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UK G8 Japan 2008 Newswire Archive

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A BeneFIT for Freedom of Movement and against Repression!

23-09-2008 12:08

No Justice. No Peace!
Friday 3 October 2008, Rampart Social Centre,
London E1 2LA (near Whitechapel, off Commercial Rd)
from 8pm - 2am
Reaggae, Roots and More

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Swedish police intimidation against ESF delegates from Poland

17-09-2008 08:26

A Polish delegation to the European Social Forum at Malmoe starting today sufferd a crack-down by Swedish police after entering the country. Motives for police intimidation, aggresive behaviour, violent damage to luggage and the denial of basic civil rights of detained persons are not entirely clear.

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Carbon Die Oxide: The Epilogue

31-07-2008 18:30

Air supply needed in downtown London
despite increase in bicycles.

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Italian officials convicted over G8 protest

15-07-2008 10:30

An Italian court has found 15 officials guilty of mistreating protesters following violent demonstrations at G8 meeting in the city of Genoa in 2001.
A judge handed down prison sentences ranging from five months to five years to the accused - who include police, prison officials and two doctors.
Another 30 defendants were cleared of charges, including assault.

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End G8 Domination!

12-07-2008 14:31

End G8 Domination!
Joint Statement on the 34th G8 Summit in Toyako, Hokkaido, Japan

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G8 solidarity action for Food Sovereignty - Portugal

10-07-2008 00:52

Last Friday, July 4th, a group of activists occupied the building where the Japanese Embassy was located on a 6th floor, in Lisbon - Portugal. Holding a 6 metres where it read “G8 at the table, One Planet starving”, with the objective of exposing the real consequences of the anti-democratic neo-liberal policies of the G8, and their fake recipes for the current world crisis: food, climactic and social..

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Eat the G8 in Iceland!

10-07-2008 00:12

Solidarity with the anti-G8 actions in Japan!
The G8 summit will be held from July 7 to 9 of this year, at Toya-ko lake in Hokkaido (Japan). In solidarity with the worldwide plan of actions held against the kind of globalization promoted by G8 and the repression of Japanese police against activists, an action also took place in Reykjavik yesterday (5th July).

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Challenge to the G8 Governments

09-07-2008 17:45

Below is the statement of more than 100 international, regional, national, and local organizations and individuals, challenging the G8 governments to acknowledge their responsibility for the food and climate crises and the continuing problem of debt, and take decisive action to:

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G8 summit marked by impotence and division

09-07-2008 15:33

Facing what is arguably its most serious crisis since the end of the Second World War, the global capitalist economy has never been in greater need of co-ordinated policies from the world’s major national governments.

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Photos of "Plan C" demo in Croydon Saturday 5th

07-07-2008 11:07

Some Photos from the demo in Croydon last Saturday.
For Freedom of Movement, Freedom to Protest and against the G8!

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Call for Solidarity with Counter-G8 Protesters in Japan

07-07-2008 05:58

Activists and organizers are asking local groups and individuals to call, e-mail, visit and protest at Japanese embassies over the unjust arrests, detentions, deportations, and repression occurring around counter-G8 mobilization in Japan.

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NO!G8 cafe in London

06-07-2008 19:55

as most are aware the 7th-9th July sees the G8 meeting for another round of bollocks by Lake Toya in Hokkaido, Japan. To coincide with this Bowl Court Social Centre brings you film and info nights....

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G8, NoBorders, demo in Croydon– bike ride included

06-07-2008 19:27

Was told after the demo that this had also been a Freedom to Protest action. Which suited quite well, given the amount of harassment given by police to all present, from the start. It feels like the objective is to discourage people from being politically active by simply giving us an unbearable hard time.

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Picket outside the Japanese embassy.

06-07-2008 18:25

On Friday 4th of July a few people gathered outside the Japanese embassy from noon to about 3pm to protest this Country's host (and participation) in the Group of 8.

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Dissident Island Tonight - A bit of a G8 special

04-07-2008 17:21

No Borders ... World Development Movement ... Bicycle Sound Systems ... Hillbilly Music

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Detentions re G8

04-07-2008 11:36

Lates from reuters re people detained in Japan

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James Hansen's Appeal to the G8 on Climate Change

04-07-2008 00:08

Later today James Hansen will address the the United Nations University, slides attached, and he has also written a letter to Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda of Japan, also attached, which contains the following dire warning, which, of course won't be heeded -- "business as usual at any cost" appears to be the motto the worlds "leaders" and this is what they intend to follow even if it leads to planetary death.

