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I just sent a message to the leader of my country at the G20 summit, calling for fundamental reforms and a global rescue package that puts people first. Please consider doing the same −− you can join me at this link:
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World leaders are currently meeting in London at the G20 Summit. But signs of conflict are growing, with countries trading blame and fighting over the way forward. This vital summit could fail −− and now poor people around the world stand to lose most from the deepening global economic crisis.
Instead of dividing in disarray, the whole world needs to come together to fix the system and help the vulnerable. The good news is that suddenly, bold proposals are being discussed −− to fundamentally reform international financial institutions and create $250 billion of new international reserve funds, largely channelled to poorer countries to prevent them from collapsing and help stimulate a global green recovery.
The G20 could agree to this now, and it would be a great start in bringing the world closer together. But some conservative political forces are dragging their feet −− particularly in Germany, France and Italy. Let’s deluge our leaders with messages in the next crucial 48 hours, asking them to push the G20 for the fundamental reforms and international rescue funding required −− send your own message at this link:
This crisis drives home how urgently we need to work together better, at home and internationally, and it makes the case for root−and−branch reform of the international financial system overwhelming. For starters, the International Monetary Fund’s discredited approach of punitive conditions should be replaced by responsible, equitable funding through accountable and democratic channels, helping to counter global imbalances by building a more stable and sustainable way forward.
Then making tens of billions immediately available to the world’s poor would not only be a powerful symbol of cooperation and commitment to poverty alleviation −− it would benefit the wider global economy, and provide developing countries with funding they desperately need to invest in a better future.
Let's tell the G20 that we want more than well−intentioned statements: send a message to your leader now to press them for fundamental reforms and a $250 billion global lifeline −− we have just 48 hours:
Citizens around the world are beginning to mobilise and take responsibility for our future – now it's the politicians' turn. Tens of thousands marched peacefully through London before the G20 Summit, wearing green hard hats to communicate our global call for a green recovery and a global rescue package. More than 22,000 of us from around the world have completed last week's global interactive poll on principles and reforms to rebuild the global economy, which found that over 95% of us supported this campaign for root−and−branch reforms and big new reserve funds to help the poorest.
We have access to the summit and are meeting with officials and leaders to help deliver our demands over the next 48 hours, but the best way to drive home the worldwide demand for bold and concerted action is for all of us, everywhere, to flood our own leaders with messages. Let’s act before it is too late: this summit is a turning point, and we sink or swim together.
With hope and determination,
Paul, Veronique, Brett, Paula, Graziela, Ricken, Ben, Pascal, Iain, Alice, Luis and the whole Avaaz team
Indian orphan girl aged 8, with no particular name other than that which the dirty, fucked up streets give her, seeks water to drink
Rich, fat, White, Middle aged, Western man, with all the names he likes to give himself, seeks even more filthy money so that he can think better of himself
Boy with nothing over than the bloated baby in his arms, with a name the media likes to forget, seeks a meal to eat
Israeli aggressive militant Zionist, with the name of God which the Americans give him, seeks the death of all Palestinians (he forgets his land was theirs)
Palestinian woman, with the name of the suffering, seeks for her house to remain standing from the threat of that Israeli bulldozer outside her front door
Anonymous, soulless, cooperate man, with the name of death, seeks fat, fat profit from the sale of weapons which are gonna kill people other than his own (which makes it okay)
Poor South American ex-farmer family man, with the name of poverty, seeks to build his family a humble home in the slums caused my globalisation (the world blames him for the filth of the cities)
Advertisement firm boss, with the name of the sale of his soul, seeks to trick people with propaganda into buying bullshit products which he pretends will magically make their world complete
Kenyan kid with the name of Daniel, seeks from me a pen or pencil to learn and to write, I don’t give it to him...what a fucking jerk
Fascinating how a typically British, BBC 'reporter' handles a man who speaks the truth about the global financial crisis. No spin, no BS just raw truth! Funny isn't it- how little we see such clear honesty in the mainstream news!!
Enjoy. It's only 5mins but a highly illuminating 5!
Also recommend subscribing to Max and Stacy's podcast 'The Truth About Markets' or tune into Resonance FM 104.4 fm every Sat night at 7 or Monday morning.
Enjoy. Peace to you all.
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - George Orwell
Social Centre in Hackney Downs- London- is Calling for Support
London 'unnecessary development' capitalism/globalisation climate chaos culture jamming / subvertising squatting / free spaces / protest sites
Assembly Rooms: Social Centre in Hackney DownsDear all
Social Centre in Hackney Downs is calling for support.
We have been squtting this place for 4 years. We have gone through lots and now that finally we could do something with this beautiful place we have to be evicted.The landlord wants to build new flats.
We are still going to do as much as we can.
The local community is also supporting us. The plan is to create a community centre, play centre, youth club, art centre.We are creating a coop with the neighbours.
But we need all the support from everyone who wants to help.
Ongoing Gallery - Call for Artistes
Planned is Film Night-Call for independent film makers- animators-short films
Children activities in the afternoons ending with show case of their work and final children party
Life drawing Class wed 25 March and week ends Open Classes everyone welcomed!
Flamenco Classes from 1-3 every week day
Critical Mass ending here with Film and sound system?cycles powered - ( To be confirmed)
Jumble sale to raise money for court case and future Community Centre organised by the neighbours
Cafe'- we need people to bake-cook-help
Call for Acoustic musicians- Chill out -djs-minimal electronica- anything that is not gonna be too loud!
Although we could have live bands during the day;;we will keep you informed!
Events from Friday 20 March - Eviction 3 April 11.45am
8, Andre Street
WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION