The Complete anti-NATO Activist Guide
(not only) to Prague
everything you need to know when decided to protest
against NATO summit in Prague, November 21-22
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*Our Official Action
*Political Statements and Documents
*Tourist Information (accommodation, places to eat and relax, exchange rates, public transport, telephones, borders and visas , embassies)
*Legal Information (entrance and stay in the CZ, rights and duties in the CZ, advises for demonstrators)
*Legal Help in Time of Protests
*What to Wear and What Not to Wear
*Stopped on the Border? Join Cross-border Demos!
*Call for Solidarity Actions around the World
*Map of Prague on-line
*Appendix: List of Czech Embassies and Consulates Around the World
Information in this Guide should provide you with all necessary practical information about November anti-NATO protest in Prague. Some parts unfortunately haven't been checked by native English speaker so there could be some grammar mistakes - sorry for that. If you translate this Guide or its part to your language please send it to us and we use it on our web pages...
All actions are organised by coalition of Czechoslovak Anarchist Federation (CSAF), Feminist Alliance of March 8 (FS) and Organisation of Revolutionar Anarchists - Solidarita (ORA-S)
Currently, english info about protests you can find on web pages of CSAF (www.csaf.cz) and on common web international.antinato.cz. Another anarchists sites are alarm.solidarita.org (ORA-S) and fs8brezna.ecn.cz (FS).
international.antinato.cz - english
Our Official Actions:
Sunday, November 17: demonstration against NATO and capitalism
after 13 years of capitalism we need a new revolution
Wednesday, November 20: the oficial dinner for summit delegates
loud protest against this dinner and food not bombs action
*Argentina solidarity block: bring pats and pons for showing solidarity with Argentina's protests
17:00, Na Prikope street
Thursday, November 21: main day of action
the first day of summit and our biggest protest
autonomous actions all around a city and then
14:00, demo on Namesti Miru
* we call groups from abroad coming with their own ideas for
autonomous decentralised actions during morning
STATEMENT OF RESISTANCE TO NATO
NATO an alliance of rich war makers are meeting in Prague in November 21, 22, 2002. It is the first time a NATO summit has taken place in the former Eastern Bloc. During the Cold War, people in the West were told that NATO was formed to protect them against Warsaw Pact invasion but in reality it has defended the interests of capitalism against its competitors. Since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the Western capitalist states have sought to expand its military and economic dominance in the East. This has been achieved economically using institutions such as the IMF and World Bank (which met in Prague September 2000) and militarily with the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland becoming included in NATO (1999).
Our resistance extends not only to NATO, but to all kinds of military organizations whose aims are establishing and maintaining oppression. After the end of the Cold War and even more so after September 11, the protection of capitalist interests by armed forces and ever more sophisticated weaponry is being legitimized by the mainstream media. In the name of civilization external aggression is being justified. But state armies and military pacts are also being used as instruments of repression against people in their own countries. Further, internal criticism is being criminalized putting into force new laws against terrorism that cut even further into hard-won democratic rights.
We stand against capitalist power structures, statism and militarisation. We reject all forms of hierarchy, exploitation and oppression including sexism, racism, and homophobia. Our ideology is based on libertarian principles of a free and classless society - putting needs before profit.
So let's tell them NO.
NO to their wars, NO to their profits. Abolish the NATO alliance and all forms of militarism. When NATO comes to Prague in November, anarchists, libertarians and other anti-authoritarians will show their resistance to war and to capitalism.
Our protest is becoming more urgent as the real meaning and principles of functioning of the Euro-Atlantic military coalition are revealing very clearly these days. The top authorities of the Brussels' central have quite readily subjected themselves to the pressure from the White House and they have changed the priorities of the November summit in fundamental way. The focal issue of the Prague summit is not anymore the expansion to the East, but the effort to convince all member states to take active part in attack on Iraq - "in the name of fight for democracy". Obviously, the aggression does not aim to establish better and freer life for Iraqi people, since the whole thing is actually about profits of oil and armaments industries, about mere strengthening the military and political importance of the main superpower - the USA - and its serfs. Hence, the decisions to be made in Prague will not rest on "justice and freedom", but on satisfaction of the (war) needs of the world of Capital with the US having the leadership. One more reason to say our common No! to another war for profits and power aspirations of NATO - this "iron fist of capitalism".
