Two Real News Network videos on the Lame Duck G20 Meeting on the Global Financial Crisis, featuring experts such as Leo Panitch, Doug Henwood and others.
Bush brings the G-20 to Washington; but world leaders would rather talk to Obama, A real News network featuring Pepe Escobar comments. Escobar interviews Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center of Economic and Policy Research based in Washington D.C. for this commentary.
MANILA, Philippines - Militants took to the streets of Manila Saturday to denounce the formal opening of the G-20 summit called by US President George Bush Jr. in Washington D.C to address the global financial crisis.
The Freedom from Debt Coalition said Saturday's action was part of the Global Day of Action against summit, which it branded as an "elite jamboree."
WASHINGTON (AP) _ U.S. intelligence officials say they have no credible information about potential terrorist or criminal attacks against a weekend summit in Washington of world leaders to deal with the global financial crisis.
In fact, law enforcement officials said they were more concerned about angry protesters, such as people left jobless by the financial meltdown, than they were about terrorists.
The G-20 summit being held in Washington today takes place amid the worst economic and financial breakdown since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But notwithstanding the rhetoric about the need for a new Bretton Woods Agreement and calls for the remaking of the international financial system, the summit will provide no solutions to the rapidly deepening crisis. On the contrary, in the absence of any coherent program, it may well see the divisions among the major capitalist powers widen.