Edinburgh

Open Source software: An introduction to picture editing at The Forest

17/06/2008 18:15
Tuesday 17th June Working with Graphics and desktop publishing - The Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus The Forest introduces Open Source software: A series of talks These days, Open Source Software is becoming more and more mainstream. Favoured by technical people for decades (did you know most websites are hosted on Open Source software?) it is now so easy to use that normal people everywhere are discovering its benefits. The benefits? This is software you can download legally for free - but best of all, it's free in more ways than that. As in anyone has the legal right to change it, use it and distribute in many ways. This takes the position of power away from faceless corporations and returns it to ordinary people.  Microsoft, a company which has been convicted of abusing its monopoly position on two continents, can never again dictate to you how you will or won't use your computer. You can set it up to require less computing power than Microsoft Windows, and thus you can rescue old computers and put them to use again. Or you can unlock the power in your new computer. The Forest ( http://theforest.org.uk/ ) is hosting a series of practical introduction talks for those wanting to find out more. 6:15 to 8pm, upstairs, at 3 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh. Tuesday 3rd June Firefox web browsing Thunderbird and encrypted email Encrypted file systems Tuesday 17th June Working with Graphics and desktop publishing - The Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus Tuesday 1st July TBA (maybe audio and video editing if we can find a presenter!) Tuesday 15th July Ubuntu operating system (replaces Microsoft Windows) Open Office (replaces Microsoft Office) If you are planning on coming, please drop a quick note to us at opensource@theforest.org.uk so we know how many to expect. Thanks, The Forest people.

Open Source software: A series of practical talks at the Forest

03/06/2008 18:15
A practical introduction to Linux: Tuesday 3rd June Firefox web browsing Thunderbird and encrypted email Encrypted file systems The Forest introduces Open Source software: A series of talks These days, Open Source Software is becoming more and more mainstream. Favoured by technical people for decades (did you know most websites are hosted on Open Source software?) it is now so easy to use that normal people everywhere are discovering its benefits. The benefits? This is software you can download legally for free - but best of all, it's free in more ways than that. As in anyone has the legal right to change it, use it and distribute in many ways. This takes the position of power away from faceless corporations and returns it to ordinary people.  Microsoft, a company which has been convicted of abusing its monopoly position on two continents, can never again dictate to you how you will or won't use your computer. You can set it up to require less computing power than Microsoft Windows, and thus you can rescue old computers and put them to use again. Or you can unlock the power in your new computer. The Forest ( http://theforest.org.uk/ ) is hosting a series of practical introduction talks for those wanting to find out more. 6:15 to 8pm, upstairs, at 3 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh. Tuesday 3rd June Firefox web browsing Thunderbird and encrypted email Encrypted file systems Tuesday 17th June Working with Graphics and desktop publishing - The Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus Tuesday 1st July TBA (maybe audio and video editing if we can find a presenter!) Tuesday 15th July Ubuntu operating system (replaces Microsoft Windows) Open Office (replaces Microsoft Office) If you are planning on coming, please drop a quick note to us at opensource@theforest.org.uk so we know how many to expect. Thanks, The Forest people.

No2ID Public Meeting - 'Where do we go next with the Scottish ID Card?'

27/05/2008 19:00

Using a 'Trojan Horse' ID card, in the guise of a pensioner's bus pass, the government have tricked around a quarter of the population into carrying the unpopular 'entitlement cards' which are linked to a database so intrusive it would be banned in Germany. 

Public meeting to discuss this - and another sneak ID-card, Young Scot - and the future of ID cards in Scotland. 

7pm, in the Library, Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace

Tuesday 27th may

http://www.no2id-scotland.net/edinburgh/

Benefit Film Night for the Diaz and Bolozaneto survivors.

08/06/2008 19:00

Genova Legal Forum and Activist Trauma Support

Films: 'OP. Genova 2001. Public Order during the G8' & 'The Diaz raid Genoa 2001' & local activist shorts

Followed by a Q & A session about the latest developments in the trials and discussion regarding the implications of Genoa for our wider movement and the 2009 G8 Summit in La Maddalena, Italy. Speakers from Genova legal Forum & Activist Trauma Support
 


Sunday 8th June 2008
7:00pm start

The Forest Cafe
3 Bristo Place
Edingburgh
EH1 1EY

Free event

Protestors at the 2001 G8 in Genova faced massive police brutality. The trials of the police involved in the Diaz and Bolzaneto cases are nearing their conclusion.  At the end of July the judge in the Bolzaneto trial will deliver his verdict, while the Diaz trial will enter it's closing sequence. Around 150 of the survivors of Diaz and Bolzaneto will gather in Genova to mark these events.

Activist Trauma Support are planning to be in Genova to offer support to the survivors during this period. This benefit will raise money to enable this support to take place.

'OP. Genova 2001. Public Order during the G8'
Produced by the Secretariat of the Genoa Legal Forum.

OP is a detailed examination of the events of the 20th of July 2001, when marches and rallies around the red zone were heavily attacked by the police. Through maps, recordings of police radio communications and other evidence gathered in the course of the trial against 25 demostrators, the film exposes the way the police forces turned the streets of Genoa into a
war zone. Who was the real threat to Public Order at the 2001 G8?
 

Indymedia Scotland open meeting

27/05/2008 19:30

Tue 27 May, 7:30pm at the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh