Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Gearing up for the G20

It's not long before the G20 is coming to Britain - here are a few events people have laid on to make them feel welcome.

STOP ONE: Jobs, Justice, Climate

On 28th March thousands will march through London as part of a global campaign to challenge the G20, ahead of their 2nd April summit on the global financial crisis.

Sets off at noon Victoria Embankment by Temple tube station. WC2R 2 PP. Put people first

STOP TWO: Stop the war

April 1st and 2nd

The leaders of the world's most powerful nations will meet at the G20 summit in London on April 2. It will be Barack Obama's first visit to Britain. The G20 is a chance for us to demand a real end to Bush's war policies.

Our message will be 'Yes We Can'. Yes we can end the siege of Gaza and free Palestine, yes we can get the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, yes we can make jobs not bombs, yes we can abolish nukes, yes we can stop arming Israel.

* April 1st: march through central London on the eve of the G20, assemble central London, 2pm.
* April 2nd: protest at the Excel Centre London Docklands, assemble 11am.

Called by the Stop the War Coalition, et al.

STOP THREE: Because nature doesn't do bailouts.

April 1st in the evening... the sun has gone down, the sky is clear and stars are on view... instead of going home we get firewood from our backpacks, make tea and coffee on rocket stoves and then, just as the hunger pangs start, jacket potatoes! Yes, we are actually going to camp in the city...

Invite your friends to the event on facebook. You can check out as we get closer to Financial and Fossil Fools Day -- April 1st. The call out can be forwarded to your friends and email lists - it is here.

Download the postcard version for photocopying and get it out: here (pdf)

If there are more events (and I'm pretty sure there are) let me know so I can add them tot the list.

1 comment:

Benjamin Solah said...

Sounds freaking exciting. Wish I could be there. Internationally, I could see this being one of the most significant protests of this period.