Draft proposal of protests against NATO
21st-22nd of November 2002. The following outline of the protests of the NATO summit have been agreed to by The Czechoslovakian Anarchist Federation (ESAF); The Feminist Group of the 8th of March (FS8B); Solidarity - The Organization of Revolutionary Anarchists (ORA-S); and Reclaim the Streets, Prague (UL!).
*The best case scenario we envision is a creative occupation of the city embodying and assisting the struggle against the dictatorship of capital and its armies. The protest would bring together a massive expression of resistance, of many decentralized, but coordinated, actions in various sites in Prague, which will be directed at the initiative of individual groups.
*We respect a variety of tactics, but due to current conditions and outlooks, we don't expect there to be a realistic chance of a direct confrontation happening on the site of the summit.
*In addition, we know that the role of the various summits of global capitalist institutions, shouldn't be overestimated: Capitalism is not powered by the meetings of its managers, but by everyday exploitation and alienation. Nevertheless, we can use the NATO summit as an opportunity to voice anti-capitalist resistance. However, we feel it would be counter-productive to use confrontational tactics when the proper conditions don't exist - that is just the fetishization of direct action. Instead it would be preferable to take our activities to the squares and streets where normal people go about day-to-day living, rather than emptying the streets below the fortified palace of the defenders of capital. Our goal is not to create a spectacle for the rich war-makers inside the conference center, but to present our critique to the working class.
*While the point of our protests is to voice anti-capitalist and anti-militarist resistance, our proposal goes beyond the actions mentioned in this draft. It can be adapted and expanded with new ideas and perspectives. The final look of the protests will depend on your involvement!
*the majority of information is from official resources, so we are not responsible for mistakes or misinformation.
There are many affordable accommodation spots in and around Prague, the majority being hostels and hotels. However, with the combination of NATO summit visitors and the protestors of the meetings, the city is well-booked. Book as early as possible to guarantee that you have a place to stay.
If you are looking for the accommodation in Prague during November, try to visit this server www.hostel.cz, here you can find hotels and hostels in Prague, their location, prices and you can make an order here. Other useful sites are http://www.prague-accommodation.cz/1001/cesky.htm or http://www.ds-bohemia.cz/abacus/abacus.htm
RESTAURANTS, CAFES and BARS
Below is a basic list of good eating, drinking and relaxing spots. Czech pub food is mostly made up of meat, potatoes and fried cheese, so we've also noted restaurants that offer vegetarian dishes (checked by any of us). Be careful, because police know this Guide, so following pubs are not secure places especially after actions and we don't suggest visiting them after demos!
Bohemia Bagel, Masná 2, Staré mesto, phone 224 812 560. www.bohemiabagel.cz.
Bonavita - Václavské nám. 43, Praha 1, phone 224 214 565.
Bonavita - shopping Store, Bílá labut, Na Porící, the last floor.
Bohemia Bagel, Ujezd 16, Prague 1. phone 257 310 694. A good place for bagel sandwiches and internet access (1,5 Kc a minute).
Country Life, Melantrichova 15, tel. 224 213 366, closed weekends. An organic food store that boasts a good restaurant located behind the shop.
Govinda Vegetarian Club, Soukenicka 27. phone 224 816 016. Hare Krishna run, this is a great, cheap vegetarian restaurant, open from 11 am to 5 pm. Most of the food is grown on their organic farm outside of town.
Govina Vegetarian Restaurant, Na Hrázi 5, Praha 8, phone 284 823 805. Hare krishna run.
Radost FX, Belehradska 120, Prague 2. phone 224 254 776. Near I.P. Pavlova metro stop. A little more expensive than other Prague restaurants but it serves great food and some vegetarian dishes.
37. patro, s.r.o., Jungmannovo námestí, Praha 1 (in the underground vestibule), tel. 224 225 157. Vegetarian specialities, salads, fast-food... Open till 20.00.
CZ beat, Balbínova 26, Praha 2, tel. 222 254 418. Cheap food, even vegetarian, open till 23.00.
Mayur - Indian restaurant, Stepanska 63, Praha 1, tel. 224 227 073. Should have vegetarian food, open till 23.00.
Vegetariánský restaurant, Platnérská 90/13, Praha 1, phone 222 322 390.
Velryba Restauarnt, Opatovická, Praha 1, near Narodní trída (tram stop no. 9, 22, 23, …).
