional farming in the long term, especially in developing countries, and says it can provide an “ideal blueprint in addressing climate change”.

www.independent.co.uk/environ...-a6872501.html

How 'farmacy' practice, or using food as medicine, can change the world
Friday, February 19, 2016 by: Jennifer Lea Reynolds

In the name of demonstrating how effective plant-based whole foods are when it comes to improving health, Dr. Ronald Weiss actually sold his medical practice and opened up a "farmacy" by the name of Ethos Primary Care, to help others. The farmacy, located in Long Valley, New Jersey, is designed to do as the generic name implies: Rather than having people rely on traditional pharmacy practices, the concept is to show how farm-based, real foods contribute to better health more than any synthetic drug ever could – hence the word "farmacy."(1)

"Plant-based whole foods are the most powerful disease-modifying tools available to practitioners — more powerful than any drugs or surgeries," says Dr. Weiss. "I am not saying if you fall down and break your ankle, I can fix it by putting a salve ofmugwort [sic] on it. You need someone to fix your fracture," he explained. "I am talking about treating and preventing chronic disease — the heart attacks, the strokes, the cardiovascular disease, the cancers ... the illnesses that are taking our economy and our nation down."

To read on click on link above www.naturalnews.com/053030_fa..._medicine.html
LOCAL FOOD is creating a renaissance in the US: www.alternet.org/food/how-loc...al-renaissance
Values Change For Survival; Growing a Better Way of Living
April 27, 2016, Neenah Payne

My new Urban Gardens Revolution website shows that an increasing number of people are choosing to be the change they want to see in the world simply by growing their own food! Dr. Vandana Shiva says that the “Urban garden is the greatest revolution!” Jules Dervaes, founder of the Urban Homestead, calls his 1/5 acre city garden on which he grows 6,000 lbs of food each year “The Path to Freedom”.
The Urban Gardens Revolution site links to the free online Food Revolution Summit which takes place April 30-May 8. Dr. Joseph Mercola, who has one of the most popular health sites, says in his article “Reinventing Our Food System, One Small Farm At A Time”:
I cannot encourage you strongly enough to take control of the food that you’re eating. A great way to get started on your own is by sprouting. They may be small, but sprouts are packed with nutrition and best of all, they’re easy and inexpensive to grow.

www.activistpost.com/2016/04/...of-living.html
Small Farmers—Not Corporations Like Monsanto—Are the Key to Food Security
Humanity has been eating 8,500 different plant species. Today we are being condemned to eat GM corn and soy.
By Vandana Shiva / EcoWatch
May 24, 2016

May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the threats to our biodiversity and our rights from IPR monopolies and monocultures.

Just as our Vedas and Upanishads have no individual authors, our rich biodiversity, including seeds, have been evolved cumulatively. They are a common heritage of present and future farm communities who have evolved them collectively. I recently joined tribals in Central India who have evolved thousands of rice varieties for their festival of “Akti.” Akti is a celebration of the relationship of the seed and the soil and the sharing of the seed as a sacred duty to the Earth and the community.

read more here: www.alternet.org/food/small-f...-food-security
Denmark Intends To Be The World’s FIRST 100% Organic Nation
Posted on September 13, 2016
www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/...ic-nation.html

Italy Bans Toxic Glyphosate
27 August 2016
Italy's Ministry of Health have placed significant restrictions on toxic glyphosate, for pre-harvest and in many public areas.
This is great news for our Not In Our Bread campaign, which calls for a ban on the use of glyphosate, and glyphosate-based products, as a pre-harvest treatment in the UK. Glyphosate is getting into our bread, and into our bodies. This has to stop. As countries across Europe move to place restrictions on this potentially carcinogenic pesticide, the UK government must follow suit.
The Italian job
The Italian restrictions ban the use of glyphosate in areas frequented by the public or by "vulnerable groups" including children and the elderly. In addition, the pre-harvest use of glyphosate - a process known as desiccation - is banned. The desiccation of crops by spraying glyphosate is a primary source for residual pesticide contamination at the consumer level.

www.soilassociation.org/news...ic-glyphosate/

Drinking Water Can Be Harvested from the Air Using This Invaluable New Technology
Posted on September 10, 2016
By Christina Sarich
The earth’s atmosphere contains just as much water as all our lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, underground well water, and oceans, combined. It’s a veritable Niagara Falls of water that could be used by people living under extreme drought conditions, who have been hit by natural disasters, or who live in remote desert areas, if only we could figure out how to harness it.
A new technology developed by Israeli scientists captures water from the air with 65 percent more efficiency than previous water vapor-collection methods. According to Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor, one billion people worldwide live without clean, safe drinking water, and two billion more live without basic sanitation for the water that is available to them.
www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/...echnology.html
Enormous Green Hub Market to Offer Relief from Notorious NYC Food Desert
Posted on September 22, 2016
By Chris “Kikila” Perrin
Over what has been called “a food desert,” rain clouds are gathering, and with them comes much needed access to what very well might be affordable, healthy sustenance. South Bronx, New York, home to no farms and no agricultural production whatsoever, being able to purchase food that is healthy has not been the most affordable option.
With a recent announcement from New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, however, “the times,” a great poet once said, “they are a changin’.”
Not just a ghetto housing the victims of dispossession (pgs. 2, 150) and redistributive economic policy, the South Bronx is soon to become a major intersection for food, linking inner-city families to up-state farmers on a scale that has never before been realized. Greenmarket, Co., the organization that will be in charge of running the massive, “120,000 square foot indoor/outdoor market,” not only received the promise of funding from the Governor’s announcement, they also received a fair dose of legitimacy.
www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/...od-desert.html
How To Make A Seed Bomb And Transform Your Local Community (w/Infographic)
Posted on October 11, 2016
By Amanda Froelich
Not only do plants make urban environments more appealing, they also provide CO2 and, according to some studies, help reduce the stress people experience. For this reason, one might imagine that modern cities would be overflowing with green flora, but this is anything but the case.
In many cities, it’s actually illegal to grow land in public spaces (just read about activist Ron Finley), regardless if the area is being used or not. In effect, a number of activists have begun creating seed bombs to secretly grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers for community members to utilize. This type of activism is called guerrilla gardening.
As the Infographic below explains, it’s actually quite easy to create seed bombs. And, anybody can be a guerrilla gardener. Read below to learn more and get started!
www.naturalblaze.com/2016/10/...community.html

