S11-13 shut down the WEF
3 day mass action for global justice
& the environment
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W e l c o mt o  s 1 1 . o r g
((( announcements )))

for all the more s11 news go to
melbourne.indymedia.org

covering all the s11/wef action and beyond. anyone can upload! everyone is a journalist! you may upload a story now!


this web site supports the use of nonviolent direct action and is an independent s11 affinity group

World Economic Forum
11-13 september 2000
crown casino
melbourne australia



the main assembly point for the blockade during S11 is Queensbridge St (opposite the front entrance to Crown Towers)
7am Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday


This is a worldwide call to action for people who are concerned about the violence and greed of corporate globalisation.

On September 11-13th, the World Economic Forum, a club of the world's richest 1000 corporations, will be meeting at Crown Casino in melbourne.

We encourage anyone who is concerned about the direction of globalisation and the actions of the WEF to form an affinity group and organise yourself to take action on and around September 11-13th.

A mass blockade with street parties, music and performances are being planned to surround crown casino - september 11 - 13th.

The blockade of the wef will be a climax to over a week of counter conferences, events and celebrations being organised by a diverse range of groups from around australia and new zealand.


why protest?

Using groups such as the World Bank, the WTO and the WEF, corporations have become the default world leaders.

While they profiteer from the earth's environmental decline and cruel labor practices, governments become paid-off protagonists, lowering standards to attract investment dollars in a global race to the bottom that affects us all.

There are real alternatives! Almost everyone is concerned with the state of the planet, yet isolation keeps us feeling helpless.

S-11 and related events are a chance to come together to breed hope for the future and actively learn about the problems and consider alternatives both institutional and in lifestyle.

S-11 will put the implications of globalisation and corporate rule into wider consideration. S-11 is part of a global movement towards fairness, environmental sustainability and genuine democracy. S-11 is just the beginning!

Please expore this site for more information. The background briefing is a good place to start.


come to Melbourne - the place to be!

To become part of the action: form an affinity group of your own.

S-11 is not a top down organisation - it is made up of separate affinity groups - you are in control of what you do on the days.

S-11 is just the beginning...

 On this site: 

  • learn about corporate globalisation - in the FAQ (frequently asked questions) and issues sections and new background briefing
  • register + read about how affinity groups work
  • help build the movement: distribute the call to action
  • check out events page listing different protests, festivities + counter conferences
  • contact s11 groups in melbourne and from around australia + new zealand

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    enter:
    and we will keep you updated with the latest WEF/S11 announcements
    egroups.com/group/melb2000-announce

     

     

    s11_is_over!
    ((( other lists )))

    !!!! WHAT HAPPENED AT S11 !!!!

    Monday - s11
    10,000 to 30,000 s11 protesters surrounded crown casino - linking arms + successfully locking out 200-300 of the 800 wef delegates! The first wef session started hours late with only 1/4 of the delgates present.

    Tuesday - s12
    The blockade continued all day and corporate criminal, bill gates, cancelled two public talks due to s11 protests. 4,000 to 12,000 union members joined the protests in the afternoon. Police illegally baton charged the blockade in the evening to get delegates out for dinner. And vandana shiva read a letter from protesters to delegates inside the WEF. - read the letter

    Wednesday - s13
    Thousands gathered agian in the early morning but the busses got thru the blockades. In the afternoon 5,000+ s11 protesters + puppets went on tour of the cbd, bands played on the main stage + mobile discos roamed the streets. The police ran over a protester + another mob of police randomly attacked several people, some not involved in s11, blocks away from the protests.

    These sites are full of S-11 pictures:
    indymedia pics
    ozmusicpix
    nbci
    s11pix
    jubilee 2000
    public debate: monday1 - monday2 - tuesday
    fairfax
    : monday - tuesday - wednesday

     

    See the parade of heroes >>>Z

     

    Vandana Shiva who was allowed to enter the building by protestors, talked to the remaining WEF delegates about her solidarity with protestors and the danger of not hearing their concerns now. her speech was so clear and powerful that no dissent was offered. is available at the indymedia site

    s11 solidarity actions took place in London, Finland, Alice Springs, Canberra and Aukland

     

    !!!! CONVERGENCE INFO !!!!

    workshops time table | convergence booklet

    convergence was from SEPTEMBER 7th - 10th - workshops were held every day. - timetable available here - .convergence booklets were available from various locations. but remain available online here

    *****CONVERGENCE WORKSHOPS*****
    Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th September 2000.
    more info here

     

    discussion list
    enter:

    to join WEF/S11 discussion group: 'melb2000'
    you should also join the announcements list above

    warning: includes active debates

    egroups.com/group/melb2000


    interstate transport
    enter:
    traveling to Melbourne? and have room in the car? need a lift? any busses going? use this list to link up
    egroups.com/group/s11-transport


    student s11 list
    enter:
    helping students and student organisations to share resources and ideas, to coordinate actions and transport

    more lists...

