A talk and video by Martin Shaw who was almost killed when police cut his climbing ropes at the G8 summit last year.
One month after the incident Martin Shaw finally leaves the Swiss hospital.
In June 2003, during the G8 meeting in Evian, Martin Shaw barely escaped death when the Swiss police cut the rope he was hanging from in an attempt to blockade delegates attending the summit.
Martin is touring the UK with a video of the incident and discussing the wave of both legal and physical repression that has been sweeping across the world in recent years.
From Gothenburg to Genoa, to Thessaloniki, to last night in your neighbourhood, this was just one more incident of repression and police impunity.
What should we be doing about it - as individuals, as affinity groups, as communities, as networks?
What new 'anti-terrorist' powers are the UK and EU governments taking and how might they affect you? What sort of tactics might the police be using for the G8 meeting in the UK in 2005?
What are 'communities of resistance', and what are the most practical ways that we can support each other when such repression happens amongst us?
7.30pm - Tuesday 3rd Feb
Organized by Sheffield Indymedia and Sheffield Samba Band
Broomspring Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, S11 (close the Ring Road and University)
Further info on the rope cutting incident:
Indymedia article: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/07/273787.html
Martin's statement: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/07/273621.html
Solidarity group website: http://www.aubonne.ch.vu/
For more information about the tour email Martin at:
email@example.com or call 07762 252 932