This Wind-Powered Device Pulls 11 Gallons Of Drinkable Water From The Air Each Day
Posted on October 11, 2016
By Amanda Froelich
Whereas many individuals in developed nations often worry over catching their favorite television show, a constant stress for approximately 2.3 million people on the planet has to do with obtaining clean, drinking water. Fortunately, a solution to the latter conundrum has been presented, and it’s one that might ease generations of worry in locations where purified water is hard to come by.
The Water Seer collection device relies on simple condensation to collect drinkable water from the atmosphere and can provide up to 11 gallons of clean aqua each day without one external power source. Best of all, it can potentially run forever and does not create greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change.
www.naturalblaze.com/2016/10/...-each-day.html


The Many Ways Farmer's Markets and Small Family Farms Are Essential to Our Future
Most effective, bio diverse, more workers, nimble, adaptable -- all in contrast to giant factory farms.
By Melissa Kravitz / AlterNet
October 12, 2016
Ending food insecurity may be as easy as supporting your local farmers market. In advance of World Food Day on October 16, American Farmland Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes environmentally sound farming practices, named its top farmers markets in the nation, many of which are based in warmer southern states like Florida and Virginia. But no matter what region you live in, farmers markets and small farms are essential to community health.
“Small family farms have been shown to be the most effective, per acre, at ecological stewardship, biodiversity and production of nutrition,” said Severine von Tscharner Fleming, founder of the Greenhorns, a non-profit group working to support a new generation of young farmers. “Small family farms employ more workers, supporting the local economy and rural prosperity … and can adapt and change with the market demands or shifts in climate," she argues.
www.alternet.org/food/why-far...-public-health

Football Field Farm Turns Around College And Builds Community With Organic Produce
Posted on October 17, 2016
By Brianna Acuesta
The We Over Me Farm has completely transformed the community.
When President Michael J. Sorell took over at Paul Quinn College, a private, historically black college in Texas, the school was just barely getting by. Sorell knew he needed to make some serious changes if the college he now ran was going to succeed once again and continue to make a name for itself.
For him, that meant making some really tough choices. Since college football has such a strong fanbase in America, it was difficult for Sorell to make the decision to cut the entire team. What the college was left with was an empty sports field and lots of ideas about how to put it to use.
After three years of mulling over their options, Sorell collaborated with Trammell S. Crow, a local real estate agent who was also a philanthropist and looking to add a community garden to the area. The football field was the perfect locale, and what started out as a few raised beds with some small crops quickly turned into so much more.
With the help of Crow and a sponsorship from PepsiCo’s Food For Good Initiative, the We Over Me Farm became a reality. Today, the organic farm boasts an annual yield of 30,000 pounds of food, 15-20 percent of which is donated to local food charities. The farm has also gotten the college back on the right track and it’s now listed as a local food producer.

www.naturalblaze.com/2016/10/...c-produce.html

Desert Farm Grows 17,000 Tons of Food Without Soil, Pesticides, Fossil Fuels or Groundwater
Posted on October 24, 2016
By Amando Flavio

Innovations that will make the human race thrive on Earth, saving its finite resources from extinction, are something we should embrace without a second thought.
We get our food from plants and animals. As we grow in numbers, so too does the global demand for food. Currently, activists are fighting the spread of Genetically Modified Food (GMO). The argument for GMO proponents has been that the world is running out of its resources, and hence, we need to find ways and means to sustain us. According to them, GMOs will ensure that we maintain our food production level. This argument might sound convincing on first hearing, however, deeper probing of GMOs has revealed that the harm it causes far outweighs the good it does.
A start-up, called Sundrop Farms, has developed high technology greenhouse facilities that use a number of solutions to grow crops with less reliance on finite natural resources, than conventional greenhouse production. Sundrop Farms has offices in London in the United Kingdom, and Adelaide, in southern Australia.

www.naturalblaze.com/2016/10/...oundwater.html

Denmark intends to be worlds first 100% organic country www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/denmark-int...-organic-nation.html

Italy bans glyphosate www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/italy-just-...l-public-places.html

Urban farming from a shipping container www.naturalblaze.com/2016/08/kimbal-musk...pping-container.html

Drinking water harvested from the air: www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/drinking-wa...-new-technology.html

New Jersey Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Raw Milk
Posted on December 14, 2016
By Mike Maharrey

On Monday, a New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved a bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect.

Assemblymen John DiMiao (R-Dist. 23) introduced Assembly Bill 696 (A696) earlier this year. The legislation would allow holders of a raw milk permit “to sell, offer for sale or otherwise make available raw milk directly to consumers but only at the farm or property where the raw milk is produced.”

Current New Jersey law imposes a complete ban on the sale, transport and importation of raw milk or raw milk products.

A696 would also create a permitting program, set sanitation standards for raw milk sellers, and establish labeling and signage regulations.

The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee favorably reported A696 by a 5-0 vote.
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/12/new-jersey-assembly-committee-pass es-bill-to-legalize-raw-milk.html

How Julius Nyerere’s Ujamaa idea could form the basis of a new global political system
Posted May 12 2015 by Dave Darby

How it worked

The system started with 17 villages in 1961, and by the 70s, 20 million people out of a total population of 24 million were living in Ujamaa villages. The average size of a village was around 3000, and each group of ten households elected one of their neighbours, who obviously they knew well, to sit on the village committee. Each village committee elected one of their members to sit on the district committee; each district committee elected one of their members to sit on the regional committee; and each regional committee elected one of their members to sit on the national government. That was it. That was how Tanzania was run from the sixties to the eighties. I have much more information about the development of this system, which I will make available online soon.

What happened to the Ujamaa system

I was told that the World Bank (representing the corporate system) pressured Tanzania to dismantle the system. The first demand was that Tanzania have multi-party elections. Their response was that the Ujamaa system is actually more democratic than a multi-party system, because representatives were known personally by their electorate, and there was no party line or any avenues for corruption (by money, at least). But their pleas fell on deaf ears, and because they required World Bank funds for things that needed to be imported, like oil or machinery, they had to give way and hold multi-party elections. Chama Cha Mapinduzi won the election, and so the Ujamaa system was saved. This wasn’t enough for the World Bank, who demanded that the system be unhooked from the governance of the country – and of course they got their way.
http://www.lowimpact.org/how-julius-...itical-system/

Transforming Our Communities Ourselves With Technology
April 23, 2016, By Brian Berletic

Many people may mistakenly believe that the future is something that others, like big companies or governments usher in and that they themselves play either a minor active role, or one that is entirely passive. In reality, there are already groups of regular people just like you or me around the world literally building the future of their communities themselves with their own two hands and in collaboration with their friends, family, neighbors, and through the power of the Internet, with like-minded individuals around the world.

