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Anti-Globalization Protest: Evian, June 1-3, 2003


Mobilizations Against the Evian G8 (June 2003)

This ATTAC article describes protesters' strategies of action and details the major issues at the counter summit in Evian during the G8 meeting.

Counter-Summit Issues Desperate Call for Debt Relief (May 31, 2003)

Civil society organizations once again urge the G8 to cancel the foreign debt of 52 of the poorest nations, but do not expect any concessions from the rich nations. (Inter Press Service)

France Rings G8 Town with Steel (May 29, 2003)

Eager not to repeat the violence of the 2001 summit in Genova, France closes roads and bans demonstrations within 10 kilometers of Evian. (BBC)

NGOs Visualize a Just World - Without G8 (May 30, 2003)

A variety of NGOs argue that G8 lacks legitimacy to rule over the world affairs. They organized a counter-summit to the G8 meeting to provide a more efficient forum of discussion of the global issues. (Inter Press Service)

Anti-G8 Protests Flare before Evian Summit Opens (June 3, 2003)

French and Swiss police fired teargas at several hundred protesters after black-hooded groups damaged shops in the Lake Geneva area. (Reuters News Service)

Protesters Flood in for Alternative Summit (May 31, 2003)

Up to 250,000 anti-globalization protesters gathered in Annemasse to oppose the G8 summit of world leaders. The ring of security forces put the town under siege to keep the protesters away from the politicians. Veteran protesters argue that anti-war demonstrations linked the mainstream public and the anti-globalization movement. (Guardian)

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