Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 11:07:40 -0700
From: Earth First! Media Center <email@example.com>
Subject: JUNE 18 - Global day of action vs financial markets
JUNE 18 PRESS RELEASE
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June 18th: World's Financial Centres To Be Occupied
Hundreds of thousands of people will occupy and transform about 100 major financial districts in 40 countries on Friday June 18th in the largest coordinated mass protests in recent history.
Timed to coincide with the start of the G8 summmit in Cologne, Germany, the day of action, protest and carnival is being held "in recognition that the global capitalist system based on the exploitation of people and the planet for the profit of a few is at the very root of our social and ecological troubles". This day of action will also see the ending of the 500 strong inter-continental caravan of Indian peasants currently touring and protesting around Europe (http://stad.dsl.nl/~caravan/).
Grass-roots movements comprising workers, peasants and others will demonstrate throughout the cities of Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. In Nigeria the oil giants who have wreaked havoc in the Niger Delta region will be targeted. Across Australia, Europe, and America global street parties will disrupt and transform major financial districts, while multinationals are targeted in non-violent direct actions. In Argentina a procession through the streets of Buenos Aires will demand debt cancellation for the world's poorest countries.
June 18 is not an organization. It is a global event that has been organized in a decentralized way by autonomous and mutually independent groups and organizations, coordinated as a loose network.
Just like the banks and stock exchanges, the groups are electronically networked. June 18 reports will flow around the world via TV, radio and text, all live on the Internet. For international details and contacts; previous press coverage; June 18 background and continuously updated news, with video and live interviews on the day, visit: http://www.j18.org/
In case the site is shut down, see:
http://i.am/transnational/Other J18 Websites
http://www.nodo50.org/reclaim/ Madrid, Spain
http://www.utopiaverde.org/foros-huelva/actividades/18-junio/ Huelva, Spain
http://www.june18.freeuk.com/ Lancaster, England
http://www.junio18.8m.com/ Montivideo, Uruguay
http://xinet.com/rts/ San Francisco, USA
http://www.j18.cat.org.au/ Sydney, Australia - Will be reporting all day with text, photos, and real video and audio
E-mail news updates are available. Simply send a message to the following addresses, depending on the continent you want updates for:
firstname.lastname@example.orgAlternatively you can go to http://www.egroups.com/ and subscribe from there to any of the update lists. They are low volume feeds, rising to medium or high volume on the day.
June 18 is not an organization. There is no such thing as a J18 spokesperson - each group speaks for itself. Many or most of the participating groups are suspicious of mainstream media outlets, and some are deeply discomforted by any attempt at communication with such media. This press release results from an independent initiative by some of the individuals involved. The list of information above is based on publicly available information and additional information sent to us by individual groups. This press release has not been composed with any pretension to represent the views of the groups and individuals that participate on June 18th.
JUNE 18 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
WHAT IS HAPPENING WHERE AND HOW TO CONTACT THEM
GLOBAL ACTIVIST NETWORKS (principle points of contact only)
- A SEED Europe:
Contact person: Johan Frijns
Land Address: PO Box 92066, 1090 AB, Amsterdam,
- Bioengineering Action Network (BAN)
- Campaign Against the Arms Trade
Tel: +44 (0)171 281 0297
- GEN (Information for action against genetic engineering)
- Peoples' Global Action:
- Reclaim The Streets (RTS):
Tel: +44 (0)171 281 4621
Land Address: PO Box 9656, London N4 4JY, UK
- Contact: Chicoko (network of indigenous groups resisting the oil industry in Nigeria)
Land address: Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Tel./fax.: 234 84 236365
- Contact: CONCEPT (peasant farmer group)
Address: N=83 3 Cit=C8 Jardiparc x Camb=C8r=CBne, BP 21.014 Dakar
Tel: (221) 835 45 27
Fax: (221) 835 45 37
- SOUTH AFRICA
Planned events: Protest and information outside the Reserve bank from 1:00 pm onwards.
- Contact: Durban J18 group
Planned events: Publications of documents and flyers will be
distributed to the big banks' and the major mining companies' headquarters.
- Contact: Students for Environmental Action
Land Address: University of Zimbabwe, Harare
Planned events: Mass protest by domestic workers.
- Contact: Domestic Workers Association, Bangladesh
(contact person: Amirul Haque Amin)
Mail: G.P.O. BOX 864, DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Planned events: "There will be protests across 25 states in India, involving hundreds of thousands of people who have been marginalised by the market economy and World Trade Organisation policies. Many capital developments are coming to India but they benefit only the rich."