The Czech currency is the Koruna ( Kc) or crown. Exchange rates are around the following:
Currency Koruna (Kc)
1 EUR = 31 Kc
For exchanging money, banks tend to offer the best deal and generally charge 2% commission. Exchange centers on tourist routes often charge up to 10% commission. If you are using American Express or Thomas Cook travelers checks, you will get a good exchange rate with no commission at their offices. ATM machines are scattered around Prague and for bank cards the commission is much lower than for credit card withdrawals.The best advice is to look around. It hardly needs saying but refuse to exchange money with anyone who approaches you on the street.
American Express, Wenceslas Square 56. pho
Ceska sporitelna banka, Na prikope 29.
Thomas Cook, Narodni 28 and Staromestske namesti 5.
Zivnostenska banka, Na prikope 20.
Transport in Prague is terribly complicated by the recent flood. However, you can get almost anywhere day or night by cheap but sometimes too overcrowded buses and trams. The metro was hard hit by the floods and a big part of it is still out of order, especially in the city centre. Instead of metro, extra trams and buses (tram X-A instead of metro "A", tram X-B instead of metro "B" and buses X-C instead of metro "C") are running. CReguuar trams and buses goes till midnight, then you can use special night trams and buses (trams 51-58, buses 501-513) every hour or half an hour.
You can buy tickets from yellow machines in the subways, newsstands, tabacco kiosks. Listed below are the different ticket options.
8 Kr 30 minute tram or bus, 4 metro stops. Non transferable. Not valid on night buses or night trams.
12 Kr 90 minutes, unlimited transfers.
70 Kr day pass Unlimited travel all day.
180 Kr 3-day pass Unlimited travel.
250 Kr weekly pass Unlimited travel
280 Kr 15 day pass Unlimited travel
Buy tickets before you travel and validate them in a yellow time clock before you enter the system. Anyone riding the transportation system without a valid ticket will be fined 400 Kr on-the-spot.
It is recommended to use a ticket, because travelling without ticket could be used as an excuse for arrest. Be careful and never let your ticket leave your hand. In case you're checked just show it to the reviser, do not give it to him!
However, a few advises for people without tickets: the reviser has no legal right to hold you. If you don't have ticket and are checked, just get off the tram or bus and go away quickly. If you would be catch by the police though, say you didn't understand and the reviser shouted at you.
As for bikes, there are quite a few bikes but very few cycle lanes.
There are two types of public phones in Prague: card and change phones. Phones that take cards greatly outnumber the change phones, so it's a good idea to purchase a phone card as soon as you arrive in town. They're on sale for a minimum of 175 Kr or 200 Kr at most tobacco kiosks, newsstands and any other place that displays the blue and yellow Telecom sticker.
There is a much cheaper option for calling home in the way of the THINK Smartcard. The card costs 500 Kr and is available at many ex-patriot hangouts like the Globe and Bohemian Bagel, also at Country Life the organic shop noted above. They'll save you around 50% (compared to Czech Telecom rates) on calls to every country in the world (except Burma). You will however still need a Telecom phone card or a home phone to access the THINK number.
Public phones are cost-effective when calling other land-lines; when calling mobile phones, they eat credits. You may want to consider buying a mobile phone in Prague if you'll be calling many other Czech mobile phones. They cost around 1,500 Kr for the second-hand phone and 400 Kr for the initial calling card with 400 Kr credit.
Here are some international dialing codes, dial your normal national number after these:
Australia 00 61
Canada 00 1
Ireland 00 353
UK 00 44
US 00 1
Here are some emergency toll-free phone numbers in Prague:
First Aid 155
Czech Police 158
Prague City Police 156
BORDER AND VISA INFORMATION
*for more please check the legal section!
All visitors to the Czech Republic need a valid passport, a valid visa (if your country requires one), valid health insurance (EU members can simply fill out a form in their home country), and enough money to prove that you can sustain yourself during your time in the Czech Republic. Persons from Canada, the US and most Western European countries do not need a visa to enter the Czech Republic, but persons from the East and South usually do. Contact your embassy for more information.
The authorities can deny you entry into the Czech Republic if you are an undesirable person or if you use force in promoting political aims, or if your activities are dangerous for the basis of a democratic state or you repeatedly frustrate legal rules or enforcement of judgements. Therefore, looking less radical could potentially make or break your entrance into the Czech Republic. If you do have any problems at the border, please immediately contact antiNATO with as much detail as possible so we can warn other visiting demonstrators.
