2015/12/07

Music is the weapon



"Music is the weapon for the givers of life" said Fela Kuti
Thus it's no surprise that the terrorist from Daesh, attacked a concert. Daesh, Boko Haram, Taleban, Al-Qaeda are death-cults, they are takers of life, and hate music, dance and celebration of life - they celebrate death and hate

 The attack on a concert, on cafees and near a sport-event, show that the fight terror is a part of isn't a territorial fight, but a global battle, a battle of values, between the freedom of culture and those who want to control it, between the idea about people being free individuals who participate as citizens in their community and the idea of people being subjects to authority 

 We the lovers will continue to raise our voices, beat our drums, hit our keys, pump our bass, pick our strings - move to the rythm and fly with the melody  

  We praise life - we are beats4change and #playforpeace, #playforlove, #playforhumanity - we #playfortheworld




2014/09/09

Beats4Change is a project-oriented network, where people contribute their creative skills to raise awareness and funding for sustainable development of caring communities in which every member is living a dignified life and is respected as valuable and contributing to the process

"Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking and structures that shape and define our lives" Joseph Beuys

2014/02/15

Social sculpture

"Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking and structures that shape and inform our lives" Joseph Beuys


"The Past casting Shadows, the Future holding Seeds of new reality, meet in the being of Man. And their meeting is the human life of the Present."
 ( R.Steiner: The Michael Mystery GA 26 )



2012/08/26

FREE PUSSY RIOT


Beats4Change support the campaign to FREE PUSSY RIOT - a russian punk group sentenced to 2 years in prison for "hooliganism" - though they have done no physical harm to neither property nor person - just performing a song called "Mother of God, Cast Putin Out!" in Christ the Savior Cathedral on Feb. 21

This is an attempt to frighten the youth of Russia into silence by making an example of the band. It is an attack on free music, free speech, free expression and democratic rights.
  

2012/01/01

Fossile driven economy - debt crisis

Here comes the Sun - Beats4Change Benefit Album in support of Solar Electric Light Fund, fighting climate change and poverty
 
 
RENEWABLE ENERGYSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTCARING COMMUNITY

 For a very long period, the human economic system was mainly limited to energy consumption from the renewable energy sources, and that development was therefore quite slow. The rapid economic development in the last couple of centuries, have very much been based on the use of terminated energy sources.

 Energy the ecosphere stored a long time ago - put in economical terms; saved. If we stick to this economical terminology, we can put the question: Are we using this reserve to invest in a development which can benefit humanity ??It is healthy economics to use saved capital if you invest it wisely - but are we doing that ??
More figures about the relation between energy and economy
 There is a direct connection between the financial capital accumulated by the production and use of fossil fuels and the debt crisis and poverty in non-industrial countries.
 This of course causes giant social problems - The global distribution of wealth is more unequal than ever
 On the other hand the use of fossile fuels also cause giant ecological problems:
Sierra Leone: CO2 emission per capita: 0,1
Nigeria: CO2 emission per capita: 0,6
Denmark: CO2 emission per capita: 10,1
USA: CO2 emission per capita: 19,8

Here's an illustration of a possible strategy and its consequences:
 The sun is the one true energy source - it warms our planet, provides energy for photosynthesis in plants, and creates wind. In the future, farmers will harvest not only food and crops for trading, but also energy crops. PV systems can provide high quality lighting, windpower can pump water or generate electricity, and plant oil can be used to provide heavy duty mechanical power necessary for agricultural processing, tractors, and transportation. The local production means local employment, and local generation of income.
These new enterprises can meet the energy needs of under-served populations while reducing the environmental and health consequences of existingenergy use, particularly low quality biomass fuels such as wood and dung.

2011/12/17

Food for Thought - Social Threefolding

Steiner distinguished three realms of society:
 

- the economy
- politics and human rights
- cultural institutions, including science, education, arts and religion

He suggested that the three would only function together harmoniously when each was granted sufficient independence. This has become known as "social threefolding".


Among the various kinds of macrosocial imbalance Steiner observed, there were three major types:

- Theocracy, in which the cultural sphere (in the form of a religious impulse) dominates the economic and political spheres.
- State Communism and state socialism, in which the state (political sphere) dominates the economic and cultural spheres.
- Corporate capitalism, in which the shareholder is the only or primary stakeholder, and in which the economic sphere dominates the cultural and political spheres


For more visit the Beats4Change Foundations web about Social Threefolding at http://www.beats4change.org/threefold/

2011/12/16

For a world free from violence between North and South, men and women, ourselves and our environment

With the 21st century, comes the fundamental challenge facing every society to create political, economic and social systems that promote peace, human welfare and the sustainability of the environment on which life depends.

  In our hearts we know right from wrong - and there's much we see around us in our environment and the relations between people, both socially, economically and politically, where we feel: "this is not the right way for human beings to live - this is not the way we're supposed to relate to each other and our surroundings"

 As long as we just wait to see where the dynamics of history leads us, we're doomed to be victims of circumstance. This dynamic is often dictated by other concerns, we learn to think in social, economical and political "realities", forcing us to put aside what our hearts tell us and subsequently we stop listening and learn to adapt to these "realities" - powers that dictate our actions and interactions. We may protest against these realities - react, but to really change anything we must create the freedom and strength to turn the tide. When people start working together to build the lives and communities they want, then good things will happen.

 Change must come from people working together from bottom up, reclaiming their lives from the corporate usurpation

"We are convinced that freedom without Socialism is privilege and injustice, and that Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality." -Mikhail Bakunin