1: Editorial:

Sign of hope?:

"FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE: [translated] My real enemy doesn't have a name or a face or a party. He'll never run as president, and so he'll never be elected, although he does govern. My enemy is the world of finance." – quote from

A short video (only 3'28") I think everyone should be encouraged to watch is at In it, Congressman Dennis Kucinich describes the aims of his NEED Act, now before Congress – showing clearly why we need to take back from the banks the power of money-creation.

Food for thought as quoted in the website for the Campaign against Climate Change's coming 'Alternative Conference for the Rio Summit' (16-17 June):
Between 1992 and 2012:
The global surface temperature has risen by 0.38C.
The Arctic sea ice has decreased by 2.94 million square kilometres. 
The CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 35.19 PPM.
30 661 900 hectares of Brazilian forest have been lost.
More than 431,215.08 million tonnes of CO2 have been emitted.
The amount of CO2 emitted per year has risen from 21,421.45 to 30,398.42 million tonnes.

It's workshops include:

• "Food Security how can we stop a tragedy unfolding?"

• "Green Energy versus 'Extreme' Energy"

• "One Million Climate Jobs"

• "Inequity is not only bad for society but a barrier to dealing effectively with the ecological crisis"

• "Renewing Political Commitment to win the global battle against eco-calamity: a lost cause or is there a way forward?"

• "We will not achieve environmental justice without a fundamental shift in values"

• "New legal frameworks for a new era of environmental progress and justice"

The obvious missing link between them all, is, of course, the debt-based money system!

For an 'ex-insider''s view of the impact of the 'credit crisis', worth a look is

To view Positive Money's proposed Bank of England Bill, with detailed explanations of its parts, see

– Brian Leslie

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups."

Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966) by Professor
Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University, highly esteemed by his former student, former US President, Bill Clinton