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Naomi Klein’s Film ‘This Changes Everything’ 26 February 2016

Dear Friends,

Concerned about the impacts of climate change on the poorest and most
vulnerable people on earth? On the world your children and grandchildren
will inherit? On the rich and wonderful diversity of life on earth?

I’m sure you are, so I commend this to you!

With every good wish, David

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Feature-length film, entitled “This Changes Everything”, inspired by Naomi
Klein’s international best-seller, and followed by discussion;

Northern Stage (Stage 3), Newcastle upon Tyne, 6.00-8.30pm, Friday 26th
February;

Tickets can be bought through the Northern Stage box office either online,
in person, or by phone, suggested price £2: 0191 230 5151;
www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/Cinema-Politica-This-Changes-Everything

This film seeks to personalise the debate on climate change, painting an
intimate portrait of deeply affected communities across the world, and
demonstrating the personal, political and economic struggles interwoven with
tackling climate change in an age of austerity. This unsettling film is both
provocative and compelling, empowering its audience through a call to
action.

See trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpuSt_ST4_U

The film screening will be followed by a discussion, led by Lindsay Blake of
Cinema Politica, Dr David Golding of NE-CAP, and Robert Noyes, a leader of
the Divestment Campaign.

Film screening and discussion hosted by Cinema Politica Newcastle

Northern Stage is an accessible building.

Food and drink will be available from McKenna’s Cafe Bar.

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Family Parade and Climate March – Sunday 29th November 2015, Princess Square

Download: Family Parade and Climate March Flyer and text

Sunday 29th November 

Be there! 

As negotiators in Paris begin their tussle with the text of a climate treaty, enmeshed in legal jargon and political manoeuvres, our job is to inject some passion, determination and hope!

Join us in Newcastle on Sunday 29th November, the day before the climate summit convenes:

PRINCESS SQUARE 

(upper entrance to Central Library)

1.30pm, Children’s activities – face painting & placard making 

    2.00pm, ‘FAMILY PARADE & CLIMATE MARCH’, to the Civic Centre

 To be led by families with children and young people

The Paris conference will be crucial. For decades, governments have dithered as the planet has continued to warm. web page monitoring We now need an ambitious climate agreement as a matter of urgency.

Come and stand up for life in Earth – for the world’s poor now and for the life and welfare of your children and grandchildren in the future! Bring your family, friends and colleagues. Be part of a worldwide demonstration that mandates our representatives in Paris to get the job done!

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We need you!

Come to the People’s Climate March and Rally in Newcastle on Sunday 29th November.

Even better, sign up to help with the event. Help us to:

  • Organise kids’ activities (such a placard making)
  • Act as a steward
  • Transport our public address equipment
  • Make or carry placards and banners
  • Keep our equipment and materials safe
  • Give a (brief!) speech
  • ‘Flash’ singing, dancing or music
  • Arrange press/media coverage
  • Hand out badges and green caps
  • Photograph the event
  • Suggest how we can make this event fun!

Go to: act-ne.org

 

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‘Keeping the Lights on: How can we ensure that tackling climate change doesn’t damage energy security in the UK?’

This is a fringe event sponsored by Newcastle University at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, 4 October 2015 at 5.45pm. The debate will be chaired by Guy Opperman MP, and he will be joined by Professors Richard Davies and Phil Taylor; Trevor Hutchings, Director of Advocacy and Matthew Knight, Director of Energy Strategy & Government Affairs at Siemens.

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“Bizarre, Absurd” by Dr David Golding – Complaint about the BBC programme, “What’s the point of …the Met Office?” (Wed 5th August, Radio 4)

David Golding’s complaint to the BBC about a Radio 4 broadcast on climate change has been trending in the Climate Coalition website. David submitted a copy of his complaint to the John Ray Institute, where he serves as an associate, and this was later published at the JRI’s website. It has been picked up from there by the Coalition.

Here is the link to the Climate Coalition’s website about David’s letter: http://goo.gl/nuWF4K

From the JRI’s website: http://www.jri.org.uk/blog/bizarre-absurd-by-dr-david-golding-complaint-about-the-programme-whats-the-point-of-the-met-office-wed-5th-august-radio-4/

Here is the link to the BBC Radio 4’s broadcast, ‘What’s the Point of…The Met Office?’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06418l5

 

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