A website set up to promote the merits of an open access, moneyless society has reached the landmark of 50,000 signatories, representing almost every nation on the planet.
The www.freeworldcharter.org site was set up in March 2011 by Irish songwriter and music producer Colin Turner with visitors able to sign up and support ten objectives aimed at creating a fairer, far more sustainable world.
The 50,000th signatory was Neno Crvelin from Croatia. Reflecting sentiments shared by many who sign the Charter, Neno commented: “I have opened my eyes to think about what we can all do to progress, instead of just thinking about myself.”
Founder Colin Turner explained: “This is a magnificent milestone. I never believed that the site would strike a chord with so many people around the world. We are now aiming to reach 100,000 signatories!
“Slowly but surely we are waking up to the many errors of our ways. The current trajectory we are on is unsustainable both environmentally and economically. Without caring for the planet and its people, we are destined to go the way of the dodo.
“The Free World Charter, like many similar organisations and movements set up in recent years, seeks to address the many existential issues we face holistically. Our problems are all interconnected and, until we realise that money lies at the root cause of most of them, then we will keep making the same mistakes
“We are a long way from our goal of building a harmonic, progressive and moneyless society but millions of people, including our 50,000 signatories, recognise that it is wholly possible. It is just about empowering a collective will to challenge the prevailing and, literally bankrupt, status quo,” added Colin.
The busiest day occurred on the 27th March 2013 with over 1,000 signing up to the Charter. Around 19% of signatories hail from the USA with France, Germany, the UK and Canada constituting the remaining top five positions. A total of 206 nations are represented. You can view the full breakdown HERE.
He continued “It’s a spiritual evolution in the minds of individuals as much as anything and, to quote Albert Einstein, ‘we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.’”
Colin has also recently set up a free world clock that acts as a countdown to this proposed sea change in thinking with a target date of July 4th, 2040. He has also attempted to trek around the world without the use of money getting to the edge of Europe before being forced to abort his odyssey.
“That was an incredible experience that taught me that everyone is capable of being open to this idea, no matter what their background, personal wealth or circumstances.
“There’s a spirit within humanity that is so much more vivid and alive than that allowed by the limited, existing paradigm of greed, debt and serfdom. When we truly think for ourselves, we think for everyone!” added Colin.
Colin was also been behind a 2015 Eurovision Song Contest entry (VIEW HERE) together with musicians from across Europe. It was well received as part of the Swiss qualifying process and he’s also initiated a campaign to encourage Iceland to become the world’s first resource based economy.
“The more people that wake up, the more the genie is out of the box. Once you have planted the seeds in people’s minds that we are capable of building something so much better together, the closer we get to its eventual implementation.
“Back in 2008 we saw the incredible limitations of a global, debt-consumed economy starkly exposed. We need to build a much better, fairer, more secure world for everyone! It’s in all our hands,” concluded Colin.
For more information about the Free World Charter or to receive a pdf of the Charter and all of its signatories please contact Colin Turner on firstname.lastname@example.org / +353 87 2299031