Tag Archives: G-20

High profile media coverage (and mixed blessings) for Rev Billy Talen

(excerpt from) The Indy Channel / AP Story
G-20 Opponents, Police Clash In Pittsburgh
Officers Fire Pepper Spray, Tear Gas

Daniel Lovering, Associated Press Writers/ 2:41 pm EDT September 24, 2009

PITTSBURGH — Police threw canisters of pepper spray and smoke at anarchists protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after the marchers responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.

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Ralph Nader on the G-20, Healthcare Reform, Mideast Talks and His First Work of Fiction, “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us”

Democracy Now!:

As the United States prepares to host the Group of Twenty nations summit in Pittsburgh later this week, we speak with longtime consumer advocate, corporate critic, author and presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Nader discusses Congress’s failure to pass any meaningful financial reform on Wall Street over the past year and critiques Obama’s healthcare reform proposal.… Read more ...

‘Nothing Short of Peace On Earth’ and other news from Cindy Sheehan

An email sent out to Cindy Sheehan supporters today:

Nothing Short of Peace on Earth

At one of my many events in Kentucky this past week at a delightfully named coffee and beer hangout in Louisville, Ray’s Monkey House, a lovely woman named Trudie came up to me with tears in her eyes and she told me: “Cindy, when you were in Crawford that summer, I thought to myself, ‘this is the beginning of the end of war.’ It might take time, and it might not happen in our lifetimes, but what you started to honor your son will end war.”

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Libertarian Parties of West Virginia and Pennsylvania: alternatives to the G-20 summit

LPWV to protest G20 summit in Pittsburgh:

September 24th and 25th, the G20 will be meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. This meeting will be chaired by President Obama. The Libertarian Party of West Virginia, in conjunction with the Libertarian Party Anarchist Caucus will be hosting protests at this event. Libertarians should be out on the front-lines fighting tyranny.

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Green Party of Pennsylvania to protest G-20 conference, attend environmental conventions, plus related news

A press release from the Green Party of Pennsylvania:

Green Party at two big September events
Party calls for green solutions to economic and environmental crises

• Three Rivers Climate Convergence Sept. 20-25

• Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Festival Sept. 18-20

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is mobilizing for two important events in September.  … Read more ...

Allegheny Greens of PA organize for G-20 protest

from Green Party Watch
Allegheny Greens Organize for Pittsburgh Protest

July 28th, 2009

The Green Party of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania has announced that it is working with other progressive organizations to organize a demonstration and other activities in response to a meeting of the G-20 that will take place in Pittsburgh on September 24th and 25th this year.

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