- Contact: National Alliance of Peoples Movements (coalition of over 100 unions and social movements)
Land Adress: S7 D. V. Pradhan Road, Near Tilak Bridge,
Hindu colony, Dadar (East), Mumbai - 400 014, India
Tel./Fax.: +91 471 50 1376
Email: Vikas Adhyayankendra email@example.com
- Contact: National Fishworkers Forum
Land Address: Veelankanni Junction,Valiyathura,
Thiruvananthapuram 695 008, INDIA
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Serikat Petani Sumatera Utara/SPSU (North Sumatra Peasant Union/NSPU)
Land Address: Jl. Karya Jasa 58, Pangkalan Masyhur, Medan,
North Sumatera, Indonesia 20143
Tel./Fax.: +62 61 7862073
Planned events: The 'Goodbye to the Mall Party', a global street party in the financial district, on Rothschild Blvd between Herzl and Nahalat Binyamin, between 12:00 and 18:00. Displays and street theater to illustrate the ecological and economic devastation wreaked on our planet by the multinationals. One special focus on the MAI treaty and the need to work with groups around the world in opposing it.
- Contact: Green Action and Green Course
Mail: POB 4611, Tel-Aviv 65161, Israel
Land Address: Rabbi Akiva 11, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- Contact: email@example.com
- Contact: INHURED (anti-dam activists)
(contact person: Gopal)
Land Address: P.O. Box 2125, New Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal
Planned events: A demonstration/rally program in which thousands of school children and workers of different industries (bricks kiln industries workers, bone crushing industries workers, street boys, pottery industries workers, ladies garments industries workers) will participate. The rally will take start from G.T.S Chowk at 9am and pass through Fawara Chowk, Kabli Gate, Prince Cinema Chowk, Jail Chowk, and end in the District Courts Chowk. The slogan for the day is " WE WANT PEACE NOT NEUCLEAR".
- Contact: All Pakistan Federation of United Trade Unions (APFUTU,
contact Gen. Sec. Pirzada Imtiaz Syed)
Land Address: Secretary General of the APFUTU, Union House,
Rangpura, Sargodha Road, Gujrat, Pakistan.
Tel: ( + 92 - 4331 ) 28736 & 26398
Fax: ( + 92 - 4331 ) 525302
- SOUTH KOREA
Seoul - Contact: Policy & Information Center for International Solidarity (PICIS) Land Address: TaeKwang Bdg, 4th fl, 1410-3, Shillim 5 Dong,
Kwanak Gu, Seoul, Korea 151-015
Tel.: +82-2-886 2853
Fax.: +82-2-877 4353
- Contact: J18 Group/ Ponderosa Pine
- INTERCONTINENTAL CARAVAN
- Contact: Independent Unionists within the Austrian Union Federation
OeGB (contact Karl Fischbacher)
Land Address: Gablenzg.41/9,1150 Wien, Austria
Tel./Fax:*43/1/98 33 992
- BASQUE COUNTRY
Bilbo (Bilbao) and Iruna (Pamplona)
- Contact: J18 network
Tel.: 944244954 Basque Country
Planned events: Actions against the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
- Contact: J18 group:
Land Address: 212008 Mogilev Kashtanovaja 27-3,
Podobed Natalia, Belarus
Eventos: TOMA LA CALLE! Durante todo el dia se ha hecho una llamada que todos los colectivos, grupos, pe=D2a y dem=B7s se curre acciones por su cuenta.. Vamos a parar el dinero! Habr=B7 tambien bicicletadas autonomas en los barrios y algun que otro atasco. A las 14.00, en Plaza Joanic se prepara abrir un parque autogestio-nado en un solar, con huerta y todo. De ah=CC sale la marcha, cruzando parte de Barcelona hasta el Centro. A las 16.00 sale una mani ciclista desde algun pueblo por alguna autopista de entrada a Barna. A las 18.00 es el punto de encuentro en Plaza Universitat, donde aparecer=B7 por algun lado un sound system y se empezar=B7 a circular por varias calles hasta encontrar un punto donde apalan- carse. Por el camino, mucho color e imaginacion.Toda la noche dando la lata hasta un chapuzon en las p=99tridas aguas del mediterranio cuando salga el sol. Planned events: Global street party. TOMA LA CALLE! At 14.00 in Plaza Joanic an area will be squatted to make a garden. After lunch the carnival caravan will march and bike ride for the main streets to LPLA=ABA UNIVERSITAT, where at 18.00 everyone meets and a street party begins moving towards a very central place, where it will continue for as long as people can. During the entire march the streets will change in colour, and all day there will be autonomous actions against power centers, the cars and the work. In other towns 30 km near Barcelona there will be bike rides closing off the roads of entrance to Barcelona. Contactos: 18-J Barcelona/ Barcelona J18 Network (Preguntar en los Centros Sociales Okupados o en los colectivos de bicicletas.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reus y Castellon
- Contacto: Ateneos libertarios
- CZECH REPUBLIC
- Contact: Zeme predevsim! (Earth First! Prague)
Land Address: PO BOX 237, 160 41 Praha 6
Zagreb Planned events: Street party and march.
- Contact: Autonomous Culture Factory
Land Address: Gajeva 55, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +3851 423044
- NATIONAL NETWORK: Green Student Network
- Contact: Kebele
Tel.: 0117 939 9469
Planned events: Transport to the City in London leaves 9 am.
