Wed: 30 Oct: Lydian versus Armenia – film and discussion
It was a fine, blustery day and 1000 people enjoyed a hot meal cooked by Reading College students using the harvest from local allotments, as well as the friendly atmosphere. We spoke to people about Corporate Courts and the dangers of a UK – USA trade deal and we collected a number of signed cards to the International Secretary of State for International Trade.
Wed 3rd September: We watched excerpts from ‘Human Flow’. Ai Weiwei’s magisterial film about the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profound personal human impact.
We collected signatures for a petition to Edward Sellers, CEO of Lydian International Mining to ask him to drop plans for mining in Amulsa and and to stop suing Armenia under an ISDS claim. People were shocked when they heard about the appalling environmental damage that was caused by the gold mine when construction started. They were keen to support the local people who have been blockading the mine for over a year.