melbourne mayday 2001
nonviolent civil disobedience
s11 + m1 = o3
network = networth

M1 SHUTDOWN CORPORATE CRIMINAL HQs IN MELBOURNE
ON TUESDAY 1 MAY 2001

map of m1 protest sites
printable map here
time table of the m1 protests

what happened in melbourne?

Mass mobile blockades, street parties, vigils, marches, music and performances turned Melbourne's CBD into a giant festival for global justice - on tuesday 1 may 2001.

The all day festival was the melbourne link in a world wide web of mass actions.

A crowd of between 6,000 and 10,000 weaved through the streets of Melbourne.

Many Corporate buildings were SHUT-DOWN for the day - including - the Melbourne Stock Exchange Building, Mc Donalds on Collins Street and the Nike super store on Bourke Street.

why we protested ?

To expose + change corporate criminal behavior. Some protesters shouted angrily 4 revolution, while others prayed 4 evolution.

m1 = s11 on the move

How we orginised?: we choose targets, formed affinity groups, networked + took action.

M-1 was not a top down organisation - it was made up of separate groups - in fact M1 was just a date, MAY 1ST.

history of mayday >>

 

GLOBAL M1
on-line discussion group
egroups.com/group/M1-2K01

MELBOURNE M1
on-line discussion group
here

MELBOURNE M1
on-line announce group
here

> news + info  

JULY 2001: THIS NEWS IS NO LONGER UPDATED - NEW SITE HERE

NAOMI KLIEN DOWN UNDER - 15-16 july
klien
NAOMI Klien, author of the Holy Bible, will be in Melbourne for a series of talks:
1: 7pm Sunday 15th Media Circus at Trades Hall.
2: 6pm Monday 16th July at
the Atheneum Theatre with Readings bookshop.
3. 8.30pm Monday 16th July at the 3CR Globalisation CD Launch at Trades Hall

THE NEW GODS
JULY 9: Brands are hugely influential - and they're worth millions. They don't just sell a product or a service anymore: they sell a set of values, a philosophy, a meaning for life. - the guardian

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES - highly recommended
shell
JULY 9: What happens when a brand becomes tainted? The oil spills were bad enough, but Shell's reputation went belly up after it was implicated in human rights violations in Nigeria. John Vidal on how it went about revamping its image - the guardian

TO SHOT PROTESTERS IS TO MISS THE POINT
JULY 9: Austrian authorities authorised police to shoot protesters if demonstrations got out of hand at the World Economic Forum summit last week. Thankfully this was not necessary in Salzburg, although police did shoot protesters in Gothenburg two weeks earlier. - the age

THE END OF DEMOCRACY?
FINANICIAL REVIEW: The liberty of democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than that of the state itself. That, in essence, is fascism ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power. - more at indy media

SURVEY: NGOs MORE TRUSTED THAN MEDIA, BUSSINESS OR GOVT
NGOs such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International have become the new 'super brands' in global governance. They have earned a far greater level of trust than some of the most well-respected (sic) global multinational companies such as Ford, Microsoft, G-7 governments and global media according to new research conducted by Strategy One, a unit of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. - edelman.com

NAOMI KLIEN ON-LINE CHAT
bible
READ the log of Naomi Klien's interactive chat: 'Culture Jamming, Convergences and Beyond: What lies ahead of the anti-globalization movement' - nologo.org

POLICE INQUIRY ON NIKE FREEBIES
JULY 6: DISCOUNTS and freebies for police officers will be reviewed after allegations (sic) of a conflict of interest. - herald-sun

NIKE DISCOUNTS: POLICE 'GIFTS' POLICY REVIEW
JULY 6: Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon has ordered a review of police guidelines after a report in The Age yesterday that officers had been accepting discounts and gifts offered by retailers across the city. Ms Nixon took the action after concerns that a 20 % discount offered to uniformed members by Nike may have been seen to compromise the force.- the age

FLAK FLIES OVER POLICE NIKE FREEBIES
JULY 5: Victoria Police commanders have been urged to ban officers from accepting discounts at the Melbourne city store of sportswear giant Nike. 'The discount is a form of payment. The police are meant to be impartial, and this discount has the potential to compromise that impartiality,' said No Nike campaigner Tessa Theocharous. - theage

WEEKLY NIKE PROTESTS CONTINUE - 5pm friday 13th July
nike
THE NIKE protests continue - July 13 will make the 16th week in row people have protested outside the Nike Store - Nike have claimed to have lost over $100,000 due to the protests. BE THERE! Nike Superstore, corner Bourke + Swanston Streets. A famous American Author is rumored to be attending this week!

