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(en) U.S., Anarchist Golfers Vow to Disrupt the G8 in 2005

From agitation-propaganda <agit-prop@rebelfolk.org>
Date Tue, 15 Jun 2004 10:59:45 +0200 (CEST)

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Anarchist Golfers Vow to Disrupt the G8 in 2005 Posh golf resort a fitting
location for G8 summit In anticipation that the 2005 G8 Summit will be held
at the posh Gleneagles golf resort, we are pleased to announce the formation
of the PGA - The Peoples' Golfing Association (not to be confused with the
Professional Golfer's Association or Peoples' Global Action).
In response to growing resistance to the policies of the G8, the summit has
been held in increasingly more isolated surroundings. Next year, the eight
rulers plan to fortress themselves off from reality in the plush surroundings
of Gleneagles. The luxurious club has long been the playground of the
well-connected and privileged, and is widely viewed as an amusing and
revealing location for the G8 summit. People from across the U.K. and beyond
are vowing that the well-tended lawns of Gleneagles will not be a
protest-free zone. The surreal bubble in which the elite have retreated will
be punctured.

The PGA will be holding the Peoples' Open Golfing Tournament during the G8
summit, and plan to be playing golf on the sumptuous greens of Gleneagles
during the G8 schmooze-fest. The tournament is open to all freedom loving
individuals who reject everything the G8 stands for (except golf). The
golfing event promises the opportunity to brush shoulders with influential
and dapper anarchists from around the world. It goes without saying that golf
skills are not required. In fact, golf skills may even be frowned upon.

The anarchist golf course will feature eight holes, one for each of the
rulers in attendance. Hazards will include a large sand-trap in the shape of
Iraq, and a pond in the shape of Guantanamo Bay. The PGA golf tour will not
be sponsored by Nike. Making divots in the well-manicured and pesticide-fed
lawns will be actively encouraged.

The isolated location of the 2005 summit will make it particularly vulnerable
to the blockades of protesters. The PGA advocates shutting down the G8
photo-op. We are one of many autonomous groups across the U.K. who form the
Dissent Network.

We encourage others to form autonomous golfing blocs for participation in the
PGA Gleneagles tournament. The PGA is currently seeking funding for the
Gleneagles tournament. If you can rustle up a donation please contact us.

For more information, and pictures of our latest tournament, visit
http://www.tao.ca/~wrench/dist/g8/pga.html or email wrench_at_tao.ca

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