G-20

FROM DETROIT TO TORONTO: INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENT LEADERS CHALLENGE THE G-20


What:   Press conference, 12:15-1:00 PM
        Social movement leaders from South Africa, Honduras, Canada and Mexico challenge
        the G-20‘s empty promises and devastating policies

Where: United States Social Forum
       Cobo Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
       People's Media Center,  Ambassador Dining Room W2-60, 2nd floor Cobo Hall
(the last room at the end of the hallway overlooking the Detroit River)

Speakers:
Liepollo Pheko, Gender and Trade Network for Africa, South Africa

The Real Problem with the Economy: G-20 Policies Violate UN Declaration of Human Rights

The G-20 closed their official summit on Friday, September 25, 2009 with a declaration of victory, saying their coordinated and forceful response has worked to avert future economic catastrophe and have put people back to work.

Officials of the city of Pittsburgh closed the summit with their own declaration of victory, saying the event was a PR stunt worth $100 million.

Pittsburgh or Tegucigalpa

It's a rainy day in Pittsburgh, but it feels like the calm before the storm. Arrived late yesterday, but even at night you could see how picturesque the city is. Downtown is almost completely surrounded by water as the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers converge to form the Ohio River. A series of bridges connects downtown to the rest of the city. We'll go into downtown today to visit the offices of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, a last chance before the bridges will be closed that grant people access to the city's center.

Tegucigalpa or Pittsburgh?

It's a rainy day in Pittsburgh, but it feels like the calm before the storm. Arrived late yesterday, but even at night you could see how picturesque the city is. Downtown is almost completely surrounded by water as the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers converge to form the Ohio River. A series of bridges connects downtown to the rest of the city. We'll go into downtown today to visit the offices of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, a last chance before the bridges will be closed that grant people access to the city's center.