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Theft or exploitation?- a review of Stolen by Grace Blakeley

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All our wealth has been stolen by big finance and in doing so big finance has brought our economy to its knees.  So we must save ourselves from big finance.  That is the shorthand message of a new book, Stolen – how to save the world from financialisation, by Grace Blakeley.

Grace Blakeley is a rising star in the firmament of the radical left-wing of the British labour movement.  Blakeley got a degree in politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) at Oxford University and did a masters degree there in African studies.  Then Blakeley was a researcher at the Institute of Public Policy Research (IIPPE), a left-wing ‘think tank’, and has now become the economics correspondent of the leftist New Statesman journal.  Blakeley is a regular commentator and ‘soundbite’ supporter for left-wing ideas on various broadcasting media in Britain.  Her profile and popularity have taken her book, published this week, straight…

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Forth coming contents – (plus hopefully amazing new  visuals.)

the link to the not yet complete site https://moneyisasinnocentasthegun.digitalnavvies.co.uk/

  • Money is as innocent as the Gun – the book and ebook – the documantery film – film of the full show – performed with music.
  • Links to interesting blogs.
  • Money is as innocent as the Sun – a film of the show – an album forthcoming
  • Listings of events, performances and actions
  • Citizens Advice ‘the documentary’ (A radio series)
  • Selected writings and works in progress
“There are a lot of spoken word artists who play with a backup band of some kind. Not so many that do both spoken word and music at the same time — and do both things brilliantly. Geoff Winde might just be the philosopher-poet-musician you didn’t know you were looking for.” (David Rovics)

Money is as innocent as the Gun

Nominated for 'best spoken word show' - Greater Manchester Fringe Festival (2014) 
' Money’s grasp on society is made palpable …
 uses theological metaphors, comparisons with police states, and the simple question,
 “When did we decide what money’s worth?” to unravel capitalism’s seeming invincibility.' 
(Poetry Monthly) 

'Its profound, funny, elucidating, polemic, contradictory, and mundane. 
Yes profound AND mundane. Like money. Utterly superb. 
(Jonathan Harris - @jonone100)

Money is as innocent as the Sun

Awarded best spoken word show – Greater Manchester Fringe Festival (2016)

Developing 'Money is as innocent as the Sun' with music accompaniment. 
Working toward producing an album.



‘Burning money isn’t a crime, unless, your doing it to keep warm.’  Anon

contact – moneyisasinnocentasthegun@riseup.net


2016 - 
Nutclough Studio, Hebden Bridge, Keighley Rd, HX7 8HA - 14th June 
- 8.30pm to 9.45pm - £ donations - toward production of the album

Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge, Tower Hill, HX6 2EQ - 16th June
- 8.30 pm - £ donations - toward production of the album

The Golden Lion, Todmorden, Fielden Sq, OL14 6LZ - 5th July
- 8.30 pm - £ donations - toward production of the album

Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

7th-8th July – 8.30pm – £5/£3 – Gullivers –109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW

21st, 22nd July – 8.30pm, 23rd July – 9.30 – £5/£3 – Eagle Inn –18 Collier St
Salford M3 7DW

Money is as innocent as the gun 2013/14/15

28th June – Blackshaw Food Festival
The New Delight, Jack Bridge, Blackshaw head, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7HT – 3pm

16th July – at the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX,
– show starts at 8pm – (running time approx 50 minutes) – free entry
Trying out ‘money is as innocent as the sun’ (part 1 + 2), as well.
(25 minutes approx)

17th July – (part 2) at the London Action Resource Centre,
62 Fieldgate Street, London, E1 ES1, – show starts at 9pm –
part of evening of Dissident Island Radio – a fund raiser for LARC)

18th July – at the Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue,
NW5 2RX, – show starts at 8pm – (running time approx 50 minutes)
– free entry

8th – 22nd August – start 13.45 – (Venue 32) Cowgatehead UpTwoS
– PBH Free Fringe – Edinburgh Fringe (50 minutes)

23rd October – (part 2 and maybe part 3) – 7.30 til 2am – Synergy Centre,
Brighton, – fund raiser for anti fracking actions and Radio 4A

November 13th – Centenary Sq, Bradford, BD1 1HY – 1pm – raising money toward
production of new show – money is as innocent as the sun
January 7th – Hebden Bridge Hostel – HX7 8DG – 8pm -fund raiser for victims of the flood.