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Donate food for medics at anti G8 protests

Posted by Pete
Friday, June 10, 2005


I am collecting food to help feed medics at the anti G8 protests in scotland at the beginning of july.

There is a group of medics going up to provide round the clock medical support at all the anti G8 protests, demos and events.

Many of these going are from the Calder Valley. There will be between 50 and hundred medics up in Scotland for up to three weeks.

All donations of vegan food are welcome

Suggestions of kinds of food to donate

Rice, pasta, oats, tinned tomatoes, lentils, soya milk, tea, herbal tea, coffee, sugar, sosmix, vegan choclate, herds, spices, chick peas.

You can donate food by

Dropping it in at the

Canalside Community Cafe, Hebble End, near the Alternative Technology Centre.

Tuesday to Thursday.

10am to 6pm

Also we desperately need some medium/large gas burners if anyone could donate are lend us some that would be great.

You can ring pete on 07814864060 to arrange pick up or for any further information.

Thanks alot

Posted by Andrew Hall
Friday, June 10, 2005

Surely they aren't - or shouldn't be - 'anti' G8 protests?

Tony Blair's stated aims at the Gleneagles summit are Africa (and how to write off the debt of that continent and provide more aid), and tackling global climate change. See http://www.g8.gov.uk for more details.

Isn't it better to lend support to these aims rather than oppose them? I actually think they're quite worthwhile, and am really not prepared to lend support to people who think otherwise.

It's a little bit 'old hat' to be anti-this, anti-that, anti-everything. Can't we be supportive for once and realise that the aims of G8 are actually quite reasonable?

Posted by Jack Hughes
Saturday, June 11, 2005

So are all these 50 to 100 medics vegans then? That's quite some coincidence, statistically speaking!

Posted by Pete
Monday, June 13, 2005

In answer to the question are they all vegan.

A large magority of them are. Also the cooks are vegan, and in if we are on site in hot weather for 3 to 4 weeks we can not keep dairy products refrigerated.

It is easier to cook one meal that everyone can eat then to cook a vegan, veggie and dead animal meal.

Remember come to the canalside cafe tues-thurs 10-6 through out june and donate food to feed the medics.