Tickets: Peace Centre Gardner St. #4
- Contact: Brighton J18
Tel.: 01273 298 192 or 01273 698192
- Contact: J18 action group
- Contact: Hull on Earth
Land Address: c/o PO Box 43, Hull, HU1 1AA
Planned events: "A day of actions on local corporate nasties" Morning: Actions across the city, various and inspired. Afternoon, market square, 3:30 pm for 4 pm departure: The Call It What You Want Ride. Bring whistles, bells, banners, music, fancy dress and food to share for a post-ride picnic. An event to celebrate the bike, ride together in warmth and safety, act simultaneously and in solidarity with thousands of others across the globe, oppose environmental destruction, social injustice, swop news, catch up, have fun, demonstrate the alternatives to cars, consumerism, capitalism, make new friends, feel empowered (and/or thousands of other things which you can maybe think of for yourselves!) Evening: Party. Dance to the sounds of capitalism collapsing or something like that. Look out for details locally.
- Contact: Lancaster J18 Group
- Contact: Leeds EF!
Tel.: 0113 262 9365
- Contact: Liverpool EF!
Tel.: 0151 727 1611
- Contact: Resistance and Liberty Hall
Tel: 0151 726 9752,
Planned events: Mass protest and carnival to spotlight the links between economic globalisation, poverty, and the destruction of the Earth's environment. Standstill and chaos in the City. Attended by activists from the Biotic Baking Brigade, famous for throwing cream pies in the faces of powerful men. Offices of major corporations and banks to be occupied by revellers, while Reclaim the Streets is holding a Carnival against Capital to bring the City to a standstill. "The global capitalist system based on the exploitation of people and the planet for the profit of a few is at the very root of our social and ecological troubles." Lunchtime hours and throughout day -- Music, theatre, free food. Also secret actions in various locations.
See j18 web site.
- 7.30 am -- Critical Mass. Cycle action to reclaim the City streets.
Meet West Smithfield, EC1 near City Thameslink and Farringdon rail stations.
- 10.00 am -- Picket of Reed Employment Agency, 87 Moorgate, EC1. Over 'New Deal' harassment of claimants.
Contact: Haringay Solidarity Group.
Tel: 0181 374 5027.
- 10.30 am -- "Animal abuse is as transnational as capital". Meet Farringdon tube.
Contact: London Animal Action.
Tel.: 0171 278 3068.
- 11.00 am -- Global Chain Reaction. Human chain around Treasury, bring whistles and banners. Meet 11 am Parliament Square.
Contact: People and Planet.
Tel.: 01865 245 678.
- 11.00 am -- Picket of McDonald's. Meet Liverpool Street Station branch.
Contact: London Greenpeace.
Tel.: 0171 713 1269.
- 12.00 noon -- Carnival Against Capital. Bring food to share, things to make music and noise with, radios. Meet Liverpool Street Station.
Contact: Reclaim the Streets.
Tel.: 0171 281 4621 or 0836 536 537.
- 13.30 pm -- Protest against the Militarisation of Space. Meet Green Park tube.
Contact: Association of Autonomous Astronauts.
Tel.: 0793 0834904.
- 16.00 pm -- Picket of Aroma Cafe (bought by McDonald's). Meet Bishopsgate entrance of Liverpool Street BR station.
Contact: London Greenpeace.
Tel.: 0171 713 1269.
- 18:00 pm -- Party in protest against UCI Cinemas outside Empire Cinema in Leicester Square=BD WC2. Against the proposed UCI multiplex development at Crystal Palace Park.
- 19.00 pm (sharp) -- Eurobunk. Meet at Waterloo Station for mass free ride on Eurostar train to Brussels. Change trains for Cologne and anti-G8 demo on Saturday 19 June. Bring sleeping bag or tent.
All day -- Actions against GAP (also trading as BabyGap, Old Navy and Banana Republic). Disruption of their sales in response to the exploitation of manufacturing workers. "We want to inform GAP's customers, shopworkers, and the public in general about the disgusting conditions in which people are being forced to work in Russian factories." Meet GAP/GAP Kids at 315 Oxford St, W1.
Contact: International Solidarity with Workers of Russia, ISWoR.
Land Address: Box R, 46 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8RZ
- London Reclaim The Streets (RTS)
Tel.: 0171 281 4621
- London Genetic Engeneering Network
Tel.: 0181 374 9516
- London Animal Action
- Mclibel/London Greenpeace
- Movement for a Socialist Future
- Contact: Manchester J18 Group
Tel.: 0161 226 6814
- Contact: Manchester Earth First!
- Contact: Newcastle TAPP
Land Address: c/o PO Box 1TA, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1TA
- Contact: Norfolk Earth First!
Tel.: 01603 629482
Land Address: BOX EF!, The Green House, 42-46 Bethal St., Norwich
Planned events: A variety of different autonomous groups head to London to take part in different actions against finicial targets. Veggies distributes free food round the square mile, and transport will be provided to London for the Carnivial. There are two training days on the 13th/14th for informal skill sharing and useful information for the day.
