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» GN21 Meetups & Webinars  - 
 
Join us in this event is the first of an envisioned series of joint meetups between GlobalNet21 and London Futurists on our “digital futures” and how it changes everything.

You can find out more and register at http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/233906601/

What will the world look like in ten or twenty years time as the digital revolution explodes around us? And how might we best steer this revolution for positive social outcome?

The first meeting is on October 4th at 7.0pm in Shoreditch, London
.

This event is free to attend, but to avoid over-crowding, entrance will be strictly limited to people who sign up in advance.

Exploring Our Digital Futures Join us in this event is the first of an envisioned series of joint meetups between GlobalNet21 and London Futurists. We plan to hold four joint events each year, around the general subject of our digital futures. What will the world look like in ten or twenty years time as the digital revolution explodes around us? And how might we best steer this revolution for positive social outcome? The meeting will be chair...
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» GN21 Meetups & Webinars  - 
 
We would like to invite you to a House of Commons Meeting hosted by Ruth Cadbury MP on the right to withhold our taxes when our Government chooses to go to War.

The meeting takes place on October 11th at 6.30pm in the House of Commons.

You can find out more and register here … http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/233310074/

We are all taxed to finance our public services and security but our taxation goes into one pot and it is the Government who makes the decision on how to use or misuse that money.

Should we have a chance to vote for what we spend our money on or at least be able to opt out of paying tax for some issues that we deeply oppose – like war for example`?

Many people in the UK opposed the war with Iraq but the Government chose to go to war and fed us all false information. Should we not have a legal right to object through our taxes? This is the topic of this meeting.

This meeting is being hosted by Ruth Cadbury MP who introduced a Bill into the House of Commons to extend the right of conscientious objection to military service into the taxation system. Also speaking will be Shaughan Dolan who is the Campaigns Manager for the peace building NGO Conscience: Taxes for Peace not War.

It is a controversial topic so should be a good discussion.
Join us in this House of Commons Meeting hosted by Ruth Cadbury MP on the right to withhold our taxes when our Government chooses to go to War. We are all taxed to finance our public services and security but our taxation goes into one pot and it is the Government who makes the decision on how to use or misuse that money. Should we have a chance to vote for what we spend our money on or at least be able to opt out of paying tax for some issues th...
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By 2014, people were fighting 40 wars, with terrorism reaching an all-time high and battle deaths reaching a 25-year high. As International Peace Day passes, what lessons are there?

Sadly violence is now on the rise again - from the brutality of Syria to inter-community violence in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, to violence linked to crime and gangs as in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. Global challenges, such as the rise in violent extremism and climate change, are ever-growing threats to peace. By 2014, people were fighting 40 wars, with terrorism reaching an all-time high, and battle deaths reaching a 25-year high.

But while the political and social contexts have changed, the international community meetings for the UN General Assembly this September must surely get better at learning the lessons of the past – about how to prevent conflict and build peace. In the 30 years since International Alert was set up in 1986, we’ve learnt plenty about what does and doesn’t work when it comes to resolving and preventing conflict.

This article in Open Democracy is interesting and it emphasises that
“Peace is as much about communities living side by side and resolving their differences, about building everyday peace, as it is about people signing a treaty, laying down their arms and changing government policy and institutions.”

So peace has to start at community level and not at government level and we all have a role to play in ensuring that communities live peacefully together.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/harriet-lamb/peace-is-possible-if-we-remember-4-lessons
By 2014, people were fighting 40 wars, with terrorism reaching an all-time high and battle deaths reaching a 25-year high. As International Peace Day passes, what lessons are there?
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» GN21 Meetups & Webinars  - 
 
Join us in this event is the first of an envisioned series of joint meetups between GlobalNet21 and London Futurists. We plan to hold four joint events each year, around the general subject of our digital futures.

What will the world look like in ten or twenty years time as the digital revolution explodes around us? And how might we best steer this revolution for positive social outcome?

David Wood, chair of London Futurists, will set the context by providing a critical evaluation of one of the most significant and controversial books of 2016: "Homo Deus - A brief history of tomorrow", by historian Yuval Noah Harari.

"Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus."