Makerspaces

A makerspace is exactly what it sounds like: a space where you make things. However, it is often associated with computer controlled personal manufacturing technology like 3D printers, CNC mills, and laser and/or waterjet cutters. There is also a significant amount of electronic prototyping equipment on hand including opensource development boards like the Arduino, which allows virtually anyone to control physical objects in the real world.

read more here http://www.activistpost.com/2016/04/...echnology.html

Denmark opens 1st food waste supermarket
Published time: 23 Feb, 2016 17:00

Denmark is said to throw away huge amounts of food every year, but it has just taken a major step towards alleviating the problem. Its first social supermarket with surplus food is now open to customers.

Hundreds of people visited the new store since its grand opening that took place in Copenhagen on Monday. The new store, called WeFood, will be selling a variety of products that would otherwise end up in the trash because of damaged packaging or because they are past their expiry dates. The prices are 30 percent to 50 percent lower than those in regular shops.
https://www.rt.com/news/333388-denma...ampaign=chrome

Tesco to Give All Unsold Food to Charity in its 800 UK Supermarkets
by Good News Network - Mar 13, 2016

Tesco in the U.K. announced Friday the nationwide rollout of a program that dramatically reduces the amount of food that goes to waste by giving all of the grocery store’s surplus food to charities.
Through its new Community Food Connection, Tesco will redirect millions of meals to shelters, food banks, and community centers by end of 2017. The initiative was given a trial in Merseyside, England, near Liverpool, and is making a big difference to local charities as a result.
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tesco...-supermarkets/

Italy to adopt food waste laws to save €12 billion annually
Published time: 16 Mar, 2016 10:11

Italy could become next in line after France in the EU to force supermarkets and restaurants to abide by new laws to combat food waste. Businesses throwing away unsold food costs the economy €12 billion a year.

Every year Italy wastes an estimated 5.1 million tons of food, a sizeable part of which is still fit for consumption. Currently there are several saving-oriented schemes being operated by non-profits Food Bank and Last Minute Market.

https://www.rt.com/news/335764-italy...ampaign=chrome

America’s First Certified Organic Fast Food Chain Is Here — and It Pays $16 an Hour
Posted on May 29, 2016
By Carey Wedler
As fast food chains like Jack in the Box and McDonald’s fight to stay afloat, a new fast food chain is challenging fundamental norms within the industry. Organic Coup is the first USDA-certified organic fast food chain in the country, offering previously unheard of healthy options and boasting formidable funding with ambitious plans to expand rapidly across the country.
Touting its organic certification, Organic Coup explains its standards, which “do not allow Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), toxic chemicals and pesticides, or the use of antibiotics or added hormones in livestock.”
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/05/...6-an-hour.html

Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages, commissioned Danish architectural firm EFFEKT to envision a future where self-sustaining communities could grow their own food and produce their own energy. ReGen Villages are planned off-grid communities that address issues ranging from climate change to food security through sustainable design. They plan to start building these utopian communities this summer
http://www.naturalnews.com/054858_Of...od_Energy.html

Why Are the Residents of This Small Village So Happy? They're Managing Their Farmland as Commons
Their fundamental premise is that the value of farmland lies in its contribution to food production, lasting ecosystems and human life—not financial gain.
By Véronique Rioufol, Sjoerd Wartena / Levellers Press
November 18, 2016
A feeling of joy and achievement runs through the group of ten people gathered in Robert’s kitchen. After three years of planning, they have come to celebrate: Ingrid and Fabien will soon be able to settle down and develop their farming business. The farm is theirs!
In this small, pastoral village of the French Pre-Alps, establishing young farmers is an act of will. Everywhere, small mountain farms are closing down; work is hard and the business not deemed profitable enough. When aging farmers retire, they do not find a successor. The best land is sometimes sold off to one of the few more or less industrialized farms that remain. Overall, villages are progressively abandoned or become havens of secondary residences.
In Saint Dizier, a small village of thirty-five inhabitants, local people have decided differently. Municipality members, local residents and farmers have decided to preserve agriculture as a component of local economic activity and lifestyle. They also view farmers as young, permanent residents for the village. So they keep an eye on land put for sale, and have contacted farmers and landowners to learn their plans for the future. The municipal council has sought public subsidies to acquire farmland and rent it to young farmers, but with no success.
read on here: http://www.alternet.org/food/why-are...rmland-commons

Community centres http://www.alternet.org/local-peace-economy/woman-trying-make-world-be tter-place-one-community-center-time

Fatherhood helps childrens behavioural problems http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-new s/children-fathers-bond-emotional-behavioural-problems-a7433036.html

A solar city https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=112&v=y3N1Lzbv22I

Forget solar panels, now there are solar roofs http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/08/forget-solar-panels-tesla-announce s-plans-build-stunning-solar-roofs.html


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Citizen journalism and education

We Are Change online journalism school http://wearechange.org/change-media-university/

Unreported Truth http://unreportedtruth.com/
Free Media For Free Thought Worldwide.
YOU CAN NOW UPLOAD VIDEOS DIRECTLY TO UNREPORTED TRUTH
Your chance to publish videos and articles featuring news and topics that the mainstream media ignores and circulate information that people need to see and hear. Just open a free account, press Submit Article or Video, and away you go.

