From June 6th to 8th the "representatives" of eight of the most powerful states from the global north are planning to meet in Heiligendamm near Rostock in Germany. Without any legitimacy to decide about global politics they will coordinate their decisions and therefore stand for the continuation of the state the world which for the majority means hunger, misery, war, and exlusion.
Despite police repression and political propaganda, the summit will face one of the biggest mobilisations ever to shut down the G8.
The "hot phase" of the protest started at the ASEM summit in Hamburg last weekend ( 1 | 2 ), with a Critical Mass and a massive demonstration ( Reports 1 | 2 | 3 | Timeline | Pictures 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (nl) | 5 (indybay) | 6 ). Reports speak of up to 100 arrests but most people are released again allready. Another demonstration is now announced for tuesday night and a "moving assembly" under the slogan Beat Capitalism for wednesday afternoon.
Information Resources: Indymedia Germany will report bilingual: IMC Germany (en) | IMC Germany (de) | G8 TV - daily video stream from the G8 | flashradio - daily podcast (en) | IMC UK Topic G8 2007
Websites: dissentnetwork | Dissent! UK | Interventionist Left | all for all | antig8.tk | Gipfelsoli | people global action | heiligendamm2007.de | Alternative Summit | CampsRead more for an overview about mobilisation, infopoints, protest agenda etc...