G-20: No more business as usual
Put People First Campaigning Day
Friday 4 September 2009
This autumn the G20 is back. On Friday 4 September, the G20 Finance Ministers are meeting in London to discuss the financial crisis, for the first time since April's G20 summit. So far they've flunked the challenge of putting people first in response to the financial crisis, preferring instead to patch up the old system that has led to global poverty, inequality and the threat of climate chaos.
Join us in central London to tell the G20: No More Business As Usual. We'll be demanding action on jobs, justice and climate, learning more about some of the key institutions behind the crisis, and discussing what's next for Put People First campaigning.
a.. 10am-11am: Put People First stunt targeting the Finance Ministers - bring your jobs, justice and climate banners.
b.. 11.30am-1pm: A walking tour of companies and institutions that have contributed to the economic crisis. Meet at the Bank of England.
c.. 2pm-6pm: An afternoon of talks and discussion at the London School of Economics.
Place are limited so registration is advised. To register to attend, email email@example.com or phone 020 7324 4722.
Invite people to the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112203459845
What's next for the G20?
On 24-25 September, the G20 leaders will hold a further summit in Pittsburgh in the United States.
On 7-8 November, G20 Finance Ministers will reconvene in St Andrews, Scotland. On Saturday 7 November there will be Put People First Alternative G20 conferences held in London and St Andrews - watch out for more details coming soon.
Then from 7-18 December the UN will hold international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark. On Saturday 5 December the Wave (http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/the-wave) will see the UK's biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change in London.
Put People First public meetings
A limited number of grants of £400 are available for local groups to work together in the autumn to organise local public meetings, which look at the links between movements for jobs, justice and climate, and help mobilise for 'The Wave' Climate March on 5 December.
To qualify, the sponsoring groups need to include at least one development organisation, at least one trade union, and at least one environment group.
If you would like to apply for funding, please contact BOND Campaigns Communications Officer Tim Gee on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and no later than 15 September.
About Put People First
Put People First is a coalition of development charities, trade unions, faith groups, environmentalists and other organisations, formed in response to the G20 London summit in April to call for a fair, sustainable route out of recession. For more information, including our 12 recommendations to the UK government, see http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk.