The week preceding the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City more than 2,000 delegates from around the hemisphere gathered at the People's Summit held in a large tent at Quebec's old port. There, they articulated an alternative vision to corporate-led globalization, the target of a growing global social justice movement in Quebec City and elsewhere. Labor leaders, environmentalists, human rights and indigenous rights activists were among the participants.
In the final session of the People's Summit, April 21st, French farmer Jose Bove, well-known for his 1999 bulldozing of a McDonald's restaurant in France, spoke to an overflow crowd. Also speaking was Council of Canadians vice chair Tony Clarke who strongly condemned the development of the "corporate security state."
Tony Clarke is author of "Global Showdown" Contact the Council by calling (613) 233-3773 or visit their Web site at: www.canadians.org