Posted 5 years ago on May 18, 2012, 7:38 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
The G8 Summit's coming to town and the planet's eight most powerful leaders are going to be here in our backyard to wine and dine, talk policy, and pat themselves on the backs for the great job they've done running the global economy (into the ground). You weren't invited to that party, but you're invited to this one!
Residents and radicals alike; come hang out for a fun filled day in the park and celebrate the alternatives to global capitalism, centralized power and our absurd political culture in the U.S. All are welcome! (no politicians, no police)
Don't know what the G8 is or why people protest it? Come on down and grab some Grade-A premium, hand-selected literature, or just talk to people!
Don't like the idea of a handful of sweaty rich dudes with suits and caviar dictating your quality of life and that of people all over the planet? Declare your independence, if just for a day, and maybe it'll catch on.
Forget what the G8 says, we've got community! The Counter-G8 Community Bloc Party is part of a full weekend of G8 Summit resistance events in Frederick. Be sure to check out http://www.occupyg8-2012.org for information including the Friday line-up featuring the Occupy G8 People's Summit, rallies, marches, punk shows and more.
schedule of events (coming soon): www.occupyg8-2012.org
occupy G8 people's summit: http://www.facebook.com/events/260135550750842/
friday night show: http://www.facebook.com/events/220137548096449/
The BLOC PARTY's gonna be great because:
- Good music (live and otherwise)
- Free food! (vegan and otherwise)
- Guest speakers
- Interactive art
- Fun and games
- Drum circle
- Informational/educational/radical literature
- Open mic
- Face painting for kids (and kids at heart)
- New friends! (people you haven't had the chance to like yet)
Homebrewing, Know Yer Rights, 'Neoliberalism and the G8', 'Unschooling', Car Maitenance and a bunch more! Why keep knowledge and skills to ourselves? We can share these things with each other without sharing what's in our wallets.
A Really Really Free Market
Your money's no good here! Bring clothes, CDs, tools, books, bikes, sports equippment and anything else you don't have a use for to share; somebody will use it! Sick of working to get more money to buy more stuff? Come to the Bloc Party and get your stuff directly.
"Worker's Gripes" session
There's a big difference between labor and work, and it's been said that Americans love democracy everywhere but the workplace. Whether its the boss or the boredom that gets to you most, we all have gripes about work, so let's all hang out talk about it!
"The Gripes Board"
You don't realize how many gripes we have with our current state of affairs until you actually write them all out and collect them from everyone on what is literally a gigantic board. That's the Gripes Board.
There will be a large scale model authentically crafted drone replica provided by an east coast anti-drone advocacy group who will be speaking during the day. For those who don't know, these are the unmanned planes that are currently in use by the U.S. military in Afghanistan. They've recently been authorized for use in domestic airspace by the public and private sector for a variety of purposes. It's scary stuff, but don't miss hearing about it from the experts.
Direct Democracy Overview/Session
This ain't your parents' democracy, that's for sure. Ever wonder why those weird protesty kids keep wiggling their fingers all the time when they're talking? Would you believe they got the idea from the Quakers? Well, kind of, but let's figure out the details together. Come take part in a quick direct democracy/consensus decision-making overview and training, and then let's figure out a problem together and decide what we want to do about it using what we learned. (All are welcome, Frederick residents strongly encouraged)