June 8, 2000
Subject: World Report Issue #2 + Cure for cancer? + Shake it OFF!- inspirational + HERE COMES THE SUN!!!
The following World Report newsletter written and compiled by Michael Lightweaver is so good that I've decided to forward it to all of you along with a couple more complementary items. And I'll probably continue doing so for each new monthly issue.
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
P.S. I've received many more feedbacks to the 'About Depression and Despair' topic and will soon send you another compilation on this.
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000
Subject: World Report Issue #2
To the second issue of The World Report & Global Resources, a monthly
publication dedicated to providing you with brief solution oriented news and
resources about people and events that are successfully solving todays
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World Report & Global Resources
News From The Leading Edge Of Planetary Transformation
Solutions Oriented News From Around The World
Inspiring News Briefs From Around The World
Websites Devoted To Positive Planetary Transformation
News Update From Network 2012
World Report - Solutions Oriented News From Around The World
A World Without Schools?
Global - Around the world radically different learning systems are emerging
as the foundation for a radically different society as people are assuming
responsibility for their own education and collections of self learners are
replacing the school system. This new mode of learning is exemplified by
homeschooling. In 1980 there were about 20,000 homeschoolers. By 1990 the
number was over 200,000. By 2000 there were nearly 2,000.000 homeschoolers. If this rate of growth continues for another decade there will be 20 million children learning without schools!
The modes and means for learning are as varied as the people themselves. In
Sacramento California a group of school dropouts and school rejects formed
their own school. They opened the 'Drop Out Resource Center' in 1997, rented
a room, worked with a book store to set up their own learning library. With
donations from sympathetic neighbors they started a newsletter that has
helped other nonschool groups start their own learning centers. [Drop Out,
1114 21st St., Sacramento, CA 95814 USA]
To preserve their culture a group of Algonkins in Great Neck, New York set
up their own Home School Collective, 'Seeds of Many Nations." The rich
ceremonies of their nation, the history of land loss and repression, the
practice of cooperation, and the belief in mutual aid, are central to their
learning programs. The school system's attempt to instill a different
culture, one based on authority, hierarchy and the superiority of the dominant
culture was leaving indigenous people without a feeling of self-worth or
"belonging," This learning collective is producing a people with pride.
[Seeds of Many Nations, 234162 Olf Village Stn. Grand Necy NY 11023 USA]
Many such groups are springing up around the world. One of the advocates
of a world without schools is Professor Roland Meighan and his publication
"Education Now." Meighan recognizes that learning is not an artificial
process that can forced on to individuals by outside forces. Learning happens
year in and year out throughout one's life. Traditional schools often do
more to prevent real learning than to promote it. For ten years "Education
Now" has been a strong voice to deschooling society. [Education Now, 113
Arundal Drive, Bramcote Hills, Nottingham, NG9 3FQ, UK]
In the past couple of years the whole de-schooling movement has found a new
voice. The 'Self Education Foundation' in 1999 started an awards program for
unique self learning programs. They found "a wild combination of strategies:
Black and intercity homeschooling activists, pioneering self-education
groups, people involved with punk and hip hop culture, creative technology,
prison self-education, and youth-initiated school reform efforts." Their
awards went to 11 of the motley array of social innovations. [Self-education
Foundation, PO Box 30790, Philadelphia, PA 19104-0790 USA]
Bringing all this non school learning activity under one roof has been the
goal of "A Coalition for Self-Learning," an ad hoc collection of members from
Japan to Moscow, from Denmark to India, from North America to Australia. The
Coalition met on the internet. Few of them have ever met face to face. But
together they have written a book in cyberspace called "Creating Learning
Communities." The book is now available online and will soon be in print.
The Coalition is launching a campaign to link up with other social activists
to make a radically different learning system the foundation for a radically
different society. [Coalition for Self Learning, PO Box 567, Rangeley Maine,
04970 USA] http://futureworld.dk/ccl-llc/book.htm
Stepping Back From The Brink
UNITED NATIONS - Last month, the five nuclear powers on the UN Security
Council agreed to eliminate their nuclear arsenals as part of a new
disarmament agenda approved by 187 countries. It marked the first time the
major nuclear powers had publicly affirmed their obligation to disarm.
The new agreement was significant because it marked the first time in 15
years that the signatories to the nonproliferation treaty have reached
consensus on moving forward with nuclear disarmament. Secretary-General Kofi
Annan said it "marks a significant step forward in humanity's pursuit of a
more peaceful world -- a world free of nuclear dangers, a world with
strengthened global norms for nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament." The
five nuclear powers -- the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China
-- also agreed to "an unequivocal undertaking" to eliminate their nuclear
The delegates took other important steps leading up to a total ban on
nuclear weapons, including a moratorium on testing pending activation of the
Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, further reductions of tactical nuclear
weapons, increased transparency on reporting information about nuclear
arsenals and taking weapons off "hair-trigger" alert.
