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Money and the banking system

This week Clive Menzies from the Occupy London economics group discusses money, the banking system and what we can do. Plus music from Lowkey, Akala and Cassette Boy.

 

 

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For information about the Beyond Capitalism? event on 15th January see tinyurl.com/occupybeyond.

Occupied Economics

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Over the past months we have widened the boundaries of economic discourse, hosting a huge number of talks, lectures, debates, teach outs and discussions. In the words of Giles Fraser “Occupy really has made whole new conversations possible.”

We are now launching an exciting new online leaning programme. The first course to be released is Occupied Economics. You can either undertake this as:

  • Diploma in Occupied Economics. Over the course of around 70 questions we explore the history and causes of our current economic predicament. Links to sources of information to help your study are provided as you work through the questions. You should allow around 20 minutes to finish the questions, or longer if you want to explore all the links.
  • Certificate in Occupied Economics. A much shorter summary: around 20 questions, about 5 minutes, but fewer gags.

After successfully completing the multiple choice exam students can download their diploma certificate. If you wish to make a small donation to camp funds we can post you a full colour, printed copy of your certificate.

Please feel free to leave comments, questions, suggestions or clarifications below. If you are interested in developing new course material please email us.

Video Resources

Please see out page of Economics Video Resources.

Occupy London Economics Working Group

If you would like to get in contact with the Occupy London Economics Working Group, please see details on the forum.

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  5. Here is some material re Law, Finance, and the environment:

    NO PERSON IS ABOVE THE LAW.

    AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL DAMAGE: DAMAGE OR DESTROY ANY PROPERTY WITH INTENT TO ENGANGER LIFE, OR KNOWING THAT LIFE WOULD BE ENDANGERED. (maximum Life Imprisonment)

    1. The British Government is paid by the British People to ENACT THE LAW, however:
    The British Government has knowingly, and continues knowingly to pass Acts of Parliament allowing un-necessary and unreasonable environmental damage and destruction.
    The British Government is therefore demonstrably criminal, and guilty of “AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL DAMAGE” to the environment (max Life Imprisonment).

    IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PAY FOR A CRIME TO BE COMMITTED.

    IT IS THEREFORE UNLAWFUL TO PAY TAX UNTIL THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT CEASES IT’S CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR.

    2. ANY CONTRACT TO COMMIT A CRIME IS A VOID CONTRACT AND IS UNENFORCEABLE IN LAW.

    Therefore, any contract between the IMF, the World Bank, any National Government, or any multi-national company etc, to un-necessarily and/or unreasonably damage or destroy the environment, being a contract to commit the SERIOUS CRIME of Aggravated Criminal Damage to the Environment, is A VOID CONTRACT AND IS UNENFORCEABLE IN LAW.

    FURTHERMORE, the persons responsible for signing such contracts, knowingly or intentionally, are subject to a maximum of Life Imprisonment.

    3. Millions of APPRENTICE SERVED working people are going to work every day, KNOWINGLY damaging and destroying the environment in which they live, their families live, and their neighbours live. Obviously, when given the FREE CHOICE, any reasonable person would rather work to BENEFIT the environment in which (s)he lives, yet there is no such employment available, & which will pay the mortgage or rent contract.
    In other words, if (a) millions of members of the workforce would rather benefit the environment, yet (b) they are forced by the mortgage or rent contract to knowingly damage and destroy it, THEREBY ENDANGERING ALL LIFE ON THIS PLANET, then (c) the mortgage or rent contract is UNDULY INFLUENCING and COERCING millions of honest working people to commit the SERIOUS crime of “Aggravated Ciminal Damage” against themselves, their families, and their neighbours.
    In CONTRACT LAW, “any contract which unduly influences or coerces a person to commit a crime is a VOID CONTRACT and is UNENFORCEABLE in Law”. In other words the mortgage contract is void and unenforceable.

    4. Although unlawful changes have recently been made, the British Police Oath is to “Protect Life and Property, and Uphold the Law” (ask any police officer over 35 years of age!).

    The most serious threat to Life and Property, AND the most serious breach of the Law, are BOTH due to the threat of un-necessary and unreasonable environmental damage and destruction, that threat being as serious as a threat of world war.

    Thus, every British Police Officer, professionally speaking, ought to be a committed environmental campaigner. Over more than 30 years of eco-activism, I have personally spoken to thousands of police officers at eco-demonstrations etc, and they ALL agree they that IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES would be eco-activists, but have to “do as they are told” or they will lose their job.

    Hence, many thousands of members of the British Police Force are in the invidious position (1)of having to protect the lives and the properties of PERSONS UNKNOWN who are responsible for damaging and destroying the Planet upon which the police AND their families and children live upon; and (2)of upholding UNLAWFUL statutes which allow those PERSONS UNKNOWN to continue their heinous CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, and then having to deal with the resultant RIOTS in a sensitive and even-handed manner.

    Conversely, the “Environmental Movement” (in all it’s 40 shades of GREEN), is Protecting Life and Property from the most serious threat to life and property on the planet, and is Upholding the Law from the most serious breach of the Law on the planet, namely “the threat of un-necessary and unreasonable environmental damage and destruction, that threat being as serious as a threat of world war”.

    Anyone arrested as a Lawful Eco-Activist is being Arrested for Upholding the Police Oath!

    see http://www.youtube.com/user/EcoTort

  6. Derek Robertson says:

    Hi

    An average person in the “developed” countries generates 9 tonnes of CO2/year. A fair and equitable amount based on current global population levels would, I believe I am correct in saying, require each person to be limited to only three quarters of one tonne.

    Since this constitutes, along with the availability of resources, the basis of sustainable economics perhaps this could form a starting point for a new economics. A line in the sand where no amount of money allows a small group of wealthy individuals to consume and dump their waste in limitless quantities.
    It would encourage technology and processes that would have have to fit within such limits.

    Just a thought. In the meantime thank you all at OccupyLSX and Occupiers everywhere. You are a beacon of hope in dark times.

    Best wishes

    Derek

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  8. jim drysdale says:

    To be anti-capitalist is to understand capital.
    Understanding moves thought beyond wish lists and moral argument.
    More and more society splits into two great antagonistic camps, Bourgeoisie and Proletariat.
    Marx please.

    All the best,
    Jim Drysdale

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