Posted by: naetaeg20 | November 4, 2009

NEW ASSEMBLY POINT

We have chosen a NEW ASSEMBLY POINT for both the rally on Friday and the march on Saturday.

The new assembly point is only one block south of the original assembly point and has been moved to accommodate more people.  We will have volunteers posted at the original assembly point to direct people, but try to spread the word.

The new assembly point is “Church Square,” located near the intersections of Church St. and South St., next to Holy Trinity Church

Maps:
(Google map) http://tinyurl.com/yzeg7vt
(weird church map) http://tinyurl.com/ykvgb9s
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So the updated action plan is:

– Friday, November 6, 2009, 11:00am, join us for a protest rally at “Church Square,” located near the intersection of Church St. & South St.

– Saturday, November 7, 2009, join us for a march, also starting at “Church Square.”  The march will be gathering at 1:30pm and departing by 2:00pm.

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Posted by: naetaeg20 | November 4, 2009

legal support line

we now have a legal support line.  this can be used if folks attending the action are detained, arrested or have other interactions with the police.

the people hosting the phone are not lawyers and can thus not provide legal advice, but instead can help to document, track and respond to issues withe the police.

the number is: 07779396890

Posted by: naetaeg20 | November 3, 2009

Nae Tae G20 Press Release: November 3, 2009

ALEX BROWN
NAE TAE G20
E-mail: naetaeg20@googlemail.com
Phone: 07827743149
Website: https://naetaeg20.wordpress.com/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ST ANDREWS: ‘NAE TAE G20’

7/11/9: Hundreds of people will assemble in Market Street, St Andrews, at 1:30pm Saturday 7th, to say ‘nae’ to the G20.

The demonstration, which has been supported by Stop the War, the SSP, a growing number of unions, and numerous St Andrews student societies, has been called in order to demonstrate opposition to the policies of the G20 finance ministers who are meeting in St Andrews for a summit on the economic recovery.

“We are opposing the G20 because they are an unrepresentative, undemocratic organization that serves the few at the expense of the many.  The G20 may have come to a quiet corner of Fife, but that does not mean they will escape public opposition,” said Katherine Kemp, a fourth year international relations student at St. Andrews.

“The G20 are continuing to prioritize unsustainable economic growth which is causing catastrophic environmental degradation.  Whilst they enjoy their luxuries at the Fairmont hotel, we will be there as the voice of the voiceless,” said Amir Gholami, a third year philosophy student also at St. Andrews.

The G20 has helmed one of the largest economic recessions in history and has been responsible for the growing gap between the rich and the poor.  Organisers have stated they do not want the G20 in their town, or anywhere.

ENDS

Notes to editors:
Photographs available upon request. Members of the group would be happy to give interviews — to request one, please contact the number below.

ALEX BROWN
NAE TAE G20
E-mail: naetaeg20@googlemail.com
Phone: 07827743149
Website: https://naetaeg20.wordpress.com/

Posted by: naetaeg20 | November 3, 2009

Nae Tae G20 flyers

—- PRINT, POST, PRINT, POST, PRINT, POST, PRINT, POST, PRINT, POST, PRINT, POST, PRINT, POST, PRINT —

http://www.indymediascotland.org/sites/default/files/ntgpostr.pdf

http://www.indymediascotland.org/sites/default/files/CCTV.pdf

http://leftsoc.info/?q=node/53

http://leftsoc.info/?q=node/52

Posted by: naetaeg20 | November 3, 2009

media contact

we now have a media contact number if members of the media are looking for comments from the organizing committee.  Alex Brown, our media liaison, can be reached at 07827743149, or by emailing NaeTaeG20@gmail.com…..in all honesty, we’re real busy as well so email is preferred.

Posted by: naetaeg20 | October 29, 2009

Endorsing Groups

The following groups have endorsed Nae Tae G20’s call for two days of festive actions resisting the G20 in St. Andrews.  If your group would like to add their endorsement, please contact us at NaeTaeG20@gmail.com:

– Stop The War

– LeftSoc (St. Andrews)

– Scottish Socialist Party

– One World (St. Andrews)

– St. Andrews Palestinian Solidarity Campaign

– Lower Rents Now! Coalition

~ numerous workers unions throughout Scotland

~ numerous St. Andrews University student societies

Posted by: naetaeg20 | October 29, 2009

Calling all first aiders!

