…is money? “people with lots of money don’t spend it. They just sit on it, like Smaug in his cave. The more money you have, the less of it you spend every year. If you have $10,000, you might spend it this year. If you have $10 million, you’re not gonna. If you have $1,000, you’re at least somewhat likely to spend it this month.” (Evonomics)
 
…is a home? “We need organisations like ACORN, because it’s time we got off the sofa. No more sofa politics – its time not be ashamed, I used to be ashamed…but this is the 21st century, it’s time renting was brought in line” (Youtube)
 
…is a job? “From striking British Airways Mixed Fleet, to the Picturehouse cinema workers and teaching assistants in Durham, the most high profile battles taking place at the moment involve precarious workers that previously had little or no involvement in trade-unions, but have become radicalised after months of struggle.” (Open Democracy)
 
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Forthcoming
 
Sheffield Equality Group monthly meeting
7pm to 9pm, Wednesday 6th December, Quaker Meeting House, St James St
Playing the inequality game, discussing Basic Income, and plans for the new year. All welcome. Donations for tea and biscuits. Mince pies free.
 
Re-Imagining Brexit Britain
6.30pm – 8.30pm, Thursday 14th December The Unity Centre, St Leonard’s Road, Rotherham, S65 1PD
The vote to leave the European Union in June 2016 touched upon some of big themes about the future of the Britain as a nation state. Issues such as the backlash to globalization, inequality, the growing divide between cities and rural areas, identity, and blaming of migrants in the UK. This grassroots perspective aims to build ‘Communities of Solidarity’ who can through discussions, active campaigns and programs to build leadership begin to challenge the language and debates around Brexit ahead of 2019. Organised by The Monitoring Group, see Eventbrite for more details and tickets.
 
More?
 
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…is food?
 
“The S2 Food Bank is a network of community and faith organisations who have come together to provide food parcels to those in need of food who live in the Sheffield S2 area.”
 
“As a new social enterprise, we are always looking for a bit of extra cash to help us grow. Any funds donated will be used to help us intercept more food and feed more people.” (Real Junk Food Sheffield)
 
“All of the food we use at Jubilee Food Bank is donated in some way, shape or form. This is the easiest, most stress-free way to get involved as you can do so at your own time and convenience.”