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Bristol Dissent g20 Call Out

dissenter | 03.03.2009 16:58 | G20 London Summit

An Anti-authoritarian call-out for resistance to the London G20 Summit

G20 SUMMIT IS COMING TO LONDON attempt to re-build confidence in global financial markets.

2 DAYS OF DIRECT ACTION are planned in the city:
- Capitalism isn't in crisis - Capitalism IS crisis;
- Don't bail-out the banks, SINK THEM!

APRIL 1st (Financial&Fossil Fools Day)

* Financial Fools Day Street Party
Assemble at Cannon Street, Moorgate, Liverpool Street or London Bridge stations 11am to form four marching blocks heading towards the Bank of England for 12-noon, in the 'Square Mile' of the City of London.
Bring a portable radio!

* Climate Camp in the City
The climate camp are camping in the European Carbon Exchange, Hasilwood house, City of London 12-noon.
Bring sleeping bag and goodies!

* Fossil Fools Day: 'Your Party's Over!'
Climate Criminal BP is celebrating its centenary with cocktails and canapes at the British Musem. And we will be there too, between 6-7pm, to say ‘Your party’s over!'
Meet at 6pm at the British Museum’s Gt. Russell St. gate
Bring banners, musical instruments, a sense of climate justice and a nonsense of foolery.

APRIL 2nd (The day of the G20 summit)

* Crash the Stock Exchange
Eat capitalism for breakfast. Disrupt the traders whose financial egomania perpetuates global injustice: let's shutdown trading for the day.
Meet outside the London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, City of London, London EC4M. 7am (traders arrive at 7am, trading commencing 8am). Nearest tube: St Pauls - have a pleasant journey in... tubes might be busy.

* Excel Centre
Direct action all day against the Excel Centre, Canning Town where the G20 will be meeting
ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

A coalition of groups including: The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, The British Muslim Initiative, and CND have called two protests at the G20; a march and rally in central London on the afternoon of April 1st, and a protest to the conference itself on April 2nd.


“ international summit to seek solutions to the global financial crisis...” - (The Foreign Office)

The G20 group is composed of finance ministers from the world's most 'advanced', 'emerging' economies and the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, and the World Bank.

On the 2nd of April 2009 they will be meeting at the Excel Center, London. The main aim of this summit is to discuss how to re-build confidence in the financial markets and “re-stabilise” the world economy given the current financial crisis.

But the problem is much deeper - even within these so called 'advanced' economies (the G20), inequality has increased over the past 20 years. Meanwhile, labour organisations have been smashed and the environment pillaged. Outside of these 20 'richest', the situation is worse with extreme poverty, war and environmental destruction that serve to line the pockets of a tiny minority.

This crisis IS capitalism.

We have already seen the demands made to the G8 to 'make poverty history' thrown back in our faces - just 4.3% of the Wall Street Bailout money would have ended world hunger - it's clear where their priorities lie. Equally, what reason do have to trust these leaders on environmental promises when their "solutions" to the economic crisis are precisely those that will wreck the environment further - emergency loans to car manufacturers and increased consumption.

We oppose this summit, global capitalism and the pathetic forms of democracy that rubber stamp their existance. In London's square mile our futures are gambled away every working day in the stock exchange. The banks (private profiteering institutions) get bailed out by public money; we get job losses and home repossessions.

The g20 'leaders' only have power that they have taken from us, if they were able to solve this crisis we wouldn't be in it! The guardians of the financial systems (bankers and traders) are nothing but an obstacle to any solution. Its time to vote with our feet and start taking things back.





Display the following 3 comments

  1. Smash the G20 — Krop
  2. grab that chance — ether
  3. After G20 — slim Jim