Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 , 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Ross Jackson’s ground-breaking new book, Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform, is hot off the presses and has already received great praise.
“A masterpiece which deserves to get wide circulation and commitment by world leaders.” -- Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN Earth Summit, Rio 1992.
“The first plausible, constructive scenario I have seen; an excellent text, even amazing. It is comprehensive, original, and very well written.” -- Dennis Meadows, co-author, Limits to Growth.
“Ross Jackson's insights empower us to dream a new dream and give it the energy required to materialize a truly Gaian world order.” -- John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman.
“Occupy World Street 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.” -- Hazel Henderson, author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.
As demonstrators worldwide demand unspecified change, Occupy World Street offers comprehensive solutions—a sweeping vision of how to reform our global economic and political structures, break away from empire, and build a world of self-determining sovereign states that respect the need for ecological sustainability and uphold human rights.
More precisely, he outlines in some detail an ingenious plan to create from the bottom up a new, more human-scale civilization based on the principles of ecological sustainability and human rights in a world of self-determining sovereign states. Rather than force a confrontation with the crumbling Empire, Ross Jackson’s innovative “breakaway strategy” is to propose creation of a scalable prototype of a new international economic and political order—including eight new international institutions—by a handful of small nations that are prepared to break away from the contemporary global order and take on a leadership role at this critical time. In cooperation with grass roots activists from across the world, who demand a referendum in each country on whether or not to join the embryonic Gaian League, other states will subsequently be invited to join the founders in an exciting adventure birthing a new civilization that will work for everyone.
About our Speaker
Danish/Canadian Ross Jackson, an expert in international finance with a PhD in 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 initiated and continues to support the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education, and has supported hundreds of other 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. Ross lives with his life partner Hildur on an organic farm near Copenhagen.
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Cost: $20 (or 20 Thankyous) and a dish to share; $40 with no dish
Discount Cost: Applies when you RSVP and choose to give Thankyou's.
Payment Instructions: Make checks payable to IONS
- 6 PM: One hour for socializing and eating dinner
- 7 PM: 30 minutes for welcome, announcements and introductions
- 7:30 PM: One hour for our guest speaker's presentation
- 8:30 PM: 30 minutes for Questions and Answers
- 9 PM: We close the event, allowing time for post-event commingling and cleaning before leaving by 10 PM.