Saturday, 09 October 2004
Day of DISSENT! will be held at Middlesex University, Tottenham Campus, White Hart Lane, N17 8HR (close to white hart lane train station - 2 stops from seven sisters), and on the W3 bus route from Alexandra Palace. Street Map here
It takes place as part of BEYOND ESF – 5 Days & Nights of Anti-Authoritarian Ideas & Actions Wednesday 13th - Sunday 17th October. For more information please see http://www.wombles.org.uk/auto/
Breakfast – 9am – Marquee
G8 2005: DAY OF DISSENT!
MORNING ASSEMBLY : 10.00 – 11.00am (Marquee)
Educational Workshops:11am – 12.30pm (Marquee)
- Backgrounds and History to G8
- Climate Change, War and Oil
- Food and Agricultural Policies of the G8
- Dissent! and PGA networks
Day of Dissent! workshops space: 13.30-15.00
-Creating Digital Media – Room: K271 (Alternative media space)
- Past Mobilisation’s and Experiences - Room: All Saints Chapel
- Seeds for Change Workshop: Consensus in large groups -Room: K304
Description: A practical workshop on how we can make consensus work in large groups and meetings. Try out models for inclusive and effective decision-making in groups from dozens to hundreds of people.
- CIRCA Worskhop: An Introduction to the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army: Including a taster training workshop - (Marquee)
Description: The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA), is a gaggle of activist/tricksters, who are developing a method of political activism that brings together the ancient practice of rebel clowning and the more recent practice of Civil Disobedience. CIRCA will be on a recruitment tour of the UK and Europe in spring 2005 and hopes to bring numerous battalions of clownbattants to mock the G8.
"the clowns are organising the clowns are organising - over and out" Overheard on Police radio, July 4th action against Menwith Hill spy base.
Day of DISSENT! workshops space: 15.00-16.30
-Trauma and Mass Mobilisations – Room: K304
- Action Strategy – Room: K306
- Beyond the G8 – Room: K408
Day of DISSENT! working groups Space: 17.00 – 18.30
- International Networking. – Room: K144
- Legal – Room: K401
- Medical – Room: K304
- Educational Road show – Room: K408
- Alternative Media – Room: K271 (Alternative media space)
Evening Assembly - DISSENT! G8
Room: All Saints Chapel -7.00pm – 9pm
Convergence of G8 struggles (speakers from VAAAG, GENOA, DISSENT!)
Plenary in the form of a spokes council, working group feedback, strategy,
Benefit Party 9pm
There will also be a stall inside the ‘official’ ESF at Alexanda Palace all weekend
Invite: Resist the 2005 G8 Summit – ESF Meetings
In 2005 the G8 (a Group of Eight of the worlds largest economies and most powerful nation-states) returns to Europe. As in recent years, resistance is being organised.
The Dissent! Network was set up in the autumn of 2003 to begin co-ordinating radical resistance to the Summit and to build a lasting anti-capitalist movement in the UK. The Network consists of a number of autonomous local and working groups, all of which work within the hallmarks of Peoples’ Global Action (PGA)
When the G8 meet at Gleneagles hotel in Perthshire, Scotland (around 60km north of Edinburgh), the Dissent! Network are calling for people to join the convergences in Scotland and take action around the Summit. Various calls to action are emerging through the network. The Peoples’ Global Action European Conference, which took place in Belgrade in July 2004, has agreed a call for people to converge in Scotland to disrupt the Summit and is also callingfor simultaneous actions in villages, towns and cities worldwide on the opening day of the Conference:
Wednesday 6th July 2005.
The mobilisation to Scotland next year, and the Global Day of Action, is beginning to be networked and co-ordinated internationally.
During the European Social Forum (ESF), taking place in London from October 13th-17th 2004, the Dissent! Network are hosting a ‘Day of Dissent Against the G8’.
The event will take place at the Beyond ESF event, autonomous from the ‘official’ Social Forum.
DAY OF DISSENT!
Middlesex University, White Hart Lane Campus, London, N17 8HR (opposite White Hart Lane train station) from 11am on Friday 15th October 2004.
The day will include educational workshops, skill sharing, training, discussions, debates, opportunities to become involved with working groups, and time to meet with groups involved in the mobilisation. It will be a chance to discuss and plan actions, and share and compare our experiences of past mobilisations.
The Day of Dissent! will be followed by a benefit party from 9pm.
Full programme here. For more information about Beyond ESF events see http://www.wombles.org.uk or go to:
London Action Resource Centre (Larc)
62 Fieldgate Street,
London, E1 1ES
or the Dissent! stall inside the ‘official’ ESF at Alexandra Palace when you arrive in London.