Friday, 30th May 2008: No-G8 Info Tour, KL
Venue: Studio, 1st floor, Annexe (Central Market)
Date: May 30, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 6.30pm to 10.00pm
There will be:
– No G8 info tour presentation by Mr. Taku. (More details below)
– Video Screening related to the anti-G8 struggle.
– DIY Bazaar (There will be space for anyone who would like to sale, trade or share. Those interested, do contact us, numbers below)
– Art Performance.
– Food & Drinks
contact: 017-2248952 (Alind) / 017-6306795 (Thilaga) / 012-3488260 (nunu)
NO G8 INFO TOUR 2008
In July 2008, heads of the 8 most powerful states will gather at Lake Toya in Hokkaido Japan. The so-called G8 is the embodiment of the centralized global governance that monopolizes two thirds of the Earth’s wealth, consistently driving neo-liberal reformation.
The effects of that reign are: spreading poverty, violence, hatred, segregation, cultural annihilation and environmental destruction across the globe. As they continue with their quest to place in their clique’s hands a total control over the political and economic shape of the world, affecting in the same time everything around with multiplying levels of misery, globaly rising feeling of injustice produces resistance to their efforts everywhere they meet.
The Japan based network of anti-authoritarians and anarchists, No! G8 Action, was formed in May 2007, right before the G8 2007 summit in Rostock, where it had occasion to witness the European anti-G8 protest. Now it has begun to prepare its own projects, hoping to bring Japanese and East Asian impetus onto the stage of the global anti-capitalist struggle.
The info-tour is part of this effort. In collaboration with the German Dissent info-tour group, Japanese members have visited countries in the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Australia. As a part of the South East Asian info tour, we’re more than happy to welcome them here in Kuala Lumpur.
Organised by Kudeta Collective
Supported by Food Not Bombs Kuala Lumpur
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The info-tour presentation deals with the particular issues vis-a-vis Japan and East Asia, such as militarization, neo-liberal reforms, free trade, society of control, environment, and minorities like resident Koreans, Chinese, foreign workers, and the Ainu People. Nevertheless, the common ground of struggling people world over is going to be discussed in the form of problematic interrelation. The presentation is going to last about one and a half hours, with time at the end for questions and answers. It employs a power point presentation and screening of related footage.
It consists of the following subjects:
(1) General problems about the G8: Analyses of what the G8 is, including the reason why it increasingly uses environmental slogans. We also show a few pieces of footage from past G8 protests.
(2) Japan’s status in the global governance: It sheds light on the history of Japanese imperialism and its persistent ambition to control Asia by spreading neo-liberal policies and trade agreements. Today’s highly commodified and controlled social space shall be scrutinized as well. We show a few segments showing the situations of contemporary Japanese lives.
(3) About No! G8 Action and its coalition building: This section is about the goal of No! G8 Action and its effort of coalition-building: G8 Action Network, which connects various types of radical groups and coordinates with certain NGOs for certain projects. It includes screening of contemporary Japanese street actions.
(4) About cultural and intellectual projects: We talk about the events aside from the protests: political and intellectual conferences as well as cultural events such as film festival and music concerts.
(5) Action Plans: This section focuses on the actions: their themes and the schedule.
(6) Facilities for foreign visitors: We talk about various facilities to be used by foreign visitors and gatherings of everybody who participates, in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and Lake Toya.
(7) Japanese police behavior and Immigration situations: We try to explain what we expect and what might happen on these subjects.
(8) Call for action: Statement from No! G8 Action to invite you to Lake Toya and international solidarity action.
(9) Q&A and public discussion.
[“G8 was Initiated in 1975 by French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing”]
The G8 is the cause to many social/political, economic and ecological issues.
– poverty in Africa and developing countries due to debt and trading policy
– global warming due to carbon dioxide emission;
– AIDS issue due to strict medicine patent policy and other issues related to “cannibalization” (globalization)
source * wikipedia
[“G8 Summit is set to take place on July 7-9, in Hokkaido- Toyako, Japan.”]