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Protests planned for the arrival of the elite G8 body.


theloner

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Much has been said and lauded about the 'magnificent' arrival of the world's most powerful leaders on Irish shores this June. G8 is a small exclusive body representing the interests of an elite group of industrialised nations. There are no Africans (Remember its 2005 promise to double aid for Africa by 2010) represented nor Latin Americans. The most populous nations on earth, China and India aren't part of this group that claims to have 'major focus on global supply of food' since 2009. Bit like holding the World Cup without the goalposts.

Cash-strapped G8 looks to private sector in hunger fight | Reuters
World Vision: G8's Killer Failure on Africa - Millions of Children at Risk

It's relevance was further questioned when Putin skipped the summit last year and sent Dmitry Medvedev instead, leaving the rest of the elite to play the 'odd one out' game. Of course the spin was Putin had domestic affairs to tend to but anyone with a little bit of political shrewdness it had more to do with Russia's deteriorating relationship with its new found rich buddies in the G8.

The G8's favourite concept is globalization, which is why it has been hampered and hindered by millions since its inception. It seems addicted to the failure of globalization, particularly the brand that that brought the recent economic world-wide crash. It loves the policies that prolonged the Great Depression of yesteryear. As banks go bust, the G8 encourages the use of our money to prop them up and reward the managers in charge. If I was to get close to those leaders I'd merely hand them a copy of National Self-Sufficiency by John Maynard Keynes.

Don't mention Climate Change

Who could forget George Dubbwa Bush's attempts to make good on his 2000 election promise to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant.The fire-starter pulled the US out of the Kyoto accords as one of the first acts of his presidency. Well over 10 years later it's David Cameron's adviser for Europe and global issues, Ivan Rogers, who has blocked moves by Germany and France to make climate change a G8 agenda item.

Key Cameron adviser blocks climate change from G8 agenda | Environment | guardian.co.uk

A similar promise to Bush's election promise was made by William Hague last year when he wrote 'David Cameron's great ambition to lead the 'greenest government ever' relies heavily on a Britain that is leading the way on the world stage, pressing for determined and united global action, setting an example to other nations, cajoling those who do worse and aspiring to match those who do better.". Seems by not talking the Tories could prevent hot air from reaching the ozone layer, at least it would be a start.

There are plenty more reasons why this G8 summit should be resisted and protested, thankfully in Belfast there will be a day of protests with theatre, arts and entertainment designed to help people understand the failure and farce that is the G8. Many I am sure, including politicians both north and south will sneer at protestors, label them as dissidents, the lazy, hipsters of the looney left. The reality is trade unionists and campaign groups like Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth are organising a Fairer World Festival to coincide with the meeting.

The protest committee said: “Civil society organisations have come together to offer people an opportunity to challenge the policies and priorities of the G8 leaders who meet in Northern Ireland in June 2013.

“Our organisations represent many different interests but we are united in a commitment to the creation of a world that is fair and just for all.

“We believe that achieving social, economic and environmental justice must be central to political decision-making. We will co-ordinate a festival of events to coincide with the G8 summit, including a major public demonstration in Belfast calling for a fairer world.”

Above are some of the reasons I find it necessary to protest the G8, just as millions of others have protested its arrival in other countries since its inception. It's even protected by failures, G45, has been called to duty in Ireland to protect the G8 elite as they are kept far away from the public in the Five-star Lough Erne hotel. The only thing beautiful about this meeting is the setting.

Protest rally planned ahead of G8 summit - Regional - Belfast Newsletter

G8 Agriculture Ministers admit failure on hunger | Oxfam International
 
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Castle Ray

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7 parades on 15th June but no mention of this one in Belfast. I wonder if Amnesty etc are going to be lawful? Should Mickeymac be sending his American observers to watch them? Is this something our tribes can unite on and either take part or be offended together?
 
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It's a private member's club ,like many others.If your not in the club then you should mind your own business.If you want to aid the third World,no one is stopping you ditto cutting your greenhouse emisions.

You should check out how many of those that will be involved in the protests are "self sufficient" .Presumably those on benefits or living on their parents money,will not be welcome.
 

theloner

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It's a private member's club ,like many others.If your not in the club then you should mind your own business.If you want to aid the third World,no one is stopping you ditto cutting your greenhouse emisions.

You should check out how many of those that will be involved in the protests are "self sufficient" .Presumably those on benefits or living on their parents money,will not be welcome.
If it's a private members club why am I footing their 5-star bills?
 

theloner

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It's a private member's club ,like many others.If your not in the club then you should mind your own business.
Because you're oppressed. Now go out and hug a tree to protest!
Why oh why did I not put this into another forum and save it from the ghetto that is the NI forum? My bad, should have known better. :cry:
 

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Typical servile, deferential attitude by British nationalists.
 