Code Red think tank will watch the governments who are spying on their own public
www.youtube.com/embed/zWspFWGBc5k

The insidious influence of the Tavistock Institute on society
www.youtube.com/embed/Ml3IM0esWXM

Information Asymmetry and Power in a Surveillance Society
By Geoff Lightfoot
University of Leicester School of Management
Tomasz Piotr Wisniewski
University of Leicester
January 22, 2014
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2383166

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
A massive open online course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent and widely researched development in distance education[1] which were first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.[2][3]
Early MOOCs often emphasized open-access features, such as open licensing of content, structure and learning goals, to promote the reuse and remixing of resources. Some later MOOCs use closed licenses for their course materials while maintaining free access for students.[4][5][6][7] Robert Zemsky (2014) argues that they have passed their peak: "They came; they conquered very little; and now they face substantially diminished prospects.’’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course

MOOCs can offer free education of the highest quality to anywhere in the world at a small cost thereby removing any physical barriers to educational el-itism

Homework in Elementary School Is Wrecking Our Kids: Let's Ban It
There are simply better uses for after-school hours.
By Heather Shumaker / Salon
March 7, 2016

“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of Duke University, is startling to hear, no matter which side of the homework debate you’re on. Can it be true that the hours of lost playtime, power struggles and tears are all for naught? That millions of families go through a nightly ritual that doesn’t help? Homework is such an accepted practice, it’s hard for most adults to even question its value.

Before going further, let’s dispel the myth that these research results are due to a handful of poorly constructed studies. In fact, it’s the opposite. Cooper compiled 120 studies in 1989 and another 60 studies in 2006. This comprehensive analysis of multiple research studies found no evidence of academic benefit at the elementary level. It did, however, find a negative impact on children’s attitudes toward school.
www.alternet.org/education/ho...ds-lets-ban-it
alternative schooling through forest schools allowing kids to learn outside in the fresh air through active participation

'flexi-home education': www.naturalearthchild.com/

Why we are Creating a New Approach to Schooling
We always felt that the current schooling system was outdated, as it was established for a previous era, the industrial age, and its needs of an obedient work force. Despite the benefits that may have come from the schooling establishment and the best efforts of many great teachers, education still tends to dumb down our children, making them less able to think for themselves, to be really free and self sufficient adults in the outside world.

We feel that children need a child led and tailored approach to learning, based in nature, empathy and wonder, to allow them to be rounded individuals that can truly flourish.
plus...pre school teaching gardening and urban farming www.naturalblaze.com/2016/03/...n-farming.html

An Elementary School Has Kids Meditate Instead Of Punishing Them and the Results are Profound
By Waking Times Media
Posted on September 19, 2016
John Vibes, The Free Thought Project

Baltimore, MD – It was recently reported that Robert W. Coleman Elementary in West Baltimore will be taking a new and holistic approach to disciplining students. Instead of punishing them or sending them to the principal’s office, administrators will now be sending children to “the mindful moment room” where they will be able to meditate and wind down.
The new policy has been in place for over a year, and in the time that the meditation room has been set up, there has actually been no suspensions throughout the entire year.

www.wakingtimesmedia.com/elementa...ults-profound/


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Ideas for alternatives

Committee for the Abolition of third world debt (CADTM) outlining how the central banks lend massively to the banking sector http://cadtm.org/Central-Banks-lend-massively-to

Cooperatives
Coop UK http://www.uk.coop/
The network for thousands of co-operative businesses, Co operatives UK works to promote, develop and unite member-owned business worth more than £37 billion to the economy.
Our mission is to grow the co-operative economy and together we work to promote, develop and unite co-operatives across all sectors, from major high street retailers and large agricultural businesses to community owned pubs and credit unions.
www.youtube.com/embed/90FL_bBE4mw

Experimental city states in central America
www.youtube.com/embed/xo7jtjgV7F0

International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) http://www.iopsociety.org/
Key Goals & Priorities
• IOPS is anti capitalist, anti racist, anti sexist, and anti authoritarian. It centrally addresses economics/class, politics, culture/race, kinship/gender, ecology, and international relations without privileging any one focus above the rest.
• IOPS seeks to transcend 20th Century market and centrally planned socialism with a new participatory society - or participatory socialism - that combines classless economy, feminist kinship, intercommunalist culture, and self managing polity.
• IOPS flexibly explores and advocates long term vision sufficiently to inspire and orient current activity but does not advocate or seek to implement detailed blueprints that transcend movement needs and knowledge.
• IOPS sees social strategy and especially tactics as largely contingent on place and time and therefore continually revises shared views in light of new evidence including regularly updating analysis, vision, and strategy.

Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS)
A local exchange trading system (also local employment and trading system or local energy transfer system; abbreviated to LETS or LETSystem) is a locally initiated, democratically organised, not-for-profit community enterprise that provides a community information service and records transactions of members exchanging goods and services by using the currency of locally created LETS Credits https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_exchange_trading_system

Loyalty Cards
Breaking the chains on high streets: A movement for independent local loyalty cards plans to go nationwide http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...e-9256656.html

Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is an employee-owner program that provides a company's workforce with an ownership interest in the company. In an ESOP, companies provide their employees with stock ownership, often at no up-front cost to the employees. ESOP shares, however, are part of employees' remuneration for work performed. Shares are allocated to employees and may be held in an ESOP trust until the employee retires or leaves the company. The shares are then either bought back by the company for redistribution or voided.
Some corporations are majority employee-owned; the term employee-owned corporation often refers to such companies. Such organizations are similar to worker cooperatives, but unlike cooperatives, control of the company's capital is not necessarily evenly distributed. In many cases, voting rights are only given to certain shareholders, and more senior employees may be allocated more shares than new hires. Compared with cooperatives, ESOP-centered corporations often allow for company executives to have greater flexibility and control in governing and managing the corporation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employee_stock_ownership_plan

http://www.esopassociation.org/

Shareholder Activism
An activist shareholder is one using an equity stake in a corporation to put public pressure on its management.[1] The goals of activist shareholders range from financial (increase of shareholder value through changes in corporate policy, financing structure, cost cutting, etc.) to non-financial (disinvestment from particular countries, adoption of environmentally friendly policies, etc.).[2] The attraction of shareholder activism lies in its comparative cheapness; a fairly small stake (less than 10% of outstanding shares) may be enough to launch a successful campaign. In comparison, a full takeover bid is a much more costly and difficult undertaking.
Shareholder activism has gained popularity as management compensation at publicly traded companies and cash balances on corporate balance sheets have risen. Not only are the aggregate dollars invested in the activist asset class continuing to grow, but activists are also generating significant positive attention from mainstream media by taking more sophisticated approaches to identifying their platforms and running their campaigns.[3] Once derided as corporate raiders, shareholder activists are now the recipients of admiration for sparking change in corporate boardrooms, leading to corporate boards developing best practices for responding to shareholder activism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activist_shareholder

