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G8/G20 Communique: Calendar of Events

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Salut everyone (and that's SaLOO not SaLUT = Québécois)!

As you all know, there is going to be a lot of activity in Toronto during the latter half of June, 2010 so I am pushing forward the calendar of events activists are organizing here on the ground. This should help you plan your month (look at me, all on top of these things) in case you need to travel, set the day free, call in sick.... to attend these great events.

The Toronto Community Mobilization Network (the Network) has assigned theme days for the demonstrations against the Summit.

Everyone has been working hard in Toronto to make you welcome here .... Wait, scratch that, activists have been working hard to make you welcome; the police, not so much!

Please remember that there is also a G8/G20 Community Consulta occurring this Saturday (May 15, 2010) Please email community.mobilize@resist.ca to RVSP!

I'll keep updating this calendar and sending out posts!

Cheers,

krystalline

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Calendar of Events! June 10- 27, 2010 (Press Date: May 14, 2010) http://www.attacktheroots.net/schedule

 June 10-13, 2010: Queeriot!

                           Lots of info here: http://www.attacktheroots.net/queeriot

 

June 18-20, 2010: People's Summit

                           Way more info here: http://peoplessummit2010.ca/section/2

June 21, 2010: All Out In Defense of the Rights of All

June 22, 2010: Gender Justice Demonstration
                             Queer Liberation Demonstration

June 23, 2010: Climate and Environmental Justice Actions

June 24, 2010: Indigenous Sovereignty Demonstration

                      http://www.defendersoftheland.org/story/179

Days of Action to Protest the Summit commencing in Toronto:

Friday June 25, 2010:

              Toronto Community Day of Action

                   http://www.attacktheroots.net/june25

              2:30pm. Allan Gardens (corner of Carleton Street and Sherbourne Street)

 

              Shout Out for Global Justice

                   http://www.attacktheroots.net/node/49

              6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Location TBA

 

Saturday June 26, 2010:

              "People First. We Deserve Better" Labour/NGO March

               Family Friendly March/Rally

               1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Queen's Park (corner of University Ave and College Street)

 

               Get Off the Fence

                     Fence, checkpoints, security, policing issues

                http://www.attacktheroots.net/getoffthefence

                Saturday afternoon, after the permitted march. Exact time and location TBA

 

                Saturday Night Fever

                Radical Dance Party in the Streets

                http://www.attacktheroots.net/node/28

                11:00 pm - ?

 

Sunday June 27, 2010:    

                 Autonomous Direct Action

                    http://www.attacktheroots.net/27june

                 Anytime/Anywhere

 

                 Victory Demo

                       Don't leave town just yet, we're going to end the convergence with a bang!

                 http://www.attacktheroots.net/27june

                 Sunday Afternoon. Location TBA.

 

                Anti-Prison Demonstration

                http://www.attacktheroots.net/fire.works.for.prisons

                5:00 pm.  Bruce Mackey Park (Dundas and Wardell) in Toronto's east end

 

Note from the Network: "People are encouraged to host meetings, film screenings, panel events, performances, marches, rallies, direct actions in cities across the world that fit in to these themes. Please let us know what you are planning. Write to action@torontomobilize.org "

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