'Maritzburg acts on local and global injustices!

9 September 2004 - The Eastwood Community Forum and the People Against War have planned a number of activities this weekend to demonstrate their opposition to injustices and human rights violations both at a local and global level.

On Friday 10 September 2004, the People Against War will be voicing their objections and concern on the human rights atrocities occurring in Palestine. The organisation will be having a placard demonstration, a march and a screening of the film Fahrenheit 9/11. [A full programme is attached]. The People Against War has appealed to all people to show their support against senseless wars and this humanitarian crisis.

On Sunday 12 September 2004, the Eastwood Community Forum will be hosting a meeting for all people affected by the rates crisis at the Eastwood Hall at 2pm. The ongoing rates crisis is worsening and the local Council seems unwilling to deal with the concerns of the citizens they claim to represent. Council should be protecting people but instead they are feeding them to the loan sharks and greedy estate agents. The forum urges people to stand together to fight the injustice of evictions and unfair rates demands.

The activities planned for Friday and Sunday are not just about rates or about religion. It is about a violation of basic human rights. It is imperative for all people in Maritzburg to show their support by attending the above activities.

For more information please contact:

Fred Wagner of Eastwood Community Forum (033-390 3868)
Rafik Moosa of People Against War (rafik34@hotmail.com)

The events are supported by the Maritzburg Social Forum (contact Mark Butler – 083 269 9527)


Programme for Friday 10 September 2004

§ A photographic display of the atrocities committed against the people of Palestine at Nizamia Islamic School Hall

§ Placard demonstration at the corner of church and east street from 7.30 am followed by a public march [from corner of East and Church street to corner of Retief and Church street]

§ A public rally at Nizamia Hall [East street] from 9 am to 10 am
Movie on Palestine [1 hour] starting 6.30 pm and a screening of Fahrenheit 9/11 at DSLT hall [pmburg campus], entrance to the DSTL hall [University of KZN - Pietermaritzburg Campus] is in King Edward Road – Free entrance