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(en) Britain, Dissent! Agenda of Glasgow (February 12-13) gathering

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Date Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:15:40 +0100 (CET)

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9.15 Welcome to newcomers – Introduction to Dissent! and the G8
9.45 Housekeeping; New Information on wider mobilisation;Working Group
Feedback; Regional/Local Group Feedback
11.15 BREAK
11.30 Wrknggrps: Scotland Regional Meet; Festival of Dissent part 1; InternationalNetworking
12.30 Wrknggrps: Process Group; Festival of Dissent part 2; Reshape/PGA proposal discussion
1.30 LUNCH
2.30 Update/Proposals on Actions
3.30 Wrknggrps; Peoples Golfing Association; Climate Change Group; Blockades
4.30 BREAK
4.45 Network wide feedback/discussion space

10.30 Feedback on Convergence Space/Discussion Space
11.45 BREAK
12.00 Wrknggrps; Funding Discussion – to include 1 rep from each working group
1.00 LUNCH
2.00 Network Wide Decision Making Space (this could change to smaller discussion spaces to continue work on the convergence if more appropriate)
3.00 BREAK
3.15 Feedback and Network Wide Decision Making Space
5.00 Wrknggrps; Climate Change

Saturday Morning
9.15– reception and welcome for those who have not been involved in Dissent
before. Intro to dissent! (go over intro pack, space for questions and overview of goals of meeting)

9.45 sharp
Housekeeping of meeting space etc. (by gathering collective) and process intro.
(handsignals, agenda, time keepers etc etc.) (5 mins) Please make it clear for minute takers if things are not to go into minutes!!

Part 1: New Information –This is not a discussion, it is only intended to
identify further items which need discussion during the rest of the weekend.

- Any new info on G8 and other parts of the G8 mobilisation
- Feedback on the G8 Alternatives Meeting/introductions?
- Feedback on Make Poverty History
- Any others introductions?

NNB general issues about Dissent networking with other parts of the
mobilisation - at the moment all supposed to make the effort? There was
going to be a discussion on this at the last gathering - did this happen
– do we need to make space later?

Part 2: Updates from working groups- We hope that working groups reports
will have been issued beforehand and will include what the group has been
doing, any issues/problems to be resolved, what their immediate and long
term aims are (with time frame) and any proposal they may have for the
network. Please note the aim of this session is to update everyone and
identify any big network wide discussions that need to take place later.
All items which need further discussion or action will be flagged and put
up on a list.

- Funding
- Convergence Space -contact for this or not?
- Publicity - leaflet should have been produced giving the timetable so far of actions
- Roadshow
- Web
- Process - to present a proposal on how meeting frequency will increase?
- Legal - briefing was to be produced by end of jan?
- Festival of Dissent
- International Networking (translation- is this still o.k)
- Medics
- Training
- Newsletter
- Research/C- Internatio- Funding
- Days of Dissent! pamphlet
- Catering - is the contact for this sorted between Ronny and the teapot?
- Logistics

NB - People have talked about an outreach group although this does not
actually exist – do people want to discuss this?

Part 3: Updates from local groups if important issues have come up – The
aim of this time is to share info and identify any needs that can be met
by the network. One representative per group – please come prepared and
keep it very brief.

-Feedback from regional meetings

11.15 -11.30 - Break

11.30 -12.30 - Working Group Meeting Space 1 (can be combined if need a
lot of time)

12.30 - 1.30 - Working Group Meeting Space 2

1.30- 2.30 pm Lunch

2.30 -3.30 pm Action Session – Update/Progress on Proposals for Actions

Shut out/blockade - are supposed to have prepared a call to action to present
'Fix Shit up' - renamed Positive Vibes?
Peoples' Golf Tournament - PGA
Solidarity action for arrests – Cardiff
Beacons of Dissent
Hill Walking
Cycle to G8
Faslane blockade – Trident ploughshares introduction/talk
Climate change,Oil action –
Reclaim the Streets
Autonomous kids action
Working group against work actions
Clown Army
General Action time line – issues to be resolved? – draw out again and
agree for the web.

Any new issues?
Need to get contact points for the above if appropriate

-Any up and coming actions/action related events to note/discuss?

3.30 - 4.30 - Action Working Group Space

4.30 –4.45 - Break

4.45 - 6.00 - Feedback from Working Group Sessions and Network Wide Discussion Space.

Matters to be resolved:

Proposal: Update/spokes council meetings each evening during the
mobilisation which provides information on what has taken placed
and what is planned for the next hours days etc.NB- agreed that
this is how convergence spaces would be run.
Proposal: A follow up gathering to the mobilisation. (Decisions were
not made on any of the above at the last gathering).

10.30 - 11.45 - Convergence Space Discussion –
Detailed feedback on convergence space.
Convergence logistical and support group issues - The idea is to come up
with concrete targets, needs, goals, timelines, and identify who is
responsible for each - make working groups. Logistical working groups –
there has not much interest in discussing this at the last gathering. Was
noted that this could be an indicator of possible future problems. Space
to discuss this.

Convergence spaces and location finders (people might want to keep in
mind the likelihood of police infiltration before discussing specific
locations orstrategies)
Sleeping Accommodation
Food (covered now?)
Transport (partly covered?)

-Issue of allowing other groups/networks to host events in convergence
space? - Do we still need to discuss this - update on situation?
- Issue of sharing a convergence space with other groups to be
discussed – CND proposal to be discussed.

11.45- 12.00 Break

12.00 -1.00
- Working Group Meeting Space (possibly from convergence discussion)

1.00 -2.00 Lunch

2.00 - 3.15 - Feedback and network wide decision making space.
-possible continuation from convergence space discussions?
3.15-3.30 - Break
3.30 - 4.30 - Network Wide decision making space. Who is to host the
next gathering?
5.00- 6.00 - Working Group Space.

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