There are some interesting things happening around the Global Justice Movement network this week. As usual, the worse things get economically and politically, the better things look for the Just Third Way . . . as a solution, that is:
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.|
• Martin Luther King Jr. Jubilee Summit. Speaking on “Economic Justice in the Age of the Robot,” CESJ president Dr. Norman Kurland delivered a presentation on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 as part of a “Webinar” sponsored by Virginia Union and Virginia Tech, and organized by the Reverend Virgil Wood, a long-time friend and supporter of CESJ and the Just Third Way. Norm’s presentation went very well, and we will post a link to it as soon as it is ready.
• University of Alberta Friends and Alumni Dinner. Members of the CESJ core group are planning on attending the University of Alberta Friends and Alumni Dinner in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. CESJ’s latest student intern, scheduled to start May 1, 2018, attends U of A, and the university has expressed interest in the “Justice University” concept.
• Wayne County Initiative. Joyce Hart, the award-winning director/producer of Sisters of Selma, may be attending a Just Third Way presentation in Lincoln Park, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, to film for her proposed documentary and gain some insights into Louis Kelso’s vision of the expanded capital ownership revolution.
• “Initial Coin Offerings”? The crypto currency craze has reached the point where there are now “ICOs” — Initial Coin Offerings” — of currencies that have no defined standard and are traded purely on their speculative value. At least during the “Tulip Craze” investors had flower bulbs if nothing else.
• Hartford, Connecticut, Possibility? Rumor has it that a developer is looking at disused city property in Hartford, Connecticut, with an eye toward rebuilding the city as a profitable venture. This would be all to the good, but much better if it were done in such a way that the citizens benefited from the development instead of all profits flowing out of the area.
• Shop online and support CESJ’s work! Did you know that by making your purchases through the Amazon Smile program, Amazon will make a contribution to CESJ? Here’s how: First, go to https://smile.amazon.com/. Next, sign in to your Amazon account. (If you don’t have an account with Amazon, you can create one by clicking on the tiny little link below the “Sign in using our secure server” button.) Once you have signed into your account, you need to select CESJ as your charity — and you have to be careful to do it exactly this way: in the space provided for “Or select your own charitable organization” type “Center for Economic and Social Justice Arlington.” If you type anything else, you will either get no results or more than you want to sift through. Once you’ve typed (or copied and pasted) “Center for Economic and Social Justice Arlington” into the space provided, hit “Select” — and you will be taken to the Amazon shopping site, all ready to go.
• Blog Readership. We have had visitors from 42 different countries and 48 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past week. Most visitors are from the United States, India, Canada, Australia, and Peru. The most popular postings this past week in descending order were, “Social Justice IV: The Characteristics of Social Justice,” “‘The Worst Law in America’?” “Book Review: A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey,” “Thomas Hobbes on Private Property,” and “You Can’t ‘Take It Or Leave It Alone’.”
Those are the happenings for this week, at least those 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, so we’ll see it before it goes up.