Thursday, June 02, 2005

Bristol Indymedia's webcast June 3, 4, 5 and Bristol Indymedia's June 6th 'H8 G8' Film Night

Polly e-mails to note two things from Bristol IMC.

First imcvol tom's "Bristol Indymedia Radio! 87.7 FM on 3rd, 4th & 5th June:"

As part of the Venn festival, Bristol Indymedia will be broadcasting three half-hour radio shows over the weekend from the Cube – on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each show will have 5 minutes of news and announcements and then special guests to talk about current and important issues!
87.7 FM in the Bristol area Webcast at and Tune in to hear Indymedia live!
6pm Friday 3 - Julia Guest
Local filmmaker Julia Guest will be in the studio to talk about filmmaking, politics and her new film 'A Letter to the Prime Minister, Jo Wilding's diary from Iraq'
This film follows another local activist, as she undertakes a remarkable journey from Bristol Magistrates court to the siege in Fallujah, in her efforts to seek justice for Iraq.
6pm Saturday – South America
With commentators looking to recent events in Argentina as inspiration for people power and 80 to 90% of the cocaine in the UK originating from Colombia – it is clear that for good or ill, South America is linked to the South West.
We will be welcoming into the studio an Argentinean activist and a local Bristol activist from the Colombia Solidarity Campaign to talk about South America, whats going on there and the links with Bristol and the South West. Noon Sunday – G8
There have been several well attended events in Bristol recently focused on the upcoming protests in Scotland in-and-around the G8 summit in July. In the studio will be some people from Bristol Dissent! To talk about the issues and why they are going to Scotland to confront Bush and the G8.

The second item is "UPDATE! Bristol Indymedia Film Night : 'H8 G8'" [note: link takes you to Bristol Indymedia's main page, so scroll down]:

Hot on the heels of our last film night, Bristol Indymedia brings you the 'H8 G8' film night on Mon 6th June. Our Indymedia networks are currently feverishly raising funds for a fully fledged independent media infrastructure to report on events surrounding the return of the G8 to Scotland in July. Please give generously if you can.
Donate to IMC UK Donate to Bristol IMC Venue: Cube Cinema, Dove St. South (off Kings Square). Cube Directions.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8:00pm. £3/2 (nobody turned away due to lack of funds.)
Main Feature: Screening of the Glasgow based Camcorder Guerillas Collective new film 'Why Close the G8, Gleneagles 2005':
"In case you haven't heard - the G8 is coming to Scotland. 'Who are the G8? What do they do? What do they talk about? And why does it matter?' This short gives a brief history of the G8, and explores the issues that they will be discussing at Gleneagles. It goes on to give voice to people who are protesting and finishes off with how people can get involved and what they can do in their everyday life to resist the G8. The film is a short, sharp and concise call to action. It is part talking head and part animation."
Alongside this will be the usual shorts to accompany the main course, plus lots of info about the G8 and the upcoming protests.
G8 Background: The G8 countries are the UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia. They are the group at the heart of corporate globalisation and the key exponents of a neoliberal economic agenda.
This is an agenda which essentially promotes and protects free trade in all its forms. All aspects of life, from the production and exchange of essential goods and services, through to our health care and education, are to be determined by the forces of the "free market", maximising profit for the few at any human or environmental cost.
More Info: Dissent Network Bristol Dissent Email List G8 Alternatives Make Poverty History

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