July 24, 2001
Miscellaneous Subjects 98: 1. Energetic Investments and Divestments + 2. BONN JOUR + 3. A Feedback + 4. Genoa and Its Aftermath + 5. GENOA, what to do next? + 6. Kyoto Suggestion + 7. A Message from James Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, Jean-Michel Cousteau + 8. URGENT, WITHHOLD FUNDING FOR LFA DEPLOYMENT + 9. Press Release from the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation
There are so many gems in this one that I don't feel like I need to add much to it. See also the latest news and some enlightening comments regarding the violence in Genoa and some good news as well regarding the Kyoto Treaty just saved in Bonn.
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
P.S. The Big Annoucement I mentiond earlier is going to be issued this week - at long last!
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are we not to be ? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesnt serve the world. Theres nothing enlightened about shrinking so other people wont feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; its in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson in her book "A Return to Love"
(And quoted by Nelson Mandella in his 1994 Inaugural Speech)
NEWS OF INTEREST
Bush and Putin Tie Antimissile Talks to Big Arms Cuts
President Bush and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia agreed Sunday to link discussions of a missile defense system with large cuts in nuclear arsenals.
MORE WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ONE WHO DOES NOT SHY AWAY FROM SHINING HER LIGHT
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001
From: Linda Zurich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Energetic Investments and Divestments
Are you familiar with Jon Rappoport? Here is a link to his website which contains a tremendous amount of revealing material.
The Great Boycott may open our eyes in a big way to the larger picture of what is going on globally in terms of the massive peddling of poisons that is occurring in the name of corporate progress. It is also very illuminating to discover that some of the largest corporate manufacturers of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and many other industrial poisons, such as Agent Orange (not to mention Aspartame, BGH, silicone breast implants and GMO's) also own several major pharmaceutical houses! Well it only makes sense doesn't it? As long as they keep mass producing and selling toxic substances that end up infiltrating our water, soil and air, they may as well have a big interest in the drug manufacturing industry too. As long as there is a market for toxic petrochemicals, these poisons will continue to find their way into our food chain and water systems. And as long as we keep on ingesting these poisons, we will keep on getting sick, and as long as we keep on getting sick, we will continue to purchase pharmaceuticals in order to allay our symptoms.
What a racket!!
Let us consider carefully, and with increased conscious awareness, how and where we invest ourselves, and what choices we make for ourselves and for our planet. As we first individually and then collectively withdraw our investments from that which is unsustainable, that which no
longer serves, that which is based upon separation consciousness, competition, selfishness and greed, and instead shift our focus and our energetic investments towards that which is sustainable, that which is based upon unity consciousness, holism, cooperation and a reverence for the sacredness of all life and an honoring of the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things, we may effect a quantum shift across the entire globe. It is not so much about entering into a battle against the existing unsustainable paradigms on this planet. For rallying against something only ends up energizing the very thing we are protesting, by virtue of our focus upon it. Rather it is about a divestment and refocusing of our attention, awareness and energetic investments.
What we resist persists, and what we focus upon grows.
So let us release our investments in that which no longer serves, letting go of the chords that have atttached us to it so that we may free up the energy we had invested there and redirect it towards cocreating consciously that which now does serve, that which reflects our honoring of our own bodies as well as the body of the Mother Earth as pure and sacred temples for Spirit.
23 Jul 2001
Negotiators from 178 countries reached agreement today on how to tackle climate change, fleshing out the Kyoto treaty and leaving the U.S. isolated from the rest of the world. Margot Wallstrom, the European Union's environmental commissioner, said, "The rescue operation succeeded." In the final pact reached in Bonn, the E.U. held firm against efforts to weaken enforcement mechanisms for penalizing countries that fail to meet their targets. But the E.U. did give ground on the issue of carbon sinks, allowing Canada, Russia, and Japan to count forests that absorb carbon dioxide as large credits toward emissions-reduction targets. Enviros dismissed the carbon-sinks plan as a crock, but were excited that a deal on Kyoto had been struck. Over the weekend, the leaders of the world's other major developed nations, including France, Germany, and Japan, told U.S. President Bush that they would move to ratify Kyoto by next year, even without U.S. participation.
