Dismantling tyranny

by Paul Cudenec

The only good thing to have come out of recent nightmarish months is that a lot of people have had to think seriously about the way they see the world.

I have not been exempt from this phenomenon, of course, and have been forced by circumstance into serious bouts of ideological soul-searching, but am delighted to report that, as 2020 draws to an end, I remain attached to the same principles with which I began the year!

What has changed, though, is that I now feel the need to provide certain additional explanations to my overall viewpoint which I would not have previously considered necessary.

Take, for example, my position with regard to the nation-state. I have been outspoken in my condemnation of nation-states and nationalism in my writing, but the global fascist coup has reminded me that a different perspective exists.

This says that truly independent nation-states, free from the chains imposed by all those globalist institutions from the World Bank and the IMF to the United Nations and the World Health Organization, would not have succumbed so meekly to the global capitalist putsch.

I can concede that the resurgence of anti-globalist national sovereignty, in the Global South as well as in Europe and the USA, might well be the best short-term bet for seeing off this horrific attempt to permanently enslave humankind in a techno-fascist world dictatorship.

However – and I would emphasise that word! – it is crucial to remember that nation-states were the first form of centralised authority imposed on free human communities and that the nation-state is the tool with which the exploiting class has long kept us in line.

The weary old mantra of “we’re all in this together” is the language of nationalism, in which the supposed common “national” interest of the serf and the billionaire, and their shared hatred of “foreigners”, is supposed to override any sense of social injustice on the part of the former.

If we ever want to taste real freedom, we will have to decentralise power completely, to the community level

The nation-state, with its fake “democracy”, its “legitimate authority”, its controlled media narratives, its public figures, its academic institutions, its police and its monopoly on violence, is the very real and immediate means by which we are oppressed.

Globalism may be the prison, but the nation-state is both the cell in which we are held and the prison guard standing outside.

If we ever want to taste real freedom, we will have to decentralise power completely, to the community level.

Unless we dismantle the national level of tyranny as well as the global one, everything will remain in place for the same thing to happen all over again.

A second issue I have been contemplating has been the issue of private property. My past criticism has been levelled at the system of private property (particularly land ownership) rather than at individuals who own their own home or farm.

In this society, we have no choice as to whether we want to participate in the system of private property. If we are not home-owners then we are home-renters. It is no better to be ripped off by a landlord than by a building society. People get by as they can.

When I first saw the World Economic Forum propaganda proposing a future in which we “own nothing”, my blood ran cold for a moment. Had I had been inadvertently promoting their agenda through my criticism of private property?

No, because the globalists’ vision is, like everything else they come out with, a lie. They certainly want the vast majority of human beings to own nothing, but that is because they want to own everything themselves – including those selfsame human beings!

Their “own nothing” option in fact represents the next step in the domination of private property, rather than its reversal. They want to consolidate the power of their own ultra-rich ruling class to the extent that the rest of us are left with nothing at all.

It is important to note that it is only through the development of private property as we have hitherto known it, that they have been able to reach this point.

Over many centuries, the ruling class has used its property to create wealth, used its wealth to acquire property and power, used its power to protect and increase its property and wealth.

Our overlords may have thrown us a few crumbs from the table as a sop to keep us quiet – convincing us that we too were part of their “property-owning democracy” – but it was always only a matter of time before they would try to push the thing a step further and grab everything for themselves.

Again, if we were able to pull back from the brink of this global totalitarian coup, there would be no point in returning to the pre-Covid status quo, as all the conditions would remain in place for the global ruling elite to try the same thing again, a few years down the road, using a different trick.

We need to prevent property from being used as a form of power and exploitation over others and develop organic form of communal democracy and co-operative ownership which cannot be hijacked by greedy tyrants.

I do not want to see land or homes owned either by billionaire capitalists or by the state, but by people, in ways that suit them best, on the most decentralised local level possible, in a spirit of sharing, caring and mutual aid.

The third issue I want to address here is that of business. I hate the “business” ethos which was notoriously instilled in the UK under Margaret Thatcher. Greed is good. Anyone who makes money (off other people) is a hero and the rest of us are all losers.

So it was strange to find myself sympathising with the plight of smaller businesses in the face of the lockdowns.

Strange, but perfectly explicable when I looked at it more closely.

As with the previous two thorny issues, what we are seeing today is the massive amplification of the “business” principle which I oppose, not its negation.

The Great Fascist Reset is, after all, being promoted by a business organisation, the World Economic Forum, and all the bias built in to the so-called “sustainability” agendas of the EU, the UN and so forth concerns prioritising the ongoing growth and expansion of business “stakeholders”.

The version of “business” sold to the little people by the global financial mafia was nothing but a gesture, a carrot dangled in front of them to persuade them to consent to the marvellous capitalist system and to stand with the billionaires against any “freedom-hating” left wingers who wanted a fairer distribution of wealth.

Now, that little game has outlived its usefulness and the people who thought they were living the free-market dream will find themselves herded into the same electronic concentration camps as the rest of us, as the slave-masters move to seize complete economic and social control.

