australian green politicians
progressive labor party - geelong
geco - east gippsland
bendigo regional institute of tafe
Hillbillys11 - gippsland hill country
brisband - ace j
lismore - rainforest information centre
queensland qut students
QuACE - queers against corporate exploitation
northern rivers - friends of the earth
sydney - cactus
sydney s11 coalition
sydney uni students
total aesthetic jihad
northern territory greens
to register your s11 group
or affinity group: please see
the organising page
HEADING TO S11
On the second anniversary of their
disarmament action at Jabiluka uranium mine, Jabiluka Ploughshares
- Ciaron O'Reilly and Treena Lenthall - announced their intentions
to join nonviolent direct action at the World Economic Forum
in Melbourne on September 11th.
O'Reilly and Lenthall have both
spent 4 1/2 months in Berrimah Jail, Darwin, since their Nagasaki
Day '98 action.
Making the links between nuclear
violence and global exploitation O'Reilly stated, "It's one
big armed robbery - the nukes and depleted uranium munitions
provide the muscle for Corporations and First World governments
to exact their high theft from the 3rd. World. Whether the weapon
systems are fired or not, they make the armed robbery possible.
40,000 children will starve to death today with these weapons
pointed to their heads.
O'Reilly who participated in the
June 19th. takeover of London's financial district last year,
has spent two years in prison for nonviolent resistance in a
variety of countries.
Ciaron O'Reilly will will be available
to speak in Melbourne to peace & justice groups, churches, schools
from Wednesday evening Sept 6th. on such issues as
*Nonviolent Resistance and Prison Solidarity
*Mandatory Sentencing and Northern Territory Prison Conditions
*The Continuing War Against Iraq
*The International Ploughshares Movement
*Reflecting on Nonviolent Resistance to the War on East Timor
phone: 07 38446146
The Freedom Ride will be an affinity
group at s11 with Peacebus.com (a Toyota Coaster bus) with banners,
flags and rooftop PA.
The Freedom Ride is 4 men, three
vehicles which has been on a journey for justice throughout
NSW bearing witness to the failure of drug prohibition policies
and the inexorably rising prisoner population.
Check our story at www.peacebus.com
We have been on the road since
30 September visiting the major jail towns of NSW - Grafton,
Glen Innes, Tamworth, Cessnock, Bathurst, Junee, Goulburn, Lithgow
Of the 7,300 full time prisoners
in NSW jails at this time an estimated 80% are incarcerated
for drug related crimes.
The NSW prisoner population is
growing at about 8% per year.
This growth requires the equivalent
of two new prisons the size of Bathurst and Goulburn per year.
New jails cost $50 million each
Each prisoner costs taxpayers about
$60,000 to house.
We believe the US driven Drug War
is the pointy end of globalisation.
The Drug War has been the political
means by which our civil liberties have been stripped away,
by which our police have been re armed with new weapons and
powers of search, surveillance and arrest and by which incarceration
has been made a growth industry.
The privatization of jails means
the creation of a new slave class.
The Wackenhut Corporation (HQ Florida)
the biggest supplier of private "correctional facilities" in
the USA also owns jails at Junee NSW, Brisbane Qld and Sale,Victoria
which hold a total of about 2,000 Australian prisoners.
Listed on the New York stock exchange,
it profits from holding 40,000 inmates across the world.
Our message to s11:
End the Drug War & Release the Prisoners! No more Drug War prisons!
No more Drug War prisoners!
Please contact us and tell us where
best to fly our flags.
web site: www.peacebus.com
AUSTRALIAN GREEN POLITICIANS
This is to register a group of
Greens Politicians and their supporters as an affinity group
Most are arriving on the weekend
immediately preceding sept 11.
Greens politicians attending s11
so far are:
Lee Rhiannon MLC (NSW Upper House)
Christine Sharp MLC (WA Upper House)
Jim Scott MLC (WA Upper House)
Cr David Risstrom (Melbourne City Council)
The Young greens are organising
an event on Friday September 8th.
The Greens politicians plan to
hold a press conference on Sunday morning Sept 10th in support
All Greens intend to meet in Melbourne
(over dinner) on Sunday September 10th.
