Our joint SOA WATCH/MITF Venezuela delegation had the privilege of spending 3 nights at the PROUT house in Caracas. In every way, the stay was fantastic! The house itself is spacious and has many places for gatherings, reflections and just contemplating the wonderful views of Caracas and the lovely Avila mountains. Accomodations were comfortable, and because we were a small group, we each had our own room which was very nice.
“The Solidarity Economy and Self-Management: Principle of Communal Power” by Claudio Nascimento, (Brazil) Historian, activist, popular educator, author of several essays on self-management and the Solidarity Economy. Cabinet member of President Lula da Silva, member of the National Secretariat for Solidarity Economy of President Dilma Rousseff. Listen to the audio file in English or audio file in Portuguese and Spanish. - Read the Spanish translation.
“Neo-humanist Education for Peace”: Keynote Address at the Global Conference on Neohumanist Education, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela on April 14, 2014 by Dr. Shambhushivananda, Chancellor, Ananda Marga Gurukula University, Anandanagar, India
Looking back, about 8000 million years ago (mya), this Earth was only a blazing ball of fire; 4000 mya, it consisted of molten lava and volcanoes; 340 mya life existed only in water; 223 mya land appeared as Gondwanaland; 70 mya birds and mammals appeared; one mya human beings appeared on the scene… We should not assume that we have come to an end of this evolutionary ladder. Through physical metamorphosis and psychic transmutations, we seem to continue to move on.
Angelo Hernandez (Venezuela), Barley Colello (USA), Mariela Mosquera (Ecuador) and Sascha Bercovitch (USA) are all doing a great job and having a lot of fun, too. Angelo (Ajaya) is a student at the prestigious Simon Bolivar Conservatory of Music where his instruments are the classical guitar and electric guitar.
A brief (six pages) overview of popular revolts during the past year, given at the Prout Convention, Denmark, July 2013. The author raises useful questions for activists working for socio-political change. Three different types of revolts are examined:
Starting now the Proutist Universal Global Office will publish a quarterly e-newsletter called "Global Impact: Prout News and Commentaries". The purpose of this online publication is to share the work of Proutists throughout the world, learn about new programs and strategies, encourage PROUT commentaries on current events and topics, and deepen our understanding of theory and practice through insightful analysis.
We are very excited about our first issue! Proutists from around the globe—Brazil, Germany, Guatemala, India, Korea, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, USA, and Venezuela—have contributed their amazing experiences in the field. From Nigeria, we learn about how AMURT workers are effectively applying Prout strategies in rural areas. And our analysis section cuts through the smokescreen of austerity programs being imposed by global financial institutions on debtor nations and offers some Prout alternatives.
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Dada Maheshvarananda for the Global Impact Team