Booksigning & Talk with author Ross Jackson
Fri. Mar 30 7:30pm FREE
"A Bold Master Plan for A New Global Financial System"
Ayni Gallery 216 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Occupy World Street is a masterpiece which deserves to get wide circulation and commitment by world leaders. ”
—Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN Earth Summit, Rio 1992
Join Ross Jackson , author of Occupy World Street A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform on Friday, March 30 , 7:30-9:30pm, for a talk and book-signing at the the Ayni Gallery 216 State St Santa Barbara CA 93101 as he discusses "A Bold Master Plan for A New Global Financial System"
People the world over are starting to rise up against a global financial cabal that has essentially bought governments and left economies in tatters. In the United States, occupiers gather in an ever-growing list of cities. In Greece, angry citizens march outside their parliament crying out “Thieves!” and “Traitors!” as their economy crumbles and pundits discuss how just long it will take for Portugal, Spain, and other nations to follow suit. Not all the demonstrators clearly understand the roots of these problems; not all can articulate solutions. But they know one thing: their lives have been radically changed, for the worse, by an unsustainable financial paradigm.
In Occupy World Street, Ross Jackson delivers one of the most incisive, clear descriptions of the global financial practices that have driven economies—and resources—to the brink of collapse. He also puts forth a compelling, detailed plan to let sovereign nations
* regain control of their economies
* reorganize global trade alliances on more human scale
* gradually phase out global institutions that have wreaked havoc and replace them with institutions that support sustainable economies, uphold human rights,and respect environmental standards
In sum, he has done what few others have dared to: constructed a specific, implementable plan to reorganize the way world economies work. It’s a plan that, according to sustainable economics pioneer Hazel Henderson, “has the potential to unite hundreds of NGOs and millions of ordinary citizens in the streets behind a single simple proposal that could change the current dysfunctional game.”
This work is the end result of forty years of looking for solutions to global problems like overpopulation, unsustainable growth, ecosystem overload, species extinction, exploitation of the developing countries, growing inequality, global injustice, and, more recently, global warming and peak oil. This book asks, "Where are the leverage points that can break the logjam and create real solutions that could lead to a radically different kind of global society?
Ross Jackson, an expert in international finance and operations research, has long been an innovative leader in both the business and NGO worlds. He is chairman of Gaia Trust, a Danish-based foundation that supports the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education, as well as hundreds of sustainability projects in forty countries. He is also director and owner of Urtekram, Scandinavia’s largest wholesale organic-food company, and former chairman of Gaiacorp, foreign-exchange consultants and hedge fund managers.
The event takes place on Friday, March 30 7:30-9:30 pm at the the Ayni Gallery 216 State St Santa Barbara CA 93101 Event is free
For more info contact Ani Ahavah <ANI@iamuniverse.com>
Event Sponsor: Ayni Gallery ; co-sponsors, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network , Santa Barbara Time Bank. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Jackson is the coeditor of When No Means Yes: Danish Visions of a Different Europe and Gaian Economics: Living Well Within Planetary Limits, and has also authored other books. He lives in Denmark.
[Occupy World Street] breaks through the barriers that have shackled us. It is a monumental and inspirational call to action –and a long-awaited blueprint for how the actions should be implemented. Ross Jackson’s insights empower us to dream a new dream. . . —John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman
"Ross Jackson’s proposal for post-collapse strategy is the first plausible, constructive scenario I have seen; an excellent text, even amazing. It is comprehensive, original, and very well written. —Dennis Meadows, coauthor, The Limits to Growth"
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