They also agreed to permanently and irreversibly remove plutonium and
uranium from nuclear warheads, and to negotiate within the next five years a
treaty banning the production of weapons-grade nuclear material.
Web Users Relieve World Hunger
CYBERSPACE - Internet users from over 100 countries have discovered a way to
address world hunger with daily visits to The Hunger Site. By clicking the
"donate free food" button each visitor can make a daily contribution of one
to two cups of rice, wheat, maize or other staple to one of the 800 million
starving people around the world via the United Nations World Food Program.
Since the site's inception in June, 1999, donations have grown to 6.3
million cups of food, according to Francis Mwanza, spokeswoman for the World
Food Program that feeds people in 80 nations. "The extraordinary growth of
The Hunger Site has shown us the potential of the Internet in relieving
hunger," she said. "The number of people who've visited the site proves that
people do care about hunger and want to help us stop it," said Mwanza. The
U.N. program determines what food will be sent to which particular nation in
Created by John Breen, a computer programmer in Bloomington, Ind., the
site offers a straightforward compilation of data on hunger, how sponsorships
are calculated, links to related hunger sites and a map that starkly outlines
starvation around the world. Current traffic to the site is providing
between 2,000 and 3,000 donations every day.
Your daily contribution of a cup of food could make the difference between
life and death for a child. Visit the Hunger Site at: www.thehungersite.com
Ancient Redwoods Saved In After Long Struggle
USA - California - Hours before the final deadline, Pacific Lumber agreed to
accept federal and state funds totaling nearly a quarter billion dollars in
exchange for the Headwaters Forest, over 10,000 acres including the largest
unprotected grove of ancient redwoods in the world, many of which are more
than 1,000 years old and more than 300 feet high.
The Sierra Club characterized the deal as "a big step forward in protecting
the ancient forests," and it praised the efforts of Governor Gray Davis and
senators in the state that helped to raise $100 million to buy additional
Pacific Lumber, whose stock rose almost 24% after the announcement, said
it was given "assurances" that it could remain viable as a local business and
employer of 130 years. "Years of work went into this agreement but, it was
worth it," read their statement, which described the deal as "truly a
compromise." Secretary Bruce Babbitt thanked the U.S. Congress for "having
the foresight" to provide $250 million dollars for "this gift to future
generations." President Clinton praised the work of Davis, Senator Diane
Feinstein, and the "tireless efforts" of the negotiators for enshrining the
"majesty and awe of the Headwaters... and the web of life it sustains."
Inspiring News Briefs From Around The World
Animals For Entertainment - NOT!
Brazil - On April 27, José Sarney Filho, the Brazilian Minister of
Environment forbade the use of Marine Mammals for entertainment. He has been
supporting many issues regarding animal rights, which is a new turn of events
in Brazil. Should you wish to give international support to this move, you
can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
SA Outpaces UK In Recycling
South Africa - The South African countryside is being cleaned up as plastic
recycling in South Africa is outpacing that of the United Kingdom! There are
not so many cans lying around anymore since the three year old Collect-a-Can
program is now recycling 40% of South African can production - enough to
manufacture 100,000 new motor vehicles. As an added bonus, the program is
providing an income for the 18,000 collectors. (Source: Positive Africa News:
Navy Cancels Sonar Test On Wales
USA - According to Andrew Wetzler at the Natural Resources Defense Council,
the United States Navy recently officially canceled the LWAD 00-2 Sea Test
scheduled to begin in May week off the east coast of the United States. The
cancellation of these sonar tests is a remarkable victory for those devoted
to protecting marine life, especially cetaceans, from the tunnel view
technological decisions being made by the US Navy. This came after a
concerted internet based protest by citizens from all over the world. For
more complete information on this, contact Larry Sinkin at email@example.com
US Crime On Steady Decline
USA - All kinds of gun related deaths - accidental, homicide, and suicide -
are at the lowest levels since the mid-60's, probably due to tougher
gun-control laws and the prosperity of individuals as well as social service
agencies. Homicide rates in the 1990s have fallen to levels not seen since
the 1960s. And the school crime rate dropped from 155 to 102 incidents per
1,000 children between 1993 and 1997.