The seeds for this have been there all along, from the moment that our societies started moving away from old-fashioned community values and towards the worship of money above all else.

Ferdinand Tönnies

In the words of the German sociologist Ferdinand Tönnies (1855-1936), this was the historic transition from Gemeinschaft (traditional community) to Gesellschaft (modern commercial society).

The French radical Georges Lapierre talks about the dominating “cosmovision” of a society based entirely on money: “In a mercantile society we are all merchants, our heads are filled with the thoughts of big capitalist merchants, we all think about money”.

If there is a Great Awakening from the Great Reset, there is no point in falling back into the money-thinking that has progressively corrupted our world for the last 500 years or more.

Just because things are worse now, with the Covid coup, than they were a year ago, or ten years ago, does not mean that we should aim to return to that previous step of the process.

I keep thinking of the apocryphal story of the man who fell from the top of a skyscraper and, as he passed each floor on the way down, was heard declaring “so far so good!”

While it may have been better to have been alive in 1960 or 1980 or 2000 than in 2020, rewinding to any of those stages would only condemn us to live through the same thing again, as we plummet towards the current calamity.

We need to rediscover what it means to be truly human

Instead, we need to go back to the point before we fell off the edge and take a different civilizational direction.

We need to rediscover what it means to be truly human, to cherish value over price, communal belonging over personal self-interest, honour above wealth.

We need to look deep inside ourselves and search out and nurture everything that makes us noble, authentic, generous and kind.

We need to remember that we are animals, that we are part of nature, part of the living cosmos and that respect for everything around us is essential for our happiness and survival.

That ancient human wisdom is still there, even though it has long been marginalised and spat upon by the same venal parasite class which is currently trying to steal everything from us and turn us into their slaves.

Our task is to find it, to drink it in deeply and then to share it as the health-giving elixir of a free and natural future for all of humankind.

Further reading: Organic radicals website

See our Great Reset and Climate Capitalists pages for more resources.

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Rob Hopkins: transition to what?

by Paul Cudenec

Rob Hopkins (pictured above) has become one of the iconic figures of the environmental movement, not just in the UK but throughout the world.

“There’s no one on earth who’s just done more stuff – and inspired more doing – than Rob Hopkins,” as one admirer has put it.

He started the Transition movement in Totnes in 2005 and soon Transition Towns were springing up all over the country.

I went along to a few events where I lived, in Sussex, attracted by the idea of encouraging a shift away from industrial capitalism and consumerism into a healthier decentralised way of being.

There were some pleasant people involved, some of whom I already knew from local eco-campaigning, but it was not quite my thing.

The Post-It note brainstorming sessions, rejection of “political” activity and much use of the UK state-approved term “resilience” all put me off a bit.

But I didn’t hold it against them. There is more than one way of campaigning and it’s unrealistic to imagine that everyone will do so in the way we personally would prefer.

I initially felt the same thing, from afar, about Extinction Rebellion until the penny dropped and I realised they were an astrofurf organisation being used to manipulate good-hearted people for hidden corporate ends.

So I drifted away from the Transition Town crowd with no hard feelings and didn’t really give them much more thought until last month.

It was then that I came across an essay entitled ‘The Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead‘ written by something called the Global Scenario Group in 2002.

This announces: “The global transition has begun — a planetary society will take shape over the coming decades”.

The imminent “Planetary Phase of civilization” would involve “Global governance” and “Globalization”.

This “Great Transition” sounds very much like the Great Reset announced by Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum, also branded as the Fourth Industrial RevolutionBuild Back Better and the Future We Want.

I was struck by the fact that this Great Transition document came out just three years before Rob launched his own “Transition” project in Devon.

But I was also very aware that he seemed to be proposing something very different – relocalisation rather than globalisation. Surely there could be no connection?

I decided, out of curiosity, to have a look at what Rob has been doing and saying, to see if this could shed any light on the matter.

The first thing I read was an article from August 2020 in which Rob sings the praises of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, which he describes as “one of the few rays of hopeful sunshine in the UK’s currently bleak political landscape” and “rather brilliant”.

There were a couple of strange lines in Rob’s article.

For instance, he says that the future brought about by this Bill would “would feel like all of the brilliant inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution compressed into 20 years”.

“Brilliant inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution”? That’s a peculiar turn of phrase for anybody dedicated to combating the deadly damage caused to Mother Nature by industrialism!

He also writes: “This Bill would give a clear signal to the education system, to business, to investors, that this is now the ‘new normal’…”

The new normal? Now where have we heard that before?

Browsing through Rob’s blog, I next noticed that he had been the “keynote speaker” at an event in Belgium on November 10, 2020.

Here he mixed his chosen theme of “the human imagination” with talk about “bold international action”, “governments acting with vision and purpose”, “individual lifestyle changes” and businesses acting with “a willingness to reimagine everything”.

If that last turn of phrase sounds familiar, it is perhaps because it had been used earlier in 2020 by Klaus Schwab: “We need to reimagine everything… What we need is a Great Reset”.

