G20 protests in Pittsburgh, USA


This is a video by United States historian Howard Zinn, about the G20 protests in Pittsburgh, USA.

From Pittsburgh Indymedia in the USA:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gearing Up for the G20 Protests in Pittsburgh

A Call to Action

On September 24 and 25, representatives of the 20 richest nations on Earth will meet in Pittsburgh, calling themselves the G20. They will be meeting to decide the fate of all the rest of the world’s people, as the great capitalist powers desperately struggle with a new Depression that threatens their rule.

They also say global warming is on the agenda, but expect no action there. This is not about bailing out the people, This is not about saving working people’s jobs, and this is not about saving our Earth. Instead, the rich and powerful are going to Pittsburgh to enjoy wine and cheese over the suffering of billions, but we don’t have to put up with this!

On September 24, September 25, and the days leading up to the G20, thousands of people will descend on Pittsburgh to say NO to bailing out Wall Street at the expense of all the Main Streets on Earth. We will be there to say NO to continuing wars of aggression in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, and NO to continuing displacement of people in Pittsburgh, in the US, and around the world to benefit corporate and development interests!

Come to Pittsburgh and fight for your onn future, that of your neighborhood, and that of the world we all live in! Stand up to the capitalist conspiracy called G20! On September 24 and 25, representatives of the 20 richest nations on Earth will meet in Pittsburgh, calling themselves the G20.

They will be meeting to decide the fate of all the rest of the world’s people, as the great capitalist powers desperately struggle with a new Depression that threatens their rule.

They also say global warming is on the agenda, but expect no action there. This is not about bailing out the people, This is not about saving working people’s jobs, and this is not about saving our Earth. Instead, the rich and powerful are going to Pittsburgh to enjoy wine and cheese over the suffering of billions, but we don’t have to put up with this!

On September 24, September 25, and the days leading up to the G20, thousands of people will descend on Pittsburgh to say NO to bailing out Wall Street at the expense of all the Main Streets on Earth. We will be there to say NO to continuing wars of aggression in plavces like Iraq and Afghanistan, and NO to continuing displacement of people in Pittsburgh, in the US, and around the world to benefit corporate and development interests!

Come to Pittsburgh and fight for your own future, that of your neighborhood, and that of the world we all live in! Stand up to the capitalist conspiracy called G20!

Find out more about:
The People’s Summit
The Pittsburgh Organizing Group
G20 FAQ

2 thoughts on “G20 protests in Pittsburgh, USA

  1. Pittsburgh’s G-20 story: Take an expressway from town and disappear into desolate ‘hoods and encounter the civilization of menace. Pittsburgh, a dual city! The glass wonder of PPG Place and/or the G-20 Summit is a faded memory. Here in the ‘hood lives lie abandoned as far as the eye can see.

    That is: For the most part, African-American Pittsburgh seems to be invisible, not only to the public relations hucksters who tout Pittsburgh’s successes, but we are equally invisible to the protesters.

    Certainly, black Pittsburgh is as proud as anybody in that the black President we worked so hard to elect has selected Pittsburgh as the host of the G-20 Summit. We even enjoy the re-invention of Pittsburgh from a dirty, smoky steel-churning history to the bright, clean, green financial success that the business leaders and politicians boast about so loudly. Nobody is more proud of the Super Bowl winning African-American coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin. But none of that feel-good stuff erases the pain of the stubbornly high unemployment among African American young adults and the staggering dropout rate for young black males from the public school system.

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