    N.e.w.s.+ i.n.f.o.
     

    2001: THIS WEB SITE IS NO LONGER UPDATED - NEW 2001 SITE HERE

    CREAM PIE FIGHT CLAIMS OVER A DOZEN VICTIMS

    DEC 19: CREAM PIES flew in all directions outside Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning in one of the city's more unusual protests. - indymedia

    BEATING UP

    DR BERNARD BARRETT, a retired academic in history/sociology, has written a report entitled 'Beating up', analysing the role of the police and the news media at Melbourne’s World Economic Forum protests. He examines the early media coverage of the protest plans from June to August 2000, which 'beat up' an expectation of violence. He then examines all TV coverage of September 11-13 and finds that this footage depicts only punches and blows perpetrated by the police and none by civilians. The Barrett Report is on the
    vicwto web site here: http://www.vicnet.net.au/~gcforum/BarrettReport.htm

    WERE YOU BASHED BY THE POLICE AT S11?

    ANYONE WHO was injured during the blockade of the WEF Forum, especially on Tuesday 12th September, would you please call Tanya Kovak of 'Slater + Gordon' on (03) 9602 6959.

    DONATE CASH TO THE S11 SOLIDARITY FUND
    A POST s11 support group has formed for emotional + financial support. Please consider making a donation. Account details: Bendigo Bank Ultimate Account 633-000 111 262 234, s11 Solidarity Fund. For more info + to get involved, contact Lenny: lennystorm@yahoo.com (03) 9471 9972. Run in co-od with the s11 legal team: s11legal@yahoo.com.

    MY S11:
    READ AN account of someones personal s11 experience here

    VANDANA SHIVA AT ABC ON-LINE

    SEE streaming video of Dr Shiva at the WEF as well as interviews some ABC journos did with her. abc on-line

    INSURGE S11 SLIDESHOW

    A SLIDESHOW has been completed about S11, produced by Insurge and the ABC on-line. see it now - requires realplayer

    S11 - VIDEO DOCO
    'S11 - THIS IS what democracy looks like' - 40 minute s11 doco, made by Actively Radicial TV from Sydney, to get a copy phone Jill + John on 02_9565_5522, - also available from the Trades Hall book shop, corner Lygon + Victoria St Carlton Melbourne - $15 individuals + $40 orgs.

    2RD S11 - VIDEO- over 200 copies sold world wide

    'MELBOURNE RISING' - one hour s11 doco, made by SKA TV, to get a copy phone 03_9663 6976 or email skatv@jahoopa.com - also available from the Trades Hall book shop, corner Lygon + Victoria St Carlton, $25 individuals, $65 orgs. - watch this video on-line - requires realplayer

    S11.ORG = MOST POPULAR POLITICIAL SITE IN AUSTRALIA
    MONTHS out from s11, and this site is still been listed as one of the most popular politicial web site in Australia - top 100

    BRACKS PIED BY S11 PROTESTER

    OCT 21: VICTORIAN Premier Jeff Bracks was hit in the face by a cream pie in October 2000. Marcus Brumer, the pie thrower said 'I wanted to make a political statement about how strongly I felt about *s11 protesters having their bones broken + being viciously assaulted by police.' the age abc news

    BOB BROWN +THE GREENS ON S11

    READ A S11 booklet by Senator Bob Brown + other Greens MPs - full of pictures + reflections on s11 - requires acrobat reader

    ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP - PETER WATSON - ON S11
    "ALTHOUGH THE unacceptable behavior of a few protesters attracted media attention, there were many peaceful protesters, including numerous Christians, who represented the concerns of many Australians."

    MELBOURNE TRADING POST.COM = S11.ORG
    PEOPLE typing in the wrong address for the melbourne trading post web site are currently been re-directed to this site - see www.melbournetradingpost.com

    OLYMPISC.COM = S11.ORG
    'THE great olympics typo-jam' continues to bring sports fans to this site - sydney morning herald

    S11.ORG HITS GO THRU THE ROOF IN SEPTMEBER 2000
    S11.ORG was the 400th most popular website in the world for the first two weeks of September according to the australian financial review , 16.09.00 - We now need money to pay the internet bill, can you help?

    BATONS SWING AS PROTESTERS GO NUDE:

    On the final day of the protests, four naked s11 protesters took off on a victory lap of crown casino , but only 3 returned after a 'clash of batons' with police.

