G8: the World’s Greed in One Place

March 14, 2013


On 17-18 June 2013 world leaders will be attending the annual G8 summit, this year hosted in a luxury hotel in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. Representatives from the world’s eight most powerful capitalist nations will set the global agenda for economic, environmental and securitisation policy for the year ahead.

This meeting is one of the most prominent forums for irresponsible greed, overwhelming inequality, and ruthless exploitation of people and natural resources. Opposition towards the G8 goes far beyond contesting this individual event and what it represents. The meetings and actions, which will take place over the next few months will serve as an extremely important catalyst to unite different opposition groups and revitalise the global justice movement.

The Stop G8 network are hosting a number of meetings across the UK to prepare for a week of action taking place in the beginning of June, currently between the 10th and the 18th. The week will feature major days of action, infrastructure for autonomous organising, plus a cultural and “educational” programme of discussions, workshops, films, games, and more on capitalism and resistance.

For more details see here.