If you are certified in First Aid or are a street medic, please contact us at naetaeg20@gmail.com! We desperately need certified medical support for the march/demonstration!

Posted by: naetaeg20 | October 29, 2009

Directions to St Andrews

Below are directions (by bus) from some of the cities to St Andrews. You may also take a train into Leuchars station from most places, and bus directions from Leuchars to St Andrews are listed, as well. Hope to see you all soon!!

 

Directions from Glasgow, by bus: Take the X26/X27 or X24/24 from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews.

Timetables: http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/X26_2717082009.pdf

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/x24pckttt270409web.pdf

Directions from Edinburgh, by bus: Take the X58/X60 or the X59 from Edinburgh Bus Station to St Andrews.

Timetables: http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/X58_60tt17082009.pdf or

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/X59pckttt270409web.pdf

Directions from Dundee and Leuchars, by bus: Take the 99, 96, or 91 from either Dundee or Leuchars to reach St Andrews. The 94 runs only from Leuchars (not Dundee) and the 39, 41, and 73 will only take you from Dundee (not Leuchars) to St Andrews.

Timetables: http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/99tt170809.pdf

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/96tt170809%5B2%5D.pdf

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/91tt170809.pdf

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/94tt170809.pdf

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/39DLtt060709_web.pdf

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/41tt170809%5B1%5D.pdf

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/73A5060709_web.pdf

Walking directions from the bus station:

From the St Andrews Bus Station, turn right toward the traffic light and cross to the otherside of the road at the crosswalk. Walk to the corner (the one with the roundabout) and turn left onto Market Street. As you are walking, you should see the Student Union, the Raisin, the Grill House, etc. Continue down Market Street until you reach a roundabout that goes around a large stone fountain (http://www.walkerpride.co.uk/images/fountain.jpg). This is where we will be meeting on both Friday and Saturday.

Posted by: naetaeg20 | October 27, 2009

Resist the G20 on November 6th & 7th!

**********PLEASE DISTRIBUTE, FORWARD & RE-POST FAR & WIDE**********

In St. Andrews, we say “Nae Tae G20!

No to G20 neo-liberalism!  No to economic exploitation!  No to environmental destruction!

Yes to sustainability, community cooperation and peoples’ representation!
Yes to liberation, solidarity, equality, human rights and peace!
Yes to revolution!

On the first weekend in November, the financial leaders of the world’s twenty richest countries will be hosting closed door meetings in order to decide how our world should be run.  The Group of Twenty (G20) finance ministers have chosen to host these meetings in the town of St. Andrews, Scotland, and in response groups of residents and students have paved the way to make our voices heard.

We the residents and students of this community are coming into the streets to say loud and clear, “The G20 is not welcome in our town,” or as the Scots say, “Nae tae G-20!”  We are joining together to say that the neo-liberal development, trade and environmental policies furthered by the G20 will not solve the global financial crisis, not solve the global ecological crisis and do not address the ever-increasing wealth gap.  We are resisting the G20 because it is a mechanism of the global ruling elite that seeks to enrich the “1st world” at the expense of increasing poverty for the  “underdeveloped” and “developing” world.

There are a number of organizations making exciting plans in St. Andrews during the weekend of the G20 meeting, and while Put People First (g20standrews.org) has organized an educational event, we have set our sights on getting people into the streets to show our collective dissent.  To this end we have called for two days of festive actions:

– Friday, November 6, 2009, 11:00am, join us for a protest rally at the center of town fountain, located near the intersection of Market Street and College Street.

– Saturday, November 7, 2009, 1:30pm, join us for a march, also starting at the fountain at the center of town.  The march will be gathering at 1:30pm and departing by 2:00pm.

In addition to these actions, groups are encouraged to organize locally in their communities, and come to St. Andrews to share their creative resistance with us during these two days.  We will do our best to support your action if you require some assistance.

This action has been endorsed locally by Stop the War, the Scottish Socialist Party, numerous St. Andrews University student societies, and assorted Scottish workers unions.

Please direct all questions, endorsements, press inquiries and hate mail to NaeTaeG20@gmail.com and for more information as it arises visit: https://naetaeg20.wordpress.com/

See you in the streets, November 6th & 7th!

——
— brought to you by Nae Tae G20, an adhoc group of St. Andrews residents who love St. Andrews and hate the G20

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