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International Anti-G8 Meeting Minutes
Tuebingen, Germany 26th-27th February 2005 – printable pdf version

The following are the minutes of a two day international meeting to co-ordinate radical resistance to the 2005 G8 Summit to be held in the UK. The meeting took place in Tuebingen, Germany and was hosted by the Tuebingen Infoladen. The meeting was organised by the Dissent! International Networking Group.

To contact the Dissent! International Networking Group for comments upon, or corrections to, these minutes, email: info-g82005atriseup.net

For more information about Dissent! see: www.dissent.org.uk or email the above address.

Note: the original agenda and the invitation to the meeting, in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Greek, can be found on the Dissent! website: www.dissent.org.uk

Introductory Note

The weekend's agenda was put together by the Dissent! International Networking Group in early January 2005 and circulated for comments. An open meeting was held on Friday February 25, 2005, the night before the meeting began to incorporate comments into the agenda. The final agenda was as follows:

Saturday February 26, 2005

  • First Session: Opening Session
    Introduction to the venue, go-round for everyone to introduce themselves.
  • Second Session: Introduction to the Mobilisation
    An introduction to: Dissent!; the other groups organising around this year's G8 Summit (specifically: G8 Alternatives and Make Poverty History); the political situation in Scotland; the presentation of the Summit and the protests in the UK mainstream media until now; the alternative and independent media coverage of the mobilisation; the issue of climate change and the G8 Summit.
  • Third Session: Police Tactics and Legal Information
    An introduction to police tactics commonly used in the UK, and some Scotland specific legal information.
    An extensive briefing was given on this topic, followed by a question and answer session. The basis of the presentation was taken from the Legal Guide which is now available online from: www.g8legalsupport.info
  • Practicalities Working Groups
    Working group sessions on various practical aspects of the mobilisation.
  • Practicalities Working Group II: Refugees, Aliens and International Networking International Mobilisation - invitations to come to Scotland for G8 Summit
  • Action Working Groups
    Working groups to discuss: the blockades, climate change actions and "People's Golfing Action".

Sunday February 27, 2005


A German-language meeting and the UK-based Dissent! International Networking Group also met.

  1. Minutes of the German-language meeting (in German)
  2. International Networking Meeting Minutes

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