HA HA HA G8

"The coinciding of the Global Street Party with the G8 summit is in recognition of the fact that cars, roads, pollution, surveillance, billboards and the like didn't just spring from nowhere but are results of a political and economic system. That system is going global - the resistance to it, if it is to be effective, must also be global. "

Dress as a clown, bring custard pies & banners & music & wild games & spiky things & music & loud things & DIY tools & kangas & fluffy things & agitprop & food & sleeping tat & IMAGINATION

On the 16th of May a group of eight (G8) men will meet in Birmingham. These men are the leaders of the most industrialised nation-states in the world - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US and Russia. Their main aim is to advance the project of a global market economy by further centralising power in institutional elites and transnational corporations . Such a project requires the destruction of indigenous communities and grassroots initiatives and the systematic dismantling of social welfare and environmental protection.

Meanwhile, all over the world, hundreds of thousands of people will be taking action in opposition to this enclosure of the future. Advancing instead a vision of co-operation not competition, of diversity of culture not monoculture. The Birmingham Street Party - one of many happening at the same time world-wide - will be a celebration of such alternatives; a 'transnational' dream of a different future, there for the making. One where, in harmony with each other and the environment, we directly control the communities we live and work in.

 

BIRMINGHAM

16TH MAY

MEET 4PM

BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET STATION

Reports


URGENT!!!!

CLOWNS NEEDED

IF YOU WANT TO DRESS AS A CLOWN AND JOIN IN SPECIAL FUN AND GAMES OR IF YOU KNOW A CLOWN WHO WANTS A BIT OF ACTION E MAIL US and lets SEND IN THE CLOWNS

 

If you don't live in the uk try out one of the many other GLOBAL STREET PARTIES orcreate your own.