G8 report back and Screening, Tomorrow!
Bad Ass Biker has been doing an excellent job of putting together a great line up of videos which are screened at the space on Thursdays. Just one of the many ways Time's Up expands its cultural horizons to more than just mixing it up in the streets on bikes. Props to him and those that organize the screenings. And what does it cost you the public? Nothing. Free Free Free. Although donations to Time's Up which is being sued by the city for daring to exist would be greatly appreciated.
Here is a screening Tomorrow...Tuesday.
G8 2005 Screening and Reportback
Tuesday, September 20 at 8PM
49 E. Houston St, NYC, NY
On September 20th at 8:00 PM, there will be a screening of NYC Indymedia footage from the 2005 G8 protests at the Time's Up! space at 49 E. Houston St. The screening will be followed by a reportback from individuals who attended the protests and an update on actions planned for the September 24th protests in Washington, DC.
During July of 2005, the G8 (Group of Eight, most industrialized nations) summit was held at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. Thousands of protestors from around the world showed up to disrupt the summit. Actions ranged from a gigantic march organized by a coalition called Make Poverty History (the largest march in Scottish History) to roaming blockades organized by the Dissent! Network, a network of international anti-authoritarian groups.
US activists who went to join in with international activists will discuss the successes and failures of the protests. There will also be a discussion of if similar tactics should or should not be employed at demonstrations in the United States. Following the screening and discussion, there will be an update on plans that are developing for the upcoming September 24th protest in Washington, DC.