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Get ready to support anti-G8 prisoners in Scotland

category international | summit mobilisations | news report author Wednesday June 22, 2005 14:12author by ABC Brighton, UK - ABC Brighton, UK Report this post to the editors

Get ready to support anti-G8 prisoners in Scotland

(Please distribute widely!)

The G8 summit will be held in Scotland from the 6th to the 8th July, and, of course, it will be resisted and protested against by a wide range of people, with demonstrations and actions planned from the 2nd to the 8th. That resistance is very likely to involve some people being arrested and imprisoned, and we feel it is important that we prepare for this before it happens, and act against it when it does. For this reason, we are calling for groups, individuals and movements to both prepare solidarity actions and get ready to support prisoners.

Supporting prisoners needs funds- perhaps a fund raising event could be organised? How about information events, letter writing groups?

Solidarity actions or demonstrations may need a little planning, so why not find out where British embassies, consulates, corporations etc. are based near you?

Of course, these are just a few suggestions, and it's up to everyone to imagine for themselves how they want to act in solidarity with any prisoners.But we feel that if our solidarity is to be real, effective, and immediate, then we all need to start making plans, and that sooner is better than later!

(For more information, to receive news on anti-G8 prisoners, and to co-ordinate solidarity, please mail us- brightonabc[at]
Also, see the site of the G8 legal support group at-

ABC Brighton, UK

email: brightonabc[at]

For a calendar of events see

For more information on mobilisation against the G8 see

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author by Dissent!publication date Wed Jun 22, 2005 02:58author email trainforg8 at hushmail dot comauthor address author phone +447944135617Report this post to the editors


The long stay train has now been 100% CONFIRMED, though we still have many tickets left that we will be selling up to the day of departure.

Return & Single Fares

London to Edinburgh (Return)
Long Stay Train // 1st July to 9th July
Leaves London at 3pm arrives Edinburgh at 9.30pm. Train returns to London at 6.46pm on the 9th July.

Tickets are still £50 Rtn and £40 single

If you would like a ticket on the train, please download & complete the new train booking form, and send it to us, along with a cheque or postal order for £50, made payable to “G.E.N.I.” and send a SAE to: BM South East Assembly, London, WC1N 3XX.

Download Booking Form:

If you cannot afford £50 please let us know as we hope to offer some tickets at a concessionary rate. Likewise, if you can afford to donate some money to pay for another person to travel, we welcome donations (however small).

Where to buy tickets:

Tickets are on sell at the following places:


IFA, 76-78 Gower Street, London WC1E (please phone 07944135617 before you come) open 2pm-8pm mon-sat

LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1
open 2pm-8pm, wed-thurs

56@ Infoshop, 56 Crampton Street, London SE17 open 2pm-7pm, thurs-sat


Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton
12pm-4pm, Tues-Sat (tickets also available in the evening when the bar is open for members and their guests only)

For more info please call 07944 135 617

Upcoming events:
>>There will be an opportunity to buy train tickets here.

Saturday June 25th

Garden Party feat. live bands, sound systems, visuals, BBQ, refreshments, G8 info stalls. Starts 6pm - 6am, £5/£3 inc. food

Venue: Institute For Autonomy, 76-78 Gower Street, London WC1
(nearest tube: Goodge Street Bus: 24, 134..etc)

For updates on the G8 protests see:

Thanks again!

SE ASSEMBLY - Transport Group (Tel: 07944 135 617)

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author by redjadepublication date Thu Jun 23, 2005 16:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

RBS men don't wear Plaid

Edinburgh police are advising workers to "dress down" during the week of the G8 to avoid getting into trouble with protesters, according to Personnel Today. Apparently Royal Bank of Scotland has advised its employees not to wear their blue tartan uniforms either...
Those going to Edinburgh have to be careful they don't dress down so much that the police begin to take an interest - after all, according to one purported police blog [*below] , they have their own formula for spotting troublemakers. However this is quite hard to do: when I worked in publishing, our ad managers would have special, awful jeans and sweatshirts to wear on "awaydays", always perfectly ironed, which always made them look, frankly, daft.

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[*police blog]

Big shout out to all the guys’n gals goin’ up to Gleneagles for the G8… RESPECT!

here’s Coppersblog’s guide for dealing with the protesters:
1. Indentify your protester using the (confusing, police-style) mnemonic below:
P-ony tail
O-xfam clothes
G-etting on a bit
A-cting like a twat
2. Remember, they may look confident, but they’re really nervous on the inside. If you’re not sure, just bluff the law (the mnemonic has finished now).
3. Take the little bars of soap and bottles of shampoo from the hotel and throw them at the protesters. They’ll love the irony.
4. Use the phrase “I’m only following orders.” As often as possible. This will have the effect of calming the protesters, like a beekeeper approaching a hive with his smoke generator (that’s what I call an analogy).
5. If anyone asks, say you’re from the Met, and all you know is that you’re there to protect George Bush.
6. Remember, they are struggling for justice while you are on time and a half for 16 hours a day. Many of you will be on rest day rate, many of them are on the dole. You are being put up in hotels while they will be sleeping in their own (not inconsiderable) filth. Take heart and think about your next payslip!

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