Preparing for the G8 in Gateshead
New activists and old campaigners in the North East are praying that this rumour will come true. There is nowhere in Newcastle that can be sealed off from us. And there is no end of resentment to the G8 style of global governance. As the Quayside is made shiny and posh for the yuppies commuting to London, the houses of old Scotswood are demolished, families evicted, lives destroyed. Newcastle’s Labour council decided long ago to choose capitalism over communities, and this seed of cynicism has led to a spiralling of dissent. The G8 will make it bloom.
So we are happy that the G8 might come to Newcastle, and we are preparing our resistance. We see this as our chance to ignite our anger, to get at our targets, to bring our resentment to bear against those who exploit us, and make the world their own private pissing pool. Let this be a message: wherever the G8 summit is held, it will spark a resistance of biblical proportions.
A session on the UK G8 summit in 2005 will take place at the Anarchist Bookfair.