Contributor Series: Daniel Evaeus

On our blog, in our “Contributor Series”, we will be featuring our speakers and contributors at the Forum, so you can get to know the individual, their work, and their passion, before you arrive at the end of August.


This is a special Contributor Series, for this contributor is not traveling to Los Angeles to attend the forum, but lives in the Elderberries Threefold community and is one of the core team co-workers and hosts of How We Will. We warmly introduce to you Daniel Evaeus.


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Co-Founder of Have Seeds Threefold House

& Urban First Aid: Art is Medicine

 

 


“I have never before bumped up so strongly against the boundaries set by my ego. But through the learning, some boundaries dissolve. And that nourishes and inspires me a lot to say the least. I used to fear the mundanity of practical work. I am now learning how intention can illumine, uplift and give it meaning.”

– Daniel, illuminating the transformative work of Elderberries 3Fold Cafe


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As manager of Elderberries 3Fold Cafe

“It all comes to life in the cafe environment between the practical work and the social aspect of co-working and caring for customers. Still, pursuing truth asks the utmost courage and vulnerability of me…

I feel my heart slowly opening in compassion but still I wonder – what more can I do? The world is in such a needy state. How can I really come to be touched by the pain and beauty around me everywhere, every day, in a way that lights a pure fire of inspiration within to create beauty and give love selflessly, infinitely and always? It seems my pain must be healed by answering the question of “what ails thee”?

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I live in Los Angeles where I’ve dedicated my life to healing in the social realm through the work of Elderberries Threefold Cafe and it’s related endeavors. Born to Swedish-American parents, I grew up multilingual and in different countries and continents. Cultural experiences have sensitized my perception and understanding of all human beings. I’ve always radically followed my heart but only more recently fallen in love with life as I grow conscious of my creative forces. A training in violin making marked an important developmental step during which I learned through my experience that what we practice shapes our being. 4 years of crafting instruments in a Bavarian mountain village, unexpectedly turned out to be my preparation for mediation, facilitation and community building for the world. Now, how can I be of service to someone else’s destiny unfolding?’


The Cafe

Elderberries 3Fold Cafe is striving to build healthy, vital individuals and communities.  The last few years of the cafe in Hollywood have seen tremendous personal transformations and a vibrant will to take action. Whether it be fostering sober and safe spaces for reflection and grounding, feeding and empowering the homeless and mentally challenged, or striving to find more beautiful and compassionate ways to engage in social activism, Elderberries 3Fold Cafe is humbly and relentlessly sowing the seeds for a more beautiful future.

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The cafe believes that in order for the young people of the world to be able to bring their healing gifts to fruition, they are going to need safe and socially inspired spaces that invite creativity and ask us to be bold.  The vision has always been for there to be 7 cafes across the countrybeacons of light, for international collaboration.  Elderberries calls it the “Michael Grailroad”, connecting and empowering the young people across the continent.
The second cafe’s seeds have emerged in Chicago! Co-workers, Frank, Kait, Destiny, and many others you’ll meet at the forum, created this video to kick off a crowdfunding campaign to establish the second Elderberries Cafe in the Midwest. Check out the video below featuring Daniel and friends, to get a sense of the community who is hosting How We Will Forum.

MNI WICONI / WATER IS LIFE

Daniel

as water protector

15591649_10208301292831310_2089505166597721204_oDaniel went twice to support the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock Reservation, ND. Many co-workers from the Elderberries community went to protect the water and stand in solidarity with the indigenous communities fighting for their sovereignty.

After returning from Standing Rock, Daniel, Caleb, and Gésaël spoke of their experience as contributors to Initiative Forum in Järna, Sweden. 


20448901_10211309084256824_996454666665275307_oBesides his daily work with running Elderberries Threefold Cafe, Daniel co-founded and holds the Have Seeds Threefold House, an intentional co-living space and the cultural hub Urban First Aid ~ Art Is Medicine. A global community of light bearers connected to The Youth Initiative Program in Sweden and The Anthroposophical Society help keep his fire burning. His main focus is around transformational processes of becoming, facilitation and mediation, to which he brings great empathy and sensitivity.


