Now including presentation by Hands-Off Iraqi Oil at 8.30pm!!!
A night of political discussion and historical debate, at RampART Creative Social Centre, 15-17 Rampart Street, off Commercial Road, LONDON, E2
Friday 23rd March, CONFRONTING COLONIALISM
With the African Peoples' Socialist Party, Hands Off Iraqi Oil, South Asia Solidarity Group and Bolivia Solidarity Campaign.
(Live music at 10pm, featuring MC Mad Scientist).
Film-showing of “After the Storm” at 7.
Benefit for the Detainee Support Network
Food and refreshments provided
Venue: RampART Creative Social Centre
15-17 Rampart Street, off Commercial Road, LONDON, E2
Nearest Tube Whitechapel, Aldgate East, Shadwell
On the eve of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade
The end of the trade in peoples' lives was replaced by the trade in
peoples' livelihoods, through corporate globalisation and liberalisation?
Could the uniting of solidarity campaigns that challenge neoliberal advance at the cost of environmental/social collateral damage better inform us of how our activism could break through to affect radical transformation?
7pm: Film showing of "After the Storm" (1992, Ken Fero, about the
experiences of a settled Arab community of Iraqi, Palestinian and Yemeni
children, writers, political activists and steelworkers and the pain and anger experienced by the community during the 1991 Gulf War. It examines how Arabs are attacked and despised in the media and how this is manipulated to sway public opinion in times of war).
7.45 - 8: Presentation by South Asia Solidarity Group about the 1857 Santal
uprising against the British Empire, and it's legacy, particularly in terms of the continued feudal lower-caste oppression in Bihar, and the Maoist insurgency. SASG will also give an update on the recent massacre of women and children in West Bengal, by the CPI (M) government after local people resisted the government’s enclosure of their land.
8-8.30: Presentation by Bolivia Solidarity Campaign, featuring a short film, about the Fight for Public ownership of Bolivia's mines in 2006.
8.30-9: Presentation by Hand off IraqiOil
9-onwards: Presentation followed by discussion from the African Peoples'
Socialist Party, subject: strategies of the African revolution in this current period of imperialism in crisis, the rise of the leadership of the African working class at the expense of African petty bourgeoisie and the imperialist bourgeoisie, in the context of capitalism in decay.
9.30-10: How should the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade be commemorated
10-12: Live music & soundz from Mad Scientist plus guests.
Also at rampART
Saturday 24th March 2007
in association with
The Campaign to Free Tony Egbuna Ford
presents in a show of US & UK solidarity
Art & Soul
voices from death row
Fundraiser to save another innocent victim of the State of Texas
Art work from Tony Ford and other death row inmates
Film screening of the controversial US film ‘DEADLINE’
Books, Prints, Injustice music CD & Film on sale
Live Poetry Readings & Open Mic Session
Speakers will include Rachael Ford – Tony’s wife, Brenda Weinberg – Chair
of the United Families & Friends Campaign & Tippa Naphtali – founder of
the 4WardEver Campaign and cousin of Mikey Powell
There will be poetry reading of works by death row inmates
and an open mic session
(Art Display 4.30pm – 6.30pm & Film Screening & Poetry 7pm – 12midnight)
Entrance is free but donations are encouraged
Info: 07770 432 439 or 0560 271 3085
www.tonyeford.com www.4wardever.org http://www.4wardever.org/