Komend jaar staat de G8 in Schotland onder meer een anarchistise golfersbond te wachten. "Met 8 holes, een voor elk regeringshoofd".

ImageDe G8-conferentie van dit jaar is net achter de rug en werd weggestopt op een onbereikbaar eiland in de Amerikaanse staat Georgia. Een journalist van de BBC merkte op dat journalisten het eiland niet opmochten, zelfs de bijbehorende persconferenties werden 90 kilometer verder buiten het eiland gehouden.

Britse activisten spelen zich echter alvast warm om de G8 komend jaar in Gleneagles te ontvangen. De conferentie zou op het terrein van een chique golfclub plaats moeten vinden. Activisten hebben derhalve alvast de PGA opgericht; Peoples' Golfing Association

De PGA dient niet met de Peoples' Global Action te worden verwisseld, die eind juli in Belgrado confereert. Hieronder een eerste persbericht van de golfers:

Anarchist Golfers Vow to Disrupt the G8 in 2005
Posh golf resort a fitting location for G8 summit


In anticipation that the 2005 G8 Summit will be held at the posh Gleneagles golf resort, we are pleased to announce the formation of the PGA - The Peoples' Golfing Association (not to be confused with the Professional Golfer's Association or Peoples' Global Action).

In response to growing resistance to the policies of the G8, the summit has been held in increasingly more isolated surroundings. Next year, the eight rulers plan to fortress themselves off from reality in the plush surroundings of Gleneagles. The luxurious club has long been the playground of the well-connected and privileged, and is widely viewed as an amusing and revealing location for the G8 summit. People from across the U.K. and beyond are vowing that the well-tended lawns of Gleneagles will not be a protest-free zone. The surreal bubble in which the elite have retreated will be punctured.

The PGA will be holding the Peoples' Open Golfing Tournament during the G8 summit, and plan to be playing golf on the sumptuous greens of Gleneagles during the G8 schmooze-fest. The tournament is open to all freedom loving individuals who reject everything the G8 stands for (except golf). The golfing event promises the opportunity to brush shoulders with influential and dapper anarchists from around the world. It goes without saying that golf skills are not required. In fact, golf skills may even be frowned upon.

The anarchist golf course will feature eight holes, one for each of the rulers in attendance. Hazards will include a large sand-trap in the shape of Iraq, and a pond in the shape of Guantanamo Bay. The PGA golf tour will not be sponsored by Nike. Making divots in the well-manicured and pesticide-fed lawns will be actively encouraged.

The isolated location of the 2005 summit will make it particularly vulnerable to the blockades of protesters. The PGA advocates shutting down the G8 photo-op. We are one of many autonomous groups across the U.K. who form the Dissent Network.

We encourage others to form autonomous golfing blocs for participation in the PGA Gleneagles tournament. The PGA is currently seeking funding for the Gleneagles tournament. If you can rustle up a donation please contact us.

For more information, and pictures of our latest tournament, visit
http://www.tao.ca/~wrench/dist/g8/pga.html or email wrench_at_tao.ca


(Dit artikel was oorspronkelijk op GlobalInfo gepubliceerd door onbekend.)