Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

FREE DOCUMENTARIES ON THE SEATTLE WTO PROTESTS !
7PM, Thursdays @ 123 Community Space

Hear the voices of the activists who made history ! Learn how you can get active for trade justice!
To coincide with the theatrical release of the motion picture "Battle in Seattle", TradeJustice NY Metro ( http://tradejustice.net) will present a month of films about the historic protests at the Seattle round of WTO talks in 1999. Films will be followed by discussion and strategizing on how we can take action against corporate globalization. Admission and snacks are free! For more information, call (917) 214-4870 or email  info@tradejustice.net.

Oct 16th: Showdown in Seattle Pt 5: What Democracy Looks Like & an Interview w/ Vandana Shiva
In the final part of Showdown in Seattle, the WTO ends in failure and celebration. Interviews with Victor Menotti (Int. Forum on Globalization), John Mwaniki (Zimbabwe delegate), Lori Wallach (Public Citizen), Scott Nova (Citizen Trade Campaign), Mr. Shinohara (Japanese delegate), and others. A look at the youth participation in the Seattle protest and what the WTO means to them. The Longshoreman rally closes labor's week of events. An ironic look at holiday shopping in Seattle during the siege. An inside look at the Independent Media Center and the process that made it work. The series closes with reflection on the week's events and inspiration for the mobilization ahead. We'll also show interviews with physicist, activist, and author Vandana Shiva.

Oct 23RD: Breaking the Spell & an interview with Noam Chomsky
An hour-long look at the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and the anarchists (particularly those from Eugene) who traveled there to set a new precedent for militant confrontation. Rather than attempting to cover every situation at the WTO, Breaking the Spell has covers a few scenes film in depth. It is filmed in the thick of the action, including footage that aired nationally on 60 Minutes, it captures a moment when world history was up for grabs. Rather than attempting to cover every situation at the WTO, Breaking the Spell has several moving montage sequences combined with a few scenes that cover one or two situations in depth. [63 min.] We'll also show a half-hour interview
with world-renowned US foreign policy scholar and critic Noam Chomsky on the WTO.

Directions to 123 Community Space:
123 Community Space is located at 123 Tompkins Ave @ Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY

By train:

G Train- Take the G to Myrtle-Willoughby, walk one block up Myrtle in the direction of the gas station, (as opposed to the playground). Make a right on Tompkins, which should be the first street you come to.

J/M/Z Trains- Take J/M/Z to Myrtle Ave, then walk four blocks down Myrtle. You should go by Lewis Ave, Marcus Garvey and Throop Ave. before you get to Tompkins Ave, which you make a left on. Another option, since they're four long blocks, is to take the B54 bus on Myrtle.

By Bike: From Williamsburgh Bridge- Get on Broadway, which is on the other side of the bridge from where the bike path lets out. The safest way to do that is to loop around under the bridge. Make a left on Broadway and take it all the way to Myrtle, turn right on Myrtle and go four blocks to Tompkins Ave, Which you turn right on. 123 is the first storefront on your left hand side

From Manhattan Bridge- Go Right on Sands St. (the street under the bridge both bike paths let you out at) until it ends at the NYPD Tow Pound, then make another right on Navy St., turn left under the BQE at Park Ave. Take Park Ave. all the way to Tompkins Ave., which comes after Nostrand and Marcy. Make a right and go to 123 Tompkins Ave, which is on the left hand side of the street after Myrtle.

From Brooklyn Bridge- Get on Tillary (the major street you're on when you get off the bridge), turn left until Tillary turns into Park Ave. Take Park Ave. all the way to Tompkins Ave., which comes after Nostrand and Marcy. Make a right and go to 123 Tompkins Ave, which is on the left hand side of the street after Myrtle.