- Contact: Nottingham J18 group
Tel.: 0115 9585 666
- Contact: Oxford Corporate Watch/J18 group
Tel.: 01865 791391
Planned events: Roadbusters will be joining opposition groups in Newbury, Berkshire to peacefully protest the expansion of Vodafone into a greenfield site near Newbury. Multinational mobile-phone company Vodafone is now one of the UK's top ten biggest corporations.
- Contact: Roadbusters activist group
Tel: +44(0)118 954 6430
The Sheffield J18 group will be travelling to London for the actions there. Some people will join the carnival, whilst others will look to highlight the problems caused by various financial institutions by taking direct action.
Contact June 18th Group
Tel.: c/o 0114-273-1978
Email: Si_Chambers@yahoo.com or Sheffieldj18@yahoo.com
- Stoke on Trent
- Contact: Planet Sound Community Arts
Working email: JoePSCA@aol.com
- Contact: Yassen Rousser
Tel.: 0191 552 9232
- Contact: Winchester J18 Group
Tel.: 01962 889409
Planned events: A Menwith Hill protest on the 20th.
- Contact: YorkLEAF
Land Address: PO Box 323, York
- Contact: J18 network/ Muutoksen Kev
Email: (Ville L"hde) email@example.com
Land Address: P.O.Box 847, 33101 Tampere, Finland
- Contact: Pericles
Planned events: Reclaim the Streets party on the 19th.
- Contact: MALOKA, B.P. 536, 21014 Dijon
Tel. +33 (0)3 80 66 81 49
- Contact: Nantes est une fete!
Email adress : firstname.lastname@example.org
Land address : 113 rue d'Allonville, 44000 Nantes, FRANCE
- Contact: French Unemployed Movement
- Contact: Berlin J-18 group
- Contact: Regional Action Group
Fax: 0049-69-774670 (please mark it with "WIR")
Tel: 0049-69-774670 (ask for "W.I.R. group")
(Mo 18.30-23; We 18.30-22; Su 11-15 (GMT))
J.18 Laugh Parade. At 17:00 (5 p.m.) in Cologne's city center thousands of people will make a laughing stock of the G8 leaders. Arranged together with the Intercontinental Caravan (ICC). In Leverkusen (near Cologne), there is an action at Bayer (chemical TNC) at 11 a.m.
- Contact: ICC
- Contact for all actions in Cologne: Infoladen Koeln
Address: Ludolf-Camphausen-Str. 36, 50672 Koln
Tel. +49 - 221/52 29 07
Fax +49 - 221/510 27 65
e-mail: email@example.com or
- Further contact: German Anti-MAI and Globalization campaign
A call for mass fare-dodging has gone out for activists within an overnight train-ride to Cologne: "Get together en-masse at your main train station and get on a train for Cologne and let us turn June 19 into another day to remember." No money. No passport. No problem. Related events in Koln around June 18:
-- June 15th -20th: Camp99. A camp for activists coming from different countries, including 400 Indian activists who are in Cologne from June 15 to 20 at the climax of their one month long direct action tour of Europe (InterContinental Caravan, ICC).
Location: subway Slabystr. (U 13/15/16)
Tel. +49 -221 9402651
- June 16th: Discussion about Globalisation and alternatives.
10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Contact: Maria Mies (Komitee Widerstand gegen das MAI, Koeln)
- June 16th: International Hearing on the "economic rights of women" with women reporting from different countries. 5 p.m.
Contact: NRO Frauenforum
Land Address: c/o Autorinnen Buero Coeln, Friesenstr. 73-75,
- June 17th-18th: Alternative Summit
Contact: WEED (NGO)
Land Address: Bertha-von Suttner-Platz 13, 53111 Bonn
Tel.: 0228 / 76 6130
- June 19th: A mass demonstration against the G7 summit.
Contact: Buendnis Koelne 99 (Alliance Cologne 99)
Land Address: Koernerstrasse 69, 50823 Koeln
Tel. +49- 221/ 952 00 08
Fax +49- 221/ 952 00 77
- June 19th: Human Chain to cancel the debt of the poorest countries
Contact: Erlassjahrkampagne/Jubilee 2000
Land Address: c/o Suedwind, Lindenstr. 58-60, 53721 Siegburg
"A net of free individualities"
Planned events: "For the J18 we'll realize several different individual performances all over the nation, firstly in Milano, Roma and Bologna (but not only). We'll seed the cities with a multitude of TAZ, detournaments and performances about war, involving people in the streets."
- Contact: Il kuneo anarcociclista
Mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Orgon
- Contact: Banca della Ruota Infuocata
Planned events: see Anarcociclismo above
Planned events: A street rave parade, with a large number of squats, sound systems and people.
- Contact: see Anarcociclismo above
Planned events: A street rave parade, with a large number of squats, sound systems and people.
