A Vision by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine
Posted 19 September 2011, by Willi Paul, PlanetShifter Magazine, planetshifter.com
GOAL: To revive, reconnect and re-focus the Country and begin the permaculture’s charge into local, national & global politics.
The mirror sight:
The Public Works Administration (PWA), part of the New Deal of 1933, was a large-scale public works construction agency in the United States headed by Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes. It was created by the National Industrial Recovery Act in June 1933 in response to the Great Depression. It built large-scale public works such as dams and bridges, warships, hospitals and schools. Its goals were to spend 3.3 billion in the first year, and $6 billion in all, to provide employment, stabilize purchasing power, and help revive the economy. Most of the spending came in two waves in 1933-35, and again in 1938. Originally called the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, it was renamed the Public Works Administration in 1939 and shut down in 1943. The PWA spent over $6 billion in contracts to private construction forms that did the actual work. It created an infrastructure that generated national and local pride in the 1930s and remains vital seven decades later. The PWA was much less controversial than its rival agency with a confusingly similar name, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), headed by Harry Hopkins, which focused on smaller projects and hired unemployed unskilled workers.
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Possible components of The Permaculture Revitalization Act of 2011:
- Projects for Neighbors with neighbors; community building projects for resilience awareness and a new ecological balance
- Permaculture Training and Jobs Czar – Cabinet-level Secretary post
- Combining jobs and training under one program to promote self-sufficiency
- Permaculture design certificate demo projects in all levels of schools
- Building more Community Gardens – like the eco village farm, sf
- Design and implement training for permaculture design certificate grads
- Promote and better connect new Permaculture Guilds
- Provide a database of available lands for revitalization & Community Network for Permaculture
Permaculture is a Green Technology, Mr. Obama!
Join – then discuss this vision with us at Permaculture Hub
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Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.
The country, which has been pilloried by the US and Britain in the UN climate talks for demanding steep carbon emission cuts, will establish 11 new rights for nature. They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.
Controversially, it will also enshrine the right of nature “to not be affected by mega-infrastructure and development projects that affect the balance of ecosystems and the local inhabitant communities”.
“It makes world history. Earth is the mother of all”, said Vice-President Alvaro García Linera. “It establishes a new relationship between man and nature, the harmony of which must be preserved as a guarantee of its regeneration.”