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countdown to september

pre-s11 events

!!!! melbourne convergence !!!!
from thursday sept 7

ACFOA seminar - thursday sept 7
city tour - friday sept 8
public 1st conference - saturday sept 9
AAWL dinner - saturday sep 9
forum: other voices other values - sunday sept 10
jubilee 2000 festival - sunday sept 10
con: global capitalism, local responses - sunday sept 10

september 11- 13 events

!!!! s11 shut down the wef !!!!
monday tuesday wednesday sept 11 - 13

s11 regional groups @ spencer st - monday sept 11
solidarity demo in christchurch - monday sept 11
solidarity rally in auckland - monday sept 11
solidarity action in turkey - monday sept 11
solidarity protest in london - monday sept 11
solidarity media event in prague - monday sept 11
solidarity action in perth - monday sept 11
access news raw footage screening - monday sept 11
critical mass rides x 3 - monday sept 11,12,13
trade union rally - tuesday sept 12
solidarity action in alice springs - wed sept 13
indymedia/skatv screening - wed sept 13

post s11 events

forum: live without money? - friday sept 15
sydney olympics protests - friday sept 15+
talk: after s11 - saturday sept 16
s26 pro-prague protests - september 26
talk: che Guevara + cuba - saturday sept 23

unless noted events are in melbourne

 

 



 

 

S7 melbourne convergence!

THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

workshops time table | convergence booklet | meeting

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 information.

s11 aliance convergence plans:

*****CONVERGENCE MEETING*****
THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 6.30 PM
"DANIHER HALL", 8 ORR ST, CARLTON, MELBOURNE.
ALL WELCOME

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 needed.

The meeting is open to all and the planned agenda is:
* report backs from S11 alliance on legal, first aid and other blockade logistics, as well as reports on the planned speakers platforms for S11-13
* 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 the meeting).

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: n.oke@latrobe.edu.au if you want to set something up. S11 alliance will have a stall with info on transport, accomodation etc for people arriving in Melbourne.

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
email: s11Office@netscape.net
transport egroup: egroups.com/group/s11-transport

read the convergence booklet!


s11 awol convergence plans:


*****CONVERGENCE WORKSHOPS*****
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.

WHERE?

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 to demand.

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).

read the convergence booklet!


Contact details:
awolconvergence@yahoo.com or nina on 9481-8248

s11 awol:
phone: 0500 800 379
s11awol@yahoo.com
www.antimedia.net/s11awol

 

 

seminar: development challenges in the global economy

THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 9am-5.30pm

main hall
north melbourne town hall
corner of queensberry + errol streets
north melbourne

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 WEF.

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 world.

* 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.

info:
Andrew Nette 02 6281 9225
Debbie Venugopal:
e-mail: reception@acfoa.asn.au
phone: 02 6285 1816
fax: 02 6285 1720

 

 

city tour: welcome to corporate melbourne

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 5pm

state library
swanston and lonsdale st

"Welcome 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.

 

 

S9 australian asia worker links dinner

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 7pm

ly ly palace
183 smith street
fitzroy
melbourne

Australia Asia Worker Links 21st Birthday Dinner 21 years against global capital 21 years of international solidarity.

Cost: $20 / $15

To book call Jill: 03 9419 5045

All welcome workers change the world

Australia Asia Worker Links
Tel: 03 9419 5045
Fax: 03 9416 2746
Email: aawl@ozramp.net.au

 


S9 counter conference

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

Conference to Anticipate the World Economic Forum Asia-Pacific Summit

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 below:

earthworker: (61-3)9639-7688
public first: (61-3)9662-9688
sth movement: southmovement.alphalink.com.au

sth movement email: davemull@alphalink.com.au

 

 

forum: 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 Shiva.

Download flyer (pdf format - 119 kB)

 

 

jubilee 2000 festival - S10

SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER - 2.30-5.00pm

treasury gardens
spring street
melbourne city

Other Voices, Other Values

WITH:
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 in.

Be heard as part of "Other Voices, Other Values."

"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 to learn.

