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The Colloquium in Carshalton Park

Sutton for Peace and Justice brings you

The Colloquium in Carshalton Park

Throughout the day of the Environmental Fair on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August at Carshalton Park, Sutton for Peace and Justice will be hosting a series of informal and open discussions on a range of peace and justice issues:

11.30 Sutton 4 Sanctuary – Refugees welcome here
Helping refugees find a welcome and establish a new home in Sutton, including the Community Sponsorship Scheme.

12.15 Inequality is not inevitable
Inequality is bad for everyone and austerity is making it worse – but there is an alternative.

13.00 Climate Change – threat to peace & justice
Action on climate change is essential – now more than ever.

13.45 The plight of Palestinians today
How the rights of ‘the non-jewish communities of Palestine’ are ‘prejudiced’ 100 years after Balfour.

14.30 In defence of the Human Rights Act
The Human Rights Act protects us all and needs our support.

15.15 Stop nuclear proliferation – scrap Trident
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki –Trident should be scrapped.

16.00 Sutton 4 Sanctuary – Refugees welcome here
Helping refugees find a welcome and establish a new home in Sutton, including the Community Sponsorship Scheme.

All at the Sutton for Peace and Justice stall J04–J05.

Come along and hear about these important issues, have your say and join the debate.

Colloquium – an informal gathering for the exchange of views, from latin ‘to talk together’; a seminar usually led by a different academic or expert speaker at each meeting.

 

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See ‘This Is A Coup’ in Sutton on 24 November

Sutton for Peace and Justice is screening of  ‘This Is A Coup’ – a documentary film telling the story of Greece’s 2015 confrontation with the European Union.

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  • Thursday November 24th
  • 7.30–9.00pm doors open at 7.00
  • at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA.

January 2015. A radical left party called Syriza wins the Greek elections. With over 50% youth unemployment, unimaginable public debt and the people struggling under crippling austerity measures, Syriza and its charismatic leader, Alexis Tsipras, is handed a clear mandate for change.

In this four-part unravelling of events, Theopi Skarlatos and Paul Mason look at how Syriza won, what they did, how they clashed with the global financial system and how it all ended. Fully exploiting their unprecedented access to politicians and venturing behind the doors where decisions were made, they chronicle a ‘war’ that highlights the democratic deficit at the heart of the EU.

Underpinning all this political posturing is also a strong vein of hope – as Skarlatos said:  “The people always felt they were stronger than the politicians who eventually didn’t live up to the promises they made back in January.”

Produced and narrated by journalist Paul Mason, with extraordinary access to key

Directed by Theopi Skarlatos, edited by Andreas Loukakos. Released by Field of Vision.

The extraordinary resilience of the Greek people – in retreat but not defeated.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk
or by text message to 07740 594496.

Film ‘This Is A Coup’ – 24 November

Sutton for Peace and Justice invite you to a screening of  ‘This Is A Coup’. A documentary film telling the story of Greece’s 2015 confrontation with the European Union.  Presented by journalist Paul Mason, with extraordinary access to key politicians.

coup-greek-flag

  • Thursday November 24th
  • 7.30–9.00pm doors open at 7.00
  • at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA.

January 2015. A radical left party called Syriza wins the Greek elections. With over 50% youth unemployment, unimaginable public debt and the people struggling under crippling austerity measures, Syriza and its charismatic leader, Alexis Tsipras, is handed a clear mandate for change.

In this four-part unravelling of events, Theopi Skarlatos and Paul Mason look at how Syriza won, what they did, how they clashed with the global financial system and how it all ended. Fully exploiting their unprecedented access to politicians and venturing behind the doors where decisions were made, they chronicle a ‘war’ that highlights the democratic deficit at the heart of the EU.

Underpinning all this political posturing is also a strong vein of hope – as Skarlatos said:  “The people always felt they were stronger than the politicians who eventually didn’t live up to the promises they made back in January.”

Directed by Theopi Skarlatos, edited by Andreas Loukakos.
Produced and narrated by Paul Mason. Released by Field of Vision.

The extraordinary resilience of the Greek people – in retreat but not defeated.
There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk
or by text message to 07740 594496.

Councils against TTIP

The following Councils have declared themselves TTIP-Free zones (April 2016):

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL

BRADFORD MDC

BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL

BURY COUNCIL

CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL

CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

EXETER CITY COUNCIL

GWYNNEDD COUNCIL

HARTLEPOOL BOROUGH COUNCIL

HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL

LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL

LEWISHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

NORTH SOMERSET COUNCIL

NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COUNCIL

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL

NORWICH CITY COUNCIL

OLDHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

OXFORD CITY COUNCIL

READING BOROUGH COUNCIL

SEFTON COUNCIL

SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL

SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL

SOUTHWARK BOROUGH COUNCIL

STROUD DISTRICT COUNCIL

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Four days to the Divide in Sutton

Just four days to wait to see The Divide in Sutton, ahead of its UK release on 22 April.

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You can see The Divide in Sutton on Monday 14 March 2016, at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA. Film screening 7.30–9.00pm, doors open at 7.00.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or by text message to 07740 594496.

 

See The Divide in Sutton

Click on the image to see a clip from the film The Divide:

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You can see The Divide in Sutton on Monday 14 March 2016, at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA. Film screening 7.30–9.00pm, doors open at 7.00.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or by text message to 07740 594496.

The Divide goes on general UK release on 22 April.

See ‘The Divide’ in Sutton on 14 March

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The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.

This isn’t based on real life. This is real life.

Wall Street psychologist Alden wants to make it to the top 1%; KFC worker Leah from Richmond, Virginia just wants to make it through the day; Jen in Sacramento, California doesn’t even talk to the neighbours in her upscale gated community – they’ve made it clear to her she isn’t “their kind”.

By weaving these stories with news archive from 1979 to the present day, The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragi-comic picture of how economic division creates social division. It serves as both a call to arms, and a powerful warning. The film is inspired by the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

The Divide is being screened in Sutton on Monday 14 March 2016, ahead of its general UK release on 22 April.

At Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA

7.30–9.00pm, doors open at 7.00.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or by text message to 07740 594496.