G20 Hamburg protests, videos

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Tens of Thousands Plan to Protest Trump and Globalization at G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany

6 July 2017

Thousands of protesters are expected to attempt to disrupt the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, where President Trump is headed. The protests followed actions earlier in the week, in which German police attacked protesters with water cannons as thousands gathered to protest against the summit and Trump. The summit is viewed by demonstrators as centered around exploitation of people and global resources. We speak with Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now. The group released a statement titled “Campaigners tell the G20: your model is broken, only radical reform can undermine Trump.”

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Dystopian Nightmare: Eyewitness Decries Police Repression at G20 Summit as 100,000 Take to Streets

7 July 2017

Mass demonstrations have erupted across Hamburg, Germany, as world leaders gather for the G20 summit, where President Donald Trump is meeting with other world leaders. About 100,000 protesters took to the streets and have staged sit-ins in an attempt to disrupt the first day of the summit. Police fired water cannons, pepper spray and stun grenades to disperse protesters. Key issues on the G20 agenda include climate change, trade and North Korea. Protesters who gathered say the G20 has failed to solve many issues, including climate change and global economic disparities. We speak with philosopher Srecko Horvat, who is taking part in the G20 alternative summit, known as the Global Solidarity Summit. He is the co-founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement, also known as DiEM25.

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Srecko Horvat on “Democracy in Europe Movement” & Uniting Leftists Against Failed Policies of G20

7 July 2017

As President Donald Trump meets with world leaders at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, European activists held a G20 alternative summit—the Global Solidarity Summit. We speak to Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat about the G20’s policies and the Democracy in Europe Movement, which he started with former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

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Srećko Horvat on the Violence of the G20 Nations & Mass Protests at Hamburg Summit

7 July 2017

Five months after protests in the German city of Hamburg against the G20 summit, the police and state prosecutors have published pictures of hundreds of demonstrators online. In a co-ordinated campaign with the right-wing Bild newspaper, they are calling on members of the public to denounce those pictured. The initiative is not only disproportionate, but unlawful. Nothing comparable has taken place since the founding of the German Federal Republic: here.

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  2. US President Donald Trump said the summit was a “wonderful success,” though media attention was drawn more to the incompetence of his White House press team, who referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as head of the “Republic of China” — the official name of Taiwan rather than the mainland — identified Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as “president” and described Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as Indonesian President Joko Widodo.



  3. Sunday 9th July 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

    IT would have been too much to hope that the G20 summit in Hamburg would have produced anything of substance on the topics supposedly at the core of the two-day discussion.

    It is not as if they were unimportant — trade and jobs, the climate crisis, the refugee crisis and terrorism obviously demand serious discussion and serious action.

    Assembling the leaders of 20 the world’s biggest economies would appear to be useful in developing such action. But such, generally, is the commitment of this bunch of bigwigs to the global capitalist order as it stands that meaningful decisions that could improve the lives of billions of people are off the table.

    It does not take much effort to scratch the progressive veneer off of the platitudes offered up by the great and good meeting in Germany at the moment.

    This is not just a case, as the rest of the British media would have you believe, of the “bad apples” Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

    Much ink has been wasted and airtime gobbled up by sub-soap opera musing about the pair and their meeting on the sidelines of the main summit. Focusing on these two serves to hide the issues at stake.

    So does the handwringing over the actions of a few masked vandals who get their jollies torching cars and playing cops and robbers on the streets.

    The real hope at this summit is the tens of thousands assembling peacefully to demand fundamental change that works for both the people in the world’s richest countries, such as ourselves — although often it doesn’t feel like it — and those in the world’s poorest.

    Those at the Global Solidarity Summit know that we need change that those inside the conference hall or at the lavish banquet last night will not countenance.

    Those inside insist on free trade and capital as the route to progress, those outside know that this is cover for ever increasing exploitation of the working class at home and abroad.

    On all the issues up for discussion in Hamburg a change of direction is needed. Our own Prime Minister insists that the most important problem to solve is terrorism, but how can we begin to tackle terrorism if we do not look honestly at the role of this country, its allies and their clients in precipitating and even funding and supporting terrorism? As with the economy, the real solutions are excluded.

    Thankfully, in this country, we have a Labour Party whose leadership is committed to fundamental change that will improve the lives of everyone. While the government seeks to distract, Labour has shown willingness to grasp the nettle at its root.

    We would never have achieved this if we did not retain the hope that is the fuel of progress and banish the fear that imprisons us.

    When we rally as we do today on the Gala field in Durham, we see that we are not alone and that through our solidarity with one another we can build a better world for everyone.

    We’ve come so far in such a short time, yet there is still much to do. But when we celebrate our class and our culture in Durham we know we have the strength to finish the job.



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