students from endeavor hills
s11 - high school students affinity group
socialist party - school students
s11 wesley students
wesley students s11
wesley college glen waverley
s11 melbourne university
victorian college of the arts
s11 affinity groups
of the earth
wiseworld - art, humour
jubilee 2000 - s10 celebration day
trades hall - conference/media event
earth worker - conference greens unions
public first - conference
s11 tempest - e activists
- pre s11 gathering for asylum seekers
CFMEU - demo on s12 + more
s11 medical - medical network
s11 healing space
eastalliance - eastern suburb alliance
food not bombs
democratic socialist party + resistance
unionists against corporate tyranny
australian asian worker links
economic reform australia - info lost
an affinity group is a group of
people (4-20) that know and trust each other. It is a clique,
team, gang, cabal, of people that share similar ideological
and practical aims and wish to work together.
to register your s11 group
or affinity group and for more info on affinity groups
please see the organising page
S11 - AWOL meet every thursday
northcote bowling club
pearl street northcote
S11 AWOL facilitates actions, holds
skill-sharing workshops, and supports and empowers people with
information and tools to enable us to most effectively shut
down the World Economic Forum. S11 AWOL is a non-hierarchical,
decentralised and autonomous network. We are committed to taking
direct action for social and environmental justice through creative
resistance to capitalism.
web site: www.antimedia.net/s11awol
phone: 0500 800 379
THE S-11 ALLIANCE
the S-11 alliance are organising
a week of cooperation, networking + protest action against the
will provide support and assistance to anyone attending the
'S11 alliance' meet every wednesday 6.30pm
RMIT swanston st melbourne
building 14 level 4 room 1 and in noisy foyer
near bowen street - all welcome - map
s11 alliance office:
RMIT student union
level 3, building 8
swanston st melbourne
post: po box 12387 a'beckett st melbourne 8006
phone: 03 9925 3327
bicycle courier service training
8pm thursday nights
august 10, 17, 24, 31st + september 7
e-mail for location: email@example.com
Please subscribe your affinity
group to the iXpress courier service.
iXpress is an activist courier
service that will be operating during S11, our role is to facilitate
communication between affinity groups and the Independent
Media Centre particularly in the event of electronic communication
"On Demand" Courier services will
be available on the day by phoning, e-mailing, and sms'ing our
CBD office, however to ensure efficient emergency communications,
we ask you to make arrangements to subscribe to our service.
This involves making arrangements
for a contact person in your group to make regular contact with
our riders who will include into an "Area Of Responsibility"
You will then be regularly checked
by riders during your time in operation.
The courierservice will funtion
for the entire 72 hours of S11.
You are also requested to make
regular status reports that will be forwarded to the Indymedia
By visiting our site, you can download
a message form that can be used to facilitate efficient transmittal
of messages during S11.
We are also recruiting riders for
If you are interested, please
send an e-mail to the address below.
all subsidiaries have no formal, informal, political, corporate
or commercial association with the Austrasian Cycle Messenger
Championships, Bike Couriers Australia, Victoria Police, ALP,
One Nation, Greens, Socialists, Reclaim the Streets, Bicycle
Victoria Critical Mass Australia (Pty Ltd), or Critical Mass
iXpress Training meeting/ride Tue 7pm Queensbridge/Bananna Alley
Training ride - . Thu Ride and meeting, meet at 8pm Cnr Bananna
Alley and Queensbridge (Melways 1A G10)
phone: 03861 14689
web site: www.criticalmass.org.au/s11
Any bands djs + musically inclined people who want to play to
the crowds during s7-s14 please contact us!
There will be stages/PAs available!
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pt'chang Nonviolent Community Safety
Group is coordinating a Legal Observer Team during the S11 actions
against the World Economic Forum at Melbourne's Crown Casino.
