Invitation to the next european gathering of Peoples Global Action

From august 19th to september 3rd in France


Struggles against structures and institutions of capitalism - autonomous spaces - gender and struggles against patriarchy - digital struggles and indymedia - education - social control and repression of protest - industrial society - DIY ecology - french spring uprisings and social revolts around europe - racism and post-colonialism - breaking the activist ghetto - direct democracy and collective organization...


Strategical discussions and perspectives - workshops - collective daily life - skill exchanges - practical projects and collective building...


== Introduction==

PGA - People's Global Action - started in 1998, it has been a tool and a diffuse structure coordinating groups and people sharing common struggles and practices, in accordance with various anticapitalist and anti-authoritarian principles (see the hallmarks opposite). PGA initiated the Intercontinental caravan in 1999, as well as international action days of actions against the G8, the WTO, the World Bank, the IMF... In Seattle, Genoa, Prague, and in a number of less popular events, PGA was a driving force behind numerous actions and reflections. At the convergence of international initiatives and local struggles, groups close to the PGA are now looking for new drives to challenge stagnation.

In Europe, groups who identify with the PGA principles meet about once every two years, through the initiative of a "convenor" collective. Since 1998, these conferences have been the opportunity for several days of exchanging practices and knowledge, and of establishing bonds, which allow us to be better organized in common actions.

The last conferences were held in Leiden (Netherlands) in September 2001 and in Belgrade (Serbia) in July 2004. Each time, they drew hundreds of people together and generated contacts, exchanges and strategical reflections. This year, the francophone group STAMP is the convenor and the next european gathering of PGA will take place from the 19h of August to the 3rd of September 2006.

STAMP is an open-structure, created for the conference. It gathers individuals & collectives involved in direct action, autonomy and self-managed spaces around France, but welcomes any participation.

You can a few regular informations about the conference by subscribing to the pga announce list:

PGA hallmarks


From August 19th to August 27th, 2006

Decentralized gatherings in Frayssinous, Bellevue, Toulouse, Lyon and Dijon: five urban & rural sites will simultaneously host discussions on specific topics, and carry practical projects linked with local concerns. We're looking forward to your debates, workshops, screenings... on these issues and others!

August 28th & August 29th, 2006

Cleaning & collective road-movie: with trains, hitch-hiking, buses, trucks, bicycles throughout France.

From August 30th to September 3rd, 2006

Centralized conference in Dijon: once altogether, reports on thematic discussions, new workshops & debates, sharing of strategical reflexions and action projects, decision-making on organisation, orientations and projects for PGA Europe.

Everyday, the PGA

We refuse the partitionning of life in roles and their hierarchisation. We want to mix theory, dish-washing and revolution. We wish everyone to share concerns on logistics & daily-tasks, as much as interest for contents. DIY construction moments & practical projects will most likely also allow us to know each other through common achievements, while paying attention to the relationnal dimension of the encounters.




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Complementary info


Please bear in mind that each decentralized location has physical, human & environmental constraints. Since room is limited, it is crucial to register as soon as possible to take part in the conference. A form is available on

Visa & transportation

If you need help for travel expenses & getting a visa, please get in touch as fast as you can (before the end of June).

Financial support

We aim to have a number of Eastern-Europe activists to participate in these encounters. For most of them, this implies receiving financial support for covering visa and travel costs. As of now, our fund is extremely limited, and we're calling for solidarity to be able to fulfill this precise goal. Donations are are to be addressed to "acceuil caravane": STAMP c/o Longo Mai, 04300 Limans, France.


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