Afghanistan's Untold Story
Tells the story of how Afghanistan brought the United States to this place in time after nearly 60 years of American policy in Eurasia - of its complex multiethnic culture, its deep rooting in mystical Zoroastrian and Sufi traditions and how it has played a pivotal role in the rise and fall of empires.
Invisible History, Afghanistan’s Untold Story provides the sobering facts and details that every American should have known about America’s secret war, but were never told.
The Real Story Behind the Propaganda (read more)
Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire
Focuses on the AfPak strategy and the importance of the Durand Line, the border separating Pakistan from Afghanistan but referred to by the military and intelligence community as Zero line. The U.S. fought on the side of extremist-political Islam from Pakistan during the 1980s and against it from Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. It is therefore appropriate to think of the Durand/Zero line as the place where America’s intentions face themselves; the alpha and omega of nearly 60 years of American policy in Eurasia. The Durand line is visible on a map. Zero line is not.(Coming February, 2011) (read more)
Invisible History Blog
We'll explore anomalies we discovered while researching the causes of the Soviet and American invasions of Afghanistan. We look forward to your comments. Paul & Liz.
A FREE Zoom Event Wed. September 27, 2023 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST RSVP HERE
With TrineDay Publisher R. A. “Kris” Millegan, Earth Rights visionary Alanna Hartzok, co-authors Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould and moderated by Bruce de Torres
We are pleased to invite you to TrineDay’s Roundtable 23 on September 27, 2023, to discuss the upcoming March Equinox Celebration, a day for honoring the Earth and highlighting the economics for peace principles and policies originally envisioned in 1968 by John McConnell, the founder and creator of Earth Day. This event has been celebrated annually at the United Nations since 1971.
People will join together at the UN and around the world to acknowledge the exact moment of the March Equinox (3/19/24, 11:06 pm EST) when the ceremonial ringing of the UN Peace Bell takes place honoring world peace and earth rights justice.The Equinox is the time of year when the planet is in equipoise of equal day and night representing worldwide balance and harmony.
John McConnell was an idealist, a visionary and a peacemaker, who coined the term Earth Day. He proposed its celebration be on the March equinox to the City of San Francisco in October 1969 and announced it in November at a UNESCO Conference. San Francisco hosted the first Earth Day on March 21, 1970. Since then, the Earth Society Foundation, which McConnell co-founded with Margaret Mead, has hosted the annual event where the UN Peace Bell is rung followed by prayer, music and meditation.The theme for the March 2024 Earth Day celebration is The Earth Belongs to Everyone: Building a Culture and Economics of Peace. This focus draws upon McConnell’s thoughts, work and writings about EARTH RIGHTS.
The Henry George Institute welcomed McConnell’s message at a May 1996 seminar stating that “Mr. McConnell has long shared Henry George’s vision of the Earth as the common heritage of all people and he advocates the public collection of land rent as a way to actualize this all-important relationship.” The seminar honored McConnell’s co-authorship, with UN NGO Representative Alanna Hartzok, of a paper titled PENNSYLVANIA’S SUCCESS WITH LOCAL TAX REFORM that described the success this “earth rights” tax reform has had in Hartzok’s home state of Pennsylvania and can be found HERE .
RSVP today HERE and join us on September 27, 2023. You will get an email with the Zoom-link. If you lose it, just re-RSVP and you’ll get another email.
Read Paul and Liz’s Economic Justice and World peace Proposal HERE.
We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming March Equinox Celebration, a day for honoring the Earth and highlighting the economics for peace principles and policies originally envisioned in 1968 by John McConnell, the founder and creator of Earth Day. This event has been celebrated annually at the United Nations since 1971.
People will join together at the UN and around the world to acknowledge the exact moment of the March Equinox (3/19/24, 11:06 pm EST) when the ceremonial ringing of the UN Peace Bell takes place honoring world peace and earth rights justice. The Equinox is the time of year when the planet is in equipoise of equal day and night representing worldwide balance and harmony.
John McConnell was an idealist, a visionary and a peacemaker, who coined the term Earth Day. He proposed its celebration be on the March equinox to the City of San Francisco in October, 1969 and announced it in November at a UNESCO Conference. San Francisco hosted the first Earth Day on March 21, 1970.
Since then the Earth Society Foundation, which McConnell co-founded with Margaret Mead, has hosted the annual event where the UN Peace Bell is rung followed by prayer, music and meditation. Margaret Mead, UN Secretary-General U Thant, President Ford, and thirty-three Nobel laureates supported Earth Day. In addition thirty-six worldwide dignitaries signed McConnell’s Earth Day Proclamation, supporting Earth Day on the March Equinox as an annual planetary holiday linking people everywhere without regard to politics, culture, national borders or religion.
