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Dublin Alternative G8

category dublin | anti-capitalism | event notice author Thursday March 07, 2013 22:22author by Anti G8 Report this post to the editors

Dublin Alternative G8

Dear Comrades and Friends

The 2013 G8 Summit is to be held in Fermanagh, Ireland on 17th-18th June.


As in every year in the recent past, anti-globalisation and anti-capitalist activists will gather to demonstrate against this gathering of the leaders of the most powerful countries.

The British government holds the presidency of G8 in 2013. With the arrogance that only an imperialist power could be capable of, the British government has decided to hold the summit in one of its colonies. The hope is that by holding the summit in Fermanagh in Ireland, that activists will be deterred from organising a counter summit within proximity of global leaders. Last year's summit in Chicago had to move location at the last minute because of the real threat of people power disrupting the summit. Large scale protests have accompanied G8 summits in every location they have been held in, with atlernative summits arranged in nearby population centres.

The Dublin Alternative G8 Committee invites all those who wish to protest against this G8 summit and who can travel to Ireland to come to Dublin. In the days leading up to the protest and over the days of the summit itself, there will be a wide range of events happening across Dublin and indeed around Ireland, showing Irish resistance to the imperialist and capitalist agenda.

As Ireland's capital city, Dublin offers the infrastructure to facilitate the arrival and accommodation of the large numbers of activists expected from Britain, other European countries and from across the world. With the influx of international activists a wide range of protests, seminars and other events will be organised, sharing international perspectives and building important links of solidarity. Together we hope to build an Alternative Summit to show that workers can organise across international boundaries and take on the G8.

Fermanagh is only 2 hours travelling time from Dublin by road. Protests will focus on the summit itself and also on the agenda of austerity which is being waged by the EU and IMF in Ireland, and across Europe. Ireland holds the EU presidency at the time of the G8 summmit, with the headquarters of the presidency based in Dublin Castle, which for centuries beforehand was the seat of colonial power in Ireland but which will in June become the focus for sustained demonstrations.

2013 also marks the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, one of the most significant industrial actions in European history and out of which arose Ireland's army of the working class, the Irish Citizens Army. As well as organising information events about the lockout, International and Irish workers will organise together to recreate the atmosphere of the Lockout and to let the G8, EU and IMF know that they are not welcome in Ireland.

Dublin Alternative G8 is a non-partisan political project. We invite groups across the political spectrum to organise events as part of the counter summit and will help provide support and co-ordination for events. We welcome assistance from any individuals or groups interested in helping with the organisation or with ideas for creative events. In particular we would ask those who can offer accommodation for visiting activists to contact the committee.

We call on as many international groups and activists as possible to participate in the counter summit, or to send delegates or speakers. For those groups intending to travel to Ireland please contact the committee for details of events planned and for any assistance you may require.

A public meeting for those interested will be organised on Wednesday 13th March at 7.30pm at the Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

To contact the committee e-mail dublinalternativeg8@gmail.com or phone 085 2310663

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   good     JoeMc    Fri Mar 08, 2013 13:31 
   #stopG8 - different call outs and plans forming     #stopG8    Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:28 
   Dublin calling     Joe Mc    Mon Mar 11, 2013 18:51 
   Dublin calling     Irish activist    Mon Mar 11, 2013 19:19 
   Demo at the summit in Fermanagh     anon    Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:14 
   mass media     Joe Mc    Mon Mar 11, 2013 22:33 
   we need an actual G8 protest     activist    Tue Mar 12, 2013 05:52 
   Not just Dublin     Activist    Tue Mar 12, 2013 15:07 
   Previous G8 summits     Activist    Wed Mar 13, 2013 13:42 
 10   Gleneagles 2005     Bobby    Wed Mar 13, 2013 18:33 
 11   Sorry, again -     Bobby    Wed Mar 13, 2013 18:35 
 12   Good meeting tonight     DubAltG8    Wed Mar 13, 2013 23:58 
 13   well done     JoeMc    Thu Mar 14, 2013 17:48 
 14   Gleneagles     Activist    Fri Mar 15, 2013 17:09 
 15   summit aim     JoeMc    Fri Mar 15, 2013 18:11 
 16   PSNI to buy drones ahead of G8     G8 >    Fri Mar 15, 2013 21:56 
 17   hypocrites     fred    Fri Mar 15, 2013 22:35 
 18   Anti-drone devices for sale: military contractor claims to have counter-UAV technology     G8>    Sat Mar 16, 2013 00:58 
 19   cynical business model     nofuture    Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:09 
 20   cynical indeed     Joe Mc    Sat Mar 16, 2013 21:16 
 21   Dublin Alternative G8 Website Up     DubAltG8    Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:49 
 22   Lockout 1913 : Lockdown 2013... Time to give capitalism the cearta dearg!!!     Dunk    Mon Mar 25, 2013 15:37 
 23   We are Linking Up     DubAltG8    Mon Mar 25, 2013 17:51 
 24   Rule of Law     Joe Mc    Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:12 
 25   Obama is completely full of it     fred    Fri Mar 29, 2013 17:04 
 26   Hosting war criminals     JoeMc    Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:27 
 27   G-Man used generically     JoeMc    Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:39 
 28   Raise the Red Banner in Dublin June 17th & 18th     DubAltG8    Tue Apr 02, 2013 13:33 
 29   no borders     r&b fan    Tue Apr 02, 2013 14:38 
 30   Raise the Rad and Black Banner in Dublin June 17th & 18th     DubAltG8    Tue Apr 02, 2013 15:01 
 31   Why go to London ?     republican, sort of.    Wed Apr 03, 2013 01:24 
 32   protest anywhere and everywhere     Joe Mc    Wed Apr 03, 2013 13:37 


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