Active Resistance Schedule

Jaggi Singh (jaggi@vcn.bc.ca)
Mon, 6 Jan 1997 17:17:10 -0800 (PST)


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With the beginning of the Chretien government's self-declared "Year of the Asia Pacific," and the imminent arrival of the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) free trade agenda to Canada, local individuals and groups are fighting back. Starting this Tuesday, January 7th at 12:30pm, an Active Resistance Zone is being created in Vancouver.

While the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum is meeting in the ritzy Waterfront Center Hotel, local activists will construct an "Active Resistance Tent City" right outside. The Tent City is a zone of opposition to the neo-liberal ideology of free trade represented by APEC and affiliated bodies like the Parliamentary Forum.

What follows is a schedule for the four-day and three-night Tent City. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Don't hesitate to come by with your sleeping bag and ideas.

*** ACTIVE RESISTANCE TENT CITY *** January 7-10th, Vancouver

*** ONGOING ALL WEEK ***

FOOD SERVINGS: Hot lunch and dinner each day courtesy of Food Not Bombs, the La Quena Coffeehouse and Govinda's Natural Vegetarian Food. Coffee too.

INFORMATION AND GRAFFITI WALL: An interactive "wall" for pamphlets, posters, art and your comments.

AR "LIBRARY": Specific materials on APEC, globalization and free trade available on-site. Bring your own materials for the collection.

AR ACTIONS: The Stock Exchange ... A bank ... McGreedy ...? Tent City participants will be engaging in "actions" all week.

*** DAILY SCHEDULE (Subject to change, of course!) ***

TUESDAY, January 7th

12:30pm: Tent City Opening: Set-up, Media Interviews, Leafletting, Info Wall Rising.

4:00pm: Organizing and Solidarity Forum: A time to network and talk with other individuals and groups.

6:00pm: Dinner Serving

8:00pm: Workshop Discussion: APEC and Globalization

With Suzanne Baustad of NO! To APEC and Bob Everton of Eyes on Mexico. An open discussion: What is APEC? What is neo-liberal globalization?

WEDNESDAY, January 8th

8:00am: Morning Discussion and Evaluation. Breakfast.

9:30am: Leafletting

Noon: Lunch Serving

1:30pm AR Action!

4:00pm Organizing and Solidarity Forum

6:00pm: Dinner Serving

8:00pm Workshop Discussion: The Effects of APEC: Internationally and Locally

A continuation of Tuesday night's discussion.

THURSDAY, January 9th

8:00am: Morning Discussion and Evaluation. Breakfast.

9:30am: Leafletting

Noon: Lunch Serving

1:30pm AR Action!

4:00pm: Organizing and Solidarity Forum

6:00pm: Dinner Serving

8:00pm: Workshop Discussion: Organizing Strategies for 1997 and Beyond

A discussion about creative organizing against the APEC free trade agenda. What works and doesn't work? What to do next?

FRIDAY, January 10th

8:00am: Morning Discussion and Evaluation

9:30am: Leafletting

Noon: Lunch Serving

1:30pm: Final AR Action!

3:00pm: Closing Statment and Rally

*** FOLLOW-UP ***

Wednesday, January 22nd, 7pm La Quena Coffeehouse 1111 Commercial Drive

A post-mortem on the Tent City: Reports from Workshops. Consolidation of ideas. What's Next? ...

For more information about Active Resistance, please e-mail jbsingh@unixg.ubc.ca or phone 604-251-9914.

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