Social Ecology
Social Ecology is a critical social theory founded by Green author and activist Murray Bookchin. Conceptualized as a critique of current social, political, and anti-ecological trends, it espouses a reconstructive, ecological, communitarian, and ethical approach to society. This version advocates a reconstructive and transformative outlook on social and environmental issues, and promotes a directly democratic, confederal politics. As a body of ideas, social ecology envisions a moral economy that moves beyond scarcity and hierarchy, toward a world that reharmonizes human communities with the natural world, while celebrating diversity, creativity and freedom. Bookchin suggests that the roots of current ecological and social problems can be traced to hierarchical (or more specifically kyriarchical) modes of social organization. Social ecologists claim that the systemic issue of hierarchy cannot be resisted by individual actions alone such as ethical consumerism but must be addressed by more nuanced ethical thinking and collective activity grounded in radically democratic ideals. The complexity of relationships between people and nature is emphasized, along with the importance of establishing more mutualistic social structures that take account of this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_ecology

The Thrive Movement
Solutions hub http://www.thrivemovement.com/solutions-hub

Time Banks
In economics, a time-based currency is an alternative currency or exchange system where the unit of account/value is the person-hour or some other time unit. Some time-based currencies value everyone’s contributions equally: one hour equals one service credit. In these systems, one person volunteers to work for an hour for another person; thus, they are credited with one hour, which they can redeem for an hour of service from another volunteer. Others use time units that might be fractions of an hour (e.g. minutes, ten minutes - 6 units/hour, or 15 minutes - 4 units/hour). While most time-based exchange systems are service exchanges in that most exchange involves the provision of services that can be measured in a time unit, it is also possible to exchange goods by 'pricing' them in terms of the average national hourly wage rate (e.g. if the average hourly rate is $20/hour, then a commodity valued at $20 in the national currency would be equivalent to 1 hour). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-based_currency

Trade stuff http://www.tradeya.com/
Recycle stuff https://www.freecycle.org/

UBUUNTO communities
www.youtube.com/embed/qIo2etWlnDM

Democratic Education
Democratic education is an educational ideal in which democracy is both a goal and a method of instruction. It brings democratic values to education and can include self-determination within a community of equals, as well as such values as justice, respect and trust. Democratic education is often specifically emancipatory, with the students' voices being equal to the teacher's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_education

Workers Management
Argentina: Workers’ Management as a Response to the Crisis
by Juan Cruz Ferre
When the workers of Donnelley arrived at the plant on August 11, 2014 they found a note at the gates explaining that the company was shutting down its operations in the country and that it “regretted the inconvenience.” http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/05/22/argentina-workers-management-as -a-response-to-the-crisis/

Standardise job application forms
Have a standard job application form which has work experience, qualifications etc which can be used for every job. On top of that individual employers can add a supplementary page for the tailored requirements of their role.
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Direct Action

Peoples assemblies
A popular assembly (or people's assembly) is a gathering called to address issues of importance to participants. Assemblies tend to be freely open to participation and operate by direct democracy. Some assemblies are of people from a location, some from a given workplace, industry or educational establishment others are called to address a specific issue.
The term is often used to describe gatherings that address, what participants feel are, the effects of a democratic deficit in a representative democratic systems.[1] Sometimes assemblies are created to form an alternative power structure, other times they work with other forms of government.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_assembly

http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk...oples_assembly

Reclaim the streets rts.gn.apc.org/
RTS ideology?
Of course a disorganisation doesn't have a single ideology. Here, though, are some writings from RTS-types which express some of the ideas - and let's not forget practises - that most of the people involved have some sympathy with rts.gn.apc.org/ideas.htm

Direct Action
Direct action occurs when a group takes an action which is intended to reveal an existing problem, highlight an alternative, or demonstrate a possible solution to a social issue. This can include nonviolent and less often violent activities which target persons, groups, or property deemed offensive to the direct action participants. Examples of non-violent direct action (also known as nonviolent resistance or civil resistance) can include sit-ins, strikes, workplace occupations, blockades, hacktivism, etc., while violent direct action may include political violence, sabotage, property destruction, assaults, etc. By contrast, electoral politics, diplomacy, negotiation, and arbitration are not usually described as direct action, as they are politically mediated. Non-violent actions are sometimes a form of civil disobedience, and may involve a degree of intentional law-breaking where persons place themselves in arrestable situations in order to make a political statement but other actions (such as strikes) may not violate criminal law.[1]
The aim of direct action is to either obstruct another political agent or political organization from performing some practice to which the activists object; or to solve perceived problems which traditional societal institutions (governments, religious organizations or established trade unions) are not addressing to the satisfaction of the direct action participants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_action

Centri Sociali
Self-managed social centers appeared all over Italy during the mid-1980s, as a result of the recession and resignation of 1970s left-wing militant students and youth that were dissatisfied with authority. Examples include Leocavallo in Milan, Forte Prenestina in Rome, Victor Charlie and Macchia Nera in Pisa, 99 and Officina99 in Naples, etc. [1]
Young adults with no money, place to meet, or fondness of authority squatted abandoned buildings, renovated them, and turned them into social centers. These self-organized groups began to find new purpose in the centers, as if they were operational factories, schools, prisons, gas stations, or stores that they once were before abandonment. These refurbished buildings became semi-legal, unconventional, independently run activity centers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-m...nters_in_Italy

Ya Basta Asociation
The Ya Basta Association is a network of Italian anti-capitalist and pro-immigrants rights organizations and groups, fueled by the Italian social center movement, formed in 1994, and known for the "authorship" of the Tute Bianche, and later disobbedienti phenomena.
Formed as a result of the "eros effect" of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation uprising in Chiapas in 1994, the Ya Basta Association is sometimes confused with its corresponding tactical project, the Tute Bianche. However these two projects are distinct in that while the Ya Basta Association is an overarching project involving many facets, including the utilization of the "white overall" tactic, the Tute Bianche was a broader tactic involving, at the time of Genoa 2001, many participants unconnected with the Italian Association. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ya_Basta_Association

Tute Bianche
Tute Bianche was a militant Italian social movement, active from 1994 to 2001. Activists covered their bodies with padding so as to resist the blows of police, to push through police lines, and to march together in large blocks for mutual protection during demonstrations.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tute_Bianche

