Viewpoints: Exploring Life In The Margins

WR Nonviolence Presents
Viewpoints Forum Series

Exploring Life In The Margins

An inclusive evening for discussion and discovery on the theme of nonviolent solutions for people living on the ‘social periphery’.

Featuring

  • Panel Presentations

    • David Kuhn, KW Accessability
    • Allan Strong, Mental Health Advocate
    • Elizabeth Clarke, Regional Councillor
  • Public Small-Group Discussion

  • Planning A Positive Way Forward

Everyone is invited to contribute their experiences, dreams, and unique perspectives

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 6:30pm — 9:00pm
Queen Street Commons Cafe
43 Queen Street South, Kitchener Map

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International Day of Nonviolence: Film Night for #IDOPAN at #QueenStreetCommonsCafe

4 | Active Nonviolence International Film Festival | ANIFF 2018 | October 2018 Around the World | WR Nonviolence | International Days Of Peace And Nonviolence
Celebrating the International Day of Nonviolence with two short selections of the fourth ANIFF, the Active Nonviolence International Film Festival. Followed by discussion.

All are welcome! This is a free event!

Clash of Morality

YouTube: Clash of Morality trailer

Cajamarca, el Viaje del Desengaño

YouTube: Cajamarca, el Viaje del Desengaño (subtitled)

What: International Day of Nonviolence: Film Night
When: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Queen Street Commons Cafe
Location: 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario Map

Pictures: 2018 International Day of Peace: Supplemental Discussion

On the United Nations International Day of Peace on Friday, 21 September 2018 members of WR Nonviolence and friends met to talk about peace. This was a Supplemental Discussion Night, to complement our regular project planning meetings held every Tuesday. The topic was supposed to be Finding Peace In Our Local Community, but discussion strayed to politics, and also on how to engage people in the community to participate in the projects put on by WR Nonviolence.

Participating were Peter, Michael, Allan, Barb and William, who were joined by David, Laurel and Bob. Unfortunately, Barb and William had to leave before Laurel had a chance to take pictures.

Five people trying to make a peace sign
Peace Signs or RoShamBo?
Five people trying to make Peace Signs
Which fingers?
Prestidigitators
Five people giving a peace sign
Peace Signs
Five people making bunny ears
Bunny Ears!
Five people laughing about Peace Bunnies
Silly Rabbits…
Five people laughing about Peace Bunnies
Peace Bunnies!

Pictures copyright © 2018 by Laurel L. Russwurm, used under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license.

Pictures from the 14th Day In The Park, Saturday 21 July 2018

Matt Albrecht on Blue Sky Radio with Yenny Stronge , CKMS-FM 102.7, Radio Waterloo

On 12 July 2018 Matt Albrecht appeared on Blue Sky Radio with Yenny to talk about the upcoming WR Nonviolence Day In The Park.

Matt Albrecht is here in the Radio Waterloo studio on Blue Sky Radio to talk about the Nonviolence Day in the Park. Event on the 21st of July, starting at 12 PM EST in Victoria Park, Kitchener.

Posted by Blue Sky Radio on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Notes from Anthropology for social activists, April 07, 2018


Lecture plan 4

epigraf:
“Ipsa scientia potestas est”
(‘knowledge itself is power’)
Sir Francis Bacon. Meditationes Sacrae (1597).

1. Review consciousness works:

1st signal system (fiziologically based and genetically inherited):
— senses (vision, tactile, balance, hearing, taste, etc. Up to 20 various sense perceptions)
— emotions (joy, sadness, excitement, curiousity, love, surprise, etc. Up to a 100)
— modality, attitudes, ethics. (good-bad-neutral-comfortable-threatening-must-taboo. Up to 20)
2nd signal system (I. Pavlov):
— speech. Biologicaly potential, evolvs only within social interaction.
‘Social component’ in human rides its animal base.

Monitor (screen) of consciousness: similar to a flash light.
Categories/notions help directing that light.

2. Living organism as a system.
Difference from a mathematical (scientific) system.
Organs of an alive system (animal) duplicate each other functionally to increase its endurance.
Classical example of a change in a social system: capitalism to socialism.

3. Q.: How to approach Reasoning (Re-) scientifically?
A.:
— to view it outside of human body.
— use Math (e.g. approach based on statistics)
— use terminology.
Objectified content –> symbol (texts).

Levels of human perception
science
human
micro
Electron, boson, gamma
Aspects of individual psyche
macro
Classical mechanics
One human, small group
mega
galaxies
Society, civilization

One separate human cannot sustain a minimal cell of standard human existence (under standard circumstances).
One separate human is an atom of the whole system, and cannot see it in its totality.

4. The minimal (irreducible) cell of Human.
Terms:

— activity: autopoietical (self reproducing) pattern of human group actions.
— a separate human: a node of group relations with regards to major social activities, such as education (learning), manufacturing, and leisure.
— Reasoning activity: human activity to solve fresh problems. Includes understanding, reflection, communication, and operations on symbols.

Storage of knowledge, information flows, people.
Consequences from the scientific approach:
— idle thinking is not Re-;
— it is spread in time and among people: one step forward per 100 years in filosofy;
— can be traced on paper, viewed in diagrams.

