‘Welcome to Brisbane, Ferals’ – a reflection on the G20

couiermailfrontpage[PN: Very good summary of the week that was G20 in Brisbane, the people’s resistance – thnx andy]

It’s now over two weeks since the summit and I think I’m still trying to get over those (angry) feelings. But in the big scheme of things, the G20 is nothing – two days where world leaders get together to talk? Does anybody actually believe that what happens at the summit affects anything? Capitalism doesn’t come from 20 people, it is a way of organising society that affects every moment of our lives. And it is over a lifetime, not a weekend, that we need to struggle for a better world. Which people have always done and will continue to do. The world leaders, helicopters and bullet-proof fences are gone from Brisbane, the media have forgotten the G20 and gone looking for the next big story. But we are still here, with the challenge in front of us of trying to create the world we want to live in.

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