The Legal Observer Team will observe,
record and monitor arrests and the individual actions of the
Victorian police and private security personnel during the three
In particular the Legal Observer
· distribute information on legal rights to members of the public
at the S11 protests;
· Observe, monitor and record details of interactions between
police/security personnel and members of the public;
· take photos and/or video of arrests if they occur;
· make a detailed written account of the arrest;
· collect the name, number and/or a physical description of
the arresting officer;
· find out whereabouts or follow the arrested person to the
· work with the S11 Legal Support Group to monitor, support
or contact the arrested person whilst in police custody;
· assist the S11 Legal Support Group to collect information
for use for future legal defense or police complaints processes.
By doing so, the Pt'chang Legal
Observer Team aims to help create the space in which people
can protest and engage in nonviolent civil disobedience at the
World Economic Forum free from intimidation, harassment and
How to find the Legal Observer
Team Volunteers with the Legal Observer Team will be walking
around the action site throughout the event and will be clearly
identified in bright jackets.
Also, ask a courier from iXpress
and they should be able to contact us for you.
The Legal Observer Team is all-volunteer
group and will work on a roster basis throughout the event.
We are limited by numbers and energy.
We may not be able to meet every request for support and will
endeavor to observe and provide arrest support to the best of
our abilities as volunteer time and energy allows.
Legal Observer Team: email@example.com
FROM ENDEAVOUR HILLS
MONDAY S11 ACTION:
All are welcome to join us. We are meeting at Narre Warren
station at around 7:30am to catch the 7:45 train to arrive
at Flinders St at 8:42. If you cant make it to Narre Warren
or if its out of the way you can get on this train at any other
Pakenham line train and we'll be on the back carriage.
Or otherwise you can choose to
meet us at Flinders St. When we arrive at Flinders St we will
move to Platform 4 to meet the Belgrave Line train. If this
train does not arrive on platform 4 we will meet it at whatever
platform it is on. We will meet together at the end of this
platform at the end the train is coming from. The Belgrave train
is scheduled to arrive one minute after the Pakenham train(ie
At 9:00 we will join the dsp student
march to crown from Flinders St. We will then go on to join
the Green Block on the west side of crown.
We may choose to wander around
and see what other groups are doing but we will not be participating
in any physical violence. We may make a loud noise but we wont
be making any violence.
If the protest begins to get violent
we may have to leave or go to a different part of the city ie
the melbourne stock exchange.
If you have any queries or problems
dont hesitate to msg me or Brett Munckton ( firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope the protest goes well and
I believe in solidarity we can achieve great things. - Cya,
My name is Nathan Roberts and
I am from a group of students from Endeavour Hills who realize
that the WEF has just f***ed up our world too much too get
away with it.
We will be participating in a
protest against the WEF conference on Sept 11. We will be
meeting at 9am on Monday Sept 11 at Flinders St Station.
If you are interested in joining
our protest you can contact me at: email@example.com
PS. WEF is going down!
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AFFINITY GROUP
this group meets every saturday
level 5 druids house
407 swanston street
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WALKOUT
September 11, 1pm Flinders St
then march to crown casino to join the fun!
leaflets available for your school
or attend weekly organising meetings
james 9859 9760
tim 9639 8622
SCHOOL STUDENTS STRIKE 4 OUR FUTURE
CALLING ALL SCHOOL STUDENTS,
TEACHERS + FRIENDS OF SCHOOL STUDENTS
we have leaflets to distribute
to schools in victoria
we have handed out 6,000 leaflets
(july 2000) publicising the high school student strike for
contact us to get leaflets for
meet 9am on monday 11th september at flinders street station
to march to crown casino where we join university students
and workers for the big s11 protest!
web site: socialist
phone: 0408588586 + 9417 0805
oh oh you've recruited me!
For all Wesley High School students
interested in coming to the carnival on Sept 11th contact
STUDENTS - S11.2
Requesting all Wesley students
(any year) who want to participate in the fight against the
COLLEGE GLEN WAVERLY
We are students from Wesley
College Glen Waverley.
