Commentator barred from G8 media site
As next week's summit looms, activists find a 'perimeter of fear' keeps them far away from the action
G8 leaders bring differing priorities to the table. Activists, meantime, aren't even being allowed in
By DAWN WALTON
Friday, June 21, 2002 Print Edition, Page A6
CALGARY -- While African development is supposed to be the central focus at next week's meeting of world leaders, access denial is becoming a major theme for globalization opponents.
Saturday, June 15, 2002, The Halifax Herald
Poor suffocating under debt - activists
Lack of food, water, health care killing 19,000 African children daily
Ted Pritchard / Herald Photo
Social activists Njoki Njoroge Njehu, front, and Thandiwe Nkomo speak at a news conference Friday criticizing the G-7 financial leaders' inaction on World Bank reform.
At the invitation of the Parkland Institute and the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, the Halifax Initiative participated in education events in 10 cities in Alberta to discuss the upcoming G8 meeting in Kananaskis, in June 2002.
Pamphlet [ PDF file ] (1.5 Mb)
An information kit containing 11 factsheets discussing different issues related to the G8, including what is the G8 and he New Partnership for Africa's Development.
- Who we are [ 555 Kb ]
- Key Messages on NEPAD from Africa Canada Forum [ 1.9 Mb ]
- New Strategies, Old Loan Conditions: The Case of Uganda [ 1.4 Mb ]
- G7 Response to Financial Crises - Another Band-Aid [ 1.4 Mb ]
- What's shutout of the G7? - The Tobin tax and Mountains of Money for Development [ 2.6 Mb ]
The Zimbabwe Independent, 17 May, 2002: Nepad's Zim quarantine a false start
Remarks by the Canadian High Commissioner to South Africa and shuttle diplomacy this week by South Africa's Thabo Mbeki reveal a worrying trend:
The G8 countries are preparing to swallow the deception that African leaders have the Zimbabwe crisis "in hand" and thereby qualify for the US$64 billion on offer for trade and investment under the Nepad plan.
May 10, 2002