This video from France is about:
On Saturday 21 May 2011 Le Havre saw a protest of some 20 – 30,000 trade unionists & socialist groups protesting the forthcoming G8 meeting taking place at Deauville in Northern France 27th and 28th May 2011.
By Kumaran Ira in France:
Tunisian interim prime minister visits France ahead of G8 summit
27 May 2011
On May 17-18, Tunisian interim prime minister Beji Caid Essebsi made an official visit to France where he had discussions with Prime Minister François Fillon and President Nicolas Sarkozy. It was the first such visit by a Tunisian prime minster since the dictatorship of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in January, after a month of popular protest.
Essebsi’s visit took place ahead of Tunisia’s forthcoming participation in the G8 summit on May 26-27 in Deauville, in northern France. France, which holds the rotating presidency of the G8, has invited Tunisia and Egypt to participate at a session called “Arab spring,” promoting it as “the democratic transition in the Arab world.” On May 19, Al Arabiya reported that the G8 nations plan to provide Tunisia with $10 billion in economic aid.
THE G8 summit gathered last week in the French resort of Deauville. Apart from endorsing Barack Obama’s attempt to co-opt the Arab revolutions, it’s not clear what it did: here.
As struggles continue in North Africa and the Middle East, the great powers are attempting to strangle the revolutionary developments in the region in collaboration with the national ruling elites and the pro-government trade unions. In this context, Essebsi’s visit inevitably focused on how to reassert the imperialist agenda in those regions.
Compared to the trillions lavished on bank bailouts, the financial help promised by the Western powers is quite minimal.
Thousands to protest ahead of G8 Deauville meeting: here.
Embassy Protest Against Bahrain’s Anti-Union Repression: here.
Trade unionists delivered a petition to the Bahraini embassy in Brussels on Thursday calling on the ruling Khalifa family to stop its violent campaign against the country’s labour movement.