Any Glen Waverley students who
are interested in the prevention of corporate globalisation
and the demonstration against the World Economic Forum contact
meets every wednesday 2pm
we are discussing lead-up events
to the WEF, co-ordinating + assisting interstate students
+ raising awareness of issues of corporate globalisation on
MELB UNI STUDENTS:
for more info contact your environment or education officers
or check 'This Day' for details
s11 swinburne meets every tuesday
4th floor union building
To share info and discuss s11
COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
We are the Victorian College
Of The Arts Student Union.
We represent the interests of
all students at the VCA.
Inclusive in these interests
are the core environmental and human rights issues that the
The students of the VCA are all
emerging artists and highly competent in their specified areas.
We plan to have a series of actions
at the WEF conference that will highlight and utilise these
Feel free to contact
phone: 9682 1123
PUPPET - PROP - ART MAKING
Students interested in making
big puppets, costumes, masks etc. for protest against the
WEF on S11?!!
Come on down to the - Victorian
College of the Arts Activities room on:
Mondays between 2:00pm and 5:00pm
Wednesdays between 9:00am and 12:00pm. (other times can also
We have stacks of materials,
so all you need to bring is your fun self.
We at VCA want to get other creative
groups happening . . . so if you are not sure how to get involved
in S11 and you are interested in music or dance or rapping
or whatever, contact us also.
Jessica 96861156 e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna 83448011 e-mail - email@example.com
F.A.C.T. (Fighting Against Corporate
Tyranny) is a group organising for s11 at Monash Uni, Clayton
We are raising awareness of problems
with the WEF and globalisation and building a Monash contingent
for the protests.
We meet every Wednesday @ 1pm
in Conference Room 1, Union Building.
For more info.
TAFE - MOORABIN
We are a group of Community
Development students from Chisholm TAFE in Moorabin Victoria
We are planning in the next few
weeks (august 18+) to facilitate a maximum amount of
consciousness raising within our network and amongst other
student organisations in order to contribute the maximum amount
of imput into the coming social actions.
We have been organising heaps
of stuff out at Latrobe Uni.
On Thursday August 24 we decided
(after our showing of Breaking the Bank) to set up a register
of Latrobe students who want to be part of the Latrobe University
Student-Staff contingent/affinity group for the S11 Blockade.
To be part of the Latrobe Contingent
students and staff should register at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by signing-on at the registration sheets available at the
Latrobe SRC Offices and on stalls outside the Agora.
For any further information or
to help out students and staff can contact the email address
above or phone:
Chris Atkinson on 0401 081 856
Jorge Jorquera on 0417 588 628
Friends of the Earth - FoE (Melbourne)
is a community based activist organisation campaigning for
social justice and environmental sustainability.
FoE endorses non-violent civil disobedience
at the WEF Asia-Pacific economic summit and supports the involvement
of the broadest range of groups possible, particularly indigenous
people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and those
dispossessed by processes of corporate led globalisation.
The WEF provides an important opportunity
to protest the devastating environmental and social impact
of specific corporations like Shell (human rights in Nigeria),
Western Mining Corporation (Uranium Mining and indigenous
Rights) and BHP (Ok Tedi in Papua New Guinea). Further the
forum represents a model of decision making we reject entirely
- big business and government getting together behind closed
doors without the involvement of the communities most affected
by their actions. We believe WEFs agenda of creating
more dynamic and investor friendly environments will
only exacerbate the current environmental crisis and massive
inequalities that exist within our society.
Join with us at the World Economic Forum and
demand global justice and environmental sustainability.
FoE's fabulous organic food co-op and grassroots
bookshop will be open extensively during the S11 period. Feel
free to pop in to 312 Smith Street. Collingwood, or drop us
a line if you would like to get more involved. (03) 9419 8700
or email: email@example.com;
the Seeds of Tomorrow
A 'life-affirming' action to coincide
with S11 All welcome to join this group planning to hand out
'Seeds of Tomorrow' - actual seeds attached to a printed card
that encourages people to consider what future world they wish
to live in.
