A short end-of-year email with Season’s Greetings for all our supporters and funders; colleagues and friends. This year has seen so much turmoil in the world – millions of people fleeing war; austerity measures deepening while, at the same, inequality grows; and the Paris climate talks just about saved. But, across the board, we also know that there are many who work for the common good –and it’s this spirit of solidarity that we celebrate this holiday season.
It’s our honour to work with some of those people who are making that difference. For Tipping Point, 2015 was a busy year with lots of good things coming to fruition – films finding their audiences and campaigns finding their supporters.
Open Bethlehem continues its journey to new countries, festivals and communities;
We Are Many ended the year with actor Tim Robbins calling it ‘ the most important film of 2015’ – one highlight for us being a special screening with Melissa Benn, days after the Corbyn election win;
Make Apartheid History launched its rolling programme of events on Mandela Day July 18, supported by a growing number of artists, performers and activists alike, in the UK, Palestine, USA and South Africa;
(Photographs by Katie Barlow)
and our campaign to challenge the main breast cancer charities to address environmental and occupational links to breast cancer got a boost when 16 international organisations and networks signed our From Pink to Prevention sign on statement in October 2015.
(Cartoons: Diana Ward, campaign co-founder)
As we end this year, sadly, we are witnessing a widespread commitment by governments around the world – not least the UK – to increase military spending. We continue to share and refine our Five Percent Campaign proposal with potential and already interested partners – not least, as we can see a time where the world hits the completely unacceptable $2trillion p/a global military spending figure.
Next year we will continue our campaigns work; we have some new film projects in development; and some exciting events planned for 2017 will, hopefully, be set in motion. If you’d like to know more about how you could support our work, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all your support and interest throughout 2015
Wishing you a peaceful New Year
Deborah, Kevin, Justin & Ho- Chih
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