• The current issue of Inside the Vatican (June-July 2009) contains as its lead story an article by Michael D. Greaney, " 'They': The Illusion of Barriers to a More Just Social Order."Those are the happenings for this week, at least that we know about. If you have an accomplishment that you think should be listed, send us a note about it at mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org, and we'll see that it gets into the next "issue." If you have a short (250-400 word) comment on a specific posting, please enter your comments in the blog — do not send them to us to post for you. All comments are moderated anyway, so we'll see it before it goes up.
• Rowland Brohawn reports that work is progressing steadily on editing and formatting the video footage of the annual demonstration outside the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.
• Two responses from the mailout of the "Declaration of Monetary Justice" have been received. One was from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia, while the other was from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Both responses were relatively neutral, conveying the impression that they did not feel it was within their area of competence to address the proposal.
• The Declaration of Monetary Justice itself will be amended in the near future to include the proposal that every citizen and legal resident be vested with a single, non-transferable, no cost, voting and fully participating share in his or her local Federal Reserve Bank. We believe that changing the ownership structure of the Federal Reserve System will distance the System from control by the politicians and financial interests, and allow the System to fill its proper role more efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.
• CESJ is currently exploring a general overhaul of its internet communications vehicles and strategy. Mr. Ed Langhals of "Williamsburg Revolutionary Radio" is contributing a great deal to this effort.
• The Clarendon Foundation has just launched its website. The Clarendon Foundation is a tax exempt nonprofit corporation that was organized in March, 1991 as a public interest law firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In September 1991, the Foundation added a new nonprofit activity of providing free instructional television service to accredited educational institutions. The FCC has granted licenses for educational broadcast services in 21 markets across the United States.
• As of this morning, we have had visitors from 31 different countries and 39 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past two months. Most visitors are from the United States, Brazil, Canada, Venezuela, and the UK. People in Egypt, Venezuela, the Netherlands the United States and Brazil spent the most average time on the blog. The most popular postings are the series on usury (which we hope to wind up next week), and the news reports. While the postings on Keynesian economics have dropped out of the top ten, the usury postings give a critique of that discredited economic system and a contrast with the binary economics of Louis Kelso and Mortimer Adler.
A Blog of the Global Justice Movement
Friday, June 26, 2009
Welcome to our 300th blog posting. While it seems a little self-serving to announce your "tercentenary" in your own news report, nobody else is going to do it. Fortunately, we can quickly pass from that to the real news items.