G7 - Resist
From 11-13 June leaders of the G7 countries are meeting in Cornwall. We expect self congratulatory press releases about their agreements on climate, Covid and finance. But the truth is there can be no ‘global leadership’ without real action to redress the global imbalance of money and power that underlies the interlinked crises of climate, Covid, poverty and war:
- Ending 'vaccine apartheid' by lifting patent control on vaccines (wealthy nations, including the UK are blocking this) and scaling up production.
- A just transition away from fossil fuels, ending all fossil fuel development and financing
- Cancelling the debt crippling the poorest nations
- Delivering on promises of climate finance: 12 years ago, $100bn a year was promised by richer nations to enable the Global South cope with climate impacts and develop sustainably. This represents 0.3% of the GDP of the G7 nations alone. It was never delivered.
Decisions taken at G7 will set the agenda for COP26 – the crucial climate summit in November. As host, Boris Johnson’s government should be leading the way, but the UK is way off track to meet its climate targets, while UK international aid has been shamefully cut.
G7 protests in Cornwall face oppressive policing with around 6500 police expect and refusal to agree any protest site any closer than 23 miles from the summit - a taste of what can be expected if the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill becomes law
The Resist G7 coalition has organised safe camping accommodation. Accommodation will be available from Wednesday 9th June and will be in mid/west Cornwall. Workshops and trainings will take place on 10th June, with three days of protest 11-13 June. Find out more on ResistG7.org
Friday 11th: G7 Climate Strike, Protest for the Planet - Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4PA from 11am
Saturday 12th: International Protest for Peace with Social Justice - South Quay, Hayle TR27 4EP 12:30
Sunday 13th June: Protest against Repression & Surveillance - Kill the Bill - Cornwall/everywhere