Monday 25 April / 7.45 p.m. / St Philip's Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN
A film that brings our peril into focus and [suggests] what we might learn from despair.
So says the writer Alice Walker of This Changes Everything, directed by Avi Lewis and based on Naomi Klein's major book on climate change and what it means for radical politics (see our review). Narrated by Klein, the documentary film portrays seven communities fighting against the human destruction of the environment: beacons for a struggle that to preserve a viable planet, has to transform its economy. Our friends in Global Justice Cambridge will hold a free screening of the film on Monday, with a discussion afterwards. Visit their Eventbrite page to book tickets.
Back in 2010, before the last election, Tories courting the environmentally conscious vote claimed that you could ‘vote blue and get green’ and that theirs would be the greenest government ever. Last year, the run up to the next election, they capped their term of inaction on climate change with a demonstration of how far they are really committed to environmental sustainability: they persuaded the EU to include in their definition of renewable energy nuclear power and fracking.