Worldwide Anti-Recession Movement WARM
( We are now 800 strong! )
For detailed manifesto sylvain.henry[at]gmail.com
1. RECESSION PREVENTION STRATEGY:
Using Fiscal Policy: (e.g. people earning less than the poverty level in their country should not pay income tax at all.)
Preventing fraud: (e.g. Create a secure and transparent system for people to report fraud to the government and to the media)
Anti-Recession and Recession Survival Groups should be started in all communities and maintained even when the recession is over.
2. PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES:
During a recession health services, usually the largest governmentnt expense, become less available. But a healthy economy requires healthy and resilient people. It is critical that basic services stay available to all but the focus should be on an elaborate FREE PREVENTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM where there is no waiting. Alternative health services should become more accessible since they are less costly, less dependent on patented medications and less equipment-dependent.
3. FREE TRAVEL TO JOB RICH REGIONS :
To follow the jobs, unemployed should be given a ONE-MONTH NATIONAL RAIL PASS with a clear itinerary in exchange for services. Unused airmiles should also be donated to help jobless travel to cities that need specific workers (like Saskatchewan). FREE TRAINING WORKSHOPS & FREE PREVENTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM will be taught here in a corporate sponsored rail car called PROSPERITY. I am currently organizing a motorcoach business bus tour to Saskatchewan for job seekers (Departure location is Ottawa) Contact me for details on this Trans-Canada Prosperity Bus Tour.
4. FOCUSED COMMUNICATION CARD:
Homeless and Unemployed should be given a 3-month government FOCUSED COMMUNICATION CARD (Internet, local & distance calls). Communications should be focused on increasing personal and community prosperity. These cards should function in all cities within a country. I am currently negotiating for such a free card in a pilot project.
5. FREE HOUR TRANSIT:
There should be a nation-wide pre-rush-hour & post-rush-hour time period that allows all passengers a ticketless ride (FREE TRANSIT HOURS), at least during a recession. This will significantly reduce traffic congestion, reduce pollution, attract tourism, while increased passenger count will help local businesses. No card will be needed for this. I will be approaching a number of cities in Canada to discuss this possibility.
6. SAFE SHELTER FOR ALL:
Vacant buildings (government & corporate) should somehow be used to help the homeless get TEMPORARY SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS until they find a home and help the jobless have MEETING ACCOMMODATIONS until they find work. Insurance companies should also help make this beneficial to space lenders. Furniture companies, mattress and linen companies can participate.
7. CAFETERIA MEAL CARDS:
Homeless and Unemployed should be given a 3-month GOVERNMENT CAFETERIA MEAL CARD (used in cafeterias of hospitals, universities, and at the government department of employment) OR GROCERY CARD.
8. PRACTICAL EDUCATION:
FREE TRAINING WORKSHOPS should be made available and be sponsored by corporations. The unemployed should share their strengths and also train each other.
BARTER IS BETTER than charity and should be facilitated with few government regulations.
10. Alternative Work:
Alternative work practices should be taught: Job-carving, job-sharing, ghost-working
Places of worship and meditation should be open longer than 2 hours a week and should encourage community networking.
12. IDENTITY AND HOME ADDRESS:
The homeless should be given a PERMANENT MAILING ADDRESS so they can have a driver's permit & vote. They should also have a public voice and select their own representative. They should have the right to sponsorship.
All persons must be treated equally.