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Globalisation Or Localisation Conference March 3

Globalisation Or Localisation Conference Wellington 3rd March


In light of the Anti-globalisation protests at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the following gives notice of a timely Conference.

Globalisation or Localisation?

- reclaiming the economy for the community.


Wellington, Saturday 3rd March 2001

From 9.00 am to 5.45 pm

Venue: Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay, Wellington.

Rationale: Demonstrations in Seattle, Washington, and Prague have disrupted meetings of the WTO, the IMF and World Bank which have come to be seen as

a.. promoting the agenda of global corporates at the expense of the ecological balance of the planet and the well-being of all,
b.. being undemocratic, and
c.. widening the wealth differentials between rich and poor - nations & people alike.
As the global movement against corporate capitalism grows, how do we bridge the global - local divide? How can we strengthen local community faced with the onslaught of global capitalism?

For the past 15 years successive New Zealand governments have led the charge for the New Right. There is a growing sense we are on the wrong path. Now we are into a new millennium, can New Zealand lead the world by implementing alternatives courses?

This conference aims to stimulate and inspire and offer some of the tools for us to become more effective in the movement to reclaim the economy for communities world-wide.

The Programme will include

a.. Speakers - including those introducing workshops
b.. 2 sessions of concurrent workshops.
c.. A panel session, "Spirituality and Social Change" with Father Jim Consedine, Rose Pere, and Dada Maheshvarananda.
d.. Lunch
Speakers will include


a.. Edward Goldsmith editor of The Ecologist - The Case against Globalisation.
b.. Sohail Inayatullah - Political Scientist - a critique of globalism, community economics and the anti-globalisation movement.
c.. Rose Pere - a tangata whenua perspective
d.. Sue Bradford, a Green Party MP - "Building our own future".
e.. Jim Consedine - restorative justice campaigner - the need for spiritual awareness
f.. Seager Mason CEO of Bio Grow - the future of organic agriculture
g.. Warren Snow of Zero Waste NZ - Full Employment through Sustainable Community Economic Development

Workshops

Proposed workshops include consideration of media collectives, Restorative Justice with Jim Consedine, Co-operatives with Neil Thomas, Regional Loan Funds, the Privatisation of Water, the Future of Organic Agriculture with Seager Mason, PROUT (Progressive Utilisation Theory), Full Employment through sustainable community economic development.with Warren Snow and Meditation for activists.

The Conference is being organised by Proutist Universal with the support of the Wellington-based Sustainable Futures Trust.

Cost
Registrations received by 20th February 2001 - waged $30, unwaged $20.
Those received after the 20th - waged $35, unwaged $25

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PROUT Intensive
The conference will be followed on Sunday the 4th and Monday the 5th by a 2 day introductory Prout Intensive as part of a Global PROUT Convention which is also being held at the Tapu Te Ranga Marae. PROUT is a new socio-economic philosophy that balances the material, the intellectual and the spiritual. More information about PROUT can be found at the websites www.prout.org & www.proutworld.org


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For further information contact

Bruce Dyer
Proutist Universal
P. O. Box 984, Nelson Ph/fax 03 548 7284
Email: bdyer@prout.org
Conference Website: www.prout.org/globalisation


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