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Programme for People's Resistance 2004 June 4-6


Programme for People's Resistance 2004 June 4-6

People's Resistance 2004 June 4-6 (Queens Birthday weekend) Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

A national conference - lively discussion, reflection and organising for change

Friday 4 June 7pm The US quagmire in Iraq- Philip Ferguson (ex Sinn Fein Ireland, and editor of Revolution magazine). Afghanistan the forgotten war - Daphna Whitmore (long-time anti-imperialist activist and editor of The Spark)

Saturday 5 June 11am The anti-apartheid movement - its dramatic rise and why it faded - John Minto (veteran social justice activist and leading campaigner against the 1981 Springbok tour).

12noon - Samoans robbed of NZ citizenship rights - the struggle goes on - Rosie Brown (veteran campaigner for NZ citizenship rights for Samoans)

1230 The War on Terror - our civil liberties under attack - Paul Hopkinson (ACA activist & the first person to be charged for burning a NZ flag) & Lee Patton (ACA activist and law student)

1-30-2-15pm lunch break

2.15pm Film showing: Venezuela - the Revolution will not be televised

3.15pm Palestine the long struggle & the disastrous 'peace process' - Don Carson (broadcaster & long-time Palestine solidarity activist).

4pm Afternoon tea

4.20pm Panel discussion on the 'Peace Process' Don Carson (Palestine) Daphna Whitmore (Nicaragua & Central America) Philip Ferguson (Ireland)

Sunday 6 June

11am The "I" word - what is imperialism? Daphna Whitmore Imperialism today - Philip Ferguson

12-1pm lunch break

1pm A critique of the World Social Forum - Radha d'Souza (law lecturer and Indian activist)

1.45pm Film: Blazing Trail - the Indian revolution

2.30 Discussion on the revolutionary movement in the world's 'biggest democracy'

2.50pm Afternoon tea

3.20pm Nepal - Revolution at the top of the world - Jared Phillips (ACA activist who toured the Red Zones in Nepal in 2003).

The times could be subject to change on the day.

Organised by the Anti-Capitalist Alliance ph 021 1867450

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