By Mark Young.
The new IMMR Core Group has recently begun meeting with international working groups. The goal of starting these groups was simple- to establish groups composed of individuals from member nations to research various subject matters important to the monetary reform movement.
Our hope is that these action groups will meet, discuss, strategize and draft presentations and/or papers to be used as a resource for IMMR member nations, to further the goal of addressing global monetary reform and to present their findings and conclusion at the next IMMR member meeting. Below are descriptions of each group and what they hope to accomplish.
MONETARY REFORM WORKING GROUP
Participants will discuss and research alternative systems and solutions to the current monetary system. Primarily it will focus on Sovereign Money and Central Bank Digital Currencies, but it can also explore other solutions like currencies based on intrinsic values as well as netting systems.
GOLD AND COMMODITY-BACKED MONEY AND NETTING SYSTEMS
This working group focuses on gold and other commodity or human-backed money solutions as well as netting systems in conjunction with the Monetary Reform working group. Its objective is to recommend whether a gold, other commodity or human backed system for all proposed new monies including Sovereign Money or Central Bank Digital Currencies is viable and prudent.
CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES FOR MONETARY REFORM
Members of this group will discuss and research campaign strategies on monetary reform to bring to our respective publics. This can include social media campaigns, petition writings, political lobbying as well as referendums. The hope is that these strategies will be shared and considered for use by all member NGOs.
CHALLENGING THE CURRENT MONETARY SYSTEM UNDER UN HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS
This working group is preparing to submit a complaint to the UN that the current monetary system as practiced in the world today is a violation of the UN Human Rights Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Participants discuss the strategies for linking specific articles of the covenants to our current debt-based monetary system. This group is working with international human rights attorneys on how to structure and submit the complaint based on UN protocols.
FUNDING AND MEMBERSHIP
The objective of this working group is twofold, to assist both individual member NGOs and the IMMR itself on how to raise funding and membership. This group will first interview and collate all current methods being used by each member NGO to explore and suggest new ways to increase funding and membership.
The objective of this working group focuses on how to push for a debt jubilee or debt forgiveness, recognizing that banks have fraudulent and disputed rights in a nation to create money. Members also recognize that the nature of Bank loans themselves are inequitable in demanding returns regardless of the situation; it is inhumanely unacceptable for Banks to demand payments in times of crisis. This working group is tasked with developing a position paper for IMMR to recommend to its member NGOs to adopt.
IT OPERATIONS PEER GROUP
With member NGOs spread throughout the globe, online Communications become an essential tool for IMMR. Therefore, a group of IT Communications experts is being established to assist with IMMR Communications at all times. This group of experts will be available to assist with online meetings for the core group, working groups, and annual conferences.
SPANISH WORKING GROUP
This working group of Spanish-speaking monetary reformers translates materials and resources into Spanish. The goal is to expand IMMR to more Spanish-speaking countries and to increase awareness about the monetary reform movement and its solutions.
Finally, these working groups are ongoing and all national members and delegates are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating in one of the IMMR working groups please contact Mark Young at [email protected] for more information.