Tag Archives: G20

Argentina | The G20 and the Counter-Protests in Argentina

by Tony Phillips

On October 31st the centre of the city of Buenos Aires was put on lockdown by the police, the military, and secret services. Martial law provisions were to continue for three days. US aircraft carriers lay offshore on the river plate and the airspace over the city closed. 40,000 police were on the streets of the city to protect twenty top government representatives and a few multilateral bankers; men and women like to refer to themselves as ‘leaders’.

G20 an ‘essential forum’ to restore international confidence: UN chief

During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of developed nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international community.

Germany | ‘Nothing Is More Violent than the Return to Normal’

Anti-globalists describe final stages of G20 summit in Hamburg

On the afternoon of July 9, 2017, summoned by social media, a throng of fresh-faced members of the middle class descended upon the Schanze neighborhood to erase all traces of popular dissent and self-defense that remained from the preceding days’ conflicts.

Germany | Resisting the G20 in Hamburg: Second Day

Resistance to the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany continued to the second day.

After days of reckless unilateral escalation in which the police attacked protesters and residents of this rebellious city, last night Hamburg fiercely resisted the occupation of the police and the world leaders with militant demonstrations and spontaneous action. Great masses of people came out to their neighborhoods to show that Hamburg cannot be intimidated. This morning began with the burning of several cars, an attack on a police station, a blockade of the port, and people pushing in close to the complex hosting the G20.

Germany | Dozens injured as anti-G20 protesters clash with Hamburg police ‘like never before’

An anti-G20 rally in Hamburg has erupted into a violent confrontation between police and protesters. Dozens of officers have been injured by rioters as sporadic clashes on the streets of the German city continued into the night.