Planning Meetings for WR Nonviolence Are Back — Online!

illustration of five people with speech bubbles Because of Covid, WR Nonviolence has been meeting online all summer. It’s time we publicized it!

Please join us for our regular planning meeting on Tuesdays at 7:00pm online!


Join the meeting

What: Online Planning Meetings for WR Nonviolence
When: Every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm iCal
Where: https://wrnonviolence.org/meeting

The meeting software is BigBlueButton™, Freedom-respecting web conferencing software provided by our friends at KWLUG. All you need is a browser, there’s nothing to install.

See you on Tuesday!

Kitchener responds to COVID-19

We regret announcing that our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park will be cancelled. We felt that there is too much uncertainty in the coming weeks and months.
WR Nonviolence continues to meet virtually every Tuesday to plan our way forward. Contact us if you’d like to join the discussion – how can we communicate the importance of nonviolence during our current pandemic?

The 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park is scheduled for Saturday September 26, noon to 5pm on Roos Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener.

During this Stage 3 of the COVID recovery program, visit Kitchener Responds to COVID-19 for the latest updates.

 

#COVID19 response from @WRNonviolence

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceHello Friends: In our own efforts at social distancing, we’re cancelling our regular Tuesday night meetings until further notice.

The Viewpoints on Incarceration forum originally scheduled for 28 April 2020 is postponed; a new date will be announced later.

Planning for the Nonviolence Day In The Park continues. A new date, likely in September, will be announced soon! The date is unchanged, taking place on Saturday, 18 July 2020 from Noon to 5:00pm. Registration for exhibitors is now open!

Thank you for your continued support!

–Waterloo Region Nonviolence.

Season’s Greetings! No meetings on Holiday Eves!

WR Nonviolence wishes everyone a happy holiday, and best wishes for the season!

Our last two regular Tuesday evening meetings in 2019 fall on Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Years Eve (31 December), and so we’ll be spending the time at home with family and friends. Regular meetings resume on Tuesday, 7 January 2020!

What: Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence
When: Every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Queen Street Commons Café
Location: 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario Map

Supplemental Discussion Nights Are Back!

Five people laughing about Peace Bunnies
Supplemental Discussion
The WR Nonviolence regular Tuesday night meetings are “plenary sessions”, where we plan upcoming events like Day In The Park or IDOPAN. Although the agenda gives 15 minutes for talking about our experiences with nonviolence during the week, we invariably exceed the 15 minutes, so we need this Supplemental Discussion night to give us the time we need to talk about nonviolence without the pressure of adhering to an agenda.

The first meeting for this Supplemental Discussion series will be the first Thursday in December, the 5th. We can decide from there what the best date for future Supplemental Discussions will be.

OpenStreetMap showing location of Civic Hub entranceCivic HubWhat: WR Nonviolence Supplemental Discussion Night
When: Thursday, 5 December 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Civic Hub WR
Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener, Ontario Map

Come to the doors on Duke Street, and ring the bell for the Social Development Centre.

Although Discussion Night is scheduled for 7:00pm, the Civic Hub is available at 6:00pm so we could start early (and help setting up and taking down chairs is always appreciated!)

Sing for Peace and Nonviolence

Join Waterloo region in celebrating the second World March for Peace & Nonviolence.

Beginning in Madrid on October 2, 2019 (International Day of Nonviolence) the World March Team continues to travel to city after city around the world, with simultaneous events occurring in near-by communities.

The World March concludes back in Madrid on March 8, 2020 (International Women’s Day).

Waterloo Region welcomes the World March Team as they prepare to arrive in North America.

Sing for Peace and Nonviolence contributes Waterloo Region`s voice to the world stage, calling for an end to wars, and for the overcoming of violence in all its forms.

Performances by:

The Water Boys, King Edward Public School Choir, Twin City Harmonizers, Shout Sisters Choir, Grand Harmony Women’s Chorus

13th Annual Human Peace Sign

Presented by WR Nonviolence.

Hosted by The Liberation

contact@wrnonviolence.org

facebook.com/WRNonviolence

theworldmarch.org (world site)

What: Sing For Peace and Nonviolence
When: Sunday, 3 November 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Waterloo Public Square
Location: 75 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario Map

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/