Sam Castro (Wikileaks Australia Citizens Alliance)
Fred Fuentes (Green Left Weekly)
Tuesday, September 25, 6:30pm (meal from 6pm).Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT). Discussing the leading role played by Latin America in promoting alternative means of communication, author Tariq Ali said the world is suffering ‘a prolonged war, implemented by the United States, which is aimed at dominating the world and maintaining US hegemony’. ‘In this war’, he said, ‘the means of communication play a fundamental role.’ The mainstream corporate media ‘only reports on ordinary people when there are catastrophies’. But, Ali said, people around the world ‘are anxious to access alternative media that inform viewers in an open and critical way’. This forum will look at ongoing attempts by Wikileaks and community media to help people get the truth. Organised by Green Left Weekly & Socialist Alliance. For more info ph 9639 8622.