[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
www.aynigallery.com <http://www.sbpermaculture.org/>

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 
Political Reform

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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