Ready to co-create with Daniel, join our cultural collective, and come envision a more compassionate future? Join us in LA at our forum, from August 31st- September 4th, 2017.

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Contributor Series: Nancy Poer

On our blog, in our “Contributor Series”, we will be featuring our speakers and contributors at the Forum, so you can get to know the individual, their work, and their passion, before you arrive at the end of August.


Nancy PoerNancy Jewel Poer

Internationally Recognized Waldorf Educator, Author, Artist & Activist

 

 

 

“Can we address how to ‘make it human’ in the face of the powerful take over of human life by our soul-less technology, for we are the ones who must ever more vigilantly make it human? .. We are the ones that need to have our hearts open to the intervention of the spirit.  As things intensify in world affairs, let us also recognize the miracles. For example, the huge, peaceful, totally non violent, Women’s March, the largest mobilization in the nation’s history on January 21, 2017!  Or the great offering of prayer and courage at Standing Rock as the most powerful, capitalistic, materialistic, destructive forces in the world are being faced,- or the deeply ‘human’ compassionate responses to the plight of refugees? Spirit intervention is alive – ever inspiring us to make it more alive and real and recognize it in this world… to make it human!”

– Nancy Poer, from “Make it human, people”



Nancy Poer, Director of award-winning documentary on conscious dying

The Most Excellent Dying of Theodore Jack Heckleman

“I have seldom seen a film that captures so sensitively, and with such honesty and hope, the death of someone so loved and loving.”

-Johnathan Stedall, Internationally known BBC film maker, producing documentaries of  the lives of Ghandi, Carl Jung, and many more.


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Nancy is a versatile artist, creating paintings, directing film, writing articles and books.nancy book.png

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some of her inspiring work here.


Nancy Jewel Poer was born and raised in California. As a child she loved horses and outdoor life and graduated from the University of Arizona with hopes of becoming a veterinarian. But her large family of six children, three sons and three daughters, became the creative center of her work, along with teaching in the International Waldorf schools.

Nancy is known across the United States, for her lively lectures on Waldorf education, parenting, child development, the spiritual feminine, the mission of the spiritual America, and threshold work. She felt called to threshold work, first assisting with home births, and then pioneering support for home deaths in the community, which she has done for over thirty five years. Nancy is considered a grandmother of the national home death movement and has helped in the founding of threshold groups across the United States.  She has written a book considered a classic in the home death movement,   Living Into Dying, Spiritual and Practical Deathcare for Family and Community, which has empowered people throughout the country to care for their loved ones at death.

 Nancy has served as consumer advocate on the CARE committee for creating end of life policy for the state of California. She is the producer of an award winning, full length documentary on conscious dying, “The Most Excellent Dying of Theodore Jack Heckelman”. and she appears in the PBS documentary A Family Undertaking.  An artist as well as a writer, she has published A Child’s First Book,  Mia’s Apple Tree,  and in 2011 The Tear, A Children’s Story of Hope and Transformation When a Loved One Dies as well as art prints and cards for children and adults.

She is a co-founder of Rudolf Steiner College, a Waldorf teachers’ college near Sacramento, and taught there for forty years. Her courses have included the Spiritual Mission of America.  She was co-editor of special America edition forLillipoh magazine and lectured in the national conference on The Inner America, 2009. She has taught children at all grade levels, K-12, and began three Waldorf kindergartens, the last as the founding teacher for the Cedar Springs Waldorf School in Placerville, California.

Nancy and her husband, Gordon are both pilots and built their own airplane.  They live in the Sierra foothills on White Feather ranch where they raise cattle, have a bio-dynamic garden, host school classes, and Nancy gives women’s retreats and conferences to help pass the work on to others. The ranch serves in many capacities to bring people together for  sustainable organic agriculture, supporting spiritual education for teachers and children and building  sustainable communities for the future.

