GLOBAL STREET PARTY Sat 16 May 1998 FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Wed, 15 Apr 1998 14:25:25 -0700 (PDT)


FWD via Oshan Cook (anow@burn.ucsd.edu)
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 03:51:19 -0800 (PST)
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GLOBAL STREET PARTY!
Saturday 16th May 1998

Since its first politicised re-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 private space and created
their own local festivals of resistance.

GLOBAL STREET PARTY
There is now growing energy for the idea of a `transnational' day of Street
Parties, with different groups across the world holding events
simultaneously. 1998 will be a busy year for world leaders and corporate
vampires in their ceaseless drive for profit. So let's make it a year
they'll never forget: already there is interest from groups in Sweden, the
UK, France, Canada, Finland, the USA, Germany, Croatia, the Netherlands,
Australia the list is growing every day.

GLOBAL CAPITALISM
This date coincides with the 1998 G8 meeting in Birmingham (UK), where world
leaders of the 8 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 `transnational'
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
resurgence/defiance reaching across the world on May 16th and beyond.

GLOBAL CAPITALISM: GLOBAL RESISTANCE!
Let us know what you think; the more groups that get involved the greater
the momentum will be. Time is short, so please try to respond to this idea
as soon as possible. We can act as a contact point for the moment and bounce
ideas back to those who register their interest.

Thanks a lot
London Reclaim The Streets: 0171 281 4621
rts@gn.apc.org
PO box 9656,
London N4 4JY
England

http://www.hrc.wmin.ac.uk/campaigns/rts.html

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