Landless Workers Movement
Landless Workers' Movement (Portuguese: Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra, or MST) is a social movement in Brazil, being generally regarded as one of the largest[1] in Latin America with an estimated informal 1.5 million membership[2] in 23 of Brazil's 26 states.[3] According to the MST, its aims are: firstly, to fight for access to the land for poor workers in general, something to be carried out, secondly, through land reform in Brazil, and, thirdly, through activism around social issues impinging on the achievement of land possession, such as unequal income distribution, racism, sexism, and media monopolies.[4] In short, the MST strives to achieve a social covenant providing a self-sustainable way of life for the poor in rural areas.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landle...'_Movement

Reclaim the fields reclaimthefields.org/fr

The Chipko Movement
The Chipko movement or chipko andolan, primarily a forest conservation movement, went on to become a rallying point for many future, environmental protests and movements all over the world and created a precedent for non-violent protest started in India.[1][2] It occurred at a time when there was hardly any environmental movement in the developing world, and its success meant that the world immediately took notice of this non-violent movement, which was to inspire in time many such eco-groups by helping to slow down the rapid deforestation, expose vested interests, increase ecological awareness, and demonstrate the viability of people power. Above all, it stirred up the existing civil society in India, which began to address the issues of tribal and marginalized people. Today, beyond the eco-socialism hue, it is being seen increasingly as an ecofeminism movement. Although many of its leaders were men, women were not only its backbone, but also its mainstay, because they were the ones most affected by the rampant deforestation,[citation needed], which led to a lack of firewood and fodder as well as water for drinking and irrigation. Over the years they also became primary stakeholders in a majority of the afforestation work that happened under the Chipko movement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipko_movement

Squatting
Squatting is an action of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land or a building – usually residential[1] – that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use.
Author Robert Neuwirth suggested in 2004 that there were one billion squatters globally. By 2030, he forecasts there will be two billion and by 2050, he predicts three billion squatters.[2] Yet, according to Kesia Reeve, "squatting is largely absent from policy and academic debate and is rarely conceptualised, as a problem, as a symptom, or as a social or housing movement."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatting

Anonymous
Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group describes it as "an Internet gathering" with "a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives".[2] The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_%28group%29

Fairtrade www.fairtrade.org.uk
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.

The Free State Project freestateproject.org/
The Free State Project is an agreement among 20,000 participants to move to NH for "Liberty in Our Lifetime." We are at 90% to our goal.

Free man on the land
"Freemen-on-the-land" are a loose group of individuals with the belief that they are bound by statute laws only if they consent to those laws. They believe that they can therefore declare themselves independent of the government and the rule of law, holding that the only "true" law is their own interpretation of "common law".[1] This belief has been described as a conspiracy theory.[2] Freemen are active in the United States and in other English-speaking countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemen_on_the_land

Zapatistas
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN), often referred to as the Zapatistas, is a revolutionary leftist political and militant group based in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.
Since 1994, the group has been in a declared war "against the Mexican state", although this war has been primarily defensive, against military, paramilitary and corporate incursions into Chiapas.[citation needed] In recent years, it has focused on a strategy of civil resistance. The Zapatistas' physical base is made up of mostly rural indigenous people but includes some supporters in urban areas and internationally. Their main spokesperson is Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano, previously known as Subcomandante Marcos (a.k.a. Compañero Galeano and Delegate Zero in relation to "the Other Campaign"). Unlike other Zapatista spokespeople, Marcos is not an indigenous Maya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zapati...nal_Liberation

La Via Campesina
La Vía Campesina (from Spanish la vía campesina, the campesino way, or the peasants' way) describes itself as "an international movement which coordinates peasant organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe".[1] It is a coalition of over 148 organizations, advocating family-farm-based sustainable agriculture and was the group that first coined the term "food sovereignty".[1] La Vía Campesina has carried out several campaigns including a campaign to defend farmer's seeds, a campaign to stop violence against women, a campaign for the recognition of the rights of peasants, a global campaign for agrarian reform, and others en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Campesina

Pitchfork protest
Portland residents surround city hall with pitchforks and torches to protest laws against homeless
By John Vibes
PORTLAND, OREGON (INTELLIHUB) — All over the country local and federal governments have been criminalizing homelessness.
In some areas it is illegal to sleep or set up encampments on any public property, in other areas it is illegal for charitable organizations to feed the homeless. www.intellihub.com/portland-r...forks-torches/

International Organisation for a Participatory Society (IOPS): www.iopsociety.org/

''The interim International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) was launched in 2012 with the aim of winning a better world.
IOPS is, currently, in an interim stage, leading up to a founding convention when the membership will determine the organization's definition in more detail.

Why we need to decentralise power down from the state https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zopjoUUgZ2k

Nuit Debuit gatherings across europe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQxL9058khA

Freedom Begins Within: From the Authoritarian Self to the Liberated Self
By WakingTimes October 3, 2016
Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer

Self-overcoming is a Nietzschean concept of transcending ones given standards and values and creating something new out of the ashes of the old. It’s the constant adaptation and improvisation of the self in regards to the world. When we are self-overcoming, we’re too busy flourishing to be bothered with attaching ourselves to a particular state of being. We are shedding, and thus individuating, our “pleasing-to-others” skin. We’re surrendering to growth, to flexibility, to adaptability, and to moral plasticity. The result is a psychosocial animal becoming a freedom unto itself.
A liberated self-overcomer is truly a force to be reckoned with. No authority can command it, not even self-authority, because the liberated self-overcomer is constantly changing. It’s already adapting to, and overcoming, the slings and arrows of vicissitude, whether from the state, from others, or from the self. Indeed, a liberated self-overcomer is Transformation incarnate.
In the end, authoritarianism dissolves into futility under the crushing wave of the liberated self-overcomer. All authoritarian self-speak gets muted under the blaring harmony of self-overcoming. Commands melt into cartoons. Rigid certitude softens into flexible sincerity. Inner freedom becomes outer freedom. The inner voice of the liberated self-overcomer is both self-interrogating and voluntary, thus liberating the overcomer into further liberation, which ultimately leads to the liberation of others. For the liberated self-overcomer, the authoritarian culture has lost its stranglehold. Authentic reconditioning of the cultural conditioning is at hand. For, as Carl Jung declared, “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
Read more articles by Gary ‘Z’ McGee.
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/10/0...iberated-self/

