Big attack on freedom of speech!
A Women's Day is women's insurance policy that there will be an autonomous space for the crucial issues that women are addressing. Grassroots women from different backgrounds and experiences can make our achievements more widely known - drawing out and strengthening the vital connections among us.
A Women's Day enables non-party-political people to have a much needed voice at the Forum, starting with those who are being ignored. Like asylum seekers who are denied a platform while the asylum charities which implement the government's repressive anti-immigration policies are seminar speakers.
Houston Indymedia is declaring itself (on our front page) an all-volunteer collective, for many reasons (see below).
Chiapas : The Resistance takes us on a journey through the different Caracoles (zapatista centres) in each of the five zones of the Zapatista resistance. The ongoing projects are evaluated and the political context analysed. We learn of the dreams which have become reality, and the dreams which are still to be realised.
Here we reproduce the article on the Highlands of Chiapas, the location of Scotland's twinned zapatista autonomous municipality, "16th February".
Written by Gloria Munoz Ramirez in the Mexican daily La Jornada, and translated from Indymedia Chiapas (Sept 2004) by Edinburgh-Chiapas Solidarity Group.
Yannick Etienne Haiti woman union organiser
Thursday 21st October at 6.30 pm Forrest cafe , 3 Bristo Place
The author and modern poet Geoff Tims who the Grammy Award Winning Artist Sherman Andrus has called his work Powerful has written a hard hitting modern poem to combat the increasing bullying that is taking place in our schools right under the governments noses.
Oor comrades in the SSP are daein something awfu exciting. A caw for a republic is bein issued on the 9th o October.