Scotland 2005: Cre8 and the G8 protests

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.

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.

Starhawk’s writings

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