Session 27 on Wednesday on 6th July 2016 - notes

* Please note both day and venue!

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road NW1 2BJ - on the ground floor in the corridor outside the cafe

Agenda

1. Round up of news and events (40 mins)

2. Citizens Dividend Cocktail presentations: Sharing the commons and Usury - Mike and Clive (30 mins)

3. Future collaboration, speakers? Nick Kollerstrom, Radical Anthropology, more? (45 mins)

4. Planning next week's session (5 mins)

Session 27 on Wednesday 6th July 2016 - notes

 

 

1. The Beacon, Kingston. EcoCentre – Wholefood cafe, LETS system. Council “warning” - animal rights, ethical consumer. UK Column – newspaper – Brian Gellish – ex-Navy. Volunteering to help the young build boats etc. told he had to cooperate with the local council. Common Purpose. Daily program – UK column live. 1pm daily program. Diagrams. British Constitution party. Child abuse – Dochertys – Job in Aberdeen. Neighbour £25k for the use of their son – shock. Report it to the police. Police and Laird persecution. Paedophilia. GCHQ corresondence. David Ellis ex military. American Free Press. David Scott from Scotland on paedophilia. Chris Spivey. Alleged beheading of British solder (Woolwich). Clinton, Blair, criminals in power. Correlation Astro-theology. Pictures. Bubbles in space. Drawing machine. Laser light. Solid forms from drawings. Shipping tachnology following latitude. Platonic solids – sacred geometry. 4 sided triangle. Joining bubbles on the late show. Cube within the bubble. Flower of life is a cube. Symbol of Saturn. One ring to rule them all – macrocosm; one ring to find them – microcosm; one ring to bring them – mesocosm; and in the darkness bind them – rule/law. Slavery- consequence. Mysticism is another ruse and method control. Simplify to interpret what is being done, why and how it works. Freedom is more complex than a march for freedom. In reality, it will be much more complex – interesting and excitement – the ominous “they” are we. Responsibility which comes with freedom. Thought and contemplation is required to realise. Mutual cooperation. Conversations on Brexit – status quo is shattered and people are falling apart – fear of the unknown. Realisation that the world hasn't ended may prompt people to think about the opportunities for change. The EU: A Corporate Racket; How the European Union was created by global corporatism. - David Barnby. Yugoslavia breakup – followed the script at the time but later re-examination reveal machinations at work – trade off John Major (Maastrict Treaty) v Hans Dieter Gensher – granted recognition to Croatia. What Nazi Germany did was repeated by the EU.

 

2. Sharing the value of the commons – Real estate for ransom. LVT – social and economic initiatives – citizens dividend. Regular assessment of the value of the land independent of structures/farming etc – the application of labour. Taxing income penalises enterprise and activity. Stimulate new business and creativity. More efficient land use – reduced speculation. More productive and concentrated use. End boom bust cycles; unavoidable tax evasions. Established and proven system – needs to be carefully constructed. Fair – no cost of production – value owes nothing to the individual but belongs to community. Value usefulness and productivity. Proper environmental use of land. Green cocktail. Mats.

 

Fracking nightmare – Ian R Crane – UK Column – Monday night. Janos – meeting on 27th July. Global Table ceasing. Posters for the event.

 

Session 26 on Wednesday on 29th June 2016 - notes

Time: 7pm to 9pm
* Please note both day and venue!
Venue: Function Room, Upstairs at The Cock Tavern
, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB

Agenda

  1. General discussion (40 mins)
  2. GlobalNet21 - joint citizens income workshop 20th July 2016 (75 mins)

    Citizens Dividend Cocktail
    A5 leaflet - include Mario's gardening graphic?

  3. Planning (5 mins)

Session 26 on Wednesday 29th June 2016 - notes

 

 

1. Utopia fair – Vine collective at Somerset House. Stalls – games/videos/interactive. Home of the spies – Courtauld gallery. Life chances – game. Http://www.closeandremote.net/life-chances/. Toilet project. Pop-up - Public toilet. Virtual toilets. Wales is good for public toilets. Names – junk mail – inventing names – different middle initials to identify who gave address etc. to others. Freeman of the land. Dave Barnby – A corporatist racket. Manager £3.4m pa. Millionaires v. amateurs Iceland v England. Thomas More – Utopia. Other books titled Utopia. Sponsorship – with strings attached.
Conceptual militancy – artists union? Brexit – Corbyn. Jo Cox – no mention. What does it mean about our society. Utopia – www.nott.ac.uk/murals Stroud - community. Burnt the deeds -

