September the worldwide social movement of creative resistance
against globalisation will continue to raise its voice against
the institutions of greed & exploitation.
STAND UP FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE
DOWN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM***
11-13, CROWN CASINO, MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
TO ACTION! CALL TO ACTION! CALL TO ACTION! CALL TO ACTION!
On September 11-13th, the World Economic Forum (WEF) will
hold its Asia-Pacific Economic Summit. Like the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) and the IMF/World Bank, the World Economic
Forum is a means of promoting economic and social policies
that will benefit the rich and the powerful at the expense
of the majority of the world's people and the environment.
are being lured to the summit with the opportunity to meet
"at a time when the eyes of the world will be fixed on Australia,
and coordinate their participation in the Summit with the
Olympic Games." Members of the WEF include Amcor, BHP, BP,
Boeing, Citibank, Commonwealth Bank, Cheveron, Dow Corning,
Dupont, Exxon-Mobil, General Motors Holden, McDonald's,Microsoft,
Mitsubishi, Monsanto, Nestle, Nike, Publishing & Broadcasting
Ltd., Rio Tinto, Shell, Siemans, Westfield, Western Mining.
will be a kaleidoscope of actions, conferences and workshops
united in opposition to the current policies of corporate
globalisation and the WEF.
is a worldwide call to action, inviting social justice/human
rights/animal rights/peace activists, workers/students/trade
campaigners/consumer advocates/citizens and all people who
are concerned about the violence and inequality of the globalised
s11 Alliance is a network of organisations, affinity groups,
and individuals that all share a common concern about the
growth of corporate power and the direction of globalisation.
We are one of the main groupings organising a week of cooperation,
networking and protest action against the WEF. We encourage
everyone who is concerned about the direction of globalisation
and the actions of the WEF to join our network and/or organise
actions on and around September 11. We will provide support
and assistance to anyone attending the s11 actions.
WHAT TO DO?
this message to as many people as possible!
-Tell your friends, family and colleagues about s11 and the
-Form an affinity group, collective or group (5-20 people)
and plan your autonomous actions for s11 - music, theatre,
art, noise, marches, non-violent direct actions, human chains,
banner drops, boats on the river, blockades, parachutes, anything
-Send a statement to us, describing your group (or just you),
how you can be contacted and what you think about the WEF
and we will put it on our website. Go to http://www.s11.org/
for information and updates!
-Organise actions in your own community if you can't make
it to Melbourne!
-Contact the s11 alliance for information, posters, leaflets
material to distribute or see website for templates!
-Get your organisation and its members involved.
-Invite a speaker to talk to your workplace, school, or group
about globalisation and s11!
-Have your group endorse the action statement available on
-Get involved in the organising of publicity, transport accommodation,
and other tasks for s11. (If youíre in Melbourne come to s11
meetings 6.30pm Wednesday RMIT otherwise go to http://www.s11.org/
for contacts in your city.)
-Make a donation to the s11 campaign fund! Make cheques out
to s11 Alliance.
ABOUT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
WEF is an exclusive, un-elected, invite-only organisation.
It is a "think tank" and a driving force behind the global
economy. Its members include the CEOs from the top 1000 multi-national
corporations in the world. A select list of academics, trade-ministers,
heads of state, and elite media will also attend as guests.
WEF holds its annual meeting in the small ski resort town
of Davos in the Swiss Alps. According to the WEF this meeting
is now considered the global summit that defines the political,
economic and business agenda for the year. The WEF's summits
allow the richest and most powerful corporations in the world
to mingle with trade representatives from nations, and with
each other, to make business deals and determine global political
and economic policies.
to the WEF, it initiated the World Trade Organisation (WTO),
the focus of protest in Seattle last year. Its 1982 annual
meeting in Davos brought together cabinet members of major
countries with heads of international organisations, such
as the World Bank, IMF, and GATT. This special Informal Gathering
of Trade Ministers from 17 countries organised the launch
of the Uruguay Round, which is where the WTO was founded.
This is just one significant example of how the WEF, driven
by its corporate agenda, shapes the political, economic and
World Economic Forum is an extremely powerful and unaccountable
body who are making major decisions about what we will read
in the media, what food we will eat, what we will study in
school, where, when and in what conditions we will work; almost
every aspect of our everyday life.
actions against the WEF are the beginning of communicating
our struggles, learning to co-operate, and working towards
an alternative to the violent world order that enforces exploitation
and inequality across the globe.
***STAND UP FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE!***
Schedule: September 7-11
Thursday: Melbourne Convergence! People from around Australia
and the world will arrive in Melbourne to gain cohesion, build
community, network and plan for the week of s11. Keep an eye
on the website for up-to-date information or call us for assistance
with accommodation, resources and transport.
Friday-Sunday: Network Counter-Summits, forums, workshops
and networking, parties and actions. A range of organisations
will be hosting discussions on globalisation - discuss the
problems, plan resistance. The convergence will continue with
trainings and briefings for the big day.
- SHUTDOWN THE WEF!***
AT CROWN CASINO!!
* RALLIES * BLOCKADES
* DIRECT-ACTIONS * MUSIC
* THEATRE *
Tuesday-Wednesday: Further actions to be announced as they
PO Box 222, Fitzroy
Tel: 03 9419 8700; Fax: 03 9416 2081
resistance must be as global as capital!