Who are the G20?

 
The G20 is a group of twenty finance ministers and central bank governors from 19 of the world’s most wealthy economies and the European Union. These economies cover 80% of world trade and the countries themselves contain two thirds of the world’s population.

 

 “Capitalism isn’t in crisis, capitalism IS crisis!”

 

If enough people take to the streets, the chasm that divides society will be illuminated

 

Statement 1

“The G20 in my home city is the perfect opportunity to show these officials and head of state that they don’t represent me. If the city erupts into the anti-authoritarian carnival that is being billed, they’ll have no choice but to accept, albeit privately for the time being, that the system they represent is failing and their days at the apex of society are numbered. If enough people take to the streets, the chasm that divides society will be illuminated.

 

This is our opportunity to take back the streets and simultaneously show the leaders of 20 of the most economically powerful nations in the world just how serious we are.”

 

Statement 2

“The G20 Summit is the perfect opportunity for us to oppose the past and future agendas of the richest, most powerful people in the world. I’m sick of corruption being ascribed an anomalous feature of the neoliberal economic system we live in. The workings and motives behind big business and its insidious relationship with politicians are clear. I’ll demonstrate against the Group of 20 not just for myself, but also for the powerless and voiceless millions whose countries are being ravaged by the most recent and most predatory stage in the advance of late capitalism. It’s the least I can do.”

 

Statement 3

“The current economic crisis has made capitalism more transparent then ever before. Finally the illusions are being stripped away. House prices may have tumbled but houses still stand tall, the price of food may have risen dramatically but the fields and hedge rows are still full of wonderful edible plants! We may no longer be able to afford ‘luxuries’ but today love and companionship is more real than ever.

 

We have been forced to unplug ourselves and have found that there is a whole world waiting for us. It’s time to kick capitalism whilst it’s down. The illusions they put before us have kept us working jobs we hate for too long, separated us from those that we love and are destroying the planet we rely upon to survive.

 

Let’s smash the final illusion. Let’s tell them they don’t control our lives anymore!”

 

Protests:
 

G-20 Climate Camp Protest

 

Put People First

 

Stop G-20

 

G-20 Meltdown

 

Activistas Contra las Crisis Capitalistas

 

Internationaler Aktionstag

 

Lasthours.org.uk Guide to the G20 Protests