Category: Where are we as a society?

Parvez Asad Sheikh – Egypt and Revolution

By , March 21, 2012 12:54 pm

The Limits of Freedom – Ian Dallas

By , January 4, 2012 4:46 pm

The Limits of Freedom

Ian Dallas

INTRODUCTION

The following lecture was given in Birmingham, England, this year, 1990, by Mr. Ian Dallas.

It is characteristic of this particular talk that the speaker touches upon a great many points of reference that all meet at tangent and thereby make connection to the central theme of the philosophy of FREEDOM AND ITS INTERRELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESENT MONETARIST SYSTEM AND ITS MEANS OF CONTROL, IN POLITICAL TERMS, OVER WORLD POPULATIONS. This is a vast subject and has been lectured as well as written upon extensively by Ian Dallas. Nevertheless, this short talk can serve as a precis to many of his challenging and refreshing ideas.

Ian Dallas was born in Scotland and began his writing career as a playwright. As a contract writer for the BBC TV, he was responsible for a large number of plays and dramatisations. Within the last year, Mr. Dallas released his newest novel, THE TEN SYMPHONIES OF GORKA KÖNIG, published by Kegan Paul International of London. Most recently, Ian Dallas has completed his book on the study of WAGNER’S RING, which is expected to be released this summer.

 

Robert Luongo

April 9, 1990

Sacramento, CA

U.S.A.

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THE TIME OF THE BEDOUIN on the politics of power – Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi

By , October 12, 2011 8:41 pm

A review by Dr. Ojembarrena – Former professor of Literature, University of Bilbao

The Time of the Bedouin

Subtitled “on the politics of power,” this study in power provides a radical, exacting and unique visionary analysis of the present world-wide version of reality which allows the ruling elite to govern by processes which increase their exorbitant wealth, and at the same time systematically devastate Earth’s eco-system, subjecting the largest part of the world’s population to poverty and domination. Continue reading 'THE TIME OF THE BEDOUIN on the politics of power – Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi'»

Why an understanding of money creation is essential to financial reform – Josh Ryan-Collins

By , October 7, 2011 11:02 am

At the heart of our dysfunctional financial system is a remarkably poorly understood fact. Private banks create the vast majority of the money supply – 97% according to most estimates.  Not the Bank of England, nor the Government, nor any institution which could be viewed as democratically accountable or representing the public interest, but private banks.

Banks create money when they ‘extend credit’, to use the technical jargon.  What this really means is making a loan or honouring an overdraft. When a bank makes a loan it simultaneously creates a deposit in the borrowers’ bank account. The bank does not take the deposit out of anyone else’s account. The balance that appears in your account is new money.

This is no more than simple double-entry bookkeeping. The bank has increased its assets because I now owe it money. It has also increased its liabilities by the same amount because my bank deposit is simply the money that the bank owes to me – a bank IOU if you like.

But unlike an IOU between me and you, scribbled on a piece of paper, this electronic Bank IOU is impersonalized. It is accepted by everyone else in the UK in payment for goods and services. This is because it also accepted by the government for taxes. This means everyone wants it because everyone can use it to make their most regular payments.

If you are finding it difficult to believe that banks create money so easily, by just typing numbers in to a computer, you are not alone. Policy makers and economists, including civil servants at the Independent Commission on Banking, have found it very difficult to accept. Banks are usually described as ‘financial intermediaries’, ‘recycling’ the deposits that we’ve put in them for safekeeping as loans. In fact, it’s the other way round. Bank loans create deposits. Banks are better described as ‘credit creators’ than intermediaries.

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Parvez Asad Sheikh on India: Part 2 – Kashmir

By , September 29, 2011 10:13 am

Parvez Asad Sheikh on India – Part 1

By , September 17, 2011 1:43 pm

Parvez Asad Sheikh on Syria

By , August 28, 2011 12:29 pm

Parvez Asad Sheikh on the Current Crisis

By , August 18, 2011 3:39 pm


A series of brief talks to be given by Parvez Asad Sheikh, distinguished Punjabi scholar and director of geo-political studies at Dallas House, Cape Town.

The Parting of the Ways, part 1 – Abdassamad Clarke

By , August 17, 2011 1:08 am

Momentous things are afoot. The world is in motion and no one knows how things will turn out. People brought up as Muslims are embracing all the values of people who were brought up as non-Muslims: democracy, science and banking etc., while people brought up as non-Muslims are flocking into Islam. A friend recently returned from Egypt told me that all of the young people take alcohol and different types of recreational drugs. Of course, there is no way for him to verify that in every single case, but it is perhaps a snapshot, a glimpse, as when someone turns the light on suddenly and you get a picture of people caught in unexpected poses. As everything swirls, we also catch a glimpse of some of the more dangerous currents that carry people off and over the edge of the precipice. One is the apparent solidity and certainty of science. Continue reading 'The Parting of the Ways, part 1 – Abdassamad Clarke'»

The Game is Up – Uthman Ibrahim-Morrison and Abdassamad Clarke

By , August 10, 2011 5:05 pm

“I’m a Muslim and I believe in Divine fate and destiny, and it was his destiny and his fate… and now he’s gone… and may Allah forgive him and bless him… that’s all I have to say…” Tariq Jahan (bereaved father)

Three young Muslims in Birmingham who had left their neighbourhood mosque in the month of Ramadan in order to defend their local area from the surrounding violence, paid with their own lives for taking responsibility in the shameful vacuum left by the failure of our government to maintain social cohesion and social justice. Continue reading 'The Game is Up – Uthman Ibrahim-Morrison and Abdassamad Clarke'»

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