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Ethical Consumer Group Meal & Movie Nights: August

Posted in Events, Movements, Opinion by Kate Archdeacon on August 11th, 2010

Source: Ethical Consumer Group

Thursday 12th August, Yarraville

Capitalism: A love story

Is capitalism the only way? Is it the best way? This film by Michael Moore centres on the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and the recovery stimulus, and the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans. Topics covered include Wall Street’s “casino mentality”, for-profit prisons, Goldman Sachs’ influence in Washington, DC, the poverty-level wages of many workers, the large wave of home foreclosures, and the consequences of “runaway greed”.

Friday 20th August, Blackburn

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanised, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. A practical example of options and hope for our time.

Dinner 6.30 – 7.30pm – byo ‘food and thoughts’ to share, Movie begins 8.00pm. Wrap up by 10.30pm.

The Ethical Consumer Group meets once a month to discuss aspects of living out sustainable alternatives in a consumerist culture.  Join us for “Meal and Movie” (.. or just movie).  Visit the website for more information.

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