with touring Japanese speaker
Hot vegan food for donations 7pm
Wednesday 27th February
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St, Nottingham
In July 2008, heads of the states that monopolize two thirds of the earth’s wealth will gather at Lake Toya in Hokkaido Japan. The so-called G8 is the embodiment of the global governance that has consistently driven neo-liberal reformation at the same time as spreading poverty, violence, hatred, segregation, and environmental destruction across the globe. We can no longer let it continue.
The Japan based network of anti-authoritarians and anarchists, No! G8 Action, was formed in May 2007, right before the G8 2007 in Rostock, where it learned from the European anti-G8 protest. Now it has begun to prepare its own projects, hoping to bring Japanese and East Asian impetus onto the stage of the global anti-capitalist struggle.
The info-tour is part of this effort. In collaboration with the German Dissent info-tour group, Japanese members have visited countries in the Asia-Pacific region such as South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Australia. Two members have toured three cities in North America: New York, Montreal, and Toronto. Within this coming few months the group will travel to major European cities and those in the Canadian/American Pacific Northwest.
The info-tour presentation deals a lot with the particular issues vis-à-vis Japan and East Asia, such as militarization, neo-liberal reforms, free trade, society of control, environment, and minorities such as resident Koreans, Chinese, foreign workers, and the Ainu People, but the common ground of struggling people world over are going to be discussed in the form of problematic interrelation. It lasts about one and a half hours, with time at the end for questions and answers.