We are planning many different
creative events, street theatre and a community ritual around
the week of S11.
We are building a large 'Spirit
Seed' puppet as a mascot and face masks for others.
For more info and next meeting
times, visit www.borderlands.org.au/wiseworld
Any queries, please contact David
on 9417 2025, or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are hosting an alternative day
on September 10 (the day before the WEF begins) to celebrate
alternative values of humanity, to help keep alive the dream
of a world not driven by the economic bottom line. We envision
a park, dancers, singers, dramatic recitals, community rituals,
dave collis: 03 9815 1677,
jacinta lithgow: 03 9419 1677
see the events
page for more info
trades hall is organising two events
: a media event for sunday the 10th of september and a rally
on tuesday 12th september - www.globaljustice2000.com
On wednesday the 7th of june 2000
earthworker minted it's support for the S11 coalition, and to
other groups or coalitions involved in "non-violent and
inclusive preparations for this once in a life time opportunity."
a caucus of trade union and environmental organisations' members
coming together under the auspices of Victorian Trades Hall
Council in the recognition that workers' rights and concern
for the environment are a common issue.
web site: www.earthworker.org.au
phone: 03 9639 7688
mail: PO Box 285 CARLTON SOUTH, VIC, 3053
earth worker are presenting a counter conference
on september the 9th with 'public first' and 'south movement'
Public First are orginizing a conference to
anticipate the World Economic Forum Asia-Pacific Summit on
September the 11th.
see the events page for more info
snuff puppets will be sending a
family of giant puppets to the s10 celebrations on sunday the
10th - for a picnic
we also plan to send a team of
smaller more agile puppets to crown casino early on september
the 11th - all x-snuff puppets are asked to contact the snuff
office if you are interested in taking part
web site: www.snuffpuppets.com
This group is for discussion of
the grip of death these corporations have on us, and for the
artistic side -- education through poetic saturation etc.
We are taking the path of the electronic
activist - we need YOU to help us blitz the web with data.
Electronic activism is not only
versatile but it is very , very effective.
Can be violent Online now can you?
Feminist Avengers are a group of
militantly anti-capitalist, militantly anti-sexist, militantly
anti-homophobic, and militantly anti-racist women based at Monash
Without ridding the world of capitalism
we will not be able to achieve women's liberation.
With corporate globalisation and
the increasing gap between rich and poor it is women who suffer
the most. 70% of the worlds poor are women, it is women who
are raped as weapons of the wars which the arms manufacturers
perpetuate, it is women whose bodies are viewed as commodities,
and it is women who must and are taking up the struggle to end
A fight for feminism must be a
fight against capitalism, and a fight against capitalism must
be a fight for women's liberation.
The Feminist Avengers meet on a
regular basis and helping to organise and build for the WEF
protests through disseminating information about the relationship
between globalisation and women's oppression is a major priority.
To get in touch with F.A. and fight
globalisation from a feminist perspective, please contact Rosi,
Xborder Our Struggles Are As Global
Our Movements Cross Borders
thinks that nationalist anti-globalisation responses to the
situation in which we find ourselves in are inadequate, because
the ability of global capital to enforce competition and austerity
is premised on nationalist and racist divisions. In the last
decade of the 20th century, as trade and financial movements
were deregulated, as the rules governing the actions of bosses,
merchants and bankers were eased or abolished altogether, it
became almost impossible - subject to imprisonment and criminalisation
- to flee the impoverishment brought about by austerity programmes,
to escape the wars, the economic and environmental devastation
brought about by IMF and World Bank-sponsored 'development'
and debt- induced conflicts.
Those who cross the borders without
papers are jailed without trial, without charges, stripped of
their rights, unable to communicate and depicted as a threat.
Against this. we say freedom of
movement poses a direct challenge to the geography of global
workhouses and poorhouses -- the 'first' and 'third' worlds
-- that form the basis of the threat and possibility of 'capital
flight', disinvestment and relocation, the index of the global
'race to the bottom'.
