This website describes the Nonpartisan, Nonhierarchic

Universal Movement and Strategic Plan
for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something create a new model that makes the old one obsolete"

                     --Buckminster Fuller

Greetings:

Thanks for visiting PeopleNow.org, formerly WeThePeopleNow.org. Please forward proposed corrections, refinements and additions to PeopleNow.org by email: RefineThePlan@PeopleNow.org or fax 703-521-0849.

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. All of these 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 a common set of plans - 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:

We individually know what needs to be done but are mostly working separately, either alone or in "stovepipe" organizations, without a common set of plans. We are duplicating many efforts, working on some unneeded items, not doing many needed items and making very little real progress

The primary purpose of this 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

The objectives of the Universal Movement and Strategic Plan include to:

PeopleNow.org with help from many individuals and organizations have:

This website describes and provides easy access to the various elements of the Nonpartisan, Nonhierarchic (no sacred rulers) Universal Movement and Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World.

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 Common Agenda Plan(s) with others and join the Global Matrix Network

The Universal 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.

The primary purpose of this Movement and Strategic Plan is to help coordinate the efforts of the thousands of organizations, movements, campaigns, alliances and millions of individuals already working on accomplishing the above objectives.

Poverty is not due to a lack of resources and people are not born lazy.

Accumulated knowledge and advances in productivity, science, technology, automation, computers, communications, education, training, health care, transportation, the internet and psychology makes it possible to have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just world.

In their outstanding 1970's essay, The Problem of the Twentieth Century, Willard and Marguerite Beecher clearly show that we are living in an age of abundance and why we have poverty in the midst of this abundance.

"The Age of Abundance is upon us. Man need never again go hungry or cold. Natural resources abound, machines necessary to convert them into goods exist, and men are trained to operate these machines. Furthermore, we can manufacture as many machines as we desire, just as we can enrich the soil to produce abundant food and train people everywhere to do likewise, The whole world now has the capability to support itself free from want and almost free from disease." Willard & Margaret Beecher

As proof of this, according to Forbes.com in 2013, the world's 2,000 leading companies/corporations had total annual sales of $38 trillion, which was a little over half of the world's gross domestic product and a total employment of only 87 million, about 1.3% of the world’s population.

Also, the Summary of Funding Sources show that more than enough funds are available to have a peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world. 

In their essay, the Beechers also state what most individuals already know: "Nevertheless, many people today are still cold, hungry, and sick.

Read more at The Problem of the 20th Century: Poverty in an Age of Abundance  

No viable, military threats to the U.S. exist.

Wars are illegal under the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 which requires that all disputes or conflicts between countries be settled by pacific (peaceful) means as outlined in the Proof of the Illegality of U.S. Wars and Use of Force. This is true even if Congress declares war and/ or the UN authorizes the use of force.

The Constitution calls for a common defense not offense and state guards (militias) not standing armies.

In his book The Sane Society, Erich Fromm, states:

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. 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 having  a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world will require hundreds of Actions. Implementing all the Actions requires thousands of tasks and subtasks. 

Project Management Software in the "Cloud" will be used to:

Comprehensive reform and refining and implementing this movement and strategic plan are urgently needed

Despite the people's many past and current efforts, we have increasing poverty, the most severe and growing wealth inequality of all times, illegal wars and conflicts, unaddressed climate change and dysfunctional governments largely under the control of wealthy, corporation executives and lobbyists.

According to the June 1, 2013 issue of The Economist “1.1 billion people subsists below the internationally acceptable extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a day and live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short." At least 300 million people in the world are unemployed or very underemployed.

Charles Ferguson in his book Predator Nation states: much of the American (and global) financial sector has become criminalized, creating an industry culture that tolerates or even encourages systematic fraud.

Our public and private sector officials have articulated no real solutions to these crises. Many are not telling us the truth and show little if any empathy for their fellow human beings.

Read more about both the Urgent Need for Comprehensive Reform and this Movement and Strategic Plan.


President Eisenhower on the Costs of War and the Military Industrial Complex (MIC)

President Eisenhower Quote on War Spending

"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 will persist."
—Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961


Conclusion

This Movement and Strategic Plan is a work in progress and by no means complete. It provides a framework into which additional actions and plans can be inserted. Your comments, suggestions, ideas and help to refine and implement this plan are welcomed and can be forwarded to PeopleNow.org via email to refinetheplan@peoplenow.org and/or volunteer@peoplenow.org.

Get everyone possible (individuals, organizations, movements, campaigns and alliances) working together refining and implwmwnting  the plans from the Common Agenda

Encourage everyone working on reform to add their own action items and choose what they want to work on with others who chose the same action

If we work together, continually refine and implement this plan, we will have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world.

Thanks.

 

Ron Fisher

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

703-725-7849

Fisher@PeopleNow.org

Why Ron Fisher created the Strategic Plan

Ron Fisher, honors graduate of the Naval Academy with a Master’s Degree in business management, graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) and retired Navy Captain, served on destroyers and nuclear submarines and was Executive Officer of both a nuclear attack and a ballistic missile submarine.  During his early years in the Navy, as collateral duties he served as a Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) Trial Counsel (prosecutor), Defense Counsel and as a Summary Court Martial (Judge for minor infractions of the UCMJ).

During the last half of naval career he worked as a project manager and engineer in shipyards on refueling overhauls of nuclear submarines and worldwide submarine repairs.   He also served in various logistics jobs in the Washington DC area. His awards include the Legion of Merit.

His post Navy career includes working for two defense contractor and founding and managing a very successful non-profit fire safety and survivability company described at www.dfpa.org and a service-disabled veteran-owned small business described at www.VetsSS.org both of which received government contracts. DFPA, under contract with DOD, prepared a report that conclusively determined that it would impossible to protect ships from determined terrorists.

For more information about Ron go to: http://www.ronfisherforcongress.com/about.htm and http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ron-fisher-captain-us-navy-retired/29/b71/a65

Ron says: "The last submarine I served on could have single-handedly destroyed over a hundred bases or medium size cities and killed millions of civilians in a very few minutes from thousands of miles away. At the time, I never thought or talked to anyone about the deaths, maiming and destruction that our submarine could have caused.  Happily, we never had to fire those missiles with real warheads on them. I now realize how horribly wrong, immoral and illegal all wars, occupations, empire building and offensive weapons especially nuclear are.   I am convinced that many others will come to understand this also so we can rapidly phase out all offensive weapons systems, armed drones and nuclear power.” 

Ron has worked years learning about and trying to change the world.  His strategic plan shows how we can permanently end poverty and wars and transition to a peaceful and prosperous world.


Fair Use Notice: The material on this site is provided for educational and informational purposes. It may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of scientific, environmental, economic, social justice and human rights issues etc. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have an interest in using the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. The information on this site does not constitute legal or technical advice.