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(en) Aotearoa-NZ, PGA pacifika callout

From "anarcho sando" <anarcho_sando@hotmail.com>
Date Thu, 26 Sep 2002 23:57:23 -0400 (EDT)


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Aotearoa People's Global Action Convergence
November 8-10, Wellington, New Zealand.
CALLING ALL GRASSROOTS, ANTI-CAPITALIST MOVEMENTS, GROUPS AND COLLECTIVES 
WHO
HAVE AN AFFINITY WITH THE PGA HALLMARKS AND ORGANISATIONAL PRINCIPLES......

Peoples Global Action is a worldwide network that works towards a durable, 
peaceful, social, borderless and directly democratic alternative to 
capitalism and all systems of oppression.  The Wellington Anti Capitalist 
All-sorts (for want of a better word to describe the informal Wellies 
networks) are calling on the different Aotearoa movements who have an 
affinity with the networks hallmarks to converge on Nov 8th -10th here in 
WeLLington. This convergence will follow up last years
http://aotearoa.wellington.net.nz/mayday/wto/fuckthewto.htm
Last years was more info desemination based, this year we are looking at 
having a more at having a more strategic based convergence.

possible strategic sessions

   * state militarism and  paramilitarism
   * borders, migration and freedom of movement
   * defense and recognition of self-determination and land sovereignty of 
all people
   * strategising against privatisations
   * Campaign on construction of alternative models to the capitalist system
   * Indymedia
   * GE
   * the environment
   * organising against the wto and capitalist globalisation


In Aotearoa PGA was initially picked up by indigenous Tino Rangatiratanga 
collectives,  firstly with Foundation for an Independent Aotearoa in 1998 
culminating in the indigenous Hikoi against the MAI, (Multilateral Agreement 
on Investment -and then in 2000 when [AE!] Aotearoa Educators took up the 
kaupapa.  Non-indigenous involvement in PGA, in Aotearoa, began when the 
Wellington CEC  independently and autonomous of the Tino Rangatiratanga 
movement, picked up the PGA callout for May day and organised the first 
Carnival against Capitalism in 2000.

The defining documents of the PGA are its five hallmarks, its organisational 
principles and its manifesto. At the conference in Bangalore, India in 
August 1999 the hallmarks and the organisational principles were amended to 
reflect discussions about clarifying differences to right-wing 
anti-globalisers. A new second hallmark was added.

HALLMARKS:
1. A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism; all 
trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote destructive
globalisation;

2. We reject all forms and systems of domination and discrimination 
including, but not limited to, patriarchy, racism and religious 
fundamentalism of all creeds. We embrace the full dignity of all human 
beings.

3. A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that lobbying can have 
a major impact in such biased and undemocratic organisations, in which 
transnational capital is the only real policy-maker;

4. A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support for social
movements' struggles, advocating forms of resistance which maximize respect 
for life and oppressed peoples' rights, as well as the construction of local 
alternatives to global capitalism;

5. An organisational philosophy based on decentralisation and autonomy.

PGA Organisational Principles
http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/cocha/principles.htm
manifesto
http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/en/PGAInfos/manifest.htm
PGA-Pacifika email list
http://lists.myspinach.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pga-pacifika
global action archive
http://pga.so36.net/





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