[mgj-announce] MGJ THIS WEEK
rob at essential.org
Tue Sep 17 18:07:31 EDT 2002
MGJ THIS WEEK
1. Wheatpasting TONIGHT (Tues)
2. Puppet Making (Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)
3. Training/Convergence Working Group (Weds)
4. Spokescouncil (Weds)
5. People's Summit (Sat)
6. Medic Training (Sat)
7. Earth March (Thurs, 9/26; prop-making this week)
AND, DON'T FORGET: MGJ GENERAL MEETING, WEDS, 9/18, 7:30, ST. STEPHEN'S
CHURCH, 16TH AND NEWTON
Details on upcoming MGJ events and meetings below:
You don't want to miss what some critics have called "the wheatpasting
event of the season."
meet at 1640 Hobart St NW (Columbia Heights metro)
bring a friend, bring a car if you can.
we'll have all of the materials. see you there-Martin (THOMASM at seiu.org)
COME ONE< COME ALL!!!
PUPPET MAKING< BANNER PAINTING>OTHER SHENANIGANS
@ the doghouse TUESDAY 16th , daytime , possibly evening
WEDnesday ... maybe?
FRIDAY....day time and 7-10pm
SAT 1--6 plus
SUN 1--6 plus
RSVP if you can!see below
> DOGHOUSE: 1 mile from Takoma Metro, walk down Carroll Ave twds 7-11, keep
> going, @ the TPSS Coop, go Right on Sycamore, Left on Beech, garage behind
> 405 Beech Ave.
DRIVING: Beech is a one block long street between Sycamore and Woodland
Aves, both of which run between Route 410/East West Highway and Elm Ave.
Sycamore is next to TPSS Coop on 410! From WDC, take 13th to Piney Branch,
RIght on 410/East West Highway/Philadelphia @ FIrehouse go Left, get in
Right Lane, go Right onto Sycamore, Left on Beech, garage behind
> 405 Beech Ave.
email or call if you need more info!!!
nbloch at igc.org
TRAINING/CONVERGENCE WORKING GROUP MEETING
Wed. sept. 18th 6pm @ 1752 Colombia right across from Safeway. Top floor.
Barely a week left before the convergence starts!
We really need help! Everyone welcome
Gather supplies and find staffers for the welcome center
coordinate trainers coming to town
Work on S28th specifics for NV agenda
More stuff too. Lots of fun
The convergence is THE place to be!
Next Spoke-- Wed After the General Meeting
Where: 1640 Hobart St off of Mt. Pleasant, just a brief stroll from St.
We are a week and a half out from the big day with the events building in
between!! There are decisions to be made and budget items to decide. Come
to this spokescouncil to hear budget proposals and proposals on how we can
create a structure for the week of!
It is exciting!!! Every day people from around the country call in and
tell us about affinity group ideas, how many buses they are bringing, what
they are doing locally. Between last Wed and Last friday we mailed out
20,000 broad sheets by request. The energy is building!
EVERY working group, please send a spoke so we can set up the best
Because a Better world is possible...
kate at riseup.net
LOCAL STRUGGLES - GLOBAL VISION:
A PEOPLE'S SUMMIT ON SOCIAL JUSTICE
Guest Speakers Include: Starhawk, author and activist and Dennis Brutus,
former political prisoner in South Africa
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 12:00 ¡V 5:30 P.M.
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Building #38
For more information contact: (202) 722-1392
Free Workshops on:
The Ongoing Struggle in Palestine
War In Iraq
Resistance in Colombia
Privatization in D.C.
Come to the People's Summit to learn, discuss and
debate different issues in the global justice/
anti-corporate movement. The afternoon¡|s events will
be made up of workshops with a final plenary titled
"Debates In The Movement: Where Do We Go From Here?"
We will also have information on the protests,
teach-ins and trainings being held to protest the IMF
and World Bank Meetings and Bush¡|s planned war on
SPONSORED BY THE MOBILIZATION FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE
Contact: crystalsylvia at yahoo.com
joseph at mutualaid.org
Next weekend, there will be a couple of trainings offered in the
Washington, DC area for individuals who plan to attend the IMF/World Bank
demonstrations at the end of the month. On the evening of September 20,
there will be a Health and Safety training for all who would like to learn
about simple preparations and first aid. From September 21-22, there will
be a two-day basic street medic training for individuals who plan to run
as street medics. (Attendance on both days is required for anyone who has
not attended a street medic training before.)
For more information, or to reserve a place in either training, please
e-mail dumpsterdive at netscape.net.
MARCH FOR EARTH
jeanlay at lycos.com
March for the Earth!!
Please join the Eco-bloc and Earth March and bring an earth-centered
the IMF/WB demos. The Earth March and Ecobloc will jointly participate
in the permitted march and rally.
The Ecobloc may then go on to participate in
the nonviolent direct action to Quarentine the IMF/WB.
Don't Let Corporate Rule Kill the Planet!The Earth is NOT for Sale
LAY SEIGE TO THE WORLD BANK!
GIANT TROJAN HORSE vs. BIG OIL AND BIG BANK
Tell the World Bank to Stop Financing Oil, Gas and Mining!
Rally for Clean Energy!
People and Planet before Corporate Profits!
Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.
1818 H Street, NW World Bank Headquarters
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO BUILD THE HORSE AND ACTION PROPS FOR 26th - 28th!
Ongoing puppet, prop and image making at the DOGHOUSE in Takoma Park
1 mile from Takoma Metro, walk down Carroll Ave twds 7-11, keep
going, @ the TPSS Coop, go Right on Sycamore, Left on Beech, garage behind
405 Beech Ave.
PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD UNITE TO RETURN THE WORLD BANK'S TROJAN HORSE
OF SUSTAINABLE DEVLEOPMENT!
Over the last ten years, instead of helping to bring people out of poverty,
the World Bank has invested over $20 billion in dirty fossil fuel industries
through handouts to corporations. The World Bank has been sending a Trojan
Horse to the Global South labeled "sustainable development," but inside is
riding the Bank1s failed version of development: oil, mining, and gas
projects that destroy the environment and violate the rights of communities.
World Bank investments in oil, mining and gas leads to human rights
violations and environmental devastation at every step of the fossil fuel
chain of destruction. From destroying pristine ecosystems, displacing and
poisoning communities to fueling global warming, investments in fossil fuels
put the interests giant corporations ahead of the needs of local communities
and the planet.
In Central Africa, the World Bank pledged almost $500 million to help
ChevronTexaco and ExxonMobil run a massive oil pipeline through the
endangered rainforests of Cameroon. In South America, the World Bank helped
finance a series of gas pipelines, partially owned by Enron, through
wetlands and tropical forests in Bolivia and Brazil.
Now its time to RETURN TO SENDER the World Bank's whole model of fossil fuel
based development that puts the interests of giant corporations ahead of the
needs of local communities and the planet.
Join us on September 26 to demand clean energy, democracy and and end to
public financing of oil, gas and mining!
For more information, please contact:
Patrick Reinsborough 202-234-9382 x 215 or patrickr at riseup.net
MORE WORLD! LESS BANK!
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