TRUTHFEST - Festival
September 29th - October 1st 2006
- camping near Bristol
Truthfest is an event which promises to mix debate and discussion
with some of the finest entertainment in the land. The current
political landscape plus the need to challenge what is purported
to be the truth is the inspiration for this event. The daytimes
are to be given over to a series of speeches, debates and
films all designed to encourage debate whilst the evenings
will be a time to relax and enjoy some truly fantastic music.
Our ambitions are for the people who attend to leave the festival
feeling inspired and looking positively to the future. We
intend to balance the serious issues with some known solutions
and through the medium of chaired discussion hopefully formulate
some new ones of our own. The event will be laid out in a
novel and intriguing way with the daytime event presented
as "The Spiral of Knowledge". The truth fest
is divided into eight strands of thought that cover and interlock,
and whilst this does not cover the entire expanse of subject
that need to be reviewed, it is enough begin to gather a consensuses
for positive action.
The eight fold path
Since the attacks of September 11th 2001, a War on Terror
has been fought worldwide against an unseen enemy who could
strike anywhere, at any time. Speculation about the facts
and theories of this paradigm event are widespread, by partisan,
apolitical with the participation of all faiths. The guarded
secrecy and lies surrounding September 11th 2001 and the Wars
of Terror that it spawned, underscores the covert influence
which corrupts government. Through dialogue, is it possible
to come to a deeper understanding of the mechanics of war
and create viable avenues of action to contest global Para
The arrival of GMOs in the food chain has sparked a huge debate
over the food we eat, establishing organic farming standards
in the mainstream. However, with increasing cases of cancer
fatalities and new diseases, modern medicine is now based
on prevention and treatment of the symptoms rather than effective
cures. Who benefits from a relationship held between the food
chain, our health care and the biochemical industry? What
are the means available to create a cohesive network for a
We all know it cannot buy you love, yet few will ever examine
the method through which money is invested and often abused.
Widespread financial illiteracy has created a fog of debt
that devastates lives across the UK. Free trade agreements
tie nations into financial contracts that use debt to gain
strategic political and economic advantage. Using holistic
assessments of the global banking system; is it possible to
promote financial education to empower our modern lifestyle
and address a worldwide monetary imbalance? A representative
of LETSlink UK will be taking part in this forum.
More and more of us are now aware that we need to re-evaluate
how humanity is using its earth's precious resources. The
UK government pursues the use of more nuclear power stations,
while environmentalists argue that this is not a viable alternative
to the energy crisis. Still a solution is no clearer. However,
for over 100 years many scientists and inventers have declared
they have developed alternative power sources. Dismissed by
mainstream science, these inventors claim to have broken established
scientific laws by creating Over Unity Devices. Could a future
of Free Energy beckon? How will such a paradigm shift alter
the fabric of society across the planet?
Fact: Secret Societies exist. Many heads of government, military,
business corporations and aristocracy are active members within
these organizations. How these groups exercise influence over
society is speculation. However, unchecked convert meetings
potentially create a dangerous breeding ground for extremist
philosophies to prosper and also undermines public trust in
the democratic process. As we work towards a transparent and
honest society we have to question the function of secret
societies in the governing of worldly affairs and our democratic
responsibility. So how can we start to dispel fact from fiction
and understand the role these organisations play in determining
global policy and law?
The rise in civilian surveillance has blossomed along with
a war on terror. As we give over more of our civil liberties
to government and limitations are placed upon our rights to
dissent more people are now questioning the concept of freedom.
As new technologies are developed in this area what are the
issues surrounding our rights to privacy in the 21st century?
Everyone is now aware of the increasing difficulty to get
onto the housing ladder. With the increase in the price of
houses the rental market has opened its doors to help provide
a cheaper alternative. In an industrialised world the ability
to develop an autonomous live style seem extremely difficult.
Given this dependency can sustainable ways of living be organised
and integrated into our existing communities and what structure
is needed to secure a more stable future for our children?
Many people look at astrology as star signs printed in the
back of a news paper but rarely do we consider it in terms
of the planets. History teaches us that the ancient cultures
believed in the planetary movements as far back as Samaria.
In recent times there has been a resurgence of theories around
a planetary alignment that is set to occur on 2012, as predicted
by the Mayan calendar. With the wealth of information at our
fingertips presented through the communications revolution
there can be no doubt that we are entering a new paradigm
at this time. How far will this go and what will it mean for
Each of these paths is divided into three stages of learning
each of which takes place sequentially but in a different
1. Talk Experts express their truths followed by a Question
and answer session
2. Film Video evidence is presented that relates to the talk
3. Dialogue - Small groups break up and form solutions-based
The purpose for this structure is to firstly allow participants
to follow specific topics of enquiry and focus finally on
small groups taking action. Secondly is will allow for a controlled
output of information that can collectively be collated and
used to strengthen the position of the underground movement
for truth, peace and culture.
For further information you can
visit - www.myspace.com/truthfest
or contact the organisers direct on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are for sale here - www.cultureshop.org/details.php?code=FEST
NB We are
planning to run a Bureau de Change at this event, in association
with LETSlink UK. Ideally we would like to have a totally
"sterling-free" zone, but given the realities of
companies using card-payment systems, this may not be entirely
possible. However, we can use the currency in lieu of sterling
cash for food and drink and other items for sale, such as
books and videos, and also for providing food for volunteers.
rationale of the is that the stall-holders will have have
agreed a percentage with the organisers of their turnover,
rather than paying a flat-rate for their stall, which at the
outset establishes a "stakeholder" and "income-sharing"
principle, and the notes will be used to record their takings
in a "sterling-free" zone.
The Bureau de
Change will be located at the entrance to the Festival, next
to the ticket collection point. Visitors will be offered an
explanatory leaflet/wallet containing "fiver" notes
in exchange for the equivalent in sterling. Stallholders will
be provided with change vouchers equivalent to "one"
pound coin and a 50p coin, which they will give as change
to customers. Anyone needing more vouchers can buy more from
the bureau de change, and stallholders needing more "change"
can likewise exchange "fivers".
At the end of
the festival sterling can be retrieved from the Bureau de
Change throughout the festival, in accordance with the percentage
already agreed, and visitors can also change back their vouchers
at face value. Any vouchers kept by visitors after the event,
since it is only an "Event Currency" will not have
any official value. However, if we took it to the next stage
and made the design not easily reproducible by unauthorised
parties, it could be used on an ongoing basis, at least within
the small communities who are involved with the Truthfest......