New York Times, Andrew C. Revkin, 23 Jul 2001
BBC News, Alex Kirby, 23 Jul 2001
New York Times, David E. Sanger and Alessandra Stanley, 23 Jul 2001
A cartoon about carbon sinks! -- a cartoon by Suzy Becker
In-depth coverage about Global Warming at http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/World/Global_Warming/
See also A Global Warming Treaty's Last Chance - Time Magazine (Jul 16, 2001) at http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,167699,00.html
Global Warming: The Heat Is On - looks at Best case and worst case scenarios, the areas that may be hit hardest, the rate of climate change and its causes at http://www.megastories.com/warming/index.shtml
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001
Subject: Re: G8 Corpocracy "Protected" by Extreme Police Violence
I am shocked by the police actions and brutality in Italy as well as George W's decision not to sign Kyoto agreement. It is a tragic time for all who desire peace and harmony.
Joyce A. Kovelman
From: "Linda Evans" <email@example.com>
--- Original Message ---
From: "AlterNet" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001
Subject: Alert: Genoa and Its Aftermath
Dear AlterNet reader,
Many people are seeking independent news coverage of the protests surrounding the G8 Summit in Genoa last weekend, as much of the mainstream media coverage has been inadequate. Here are four recommended articles, which can be found on AlterNet's globalization page: http://www.alternet.org/?IssueAreaID=21
THE BATTLE OF GENOA
The Nation A blow-by-blow of the events in Genoa.
THE MOVEMENT AGAINST ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION: COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU...
Katharine Ainger, Guardian of London
Carlo Giuliani, the young Italian shot dead at the G8 Summit, is not the first casuality of the movement challenging the globalization of neoliberal capitalism.
FIRST TEAR GAS, NOW BULLETS
Village Voice Activists weigh in on the cost of confrontation.
WHAT THE PROTESTERS IN GENOA WANT
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, New York Times
Genoa is proof once again that there is no national power in control of the present global order. Consequently, protests are directed at international organizations like the G8.
MORE INDEPENDENT NEWS ABOUT GENOA AT
Starhark's first report: http://www.zmag.org/genoa_7.htm
(Her second report was included in my last compilation)
If you want to show your outrage, you may write to:
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW
Tel: (202) 612-4400
Fax: (202) 518-2154
LOTS OF ENLIGHTENING WISDOM IN THIS BEAUTIFUL LOVE-FILLED LETTER
From: "Kiki Paquet" <email@example.com>
Subject: GENOA, what to do next?
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001
It is not what others do or don't that is important to me, it is what I do or do not.
- Lord Buddha
My dear Gaian Brothers and Sisters (and that includes the G8 team and our most unpopular brother: George Bush)
That's it! there we are. Violence has clambered one more step. After i calm down a little, thanks to some "peace making" smoke i know a lot of us appreciate, i am asking myself: now what am i to do? How to react? First of all, my thoughts go to our oh so young brother who died on Friday in Genoa, and to all those who were wounded, or just there protesting peacefully. May he who died be thanked and rest in peace, for the cause of his death was compassion in the first place.
Now what to do next?
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln wrote (Nov. 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins): "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. ... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
It seems like the fruit has ripened.
Now these words of President Kennedy should be thoroughly meditated by the G8 team and the other world leaders if they do care about civil security: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable".
Then, i naturally thought of these heartbreaking words from our respected Mahatma Gandhi: "People follow me in life, worship me in death, but will not make my cause their cause". We do know his cause was - first of all - non violence and self responsibility.
Do you feel the loneliness in this short sentence? Why don't we prove him wrong just on this one case, my dear Gaian brothers and sisters?
So let's just ask ourselves: "what would Gandhi do in this situation? We know what he actually did in times of internal conflicts: he stopped eating.
What is the meaning of such an action? First, it is a kind of mourning, it shows deep sorrow, helpless sorrow.
Second, among his fellows, did he love one more than the other? No, he loved them all, he simply did not want to SEE or CAUSE violence. It was just wrecking his heart out.
