Thursday, June 17, 2010

Re Toronto's upcoming G20 summit

Later this month, world leaders will gather in Toronto, Ontario for the G20 summit.

Here's an example of a protesters-come-together link:

And here's the Official reaction:

And there's a lot of disgruntlement over an artificial lake constructed for the occasion:
[later, Canadian officials claimed the lake had only a five-figure cost]

No doubt, the US media's G8/G20 coverage will focus mainly on authorities vs. protesters. But the apparent $1 billion (in Canadian dollars) cost of the occasion--plus the ratio of actual accomplishments to rhetoric of the nations meeting there--make this an event for everyone to pay attention to.

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