5. Minimal cell of Re- (Hegel, Bertalanffy)
Conclusion: Human is a super complex system in terms of:
— Substrate: several types of matter (dead, alive, information, social interactions).
— Structure: one system is a component of another one (matryoshka).
— Morfologically: discontinuous in time.
— Functionally: diversified.
— Processes: diversified.
5. Filosofical Digression about Mind being.
Life can exist only when there is a living organism.
Information can exist only when there is a device to process it.
Governing makes sense when there is a stable functioning institution.

Is there an Absolute Ethics? Notions of good/bad irrespective of individual stratum?
It’s possible if there is another conscious (solicitous) system that embraces our noosphere.

Mind (the same as life, or running) is not a thing but a process or a function.

6. The Most Generalized Theory of Governing (for any size of a team).
Have you ever managed a team of
— 3 people?
— 15 people?
— 200 people?
— 2 000 people?
— 45 million?
Where to learn to be a canadian minister?

Any system (or a process) can be directed, governed, controlled, managed, operated, driven, ruled, steered.

7. Pre-requisites of the MGTofG.

The object: society. View it as a system:
material: people relations, info flows, social patterns, eggregors.
function: sustain society autpoiesis (selfreproduction),
processes: various
structure: several interlaced systems.

The subject: individuals and groups who excercise willpower.

(real) Power: ability to bring an object (a process) to a desired (planned) state (condition).

Hierarchy of power levels:

1
Methodological (worldviews, reasoning culture, the concept of governance)
speed
capacity
2
Chronological (history, concept for historical trends)

3
Facts (science, technology, links among various processes, belief systems)

4
Economical (money flows and industry)

5
Genetical (alchohol, substances, ways of life and diet, environmental issues)

6
Military power

Power is performed (and viewed) in its full functionality.
The full power function:
1. determine the environment in totality of all its aspects.
2. train the skill of recognizing these aspects.
3. formulate the objective vector with regards to a certain factor. Coordinate this new vector with the set of other existing objective vectors.
4. formulate the general concept of guiding (ruling, steering) this vector.
5. form (start, organize) new stuctures to deliver on the formulated vector and its concept. Re-organize (reform) existing structures that deal with this vector.
6. Monitor (control) those structures while they function to deliver on the objective in course of governing.
7. Either demolish the new structures after the objective is accomplished or maintain them in working order.
8. Non-structured governing.

9. Scenarios for our modern society.

Global Predictor. Aristotle, Herbert Wells (1886-1946), “The Time machine”( 1895), Henry Kissenger (1923).

Responding to the siren has become inborn, and the Eloi now do so like cattle. The Morlocks use whips to herd them.
Inner predictor for RF. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjMzt5EYHQygFV70jjQ2L0g/videos subtitles.
The idea is that both Georgia_Guidestones and Denver airport murals are messages from those elites that disclose their plans for the future.
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones 

2. Denver murals
— wiki reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_International_Airport 

cite:
Conspiracies and controversy
There are several conspiracy theories relating to the airport’s design and construction such as the runways being laid out in a shape similar to a swastika. Murals painted in the baggage claim area have been claimed to contain themes referring to future military oppression and a one-world government. However, the artist, Leo Tanguma, said the murals, titled “In Peace and Harmony With Nature” and “The Children of the World Dream of Peace,” depict man-made environmental destruction and genocide along with humanity coming together to heal nature and live in peace.[102]
Conspiracists have also seen unusual markings in the terminals in DIA and have recorded them as “Templar” markings.[103] They have pointed to unusual words cut into the floor as being Satanic, Masonic,[104] or some impenetrable secret code of the New World Order: Cochetopa, Sisnaajini and Dzit Dit Gaii. Two of these words are actually misspelled Navajo terms for geographical sites in Colorado. “Braaksma” and “Villarreal” are actually the names of Carolyn Braaksma and Mark Villarreal, artists who worked on the airport’s sculptures and paintings.[105]
There is a dedication marker in the airport inscribed with the words “New World Airport Commission”. It also is inscribed with the Square and Compasses of the Freemasons, along with a listing of the two Grand Lodges of Freemasonry in Colorado. It is mounted over a time capsule that was sealed during the dedication of the airport, to be opened in 2094.[106]
Denver and jurisdictions surrounding the airport are involved in a protracted dispute over how to develop land around the facility. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock wants to add commercial development around the airport, but officials in Adams County believe doing so violates the original agreement that allowed Denver to annex the land on which the airport sits.[108]
For pictures (murals) and detailed explanation plese see this:
https://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/sinister-sites-the-denver-international-airport/ 

Pictures from March For Our Lives, 24 Mar 2018

March For Our Lives On Saturday, 24 March 2018 a rally was held at Wilfrid Laurier University to show support for the victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018.


Bob Jonkman
Bob Jonkman
Bob Jonkman from WR Nonviolence spoke about the meaning of Nonviolence,
Rupinder Mangat
Rupinder Mangat
and there were spoken-word presentations from the students in the Crossing Borders Program. The event was organized by Rupinder Mangat.

Other media coverage:

CBC News: Waterloo Region shows support for March For Our Lives at community rally

The Record: Local voices join thousands worldwide in call to end gun violence

More pictures are available in the March For Our Lives Rally at WLU album on Flickr.

Pictures by Laurel L. Russwurm, used under a CC0 Public Domain DedicationCreative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication.