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Freedom of discussion

Issue No. 1792

Judith Mora, a Spanish journalist working in London, has been going along to Marxist forums in Brick Lane, east London. She tells us why:

'I started going to forums when I was working as a foreign correspondent at the Independent. I got involved in anti-war activity and Media Workers Against the War. That's when I found out about the forums. I went along and really enjoyed them. There is nowhere else you can go and talk about different ideas and imagine a different future.

I mean, they debate on the TV and radio, but they never question any alternative to capitalism-they play the game. When we talk in the forums we don't stick to the rules of the game-we don't take anything for granted. I took my friends along to the forums. I like the fact that you can go to a bar in your area that's really comfortable.

My friends are from different backgrounds. They're left wing, but also they're journalists and so usually quite sceptical, but they loved it and said how refreshing it was. The last one on women's liberation was great, and it was packed.

I would encourage everyone to go to at least one forum and see what they think. I question everything around me all the time, and I go to listen.'

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Sat 23 Mar 2002, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1792
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