||The first book to examine the events of the 2001 Genoa G8 protests and isolate the key protest issues of the rally and subsequent events.
The G8 meeting in Genoa in July 2001 resulted in the biggest anti-globalisation demonstrations so far, and the murder of an activist. At the peak of the protests there were an estimated 300,000 present. The weekend was characterised by widespread misreporting and media hysteria. But what was it really like? And what actually happened?
‘You Are G8, We Are 6 Billion’ is the riveting truth about the protests, written by one of the organisers and public spokesmen. But it is also so much more than this. It provides a devastating critique of global corporations and explains exactly why protesters travelled from all over the globe to make their point to the world’s most powerful nations – Third World debt, climate change, nuclear weapons, privatisation of utilities, drug company profiteering.
Author Jonathan Neale was on the streets of Genoa every day. His passionate account is full of the feel and smell of the protests.
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