- What the World Wants -- and How To Pay For It Using Military Expenditures
a project of the World Game Institute.What the World Wants presents a 2-dimensional chart measuring 34-by-23 minus 2 little cubes represents "annual costs of various global programs for solving the major human need and environmental problems facing humanity. Each program is the amount needed to accomplish the goal for all in need in the world. Their combined total cost is approximately 30% of the world's total annual military expenditures." 1 cube equals $1 billion. The total chart contains 780 cubes representing annual world military expenditures of $780 billion. Below the chart is the following table.
Eighteen Strategies for Confronting
the Major Systemic Problems Confronting Humanity:
Credits, Major References & Footnotes
The What the World Wants Project is by Medard Gabel
and the research staff of the World Game Institute
- The Daniel Pennock Democracy School
"Why Democratic Self-Government is Impossible When Corporations Wield
Constitutional Rights Against Communities to Deny The Rights of People"
- Jan 24-28: Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA - Lecturer's Training School - contact: Stacey Schmader - e-mail: info [at] celdf [dot] org, (717) 709-0457
- Feb 2-4: Madison or Tamworth, New Hampshire - contact: Ruth Caplan - e-Mail: rcaplan [at] igc [dot] org
- Feb 9-11: Anchorage, Alaska - contact: Shawna Larson - e-Mail: shawna at] akaction [dot] org, (907) 745-8573
- Feb 9-11: Santa Fe, New Mexico - Website: New Mexico Democracy School - contact: Dan Brannen, Esq. - e-Mail: dbrannen [at] uplink [dot] net, (505) 820-2158
- Feb 16-18: Columbus, Ohio - contact: Kat Walter - e-Mail: kat [at] democracyohio [dot] org, (937) 223-1577
- Feb 23-25: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - contact: Stacey Schmader - e-mail: info [at] celdf [dot] org, (717) 709-0457
- Mar 2-4: Spokane, Washington - contact: Breean Beggs at the Justice Center - e-Mail: breean [at] cforjustice [dot] org, (509) 835-5211
- Mar 2-4: Albany, NY - Website: Albany Democracy School - contact: Steve Pierce - e-Mail: pierce [at] rpi [dot] edu, (518) 766-6095
- Mar 9-11: Phoenicia/Hudson Valley NY - Website: New York Democracy School - contact: Jack Ossont - e-Mail: sandhill1 [at] frontiernet [dot] net, (607) 243-7262
- Mar 23-25: New Hampshire or Vermont, TBD - contact: Ellen Hayes, (603) 252-1411 or Steve Kowal, (603) 431-9333
- Mar 30-Apr 1: San Francisco, California - contact: Shannon Biggs - e-Mail: shannon [at] globalexchange [dot] org, 415-575-5540Focusing on a systemic historical and legal analysis of corporate power and democracy, this three-day experience is designed to help activists more effectively and fundamentally challenge corporate power, rather than simply organize corporation by corporation and harm by harm. The School is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Pennock, a 17 year old Berks County, Pennsylvania boy who died in 1995 after being exposed to land applied sewage sludge. His parents, Antoinette and Russell Pennock, travel the state seeking an end to that practice of sludge disposal -- from which waste management corporations reap massive profits from hauling and spreading sludge on farmland. This program is conceived, designed, and run by The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and the Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy.
The Schools are built around carefully designed readings, clear presentations and group discussions.
- Each School reveals how it came to be that the law enables corporate managers to dictate their values, and impose their projects on communities.
- Includes an intense, comprehensive history of the judicial bestowal of constitutional rights of persons on corporations.
- Learn the secret of how Peoples Movements have cut to the essence and won their struggles to be found in the constitution.
- The Anti-Federalists
- The Abolitionists
- The Suffragists
- The Populists
- The Labor Movement
- And learn about earlier Movements, including the Levelers and the Diggers.
- Experience the Pennsylvania Story an ongoing struggle to take the power to govern out of the Corporate Boardrooms and put it back in our communities where it belongs.
- For people of all ages, interests and occupations
- Classes consist of small groups of 10-15 people like you.
If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now underway that is slowly turning the tide . . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important political work going on anywhere in the country or the world.
-Kenny Ausubel 05, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers
Democracy School was a mind-blowing experience. During the School, I was forced to come to grips with the understanding that I really knew very little about the true structure of law that controls our activism. Democracy School is a must for everyone who seeks to be liberated from our defensive, after-the-fact reactive organizing strategies.
-Krishnaveni Gundu, 05, Calhoun County (TX) Resource Watch
- Jan 20-25: World Social Forum in Nairobi
The 7th edition of the World Social Forum brings the world to Africa as activists, social movements, networks, coalitions and other progressive forces from Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe and all corners of the African continent converge in Nairobi, Kenya for five days of cultural resistance and celebration.
- William Blum's Speaking Engagements
Author of Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II (1995),
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower (2000),
West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Political Memoir (2002)
- Thursday, January 25, 2007, 7 pm
Northern Arizona University
306 E. Pine Knoll Drive
DuBois Center Ballroom
- Friday, March 9, 7:30 pm
Venice United Methodist Church
1020 Victoria Ave.
Plus a screening of the powerful new 15-minute film "No more victims" by Cole Miller
And music by Ross Altman
$10 suggested donation at the door
For more information call 310-838-8131 or email: email@example.com
- Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11
Justice and Freedom Conference, hosted by Freedom Law School
I'm speaking on Saturday, mid afternoon; many other speakers
Atrium Hotel, 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA
For ticket prices and other information see
www.livefreenow.org/upcoming_events.cfm or call: 760-868-4271
- March 16 or 17
- Corporate Action WebsiteSponsored by the National Council of Women's Organizations and the Stakeholder Alliance, www.augustadiscriminates.org features the "Hall of Hypocrisy" -- corporations that sanction discrimination against women by tolerating CEOs and directors who are members of the Augusta National Golf Club (ANGC has never admitted a woman member). The site challenges corporations to "come clean" on actual diversity performance instead of hiding behind unenforced statements of principle, and will evolve into an aggressive campaign for greater accountability on a corporation's impact on stakeholders and society.
- Park It For Peace
From www.culturechange.org/nowarforoil.htm#parkitYou're invited to Park It For Peace! Just recently a group of people discussing what could be done to promote peace and consume less gasoline (thus reducing the demand for Iraq's oil) came up with this idea: every Monday we'll park our cars at home and either walk, bicycle, or use public transportation to get to work or whatever. Although this effort originates in Bellingham, Washington, there are hopes of the "movement" spreading throughout the nation. If enough people begin to Park It For Peace, eventually even the oil companies will feel the impact. It's one small step concerned people can take to promote a healthier environment and peace. For more information, contact Shirley Osterhaus at 360-734-5176. Monday would be a great day to join those who Park It For Peace!
- Worthy of note:
- images from 133 Protests around the World, 15/16 Feb 2003
- images from Germany -- links to MANY sets
- 294 images of mid-March 2003 Anti-War Protests
- Code Pink - Women For Peace
- united for peace and justice - Stop the War on Iraq
- Progressive Secretary.Org
Quaker volunteers hand-write letters to politicians for you: free/donation service
- Berkeley Peace Walk + Vigil every Wed starts at 6:30pm
- Calendar of Protests - All the time, Throughout the World
http://www.protest.net/ and http://calendar.igc.apc.org/
http://pax.protest.net/: Justice Yes! War No!
-- Please send links to the ratitor of other recommendable listings.
- US Nationwide and International Anti-War Protests By Region
- Petitions, Support Ecology, Feeding People
Archive of prior events: 2005 back to 1996