Architects for Peace is a forum for architects, urban designers, engineers, planners, landscape architects and environmentalists, seeking urban development based on social justice, solidarity, respect and peace.
The Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is an all-volunteer, non-profit educational and research organization established in 1984. CESJ's world-wide network of members and associates promotes the moral principles, binary economic theory and practical applications of a global free enterprise approach. We advocate the use of interest-free loans to universalize access to capital ownership. The loans would be repaid through the dividends on the shares, enabling individuals to aquire ownership of productive property, with no capital outlay. This 'capital homestead' solution can lay the foundation for effective political democracy and a just free market system, while securing fundamental human rights for every person.
Calgary Dollars uses a bi-monthly newspaper along with their website, to connect businesses and individuals who want to get what they need without using conventional money. To facilitate bartering, Calgary Dollars has printed a local currency, called the Calgary Dollar, which is paper money you can carry in your wallet. This currency allows Calgarians to buy and sell your goods to people who may not have the items you want to barter. Each Calgary Dollar is valued at $1 Canadian.
The Canadian Action Party (CAP) is a coalition of concerned Canadians who believe that mere tinkering with programs and numbers will not save the day. Only fundamental change in how our monetary system is run will empower individual Canadians. It would give substance to our vision that the Bank of Canada be used in a war against poverty and pollution in the same way it was used to enable Canada to fight WWII.
The Christian Council for Monetary Justice (CCMJ) seeks to heighten the challenge to all people of good faith that they should reassess their attitude to the nature of wealth and the issuance of credit and money. CCMJ gives direct support to the Forum for Stable Currencies and the London Global Open Table.
Equitech International, LLC (EI) is a Research and Development Holding Company and provides Systems Engineering Integration on its Demonstrations of advanced Sustainable, Renewable, Stand-alone Energy Technologies . EI is headquartered in Washington, DC area, and is preparing offices in Southern Illinois. EI is the center of a long established Consortium of high technology companies, and was formed by long-time professional colleagues of world-class standing. EI Members are key inventors, scientists, engineers, high-level managers, and others contributing very important intellectual resources and expertise. EI is prepared to consider licensing or franchising.
Equity Expansion International (EEI) was launched in 1982 as a special kind of investment banking and consulting firm. Most investment bankers raise money for the top 1%, helping the rich get richer. EEI creates ownership systems and raises money for the 99%—helping the non-rich to become owners of income-generating equity, without harming the property interests of existing owners.
If violence is a learned behavior -- learned partly through the entertainment media -- then alternatives to violence can also be learned best through entertainment. Dennis Weaver, Edward James Olmos, Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mahatma) and others concerned about transforming the culture of violence serve on the Board of Advisors. Founded by film Producer Arthur Kanegis, Future WAVE is developing feature films with new kinds of heroes wielding techniques and strategies more advanced than violence.
Great Transition Initiative – Hopeful Global Scenarios of Earth’s Future. The planetary phase of history has begun, its ultimate shape profoundly uncertain. Will global development veer toward a world of impoverished people, cultures, and nature? Or will there be a 'Great Transition' toward a future of enriched lives, human solidarity and environmental sustainability?
International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO) is a growing association of citizens world-wide who use their votes in a new, co-ordinated and effective way to drive all nations to co-operate in solving our planetary crisis. Transnational citizen action is vital because global markets and corporations so comprehensively overpower individual nations that no politician dares make the first move to solve global problems for fear of competitive disadvantage. ISPO overcomes this paralysis by bringing all nations to adopt in principle - and then to simultaneously implement - the Simultaneous Policy (SP), a range of democratically selected regulations to bring about economic justice, environmental security and peace around the world.
The Single Global Currency Association seeks to promote the implementation of a single global currency, with an international central bank, by the year 2025. With a single global currency, there will be: Zero transaction costs to exchange currencies. Zero manipulation by countries of their currencies, and thus no more need to cajole and jawbone any particular country; Zero risk of national currency crises such as occurred in the 1990's in Mexico, Argentina, Malaysia, South Korea and Russia; The end of "Balance of Payments"; and "Current Account" problems for nation states; and minimal inflation, assuming that the future international central bank sets and achieves a low inflation rate, just as the European Central Bank has done.
The Venus Project
The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems. As you will see, The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems by actively engaging in the research, development, and application of workable solutions. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.