The theme for the March 2024 Earth Day celebration is The Earth Belongs to Everyone: Building a Culture and Economics of Peace. This focus draws upon McConnell’s thoughts, work and writings about EARTH RIGHTS. In 1968 McConnell wrote his “Planetary Inheritance Declaration” concerning the “rights and responsibilities of all people with respect to Earth’s land, sea, minerals, oil and other natural resources”. He urged the UN to establish a “Natural Resources Royalties Pool” that would collect money from any individual, corporation or country that might take an excess of their rightful portion, then distribute those funds to all of Earth’s people which would help to eliminate many economic sources of discord that lead to war.
The Henry George Institute welcomed McConnell’s message at a May 1996 seminar stating that “Mr. McConnell has long shared Henry George’s vision of the Earth as the common heritage of all people and he advocates the public collection of land rent as a way to actualize this all-important relationship.” The seminar honored McConnell’s co-authorship, with UN NGO Representative Alanna Hartzok of a paper titled Pennsylvania’s Success with Local Tax Reform that described the success this “earth rights” tax reform has had in Hartzok’s home state of Pennsylvania.
If you are not able to be at the UN celebration; please consider setting up an event in your neighborhood that works for you. What follows this letter is the registration form that we hope you will fill out to let us know of your interest to endorse our project and/or plan an event to acknowledge the UN’s 2024 Equinox Earth Day celebration. Once complete send it back to the address at the end of the form. Additional support materials follow the registration form.
If we can be of further assistance please let us know.
Kindest regards, Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould
The above information is from Peace, Justice, Care of Earth: The Vision of John McConnell, Founder of Earth Day, a biography by Robert M. Weir and Earth Day: Vision for Peace Justice, and Earth Care: My Life and Thought at Age 96 by John McConnell, edited by John C. Munday. See also The Earth Belongs to Everyone by Alanna Hartzok.
The UN Center for Human Settlements – HABITAT – is an advocate for EARTH RIGHTS tax policies as stated in Action Plans adopted by consensus of all UN Member States. The Vancouver Action Plan section D.1 (a)s is one example that says: “Excessive profits resulting from the increase in land value due to development and change in use are one of the principal causes of the concentration of wealth in private hands. Taxation should not be seen only as a source of revenue for the community but also a powerful tool to encourage development of desirable locations, to exercise a controlling effect on the land market and to redistribute to the public at large the benefits of the unearned increase in land values.”
2024 EQUINOX EARTH DAY ENDORSEMENT & EVENT REGISTRATION FORM
Date of this communication: _________________________________________________________________________ I/We are pleased to endorse the 2024 Equinox Earth Day and intend to ring a bell for peace at the exact moment of equinox at the same time that the Peace Bell will be rung at the United Nations (March 19th, 11:06 pm EST) marking the 54th year of this annual event. The date will be March 19 or 20st depending on where I live. Calculate time from where you live HERE. Countdown to the 2024 March Equinox is HERE.
I/We are organizing an event that will celebrate and educate about the 2024 theme – The Earth Belongs to Everyone – Building a Culture and Economics of Peace. I understand that a registered event can be as modest gathering with family and friends or as ambitious as a public forum in my community that would include speakers, musicians, poets and perhaps a “pop-up” art exhibit.
Please register the event I / we are organizing on the Equinox Earth Day 2024 website:
(Name of event: If undecided please write undecided.)
Name and organizational affiliation:
City and Country: ______________________________________________________________________________
Please send me information about how I/We can launch an Economics for Peace project in our community / town / city.
Email the form to EquinoxEarthDay@gmail.com or mail it to Mary Carlin, 238 E. 58th St. #24, NY, NY 10022. The form can be accessed online HERE. To learn about launching EARTH RIGHTS projects contact Alanna Hartzok at EquinoxEarthDay@gmail.com or 717-357-7617
AN INTERNATIONAL DECLARATION ON INDIVIDUAL & COMMON RIGHTS TO EARTH (Originally composed and declared at a meeting of the International Union for Land Value Taxation held in 1949)
We hereby declare that the earth is the common heritage of all and that all people have natural and equal rights to the land of the planet. By the term “land” is meant all natural resources. Subject always to these natural and equal rights in land and to this common ownership, individuals can and should enjoy certain subsidiary rights in land. These rights properly enjoyed by individuals are:
- The right to secure exclusive occupation of land
2. The right to exclusive use of land occupied.
3. The right to the free transfer of land according to the laws of the country.
4. The right to transmit land by inheritance.
These individual rights do not include:
- The right to use land in a manner contrary to the common good of all, e.g., in such a manner as to destroy or impair the common heritage.
2. The right to appropriate what economists call the Economic Rent of land.
The Economic Rent is the annual value attaching to the land alone apart from any improvements thereon created by labor. This value is created by the existence of and the functioning of the whole community wherein the individual lives and is in justice the property of the community. To allow this value to be appropriated by individuals enables land to be used not only for the production of wealth but as an instrument of oppression of human by human leading to severe social consequences which are everywhere evident.
