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Genoa G8 retrospective (Sat 11th, London)

rampart | 07.06.2005 14:08 | G8 2005 | Analysis | Free Spaces | Repression | London

With plans for massive protests in Scotland next month for the 2005 G8 summit now developing rapidly, this event at the rampART offers a chance to look back at learn from the experiences of the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa.

"300.000 people were protesting in july 2001 against the g8 in Genoa: the collective dream 'another world is possible' turned into a nightmare overwhelmed by the violence by the police, finding it's climax in the murder of Carlo Giuliani."

Saturday 11th June (after the Naked Bike Ride and before the Reclaim The Future Party so you don't have to miss out on anything and can experience a real roller coaster of highs and lows)

This is a chance to speak and share experiences with people who took part in the protests against the G8 in 2001. This is not an event intended to scare anyone. It is an important chance to reflect and learn and most importantly PREPARE for Scotland...

What happened in Genoa? Why did it happen? Could it have been avoided or handled better? What does any of this mean for us this July? What precautions and preparation should we be making and are we!? These are just some of the possible valuable questions we can discuss on Saturday.

  • Were you in Genoa? Please come to rampART on saturday and share your experiences of the event and the aftermath.
  • Are you going to Scotland? Please come on saturday and ensure you are fully aware of what lessons our collective history may have to offer.
  • Are you party of a team working on accomodation, alt media, legal monitoring, or medical aid etc for Scotland? Please come let people know what is being organised and how they can help.

Starts arounf 7pm with food
  • schedule:
  • Intro clip
  • Discussion and reports by witness
  • Main videos on Genova ('Bella Ciao' by Marco Giusti, Indymedia Italia on Genoa,etc.)
  • Discussion on trials, through 'live' report by Legal Team representative, with the Indymedia support team, Activists and Mediaactivists who were in Genoa.

We discuss:

  • * freedom to dissent becomes a criminal offence prosecuted by physical punishment
  • * repression and crimes perpetrated by institutional bodies
  • * activism perspectives and demonstrations after genoa
  • * police brutalities as new global strategy or dissent repression
  • * rise of a new 'power' media activism against the mainstream media
  • * are representative systems on a legitimacy crises?

indymedia\legal team "point"

food and drink will be available. (The event will ends in plenty of time for you to get to the RTF3 party afterwards)



Display the following 4 comments

  1. Lest We Forget — no justice no peace
  2. An addition to the discussion list — Global Justice
  3. From the immortal Beatles — Tom
  4. My heart, My sorrow, My Hope — Mark Haigh