Greens politicians have circulated
a letter in support of s11 to all politicians in all Australian
parliament asking them to sign on to the statement. -
Here are a few words describing
why the pollies are coming:
"As parliamentarians we believe
we have a responsibility to highlight the detrimental impact
the process of corporate globalisation, as promoted by the WEF
and like minded institutions, is having on the democratic process.
We will continue to raise our voice in defence of the democratic
process inside our parliaments and in association with anti-globalisation
protests such as S11."
If you any questions or suggestions
Ben Oquist 0419704095
Ben Oquist Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown Parliament House
Canberra 2600 Australia
+61 2 62773170 ph
+61 2 62773185 fx
VICTORIA S11 COMMITTEE
The next meeting of the Central Vic. S11 meeting will be held
at the Guildford Pub at 4 pm on Wednesday 2nd August
We are a group of concerned people
living in Central Victoria, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Maldon
etc. who are planning publicity and action on S11 and beyond.
We are currently meeting fortnightly
with the aim of producing leaflets of specific issues concerning
globalization for our local communities.
Major concerns among members are
the environment, and "economic" development which detracts from
our communities, and the difficulties faced by local farming
products being replaced by imports.
THEY WIN WE LOSE
The World Economic Forum are the
economic dictators who control our world. They are controlling
our governments, our work and our business. They downsize our
jobs, they displace our people, they dump products on our markets
ruining our farmers, they genetically engineer our food, they
force governments to privatize then snap up the bargains, they
pollute our farmlands, forests and seas through greed, and they
control our news and media.
Stop the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM.
People around the world are getting
sick of the 'global economy'. They want an economy that benefits
the people, not just Corporations. Actions by ordinary people
have stopped meetings of the World Economic Forum in Seattle(USA)
and have warned it to start listening to the people. On September
11th, people from all over Australia and the world, will be
joining together at the Crown Casino in Melbourne to give corporate
leaders the message: 'People Before Profits'. September 11th.
Crown Casino, Melbourne.
Central Victorian S11 Committee
P.O.Box 441 Castlemaine. 3450
email : email@example.com
phone: 5470 5161
the geelong S11 group meets every
5.30pm - 7.30pm
UPDATE: we're not holding our
regular meeting time this week SEPT 7th , as we're attending
the convergence meeting in collingwood
ON THE BIG DAY:
join the geelong contingent, on the 6.52am train from geelong
station, on monday 11th september. once at spencer street station,
we will be assembling at 8.15am with other regional and city
groups, to conduct a large and noisy march down to the crown
casino. bring banners, big puppets, and instruments to create
a carnivale atmosphere!
We are a broad profile of the Geelong
community, represented by environmentalists, trade unionists,
students, workers, feminists, retirees, teachers, and parents.
Basically, anyone concerned with
the current violent world order.
In these weeks leading up to the
protests, we are endeavouring to disseminate the truth about
the WEF around the Geelong region.
However, come September 11, we
will be shimmying down to the Crown Casino to do (peaceful!)
battle against capitalism-gone-crazy.
We call on all other concerned
people from the greater Geelong region to join us.
phone: 03 - 5222 8834
LABOR PARTY - geelong
holding a public forum
at melbourne town hall
'couldn't we live perfectly well without
on - september the 15th
see the events page for more info
or check out the forums web page
with speakers list:
andy blunden: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOONGERAH ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
We are GECO, or the Goongerah Environment
Centre Office. We are situated in the heart of East Gippsland's
old growth forests in Victoria. We exist to protect and defend
(non-violently) forests which are being destroyed (clearfelled,
burnt, and mainly then woodchipped) at an alarming rate and
scale in our ancient and biodiverse backyard. We support, do
media for and regularly communicate with blockades and direct
action in the area. We are also actively involved with local
and regional indigenous sovereignty issues, including support
for "no jurisdiction" of 'colonial' government law
in traditional lands (including unalienated old growth forests)
where 'natural' lore/law must be respected.
