With members of the RRAG7
The objective of the Réseau de résistance anti-G7 (RRAG7) is to denounce the imperialist, colonialist and anti-environmentalist nature of the G7 summit which will take place on June 8-9th 2018 at La Malbaie. The objective of this summit is not to resolve the coming climatic
catastrophe, but to maintain the hegemony of the G7 countries over our crumbling planet. The agenda might sound progressive, but experience shows that these beautiful speeches will lead to nothing beneficial.
In this workshop, we will overlook the five main items on the agenda for this G7 meeting to show why their politics are counterproductive for the world. First off, we’ll talk about imperialism and show how the politics of the G7 countries are increasing inequalities, causing fertile ground for terrorist movements, and how their solution of closing the borders just feeds the problem. Second, we’ll discuss how the G7 countries are adapting their policies to prevent any long term migration. Third, we’ll discuss healthcare and how the G7 vision is unable to address the main management issues. Fourth, we’ll discuss environment, explaining first how extractivism works to ensure maximum environmental damage, and how agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol are in fact strategies to push the burden of the responsibility for climate change onto poorer countries. Fifth, we’ll go over cybersecurity and work, before ending with some information on current efforts to resist the G7 .
For more information about RRAG7 or to learn about how you can join resistance efforts, visit our website at https://antig7.org/en
Midnight Kitchen will be providing a free vegan nut-free lunch to workshop participants. Bring your own dish or tupperware.
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We ask people attending our events to not wear strongly scented
products (perfume, cologne, hair products, lotions etc), however we can not guarantee a scent-free space due to other individuals and groups in the building.
This event takes place on the traditional territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien'kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the omàmiwininì or Algonquin people. As an organization that centers social and environmental justice, we feel it’s crucial to be informed on the past and ongoing consequences of colonialism. We encourage everyone to learn about the history of these lands and to support Indigenous resistance here and across Turtle Island.