18 June

'We're being beseiged by open-toed-sandalled hippy vandals. We have armed our doorman, Bernard, with a shotgun.' _ Partner at Maclay, Murray and Spens

June 18, 2009 · 1 min read

On this day in 1999, the global carnival against capital (J18) took place with anti-capitalist protests and demonstrations across the world. The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the start of the G8 summit in Cologne, Germany.

J18 brought together a diverse range of protest groups and individuals with global capital the common enemy. Under the slogan ‘Let the resistance be as transnational as capital’, financial districts in some 43 countries were targeted.


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