STOP G8 INVITATION TO LONDON MEETINGS THIS MONTH
The Stop G8 network has come together to resist the 2013 G8 summit. We are planning a week of action in London this June 10-18. We want to make this a major event that will help revitalise resistance to capitalism in the UK and beyond. For this we need lots more people and groups to get involved. Please come along to our meetings in London this month (details below) and join us.
On 17-18 June 2013 the UK will host the next summit of the G8 group of nations. The venue is a luxury hotel in Lough Erne, County Fermanagh, in the north of Ireland. Leaders of eight of the world’s most powerful capitalist nations will set the global agenda for economic, environmental and securitisation policy for the year ahead. We believe that there is an urgent need to oppose the G8, which acts as a facilitator of irresponsible greed, overwhelming inequality, and ruthless exploitation of people and natural resources. Beyond the G8, our aim is to help rejuvenate anti-capitalist movements in this country and globally.
LONDON WEEK OF ACTION
We are organising a week of action in London. The dates (provisionally) are 10-18 June. This will involve major action days, infrastructure for autonomous organising, plus a cultural and “educational” programme of discussions, workshops, films, games, and more on capitalism and resistance. For more details see: https://network23.org/stopg8/2012/12/26/what-were-doing/
We are not currently planning to organise at the summit in Lough Erne. This is because none of us in the network so far are based in this area, and we believe that any mobilisation there should be started locally. However, we will remain flexible: if people in Fermanagh start to organise something and want our support, and we can get along in terms of our principles, we will be delighted to work together.
OPEN LONDON MEETINGS
This month Stop G8 will be holding two London meetings:
1) The Stop G8 London meeting is at 6.30pm on 16th January 2013 at LARC in Whitechapel http://www.londonarc.org/ . This meeting is to bring together individuals and groups based in London who want to join the mobilisation.
2) The next National Stop G8 convergence will be held in London on the weekend of 26th-27th January 2013. This is where we need to make key decisions about the mobilisation. Venue TBC. Food, accommodation, and childcare facilities will be available. Please let us know if you are planning to come, so we know how many people to prepare for. Email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: The meetings will operate on a NON-HIERARCHICAL basis, with a RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY OF TACTICS. The network has agreed to operate by way of the following core aims and principles: https://network23.org/stopg8/about-us/principles/ .
These meetings are NOT OPEN to JOURNALISTS or COPS, who are politely requested not to attend.
Please circulate this message amongst your networks as appropriate.