The G8 Summit, the meeting of the heads of state of the eight most powerful countries in the world, will took place in Gleneagles, Scotland July 6-8. Major protests were planned, and organizing was underway in Scotland and Britain for over a year, and much of that work was quite visionary. Urban convergence centers and a rural encampment were designed to show a vision of the world we want, and demonstrate balanced, ecofriendly ways to meet human needs.
A Cre8 Summit in June worked with local, inner city communities to create a garden and social center in the path of a planned road development. Spiritual healing spaces and celebrations were planned by a network of Brits involved in earth based spirituality. And, of course, there were forums, a march expected to be the largest demonstration ever in Scotland, and nonviolent direct action.
2005 G8 Update #1 The Problem is the Problem
2005 G8 Update #2 A Lighter Shade of Action Blues
2005 G8 Update #3 Cre8 Summit Begins
2005 G8 Update #4 Arise the Faerie Army!
2005 G8 Update #5 Solstice At Roslin Glenn
2005 G8 Update #6 Diversity of Toilets
2005 G8 Update #7 The Eco Village Opens
2005 G8 Update #8 Make poverty History
2005 G8 Update #9 The Night Before the Action
2005 G8 Update #10-Actions and Aftermaths
2005 G8 Update #11 Tatting Down