WTO PROTESTS
SYDNEY 14 - 15 NOVEMBER 2002
SYDNEY
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THE MAIN SYDNEY WTO PROTEST WEB SITE IS HERE

MELBOURNE NO2WTO MEETINGS:
no2wto is an autonomous network organising in victoria in opposition to the sydney WTO meeting.
MEETINGS: student union meeting room RMIT, Swanston St Melbourne, 7pm mondays.
Contact: no2wto@nomasters.org

SYDNEY PROTEST TIMETABLE:
5pm Wed 13th November: Free Movement of People March - starts at Town Hall.
7am Thurs 14th November: direct action at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Double Bay.
12pm Thurs 14th November: Unity March - starts at Hyde Park.
Friday 15th November: direct action at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Double Bay.
0pm Whenever: Your affinity groups event here.

MELBOURNE SOLIDARITY PROTEST:
SAMBA AGAINST THE WTO * WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER * 5:30pm GPO Bourke St Melbourne.

MELBOURNE PUBLIC FORUM:
Public Forum: "What's Wrong with the World Trade Organisation?"
Monday October 28 1pm, Sisalkraft Theatre, Architecture Building, Melbourne University

MELBOURNE PUBLIC FORUM:
* A Guide to Globalisation * How the rules of the Market Affect Our Lives.
Saturday 9 November, 10.30pm - 3.30pm
Lecture Theatre, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St, East Melbourne (enter Lansdowne St)

PROTEST LOCATION = DOUBLE BAY!
THE WTO MEETING will be held at the Standford Plaza, 33 Cross Street Double Bay, Phone 02 9362 4455. Protesters wishing to stay at Standford Plaza are adviced to book early. Room rates: $199 to $3,500 per night. - Email reservations@spdb.com.au.

POLICE SHOCK AT LOCATION:
10 OCT, THE AUSTRALIAN: "This is madness," said one senior officer. "If you really want to provoke anti-global capitalists, the organisers could not have picked a better spot than a row of Gucci and Armani stores.' - the australian

DOUBLE BAY TRIES TO MOVE MEETING:
OCT 10, ABC: There is confusion, anger and even tears from traders in Sydney's exclusive Double Bay today after they were told that the WTO meeting is scheduled to be held at a five star hotel in the heart of the well-to-do suburb. - abc

SECRET WEB BANS LAWS PLANNED:
OCT 1: WEBSITES protesting against November's World Trade Organisation meeting in Sydney could be secretly banned under proposed laws. - the australian

PROTEST IDEAS:
FROM VENESSA: A powerful and peaceful protest idea would be for all the meditators amongst us to sit, in silence, in the front rows. - more here

HATE MAIL:
OCT 5, Diane Black: 'I have stood on both sides of the protest line in my time & march for worthier causes, however I can honestly say that I have never come across a greater group of hypocrites like yourselves.' - more here

MELBOURNE NO WTO BENIFIT GIG:
The No2wto Network is putting on a benefit gig 'Resist corporate tyranny'
9pm Saturday 12 October - Arthouse corner Elizabeth + Queensberry Streets Melbourne
$6 Bands include: One Last Excuse, Horsell Common, Terra Firma, August Reign, A Stolen Season.
more info email: no2wto@nomasters.org

MELB/SYD RIDEBOARD:
Offer a ride or hunt for a lift to the SYDNEY WTO PROTESTS by filling in the online form.

TRAIN TICKETS NOW 4 SALE:
Tickets are now selling for the MELBOURNE to SYDNEY WTO TRAIN. $110 return.
- more here

NEED SOMEWHERE TO STAY IN SYDNEY?
The 'no WTO' web site has an online form where you may request or offer accommodation. - HERE

ORANGE BLOCK READY TO GO:
orangeWe will use our bodies in active, unarmed resistance to rupture the smooth functioning of this body (WTO). We will be wearing ORANGE as a symbol of the global state of emergency we are living under. Our choices are simple- capitulation or rediscovering our humanity by creating the future we want. We invite you to join us.
- more here

1ST AID:
Interested in helping with 1st aid at the WTO protests?
Anyone with first aid or medical training you are needed.

- Contact: Change: changeupton@hotmail.com Mobile: 0439 741978

LEGAL WORKING GROUP
The No2WTO Melbourne legal working group now has an email address - no2wto-legal@nomasters.org

RED BLOCK READY TO GO:
redSocialist Alternatives Red Bloc (Melbourne) are organising a train carriage to Sydney and accommodation, running workshops and holding political forums to prepare for the actions in Sydney.
- more here

EDUCATION BLOCK READY TO GO:
At the WTO Sydney Ministerial Meeting on November 14-15 we will add our voices to the millions of students, teachers and concerned community members world-wide who are demanding that our education is not for sale. - MORE HERE
For convergence details and contax:
Camille Barbagallo
National Education Officer
National Union of Students
EMAIL: education@nus.asn.au
MOB: 0413 041 083

 

WTO PROTEST EMAIL LISTS:
1. MELBOURNE announce list: no2wto-announce
2. MELBOURNE discussion list: no2wto-network
3. SYDNEY discussion list: lists.cat.org.au
4. SYDNEY N14 news list: Send blank email to: n14-subscribe@sydneysocialforum.org - seems to be broken
5. SYDNEY Social Forum WTO discussion forum: sydneysocialforum.org/forums - seems to be broken
6. SYDNEY media list: nowtomedia
7. ADELAIDE WTO Action Collective: groups.yahoo.com/group/WTOAction
8. BRISBANE M1 Alliance: groups.yahoo.com/group/M1Bris - now discussing wto protests


 

NEWS ITEMS:

ABC NEWS: Victorian officers to be disciplined over protest actions

8 OCT 2002:Federation of Community Legal centres spokesman Damien Lawson says the officers should be charged and brought before the courts. "Police clearly acted unlawfully, their actions resulted in large numbers of injuries amongst protesters and it is not enough that these three police just get this slap on the wrist when such serious breaches of the law have occurred." - abc news online

HERALD SUN: S11 POLICE TO BE PUNISHED:

8 OCT 2002: THREE police officers involved in the S11 protest will be punished for improper baton use during the violent demonstration. - herald sun

FAIRFAX: S11 POLICE WANT APPEAL, PROTESTERS AN APOLOGY:

8 OCT 2002: Individuals involved in the S11 demonstration two years ago are demanding an apology from Premier Steve Bracks after it was revealed today three police officers will be punished for their actions at the protests.
- the age

POLICE MINISTER THREATENS PROTEST WEB SITES:
freedom
25 sept: NSW Police Minister asks federal government to shutdown NO WTO web sites with 'voilent' content - indymedia + news.com.au

18 sept 2002:
NOVEMBER 14: Protest against WTO + war! - green left weekly

20 sept:
ONLY one of the protesters charged during Melbourne's violent S11 World Economic Forum demonstration ended up being convicted. - herald-sun

21 sept: HEAT ON S11 POLICE OVER BATONS
SEVEN police officers should face disciplinary action for using excessive force against S11 protesters, according to the state ombudsman. - herald-sun

21 sept:
SEVEN police officers face internal disciplinary action for alleged 'inappropriate and excessive' use of batons during the September 11 World Economic Forum protests in 2000, after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman. - the age

a must read:
A GLOBAL agreement being negotiated will allow corporations to take over the worldıs public services ­ whether people want it or not. - the ecologist

 

 


PROMO MATERIAL
. FFF..TRADE FACTS....FFMELB-SYD TRANSPORT INFO

LINK: MAKE TRADE FAIR............LINK: TRADE MIN ON MEETING

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