This website describes the Nonpartisan, Nonhierarchic
and Universal Strategic Plan
for a Permanently
Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World
To change something create a new model that makes the old one obsolete"
Thanks for visiting PeopleNow.org which describes and provides easy access to the various elements of the Nonpartisan, Nonhierarchic (no sacred rulers) Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World (GM&USP).
The GM&USP, by no means complete, provides a framework into which additional Actions, Action Plans, ideas and elements can easily be inserted. Questions, comments, suggestions and help to refine and implement it are welcomed and can be forwarded to PeopleNow.org via email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or fax 703-521-0849.
This Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan (GM&USP) initially focuses on the United States. Parallel Individual Movements and Plans for cities, states, other nations and the United Nations that mimic the GM&USP will be developed beginning with the UN and Washington DC - see Highlights of the Movement and Plan for a Prosperous, Just, Sustainable Washington DC. Lessons learned from all these Movements and Plans will be fed back into this master GM&USP. To facilitate this a uniqe numbering system has been developed.
PeopleNow.org, with help from many individuals and organizations, has analyzed injustices and problems in the world, their underlying causes and why, despite our many efforts, we still have these injustices some of which are getting worse e.g. wars in the Mideast, the occupation of Palestine, attacks against Gaza, child poverty and wealth inequalities.
We believe that the primary reason we are not being as successful as we
could be is that we are not working together from a common set of plans.
We believe that the primary reason we are not being as successful as we could be is that we are not working together from a common set of plans.
Many if not most of the thousands of organizations, movements, campaigns, alliances and millions of individuals working on reform and change, are primarily working either alone or in "stovepipe organizations" using different agendas and plans. Many are duplicating each other’s efforts. Critically needed items are not being accomplished. Some are working on unneeded items. For example if you think we need a constitutional amendment to set aside Citizens United v FEC, please look at the Table of Contents of Action Plan #14. Vacate as Null and Void Citizens United and Scores of Other Unconstitutional Court Rulings Without Amending the Constitution.
Of course, most of what we do has some value -- we educate ourselves and publicize injustices. However, if we get organized and work from a common set of plans, we will do much more much faster with less total effort.
The Zeitgeist Movement contends that the majority of the problems which plague the human species are "Symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure and calls for the installation of a [completely] new socioeconomic model.
In his book, the Sane Society, Eric Fromm states: Change must be a simultaneous change in economic, education, political and cultural spheres. Changes restricted to one sphere are destructive of every change.
For example as wars and conflicts are ended and the world disarms, there must be:
- Jobs at living wages for the millions of armed forces personnel
and Defense Department and defense contractor civilian personnel
- Funds for these jobs,
- Job training
- Honest, dedicated public servants that will enact and enforce the necessary
- Full employment at living wages for everyone else
Otherwise, ending wars alone will increase unemployment, drive down wages and destroy immigration, prison, labor reform and many other changes as Eric Fromm predicts
This does not imply that we should not end all wars immediately. It means that we must plan ahead and have the jobs, funds, training, legislation, materials, available when needed.
Permanently ending wars, poverty, wealth inequities, unemployment, homelessness, hunger and all other significant injustices, installing the new Zeitgeist socioeconomic model, making the necessary changes in essentially all “spheres" will require hundreds of Actions. Implementing all the Actions will require thousands of tasks and subtasks.
This Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan (GM&USP) outlines strategies, plans and tools for the millions of dedicated individuals and thousands of organizations working on reform and change all over the world to refine and implement these actions, tasks and subtasks. They will in turn feedback lessons learned into the GM&USP
The purpose of the GM&USP -- help coordinate, not manage, these efforts
The general approach is to:
- List every significant Action that must be accomplished
to have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world
with related Actions grouped into about three
dozen Action Plans
- Request that individuals and organizations add their own Actions
and Actions Plans to the Common Agenda if they are not
already in it and volunteer to work on or take the lead on specific
Actions and Action Plans in which
they are interested
- Ultimately the Action Plans will be on the web sites of the organizations or individuals taking the lead implementing one or more of the Significant Actions or Action Plans
This Global Movement and Strategic Plan (GM&USP) initially focuses on the United States. Parallel Individual Movements and Plans for cities, states, other nations and the United Nations that mimic the GM&USP will be developed beginning with the UN and Washington DC - see Highlights of the Movement and Plan for a Prosperous, Just, Sustainable Washington DC.
By clicking on the menu to the left, you can review the parts of the Movement and Strategic Plan that you are particularly interested in and once we are better organized Subscribe to receive emails, work on specific Actions or Action Plans from the Common Agenda with others and have your organization's network or yourself become part of the Global Nonhierarchic Matrix Network.
With all the advances in productivity and technology there should be no poverty, malnutrition or homelessness anywhere in the world today.
There should be no wars, conflicts or nuclear weapons. International law requires that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific means. (Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928)
We are at a crossroad and despite our hard work, we progressive are behind and will be further behind if we do not work together using this or a similar set of common plans.
If we continue with the current failed monetary and political systems and allow corporation executives to control our public servants, institutions and elections, we will have:
- Increasing worldwide unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, hunger, diseases,
homelessness, wealth divide and a massive depression
- Cuts in social security, Medicare, welfare programs and public
- Endless wars, occupations, militarism and empire building
- Increasing global warming, rising sea levels and super storms
- More torture, abuse, extraordinary renditions, false arrests and non-judicial
- Chronic water and energy shortages, environment degradation and natural resource depletion
President Eisenhower on the Costs of War and the Military Industrial Complex (MIC)
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." —Dwight D. Eisenhower, "The Chance for Peace" speech, April 16, 1953
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of
unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and
—Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961
I wish to thank all who have contributed to this Global Movement and Strategic Plan and not finding the time to acknowledge the contributions
It is still a work in progress and by no means complete. It provides a framework into which additional ideas and elements can easily be inserted. Comments, suggestions, and help to refine and implement this plan are welcomed and can be forwarded to PeopleNow.org via email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 703-521-0849.
If we work together, continually refine and implement this Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan, we will have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world.
Executive Director, PeopleNow.org
Coordinator, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Peace through Justice (GPtJ) Working Group
Coordinator, Veterans for Peace (VFP) Democracy, Constitution, War Powers and Prosecute War Criminals Working Groups
Arlington, VA 22204