- Contact: see Anarcociclismo above
- Contact: J18 Network
Land Adress: Cascini Corso Regina, Margharita, 37110010,
Planned events: J18 punk concert
- Contact: Moviment Graffitti
Land Address: PO BOX 24 Sliema Malta
Planned events: Free train action: Amsterdam-Cologne-Amsterdam
Land Address: postbox 2228, 2301 CE Leiden
Tel./Fax.: 071 5173019
- Contact: Beurs App=CBl - 18 juni!
(contact: Frank van Schaik)
Land Address: c/o Strohalm, Oudegracht 42, 3511 AR Utrecht
- Contact: Green Federation
Planned events: A picnic with lots of entertainment in front of some big multinational.
- Contact: GAIA - Grupo Academico de Intervencao Ambiental
Alt. email: email@example.com
- Contact: Ecotopia
Planned events: Reclaim The Streets. Meet at 12 noon at Castle Gate.
For more info, contact the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (see below).
- Edinburgh Planned events: Carnival and Protest Against Capital including opportunity to learn a new dance called the G8 Stomp. Meet 12 noon at the Mound. Also ranting and laugh-in. Plus plenty of action thoughout the day. Abolish Debt. Abolish Money. Create the Gift Economy. 10,000 =A310 bank notes from the Bank of Bigotry will flood across the city.
- Contact: Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh
Land Address: 17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA
Tel.: + 44 (0)131 557 6242
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Glasgow Planned events: Global street party, with 3 sound systems and more. Meet 1pm at Kelvinbridge, St. Enoch or Kinning Park undergrounds. Cyclists meet at corner of University Ave and Byers Rd.
- Contact: FastLane Peacecamp
Tel: +44 (0)1436 820 901
Planned events: Party against globalization and street privatization. Feminist, autonomous, ecologist, and syndicalist groups organize a carnival in front of the public savings bank Cajastur. During the action, leaflets are distributed about the "policies that Prime Ministers and the chiefs of big corporations are preparing for our future."
- Contact: Espacio Autonomo
- Contact: Huelva J18 Network (Network of environmental groups)
(Coordination: Foros Telem=B7ticos Socioambientales de Huelva)
(Contact person: Manuel Gualda Caballero)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Planned events: Acciones de protesta ante centros financieros.
- Contact: COMISI"N 0'7 LLEIDA
Tel.: 639 383978 or 973 212285
Fax.: 973 280021
Land Address: Apdo. de correos 1019, 25006 LLEIDA
Planned events: Semana de accion social "Rompamos el silencio". Week of Social Action "Let us break the Silence", 7 days of social fight by many social groups: autonomous, unemployed, environmental, squaters, pro animal rights....
Global street party. Start in Plaza de Lavapies at 16:00h. Theatre, actions, music, performances...
- Contact tel.: 91 5324238
Fax.: 91 5322807
Land Address: PO BOX 14409, MADRID 28080
- Contact: 18Jmadrid
- Contact: Ecologistas en Accion, Internacional/ Contra-Maastricht
- Contact: Movimiento contra la Europa de Maastricht
Land Address: c/ Campomanes 13, 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Planned events: Por la tarde dos bicifestaciones, una gran fiesta en la calle y algunos acciones directas por toda la ciudad. Two open "critical mass" in the afternoon, a big street party, and some direct actions all over the city."
- Contacto: Coalicion para el 18j
(or firstname.lastname@example.org, if dead)
- Contact: J18 Group
- Contact: The Surrealist Group
Planned events: Reclaim The Streets party. "Here, the streets, privatized by cars, will be given back to the citizens. A huge event with music and more".
- Contact: Lausanne J18 group
- Infoseek, espace autogoro, 60 av. de Morges, 1004 Lausanne
- Infokiosk, 4 rue de la Faucille, 1201 Genove
Planned events: A Reclaim The Streets event that will start on Windsor Rd Penarth at 12pm, proceeding to the barrage gate, onto the barrage construction site and onto the eco-village site.
- Contact: Cardiff J18 Group
- Calgary, Alberta
Planned events: 12:00 Noon: Meet in front of Shell headquarters (400 - 4th Ave. SW) to demonstrate, hand out literature and perform street theater. 12:30: March from Shell headquarters to Chevron headquarters (500 - 5th Ave. SW) to do the same. "Oil barons must be held accountable for the atrocities they commit." Shell "owns half of the Nigerian economy and has committed gross atrocities against Nigeria's culture, people and environment." Chevron "also commits violations in Nigeria."
Contact: June 18th Coalition
Email: Wolfman, email@example.com
Tel.: (403) 210 - 6062
Email: Tak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: (403) 271 - 2187
- Montreal, Quebec
- Contact: Montreal/Quebec J18 groups
- Ottawa, Ontario
Planned events: Peoples' Global Action - Ottawa (social movements such as the Canadian Federation of Students, coalition to stop the war against Yugoslavia, Industrial Workers of the World, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and Comite des Sans Emploi -Montreal folks-, Critical Mass) organise actions on corporate institutions.
- Contact: Ottawa J18 network
- Contact: Canadian Union of Postal Workers
(contact person: David Bleakney)
Land Address: 377 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Y3
Tel: 613-236-7230 ext. 7953
- Regina, Saskatoon
Planned events: Students and trade unionists unite in big and radical action.