Country Address and phone number
Australia Na Orechovce 38, 162 00 Praha 6
Fax 022431 0743
Austria Viktora Huga 10, 151 15 Praha 5
Tel 02570 905 11
Fax 25731 6045
Tel 25732 1282
Fax 25731 6045
Belgium Valdsteinska 6 118 00 Praha 1
Tel 25732 0389
Fax 25732 0753
Canada Mickiewiczova 6, 125 33 Praha 6
Tel 27210 1800
Fax 27210 1894
Tel 27210 1840
Croatia V pruhledu 9, 162 00 Praha 6
Tel 2312 0479, 3335 5695
Fax 2312 3464
Denmark Maltezske nam 5, 118 01 Praha 1
Tel 25731 6630
Fax 25731 6640
Finland Hellichova 1, 118 00 Praha 1
Tel 25700 7130
Fax 25700 7132
France Velkoprevorske nam 2, 118 01 Praha 1
Tel 25753 2756
Fax 25753 2757
Nosticva 10, 118 01 Praha 1
Tel 25753 2756
Fax 25753 2761
Germany Vlassska 19,118 01 Praha1
Tel 25711 3111, 5753 1481
Fax 25753 4056
Italy Nerudova 20, 118 00, Praha 1
Tel 25732 0011
Fax 25753 1522
Netherlands Gotthardska 6/27, 112 40 Praha 6
Tel 22431 2190
Fax 22431 2160
Norway Na Orechovce 69, Praha 6
Tel 23111 1486
Poland Valdstejnska 8, 118 01 Praha 1
Tel 25732 0678 81
Fax 25732 0764
Russia Nam. Pod Kastany 1, 160 00 Praha 6
Tel 23337 4100
Fax 23337 5358
Slovakia Pod Hradbami 1, 1600 00 Praha 6
Tel 23332 1441 2
Fax 23332 4289
Spain Pevnostni 9,162 00 Praha 6
Tel 22431 1222 1441
Fax 2312 1770
Sweden PO Box 35, 160 12 Praha 1
Uvoz 13, 110 00 Praha 1
Tel 22031 3200
Fax 22031 3240
Switzerland Pevnostni 7, 162 01 Praha 6 PO Box 84
Tel 22431 1228
Fax 22431 1312
Ukraine Charlese de Gaulla 29, 160 00 Praha 6
Tel 2312 2000
Fax 2312 4366
UK Thunovska 14, 118 00 Praha 1
Tel 25732 0355
Fax 25732 1023
USA Trziste 15, 118 01 Praha 1
Tel 25753 0663 3814
Fax 25753 0584
ENTRANCE AND STAY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
There are different rules for foreigners in the CR depending on the fact whether they need a visa for the entrance to the CR or not.
To enter you need every time:
- the valid passport (for citizens of all states - including EU member states!)
- the valid visa (only for citizens of some states - mailny from ex Soviet Union; not for any of EU member states)
The Border Police can also require:
- to show "the document about health insurance payment"
- to show "the sufficient amount of means for staying in the CR" (money, documents about payment of accomodation in the CR, invitations...) - recommended amount (legal limit) is about 45 euro for one day of your stay
Your entrance can be (or have to be) denied in case that:
- you have not some of requirements described above or
- you are an "udesirable person" in the Czech republic (see down) or
- your name is including in "the information system" between states
- your photograph in the passport differs from your look at the time of entrance or
- the time of validity of your passport does not exceed at least 90 days of the validity of your visa
- if you could endanger the safety of state or public order because "you did use the force in promoting political aims or your activities are dangerous for basis of the democratic state or you repeatedly frustrate legal rules or the enforcement of judgements or administrative judgements" (like a final judgement of administrative banishment).
Persona non grata (Undesirable person)
"Persona non grata" is a foreigner to whom the entrance to the Czech republic is not enabled because he or she could endanger "safety of state, public order, protection of public health or protection of rights and freedoms of the others or similar interest protected by an international contract"
The decision of indicating foreigner as an undesirable person in the Czech republic is based on:
- the Police own consideration (resulting from their knowledges about the foreigner) or
- the requirement of central administrative authority of CR (like the Home office) or
- the requirement of security (intelligence) service of CR (like BIS - Bezpecnostní a informacní služba)
The Police indicate a foreigner as an undesirable person also if there is:
- a final judgement of banishment or
- a final judgement of administrative banishment of foreigner
A foreigner is failed in the "List of undesirable persons", but the Police do not impart to him or her that he or she is failed as a persona non grata in the CR, so the foreigner does not know about this fact.
