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"URGENT NEED FOR $50,000 US IN ONE WEEK (BY THE 20th FEBRUARY)
If we have 500-1000 people each donating 50-100 dollars (also
bigger or smaller donations are of course very welcome !!!), we will
have it ! "
See bottom of e-mail for name of Bank and account for deposit~
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Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 00:52:54 GMT
From: Inter Continental Caravan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Subject: The Inter Continental Caravan needs you !
To whom it may concern - an urgent appeal,
In May and June 600 Southern activists tour around Europe together with
European activists to demonstrate against 93free trade94 and the
institutions pressing for it (the World Trade Organisation, the
International Chamber of Commerce, the European Commission etc.),
against dodgy multinationals, especially those involved in
biotechnology (Monsanto, Novartis...) and to meet and network with
different groups across the Continent. We are going to meet
with the Geld oder Leben (Money or Life) Bicycle Caravan and the
Caravan of Refugees and Migrants in Germany, the Euromarches, Farmers
movements in Eastern Europe... The Inter Continental Caravan will
join in the demonstrations against the NATO and Nuclear Weapons
organised by For Mother Earth and join the actions against the
EU-Summit and the G8-Summit in Cologne, and will coincide with the
International Day of Action at Financial Centers on the June 18th,
which will end the Caravan.
The Inter Continental Caravan for Solidarity and Resistance is an
initiat ive of the People's Global Action against free94 trade
and the WTO (PGA), a network of different people92s movements and
organisations around the world. The Caravan will consist mainly of
Indian peasants, since that's where idea originally came from.
There will be activists from all biggest farmers movements from
India, and also anti-nuclear activists, indigenous people, landless,
and people fighting against the Narmada Dam project. From other parts
of the World, there will be people from Moviemento dos Sem Terra
(Landless movement in Brazil), Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of
the disappeared from Argentina), womens peasant movement from
Bangladesh, and there has been interest in Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua,
Columbia, Ecuador, Russia, Thailand, South Korea...
This project is not about bringing Southern activists for an
exhibition t our to Europe. It is about joining ours and theirs
struggles, about solidarity and common resistance. With this project
we hope to be able to built up stronger links within different
European movements, and between European and Southern Movements.
But this project needs everybodys involvement to become true !
Although there have already been extensive fundraising efforts, and
much money has already come in, there is still an URGENT NEED FOR 50
000 US DOLLARS IN ONE WEEK (BY THE 20th FEBRUARY), otherwise we will
loose the contracts with the busses we are planning to use.
This seems to be a very big amount of money, but if we have 500-1000
peop le each donating 50-100 dollars (also bigger or smaller
donations are of course very welcome !!!), we will have it ! If we
consider that all the Indian participants are each paying their own
airfare to participate in the Inter Continental Caravan, then such
donations of 50-100 dollars really are not so huge as they may seem,
in relation to a project of such magnitude.
Please spread this appeal around, publicise it in different
newsletters a nd magazines, call your relatives and people who
symphatize radical political activism.... With the EU having the
Agenda 2000, the WTOs Milennium round starting, this Caravan
really has to take place now - with a little bit of effort from
everyone we can make it !
Account number: 3701010441
Bank number: 50090100, Okobank Berlin
Please specify all the money as "Busses for the Caravan" AND
notify us when putting money into the account.
For more information:
Inter Continental Caravan
PO Box 2228, 2301 CE Leiden, Holland
tel/fax +31-71-517 3094
web-site: http://stad.dsl.nl/~caravan, http://www.agp.org
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