Given that police are going to crack down hard on any protesters who do not register as Issue Motivated Groups and sit meekly on the side-lines with police approved signs, a number of groups have emerged to support the notion of an alternative summit. The idea was floated at Jaegera Hall in January and developed further in the lead up to planning for the March in March. There is now a People’s Summit and a People’s March proposed.

The global group Alternative G20 is backing the summit billed as being held on 14th and 15th November 2014. The opportunity to explore fresh ideas and to think outside the political box, it’s also a time for some fun with live music and comedy events. The group was just establishing it’s Brisbane website as Westender went to press.

The Brisbane Community Action Network (BCAN) is holding a barbecue and ideas jam to discuss approaches at 3:00pm on Sunday June 1st in Orleigh Park West End. Most of you will read this issue after that event but Westender will report the outcomes online.

BCAN aims to develop and advancing community generated answers to world economic, social and environmental problems. Visioning another World : The G20 Peoples Summit will be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action. It will take place in Brisbane over 12-14 November 2014, before the G20 Leaders Summit.

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