[SATLUG] OT: Human Rights and the G20 in Pittsburg

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Sep 29 17:47:34 CDT 2009


Cheryl,

It really depends.  Many different groups gather to protest at the world 
summits.  The most common theme however seems to be to show resistance 
to the current economic system which favors large multi-national 
corporations at the expense of the developing world, also many human 
rights organizations, as well as Unions (IWW comes to mind), and 
anarchist (generally those guys are opposed to any state organization 
and resists authoritarianism in general).  The most glaring example of 
this sort of protest is the Seatlle WTO protest in 1999, where everyone 
from anti-government anarchists too unions  and (like the IWW, AFL/CIO, 
and the Steel Workers Union), human rights organization such as Amnesty 
International.  Its real hard to tell when watching some of these videos 
what the protester is actually protesting as when you are being thrown 
in a car by camouflaged paramilitary types the ability to define what it 
is your protesting.

see the following video and remember this happened in the US not Eastern 
Europe or Burma.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAUIHiXgfWw

Todd


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