Company Gives Thumbs Down To Genetic Corn
USA - FRITO-LAY of Dallas, Texas has announced it will no longer use
genetically engineered corn in its products. This is seen as a major step in
the preservation of safe food sources. But the biotech giants have started
their own campaign to encourage Fritos to reverse their decision. If Frito
holds to their commitment, this may very well be the start of the downfall of
genetically engineered foods in America. Let Frito-Lay know your thoughts,
it will make an impression. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Toys Of Tomorrow & Transformation
USA - The minds, hearts & souls of the leaders of Planet Earth in the year
2040 are being shaped in the schools and homes of today. In the1980s, after
leaving Mattel toys, Eric Frydler had a vision of creating the world's most
empowering toy company, knowing that toys were the tools which shape young
minds - the same young minds which will steward our planet for the next
generation. This led to the creation of "Toymorrow," a company devoted to
toys and transformation. You can visit Toymorrow at www.TeddyBearSquare.com
or email Frydler at email@example.com
Moms March For Gun Control in US
USA - 750,000 activists at the Million Mom March rallied in Washington DC on
Mothers Day (May 14th) to protest gun violence and call for stricter US
gun-control laws. Satellite marches in 73 cities across the US added their
Environment Minister Promotes "Gaia" Concept
UK - According to a recent article in the Sunday Times, the UK Environment
Minister, Michael Meacher, is supporting the concept that the planet we live
on is a living entity; that it is a crucial link "in the interconnectedness
of different species." According to some analysts, this is the first of
several steps the current government will be taking in promoting the "Living
Websites devoted to Positive Planetary Transformation
Wanna learn to fly - by night? Then a visit to the Dream Flights website is
a must. Everything you ever wanted to know about flying dreams, including
how to have them, is available at the website. You can even join the
"fly-by-night" club. And, as a bonus, there is a treasure trove of links on
every aspect of dreams and dreaming. Check it out at
Asheville, NC., USA has been compared with Sedona, AZ, Mt. Shasta, CA, and
similar locations which have been attracting spiritual, alternative and
holistic people over the past several years. In some ways it is similar, but
in many ways different. Check out this comprehensive directory of holistic,
new age Asheville at www.newfrontier.com/aha
A Quiz: What source gives you over 7,000 holistic/new age listings from 128
countries? Answer: The Mystic Planet The New Age Directory of Planet Earth.
The directory includes hundreds of eclectic categories covering many interest
areas including spiritual, metaphysical, transformational, holistic health,
new age, environmental, intentional communities, vegetarian resources, peace
projects and alternatives of all kinds. Check it out at
Economy, Finance & Business
A major movement is underway in the industrialized world to graduate from
"godless capitalism." Both communism and traditional capitalism have failed
to feed the human spirit, in spite of technological advances and the growing
abundance of creature comforts. A new movement is underway to bring "Spirit"
into the workplace. It is a movement that recognizes that workers, at
whatever level in the system, are more than statistics or robots. Companies
which have acknowledged this and implemented appropriate changes have also
seen dramatic changes in morale, attitude.... and profit. You can learn more
about all of this from Spirit At Work, an organization dedicated to creating
a more enlightened workplace. Their website includes a comprehensive
directory, resources, articles, reports, courses, speakers, and loads of
links.oCheck it out at http://www.spiritatwork.com
Did you ever wish there was one website that would list all of the spiritual
tours to ancient sacred sites? It may not contain them all, but the Time
Travel website does list dozens of trips by different groups and tour
companies to over 50 ancient sacred site destinations including the most
popular such as Egypt, Peru, Ireland and England, Greece, Mexico and Central
America. In addition, it has almost 2,000 photo images of sacred sites
around the world. Check it out at http://www.sacredtravel.com/default.htm
Forget about big eyed boogiemen who nibble on humans at Area 51. According
to The Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence, our various
visitors are a bit more civil and advanced than that. And "CSETI" is
dedicated to establishing peaceful and sustainable relations with these
extraterrestrial life forms. With over ten years of field research and
experience, CSETI has accumulated impressive documentation of
extraterrestrial Earth visits and activity. Unlike many such groups, CSETI
has established some respectability in both governmental and scientific
circles, both in the USA and abroad. You can get all the details at their
website at: http://www.cseti.org
Health & Healing
Joel Rothschild is one of the longest living AIDS survivors in the world.
Having survive multiple deadly infections has qualified him to teach others
about courage, healing, letting go of fear and living life to its full
potential. As he says, it's not just to survive but to thrive and prosper.