Hmmm.

I was also a little concerned to see Rob using the term “storytelling” in his talk, explaining how public opinion could be shaped by “a longing created not by graphs, by statistics, by policy, but by storytelling and imagination”.

“Storytelling” is a term often used by corporate manipulators to describe the opinion-forming propaganda with which they try to mislead us into endorsing agendas we would normally reject. (See this article, for instance, or this).

Rob continues: “So much of my work is about creating longing for that low carbon world”. “Creating” longing?

I decided to take a closer look at the event at which Rob’s speech was “widely applauded by the 200 or so participants” – the Philippe de Woot Award Ceremony organised by the Louvain School of Management at UCLouvain.

The award in question “aims to promote sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility”.

Previous ceremonies have involved talks on topics such as “Citizen Participation in Smart Cities”, “The case of the Kenyan renewable energy sector” and a demonstration that “product carbon audits are a means to create value in supply chains“.

The award scheme boasts an impressive array of “financial partners“.

These include medical equipment business Iba (“We dare to develop innovative solutions pushing back the limits of technology”), chemical companies Solvay S.A. and BASF, steel wire business Bekaert, house-building firm Blavier, supermarket chain Colruyt, “professional services” business Deloitte, luxury leather goods firm Delvaux, multinational banking group ING, finance firm Investsud, minerals business Lhoist, mining company Umicore N.V, “clean energy” firm Engie (still using coal power stations in Chile), and, last but by no means least, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals.

Philippe Emmanuel Marie Baron de Woot de Trixhe

The award is named after Belgian aristocrat Philippe Emmanuel Marie Baron de Woot de Trixhe, who died in 2016, six years after it was first handed out.

Baron De Woot was evidently a very well-connected individual, having been a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Royal Academy of Belgium and the International Academy of Management.

He also “served on the board of directors and advisory committees of several national and international corporations” and was “an active member” of the Global Responsible Leadership Initiative, an organisation founded in 2004 by the European Foundation for Management Development and the United Nations Global Compact.

The affinities between the late Baron’s world of business and global governance and Rob’s eco-friendly Transition project may seem hard to grasp – why did they choose him as their “keynote” speaker? – but this alignment is not a one-off.

In 2016, Rob’s work was cited by none other than Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum.

But then maybe they were just returning the favour, since in 2011 Rob had dedicated a blog post to discussing the “importance” of a WEF graph on “global risks”.

Delving further into Rob’s archives, I found this statement from March 2009: “I am delighted to be able to announce that I recently became a Fellow of Ashoka, the international organisation that supports social entrepreneurs.

“Becoming an Ashoka Fellow brings some great resource to Transition. It brings a stipend, which means for the first time I can be paid fulltime for the work I do, it also brings some amazing project support, both from Ashoka itself and from the range of organisations that offer pro bono work to them”.

Ashoka is a somewhat mysterious organisation which is funded by “charitable foundations” and wealthy individuals such as Antonis Schwarz, now of Guerrilla Foundation (see this article on the Winter Oak site) and provides advice to organizations such as the World Bank.

It is worth noting that the video was posted by Andres Falconer, who at the time was managing director of Ashoka UK and went on to become “head of partnerships” at the World Bank Secretariat for the Global Partnership for Social Accountability.

In August 2020 Falconer turned up as host of an online event for Climate Investment Funds, jointly staged with Climate Capital Partners (“We create climate finance solutions to help clients thrive in an ever-changing global environment”).

Another interesting aside regarding the video is that it involves what Rob describes as “some good people from Transition Stroud”.

Stroud in Gloucestershire, UK, would ten years later be hailed by The Guardian as “the gentle Cotswold town that spawned a radical protest”, as it was from here that Extinction Rebellion first surfaced.

Says the April 2019 report: “Two of the group’s three founders, Gail Bradbrook and her partner Simon Bramwell, live in the town.”

As regards the actual content of the video, Rob talks about decentralisation and relocalisation, as you would expect, but also about “resilience” and the need to come up with a “Plan B” for the economy.

“A Plan B for business” was later to become the main slogan used by Richard Branson’s B Team (founded in 2012), one of the key hubs of the global “climate capitalist” network.

Rob identifies three challenges facing the world in 2009, a year after the economic crash.

These are peak oil, climate change and “the rapid contraction of the economy, which is something that is quite historically unprecedented”.

Why is that a challenge from the green point of view that Rob is supposed to represent? If you want to see an end to climate change and environmental destruction, then the contraction of the capitalist economy would be a good thing, wouldn’t it?

The contraction of the capitalist economy is only a problem for the capitalists who get rich from that economy.

Is the “challenge” for them in fact to keep their wealth and profiteering going in the face of an imminent collapse of their fraudulent global Ponzi scheme? Does the goal of “sustainability”, for them, really apply to capitalism, rather than the environment?

Like his friends in Extinction Rebellion, Rob is keen to avoid any scrutiny of the capitalist system and its ruling elite.

