Media Release: G20 Peoples Summit Final Day Program

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MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release

Date: 14 Nov 2014

 

Everyone Gets Ice Cream

The G20 Peoples’ Summit wraps up on Friday, November 14, with another full program comprising 15 events at five locations around Brisbane.

There will be a series of films showing at the Uniting Church in Vulture Street, West End. The story of the Marikana miners shot down in South Africa is one of the main features highlighting the plight of of workers striking for a better deal.

The Everyone Gets Ice Cream Group will present a discussion on what exactly is the G20 and what are we to make of all the hype? This session will look at the history of the G20, this year’s agenda, the G20’s role in world politics, and its relationship to the global crisis of capitalism.

The following session will deal wit a global perspective of women in labour, arguing that it is the labour of the world’s workers that keeps capitalism ticking over, and the average worker is a woman. How does the exploitation of workers fit together with that of gender and what are the (often hidden) forms of labour that keep capitalist machinery going?

The late afternoon session is titled ‘After the G20’ & getting to ‘After Capitalism’. It will askwhat do we want to get out of our protests against the G20? What’s the connection of anti-summit protests like this to the abolition of capitalism and transformation of society on a broader scale? What sorts of strategies are open to us?  Which are effective?  In this open forum we will be introducing the ‘Everybody Gets Ice cream’ Bloc for the G20 Rally and create space for a discussion about how all our efforts can better fit with our attempts to emancipate ourselves and others around the world.

After the G20 People’s Summit the attention will be diverted to the Peoples Rally and March on Saturday 15, standing in solidarity with First Nations for Decolonisation.
The Rally will commence at Roma Street Forum and march to Musgrave. There will be music and more interaction in the park after the rally.

For full details of all the 15 events, speakers and venues visit http://briscan.net.au/program/

 

For more information visit: http://briscan.net.au/

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