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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.
The primary purpose of this Global Movement and Strategic Plan is to help coordinate and publicize not attempt to manage or control the heroic ongoing efforts of the millions of dedicated individuals and thousands of organizations, movements, campaigns, alliances working on reform and change all over the world. . However we are not working nearly well enough together.
Obviously, if efforts are better coordinated, ideas shared and work accomplished from a common Agenda and common plans, using a common education system, project management system and global matrix much more will be done quicker with less total work.
The general strategy behind 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
Current planned actions 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)
The Zeitgeist Movement contends that the majority of the 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.
Eric Fromm, in his book, the Sane Society, has a Prescription for a Sane Society which includes 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 for the millions of armed forces personnel, Defense Department
and defense contractor civilian personnel
for these jobs,
training, etc. 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.
Permanently ending wars, poverty, wealth 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 will require hundreds of Actions. Implementing all the Actions requires thousands of tasks and subtasks.
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
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 havee:
- 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 will persist."
—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 email@example.com 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