Rebel Footy Fest - Anti G8

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May 23 2004 13:34
Rebel Footy Fest - Anti G8

A MISH-MASH OF HOME-MADE, GRASSROOTS TEAMS AND MUSIC

Why? On June 8th-10th the G8 summit will be staged on

Sea Island off the East coast of the USA. The meeting

is completely unaccountable and ndemocratic. The

island will be (virtually?)

impossible to access by the public.

Who? The G8 are the 8 richest countries in the world.

Their governments meet every year to discuss how to

enforce the progress of their economic project,

global capitalism, a system of

wealth accumulation for the few and wage slavery and

alienation for the majority.

Why football? Well, football isn't for everyone.

Neither is politics. When confronted by the force of

the most powerful governments on the planet and an

economic system which has a grip on EVERY

area of our life, its not surprising people don't turn

up to protest, to challenge that power on the

streets, let alone to vote. We're not asking for

tit-bits either. We know that nothing but a complete

change in society, the abandonment of this fake

democracy, a 'revolution' if you like, will really,

REALLY change our lives and prevent

another set of corrupt leaders taking power.

But we have to go one step at a time. We have to get

to know each other again, our neighbours, our

families, our friends, even the Earth. We have to find

trust and understanding so that we can build something

beautiful in the ashes of capitalism.

Our proposed game of football is a chance to play that

game of relearning. We want the spirit of play, music

and celebration to dominate. But we also want to

remember that by associating

and co-operating together, we are a powerful force. We

have within each of us the seeds of a new world.

Capitalism likes us all to be alienated and alone.

Whether you think you are too rich or too poor to

care, too sexy, too fat, too stressed, too spaced out,

too good or too goddammed bad (!) there is a place for

all of us in this great anti-mass movement against,

and blossoming repsonse

to, capitalism and its servile institutions. If none

of this has persuaded you that the G8 has to go then

at least come and have a game of football with music

from your own DJs.

Can i come? women, men, kids (old and young)

pensioners, punks, techno-freaks, pixies, jugglers,

anarco-mums, witches, fancy-dress, factory field

pesticide sparayers, call centre

wage slaves..you are all welcome. Bring..spare

footballs, cheerleaders (up to 2000 permitted!!),

music and instruments (of mass joy), DJs,fancy dress,

miles and miles of smiles, colour, an open mind, pic

nic food and drink.

Don?t bring...corporate sponsorship, multi-million

pound investors, agro, bosses.

Register on the day or by email - your team needs a

special name:

rebelfootyfest@yahoo.co.uk. Optional £5 reg. fee

goes towards publicity and future anti-G8 events.

IF YOU DON?T LIKE FOOTBALL COME FOR THE POLITICS. IF

YOU DON?T LIKE POLITICS COME FOR THE FOOTBALL. IF YOU

DON?T LIKE EITHER COME FOR THE FUN OF IT.

Disclaimer: When we talk about the horrors of

capitalism we try not to do it in amoralising tone

(but we failed). There are so many people

struggling to come to terms with the lack of control

in their lives and everyone must work out their own

position. We try not to sound as

if we are denying that capitalism has allowed for

great advances in some areas of some peoples lives.

But we want more than this! Of course its up to you to

decide if this is the best it can get but if you've

got any doubts...well, keep asking questions.

LET THE GAMES COMMENCE.INFO: norfolkef@yahoo.co.uk.

norwichanarchists@hotmail.com.www.dissent.org.uk. www.indymedia.org.uk