Friday, November 14, 2008

News from the Network, Vol. 1, No. 12

Most of the events of the week have been in preparation for what we hope will happen, rather than what has happened, making for another “thin” news week. Despite that, there have been a number of significant occurrences . . . we just don’t have enough information, or events haven’t proceeded far enough to have anything to say about them. Here, however, is this week’s roundup.
• Through a connection made by CESJ friend Daniel Moore of Ohio, Norman Kurland has been invited to be a speaker at the Washington, DC, "End the Fed" rally to be held outside the Federal Reserve Board of Governors building in downtown DC at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2008. Neither CESJ nor the Just Third Way advocate abolishing the Federal Reserve System, but rather reforming it to conform to its original purpose, with the addition of Kelsonian binary economics. Recommended reforms would terminate the State's power to monetize deficits and restrict all new money creation to productive projects, with self-liquidating zero-interest credit extended in ways that makes new owners out of people who currently own little or nothing in the way of capital. More information about the "End the Fed" rally can be found on their web site. The music can be turned off by clicking on the left button right under the $2 bill halfway down the page. See also the video link to the speech by Adam Kokesh. Similar events will be held throughout the country on the 22nd. Reverend Walter Fauntroy is making space available at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, DC for the organizing and planning group of the DC "End the Fed" event to meet on Friday, November 21, 2008 after 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to both events. To see the effect that Capital Homesteading will have on a typical individual, see the projections developed by CESJ.

• Mr. Timothy A. Dickel, principal of Mater Dei High School in Evansville, Indiana, sent a letter thanking CESJ for its contribution of a copy of In Defense of Human Dignity by alumnus Michael D. Greaney (available from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble), and indicating that a number of teachers have expressed interest in the book as a resource in the school's social justice program. We hope that others will introduce the book (and the ideas) to local schools and libraries.

• On Wednesday of this week, Norman Kurland attended a presentation by the United States Institute of Peace on Abrahamic Alternatives to War: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Just Peacemaking. Norm reported that their principles appear to be consistent with the Just Third Way, while the techniques of what they call "just peace making" seemed to be similar, up to a point, with those of social justice. The materials available through their web site appear to offer practical strategies for peaceful resolution of religious, economic, political and diplomatic conflicts from the community level on up to the global level.

• As of this morning, we have had visitors from 34 different countries and 44 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past two months.
As usual, there are a great many other news items that we haven't heard about because you haven't submitted them. If you're tired of reading about what we're doing, let's hear from you. If you have a SHORT item about how you are advancing the Just Third Way, send us a note about it at mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org.

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