Workshop, Sunday Dec. 16 - 2007 Victoria BC
World leaders are determined to rev up the engine of economic growth to drive us over the edge of destruction… Are you inadvertently handing them the keys?
Economic Planetary Defense Training:
SUNDAY - DECEMBER 16 - 2007
Directions: The Burnside Gorge Community Centre is off Jutland Road on Cecelia ( parallel to, and between, Gorge and Burnside). If walking or biking, you can access the centre off of the Galloping Goose bike trail, watch for signs between Gorge and Burnside. You can also enter the address into Google Maps or Map Quest. If driving or busing, get onto Jutland Rd. between Burnside and Gorge. Get onto Cecelia Rd. next to the old Burnside elementary school, continue past the school. At end of Cecilia is the Centre.
"The Kyoto regime, under which some countries have found it easier to reduce harmful emissions than others, expires in 2012: The world's leaders have to decide next month what regime should replace it… The synthesis [report] doesn't reflect recent research that's found CO2 emissions, which rose by 1.3 parts per million in previous decades, have jumped by three ppm since 2000." --Scientists' global warnings shouldn't be ignored, Ian Dutton, Victoria Times Colonist, Nov. 21, 2007
" 'You cannot as a government talk about reducing GHG [green house gas] emissions unless you're prepared to talk about reducing consumption, pure and simple. That's the big question no one wants to talk about." Les Leyne, quoting MLA Leonard Krog, Times Colonist, November 7, 2007, A16.
"Yes, we saw the climate changing, but what were we to do?"
"The Premier's new Climate Action Team isn't getting the thumbs-up from big labour.
"Al Gore: [quoting Upton Sinclair] ‘It is difficult to get a man to
Roundtable Discussion on work: July 14, 2007
Presentation and Discussion - Dec. 16 - 2006 - Victoria BC
Is hard work causing Global Warming?
SATURDAY - DECEMBER 16 - 2006
Note: attendance will be closed after 1:10 pm to
Download the poster (600 kb;pdf)
On the Work Ethic
Links to articles on Global Warming
"..60 per cent of all the jobs in the U.S.A are not producing any real wealth -- i.e., real life support. They are in fear-underwriting industries or are checking on other checkers, etc. The majority of the jobs occasion individuals to use three to four gallons per day in their automobiles to go to and from work -- at true cosmic costing, this means 4 million dollars per worker per day. ...it would save the planet earths' energy account 500 trillion a day to give all the non-wealth- producing workers their full pay to stay at home."
"Only a fraction of the available human labour in the world is now needed for the production of the total amount of consumption goods necessary to live. Under a completely laissez-faire economic system this fact is bound to lead to unemployment."
"the economic goal of any nation as of any individual,
Read debate between Tech Pro and Anti-Confabulator about jobs and technology
Robot videos: Hyundai dancing auto-factory robots (advertisement with digital robots)
Thank you to Women For Water for sponsorship of this event
Event - August 26 2006- Victoria BC
Film and discussion - Saturday, August 26
Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was not only in support of a Guaranteed Livable Income but that there are now only two groups in Victoria and only a few social justice groups in Canada who support a Guaranteed Livable Income...
Come and learn about Martin Luther King and why poor people have been falsely accused of causing their own poverty.
1:00 -3:00 Documentary on Martin Luther King’s campaigns during the last few years of his life: the Civil Rights movement and his Poor People’s Campaign. 3:00-4:00 discussion.
"The solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income." --Martin Luther King, Chaos or Community, 1967
Organized by Livable Income For Everyone (LIFE) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the Public Service Alliance of Canada for sponsorship for this event through their Make Poverty History campaign.