time table | convergence booklet
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 this website for up-to-date
s11 aliance convergence
THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 6.30 PM
"DANIHER HALL", 8 ORR ST, CARLTON, MELBOURNE.
S11 Alliance has organised an open convergence meeting
for all those from Melbourne, around Australia and beyond who want
to find out what's been planned so far for S11-13, share information,
get to know each other, and discuss any last minute plans or decisions
The meeting is open to all and the planned agenda
* report backs from S11 alliance on legal, first aid and other blockade
logistics, as well as reports on the planned speakers platforms
* discussion, information sharing about the report backs and other
plans for S11-13
* any motions or decisions will be dealt with at the end (note:
any groups or individuals wanting to table motions, if possible
please bring them in writing to the facilitators at the start of
It is expected that the meeting will go for a couple
of hours at most
There will also be some space in the foyer of the hall for info
stalls, contact Nic: email@example.com
if you want to set something up. S11 alliance will have a stall
with info on transport, accomodation etc for people arriving in
Call s11 aliance for assistance with accommodation,
resources and transport.
phone: 03 9419 8700;
fax: 03 9416 2081
Any further queries to Jo, Hannah or Nic c/- S11 alliance
transport egroup: egroups.com/group/s11-transport
the convergence booklet!
s11 awol convergence plans:
Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th September.
S11 Awol have organised a number of workshops.
These are chance to get skilled up for s11... and the rest of your
life. Where skills and info 'they' would rather you didn't have
are available for a little time, spare change, and commitment.
There are three main convergence spaces operating
throughout this time. They are:
1) CURRANT: 1a Little Gold St, Brunswick. Little
Gold is off Union St which is off Sydney Rd. Catch an Elizabeth
St tram to East Brunswick or an Upfield line train to Jewell railway
station if traveling by public transport...
2) BANANA: The Glass Onion and student space, near
the Student Union building, the Victorian College of the Arts, St
Kilda Rd., City.
3) APPLE: Ground floor hall, Richmond Housing Commission
flats, 106 Elizabeth St, Richmond.
4) Other locations further details for which are
available from the above.
NB. 'Apple', 'Banana' and 'Currant' refer to the
names given these locations on the timetable!
These spaces are intended to be used as 'base camps'
for people to attend workshops, meet, and find out what's going
on in Melbourne over the four days. The spaces will contain calendars
containing information relating to all planned events and message
boards for people to publicise their affinity groups and invite
or notify other folks of their plans etc..
Times and places for workshops are flexible, ie.,
they may be moved about or swapped with other workshops, according
People are welcome to offer workshops that are not
listed or to repeat workshops that are... this depends on your attendance,
so be there, or be square.
To pick up a copy of the
convergence manual go to Barricade Books/Infoshop, (115 Sydney Rd,
Brunswick), FOE, (Smith St, Collingwood) the New International Bookshop
(Victorian Trades Hall Council, cnr. Lygon and Victoria Sts, Carlton)
or the s11 Alliance office (RMIT, city).
the convergence booklet!
or nina on 9481-8248
phone: 0500 800 379
development challenges in the global economy
7 SEPTEMBER 9am-5.30pm
north melbourne town hall
corner of queensberry + errol streets
A one-day seminar on to be held in
the lead-up to the World Economic Forum in Melbourne, organised
by the Australian Council for Overseas Aid, and sponsored by Australian
Conservation Foundation, World Vision Australia, Jubilee 2000, Friends
of the Earth and Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network.
The seminar will bring together speakers
from Australia, Asia and the Pacific to examine ways of working
together towards a more socially equitable, environmentally and
culturally sustainable vision of global development as an alternative
to the model of market-only driven globalisation espoused by the
The seminar will involve a number of
panels tackling key themes, among them:
* An overview of the impacts of the
current neo-liberal market led model of development in Australia
and the Asia Pacific region, and what role can aid play in a globalised
* Changes in the way corporate power
is organising itself in forums such as the WEF, and how NGOs can
better respond to these shifts. Perspectives on corporate power
and the links to human rights and environment.
* The International Monetary Fund,
the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation and their current
role in globalisation.
* Alternative economic governance structures
for regulating globalisation, advancing debt relief, financing development
and for more equitable global trade policies.
The conference should be of interest
to policy makers, Government agencies, development practitioners,
researchers, unions, the media, students, activists and interested
members of the public.
Andrew Nette 02 6281 9225
phone: 02 6285 1816
fax: 02 6285 1720
tour: welcome to corporate melbourne
8 SEPTEMBER 5pm
swanston and lonsdale st
to Corporate Melbourne" tour of the city.
