The G8 summit will be held in Scotland from the 6th to the 8th July, and, of course, it will be resisted and protested against by a wide range of people, with demonstrations and actions planned from the 2nd to the 8th. That resistance is very likely to involve some people being arrested and imprisoned, and we feel it is important that we prepare for this before it happens, and act against it when it does. For this reason, we are calling for groups, individuals and movements to both prepare solidarity actions and get ready to support prisoners.
Supporting prisoners needs funds- perhaps a fund raising event could be organised? How about information events, letter writing groups?
Solidarity actions or demonstrations may need a little planning, so why not find out where British embassies, consulates, corporations etc. are based near you?
Of course, these are just a few suggestions, and it's up to everyone to imagine for themselves how they want to act in solidarity with any prisoners.But we feel that if our solidarity is to be real, effective, and immediate, then we all need to start making plans, and that sooner is better than later!
(For more information, to receive news on anti-G8 prisoners, and to co-ordinate solidarity, please mail us- brightonabc[at]yahoo.co.uk
Also, see the site of the G8 legal support group at- http://www.g8legalsupport.info/)
ABC Brighton, UK
For a calendar of events see http://www.resistg8.org.uk/
For more information on mobilisation against the G8 see