DISSENT! network of resistance

PAULA explains herself
november 2007
Meanwhile a series of asessment papers have been published about the G8 protests, some of them carry approaches that are worth discussing. a text that quite some people have been waiting for has not been published, it somehow disappeared in between. So here it is, it should reach many and play its part in the evaluation-process... [more...]

G8: Summary of Evaluations
14. September 2007, Ulla’s Amazing Wee Blog

After the G8, a whole lot of debriefs and reflective summaries were published by the protesters. There were differences in opinions depending on the groups’ characters, nationalities, examining questions, time of debrief, questions in focus and tactical preferences. [more...]

Media G8way International Press Group 2007
This report of our experiences as an international press group during the 2007 G8 protests is intended to inspire more people to do press work in the future, to try to counter the spin of the press industry of corporate capitalism to utilise the press. [more...]

Urgent! health update
it turned out that some anti-G8 activists, including myself, contracted lyme disease after being bitten by ticks on their way to blockades around heiligendamm and rostock.if you had a tick it's important to get your blood checked for borreliose anti-bodies.
The area around rostock is a high-risk area for ticks that carry the Borreliose bacteria (causing Lyme Disease). ironically the amount of ticks carrying the bacteria has increased recently, possibly/probably through climate change.
if dealt with early there is a good, but not 100% chance to get rid of it. if it goes untreated Lyme Disease's longterm consequences include musculoskeletal, arthritic, neurologic, psychiatric and cardiac problems and damages.
forward or tell anyone who might have caught a tick out there, i.e people who were crawling through fields, forests, etc...
link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease

We are all 129a!
Four German activists have been arrested on suspicion of being members or supporters of an alleged 'terrorist organisation'. The German federal police suspect that Militante Gruppe (MG or Militant Group) was behind several arson attacks against police and army vehicles since the group surfaced in 2001. The direct actions are said to have included an attack on German federal police vehicles to protest against their involvement in immigration deportations and another in response to the G8 raids earlier this year. If found guilty, the four could face up to 10 years in prison. Another three men have been accused but not arrested. [more...]

Collective Radar G8 2007: Help Build the Action Map!
Resistance to the G8 in and around Heiligendamm was as massive as it was multiple and diverse.
To show this, the facilities to build a collective action map depicting all of the actions that happened, are being put together. The map will have icons that indicate where what kind of action took place. The individual icons will be linked to texts, films or pictures about the actions. You will also be able to view a brief summary while scrolling with your mouse. [more...]

Plage Sauvage 2.0 : relax, revolution just begun!

From the 10 to the 15 of August will take place the second edition of the free and alternative camping in the social center Mezza Canaja, in Senigallia (AN) on the italian Adriatic coast.
We invite all the collectives, groups and individuals that want to share with us some days to continue together the construction of radical and rebel anti-capitalist movement in Europe.[more...]

international meeting

of 26th july - 29th july 2007 at Limoge - France!
the next international meeting will be taken an the weekend of 26th juli - 29th july at Limoge/France.

  • Evaluation of G8 and
  • Outlooks to a possible networking in future

Analysis of media reports during G8
What, Why, How?

UNSPIN THE G8 is a temporary toolkit for the analysis of media reports during the run-up to the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany (6-8 June 2007).[more...]

London G8 debrief meeting notes
14 of june 2007
Yesterday there was a G8 mobilisation debrief meeting in London. Here are some of the things that were said. We also decided to have a broader 'What next' type discussion at 4pm, Sunday 24th June – Ramparts main hall. This can turn into a bit of a social in the evening to relax and socialise. More information to come.

The Camps... Indymedia Dispatch... actions... Plan B... Block G8... etc... [more...]

People who have been arrested during the G 8, please, note the following:
The legalteam/EA has remarked that many arrested people have spent unjustified long time in the detention centres and even after the order by a judge to be immediately released they were kept in the prison. In order to assess the conditions of the detentions and to start a complaint, we ask you to fill out the form and to send it back by fax or e-mail. [PDF-Form...]

Legal Team Informations
10 of June 2007
Saturday, the Legal Team lawyers were 6 hours at the phone with the KAVALA (Police), JVA's (Prisons) and the procurror emergengy service to find out about people still in jail. I was already sure in the afternoon that all Police Stations were empty. We were however suspecting some wrong informations ant it was still possible that some people were in some prisons as well for long custody. [more...]

An Open Letter to the Press Rostock, G8 2007:
There is Something Terribly Wrong Here
Here in Germany, as major protests begin against the G8, the world press is not looking beyond the story of the battle - a partial story at best - and asking how or why it is happening Summit after summit, we have seen the same pattern in the media. The images of black clad protestors hurling rocks at police, the stories of senseless hooligans - those whom the government says should be punished and locked away. [more...]

Plan B has started already: join to the battle of joy
There are certain moments when it seems appropriate, without it ever being a matter of calculation, to address everybody in a manner as simple and direct as possible. One of these moments has arrived.
We want to speak briefly about what happened on the 2nd of June in the city of Rostock during the demonstration against the G8. We speak, of course, from a partisan position, but one forged of multiple voices which at certain moments manage to become singular. One of these moments has arrived. [more...]