He says in the video: “One of the things that makes Transition different from a lot of the previous environmental campaigns that we’re both [he and Falconer?] familiar with is that its starting point isn’t trying to work out whose fault it is that we’ve got into this mess so it doesn’t attribute blame, it focuses on we’re all in this together…”

“We’re all in this together!” Uncanny how he keeps coming up with these phrases!

Zooming forward 11 years to 2020, the big news in Rob’s world is the arrival of a new book, “From What Is To What If“.

You can often learn a lot about someone’s place in society by looking at who is keenest to praise them and their work.

Remember that quote at the top of this article, for instance, about there being no one on earth who’s “done more stuff” than Rob Hopkins? That was Bill McKibben.

Yes, that’s right, the Bill McKibben who founded 350.org and whose gang of full-time climate “activists” were thoroughly exposed in the film “Planet of the Humans” as “de facto lobbyists for green tech billionaires and Wall Street investors determined to get their hands on the whopping $50 trillion profit opportunity that a full transition to renewable technology represents”.

It’s very much the same story if you look at the rave reviews for Rob’s new book.

“I love this book. It is an extraordinary, reality-based report on people around the world applying the power of imagination to rebuild relationships and create a fulfilling, creative, and possible human future together. An essential read for all who care,” writes David C. Korten.

Korten has spent his life working for the likes of the Ford Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Forum on Globalization. He is a member of the Club of Rome.

Here is another review: “Rob Hopkins has long been a leader in imagining how we could remake our societies for the benefit of nature and humankind. His new book is a powerful call to imagine a better world. It should be widely read and appreciated”.

Christiana Figueres

That one comes from Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and World Bank Climate Leader, whose brother José María Figueres was the first CEO of the World Economic Forum, “where he strengthened global corporate ties to social and governmental sectors”.

For more on Figueres and her family, see this Winter Oak article.

Just as worrying as these endorsements for Rob’s work is the way he seems to give little nods of affiliation to the global capitalist elite by slipping their catchphrases into his own statements.

“Plan B”… “new normal”… “we’re all in this together”… “storytelling”… “reimagine everything”… Could all this really be down to coincidence?

Any lingering shred of doubt in this respect is swept away by the subheading of Rob’s new book – “Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want”.

The Future We Want! One of the branding slogans used to package Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset!

In his talk to the Philippe de Woot Award Ceremony, Rob described an exercise in which, echoing the title of his book, he invited groups of people “to come up with as many ‘What If’ questions they could”.

I would like to take part in this little game with some “What if” questions of my own.

What if Rob’s famous Transition project was never really about empowering local communities, about the relocalisation of society and a return to a natural way of living?

What if it has, all along, been a cunningly-disguised long-term “storytelling” propaganda exercise, softening up public opinion, building “social licence” and “creating longing” for the Great Transition aka the Great Reset?

What if its real roots do not lie in the organic allotments of Totnes, but in the boardrooms of mega-corporations and investment funds, at the UN, the World Bank and the WEF, in the toxic realm of a global power elite seeking to consolidate its complete control over humanity and the natural world?

What if Rob Hopkins is a total fake?

See our Great Reset and Climate Capitalists pages for more resources.

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A vile corporate conspiracy: exposing the Great Reset

A hugely important exposé of the Great Reset, aka the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has been published by our fellow campaigner Cory Morningstar on the Wrong Kind of Green website.

The thinking behind the Great Reset can certainly be understood by reading and analysing the works of Klaus Schwab, as we did in October.

But here Cory takes a big step further by highlighting the sheer scale of this incredibly sinister and dangerous project, not just in terms of its warped ambition but in terms of those taking part.

More crucially still, she does not just hint at or speculate about this massive web of manipulative ill-doing, but proves that it exists through link after link, document after document.

This wealth of detail is the cornerstone of the article, even if it means it will be a challenging read for some.

Cory explores numerous aspects to this vast technocratic push for total global domination and control, such as:

Artificial Intelligence
Automation
Information and Communications Technology
5G
6G
Bio-cybernetic identity
Smart phones
Smart cities
Satellites
Technocracy
2030 Agenda on sustainable development
Internet of Things
Industrial Internet of Things
Hyperconnected world
Creation of a digital technosphere
Virtual reality
Augmented reality
Immersive reality
Machine learning
3D printing
Crypto currencies
Autonomous vehicles
Precision agriculture
Gene editing
Robotics
Digital medicine
Neuro-technological brain enhancements
Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
Drone targeting
Hypersonic weapons
Blockchain
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity certification schemes
Digital identity systems
Hyperscale data centres
Personal data
Cashless benefit payments
Virtual wallets
Mobile phone advertising
Digital dividends
Militarized technologies
Food
Accelerated industrialisation
Private public partnerships
Corporate control
“Green” economy
Imperialism
Ruling class control
Global governance
Global policing
New economic architecture
Carbon offsetting
Seabed mining
Lithium extraction
Privatisation of nature
Destruction of informal economy
Impact investing/social impact bonds
Monetization of “social and human capital”

