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(en) G8 - initial Pink and Silver report from Lausanne Anti-G8

From "dr.woooo" <dr.woooo@nomasters.org>
Date Thu, 29 May 2003 18:47:47 +0200 (CEST)

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Pink Silver conducted a pre-emtive strike against the G8. After several days of
preparation at the autonomous village, we marched into town, with samba blaring
and the colours pink and silver blazing to the bemusement and active support of
most of the Weds shoppers in town. We aimed to show the people of Lausanne that
we aren't here to terrorise them, but to that we despise the illegitimate reign
of the G-Hate, and will resist with creative actions. Parodies of the summit
took place along the route, and we joined a 'sans papiers' demonstration
against a policy of deportation of refugee families that both the 'left' and
the 'right' in parliament apparentltly support.

The situation here in Lausanne seems relaxed, with none of the promised
repression of political activities taking place. Talk of massive repression
seems (so far at least,) premature. In the next few days activists will turn up
and start planning for the blockades on the 1st, 2nd and third of June, so that
we can stop the G8 and their gang of Mafia bosses meeting in peace.

Although the situation in Lasaunne is very promising, it seems that more
activists, and strong affinity groups will be needed to conduct a proper
blockade of the G8 on their way to Evian, through the port at Lausanne. There
will be space for all to demonstrate by the looks of early preparations, but
people are needed to make an input and make this happen.

The villages in Annemasse (Intergalactic/VAAG) have a very positive vibe and
are are functioning well, but room to manuevre in terms of strategy and tactics
for the blockades does seem limited; if you want to be involved in
strategically creative and autonomous actions, come to Lausanne and become part
of that local manifestation against their Lordships, the G8.

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