The impact of extreme wealth is heartbreaking… “In itself, ironically, it’s harder to talk about having money than it is to talk about not having money. It’s much more socially acceptable to say: ‘I am broke. Things are hard.’ You can’t say: ‘I have a ton of money.’ You have to keep a lot of your life private except in small circles.” (The Guardian)
…a campaign has been founded to free people from the burden of extreme wealth… (Films for Action)
“I suppose I arrived at my charitable commitment largely through guilt. I recognized early on that my good fortune was not due to superior personal character or initiative so much as it was to dumb luck.”…thankfully a cure is at hand
Get inspired! Spirit of ’45
7pm Wednesday November 4th, Quaker Meeting House, St James St
Our Inspiring Cinema season starts with a showing of Ken Loach’s “Spirit of ’45”. As the welfare state is being dismantled, Loach argues that “we should look to the past for a better future”. Looking at the spirit of unity that enabled the formation of the welfare state, the film is more relevant than ever 70 years on.
£10 an hour now! Sheff4Ten launch
Saturday 24th Oct 1pm -2.30pm at Novotel Sheffield
Nick Rudikoff Senior Organiser with Service Employers Industry Union talks about the great success of the American Union in the Fight for $15. Joined by Ian Hodson (BFAWU) talking about the UK Fight for £10 campaign, along with shadow minister Louise Haigh MP and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.
Alternatives to Austerity
Monday 26th Oct, 7.30-9pm Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW
How do we make fair and sustainable use of our world’s resources? What should be the role of politics in the economy? What alternatives are there that can deliver prosperity without busting the planet? Public discussion with Adrian Cruden of the Green Party, hosted by Positive Money