She refers to a vast array of organisations and individuals associated with what can only be described as the Great Reset Conspiracy, including:

The World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
The World Bank
The Business Roundtable
The Imperative 21 RESET campaign
The Global Inclusive Growth Summit
The B Team
JUST Capital
B Lab
Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose Inclusive Capitalism
Conscious Capitalism
The Center for Humane Technology
PepsiCo
MasterCard
Unilever
Facebook
Amazon
Google
Apple
Microsoft
Salesforce
Ericson
Huawei
SpaceX
WWF
The Unfinished Network
Ashoka
Aspen Institute
Ford Foundation
Imperative 21
The Max Steinbeck Charitable Trust
McCourt
Mil M2
PolicyLink
The Shed
The Internet Society
Access Now
Avaaz
The Center for Democracy & Technology
Charles Koch Institute
RAND Corporation
Walmart
Twentieth Century Fox
Verizon
The World Health Organization
COVID Action Platform
The United Nations
The UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development
The UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
The UN Industrial Development Organization
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
The World Food Programme
Aliba
The Nature Conservancy
Breakthrough Energy Ventures
The United Arab Emirates’ Council for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
ABRY
IrisGuard
Vodafone
BenevolentAI
Tencent
The Social Dilemma
Upworthy
Greenpeace International

Klaus Schwab
Bill Gates
Melinda Gates
Jeff Bezos
Mark Zuckerberg
Marc Benioff
António Guterres
Elon Musk
Jay Coen Gilbert
Bob Work
Tristan Harris
Julie Brill
Philippa Scarlett
Vint Cerf
Jack Ma
Eli Pariser
Chris Hughes
Mohammad Al Gergawi
Fadi Chehadé
Marina Kolesnik
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ajay Banga
Nick Read
Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utolkamanu
Joanna Shields
Pony Ma Huateng

Cory explains that these players are trying to manufacture “social license” for their Great Reset by packaging it as a combined response to the climate/environmental crisis and to the Covid-19 “pandemic”.

It is here that the Great Reset/4IR conspirators are really scraping the barrel of the lowest possible type of human behaviour, displaying all the symptoms of what Cory calls a “depraved psychosis”.

In order to accelerate their destruction of our world with their toxic cult of greed, they are trying to pass themselves off as the planet’s saviours.

In order to push humanity into the high-tech cages they have prepared for us, they are using not just fear, but also a misplaced, hijacked, sense of social responsibility on the part of those who have swallowed their globally-orchestrated brainwashing propaganda about the need to “fight the virus”.

Cory writes: “Promises for a just transition, green deals, new deals, build back better schemes, are nothing but empty, hollow assurances, void of intent. These are the lies they tell. Promises and assertions that are nothing more than alibis.

“While ‘corona’ serves to distract a global populace, a virus Klaus Schwab describes as ‘mild’ in his book COVID-19 The Great Reset, one thing is clear – billionaires are the most dangerous virus of all”.

She identifies smart phones as a key weapon in the dictatorship’s technological armoury of repression.

“Anything ‘smart’ serves capital first and foremost. More than just abstaining, the solution has to be for everyone who owns a smartphone to trash it – never looking back… The truth is, if no one purchased smartphones, they would give them away in cereal boxes”.

“We are embarking on an inescapable and irreversible technological enslavement… This we know: the planet will not be saved by those that have destroyed it”.

And in one passage of particular wisdom, she challenges to the core the myth of “progress” which has been used to push us further and further away from natural happiness and deeper and deeper into an industrial capitalist hell.

“Humans have survived successfully for millennia without mobiles. All we require for our survival is healthy food, clean water, clean sanitation, and shelter. And as social animals, we seek physical community, companionship, joy, and love”.

Will we let the corporate control freaks steal all that from us for ever?

See our Great Reset and Climate Capitalists pages for more resources.

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Corporate-branded activism

Ha, you think it’s funny, turning rebellion into money

The Clash

After publishing our exposé of Berlin-based Guerrilla Foundation and its wealthy founder Antonis Schwarz, we came across a telling insight into the world we described.

This is on the site of Interweave, “an awarded, global Interactive Marketing Agency” working for “brands and companies worldwide”.

One of the “brands” Interweave have built is none other than Guerrilla Foundation, famous funder of activists.

Our favourite section comes under the heading “A Complete Corporate Visual Identity”.

This states: “As [sic] integral part of a holistic corporate identity, creating Guerrilla Foundation’s complete visual identity was one of the pillars of this project: a logo that stands out because of its elegant, minimal design illustrating all brand positioning aspects in a solid way – and everything that comes along: typography, colour pallette, letterhead, business cards, and corporate signature”.

“Corporate signature”. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!

We have listed below some of the organisations that have been receiving funds from Guerrilla Foundation, according to its own site.

If any of our readers are in contact with any of these groups, we suggest they raise the Guerrilla Foundation question with them.

Those pocketing their cash might want to consider exactly what this corporate-branded grant-maker is telling us when it describes its mission as “bringing about major systemic change across Europe in line with the Great Transition”.

