Event Type: 
Event Year: 
2018
Location: 
NYC
Room: 
1.114
Timeslot: 
Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
Which sub-forum?: 
ECONOMY FORUM
Abstract: 
The essential feature of CAPITALISM is macro-usury – the misuse of the money system. The U.S. monetary system is the mysteriously-public-private Federal Reserve, but what is not taught in our schools and media is the fact that our money is created by private commercial banks, not by our government. Paper currency and coin account for only about 3 percent of the U.S. money in circulation; the other 97 percent is created by private banks when they make loans to individuals, businesses, and governments. Banks create money simply by entering the loan amount into the borrower’s account. In effect, they create money out of thin air, then charge interest to the borrower. That interest is their profit – in other words they don’t have to work for their pay but, like parasites, they feed off all the rest of us working people. This is capitalism’s most essential feature and completely missing from the study and definition of capitalism. Come hear from a group of monetary reformers who reside here in New York City. The panel will explain how the system works and how it creates wealth inequality, debt, poverty, ecological destruction, and corruption of our democracy by Big Money. This knowledge will strengthen the Left as a force for change.
Reading List: 
LOST SCIENCE OF MONEY by Stephen Zarlenga; GreensForMonetaryReform.org; monetary.org
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
Fed Group of Upper West Side
Biography: 
Jerry holds a B.A. in Literature from his hometown public institution of higher learning, Cleveland State University. He has lived in New York City since 1987, working as a proofreader and copy-editor. Jerry was an active member of the Labor Party in the ’90s and of the Green Party in the ’00s. He has run for New York City Council in Astoria, Queens, three times as a Green and twice as a Populist. He remains committed to independent politics and is always available to debate and discuss the subject in all forums.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
Fed Group of Upper West Side
Biography: 
Ann began her interest in monetary systems by studying the founding of the Federal Reserve and the history of money from ancient times to the present. She completed a two-year class facilitated by Sue Peters and based on Stephen Zarlenga's comprehensive history, "The Lost Science of Money." BA, Manhattanville College; MSW NYU. Ann is a former TIAA magazine editor addressing retirement planning, savings and investing. For NYU, she was a social worker (MSW), instructor, temporary associate director of communications. She is a member of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council), and WNYC listener sponsored radio.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
American Monetary Institute
Green Party of the U.S.
Fed Group of Upper West Side
Biography: 
Mr. Butterfield has been an architect and engineer, practicing in New York City for the last forty years. He holds several patents, and is currently working on marketing his 'Flexible Enclosure for Fish Farms', which will enable commercial ocean fish farms to raise fish without antibiotics in a sustainable way. He has been a student of monetary reform for the last eight years, and speaks publicly about the need to change our private bankmoney system into a public government system. As a member of the American Monetary Institute, he attends the yearly conference.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
New York Society for Ethical Culture
Fed Group of Upper West Side
Biography: 
Phyllis was a public school teacher for 36 years – a reading specialist and a teacher trainer. She is a longtime member of the New York Society for Ethical Culture and was its Sunday School Director. She has done a series of talks on health issues, and programs on the environment and climate change.

POLITICS FORUM

Host: Green Party of New York State
Room:
Host: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Room: L.76
Host: Left Forum
Room: L2.85
Host: The Movement for a People's Party
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Revolutionary Workers Group
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.67
Host: Justice Strategies
Room: 1.75
Host: New York Doctors coalition
Room: 1.77
Host: Monthly Review
Room: L2.81
Room: L.76
Host: Black Agenda Report
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.121
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.125
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: World Beyond War
Room: 1.67
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.76
Room: 1.77
Room: 1.108
Host: Social Democrats USA
Room: L2.81
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Defending Rights & Dissent
Room: 1.125
Featured Speakers:
Host: Black Institute
Room: 1.127
Host: The North Star
Room: 1.65
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.66
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.67
Host: In These Times
Room: 1.71
Host: Organizing Upgrade
Room: 1.75
Host: Class Struggle Education Workers
Room: 1.77
Host: Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro chapter
Room: L2.81
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: Jacobin magazine
Room: L.76
Host: Solidarity
Room: L2.84
Host: Verso Books
Room: 1.66
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.67
Room: 1.69
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.71
Room: 1.73
Host: Social Democrats USA
Room: 1.75
Host: National Human Rights Cities Alliance | US Human Rights Network
Room: 1.76
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.77
Host: Fearless Cities NYC
Room: 1.91
Host: Left Voice
Room: L2.81
Host: Socialist Register
Room: L2.84
Host: Center for Election Science
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Room: 1.67
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.71
Host: Jewish Currents
Room: 1.75
Featured Speakers:
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.76
Host: Science for the People
Room: 1.77
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.91
Host: One People's Project
Room: 1.92
Host: Great Transition Collective
Room: L.76
Room: L2.84
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.85
Host: Platypus Affiliated Society
Room: 1.129
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.65
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.69
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.71
Host: Struggle Newspaper
Room: 1.73
Host: Columbia University Teachers College
Room: 1.75
Room: 1.76
Host: Socialist Register
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.114
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.65
Room: 1.67
Host: Internationalist Group and Class Struggle Education League
Room: 1.69
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.71
Host: Malcolm X Center for Self Determination
Room: 1.73
Host: Show Up America
Room: 1.76
Host: Socialism and Democracy
Room: 1.77
Host: Social Democrats, USA
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.92

