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Anti-G8 festival in Belfast

Date Released: 31 May 2013

In response to the G8 Summit of international leaders in Fermanagh during June, the Belfast Trades Council and the Northern Ireland ICTU Youth Committee have jointly organsied the ‘Another World is Possible Festival’ of political discussions, comedy, music and protest

Festival events run from Thursday 13th June to Sunday 16th June and include a debate with Respect MP George Galloway, folk music concert and international youth activist conference.

The main event is an Anti G8 march and rally in Belfast on Saturday 15th June starting at 12.00 p.m.

The Young Workers’ Network and ICTU Youth Committee are organising buses to the march, which is followed by a talk by veteran political campaigner Tariq Ali on the US presidency of Barack Obama.

SIPTU Organiser, Brenda Callaghan, said: “It is important that trade unionists show their opposition to the neo-liberal austerity measures of the G8 and their cronies in the World and Central Banks.

“The ‘Another World is Possible Festival’ will form part of the broader anti G8 activities being organised by ICTU, IF Campaign (a global food justice campaign), Amnesty and Friends of the Earth.”

For a full list of events click here.

To book a place one of the buses contact: info@youngworkersnetwork.ie


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