The G20 summit will take place this year on 3 and 4 November in Cannes and preparations are underway for the ‘People First, Not Finance’ Alter-Forum to be held in Nice from 1 to 4 November. The G20 has a powerful influence on global economic policy and, in the midst of sustained financial crisis and deepening economic austerity, remains a major target for the global justice movement.
Called by various unions and campaigning groups in France and supported by others across Europe, a mass demonstration on 1 November will be followed by days of action and the Alter-Forum. This will include open meetings and debates on the following themes:
- End inequalities and austerity: employment, social rights, welfare, and debt
- People before the market: financial regulation and debt
- System change, not climate change: environment and development
- Don’t gamble with our food: agriculture and food
- Indignados, rebels, and solidarity: democracy, the Mediterranean struggles, rights and liberties
- They are 20, we are billions: global governance.
Details are still in the planning stages and more information will be available soon. Keep checking the 6 Billion Ways website for more updates and details on how to get involved.
For more information, see the website of the French G8G20 2011 Coalition.