[imc-italy] Fwd: [resistg82005] Dissent! Important information about anti-g8 protests
mavirx at autistici.org
Sun Jun 19 17:30:30 PDT 2005
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Brighton Dissent <brightonantig8 at yahoo.co.uk>
> Date: June 16, 2005 13:10:50 BST
> To: resistg82005 at lists.riseup.net
> Subject: [resistg82005] Dissent! Important information about anti-g8
> This email contains important information about anti-G8 Summit
> activities in Scotland, including arrival and accommodation.
> Please forward this email as far and wide as possible. Can someone
> please put this infomation up on the front page of the Dissent! web
> site as soon as possible. Thankyou.
> G8 Summit 2005: Dissent! Update.
> This email contains important information about anti-G8 Summit
> activities in Scotland, including arrival and accommodation. Always
> www.dissent.org.uk for the latest information.
> The following sections are included,
> (1) General, (2) Transport to the Summit (3) Arrival in Edinburgh (4)
> Accommodation in Edinburgh (5) Arrival in Glasgow (6) Accommodation in
> Glasgow (7) Rural Convergence Space (8) Timetable of actions.
> Protests and Resistance to the 2005 G8 Summit looks likely to be
> enormous. Many people are arriving now, and asking about accommodation
> getting further involved. Others are asking about convergence spaces
> accommodation for the days leading up to and during the Summit. This
> document should give the basic information you require, or point to
> sources of more information.
> Note, it appears that as the authorities cannot publicly disagree with
> the sentiment to ‘Make Poverty History’, and hence the protests, they
> are attempting to limit numbers coming here by highlighting a supposed
> lack of accommodation. The police and media regularly intimidate anyone
> offering space to those against the G8, of any political stripe. Do not
> be intimidated by this. There is legal accommodation for those who
> require it, but perhaps not enough for everybody. Families and those
> other legal concerns will be prioritised with legal places to stay.
> There are plenty of other accommodation options. There are already
> convergence spaces.
> Finally, we need more people to get involved now, resources and money.
> Help out with all of the below, donate things we need
> (http://www.dissent.org.uk/content/view/195/125/), or donation against
> the G8! (http://www.tenpounds.org/)
> 1. GENERAL
> If you coming to protest and resist the G8 be as self sufficient as
> possible. Bring a tent, sleeping bag, waterproofs, warm clothes, shoes
> walk/run in, plate, cup and cutlery and an imagination! In general head
> for ‘convergence spaces’ – places where people can find information,
> meet, socialise, organise actions and get cheap food. Some convergence
> spaces offer accommodation.
> Enquiries can be sent to dissent-enquiries at riseup.net or telephone
> 07913 263 515. But always check the website and ‘google’ your enquiry
> first. You can also call the following numbers Edinburgh numbers: 0131
> 2954 (London Road InfoPoint), and 0131 554 2440 (Leith Walk
> There will be a free newspaper for the protests, with all the practical
> information you need. Look out for this.
> 2. TRANSPORT TO THE SUMMIT PROTESTS.
> Anti-G8 Transport Hubs, offering lifts, and explanations of how to get
> to Scotland, from the rest of the UK and from Europe as cheap as
> possible are here:
> You can add your transport offers here too.
> Special Dissent! trains from London to Edinburgh can be booked now at
> [www.resistg8.org.uk]. Book now to guarantee a place.
> Transport is also being organised by other mobilisations. See:
> [http://www.resist.org.uk/reports/archive/g82005/g82005-05.php] or
> 3. ARRIVAL IN EDINBURGH
> Goto one of the two central Edinburgh Dissent! InfoPoints now open, 24
> hours per day at:
> 25 London Road, Edinburgh EH7 5D3.
> 10 Albert Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh. EH7 5HN.
> Forest Café, 3 Bristo Place, is a volunteer-run café and arts space,
> and is also a useful point of information. It has a big Anti-G8
> noticeboard with info about meetings. This is also the Indymedia
> space, from
> 29th July.
> University Convergence Space. Edinburgh student union is booked for
> Dissent! to hold convergence meetings, and workshops etc., from 29th
> to 7th July. The address is Teviot buildings, Edinburgh Students Union
> Building, Bristo Square, Edinburgh.
> 4. ACCOMMODATION IN EDINBURGH.
> Before the Summit:
> Goto the Dissent! infoshop, 25 London Road, see above section, and we
> will find you somewhere from there. Exact accommodation will depend on
> numbers, and specific needs. Prepare to be flexible! It may be
> to send people to Glasgow for accommodation before the 1st July. We are
> still actively looking for large warehouse space, and all other
> avenues. However, options in Edinburgh are almost exhausted.
> During the Summit:
> Our ideal scenario is to have a legal self-managed space for the week.
> However, the attitude of the local council, the volume of people
> expected and the focus on the rural convergence site (see below) mean
> this is
> not yet finalised, and my not be.
> The following options exist.
> The council is providing camping space on the outskirts of Edinburgh,
> near Craigmillar, a bus ride from town. The cost is likely to be £10
> the week. The council has currently put in
> place restrictions including potential searches and no meetings, but
> people involved in Dissent! are in dialogue with the council to remove
> these restrictions. The space is for 15,000 people, but the council
> have a long list of back-up accommodation sites.
> The local media have repeatedly run stories that people will camp in
> the parks of Edinburgh, and action will not be taken by the police to
> stop or evict city-centre camping over the week of the main protests.
> 5. ARRIVAL IN GLASGOW.
> Goto the Dissent! InfoPoint, open 24 hours a day:
> G42 Collective, Suite 3, 674 Pollockshaws Road, Glasgow. This is on
> South Glasgow, get either the 44, 22, 23, 57 in Central Glasgow and ask
> for Eglington Toll. It is approx 30 mins walk from the city centre. If
> you have problems call 07981 954 132.
