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| Global Action @lert |
| announcements list |
| Number 2 August 14, 2000 |
Global Action @lert is an announcements list about forthcoming events
updates on Green Left's Global Action web site. Global Action brings you
the latest updates on the preparations for the Melbourne protests
against the Asia Pacific of the World Economic Forum beginning September
===== IN THIS ISSUE ==============================
+ Green Left headlines this week
+ New to the site
+ Announcements and events
===== GREEN LEFT HEADLINES THIS WEEK ==============
Fighting for jobs in the global economy
BY DICK NICHOLS
Every time the death knell tolls for some factory or industry in the old
industrial towns of the advanced industrial world, the workers involved
are torn between three basically irreconcilable reactions. The first is
fight for what they've got, the second is to find ways to protect
themselves from the competition and the third is to resign themselves to
S11 Alliance calls for trade union support
BY JORGE JORQUERA
MELBOURNE -- The S11 Alliance has issued a call for trade unionists to
support the non-violent three-day blockade of the World Economic Forum's
summit at the Crown Casino beginning September 11. The alliance is
endorsements from trade unions and has invited the Trade Hall
Council-organised rally on September 12 to march to the blockade.
Asian trade unionists to speak
BY PIP HINMAN
SYDNEY -- Indonesian union leader Romawaty Sinaga, of the the Indonesian
National Front for Labour Struggle (FNPBI), and Francisco Pascual, of
Philippine People's Development Resource Centre, are the two
guest speakers at seminars in Melbourne on August 27 and Sydney on
September 2. The seminars will discuss labour movement resistance to
corporate tyranny in the Asia-Pacific.
S11: high school activists debate tactics
BY JODY BETZIEN
MELBOURNE -- Beginning September 11, this city will experience a myriad
anti-World Economic Forum (WEF) actions. There is a lot of discussion
debate about how to coordinate and organise these many diverse actions
as to maximise their effectiveness. One particularly important
has arisen due to the fact that two high school student actions have
scheduled for September 11, both at the same venue but at different
S11 forum discusses strategy
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS
BRISBANE -- "The demonstrations in Seattle have opened a significant
in the ideological stronghold of the international financial
institutions", said Max Lane, addressing a public meeting of more than
sponsored by the S11 Alliance here on August 8.
S11 activists target McDonald's
ADELAIDE -- Thirty people demonstrated outside McDonald's in the Rundle
Mall here on August 4 to protest against the multinational's attacks on
the environment, underdeveloped nations and workers' rights. The action,
organised by the Adelaide S11 Alliance, attracted 200 supportive
Corporate think tanks assault environmentalism
BY JIM GREEN
Welcome to the world of the conservative think tank, a world in which
modern forestry "helps preserve wildlife habitat", "radioactive waste
a great advantage over other kinds of waste", "a camel is a horse
by a committee", and humanity is "entering an age of increasing and
unprecedented natural resources abundance".
UNITED STATES: 'The poor will not be disappeared'
PHILADELPHIA -- While the smug elite of the US Republican Party gathered
here in plush hotels and a huge new convention centre to celebrate their
wealth and to anoint two rich white men to lead their presidential
the US poor and their allies were very visible, and very vocal, in the
streets. Women, the disabled, children, people of colour, immigrants,
unemployed, underpaid and uninsured all marched, danced, sang and spoke
loud and clear.
===== NEW TO THE SITE =================
Live in Australia? Do you have a related "global action" event which
Use the Global Action s11 page to submit your event to Green Left
Activist Calendar and reach an audience of thousands.
Updated to also include hyperlinks to the new John Pilger web site as
as a range of useful activists' resources from Green Left and ASIET
(Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor).
=== ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS =========================
Socialist training camp for s11
August 19-20, Sat-Sun.
This two day camp will help arm activists with theory and hands on
in the lead up to September protests against the World Economic Forum
Contact Jody on 9639 8622 or mailto:melbourne at greenleft.org.au for
bookings and info
organised by RESISTANCE http://www.greenleft.org.au/resistance/
Rod Quantock to host McDebate
BY JORGE JORQUERA
MELBOURNE -- Some of the world's best minds and sharpest wits will
with the crucial issue of our time here on August 25, when they debate
"Whether McDonald's should run the World Bank".
MELBOURNE: Globalisation and unionism in the Asia Pacific
August 27, Sun. 1pm-5pm,
Old Ballroom, Trades Hall, cnr Lygon St and Victoria Pde, Carlton.
For details in other cities, go to
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