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#Hamburg #NoG20: Invitation to the second Action-Conference against the G20-Summit

From Hamburg to Munich, from Barcelona to Athens, from Toronto to Sydney activists prepare themselves for the protests against the G20-summit – for a whole week before the summit, Hamburg will be the location for manifold protests. Together we are going to pinpoint the limitations of power of the statesmen and -women in our city. We are going to present our solidary alternatives to their murderous, capitalist politics of disintegration that lead to wars, to the devastation of natural environment and to million fold forced migration and global poverty. Worldwide we can observe reactionist and autocratic regimes and movements accelerating the deterioration of our everyday living conditions. We invite you all to our second action conference in Hamburg April 8/9 in Hamburg to substantiate our disobedient struggle against this destructive development.

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Exploring new horizons – the second action conference in Hamburg on April 8/9 2017

The G20-summit is going to take place in Hamburg on July 7/8 2017. Wide protests are arising already: local plattforms emerge and alliances are formed on the national and international level. The planning so far: a “summit for global solidarity” (July 5/6), an evening demonstration (July 6), a day of action (July 7) that is going to disrupt the sequence of the summit severely, and lastly a huge international demonstration on Saturday (July 8). All the actions are going to be framed by a variety of protest camps in the urban area of Hamburg where activists from all over the world gather for their concerted efforts.

Manifold, multicoloured, and resistant – a retrospection of the first action conference

It all started in December 2016 when hundreds of activists met for the first time in Hamburg to begin with their preparations. In a plurality of working groups local protests for different urban districts where planned, feminist and youth groups specified their objections, raves and demonstrations at nighttime were schemed, and blockades of the summit and the harbor were substantiated. The Choreography of protests began to take shape. Let us be determined, let us be disobedient, and let us make clear: The self-proclaimed saviours of the world are not welcome – not at the G20-summit in Hamburg nor anywhere else!

2 thoughts on “#Hamburg #NoG20: Invitation to the second Action-Conference against the G20-Summit

  1. […] After this part, the co-organising group GROW from Hamburg gave an overview of the current situation in Hamburg. G20, especially the included visit by Trump, is a huge issue in Hamburg. Still, the police strategy is to spread anxiety of “violent protests” among the citizens. The police response is expected to be very aggressive, as the OSCE-summit (considered as a little warmup) in December showed. They will probably have around 30.000 police officers in the city for the G20-summit and improve their facilities where they can. All sides expect between 80.000-100.000 protestors from all over the world for the weekend of the 7th/8th July. Some NGOs seem to bite the panicking from police and plan to demonstrate a week earlier. On 6th July there will be a big anticapitalist demonstration by Autonomous Movement under the slogan “G20 – Welcome to hell”. On Friday, several groups and organizations organize a day of direct actions – amongst others at the red zone and at the harbour. On Saturday finally, there will be a big demonstration through the city. Several local assemblies took place in order to demonstrate against the state of exception created for the G20 and initiatives within pub-owners (Mexican against G20) is filling the news. Further, already militant actions took place against police cars and the trade-fair in the “red zone”. The next important date for the big protest coordination is the “action conference” on 7th–9th April in Hamburg. […]

  2. […] After this part, the co-organising group GROW from Hamburg gave an overview of the current situation in Hamburg. G20, especially the included visit by Trump, is a huge issue in Hamburg. Still, the police strategy is to spread anxiety of “violent protests” among the citizens. The police response is expected to be very aggressive, as the OSCE-summit (considered as a little warmup) in December showed. They will probably have around 30.000 police officers in the city for the G20-summit and improve their facilities where they can. All sides expect between 80.000-100.000 protestors from all over the world for the weekend of the 7th/8th July. Some NGOs seem to bite the panicking from police and plan to demonstrate a week earlier. On 6th July there will be a big anticapitalist demonstration by Autonomous Movement under the slogan “G20 – Welcome to hell”. On Friday, several groups and organizations organize a day of direct actions – amongst others at the red zone and at the harbour. On Saturday finally, there will be a big demonstration through the city. Several local assemblies took place in order to demonstrate against the state of exception created for the G20 and initiatives within pub-owners (Mexican against G20) is filling the news. Further, already militant actions took place against police cars and the trade-fair in the “red zone”. The next important date for the big protest coordination is the “action conference” on 7th–9th April in Hamburg. […]

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