Week of action against new technology.

Low Tech, 05.01.2013

April 21-27, 2013

The money that the United States government is currently spending on new technology should be spent on helping the poor. The United States spends more money on the development of new technology than any other country in the world.

In 2012 the United States government spent $125 billion on the development of new technology. The United States government is giving billions of dollars, our tax money, to universities and corporations for the development of new technology. Tell Congress to decrease funding for new technology and increase funding for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health care, disability benefits, retirement programs, unemployment benefits, welfare, aid to the poor, food stamps, food pantries, charities, homeless shelters and affordable housing. Call, email, contact your senators and representatives in Congress between April 21-27. Organize or attend a protest, march or rally against new technology between April 21-27. Don't buy anything from companies that sell new technology like Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Best Buy, Walmart and Target between April 21-27. Donate your money to charities, food pantries, homeless shelters and other organizations that help the poor between April 21-27. Go to the website  http://weeknotech.blogspot.com/ to learn more about the week of action against new technology.

This week of action was organized by Low Tech.
Low Tech's website is:
 http://lowtech2.blogspot.com/

In the United States the number of homeless people is growing.
 http://news.yahoo.com/hunger-homelessness-rise-u-cities-report-182712758.html

In the United States the number of people living in poverty is growing.
 http://news.yahoo.com/us-poverty-track-rise-highest-since-1960s-112946547--finance.html

Around the world the number of homeless people is growing.
 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/apr/10/20050410-105739-5991r/?page=all

Around the world the number of people living in poverty is growing.
 http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aMi0zYhypiTs

Around the world the number of unemployed people is growing.
 http://wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/pers-m01.html

Around the world the number of starving people is growing.
 http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87006/In-Brief-World-hunger-increases-despite-growth-in-food-production

In 2012 the World Health Organization predicted that the number of starving people will continue to rise in the future.
 http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2012/06/climate-change-exected-to-worsen-hunger-as-rio20-begins/1#.UOSXrWB5EzU

Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health care, disability benefits, retirement programs, unemployment benefits, welfare, aid to the poor, food stamps, food pantries, charities, homeless shelters and affordable housing are social programs.

The amount of money that the United States government is spending on social programs is decreasing.
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/austerity-wall-street_n_1690838.html

The amount of money that governments around the world are spending on social programs is decreasing.
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/austerity-wall-street_n_1690838.html

The United States government plans to decrease spending on social programs in the future.
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/11/fiscal-cliff-talks-medicare-social-security_n_2113259.html

Governments around the world plan to decrease spending on social programs in the future.
 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/07/us-britain-politics-idUSBRE8960BH20121007
 http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-11/23/content_15952134.htm
 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/23/us-germany-budget-cuts-idUSBRE8BM06S20121223
 http://www.houseofjapan.com/local/japan-to-slash-welfare-budget-from-fy-2013

Anything that was invented after the year 2000 is new technology. Anything that was invented before the year 2000 is not new technology. Anything that is invented now is new technology. Anything that is invented in the future is new technology.

Research and development or R&D is another term for the development of new technology.

The United States spends more money on the development of new technology than any other country in the world.
 http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/2012/02/07/global-rd-spending-to-increase-in-2012/

In 2012 the United States government spent $125 billion on the development of new technology.
 http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/2012/02/07/global-rd-spending-to-increase-in-2012/

The United States government plans to increase spending on the development of new technology in the future.
 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=obama-romney-science-debate

In 2012 governments, companies and other organizations around the world spent $1.4 trillion on the development of new technology.
 http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/2012/02/07/global-rd-spending-to-increase-in-2012/

The amount of money that governments, companies and other organizations around the world are spending on the development of new technology is increasing.
 http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/2012/02/07/global-rd-spending-to-increase-in-2012/

Governments, companies and other organizations around the world plan to increase spending on the development of new technology in the future.
 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9234976/China_set_to_surpass_U.S._in_R_D_spending_in_10_years_?source=rss_keyword_edpicks

In 2011 Americans spent $144 billion buying new technology like electronics.
 http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57377104-93/consumer-electronics-spending-hits-$144b-in-2011/

American consumers spend more money on new technology than any other country in the world.
 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/04/business/20080907-metrics-graphic.html

In 2012 people around the world spent $2.1 trillion buying, using and maintaining new technology.
 http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2094015

The money that people spend on new technology should be spent on helping the poor. Instead of using their money to buy new technology people should donate their money to charities, food pantries, homeless shelters and other organizations that help the poor.

Tell everyone you know about this week of action. Pass out flyers for it. Email people about it. Tell people on Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo and other websites about it.

Go here to download a flyer for the week of action against new technology:
 http://www.scribd.com/doc/118353265/flyer-no-tech

Go here to find out how to contact your senators and representatives in Congress:
 http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Go here to see a list of some events related to this week of action:
 http://weeknotech.blogspot.com/p/some-events-related-to-week-of-action.html

The Facebook page for this week of action is:
 http://www.facebook.com/events/517971098234655/

To join the email list for this week of action send a message to:
 lowtech1980@gmail.com

To contact Low Tech send an email to  lowtech1980@gmail.com




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