12472Re: [CF] I'm back!
- Apr 1, 2005David Hansen wrote:
> Some pedestrians do the same thing on the cycle paths in Edinburgh, soSpeaking of Edinburgh there's going to be a massive Critical Mass ride
> it is not unique behaviour.
there July 1. Darn, wish I could be there for that.
Below is a complete calendar of events surrounding the G8 meetings.
Chicago Critical Mass
10 – 16 Week-long vigil by Donald Dewar's statue in Glasgow to mark
global week of action on trade.
24 – 26 Oxfam live events held in Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.
24 March begins from Birmingham, the location of the 1998 G8 meeting, to
10 – 11 Protesters are planning to gather at the meeting of G8 Finance
ministers in London.
16 – 17 More protesters are expected for the meeting of the G8 justice
and interior ministers in Sheffield, home town of David Blunkett, the
former home secretary.
17 – 25 Bike rides set off from Brighton, London, Birmingham,
Southampton, Ross-on-Wye, and a rickshaw cavalcade leaves from
Westminster, with joint aim of arriving in Edinburgh for July 1, in time
for Critical Mass (see below).
22 "Community anarchy projects" around Gleneagles, Glasgow, and
Edinburgh planned to start in run-up to summit, in preparation for
demonstrations in Edinburgh on July 3.
1 Critical Mass: thousands of cyclists expected to descend on Edinburgh
in bid to reclaim streets from traffic by cycling round the city en masse.
2 Make Poverty History: centrepiece of anti-poverty demonstrations will
see tens of thousands of people gather in Edinburgh wearing white
armbands – the campaign symbol – and forming giant human chain around
3 Alternative summit in Edinburgh to highlight "failed" policies of the
G8 and alternatives on offer. Speakers include prominent authors, human
rights activists, and trade unionists from around world.
4 Blockade of the Faslane nuclear submarine base by groups including
Dissent! and Trident Ploughshares.
5 Fire beacons to be lit on the Ochil hills, as hillwalkers converge on
summit from Perth and Stirling.
6 Blockade of G8 meeting at Gleneagles is planned by some anarchist
groups, while others aim simply to demonstrate outside.
7 More demonstrations outside summit, including attempt by People's
Golfing Association to hold a competition at Gleneagles.
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