There is a blockade currently
running in the GOOLENGOOK forest. This is Victoria's longest
ever running blockade (3 years) ! Logging has been approved
here this year, and could commence any day. Already the government
(DNRE) has allowed the destruction of several coupes in this
beautiful forest. It won't happen again if we have our way,
especially now that FORTRESS GOOLENGOOK in it's medievil splendour
bloks the road !
We fully support any initiatives
to undermine the WEF and hope to attend the action...but some
will have to stay behind to literally hold the fort. New people
(numbers) are urgently needed for support, to keep the camp
running and to give others a break. Skills such as climbing,
rigging, cabling, cooking, media, legal etc.. are welcome.
phone: 03 51540156
INSTITUTE OF TAFE
Bendigo Tafe students would like
to inform anyone interested in travelling with us to the s11
on Monday to meet at Bendigo station at 6.30am for a 6.43am
Everyone is welcome, bright clothes,
loud musical intruments, banners etc will help us gain attention
as we make our way to the casino, looking forward to seeing
We're a group of welfare and community
development students from the Bendigo Regional Institute of
We'd like to invite anyone from
our local area or beyond to come and join as we protest against
the degredation of our environment, the explotation of people
in developing countries, multinational greed, famine etc.
That's on a world scale, closer
to home the divide between the have's and the have not is growing
rapidly, welfare reforms will see those who are most vulnerable
in society placed under more pressure as the government applies
the theory of mutual obligation.
If these and other issues affecting
our world concern you please contact us.
We're travelling by train to Melbourne
on the day, details aren't finalised as yet but we can let you
Looking forward to meeting you.
phone julie: 54383227
Hillbillys11 is a small group of
individuals based in Gippsland hill country with grave concerns
about the state of world capitalism and the policies of globalisation
represented by the WEF.
In particular we worry about the
increasing degradation of the environment by large multinationals
and rampant unchecked consumerism in the disposable society.
We oppose the unfair erosion of workers rights and conditions
while company profits soar year after year and corporate elites
receive outrageously gratuitous levels of renumeration while
the majority of the globes citizens live in poverty, inequality
and repression, their human rights abused!
Hillbillys11 advocates a shift
in focus to community and human centered economics, protection
of small business, fair work for all, the redistribution of
profits and tax burden, and promoting the care and restoration
of our environment. We wish to see our society and policy move
away from 'bigger is better' policies of globalisation, irrational
privatisation, unaccountable corporate power and unfair competitive
advantage, and the waste of our natural resources, leading to
On s11 we will link arms and unite
with our sisters and brothers to promote a wider understanding
of the issues, and progressive change in policy. We hill hoist
a couple of clever placards. We will loudly voice our concerns!
s11 adelaide alliance meets every
thursday 7 pm
cannon poole room
Working groups are busy on transport,
publicity, a workshop weekend with a fundraising band night
and an action of some sort and an afternoon/evening of music.
A number of actions are being planned,
hopefully one every couple of weeks with the first on Friday
4 August at 4.00 pm targeting McDonalds.
There are at least 20 people who
want to come to Melbourne but will need some assistance with
transport and accommodation.
A student liaison group has been
set up to involve the student community and some liaison is
happening with church groups.
In solidarity S11Adelaide Alliance
S11 - BRISBANE ALLIANCE
s11 brisbane meets every monday
room 1.39 queensland conservatorium of music
14 grey street
a) finding out more about the world economic forum meeting
on Sept 11 and the human rights, indigenous and environmental
issues surrounding the olympics games, and
b) organising protests in melbourne + brisbane against
the WEF + the corporate games
From that a zine/booklet to educate
around the issue is hoped to be produced, and all the rest:
fundraising, organising transport, bringing lots of people in.
There is a bribane non-violence/legal
support collective which is a sub group of the Bris s11 alliance.
We are organising non -violence
training and will follow up with post arrest support in Bris.
We are also a contact point for
affinity groups forming in Brisbane and are planning actions
for Melbourne and Bris.
Some up coming events organised
by the Brisbane S11 alliance are:
Non - Violence Training:
Saturday, Aug 19
Albion Peace Centre
102 McDonald Rd
9:30 am - 1:00 pm - non violence training / legal briefing
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, planning meeting for Aug 25 Day of Action.
