G8

    
Publication YearIssue Date 
  G8
July 18, 2002
  Peeking behind the curtains of the G8PDF files may take a moment to load

In the weeks leading up to the 2002 G8 Summit, I read headlines in Calgary dailies using words like "terrorism" and "havoc" to describe what Calgarians should expect. Photos of police in riot gear, anti-aircraft weaponry and boarded-up businesses graced front pages, and everyone, including the mayor, seemed to be preparing the city for chaos.

Tags: 

June 27, 2002
  An education in nonviolencePDF files may take a moment to load

Most people aren't aware of the revolution in Yugoslavia during President Slobodan Milosevic's final days. To most, "revolution" means the opposite of non-violence and peaceful protest.

Tags: 

June 25, 2002
  September 11, drugs, war and economyPDF files may take a moment to load

Drugs, oil, and hidden world-wide financial transactions were the topics of the G6B War and Economy session on Mon., June 25, 2002. University of Ottawa economics professor Michael Chossudovsky and September 11 analyst Michael Ruppert offered their theories about the causes and effects of recent events.

Tags: 

June 25, 2002
  G6B delivers report to federal ministersPDF files may take a moment to load

On June 25, 2002 the Group of Six Billion People's Summit ended in a lively discussion between the workshop's leaders and federal ministers.

The discussion's main focus was the G6B's report--the result of the four-day-long summit at the University of Calgary. Fourteen topics of global significance were debated in G6B workshops and the final report was delivered to the ministers and outlined main points of concern and suggestions to improve current situations.

Tags: 

June 25, 2002
  G6B wraps upPDF files may take a moment to load

The G6B summit ended today, leaving some participants with more questions than answers. More than 1,200 participants and delegates sought alternative solutions at the five day counter-conference to the G8 summit.

Tags: 

June 24, 2002
  Press freedom in AfricaPDF files may take a moment to load

Panelists contrasted the neglected role of independent media in Western nations against the oppressed conventional media in developing nations Mon., June 24 at the G6B conference.

"There is a tendency by 'the left' to downplay the system of media corporations in the new global order," said journalist Danny Schechter, a veteran of 30 years. "Missing from the picture are the people giving us the picture."

Tags: 

June 23, 2002
  Education at G6BPDF files may take a moment to load

The challanges of providing basic education and possible solutions were explored at the G6B forum on Education held Sun., June 23.

Canada's concerns lie with aboriginal education.

Tags: 

June 22, 2002
  Africa's ailing health systemPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Saskatchewan's Dr. Ronaldo Labonte apptly described the general sentiment of the G6B panel on health.

"The lack of effective health care is a public disease," he said. "Inadequately funded health systems are unable to deliver existing treatments like vaccines."

Labonte and the June 22, 2002 panel were primarily concerned with global health system funding, citing a disproportionately small foreign health aid contributions by G8 nations compared to Nordic countries.

Tags: 

June 22, 2002
  Discussing Sustainable AlternativesPDF files may take a moment to load

Maintaining and developing a successful economy has been a challenge in some parts of the world. War, disease and bad government often come between business and success.

Zimbabwe trade union representative Thandine Nkomu was first to speak at the G6B sustainable economic alternatives panel on Sat., June 22, addressing trade in Africa.

"History tells us if we pour money on governments in Africa, it never reaches the people," she said. "But citizens still service the national debts."

Tags: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - G8