Subject: [NYCGA-IWG] [Interocc] Introducing the National 100 Years Working Group
From: Global Assemblies
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 18:12:05 -0700
To: occupynorthamerica@googlegroups.com, interocc@occupyeverywhere.org, occupyusa@googlegroups.com, occupyus@googlegroups.com

Dear Fellow Movement Volunteers and Activists,

We are forming a National Working Group called the "National 100 Years Working Group".

Our vision of involvement in this group is to encourage the movement to take ownership of the next 100 years and beyond for the future of humanity.

So we are launching a National 100 Years Working Group that is open for anyone to join.  This group will focus on projects that envision to plan 100 years out or more.  We currently have members from Occupy Stanford, Occupy Palo Alto, and Occupy Seattle who are interested in supporting this National Working group and are hoping to work with you too.

Our current focus is the 100 Year Star Ship grant which is explained bellow, but we are open to working on other long term projects. We plan to finalize and turn in a grant for this program in the next 9 days.  It is dew on 11.11.11.

The 100 Year Star Ship program does not stand for just creating a space ship that can go to nearby star systems in 100 or 1000 years from now.  We see that as humanity, we collectively already inhabit a "Star Ship" we call Earth, and weather we decide to stay here on our star ship Earth, or weather we decide to build a mechanical space ship and travel to an other star, doesn't really matter, but we do know the decision should be made through the involvement of the population of the globe, not by an individual country, corporation, or government.

What the 100 Year Star Ship program stands for is a new vision.  A new vision of humanity, a re-envigorated economy, and a new global perspective of collaboration and accomplishment.  Much like when President Kennedy stood up and told America that we were going to the moon, which spawned an economic and technological increase like never seen before.  And now we encourage this movement to collectively make a call to the people of the world to build the technology for interstellar travel and to take ownership of the next 100 years and beyond, and say that we can re-build our economies, our decision-making systems, and that we collectively have ownership in our future.

There are three essential components to the metaphor of a 100 Year Star Ship, regardless of actually doing it, that are a positive vision of the future.

1) THERE IS NO WAY THAT WE COULD SEND A STAR SHIP TO AN OTHER STAR SYSTEM WITHOUT WORKING GLOBALLY AS ONE WORLD, WITH NO POLITICAL OR IMAGINARY BARRIERS THAT FRAGMENT US.  NO INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY COULD EVER DO IT ALONE.  THE OLD POLITICAL BOUNDARIES  WILL NO LONGER CARRY THE SAME POLITICAL POWER AND RELEVANCE IN OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE.

2) THERE IS NO WAY THAT WE COULD SEND A STAR SHIP TO AN OTHER STAR SYSTEM WITHOUT COMPLETELY CHANGING OUR GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEMS.  ON OUR CURRENT SYSTEM WE COULD NEVER CREATE THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED MACHINE EVER MADE, AND THEN SEND IT OUT TO SPACE TO NEVER COME BACK.  OUR CURRENT FINANCIAL SYSTEM BASED ON GREED AND PROFIT COULD NEVER DO THAT BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A DEAD END INVESTMENT, AND BANKRUPT THE WORLD - AGAIN.

3) THERE IS NO WAY THAT WE COULD SEND A STAR SHIP TO AN OTHER STAR SYSTEM WITHOUT COMPLETELY CHAING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OURSELVES AND EACH OTHER.  ONLY WHEN WE FIX OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER AND END THE INEQUALITIES, OPPRESSION, IMPERIALISM, CLASSISM, RACISM, AND LONG STANDING GRUDGES, WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE EVERYONE AT THE TABLE AND COME TOGETHER TO TACKEL THE HUGE CHALLENGES THAT FACE OUR FUTURE OUTLOOK.


Again we feel that it doesn't matter weather we as humanity actually create a space ship and send it off to an other star, or weather we decided to just stay on our current Star Ship we call Earth, but what we do need to do is make sure that these types of global decision are made through a process that will allow inclusive involvement with all people of the world, and to create a new economic system for the world that gives value to invest in programs that may have no monetary return.

In addition we also believe this vision gives hope and a new mental paradigm, and will allow for the massive advancement of technology and bring an economic boom, that is founded on a new economic system.  This economic and technological innovation will be like nothing ever seen before, and has the potential to stabilize our economies, stabilize our political and decision making systems, and stabilize our humanity and our relationship with each other and the earth itself.

We encourage you to join in with us, and help us get this grant proposal in by 11.11.11, to take ownership of our collective future in the mind set of over 100 years from now, and to give the people of the world the power to collectively decide our future and how that future will be shaped.  

The grant itself is for $500,000 and is being given by a devision of the United States Government called "DARPA".  More importantly than the money, along with the grant, will come the rights of the 100 Year Star Ship name and trademark, and the globally recognized message.  We would collectively as a movement get ownership of them, and become the global face of the next 100 years and beyond.  There is no other government program like this that I have herd about, and there is no other global movement like us.   

Realistically, it is most likely this grant will go to a large established for-profit or non-profit corporation, educational institution, or government agency.  Instead we hope to give this grant and the rights of the name, message, and trademarks, directly to the people of the world, and allow us collectively to decide the fate of that program.   But even if a corporation or government entity gets this proposal, we sill plan on taking collective ownership of our future and working to give this vision to the people, and collaborate with all the organizations who want to be involved.

Even if there are just 5 of us who want to do this, we have enough time and expertise to pull off getting this grant proposal done and turned in by 11.11.11.

We are looking for people, organizations, and Working Groups who are willing to put their name, and biographies on this proposal.  We also need simple editing, drawings, and technological inventions and ideas that can be included with the proposal itself.  Bellow are all the links and details that you need to know if you want to be involved.  We will be meeting regularly via phone and computer meetings between now and 11.11.11, and after.

In Solidarity,

Jay, Forrest, and Rhys
Occupy Stanford, Occupy Palo Alto, Occupy Seattle

Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera
(415) 323-5833


Link to the our 100 Year Star Ship web page:
http://bjc.in/100yearStarShip/

Link to the Government Grant Site:
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=117913

Links to the publicly editable draft of our Grant Application: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o3PMT_Dpi2a7gUUNZqFFHSKb48PeC7oJ8aDKKI2MDJ0/edit

Link to Editable version of this letter:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10W77eCCCVC-WHwptWnszYab2mw4_mMNEFeQYHPApV3k/edit

Link for Scheduling meetings of the National 100 Years Working Group:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDN1dVFNM1NlS0tVVE05MDNBV01ZVHc6MA

Communications Email List:
http://wc.tc/mailman/listinfo/100years_unitedstates.generalassemblies.info




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