When the G-8 Meets: Economic Crisis, Austerity, Wars and Interventions

Saturday, November 12th @ 4 pm @ Mayday Bookstore, 301 Cedar Ave. South, Minneapolis
Speaker:  Gary Prevost: Professor of Political Science, St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict.
The G-8 brings together the governments of the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, Russia and the U.K. The G-8 will hold a summit in Chicago in May 2012. At the same time a full summit of NATO will be held in Chicago.  Come to a public forum for a discussion of the G-8 and it’s role in world politics and the economy today:  When this body of the largest economies meets, are the interests of working and poor people represented at the table?  Do these governments plan and work for peace and justice?  What does the G-8 represent in a world in economic crisis?  What is the connection between the economic policies of the big powers in the G-8 and the never ending series of wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and so on)?  Co-sponsored by the Anti-War Committee, May Day Books, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, & WAMM.