 


Ready to join our cultural collective and come envision a more compassionate, creative, and spiritual future? Join us in LA at our forum, from August 31st- September 4th, 2017.

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Contributor Series: Bart Eddy

On our blog, in our “Contributor Series”, we will be featuring our speakers and contributors at the Forum, so you can get to know the individual, their work, and their passion, before you arrive at the end of August.


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Educator, Social Entrepreneur & Community Development Advocate

 

 

 

“You have to live out your dreams, whatever they might be, as frail as they are. Take it on, do it, live it, and something will happen.”

– Bart Eddy, in an interview by Roadtrip Nation


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Water Cycler trikes created by Detroit Community High School teacher Bart Eddy and high school students at the Brightmoor Maker Space are featured in an article on Getting Smart.

IMG_5779Place-based learning engages students in solving problems in their communities. In the Brightmoor neighborhood of northwest Detroit, one of the biggest problems is lack of water–ironic in a state surrounded by it. The issue resulted from a 2015 decision by the city to shut off water service to 23,300 Detroit homes in a crackdown on delinquent accounts. Brightmoor residents were left to collect water from their roofs using rain barrels, but the water was not safe for drinking. How’s that for a challenge for students to take on?

Enter teacher Bart Eddy and the high school students from Detroit Community High School at the Brightmoor Maker-Space, an afterschool and summer program that is focused on entrepreneurship, sustainability and social justice. Rather than let his students feel defeated by this situation, Bart wanted to help them find a solution. Using industrial tricycles donated by UAW Ford and the Ford Motor Company, Bart and his students applied science curriculum items to the real-world to develop mobile, solar-powered water purification units. The ‘Water Cycler’ trikes feature solar recharge capability and battery-powered pumps. Throughout the project, students collaborated with The Ross School of Business and The Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, and also gained support from local foundations and community activists.

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Bart Eddy is an educator, social entrepreneur and community development advocate who has worked in Detroit for more than 30 years. During that time, he has Co-Founded the Barnabas Youth Opportunities Center (1983), Detroit Community Schools (1997) and the Sunbridge International Collaborative (2012). He currently directs the “Brightmoor Makers” program for youth employment and advocacy and is passionately committed to helping young people find their sense of vision, mission and purpose in the global community. Bart was a class teacher at the Detroit Waldorf School from 1988-1996.


Ready to join our cultural collective and come co-create with Bart and the Brightmoor Makers youth? Join us in LA at our forum, from August 31st- September 4th, 2017.

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Contributor Series: Matre

On our blog, in our “Contributor Series”, we will be featuring our speakers and contributors at the Forum, so you can get to know the individual, their work, and their passion, before you arrive at the end of August.


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Hip-Hop Artist & Educator

 

 

“Inner and outer change is possible when we know our creative power. When we recognize ourselves as creators, we can shape ourselves and our world beyond definition or limitation.

Hip Hop is a science for knowing ourselves this way. From head-spins to beat-juggling to 3D paint portals, we get in touch with our limitless genius and build with the inspiration it brings.

In virtually every place on the planet folks are cultivating and building with this science. With tens of millions practicing Hip Hop arts, culture and philosophy it’s one of the most influential impulses on earth. From schools to war zones, galleries to back alleys, grass roots organizing to presidential politics, countless people are inspired, healed and educated through Hip Hop.

If we look (and make sure to look beyond mass-media’s skewed and severely limited portrayal) we can see Hip Hop’s impact. As lovers and livers of the culture we can also see there are next levels to be reached.”

– Matre, from “Hip Hop & Healing Change”


PROJECTS


New Son Projects
Working with all elements of Hip Hop culture, New Son Projects focuses on Hip Hop’s power as a tool for social change as well as personal and community healing. Founded in 2010, this organization works with a diverse range of approaches, from music to mentoring, community building, education and social entrepreneurship. 