Recently he put some of his most personal experiences in life - from his
private journal - into a book for others who face major life challenges. You
can learn more about his journey at http://joelrothschild.com/index2.html
If you read the daily news or watch TV, you can easily be overwhelmed by the
negativity and sometimes feel hopeless. What can one person do? Plenty!
The World Report is full of stories of individuals who decided to make a
difference. But if your life is already overcommitted, perhaps the best you
could do is join with others in meditating, visualizing or praying for the
healing of tragic world events. The Global Meditation Focus Group invites
you to participate in their weekly focus-for-healing on critical world
situations. As a participant you will receive a weekly email of that weeks
focus, including lots of information about the situation and website
resources for additional information. The focus group does not recommend
specific ways to resolve the situation nor specific meditation methods or
techniques. They suggest you follow your own guidance. Research has shown
that critical mass transforms. Details are available at
All you ever wanted to know about the Mayans and didn't know who to ask, can
be found on the Jaguar Sun Website. Topics include Mayan Culture, Ancient
Kingdoms, Contemporary Maya, and many resources including links, books,
videos and travel. Check it out at http://www.criscenzo.com/jaguar
Looking to connect with the alternative/holistic/consciousness folks in Barcelona, Spain? Now it's as easy as a few clicks on the Internet. Thanks to
Sergi, there is a new Internet club at yahoo called "Barcelona Lightworkers"
complete with a forum, chat, links, etc., designed to link up the holistic
community of Barcelona. And whether or not you want to connect with the
folks in Barcelona, the idea is a great model for what any of us can do in
and for our own communities. Its easy and its free! Check it out at
http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/barcelonalightworkers - You may contact Sergi direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Science & Technology
Over the past few years the concept of "Free Energy" has been moving out of
the halls of science fiction and into the research labs of respected
scientists. Researcher Steve Kaplan, has brought many of the current
explorations into free energy under one roof at his alternative energy
website. Using terms like "serendipitous transformations," "paradigm shifts"
and "over-unity devices," Kaplan describes a variety of power sources that,
he claims, are infinite and exist virtually everywhere. Not only are these
energy sources ubiquitous, but they are inexpensive, clean, dependable and
safe. Kaplan's list includes cold fusion, solid-state energy devices,
magnets, hydrogen, use of waste heat, low-impact water power and other
innovations. It all available at http://www.connexion.org/kaplan/"
You think YOU have problems??? Meet 14 year old Stephanie Jobe, founder of
Creations Guardians. Stephanie was born with a condition known as "tactile
sensitivity." She describes the sensation of normal clothing to her skin and
many sounds like dragging your finger nails across a chalkboard. Once she
began school Stephanie was diagnosed as a "high functioning autistic." She
is now 14 and is still dealing with her physical challenges on a day-to-day
basis - that is when she's not out befriending and feeding the homeless at of
the local parks, championing the environment, or working on behalf of animal
rights. She says that her best therapy has been that of helping others. It
helps her forget her own problems. Visit the website Stephanie created, meet
her personally, and learn about her champion causes. It's all there at
News Updates From Network 2012
Planetary Awakening Network
The Planetary Awakening Network (PAN) was established in 1998 as an
international emergency alert system to link up world serves so that we might
work together to bring healing to world crisis situations. Since that time
it has become a major networking vehicle for those who are working toward a
more peaceful, just, prosperous and conscious planet. The association now
has over 570 independent internet based networks in 47 countries and
continues to grow steadily at the rate of 15 to 20 a month. There is no cost
and you can participate with a network as small as five people. For more
information email email@example.com and request info on PAN.
NOTE FROM JEAN: Those interested to find out more about PAN may read an Introduction to the Planetary Awakening Network posted since 01/18/2000 on the Earth Rainbow Network website at this URL: http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/IntroPAN.htm
UK Light Summit Set For November
Since 1988, Network 2012 has been convening regional, national and
international "Light Link" network gatherings. The purpose of these summits
is to bring together those involved in conscious raising activities in many
areas of planetary change for the purpose of getting to know one another.
Unlike most conferences, there are no speakers, lectures, workshops or
seminars. We simply meet in a circle as peers for three or four days to
share our resources, visions and challenges, and to explore ways to work
together on behalf of positive planetary change. To date there have been 15
summits in the USA, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand and the Mideast. The first
UK summit is scheduled for Nov. 5-9 in Wales. For detailed information,
Ultimately our lives are a reflection of our basic philosophy.
If we live in a world that we see as a constant struggle between the forces
of good and evil - personified in individuals, institutions or groups of people -
we will be in a constant state of war.
