Please send calendar events to the Fifth Estate keeping in mind our quarterly schedule. We are especially interested in events for the Spring and Summer of ’03 to be published in our next edition.

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Liberty, TN 37095

December 21—(Winter Solstice) Everywhere. You are invited to join a national mobilization of creative, autonomous local acts of resistance to the war at shopping malls around the country on the last Saturday before Xmas. We encourage invasion of shopping malls across the country to disallow business as usual and tell consumers, “Stop the buying! Stop the dying!” For more info:

January 15–20—The Iraq Pledge of Resistance, a campaign of nationally coordinated nonviolent civil disobedience to oppose war in Iraq is calling for national days of action. Check out, or call 301-589-2355.

January 18–19—No War in Iraq! Washington DC. Mass demonstration — 1/18. The convening of a grass-roots peace congress, 1/19. /

January 24–26—National Conference on Organized Resistance (NCOR). Washington, DC. This conference helps in coordinating a dialogue between activist groups, and sparking in-depth discussion of the strategies and tactics of our various social justice movements. For more info: /

January 24–26—Against Patriarchy Conference. Eugene, OR.

January 24–28—Protest the World Economic Forum. Davos, Switzerland. Also, the World Social Forum will be in Porto Alegre, Brazil. See:

March 8—International Womens’ Strike on International Womens’ Day.

March 14–16—Southern Girls’ Convention. Asheville, NC. Call (828) 771–4061 for details.

March 28–31—Mid-Atlantic Womens’ Rights and Empowerment Conference. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

March 29—Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair. San Francisco, CA. 10 am — 6 pm. $60 fee for a table. Contact Bound Together Books 1369 Haight St. SF, CA. 94117

April 19—Visions in Feminism Conference. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. “Redefining Global Boundaries and Responsibilities”.

May 3–5—Conference on “Anti-Patriarchial Struggles Within the Anarchist Movement”. Montreal, Quebec. Events include a talk by Martha Ackelsberg, the author of “Free Women of Spain”, a film on the Mujeres Libres, and workshops. Anyone wishing to give a talk or workshop should contact the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair collective (see below). Workshop proposals due March 1, 2003

May 16–20—Mass Protests in response to the Monsanto-sponsored World Agricultural Forum. Say NO to Corporate Greed and the Raping of the Seed! St. Louis, MO. Contact:

May 17–18—The 4th Annual (and largest in the Northeast) Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. Montreal, Quebec. Bookfair will be held Saturday, 5/17 from 10–6. Festival of Anarchy will take place Sunday, 5/18 with workshops, films, poetry, exhibitions, readings, presentations, etc...

Contact:, or call: 514-844-3207—lombrenoire

June 1–3—G8 Meeting. Evian Les Bois, France. See:

June 5–8 & June 12–15—“Food For Life” Workshops on all aspects of food: preservation, growing, diet, philosophy, cooking, politics, etc...Hosted by the Sequatchie Valley Institute at Moonshadow: Route One Box 304 Whitwell, TN 37397 / 423-949-5922 / /

June 20–22—BioDevastation/BioJustice. Washington, DC. A demonstration in response to the annual convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Contact:

(Also happening: An educational bicycle caravan connecting the St. Louis and DC events, with stops in cities all along the way! Contact

July 4 week—Earth First! Round River Rendezvous. Minnesota. Check for details

July 18-27th—Natural Building Workshop. Come learn alternative, earth friendly ways of building a home. Hosted by the Sequatchie Valley Institute at Moonshadow (see above).