[WSF-Discuss] (Fwd) anti-G20 planning
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Sat May 17 10:52:11 CDT 2014
*Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN) -- G20 *
*Another world is in the making... *
*/what it looks like is up to us/*
*March, Forum & community action in response to G20 Summit, Nov 2014*
On behalf of Brisbane Community Action Network -- G20 (BrisCAN -- G20) I
am writing to encourage your participation in community initiatives in
response to the G20 summit, planned for November 15-16, 2014 in Brisbane.
With Australia hosting the G20, the leaders of the 20 most powerful
global economies meeting in our region is a not-to-be-missed opportunity
to spotlight the issues surrounding G20 policies and the system of
disadvantage they perpetuate -- locally and globally.
BrisCAN-G20 is a broad network of groups concerned about the social and
ecological impacts of the G20, including the immediate repercussions of
hosting the G20 in our region -- such as the current diminishing of
civil liberties.We see the G20 as an opportunity to unite and work on
transforming our society to a more just and sustainable one.
BrisCAN- G20 will be hosting and supporting a week of events, forums,
marches, film screenings, and other creative actions between November 8
-16 in Brisbane. These will be coordinated in conjunction with a wider
program in support of First Nations' events planned for the week.
*Our key program events so far are: *
·*November 12-14: G20 People's Summit *
Major themes include:
Economic s: Alternatives and De-Development
Environment & Climate
Social Justice:Dispossession Decolonisation
Democracy: "Sustainable" Politics
Universal Rights: Human Rights, Labor Rights, Earth Rights
Peace & De-militarisation
·*November 15: People's March *
In addition, we are supporting the First Nation's Decolonisation Before
Profit program of events from Nov 8 -- Nov 16, looking in to the
possibility of a People's Film Festival, and supporting art exhibitions
and other creative events.
We believe it is vital for these actions to serve as platform for the
broad spectrum of communities involved in the movement for progressive
Your organisation can be involved by: speaking at- or helping organise
sections of the People's Summit -hosting or sponsoring an event, coming
to BrisCAN-G20 meetings, promoting these events through your networks or
with financial support.
We hope you will join us in action to challenge the economic disparity
and environmental destruction perpetuated by the G20 system. We look
forward to hearing how you would like to be involved and to working with
you in the lead up to the G20 and beyond.
In peace and solidarity,
Friends of the Earth Brisbane
for BrisCAN - G20 Peoples Summit working group
mbl 0411 118 737
please respond to:brisg20peoplessummit at gmail.com
*Below is some information about Brisbane Community Action Network- G20*
*Brisbane Community Action Network -- G20 (BrisCAN--G20)*
BrisCAN-G20 will be helping coordinate cross campaign collaboration on
environmental and social justice, including first people's sovereignty,
food sovereignty, the climate, mining and human rights. We invite all
community groups and individuals to join us over the next year in
responding to the G20 through collaborative education, media production,
action planning, alternative forum development and more!
*BrisCAN-G20 Statement of Unity*
/BrisCAN-G20 is network of groups and individuals concerned about the
ongoing ecological destruction and social and economic and disparities
perpetuated by G20 and the systems it represents./
/We live and take action on Aboriginal land and support First Nations'
struggles for land and culture./
/Bris-CAN facilitates vibrant community-based action for an ecologically
and socially just world. We foster peaceful collaborations for
progressive and positive change locally and globally in the lead up to
the G20 and beyond./
*For more info and to get involved in BrisCAN-G20:*
Subscribe to our announcement list: email subscribe request to
*briscan-g20 at lists.riseup.net*
Contact: Robin Taubenfeld, Friends of the Earth Brisbane 0411 118 737
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