reposter | 16.11.2010 21:22
What is going on economically? Really. Do you know? Are we in a recession, or just coming out of one? What’s all this ‘double-dip’ business? Why are the government making whopping cuts across society and telling us we can do it ourselves , while phone companies don’t have to pay £6BN in tax? Was the ‘bonfire of the quangos‘ a necessary cost-saving measure or something else? Are banks a ‘good‘ thing or responsible for the financial crisis? Is Ireland really at the point of economic meltdown? Where did all the money go? What is going to happen? How does Peak Oil fit into this? How will communities respond? How will we as individuals cope with all the change?
Will someone please help make some sense of this please? We’re baffled, and expect others are too.
We are delighted to say that Nicole Foss (senior editor, aka ‘Stoneleigh’ of the Automatic Earth blog) will be talking in Bristol on Friday 26th November. All are welcome to join us.
Nicole’s talk points out the significant problems in the financial system, its relation to Peak Oil, how close we are to a mega-crash, and how important community groups will be to weather the incoming storm.
She spoke at this year’s Transition Network conference. It had an enormous effect on everyone there (Rob Hopkins is still shaking) and the ripples are being felt wider and wider across Transition. The talk was so popular that she offered to come and visit groups when she was next back in the UK, and here she is. It’s an epic talk and we really couldn’t recommend it more. It’s also quite a tough talk, so we’re going to have some discussions afterwards, and a chance for groups to say what they are up to.
Date: Friday 26th November
Time: 18:30 talk starts. Followed by discussions and local group networking and meet ups.
Venue: 5th Floor Hamilton House
Booking: Recommended: use the form below (or go to the booking page)
Cost: free. Donations cordially accepted; all on the night will go to Nicole and Hamilton House
Original article on IMC Bristol: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/699759