Whoever controls the money system controls the nation
Stephen Zarlenga, Director American Monetary Institute
The Need for Monetary Reform: Monetary reform is the critical missing element needed to move humanity back from the brink of nuclear disaster, away from a future dominated by fraud, ugliness and warfare, toward a world of justice and beauty . More Info moneyControlNation_AMI.pdf
Working for a Sane Alternative
Based on principles of 'Enable and Conserve' Robertson points at a genuinely post-industrial direction for human society's next stage of development [more]
If the state can't save us, we need a licence to print our own money
by George Monbiot, The Guardian, Tuesday 20 January 2009
It bypasses greedy banks. It recharges local economies. It's time to think seriously about an alternative currency
In Russell Hoban's novel Riddley Walker, the descendants of nuclear holocaust survivors seek amid the rubble the key to recovering their lost civilisation. They end up believing that the answer is to re-invent the atom bomb. [full article]
This article provides background info to the Dennis Kucinic Video
For more like this see this is from http://forumnews.wordpress.com
The foundation of Economic Sustainability
Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose.
Focus on Economics Mar/May 09
James Robertson's March 09 newletter
reports on the conversation with Marian Farrell on how alternative forms of local exchange (like Timebanks
and Local Currencies like the Totnes £Pound
) can work and do work in parallel with national and international money systems.
In addition we have been looking at JustXchange
a Belfast based exchange system based on the currency of time, where your hour equals my hour. Justxchange is an initiative by the Belfast based group Aktivism from the Kitchen Table (AKT
In this video, Ann Pettifor, co-author of The Green New Deal, addresses the Crunch Time conference in Australia in April. Ann outlines the financial decisions made by UK and US governments which led to widening gaps between asset owners and workers and to Debtonation Day (9th August 2007). She explains how the proposals in The Green New Deal offer an opportunity to create a sustainable economy by investing in environmentally sustainable construction. Ann urges progressive people to grab this opportunity before the financial sector, backed up by uninformed government, returns to 'business as usual'.
Ann Pettifor - The Green New Deal
Listen to the podcast with Richard Douthwaite, economist, writer and one of the founding members of Feasta the Foundation for Economic Sustainability. Richard tells us all about how to get started with our own local currency, gives advice on LETS, Time banks and discussed about an economy system that is not based on debt.