This website describes the Nonpartisan, Nonhierarchic
To change something create a new model that makes the old one obsolete"
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This website describes and provides easy access to the various elements of the Nonpartisan, Nonhierarchic (no sacred rulers) Global Movement and Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World formerly called the Universal Movement.
This Global Movement and Strategic Plan is a work in progress and by no means complete. It provides a framework into which additional ideas and elements can easily be inserted. Comments, suggestions, and help to refine and implement this plan are welcomed and can be forwarded to PeopleNow.org via email email@example.com or fax 703-521-0849.
Its objectives include to: prevent any use of nuclear weapons or other WMDs and permanently end wars, conflicts, use of force, and occupations; prevent any breakdown or collapse of social order, the economy, monetary systems, or depression; as rapidly as possible provide healthcare for the sick, decent housing for the homeless, nutritious food for the malnourished and hungry and full employment at living wages; permanently end poverty, gross net worth inequalities, corporate executives and elitist control of public servants, environmental degradation, natural resource depletion, corruption; and, have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world. (Read More)
PeopleNow.org, with help from many individuals and organizations, has analyzed the injustices and problems in the world, their underlying causes and why, despite our many efforts, we still have these injustices some of which are getting worse e.g. Palestine/Gaza and wealth inequalities.
The Zeitgeist Movement contends that the majority of the social problems which plague the human species are "Symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure. The defining goal of the Zeitgeist Movement, is the installation of a new socioeconomic model.
In his book The Sane Society, Erich Fromm states Change must be a simultaneous change in economic, education, political and cultural spheres. Changes restricted to one sphere are destructive of every change. For example as wars and conflicts are ended and the world disarms, we must have jobs, funds for jobs, job training, etc. for the millions of ex-military, Department of Defense and military industrial complex personnel and full employment at living wages for everyone else. Otherwise unemployment will increase, wages will be driven down and immigration, prison, labor reform and many other changes will suffer.
This does not imply that wars should not be ended as rapidly as possible. It means that we must have comprehensive, adjustable plans and that all significant changes must be carefully coordinated.
Permanently ending wars, poverty, inequities and all other significant injustices, installing the new Zeitgeist socioeconomic model, making the necessary changes in essentially all “spheres "and implementing all the Actions having a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world requires hundreds of Actions. Implementing all the Actions requires thousands of tasks and subtasks.
The primary purpose of this Global Movement and Strategic Plan is to help coordinate, not manage, the efforts of the thousands of organizations, movements, campaigns, alliances and millions of individuals working on reform and change, most of whom are currently working either alone or in "stovepipe" organizations, Many are duplicating each other’s efforts, working on unneeded items and not doing several critically needed items.
Obviously, if efforts are better coordinated, ideas shared and work is done from common plans, much more will be done quicker with less total work.
In Sane Society, Erich Fromm also states: No change can be brought about by force. Fromm is correct. Change must be brought about by understanding, cooperation and passive means.
The Global Movement and Strategic Plan is not intended to slow or hinder meaningful ongoing or planned work.
The general strategy is to:
- Outline all significant Actions that must be taken
to have a peaceful, prosperous, just sustainable world and group
into about three dozen Action Plans in the
- Requests Individuals and organizations propose additional Actions
and Action Plans and volunteer
to work on or take the lead on and form working groups for specific
and Action Plans
- Ultimately the Action Plans will be on the web sites of the organizations or individuals taking the lead implementing one or more of the Common Agenda Action Plans
This Global Movement and Strategic Plan focuses on the U.S. Federal Government. Parallel Individual Movements and Plans for local, state and ultimately other nations are being developed beginning with Washington DC - see Highlights of the Movement and Plan for a Prosperous, Just, Sustainable Washington DC.
By clicking on the menu to the left, you can review the parts of the Movement and Strategic Plan that you are particularly interested in and Subscribe to receive emails, work on Action(s) or Action Plans from the Common Agenda with others and join the Global Matrix Network.
We live in an Age of Abundance. There should be no poverty, malnutrition or homelessness anywhere in the world today
There should be no wars, conflicts or nuclear weapons. They are illegal
We are at a crossroad and despite our hard work, we progressive are behind and will be further behind if we do not work together from the Common Agenda
If we continue with the current failed monetary and political systems and allow corporation executives to control our public servants, institutions and elections, we will have:
- Increasing worldwide unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, hunger, diseases,
homelessness, wealth divide and a massive depression
- Cuts in social security, Medicare, welfare programs and public
- Endless wars, occupations, militarism and empire building
- Increasing global warming, rising sea levels and super storms
- More torture, abuse, extraordinary renditions, false arrests and non-judicial
- Chronic water and energy shortages, environment degradation and natural resource depletion
President Eisenhower on the Costs of War and the Military Industrial Complex (MIC)
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." —Dwight D. Eisenhower, "The Chance for Peace" speech, April 16, 1953
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of
unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and
—Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961
I wish to thank everyone who have contributed to this Movement and Strategic Plan most of whom I have not had time to credit for their ideas..
If we work together, continually refine and implement this Global Movement and Strategic Plan, we will have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world.
Executive Director, PeopleNow.org
Coordinator, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Peace through Justice (GPtJ) Working Group
Coordinator, Veterans for Peace (VFP) Democracy, Constitution, War Powers and Prosecute War Criminals Working Groups
Arlington, VA 22204
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