Third, in troubled times, one only creates more confusion if he stands up with ANGER, then he may be forced to kill or get killed, causing a kind of "negative knot" or "bad karma" for himself and his killer, he has to avoid both. Furthermore, a "nasty" brother is still a brother, we can't help but try and love him anyway, can we?
That is very important: love goes THAT far, and BEYOND...
(i'm not accusing in any way our dear brother who died of any kind of reprehensible act. He had the right to be there and protest, things just took an UNAVOIDABLE turn. But his short life has been now worth living already, a meaningful death is much more desirable than a meaningless life that ends with a meaningless death.)
I have an important thing to convey to my very naughty but nevertheless dear brother George Bush, who said on TV the other day that "the protestors do not "represent" the poor"", my answer is:
i TOTALLY AGREE with you on that point, George.
First, we protest for OUR VERY OWN SELVES, because we SUFFER too much from seeing our brothers SUFFER in misery, we SUFFER too much from seeing our dear children, animals, plants, flowers, sky and sea SUFFER in all ways. Our world has become a nightmarish place all over. What has happened to us? WHERE ARE YOU TAKING US?
Second, we don't know any person being in a helpless situation who will not appreciate getting some compassion and help, it sort of happens naturally.
Third, we don't want to harm you or anybody in your conference, we're just asking you to please stop hurting yourselves by hurting others, because that is how the universal justice works, and it will prevail anyway in the end. We do not hate you or wish you anything that YOU would not like. What we want is: brotherly globalization, not MAD and STUPID globalization. We don't want anybody to step on ours and our brothers' heads.
As a matter of fact, i'm calling on to you out there, my brothers and sisters in all countries of Gaia who REALLY want to help: the time has come to end all violence, to mourn, and start walking down the path so familiar to our worldwide PEACE heroes, from the widely known: the Mahatma GANDHI, Martin Luther KING, John LENNON, our dear dreamer, his Holyness the DALAI LAMA... to the many less known of them, hidden in villages, bushes or forests here and there on Gaia.
I'm certainly not saying "let's do nothing". But whatever we do must be in "total accordance" with our principles of PEACE. If they go up one step into violence, we have to climb TEN, A HUNDRED steps into self control, into refusing to perpetrate what we condemn: any and all kind of violence. It will take that from our part, or we will swim in a huge "blood bath" pretty soon, and we SURE do not want that to happen. Let's not comply to "their" violence triggering plan, that's what "they" want, that would blur away our marks and it will be endlessly painful for all of us. Look at what is going on in the Middle East, do we want to repeat the same scenario over and over again?
So let's weep and mourn for all the sufferings in this world that has gone way too far into madness, but let's do it without any hatred in our hearts towards anybody in Universe. And those who weep SO much that they don't feel like eating any more, like Gandhi, then they don't eat any more, that's it. Those of us who can, and feel like it, let's go on hunger strike together. Let's engage CLEARLY and FIRMLY in our PACIFIC ACTIONS, for deep down the line, it's essentially a feeling of immense despair that took us here today. If we die from sadness, we'll be happy to have a meaningful death, it will be a privilege.
Now, i realize my proposition sounds totally crazy, but so what? i've read somewhere that the crazy know better ;-))) And we can all think about it carefully, and do it when we are ready, or when it will become absolutely necessary. In the meantime, please do what i'm suggesting in the end of this message.
Between our tears, let's try to see Love descend upon all beings on Earth, and specially those who need it most, those whose souls are lost in harsh feelings, lack of harmony, and unquietness. The feelings we can and must express are the ones that come from deep inside us, in this case: our sorrow (though we are not used to show our tears), our longing for justice. The emotions bursting out all by themselves like ANGER are the ones to be mastered as best we can, it's a principle that a lot of us have learnt, NOW is the time to implement it, before implementing any other CHANGE. That may be what "breaking our ego" is about: change from inside out.
Let's practice UNCONDITIONAL LOVE towards ALL our brothers and sisters, the poor ... AND the rich too, for they are rich in money but poor in love, and we know this last one is worse somehow. Let's feel compassion for their lack of love. It's easy to love the lovable, to hug the huggable, etc... Why don't we try something really challenging and new: love the "hatable"? The time has come for that, or at least let's train and get ready for that, don't you agree?
