[Breakingthesilence] Why circulate gender reader censored for racist reasons?

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Mar 5 Oct 00:47:41 CEST 2004

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As the Jajinci Gender reader was censored for racist reasons, I hope
you wish to include the material which was excluded?

Will you be in London on October 15th for the discussion on Challenging
Institutional racism?

West Essex Zapatista

On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:03:39 -0700 m.reinsborough at Queens-Belfast.AC.UK
>Hello this gathering OCT22-24 is happening in Belfast and one of
>the themes
>is gender. If anyone is interested in attending you are welcome-
> it happens
>one week after the ESF in London which some people may be at
>If anyone has a copy of the gender reader part 1 which was distributed
>the european pga conference in July and would like to send us a
>copy of it
>we would be delighted. We have the gender reader part 2 but that
>is all. We
>would like to make this material available to the activists who
>from all over ireland and possibly elsewhere.
>http://www.mallusk.net/grassrootsgathering Our postal address is
>- c/o PO Box 505, Belfast, BT12 6BQ By email contact us at
>grassrootsbelfast2 at safe-mail.net Telephone: (UK) 07729785327 If
>stuck for postage money invoice us and we'll pay you back :)
>invite below
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>The 2nd Belfast Grassroots Gathering: an invitation
>Sept 25th 2004
>						(for contact details see below)
>Following the success of previous gatherings throughout Ireland
>over the
>past three years the grassroots gathering will be back in Belfast
>over the
>weekend of 22nd to the 24th of October.
>         The grassroots gatherings have aimed towards a network
>would: - Be based on the principle that people should control their
>lives and work together as equals, as part of how we work as well
>as what
>we are working towards. - Within the network this means rejecting
>and state-centred forms of organisation (hierarchical, authoritarian,

>expert-based, Leninist etc.). We need a network that's open, decentralised,

>and really democratic. - Call for solutions that involve ordinary
>controlling their own lives and having the resources to do so: the
>abolition, not reform, of global bodies like the World Bank and WTO,

> and a
>challenge to underlying structures of power and inequality. - Organise
>the control of the workplace by those who work there. - Call for
>control of communities by the people who live there. - Argue for
>sustainable environmental, economic and social system, agreed by
>the people
>of the planet. - Working together in ways which are accessible to
>people, particularly women and working-class people, rather than
>reproducing feelings of disempowerment and alienation within our
>The grassroots gathering in Belfast has been booked into Queens
>Union, located on University Road opposite the main Queens building.
>theme this gathering hopes to tackle is building safe communities
>with an
>emphasis on undoing racism (both structural and interpersonal) and
>addressing gender bias and patriarchal structures and attitudes throughout
>society and within our social movements. There will be space to discuss
>issues pertinent to the campaigns coming out of grassroots activism
>over Ireland, such as, anti-water charges campaigns, war resistance,

>environmental campaigns, the global women’s strike and the other
>brought to the gathering by the people attending. As always the
>success of
>the gathering is dependent upon the involvement of those attending.
>then and now here’s how you can get involved. You can pass this
>on to people who support the aims of the gathering and would like
>to be
>involved. There are regular organising meetings in Belfast. If you
>like to get involved or have suggestions for workshops get in touch,

> there
>is contact information below.
>Signed with Solidarity & Autonomy,
>the co-ordinating group for a grassroots gathering that will help
>us to stop globalisation, war, capitalism and patriarchy dead in
>Contact Information
>To receive further information about this grassroots gathering contact:
> 	By email contact us at grassrootsbelfast2 at safe-mail.net
>Belfast - c/o PO Box 505, Belfast, BT12 6BQ
> 	Telephone:   (UK) 07729785327
>More information on the web at http://grassrootsgathering.freeservers.com
> or			         http://www.mallusk.net/grassrootsgathering
>The Grassroots Gathering is a space for communication, learning
>and debate
>between people organising non-hierarchically for a new society in
>and worldwide. We include environmentalists, community activists,
> worker’s
>and consumer’s cooperatives, anarchists, trade unionists, feminists,

>cultural activists and others united in our rejection of capitalism
>commitment to the voluntary creation of alternatives without coercion.
>Children are welcome at this event.
>The gathering will include video showings, workshops, evening festivities,