Day of Action - Community not Corporations:
Friday Aug 25,
Occupation of Queen St Mall assemble 11:00 am,
King George Square
assemble 5:00 pm
King George Square
Brisbane s11 Gig:
s11 awareness/funds raiser
Double Helix, 84 Alfred St, The Valley,
FutureNative, Spacejunk, Relish and Angel.
Plus screening of footage from Seattle.
Doors open 6:30 pm, DJ till 3:00 am.
$6 unwaged/ $10 waged, tickets available from 4zzz, UQ Student
Union & Justice Products-192 Boundary St, West End.
Non Violence Training and WEF teach
in Saturday, Sept 2, Albion Peace Centre 9:30 am - 1:00 pm non
- violence training/ legal briefing 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm WEF &
globalisation teach in.
ACE-J meets every 2rd thursday
Hall Peel and Grey Streets
Our next meeting is thursday August
We are the Australian Coalition
for Economic Justice (ACE-J) based in Brisbane. Closely affiliated
with Economic Reform Australia (ERA), AJACS and the People's
We are a coalition of some 40 groups
ranging from Church Social Justice Groups, pensioner organisations
and small business.
We formed to fight Economic Rationalism
after contact with similar groups in Canada.
We are non-political and opposed
to Monopoly Capitalism (Globalisation). We are concerned about
the environment and the ongoing desertification of Australia.
We have been promoting the Melbourne
action against WEF as we this as being a rare opportunity to
make a statement and many of our members will be in Melbourne
for this historic occasion.
We have established contact with
the local s11 and co-operate them. Our representatives attend
their meetings and we publish information in our newsletter.
john morris: 07 3863 2957
QuACE meets every wednesday 5.30pm
Qld Conservatorium of Music
somewhere in brisbane
We still know the 'R' in queer
stands for revolution!
QuACE (queers against corporate
exploitation) is a collective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender people committed to working in the community to
raise awareness and mobilise against corporate control of our
QuACE will aim to make links and
work with unionists, feminists, environmentalists and other
LGBT affinity groups at s11. QuACE supports the call to shutdown
the WEF and will be mobilising queer people in Brisbane to attend
For more information please phone:
Kat or Mark on 07 3875 7109
S11 - CANBERRA
canberra s11 alliance meets every
175 City Walk Civic
above Dymocks Books
phone: 6247 2424, 6262 8488, 6247
just thought I'd let everyone know
that we had an excellent public forum here on Thursday night
- about fifty people came to "From Seattle to Melbourne, Fighting
Alistair Greg, a sociology lecturer
from the Australian National University, gave an excellent talk.
He debunked many of the myths of "globalisation". He argued
that nation states were not in decline but were willing accomplices
to the international capitalist drive to wind back workers rights
in an effort to increase profits. He argued that contrary to
the view peddled by governments and some sections of the union
movement, it was not that easy for productive capital to move
around the globe in search of the lowest paid workers. The real
battle was not to defend the rights of the nation state against
international institutions but to defend people's rights against
neo-liberal governments and multi-national corporations. He
threw all his support behind the S11 campaign.
Deb Foskey from the ACT Greens
and the co-ordinator of WTO-Watch also spoke on the night. She
slammed the hypocrisy of institutions like the WTO and IMF claiming
to adhere to principles of democracy or transparency. She also
drew a clear link between environment and social justice issues.
Issues raised in discussion included the need for international
solidarity between workers as opposed to economic nationalism
and the need for the S11 campaign to support the rights of refugees.
As well as drawing together those
who'd been at meetings previously there were heaps of new faces
- many of whom put their names on contact lists and car pool
The next event organised by the Canberra S11 Alliance is a teach-in
on corporate globalisation on Saturday August 12, 1pm at
the Manning Clark Theatre 6.
S11 ANU CLUB
It is seeking financial support from the
ANU Students' Association at a general students meeting on May
29 to get campus students down to the Melbourne protests.
teach in - globalization:
SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH - propably from 1PM
Teachin on Globalisation.
