Anton Pinschof was born an Austrian exile and educated in Britain, mostly by Benedictines.
In the late 1960's he dropped out of architecture, went to jail in support of
Vietnam, worked in agitprop theatre, did a first farming apprenticeship, went
to Mexico and America, was at the last Isle of Wight and the first
Glastonbury festivals, and entered the realm of the 'Fourth World',
whose journal at that time was 'Resurgence', only to find himself
behind a bar in the wilds of Scotland, surrounded by wild shepherds,
gamekeepers, foresters & distillery workers. He continued his
agricultural apprenticeship during the mid-1970's in Switzerland, Austria
was for three years acting secretary-general of the embryonic International Federation of
Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
He became a backwoodsman in Brittany (Little Britain) and has, for a third of
a century, been a smallholder with a precarious pitch at the weekly
street-market. He worked on the first three 'Fourth World' assemblies
in the early 1980s and, in the mid-1990's, co-founded the Cliffs Edge Signalling
Company (cesc) aimed at integrating Silvio Gesell's land and monetary reform
principles across linguistic & ideological chasms with various other
movements & historical undercurrents, resisting progress towards the void
by disinventing the protection racket that is capitalism.
Peter Etherden is a
radical economist, a lapsed engineer and a social entrepreneur. In the early
80s he helped establish the Human Scale Institute at Wheelock College
in Boston with a summer school for nursery and
primary school teachers at Solviva
Gardens on Martha's
Vineyard. In the 1990s he
co-founded cesc, a Brittany-based think tank, working to bring
together the various European alternative traditions on 'work' and 'money'.
He stood as the Parliamentary Candidate for the Referendum Party in
Oldham in the 1997 Westminster
elections. From 1987 to 2006 he was a regular
contributor to Fourth World Review and the author of The Rise &
Fall of The Swedish Green Party (1982-1997) published in 1989 under the
pen name of William Shepherd.
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