CREATIVITY FORUM

Room: Black Box Theater
Room: Black Box Theater
Room: 1.93
Room: 1.99
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.100
Host: WBAI Rising
Room: 1.90
Host: All Revolutionary Qs
Room: 1.91
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Room: 1.93
Host: TIKKUN Magazine
Room: 1.99
Host: Georgetown University
Room: 1.100
Host: Black Media Matters
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.90
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Host: Society of the Third Millennium (S3K)
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Radical Poets Collective
Room: 1.101
Host: Marxist Education Project
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Hudson Valley Sally
Room: Black Box Theater
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.100
Room: L.76
Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Room: 1.91
Host: Consortium for Independent Journalism, consortiumnews.com
Room: 1.99
Host: Left Forum
Room: 1.100

THEORY AND HISTORY FORUM

Host: Left Forum
Room: L.63
Host: LeftOut
Room: 1.124
Host: The Free Economic Society of Russia
Room: 1.129
Host: Zeitgeist NYC
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.124
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.129
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.66
Room: 1.124
Host: Gabriel Peri Foundation
Room: 1.63
Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
Room: 1.129
Host: Bottom Up Radio Show
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.124
Room: 1.129
Host: Struggle Newspaper
Room: 1.66
Host: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Room: 1.124
Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
Room: 1.63
Host: Platypus Affiliated Society
Room: 1.66
Room: L2.81
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: The Institute for Critical Study of Society
Room: 1.124

ECONOMY FORUM

Host: Zone Books
Room: L2.81
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.115
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: CUNY Struggle
Room: 1.71
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: League for the Revolutionary Party
Room: 1.114
Host: Union for Radical Political Economics
Room: 1.115
Host: Fashion Reverie Publications, LLC
Room: 1.119
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Room: 1.127
Host: Powerline Films
Room: 1.92
Host: Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, UMKC
Room: L.76
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.114
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.115
Host: The Workers' Economy, North American, Central American & Caribbean Region
Room: 1.117
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.119
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.121
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: Fed Group of Upper West Side
Room: 1.114
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.117
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.121
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: Science & Society
Room: 1.124
Host: Rise Up Filming, llc
Room: 1.127
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: L2.85
Host: Coalition for Social Justice
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Room: L2.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.123

INTERNATIONAL FORUM

Host: Black Alliance for Peace (BAP)
Room: L.76
Host: Jewish Voice for Peace, Westchester
Room: 1.101
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Host: New York State Nurses Association
Room: 1.107
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.101
Host: CovertAction Magazine
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Haiti Liberte
Room: 1.108
Host: Burma Task Force
Room: 1.103
Host: World Can't Wait
Room: 1.105
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.107
Host: Cuba Si Coalition
Room: 1.108
Host: Journal 'Alternatives'
Room: L2.82
Host: The Hampton Institute, a working-class think thank
Room: 1.105
Host: Task Force on the Americas
Room: 1.107
Host: Federal State Agency for Civic Education of Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania
Room: 1.108
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: 1.91
Host: Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Room: 1.101
Room: 1.103
Host: Dr. Frank Romano, Peace & Freedom in the Holy Land
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.108
Host: Middle East Peace Forum
Room: 1.109
Host: Code Pink
Room: 1.101
Host: Palestinian Youth Movement
Room: 1.105
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.107
Host: Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network
Room: 1.108
Room: 1.109

RACE FORUM

Host: Trust for Affordable Housing
Room: 1.76
Host: Southern Anti-Racism Network
Room: 1.85
Host: The Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College
Room: 1.87
Host: Tuskegee University
Room: 1.89
Host: Resist the Deportation Machine Network
Room: 1.75
Host: Committe to End Racist Drug Wars
Room: 1.85
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.89
Host: New Sanctuary Coalition
Room: L.63
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.85
Host: Cooperation Jackson
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.87
Room: 1.89
Host: The Brotherwise Dispatch
Room: 1.85
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.89
Host: Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated
Room: 1.85
Host: Pan-African Community Action (PACA)
Room: 1.89
Featured Speakers:

GENDER AND SEXUALITY FORUM

Host: Party of Communists USA
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.81
Host: Democracy at work
Room: 1.83
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: Situations Journal
Room: 1.81
Host: Devolution Productions
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Host: Socialism and Democracy
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.82
Room: 1.83

ENVIRONMENT FORUM

Host: Sustaining All Life
Room: 1.82
Host: New York University
Room: 1.82
Host: New York University
Room: 1.82
Room: 1.82
Host: Shut Down Indian Point Now
Room: 1.82
Host: Verso Books
Room: 1.82
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: L2.82