The details are currently being worked.
james: 6247 2424
indra: 6262 8488
ben: 6247 4549
meets every thursday 6pm
lismore workers club
The purpose of the group is the
publicise S11 and organise transport, accommodation and information
workshops on the issues, our rights and what is going down (besides
S11/NOlympics Lismore is a broad
community group being run out of the SRC at the Southern Cross
S11 ALLIANCE UPDATE - WITH ONLY
40 DAYS LEFT AND COUNTING
Saturday, August 5th: leafleting,
information and street performance @ Magellan Street Lismore
Sunday, August 6th: S11/Olympics information stall and performers
@ Lismore Carboot Markets, 7am - 3pm (get your name on the roster!).
Saturday, August 12th: leafleting, information stall and performance
@ Magellan Street, Lismore (get involved!).
Sunday, August 13th: S11/Olympics information stall and performers
@ the Channon Markets, from 7am (get your name on the roster!).
Saturday, August 19th: S11 Fundraising Variety Night (Venue
to be confirmed), we still need more performers, sound equipment,
food to sell on the night etc.
Sunday, August 20th: S11 Training Conference 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday, August 23rd: Olympic torch relay and AMP Olympic
Roadshow reaches Lismore.........Information stalls, street
*Theatre/Arts/Performance......call Rohan 66854 178.
*Media/Publicity......call Craig Bulley on 66203 044.
*Logistics (inc. transport, accommodation etc)......call Edda
on 66203 044. *Lismore Action Group/Anti-Olympics organising......call
Bernie on 66 203 044.
THINGS NEEDING URGENT ATTENTION:
Buses still not secured, does anyone know someone with a bus
we can borrow to get us down to Melbourne?
For fundraising events, food/nourishment for our trip down to
We need posters and leaflets distributed throughout Byron, Lismore,
Nimbin, Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Ballina, Lennox Head, Tweed
Heads, Kyogle, Grafton, Casino, Evans Head and everywhere else.
We need badges made, more posters, leaflets drawn up and banners
painted. We also need volunteers to do lecture bashing at SCU
Lismore (put your name on the roster). Lastly, we need people
to write letters to the editor, articles for PULP(Student Newspaper)
and other newspapers and newsletters.
Anyone who is interested in improvised street performance, leafleting
and general awareness raising activities in the streets of Lismore,
Byron and Nimbin.
S11/OLYMPICS ACTIVIST TRAINING
Sunday August 20th in Lismore (venue to be confirmed) Workshops
and Forums On:
*Globalisation, World Economic Forum (W.E.F.),international
*The Olympic Games and indigenous justice.
*Activist rights/legalities training (on Melbourne & Sydney
*Direct action workshops.
Let us know ASAP if you are able
to make it to the conference and if you require childcare or
transport. FOR MORE INFORMATION, TO REGISTER OR TO RUN A WORKSHOP
call Edda, Dave or Bernie on 66203 044 or email us
phone: dave, edda or bernie: 02 6620 3044
-THE RAINFOREST INFORMATION CENTRE
The rainforest information centre
has been working to protect forests and all the peoples and
beings who depend on them for over twenty years.
In that time we have seen that
preserving islands of biodiversity will not be enough to rescue
our planet from disaster.
We recognize that only through
a complete shift in our awareness and consumptive habits will
we be able to co-exist with the remaining species on earth.
We must change the economic terms
and systems which allow us to destroy ourselves in the name
web site: rainforest
mail: PO Box 368 Lismore NSW 2480
- S11 BEEHIVE
S11 beehive meet every sunday 3pm
8 lewis st
Tea and coffee are provided at
the get togethers, with bbq facilities for those who want to
The aim of the s11 beehive is to
provide a regular time and space for people to get together,
in a good social environment, around the s11 protest and the
many issues linked to it.
The s11 beehive want to promote
as much autonomous action around s11 as possible, and are encouraging
people to create their own affinity groups, to develop diverse
actions for s11 in newcastle and melbourne, and to go on and
encourage others to get involved.
Activities at the get togethers
are not prescribed, they might include: music, political discussion,
workshops, planning, painting, singing, brainstorming,.... Anyone
interested in s11 is welcome to drop in.
nev: 02 4969 4246
tom: 02 4960 2467
OF THE EARTH - Northern Rivers
At least one member will be coming
down to join in the fun.