    PROTESTS IN NEW ZEALAND:
    100 s11 protesters occupied the Australian Consulate in Auckland - video here from indy media

    POLICE BEAT OVER 30 PROTESTERS ON TUESDAY NIGHT:
    A solicitor from Slater + Gordon, Mr Marcus Clayton, said baton charges by police on Tuesday night were "outrageous and unlawful" based on descriptions he had received. "Police can only use reasonable force to effect an arrest. They were beaten into submission by police - that is unlawful."
    sydney morning herald

    POLICE OFFICER DRIVES CAR OVER PROTESTER:
    around 5.30pm on wednesday a woman was taken to hospital after a police car drove over her - license plates QKE-617 - there is video footage of this assault

    BOB BROWN IS A HERO:
    bob brown has been working the curcuit down at crown casino, updating protesters and talking with the people one on one!

    A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT:
    People living in their nice comfy loungerooms watching Packer's news and reading Murdock's papers have no idea what's going on. They have no idea what you've achieved and how much you've done. You inspire me, and others like me, around the world. I am so moved by what is happening in Melbourne. I am so frustrated by the publicity campaign against you. Stay strong and stand tall all of you. You are all my heroes. Our time will come. Power to the people!!! from indymedia, go there now

     

    MORE NEWS HERE - INCLUDING THE NIKE.COM HIJACKING

     
    Link.of.the.week  
    TELSTRA EXPOSED - Not only did Telstra ILLEGALLY Discriminate against a gay person, they then UNLAWFULLY altered the document to cover it up.
     
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    warning: some links below will not work - this web site is over 2 years old

    MELBOURNE

    s11.org web site:
    worldforum2000@yahoo.com

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

    s11 alliance:
    s11Office@netscape.net
    ph: 03 9419 8700
    fax: 03 9416 2081
    p.o. box 222 fitzroy victoria Australia

    iXpress - bicycle courier service
    s11express@bigfoot.com

    web site: www.criticalmass.org.au/s11
    ph: 03861 14689

    s10 celebration day - jubilee 2000:
    tearvic@ozemail.com.au
    egroup: www.egroups.com/group/s10

    dave collis: 03 9815 1677

    buddhist peace fellowship:
    helendel@vicnet.net.au

    helen dell: 61 3 9376 4076
    fax: 61 3 9372 6303

    WEFart - wiseworld:
    dnaylor@interdomain.net.au
    www.borderlands.org.au/wiseworld
    egroup: www.egroups.com/group/WEFart
    phone: 03 9417 2025

    public first:
    ph: 03 9662-9688

    earth worker:
    earthworker@earthworker.org.au
    web: www.earthworker.org.au
    ph: 03 9639 7688

    food not bombs:
    foodnotbombs_melb@yahoo.com

    friends of the earth:
    foe@foe.org.au
    www.melbourne.foe.org.au

    ph: 03 9419 8700

    s11 tempest:
    s11.tempest@disinfo.net
    egroup: www.egroups.com/group/s11tempest

    feminist avengers:
    rosi: feministavengers@yahoo.com

    Xborder:
    Xborder@yahoo.com.au
    web: www.antimedia.net/xborder

    plant seeds:
    plantseeds@egroups.com

    egroup: www.egroups.com/group/plantseeds

    s11 medical:
    s11medical@hotmail.com
    egroup: www.egroups.com/group/s11mediccoord

    workers liberty:
    wlaus@ozemail.com.au
    www.workersliberty.org/australia

    healing space:
    heals11@yahoo.com

    eastern suburbs alliance:
    eastalliance@one.net.au
    bec: 9879 2592 or 0401 386 804
    cass: 0401 223 697

    s11 tempest:
    s11.tempest@disinfo.net

    democratic socialist party + resistance:
    web: www.dsp.org.au
    phone: 9639 8622

    monsanta clause:
    monsantaclause@disinfo.net

    s11 performance paratroopers:
    agitproperform@yahoo.com

    queers united to eradicate economic rationalism:
    josh: 9925 3707
    xanthe: 0407 519 348
    web: www.queers11.cjb.net

    unite - lesbian, gay, bi and transgender workers:
    phone: 03 96623511
    web : www.zyworld.com/unite_vic/home.htm

    victorian greens
    greens@vic.greens.org.au
    web : www.vic.greens.org.au

    s11 legal observer team:
    ptchang@angelfire.com

    critical mass:
    www.criticalmass.org.au

     