In the lead up to s11 we are organising
a gathering for JUSTICE FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS AND MIGRANTS at the
Maribyrnong Detention Centre 53 Hampstead St, Maidstone, in
Melbourne, Aug 26, 2pm. We welcome other groups' participation,
and encourage you to put out your own statement in support.
Close the internment camps - Grant asylum seekers
the same rights as everyone else - No borders
Dismantling the global enclosures ...and repression (detailed
report on woomera, and more)
web site: www.antimedia.net/xborder
The branch meeting of the CFMEU
on Thursday July 13 heard the State Secretary announce that
building workers would participate in the demo on Tuesday September
He also endorsed the use of CFMEU
first aid representatives for the three days September 11th-13th.
Later the Assistant Secretary
said he would organise a large marque to be erected at the front
of the Crown Towers to house the first aid crew.
We will try to get it set up on
the Sunday night (September 10th) ready for the next morning.
s11stencil is a group that hopes
to target 'non-traditional' stencil sites, particularly, in
the eastern suburbs.
with each stencil, we will back
it up with a small www.s11.org stencil.
we are not regular activists.
FOR OUR FUTURE
The Global Economy exists because
of one fact, 'Our food is locked up from us.'
If we want freedom from multi-nationals
we need to change the fact that we have to purchase our needs
when nature has supplied them for free.
Plant seeds is a group of people
that believe in positive activism that benefits society by providing
access to food on common land.
On Sep 11 the world will be focused
on Melbourne for the S11 protests to shut down the World Economic
With thousands of people standing
together saying NO to the further exploitation of people on
the planet for the monetary gain of the multi-nationals, we
are taking the opportunity to show the world our idea of a YES.
On the day we are asking people
to bring seedlings, seed, mulch, manure, newspaper and tools
to build a sheet mulched garden based on permaculture principals
outside of the Crown Casino.
We are only going to build a demonstration
site during the S11 protest but we are hoping that a day or
two later we can meet as a mass of community and reclaim an
under utilized park and turn it into a peoples food park.
We are currently scouting for a
park that fits the criteria, we are in need of more people,
ideas and resources so if you would like to join us in saying
yes please contact me by joining our email list.
Go to our site at http://www.egroups.com/group/plantseeds
and hit the JOIN button or send an email to us at email@example.com
If we take responsibility for ourselves
and as a community grow our own food then no one can control
When we as the people lead the
leaders will follow.
SHUT UP AND
tagging the cbd with the slogan : SHUT DOWN DA WORLD ECONOMIC
an eastern european style candle shrine on the footpath - full
of flowers and pictures full of inspiration - a place for quite
reflection at night - a place for little notes - a place for
our messages - please bring a candle
to be set up at dusk on s11
web site: www.shutupandshop.wild.net.au
There is a medical co-ordination
group in operation, and we are organising co-ordination of 1st
Aid on the day.
We invite anyone to come along
and help us.
The CFMEU-S11 Alliance first aid
has divided the protest into 2 hour rosters beginning 4pm on
the Sunday S10 and finishing at 4pm on the Wednesday S14.
Please, if you have level 2 or
3, or are a nurse, or have a basic knowledge of first aid, volunteer
yourself for as many roster spots as possible. Phone 94170805.
Also, we need donations (get in
the queue) of saline solution, and bandages.
Workers Liberty believes that global
capital can be dealt with only by an international federation
of workers' republics. Demonstrations rally opposition, but
do not overthrow capital. We use Marxism to analyse capital,
and to understand how to create a liberating socialist alternative.
Every member has the right and duty to develop and express their
own views, including in public, while supporting duly-decided
actions. We seek to mobilise our workmates and neighbours, towards
labour and community alliances for global solidarity. We meet
in several cities.
web site: www.workersliberty.org/australia
Healing space group for s11. We
need a space and more people!
