March Screenings in Denmark & Ireland

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Aarhus, Denmark, 8 March 2017 Aarhus universitet, Tåsingegade 3 Limerick, The Gaff, 16 March 2017 Details to come Dublin, Progressive Film Club, 25 March 2017 4.15pm Facebook Event Page

Watch

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A film about money and debt, austerity and solidarity, and economic alternatives “a brilliant and illuminating film” Watch it here ⩺ The Trailer ⩺ The full version ⩺ The short version ⩺ Extracts

February screenings in Scotland

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Wednesday 8 February St Andrews School 1, St Salvator’s Quad Free and open to the public + Q&A with the director Details: here and here Thursday 9 February Glasgow University Real World Economics Society and  Glasgow University Sociology Society This will be the short version of … Read More

Upcoming Screenings January 2016

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Upcoming Screenings in January: Tue 10 Jan, London: UCL, Anatomy G29 J Z Young Lecture Theatre, 6pm Sat 15 Jan, Liverpool Small Cinema, 7pm

Chanan’s imperfect cinema dialogues

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  Chanan’s imperfect cinema dialogues KEVIN BIDERMAN 26 November 2016 How can political cinema continue to advance the aims of activists today while avoiding assimilation into the spectacle? An interview with Michael Chanan. Read it here

Q&A on ‘Money Puzzles’

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Some questions I was asked about ‘Money Puzzles’, ahead of the first UK screenings. What are the origins of ‘Money Puzzles’ and how do they fit in with your background as a documentarist? ‘Money Puzzles’ is a sequel to ‘Secret City’ (2012), which … Read More

Money Puzzles to screen in Havana

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‘Money Puzzles’ will screen in December at the Havana International Film Festival in the section ‘Other Latitudes – Documentary Panorama’ Thursday 15 December, 8pm / Friday 16 December, 10am Infanta Cinema 4    

‘Sharp critique’ – Money Puzzles Reviewed

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‘Money Puzzles’ in Lisbon Reviewed by Patricia Aufderheide on documentary.org ‘Sharp critique of the European financial crisis was on display as well, in the aftermath of Brexit and in a country where austerity measures have hit hard. Michael Chanan’s Money Puzzles uses … Read More

‘Money Puzzles’ Arrives

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  Money Puzzles addresses the widespread misunderstandings about money and debt to be found in both the media and everyday life, not to mention university economics departments. It questions the illusory qualities of the myriad forms of money in the … Read More

Money Puzzles

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Money Puzzles is about money and debt, austerity and solidarity, and alternative economics. Filmed in 2015 in the UK, Greece, Spain, Belgium and Argentina, with contributors ranging from children in the first to two erstwhile Ministers of Economy in the … Read More

Ecuador’s foreign minister steps up campaign for UN tax body

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Guillaume Long is to call on the UN general assembly to create a global regulator to stamp out tax havens and expose the corrupt elite At the UN general assembly session, Ecuador will propose the creation of a global tax … Read More

Do we really want post-Brexit Britain to be the world’s biggest tax haven?

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by Molly Scott Cato   Of all my political activities in the European parliament my work on challenging tax-dodging by wealthy individuals and corporations is perhaps the area where the most has been achieved. Yet as a British MEP it … Read More

Referendum Blues

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Michael Chanan Like many other socialists, I have had strong doubts about whether the EU is capable of the reforms that would be needed to shake off the shackles of its disastrous neoliberal policies, especially after two visits to Greece … Read More

Psychoanalysis, money and the global financial crisis – Book Review

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BOOK REVIEW: Loaded Subjects: Edited by David Bennett. Pp. 258. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 2012, £16.99 Michael Chanan   Delivering a televised lecture recently on the topic of Free Music in a Capitalist Society, Iggy Pop said he didn’t become … Read More

MORAL ECONOMIES OF DEBT IN THE GREEK FINANCIAL CRISIS

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Johnna Montgomerie As the Greek crisis unfolds it exposes key sites of financial power within contemporary capitalism. In particular the role that debt plays as a central feature of financialisation, which breeds economic fragility across the Europe. Using moral economy … Read More

Neighbourhood Solidarity in Madrid

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In Greece last July our camera witnessed the tangible forms of solidarity elicited by the extreme austerity imposed by the unrelenting finance ministers in Brussels. ‘Solidarity For All’ is the name of an association of more than 350 solidarity groups … Read More

Down there in Buenos Aires

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Arriving in Buenos Aires the day after the Labour Party leadership election results were declared, I was impressed to discover that practically everyone I talked to during the ensuing week—whether economist, sociologist, journalist, workman or community activist—already knew Jeremy Corbyn’s … Read More

The next chapter: What happens when a country can’t pay its debts?

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During the six month stand-off between Athens and Brussels, which we documented in Greece on the Edge?, while European intransigence was driving Greece ever closer to default on its massive debt – a step which would inevitably entail exiting the … Read More

Greece, Europe, Undemocracy

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This film is a chapter from the forthcoming feature documentary, Money Puzzles, a film about money, debt and the fight against austerity. Money Puzzles is conceived as a follow up to the filmmaker’s award winning film, Secret City. Whereas Secret … Read More

Undemocracy: the Greek chapter of Money Puzzles

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Since getting back from Athens, we’ve been hard at work editing the next episode of ‘Money Puzzles‘, our film project on money, debt and the fightback against austerity. To reflect the dire situation in Greece after the government, despite the … Read More

Crisis and the mediation of hope

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ECONOMIC crises are curious situations. They are tipping points, moments in which a situation may go any way – for better or for worse. Normalcy is shattered, truths questioned, institutions delegitimised and alternatives proposed. They are moments that shake the … Read More

Exarcheia, the Corner of Athens Where There is Little Appetite for a Deal

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Being in Exarcheia gives a sense of the feeling among the grass roots Syriza and sheds light on why it has been so hard for government negotiators and international lenders to agree a deal after more than five months of … Read More

Building hope in times of crisis

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Building hope in times of crisis, June 2015 blog_post — New Internationalist Source: Building hope in times of crisis

Syriza tensions reveal political stress in debt and social justice

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Johnna Montgomerie, Goldsmiths, University of London Greece is back in the news (has it ever left?) with a new debt payment looming and the ruling Syriza Party increasingly marked by internal tensions. The call from some in the party to … Read More

Starting ‘Money Puzzles’

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  The thought can hardly be original, but visiting the Acropolis during a recent trip to Athens, I couldn’t help but see it as a symbol of the condition of Greece: under renovation, but work currently suspended. At the end … Read More

The UK wasted £375bn on a failed scheme to stimulate the economy and end the recession called Quantitative Easing. This was one of the biggest missed opportunities in history. Here’s how it happened and what would happen if the Bank of England had taken just a small fraction of the money they’d created, and put it into the real economy instead…

Posted by Positive Money UK on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Positive Money UK

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The UK wasted £375bn on a failed scheme to stimulate the economy and end the recession called Quantitative Easing. This was one of the biggest missed opportunities in history. Here’s how it happened and what would happen if the Bank … Read More