portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article announcements global

actions & protests | corporate dominance | political theory

PGA(Peoples' Golfing Association) scores hole-in-one!

With Geldolf's millions in Edinburgh, the PGA event ought to be peachy--
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. Pictures of some members of the Cambridge chapter of the PGA are available here.

The PGA is currently seeking funding for the Gleneagles tournament. If you can rustle up a donation please contact us.



For more information, email wrench_at_tao.ca