Call to Action Against the G8


Resisting Free Trade, Militarism and Fighting for Real Solutions to Climate ChangeThe G8 Summit will be held July 7-9, 2008 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, called on all social movements, peasant organizations, women, migrants, urban and rural poor, fisherfolks 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 us in the week of action against the G8 here in Japan.

The G8 Action Network invited activists and concerned citizens to Japan and join in our international preparatory meeting from March 7-11, 2008.

March 7, 16:00: Press conference at Parliamentarian building
March 8-9: International Coordination Meeting & G8 Seminar
March 9: evening, Move to Hokkaido by plane
March 10-11: Activities in Hokkaido

Contact: Yasuaki Yamaura, Consumers Union of Japan

Photos (left): Indra Lubis, Via Campesina, Yasuaki Yamaura, CUJ, Lee Chang-geun, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions; (center) Assembly meeting in Tokyo; (right) Kim Ae-hwa, Committee for Asian Women

Other groups that participated included Focus on the Global South, Jubilee South, Migrant Forum in Asia, Attac, and People’s Forum.