> 6. ACCOMMODATION IN GLASGOW.
> Before the Summit: goto the G42 Collective space, and you will be
> directed to the Dissent! warehouse sleeping space which is open from
> until well after the Summit.
> During the Summit: the same warehouse space will be available.
> Additional space will be obtained if necessary.
> The warehouse space is self-managed and is also used as a convergence
> space for meetings.
> 7. RURAL CONVEGENCE SPACE.
> The rural convergence space will be a large self-managed outdoor space
> near Gleneagles: a space for all who aspire to radical decentralized
> alternatives to capital, power and ecological collapse. A place to
> chat, eat, sleep, organise, and more.
> Over the past 6 months, people from the Dissent! network have been
> trying to secure a large piece of land near Gleneagles. Lots of sites
> fallen through which appears to have happened because of police
> pressure. The police appear happier to see people in the cities, as
> they know
> that the area close to Gleneagles is where we can really shut the G8
> We have now been offered a site, but are still negotiating for yet
> rural space as the land isn’t as big as some of the others. It is not
> on the site of an old landfill, but nearby one filled in over 20 yrs
> ago. It is large enough for thousands to sleep, eat, plan and act from.
> Families and those with other legal concerns will be prioritised space
> stay on the legal sites. Other people may want to form autonomous
> camping sites in the beautiful Scottish countryside around Gleneagles.
> The rural convergence space will operate around a "neighborhood"
> system, similar to the "barrio" system used at some previous resistance
> camps. Neighborhoods will host camping, eating and meeting together
> and will
> be the focal point of decision making on the site. The neighborhoods
> will be information and discussion areas to aid communication across
> site and beyond. Inter-neighborhood meetings will manage the whole
> Many groups are already hosting neighbourhoods but more are needed. You
> don't need to be a huge group or have loads of equipment to host a
> neighbourhood. The neighborhoods should be self running, once people
> arriving. The aim is for each neighborhood to be as autonomous as
> possible, with its own kitchen or food serving facilities,
> alternative-technology power sources and meeting space. A neighborhood
> could also
> include anything else you would like to bring, like a library, cinema,
> or spaceship.
> A site plan has been created by the 40+ participants at the recent
> ‘Earth Activist training course’. People are needed to be on site
> up the space on the 25th June until the site opens.
> Lots of stuff is needed for the site, see
> http://www.dissent.org.uk/content/view/195/125/ for the full list.
> Please provide what you can. Transport is available to get larger
> to the site, although if you can find a way of getting it here
> then all the better.
> The site will be open to all from the 1st June. Bring a tent and your
> dreams of another world!
> 8. PUBLIC ACTIONS, DEMOSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS.
> Late June
> Rural Convergence Centre, with accommodation, opens near Gleneagles.
> Open to everyone. Camping equipment required. Location details at
> Saturday 11 June
> Cre8 Summat. Cre8 a community garden and social space along the
> proposed and widely opposed M74 motorway, Glasgow, until 18 June. Link
> Friday 17 June
> Anti-G8 Bike Ride, leaves Brighton for Scotland.g8bikeride.org.uk
> Sunday 29 June
> Cre8 Summat. Community festival, Glasgow, until 3 July.Link from
> Saturday 2 July
> Make Poverty History demonstration, Edinburgh
> Sunday 3 July
> Make Borders History. Tour in Glasgowwww.makebordershistory.org
> Monday 4 July
> Day of Action against the armed wing of global capitalism. Blockade of
> Faslane nuclear submarine base.www.faslaneg8.com
> Carnival for Full Enjoyment, No wage slavery, No Benefits Slavery, No
> Debt Slavery, No Army Slavery. Raucous party visiting the institutions
> responsible for the increasingly insecure way we experience our lives.
> Meet 12.00 @ West End of Princes St, Edinburgh. www.nodeal.org.uk
> Tuesday 5 July
> Open Borders, Close Dungavel Asylum Seeker Detention Centre! “Close
> Dungavel, No-one is Illegal!” mass protest near Glasgow. Glasgow
> to Welcome Refugees. glascamref at hotmail.com
> Beacons of Dissent! Lighting beacons on the hills surrounding the G8
> Summit. www.dissent.org.uk
> Wednesday 6 July
> Isolate the G8: mass blockades of the G8 Summit. A diversity of tactics
> will be used to blockade the various routes to Gleneagles. Come along
> to the Convergence Spaces, meet with others and start plotting how to
> disrupt the Superpower Summit! www.g8blockades.org.uk
> Global Day of Action. An anti-capitalist day of action against the G8
> in cities, towns and villages worldwide.Peoples’ Global Action (PGA):
> Hill-walking actions in the Ochil Hills, southeast of Gleneagles.
> Continuing throughout the Summit.
> Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army’s ‘Operation H.A.H.A.A.’ (House
> Arresting Half-witted Authoritarian Androids) begins. www.clownarmy.org
> Thursday 7 July
> Peoples’ Golfing Action (PGA) Golf Tournament at Gleneagles! Dress for
> golf, rain or shine. www.dissent.org.uk/pga.html
> Friday 8 July
> International day of action against the root causes of climate change.
> Stop climate chaos - flood the G8!www.dissent.org.uk/g8climateaction
> Other actions are also being prepared by G8 Feminist Action
> (g8feministaction.frockon.org), a queer anti-G8
> group(www.queeruption.org.uk/queerg8), an autonomous kids group and
> many, many others.
> For more information about the Dissent! Network: www.dissent.org.uk
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