There is a "practical" point i have to make here: if i do stop eating all by myself, it'll be ridiculous, for the obvious reason that i alone, being a complete nobody, will just make people shake their heads and say "poor crazy lady"; evidently, there will be no useful impact. If i were famous like say Lady Di, it would be worth it; furthermore, i'm not alone in life, i have an 18 year old daughter, i don't think she'd appreciate my leaving her so "unusefully", i hope you understand. Let's say we fix the minimum percentage of the people going fasting be the same as the Tobin Tax (is it 0.1% or what?) so on about 6 billions of us that would be 60.000? waouh! not bad, what do you think? Now this will need an organization, i do hope that there are enough "nuts" out there to help planning this whole thing. If not, it will simply show where our "spirit" is at today, we can come back to this project as soon as we are ready...
To get rid of negative feelings or vibes, a few very simple recipes that many of us know: - we breathe strongly, when a little relieved, we allow ourselves to consciously feel how that anger affects our body, mentally wrap the rest of that anger in a material of our choice (it can be a cloud, or a pink balloon, a piece of silk, whatever we like) and throw it out to space where it will be taken care of. - practice pillow hitting, it works (and i suspect the pillow will even like getting some action ;-) )! - those who catch themselves complaining and moaning can try a very funny thing: look at themselves in the mirror, put a roll of pink toilet paper on their head, start complaining all over from the beginning and see what happens! Warranteed effect! i got it from an old asian wise man. See, wise men are very witty! ;-) (How can we laugh at such a time one may ask? because if we do let love deal with violence and madness, we can be SURE of a positive result. Remember, all that matters is what WE do.)
Let's be creative when meditating or praying or whatever, let's "set" our own unique channel to the SACREDNESS of the Universal Experience, let's follow NO ONE but our own path as Gandhi taught us:
"Let no one say that he is a follower of Gandhi. It is enough that I should be my own follower. You are not followers but fellow students, fellow pilgrims, fellow seekers, fellow workers."
He's clearly encouraging us to do our homework by ourselves. Dear Mahatma, may your spirit of love, peace and independance be with us all.
Let's LOVE for real. Everything. For the rest, we have to trust all the good vibes that are going to be generated that way! what else can we trust? some friendly ETs? That'd be fun! The more the merrier! ;-)))
And last but not least, my dear human brotherhood, let's put an end ALL "religious" fights; that has been going on long enough now, don't you realize it's ballooney, just like Woody Allen put it in his movie "Harry something" (i forgot the full title): "religions are there just to show you on the spot who you should hate". Everything is the way we make it, for if we LISTEN to the great spiritual leaders of the world, they ALL taught the SAME: LOVE, PEACE, COMPASSION. Just think a minute, if your brother likes philosophy more than maths, what are you going to tell him? Nothing. Same here. We all grew up in different continents, so we developped different ways of "being" with God, that's all, and that is exactly what God (or whatever name we give him) wants, otherwise it just wouldn't be so.
We are all unique, like each bird, each tree, each flower, each mountain is unique, we can and we even have to worship, pray, meditate, smile, speak, walk, study, cook, make love in our own unique way, that is all that we are asked to do, and we are all beautiful in the Eyes of Universe. Lord Buddha said that "all things on earth are illusions". The "illusion" of our world madness only "exists" so that we can see WHO we really are, WHAT we really want.
I just send you the following quotes that enlightened my thoughts so you'll all get the vibes as i did.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"One has to speak out and stand up for one's convictions. Inaction at a time of conflagration is inexcusable."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
Don't worry, be happy! (Jesus' words rephrased in short way)
Fairies words: Your love for our kingdom unites us to the humans. You see, we do not have an individual ego: when you love an oak tree for example, in reality you love all oaktrees, you get in touch with the entire oaktree species. Although it is one particular specimen of oaktree that aroused that love in you, he is incapable of considering that for himself alone, thus you are naturally connected to the spirit of the whole species. If the human kingdom could develop that quality, it would be the end of war, competition and conflicts.
Unconditional love to you all,
Member of International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO). Please visit our site at http://www.simpol.org AND GET ON BOARD WITH US, we need EVERYBODY!
