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Thursday June 16, 2005 20:56 by soundmigration - dissent network
Brief Diary of Events around the G8
This Sunday from 11am there will be a day of summit workshops at St Nicholas of Myras Hall of Meath St.
These will cover many topics including affinity building, past manifestations, decision making processes and much more. This will posted as soon as the programme is put together, as its growing all the time.
however for the time being here is a brief guide to various action that will be taking place in scotland around the G8
See ya Sunday
Diary of Actions around the G8 Summit
NB:These are only brief summaries: check web links to get more info
Saturday 2nd July
MAKE POVERTY HISTORY MARCH: Organised by the Make Poverty History Coalition (www.makepovertyhistory.org) for Saturday 2nd July in Edinburgh. This is the big NGO march. There will be a Make Capitalism History element and also a D.I.S.C.O. bloc with sound system and lots of glam…Probaly advisable to get of the bus in Edinburgh if ya wanna go to this and not to continue on to the Rural Convergence Space.
Sunday 3rd July
MAKE BORDERS HISTORY: A Magical Mystery Tour of Immigration Controls and the "Chain of Deportation" in Glasgow Sunday 3rd July. We visit some of the magicians who help asylum seekers "disappear". We will visit organisations involved in locking up and deporting Asylum seekers. Let's join the dots in the picture of detention and deportation. Check out www.makebordershistory.org
Monday 4th July
FASLANE BIG BLOCKADE: You can't end poverty unless you end war.** Let's make the links** Faslane, which is situated 30 miles west of Glasgow, is one of Britain's most important military bases - home to Trident, Britain's own nuclear WMD Programme. Thousands of peace campaigners from around the world are called to non-violently blockade the base on Monday 4th July.
CARNIVAL FOR FULL ENJOYMENT: *No wage slavery *No benefits slavery *No army slavery *No debt slavery. A call to bring noise, music, yourselves and friends for action that comes out of our experiences in work, out of work and wherever we live. A carnivalesque parade through Edinburgh, visiting places responsible for the increasingly precarious way in which we experience work and life. To be held on 4th July 2005 in Central Edinburgh. For more info e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 5th July
BEACONS OF DISSENT!: Beacons are to be lit on the hills south of the Gleaneagles Hotel on the night of Tuesday 5th July to send a clear message that the G8 "leaders" are not welcome. Beacons to be lit in solidarity around the UK.
CLOSE DUNGAVEL: As the leaders of the world's most powerful states meet in luxury at Gleneagles, hundreds of people - including families with children - are imprisoned behind the razor wire of Scotland's shame: Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre No borders demonstration to be held at Dungavel on the Tuesday 5th July.
Wednesday 6th July
BLOCKADES: 'The Blockades Group', has put call out to all autonomous direct action groups and individuals opposed to the G8 to carry out autonomous actions starting on the 6th July to blockade the summit. For more info see: www.g8blockades.org.uk. Most likely these blockades will range from small affinity group actions to much larger mass blockades Most of the discussion and information about these will be held on the convergance site in the preceding days to allow people to decide what blockades they would like to be part of.
DEMONSTRATION:A demonstration marching from Gleneagles train station at 12.00 noon on 6th July, via the entrance to the Hotel, to a nearby park has been called for by G8 Alternatives. www.g8alternatives.org
Thursday 7th July
PEOPLES' OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The People's Golfing Association (the PGA) is hosting an open golf tournament on Thursday 7th July during the G8 at Gleneagles. So just how is your thing with the swing!!!People are encouraged to begin forming autonomous golfing affinity groups. No caddies, no Masters! For more info email wrench (at) tao.ca and pgag8 (at) lists.riseup.net.
Friday 8th July
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE REAL CAUSES OF CLIMATE CHANGE: Come to Scotland with your inspired ideas for action and join us on the streets and on the golf courses. Or do whatever you can, wherever you are, to resist the fossil fuel madness and make the dream of a socially just, sustainable future a reality. Stop climate chaos - flood the G8! Friday 8th July. Check out http://cca.movingpages.org/
Dates not specified:
· HILLWALKERS: If the G8 leaders manage to meet in Gleneagles hotel some people will be looking at them from the Ochil hills, and laughing at them, with a big day-glow banner or two. Please do join comrades there for friendly encounters on the hills. A number of walks will take place in the run up to the G8 Summit.
· QUEER G8: Hopes to form a queer bloc to take action together in non-patriarchal style. To get involved go to www.queeruption.org.uk/queerg8
· CLANDESTINE INSURGENT REBEL CLOWN ARMY: Operation H.A.H.A.H.A.A (Helping Authorities House Arrest Half-witted Authoritarian Androids). This summer CIRCA will be working alongside the Scottish police to help them indefinately enclose the world's dangerous G8 leaders, keeping them in a safe place where they can no longer be a threat to the world. For recruitment and training info www.clownarmy.org