S11 Healing Group hope to set up
a space (all ideas on where very welcome!) to chill out, have
a massage, some reiki, chai or just curl up on a couch and debrief
b) ppl willing to give massages, reiki etcetera
c) cushions, couches, mattresses etcetera
d) food ppl/chai tea ppl
The idea is to provide a comfy
relaxing space for ppl to just chill and get some healing!
Civil Action started to ensure
the safety of my fellow humans and my planet.
Civil Action focus on such issues
Nuclear testing and Austrailas nuclear program, Racism, Enviromental
Issues Greed of Politicians and Rapists (Money hungry companys)
Civil action will do there best
to stop these savages from taking our planets resources and
To put it down plain + simple Civil
Action will be there on Sep 11th and will take part in any plot
to stop the planet and people from being hurt any longer.
A group set up in the Eastern suburbs,
involving students, parents, workers, unemployed, unionists,
academics, environmentalists, human rights activists, socialists...
We hold regular meetings, to discuss
the events in September and issues surrounding the world economic
Currently, we are trying to organise
bands to play in September, targeting various groups in the
community with information - such as parents, school students,
We are also planning a public meeting,
to be held in the Eastern suburbs, which will inform the local
community about September's events and protest as well as the
issues surrounding the world economic forum.
We are available anytime for info.
Anyone interested in working with
us or being a part of our public meeting, don't hesitate to
bec: 9879 2592 or 0401 386 804
cass: 0401 223 697
FOOD NOT BOMBS
food not bombs s11 working group
meets wednesdays 6pm
If ya wanna help us feed people
over convergence/ S11 come along, or email us.
Wish list - pots, bowls, spoons,
your time and energy..
Everyone is invited to come along
and get involved.
AWOL S11 PERFORMANCE
HEY ALL !!! My name is redbek,
I am a member of the AWOL s11 performance paratroopers !!!
I am interested to finding out who else is performing/playing/singing/dancing/colouring
etc etc etc @s11
I'm itchin to find out
WHO YOU ARE
WHAT YOUR DOING
so perhaps we can meet and avoid overlap swap skills and resources
and and show the W.E.F a freakishly beautiful, dissastified,
LOUD, bright, colourful and unified front
IT UP TO US TO BRIGHTEN A POTENTIALLY
UPSETTING AND ANGRY SITUATION AND MAKE IT A CARNIVAL NOT JUST
I've set up an email address so
we can communicate with each other and find out some stuff we're
going to need to know about the day.
So please mail me all you performance
Lets start fiding each other and
making this HAPPEN !
Lets Meet !!!
love to yall
Socialist Worker believes that
it is possible to halt the global corporate agenda if we unite
and fight back.
The mass rallies at Seattle, Washington,
and Millau in France show there is a growing mood to fight the
destruction caused by a capitalist system that puts profits
before human need and the environment.
What the World Economic Forum does
globally, Howard does locally. Fighting corporate globalisation
means fighting the Liberals' cutbacks, racism and sexism, too.
We can all organise, but it is
the workers who produce the corporate profits who have the greatest
power to hit the system hardest.
Socialist Worker has 15 branches
around the country, made up of workers and students who want
to fight the WEF, but who also want to turn the world upside
down and fight for socialism--where human need comes first.
web site: www.vicnet.net.au/~isoaus
phone: 03 9386 4815
mail: GPO Box 1473N, Melbourne, 3001
SOCIALIST PARTY + RESISTANCE
Together the Democratic Socialist
Party (DSP) and the socialist youth organisation Resistance
make up the largest socialist tendency in Australia.
