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Perdue: Ga. Will Protect Bush at Summit (Feb. 23, 2004 / AP) "...In addition to the $25 million in federal money expected to be spent on security, Perdue said it was estimated that another $42 million would be needed to hold the meetings. He said organizers hoped to raise $16 million of that amount from private donations...."
Small, Peaceful Protest at G7 Meeting in Florida (Feb. 7, 2004 / Reuters)
Bushmobile Unveiled for G-8 Summit (Feb. 4, 2004 / AP)
US plans to cut back on G8 ministerials, in break with tradition (Jan. 20, 2004 / AFP)
Mounties failed to keep tabs on millions in purchases for Alberta G-8 summit (Jan. 18, 2004 / CP)
G-8 protesters step out (Jan. 7, 2004 / Savannah Morning News)
G-8 Protest Site Still Undecided (Dec. 5, 2003 / AP)
Schools say 'no' to G-8 protests (Dec. 4, 2003 / Brunswick News)
G-8 Summit logos unveiled (Nov. 19, 2003 / Savannah Morning News)
Congress to spend $25 million on security for upcoming G8 summit (Oct. 31, 2003 / AP)
Cooper to Chair G8 Host Committee (Oct. 3, 2003 / Atlanta Business Chronicle)
Genoa officer in 'suspicious' car crash (Aug. 6, 2003 / The Guardian) "The paramilitary police officer who shot and killed [Carlo Giuliani] during the violent clashes at the G8 meeting in Genoa two years ago was in hospital last night suffering from severe multiple injuries, after a road accident which his lawyer described as 'very suspicious'."
Gov. Perdue Boasts of G8 Summit (July 16, 2003 / WXIA TV) "... While they have no specific plans yet to deal with protesters who normally target the summit, protesters will not be allowed on Sea Island or nearby St. Simon's Island, Perdue said....President Bush's parents spent their 1945 honeymoon at Sea Island and returned in 1995 for their 50th anniversary. Most recently, Perdue pitched Sea Island to Bush when he visited Georgia to attend a GOP fund-raiser in June. Perdue detailed Sea Island as 'a great venue for security....' " Sea Island is a 5-mile-long resort island about halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, close to military and law enforcement installations as well as King's Bay submarine base. The island itself is dominated by exclusive golf courses and million-dollar beach 'cottages'. Note that it is less than 150km from Sea Island to Savannah River, proposed site for a large-scale MOX conversion facility (see: U.S.-Russia nuclear disposal project is advancing - April 24, 2003 / Reuters)
Viewpoint: G8 fails to deliver (June 3, 2003 / BBC)
African NGOs Call G8 Meeting a 'Lost Opportunity' (June 4, 2003 / IPS)
G8 Meeting Ends with Promises and Protests (June 4, 2003 / ENS)
Les altermondialistes dénoncent un «G8 pour rien» (3 juin, 2003 / AFP)
G-8 Summit Will Be in U.S. Next Year (June 3, 2003 / AP)
Geneva Wracked by More Violent Protests (June 3, 2003 / AP)
Riot Police Fire on G-8 Summit Protesters (June 2, 2003 / AP)
G8 Commits to Free Trade (June 2, 2003 / Reuters) "...Aid group Oxfam called the statement 'completely vacuous'...."
G8 Pledges to Speed Up Debt Relief for Africa (June 1, 2003 / Reuters)
G-8 leaders focus on common ground (June 1, 2003 / CNN)
Analysis: Iraq war shadow over G-8 (June 1, 2003 / CNN)
Bush, Putin warn Iran, N. Korea (June 1, 2003 / CNN)
More violence at G-8 protests (June 1, 2003 / CNN)
Threat of violence deja vu all over again at 2003 summit (June 1, 2003 / Calgary Herald) Don Braid is back with more self-preening and cheap-shot caricaturing à la Calgary Herald...