YARRA RIVER MOBIL PETROL LEAK
ship
JULY 5: 4000 litres of unleaded Mobil petrol were 'accidentally' released into the Yarra river this morning from the oil tanker Tasman. - indymedia

CHOGM BLOCKADERS WARNED THEY WILL BE ARRESTED
JULY 3: Queensland Premier Peter Beattie today warned anti-globalisation protesters they would be arrested if they attempted to blockade the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Brisbane later this year. Mr Beattie yesterday appointed four mediators, including former corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald, to liaise with protest groups, police and officials. - aap/theage

JUBILEE AUSTRALIA PREPARES FOR CHOGM
jubilee
Jubilee Australia (jubilee2000) has choosen to make CHOGM the core campaigning focus for 2001. Massive grassroots organisation is already happening and the Jubilee Rally at CHOGM will involve church, union and school groups - jubilee2000.org

CHOGM ACTION NETWORK LAUNCHED
BRISBANE: Members of 20 organisations came together on June 26 to plan protests outside the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Brisbane. The CHOGM Action Network was initiated by activists who were not satisfied with the Stop CHOGM's call for a blockade, instead of other forms of protest. - greenleftweekly

RIOT POLICE, PROTESTERS CLASH AT ECONOMIC SUMMIT
police
JULY 1: SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - Riot police clashed with hundreds of anti- globalization (sic) protesters at the opening of the European Economic Summit in Austria on Sunday. - cbc news + audio report here - requires realplayer

CLASHES AT EU ECONOMIC SUMMIT
police
JULY 1: SALZBURG, Riot police clashed with Anti-globalisation (sic) protesters as an ecomonic summit began in Austria. - cnn

NIKE STORE PROTEST - NUMBER 14
snuff
JUNE 29: There was a decreased police presence at tonight's anti-Nike rally outside the Nike store at the corner of Swanston and Bourke Streets, Melbourne. It seemed as though the police are realising that they (and Nike) have to put with these weekly protests - until Nike mends its ways. - indy media

AUTHORITIES STEP UP MEASURES AGIANST TERRORISM AT CHOGM
Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson says he is confident Brisbane is prepared to deal with any tense situation which may arise, during October's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. - abc

FILM MAKERS READ THIS

ScreenWorks invites independent filmmakers who wish to experiment with the theme of Protest, to submit entries up to 16 minutes. Prizes valued up to $10,500 will be awarded to the winning films. - screenworks.com.au

BEATING THE BARRICADES

The World Bank hoped to thwart protest scenes like these when it decided to hold a conference online. But, writes Andrew Heasley, proceedings didn't run as smoothly as hoped. - theage

ANTI-CORP GLOBALISATION PROTESTERS ATTACKED

BARCELONA 22 JUNE: Riot police made what appeared to be an unprovoked attack Sunday on anti-globalization (sic) protesters gathered in a city park following a midday march down a main boulevard. At least 32 people were slightly injured and 19 were arrested. - ap/indymedia

O3 ALLIANCE CALLS FOR S11 STYLE BLOCKADE OF CBF
AT IT'S June 18 meeting, the O3 to CHOGM Alliance unanimously decided to organise an S11-style three-day blockade of the Commonwealth Business Forum from October 3 to 5. The CBF is meeting in Melbourne before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Brisbane on October 6. - greenleftweekly

STOP CHOGM WEB SITE UP
queen sucks
A NEW web site stopchogm.org has been set up by the Stop Chogm Alliance to help build the biggest possible blackade of the CHOGM meeting. - www.stopchogm.org

EXTRA NIKE BLOCKADES - august 3 + september 11
NIKE WILL be hit by a half-day blockade at 1pm on August 3rd and a full-day blockade, 9am September 11 to commemorate the S11 protest. Unless it signs the Homeworkers Code of Practice, pays Australia award wages + 'a living wage' throughout the world + adheres to health + safety regulations, allow unions in the workplace + end its exploitative + dangerous work practices.

