s11/WHY WE'LL PROTEST AT THE OLYMPICS -- Global Action @lert #4

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| Global Action @lert         |
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| Number 4 August 28, 2000    |
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===IN THIS ISSUE============================
+ New site: Why We'll Protest At The Olympics
+ New game: Global Economy Dictation d-Generator
+ New Snapshots Gallery
+ Green Left headlines this week
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===WHY WE'LL PROTEST AT THE OLYMPICS=======

A new Global Action activists' archive of Green Left articles detailing
reasons to protest at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/globalaction/olympics/index.shtml


===GLOBAL ECONOMY DICTATION d-GENERATOR====

ALL NEW GAME!
Language is a weapon used by global ruling-class elites and their
apologists to beat us senseless about our ears and brains. Now it's
pay-back time!
http://www.greenleft.org.au/globalaction/s11/s11_game.shtml


===NEW SNAPSHOTS GALLERY===================

A new Global Action gallery, featuring photography from the US
Republican
Party convention held earlier this August, featuring the 'Billionaires
for
Bush (or Gore)' march.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/globalaction/s11/s11_galleries.shtml


======= "Quote, Unquote" =================

"[S11's actions are] the resort of cowards when they don't have the
support of the Victorian public to then try and arc it up by having
one-off violence." -- Victorian Premier and Labor leader Steve Bracks
quoted in the August 26 'Age'.


===GREEN LEFT HEADLINES THIS WEEK ========

DSP, Resistance in the thick of it
BY CHRIS SPINDLER
MELBOURNE -- The S11 protests here against the multinationals' World
Economic Forum have gathered enormous steam; a diverse range of groups
and
individuals has helped to turn S11 into a major battle against corporate
globalisation. In the thick of it have been activists from the
Democratic
Socialist Party (DSP) and Resistance, which together form the largest
socialist tendency in Australia.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p14b.htm

Media sell us the rope to hang them
BY JODY BETZIEN
MELBOURNE -- The planned S11 protests have become the story of the
moment
for the corporate media -- and the most screaming of the screaming
headlines are being devoted to a planned walkout by several thousand
high
school students.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p5b.htm

Howard worried by S11 protests
BY SEAN HEALY
Prime Minister John Howard has added his own shrill voice to growing
official outrage about the planned S11 mass protests against the WEF
meeting in Melbourne.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p5.htm

Training camp prepares activists for S11
BY MARCEL CAMERON
MELBOURNE -- Forty activists attended a lively "socialist training camp"
near Ballarat in country Victoria to prepare for S11.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p5e.htm

Left debates S11 blockade tactics
COMMENT BY JORGE JORQUERA
MELBOURNE -- Prime Minister John Howard and Victorian Premier Steve
Bracks
are now both on record decrying planned S11 protests against the WEF as
likely to be "violent".
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p9.htm

Trades Hall hesitant on S11
BY MELANIE SJOBERG
MELBOURNE --The Victorian Trades Hall Council will endorse and
participate
in three events associated with protests against the WEF summit -- but
the
major event, the start of the three-day mass community blockade, is not
one of them.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p9b.htm

It's us or globalisation
BY STEPHEN DARLEY
Globalisation is not that new and not that different, despite some
unique
features.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p15.htm

Farnham's managers threaten to sue S11
BY ARUN PRADHAN
MELBOURNE -- John Farnham's managers have admitted they doesn't know who
to sue to prevent the adoption of the singer's "You're the Voice" as the
official anthem of September 11 protests here against the WEF.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p5c.htm

EUROPE
Activists to take on the IMF and World Bank
OXFORD, England -- Over the past year, European activists have watched
large political mobilisations unfold in the United States with keen
interest. Although Europe has not recently witnessed a demonstration on
the scale of the Seattle anti-World Trade Organisation (WTO) protests
last
November, activists have been steadily organising for what is gearing up
to be the next big offensive against global financial institutions.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p16.htm

Melbourne Uni students to vote on s11
BY RAY FULCHER
MELBOURNE -- Students at Melbourne University will vote on August 31 on
whether their student union will support the S11 protests against the
World Economic Forum.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p4b.htm

S11 teach-in brings unity
BY NICK FREDMAN
LISMORE -- A day of lively discussion around the theme "Global justice
not
global capitalism" attracted more than 70 people here on August 20.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p4c.htm

S11 hits regional Victoria
BY JACQUIE MOON
GEELONG -- With only two weeks to go until the S11 protests hit
Melbourne,
Victoria's regional residents are jumping on board the actions against
the
World Economic Forum (WEF).
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p4d.htm

Massive cop presence at anti-corporate demo
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS
BRISBANE -- An August 25 demonstration against the corporate takeover of
the Queen Street Mall attracted 50 demonstrators and a massive police
presence, including members of the Tactical Response Group.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2000/418/418p8f.htm

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