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GLOBAL STREET PARTY


Since its repoliticised appearance in London in 1995, the street party has been erupting across the world with its collision of love and rage, carnival and revolution, politics and party. From Leeds to Sydney, Amsterdam to Edinburgh, Berlin to Tel Aviv, thousands of people have banished the car, danced defiantly, transformed privatised space and created their own local festivals of resistance.

GLOBAL CAPITALISM

On Saturday the 16th of May Street parties will occur simultaneously accross the globe. The date coincides with the 1998 G8 meeting in Birmingham (UK), where leaders of the eight largest economies meet to make decisions about the future of the planet and its peoples. They will then all fly to Geneva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of GATT. There they will sign more agreements which enable them to wrench ever more power and control away from local communities and siphon it into the self-appointed dictatorship that is the World Trade Organization.

GLOBAL RESISTANCE

People everywhere are rebelling against these global forces, and mid-May will see countless world wide protests. As part of this a GLOBAL STREET PARTY has the potential to be a defining moment of resistance. Imagine the kick of taking back your street in the knowledge that all over the world similar acts of defiance are taking place... IMAGINE A WEB OF RESISTANCE STRETCHING ACROSS THE WORLD ON THE 16TH OF MAY...and beyond!

DO-IT-YOURSELF

There are already more than 30 street parties due to happen all over the world. The list grows every week. Why don't you hold your own street party?

Sort that party! CHECK OUT THE STREET PARTIES ALREADY PLANNED TO TAKE PLACE ON 16th of MAY

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