The route will take in some of the
corporate HQs in the city, plus Nike, McDonald's, etc.
We will swing across the river to Esso
and Crown Casino before finishing back on the north bank at Docklands
Stadium to leaflet the thousands attending the Nelson Mandela meeting.
The aim of the rally is to give an
opportunity for interstate and Melbourne activists to march together,
begin to get to know each other better, and to give people a feel
for who we are protesting against and where their offices are.
The rally is NOT counterposed to activities
on S7 and S8 which affinity groups might want to call, but is a
way of bringing us together publicly after two days of convergence.
australian asia worker links dinner
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 7pm
ly ly palace
183 smith street
Australia Asia Worker Links21st Birthday
Dinner21 years against global capital21 years of international
Cost: $20 / $15
To book call Jill: 03 9419 5045
All welcomeworkers change the world
Australia Asia Worker Links
Tel: 03 9419 5045
Fax: 03 9416 2746
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
Conference to Anticipate the World Economic Forum
The People's Conference
Papers, Proposals and Participants Invited.
The Demands of the Conference address the most disruptive,
exploitative and inefficient features of the present organisation
of the global economy. These features manifest themselves at every
level of social, political and economic life.
We seek speakers under these general themes:
Manipulation of the Labour Market
Resource Cost and Resource Depletion
Development and Underdevelopment
Capital Transfer and Odious Debt
Privileged and Privatised Markets
Currency Speculation and Financial Chicanery
register your interest with one of the contacts
public first: (61-3)9662-9688
sth movement: southmovement.alphalink.com.au
sth movement email: firstname.lastname@example.org
other voice - other values
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 12pm - 2.30pm
An alternative forum on globalisation and its impact
on workers the environment, culture and human rights.
In the lead up to the WEF we must speak out about
the lack of regulation of global capital - the damage of free trade
and the irresponsible behaviour of multinational corporations.
Sponsord by a coalition of Union, Faith, Community,
Indigenous and Environmental Organisations.
National and International speakers including Vandana
flyer (pdf format - 119 kB)
2000 festival - S10
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER - 2.30-5.00pm
Other Voices, Other Values
Rod Quantock, Tim Costello, The Snuff Puppets and bands!
You are invited to participate in
a community festival afternoon on Sunday September 10 in response
to the meeting of the World Economic Forum being held in Melbourne.
Our festival is a focus for building
awareness of practical alternatives to the increasing control that
powerful and often faceless multinational corporations are gaining
over our lives and homes.
On September 10, 2:30-5:00pm at Treasury
Gardens, we invite you to explore choices for a global community
where people matter more than profits.
Our festival will be a safe place where
people and community groups can participate in fun activities, community
rituals and opportunities to learn.
We insist that multinational corporations
involve community groups in decision-making.
Where their decisions impact on common
life and communities, we call upon organisations and corporations
to respect and abide by the values and decisions of democratic institutions.
If you share our concern about globalisation¹s
effect on our community and environment, come along on S10 and join
Be heard as part of "Other Voices,
"Bringing political and economic
forces under human-scale control, and making them fully answerable
to the moral judgements of ordinary citizens in their local neighbourhoods,
today constitutes the most urgent political task confronting the
human race; it is upon our effectiveness in responding to it that
the entire future of civilisation depends."
Planet 3, No. 12, February 1998.
Community festival events will include:
- Speakers including local personality, Rod Quantock, and international
guests from Somalia and the Philippines. - Bands - Guernica, Living
out Loud (a cappella choir) and others. - Snuff Puppets to entertain.
- There will be a community tent filled
with fun activities for all ages, community rituals and opportunities
- Food and drink will be available.
Please come along and be part of our global community!
Jacinta Lithgow, 9419 1677
Dave Collis @ Jubilee office: 9815 1677
Jubilee 2000 website, www.jubilee2000.org.au
global capitalism - local responses
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER - 9am - 5.30pm
RMIT storey hall
Bridging the economic and the social.
A distinctive one-day conference to
highlight hidden issues on the eve of the World Economic Forum meeting
in Melbourne, featuring world renowned ecofeminist DR VANDANA SHIVA.
Who has been marginalised SWEPT ASIDE
excluded in the processes of "globalisation"?
by local Aboriginal elders
What globalisation really means; the role
of the state; women¹s responses to globalisation; the state¹s role
in developing culture.
Associate Professor Rob Watts, RMIT
Dr Lynette Dumble, GLOBAL SISTERHOOD NETWORK
Associate Professor Terry Laidler, RMIT
by international guest Doctor Vandana Shiva
From India, the founder of ecofeminism
and one of the world¹s leading campaigners against the devastating
human and environmental impacts of corporate engineered international
The conference will also feature DISCUSSION
The role of Local Government in today's global
The need for true measures of progress and human well-being.
