Despite the attempts from Bolivian immigration to stop the third PGA conference, about 250 people, representing indigenous peoples, women's groups, peasants unions, ecological direct action and urban anarchist groups from over 70 countries, arrived to the host city of Cochabamba, Bolivia on Sept 2001. During one week of intense discussions, ideas of horizontal solidarity and strategies in the fight against capitalism were developed. Global sustained campaigns were proposed against militarism, para-militarism and state terrorism, as well as on territory and sovereignty, including privatisation and the resistance to Plan Colombia. A strong emphasis was made on the construction of grassroots alternatives to the rule of Capital. Calls were made to mobilise the Americas against the meeting of the FTTA in Ecuador, March 2002, as well as for the Global Days of Action against the WTO meeting in Qatar Nov 9th-12th.
- Conference reports one and two
- Conference's discussions results
At the end of the conference, a people's caravan left Cochabamba and is currently crossing the Latin American continent. The Caravan, made up of people from over 15 countries, has already gone through Ecuador and Peru First-hand report
People's Global Action is a global network of grassroots movements and groups, and a tool for communication and co-ordination of action against capitalism, imperialism and feudalism. Inspired by the struggle of the Mexican Zapatistas, PGA grew out of two international meetings of activists. The PGA network has been a key force behind the Global Days of Action and 'anti-globalisation' events of recent years.
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