Saturday, January 02, 2010

Well, the Winter Olympics will soon be here and gone. If, however, you're still feeling the "demonstration itch" there's something else coming up next summer in Toronto. I'm speaking of the gathering of the G20 which will surely be shadowed by a gathering of opponents of the G20. Funny how these things work out.
There's a Facebook page for the upcoming opposition to the Toronto get together of the planners amongst our rulers. Here's the info.
Easy Link To This FB Group:
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On June 26-27 of 2010, Toronto will host the next summit of the G20, a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s largest economies who meet twice yearly to discuss and coordinate the international financial system. Around 1,500 delegates, including heads of state, will be here along with more than 2,000 members of the media, and thousands of police and security agents tasked with squelching dissent.
Now that the system these leaders have forced on the world is in crisis they continue to operate as if they have the answer. We know that they do not. To save countries, they propose we turn to institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an entity that has historically imposed murderous structural adjustment programs on the world’s poor.
The real value of this summit, to its participants and those resisting it, is not in the substance of the "leaders’" discussions. Our power is not in whether or not we have the ability to prevent a bunch of finance ministers and heads of state from talking. The real importance is in the way an undisrupted ceremony reinforces the dominant worldview. If that view is flawed, it must be rejected, and the spotlight such a gathering creates must be one in which people will manifest liberating social conflict.
For different reasons, we are organizing and defying the alienation and desperation that defines the height of corporate globalization. Instead of utilizing the traditional and accepted channels of change, inspired by movements and heroes from the past, we focus on direct forms of organization. Most important, our actions inspire countless people to believe that, what is, does not have to be. (read more)
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Information to come.

1 comment:

SpyderCanopus said...

It's going to be big!!! Cindy Sheehan is the main organizer. There will be transportation arrangements and more details until the actual protests.