They might want to ponder over what Guerrilla Foundation really means when it says it wants to see a “deeply connected” world of “planetary civilization”.

They would do well to consider whether, when Guerrilla Foundation declares “We are not risk averse”, this is the language of activism or of financial speculation.

They could also join us in wondering what kind of “value” Guerrilla Foundation has in mind when it talks about a “broader value shift in society”. Ethical or financial?

And in what direction, precisely, does it hope this “value” will shift?

Receivers of Guerrilla Foundation grants include:

UK. Autonomy: “Could be described as an independent activist think tank, an action-oriented rebel research crew, or a multi-disciplinary lab for rethinking work”.

UK. Red Pepper Magazine: “A pluralist, socialist, feminist and environmentalist media collective”.

UK. The World Transformed: “Supporting, developing and delivering radical political education across the UK in order to build a movement capable of transforming society”.

UK. London Renters Union: “Building the power needed to transform the housing system”.

UK. Extinction Rebellion: “A campaign by the Rising Up network, that promotes a fundamental change of the UK’s political and economic system to one which maximises well-being and minimises harm”.

UK. Plan B: “A network of volunteers pursuing a rational, evidence based response to the climate crisis through strategic legal action”.

Scotland. All Hands On: “A non profit, activist media group”.

Global. Shareable: “Nonprofit media outlet & action network that uses its global communications platform to empower activists, organizations, and municipalities to share for a more equitable, resilient, and joyful world”.

Belgium/Global. The COVID-19 Chronicles podcast: “We cannot go back to normal as normal was the problem”.

Italy. Genova che osa: A “grassroots” organisation that acts locally in Genoa and strives for “big structural changes”.

Germany. Brand New Bundestag: “A grassroots movement, which will channel the energy of social movements into the German parliament by encouraging civil society leaders to run for office and helping them win”.

Germany. Reclaim Our Economy: “Tackles economic leverage points by organising concerted activities to reimagine, co-create and experience systemic change”.

Germany. Frag Den Staat (Ask the State): “Part of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which has a mission to ‘create a more open world'”.

Germany. Disruption Network Lab: “New possible routes of social and political action within the framework of digital culture and information technology”.

Germany. Peng!: “Draw inspiration and learn from the arts, hacking, politics and big business in order to design provocative and critical culture-jamming interventions”.

Germany. The Centre for Intersectional Justice: “Offers a paradigmatic shift to the way we analyse, address and combat systemic inequalities”.

Austria/Europe. Stay Grounded: “Works towards an ecologically sustainable and just form of mobility”.

Netherlands. Fossil Free Culture NL: “Collective of artists and activists creating disobedient art to end oil and gas sponsorship of cultural institutions”.

Spain. The Artivist Network: “Focuses specifically upon climate justice organising for its power as an intersectional platform to unite diverse movements”.

Spain. Ulex Project: “Supporting organisations and groups who are working towards the structural transformations needed to address key irrationalities and injustices in the current socio-economic system”.

Spain. Minim: “A collective that amplifies the voice of municipalism by sharing practical and theoretical knowledge, via a community of activists, scholars, journalists, and public officials”.

Spain. 2020 Rebelión por el Clima: “New coalition of diverse eco-social movements from across the Iberian Peninsula”.

Serbia. The Ministry of Space: “Activist collective that envisions a city in which everyone participates in the decision-making processes”.

Hungary. The School of Public Life: “A grassroots training and research centre in Budapest that promotes active citizenship and social movement organising”.

Czech Republic. Limity jsme my: “Climate justice movement working to address the root causes of the climate crisis by striving to keep fossil fuels in the ground”.

Systemic or Systems Change Activism is what we’re banking on

Guerrilla Foundation

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Guerrillas of the Great Reset

In this special report, we look at the ultra-rich investors who are funding “activists” in the hope of profiting from “systemic change”

The firepower behind the Great Reset can be utterly mind-boggling at times.

And the enormous scope and scale of this global fascist coup, led by the World Economic Forum, becomes particularly apparent when the scam is challenged.

Increased questioning of the vaccine agenda has led to calls for new laws to crush dissent and high-profile figures who speak out against tyranny are systematically smeared in a bid to shut them up.

In France, shockwaves of panic have been spread through the ruling elite by a powerful documentary film exposing the hidden Covid-19 agenda.

Since its November release, ‘Hold-Up‘ has been viewed, shared, downloaded and discussed by literally millions of people.

As word spread, boosted by the recommendation of actress Sophie Marceau, the Thought Police decided the film could no longer simply be ignored.

Macronist politicians screamed “conspiracy theory!” and “fake news!” and now-familiar fascistic measures swung into operation: Pierre Barnérias’s film was taken down from nearly everywhere it was put up online and its crowdfunding disabled.

The mass media played their usual role as well, with a deluge of derision from the whole spectrum of corporate propaganda outlets from Le Monde to Libération.

But this wasn’t enough! This kind of reaction only confirmed the film’s message that the truth was being hidden from the public by the establishment and its cronies.

