September 22-25, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
After the London summit in early April, leaders of 20 of the most powerful governments in the world, representing 19 countries and the European Union, are descending upon Pittsburgh next week. Local activists are asking for individuals and organizations seeking a better world to come and show their opposition to such undemocratic, closed meetings. The future belongs to the people, not to the governments!
On Tuesday, September 22, neighborhoods in Pittsburgh will be having community picnics, where residents and early-bird protesters can share a meal and a conversation. In the East End, it’s confirmed there will be an Anti-G-20 Community Gathering in Friendship Park from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Rustbelt Radio, a project of Pittsburgh Indymedia, will be on hand collecting stories for its G-Infinity Media Project.
Wednesday night, September 23, at 7:00 pm, there will be a spokescouncil meeting for information sharing and coordination at our convergence space, located at 4374 Murray Ave. The spokescouncil is a place for affinity groups to share decisions.
Thursday, September 24, will feature People’s Uprising, a mass march to disrupt the G20 summit. It will start at Arsenal Park at 2:30 pm in Lawrenceville, a working class community in the city, and marching to the G20 summit downtown. The theme will “Power from Below, Not Impositions from Above.” The G20 is in the house, throwing a party. Let’s crash it.
Friday, September 25, protesters will be working to undermine the G20 summit by attacking their power, making connections to the local manifestations of their neoliberal agenda. The G20 is a house of cards: let’s shake the table.