- Contact: Regina J18 network (The University of Regina
Students' Union and The Canadian Union of Public Employees)
Land Address: Local 2419, Univ. of Regina, Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Tel.: (306) 586-8811 ext. 203
Fax.: (306) 586-8812
- Toronto, Mississauga Territory, Turtle Island
Planned events: Gather at 4 pm at Bloor & Parliament in the north end of St. Jamestown. The Critical Mass of cyclists will join puppeteers, radical cheerleaders, faerie pranksters, stiltwalkers, performance troupes, DJs, percussionists and pyrotechnicians who will move past the Sherbourne-Dundas neighbourhood (home to people made homeless by neoliberalism) and the Church-Wellesley lesbian & gay neighbourhood, proceeding to the intersection of Bay & Bloor. There, a giant anti-corporate bowling lane will be formed to protest violations of human rights and labour by corporations such as Nike, Club Monaco, Chapters, The GAP, McDonalds, and the various big Canadian banks. At the Spadina/Bloor intersection members of the First Nations community participating in the Buffalo Jump Native Sovereignty festival will join the procession, which next will continue through the Brunswick & Bloor intersection, and enter Christie Pits, winding down in the park with a picnic and musical perfomers.
Contact: Reclaim the Streets Toronto
Mail: RTS-Toronto PO Box 195 Toronto, Canada M5T 2W1
- Vancouver, British Columbia
Planned events: Carnival. Events in the downtown core - exact locations to be announced. Watch for posters, stickers, and graffitti.
- Contact: Vancouver Anti-WTO Coalition
E-mail: email@example.com for discussion (a list server dedicated to
June 18 and WTO Seattle) or firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics
Planned events: An action on the Stock Exchange.
- Contact: Mejor Vida Corp.
Land Address: Apartado Postal M-2246, Mexico D.F. 06002
Fax: (603) 687-4977
- UNITED STATES
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Contact: Feminists Liberating Our World (FLOW) (a feminist activist collective)
- Austin, Texas
Planned events: Texans to ride in solidarity with the Global Carnival against capital. Cyclists will gather at approximately 5pm for a Critical Mass ride around the city. A regrouping will take place around 7:30 at a location to be announced to continue the celebration of the Beginning of the End of Capitalism. Participants are encouraged to bring musical instruments, costumes, food, and any other items that would help heighten festivities and reclaim the streets. This action is without leaders or group sponsorship, it is action by and for the people, the citizens of the Earth.
- Contact: J18 Austin
- Boston, Massachusetts
Planned events: Carnival Against Capital. Gather on the Bank Boston Plaza at noon: 100 Federal St., Downtown Boston. Enter line to apply for reparations grant from FleeceBoston bank at 1:00. Near Downtown Crossing, South Station and State Street T Stops. A day to resist together neoliberal capital and its exploitation, oppression and wars, and to celebrate the alternative of grassroots resistance. We will have music, drums, dance, theater, short talks, puppets, posters, and leaflets. "We plan to combine satire and entertainment with serious critique, to shine light on the dark side of finance capital - the giant banks at the center of the neoliberal conquest of the world."
- Contact: Boston Encuentro
Land address: c/o Lucy Parsons Center, 549 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617/267- 6272; or P.O. Box 204, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
- Chicago, Illinois
- Contact: J18 Group
- Denver, Colorado
- Contact: J18 Group
- Eugene, Oregon
Planned events: In dishonor of the G8 Summit meeting in Cologne, Eugene Reclaim The Streets is hosting a street party as part of the global June 18th project. People meet at the bus station at 10th and Olive at 2:15 pm, and proceed to an as yet undisclosed street to reclaim. There is a live broadcast done from local micropower station Radio Free Cascadia 98.5 FM featuring local rave/dance DJ's live in the studio. BRING: boomboxes and radios to pick the broadcast up, musical instruments, art supplies for a mural, costumes, poetry, food to share, stories, information to distribute (and tables to put it on if you so desire), dancing shoes, and your own sweet creative selves. "Eugene Reclaim The Streets is hosting this street party in order to reclaim our rightful public space." "Like the airwaves and the forests, the streets belong to the people and not to private interests such as Downtown Inc. We view the reclamation of public resources as a crucial component of the fight against corporate dominance." There is a "safe space" for kids and others. Food Not Bombs serves free food at 4 pm. In the afternoon there is a guided tour of downtown Eugene, pointing out some of the most insidious local manifestations of global capital.
- Contact: Eugene PeaceWorks
Land Address: 454 Willamette #205, Eugene, OR 97401
Tel.: (541) 343-8548
- Hattiesburg, Mississippi
- Contact: J18 group
- Lawrence, Kansas
Planned events: A day of protest, action and carnival. Start at 5 pm at Mercantile Bank at 9th St. and Massachusetts St.
