Join the international people's solidarity days : July 4-8, 2008, Hokkaido, Japan

Resisting Free Trade, Militarism and Fighting for Real Solutions to Climate Change

No more world creating inequality, poverty and social disparity.

We demand Climate Justice!



Join the International People’s Solidarity Days to discuss and build our alternatives.

The G8 Summit will be held this year from July 7-9 in Toyako, Hokkaido, Japan. This will be a culmination of a series of ministerial preparation meeting beginning in March. The G8 Action Network, a network of various Japanese organizations and movements, is calling on all social movements, peasant organizations, women, migrants, urban and rural poor, fisherfolk and civil society from all over the world who are resisting free trade in its many forms, war and militarism, the privatization of essential services and natural resources, illegitimate debt and the domination of global finance, and fighting for and building real people based solutions to global warming, to come and join in the week of action against the G8 here in Japan.

The Global Crisis

Islands being submerged by rising sea levels, the collapse of financial systems, rising food prices – crisis is spreading across the world. The world is now feeling the consequences of neoliberal globalization and developing countries that were forced to deregulate and liberalize their economies are now at the mercy of this global crisis. The global food crisis is but the latest of the crises spawned by neoliberalism.  These series of crises have brought to the forefront the flawed policies of corporate globalization, which has brought nothing but worsening poverty, increasing insecurity and deepening indebtedness. The policies of the G8 have also increased militarization and wars and now they are pushing for market-based solutions to climate change, which threaten to endanger the future of the planet.

We can no longer let this continue. The time is now for all of us around the world to come together and join forces to make our voices heard and stop the G8 from doing any further damage to the world.

Join Us in the International People's Solidarity Days

We invite all of you to come to Japan and join in our International People’s Solidarity Days from July 4-8. Through discussions and exchanges with different people around the world, we will build and strengthen our resistance to the G8 and neoliberal globalization and present our proposals for alternatives and strategies on how Another World based on justice, equality and peace is achieved.

We are now accepting applications for registration for your self-organized workshops, seminars, symposiums, stalls, performances and the like for the International People’s Solidarity Days from July 4-8. Deadline for registration is June 16. Please see the website for more details: http://www.jca.apc.org/alt-g8/?q=en/node/218

We Need Your Solidarity

As with all struggles, we can only be successful with the solidarity, support and involvement of movements and activists around the world in resisting this G8 Summit. We invite all of you who are with us in the struggle against trade liberalization, corporate globalization, war and militarism and false solutions to climate change and demanding for cancellation of all developing country debt to sign on to this call. We urge all of you to join us in Japan and to strengthen our struggle and together, build another world.

Signed

(list of Japanese organizations please see the website)

In Solidarity:

(list of organizations outside Japan who sign on)

Alliance of Progressive Labor, Philippines

Campaign for Alternative Industry Network, Thailand

Carbon Trade Watch

Convergence for community centered area development (CONVERGENCE)

Focus on the Global South

FTA Watch Thailand

Global Network

Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions

Indonesian Peasants Union (SPI)

Jubilee South-Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)

Migrant Forum in Asia

Oilwatch Southeast Asia

Stop the New Round! Philippines

Transnational Institute

Womyn's Agenda for Change, Cambodia

Anti Debt Coalition Indonesia (KAU)

Freedom from Debt Coalition, Philippines

Gerak Lawan, Indonesia



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For more information, please contact me Yoko Akimoto:
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Yoko Akimoto
ATTAC Japan