New videos, brilliant coverage of the true nature of our money system by the media in Germany and Ireland this time (read in the blog section), great success by debunking the myths in the media, petition to kick bankers out of Parliament and more…
1) Videos from the conference
Fran Boait, Positive Money’s Campaign and Operations Manager, presented the main reasons why we should care about the way money is created.
Perhaps you have already seen some videos of John Perkins, the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Now you can watch his message for Positive Money
2) BBC admitted their video “How do Banks Work?” was misleading
One of our supporters was so annoyed by the misleading information that he decided to take action and complained. The result: BBC admitted that their video “left a misleading impression of how banks in fact work, and of the impact of the working of banks on the economy at large” and the video was removed from their website.
Could this be the first turning of the tide in terms of the media’s understanding of banking and money creation?
3) Volunteers needed
Would you like to help Positive Money campaign grow? We’re looking for volunteers who would help us with social media, creating images/infographics for Facebook and monitoring mainstream media sources (newspapers, TV).
If you’re interested, please email:
– help with social media, creating graphic content – email@example.com
– help with monitoring media – firstname.lastname@example.org
You probably didn’t know it, but there is a crazy tradition in UK that gives bankers a special seat in Parliament.
If you’re outraged that the banker-controlled City of London has special privileges in Parliament, you may want to sign this petition.
5) Getting the messages right
As a Positive Money supporter, you have knowledge and ideas that can help us develop our on-line content. We have put together a short survey on the content for our new website. If you have the time, please give us your feedback and ideas – click here.
Thanks to all of you who gave us feedback on our messages at the Positive Money Conference. Here is a one-page summary of the feedback. Your feedback has been incredibly useful, and has informed the content for the new website – as you will see if you fill in the survey…
6) Results of Positive Money supporters’ survey
A big thank you to the 1570 people who took part in our supporter survey, it has been very useful to find out about you!
Here are a few stats:
- 43% people became interested in the monetary system because of financial crisis
- 34% found out about PM through our website
- 51% people think that the most important change we will see with our reforms is equality and social justice
Click here for a full breakdown of the results:
7) Londoners – we’re on Meetup.com
There are new groups starting in London!
Meetup.com website is widely used by Londoners and it’s a great way to let people know about Positive Money campaign. If you have attended some of the past Meetup.com events, please write a review here. This will help our groups grow and attract more people in.
8) Upcoming Events
London, Sat 6th Apr – Meetup for Positive Money Activists
Cardiff, Sun 7th Apr – Banking: A Fool’s Paradise
London, Mon 8th Apr – Modernising Money – Reading Group
Sheffield, Mon 15th Apr – ‘Question Time’ with Ben Dyson
Philadelphia, USA, Wed 17th Apr – Fixing the Banking System for Good
Brighton, Thu 18th Apr – Screening of “97% Owned” & Discussion
New York, USA, Sun 12th May – Fixing our Broken Money System
9) Latest from the Blog
Bankers coin it while debt burden grows (Irish Times)
Is It True That Savers Are the Banks’ Creditors? (Handelsblatt)
Controversial Cyprus ‘bailout’ plan (Irish Times)
(highly recommended reading)
It’s Official: There Is a Money Tree (Huffington Post)