G20 Progressive Speakers Spark Hope!_on Anti-War/Economic Collapse Teach-in

This show was broadcast July 3, 2010.
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G20 Progressive Speakers Spark Hope!

‘G20 Shout Out’ with Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, et al. On Friday, June 25, 2010…the night before the Toronto militarized police attacked the peaceful protesters at the G20, some of the most famous progressive and environmental speakers gave hope and a plan of action to a overflowing crowd at Massey Hall.

Speakers include Labour leader Leo Gerard, author and activist Amy Goodman, fair-trade advocate John Hilary, global corporate critic Naomi Klein, environmental activist Vandana Shiva, Bolivian ambassador to the UN Pablo Solon and Manitoba Cree activist Clayton Thomas-Muller.

These speakers spoke against a backdrop of the world leaders having started arriving for the G8 and G20 meetings amidst a massive security crackdown that marked the most expensive three days in Canadian history. Large swaths of Toronto’s downtown core had the appearance of a police state, with an estimated deployment of over 19,000 security personnel—nearly five times the number at the G20 in Pittsburgh last year. The security price tag was around $1 billion, and some predict the total summit cost will surpass $2 billion. Over 1000 protesters were arrested. Many were beaten. Among them were journalists.


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