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PEOPLE'S GLOBAL ACTION: Aotearoa PGA to converge in November

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CALLING ALL GRASSROOTS, ANTI-CAPITALIST MOVEMENTS, GROUPS AND COLLECTIVES
WHO HAVE AN AFFINITY WITH THE PGA HALLMARKS AND ORGANISATIONAL PRINCIPLES.

People's Global Action (PGA), is a worldwide network working towards a durable, social, borderless and directly democratic alternative to capitalism and all systems of oppression which lead to poverty, indigenous dispossession, borders, exploitation of workers, corporate globalisation, privatisation, patriarchy, ecological destruction, etc. It encompasses farmers, squatters, indigenous peoples, anti-capitalists, anti-roads campaigners, radical ecologists, anarchists, communists, peasants, free movement groups, media activists, workers, students and much more - all fighting for a better world, taking on the empire of multi-nationals, their state puppets, and the international mafia rackets of the WEF, WTO, World Bank and IMF.

Inspired by the Chiapas popular uprising in 1994 and the meeting of 6000 activists hosted by the Zapatistas in Mexico in 1996, PGA held its first gathering in Geneva in February 1998, when more than 300 delegates from 71 countries launched a worldwide co-ordination of resistance against the global market. Since that meeting there have been many actions and protests against corporate globalisation, most notably in Seattle in November 1999.

Hosted by Te Mana Akonga and Ngai Tauira, Wellington collectives and groups (Aotearoa Educators, Windymedia, Anti-'Bypass' Action, Committee for the Establishment of Civilisation, etc.) are calling on the different Aotearoa movements who have an affinity with the network's hallmarks to converge at the Student Union Building, Victoria University, Kelburn Parade, Wellington on 8 to 10th November.

The anti-capitalist convergence held at Zeal in November 2001 was aimed mainly at disseminating information. This year we are looking at having a more strategy-based convergence. On Friday night there will be a welcome and introductions; on Saturday there will be five concurrent strategic sessions as follows:

-State militarism and paramilitarism. Contact Peace Movement Aotearoa,

-Tino Rangatiratanga. Contact Aotearoa Educators,

-Anti-privatisation/Anti-capitalist strategies. Contact Anti-'Bypass' Action,

-Campaign to construct alternative models to the capitalist system. Contact ffyddless@yahoo.co.nz.

-Indymedia (independent media). Contact Windymedia collective.

For more information, or if you require accomadation email: wellington@indymedia.org.

Update 6th Nov 02:

The schedule for the PGA convergence is now available. Start and finish times are:


Day Start Time End Time
Friday 8th - Introduction 7:00pm NIL
Saturday 9th Stream 1 - Tino Rangatiratanga 10:00am 4:00pm
Stream 2 - State Militarism 10:30am 1:00pm
Stream 3 - Anti-Privatisation/Capitalism 10.30am 1pm
Stream 4 - Alternatives to Capitalism 2pm 3pm
Stream 5 - Independent Media 10:00am 3:00pm
Sunday 10th - Report Backs/Building PGA 10:30am 4:00pm


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