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Public Movements for J ustice and Peace. a short overview from 1960s to our days. The early 60s situation. About 15 years of Cold War -- First nuclear arms race in history -- Cuban Missile Crisis (Caribbean Crisis ) Vietnam War had lasted for 5 years

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PublicMovementsfor JusticeandPeace

a short overview from 1960s

to our days


The early 60s situation

  • About 15 years of Cold War --

  • First nuclear arms race in history --

  • Cuban Missile Crisis (Caribbean Crisis )

  • Vietnam War had lasted for 5 years

  • Terrible situation for Black people and women


The beginning

Movement for Equal Rights and Against Racial Prejudices

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. – philosophy of non-violence

  • In 1.2.1960 four of black guys began sitting strike in front of the café where they were refused to be served because of racial reasons.

  • Tens, hundreds, thousands of people joined them all over the country

  • In 5.12.1960 US Supreme Court prohibited racial segregation in public places

  • Movement rose. Demonstrations. Arrests. Protests. Murder of Malcolm X.


Hippy

Who were they and where did they come from?

The beginning – around 1965 – when the baby-boomers grew up.

New generation wanted to get rid of old, archaic, nobody’s needed puritanical norms of behavior.

Ideology

For: Love, Peace and Freedom, Tolerance and Equality.

Against: Prohibitions and Restrictions, Xenophobia and all kinds of intolerance, existing establishment and its inhuman politics


Sexual Revolution

  • Previous 30 years period is very puritanical and conformist and contradicted natural human sexual behaviors

  • the development of the birth control pill in 1960 gave women access to easy and reliable contraception

  • Growing Hippy movement and its free-love approach

  • main change was not that people had more sex or different types of sex, it was simply that they talked about it more openly than previous generations had done.


Activism

  • Protests against nuclear weapons (sit-ins, demos, marches)

  • Anti Vietnam War protests all over the county

  • Common action with Black communities for equal rights

  • Free Press

  • First Ecological Protests (antinuclear and ‘cause oil flew out)


Political hippies – Yippy!

Abbey Hoffman – yippy founder

His fun-fake-actions:

  • LSD in drinking water

  • Piggy - candidate

  • Drug-sex-spray press-conference

  • Flying Pentagon


1968 Democratic Convention

  • Peaceful Antiwar

    Demonstration was planned

  • During 8 days and nights

    there were street fights

    between 10 000 of antiwar

    activist and 12 000 of police-

    men, FBI and CIA agents,

    Soldiers and National guards.

  • All World is Watching!

  • Then in few month – Court over Chicago Eight.

  • Existing authorities lost their power


Legacy

  • It was successful cultural revolution

  • New fashion, Pop Art and Rock-music

  • It changed attitudes towards black people, women, queers and other minorities.

  • It was one of main reasons of ending Vietnam War

  • It gave new understanding of what Peace is

  • It showed connections between Earth and every person on it.


What happenedin the next 20 years?


Late 80s – Early 90s

  • 1989 - The fall of the Berlin Wall – The end of revolutions.

  • Situation in Eastern Europe – USSR fell apart


Why these? What’s wrong about them?

  • IMF and WB

  • WTO

  • IOM

  • G8

  • Transnational corporations

  • Wars

  • Economical Globilization, Neoliberalism and global capitalism


Alterglobalists’ protestactions


Seattle 1999 - WTO


Prague 2000 –WB/IMF


Genoa 2001 / G8 summit


Some more about Alterglobalists’ mobilization

  • November 30, 1999 – Seattle, WTO Third Ministerial conference

  • April 16, 2000 – Washington, DC, IMF

  • May 1, 2000 – Global, May Day protests

  • July 29, 2000 – Philadelphia, Republican National Convention

  • August 11, 2000 – Los Angeles, USA, Democratic National Convention

  • September 11, 2000 – Melbourne, World Economic Forum

  • September 26, 2000 – Prague, Czech Republic, World Bank/IMF

  • November 20, 2000 – Montreal, Quebec, G20 meeting

  • January 20, 2001 – Washington, DC, Bush inauguration

  • January 27, 2001 – Davos, Switzerland, World Economic Forum

  • April 20, 2001 – Quebec City, Canada, Summit of the Americas (FTAA)

  • June 15, 2001 – Gothenburg, Sweden EU Summit

  • July 20, 2001 – Genoa, Italy G8 Summit

  • September 29, 2001 – Washington, DC, Anti-capitalist anti-war protests

  • February 1, 2002 – New York City, USA / Porto Alegre, Brazil World Economic Forum / World Social Forum

  • March 15, 2002 – Barcelona, Spain EU Summit

  • April 20, 2002 – Washington, DC (War on Terrorism)

  • November 4 to November 10 – Florence, Italy, First European Social Forum

  • June 26, 2002 – Calgary, Alberta, and Ottawa, Ontario, G8 summit at Kananaskis, Alberta J26 G8 Protests

  • September 27, 2002 – Washington, DC, IMF/World Bank

  • weekend of February 15, 2003, March, April – Global protests against war on Iraq about 12 million antiwar protesters

  • July 28, 2003 – Montreal, Quebec

  • September 14, 2003 – Cancún, Mexico – Fifth Ministerial of the WTO collapses [19]

  • October, 2003 – regional WEF meeting in Dublin, European Competitiveness Summit, cancelled [20]

  • November 20, 2003 – Miami Mobilization against the Free Trade Area of the Americas FTAA

  • July 2 to July 8, 2005 – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Gleneagles, Scotland Protests against the G8 Summit

What’s gonna be then?


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