Fpr the past few months we have been hosting talks, meetings, book clubs and film screenings by the Cardiff wing of The People’s Assembly. They are a fantastic, dedicated and insightful group of people who are fighting against austerity and for a sustainable future for the people of Cardiff and beyond – you can find out more about what they stand for here.  And join the Cardiff People’s Assembly group on Facebook here.

They have two events coming up in The Abacus in the coming month:

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28th April, 6.30pm.

The People’s Mic: Is This The Best Democracy We Can Get?
Cardiff People’s Assembly presents: An Open Community Discussion Forum ‘With a Difference’

Discussion. Our topic for the night: How do we organise in our communities for change.

A chance to exchange ideas on how we call all come together collectively in this city to change our society, end damaging austerity cuts, and *take action*.

Includes screening of some outtake footage from documentary Valleys Rebellion of Michael Sheen in conversation with Owen Jones on how the vote was won – and how it was undermined.

Bring ideas and enthusiasm!


Documentary screening: The Take: Occupy, Resist, Produce by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. 28th May

Join us for the second in a series of documentary film screenings around the theme of “Disobedience!”, exploring resistance movements around the world and throughout history

Doors open 6pm. Screening starts 6.30 pm. Bring food to share.

“The Take looks at Argentina after its spectacular economic collapse in 2001 when Latin America’s most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act–the take–has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.”

Come and watch the film and then discuss how we can organise now for social change and economic justice.


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