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BRISTOL PROTEST : A major Bristol protest has been called for Wed 6th July, in opposition to the start of the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland (see below).
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LATEST G8 TRAVEL UPDATE : Trains will be departing from London on 1st & 4th July (returning 9th & 8th) to cover all the major protests in Scotland in the lead up to, & during, the G8 Summit. Dissent! will also be providing Convergence Spaces around the Gleneagles area. This is in addition to the transport & accommodation advice (copied from the latest Bristol-Stop-The-War News) provided below.
Visit: http://www.resistg8.org.uk & http://www.dissent.org.uk/
1.) International Day Of Action : 6th July
2.) Anti-G8 Events : Scotland & Globally
3.) G8 Transport & Accommodation Info
4.) The Bristol Peace Vigil + Other Vigils
[1.] INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION : WED 6th JULY
“Bristol G8 Dissent! have called a public protest for 6th July - for all those who can't get to Scotland; for all those who will be going to Scotland on 2 July for MPH and who come back enthused; and for everyone who says enough is enough! Absolutely everyone welcome! MEETING POINT @5:00pm, outside the Hippodrome, St Augustine's Parade, Central Bristol. Map:
THE BRISTOL PEACE VIGIL then begins at 5:30pm on the other side of the road! Please come to both events, and make this a massive Bristol show of resistance!
"In solidarity with the International Day of Action against the G8, and with those protesting in Gleneagles/Scotland! Bring pots n pans, drums, banners, flyers, instruments, masks, attitude, humour & joy - LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE! Whatever the media whitewash, capitalism continues to kill the planet, & it's people. Let Bristolians know we oppose these puppets, their international profit-agendas, & their bullshit (African debt relief? Yeah really…). Let's show the links between the G8 & the global corporations - ripping off the world; creating poverty, unemployment, hunger, war & environmental destruction - enough is enough! Oppose hypocrisy! Oppose injustice! Oppose capitalism! Oppose the G8!"
More info: dissentbristol (at) subsection.org.uk or come to the next Bristol Dissent meeting, 28 June, 7.30pm, @Kebele, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol, BS5.
Post To: Bristol G8 Dissent! Box 102, 82 Colston St, Bristol BS1 5BB
[2.] ANTI-G8 EVENTS IN SCOTLAND & GLOBALLY
http://www.g8alternatives.org.uk & http://www.dissent.org.uk & http://www.live8live.com & http://www.resist.org.uk & http://www.g8bikeride.org.uk & http://cca.movingpages.org/callout.htm & http://www.makepovertyhistory.org &
http://www.g8blockades.org.uk & http://www.faslaneg8.com & http://www.actionmedics.org.uk & http://www.g8legalsupport.info Please visit the above websites for more detailed info on events in response to the arrival of the G8 from 6th – 8th July. The G8 countries are the UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan & Russia. They are at the heart of corporate globalisation & the key exponents of a neoliberal economic agenda. An agenda which essentially promotes & protects free trade in all its forms. All aspects of life, from the production & exchange of essential goods & services, through to our health care & education, are to be determined by the forces of the "free market", maximising profit for the few at any human or environmental cost.
SAT 2nd JULY : "Make Poverty History" Demonstration, Edinburgh. This promises to be the largest demonstration in the history of the Scotland. A diverse group of Churches, NGOs, Trade Unions, environmentalists, and ordinary citizens will march to end poverty in the UK and around the world. More Info: http://www.makepovertyhistory.org/
SAT 2nd JULY : Hundreds of thousands will head for the Scottish capital on this day. Here's where the simultaneous LIVE8 concerts are taking place: UK - Hyde Park, London; France - Palais de Versailles, Paris; Germany - Brandenberg Gate; Berlin, Italy - Circus Maximus, Rome; USA - Museum of Art, Philadelphia. More Info: http://www.live8live.com/
SUN 3rd JULY : "Ideas to Change the World". G8 Alternatives Summit, Edinburgh, Usher Hall, Queens Hall & Edinburgh University, from 10am till 9pm. Will feature prominent speakers from around the world. The purpose is to present a serious ideological challenge to the corrupt policies and ideology of the G8. More Info: http://www.g8alternatives.org.uk
MON 4th JULY : Faslane Nuclear Base Blockade. 30 miles west of Glasgow, Scotland, "You Can't End Poverty Unless You End War". Faslane is home to the UK's own WMD Programme. The G8 use massive military power, war & occupation to pursue profit & power. Join us to block all gates into the base. More Info: http://www.faslaneg8.com
TUE 5th JULY : "Open Borders, Close Dungavel” hundreds of people - including families with children - are imprisoned behind the razor wire of Scotland’s shame: Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre. They have committed no crime. They have
merely crossed borders - fleeing persecution & poverty. More Info: http://www.g8alternatives.org.uk
