I want to propose a plan to the peace and resistance movement.
It is obvious to me that in order to change the current violent and fascist system, we need to hit it where it hurts the most. Since capitalism only cares about money, that needs to be the point of the movement. Here is the idea I am proposing:
First, people who can, move any amount of money that you can out of main stream banks for an immediate effect.
I am currently in the process of collecting names of businesses and people who are against violence and against wars. I will find funding to create a phone directory, like a PEACE phone directory, where the names of the people who sign on along with their trade and contact info will be listed. Also businesses, restaurants, local farmers, movie theatres, coops, etc. who are against the war.
What we can do with that?
All people against the war can have an option of doing business or eating out or what ever, with people who support peace. This way we create our own economic system within the system and keep the money within the peace movement. This will have a direct economic effect to the big corporations, especially if tens of thousands of people do it.
Portland is perfect for this as we already have a number of coops and organic food stores and restaurants and a number of progressive businesses. We have many options and it is very easily done if we put our efforts to it.
In addition, I am going to seek out Credit Union Banks who invest in Green and Socially responsible funds. We can make a deal with them to open up bank accounts with banks who invest our money AWAY from the military industrial complex and into Green funds.
I hope there are enough people who want to partake in this, because it will only work if people do it in massive numbers. I'd like some feedback on this if anyone feels to respond.
I'll post more on this later.