I want to share with you my experience from a very interesting conference that I attended yesterday with the title “What Should Acitivists Do in 2012?”, organized by a young but rapidly growing network of activists National Community Activists Network
I was very happy to see that this network of activists do recognize the strong relation and the importance played by the current set-up of banking system on the many social problems that we’re facing and that these activists are addressing. They start to see the reform of money system as a crucial issue.
The talks and the discussions at the conference were in a big part oriented on the banking system – in particular the first speaker David Malone, author of The Debt Generation, was pointing on the misleading language via which we are led to believe the convenient version of the story behind the financial crisis and the bailouts and at the same time discouraged to look in more detail into these issues. In particular he pointed on the series of lies and half-truths telling us that what we have is a liquidity crisis and not a solvency crisis, that we have two separate crisis – banking funding crisis and another sovereign debt crisis etc. You can read the whole report from the conference here.
The organizers of this activists network are doing a great job in making the activists who perhaps didn’t have any interest to look into the problem with the banking system before, to recognize that the fundamental flaw in the banking system has to be addressed if we ever want to make any real progress in addressing our other social problems.
If you happen to be an activist, look on the NatCAN website, you will find useful to join the network. Also, it can be helpful for our local meetup organizers and our speakers to join and connect with the local community activists and spread the message about the need for the monetary reform in those circles.