Protests and campaigns at the G8 Leaders' Summits

The controversial issues discussed at the G8 Leaders’ Summits make it a significant platform for protesters and campaigners to air their views.  Contended issues have included:

  • George Bush’s refusal to sign the Kyoto treaty on carbon emissions
  • The G8’s positive attitude towards globalisation
  • The G8’s provision of aid, and plans for development and debt-relief in the developing world
  • The United States’ role in the war in Iraq
  • Moscow’s treatment of Georgia.

The G8 has drawn criticism from anti-globalisation campaigners, some of whom were involved in riots at the 2001 summit in Genoa, Italy.  

Comments on this article

ABC 16 May, 2013

Its nice but bit centered...not distributed. Let that be distributed one concerning to some future problems as well.

Add your comment

This helps to discourage spam