    MELBOURNE STUDENTS

    endeavour hills students:
    thenaynay@start.com.au

    s11 high school students:
    melbourne@greenleft.org.au
    james or tim:
    03 9639 8622 *a/h or saturdays

    socialist party - school student strike:
    sp@mira.net
    web site: socialist party
    phone: 0408588586 + 03 9417 0805

    wesley high school students:
    s11wes@chickmail.com

    wesley students.2:
    Wesley_S11@hotmail.com

    wesley college glen waverley:
    wesley_gw_s11@hotmail.com

    s11 melbourne university
    s11melbuni@mail.com

    victorian college of the arts:
    vcasu@excite.com
    phone: 03 9682 1123

    s11 swinburne:
    hawthorn campus

    monash uni:
    FACT_Monash@hotmail.com

    chisholm tafe:
    lillynine@one.net.au

    S11-Latrobe University
    s11latrobe@yahoo.com

     

    REGIONAL VICTORIA

    central victorian S11 committee:
    email : fatemate@castlemaine.net.au
    phone: 5470 5161

    s11 geelong
    s11geelong@dingoblue.net.au
    phone: 03 - 5222 8834

    progressive labor party - geelong
    andy@mira.net

    goongerah environment centre office:
    phone: 03 51540156
    web: www.geco.org.au

    bendigo regional tafe:
    email: julieklop@hotmail.com
    email: bapoltrk@hitech.net.au
    phone julie: 54383227

    warrnambool s11:
    email: alobrien@deakin.edu.au
    phone: 55633319

     

    INTERSTATE

    s11 adelaide:
    s11adelaide@start.com.au

    s11 brisbane:
    s11_bris@hotmail.com

    egroup: www.egroups.com/group/s11_bris

    s11 byron bay:
    byrons112000@yahoo.com

    ACE-J brisbane:
    morrij@bigpond.com
    john morris: 07 3863 2957

    s11 canberra:
    canberras11@hotmail.com

    green activist centre: 6262 8488

    ANU S11 club canberra:
    james: 6247 2424
    indra: 6262 8488
    ben: 6247 4549

    goongerah environment centre office:
    phone: 03 51540156
    web: www.geco.org.au

    hobart:
    s11hobart@start.com.au

    jabiluka ploughshares:
    ciatron o'reilly: ciaronx@hotmail.com
    phone: 07 38446146

    peacebus:
    email:
    niall@linknet.com.au
    web site: www.peacebus.com

    s11 lismore:
    s11_lismore@hotmail.com
    dave, edda or bernie: 02 6620 3044

    s11 lismore.2:
    email: mdiior10@scu.edu.au

    s11 newcastle:
    edtgg@cc.newcastle.edu.au

    nev: 02 4969 4246
    tom: 02 4960 2467

    northern territory greens:
    0438 421701
    www.nt.greens.org.au

    s11 perth:
    s11perth@bigfoot.com

    rainforest information centre:
    rainforestinfo@ozemail.com.au
    po box 368 lismore
    NSW 2480

    s11 sydney:
    s11_sydney@hotmail.com

    cactus sydney:
    cactus_sydney@egroups.com
    jesse: 0415 161 911

    sydney taj - total aesthetic jihad
    psi_fan@yahoo.com

    sydney students:
    sydney uni: Noha Ramadan at SRC
    mac uni: Karen Illes 0412 462 646
    u.t.s.: Ryan Heath 0408 704 427

    townsville:
    s11tsv@hotmail.com

    tasmania:
    s11tasmania@hotmail.com
    egroup: www.egroups.com/group/s11tasmania

    qut:
    egroup: www.egroups.com/group/s11qut

    QuACE:
    quace@hotmail.com
    kat or mark: 07 3875 7109

    S11 woollongong:
    wattle@1earth.net
    ph: 02 42262010

     

    NEW ZEALAND

    s11 coalition - auckland:
    grant: 634 3377
    geraldine: 378 9168
    web site: www.geocities.com/s11aotearoa
    egroup: www.egroups.com/members/s11AotearoaNZ

    s11 general nz contact:
    nzmayday2k@hotmail.com

    egroup.1: www.egroups.com/group/NZActivism

    s11 christchurch:
    thrallnet@yahoo.com


     
    s11 e-groups   
     
    announcements group:
    www.egroups.com/group/melb2000-announce
    *fully moderated

    open discussion group:
    www.egroups.com/group/melb2000 *fully open - includes active debates

    s11 logistics group:
    www.egroups.com/message/s11_logistics

    interstate transport group:
    www.egroups.com/group/s11-transport

    s11 students group
    email geton.stus11@cat.org.au to get on

    the s11 alliance and s11 awol have other egroups - that you may join while attending their meetings

     

    s11.org webmasters:
    worldforum2000@yahoo.com