Another special weapon had to be rolled out to defend the system.

So it was that so-called radicals stepped forward to condemn the film, not just for promoting “conspiracy theories” (automatically conflated with anti-semitism despite the total absence of any such content), but also for the crime of getting positive reviews by some right-wing websites. Smear by unsolicited association!

A certain breed of “activist” also rushed to circulate a video made by a group, ‘Partager c’est Sympa’ (‘Sharing is nice’), which attacks the Hold-Up film from what might appear on the surface to be a leftish perspective.

It attempts to discredit Hold-Up by means of a pseudo-deconstruction voiced by a self-satisfied and self-appointed representative of the Youth of Today wandering around a ruined chateau.

So what lies behind this would-be “debunking” of Hold-Up?

It is interesting to note, in this article showcasing Partager c’est Sympa, that they are involved in “copying Youtubers’ codes and formats” in order to influence viewers in a certain direction, using “unbranded, high-quality videos designed to communicate efficiently on social media”.

“Unbranded” videos and “copying Youtubers’ codes and formats”? This is the language of people trying to pass themselves off as something which they are evidently not.

The article in question adds: “What Partager c’est Sympa are doing has never been done before, in France, and probably in the world (as far as we know). They are a dedicated and young team (26-27 years old), with proven records that they know how to talk to millennials, working hard and fast, and are efficient at getting their videos shared far FAR beyond the usual crowd of NGOs”.

This description appears, in English, on the site of a Berlin-based organisation called Guerrilla Foundation, which has given thousands of euros to Partager c’est Sympa.

Guerrilla Foundation explains on its site that it is involved in “grant-making activities” and in what it calls “storytelling”. This “storytelling” is said to involve creating a “radical, systemic change narrative”.

The ‘Why We Do What We Do‘ section kicks off with a quote from the academic Marshall Ganz, clearly a great inspiration behind Guerrilla Foundation.

Ganz, who offers courses on ‘Leadership, Organizing and Action‘ at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, is widely credited with devising the successful “grassroots” organising model and training for Barack Obama’s winning 2008 presidential campaign.

He is also on the board of directors of the Leading Change Network, which describes itself as “a global community of organizers, educators, and researchers” involved in “training the craft of organizing both online and on the ground”.

Ganz is also an enthusiast for what Guerrilla Foundation term “storytelling”.

He declares, in the quote used by Guerrilla Foundation: “Movements have narratives. They tell stories, because they are not just about rearranging economics and politics. They also rearrange meaning”.

So who exactly are these mysterious grant-making guerrillas who want to tell us stories, rearrange economics and politics, even “rearrange meaning”?

The founder of Guerrilla Foundation is Antonis Schwarz, described on its site as “an activist, philanthropist and impact investor of Greek-German descent” who has “used his inherited wealth to support a variety of social causes since 2011”.

Not mentioned there is that Schwarz’s inherited wealth comes from the pharmaceuticals industry, namely Schwarz Pharma (sold in 2006), and that he is part of “one of the richest families in Germany“.

In this video, Schwarz boasts about having established “a powerful network across Europe”, which he presents as consisting of radicals opposing the capitalist system.

But one of the groups to have benefited from Guerrilla Foundation’s largesse (to the tune of “20-40K” in 2018) is Extinction Rebellion, long since exposed as an astroturf movement serving the interests of climate capitalists.

There are unfortunate echoes of that insidious agenda when Guerrilla Foundation declares on its website that “Systemic or Systems Change Activism is what we’re banking on”!

And further research quickly reveals that financial profit very much goes hand in hand with the kind of “activism” it promotes.

Guerrilla Foundation links to a sister site called ‘Good Move Initiatives‘, where Schwarz makes it totally clear that this kind of “philanthropy” is not about giving money away but about gambling today on the possibility of a massive pay-out tomorrow.

Schwarz enthuses: “Advocacy impact strategies are surely accompanied by high levels of risk. Outcomes are by no means guaranteed and your donation will be gone indefinitely irrespective of whether a change was achieved on the actual issue.

“However, if you are a risk-taker and care about achieving the maximum impact with your money, investing into political advocacy is very much worth looking into”.

In a video featured on the home page of the Good Move Initiatives site, Schwarz talks about his “campaign to unlock dormant assets for social impact investing in Germany”.

If you don’t know what “social impact investing” entails, then check out the work of Alison McDowell on her Wrench in the Gears site.

She summarises: “As bets and counter-bets are made by elite financial investors, the future prospects of real people are woven into the oppressive operations of global financial markets. Human potential is subsumed within a colossal machine designed to profit from suffering”.

Antonis Schwarz of Guerrilla Foundation

The reduction of human beings to the status of “human capital” by social impact investors is very much part of The Great Reset promoted by Klaus Schwab and his WEF.

It is therefore a little alarming to discover that Guerrilla Foundation’s mission statement speaks of their commitment to something they term “The Great Transition”.

One of Schwarz’s colleagues goes into more detail about this in the ‘Why We Do What We Do‘ section of the Guerrilla Foundation site.

