For Life – Internationalism and Justice Instead of G7
The G7 can be understood as an image of global injustice and the continuation of oppressive colonial structures. The summit brings together the heads of states of the global north (Japan, France, Great-Britain, Italy, Germany, Canada, and the United States), where they deliberate on the crisis of the world and how to solve them. This year they do so under the German presidency, with the motto: „Fortschritt für eine gerechte Welt“, while excluding the peoples, that are affected most by the global crises of environmental destruction, recessions and war. It seems, the G7 are aware, that their economic and political power relies on the exploitation of countries of the global south.
In December 2021, the German government announced that the 2022 G7 Summit will be held in Schloss Elmau from June 26 to 28. Thus, the luxury hotel in the Bavarian Alps will once again be the venue for the annual meeting of the heads of state and government of the G7 countries. As in 2015, numerous climate activist, OneWorld, ecological, capitalism-critical, anti-racist, feminist and anti-militarist groups and organizations are planning protests and actions against this summit.
Like 7 years ago, we are organising a G7-Mobilisation-Tour. For the duration of this tour, activists from the Global South will speak of their struggles – struggles that (almost) always are directed at multinational corporations or neocolonial politics of the bad governments. For this trip we are looking for groups all over Germany who want to host the activists and organise an event with them.
The trip will start on 6.06.2022 and we want to be out and about until the start of the G7 Protestcamp in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on June 25th, 2022. From June 25th to 29th we will be at the protest camp with the caravan, where we’ll curate a program-tent with internationalist topics. You can find more information under Actions > G7 Mobilisation Tour. The schedule of the tour will be published in the Events section.
The coalition “Stop G7 Elmau” invites you to the next campaign meeting in Munich. The conference’s objectives are ongoing coordination of the protests accompanying the G7 summit in Elmau, planning of actions and meetings of the several work groups. Here’s the invitation as PDF (German), containing all relevant information like directions, agenda, couch surfing etc.