[g8-sheffield] Reasonable dimocracy

dougald hine writetodougald at gmail.com
Sat May 7 13:18:06 BST 2005

Hi Steve,

I like your approach. One of the events we've been talking about is
holding an alternative banquet to coincide with one of the exclusive
dinners the ministers have during their visit. The idea is to serve
the kind of food most of the world's population live on. I definitely
think we should invite the ministers to join us for that - not least
cos if they're serious about tackling poverty, they ought to try what
it's like, even if just for one meal.

I don't hold up that much hope of them coming to dinner, but I do
think sending the invitation makes it clear that we're not just
looking to antagonise... Similarly, we should invite them to the
counter conference. Have you got any suggestions for other ways we
could try and engage them?


On 5/5/05, Steve Marshall <samarshall2001 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Dear G8 reziztors.
> Ello. I have read a little bit of your "protest" website and I wondered,
> "Has any one of you ever written or even thought of communicating with these
> Nasty G8 Security and "no justice except for the wealthy and powerful"
> ministers to ask them if you could attend their meetings and their dialogues
> or have you asked them/invited them formally to attend your counter
> conference?
> Sometimes, when you have a deep divide and you need, somehow, to get to the
> other side... then a bridge, or bridges need to be built in order to do so.
> I hope that you lot at least, understand this. I dont think that lot are
> capable of thinking about anything except their stinking money and filthy,
> oppressive power and greed. But, I suppose.....
> Regards in solidarity and unity and all of that crap.
> S.S.
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Dougald Hine
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