UK G8 Japan 2008 Newswire Archive
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17-09-2008 08:26A Polish delegation to the European Social Forum at Malmoe starting today sufferd a crack-down by Swedish police after entering the country. Motives for police intimidation, aggresive behaviour, violent damage to luggage and the denial of basic civil rights of detained persons are not entirely clear.
despite increase in bicycles.
15-07-2008 10:30An Italian court has found 15 officials guilty of mistreating protesters following violent demonstrations at G8 meeting in the city of Genoa in 2001.
A judge handed down prison sentences ranging from five months to five years to the accused - who include police, prison officials and two doctors.
Another 30 defendants were cleared of charges, including assault.
09-07-2008 17:45Below is the statement of more than 100 international, regional, national, and local organizations and individuals, challenging the G8 governments to acknowledge their responsibility for the food and climate crises and the continuing problem of debt, and take decisive action to:
09-07-2008 15:33Facing what is arguably its most serious crisis since the end of the Second World War, the global capitalist economy has never been in greater need of co-ordinated policies from the world’s major national governments.
For Freedom of Movement, Freedom to Protest and against the G8!
07-07-2008 05:58Activists and organizers are asking local groups and individuals to call, e-mail, visit and protest at Japanese embassies over the unjust arrests, detentions, deportations, and repression occurring around counter-G8 mobilization in Japan.
06-07-2008 19:55as most are aware the 7th-9th July sees the G8 meeting for another round of bollocks by Lake Toya in Hokkaido, Japan. To coincide with this Bowl Court Social Centre brings you film and info nights....
06-07-2008 19:27Was told after the demo that this had also been a Freedom to Protest action. Which suited quite well, given the amount of harassment given by police to all present, from the start. It feels like the objective is to discourage people from being politically active by simply giving us an unbearable hard time.
06-07-2008 18:25On Friday 4th of July a few people gathered outside the Japanese embassy from noon to about 3pm to protest this Country's host (and participation) in the Group of 8.
03-07-2008 16:33Geisha girls& boys welcome, if you have any Japanese geisha or ninja-samurai fancy dress clothing bring it, though keep your swords at home & enjoy music including infernal noise brigade benefit CD from Sumac G8 benefit night. Afterwards visit Viva for some lovely Vegan food & entertainment,Burlesque after at the Maze club which is also supporting the campaign against the nazi Red white & blue, then next day Salsa!
5th July - London Fete Against the G8 - 12pm - Croydon Central, North End, Close to the entrance of Whitgift ShoppingCentre
01-07-2008 19:15WEDNESDAY 2nd JULY
Screening of G8 shorts and the film 'Public Blue', about the eviction of the
homeless/squatter communities in Japan. There will info about Saturday's
protest and discussion.
at Bowl Court Social Centre ( http://bowlcourt.wordpress.com/ )
01-07-2008 13:37Last night (June 27), three Hong Kong citizen journalists who have
been registered with the Citizens' Media Center (Sapporo) were
detained by Immigration, and were on the verge of being deported.
This morning, Susan George (ATTAC France) was stopped and questioned
at the airport. Ms George is 74 years old, and her detention
demonstrates a lack of humanity on the part of authorities.
[japanese edition: g8medianetwork.org/ja/node/183]
For Freedom of Movement and Freedom To Protest!
On the 5th of July 2008, people all around the world will protest
against the G8 summit 2008 in Japan. Globalisation has created huge
movements of people to the centres of capitalism. However whilst capital
- money and commodities - has been granted ever-expanding
freedom of movement, the movement of workers as migrants is subject to
increasingly complex and brutal systems of control.
We are calling for a protest against the UK Border Agency.
It is time to join forces, for freedom of movement, the freedom to
protest and equal rights for all !
01-07-2008 11:37After losing the case on 12th June there is no news of bailiffs or eviction as yet so events are still going down. Last week saw post critical mass ping-pong raising a bit of money for london social centres and a discussion about ROG social centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia....
29-06-2008 19:59Bikeride to Croydon
A Day Out In Croydon!
Londonfete invites for a bikeride/critical mass
to Croydon, Saturday July 5th as part of the International Day of Action
against the G8, starting on Brixton Oval SW2 1JG
(Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Reclaim the Food)
Meeting 10am, starting 10.30
Sunday 29th June, 2(!)pm
184 Crampton Street,
Elephant and Castle,
19-06-2008 00:06Over the past week and a half, an unprecedented political crackdown has been enacted in advance of a series of economic summits around the country. Despite this, the brave workers of Kamagasaki stood up against the stiff security environment in riots against the brutal beating of a day laborer over the past five days. The twin situations of repression and revolt deserve to be examined in more detail.