[g8-sheffield] Critical Mass: taking to the streets!.. The FLYER..
Helen and Nick
slendermeans1 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Apr 28 19:36:57 BST 2005
If you have got copies done - can I get some for the
bookfair and party?
--- worldwarfree at riseup.net wrote:
> hello againe.. have done the flyer there is a pdf
> http://urbanparanoia.co.uk/cm1.pdf please download
> and pass on.. next task is
> getting bikes for people who do not have bikes.. if
> you own more than one then
> bring it along.. have one lurking and working and
> you are not going to use
> bring it along.. ill be doing a ask around
> WAKE UP FOR A Critical Mass:
> On the Streets! Off Sheffield
> June 11th 8:30am Devonshire Green
> To join The Anti War Demo on the same day..
> WHAT'S IS ALL ABOUT?
> Critical Mass is often described as an 'unorganised
> coincidence'. It happens
> when a lot of cyclists happen to be in the same
> place at the same time and
> decide to cycle the same way together for a while..
> WHAT'S THE PURPOSE?
> "Everyday, all over the world, people are resisting
> the problem culture of the
> car by getting on their bikes and riding, instead of
> driving. Critical Mass is
> a celebration of the alternatives to cars,
> pollution, accidents and the loss of
> public spaces and freedoms. Not an organisation or
> group, but an idea or tactic,
> Critical Mass allows people to reclaim cities with
> their bikes, just by getting
> together and out-numbering the cars on the road"
> WHAT HAPPENS ON A CRITICAL MASS?
> Each one is different and they follow no set route,
> with the direction being
> spontaneously chosen as people cycle along. Anyone
> is free to join or leave the
> ride as it pedals along. The ride lasts no more than
> a couple of hours
> (depending on the weather!) We aim to join the anit
> war demo on the same day
> and bike with them to peace in the park however
> Most off all, it will be
> peaceful, safe and fun!
> DO I NEED A BIKE?
> Nope! Critical Mass is not just for bikes -
> skateboards, roller blades,
> wheelchairs, pogo sticks space hopers are more
> than wellcome, in fact any
> form of non-motorised, non-polluting are all very
> So why a Crticall Mass / Anti War Demo?
> >From the 15th - 17th June the Justice and Interior
> Ministers from the eight most
> powerful countries in the world - the G8 - will meet
> in Sheffield. Groups of
> local people are coming together to show them how
> unwelcome they and their
> painful policies are. But also to create space where
> we can share experiences,
> learn from each other, and explore alternatives
> through which we can prioritise
> the needs, dignity and joy of people and protect our
> environment. While the G8
> Ministers are in Sheffield discussing policies and
> tactics of increasing
> repression, we will make clear our rejection of them
> and work towards true
> freedom, peace and democracy.
> If you make people frightened enough they will agree
> to anything...... It has
> been argued by many that if you get people to be
> scared enough they will easily
> give up hard won civil liberties and turn on others
> to protect themselves. Is
> this what is happening to us a constant
> bombardment of images and sound bites
> from the media, politicians and other people who we
> are told "know best",
> whipping up a disproportionate fear of crime, fear
> of foreigners, fear of
> migrant workers and asylum seekers, probably even
> fear of our own neighbours.
> Where will this end and where will it leave us and
> our communities? What will
> our lives be like when we have traded in all our
> civil liberties to protect
> ourselves from these exaggerated demons? No rights
> to be angry with our
> government? No right to protest and demand change?
> Unlimited detention? Trial
> without jury? Not knowing what we are on trial for?
> House Arrest? No scope for
> anonymity and personal freedom - ID cards, CCTV,
> databases, DNA samples, retina
> scans? No right to asylum and freedom from
> persecution and the wars perpetuated
> by others? No right to work here and contribute to
> the economic and social well
> being of our communities? How long will it be until
> we have no rights at all and
> all that was hard won for us by past generations is
> No Justice No Peace.......
> The Justice and Interior Ministers are meeting in
> Sheffield to discuss these
> very issues - how people can be controlled and
> monitored, how much further
> civil rights can be dismantled to aid the continuing
> so called "War on Terror",
> how to keep out asylum seekers and other migrants
> without considering how the
> warmongering, perpetuation of conflicts and economic
> exploitation of people in
> other countries contributes to migration and how our
> own countries have grown
> prosperous from the contribution of migrant workers.
> Nowhere in this dialogue
> is there to be any meaningful use of the word
> "Justice".This will be the start
> of a week of direct action a three day conyter
> confrance and other events slef
> organised by people who are working AGAINST THE G8
> in Sheffield.
> So how can I join in?......
> The anti war demo will be marching to Peace in the
> Park where there will be more
> Workshops talks and planning for Action when the G8
> Circus comes to Town here
> are some other planned events in the lead up to G8
> coming to Sheffield. A whole
> host of events are planned in Sheffield and some are
> listed on the back of this
> flyer, and there are many ways you can get involved
> - protesting, creative
> actions against the G8, clowning around with the
> Clandestine Insurgent Rebel
> Clown Army, banner making, counter-conference,
> workshops, benefit nights of
> bands and sound systems, film nights, Peace in the
> Park festival - we hope you
> will be able to join us in a week long festival of
> resistance and change in
> Sheffield. For more information contact
> g8-sheffield at lists.aktivix.org Join the
> email list via our website For people wanting to
> come from out of town
> convergence places for people to stay have been
> organised. Stay tuned to our
> website for details!
> Stop press Stop press Stop press
> There will be another Critical Mass: On the Streets!
> Off Sheffield June 15th
> 4:30pm Devonshire Green when the g8 arives in town
> to meet a planned demo for
> 7:30 same night..
> Check www.sheffield.dissent.org.uk for upcoming
> details for info of events. Not
> on the web then try The BBC city center. Any local
> library.. Open from Monday
> to Saturdays.(check there times) There is also
> Access space open Tuesday to
> Saturday 11 to 7 one sidney street Sheffield.
> g8-sheffield mailing list
> g8-sheffield at lists.aktivix.org
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