- Contact: Kansas J18 Group
Land Address: P.O. Box 442286, Lawrence, KS 66044
- Lincoln, Nebraska
- Contact: J18 group
- Los Angeles, California
Planned events: Global street party against globalization and corporate dominance over ecosystems and communities. Assembly at 1:00pm on 5th and Hill in Pershing Square, across the street from the Biltmore Hotel in Downtown LA. Participants should bring banners, food, drums, puppets etc., and preferably show up in costumes (e.g. business attire). "In mass we'll march, bike ride, dance, protest and party towards destinations to be announced. Have fun. Be creative. There will be music. There will be dancing. Remember, revolution is the festival of the oppressed!" An autonomous action, without leaders or determined plan.
- Contact: Los Angeles June 18th Coalition
Tel.: (310) 772-8180
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Land Address: San Diego June 18th, c/o Sandi Smith, Box 261,
6161 El Cajon Blvd., Suite B San Diego, CA, 92115
- Contact: Earth First! Western Massachusetts
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Planned events: The purpose of these events is three-fold: to expose the human rights violations, unsafe practices, environmental degradation, lack of accountability, or monopolies of corporations based in the city of Minneapolis; to relate these abuses to the growing "free trade" movement (as administered by the IMF, WTO, and the World Bank); and to enjoy ourselves through free expression, free food, free music, and free theatre.
- Contact: J18 Coalition
- 11:33 am: Peavey Plaza (downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet between 11th and 12th streets): free food, music, info, performance and street theatre.
- Around 1:30 pm: corporate tour of Minneapolis.
- Critical mass bicycle ride(s) (information available at the 11:33 gathering).
Tel: (651) 649-5460
- New England
- Contact: Diverse Women for Diversity
Email address: jgrossho@MtHolyoke.edu
- Contact: General Chad & Co
- New York City, New York
Planned events: Street party. Assemble at 3 pm at Liberty Plaza, downtown Manhattan, and march to location. Groups involved in planning are diverse and unaffiliated: Lower East Side Collective, Green Party, IWW, Time's Up!, Blackout Books, and others. Over a thousand people are expected. Music, dancing, fire-eating, pole-climbing, costumes, chalk graffiti, etc.
- Contact: Reclaim The Streets
- Contact: Situationist/Creative Group:
- Contact: Electronic Disturbance Theatre
- Oakland, California
- Contact: Economic Justice Now
- Portland, Oregon
- Contact: End Corporate Dominance Alliance
Land Address: PO Box 1375, Portland, Oregon 97207
- Reno, Nevada
Planned events: Small solidarity action.
- Contact: Reclaim The Streets
- San Diego, California
Planned event: A protest in the World Trade Center, 1250 6th Ave.,
Downtown San Diego. 4-5:30 pm
- Contact: San Diego M.I.A. Alert
(contact person: Jean)
Tel.: 1(619) 463-0721
- Contact: San Diego June 18th
Land Address: c/o Sandi Smith, Box 261 6161 El Cajon Blvd., Suite B San Diego, CA, 92115
- San Francisco, California
Planned events: Festival of resistance and action to reclaim the streets of the San Fransisco financial district as part of an International Day of Action Against Corporate Globalization. Meeting at Justin Herman Plaza at 11:30 a.m., thousands of people will proceed through the financial district, stopping in front of some of the worst home-grown corporate criminals to denounce their policies, from sweatshops and ecological devastation, to speculation and war. Stiltwalkers, giant puppets, drummers, musicians, bicyclists, singers and dancers, along with demonstrators of all stripes will create a festive carnival of protest in the heart of one of the global market centers: "A massive party to celebrate the potential of the world and to reinvigorate efforts to stave off its destruction." Bring music, art, theater, food to share, ideas, and your friends. Decentralized sound system: bring radios/boomboxes and tune to RTS Micro Radio 87.9fm. Refreshments provided by Food Not Bombs.
- Contact: San Francisco Reclaim the Streets
(contact persons: Juliette and Debra)
Tel.: (415) 255-7296 (or, alternatively, 415 820-3226)
- Contact: Art and Revolution
Action against GAP clothing (also trading as BabyGap, Old Navy and Banana Republic). "We want to inform GAP's customers, shopworkers, and the public in general about the disgusting conditions in which people are being forced to work in Russian factories." Meet outside the flagship GAP store at Powell and Market at 11:30 am, from which the main march will be greeted a few minutes later.
- Contact: International Solidarity with Workers of Russia, ISWoR.
Mail: PO Box 424725, San Francisco, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Contact: Seattle J18 group
- Contact: J18 group
Planned events: 8.30am: Free breakfast outside Flinders Street Station (under the clocks). 12pm: Meet outside General Post Office, cnr Elizbeth street and Bourke Street. Individual groups advertise other events, and in general various events will occur spontaneously.
- Contact: J18 Melbourne
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Alive and Global J18
Land Address: Box 37, Maylands, Perth, Western Australia 6931
- Good morning, Australia --
Banners hung on major routes into the city. Travelling on the morning trains and buses, activists welcome city-dwellers to a day they won't forget.
