'Four Horsemen' - 'Progressive Bromley Film Co-op'

'Progressive Bromley Film Co-op' - second season: showing - 'Four Horsemen'* - Saturday 7th September 2013

* The Four Horsemen is an independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

  Trailer: http://buy.fourhorsemenfilm.com/

  A Renegade Economist film:


  "In the UK and the wider Western World a silent economic war has been waged. The battle lines are drawn but – deliberately - they have not been defined."

At the Quaker Meeting House, Ravensbourne Road, Bromley, BR1 1HP


Doors open at 6pm, showing at 7pm.

No charge - please bring a small item of food or nonalcoholic drink to share before-hand.

Shared food and discussion afterwards.

There will be the opportunity to make a free-will donation afterwards (for those that wish) - 50/50 proceeds split: - half to the Film Co-op costs and  - half as a solidarity donation to help set up an (income) Fairness Commission for London being promoted by My Fair London (see below).


This is the opener to the second season of the new 'Progressive Bromley Film Co-op' - which has about 10 members and is supported (but not financially) by our/my Quaker Meeting. 

We aim to show every first Saturday


 - the one for October (provisionally 5th October) will be Stains Nation - about yet one more of for-profit pharma's killing scams:


 We are told that cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease. At least 40 million people are currently taking cholesterol-lowering medications, known as statins, and millions more people are avoiding foods that contain saturated fat and cholesterol.

The basic idea is that dietary saturated fat raises cholesterol levels, and these two substances somehow clog-up our arteries, causing a heart attack. This idea is often referred to as the diet-heart hypothesis.

However, a numbers of doctors and researchers have been challenging this hypothesis for decades, and the latest heart disease statistics reveal some alarming facts. Such as:

- People with high cholesterol tend to live longer

- People with heart disease tend to have low levels of cholesterol

- Cholesterol-lowering of a population does not reduce the rate of heart disease

In addition, despite their widespread use, and description as “wonder drugs” statin medications do not extend life for the majority of people who take them.

Cholesterol-lowering has become a huge global industry, generating at least $29 billion each year. Have the facts about heart disease, cholesterol and cholesterol medications been distorted by pharmaceutical companies  and food manufacturers keen to increase their profits?

If the focus on cholesterol has been a mistake, then the greatest cost is associated with the lost opportunity to tackle heart disease.



From 11am to 3pm Saturday 7th September, Bromley High Street near Primark, the Bromley Income Equality Group (BIEG) continues to collect petition signatures:

For a Fairer Bromley (Living Wage, Fairness Commission, close the income gap for LBBromley employees - currently the lowest is paid less that £7 per hour, the CEO is paid £97 per hour!)

see: https://www.facebook.com/BromleyIncomeEqualityGroup

And, on-line equality petition:


Come and visit! Join in, even!

Best! - equally! - for all!

Contact: John Courtneidge 0795 099 6418

Break up the banks

Anything to reduce the power of banking interests, which dominate business, politics and public institutions, is worth supporting. Occupy is calling for action to highlight the iniquities of the bulge bracket banks in expectation of some bold recommendations from the all-party banking commission due to report shortly. 


Break up the Banks Thursday 16 May | 1 pm | Canary Wharf

'The Secret City' Free Showing this Saturday, 4th May 2013 in Bromley

Saturday 4th May 2013, 6pm for a showing at 7pm with a discussion after, at the Quaker Meeting House, Ravensbourne Road, Bromley. UK

Map:   http://www.quaker.org.uk/bromley

(Ie. close to Bromley South station (from Victoria, 19 minutes), buses to/from 'everywhere')


As its first event, the Progressive Bromley Film Co-op is inviting everyone to a free showing of 'The Secret City':


This new film exposes the goings on in the City of London - and its impact on everybody and everything.

There is no charge: a free-will collection (to be 50/50 split between the film co-op and the film producers) will be available.

Please bring, if you wish, a small item of food or non-alcoholic drink to share - co-operatively!

Other progressive, nonviolent films are scheduled for subsequent first Saturday evenings in each month.

Theology of the Land Conference

The recent Critical Thinking submission to the Coalition for Economic Justice has prompted an invitation to present the ideas in the paper to a forthcoming conference on the Theology of the Land. Details of the series of three conferences are available here.


The presentation "Economics to Save a Civilisation" was delivered at the first conference: Click here for the presentation slides with links to the underlying references. The presentation was repeated at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment on 9th April 2013 and was recorded for TV. The 53 minute video is available here: Economics to save our civilisation.

The conferences are being held to open an inter-faith dialogue on property rights in land and their economic, social and spiritual impacts. Daily Pickings was asked to present a secular economic perspective, as laid out in the submission to the Coalition for Economic Justice.