And to quote from The Guardian,

"Just as the 19th century created the working class, the coming century will create the useless class. Billions of people are likely to have no military or economic function. Providing food and shelter should be possible but how to give meaning to their lives will be the huge political question."

It should be an interesting meeting and the first in a series of such meetings. You can find out more and register below.

http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/233906601/
Exploring Our Digital Futures Join us in this event is the first of an envisioned series of joint meetups between GlobalNet21 and London Futurists. We plan to hold four joint events each year, around the general subject of our digital futures. What will the world look like in ten or twenty years time as the digital revolution explodes around us? And how might we best steer this revolution for positive social outcome? The meeting will be chair...
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Join us in the second of three webinars where we look at “radicalisation” in the UK and where is this final webinar we examine radicalisation and the influence of gang culture.

You can register and join this webinar here at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/20480/672f26908c Even if you cannot join us and are still interested then regsiter and you will be sent a recording.

There is a growing trend of child exploitation within UK gang culture. It ruins lives and disrupts families. It is a disease that preys on vulnerable and impressionable children, as young as 10 years old, who are being targeted and groomed by older gang members that coerce them into committing serious criminal acts that often end in gun and knife violence

It also leads to radicalisation where Islamic extremists target young ethnic minorities and white working class boys are targeted by right wing extremists. Gangs become their new homes where they find order, authority and belonging that society and often parents no longer offer.

This webinar will be led by Sheldon Thomas, the Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline. In it he will discuss why gangs become instruments of radicalisation, the problems of developing an exit strategy and what communities and local authorities can do to address this problem
Join us here where we examine radicalisation and the influence of gang culture.
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Join us in this event is the first of an envisioned series of joint meetups between GlobalNet21 and London Futurists on our “digital futures” and how it changes everything.

You can find out more and register at http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/233906601/

What will the world look like in ten or twenty years time as the digital revolution explodes around us? And how might we best steer this revolution for positive social outcome?

The first meeting is on October 4th at 7.0pm in Shoreditch, London
.

This event is free to attend, but to avoid over-crowding, entrance will be strictly limited to people who sign up in advance.

Exploring Our Digital Futures Join us in this event is the first of an envisioned series of joint meetups between GlobalNet21 and London Futurists. We plan to hold four joint events each year, around the general subject of our digital futures. What will the world look like in ten or twenty years time as the digital revolution explodes around us? And how might we best steer this revolution for positive social outcome? The meeting will be chair...
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Don’t forget our webinar on “radicalisation and gang culture” is TODAY at 11.00am

You will need to register and join this webinar here at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/20480/672f26908c

Even if you cannot join us and are still interested then regsiter and you will be sent a recording.

This webinar will be led by Sheldon Thomas, the Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline. In it he will discuss why gangs become instruments of radicalisation, the problems of developing an exit strategy and what communities and local authorities can do to address this problem

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Join us in our in our webinar tomorrow September 28th at 11.00am where we look at “radicalisation” in the UK and the influence of gang culture.

You will need to register and join this webinar here at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/20480/672f26908c

Even if you cannot join us and are still interested then regsiter and you will be sent a recording.

There is a growing trend of child exploitation within UK gang culture. It ruins lives and disrupts families. It is a disease that preys on vulnerable and impressionable children, as young as 10 years old, who are being targeted and groomed by older gang members that coerce them into committing serious criminal acts that often end in gun and knife violence

It also leads to radicalisation where Islamic extremists target young ethnic minorities and white working class boys are targeted by right wing extremists. Gangs become their new homes where they find order, authority and belonging that society and often parents no longer offer.

This webinar will be led by Sheldon Thomas, the Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline. In it he will discuss why gangs become instruments of radicalisation, the problems of developing an exit strategy and what communities and local authorities can do to address this problem

Join us here where we examine radicalisation and the influence of gang culture.
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Join us in our Webinar tomorrow Tuesday September 27th at 7.0pm with Matthew Feldman of Teeside University where we look at “radicalisation” in the UK and the far right.

You will need to register and join this webinar here at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/20480/ccd8c45570

Even if you cannot join us and are still interested then register and you will be sent a recording.