(Matre Live in Järna, Sweden 2010)

 


ShadeTree
Combining new ideas with traditional ways of knowledge, ShadeTree serves as an intentional community of mentors, elders, teachers, artists, healers and advocates for the healthy development of youth and community. Working with the practice of Indaba or ‘deep talk,’ ShadeTree provides spaces for healing, inspiration and connection by witnessing, acknowledging and welcoming each other’s unique gifts, and supporting one another to follow the paths these gifts call us towards.

From classrooms to prisons, conferences to community rituals, ShadeTree works with a diverse community internationally with an emphasis on mentoring, rites of passage and collaborative economics.

Click here to read / hear more about ShadeTree and co-founder / co-director, Orland Bishop:http://www.globalonenessproject.org/interviewee/
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(ShadeTree Community and Extended International Family
@ Economics of Peace Gathering, Watts Art Gallery,
Watts CA, July 2010)

Street Poets
Street Poets Inc. is a non-profit poetry-based peace-making organization dedicated to the creative process as a force for individual and community transformation. Street Poets works with at-risk youth in the juvenile detention facilities, schools and streets of Los Angeles County with the mission of inspiring them to discover and develop their voices, to support their healing, growth and development, and to connect them with diverse and supportive communities.
http://www.streetpoetsinc.com

(Street Poets Staff @ Ecological Art Gallery, LA 2008)

2012: The New Game
Inspired by the idea that everyone wants to and can transform the world, and working with the highly impactful Oasis Game strategy that social change can be fast, fun and free, 2012: The New Game is an invitation to play, connect and change the world. With an organizing network spanning six continents, the game is bringing together an international community from a vast spectrum of backgrounds, ages and fields to co-create a next level game for global change.

(Oasis Games and New Game co-founder
Edgard Gouvéia playing with children in Brazil)

 


Matre is a hip-hop artist and educator inspired by the empowering spirit of hip-hop culture and the arts. With a focus on cultural transformation, healing and economic justice, he works with Los Angeles based non-profits, ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation, Street Poets Inc., and Rhythm Arts Alliance, and is a founding member of hip-hop collectives Top2Bottom and LA2theBay. His recent projects include “Listen” – a youth justice initiative in collaboration with the #studentsnotsuspects coalition and the ACLU of Southern California – and “Mars Today” – a musical call for the advancement of moral technology, together with award-winning Finnish rapper Paleface and Tanzanian singer Ashimba.


Ready to join our cultural collective and see creativity in action with Matre? Join us in LA at our forum, from August 31st- September 4th, 2017.

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Contributor Series: Laura Summer

On our blog, in our “Contributor Series”, we will be featuring our speakers and contributors at the Forum, so you can get to know the individual, their work, and their passion, before you arrive at the end of August.


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Painter & Co-Founder of Free Columbia

 

 

“Though culture is often marginalized, the health of society is actually completely dependent upon it. Culture is the wellspring from which all economic and political forms and reforms are born. 

 We can understand it as the realm of creativity – the domain where individual capacities are nurtured and given expression through education, art, science, religion and spirituality. ” – In discussing “Free Culture”, from Free Columbia


Free Columbia

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fc puppetsMission:

To provide an artistic course of study out of the inspiration of Anthroposophy which seeks to promote and ignite freedom.

The Story:

Free Columbia is about change – change in ourselves, change in the world. It is about learning to perceive through color, form, movement, creative process and thinking. Learning to perceive what is needed, what is being asked for from the world. It is about new social forms of interacting, of understanding, of financing.

The Free Columbia Art Courses are intensive explorations into art. Currently ongoing painting blocks are available, as are week-long intensives in the summer and winter, after school classes for children, once a week practical arts classes, evening lectures, a study group, music performances and artist residencies.

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Free Columbia is based on an understanding of the importance of creating independent and accessible educational and artistic opportunities.  There are no set tuitions. Suggested donation amounts based on what it costs to run courses are provided.  It is possible to make a monthly pledge to support Free Columbia as well.