A Winchester Convention to Assert the Rule of Law and Initiate the Restoration of Britain
Thursday 1st September - 2016
Official Announcement of the Winchester Convention
This Autumn, following our triumphal Gathering of the Clans in Nottingham, as the height of summer approached, the British Constitution Group is calling all Allies - All sovereign individuals. All supporters and friends. All with a curiosity of their past. All with an inclination toward the future. All whose lives have been touched by the wanton destitutions of the corruption in this country that runs so deep. All whose lives have been sustained and inspired by these British Isles... - All patriots in fact, if we might reclaim a stolen word.
We are calling everyone with a sense of honour to Winchester to Assert the Rule of Law.
Between 11AM - 6PM on Saturday, November the 19th we shall assemble at the Winchester Guildhall for an historic convention on the Rule of Law in this nation.
The Finer Points of Detail for the Winchester Assembly
Our common law heritage is a remarkable gift and hard won - and for us to gather together at such a symbolic place is a powerful event on the map of British history - because a show of peaceful democratic force in the form of respectful, lawful indignation, is something the psychopath and serial criminal is powerless to comprehend - they are scared witless by those who demonstrate fearlessness before them.
Time for docile slumber is over - as is their reign - so let us turn to the restoration of Britain.
read on here http://www.britishconstitutiongroup....ration-britain

Agorism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cynd4AINc70

Anarchy v’s statism http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/09/07/anarchy-vs-statism-uncontrolled- order-controlled-chaos/

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James Corbett on a revolution of the mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwdCryMAwAI

David Shayler says to end usury and return the land to the common people using common law; his website is here: www.bookofthelaw.org/downloads

Government is a parasite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwXNCyUPSQg

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The spiritual struggle

Graham Hancock: the war on consciousness
www.youtube.com/embed/Y0c5nIvJH7w

Intuitive intelligence http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/11/24/what-science-is-telling -us-about-the-hearts-intuitive-intelligence/

Triggering the heart fields http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/15/7-ways-trigger-heart-field-power ful-healing-force/

Living Magically: The Art of Chewing Life Up and Spitting it Out
Gary “Z’ McGee
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/06/09/living-magically-the-art-of-chew ing-life-up-and-spitting-it-out/
You’ve probably heard the now common cliché, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” How true it is. But it’s not enough to know it with your head. You need to understand it with your heart; with your mind, body, and soul, in order to create magic with it. You need to be proactive about it, in order for it to really have an impact in your life. Like Daniel Pinchbeck said, “Deep down, nobody wants a job to occupy his or her time. We want a mission that inspires us.”
You are a magical creature, even if you’re not consciously aware of it. Your inner-child wants desperately to come out and play, even if you have suppressed it; even if it has been oppressed by a sick society. Jump into the angry abyss with a smile on your face. This is how magic has always been created, from shamans to Shakespeare. Get out there and live! Look for the magic within things. Look for the magic within you. Like William Butler Yeats poetically articulated, “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

Awakening Our True Potential
Richard Smoley
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/07/31/awakening-our-true-potential/
Man is born an unfinished creature. He cannot walk or talk or feed himself. Long years of care are required to bring him to even the most minimal levels of self-sufficiency.
And yet even after the typical person has reached the stage of functioning that we call adulthood, something still seems to be missing. In a sense, of course, something will always be missing; there are always new horizons to discover and new skills to attain. But the lack may go further. There is a sense in which even the mature human being is incomplete. The Freemasons allude to this when they speak of the candidate for initiation as a “rough ashlar.” An ashlar is a block of stone; in its rough state it fits only approximately into its intended setting. Some kind of process is needed to adjust and polish it so that it is perfectly suited to its function.

20 Transformational Truths From Sages Throughout the Ages
Paul Lenda
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/11/06/20-transformational-truths-sages -throughout-ages/
Throughout the ages, there have been many who have had gotten a taste of incredibly mesmerizing higher states of consciousness. Rather than keep their experiential knowledge and wisdom about the higher and deeper elements of existence to themselves they spread the word to others, be it through spoken word, written works, or other methods. Thanks to the sages, luminaries, spiritual teachers, thinkers, and every-day people who had an enlightening experience we can ignite the light of expanded awareness about the higher and deeper aspects of the human experience and of existence itself from such people. When the future looks bleak and the motivation to excel and advance seems pointless we can look up to those who have lived and are still alive who possess that inner wisdom which they had realized through their own personal experiences of an enlightened state of awareness.
Don’t let it stay a dream, let it become a reality. Living in the 21st century of our archaic timeline we have the amazing opportunity to taste such consciousness-shifting words of wisdom and we will take a look at 20 such enlightening truths from sages throughout the ages. Allow for these timeless words nourish your mind, heart and soul.

How We Create Reality
Al Smith
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/04/06/how-we-create-reality/
Do you wonder why life is a chaotic roller coaster of both positive and negative events? Have you, like most, earnestly tried positive thinking, meditation or prayer without any tangible beneficial results? Do you stress over your quietly desperate realization that you have little control over your own life? Do you fear that most of us are floating helplessly like plankton on the waves? Don’t you wish you had a magical power to change your life and the lives around you for the better? Well, the good news is that you do!
After reading this a few times, you’ll understand the natural forces that create our individual and collective realities. You’ll comprehend that we all have the same ability to use these forces for good or for evil. You’ll begin to see these forces at work everywhere. You’ll learn to control, focus, amplify and correctly use your personal power with ease. You’ll start to reap the rewards you’ve always sought: but never found. It won’t require your belief or faith, which come with practice. And, it doesn’t even require any real effort on your part, though faith and making physical steps toward your goals will help them to manifest faster. It’s as easy as daydreaming. Your understanding of this knowledge will make you begin to naturally and automatically think in new ways that will make your future as you’d like it to be. It’s really not hard at all. Wrap your mind firmly around this concept.

Activating the Power of the Higher Mind
Chris Bourne
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/03/26/activating-the-power-of-the-high er-mind/
There’s much talk in spiritual circles about ‘setting our intention’; ‘envisioning the things we want’ or ‘manifesting our reality’. How easily such things slip into the psyche and collective vocabulary. What if though, we’re still being led astray by the ego, albeit a more subtle form of ego? What if instead, there is a reality that is shaping according to the natural flow of the universe? What if by aligning with that flow, you could amplify it and bring amazing harmony not just to your life, but the world around? I’m speaking of activating the Power of Higher Mind…
You’re already creating your reality. Here’s the key point:
When we speak of intentioning or envisioning what we want, we’re actually cutting across the natural flow of what is already unfolding and happening. We’re creating an illusionary bubble, which is bound to burst at some point. The fact is, you’re already creating your reality, just as it is. The real key therefore, is to figure out why you created it in the first place?

