International G8-alternative-summit

1. Overview

Tuesday, 5.6

  • 17.oo – 19.3o Introductory panel
  • 2o.oo – 22.oo Individual follow-up discussions with the panelists of the introductory panel

Wednesday, 6.6

  • o9.oo – 11.oo Workshops
  • 11.3o – 13.3o Panels. First theme block
  • 13.3o – 14.3o Lunch
  • 14.3o – 16.3o Workshops
  • 17.oo – 19.oo Workshops
  • 19.oo – 20.oo Dinner
  • 20.oo – 22.oo Panels. Second theme block

Thursday, 7.6

  • o9.oo – 11.oo Workshops
  • 11.3o – 13.15 Closing panel
  • 13.15 Closing speech

Alternative Summit

G8 2007 – There are alternatives!


2. Panels

Tuesday, 5.6.

Introductory panel 17.oo – 19.3o Rethinking globalization

  • Jean Ziegler (UN special envoyee)
  • Annelie Buntenbach (DGB federal board)
  • Madjiguene Cissé (Sans Papiers, Senegal)
  • Thuli Makama (Yonge Nawe Environmental Action Group, Swaziland) Host: Ignacio Ramonet (Le Monde Diplomatique)

Follow-up discussions with the panelists 2o.oo – 22.oo

Wednesday, 11.3o – 13.3o

First theme block

Climate justice, but how?

  • Martin Rocholl (Chair of Friends of the Earth Europe)
  • Elmar Altvater (Prof. em. Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Klaus Milke (Klimaallianz)
  • Sunita Narain (Direktorin Centre for Science and Environment, Stockholm) tbc
  • Andrew Pendleton (climatologue, Christian Aid)

Precarious work and growing poverty in a rich society?

  • Steffan Sjöberg (Centre for Marxist Social Studies, Stockholm)
  • Dieter Klein (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation)
  • Katja Kipping (Network Basic Income)
  • Horst Schmitthenner (IG Metall) Host: Kai Burmeister (IG Metall)

Economization of education and the future of labour

  • Wolfgang Nitsch (University Oldenburg)
  • Neville Alexander (Cape Town University, Kapstadt) tbc
  • Sonja Staack (BdWi)
  • Yoama Paredes (Ministry for education, Venezuela) tbc

Wednesday, 2o.oo – 22.oo

Second theme block

Connect social struggles – for global justice

  • Gigi Francisco (Coordinator of International Gender & Trade Network, Philippines)
  • Walden Bello (Focus on the Global South, Philippines)
  • Jane Nalunga (Seatini, Uganda)
  • Ingeborg Tangeraas (Via Campesina, Norway)
  • Thomas Gebauer (Medico International)

The return of war. On the relation between war and globalization in different world regions

  • Claudia Haydt (Informationsstelle Militarisierung, Tübingen)
  • Raida Hatoum (Activist in the women’s and refugees movement, Libanon)
  • Ana Esther Cecena (Prof. at the UNAM, Mexico)
  • Boris Kagarlitzki (Sociologue, Institute for Globalization studies/Centre for left policies, Russia) Host: Amy Holmes tbc

The altermondialist movement: balance and outlook

  • John Holloway (Author, Mexico)
  • Alex Callinicos (Prof. King’s College, London) tbc
  • Susan George (Transnational Institute, Attac France)
  • Isabel Rauber (Researcher in social movements, Argentinia)

“We are here because you are there…” Structural backgrounds of flight and migration (17.oo Hearing with follow-up workshop)

  • Victor Nzuz (Congo)
  • Solange Koné (Ivory Coast)
  • Maxim Butkevich (Kiev)
  • Amadou Mbow (Mauretania)
  • Gyeke Tanoh (African Trade Network, Ghana)
  • N.N. (International Campagn against Dictatorship, Togo)
  • Karl Kopp (Responsible for European affairs, Pro Aysl)
  • Ngongang Celestin (Refugee Initiative Brandenburg) tbc

Thursday, 7.6

Closing panel 11.3o – 13.15 There are alternatives! with (among others)

  • Hauke Brunkhorst (Institute for Sociology, University Flensburg)
  • Sandro Mezzarda (Institute for Political Science und History, University Bologna)

Closing speech at 13.15

  • Vandana Shiva (Alternative Nobelprize Laureate, India)

Closing Presumably, there still will be some workshops on Thursday. At around 1.00 pm there will be a central closing event with a plenary discussion with internationally well known speakers.