[mgj-discuss] G8 Infotour in DC! Wednesday 7pm.
phipco at riseup.net
Mon Apr 2 09:33:01 PDT 2007
Spread the Word!
G8 INFO TOUR
Wednesday, April 4th 7:00pm
Brian McKenzie Infoshop
1426 9th St. NW
What the hell is up with the 2007 G8 mobilization for Heiligendamm, Germany?
Come out to hear from organizers from Germany about what's going on.
Massive protests against the 2007 G8 summit meeting of neoliberal
globalizers and warmongers at the Baltic Sea resort Heiligendamm near
Rostock in Germany are scheduled before and during the June 6-8 meeting.
The G8 is the annual meeting of the leaders of the 8 richest nations
in the world. Every summer, these people meet behind closed doors,
with no published agenda, and no publicly available meeting minutes.
For some reason, they invariably meet near a big ass golf course. Many
people in Germany, Europe and the world are sick of the empty promises
of the G8 - saying they will help the environment or help fight
African poverty and then doing nothing, or worse. The G8 meeting is
the best chance to show a big fat middle finger to leaders who
dominate the world and to show that another world is definitely
Past protests at G8 summits, EU conferences or WTO meetings have
played a central role in the deepening and broadening of the movement
against the centralization of wealth and power in a few hands, and in
favor of economic justice for workers, environmental sustainability,
peace and alternatives to corporate control. Activists are mobilizing
throughout Europe for protests and counter-summit activities.
To invite people in the USA to come to Germany for the G8 the Dissent!
Infotour will be traveling across the West Coast of the USA from
February 18 to March 30, 2007, and [the East Coast] the first week of
So, has your appetite been whetted? It has not been since Seattle that
large protests have shook the consciousness of the global north.
However, anti-G8 organizers from Italy (G8 2001), France (G8 2003),
and UK (G8 2005) all seem to be in agreement - the German mobilization
for 2007 is much larger than anyone has ever seen against the G8. We
hope to see you on tour, or even better, on the German barricades in
For more info : www.dissentnetwork.org or www.g7.utoronto.ca (basic G8 info).
Events are wheelchair accesible. For other other accessibility needs
please call or email us.
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