Police Fire Tear Gas at Summit Protesters (June 1, 2003 / AP)
Chirac welcomes Bush to G8 as anti-G8 protests turn violent (June 1, 2003 / AFP)
Violent Anti-G8 Protests Hit Swiss Cities (June 1, 2003 / Reuters)
World's most powerful gather for G8 summit amid protests (June 1, 2003 / AFP)
Brazil's Lula Proposes Global Hunger Fund to G8 (June 1, 2003 / Reuters)
Bush, Chirac Smile for Cameras at Tense G8 Summit (June 1, 2003 / Reuters)
G-8 Summit Focuses on AIDS, Poverty (June 1, 2003 / AP)
G-8 Protester Hurt in Fall From Overpass (June 1, 2003 / AP)
Summit Protesters Block Roads, Bridges (June 1, 2003 / AP)
Anti-G8 Protesters on the March to Disrupt Summit (June 1, 2003 / Reuters)
Protesters at G-8 in France so diverse they clash among themselves (May 31, 2003 / CP)
G-8 Leaders to Mull Various Global Issues (May 31, 2003 / AP)
French, Swiss Police Brace for Anti-G8 Protests (May 31, 2003 / Reuters)
Mexico's Fox Heads to G-8 With High Hopes (May 31, 2003 / AP) "...'There's a great distance between President Fox's statements ... and the reality of things,' said Humberto Garza, an expert on Mexican foreign relations at the elite College of Mexico. Garza said the group's discussions with Fox and other invited leaders would take place 'once the serious meetings have ended.' It's as if 'they were inviting the representatives of friendly countries to have a cup of coffee or inviting them to the dinner at the close of the meeting,' Garza said...."
La Chine comme futur membre? (31 mai, 2003 / Le Devoir)
George Bush boude-t-il le G8? (31 mai, 2003 / Le Devoir)
Perspectives - Au chevet de la mondialisation (31 mai, 2003 / Le Devoir)
Famed Militant Farmer Fits in G-8 Protest (May 31, 2003 / AP) Article about José Bové which concludes with a bit of sniping....
France Invites 80 Percent of World to G-8 (May 31, 2003 / AP) Well, that will be the claim during the photo-ops. But it doesn't change the fact that the G8 'leaders' themselves represent (...supposedly, that is) less than 14% of the world's population.
Le G8 à Évian: une région en état de siège (30 mai, 2003 / Le Devoir)
Summit Security Changes Evian Atmosphere (May 30, 2003 / AP)
Geneva Shops Prepare for G-8 Protests (May 30, 2003 / AP) "...In a warm-up for the protests, about 1,500 anti-globalization demonstrators in Geneva danced, drummed and marched Friday past the headquarters of the World Trade Organization and other international organizations they accuse of exploiting the poor for the sake of the wealthy. About 100 people, many masked and clad in black, broke through the WTO main gate and shot flares at the shuttered building, but did not try to break through riot police blocking the front door. Police fired tear gas after a small group of anarchists smashed windows of the International Organization for Migration. There were no arrests. Three people were arrested for smashing the windows of a gas station at the end of the march, police said Friday evening. A contingent of 1,000 German police augmented Swiss forces at the Geneva airport. Passengers arriving Friday had to pass through columns of police as they disembarked. Soldiers were positioned on all highway bridges and scattered at strategic locations throughout the mountains surrounding Lake Geneva. Even country churches were used as military outposts, sealed off by barbed wire and surrounded with warning signs that people disobeying orders risked being shot...."
Bush Arrives in Poland Ahead of G8 Summit (May 30, 2003 / AP)
Demonstrators warm up in Geneva for mass cross-border anti-G8 rally (May 30, 2003 / AFP)
Bush says no confrontation at G8 summit (May 30, 2003 / AFP) "...Bush insisted that 'if the wealthier nations are not generating cash flow and the capacity to trade with other countries then it's going to be difficult to achieve our goals of freedom.'..." Summary of Bush message: Let the rich continue to get richer and there will be no confrontation. We'll see about that!!
