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[OPIRG-EVENTS] J26: A Call for Autonomous Actions and Snake Marches Against the G8
Take the Capital!
A Call for Autonomous Actions and Snake Marches Against the G8
June 26, 2002
On June 26, the executive board of global capitalism retreats to the
foothills of Alberta for their first day of photo ops and pre-determined
meetings. On the same day, activists from across Ontario, Quebec, the
Maritimes and the Northeastern United States will converge in Ottawa for the
first of two days of protests known as the Take the Capital! Actions Against
Called in clear opposition to the G8, in solidarity with protests in Alberta
and with resistance to capitalism and imperialism world-wide, the two days of
protest in Ottawa will target the many manifestations of political and
economic power of Canada's national capital -- the year-round administrative
home of the G8 in this country. Both days of protest are being organized on
the basis of a respect for a diversity of tactics, meaning that a multiplicity
of forms of resistance will be welcomed in a context of mutual solidarity and
respect for all participants.
The first day of protest on June 26 will be focused on direct actions and
civil disobedience. We are calling on affinity groups to plan and carry out a
wide and imaginative range of autonomous actions targeting the many symbols of
capitalism and imperialism in Ottawa. A Radical Tourist's Guide to the city
has already been sent out for your planning convenience!
We are also calling on individuals, affinity groups, and groups of friends,
co-workers and comrades to join in one of the two snake-marches that will wind
their way through the streets of Ottawa with the goal of paralyzing the city
and disrupting the political operation of the G8's Canadian headquarters, in
the offices and institutions where the G8's consensus is turned into policy
and implemented locally and nationally all year-round.
=>=>=> The first Snake March will begin from Dundonald Park (Lyon and
Maclaren) at 12 PM SHARP.
=>=>=> The second Snake March will begin from Confederation Square (The War
Memorial at Wellington and Elgin) at 1 PM SHARP.
(The starting point of each march is subject to last-minute change. Check for
up-to-date information about the starting point on-line at
http://www.takethecapital.net and at the Welcome Center upon your arrival in
Ottawa on June 25 or 26. If you are able to arrive in Ottawa early, you are
encouraged to participate in the Spokescouncils on the evenings of June 24 and
25, where up-to-date information about a range of actions and events,
including the Snake Marches, will be announced.)
Both marches will be action-oriented, and will re-decorate the bureaucratic
core of the city with colorful and creative symbols of resistance as they
slide through Ottawa. A call to all march participants to bring your tools of
On June 26...
Take the Capital!
Leave your mark on Ottawa!
Take the Capital!: http://www.takethecapital.net
A Radical Tourist's Guide to Ottawa: http://www.takethecapital.net/
An Anarchist Attack on Global Governance:
TAKE THE CAPITAL!
Ottawa Actions Against the G8
June 26-27, 2002
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