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GeishaSamuraiNinja stall&info to support wknd against G8 Japan,saturday2-3pm

03-07-2008 16:33

Geisha girls& boys welcome, if you have any Japanese geisha or ninja-samurai fancy dress clothing bring it, though keep your swords at home & enjoy music including infernal noise brigade benefit CD from Sumac G8 benefit night. Afterwards visit Viva for some lovely Vegan food & entertainment,Burlesque after at the Maze club which is also supporting the campaign against the nazi Red white & blue, then next day Salsa!

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Fitwatch at G8 Protests

02-07-2008 22:13

FIT on the rampage - Carnival For Full Enjoyment, Edinburgh, G8 2005.
4th July - Japanese Embassy - 12pm - 101-104 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT

5th July - London Fete Against the G8 - 12pm - Croydon Central, North End, Close to the entrance of Whitgift ShoppingCentre

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G8 Filmnight at Bowl Court this Wednesday 8pm

01-07-2008 19:15


Screening of G8 shorts and the film 'Public Blue', about the eviction of the
homeless/squatter communities in Japan. There will info about Saturday's
protest and discussion.

at Bowl Court Social Centre ( )

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Indipendent journalist detained on way to g8 protest

01-07-2008 13:37

Last night (June 27), three Hong Kong citizen journalists who have
been registered with the Citizens' Media Center (Sapporo) were
detained by Immigration, and were on the verge of being deported.
This morning, Susan George (ATTAC France) was stopped and questioned
at the airport. Ms George is 74 years old, and her detention
demonstrates a lack of humanity on the part of authorities.
[japanese edition:]

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londonfete reveals the "Plan C from Outer Space" (Croydon July 5th)

01-07-2008 11:51

Plan C from Outer Space - Get Involved!
Plan "C" as in Croydon

For Freedom of Movement and Freedom To Protest!

On the 5th of July 2008, people all around the world will protest
against the G8 summit 2008 in Japan. Globalisation has created huge
movements of people to the centres of capitalism. However whilst capital
- money and commodities - has been granted ever-expanding
freedom of movement, the movement of workers as migrants is subject to
increasingly complex and brutal systems of control.

We are calling for a protest against the UK Border Agency.
It is time to join forces, for freedom of movement, the freedom to
protest and equal rights for all !

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Upcoming Events at Bowl Court Social Centre

01-07-2008 11:37

After losing the case on 12th June there is no news of bailiffs or eviction as yet so events are still going down. Last week saw post critical mass ping-pong raising a bit of money for london social centres and a discussion about ROG social centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia....

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Cycling to the moon: Mass to Croydon July 5th

29-06-2008 19:59

Bikeride to Croydon

A Day Out In Croydon!

Londonfete invites for a bikeride/critical mass
to Croydon, Saturday July 5th as part of the International Day of Action
against the G8, starting on Brixton Oval SW2 1JG
(Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Reclaim the Food)

Meeting 10am, starting 10.30

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G8 International Day of Action / London Meeting

26-06-2008 22:05

the return of the astronaut ... to croydon
Invitation to another London Planning Meeting

Sunday 29th June, 2(!)pm
Pullens Centre,
184 Crampton Street,
Elephant and Castle,

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Beat the G8 system, Enter Fortress Europe!

19-06-2008 10:34

Saturday 5 July 2008, is the global day of action against the G8. A few days later, the G8 summit in Japan will start. In the Netherlands, you will also be able to help beat the system on that day, by participating in the collective game 'Enter Fortress Europe'. People abroad can also join in...

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Repression and Revolt in the run up to G8 Japan

19-06-2008 00:06

Over the past week and a half, an unprecedented political crackdown has been enacted in advance of a series of economic summits around the country. Despite this, the brave workers of Kamagasaki stood up against the stiff security environment in riots against the brutal beating of a day laborer over the past five days. The twin situations of repression and revolt deserve to be examined in more detail.

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FIT at londonfete

17-06-2008 11:44

Approaching the Pullen Centre
While protesters were beaten and arrested at Whitehall, the police still had enough manpower and resources to take pictures and notes of individuals attending a public meeting, and eventually arresting two people for holding a banner. What's that smell? Not democracy.

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Update on Riots in Osaka, Japan with Photos

15-06-2008 15:26

Here is an update on the situation happening in Osaka, Sunday 15th June.
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