The reasons for unvoluntary finishing of your stay in the CR:
1.) a final judgment of banishment
(it is a form of punishment in criminal law admissible only for foreigners, the possible time of expulsion form the CR is from 1 to 10 years or also for undeterminable period)
a reason for this punishment is commission of a criminal offence which is followed by criminal proceedings and sentence
2.) a final judgement of administrative banishment
( it is a form of administrative punishment, the maximum period is 10 years)
a reason for this punishment is for example: non-valid passport in time of police control, ...
you have got the right to appeal against it (but only to 5 days from the day of announcement about this punishment)
because of your acting you can be detained by the Police for maximum 48 hours, sometimes - for future administrative action - you can be after this time pass on to " the foreign and border Police" and then detained until next 180 days by them (in this period you have got the right to appeal to the civil court)
RIGHT AND DUTIES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Basicly foreigners have same rights as Czech citizens. The differencies are possible only if the law (statute) admitted it - especially Stay of Foreigners Act (Zákon o pobytu cizincu c. 326/1999 Sb.)
Special foreigner's duties
- if demand by the Police, to show the passport
- to be patient in the taking of fingerprints or pictures by the Police in the connection with administrative action about banishment or only finding your identity by the Police
Some important constitutional rights in the Czech republic:
- to organize peaceful demonstrations, happenings, street actions... (it is interpreted to mean not damaging property or people and not distrurbing or restricting other peoples freedom)
- to be arrested and proceeded in a language they understand
- to not answer (or to noty say anything)
- to have a legal help
- to not be tortured or ill-treated (beating, mental anguish...)
Rights in time of detention
- in most of cases will be your acting (sitting on streets or blocking them) only an minor statutory offence (petty case) - so not following by criminal proceedens
- but for example some more radical actions (obstruction of the police, assault of the policeman,...) could be a criminal offence - it is possible to detain you by the Police.
Legally maximum time of detention is 48 hours, in this time you must be either released or take to the court to decide about your remanding in custody.
If you are accused of a crime, they can keep you in a custody only if there is at least one of following reasons: the possibility that you
1.) will leave the country and will not want to come back
2.) will influence witnesses
3.) will do a crime again.
In the Czech criminal law is possible to release someone on bail, at minimum 10 000 Kc (but never in the case of the second "custody reason"!). This is not the right, only the possibility (it is given on consideration of a judge or a prosecutor).
If you are detained you have got the right:
- to refuse to answer
- to have got an interpreter
- to have got an lawyer (appointed by you or if not by the Police, if you have to have him)
- to inform someone about your situation (but you have got the right to phone someone only if they accuse you of something)
- to have got every six hours a meal (if you demand vegetarian. Vegan or Kosher meal is in practise usually impossible, but you can try to demand for them)
- to refuse to sign anything
- to obtain a copy (print) - but on your own costs
- to propose evidences, witnesses...
- In Czech criminal law it is possible to release someone on bail, at a minimum 10 000 Kr. This is not a right but rather a possibility, and depends of the decision of a judge or a prosecutor
ADVICES FOR DEMONSTRATIONISTS
- It is prohibited to carry weapon in the time of a demonstration in the Czech republic. The Criminal Code defines "weapon" as everything that can be used to attack body (but the carrying of weapon will be usually an petty case).
- The possession of any kind of drug (also "light") can be commission of a crime (but only if you possesse the amount "bigger than small" - in practise this could be only some joints) in the CR.
- Czech law prohibited the wearing of masks (like german "passive Bewaffnung) in the case of a police intervention on the demonstration.
- A policeman is not considered as a "public official" if he or she has no identification number.
- The highest penalty for misdemeanour is 10.000 Kr
Legal Help in Time of Protests
There will be basic legal help organized by Czech NGOs including the distribution of legal information and contacts to demonstrators.
In order to help those arrested as quickly as possible, affinity groups should report any arrests, document any police brutality and take down numbers of arresting police.
The information provided here is intended to help you prepare in advance for the action and is not a substitute for the medical trainings that the Prague medic team offers which are quite thorough. We strongly advise that at least one person from each affinity group takes both the first aid training and the protection against chemical weapons training.