>direct actions and presentations from all over Ireland and abroad,
> and a
>bookstall by Just Books. Veggie and vegan food will be provided
>by Belfast
>food not bombs, and free accommodation will be provided (bring a
>bag). Volunteers are needed each day for an hour or so to supervise
>activities, help in the kitchen and clean up.
>There will be workshops on the themes: • gender, queer activism,
> Global
>Woman’s Strike (March 8th), and other issues such as dealing with
>rape and
>sexual harassment in our communities. • racism, understanding white
>privilege, anti-racist/anti-fascist organising.
>If you have experience in these areas and want to get involved in
>the discussions or presenting a workshop please contact us at
>grassrootsbelfast2 at safe-mail.net
>Other workshops suggested or confirmed include:
>•	politics, democracy & technology
>•	water charges
>•	student politics in Latin America
>•	education workers network
>•	fire your boss workshop
>•	understanding different stages social movements go through
>•	guerrilla/community gardening
>•	food not bombs
>•	bin skipping and recycling
>•	the Dissent network (planning for G8 UK 2005)
>•	bicycle repair workshop
>•	wild food gathering
>•	3 sided football
>•	home brewing
>If you would like to present a workshop or facilitate a discussion
>or have experience relating to some of the workshops listed, please
>us as soon as possible at grassrootsbelfast2 at safe-mail.net
>We are also planning to set aside time for ‘renegade workshop’ space
>shorter meetings, workshops and announcements.
>We want people to get involved, we need help with cooking, children’s
>activities, providing accommodation (if you live in Belfast), facilitating
>workshops and discussions. Come along and muck in.
>Web Links • The Grassroots Gatherings in Ireland
>•	Queens University Belfast Student Union	http://www.qubsu.org/contact.htm
>•	City of Belfast				http://www.gotobelfast.com
>•	City Map				http://www.belfast.net/mo/belmap.jpg
>            http://www.tripadvisor.com/DisplayMap?src=1076823
>Belfast City of Culture • Belfast Festival at Queens
>http://www.belfastfestival.com • Children’s Art Festival
>• Catalyst Arts http://www.catalystarts.org/ • The Vacuum/Factotum
>The Vacuum/Factotum                        http://www.factotum.org.uk/
>Northern Visions                                  http://www.northernvisions.org/nvtv/
>InterContinental Links
>Global Women’s Strike                       http://www.globalwomenstrike.net/
>People’s Global Action                       http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/index.htm
>Dissent Network (Opposing the G8 in Scotland 2005)
>Irish Social Forum                                http://www.irishsocialforum.org/index.php
>European Social Forum (ESF)            http://www.fse-esf.org/
>Autonomous Spaces (at the ESF)     http://info.interactivist.net/article.pl?sid=04/09/07/1445248
>Irish Environmental and Social Movement Organisations
>Gluaiseacht Network                           http://www.gluaiseacht.net/
>Workers Solidarity Movement          http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/wsm.html
>Organise!                                               http://flag.blackened.net/af/orgireland/
>Greenaction                                           http://www.qub.ac.uk/greenaction
>Cork Autonomous Zone                     http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/wsm/ws/2003/ws75/caz.html
>Campaign against Mallusk Landfill   http://www.no-more-landfill.com
>Direct Action Against Apathy          http://www.geocities.com/directactionagainstapathy
>Tools For Solidarity                             http://www.toolsforsolidarity.ie
>An Talamh Glas                                    http://www.bluegreenearth.com/
>Food Not Bombs                                  http://www.foodnotbombs.net/
>What Happened at the Last Grassroots Gathering In Belfast? There
>have been
>several highly successful Grassroots Gatherings across Ireland in
>the past
>three years. The previous Grassroots Gathering in Belfast held over
>weekend of October 26th – 27th 2002, it brought together over one
>grassroots activists, environmentalists, union members, feminists,
> working
>people, anarchists, children and other assorted troublemakers from
>the island and beyond. There were almost 20 different workshops
>on a wide
>variety of topics including Gender, Direct Action, Social Centres,
> Opposing
>US Military Use of Shannon Air, Workers Control, Reclaim the Streets,

>Confronting Sectarianism, and Forest Gardens. It took place in Giros,

> which
>was a democratically managed social centre in Belfast, with gigs,
> meetings,
>a cafe, a darkroom, a library, and much more. Given the international
>situation, unsurprisingly talk about the war took up a lot of time.
>excellent workshop was introduced by the Shannon plane spotters
>Refuelling Peace. The discussion following this was mostly about
>schemes to
>establish a peace camp at Shannon, creating a democratic anti–war
>and a call for a further demonstration at Shannon warport. These
>were then taken to the Morning meeting, i.e. to all folk at Grassroots,

> not
>just attendees at one workshop. Many concrete plans and ideas emerged
>the many workshops during the two days, including the formation
>of a
>grassroots network against the war, the staging of Reclaim The Streets,

> and
>the suggestion to host a People's Global Action conference in Ireland.
>fact the only problem that seemed to occur was that of two or more
>interesting workshops coinciding and the sheer lack of time to attend
>everything. A special word of thanks has to go out to the Belfast
>crew for
>all their hard work and the organisation of this Grassroots Gathering.
>was a roaring success thanks to their hospitality and meticulous
>to detail!
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