Anyone want to be be a local contact for an anti-g8 network?

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Joined: 26-09-03
Dec 27 2003 21:19
Anyone want to be be a local contact for an anti-g8 network?

A network of groups has just been set up to prepare resistance to the G8 when they come to the UK in 2005. Would your group like to be a local contact? We aim to cover the whole of these islands by Summer 2005, with public meetings, roadshows and actions happening everywhere.

A gathering in Nottingham in November decided on the name "Dissent! a network of resistance against the G8"; working groups have been set up to cover issues such as publicity, roadshows, meeting logistics, etc. The basic principles of the Dissent! network are autonomy, co-operation and de-centralisation. The next gathering will be in Brighton in late Feb.

If you want your group to be listed as an info-point then please contact the newsletter working group (; this would mean that you're prepared to be a point of contact for people in your area who want to be involved.

If you want the minutes of the nottingham gathering or if you want to be included on the general ResistG8 e-mail list the get in touch with me or the newsletter group.

Joined: 12-11-03
Jan 6 2004 21:11

What exactly IS the G8 Summit? Why does everyone oppose it?

Joined: 19-09-03
Jan 6 2004 22:27

G8 (formaly G7) or 'gang of eight' are the 7 leading ecomonomic (capitalist) countries/powers and Russia (a more recent addition). They meet yearly in different locations, canada '02, france '03, usa '04, uk '05, ........ and disscuse/plan/plot world ecomomic policies.

member states;


French Republic

Federal Republic of Germany

Republic of Italy


Russian Federation

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United States of America

Joined: 26-09-03
Feb 18 2004 14:53

Just to let you know that the minutes of the last Dissent! gathering are now up on the anti-G8 section of these boards. If you still want to be a local contact, remember to get in touch! The appropriate address will be in the minutes.