About us

About Stop G8

You can read about us, our structure and our aims.

Call out to Stop the G8 in the UK

You can also read our Call-Out to join us on the streets to resist the G8 in One Common Struggle.

Local Groups and Working Groups

There are also many Stop G8 local groups that you can get involved with, and there are many working groups to co-ordinate the mobilsation.

Our Principles and Decisions

You can also read about our principles and our adoption of the PGA Hallmarks. And you can read about our decisions made in previous meetings. All decisions are made by consensus.

 

Stop G8 is a network made up of autonomous groups and individuals. There are no leaders or “central committee”. On this page you can find out more about how we work, and what we believe.

Network structure:

Local groups. There are a number of local Stop G8 groups in towns and cities across the UK. If you want to get involved, or get in touch, the best place to start is usually your local group. If there isn’t a local group near you, we can help you start one. See the list of local groups and contacts here.

Working groups. We have set up a number of working groups to organise different aspects of the mobilisation like fundraising, publicity, logistics, etc. See the list of working groups and contacts here.

Monthly network meetings. The whole network comes together once a month, each time in a different town or city. This is where we make decisions about general principles and strategy that affect the whole network. See the time and place of the next meeting here.

International. We welcome people from outside the UK to get involved in the mobilisation, or to organise actions and events in solidarity. See the international page for more details.

StopG8 email. We get a lot of email queries. Please contact your local group if possible. But if it’s really necessary, you can email us at stopg8 (@) riseup.net

Join us! Everyone is welcome at all Stop G8 local and network meetings — except journalists and police.

Network principles and aims:

The Stop G8 network has agreed some basic principles which shape all of our work and decisions. You can read more about them on this page. In brief, they are:

We have adopted the PGA Hallmarks.

We support diversity of tactics.

We are openly anti-capitalist.

We aim to make decisions by consensus.

The Stop G8 network has set itself two main goals:

1) To organise a week of action against the G8 2013 Summit.

2) Beyond the summit, to help re-build an anti-capitalist movement in the UK and beyond.

Network meeting decisions and minutes:

On this page you can find a list of the main decisions made at previous network meetings. And you can also (if you really want!) read all the minutes in detail.