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A guide to Obama’s weekend at the G-20 summit

from Wash Post Europe by Michael D. Shear

Canada, eh? President Obama arrived in Canada Friday morning for a three-day summit with world leaders to discuss the global economy and what can be done to keep it from plunging back into recession. My colleagues Howard Schneider and Scott Wilson have already provided a substantive primer to the…

MAIN FOCUS: G20 dispute over growth | 25/06/2010

from euro|topics

The G20 summit will begin in the Canadian city of Toronto on Saturday. In the run-up to the meeting the US has called on other states to make major investments to combat the economic crisis. The press believes, however, that austerity measures can also lead to more growth and urges governments to make a concerted effort in times of crisis.

G20 police used imaginary law to jail harass demonstrators and jailed protestors in dangerous and abusive “detention center”

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow


Last week’s G20 summit in Toronto saw the extraordinary — and appalling — use of outdoor caged “detention centers” to house demonstrators who’d been arrested (and often ended up filled with random passers-by who were indiscriminately swept up police during the demonstrations).

Toronto cops justify extreme G20 measures with display of LARPing props, weapons from unrelated busts

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Toronto Police are on the defensive this week as they attempt to defend their heavy-handed tactics during the G20. To prove the seriousness of the threat to public security, they took police on a tour of weapons confiscated from activists.

G20 leaders agree to halve budget deficits by 2013

from European Voice – RSS – News & analysis
Divisions remain over global financial levies and how quickly to withdraw economic stimulus.

MAIN FOCUS: G20 states lack team spirit | 28/06/2010

from euro|topics

The G20 states are to at least halve their budget deficits by 2013, according to the final communique of the Toronto summit published on Sunday evening. The summit failed to reach agreement on a banking or financial transaction tax. The press rates the outcome of the summit as meagre to dreadful and calls for more control over the global economy.

G20: Leaders agree to disagree in search of lasting recovery

from EurActiv.com by Georgi

Wins and losses for EU at G20

from EUobserver.com – Headline News

Canadian cops’ history of agents provocateurs and the G20

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Looking Back at the G20

from Sysomos Blog by sheldon

Last Thursday we scanned the social media landscape to see what sentiment going into the G20 looked like. What we saw was that the general web population was looking positively towards this meeting of 20 world leaders and their delegates. We also noticed that there was some negative sentiment towards the summit, but it appeared that the majority of that negativity was coming from the people of Toronto who were watching their city get locked down. To view that post click here.

Looking Back at the G20

from Sysomos Blog by sheldon

Last Thursday we scanned the social media landscape to see what sentiment going into the G20 looked like. What we saw was that the general web population was looking positively towards this meeting of 20 world leaders and their delegates. We also noticed that there was some negative sentiment towards the summit, but it appeared that the majority of that negativity was coming from the people of Toronto who were watching their city get locked down. To view that post click here.

toronto g20 protests compilation

from Anticopyright-tr Blog by anticopyrighttr

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