We are drawing on this base to
help build a broad inclusive protest movement based on political
demands, in the lead up to September 11 through such initiatives
- working with Friends of the
Earth to pull off the GLOBAL ACTION CONFERENCE in Melbourne,
involving over 230 people in debate and discussion on ways forward
- distributing GREEN LEFT WEEKLY,
Australia's largest and best progressive newspaper - www.greenleft.org.au/globalaction
- playing a practical and political
role in getting work done in the S11 Alliance and other forums
- building solidarity with trade
union struggles in the Asia Pacific by supporting groups such
as ASIET (www.asiet.org.au)
and initiatives such as the tour of Indonesian trade unionists
in late August
- organising networking tools such
as the GLOBAL ACTION RADIO show produced on Melbourne Community
- helping to gain support for S11
from unions through our members who are rank and file activists,
shop stewards and organisers
- helping to build a high school
walkout on S11 (Resistance previously organised the largest
highschool walkouts in Australia's history against Pauline Hanson)
- working on campus and on the
streets to get information and alternatives out to people
- having some fun along the way
with things like the McDebate with Rod Quantock on August 25
at Brunswick Town Hall (see events)
- and much much much much more!
We do a hell of a lot, and as Marxists
we are finding the ways to pose broader alternatives to the
politics of global capital through such initiatives.
Find out more and get in touch
CENTRES IN EVERY CAPITAL CITY AND MORE) in Melbourne visit our
bookshop on 5th floor, 407 Swanston St Melb (opposite RMIT).
phone: 03 9639 8622
AGAINST CORPORATE TYRANNY (UACT)
UACT has been formed by union activists
concerned about the growing dominance of corporate capital and
growing wealth and power disparity across and within countries.
We aim to raise awareness about these issues and biuld internatinal
solidarity that challenges the World Bank, IMF, WTO role of
implementing neo-liberal economic and social policies on behalf
of the big corporations.
We have developed a statement of
principles that includes a call for the cancellation of 3W debt,
an end to SAPs and discriminatory trade practices,and for Australian
trade union and environmental groups to focus on solidarity
with related groups of the south.
We have organised seminars in Melbourne
27 August and Sydney 2 September featuring speakers from the
Indonesian Front for Labor Struggles and the People's Resource
Centre of the Philippines to devlop links and assist in promoting
Fro information send an email to
ASIAN WORKERS LINKS
Australia Asia Worker Links
PO Box 264 Fitzroy Victoria 3065 Australia
phone: 03 9419 5045
fax: 03 9416 2746
Our group is the Buddhist Peace
It consists of practising Buddhists
who are dedicated to working for justice and social change in
a spirit of peacefulness.
So far no special plans except
to be there.
We welcome anyone who shares our
aims to join us.
Contact person, Helen Dell.
We are meeting Sunday 10th Sept:
to discuss plans and make decisions about our presence at S11.
Also making placards, so bring materials and ideas.
Studio 1, Organ Factory, Page St. (off Wellington St.) Clifton
1.30 - 4.30 pm Sunday 10th September All welcome
25 Bangalore St.
Ph. +61 3 9376 4076
Fax. +61 3 9372 6303
thursday 31 august 3pm
friends of the earth
-- smith st
MonSanta Clause is coming to town!
MonSanta Clause is preparing to
come to Melbourne for the September 11th protests against the
WEF at Crown Casino.
"Time to Santa-Up for Global Justice!"
"I've checked my list, I've checked
it twice, and none of these buggers are on it, none of them
have been nice", MonSanta said of the hundreds of Corporate
and industry leaders that are coming to the WEF meeting.
"I've had to bring in dozens of
my cousin MonSanta's to help carry all of the lumps of coal
for Shapiro [Monsanto's CEO] and his mates".
MonSanta Clause and his cousin's
started out as an attempt by the-company-formally-known-as-Monsanto
(now incorporated with Pharmacia) to patent and control Christmas.
In a leaked statement dated July
16th, 1999, a Monsanto spokesperson said:
"Well, Christmas was really our
idea, and we've taken a patent out on the spirit of giving.We've
also taken one out on the specific cultural DNA of Santa Claus.
And we think that we've made significant improvements to Santa.MonSanta
Clause is the future of the spirit of Christmas"
However, MonSanta Clause escaped
during the summer of 1999-2000, supposedly fleeing to the Antarctic.