Free Columbia takes place in rural Columbia County, New York, 2 hours north of NYC.  It is supported by people all over the country.


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 Free Columbia has 5 books available here.


Laura Summer is a painter and co-founder of Free Columbia, an arts initiative that is financially accessible to everyone. She has been working with questions of color and contemporary art for 25 years. Her work, to be found in private collections in the US and Europe, has been exhibited at the National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York City and at the Sekem Community in Egypt. She founded two temporary alternative exhibition spaces in Hudson NY, 345 Collaborative Gallery and Raising Matter-this is not a gallery and initiated ART DISPERSAL 2012-17 where 450 pieces of art by professional artists have been dispersed to the public without set prices.


Ready to join our cultural collective and see free culture in action with Laura Summer? Join us in LA at our forum, from August 31st-September 4th, 2017.

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Contributor Series: Orland Bishop

On our blog, in our “Contributor Series”, we will be featuring our speakers and contributors at the Forum, so you can get to know the individual, their work, and their passion, before you arrive at the end of August.


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LA Based Community Activist/ Founder of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation

 

 

 

“The most important thing is community building. How do you help someone find healthy relationships and community? Contained in that are two aspects of health, a social and an individual aspect and they work on physical, mental and spiritual levels. Health is the basis to finding purpose in life and making that purpose visible through creative work.”

-Orland Bishop, in an interview with Waldorf Today




Orland Bishop combines an extensive study of phenomenology, western and indigenous cosmologies with a deep dedication to human rights advocacy and cultural renewal. Orland is a lineage holder in African Gnosis Traditions and works at the intersection of human consciousness and societal development. Orland is the Founder and Executive Director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, California, a unique organization of social architects and entrepreneurs devoted to creating new social forms and collaboratives for systems change.

ShadeTree’s Genesis Pathway is a human development process designed to mentor youth through self-knowledge and the creating of community. Shadetree uses the core idea of “genius to genius” mentoring which helps to reveal the inherent gifts in each individual while seeking ways for each to live productively and originally in the world.”

Orland has served as a mentor to many organizations in Los Angeles, the US and internationally. He is guided by his deep interest in ways of knowing the collective consciousness of groups and the processes of their shared agreements for healthy societal goals and structures. Orland has developed many approaches to systemic and community issues including urban conflicts, gang intervention and truce sustainability. His work has led to a more complex understanding of the economic processes that generate violence. He has worked to create pathways of economics for peace. Orland is an active member in several working groups on the futures of money and systems that leverage monetary wealth and social capital for emerging economies.


Ready to join our cultural collective and see threefolding in action with Orland Bishop? Join us in LA at our forum, from August 31st-September 4th, 2017.

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Contributor Series: Nicanor Perlas

On our blog, in our “Contributor Series”, we will be featuring our speakers and contributors at the Forum, so you can get to know the individual, their work, and their passion, before you arrive at the end of August.


nicanorNicanor Perlas

Activist/Co-Founder of Global Network for Social Threefolding

 

 

“Unraveling the true identity of civil society is an urgent matter. It is not a mere intellectual exercise. The answers we give to this quest will determine the effectiveness with which we engage the world.”

–Nicanor Perlas

from “Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power and Threefolding”



Nicanor’s book is on our Forum’s Reading List! Read it and come ready to threefold at our forum!

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“Nicanor Perlas is one of the profound thinkers of our time. Shaping Globalization is a must-read for all who work for a positive future.”

– David C. Korten, author, The Post Corporate World

 


Nicanor Jesus Perlas III, or “Nicanor Perlas” for short, 67 years of age, has been engaged in trying to create a better world since he was 18 years old. He has led successful global campaigns to stop nuclear power in the Philippines and ban 32 hazardous pesticide formulations. He was also in the core group of People Power 2 that deposed former Philippine President Joseph Estrada who was starting to violate key provisions of the Philippine Constitution. He spearheaded the formulation of Philippine Agenda 21, the sustainable development blueprint of the Philippine government, which introduced into mainstream policy and development circles the societal threefolding approach to participatory governance.