Lessons from various advocacy efforts and campaigns, successful
and unsuccessful, including The Fair Wear Campaign.
Women's responses to globalisation.
The rights of people with disabilities - to be seen and heard.
Corporations chasing the 'Pink Dollar' and the real human rights
records of those corporations.
Using the media effectively in campaign efforts.
The internet and democracy.
The use of international standards, instruments and avenues to
achieve justice for Australia's indigenous peoples.
Third World Debt - what we can and should do in Australia.
cost: $25 full, $10 concession
@ crown casino!
MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 7am
TUESDAY 12 SEPT 7am
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 7am
Groups will be arriving outside crown casino from sunday night onwards.
The Melbourne S11 alliance are calling for people
to join the s11 blockade from 7am.
There will be a puppet/music parade around the blockades
at 7.30am, leaving from the queensbridge st end of crown.
All day long events - performances and happenings
will spontaneously fill the streets surrounding crown casino.
Many people are intending to sit on the ground in
front of crown casino enterance ways with their backs to the building.
What most affinity groups are planning remains
There will be at least 6 sound systems on the street
for all of the three days.
Tune into radio 3cr (855am) in the morning to get
Protesters planning to sing the s11 theme song -
YOUR THE VOICE - are advised to seek legal advice.
€ 9am OPENING RALLY
€ 2pm HIGHSCHOOL RALLY
€ 5pm INTERNATIONAL DEBT
€ 9am LABOUR RIGHTS DAY
€ 12:30pm UNION RALLY
€ 5pm ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.
€ 9am WOMEN'S RIGHTS
€ 12.30 INDIGINOUS/ SOCIAL JUSTICE & DEMOCRACY
€ 5pm CLOSING PLATFORM
PUPPET PARADE TIMES:
Monday 11 September:
Assemble and set up puppets on grass near main stage at Queen St
bridge blockade(Southbank side).
Big Puppets lap of solidarity around the Crown blockade points.
Reassemble on Southbank side of Queens Bridge.
Celebratory procession with band and MonSanta Clauses; over bridge,
left up Flinders St to King St,up King to Collins, down to Elizabeth,
left into Bourke St mall, then right into Swanston St and up to
Flinders Station (Bring instruments, banners,costumes and colours)
Meet students' rally at Flinders station.
March together back to blockade.
Tuesday 12 September
Assemble on grass by 8 Hour Statue (in front of Trades Hall) for
Worker's Rights, Human Rights rally.
Join rally through city to Crown.
more puppet info: Nick @ FOE (9419 8700) or email:
ALT PROTEST SITES:
NEAR THE CROWN CASINO:
- Philip Morris Ltd (global food and cigarette giant), level 17
Southbank Boulevard, directly opposite Crown casino.
- WMC Ltd (Western Mining Corporation), level 16, 60 City Road,
Southbank, about 500m east of the casino. (The IBM corporation is
also located at this same address.)
- Esso, 12 Riverside Quay, Southbank, just near the Casino.
-Australian Stock Exchange spokesman, 530 Collins Street, two blocks
north of the casino complex.
- BHP, 600 Bourke Street, three blocks north of the casino.
- Nike store, at the Midtown Plaza, 246 Bourke Street.
- Shell, corner of Spring and Flinders Streets, about 2km from the
BILL GATES LIVE:
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 6-7pm
CANCELLED DUE TO PROTESTS
melbourne exibition centre
2 claredon st
(opposite western end blockades)
registration 5pm - doors open 5.30pm
regional groups @ spencer st railway station!
MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 8am
calling all regional and interstate s11 groups!
assemble outside spencer street station on monday
11th to conduct a large and noisy march down to the crown casino,
before joining the blockade or whatever individual pursuits you
have in mind.
bring banners, big puppets, and instruments to create
a carnivale atmosphere! it'll be huge! march time is 8.15am.
more info - email Kate
mass, mass rides
starting @ 5.30pm on s11 s12 and s13
CRITICAL MASS - extra special s11 rides!