S11 - PERTH
s11 perth meet every thursday
184 brown street
we are consistently having 20-25
people at our meetings, and the energy is high
s11 perth is a decentralised support
space for people in WA wishing to go over to melbourne for S11,
and for those interested in organising a solidarity carnival
regular (possibly biweekly) actions
focusing on different transnationals
networking for an S11 solidarity
carnival /rally in Perth
discussion of supporting Perth
people who wish to go to Melbourne for S11
plans for publicity, and media
liaison before during and after S11
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."
People from all walks of life
within Byron shire have come together to formulate plans for
public awareness and education leading up to september 11th.
Whether joining the rally in Melbourne
or doing somthing local.
*Monday 21st Aug. Liz Elliot is speaking at the surf club about
what you can do in regards to globalization.
*Wednesday 23rd Aug. The byron
s11 action group meeting to organize activities and continue
to spread the word. Come along and check it out.
*Astaria and Mark Eglington will
be reappearing at the Byron Steiner School on the 28th of August.
Discussion of the global issues and how they can be resolved.
anyone interested should contact
the e-mail address for more details
S11 - SYDNEY
S11 Sydney meets every thursday
august 3 meeting: emu cafe enmore road, enmore
august 10 meeting: hopefuly at newtown neighbourhood centre
S11 Sydney is a new group that
has formed as part of the international protest against global
S11 Sydney aims to facilitate actions,
hold skill-sharing workshops, provide support and empower people
with information and tools to enable us to most effectively
shut down the World Economic Forum. S11 Sydney is a non-hierarchical,
decentralised network of autonomous affinity and working groups.
We are committed to taking direct action for social and environmental
justice through creative resistance to capitalism.
There is lots to do - here is a brief (and incomplete list).
If anything takes your fancy, contact us and come along to our
-direct action skill-sharing workshops
-setting up affinity groups
-transport to melbourne
***ideas for affinity/action groups***
lock-on groups, media, communications, intersection blockaders,
medical teams, legal support, radical theatre, music, blockade
strengthening (flying squads), unarrest squads, banner making,
S11 Sydney is not a forum to push political ideologies. We are
organising to get people down to Melbourne to shut down the
World Economic Forum, and providing the skills and organisational
necessities to do this. The group is open to all who want to
do something practical. NO POLITICAL PARTIES. NO PAPER SELLERS.
for our next meeting time and place
CACTUS meets every thursday 6.30pm
outside french cafe
CACTUS (Campaign Against Corporate
Tyranny United in Struggle) is a new group that formed to organise
the Mayday2k (M1) actions in Sydney.
Since M1, we have continued to
organise around campaigns such as FairWear and the Indigenous
Student Network's Reconcilliation actions.
Our aim is twofold; to organise
as many anti-corporate groups (especially Trade Unions)as possible
to be involved in actions in solidarity with the international
movement, as well as local actions against corporate scum, AND
to inform the general public of these issues by skilling up
activists to give talks / teach ins / speak outs / etc.
Our main goal for the next 3 months
is to get as many people to s11 and olympics protests as possible
AND to tell as many people (who wouldn't come to these things)
why these actions are so important.
Jesse: 0415 161 911
Sydney S11 Coalition is planning to assist 300 people travel
to Melbourne for the protest.
group is comprised of representatives of trade unions (CFMEU,
MUA, AMWU, PSA, FSU); student organisations (NUS, CACTUS); NGOs
(Aidwatch, Minerals Policy Association); The Greens; The Search
Foundation; Australian Anti-bases Coalition.
is about unity in the Sydney Left movement for getting people
on the streets in Melbourne and raising awareness here on problems
As well as fundraisers to help with the cost of travel and accomodation
we are organising a public meeting about the issues on September
for Sydney S11 Coalition
Phil Davey (CFMEU) 0414 867 188
Karen (CACTUS) 0412 462 646
There are excellent people organising
around S11 on every campus in NSW.
Three people who are absolutely
on top of things are Noha Ramadan at Sydney Uni (contact thru
SRC), Karen Illes at Mac U (0412 462 646) and Ryan Heath at
UTS (0408 704 427).