All humans have natural and equal rights in land. Those rights may be exercised in two ways:
- By holding land as individuals and/or
2. Sharing in the common use of the Economic Rent of land.
The Economic Rent of land can be collected for the use of the community by methods similar to those by which real estate taxes are now collected. That is what is meant by the policy of Land Value Taxation. Were this community created land value collected, the many taxes which impede the production of wealth and limit purchasing power could be abolished.
The exercise of both common and individual rights in land is essential to a society based on justice. But the rights of individuals in natural resources are limited by the just rights of the community. Denying the existence of common rights in land creates a condition of society wherein the exercise of individual rights becomes impossible for the great mass of the people.
We therefore declare that the earth is the birthright of all people.
QUOTES FROM EQUINOX EARTH DAY FOUNDER JOHN MCCONNELL
“We need to find ideas that can generate the greatest cooperation for the greatest good on our planet, that’s what I tried to do with Earth Day, the Earth Trustee Agenda, Minute for Peace and the Earth Magna Charta.”
“Environmental efforts by themselves will leave us in ruins unless we stop war, unless we promote peace, and unless we have more economic justice.”
“Among the equal rights of men is the right to an equal share in nature’s bounty a right of each man to his planetary inheritance – his share of land, water, minerals or an appropriate equivalent in food, housing, or other benefits…. No one can, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity, or any other man’s posterity, of the right to his portion of Earth.”
A FREE Zoom Event Wed. August 30, 2023 3:00 – 4:30 pm/ET RSVP at Valediction.net
With Publisher R. A. “Kris” Millegan, Earth Rights visionary Alanna Hartzok, and co-authors Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, who say:
“Our original idea was to create a world peace movement based on JFK’s American University Peace Speech. Along the way we discovered that world peace required a transition from an Economy of War to Peace. When we learned about the economics of 19th Century American, Henry George we realized the best way to build peace was based on a foundation of George’s perennial wisdom teachings of economic justice.
“Now here’s the amazing part. This started for us in 1992, when our daughter got a dream message from Paul’s deceased father to look into the Fitzgerald history going back to the 1169 Norman invasion of Ireland. Out of the blue Georgist researcher Edward Dodson* recently sent us a 1911 news story from the weekly magazine THE PUBLIC, published from 1898-1919. It reported that JFK’s grandfather, Boston’s Mayor John Fitzgerald, was promoting public finance solutions based on Henry George’s economic justice. George’s masterwork, PROGRESS AND POVERTY, launched major movements in several countries by the end of the 19th century.”
Describing the perennial wisdom made manifest through Georgist economics, Alanna Hartzok has written: “…all gifts of nature should be fairly shared and not subject to private profiteering. The solution is a public finance policy that removes tax burdens from labor and production and shifts it to the unearned income from land and natural resources. Even when partially implemented this approach shows that we can build an economy that is both fair, free, and decentralized. Neoliberal economics was created by elites who paid universities to teach two-factor economics, only labor and capital, and made land (the earth itself) a subset of capital. The intention of this intellectual crime was to obfuscate the perennial wisdom teachings on economic justice.”
Elizabeth summarized what’s next. “This was the alpha and omega moment we’d been waiting for. The exciting energy of the Fitzgerald Legacy that JFK brought to his presidency had been enlivened again in our reality. Our job is to encourage all presidential candidates to include Mayor Fitzgerald’s Georgist solutions in their platforms. As this message spreads across the country, it will bring Americans together from all sides of the political spectrum, just as President Kennedy was doing with his vision for world peace.”
RSVP to join with us on August 30, 2023. (You will get an email with the Zoom-link. If you lose it, just re-RSVP and you’ll get another email.)
*Edward Dodson – researcher and faculty member of the Henry George School of Social Science and Director of the School of Cooperative Individualism
Read Paul and Elizabeth’s Proposal for World Peace based on Economic Justice at Valediction.net.
A FREE Zoom Event Wed. July 19, 2023 3:00 – 4:30 pm/ET RSVP HERE
WE’LL START WITH THESE QUESTIONS
How can I help to make this happen? How can we harmonize private wealth and commons wealth? How does addressing the land problem help us build an economy of peace out of war?
HINT: IT’S BEYOND THE LEFT/RIGHT DIVIDE
Once you see how the land and money problems are connected, that’s your “Eureka” moment. And you’ll see how to create a world that works for everyone.
RSVP HERE and join us on July 19, 2023 Featuring: TrineDay Publisher Kris Millegan (host), co-authors Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, and Earth Rights visionary Alanna Hartzok. Moderated by Bruce de Torres.
