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By David Miller, Gill Hubbard

This ebook is a one-stop consultant for a person who desires to be aware of extra in regards to the G8, what it really is, and why it is a challenge. prime writers and activists together with Noam Chomsky, George Monbiot, Caroline Lucas, Mark Curtis and Susan George clarify briefly, succinct chapters what's wrong with the G8 neo-liberal time table and suggest alternatives.

Chapters conceal G8 attitudes to the major matters: warfare, company energy, weather switch, immigration, alternate, debt, meals. perfect for someone who's bothered by means of the present path set via our global leaders, this e-book can be a useful gizmo for activists.

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Qxd 27/01/2005 10:20 Page 20 NOAM CHOMSKY favoured programmes with even greater intensity. These programmes vary, depending on the society: in the more brutal states, escalation of repression and terror; in societies where the population has won more freedom, measures to impose discipline while shifting wealth and power even more to their own hands. It is easy to list examples around the world in the past few months. Their victims should certainly resist the predictable exploitation of crisis, and should focus their own efforts, no less relentlessly, on the primary issues that remain much as they were before: among them, increasing militarism, destruction of the environment, and a far-reaching assault against democracy and freedom, the core of ‘neo-liberal’ programmes.

How can it be a democracy when the whole economy is owned by a foreign power? This war has also led millions to question the type of democracy that is much closer to home. British democracy, which is one of the oldest in the world, is now in the spotlight. Blair used the fact that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that could be fired in 45 minutes as a pretext for supporting Bush’s war against Iraq. Some people have called this ‘spin’; others have referred to it as a ‘misrepresentation of the truth’, or as ‘misleading information’, a ‘half-truth’ or ‘deliberately ambiguous’.

These, of course, want to appropriate the term ‘globalization’, and to restrict it to their peculiar version of international integration, concerned with their own interests, those of people being incidental. With this ridiculous terminology in place, those who seek a sane and just form of globalization can be labelled ‘anti-globalization’, derided as primitivists who want to return to the stone age, to harm the poor, and subjected to other terms of abuse with which we are familiar. 3 Since the masters profess to be admirers of Adam Smith, we might expect them to abide by his account of their behaviour, though he only called them ‘the masters of mankind’ – that was before the space age.

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