m1 groups

 

FOCAL GROUPS
awol
m1 alliance

SUPPORT & SERVICES
key services
ixpress
independent m1 legal
m1 medical

AFFINITY GROUPS
international socialist oragination
flag
nuclear free australia
dole army
telstra exposed
ban the boot
monash uni 'third world' action group
red block
christian may day vigil
bendigo
dsp and resistance

 

to register a group click here
what are 'affinity groups'? how do they work?

MOST OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE RELATES TO THE BUILD UP TO M1
AND MAY NOW BE OUT OF DATE - PLEASE CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL GROUPS TO CONFIRM MEETING TIMES - POST M1

 

 
   


AWOL

AWOL meet every thursday 6.30pm
rmit lobby area near leslie clucas lounge
swanston street melbourne
map

We hope to occupy and liberate a piece of land, to create a commons for community celebration, a world turned upside down, a glimpse of freedom and ecological survival.

A place to share our dreams and visions, an example of a world of respect for diversity and acceptance of difference, direct democracy and community control of resources, free from the tyranny of money, bosses and leaders.

* meetings are run on consensus decision making *

email: s11awol@yahoo.com
web site: www.antimedia.net/awol
phone: 0418 340 191
egroup: you may join whilst at a meeting

 

 

M1 COALITION

m1 coalition meet every wednesday 6.30pm
lesley clucas lounge RMIT swanston st melbourne
map


The M1 Coalition is helping to organise a blockade of the Melbourne Stock eXchange on May 1st 2001.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the meetings to plan the blockade.

read: m1 coalition call 2 action
read: m1 coalition demands

email: s11Office@netscape.net
egroup: egroups.com/message/m1alliance

 

 

KEY Services>

During m1.mayday.2001 Medical Volunteers and Legal Observers supported by (i)Xpress Patrols will work together to keep the community safe during anti globalisation protests in melbourne.cbd.

KEY Services> is an informal network of service based affinity groups. Because of the inter-group co operation, people in need of medical or legal assistance will be able to call on ANY member of the above staff to get help. (i)Xpress patrols will also have basic First Aid and Legal training to assist whilst First Aiders and Legal Observers are en route.

People who intend to be in the city on May the 1st should be aware of these services and utilise them wherever appropriate. Please contact keyservices@yahoogroups.com for more information.

Regards

The (i)Xpress Team >>>>>
ixpress@bigfoot.com

 

(i)Xpress

i ex press

(i)Xpress is a bicycle messenger/courier service formed to keep m1.2001 _uP_&_ruNNiNg -> when melbourne.cbd is _sHUt_down. Bicyclists who eat cars and love to ride around town are encouraged to contact our recruitment office to get involved.

(i)Xpress GENERAL BULLETIN >>>>>
in response to the M1 call to action for May 01 2001.

The team at (i)Xpress are concerned about the violence and greed of corporate globalisation.

We plan to use our urbanbicyclist skills to facilitate mass mobile blockades, street parties, music and performances planned to turn melbournes CBD into a giant festival for global justice - tuesday 1 may 2001.

M1 is S11 on the move and (i)Xpress >M>O>V>E>S That's what we do.

Choose _yoUR_ target now, M1 >>>>> multi site protest.

the specialised urban transport skills of (i)Xpress are a KEY NETWORK COMPONENT of M1 festive/active-ities.

(i)Xpress training is on now ride schedule

(i)Xpress messengers specialise in non motorised velorutionary transport and communication skills.

(i)Xpress is ONline>>> join/subscribe/ride/courier/news/etc

The (i)Xpress Team >>>>>

website: www.s11.org/ixpress

email: ixpress@bigfoot.com

 

 

MEDICAL

M1 First Aid is made up of trained and experienced individuals, who are capable of dealing with a protest/rally situation. The majority of us worked as first aid volunteers at s11.

M1 First Aid will operate from 6am until 11.30am-noon when the Unity march moves off. Many volunteers will partake in the march and following M1 events on the day.

M1 First Aid will be based in a White Marquee within the Collins-King streets intersection. We will be easily identified by white t-shirts with a large green cross on the front and back. First Aid will be working closely with Legal and iXpress on the day. If you are injured in anyway- come to the marquee, we can help you and also refer you to a Legal Observer to make a statement if necessary.

Try to take care of yourself and others on the day.

Thanks, M1 Medical

 

independent LEGAL

To obtain legal advice during the protests, particularly if you or someone else has been arrested, ring one of these numbers:

Fitzroy Legal Service 9419 3744 Western Suburbs Legal Service 9391 2244 Footscray Community Legal Service 9689 8444

AFTER HOURS
Alphaline 9419 7427

More Legal Information http://home.vicnet.net.au/~wsls/M1.htm

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST ORGANISATION

The International Socialist Organisation is holding meetings, public stalls, campus actions, mass leafletting, workplace visiting and local actions to build M1.

We have meetings in Footscray, Brunswick, Coburg, Fitzroy, St Kilda, Chelsea, Dandenong, Monash Uni, Melbourne Uni, RMIT and La Trobe Uni.

For details ring 0419 135 019 or 9386 4815 or visit www.iso.org.au or email socialist.worker@netstra.com.au

 

 

FLAG

FLAG - Footscray Liberation Autonomous Groups

contact info: FLAG-list-owner@yahoogroups.com

post: PO Box 12793 A'Beckett St Melbourne Victoria 8006

 

 

NUCLEAR FREE AUSTRALIA

Nuclear Free Australia (Eastern Region) and Nuclear Free Australia (Inner City) will be organising the:

MAYDAY PICNIC FOR PEACE
 

MEET 7:00AM
Western Mining Corporation, WMC-IBM Tower, corner Brown, City and Riverside Quay Roads, Southbank precint, next to the Herald-Sun building.

