Politics in the Pub next week

If you're in West End next Wednesday evening, do make a point of sticking your head in at our Politics in the Pub Community Forum at The Loft, upstairs at 100 Boundary Street.

Our keynote speakers are Tim Jenkin and Karel Boele, and we'll be discussing how our community might break free of the money system, and establish a complementary currency that works for us.

Tim is quite a fascinating character, an old ANC Freedom Fighter who staged a remarkable breakout from a South African prison in the Apharteid Era. Tim then went on to set up the world's largest community exchange network, which now has hundreds of systems across the world, with around 50,000 members.

All in all, it should be a very interesting evening.

Hope to see you there.

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Tim Jenkin is a South African academic and anti-Apartheid activist who was imprisoned for his support for the ANC in the 70s. After breaking out of prison and claiming political asylum in the UK, Tim helped set up an encrypted communication system to assist the ANC in its struggle for freedom. Tim Jenkin then developed the Community Exchange System, which …Read more.

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