DATES for MEETINGS – from 6pm – 9pm –
Lord Ahmed’s bookings
Thurs Oct 5, 2000
John Tomlinson and Waheed Qaiser
is a Sin and Equity is Better
published Honest Money – A Challenge to Banking in 1993. As a Canadian
stock broker his insights into the failure of our debt-based money system are
most extensive, but have yet to bear visible fruits. He advocates equity, i.e. sharing the business risk, as an
alternative to interest-bearing credit. This
is also the essence of Islamic banking, since for Muslims it is a sin to make
money out of lending money. Waheed
Qaiser is the Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Investment Banking Unit of
the United Bank of Kuwait.
Tues Oct 24, 2000
James Robertson - Creating New Money –
A summary of this
92-page report’s proposals for reform and a discussion on action to follow
them up. The text of his Alternative Mansion House Speech launching the report
on June 15th is at www.neweconomics.org/mansionhouse
Wed Nov 8, 2000
Mike Rowbotham – Freedom from National Debts, Corporate Overdrafts
and Personal Mortgage?
How can a global
financial architecture encourage more localised, resource-efficient commerce?
How can trade accountancy be reformed? How can investment and lending become
more balanced? And how can the emerging nations become true partners in the
process of globalisation? What role can Britain play? What structural readjustment is required between Britain,
EUROland and America, Japan, G8 and other groupings of nations?
Thurs Nov 30, 2000
Titus Alexander and David Boyle
1) A brief overview of
the nature & role of money as a social invention 2) how money is managed 3)
what could be done to make money serve people and end our enslavement.
Titus Alexander is an education consultant working in all phases of
education. He is chairman of Westminster UNA, founder of Charter 99 and author
of Unravelling Global Apartheid: An overview of world politics, published
by Blackwell/Polity Press. David Boyle is a journalist, an associate of the New
Economics Foundation and the author of Funny Money (HarperCollins) and Virtual
Currencies (Financial Times Management Reports).
- A Global Reference Currency
Terra is a pragmatic strategy for multi-nationals to
break the monopoly of bank-debt money and realign financial interests with long
term sustainability. Negotiations around the Multi-Lateral Agreement on
Investment (MAI) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have created sufficient
antagonism to challenge Governments into new thinking.
A Global Reference Currency is designed to redress the imbalance
between the financial, legal and economic powers of multi-nationals and
Governments. In theory, national Governments administer national currencies.
In practice, international private banks create money as debt to
Governments, companies and individuals. The
result is increasing indebtedness and banks controlling more and more assets and
resources - from houses and land to electricity and water. The Terra Currency is
designed to redress this imbalance on a long-term basis.
Sir Richard Body MP and Larry Elliott
Constitutional Case against EURO
elected government is answerable to its people it is supposed to protect. This
Government has abdicated its power to control interest rates, To give up control
over exchange rates is the next step towards giving up sovereignty.
The sovereignty to issue a nation’s currency is a question of
accountability. But the European
Central Bank is not accountable to anybody.
Sir Richard Body MP has addressed the same situation in Denmark. Larry
Elliott, regular economics contributor to the Guardian, will add his comments.
Wetherill vs Lloyds – A Lesson for ‘We the Clients’?
An account of an
exemplary David vs Goliath struggle. Eddie and Brenda Wetherill founded IBAS,
the Independent Banking Advisory Service, on the back of their personal
experiences with Lloyd’s dealings their business. Since then, they helped countless Bank Victims and
experienced the short-comings of a legal system that forces Bank Clients to find
justice and fairness before the European Court of Human Rights. For Article 6
ensures a ‘fair trial’ to every citizen.
How can a trial and its judgment be ‘fair’ when the judge in a case
against Lloyd’s is a Lloyd’s shareholder? See http://www.ibas.co.uk
for more. Tim
solicitor-advocate who specialises in harassment law, has extensive experience
with Bank Victims and will comment on the case.