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Title: Potluck Dinner, Film & Talk on Alternative Banking
START DATE: Monday January 27
TIME: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details:
First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Dr at Fourth St
San Rafael CA 94901
Event Type: Speaker
Marin Peace & Justice Coalition will host a potluck dinner.
Dinner is 6:30 PM followed at 7:30 by the screening of a portion of Jekyll Island: The Truth Behind the Federal Reserve. According to the documentary's director, Bill Still, former journalist, editor, and publisher, “Economic instability always favors the banks and financial speculators...As long as banks are in control of the money, there is NO WAY they will ever create a stable system.” He adds, "…today nations do not control their national money supply. Today, most money is created by banks – as loans.”

Guest speaker Laura Wells, the Green Party's 2014 "No Corporate Money" candidate for State Controller, will suggest alternatives to our present monetary system. One option is a state-owned bank, such as the Bank of North Dakota. As the only state-owned bank in the US, it earned a record profit last year, even as its private-sector corollaries lost billions. Could opening a state-owned bank here in California get us out of our financial crisis?

Join the dialogue, share your ideas, and become part of the solution at this FREE event.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 1st, 2014 8:21 PM

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