Ldn | 19.02.2009 19:35 | G20 London Summit
Can someone post a list of the demos so far publically announced please?
As this is one of the most important dates in the London calendar and as the times are heating up, the response by radicals so far has been crap, no?
Seems to be the liberal PUT PEOPLE FIRST mass demo SAT 28th FEB
Then STOP THE WAR demo APRIL 1st
April Fools Day April 1st in The City climate 'prank' actions
A protest at the G20 itself called by the Stop the War Coalition, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the British Muslim Initiative and CND on April 2nd
Meetings have taken place organising a mass convergence in the city of London, targeting the financial institutions that uphold economic policies and the capital itself. Details and a press release coming soon, next week word has it. The organising has been late, not crap, as the g20 date was only agreed late last year. Since then meetings have devloped as fast as possible. Calls for action have already been announced in France and abroad for example.
It might seem like there has been silence from radicals, anti-authoritarians and anarchists alike as a lot is going on under the surface. This will all be revealed next week as other groups echo the call(s) for action (that's an incentive to write one on behalf of your group).
There's also this link, not sure of the relevance though http://www.g-20meltdown.org
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