Not everyone is enamoured with the G20 process. Activists in Brisbane, frustrated with the continual failure of the G20 leadership to focus on real solutions to issues such as Poverty, Employment, Climate and Environment, have taken it upon themselves to offer alternatives. Not just protesting, but implementing a series of thought provoking and uplifting events that will reverberate long after G20 in the hearts and minds of those working towards change.
First Nations Decolonisation Before Profit Program:
This is the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE) response to the G20 summit. BASE activists have worked to gather First Nations people from around Australia and the World to meet at Musgrave Park for a week of discussions and activities. An expected 3000 people will converge on Musgrave Park over the week.
More info: http://brisbaneblacks.com/
BrisCAN-G20 Peoples’ Summit:
BrisCAN is a loose network of activists and community groups from Brisbane who are presenting a three day alternative to the G20 Summit. A Peoples’ Summit, bringing together speakers and experts in alternative economics, environment and labour from around Australia and the World to explore alternatives to the G20 ‘profit at all costs’ agenda.
More info: http://briscan.net.au/program
Along with these two showcase events, are many small events. To keep abreast of what’s on, visit http://briscan.net.au/events