[permaculture] March 30 7:30pm Occupy World Street A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform author Ross Jackson/Santa Barbara
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Wed Mar 14 11:23:51 EDT 2012
Booksigning & Talk with author Ross Jackson
Fri. Mar 30 7:30pm FREE
"A Bold Master Plan for A New Global Financial System"
Ayni Gallery 216 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Occupy World Street is a masterpiece which deserves to get wide
circulation and commitment by world leaders. "
---Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN Earth Summit, Rio 1992
Join Ross Jackson , author of /*Occupy World Street A Global Roadmap for
Radical Economic and Political Reform*/* *on Friday, *March 30 ,
7:30-9:30pm, *for a talk and book-signing at the the Ayni Gallery 216
State St Santa Barbara CA 93101 as he discusses *"A Bold Master Plan for
A New Global Financial System"*
People the world over are starting to rise up against a global
financial cabal that has essentially bought governments and left
economies in tatters. In the United States, occupiers gather in an
ever-growing list of cities. In Greece, angry citizens march outside
their parliament crying out "Thieves!" and "Traitors!" as their economy
crumbles and pundits discuss how just long it will take for Portugal,
Spain, and other nations to follow suit. Not all the demonstrators
clearly understand the roots of these problems; not all can articulate
solutions. But they know one thing: their lives have been radically
changed, for the worse, by an unsustainable financial paradigm.
In Occupy World Street, Ross Jackson delivers one of the most
incisive, clear descriptions of the global financial practices that have
driven economies---and resources---to the brink of collapse. He also
puts forth a compelling, detailed plan to let sovereign nations
* regain control of their economies
* reorganize global trade alliances on more human scale
* gradually phase out global institutions that have wreaked havoc
and replace them with institutions that support sustainable
economies, uphold human rights,and respect environmental standards
In sum, he has done what few others have dared to: constructed a
specific, implementable plan to reorganize the way world economies work.
It's a plan that, according to sustainable economics pioneer Hazel
Henderson, "has the potential to unite hundreds of NGOs and millions of
ordinary citizens in the streets behind a single simple proposal that
could change the current dysfunctional game."
This work is the end result of forty years of looking for solutions
to global problems like overpopulation, unsustainable growth, ecosystem
overload, species extinction, exploitation of the developing countries,
growing inequality, global injustice, and, more recently, global warming
and peak oil. This book asks,* "Where are the leverage points that can
break the logjam and create real solutions that could lead to a
radically different kind of global society?*
Ross Jackson, an expert in international finance and operations
research, has long been an innovative leader in both the business and
NGO worlds. He is chairman of Gaia Trust, a Danish-based foundation that
supports the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education, as well as
hundreds of sustainability projects in forty countries. He is also
director and owner of Urtekram, Scandinavia's largest wholesale
organic-food company, and former chairman of Gaiacorp, foreign-exchange
consultants and hedge fund managers.
The event takes place on *Friday,* *March 30 7:30-9:30 pm * at the the
Ayni Gallery 216 State St Santa Barbara CA 93101 Event is free
For more info contact Ani Ahavah <ANI at iamuniverse.com>
Event Sponsor: Ayni Gallery ; co-sponsors, Santa Barbara Permaculture
Network , Santa Barbara Time Bank. Books will be available for purchase
at the event.
Sponsored by Ayni Gallery
Entrepreneur and Ecovillage pioner Ross Jackson from Denmark outlines
his vision of a new international order based on the Gaian League
published in the book Occupy World Street available from January 2012.
WEBSITE Occupy World Street A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and
Chelsa Green http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/occupy_world_street/
Santa Barbara Time Bank http://santabarbara.timebanks.org/
Jackson is the coeditor of When No Means Yes: Danish Visions of a
Different Europe and Gaian Economics: Living Well Within Planetary
Limits, and has also authored other books. He lives in Denmark.
[Occupy World Street] breaks through the barriers that have shackled us.
It is a monumental and inspirational call to action --and a long-awaited
blueprint for how the actions should be implemented. Ross Jackson's
insights empower us to dream a new dream. . . ---John Perkins, author of
Confessions of an Economic Hitman
"Ross Jackson's proposal for post-collapse strategy is the first
plausible, constructive scenario I have seen; an excellent text, even
amazing. It is comprehensive, original, and very well written. ---Dennis
Meadows, coauthor, The Limits to Growth"
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