Bristol April 9 - G8 'Info for Action' day

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Bristol April 9 - G8 'Info for Action' day

Bristol G8 Dissent! presents – ‘Information for Action’

Saturday 9 April, 10.30am to 5.30pm. Malcolm X Centre, Ashley Rd/City Road, St Pauls, Bristol BS2. All welcome – entry free/donation.

Our daily lives are becoming ever more dominated and controlled by the actions of large corporations and their political representatives in the self-appointed G8 (Group of Eight most powerful/rich nations). In July the G8 hold their annual summit in Scotland. Can we trust this unelected, secretive, elite gentlemen’s club to act in all our best interests, as they wine & dine with the world’s biggest corporations, behind closed doors? We don’t think so! In response Bristol G8 Dissent! is holding a day long event open to all – to share information, exchange ideas, consider alternatives, and discuss ways we can resist. And we’ll have a good time too!

The day will start & end with general assemblies. In between there will be 3 sessions of workshops/presentations, to be run by individuals and/or groups mainly based in Bristol. In brief these are:

Session 1, choose from – Our media; alternatives to capitalism here & now; art resistance; solidarity (acting locally, thinking globally).

Session 2 – African debt/poverty; Iraq war; Zapatista rebellion; no borders means no asylum seekers.

Session 3 – Climate change; direct action; clown army.

Also provided: cheap drinks, snacks & vegan lunch; kids space (contact us if you are bringing kids!); free info; stalls.

In the evening there will be a benefit social night at The Full Moon, Stokes Croft, with bands & DJ’s, 8pm to 2am, 5 quid in.

You can download posters for the event from here:

For more info about the day please contact

To get involved with the Bristol G8 Dissent Group, and in resisting the G8 and their summit in Scotland this July:


write to Box 102, Greenleaf Books, 82 Colston St, Bristol BS1

join the elist at

Or come to the next monthly Bristol Dissent meeting, 22 March, 7.30pm, at Kebele, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton BS5 (tel 0117 939 9469).

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