Glaucon

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It's a private member's club ,like many others.If your not in the club then you should mind your own business.If you want to aid the third World,no one is stopping you ditto cutting your greenhouse emisions.

You should check out how many of those that will be involved in the protests are "self sufficient" .Presumably those on benefits or living on their parents money,will not be welcome.
Not too many private member's clubs are limited to a Russian dictator and other actors who control Europe and North America's economic and environmental output.
 

between the bridges

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The loner must have missed this article from his favorite newspaper...

Businesses across Northern Ireland are expecting a cash boost from the G8 Summit next month, researchers have revealed.

It is believed up to £40 million will be generated for the local economy when the eight world leaders jet in for the conference on the outskirts of Enniskillen, including US president Barack Obama, who will visit Belfast.

A survey found 84% of businesses believe the summit will be a good thing for them, with two thirds expecting it to boost the economy.

The report from Barclays also revealed there is longer-term potential to grow the economy by boosting tourism, exports and foreign direct investment.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers said: “This important report demonstrates that the Prime Minister’s decision to host the G8 Summit in Fermanagh will provide a major economic boost to Northern Ireland.

“It shows that the benefits of Northern Ireland hosting the summit will be realised both in the short term and through a positive longer-term legacy, by helping increase inward investment.”

The survey of 213 businesses was carried out by the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy within the University of Ulster for Barclays.
Local economy set for £40m boost from G8 summit - Business - Belfast Newsletter
 

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7 parades on 15th June but no mention of this one in Belfast. I wonder if Amnesty etc are going to be lawful? Should Mickeymac be sending his American observers to watch them? Is this something our tribes can unite on and either take part or be offended together?
Wouldn't be the first time tribes united "against the common enemy" here.
 

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The loner must have missed this article from his favorite newspaper...



Local economy set for £40m boost from G8 summit - Business - Belfast Newsletter
At last a real and genuine contribution. Good man, I'm not sure the 40m cuts it BTB. Here's a snippet from last year's summit and how the Canadians saw it, fake lakes indeed, at least lough Erne is the real deal.

The G8 is being held on June 25-26 in Huntsville, Ont., while the G20 is convening on June 27-28 in Toronto's downtown core. The dual summits are expected to carry a price tag of $1 Billion for security alone.:shock:

NDP Leader Jack Layton said the prime minister was setting a "poor example" on spending, saying the government's explanations about the costs of the summits "don't hold water."

PM defends G8 fake lake pavilion - Politics - CBC News

"This might be the most expensive 72 hours in Canadian history," said Liberal MP Mark Holland.

G8, G20 summit costs climb another $160 million, surpassing $1 billion | Community Solidarity Network
 

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Year Country Costs Costs (in $US at time of summit)

1981 Canada C$5.5 million1 $4.75 million2
1982 France $14.5 million3 $14.5 million
1988 Canada C$20-29.3 million4 $15-21 million
1994 Italy C$29.3 million+5 $21 million
1995 Canada C$25-28 million6 $18-20 million
1996 France $4 million7 $4 million
2000 Japan ¥80 billion8 $734 million
2001 Italy $100-225 million9 $100-225 million
2002 Canada C$192-300 million10 $127-199 million
2003 France NA NA
2004 United States NA NA
2005 United Kingdom £90.1 million11 $157 million
2006 Russia Rb10.7 million12 $397 million
2007 Germany $134 million13 $134 million
2008 Japan ¥60 billion14 $559 million
2009 Italy €184.9 million15 $260 million
2010 Canada C$305 million16 $290 million


Notes: all figures based on publicly available information on reported costs. All numbers are rough
estimates. 2010 Canadians figures assume 35:65 split between G8 and G20 based on security costs below.
 
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Wouldn't be the first time tribes united "against the common enemy" here.
Do the majority here not support the G8 summit? United by common sense it would be appear. No doubt the lefties, eco warriors and human rights industry will arrive and disgrace themselves again as they repeatedly do. Meanwhile NI will be profiled around the world for hosting the leaders of the world's most important economies. Hopefully its great weather at Lough Erne Resort and it pours down on the protesters.
 

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Says the man whose country is being bankrolled by the Germans,amongst others.
Remind us again which country has debts of over one TRILLION pounds? I wonder who that money is owed to. Hmmm.........
 

Ren84

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Do the majority here not support the G8 summit? United by common sense it would be appear. No doubt the lefties, eco warriors and human rights industry will arrive and disgrace themselves again as they repeatedly do. Meanwhile NI will be profiled around the world for hosting the leaders of the world's most important economies. Hopefully its great weather at Lough Erne Resort and it pours down on the protesters.
That would be some revolutionary act of nature for it to be both simultaneously sunny AND raining in a few square kilometres. Muppet! :lol:
 
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