This website describes the Nonpartisan, Nonhierarchic
and Universal Strategic Plan
for a Permanently
Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World
To change something create a new model that makes the old one obsolete"
Thanks for visiting PeopleNow.org which describes and provides easy access to the various elements of the Nonpartisan, Nonhierarchic (no sacred rulers) Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World.
It is a work in progress and by no means complete. It provides a framework into which additional Actions, Action Plans, 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.
The general approach of this Plan is to:
- List every significant Action that must be accomplished
to have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world
with related Actions grouped into about three
dozen Action Plans
- Request individuals and organizations to add their own Actions
and Actions Plans to the Common Agenda if they are not
already in the Common Agenda there and volunteer to work on or take the
lead on specific Actions and Action Plans
in which they are interested
- 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
The Zeitgeist Movement contends that the majority of the problems which plague the human species are "Symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure and calls for the installation of a [completely] new socioeconomic model.
Permanently ending wars, poverty, wealth inequities, unemployment,homelessness, hunger and all other significant injustices, installing the new Zeitgeist socioeconomic model, making the necessary changes in essentially all “spheres" will require hundreds of Actions. Implementing all the Actions will require thousands of tasks and subtasks.
Eric Fromm, in his book, the Sane Society,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, there must be:
- Jobs at living wages for the millions of armed forces personnel
and Defense Department and defense contractor civilian personnel
- Funds for these jobs,
- Job training
- Honest, dedicated public servants that will enact and enforce the necessary
- 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 as Eric Fromm predicts
This does not imply that we should not end all wars immediately. It means that we must plan ahead and have the jobs, funds,training, legislation, materials, availble when needed.
The Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan outlines the strategies and tools for the millions of dedicated individuals and thousands of organizations, movements, campaigns, alliances working on reform and change all over the world to accomplish all this.
No way will all this happen without this or an equivalent Movement and Plan.
The Global Movement and Strategic Plan initially focuses on the U.S. Federal Government. Parallel Individual Movements and Plans for local, state, other nations and the UN will be 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 have your organization's network or yourself become part of the Global Matrix Network.
With all the advances in productivity and technology there should be no poverty, malnutrition or homelessness anywhere in the world today.
There should be no wars, conflicts or nuclear weapons. International law requires that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific means. (Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928)
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 using this or or a similar set of common plans.
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 all who have contributed to this Global Movement and Strategic Plan.
It is still 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 703-521-0849.
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