He points readers towards a 2002 essay called ‘The Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead‘ from the Global Scenario Group.

“The global transition has begun — a planetary society will take shape over the coming decades,” this announces.

“We are now in the midst of a third significant transition, we argue, toward what we shall refer to as the Planetary Phase of civilization”.

The above table, which also features on the Guerrilla Foundation site, sets out the envisaged Great Transition from old-fashioned ideas like villages, settled agriculture, language and writing to the “Planetary Phase” characterised by “Global governance”, “Globalization” and “Internet”.

A graph shows how the authors imagine this change will happen. There are striking similarities here with how Klaus Schwab describes his Great Reset: a sudden crisis (“take-off” here) is followed by acceleration and then the “stablization” of a new normality.

The “storytelling” used by Guerrilla Foundation and others like them is intended to build a narrative justifying a certain kind of politics, to sell the illusions of nice capitalism, of progressive banking and sustainable growth.

They pride themselves on facilitating “unlikely collaborations” between “activists” and the world of high finance, as this rather strange article on their site reveals.

The author explains how Guerrilla Foundation paid “activists” to attend a capitalist Impact Hub “Unlikely Allies” event.

“We channel all our support towards activists & grassroots movements, so a pluralistic assembly of diverse backgrounds could not possibly be complete without self-identifying activists.

“Ergo, we pitched the idea to cover all expenses associated with participation, accommodation, travel for five European activists, who would not likely (pun intended) come to the event, to do just that”.

The article concludes: “‘Unlikely Allies’ is the name of a book that approximately four people have read, by professor Joel Richard Paul. It is about a merchant, a playwright and a spy who used espionage, betrayal and sexual deception to help win the American Revolution.

“While we are certainly not going to read it, we hope to see this gathering spread like populism, and we are going to take unlikely alliances seriously in helping to achieve the great transition that’s coming”.

There is that key Guerrilla Foundation theme again – the use of deception to bring about a “great transition”.

Schwarz: private wealth

Further insight into the agenda behind Guerrilla Foundation can be gained from another of its founder’s connections.

Antonis Schwarz is involved with the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich’s Department of Banking and Finance, Switzerland.

Under the title ‘Wealth Owner Programs’, this insititution offers a course entitled ‘Impact Investing for the Next Generation’.

This training apparently “equips next generation members of ultra high net worth families with the technical and soft skills needed to move assets towards impact”.

Schwarz actually makes an appearance in this promotional video of the course aimed specifically at the “wealth holders of the next generation” – the global ruling elite of the decades to come – although, in common with some other interviewees, his family name is not disclosed.

The course is also offered across the Atlantic by the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – which by a remarkable coincidence is the very same institution where Guerrilla Foundation guru Marshall Ganz teaches ‘Leadership, Organizing and Action’!

A 2019 article on the Bloomberg website explains: “The program has barely been advertised since its founding in 2015 and word is spread through old-money networks and among European royalty”.

It reports the endorsement of Antonis “Guerrilla” Schwarz, who says: “It gets the scions of the world’s wealthiest families together to talk about impact investing, and I don’t know a lot of programs like that”.

And the article also quotes some of the participants, who are “all staggeringly wealthy”.

One of these is Cheng Ming Zhe, an analyst at Singapore-based Golden Equator Wealth, whose family “made a fortune in property”.

Says Cheng: “When people see there are people changing the world and earning a lot of money at the same time, I believe it will set an example for others of our generation to follow”.

“Changing the world and earning a lot of money at the same time”.

There’s the plan in a nutshell!

At the risk of being condemned as “conspiracy theorists” by an army of fake-left guerrillas, we would also like to point out that the ‘Impact Investing for the Next Generation’ course is held “in collaboration with” none other than Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum

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The Great Reset

The Great Reset (aka Build Back Better, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the New Normal, the Green New Deal or the New Deal for Nature) is an attempted global capitalist coup on a scale never before imagined. It is a bid by an ultra-wealthy elite to take total control over every aspect of our world, our lives and our bodies.

The future they have lined up for us is a fascist transhumanist hell in which freedom has been abolished and humans are merged with robots and turned into commodities for elite profit.

There is a massive overlap between those behind this insidious scheme and the Climate Capitalists whom we and others have previously exposed.

The scam is essentially the same: using a façade of combatting climate change, or a virus, or even social injustice, this criminal mafia intends to force us, our children, and our children’s children into a miserable future of slavery, while they install themselves as undisputed rulers of the world.

Their technological ‘solutions’ to the environmental crisis use the fig leaf of phoney #NetZero ‘sustainability’ to hide the toxic reality of spiralling economic ‘growth’ and profit.

The Great Reset will do nothing to help Mother Nature but will instead prop up and expand the very industrial capitalist system which is murdering her.

The more that people are aware of what this vile billionaire elite are really up to, the less chance they have of getting away with it, and we hope this ever-expanding collection of resources will help spread awareness and, therefore, resistance!

We invite you to have a look at our newly-created Great Reset page of resources.