He was also the key negotiator for the Asia Pacific Sustainable Development (APSUD) Coalition, composed of over 5000 organizations spread throughout Asia and the Pacific. APSUD convinced the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), through the chairmanship of then Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos, not to force the total liberalization of the rice sector in the Philippines, thereby sparing 3 million farmers from the adverse impacts of premature trade liberalization. In all these various advocacies, Perlas helped organize and mobilize civil society and its networks and leaders to come together and achieve collective impact.

Perlas is also a global and national plenary lecturer in over a hundred of conferences around the world. He serves a consultant to government, business, and civil society on integral sustainable development and its local adaptation for towns and cities, Sustainable Integrated Area Development or SIAD. For the national and global impact of his work, Perlas received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, in 2003. Earlier, he also received The Outstanding Filipino Award and the UNEP’s Global 500 Award.


Ready to join our cultural collective and see threefolding in action with Nicanor Perlas? Join us in LA at our forum, from August 31st-September 4th, 2017.

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Independence & Interdependence

Dear friends, today is July 4th and we would like to begin our blog presence leading up to the forum with a big hello! And some inspiration from Henry T, a long-standing Threefolding imagineer and activist and one of the contributors at How We Will.

On July 4th of 2012, he boldly stepped up to sign a Threefold Declaration at John Hancock’s desk in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Henry T was immediately detained and fined $350 which he later told a judge he would “practice to refuse paying”. This eventually led to a SWAT team being sent to his home in upstate NY to collect $375 and upon further refusal 18 days in prison including solitary confinement. Henry T shares his whole experience of the events here.

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Below in his ‘Letter On The Nation’s Probation’, he shares the importance of interdependence in the economic realm and the idea of the ‘Threefold Republic’.Friends, let this day be a reminder of the values that constitute this country, and inspire actions and imaginations in service of a more humane future.


Letter on the Nation’s Probation

October 25, 2012

U.S. Probation Office
James T. Foley Courthouse
445 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

To the United States and to those Citizens who serve as functionaries of its Federal Probation organ,

I will not pay tribute to the United States regime. In Philadelphia yesterday, the United States—or more truthfully, the Corporate-Military States—fined me $375 for signing a Declaration of Interdependence on the desk where John Hancock signed the other document. I harmed no one and damaged no thing. The British Government of North America similarly tried to punish the “scofflaws” in 1776.

I will help you understand. You, the United States, are the one who is on probation, you are being probed and tried by Humanity and the Times:

Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: “Too late.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr., The World House

An Illegitimate Empire:

Over the past century, your regime has been shaped by economic corporations via payments to two non-governmental organizations—the Party of the Left and the Party of the Right. The very substance and fabric of our laws have been determined by monied interests funneled through those two organizations. Even the citizen who “judged” me yesterday was appointed partly because of his allegiance to one of the two party organizations, and he was paid by the same entity which was prosecuting me: The United States of America versus Travis Henry.

Instead of a living association of benevolent businesses meeting real human needs, our economy has become a financial game. Instead of a human-scaled, warm-hearted governance, we have a bureaucratic, spectacular circus handed back and forth between whichever of the two evils seems less evil at the moment. And our culture is pervaded by nationalist blindedness to the resentment which our own violent, hateful deeds have evoked in the rest of humanity.

You have kept one of America’s greatest men, Tim DeChristopher (who you probably haven’t even heard of), in prison for 14 months to “make an example of him” for his non-violent challenge of the fusion of corporation and state. You have spent untold resources to follow and surveil Tarek Mehanna for years—when it would have been a more prudent use of our time to make amends to the Islamic Nation for the harms we have done. You have held Citizen Bradley Manning in prison for two years without trial for his act against the entrenched, secretive culture of U.S. militarism.

