The real enemies of the poor

by David Moberg / Salon Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2001 at 11:28 AM

G-8 defenders tried to depict Genoa protesters as affluent and out of touch, but the anti-globalization movement is wringing aid out of rich nations -- over Bush's shameful objections.

July 23, 2001 | The needless point-blank police shooting of a protester was not the only outrageous official act as the leaders of the world's seven rich countries (plus Russia) met in Genoa, Italy, over the weekend. In a cynical ploy aimed at buttressing their own crumbling credibility and at isolating the growing ranks of protest against the emerging global economy, the leaders pretended that they were the champions of the world's poor, fighting on their behalf against the 50,000 to 100,000 people in the streets who were the real enemies of the poor.


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