31 Oct 2018

International money reform at a critical point – we need your help!

 




Dear friend,

The International Movement for Monetary Reform currently stands at a critical point financially. To continue our work to create a just and stable money and banking system, we need your support.

All four of my grandparents lived through the horrors of the second world war. After losing siblings, lovers and friends and suffering through the horrors of the battlefield and imprisonment, they were psychologically scarred for the rest of their lives.
I am sure, that this horrible chapter of humanity could have been avoided if a stable and fair money system had been in place 100 years ago. This would have prevented the great depression in 1929 which in turn caused mass-unemployment and vast-scale frustration with political elites that provided the soil for the eventual uprising of fascist ideology 10 years later. So much suffering could have been avoided if there had been better understanding about the mechanics of money.

Now, around 10 years after the great financial crisis of 2008, I am getting afraid that history is about to repeat. The outrageous injustices of the crisis, rising inequality all over the world and mass-unemployment are dividing people once again. As before, the result is a rise of political extremism and demagogues in its wake, like Trump, Erdogan or Orban. In my home country Germany, a right-wing party has once again entered parliament, even as third-strongest political power, and its supporter base continues to expand steadily.

Many people are rightly frustrated with the current system, feeling that it is not serving but rather exploiting them. But as the structural problems of the money system are barely discussed in mainstream-media or economics, many fall for the easy answers and scapegoating that extremists offer. They don’t see that it’s the money system which creates scarcity, inequality and crisis, taking away our dignity and wasting so much human potential.

Therefore, the core mission of our movement and its 28 member organizations around the world is to change the current money system and make money work for the people, not against them. Given the huge importance of our task, there is so much to do but currently we are severely underfunded and this is why I have written this letter to ask for your financial support.

DONATE FOR MONETARY REFORM

Last year our budget was a mere 600€/month, funded by three of our member organizations. With this little money we have managed to
  • launch our new website
  • organize the IMMR annual meeting in Utrecht
  • publish regular newsletters and blog posts
  • start an internal IMMR forum
  • expand the world-wide IMMR network
  • personally support many interested individuals in the creation of new money reform movements in their countries
Unfortunately, even this little source of funding is about to stop and the IMMR is reaching a critical point.
Therefore, as you are probably one of the few who understands the huge importance of our task, your support is greatly needed.

SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL MONEY REFORM

With more money, we can make a difference!
We can grow our voice to shows politicians, NGOs and economists one of the core causes of the current crises and how to build a new money system that serves the people. We can share our vision of a fair and just economic system in prosperity, dignity and justice with the world. We strive to provide inspiration, resources and motivation for our members and have tons of ideas for projects to support our members, such as:

  • A research project and conference focused on preparing ourselves for the next financial crisis and campaigns to sensitize the general public.
  • Creation of educational assets for our members such videos, infographics, and social media campaigns to raise awareness of the general public about our money system.
  • Participatory campaigns involving members of the public to decide what a future money system should look like.

To put these projects into practice, we need your help. So please support our cause and take action.
You can donate through our website or support the respective member organization in your country. We also welcome endorsements of the IMMR to foundations or potential sponsors.

SUPPORT THE IMMR

We will make your money count!
There will most certainly be a next crisis, the question is only when. And when it hits, we need to be ready. At least we need to be connected with NGOs and changemakers around the world to raise awareness of why a reformed money system is needed. At best one country has by then even already pioneered sovereign money to lead by example. Next time the big private banks mustn’t get bailed out at the cost of the many to continue business as usual afterwards.

Instead, imagine a world where money is finally serving society in creating sustainable economic transformation, peace and abundance. I am convinced that we could live in such a world if we had an economic and financial system that facilitated the unfolding of our full potential.

If you want to make a difference with your money, donate to the IMMR and together we will create a money system that serves the people and the well-being of all.

YES, I WANT TO DONATE

Change money, change the world.
Thanks for your help!Lino Zeddies
Executive director of the International Movement for Monetary Reform

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