Much attention has been given to “religious fundamentalism” that we sometimes forget that there is a growing example of hatred and provocation coming from the far right in the UK.

This webinar will consider the different types of threat presented by the various 'faces' of the far-right in contemporary Britain. This includes party political organisations like the BNP and NF - both shadows of their former selves - more recent 'street-based' movements like the English Defence Leagues and, more recently, PEGIDA; and finally, the risk of hate crimes and terrorism posed by right wing extremism - both magnified in the wake of 'Brexit'.
This webinar will consider the different types of threat presented by the various 'faces' of the far-right in contemporary Britain.
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Join us in this event is the first of an envisioned series of joint meetups between GlobalNet21 and London Futurists. We plan to hold four joint events each year, around the general subject of our digital futures.

What will the world look like in ten or twenty years time as the digital revolution explodes around us? And how might we best steer this revolution for positive social outcome?

David Wood, chair of London Futurists, will set the context by providing a critical evaluation of one of the most significant and controversial books of 2016: "Homo Deus - A brief history of tomorrow", by historian Yuval Noah Harari.

"Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus."

And to quote from The Guardian,

"Just as the 19th century created the working class, the coming century will create the useless class. Billions of people are likely to have no military or economic function. Providing food and shelter should be possible but how to give meaning to their lives will be the huge political question."

It should be an interesting meeting and the first in a series of such meetings. You can find out more and register below.

http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/233906601/
Exploring Our Digital Futures Join us in this event is the first of an envisioned series of joint meetups between GlobalNet21 and London Futurists. We plan to hold four joint events each year, around the general subject of our digital futures. What will the world look like in ten or twenty years time as the digital revolution explodes around us? And how might we best steer this revolution for positive social outcome? The meeting will be chair...
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Join us in the second of three webinars where we look at “radicalisation” in the UK and where is this final webinar we examine radicalisation and the influence of gang culture.

You can register and join this webinar here at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/20480/672f26908c Even if you cannot join us and are still interested then regsiter and you will be sent a recording.

There is a growing trend of child exploitation within UK gang culture. It ruins lives and disrupts families. It is a disease that preys on vulnerable and impressionable children, as young as 10 years old, who are being targeted and groomed by older gang members that coerce them into committing serious criminal acts that often end in gun and knife violence

It also leads to radicalisation where Islamic extremists target young ethnic minorities and white working class boys are targeted by right wing extremists. Gangs become their new homes where they find order, authority and belonging that society and often parents no longer offer.

This webinar will be led by Sheldon Thomas, the Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline. In it he will discuss why gangs become instruments of radicalisation, the problems of developing an exit strategy and what communities and local authorities can do to address this problem
Join us here where we examine radicalisation and the influence of gang culture.
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Introduction

I am the co-founder of GlobalNet21, which was set up to discuss some of the great issues of our millennium and bring back the hope that we can do something about it. We have taken the idea of citizen discussion and tried to develop it by using social network sites as a way of getting more citizen involvement and introducing another audience to the issues of the 21st century. We have held many meetings (some in the House of Commons) on a wide variety of issues affecting us in the century.

In our work it is clear that there are many people and groups who are hidden or who have voices that are unheard. In the past year we have worked hard to give a platform to some of these groups and particularly the homeless, the disabled and those who have been exploited and trafficked. We have also linked them with decision makers to create better understanding and to encourage positive action.

In creating this virtual “public square” GlobalNet21 has emerged now as a vast social networking system that brings new audiences together to discuss and seek solutions for critical issues of the day – issues that divide and threaten the stability of our society and our planet. We are now one of the biggest groups on the meetup site with over 3400 members as well as a large group on linkedin and other sites including Facebook and Twitter. We have enjoyed success in achieving our original aim and now regularly hold well-attended meetings with diverse groups of people from across the political, economic and religious spectrum. With the use of webinars and podcasts our discussions have also now gone global.

GlobalNet21 is a group for those who believe that we need to develop a new form of humanism that includes people of all religions and none but who embrace humanistic values as the basis of their actions. These are values of global compassion, personal self-discovery, shared development, planetary concern and a love of community.

You can find out more about us at our GlobalNet21 meetup site athttp://www.meetup.com/21stCenturyNetwork/

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