G20 – what happened and where next?

19 04 2009

This Thursday (April 23rd) we will be hosting a debrief event at the Chapel, on Wilmslow road opposite Owens Park, from 7-8:30. This will be a time to find out what happened in London, reflect on the importance of these events and to discuss how we can chanel our energy back here in Manchester.

All welcome, we hope to see you there.

Manchester G20

Whether you were at the G20 protests in London or have been following the news and are keen to find out more, come to the this public debrief event to find out what happened.

There will be short videos as well as tea, coffee and soup to accompany the following agenda.

Provisional Agenda:
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1) WHAT HAPPENED:
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a) Put People First demo – Saturday 28th March –
CRAP block and video + Picture slide show

b) Wednesday 1st April
– G20 Meltdown – video shorts and pictures
– Climate Camp in the City
– Stop the War march

c) Thursday 2nd April
– Solidarity protest @ Bank following the death of Ian Tomlinson
– The Excel Centre
– The raiding of RAMPART and Earl Street Convergence Centres
– The NATO summit in Strasbourg (brief)
– The occuaption of the Visteon factory (brief)
– The death of Ian Tomlinson and the police’s deception

2) What the G20 actually decided: anything new? or the same sysytem resusitated?

3) A brief analysis of the printed press coverage of Wednesday1st April

4) Street protest tactics: why did RBS get smashed up? In what other ways did people protest and why?

5) WHERE NEXT?
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G8 in Italy, No Borders Camp – Calais, Climate Camp (26th August), Copenhagen (December 2009)

– a SOCIAL CENTRE for Manchester?

– the urgent need for local action

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