MEDIA CIRCUS IS COMING - 12 july

MEDIA CIRCUS is a gathering of people who create, consume, critique + distribute media content that challenges, questions, expresses + celebrates our culture, our society + the way we live. - media circus

03 CALL TO ACTION
ACTIVISTS plan to shut down CHOGM's Commonwealth Business Forum, at Melbournes' Hilton On The Park, October 3-5. At its inaugural meeting on Monday night, the O3 To CHOGM Alliance agreed to the following - call to action

03 MEETINGS
THE 03 TO CHOGM ALLIANCE meets weekly on Monday nights at 6.30pm in the Lesley Clucas Lounge at RMIT, Swanston Street Melbourne.

MESSAGES OF HATE
UPDATED JUNE 21: THE best hate mails from anti-m1 fans from all round the world - hate mail

MAINSTREAN MEDIA LINKS
Police inquiry on nike freebies - herald-sun 6 july
Police 'gifts' policy review - the age 6 july
Flak flies over police freebies - the age 5 july
Beating the barricade - the age 27 june
S11 to give ombudsman giant spectacles - the age 25 june
s11 student fined - herald-sun 22 june
Anti-globalisation battle shifts into cyberspace - the age 22 june
Behind the attack of the hackers - the age 22 june
s11: the courts will have the last say - the age 14 june
Police cleared over s11 demo - herald-sun 13 june
Police cleared on s11 - the age 13 june

Nike store ban lifted - herald-sun 6 june
Man charged over m1 protests
- the age 1 june
Five arrested at Nike blockade - ch seven 1 june - requires realplayer
Now its S11 the game - the age 31 may

Globalisation must be for all - the age 16 may
Bylaw 5.4: policing the streets' politics - the age 15 may
Turning over a new leaflet - the age 13 may
Police use race-hate bylaw on protest - the age 9 may

Police check video of M1 vandals - herald-sun 3 may
Police to track M1 vandals with video - the age 2 may
Asylum seekers stage M1 protest - the age 2 may
Global 'saviors' rove central Melbourne - the age 2 may
Union troops save the day - the age 2 may
Melbourne escapes May Day violence - the age 2 may
What do we want? - the age 2 may
What's your opinion of M1 protest? - the age 2 may - INTERACTIVE
No escape for M1 vandals - herald-sun 2 may
$2m damage, but no arrests - herald-sun 2 may
Protest costs Melbourne business $2 million - abc 1 may
Police injured as clashes escalate - herald-sun 1 may
10,000 protesters in anti-corporate rally - herald-sun 1 may
Police may still lay charges over M1 - abc 1 may
2,000 protesters in city streets - abc 1 may
Brisbane police brutal behaviour - abc 1 may
Melbourne protesters capture the spirit - the age 1 may
How the M1 protests are impacting today - the age 1 may

Workers of the world unite, and look very silly - syd morning herald 30 april
Exchange to close over rally - the age 28 april
Organisers set for May Day protest - the age 28 april
Protesters target Nike ads - the age 9 april
Unions shun blockade - herald-sun 4 april
Unions join May Day protest - the age 4 april
Premier faces up to cream of comedy
- the age 30 march
Bracks has pie on face again - hearald-sun 30 march
Police scour footage for more S11 offenders - the age 7 march
Surprise at S11 nude protest charges - the age 28 feb

the age - WEF web site
melbourne.indymedia.org

AUSTRALIAN M1 SITES
Adelaide:
mayday2001.org/adelaide
Brisbane:
mayday2001.org/brisbane
Melbourne-awol:
antimedia.net/s11awol
Melbourne-legal:
legal web site
Perth:
mayday2001.org/perth
Sydney.1:
mayday2001.org/sydney
Sydney.2: m1alliance.org

INTERNATIONAL M1
www.mayday2001.org


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