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(en) US, Georgia, Sea Island, Geography is not an obstacle: Global G8 Call to Action Update

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Date Fri, 23 Jan 2004 22:10:16 +0100 (CET)

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posted by G8 Resistance on infoshop.org
The G8 is coming back to the United States. Tens of thousands of people
will converge once again on Georgia for mass protests against the G8,
neoliberalism at home and abroad, and capitalism.
In solidarity with all who struggle for a free world, we humbly
present this document, that it may inspire and ignite.
Geography is not an obstacle, but an Opportunity! Global Days of
Action against Empire June 8-10, 2004
In the summer of 2004, the reigning politicians and bosses of the
world’s most powerful industrial nation-states will gather on
the southeast Atlantic coast of the land occupied by the United
States government. With their army of their bureaucrats and spin
doctors, they seek to polish the image of their agenda of corporate
colonization, global warfare for empire, and ecological devastation
under the euphemisms of “economic globalization,” “free
trade,” and “counter-terrorism.”

Their meetings will take place on a secluded and exclusive island,
quite appropriate for a Group of 8 so isolated from the working
people they claim to represent. The State will spend millions turning
this rich residential area into a military stronghold to maintain that
isolation. To the people, their message is clear: "Keep out; this is
none of your concern."

It IS of our concern --- a concern of all peoples, and we must not fail
to confront the powerful, no matter how they fortify themselves.

Yet, this is not a call to follow the bosses to their next summit. For
too long, the resistance movement has allowed these bandit kings
to choose the terrain upon which we meet. We have allowed their
goons time to prepare for our arrival. We have been corralled,
beaten, arrested and shot at in the locations of their choosing.

It is not only at these summits where our enemies can be found, but
every day in our home towns and cities. Their monotonous chain
stores, banks, and high-rises dominate our landscapes and
horizons. Their neo-liberal capitalist ideology invades every aspect
of our lives, and transforms our most personal relations into

In response to the G8 Summit, being held in Sea Island, USA, we
call for days of decentralized and autonomous direct action against
capitalism, exploitation, empire, and ecocide across the globe to
coincide with the meetings, June 8-10, 2004.

This a call to build the future---a future marked by freedom, joy, and
shared well-being---a future altogether brighter than, and different
from, the cruel dystopia on offer from the G8. It is a call to reclaim
our communities, our landscapes, our dreams and our lives from the
totalitarian-capitalist vision promoted by the G8 and their corporate

We shall craft our resistance in the loving vision of the world in
which we wish to live. Allow them their isolated ivory towers-
we’ll make their holy sites our play grounds.

-G8 Resistance g8resistance.org

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