RESPONDENT FOLLOWED BY Q&A- Vanessa Beck, Coordinator, Baltimore Thrive (Land Value Tax Project) and a former Coordinating Committee member for Black Alliance for Peace.
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould have written a Proposal for World Peace based on economic justice that can read HERE.
SOURCE MATERIAL: Pennsylvania’s Success with Local Tax Reform by John McConnell, Earth Day Founder and Alanna Hartzok, UN NGO Representative, can be accessed HERE. The International Declaration of Individual and Common Rights to Earth can be accessed HERE.
EXTRA: Listen to our VT Radio Interview that connects 1000 Year Old Dots to the JFK assassination HERE.
They present the history of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his 1000-year-old connections with The Knights Templar, the Catholic Church, and how the journey that brought him to the forefront of world history was NO accident. Listen to the full interview HERE.
RoundTable 20 A FREE Zoom Event Wed. June 14, 2023 3:00 – 4:30 pm/EST RSVP Required at Valediction.net/eventlist
Find our how the Earth Belongs to Everyone! Join us to create a narrative to replace Klaus Schwab’s “Great Reset” (control consolidated in the hands of an unaccountable few) – a narrative that includes the ideals of American economist Henry George. As Earth Rights visionary Edward Dodson said, “Land value taxation is the key to affordable housing and to rebuilding distressed communities.” But it’s bigger than that. We can flip the script so there are no masters nor slaves but people who respect each other’s rights, a la ancient models, the Native American for example.
What is money? Is life only a commercial enterprise? America was meant to be a new thing, where people govern themselves and are not ruled by a king or a pope or corporations. The world needs a sane, healthy, prosperous, and benevolent America. Do we need “Jubilee Justice” – the forgiveness of un-payable and crushing debt? For certain, we need the end of empire and the end of war. Since life has a spiritual or mystical dimension, we must envision and work for an economy of peace if we hope to have one.
With host, TrineDay Pubisher R. A. “Kris” Millegan, co-authors Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, and Earth Rights visionary Alanna Hartzok. “When land and natural resource values – Commons Rent – become the primary source for raising public revenue, we WILL have economic justice and world peace.” –Paul and Liz
Eternal flame at the Grave of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery
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- VT Radio: A letter to King Charles III with an idea to change the world for the good.
May 1, 2023 Page: Dear King Charles Watch on YouTube
- LIVE RADIO! with Kevin Barrett
Friday, April 28, 2023
What’s the World’s Worst Problem—Unearned Rent, Satanism, or Censorship?
- A FREE Zoom Event Wed. May 3, 3:00 – 4:30 pm/EST and May 10 3:00 – 4:30 pm/EST RSVP HERE.
A FREE Zoom Event Wed. May 3, 2023 3:00 – 4:30 pm/EST RSVP required HERE.
Henry George was the most popular speaker in America, after Mark Twain, in the 1800s. He was a political economist who taught that everyone has a birthright to the value of the earth’s “God given” resources. The unearned income that flows from land and natural resources should be used to finance public goods and services. Reforms in public finance policy can begin the process by shifting taxes from earned income on wages to unearned income from land. Fairly sharing the “commons rent” addresses the root causes of hunger, homelessness, poverty and yes, even war. Since King Charles is the largest landowner in the world, he would pay an enormous amount of commons rent. If he refused to do so, his land by rights would be confiscated so that others could have access to their birthright. The more rapidly people awaken to the power of these earth rights tax principles the faster we will build a world of peace and plenty for all.
Let’s do it by making King Charles the Henry George of the 21st Century!
With host, TrineDay Pubisher Kris Millegan, co-authors Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, and Earth Rights visionary Alanna Hartzok.
RSVP HERE to discover the history and the “Open Letter” to King Charles, that we can use to replace the war economy that is killing us with the peace economy that can save us.
“When land and natural resource values – Commons Rent – become the primary source for raising public revenue, we WILL have economic justice and world peace.” –Paul and Liz
Everyone has a birthright to the earth’s “God given” resources. A just, prosperous and peaceful future needs to be based on fairly sharing the Earth. The “unearned income” that now flows to the few who claim much more than their fair share of land and natural resources; should be used to finance public goods and services. Practical reforms in public finance policy can begin the process by shifting taxes from earned income on wages to this unearned income. Fairly sharing this “commons rent” addresses the root causes of hunger, homelessness, poverty and yes, even war. When the commons rent finances public goods and services it benefits everyone. Land speculation and hoarding are curbed and the increased purchasing capacity due to removing taxes on work enables affordable housing, thriving small businesses and overall a more localized and diverse economy. Since King Charles is the largest landowner in the world, he would pay an enormous amount of commons rent. If he refused to do so, his land by rights would be confiscated so that others could have access to their birthright. The more rapidly people awaken to the power of these earth rights tax principles and policies the faster we will build a world of peace and plenty for all. Let’s Do It!