WOMEN: DESTROY THE PATRIARCHICAL PRISON SYSTEM!!

**Please Forward Widely**
WOMEN: DESTROY THE PATRIARCHICAL PRISON SYSTEM!!

FREE MANDY HISCOCKS, LEAH HENDERSON, KELLY PFLUG-BACK & ALL [TORONTO] G20 POLITICAL PRISONERS/ARRESTEES!!!

FREEDOM FOR PATRICIA TRONCOSO, MONICA CABALLERO & ALL MAPUCHE/ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS IN $HILE!!!

See event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/312962628765963/

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SATURDAY MARCH 10TH, 2012

  1. RALLY & MARCH @3PM *CALLING OUT FOR ALL ANTI-COLONIAL/ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN/ANTI-CAPITALISTS* Meet at 2 Bloor Street West – Toronto Chilean Consulate.
  1. EVENT @ 7:30PM – GRADUATE STUDENT’S UNION (GSU) Sylvester’s Café

16 Bancroft Avenue – (One Block North of College, Just East of Spadina)

***SPECIAL MESSAGE/RECORDING FROM MANDY HISCOCKS CURRENTLY HELD AT VANIER CORRECTIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN ON RELATED G20 CONSPIRACY CHARGES***

VIDEO SHORT & FEATURE DOCUMENTARY:

 

“MESSAGE FROM PATRICIA TRONCOSO” – Mapuche Political Prisoner sentenced to 10 years under the $hilean Antiterrorist Law, recorded during her 113 Day Hunger Strike.

“BOLIVIA’S WOMEN” – Syn(A)psis Magazine International – Autonomous Indigenous feminist collective in Bolivia talk about the issues of patriarchy, gender, sexism in their communities.

“IN THE TIME OF BETRAYAL” (Directed by Carmen Castillo. Subtitled in English) – Testimony of La Flaca Alejandra, ex-militant of the Chilean Revolutionary Left (MIR) who became an informer to the Secret Police during the Pinochet dictatorship after being tortured in prison.

*A MUST SEE FILM for Future Generations of Radical Organizing*

+ A Special Opening Feature…

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

*TRACEY WALSH* – on the Case of Kelly Plug-Back, Toronto G20 Arrestee and motherhood in Prison

*SAKURA SAUNDERS* – on the ongoing displacement/plunder of the mining industry, and resistance of Guatemalan women’s collective

*GUELPH ABC* – on the current situation of political prisoners across southern Ontario

*WCCC [Toronto]* – on the role of Patriarchy as the matrix of structural violence.

PERFORMANCES BY:

 

*AMAI KUDA- Traditional drumming/song*

 

*TESTAMENT from TEST THEIR LOGIK*

 

*MARIO MUÑOZ – Trova song/guitar*

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The history of women has been plagued with humiliations and scorn on the part of various systems of slavery and submission that have existed. Domination, colonialism and violence have always been unleashed on the bodies of women – and with it the earth – as part of the structural patriarchy that has continued the rape, plunder and genocide of the land and its indigenous peoples.  The prison system is the vivid expression of this structural violence – forcing all those who refuse to submit to the colonial norms to submit their bodies and their lives to the will of power and capital. However, much resistance has risen from the depth of this brutality.

This International Women’s Day, we have nothing to celebrate and everything to fight back.

WE DENOUNCE THE STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE OF THE JUDICIAL/PRISON SYSTEM ON OUR COMMUNITIES IN RESISTANCE AGAINST COLONIALISM, CAPITALISM & PATRIARCHY ON THIS STOLEN LAND!!

WE DENOUNCE THE USE OF FEMALE COPS USING ISSUES OF VIOLENCE TO INFILTRATE AND IMPRISON OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS!!

DOWN WITH THE PRISON SYSTEM! FREE OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS!!

 They may imprison our bodies, but they can never imprison our desire to struggle; to be free.

Organized by The Women’s Coordinating Committee for A Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

Endorsed By:

The Community Solidarity Network

Guelph Anarchist Black Cross

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About The Women's Coordinating Committee For a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

The Women's Coordinating For a Free Wallmapu is an indigenous grassroots organization based in Toronto advocating for the sovereign rights of the Mapuche Nation.
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