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G7 Summit: No to the neo-liberal, anti-social offensive, retrogression and war!

Demonstration in Quebec City, April 5, 2018, against upcoming G7 summit in La Malbaie. Banner reads: “The G7 Does Not Represent Us.”

The 44th G7 Summit is hosted by Canada. It will take place June 8 and 9 in the luxury hotel Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. It is preceded by ministerial meetings.

La Malbaie is a small town of 8,000 people about 150 kilometres north-east of Quebec City. The Summit area has been secured behind a $3.8 million, three-metre high, 3.7-kilometre long fence anchored in cement posts sunk half a metre into the ground. A temporary prison will be set up near the arena in Clermont, a neighbouring municipality, at a cost of $1 million, according to local radio station CIHO. The budget for the G7 events will be more than $600 million with $259 million to be allocated to the RCMP alone for security, over $35 million to National Defence, $99 million to Public Safety Canada, $2 million to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and $1 million to the Canada Border Services Agency. Continue reading

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Antalya, Turkey rises up against the G20: ‘Go home, murderous G20’

The Forces of Labor and Democracy of Antalya have marched on the southern province’s Cumhuriyet Square, demanding the departure of the ‘murderous, colonialist and imperialist war organization’ that is the G20. Despite an attack by the police in the square, the Halkevleri, Öğrenci Kolektifleri and the Liseli Genç Umut were able to overcome a police barricade and issue a statement calling for the destruction of the ‘imperialist war organization of the G20’

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