Description of the
and Strategic Plan
for a Permanently
Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World
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) Universal Movement and Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World.
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The objectives of this Movement and Strategic Plan include working with many others to:
- Permanently end poverty, homelessness, malnutrition, preventable diseases,
wars, use of force, occupations, militarism, empire building, recessions,
depressions, gross wealth and income inequalities, corporate executive control
over public officials, environmental degradation, natural resource depletion,
corruption, fraud, exploitations, racism, the duress of finding work and
providing for one's family and all other injustices.
- Ensure all humankind now and in the future have the opportunity to have a decent life and more.
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.
This Movement and 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.
We the people collectively know what needs to be done but are mostly working separately with no overall plan, duplicating many efforts, working on some unneeded items and making very little progress. We must work together from a common set of plans that adapt to the situation as we go forward.
As shown below, permanently ending wars, poverty, inequities and all other significant injustices and having a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world will require implementing hundreds of Individual Actions and thousands of tasks and subtasks.
To coordinate this work general approach is to:
- List every significant individual action that must be done in one
central office with links to the web site of the organizations that
takes the lead refining and implementing each action:
- Encourage everyone working on reform to add their own action items and choose what they want to work on with others who choose the same action.Shortly, this will all be coordinated with a project management system in the cloud Once this is do this and we get organized, they will be connected to others working on the same Action. We must continue to work while the project management system is being developed and installed.
The Table of Priority Individual Actions is being refined and used:
- To coordinate, prioritize, "sequence" and implement priority
Individual Actions while the project management system is being
developed and implemented
- As issues in elections and debates and candidates for office will be encouraged to include them in their platforms
Following is a tentative list of Urgent Individual Actions:
provide the basic necessities of life to the sick, malnourished, hungry
- Order immediate cease fires and an end to all bombing
drone attacks, use of force, offensive, covert and other military operations
and use of force all over the world
Immediately take all nuclear weapons off-alert, permanently disable and
ban all strategic nuclear weapons, end the absurd, immoral doctrine of “mutually
assured destruction" and return any nuclear weapons overseas, to the Continental
- Prohibit Israel and any other country using any weapons
or munitions provided by or taken from the U.S. for any offensive purposes
or for any use outside their established borders
- Enact progressive, property taxes on the net assets of both individuals
and corporations, companies and other entities with more than $1 Million
in net assets. Provide generous tax deductions based on the worthiness of
the charitable cause. Eliminate income, sales, estate corporate and
all other taxes. Greatly simplify tax codes and drastically reduce the
cost of tax collections.
- Nationalize the Federal Reserve and recover/disgorge as much as possible
of the over $2.1 trillion of U.S. Treasury Securities and the over $1.4
trillion of mortgage backed securities and all other assets of significant
value which were acquired directly or indirectly with taxpayers money by
the Federal Reserve
- Provide additional funds from the
of Funding Sources to accomplish the work in the strategic plan, pay
down the national debt and end deficit spending, sequestration,
austerity program, recessions and economic collapses.
Ensure jobs at living wages are
available for all at meaningful work primarily to help provide a
decent life for all humankind now and in the future
- Ensure affordable
Necessities and Needs for
a Decent Life
available for all humankind now and in the future including in particular:
- Affordable housing, nutritious food, clean water and air, comprehensive
public transportation, energy, etc.
Comprehensive, Single Payer
Improved Medicare for All with dental, pharmaceuticals,
behavioral health, long term and hospice care, etc. with no co-pays
or need for supplemental insurance
Publicly Financed, Quality
Child Care, Pre-K Through a College Education and Vocational, Job Readiness
and Literacy Training for All for Life
- Affordable housing, nutritious food, clean water and air, comprehensive public transportation, energy, etc.
End US Wars, Occupations, Use of Force, Sanctions, Military Alliances and
Empire Building; Close Overseas Bases and Bring all the Troops and Contractors
Disarm and Convert 90% of DoD-MIC Spending and Resources for Use for Peaceful
Purposes with no Layoffs.
- Create new Work Projects Administrations (WPAs) and Civilian Conservation
Corps (CCCs) equivalents in every state and in Washington DC, Puerto
Rico and all Territories
- Implement alternative energy sources, energy conservation measures
and many of the other items in the Movement and Strategic Plan
- Create new Work Projects Administrations (WPAs) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCCs) equivalents in every state and in Washington DC, Puerto Rico and all Territories
Provide Humane, Constitutional
Immigration Laws and Practices Considering that the U. S. Purchased two-thirds
of Mexico for $20 million in 1848 at Gun Point
- Cease all deportations, family separations and illegal detentions
and insure all rights are observed for all the people regardless
of their immigration status in particular the right to
assistance of counsel. These rights cannot and may not be waived
or denied by any judge, any legislation, official or individual without
amending the Constitution.
- Set Aside the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 as
Amended and Replace with Humane, Constitutional Immigration Laws and
- Cease all deportations, family separations and illegal detentions and insure all rights are observed for all the people regardless of their immigration status in particular the right to assistance of counsel. These rights cannot and may not be waived or denied by any judge, any legislation, official or individual without amending the Constitution.
We live in an Age of Abundance. There is no excuse or valid reason for poverty, malnutrition, homelessness, unemployment, etc. anywhere in the world today.
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.
There is no excuse or valid reason for wars, conflicts, nuclear weapons, standing armies, etc.
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.
To permanently end poverty, inequities and wars, we must thoroughly analyze and correct these problems and their underlying causes and work together from a common set of plans.
In his book The Sane Society, Erich Fromm, states:
- No change can be brought about by force. Fromm is correct.
Change must be brought about by demonstrating our own humanity and appealing
to the humanity of others through understanding, cooperation and encouragement.
Even if we could force change, reactionary forces would just get stronger
and reverse the change which is what has happened in Egypt.
- 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 war is ended and the world disarms, we
- Meaningful work/jobs at living wages for everyone including all
the ex-military, Department of Defense and Military Industrial Complex
- Sufficient funds for these jobs and to accomplish other actions
relevant to ending wars. The
Summary of Funding Sources shows that there are more than enough funds.
- Honest, capable public servants that enact the necessary legislation
to reprogram funding and budgets for jobs, reparations, bringing the
troops home, disarming, setting aside the Authorizations to Use Force
and Status of Forces Agreements, etc.
- Public and private sector individuals educated and trained on implementing
the Strategic Plan
- An enforced Rule of Law and all of the other items in this Movement and Strategic Plan
- Meaningful work/jobs at living wages for everyone including all the ex-military, Department of Defense and Military Industrial Complex personnel
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 Individual Actions.Implementing all the Individual Action require thouathousand of tasks and subtasks.
Project Management Software in the "Cloud" will be used to:
- Help coordinate the efforts of individuals and organizations prioritize,
"sequence" and implement the hundreds of Individual Actions and all
the tasks and subtasks required to implement each Action and implement
the multiple parallel individual Movements and Plans for cities/counties
and states and national governments
- Measure progress
- Provide means to ensure lessons learned are continually fed back into the Strategic Plan.
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.
We Are at a Crossroad
If we work together, refine and implement this plan, we will have a peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world.
If we continue with the current failed monetary and political systems, allow corporation executives to control our governments and institutions and do not work together from a common set of plans, we will have:
- Increasing worldwide unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, hunger, diseases,
homelessness, wealth divide and a massive depression.
- Endless wars, occupations, militarism and empire building
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
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