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001
Subject: Kyoto Suggestion
From: Peggy Zetler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kyoto, Japan loosing face, the US contributing at least 25% of the problem, US Energy strategy flawed etc.... Since the current government of the US is not representative of the People it was designed to represent (recent election facts) should not the people of America unite with the Kyoto protocols regardless of its governments stand? Japan will not loose face as the People of America will support them regardless of our government. People in the US will conserve and utilize more renewable energies, innovate as we have always done and will do all we can to stop fossil fuel programs. If Japan and other contributing countries state boldly that they represent x,y, z nations and the People of America rather than the government of the US, it will propel a level of pride and action here. It will be a sounding call to the world that the People of America do not agree with their government and thus Independence Day will be revived. What organizations as well as network efforts can be launched with credibility to express this reality to those orchestrating Kyoto? The People of America do want to participate. This, rather than the negative effects of our presumed government not doing so should be the focus. We are the People of America. We supposedly are the model of creating freedom and change through the will of the People. This is an excellent opportunity for evolutionary thinking and doing with the world, rather than against our own government.
Appreciative Perspectives from Montana
VERY APPRECIATED PERSPECTIVE PEGGY - THE WAY TO GO!!
THIS WAS SENT BY Ronit <email@example.com>
From: James Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: A Message from James Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, Jean-Michel Cousteau
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001
Dear Fellow NRDC Member,
We wanted to pass along to you our message about the Navy's plans to blast the world's oceans with a dangerous new sonar system, and the urgent need for us to fight back. As an NRDC Member you've already taken action on behalf of the whales and marine mammals threatened by this perilous new technology -- and we thank you. Now, please do us the great favor of forwarding our message to everyone you know -- your friends, family, co-workers, discussion groups -- encouraging them to join us in this critical battle.
The three of us have never teamed up like this before. But we all share something in common: a deep love of the ocean and marine mammals. That's why we're very disturbed by a U.S. military program that, if approved, will soon be bombarding millions of whales and dolphins around the world with intense noise.
You may have read about the U.S. Navy's "Low-Frequency Active" (LFA) sonar program. The military has been testing this new, high-powered system in secret for years. Now, the Navy wants to deploy it across 80 percent of our planet's oceans. LFA sonar is designed to detect enemy submarines by flooding vast expanses of the oceans with sound. Leaving aside the military wisdom of this sonar -- which is still in dispute -- the environmental dangers are becoming increasingly clear.
Here's the problem: LFA noise is billions of times more intense than that known to disturb whale migration and communication. Whales and dolphins depend on their sensitive hearing for survival. To put it simply, a deaf whale is a dead whale. Deafening noise from the LFA system will interfere with the vital biological activities of marine mammals. Scientists fear that long-term exposure to LFA could push entire populations over the brink into extinction.
Inevitably, there will also be marine mammals unlucky enough to swim too close to LFA loudspeakers. Imagine an acoustic wave so powerful that, even at substantial distances, it can destroy your hearing, cause your lungs or ears to hemorrhage, or even kill you.
We've already seen a glimpse of the resulting carnage. Last year, whales from four different species stranded themselves and died on beaches across the northern Bahamas during a Navy military exercise. All but one of the dead animals examined by researchers had suffered hemorrhaging around the inner ear -- the telltale sign of acoustic trauma. The U.S. Navy's own report concluded that it is "highly likely" that the stranding was caused by the use of mid-frequency active sonar. But despite this tragic event, the Navy now wants to deploy LFA, the most extensive active sonar system ever devised.
We know that different frequencies will affect different marine mammals and that the lower the frequency, the farther it penetrates the ocean. We believe it is unconscionable to expose marine mammals around the world to more high intensity sonar. If you agree, then please join us in taking immediate action; it will take you only a few seconds.
Just go to http://www.nrdcaction.org/index.asp?step=2&item=518. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Ocean Futures Society (OFS) have set up this web page to make it easy for you to send electronic messages of protest to your U.S. senators and representative. Congress is now deciding the Navy's funding for next year -- tell them to "Turn Off LFA Sonar" by cutting off its funding.
