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G20 Monetary Reform Campaign 2009

The February/March 2009 campaign - to get national and international monetary reform added to the agenda for the G20 meeting in London on 2nd April - was launched on 4th February with the message below to over 900 newsletter subscribers and other people interested in monetary reform.

The Launch Document is below. Events leading up to the launch and through the short campaign, together with reflections after it, will be found in the following newsletters.

23 - April 2009

22- March 2009

21 - March 2009

20 - March 2009

19 - February 2009

18 - February 2009

17 - January 2009

I have also written a one-page Note on "THE ROOT OF THE PRESENT CRISIS AND ITS CURE: Who Should Create The Money Supply? Should It Be Created As Debt Or Debt-Free?" - www.jamesrobertson.com/presentcrisisroot.htm.

As reported in Newsletter 21, a monetary reform video was produced by Fred Harrison and Ross Ashcroft in connection with the campaign.

Also see http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/G20moneyreform.

Some of the actions suggested for people who wanted to take part in the campaign can be found here.

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LAUNCH DOCUMENT

The G20 Must Discuss Monetary Reform at its 2nd April Meeting
and We Must Make Sure It's On Their Agenda

The way money is created today, nationally and internationally, cannot avoid leading to recurrent highly damaging booms and busts. In normal times too it results in a skewed system of financial rewards and penalties that motivates almost everyone in the world to get money in socially, environmentally, and economically damaging ways.

This means that not only active citizens should support monetary reform. So should non-governmental organisations (NGOs) concerned with social issues (poverty, welfare, social injustice, health, human rights, etc), environmental issues (climate change, energy supply and use, water, food and agriculture, etc); and general economic and public policy issues (world future prospects; local and community economic development; ethical investing, trading and consuming; corporate social responsibility; etc).

The G20 (twenty of the economically most important countries in the world) is replacing the G7 as the top international forum for discussing the world’s economic problems. It is meeting at the beginning of April in London to discuss international co-operation in handling the present global financial crisis.

So far, their policies have ignored the importance of national and international monetary reform. It is vital that they should be persuaded to put these topics on their agenda and we must make sure that this happens.

For more information, read the G20 Monetary Reform campaign document.