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(en) Britain, Organise* #64 - Social centre survey

Date Sun, 03 Jul 2005 13:15:12 +0300

1. Name of your local centre
2. As a social centre do you
participate in national or
international protest actions or
gatherings e.g. Stop The War, Ant
G8, European Social Forum etc?
3. What positive benefits are there
in participating in such events and
4. If you participate, what
priorities do you take with you?
For instance challenging world
elites, raising awareness of the
issues, solidarity with other
protesters etc.
5. To what extent does mass
protest at such events challenge or
change agendas or affect the pace
or direction of change?
6. What is the connection, if any,
between participation in such
events and your local work and
7. Does the opportunity for protest
and the profile it gives our
movement and issues significantly
benefit local work and
campaigning or is it a distraction
from local work?
8. Are you planning local actions
or activities to coincide with the
G8 Summit? If so, what kinds of
9. What are the main issues
activists will be putting forward in
opposition to the G8 that have a
local importance or significance?
10. Do you think our protests at
such summits and gatherings are
having a bigger or smaller impact
on corporate or governmental
11. Do you think there are
alternatives to such focussed
protest or direct action? If so,
what are they?
Social Centres and related groups
that were sent questionnaires
included Kebele, Bristol;
rampArts, London; A-Spire,
Leeds; RISC, Reading, 1in12,
Bradford; Emmas, London; ACE,
Edinburgh; Schnews, Brighton;
56a Infoshop, London; Sumac,
Nottingham; Okasional Café,
Manchester as well as the London

Organise is the magazine of the Anarchist Federation.
It is published twice times a year to promote discussion
and the development of anarchist communist theory.
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