Besides these political prisoners, there is a whole world of economic prisoners in the U.S. gulag—like the line of young men who filed before me in the holding cell yesterday—all black men—most of whom would not be there if all 40-hour jobs in the American Economy, including fast food and convenience store work, were required by law to provide at least the same pay and benefits that entry level Federal workers receive—like the amply-salaried Federal employees I saw arrayed against me in the courthouse yesterday.

You and your courts blithely take days and years out of the lives of our men and women, but if we interfere with Government Operations for even a moment, you are ready with state-sanctioned force. You are a plutocracy and oligarchy which wields the police and military as its tool. You are an illegitimate regime which deserves to be overthrown.

I want nothing to do with you. It is my duty, at least to wash my hands of you. Yet, except for a few atavistic pockets of statist-socialist or theocratic regimes, all countries in humanity’s world are corporatocratic colonies of the American Empire, and there is no place on the wide earth to escape, even if I wished to. And I am an American. I am a member of the American People as a cultural identity, even though her worn-out political-economic raiment is ready to be discarded. So it is my will to stay here until we have completed regime change in America.

A governance worthy of my respect:

Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect and that will be one step toward obtaining it.”

—Henry David Thoreau, Resistance to Civil Government

There are three actions which will reconcile my relationship with the United States:

1) Enactment of the constitutional Separation of Corporation and State, of Business and Governance, of Wealth and Rights.

2) Enactment of the constitutional Severance of all Political Party Organizations from the State.

3) The beginning of National Amends to all Peoples, Organizations, and Individuals we have harmed since 1776.

Any U.S. leader who touches these three “freeze zones” will become a target of the corporate-military interests. How can I ask the American leadership to courageously enact these healing measures, if I’m not willing to put my own life on the line? Though I prefer to be free, I would rather be in jail than bow to an evil empire. The Soviet Union was replaced by the Russian Federation. And the United States will be replaced. It will have a new name.

From Uniform Government to Twofold Republic, and then Threefold Republic:

I recently saw an exhibit at the National Museum of American History in our nation’s capital. It defined the seven roles of the American President, one of which is “Manager of the Economy”.

It is an illegitimate conflict of interest for the Head of State to have the role of Manager of the Economy. This is indicative of the structural fusion of Corporation and State. The Second American Revolution will make a distinct Chief Economic Executive, of equivalent stature to the political President. The role of the economic Manager will be to create jobs and develop the economy. This individual will serve as the transparent, human face of the American Economy. All the economic departments of the US Government will be transferred to form an economic executive branch.

That will clarify the remaining role of the political President: to ensure equality of all human beings before the law. The feeding trough which attracts lobbyists will be removed. Rights will no longer be for sale.

Besides the “Economic President” and their executive branch, there will also be an Economic Forum—equivalent in stature to the political Congress—made of all the businesses in the country, along with their chambers of commerce and industry associations, the labor unions, and consumer federations. The stock markets and financial sector will be put in their place. Their legitimate place is to create capital for human businesses—not to make obscure games whereby a few amoral gamblers, oligarchic family lineages, and non-human economic collectivities extract the wealth and wages from the rest of the populace. The Economic Forum will be the rightful arena for the development of an entrepreneurial economy founded on good will.

The Separation of Party and State:

Another presidential role from that museum exhibit is that of “Party Leader”. This role is also illegitimate. It is systemically unlawful for there to be any explicit or implicit relationship between a Governance worker and his or her membership in non-governmental organizations or clubs.

We will entirely sever all political parties from the actual governance. No party affiliation will be listed on government ballots. Individuals as human individuals—not as party functionaries—will offer themselves for political-rights service. Governance facilities, including at the local level, will be constitutionally banned from hosting “primary elections” (in-party leadership meetings). Churches and civic clubs hold their leadership elections in their own facilities, and so will the Democratic and Republican Parties…if they don’t simply wither away and die once they are no longer embedded in the Governance. In the eyes of the Governance, the only election is the General Election.