Human Race, Take Your Power Back
Stephen Parato
Regarding knowledge. You don’t need a degree, or letters after your name to think a certain way. Give yourself permission to be thoroughly informed on any subject. The information is out there, take advantage of it. Have a burning desire to learn. The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more you understand. The more you understand, the more you apply. The more you apply, the more power you have. And the more power you have, the more you truly live. (Just use that power for good, ya dig?)
Where you get knowledge and information is important too. Do yourself a favor and turn off the TV. Don’t let the mainstream media be your main source of information. A small, handful of companies own all of the media, and they’ve been proven wrong, biased, and caught lying way too much to trust any information (*cough* propaganda *cough*) they present. Get your information from a variety of sources, and form your own conclusions.

The Dark Night Of The Soul
Gregg Prescott, M.S
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/07/03/the-dark-night-of-the-soul/
At some point in your life, you will experience the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ where it seems that everything that can possibly go wrong, will go wrong. What many people fail to realize is that this is a true blessing.
The ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ occurs when your life appears to hit rock bottom. You may experience a plethora of ‘bad breaks’ in your personal life, financially, mentally and/or physically.

Belief systems are a prison of the mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEDe3r274TU
Conclusion: Learn to Spot the Wetiko Mind Virus Within Yourself

As Eckhart Tolle writes in his book The Power of Now, it is better to refer to the darkness as unconsciousness rather than evil, because “evil” as a description connotes more separation rather than inclusion, and therefore decreases the likelihood of integration. The ultimate solution to the problem of wetiko is to see it in yourself. It will always be easier to see it in others, but as long as we remain focused on changing others, we neglect the crucial shadow work we must do ourselves. Only you can integrate your own shadow. Sorry to break the news to all you billionaires out there, but shadow work cannot be outsourced. No one else can do it for you, no matter how rich, persuasive, entrepreneurial, charming, sexy, beautiful or intelligent you are.
In this respect, we are all equal. Death and the wetiko mind virus level the human playing field, beyond all categorizations and classes. Both are an inevitable part of life, and both must be faced without fear if we are to move into our true power and full awareness.
About the Author
Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/05/3...adow-humanity/

Alan watts on enlightenment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlAQaakSEzE

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/05/03/the-future-science-of-god-consci ousness-and-pineal-gland-activation/

The Neurohormonal Cascade of God Consciousness
There are a few neurohormones produced by the pineal which are key to unlocking the secrets of the ages. When these hormones are released, under rare and specific circumstances, a spiritual big bang occurs.
Melatonin production is instigated by the pineal gland in periods of darkness via indirect stimulation from the optic nerve, and this neurohormone modulates our sleep-wake states. Melatonin allows waking self-consciousness to rest, so that our body consciousness can focus on its work of repairing itself without the meddling distractions of the ego/body consciousness and the various physical activities of the body associated with being awake. Melatonin silences self-consciousness, but METAtonin goes one step further. It allows the consciousness to remain in-tact while freeing it from the confines of the ego-based physical body.[2]
METAtonin production takes place when the pineal gland internally secrets an enzyme called methyltransferase (INMT) that catalyzes two methyl groups to combine with a serotonin molecule. Melatonin is a linguistic derivative of serotonin (serotonin + one methyl molecule), METAtonin, then, is a derivative of Melatonin (melatonin + one methyl molecule). Each of these is a higher octave of the previous one. Hence METAtonin, a higher octave of melatonin. Each of these hormones neurochchemically shapes the state of consciousness in a distinctive manner.
METAtonin allows self-consciousness to remain active and simultaneously separate from the sleeping body. Unlike melatonin, METAtonin is not produced on a daily basis, and instaed is very rarely produced except in crucial situations; also it is not primarily delivered to its target, the central brain, via the blood. Once DMT enters the blood supply, it is immediately destroyed by the DMT scavenger monoamineoxidaise or MAO. For this reason, unlike all other hormones, it is very difficult to measure METAtonin, endogenous DMT, levels in the blood.
When METAtonin is Activated
When METAtonin is activated the mind is given a jet-pack into a level of consciousness that frees it altogether from the physical confines of reality. Many who experience this the first time fear the out-of-body of egoless state because it is so unfamiliar, but shamans and spiritual adepts who have shaped their neurochemistry appropriately can not only enjoy the elevated consciousness, but tap into its many lessons once they return to their physical form.
Pineal activation, iboga etc http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/06/20/matrix-deprogramming-and-prohibi tion-of-natures-red-pill/


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‘Post-Trident UK will be free of US foreign policy influence’ – anti-war group
Published time: 24 Feb, 2016 16:39

Scrapping Britain’s Trident nuclear submarines will give Britain the opportunity to pursue its own foreign policy independent of the United States, Stop the War’s Chris Nineham told RT.
Nineham, who is vice-chair of the anti-war campaign group, said ditching Britain’s nuclear deterrent would distance the country from the United States’ “disastrous foreign policy.”
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Hungary throws out the rothschild IMF http://wakingtimesmedia.com/hungary-becomes-first-european-nation-ban- rothschild-banks/

The false left/ right paradigm www.youtube.com/embed/SvXSrQ0PoO0

The rise of collectivism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALtJoILN3ks
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Ursula K Le Guin calls on fantasy and sci fi writers to envision alternatives to capitalism
ARAZ HACHADOURIAN 12 June 2015
This award-winning author explains how fantasy and science fiction writers can stand up to the corporate system.
https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/araz-hachadourian/ursula- k-leguin-calls-on-fantasy-and-sci-fi-writers-to-envision-alt

In November 2014 science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation’s medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

In her acceptance speech she called out publishers for turning literature into a commodity and charging libraries ridiculously high rates for books and e-books. Le Guin also explained how authors, especially fantasy writers, have a special opportunity to stand up to the corporate system because they can portray a world very different from the one we currently live in.

“We live in capitalism,” said Le Guin, “Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.” It’s up to authors, she explains in the video below, to spark the imagination of their readers and to help them envision alternatives to how we live.


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