"We are not blocking the traffic, WE ARE THE TRAFFIC
bring food, noisemakers, bikes, scooters etc and
lets reclaim our city streets with peaceful sounds of lots of happy
humans without noisy dangerous toxic smog boxes !
if you're interested in this wonderous occurance,
please spread da word, make flyers or post to email lists. this
is a great way to _chill _out from activities taking place down
at the WEF blockade, meet up with people from various affinity groups,
or even ride down to the blockade and show solidarity "en masse"
with our fellow s11 participants.
solidarity demo - christchurch, new zealand
MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 4pm
S11 solidarity demo with street theatre on September
11, starting 4.30pm at the Amphitheatre on the corner of High Street
and Cashel Mall.
orginised bt s11 christchurch: email@example.com
solidarity rally/protest - auckland, new zealand
MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 12pm
- Various activities are planned on the march -
people are encouraged to dress up, bring banners, music, coloured
twine and caution tape, and to create a presence!!
The more numbers we have, the more effective the
march will be!!
SEPTEMBER 11. EVENING CELEBRATIONS - 8PM
LOST ANGEL CAFE,
K'Rd (opposite the Howe Street T section),
- a free video, music, and Internet day/night event
to coincide with the WEF protest. - Melbourne updates - Skankin'
times with DJ Yardboy (ragga, dancehall, dub, drum'n'bass)
- Activist video from around the world and Aotearoa (including Events
of the day in Auckland)
solidarity action - LONDON!
MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 5pm
Old Shell-Mex building
turn right out of Charing Cross station
The London event is a solidarity action in support
of the Melbourne demonstrations. All welcome - come dressed for
solidarity action - PERTH!
MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 12pm
then march to perth stock exchange
On September 11 the people of Perth will be rallying
in support of the Melbourne demonstration.
Events kick off at 12noon at Parliament House, followed
by a march at 12.30 arriving at the Perth Stock Exchange (Sherwood
Court, off St. Georges Tce) at 1pm for music, speakers and a street
The rally is being supported by a wide variety of
social justice groups, environment groups and unions.
news - screening of raw footage from the days action
MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 7pm
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER - 7.30pm
old ballroom bar
corner lygon and victoria st
carlton (right near city)
Watch the days action on the big screen, unfiltered.
s12 a fair share for workers
TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER - 10:30am
rally at trades hall
victoria + lygon streets
then march to the Turning Basin,
Flinders Street (across the river from the Crown Casino where
the World Economic Forum will be held)
Anti WEF Forum, Rally and March organised by Victorian
Trades Hall Council
action: alice springs
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
Phonatix is a small affinity group based in Alice
Springs, Central Australia.
We plan to have a peaceful protest outside the McDonalds
Carpark on September 13th.
We are organising this rally in support of the protests
in Melbourne and to raise awarness in this surprisingly ignorant
We do not want to blockade anything or create hassles
with police (mandatory sentencing is a big issue for many of the
attendants), we simply want people to know the effects of economic
dominance and that we can stop it from happening.
couldn't we live perfectly well
without money ?
6-9PM FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
melbourne town hall
there will be no long speeches - the speakers will
propose that we can all live perfectly well without money or an
economy, and in fact life would boom, and you are invited to challenge
the speakers to prove it, or if you are not so sceptical, to discuss
how we could get to such a world.
admission is free
light refreshments from 5:30pm
forum web page with speakers list:
andy blunden firstname.lastname@example.org
orginized by: progressive labour
party - geelong
s11 why be a socialist?
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 1PM
The Resistance Centre
407 Swanston St,
After S11 this forum asks what now?
A short presentation will look at what one person
can do in the face of global capitalism and what socialism and a
Marxist approach to making social change have to offer. Choose from
a series of campaign workshops including: - socialism & the labour
movement, union militancy from the ground up - rebuilding the feminist
movement, reclaim the night and beyond - a marxist analysis of racism,
fighting for refugee rights and justice for indigenous people -
globalising resistance, internationalism and solidarity with the
Organised by the Democratic Socialist Party & Resistance
phone (03) 9639 8622
guevara + cuba's struggle 4 global justice
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2PM
Trades Hall, Old Ballroom
crner of Lygon & Victoria St,
Featuring Special Guest:
MIRTHA MUNIZ, who worked and fought along side Che Guevara at the
time of the Cuban revolution on Jan 1, 1959 Muniz led the take over
of Cuba's principal radio and television stations in Havana. She
worked closely with Che Guevara in the Ministry of Industry and
personally led the nationalisation of 16 companies. Now a mainstream
icon, Che's face is still the symbol of internationalism and revolution
to millions, particularly to people in the third world or south.
This seminar presents a unique first hand account
of the life and legacy of Che as well as the ongoing struggle of
Cuba against the tide of global capital.
organised by Resistance, 9639 8622 and Ocean Press,
9326 4280 sponsored by Committees in Solidarity with Latin America
and the Carribean (CISLAC) and the Chilean Indigenous People's Network