No one thought they would ever
hear from him and his legion of clones again.
But now MonSanta's back, and he's
"It's time to Santa-up for global
justice and shut down the World Economic Forum', MonSanta said.
"It's time to let these buggers know that the spirit of giving
is alive and well, and that we're not going to let them patent
away life as we know it. MonSanta's going to stick it to the
MonSanta Clause. Giving kids cancer
since 1901. A proud sponsor of the 1969 Vietnam War.
For more info please email us
or just turn up at Crown Casino, September 11th, with a big
group of Santa's
A motion passed by the Victorian
Greens' State Council, August 2000 reads;
Given the enormous environmental
damage and increased social injustice produced by unregulated
corporate globalisation, with its inherent emphasis on profit-making
ahead of all other considerations, the Victorian Greens Party:
(1) supports the "S11" non-violent
mass protest, blockade and rally at the World Economic Forum
(Asia-Pacific) on Sept. 11-13 at Crown Casino;
(2) urges all Greens branches to promote S11 within their local
(3) endorses and encourages all members to gather at the S11
rally under the Greens Party banner; and
(4) calls on Greens in other States to adopt a similar motion
in support of S11.
web site: http://www.vic.greens.org.au
queer s11 melbourne meets every
We are a group of progressive
queer activist concerned about the impact of globalistion upon
the gay community.
We are affiliated with S11.
UNITE, a group set up by Vic Trade
Hall Council to organise lesbian, gay bi and transgender workers.
We exist to improve the policies
and activity of unions about lgbt issues and to increase membership
and activity of lgbt workers in the unions.
We will liase between unions, VTHC,
and lgbt groups to help build the s11 protests.
phone: 03 96623511
The revolution will be silly.
Was it Emma Goldman who said 'if
I can't dance it's not my revolution'?
WE'RE ANGRY, WE'RE LOUD WE WEAR
PINK AND WE'RE PROUD!
Inspired by the Revolutionary Cheerleaders
and many a bad (?) teenage flick the Valley Girls are already
creating pandemonium, especially with the media who won't take
If you want to be silly... dress
is bad 80s gear and will be able to be fashion police liaison
get in touch!!
"wef? eeew gag me with a spoon!"
"bill gates is such a pillow case"
"corporations as good global citizens? like fer sure"
"capitalism? HELLO, ever heard of sharing?"
"solidarity, like forever"
THE BLUE SCREENS
BSOD is a Melbourne based affinity
We are a (very) amateur percussion
group with the objective of creating music with others during
the S11-S13 period.
We hope to provide moral support
through percussion music for/with other protesters during this
period. Anyone wishing to hook up or pratice with us before
or on the day feel free to email us.
ACTION FRO NEO-HUMANISM
Benevolent Action for Neo-Humanism is an autonomous
affinity group working through the social philosophy of ANANDA
MARGA. We are based in Melbourne. We work for the ideals of Neo-Humanism
"Human beings are sentimental beings and
when the sentiment of self is extended to all beings in the universe,
it is called Neo-Humanism"
On the economic level we work for Economic Democracy
- a decentralised economic system based on the co-operative model.
We cannot support Monopoly Capitalism.
Our sister orgs were present at Rio, Seattle and
Washington. Here we are trying to organise an activists program
of meditation, chanting, revolutionary songs and rhythmic dance
at the stage being set up across the Yarra. This will be every
morning from 11th to 13th.
We meet at the Ananda Marga Centre, 25 Hall Street,
Coburg. Contact Geeta @ 98485346
SOS - BERGAMA
We are as 5-7 Turkish Australians currently running
a campaign agains multinational gold mining company Eurogold/Normany
which is planning to operate 565 mining using cyanide in Turkey.
During Wold Economic Forum, we are going to participating
to S10 Conference and Jubilee 2000 handing our leaflets and collecting
signature and also we are going to participate blocade on Monday
Further information:(03) 9481 1282 & 9470 4591