Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sound The trumpet- Proclaim Liberty

Today is Yom Teruah – Rosh Hashannah (the new year) in modern Judaism, the day of trumpet blasts. It’s known as the Feast of Trumpets in Christianity. Yom Teruah literally means a day of noise/blasts. It’s the first day of the seventh month in the Jewish calendar which begins sunset September 29 and ends sunset September 30. 2011.


Iubilee is of this Hebrew word Iobel, which in English signifieth a trumpet: a yeare of singuler mirth and ioy, and of much reste. -Marbeck, 1581

It’s Time to Wake Up!

The sounding of the shofar on Yom Teruah is a wake-up blast – a reminder that the time is near for the Day of Atonement, the time is near for repentance.

The Yom Teruah trumpet blast is intimatedly connected with  the Jubilee. With a  blast of the shofar, Liberty was proclaimed throughout the land, debts were cancelled and slaves set free. All the dispossessed poor returned and took back their inheritance. The Hebrew “Yobel”, the shofar, the ram’s horn trumpet, later became associated with the Latin words “Jubilum” and “Jubilaire”, which mean to rejoice, to celebrate, to party. So the English word we know as “Jubilee” has always been associated with music, a horn, trumpets, singing, rejoicing, partying and victory celebrations.

It’s time to sound the Trumpet!
It’s time to Proclaim Liberty!

Sound The Shofar : Tekiah , Shevarim, Teruah, Gadolah

This is a short video of the traditional shofar sounds and their names. you can hear the different sounds of the Shofar…



99 percent Occupy Wall Street Protest

Happening now on Wall Street………. The New York Daily News calls them “a bunch of spoiled brats” incovenienceing the “tens of thousands of people who actually have to work for a living” … This is a protest by the 99 percent who will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%….

occupy wall streetWe are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.

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Its not Keynes or Hayek, It’s Leviticus

Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek!

“Fight of the Century” is the new economics hip-hop music video by John Papola and Russ Roberts. Keynes and Hayek never agreed on the answers to these questions and they still don’t. Let’s listen to the greats. See Keynes and Hayek throwing down in “…

This entertaining online video about economics claims that the fight of the century is Keynes vs Hayek. That`s true if you`re talking about the 20th century. I remember my father, John Garman, telling me when I was a young boy, that when I see two people fighting, don`t assume that one is right and the other is wrong, and take sides. In reality, it`s usually the case that both are wrong. In the 21st century, it`s no longer ivory tower economists that are inspiring the world, such as Marx, Keynes or Hayek, it’s Leviticus. For the twenty first century, a new inspiration is emerging from the economic rubble. Activists inspired by the Book of Leviticus are calling for a Debt Jubilee. Yet many consider Leviticus irrelevant. Even dangerously irrelevant. It`s the book in the Bible largely ignored by the church. The concept of liberty expressed in Leviticus is mostly unknown to the students of Marx, Keynes and Hayek.

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Debt of the American Poor Should Be Forgiven

As President Obama prepares to outline a deficit-reduction plan that includes tax increases, as well as cuts to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, anthropologist David Graeber proposes a radical solution: cancel the debt of the nation’s poor. Amy Goodman interviews David Graeber on Democracy Now.

Here is an excerpt from the transcript:

AMY GOODMAN: David Graeber, talk about debt cancellation.

DAVID GRAEBER: Well, one of the things that I discovered in researching my book is that the kind of debt crisis we’re experiencing now, being a real debt crisis, which is a debt crisis that affects ordinary people, debts between the very wealthy or between governments can always be renegotiated and always have been throughout world history. They’re not anything set in stone. It’s, generally speaking, when you have debts owed by the poor to the rich that suddenly debts become a sacred obligation, more important than anything else. The idea of renegotiating them becomes unthinkable. In the past, though, there have been mechanisms, when things get to a point of real social crisis, that have always existed. And they vary by the period of history. In the ancient Middle East, often new kings would simply declare a clean slate and cancel all debts, or all consumer debts, commercial debts, between merchants were often left alone. The Jubilee was a way of institutionalizing that. In the Middle Ages, there were bans on interest taking entirely. There have been many mechanisms.

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An economy that helps people make a living not a killing

Interview with Zeus Yiamouyiannis on the Kaiser Report on Jubilee, the debt crisis, financial fraud, the buy silver crash J P Morgan campaign.

Debt Jubilee : Crash JP Morgan, Buy Silver : : Keiser Report

Max Keiser talks to Zeus Yiamouyiannis of about the debt jubilee and Crash JP Morgan, Buy Silver. KR on FB:

I want economies that help people make a living, not make a killing.

Truth and Liberty – American Jubilee 1854

The Beginning of Slavery in North America


Continuing a series of posts on the historical use of the Jubilee theme:
American Jubilee was the name of an abolitionist periodical (later renamed the Radical Abolitionist) published by William Goodell in New York during the 1850s. The motto of the publication was the Bible verse on the Year of Jubilee:


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The Real Foreign Debt – Do IOU or do UOI?

Indigenous with Shofar

What have our European brothers done with the resources we so generously advanced from the International IndoAmerican Fund?

A letter from an Indian chief to all European governments to repay the gold and silver they borrowed between 1503 and 1660.

By Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc

Here am I, Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc, who have come to discover those who are celebrating the discovery. Here am I, a descendant of those who colonised America 40,000 years ago, who have come to discover those who discovered it 500 years ago.

My European brother at his border asks me for a written document with a visa in order to discover those who discovered me. The European moneylender asks me to pay a debt contracted by Judas which I never authourised to be sold to me. The European pettifogger explains to me that all debts must be paid with interest, even if it means selling human beings and whole countries without their consent. I am gradually discovering them.

I also have payments to claim. I can also claim interest. The evidence is in the Archivo de Indias. Paper after paper, receipt after receipt, signature after signature show that between 1503 and 1660 alone, 185,000 kilos of gold and 16 million kilos of silver were shipped into San Lucar de Barrameda from America.

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