 

 

2. Speak truth to power. Swiss referendum. Formulation of the referendum flawed. Hope on the dole – book. Citizens dividend will come. Automation. Bullsh*t jobs. Mayan slaves had a lot of holidays and save a lot of income. Changing the world in our spare time – earn the right to be here, the means to life. Enslave themselves to survive. Troop ships mutinies. Mass production – monotony lead to people thinking. Sharing of the commons. Taxing land to fund citizens dividend. Every piece of England is owned by something. Inequality is preposterous and growing. Absolute equality is impossible aspiration. Income tax - ? Jobs – what people need to do – finding an equitable balance in the world. Focused in blinkered fashion, individualistic. Destruction of human psyche. Decentralised power and many other sources etc. Privatising the land registry – to obscure who owns land. Destroyed the rates database after implementation of the poll tax. Third of land continues unregistered. Rousseau – the social contract. Schiller – sublime and the beautiful.

 

Presentations – Mike and Clive.

 

Session 25 on Wednesday on 22nd June 2016 - notes

Time: 7pm to 9pm
* Please note both day and venue!
Venue: Function Room, Upstairs at The Cock Tavern
, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB

Agenda

  1. General discussion (30 mins)
  2. GlobalNet21 - joint citizens income workshop 20th July 2016 (85 mins)
    Proposed structure (Eddie):
    2 hour session
    first hour Critical Thinking present 4 aspects of Basic Income
    4 x 15 mins presentations: Economy/ Commons/ Hierarchy /Art&Culture
    Eddie could do the Art and Culture presentation in conjunction with The Henningham Family Press
    The 3 others....well I am sure there wont be a problem getting 3 people.
    2nd hour a response to the 4 presentations
    15 mins for each subjects
    We could record and upload to YouTube whole event
  3. Planning (5 mins)

Session 25 on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 – notes

 

 

 

1. Thomas Spence – Land ownership – Olgivy. Common ownership of land. Jo Cox. Brexit – EU Greece – Greek believed they were embracing the EU. Graphic – Spain/EU. Generous view of the EU. Failed because of a lack of commitment from individual nations. Demographic which 30-45 believe in the EU. EU has failed to protect workers' rights and other protections people enjoyed before. Part time directive – zero hours. Folk festivals working conditions deterioration – increased desperation. Privatised. Canterbury – music scene.

 

 

2. Job Centre. 3 presentations in different sections – Sharing the Commons, Interest, Arts and Culture – in relation to Citizens Income. Overarching Hierarchy. Visual Aids and booklets. Images from the presentation for each section. Food – Thomas Spence schloop – Critical Thinking cocktail – autonomous group. Coins, medals, summaries. Establishment doesn't like these ideas. Melvyn Bragg In our Time. Failure of civilisations. Etruscans – made too much money, they were made to bury it. Not picked up in the conversation on Radio4. Perfect summer cocktail for a Citizens Dividend cocktail saloop. Art and culture makes for a peaceful world. Intro. 10Mins. 1 presentation x 3 30mins. 10 mins hierarchy. CT Cocktail. Discussion in the round. 1 hour plus. Booklet. 4 pages. Images from presentation on flickr.

 

 

3. Next week. Update on Cocktail, subjects, pamphlet, images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 24 on Wednesday on 15th June 2016 - notes

Time: 7pm to 9pm
* Please note both day and venue!
Venue: Function Room, Upstairs at The Cock Tavern
, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB

Agenda

  1. General discussion (30 mins)
  2. GlobalNet21 - joint citizens income workshop 20th July 2016 (45 mins)
  3. Continuation of astrology, religion and geopolitics; long term perspective - Pete (40 mins)
  4. Planning (5 mins)

Session 24 on Wednesday 15th June 2016 – notes

 

 

1. Brexit boat v. Sir Bob Geldorf Remain boat. Awful. Kentish Town decided to have a cinema. Jazzy hoarding – artist designers to fill the board. 12 luxury flats on top of the cinema. One developer ran out of money – a “cool” new company has taken over the development. http://ktnf.org/ referendum 13.75% turnout and 90+% voted in favour. College originally, then a PizzaHut then left empty. Hackney precedent rival to Rio cinema. Contacts in Hungary – ex Karl Marx University of Economics. 3 people introduced to Critical Thinking. Free transport for over 65s in Budapest. Excellent transport. Stephen Green BHS. “I wasn't there”. WMG – Gainful Unemployment. News from Nowhere, Utopia. Universal Basic Income – what to do with your time if you weren't working to survive. Reactive, collaboration. How people organising there lives. Matisse opening gesture and then thinking about it develops. Light from outside in the beginning and then reversed at night. Doing something without a predefined plan. How artists invents structures to go about a task. Finding the points in the space. Tear it down at the end. Video. Typically, art events are more pressured and structured.