Here is a basic list of supplies to bring for your first aid kit:
-- as much water as you can carry
-- several pairs of vinyl gloves to protect against blood and pepper spray
-- a Czech phone card for telephone calls
-- paper, pen, duct tape, marker
-- wound care supplies (Band-aids, steri-strips, 2x2 & 4x4 bandages, first aid tape, Bactroban or other antiseptic, ace bandage)
-- chemical weapons decontamination supplies (3 small bottles of canola oil, alcohol, and a solution of liquid antacid/water 1:1 ratio in a spray bottle, lots of gauze sponges or clean rags, stored in several small plastic bags)
-- small tampons (good for nose bleeds)
-- tongue depressors (for splinting)
-- clean clothes in a plastic bag (to change into if you get heavily gassed)
-- sun screen or rain gear depending on weather
-- Emergen-C (or other powdered electrolyte mix), Rescue Remedy (good for shock, trauma), snacks, a tube of cake icing or hard candy (good for raising blood sugar)
-- aspirin, ibuprofen
-- inhaler, epinephrine, benadryl (for those qualified to use them)
-- several days of your medication incase you get arrested
-- and for women: wear pads rather than tampons to erase your chances of getting toxic shock syndrome while on the streets for many hours
What to Wear
What you bring and wear will largely determine how long you'll be able to stay on the streets. For comfort and protection, wear comfortable, protective shoes that you can run in, clothing that covers most of your skin to protect from pepper spray exposure, shatter-resistent eye protection (sunglasses, swim goggles or gas mask) paired with a respirator or wet bandanna to protect during chemical weapons deployment, and a cap or hat. We strongly recommend wearing water-proof clothes and having several pairs of reserve socks (because of water canons).
What NOT to Wear and Do
-- don't put vaseline, mineral oil, oil-based sunscreen or moisturizers on skin as they can trap and hold chemicals.
-- don't wear contact lenses, which can trap irritating chemicals underneath.
-- don't wear things which can easily be grabbed (i.e.: dangly earrings or other jewellery, ties, loose hair).
-- don't go to the demo alone if you can help it. It is best to go with an affinity group, or some friends who know you well.
-- don't forget to sleep, eat, and drink lots of water.
Stopped on the Border?
If you wouldn't be able to cross the border keep up your courage. Why don't join anti-NATO demos in another city? There are a few places near the Czech border which serve as meeting points for people like you. In those cities there are demonstrations against NATO and against border repression planned.
We expect that more than a few people won't be able to cross the borders to get to the protest. It would be a pity, if their energy and potential went unused, and they headed straight home. The best reaction would be to hold demonstrations in cities near the border. We are looking for groups or people in cites near the border who could be a contact for protesters prevented from crossing the border, and who could also organize actions in solidarity with the Prague actions.
So far there have been two meeting points established: Wroclav (Poland) and Dresden (Germany). For sure there will be another one, either Bratislava (Slovak republic) or Wien (Austria).
Wroclaw, south west of Poland (around 100 km away from the Czech border). This will be for sure important strategic point specially for polish activist going to Prague but everyone is invited to contact that group in order to get from them as much support as it will be possible. Already today you can get in touch with Wroclaw-team under tel. +48 609 089 523 or e-mail: email@example.com
- current information about situation on different border-crossing in that region (west part of polish-czech border);
- warnings and good tips (people in Wroclaw are connected with various persons living very close to the borders !). Info will be collected as well from persons which already crossed border in order to draw the conclusions from their experiences;
- permanent exchange of information with other "border-support-points", communication with Prague and work with polish media;
- organization of solidarity actions in front of Czech consulat in Wroclaw in case of: represion on borders, brutality of Czech police in Prague, abuses of Czech authorities and police;
- possible organisation of demosntration on N21 if there will be enough people in the city wishing to participate in it;
- providing costless accomodation for relatively big number of people as well as cheap food;
- projections, prelections, parties - everything for activists (being on the way to Prague or being send back from the borders ) to make this days more interesting for them;
There will be more info soon. Groups or persons planning to make a stop in Wroclaw on the way to Prague are asked to contact people in Wroclaw before, in order to help local team to prepare everything well.
Dresden, Bratislava, Wien
More info soon. Please checked our website....
Call for Solidarity Actions around the World
Want to stay at home or can not go to Prague? What about preparing demo or another kind of protest in your region? In the appendix you can find a list of possible targets of your actions (Czech embassies and consulates) together with contacts for phoning and sending protest. If you prepare demo or solidarity action in your region, please let us know and we list it on our web pages. This is the right time for passing our global resistance to local level...
Also, please think about action of solidarity after Prague demos (maybe after you come back from Prague?), because strong repression is expected...
Map of Prague on-line
Map of Prague on-line is on www.mapy.cz. For the Congress centre (the place of the NATO meeting) type "Vysehrad" and choose "MHD" in the right menu. It will find a metro station which is straight under the Congress centre.