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(en) Britain, Invitation for the Dissent! Meeting in Edinburgh 17.-19.th of September

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Date Mon, 26 Jul 2004 20:34:30 +0200 (CEST)


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The G8 (Group of eight most industrialised nations) Summit will
be held at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, about 40 miles/70
kilometres away from Edinburgh, in Scotland from 6-8th of July 2005.
In past years, everywhere they have tried to meet they have been
met with a massive response from the world's social movements.
Now, in Britain, a network of groups and individuals is emerging
that resists the Summit, and forms a lasting movement against capitalism.
The next Dissent! Gathering will take place in Edinburgh on
17th-19th September 2004.
Come along and get involved!

'Dissent! A Network of Resistance Against the G8' was formed
at the end of November 2003. So far, those involved within the
Network have produced publicity and information materials and
put together road shows to mobilise people for action. Actions
have been taken in solidarity with the resistance to the 2004 G8
Summit in the US, and networking with European social
movements has begun. In addition, around fifteen Dissent!
Network affiliated local groups and Info-points have been
established across the UK.

A confrontational stance, calling for direct action, is expressed
through the The Dissent! Network. The Network has no leaders
or official membership list, it is open to anybody who agrees with
our aims with hallmarks of the Peoples Global Action* as a
starting point.

Practical Information

The Gathering is taking place over a weekend, people are
encouraged to arrive on Thursday evening, as we would like to
have a day trip out on Friday, the meeting is likely to begin on
Saturday morning (the exact timetable is to be worked out later).

If you want to attend the Gathering IT IS IMPORTANT that you
let us know:

* How many people you are
* About when you plan to arrive
* What accommodation you would like: private homes or
indoor space, camping or tree houses in Bilston Woods Protest Camp
* If you have any special requirements (food, allergies and
preferences, proper bed)
*
* if you are bringing kids or dogs with you
*
* if you have access to a vehicle or not during the weekend
* if you will be attending for the day trip in Perthshire
*


It is not necessary for you to give us your name or any
personal information.



Please email this address:
g8gathering at yahoo.co.uk
or send a letter to:
Reshape!,
c/o ACE,
17 West Montgomery Place,
Edinburgh,
EH7 5HA.

If you would like to make a suggestion for the agenda for the
weekend, or would like to get involved with the Process Group
(this is the working group responsible for organising the agenda
and facilitation for this Gathering)
email: dissentprocess@yahoo.co.uk

We will try to keep costs to a minimum, but there may be costs
for renting a building for the weekend and for food. However,
noone will be turned away or left to go hungry due to lack of
money. Please bring sleeping bag etc. and tent if camping, also
torches, boots, waterproofs and other camping gear will be
helpfull.

See you in Edinburgh!

For more information about the Dissent! Network and the 2005
G8 Summit, visit: http://www.dissent.org.uk

More detailed information about where the Gathering will be
held will be posted on the Dissent! website closer to the date.
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* PGA Hallmarks:
A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism;
all trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote
destructive globalisation.
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.
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.
A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support for social
movements' struggles, advocating forms of resistance which
maximise respect for life and oppressed peoples' rights, as well
as the construction of local alternatives to global capitalism.
An organisational philosophy based on decentralisation and
autonomy.
Last Updated ( Monday, 26 July 2004 )


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