Ok, I'm seeing conflicting news reports about these protests/riots... What on earth is going on?
On the evening news, it said that the protestors were "Communists, Anarchists and Environmentalists."
Then there was some footage of a support protest in the UK, with nice old ladies from a Catholic Aid Agency.
This morning, I read that there was another violent protest in Rostock, where the protestors were far-right National Democrats. Another report said they were Church groups, environmental activists, cultural societies and feminists.
But the violence was started by a "hard-core" of black-clad figures (MI6 or CIA? Or is that me being paranoid?! I remember the Miners' Strikes...)
It is unclear what everyone is protesting about, though the report I read this morning said it was about "Globalisation and Capitalism." I thought the summit was about coordinating policy on climate change and foreign policy? Surely state control of industry is a separate issue...?
Why are environmentalists campaigning against Globalisation and Capitalism?
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BigBecka wrote:Why are environmentalists campaigning against Globalisation and Capitalism?
Probably because companies that have green restrictions locally will move the production abroad where such restrictions do not exist - that's Globalisation.
Why they would do it? For profit - that's Capitalism.