- Press conference 11 am NSW parliament hse --
Speakers: Greens MLC Lee Rhiannon, Trevor Thomas (Jubilee 2000), Lina Cabaero (AidWatch), Kilty O'Gorman (Justice Action). Global financial issues, such as MAI, Third-World debt, corporatism and the impact of widespread privatisation, and the significance of the day's direct actions.
- Lunchtime fiesta --
Lunchtime music and street theatre, while all are invited to participate in interactive discussions/ debates about the impact of globalisation and corporatism on the community. Martin Place.
- Corporate info (Scumbags) tour --
A black comedy guided tour of major corporations in the CBD that exploit people and the planet for the profit of a few. Corporate vandals such as Westpac, ERA and Boral have their indiscretions exposed to the public.
- Friday night office party --
Peak hour carnival with Critical Mass riding through the streets of Sydney. Bands and DJs turn the CBD into a party for the night.
The Sydney action will be covered live by a team of alternative media freaks. Updated reports from the streets all day, with real video, audio, photos, and text.
- Contact: Sydney J18 network
- Contact: Reclaim the Streets
- Contact: Conversations for the 21st Century
Accion: "JUBILEO DE LA DEUDA EXTERNA"
De 11a.m. a 2p.m. Encuentro: calle Reconquista, frente al Banco Central/F.M.I., a las 11 a.m.
A. ACTO de denuncia y oracion multirreligiosa participativa, frente a las oficinas del F.M.I./Banco Central, y luego;
B. MARCHA ecumenica por las calles del distrito bancario y financiero. Slogans/consignas principales: "SI A LA VIDA, NO A LA DEUDA"; "POR LA
LIBERACION DE LA ESCLAVITUD DE LA DEUDA".
- Organizacion convocante: DIALOGO/JUBILEO 2000.
Co-Oficiantes: Sacerdotes catolicos, pastores protestantes, rabinos judios, ministros musulmanes, ortodoxos, maestros budistas, laicos. Participantes: Ciudadanos en general, y organizaciones de derechos humanos (Madres de Plaza de Mayo, y otras); Central de Trabajadores Argentinos/C.T.A.; organizaciones sociales; feministas, ecologistas, intelectuales, artistas, personalidades como el Premio Nobel de la Paz, Adolfo Perez Esquivel.
Planned events: The debt cancellation movement Dialogo 2000, (religious and social groupings including Madres de la Plaza de Mayo and trade unions), will hold a procession/march through the financial centre. This will be a joint multi-religious celebration and street action event, with catholic, jewish, muslim, and protestant ministers (bells, carillons and shofar sounds), with the participation of social and worker's movements: artists, intellectuals, feminists, ecologists and human rights militants. In front of the Central Bank/IMF, building speakers will argue for non-payment by the peoples of the indebted South, and popular artists and musicians will perform under the banner Liberation from Debt.
- Contactos: email@example.com;
Otras acciones en Buenos Aires/Other actions in Buenos Aires:
- Contact: GAPLAH (grupo autogestionario para la liberacion animal y humana)
- Contact: Centro de Defesa dos Direitos Humanos EUZEBIO ROCHA em Defesa do Brasil e do Povo Brasileiro
- Contact: Tribunal da Divida (External Debt Tribunal/Campaign for Non-payment of External Debt):
Sao Paulo y Sorocaba
Planned events: Marcado manifestar frente a cuatro bancos.
- Contacto: Comision Organizadora: Encuentro Continental de Derecho Alternativo.
(contacto: Profesor J)
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planned events: Un foro en la Universidad de Antioquia sobre globalizacion y sus consecuencias para las comunidades y la vida. Pelicula. Carnaval callejero popular contra las multinacionales en un parque de la ciudad. Esta fiesta callejera contendra: bazar trueque (llevaremos articulos para intercambiar sin dinero), juegos tradicionales, saltimbanquis, audicion musical, videos, poesia, y un gran concierto.
Planned events: "A forum on globalisation, a carnival against multinationals with a potlatch bazaar, traditional games and puppets and acrobats, music videos and poetry, and a concert with local ska and punk bands. "We are conscious of the devastating capability of transnational capital but we are also conscious of the creative capacity of imagination and freedom. That's why we will protest in force but also celebrate with joy, the joy of making possible human contact, warmth, art and life."
- Contact: Club De Los Intelectuales Podridos, Medellin
Planned events: Spoof trade fair. A bank for the poor to deposit misery and unemployment, and rubbish workers to deposit their rubbish. Posters and flyers, designed as cheques or dollars.
- Contact: J18 network Montevideo
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth First! Media Center
Andy Caffrey, director
We're trying to remove the obstacles to your involvement.
WE NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW June 13, 1999
We could do so much more with your help. Forest activists are now being bombed, murdered, and assassinated without any outrage expressed in the media! We have just discovered that the violent "Wise Use" movement is now tracking every one of our postings. Your involvement would be an invaluable aid to our ability to maintain vigilance.
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