There are registration forms to
fill out if you're coming down and money to hand over - $50
return if you're without income.
sydney uni: Noha Ramadan at SRC
mac uni: Karen Illes 0412 462 646
u.t.s.: Ryan Heath 0408 704 427
Slams all at s-11. This is to anounce
that our Sydney cell the T.A.J ( Total Aesthetic Jihad )will
be travelling to Melbourne to support the actions against the
We are an Autonomist group dedicated
to Poet Terrorism in support of all those in the world alienated
by the 'Spectacle' who seek to resist under the Black Flag of
Pirate Utopics the commodofication of the spirit of humanity.
Our online Zine *DAS KINKY* will
be represented by myself & other's in our group as it is my
intention to 'cover' the action at the WEF by way of the very
media that is used against us.
I will be photographing everything
over the 3 days & conducting interviews with as many action
groups & members of various teams as possible, in order to illustrate
through our Zine the successes, short-comings, dedication, humanity
& solidarity of all who banded together to make a difference.
Our actions to date have yet to
be clearly defined as yet (Pending a meeting) & so remain secret
at this point in time, but we will be there in total P.T style
to protest & subvert the WEF in as many way's as is possible.
Any lone(ly) Sydney persons wishing
to connect with the T.A.J may do so by contacting me at email@example.com,
whereupon a contact number can be provided for further discussion
& logistical support. Activism is our catechism!
Abufimat Ibn Cadiz Cell co-ordinator
This discussion group is for Tasmanians
wishing to participate in the peaceful protest action against
this year's WEF meeting. Share information about transport,
accommodation, affinity groups, local action, and strategies
This group is intended as a central
forum for all Tasmanian S-11 announcements.
Individual enquiries about S11
activities in Tas can be directed to our email account or the
Hobart email below.
An S11 group is currently being
set up in Hobart. The group has already been involved in actions
around Genetic Engineering and Nuclear Ships.
Currently (july 2000) we are preparing
actions for the National Labor Party conference and State Liberal
Party conference. We are also gearing up for guerilla gardening
actions and Hobart's first Reclaim the Streets. The group is
comprised primarily of members of the Uni Tas Greens and operates
out of the University of Tasmania, Hobart campus.
An s11 collective is now running
in Townsville - our main aims are to disseminate information,
encourage local action, and support those people in Townsville
who want to participate in the disruption of the WEF proceedings
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Q.U.T. students are heading to
Melbourne for S11.
We are currently trying to organise
transport and encourage student participation.
If anyone wants to contact us
we are at our address and site.
egroup site: www.egroups.com/group/s11qut
email the egroup: firstname.lastname@example.org
meets mondays 6pm
second floor, 325 crown street,
wollongong (next door to dicey rileys)
An s11 collective has been formed
in Wollongong to help support the s11 alliance protests against
the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne. The Wollongong
s11 collective is helping to organise local publicity, forums,
information distribution, benefit concerts, films, fund raising,
training workshops, as well as transport from Wollongong to
Melbourne for those wishing to join the s11 mobilisation to
shut down the WEF.
Wollongong s11 collective email:
The Northern Territory Greens would
like to be registered as an affinity group.
I am in melb at the moment and
will be present on the 11-13th, and the Territory Greens will
be making noise about the show up in the NT.
Feel free to call me on 0438 421701.
Cheers Andy Gough Convenor Territory
S-11 NEW ZEALAND
s11 auckland meetings are held
every thursday - time unknown
methodist city mission
opposite town hall
UP COMING EVENTS:
saturday august 19:
Stall at K1rd - Agit-Prop Workshop. 10-5 pm
tuesday august 22:
Picket Helen Clark. Maidment Theatre. University of Auckland.
thursday august 24:
Screening of World Bank/Washington video. . Architecture Design
Theatre, University of Auckland. 7 pm
saturday august 26:
K1rd Stall. S11 presence at anti-capitalism conference - Agit-Prop
Workshop 10-5 pm
28 august - 9 sept:
publicity push will need to take place before Semester Break
friday + saturday september 1 +
Anticapitalism Conference. Auckland Trades Hall