 

2. David and Ping thinking about peoples obsession with money but less time about what they do with their time and structure their lives. Citizens Dividend from first principles. Printing production line – roles assigned by straws to produce Orwells. Spin the inequality wheel to see how much people get paid. The walls had been taken down – salary negotiation open. Impossible to treat people the way people are treated in real work. Cycle of production and consumption. Other artists involvement. Sophie what people do in the community. People inspired to do things as a result of the Maximum Wage event. Common wealth. Interest addressed in the event. Differing earnings in the economy. Not promoting the idea of a maximum wage cos it couldn't work but how much inequality is acceptable/sustainable. Contributions from many people for the magazine. In a church hall in West Hackney. Satirical but making people angry and activated. Like being in prison and put in a work situation. Getting people to do things out of normal behaviour. Crazy model is good. Frustration with news coverage – get people to express themselves and reward them with an enjoyable event. Art element – good medium to intrigue and involve. Overcome the barrier to participation. Society doesn't currently function two ways. Cannot reject things in art, only walk away. Funding conditional on getting a return – emblematic. Performance is production, distribution follows. Repeated the show in Greenwich. Show £15,000. anti-university. Towards a Conceptual Militancy – art as a conduit between ideas and getting concepts across. Maybe a role play. Telling jokes – safety valve. Gainful unemployment – provoke a different way of thinking. Parliament – may be a policy process on this issue. Brexit – began with a dislike of EU – Swiss vote against a basic income – people don't want others to something for nothing. Collaborative? Most experiences are second hand. Meal – sing for your supper? Long table. Questions served up with the food. Hundred pints? Private view Knightsbridge. Pizza 70 people £18. Food? Mario making soup? Electric hot plates. Soup stone. Conceptually serving soup and questions. We need to know what we're doing. What people can repeat themselves. Making soup and serving questions and gathering information. Imagination of what life would be like with a citizens dividend. Allow the conversation. How people spend time. If people are provided the means to life. Shytstem – 3 courses – with a question/poem. Key questions by demonstration. Bring to the table commonwealth. Obvious questions, how do you reflect that in what people do at the event. BBQ? Target for magazines sales.

 

3. Processional cycles followed by power and religion. Seasonal periods within the 26000 years. 6000 year seasons. Symbology – fall of man. Dark, night, winter. Golden age. Spring – everything grows. Full summer positive energy. Fall winter – lack of energy. Darkness Hades hell. Cycle in 1 year. Sun sits in one sign for 2000 years – ages. Sun on Spring equinox – Pisces behind sun. This is how it is taught – and used as a clock which dictates events on the planet. Time – age to start school – work 8 hours – obsession with time. Observing patterns and interpreting the world. Not a true reflection of reality – but the way people use them. Psychology. Self rule? Idealised golden age – consciousness. Early mystery schools – geometry, mathematics. Decline in energies. Priests and kings and families. Around 10000 years ago. End of the ice age. Catastrophe aspects. Cross between 4 fixed points: Taurus/Scorpio, Leo/Aquarius. Two cometry events. Lower dryas 13,000 years ago time of Leo. Human activity is minimal in respect of man's contribution to climate change. We are part of the process. Gradualist procession of events in 1980 but more recently realisation that major events can be quite abrupt. Tanguska type events 1906. Russia a smaller event. Creator, saviour, destroyer. Aquarius – passing through an active part of space over the next 2000 years. Species survival mechanism. 4000 years to prepare for another event. Poisoning the skies – attack on us – war on the people. What is behind this? Believe the right thing to do. Art/science fusion. Asking questions. Man made climate change – much more significant forces at work. Astrology. Pictures. Cycles within cycles. Reality of universal connection versus power use of astrological interpretation to influence/shape the world. Sinusoidal waves – ball of consciousness. Time is defined as fixed. Society suffered Time and Space deception. People obsessed with symbols. Original language was symbolism. Links on. Cycles. 1 Degree is 72 years. Linear – we can't see the arc. Long clock. Chaldia – farming in the region – standing crops. Energy to feed the city. Change in the landscape around the city. Round barbeque. Year of lives in 2 hours. Game of life. Representation of 26000 years into something comprehensible. 1000 years per minute.

 

 

Agenda for next week. Event