- Food and drink will be available. Please come along and be part of our global community!

more info:
Jacinta Lithgow, 9419 1677
Dave Collis @ Jubilee office: 9815 1677
email tearvic@ozemail.com.au
Jubilee 2000 website, www.jubilee2000.org.au

 

 

conference: global capitalism - local responses

SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER - 9am - 5.30pm

RMIT storey hall
swanston street
melbourne

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"?

welcome:
by local Aboriginal elders

panel discussion:
What globalisation really means; the role of the state; women¹s responses to globalisation; the state¹s role in developing culture.

with:
Associate Professor Rob Watts, RMIT
Dr Lynette Dumble, GLOBAL SISTERHOOD NETWORK
Associate Professor Terry Laidler, RMIT

keynote conference address:
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 trade agreements.

The conference will also feature DISCUSSION GROUPS on:

The role of Local Government in today's global context.
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

more info here

 

 

!!!! S-11-S-11-S-11-S-11 -S-11-S-11 !!!!

s11 @ crown casino!

MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 7am
TUESDAY 12 SEPT 7am
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 7am

crown casino
melbourne


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 unknown.

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 the latest.

Protesters planning to sing the s11 theme song - YOUR THE VOICE - are advised to seek legal advice.

 

ALLIENCE STAGE:

MONDAY S11
€ 9am OPENING RALLY
€ 2pm HIGHSCHOOL RALLY
€ 5pm INTERNATIONAL DEBT

TUESDAY S12
€ 9am LABOUR RIGHTS DAY
€ 12:30pm UNION RALLY
€ 5pm ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.

WEDNESDAY S13
€ 9am WOMEN'S RIGHTS
€ 12.30 INDIGINOUS/ SOCIAL JUSTICE & DEMOCRACY
€ 5pm CLOSING PLATFORM

 

PUPPET PARADE TIMES:

Monday 11 September:
6.45am:
Assemble and set up puppets on grass near main stage at Queen St bridge blockade(Southbank side).
7.30-9.30:
Big Puppets lap of solidarity around the Crown blockade points.

12.00:
Reassemble on Southbank side of Queens Bridge.
12.30:
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)
1.45:
Meet students' rally at Flinders station.
2.00:
March together back to blockade.

Tuesday 12 September
9.30am:
Assemble on grass by 8 Hour Statue (in front of Trades Hall) for Worker's Rights, Human Rights rally.
10.30:
Join rally through city to Crown.

more puppet info: Nick @ FOE (9419 8700) or email: agitproperform@yahoo.com

 

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.

CBD:
-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 casino.

 

BILL GATES LIVE:
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 6-7pm
CANCELLED DUE TO PROTESTS
melbourne exibition centre
2 claredon st
(opposite western end blockades)
southbank
registration 5pm - doors open 5.30pm

 

 

s11 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

 

 

critical mass, mass rides

starting @ 5.30pm on s11 s12 and s13
state library
swanston st
melbourne

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.

www.criticalmass.org.au

 

 

s11 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: thrallnet@yahoo.com

 

 

s11 solidarity rally/protest - auckland, new zealand

MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 12pm

Freyburg Place
High Street
Auckland Central

- 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),
Auckland Central.

- 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)

 

 

s11 solidarity action - LONDON!

MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 5pm

Old Shell-Mex building
The Strand
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 fun !

 

 

s11 solidarity action - PERTH!

MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 12pm

parliament house
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 party.

The rally is being supported by a wide variety of social justice groups, environment groups and unions.

 

 

 

access news - screening of raw footage from the days action

MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - 7pm
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER - 7.30pm

old ballroom bar
trades hall
corner lygon and victoria st
carlton (right near city)

Watch the days action on the big screen, unfiltered.

www.accessnews.skatv.org.au

 

 

rally: s12 a fair share for workers

TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER - 10:30am

rally at trades hall
victoria + lygon streets
carlton south

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

 

 

solidarity 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 town.

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.

 

 

forum: couldn't we live perfectly well without money ?

6-9PM FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

swanston hall
melbourne town hall
swanston st
melbourne

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:
home.mira.net/~andy/seminars/no_money.htm

email:
andy blunden andy@mira.net

orginized by: progressive labour party - geelong

 

 

 

after s11 why be a socialist?

SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 1PM

The Resistance Centre
Druids House,
Lvl 5,
407 Swanston St,
Melbourne

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 Asia Pacific

Organised by the Democratic Socialist Party & Resistance phone (03) 9639 8622

 

 

che guevara + cuba's struggle 4 global justice

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2PM

Trades Hall, Old Ballroom
crner of Lygon & Victoria St,
Carlton

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

 

 

 

 

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