Against Social Exclusion and Neoliberalism at Japanese G8 Summit

Against Social Exclusion and Neoliberalism at Japanese G8 Summit ACTION AGAINST SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND CALL FOR FAIR LABOR JOIN US IN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST G8 The G8 Summit will be held at Toyako in Hokkaido from July 7-9. We believe that this is an arbitrary meeting of the governments which lead neoliberalism. The world's eight most powerful economies have imposed neoliberalism onto other nations, while dominating the global financial market with the World Trade Organization and the Free Trade Agreement. The developing nations are forced to accept the free trade in exchange of ODA. Privatizations, labor market flexibility, and deregulations are introduced not only in the developing nations but also in the industrialized counterparts. Inequality and poverty are accelerating. Social welfare is reduced. Socially disadvantaged people are excluded and their fundamental rights are violated. Also in Japan, working poor are also victims of neoliberalism since the early 2000s under the Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's government. Neoliberalism is an ideology to maximize the interests of the most privileged "the world's most powerful economies." Social movement organizations and individuals will gather in Japan to protest against the G8 summit to vanquish the "conspiring robbers." Join us in solidarity in the movement against G8. JOIN US FOR MOVEMENTS AGAINST G8 We are fed up. No matter how hard we work, we are trapped in poverty. Is this called freedom? Should we be blamed for lack of responsibility in life? We are fed up with on-going situation. We work hard everyday. But we can barely earn enough to eat. We cannot even go to see a doctor when we feel sick. We don't have a roof over our head. We are deprived of hopes and dreams for the future. We live an unstable life. In the postwar period, however, Japan has been experiencing long economic expansion, and big companies earns high profits still now. Who is responsible for this injustice? Come share your experiences with us and discuss to find the reason. It's time for us to voice our cries and our angers. We never wished for neoliberalism. We have never approved of the legitimacy of G8. We reclaim our right to decide our own life. We call for the democratic process, which does not exclude the deprived and disadvantaged "have-nots" from the decision making. PROGRAM We are one working group established in the G8 Action Network. Therefore our actions will be held as parts in programs produced by the G8 Action Network. == June 28th and 29th, 2008 @ Tokyo == [Rally] Tokyo Action against Poverty, Precarious Labor and Social Exclusion +Time: 13:00- Sat. June 28, 2008 +Place: Shinbashi-Kumin-Kaikan (1-27-10 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) +Admission fee: \500 +Language: Japanese (French & English will be translate into Japanese) * This is a part of projects: Tokyo Action Just Before G8. Speekers from different fields, regions & countries accuse neoliberarismm, reporting each others conditions on poverty, unstable working conditions, and social exclution. As a workshop, all participants could write own messages agaist G8 etc. on banners. The banners will be hold up 28th, 29th alternative sound demonstration and in the following Sapporo action. [Demonstration] June 29th, 2:30pm start @Kashiwagi-park in Shinjuku (7-14 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023) == July 4th to & 6th, 2008 @ Hokkaido == [Rally] Sapporo Action against Poverty, Precarious Labor and Social Exclusion +Time: 13:00- Fri. July 4, 2008 +Place: 820-Kenshushitsu, Hokkaido-ritsu-domin-katsudo-center (Karude 2-7) (nana-cho-me, kita-ni-jo, chyuo-ku, sappro) +Admission fee: \500 +Language: Japanese (French, English & Korian will be translate into Japanese) * This is a part of projects: Solidarity Forum of G8 Action Network in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Those who are against G8 all over Japan will gather, with participants from other countries, speak out each wishes towards G8 Summit place. We will also participate in Citizens Peace Walk in July 5, International Solidarity Action at Odori Park July 6, hoisting banners with messages made in June 28. See the web site of International People's Solidarity Days: CALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION Please endorse and participate in our action For endorsement, please e-mail to For participation, please contact G8 Action Network: Working Group for Poverty and Unstable Employment Email: Tel: +81 (0)90-1793-1871 (inaba) OTHER INFORMATION Accommodation We will give information on the accommodation in Tokyo upon request. In Sapporo, we will stay at a camp site. Please bring your sleeping bags and tents. Invitation letter If you need an invitation letter, please send us your full name as written in your passport and your postal address by mail. Even if you are from a country, which does not require a visa, we recommend that you show the invitation letter at the immigration. About immigration control, please see the URL as below