And presently, our representatives are physically seated by their professed allegiance to the Organization of the Left or the Organization of the Right. This collapses all the nuanced qualities of human perspective into a flat, fear-based spectrum of Liberal versus Conservative—Blue State versus Red State. The Separation of Party and State will end this practice. Governance legislatures will seat their workers by last name, not by their affiliation with a party or other civics club.

National Amends:

We will make National Amends to all countries we have harmed since the United States began. Then there will not be so much resentment, which is why the American People feel the need for a gigantic standing army. All Indian treaties with the Original Humanity of this continent will be honored, and Black Humanity in America will receive 40 acres and a mule.
It is gravely important that America soon apologize to Iranian Humanity for the wrongs we did, and clear our side of the street, in order to avert the U.S. Establishment’s plan to provoke or stage a crisis and justify a nuclear assault.

Who am I?:

There is an Idea which is bigger than the Spirit of the United States. Through this Idea, all human beings will be able to practice standing taller than the even the most gigantic Government on earth. I strive to be filled with this Idea.

I have participated in the Tea Party and in Occupy. I honor the peaceful rEVOLutionary efforts of both the left and the right. The story of how I was noticed by the US Government is published here:

http://occupiedstories.com/imprisoned-for-a-declaration-of-interdependence.html

I have signed, and helped craft, two recent petitions calling for the structural end of the Democratic-Republican regime.

https://www.change.org/petitions/vote-no-confidence-in-the-federal-government

http://www.change.org/petitions/help-remove-special-interest-groups-from-the-federal-government-sign-no-confidence-referendum

Yet my primary work is with Threefold Now: The Movement for the Tri-Sector (R)Evolution. From out of this comes the Declaration which I voiced again at the Federal Court in Philadelphia yesterday:

https://sites.google.com/site/threefoldnow/threefolddeclaration

I am striving to enact the separation of powers in our fused Corporate Democracy, so that it unfolds into two distinct administrations:

1) An entrepreneurial Economic Republic founded on goodness and brotherhood. I have designed and made a cloth flag for this Economic Administration, and I was arrested while flying this inside Independence Hall.

2) And a constitutional Rights Republic where every individual human citizen has a real voice, and where corporations and organizations have no voice whatsoever. These are not human persons.

The further completion of our Twofold Republic, will be the formation of a third sector: a free Cultural Republic made of all the schools, universities, and non-profit organizations in the country, wherein all Americans might unfold as sovereign, self-reliant individuals.

So, I perceive our societal distress is threefold: economic, political, and cultural. Healing has to come about in all three. This is the Threefold Idea. No entity, no matter how large and violent, can imprison or kill an Idea.

My upcoming engagement with the U.S. Government:

There’s no need to break down my door, like your colleagues recently did in the Pacific Northwest at the house of Leah-Lynn Plante. Like her, I won’t hurt one hair on the head of any human being, including those dear citizens who are serving as guardians of the peace.

If you send me a letter saying when you’d like to meet, I will meet you here in Philmont. I have already wasted enough resources driving down to Philadelphia and missing work to address your petty court. I will go about my life and work, and you are welcome to come meet me when you will. As individuals, you Federal Probation Officers in Albany are probably fine people. Yet I hold despite and contempt for the organization you work for—the United States.

The United States Governance does not need another $375. It already has enough money to build robot assassin drones. It’s not about the money though. Even if the fine was erased, I aim to end your Uniform States and—employing any and all non-violent, transparent, spiritual means—vigorously replace it with a Twofold, and then Threefold Republic. We will plant a new flag above Wall Street and above the Federal Reserve.

Why don’t you join me? The Threefold Republic is open, I believe, to all of humanity.


I bow not yet before the Iron Crown,
nor cast my own small golden sceptre down
.

In liberty, equality, and fraternity,
Travis Henry

The posted letter is slightly revised from the one I mailed, with fixed typos, some varied synonyms, and reformatting.