If, however, we recognize the possibility of good and evil within ourselves
and all others, then our challenge becomes one of graduating from the lesser good within ourselves and seeking to bring out the greater good in others.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING WAS NOT PART OF MICHAEL'S WORLD REPORT
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000
Subject: Fwd: Cure for cancer?
From: Sue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The "Grape Cancer Cure"
by J.F. Goodavage
When Fred Wortman of Albany, Georgia, developed an
inoperable malignancy of the intestine, he faced the prospect
of long treatments with xradiation "therapy". "The doctors,"
Mr. Wortman said, "refused to operate when they discovered
the condition of my bank balance."
Being a wide reader, he remembered a simple remedy for
cancer that was given in a book by a 'Mrs. Brandt', and looked
it up. It was rather involved and cumbersome to follow, so he
reduced it to its essentials, took the "cure" and was completely
cancerfree within a month.
Wortman then had his experience published in "The
Independent" and received hundreds of replies. Over 200
cancersufferers reported complete curestotal recovery.
The grape treatment cured lung cancer in two weeks, he
reported. Cancer of the prostate took a little longerabout
a month. Only four cases of leukemia (cancer of the blood)
were treated, but the judicious usage of grape juice cured
Start the treatment like this:
Begin with a 24 oz. bottle of (dark concord) grape juice the
first thing in the morning. Do not eat until Noon. Take a couple
of swallows every 10 or 15 minutes (Don't gulp it down all at
After 12 o'clock, live the rest of the day normally, but do not
eat anything after 8 o'clock in the evening...food seems to
carry off the curative agent in the grape juice, which may be
magnesium, so stick to the fast between 8 P.M. and Noon the
Keep this up every day for 2 weeks to one month. I'd appreciate
hearing of the firsthand results of this treatment. The more cases,
the better the evidence.
Krebiozen is fine, but it racks up only about 80% cures, and is
no longer available due to the federal injunction suit, the F.D.A.,
the A.M.A., etc. Ditto "Mucorihicin", the 87% effective cancer
treatment from Pittsburgh.
The dark concord grape juice treatment is reported to be nearly
Whitefield, Maine 04362
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000
From: Chere Rae <email@example.com>
Subject: [Fwd: Shake it OFF!- inspirational]
SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!
This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule.
The mule fell into the farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule 'praying'
-or- whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing
the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither
the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving.
Instead, he called his neighbors together and told them what had happened and
enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him
out of his misery.
Initially, the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbors
continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back. A thought struck him. It
suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on
his back...HE SHOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!
This he did, blow after blow. Shake it off and step up...shake it off and
step up .. shake it off and step up!" He repeated this to encourage himself.
No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed the
old mule fought "panic" and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!
It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, STEPPED
TRIUMPHANTLY OVER THE WALL OF THAT WELL! What seemed like it would bury him,
actually helped him...all because of the manner in which he handled his
THAT'S LIFE! If we face our problems and respond to them positively, and
refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity...THE ADVERSITIES THAT
COME ALONG TO BURY US USUALLY HAVE WITHIN THEM THE VERY REAL POTENTIAL TO
"Never Be Afraid to Try Something New. Remember: Amateurs Built the Ark and
Professionals Built the Titanic." "Change is Inevitable. Growth is Optional."
Indeed, adversity is as we perceive it to be. Do we focus on the problem, or
do we focus on a solution? Inherent within each "trial" that is presented to
us is the answer for moving beyond it. Each situation contains within it a
lesson that we have requested. Granted, the lesson may appear to have
nothing to do with the form of the situation we are facing. Nevertheless, it
is there, awaiting our recognition and embrace. When faced with overwhelming
"odds" it is helpful to remind ourselves that we are never ever alone
and that "this too shall pass."
CHERE RAE ALSO SENT THIS:
"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the
lot of others. . .they send forth a ripple of hope, and crossing each
other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those
ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of
oppression and resistance."
- Robert F. Kennedy
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 20:48:47 EDT
Subject: HERE COMES THE SUN!!!
Space Weather News for June 6, 2000
An intense "X-class" solar flare today was followed by a full-halo coronal
mass ejection. Material from the leading edge of the disturbance is
expected to arrive on Thursday, June 8, with possible auroral displays to
follow. For images and updates please visit http://www.spaceweather.com
For the first time in this cycle, NOAA is predicting power gird failures,
radio blackouts and lots more. Here is an official statement from NOAA:
"This storm may cause some or all effects on the following: power system
grids may require voltage corrections, false alarms may be triggered on
protection devices, and high "gas-in-oil" transformer readings may occur;
spacecraft may experience surface charging, increased drag, and
orientation problems may need corrections."
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