WED 6th JULY : March Against the G8, Gleneagles Hotel, Gleneagles, Perthshire. "Another World Is Possible". Assemble 12noon at Gleneagles Train Station for a march to the gates of the Gleneagles Hotel on the opening day of the G8 Summit. The
G8 countries have appointed themselves rulers of the world, & have brought us war, occupation, corporate globalisation, poverty & environmental devastation. More Info: http://www.g8blockades.org.uk/
FRI 8th JULY : ‘G8 Climate Action’ This is a call for a global day of action on the root causes of climate chaos. Come to Scotland & join us on the streets & on the golf courses. Or do whatever you can wherever you are to resist the fossil fuel madness & make the dream of a socially just, sustainable future a reality. More Info: http://cca.movingpages.org/callout.htm
[3.] BRISTOL & NATIONAL G8 TRANSPORT & LEGAL INFO
a) Bristol Coach Leaves 1st July - Returns 2nd July
b) Bristol Coach Leaves 1st July – Returns 3rd July
c) Bristol Minibus Leaves 2nd July - Returns 8th July
d) National 2nd July Transport & Accommodation
e) Transport for 6th July? Bob Geldof’s Call To Action
a) COACH LEAVES 1st JULY – RETURNS 2nd JULY
For the Make Poverty History (MPH) Demo on 2nd July, the National Union of Teachers have booked a coach leaving Bristol 9pm on 1st July & returning from Edinburgh at 11pm on Sat 2nd July. Because this transport is subsidised by the NUT it will only cost £15 - other coaches booked will cost more. Tel: (0117) 9556198. Tickets from Greenleaf bookshop, 82 Colston St. Map:
b) COACH LEAVES 1st JULY – RETURNS 3rd JULY
Bristol Organisers: http://www.bristolmph.org.uk Organised by MPH for the 2nd July Demo. Depart Bristol (Anchor R), Fri 1st July, 7.30am. Estimated arrival, 5pm. Depart Edinburgh, Sun 3rd July, 10.00am. Cost: £55. You can book seats on these coaches on the main MPH site. Email: andy (at) inwebs.co.uk
c) MINIBUS LEAVES 2nd JULY – RETURNS 8th JULY
Bristol CND has generously funded a minibus to Scotland for G8 - so the only travel expenses for the week for those travelling on it, will be £25 per head for petrol and possible maintenance expenses. Bring a TENT and a sleeping bag. There is apparently going to be a severe shortage of in-door accommodation in Scotland, so a tent is a must.
DRIVERS NEEDED: We have one driver definitely signed up – Another thinking about it. Please - if you have a D1 licence and 2+ years driving experience – get in touch. Tel: (0117) 9466885. Cheque or postal order to Margaret Jones, Flat 4, Burlington Court, Burlington Rd, Bristol BS6 6TN. ITINERARY: Sat 2nd – Travel to Scotlans; Sun 3rd - Conference in Edinburgh; Mon 4th - Blockade at Faslane; Tue 5th - Demo at Dungavel Detention Centre; Wed 6th - Demo at Gleneagles; Thur 7th - Chill-out day; Fri 8th - Travel back to Bristol.
d) NATIONAL 2nd JULY TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION ADVICE
i) COACHES & TRAINS: Other groups will be booking coaches too.
Visit: http://www.makepovertyhistorytravel.org/home/travel.htm &
For info on public trains which are already confirmed, visit: http://www.thetrainline.com
ii) ACCOMMODATION in Edinburgh - You can book various types of accommodation
from the main MPH site: Visit: http://mph.travelscotworld.co.uk/home/homepage.jsp
For Convergence Spaces visit: http://www.dissent.org.uk/
e) TRANSPORT FOR 6th JULY? : BOB GELDOFS’ CALL TO ACTION
A statement from Naional Stop The War. “Since Bob Geldof has asked for a million people to go to Edinburgh, interest in the G8 summit has gone through the roof. The mobilisation to Scotland will be massive. We should double our effort to get people to the protests. Many groups have booked transport for the weekend of 2nd July for the Make Poverty History Demonstration, now we should take up Geldoff's call and book coaches to get people up for Wed 6th also.” For updates see the links in Section 2 or http://www.resistg8.org.uk & http://www.stopwar.org.uk
[4.] THE BRISTOL PEACE VIGIL + OTHER VIGILS
a) The Daily Bristol Peace Vigil
b) Easton Peace Vigil
c) Bath Peace Vigil
a) THE DAILY BRISTOL PEACE VIGIL
The Independent Bristol Peace Vigil is an open space for discussion, as well as a crucial focus to Bristol's many anti-war campaigns. We've kept vigil every night since a few days after 11th September 2001, and we will keep Vigil onwards into the future. We do need your support to keep our flame alive. If you can only make it for 15 minutes, or a couple of times a month, please still come as all support is essential. Everyone's welcome at the Bristol Peace Vigil.
WE DEMAND A WORLD FIT FOR PEOPLE
TIMES: MON-FRI 5:30-6:30pm & SAT 3:00-4:00pm. PLACE: St. Augustines Parade, City Centre Fountains, (opposite The Hippodrome.). MAP:
b) EASTON PEACE VIGIL: Every Friday. 5:00pm-6:00pm.
Corner of Robertson Rd & Stapleton Rd. MAP:
c) BATH PEACE VIGIL: Every Saturday 11.30am-12.30pm. Bath Abbey. (Off York Street. From the Station walk up Manvers St). Please come & support this regular, long-established & powerful witness to the futility of war. MAP:
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever does....." Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978).
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