12:00PM
March to Sedimentary Holding - 40 Dudley St West Melbourne (opposite Flagstaff Gardens), - Part owners of Proposed Honeymoon uranium mine.

1:00PM
Picnic For Peace at the Flagstaff Gardens between William, Dudley and Latrobe) with music, food (some available, BYO if you want) etc. We are hoping that the picnic will be a convergence space for people looking for a place to mellow out and celebrate after the day's actions and events.

POSSIBLE TARGET
Rio Tinto - Jabiluka/Ranger uranium mines - 55 Collins St, ANZ Tower - corner collins + exhibition st.

There will be music, stunts (mass sliming etc), stalls, anti-nuclear info etc.

BYO-signs, costumes, musical instruments (drums etc), firesticks, etc.

We need help planning and making cool stuff!

MEETINGS BEFORE M1 WERE HELD AT THESE TIMES
POST M1 MEETING TIMES ARE UNKNOWN:

NUCLEAR FREE AUSTRALIA - INNER CITY
6PM WED 28TH FEBRUARY - then same time every 2rd week
ROTUNDA, EDINBURGH GARDENS, ST GEORGES RD, NTH FITZROY (112 TRAM FROM COLLINS ST).
BYO SNACK OR NON-ALCHO DRINK TO SHARE

NUCLEAR FREE AUSTRALIA - E.REGION
6PM TUE 27TH FEBRUARY - then same time every 2rd week
36 PITT ST, RINGWOOD. (NR RINGWOOD STATION) BYO SNACK OR NON-ALCHO DRINK TO SHARE

For more info on groups contact marcusbrumer@hotmail.com or 03_9754_1968

 

 

 

dole army

Rav here from the dole army. Our group has been established mainly to highlight the needs of students and the unemployed, however we also want our site to be used as forum and meeting place as well as a porthole to more detailed information regarding globalisation.

Our main targets are going to be taking over centrelinks in Melbourne however we wish to promote your site on an ongoing basis via ours and we hope vice versa.

The site address is http://beam.to/dolearmy

The site has just gone up so understand that it may be a while before its fully functional.

email: dolearmy@optushome.com.au

 

 

telstra exposed

Orginizing a Mass Rally for outside Telstra Corp.
2pm on M1 - Corner Lonsdale + Exibition streets melbourne.
Telstra is Australia's No. 1 Corporate Thug.
more info: telstraexposed.com

 

 

bantheboot.com

ACTION: Sitting down on the ground outside the nike store on the corner of bourke and swanston street melbourne - to high light the connection between consuming nike goods and the pain of working in a nike sweatshop, 1st May 2001.

web site: bantheboot.com

 

 

Monash University 'Third World' Action Group

(A non-ideological group of Monash students and staff committed to ideas of global justice).

TWAG is open to a number of non-violent, non-blockading hijinx on M1. Nike has been an object of our mirth in the past, so they may well be a target. TWAG and the wider Monash community are still deciding what we wanna do, so come along and offer your ideas!

We opperate a regularly updated website at www.angelfire.com/indie/twag and can be contacted at monash_twag@yahoo.com.au

TWAG meets each Tuesday at 1pm, at the Monash Clayton campus, in room 809 of the Menzies (Arts and Eco/Bus) Building."

 

 

RED BLOCK

Coming to M1? Want to be part of a lively, militant group? Then the RED BLOCK is for you. Following the successful ' red contingent' at s11, Socialist Alternative is organising the RED BLOCK for M1.

We want to make M1 a success by involving as many people as possible in militant actions - blockading, occupying corporate targets, taking over streets etc.

But individuals can't make this happen.

By uniting the people who think that M1 should be as militant as possible, the RED BLOCK aims to convince as many people as possible to take action at M1 which really fuck up corporate Melbourne.

The RED BLOCK will meet outside the Stock Exchange at 6am on May 1st.

for more info phone: 03 9421 4439
if you are tring to call us on the day, call 0402 262 753 or just look out for the red flags

 

 

Christian May Day Vigil

An inter-denominational group of Christians are holding the: Christian May Day Vigil Supporting Justice for Clothing Outworkers.

We are a group of christians who have come together to show solidarity and support for workers, in the spirit of May Day.

We are holding are holding short services on the hour, every hour that could include prayer, song and silence.

All are invited to join , for as long as they wish.

Any readers of this in a Christian group wishing to to hold one of these services, please contact us.

Contact; Steve 0409 544 088

This Vigil specifically raises the exposure of the Fairwear Campaign, working on the 'no sweatshop' label for goods made in Australia.

They can be contacted on; email; fairwear@vic.uca.org.au ph 92515270

 

 

democratic socialist party & resistance

Together the dsp & resistance are the largest socialist grouping in australia. Our activists are campaigning in a range of unions, campuses and on the streets to work with others in building the anti-corporate movement and fighting for a future that puts people & the environment before profits.

The DSP holds intro meetings every tuesday in its three victorian resistance centres (in the city, footscray, northcote & geelong) and RESISTANCE holds intro to socialism discussion groups every saturday at 1pm at lv 5, 407 swanston st, Melb.

Ph 9639 8622 for more info.
ALSO visit the resistance web site to play "blockade the game":
www.resistance.org.au the dsp site is at: www.dsp.org.au

 

 

BENDIGO

Anyone interested in taking part in M1 in the Bendigo region, please contact Julie Butler at julieklop@hotmail.com

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


REGISTER A GROUP
To register your m1 affinty group - please email any or all of the following info to mayday@cotse.com :

1. name
2. what action you will be taking for m1
3. contact info
4. an image (drawing, photo, anything visual)
5. if you hold open public meetings - where + when


 
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