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Pittsburgh (USA) prepares for September G20 meeting

June 27th, 2009 · post by Fred Goodsell · Make a comment

Following the mass mobilasation  against the G20 summit  in London last April, US activists and anarchists are beginning to organise for the next meeting of the G20 taking place in Pittsburgh next September. The G20 (’representatives’ from the 19 richest economies) are meeting to discuss reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) .

The Pittsburgh summit is taking place on the 24th and 25th of September 2009.

Some of those involved with organising against the summit have produced ‘points of unity’ for those participating. These are published below.

  • Work to end all relationships of domination and subjugation, including but
    not limited to those rooted in patriarchy, racism, classism, homophobia,
    capitalism, imperialism and the state;
  • Resist the commodification of our shared and living Earth;
  • Organize on the principles of decentralization, autonomy, sustainability,
    mutual aid and respect;
  • Oppose the police and prison-industrial complex, and maintain solidarity
    with all targets of state repression;
  • Use a diversity of tactics to directly confront systems of oppression by
    advocating forms of resistance which maximize respect for life and oppressed
    peoples’ rights, and construct local alternatives to global capitalism.

This years annual CrimethInc convergence is also to be held in Pittsburgh in July and will be used as an opportunity to organise (http://www.crimethinc.com/blog/2009/06/09/to-pittsburgh-for-creation-and-destruction/)

You can read more about what is happening in Pittsburgh and about organising against the G20 at http://resistg20.org

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