On November 15th, President Bush hosted a closed-door summit for the G20 leaders in Washington, DC to address the global financial crisis, but we know that this crisis cannot be fixed by those who created it.
Global Justice Action hosted a People’s Summit as our answer: A weekend of events to protest the G20 and show real alternatives to capitalism. Our events include a People’s Banquet (a gala for rest of us outside a White House gala for the G20), a Carnival Against the G20 (a rally and march to celebrate the passing of the free market), and a People’s Forum (popular education on the crisis, presentation of alternative visions for the future, and discussion about how we’re going to change the world).
|4-5pm SDS rally outside the Department of Education
5-7pm People’s Banquet in Lafayette Square, 16th & H St NW
|10am Rally and Carnival in front of the IMF at Murrow Park, 18th & H St NW
Noon March from Murrow Park
2-8pm People’s Forum at Luther Place Church, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW
|Noon-3pm DC Activist Coalition post-election strategy and planning|
Below is our call to action signed onto by local, national, and international organizations participating in various events during the People’s Summit.
On November 15th, President Bush hosted a summit for the G20
leaders to address the global financial crisis, but we know that this
crisis cannot be fixed by those who created it.
New Ideas: Now is the time to present alternative visions for society.
Real changes must be structural so that this cannot happen again.
People Over Profit: We need a world that puts peoples’ needs first, that respects and promotes human rights and social and environmental justice. We need decent jobs, sustainable livelihoods, and essential services such as health care, education, housing, water services and clean energy.
Democracy Now: Give people power over global resources and the decisions
that affect their lives.
Now is the time to show that another world is possible!
We want a People’s Consensus, not Washington Consensus
- Global Justice Action uses popular education, coalition building, and direct action to promote social change and build the global justice movement.
- DC Students for a Democratic Society is an action-oriented student and youth power network devoted to collective liberation within ourselves, our schools, and our communities. DC SDS uses participatory democracy and takes direction from community-based organizations to create positive change.
- Jobs with Justice brings together labor unions, community organizations, religious groups, and student groups to fight for workers’ rights.
- Casa de Maryland is Maryland’s largest Latino and immigrant-based service and advocacy organization
- USAction builds power by uniting people locally and nationally, on the ground and online, to win a more just and progressive America.
- Institute for Policy Studies is the nation’s oldest progressive multi-issue think tank.
- The International Forum on Globalization is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analyses and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization.
- Bank Information Center works to influence international financial institutions to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability.
- Peace Action is the nation’s largest grassroots peace group.
- Washington Peace Center is a nonprofit, anti-racist action and education organization providing resources to community action groups in the metropolitan area.
- Mutiny Anarchist Collective is based and Sydney and produces a zine chronicling efforts to fight gentrification as well as providing support to those still jailed after the 2006 G20 protests in Melbourne. You can see their solidarity statement on our blog.
- Africa Action
- Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
- Colombian Justice and Peace Office
- DC Jobs with Justice
- Jubilee USA Network
- Jubilee Oregon
- SF Bay Area Jubilee Coalition
- Nicaragua Center for Community Action
- Pax Christi USA: National Catholic Peace Movement
To endorse this call: Email globaljusticeaction ( at ) gmail.com, or call Legba Carrefour at (202) 297-4511.