On September 20th at 8:00 PM, there will be a screening of NYC Indymedia footage from the 2005 G8 protests at the Times Up space at 49 E. Houston St. The screening will be followed by a reportback from individuals who attended the protests and an update on actions planned for the September 24th protests in Washington, DC.

During July of 2005, the G8 (Group of Eight, most industrialized nations) summit was held at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. Thousands of protestors from around the world showed up to disrupt the summit. Actions ranged from a gigantic march organized by a coalition called Make Poverty History (the largest march in Scottish History) to roaming blockades organized by the Dissent! Network, a network of international anti-authoritarian groups.

US activists who went to join in with international activists will discuss the successes and failures of the protests. There will also be a discussion of if similar tactics should or should not be employed at demonstrations in the United States. Following the screening and discussion, there will be an update on plans that are developing for the upcoming September 24th protest in Washington, DC.

For more information, visit www.times-up.org or www.nyc.indymedia.org.