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Films & Discussion: WELCOME TO THE FUTURE & Russell Brand's NEWSNIGHT Interview

After the film WELCOME TO THE FUTURE (Jacque Fresco)(58mins) The NEWSNIGHT interview J. Paxman/Russell Brand (11mins) will be shown, followed by a discussion. Both Paxman and Brand say: "the whole green-bench pantomime in Westminster is a remote and self-important echo-chamber". Brand wants a new Socialist system and Jacque Fresco advocates a Resource Based Economy to replace Capitalism.

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE: even with it's primitive special effects, is considered by many to be an excellent presentation of The Venus Project.
The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life.

Free Admission.

Doors open 6.30pm

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  • Anja B.

    David Malone, under his alias Golem XIV, has just published a brilliant blog called We The People, very relevant to what we were discussing on Sunday.
    please read and share!

    http://www.golemxiv.co.uk/2014/01/we-the-people/

    2 · January 30, 2014

  • Anja B.

    For anyone interested, the petition to add a 'none of the above' option to UK election ballots can be found on 38 degrees, here:
    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/inclusion-of-an-official-none-of-the-above-option-for-all-uk-elections-2

    2 · January 28, 2014

  • Cliff B.

    Lively discussion, mainly around Democracy & alternatives to voting. Seems better to run films as close to 7pm as possible, to allow time to network at the end.

    2 · January 28, 2014

    • sergeimesa

      oops I pressed send too early. None the less, I wonder if the group holds individual talks regarding the already mentioned; i.e voting system and the like. If so when the next voting discussion would take place is of great interest to me.

      1 · January 28, 2014

    • Cliff B.

      next Month's film night 'Culture in Decline' features "What is Democracy" and voting will certainly be discussed. Hope to see you there:)

      January 28, 2014

  • terence f.

    Reactions were interesting - the film assumed all sorts of pre-existing ideal behaviours and a form of socialist inclusivity - a far way from usual US Capitalist standpoints. Some excellent points but now looking as though it needs an update. As to RB - he had some good points, OK one, else he seemed to be just a pain in the arse.

    January 27, 2014

  • sergeimesa

    Brilliant; great food for thought

    2 · January 26, 2014

  • Dan S.

    Sorry I couldn't make it guys!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Miss C.

    Maybe... its my birthday weekend. Will see if im still standing on sunday ;) x

    January 12, 2014

  • Kenrick

    What we need is Freedom from corporateGovernment Slavery. and no ISMS

    1 · January 6, 2014

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