Attac is a growing international network of citizens campaigning for democratic control of financial markets. Started in France three years ago, it now has groups in 45 countries. To find your nearest group, or find out how to start one, go to the ATTAC website: www.attac.org
Peoples’ Global Action (PGA)
This network of radical grassroots groups from around the world – against ‘free’ trade and the World Trade Organization – has been a catalyst in the creation of an international network of activists, and in mobilizing groups for international days of action. Convenors include Ecuadorian indigenous people, Nicaraguan labour unions, Maori activists and the Italian ¡Ya Basta! movement.
For more information go to www.agp.org
Ruckus Society: Non-violent direct action training in the US.
The Ruckus Society, 4131 Shafter Avenue, Suite 9, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
Telephone: +1 510 595 3442 Fax: +1 510 595 3462
A SEED Europe,
PO Box 92066, 1090 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Telephone: +31 20 668 2236
Fax: +31 20 468 2275
Activist info sources:
Both www.indymedia.org and www.schnews.org.uk will keep you up to date on the latest direct-action news.
The NI is expanding its online coverage of resistance to globalization. You can also check out our reports from the streets of past actions at www.newint.org/streets
Other recommended websites:
The WTO’s Desert Storm
This is the next target of the activists who helped scupper the World Trade Organization’s attempt to launch a new trade round at the 1999 Ministerial Meeting in Seattle. The WTO, fearing a re-run of the street protests that hit Seattle, is heading off to the desert and making its next bid for a new trade round in Dohar, Qatar. Organizations can sign on to the NGO statement here: www.canadians.org
In Britain a group of NGOs is launching a trade justice campaign focused on the WTO meeting. Find out more from the World Development Movement. British readers can call free on 0800 328 2153.
World Development Movement,
25 Beehive Place, London
SW9 7QR, England
The Council of Canadians,
502-151 Slater Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1P 5H3, Canada
Telephone: +1 613 233 2773,
+1 800 387 7177
Friends of the Earth Australia,
PO Box 222 Fitzroy,
VIC 3065, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9419 8700
A Choudry, PO Box 1905,
Telephone: +64 3 366 2803
Fax: +64 3 366 8035