Peter Boyle reflects on the political significance and lessons from the epic S11 blockade of the World Economic Forum in 2000.

Banner at the S11 blockade.

September 11, 2010 -- Ten years ago, thousands of Australian activists joined forces to blockade a meeting of the powerful World Economic Forum in Melbourne for three days, beginning September 11, 2000.

The S11 protests against the World Economic Forum were a triumph for the Australian left, writes Susan Price. But it was a tough job to put them together and took enormous efforts of many different people from many different backgrounds.

A screenshot of the Global Action / S11 website launched by Green Left in 2000.

BY JORGE JORQUERA MELBOURNE — In preparation for the S11 protests against the World Economic Forum meeting here in September, Green Left Weekly has launched a new web site.