And please forward this message to your family, friends and colleagues. NRDC used web activism to help generate a million messages of protest to Mitsubishi and, just last year, stopped the company from destroying the last unspoiled birthing ground of the Pacific gray whale.
Congress cannot ignore millions of us. Together, we can keep whales and dolphins safe from high-powered sonar.
Thank you for your time and your concern.
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001
From: Mark Graffis <email@example.com>
Subject: URGENT, WITHHOLD FUNDING FOR LFA DEPLOYMENT
The Navy is about to receive approval to blast the world's oceans -- and the whales, dolphins, and other marine life that live in them -- with dangerous sonar.
SEE DETAILS AT http://www.nrdcaction.org/index.asp?step=2&item=515
As Congress decides over the next several weeks whether to appropriate funds for deploying LFA. Please tell Congress to withhold funds for this reckless new technology--LFA. Thanks.
A SAMPLE LETTER & CONTACT INFORMATION was included - to enough room left to include it here.
Go at the URL above for more info.
You may write your own letter is you wish. Thanks for caring and help.
Important References :
1: Navy Sonar System Threatens Marine Mammals
AS WE COME OUT OF THE TURMOIL OF THE G8 SUMMIT IN GENOA AND THE LACK OF RESPONSIVENESS OF WORLD LEADERS, ESPECIALLY GEORGE W. BUSH, CONCERNING THE LEGITIMATE DEMANDS OF THE NEARLY 200,000 PEACEFUL ANTI-GLOBALIZATION PROTESTERS FOR A TRUE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND GREATER SOCIAL JUSTICE TOWARDS THE HORDS OF POORS AROUND THE WORLD, IT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA TO CONSIDER ONCE AGAIN THE FOLLOWING SIMULTANEOUS POLICY PROPOSAL BY JOHN BUNZL ALREADY FEATURED LAST YEAR IN ONE OF MY COMPILATIONS. AS HE SO RIGHTLY OBSERVES, "party politics has become little more than a sham in which whatever party we elect, the policies delivered inevitably conform to market and corporate demands and to the dictatorship of competition." THE TIME TO CHANGE THIS UNIVERSAL SHAM IS NOW! AND JOHN'S IDEA COULD DEFINITELY BE PART OF THE SOLUTION...
International Simultaneous Policy Organisation
The Simultaneous Policy, a new international campaign to counter the forces of globalisation and international competition, has been launched in London. Based on the premise that all nations are subject to global competitive forces unleashed by the ability of capital and transnational corporations to cross national borders, no nation nor group of nations can control global capital nor can they implement vital economic, social or environmental policies that might incur market or corporate displeasure. To break the vicious circle of global competition, both between nations and between corporations, all nations need to act simultaneously by implementing the Simultaneous Policy (SP); a range of measures to re-regulate global markets and corporations in order to restore genuine democracy, environmental protection and peace around the world.
Endorsed by Noam Chomsky, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Ed Mayo and many other leading ecologists, counter-economists, churchmen and journalists, SP recognises that party politics has become little more than a sham in which whatever party we elect, the policies delivered inevitably conform to market and corporate demands and to the dictatorship of competition. It calls upon peoples all over the world to come together to take policy out of the hands of politicians and, by force of their numbers and their votes, to compel political parties around the world to adopt SP. By transcending party-political differences and by offering a means that allows politicians and governments to adopt it without risking their respective national interests, SP claims to provide the long-awaited, coherent and practical solution to globalisation and other world problems.
Based on a new book, The Simultaneous Policy An Insiders Guide to Saving Man and the Planet by John Bunzl, the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO) has been established to campaign for the adoption of SP. Acclaimed as the first writer on the sustainable society to advance beyond rhetoric and grapple with the problem of how such a society might be achieved, the book crucially offers the blueprint for a secure and responsible transition from the existing paradigm of destructive, international economic competition to the new paradigm of global cooperation in which global economic, environmental and social problems can be solved.
For further information, see enclosed briefing and contact John Bunzl at ISPO.
Address, Website and E-mail as below.
P.O. Box 26547, London SE3 7YT U.K. Fax +44 (0)20-8460 2035
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.simpol.org
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