We’re here with many positive news again: the money reform documentary “97% Owned” has been viewed on YouTube over 100,000 times in the first 4 weeks. For a YouTube video that doesn’t include a cat falling off something, that’s an impressive start! We’re also starting to plan our 2012 conference – and we need your thoughts on how we should run it this time (see the survey below). Around the country more local events and campaigns are taking shape, and the issue of privatized money creation is even gaining more attention in the media (see BBC Radio 4 and Russia Today below).
1) Join us for a Cast & Crew Screening of “97% Owned” on June 26th in London
Did you have a chance to see the excellentdocumentary “97% Owned” yet? It’s the first documentary to tackle the issue of money creation from a UK-perspective and presents serious research and verifiable evidence on our economic and financial system.
In London the Cast and Crew Screening of “97% Owned” Documentary will take place on 26th June. If you would like to spend an evening with the Producers & Interviewees and join the debate, tickets are still available, but it’s first come first served so book now.
Outside of London? Free and ticketed screenings around the country are happening over the next few months, so check out the dates . If you don’t see any close to you, you can organize one too. Please get in touch and let us know by replying to this email. We’d love to help out.
2) YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE: We’re planning our annual conference…
We’re planning our annual conference and want to know what you want to see. Please take 2 minutes to respond to 7 easy questions to help Positive Money ensure that this year’s conference is even more successful than the previous two
3) We’ve found our Creative Genius(es)
Thank you to everyone who helped us looking for the creative genius to join our staff! We are happy to inform you that we have now found somebody. We’ll let you know more once he starts (in the middle of June).
And a big thanks also to everybody who is helping to fund his work! We are still looking for funding to cover his salary in the long term. The offer of R H Southern Trust to match all monthly donations for the next 12 months now applies until we’ve raised a full salary for our video, graphics and animation work. So if you donate £10 a month by direct debit or standing order, the RH Southern Trust will donate an additional £120 to Positive Money, doubling your donation!
If you would you like to financially support the creation of new videos, infographics etc. to educate a few million people about the flaws in our debt-based monetary system, in an entertaining and compelling way, you can donate here.
4) Positive Money Supporters are Out in Force:
In Newcastle the group of supporters was campaigning with banners and flyers atthe Green Festival on 2 and 3 June 2012. Read about their experiences here.
Also in Northern Ireland we have had interesting activities recently. The Belfast supporters gave a presentation on the problems of our current system to the members of Green Party Northern Ireland. They were very interested in the campaign and willing to help spread this information. Thanks to this we may be able to get meetings with other Green Party members across the U.K.
5) Upcoming Events:
Mon 18 June, Sheffield: “97% Owned” Documentary Screening
Mon 25 June, Richmond (North Yorks): “97% Owned” Screening
Tue 26 June, London: “97% Owned” Documentary – Cast and Crew Screening
Sun 1 July, London: “97% Owned” Documentary Screening