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Tim Reese

A Book Review: The Living Goddess

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The book is about the time, when God was worshipped as female in Europe and Asia Minor, between 7000 B.C.-3000 B.C., her violent suppression by male gods and its effects on today’s society. This book was Marija Gimbutas last work, it a synthesis of her work on the religion of the Living Goddess before and after patriarchal Europe. Marija Gimbutas was a professor of archaeology at UCLA and internationally known her research into ‘Kurgan” and “Old Europe” culture. Her work showed that the Kugan culture was a Proto-Indo-European pastoral patriarchal warrior society that rode horse, built forts, worshipped male warrior gods and weapons. That expanded from the Russian steps into homelands of Old Europe and suppressed their culture with force. The Old Europeans were matriarchal agriculturists who lived without weapons, worshipped the Living Goddess and sanctified life and the earth. As the two cultures fused to form modern European society, women and the goddess were made subservient to males and their warrior gods. Yet Old European religion and customs remained a strong undercurrent that influenced the development of Western Civilization. This book will help you to recognize her symbols, learn their meaning and realizes that the goddess lives today.  In today society the concept of Mother Earth, the cycle of life, the mother that gives birth to life, nourish it, receives its dead and lives in balance, is our inheritance from Old Europe.

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Profit sharing: Equitable Future for the Middleclass

Debunking myths about profit sharing

For decades corporate profits have risen, yet workers did not share in those profits. In those years corporation also kept wages flat so that their employee’s income could not keep pace with the rising cost of living. Since the 1980s these corporate practices have amassed wealth for shareholders, or 1% capitalism and has turned the middle class into the working poor. Roughly half of the world’s population constitute the working poor; that is men and women who are working yet they are not earning enough to lift themselves and their families out of living week to week and in debt. The majority of poor people do not live in the poorest countries; they live in Middle Income Countries. What many perceive as essential ingredients for a successful middleclass life: to make enough money to support a home and a family, put money in the bank for retirement, health care and good education for their kids or themselves, vacations are out of reach. Profit sharing can lift the working poor back to the middleclass.

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June SDG: Life Below the Water, Life on Land

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This month’s Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on are threes: Goal 13 Climate change to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on the other two SDGs; 14 Life Below Water, to conserve and sustainably use the world’s ocean, seas and marine resources and 15 Life on Land, to sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. The oceans and the forest make the Earth habitable for humankind. Human activities: overfishing, deforestation, pollution, and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Investing in sustainable management practices is critical for improving livelihoods and reducing risks for the economy.

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January SDG #1 End Poverty!

Goal 1: End Poverty in All its Forms Everywhere - Project - ISGLOBAL

The Local Peace Economy joins the United Nations in its call for a Decade of Action to transform the world by 2030. The 2030  Agenda for Sustainable Development 17 goals, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the futureThis  month Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on is #1 No Poverty. What’s the goal here? To end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030.

One the main reasons for poverty is working poverty, that means women and men who are working but are not earning enough to cover there basic bills, leaving many in poverty and hunger.

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UN Resolution 2615(2021) a Roadmap to Peace and Reconstruction.

© UNICEF/Sayed Bidel Families in Afghanistan do not have the money they need, while prices for key commodities continue to rise.
  After a  warning  from the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator  that Afghanistan’s economy is in “free fall” and that if decisive and compassionate action is not taken immediately, it may “pull the entire population with it”.
   Member States alarm by the levels of need and suffering and the eminent collapse of the country, after the chaotic US withdrawal; the UN Security Council on 12/22/21 unanimously adopted a US-proposed resolution 2615 (2021), with the support of India, Russia, China, that facilitates humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, while keeping funds out of Taliban hands.  A move welcomed by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator as a “milestone” decision that will save lives.
   This resolution could be “milestone” if the UN members Nations learn the lesson of Afghanistan and use it as a roadmap to resolve conflict in the region so member states can move  forward on what they have been warned and agreed also needs collected urgent action, Climate Change.

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