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    Regarding forwarded message below: How about a Global Octagon Carnival? [that s *cog* backwards!] Eight major simultaneous actions to wrestle with each of
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      Regarding forwarded message below:

      How about a Global Octagon Carnival? [that's *cog*
      backwards!]

      Eight major simultaneous actions to wrestle with each
      of the tentacles: Ottawa, D.C., Tokyo, Moscow, London,
      Berlin, Paris, Rome? Maybe with a theme, such as
      tagging the facade, as in painting government
      buildings purple or something.



      ------- Forwarded message follows -------
      Date sent: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 16:45:59 -0400
      From: Eric Odell <odeller@...> (by
      way of redscares22@...)
      Subject: G8 in Kananaskis

      White Paper on the G8 in Kananaskis

      BACKGROUND:

      In order to avoid the impact of dissenting voices at
      next year�s G8 Summit, Canada�s Prime Minister
      (henceforth referred to as the Big Cheese�) has chosen
      to move the meeting to the mountain resort of
      Kananaskis. In order to aid protesters in their
      planning, the Deconstructionist Institute for Surreal
      Topology (DIST) commissioned this study to assess the
      prospects for direct action during the summit.

      A number of our security experts visited the site, and
      conducted a thorough survey of the area. Our top
      researchers then analyzed the data, and have issued
      the following interim report. It is intended for
      informational purposes only, and can serve as a basis
      for the first spokescouncil meetings on August 25th
      (to be held in Edmonton).

      CONCLUSION:

      Kananaskis was chosen by the Big Cheese� because of
      its remote location, and because the only road leading
      to the resort is easy to seal off. However, the
      Cheese forgot one thing - the location is remote and
      is easy to seal off.

      The terrain is ideal for hippies, crappy for cops.
      Can you imagine riot troops in full body armour
      plodding through dense forests? What were they
      thinking?! Don�t they remember Vietnam?! Don�t they
      remember Return of the Jedi when the Ewoks kicked
      Stormtrooper ass in the forest of Endor?

      SUGGESTED ACTION PLAN:

      Protests around summits are usually given labels to
      mark a day of protest (for example J26 to signify a
      protest on June 26th). It is advised that protesters
      drop the numbers. The letter J will do nicely - a
      month of intense resistance...and a refreshing change
      of tactics.

      DETAILS of ACTION PLAN:

      Early May: Hold a training camp in Kananaskis to allow
      participants to get a feel for the location. Plan,
      strategize and hold workshops. Consider it a dry run.
      Participants can learn vital skills such as how to
      incorporate grizzly bears into a direct action.
      June 1st: Tree huggers begin blockading the road
      leading in and out of Kananaskis. A wilderness area
      should not have thousands of police plodding through
      it. The road is ideal for Robin Hood tactics.
      Block-and-run style; tripods; cars with their wheels
      removed. It�s one real long road, and they can�t
      defend it. Stop The Man from setting up their security
      equipment and preparing the site.

      June 7th: Set up tent city on the edge of Kananaskis.
      Have a huge festival of resistance including music,
      workshops, food, naked hippies. Create space.
      June 10th: Critical Mass rides begin along the highway
      leading to the site. Stockpiling mountain bikes will
      be key later on. When they block the road, anarchists
      will bike around them.

      June 13th: Affinity groups and assorted desparados
      move deep into the zone, and set up outposts. Bring a
      video camera to protect yourselves from getting
      batoned. Stick together. Pretend it�s a giant game
      of hide and seek. Use tactics inspired by the Ewoks.
      Maximum disruption combined with maximum cuddliness.
      Anarcho-hippies can climb trees; they know how to use
      ropes; they love it out in the mountains, and even
      enjoy eating fungus. For a good laugh, watch the cops
      try to get protesters out of the tree tops. Did you
      see Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon?

      June 22nd: The tent city moves onto the meeting site.
      Protesters seal off the road before the cops do.
      Lockdowns, hiding, running, and regrouping. With
      enough people, the space can be defended.
      June 25th: For people that arrive late: hike into the
      zone. Don�t forget your rope ladders, and try to
      avoid the traffic jams along the hiking trails. Ewoks
      shut down the force field generator. Watch in mild
      amusement as the black-bloc searches in vain for a
      McDonald�s to smash. Oh, did we mention rope ladders?
      Victory will go to those with the most rope ladders
      (and the best pants).

      June 26th: Summit canceled - too many fuckin� Ewoks in
      the area.


      For more information on the G8 in Kananaskis, visit
      http://tao.ca/~wrench/dist/g8
      For more information on DIST visit
      http://tao.ca/~wrench/dist/ or email wrench@....

      To honour our dead - not a moment of silence, but a
      whole lifetime of struggle.

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