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The UsuryFree Eye Opener is the electronic arm of the UsuryFree Network. It seeks active usuryfree creatives to help advance our mission of creating a usuryfree lifestyle for everyone on this planet. Our motto is 'peace and plenty before 2020.' The UsuryFree Eye Opener publishes not only articles related to the problems associated with our orthodox, usury-based 1/(s-i) system but also to the solutions as offered by active usuryfree creatives - and much more for your re-education.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Sixth Annual UsuryFree Week - What’s Happening!

Founded on May 13th, 2001, the UsuryFree Network (UFN) has designated Saturday, November 13th, 2010 as the sixth annual UsuryFree Day - which launches the sixth annual UsuryFree Week ending on Friday, November 19th, 2010.

This sixth annual UsuryFree Week will celebrate a series of events that will take place at various locations in Ontario (and elsewhere) to promote awareness about the design flaw of 'usury' and the many problems that are associated with 'usury,' thereby directly and/or indirectly relating it to violence, war, poverty, scarcity and lack while offering solution-oriented ideas that will lead to usuryfree living.

In addition and perhaps more importantly, UsuryFree Week aims to promote the usuryfree community currency movement in general and the usuryfree time currency movement specifically as the optimal method of trading products and/or services locally, nationally and internationally.

The first UsuryFree Day and Week was celebrated in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada from November 13th to November 19th, 2005 to mark the first anniversay of the launch of the usuryfree time currency known as Tamworth Hours. At that time, it was decided to make this week from November 13th to 19th an annual
celebration for usuryfree living.

During this Sixth Annual UsuryFree Week, the growth and expansion of the usuryfree community currency movement will be celebrated and usuryfree time currency will be advocated as the optimal model that has the potential to serve us locally and globally, thereby abolishing usury and replacing it with a simple service charge.

At a special event on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at the Conspiracy Culture, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, there will be a kick-off event at 7:00 PM where Dave Lindsay will be the key note guest speaker. More details at posted at this website:

The NonViolence Festival’s 3rd Annual Economic Forum with the theme “Towards A Peaceful Economy” is scheduled to take place on UsuryFree Day, Saturday, November 13th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

This event is co-hosted by (a) NonViolence Festival (b) Family Life Foundation - Waterloo/Wellington Chapter (c) Our Community Dollar (d) BarterWorks. This FREE Public Forum fits as a worthwhile event to attend during this Sixth Annual UsuryFree Week.

The keynote guest speaker will be Mr. Paul Hellyer who was first elected in to parliament in 1949, and subsequently held posts in the government of St. Laurent, Pearson and Trudeau, eventually achieving the rank of Deputy Prime Minister.

Mr. Hellyer has also held the position of Minister of Defense. He is Canada's senior privy councillor and is the founder of the Canadian Action Party. Through the years, as a journalist and political commentator, he has continued to fight for economic reforms. Mr. Hellyer has written several books on the subject.

At the event, the DVDs Money as Debt and The Crimes of the Canadian Banking System will be screened. There will be lots of opportunity to form discussion groups and to dialogue with like-minded people.

Admission is free but as always donations are greatly appreciated.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to telephone this number: 1.519.716.3592

Readers are also invited to visit the NonViolence website for updated details of this year,s event and a review of previous years’ events.

Other events will be hosted in smaller venues in various places all over the world.

During this Sixth Annual UsuryFree Week, there will be special presentations of Winged Lion Awards. The Winged Lion is the historical symbol of usuryfree money and it has re-appeared on various paper notes of usuryfree community currency. The Winged Lion awards will honour people, businesses and communities that are taking a leadership role in advancing the reality of usuryfree living. (more details at this link)

The Family Life Foundation, a duly registered charitable organiztion with its main office in Richmond Hill, Ontario was a co-sponsor of the first annual UsuryFree Week in 2005. The Family Life Foundation will again support this sixth annual UsuryFree Week. This foundation has been helping to finance the growth and expansion of the usuryfree community currency movement in co-operation with the UsuryFree Network and various local communities.

The modern dawning of the Age of UsuryFree Living commenced in the early 1980's when Michael Linton created the usuryfree LETS (Local Employment Trading System) software. Since then, we have accumulated an abundance of proof positive that we no longer need to be subservient to the banking power that has been ruling this world for centuries. We can now create and spend our own community currencies for FREE, instead of using their (the bankers') currency and keep paying them a FEE (usury).

The traders who use these usuryfree community currencies as a complement with their diminishing amounts of federal cash commonly refer to themselves as usuryfree creatives who are focused on creating a usuryfree lifestyle for everyone on planet earth.

Indeed, the world of usuryfree creatives is now expanding as more and more common people see the possibility of experiencing the reality of usuryfree living. They are learning to acquire products and/or services for their personal, family and business needs by negotiating trades locally by using a usuryfree community currency.

Usuryfree creatives know that the design flaw of usury controls orthodox economics and profits the creditors (bankers) obscenely, while the common debtors (people) endure severe financial stress because they signed impossible loan and/or mortgage and credit card contracts for lack of knowledge about how modern banking really works.

For more details about events happening during UsuryFree Week contact: The UsuryFree Network, P. O. Box 9333, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 3V1 Tel: 1.888.NOUSURY Email:


UsuryFree Creative: “One who is dedicated to living a usuryfree lifestyle.”
UsuryFree Network: “A private network of usuryfree creatives who are actively promoting the usuryfree lifestyle.”
Winged Lion: “The historical symbol of usuryfree money is re-born and is printed on various paper notes of usuryfree community currency in this 21st Century.”


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