Tag: G20

  • Global Bonapartism: The G20 and the Planet

    “We are left with the politicians who think poorly of us, and who stand back with chaos in their pale old eyes whimpering, ‘That is not what we wanted. No, it was not to have gone that way.’ They are old, but we have been very ill, and cannot yet send them away.” — Bertram … Keep reading »

  • Resisting the G20!

    Toronto, June 20, 2010. View part 1 on Blip.TV website An Anti-Capitalist Approach to Understanding and Resisting the G20 Agenda. Part 1: Greg Albo teaches political economy at York University, Toronto. View part 2 on Blip.tv website Part 2: John Clarke (OCAP) – on the attack on poor people and the movement to raise social … Watch video »

  • The G20, Capitalism and Austerity

    The Group of Eight (G8) is an annual forum for the leadership of the leading capitalist countries. It was first created in 1975 (then as the G6, as Canada did not join until the next year to form the G7, and Russia was not added until 1997), at the instigation of the U.S. and France … Keep reading »

  • Their Crisis, Our Misery: OCAP Versus the G20

    On June 26th, the G20 meetings will bring together the leaders of the world’s richest 20 states in Toronto, following right on meetings of the G8 in Huntsville, in Northern Ontario. The G20 wants to talk about stabilizing the global economy and Harper wants to celebrate Canada as an economic success story. However, poor communities … Keep reading »

  • Resist the G8/G20!

    Toronto, June, 2010. This year the so-called leaders, finance ministers, and central bank governors of the 20 most powerful countries in the world will gather in Toronto, to meet, to strategize, to further their exploitative ideologies that benefit them and the corporations they serve. To further the actions and inactions that have trashed the planet … Watch video »

  • City Under Siege: The University of Toronto Joins the G20 Security Ring

    On Friday afternoon, right before the May 24th holiday weekend, Cheryl Misak, Provost of the University of Toronto quietly released a memo to departmental administrators. The memo, entitled “G20 Summit: Restricted Access on St. George Campus,” describes a “series of restricted access measures” for the University’s main campus. These include rescheduling summer exams, moving students … Keep reading »

  • Toronto’s Communities Prepare for the G8 and G20 Summits

    The leaders of the G20 countries, as well as their central bank governors, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and the European Union (EU) will be in Toronto on June 26-27, 2010. Nearly 20,000 delegates, 15,000 armed police and 5,000 media personnel will descend on Toronto to make it a very hot June weekend … Keep reading »

  • What’s in Play at Pittsburgh?

    The London G-20 summit last fall may go down in history as the meeting that saved the world. That’s a huge exaggeration of course, but leaders did agree to a program of co-ordinated monetary and fiscal stimulus which may have arrested an economic free-fall, and they agreed to an agenda for financial re-regulation with a … Keep reading »