G8 leaders to beam confidence over world economy, be careful over dollar (May 30, 2003 / AFP)
Canada Disappointed Bush Skipping End of G8 Meet (May 29, 2003 / Reuters)
Geneva - Closed for Business - "Fuelled by a frenzy of media hysteria, Geneva has fallen into a collective pyschosis. Barricades are going up, stores are boarded, the town centre has become a ghost town...." Photo collection
Petersburg Meeting Will Gauge Post-Iraq Rancor (May 29, 2003 / Reuters)
G-Monde contre G8 (29 mai, 2003 / Le Devoir)
G8 to Ignore Pressing Global Issues (May 28, 2003 / IPS)
Demonstrators raise their colors ahead of G8 summit (May 28, 2003 / AFP)
Lawyers and magistrates prepare to watch over anti-G8 protests (May 28, 2003 / AFP) "...The human rights group Amnesty International said it had lined up two groups of 60 observers to follow the two main protest marches on Sunday, while the French lawyers' union (SAF) was expecting about 100 lawyers from France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Spain to act as observers..."
Bush to make early G8 exit (May 28, 2003 / AFP)
West-bashing Mahathir joins G8 dialogue before retiring (May 28, 2003 / AFP) "...[Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad] likened leaders of developed countries to "people of the Stone Age, where for them, the solution to a problem is by killing people" and said they have "found the excuse to once again conquer the world" following the September 2001 attacks in the United States. ...He has also suggested that rich multinational corporations "pay a world tax" to help build infrastructure in developing nations...."
Third world out of G8 focus? (May 28, 2003 / Reuters)
Stop Privatizing Water, NGOs Tell Developed Countries (May 27, 2003 / One World)
Bush Presence to Fuel Anti-G8 Protests in France (May 26, 2003 / Reuters)
G8 Focused on Africa Plan Despite Problems-Canada (May 25, 2003 / Reuters)
G8 Ministers Flag N.Korea, Iran Nuclear Concerns (May 23, 2003 / Reuters)
93 people arrested at Diaz school in Genoa released by the judge: they didn't commit any crimes (May 13, 2003 / Italy Indymedia)
Sommet du G8: la manifestation de Genève ne sera pas interdite (10 mai, 2003 / ATS)
Le sommet du G8 à Evian (10 mai, 2003 / Tribune de Genève) -- grande selection des articles qui sont apparues dans la Tribune de Genève jusqu'à date...
Ouchy, commune libre et surtout interdite (10 mai, 2003 / 24 heures) - plus trois autres articles reliées au même sujet
«On se prépare au pire» (8 mai, 2003 / Le Matin Online)
Royal Park Evian (link to hotel where G8 will meet)
G8: Au bord du Léman, Evian se retranche (May 6, 2003 / Libération)
France and US to co-chair G8 committee on hi-tech ID systems (May 5, 2003 / AFP) - "France and the United States will co-chair an international working group on biometrics, new personal identification technology that will come on stream in the near future, it was announced at a meeting of G8 justice and interior ministers in Paris...." Another report on the meeting: Officials: al-Qaida Threat Still Serious (May 5, 2003 / AP)
CARLO GIULIANI: Genova-G8 enquête Placanica archivée (5 mai 2003 / Montreal Indymedia); English: Legal proceedings about the murder of Carlo closed
Ashcroft to be first top US official to visit France after war (May 2, 2003 / AFP)
Le prochain sommet du G8 à Evian (2 mai, 2003 / Montreal Indymedia)
Des chiens venus du ciel (1 mai, 2003 / 24 heures) - preparation for canine unit airlift?
G8 Environment Heads Focus on Water, Energy, Africa (April 30, 2003 / Environmental News Service)
Annual G8 Summit Shaping Up as Megameeting (April 27, 2003 / Reuters)
China Has Not Been Asked to Be Full G8 Participant (April 25, 2003 / Reuters)
France Opens Door of G8 Economic Summit to China (April 25, 2003 / Reuters)
Chirac calls on G8 to kick-start economic growth by harmonizing policies (April 25, 2003 / AFP)
Bush: Chirac won't soon visit ranch (April 24, 2003 / AFP) - Ouf! No horsey games for Jacques at 'Prairie Chapel'!
U.S. Looks Into Ways to Punish France (April 24, 2003 / AP)
Bush to Stay Overnight in France During G8 Summit (April 24, 2003 / Reuters)
U.S.-Russia Nuclear Disposal Project Said Advancing (April 23, 2003 / Reuters)
Accès à l'espace aérien restreint durant le Sommet du G8 (16 avril 2003 / Dept. fédéral des transports)
June 1 Anti-G8 Solidarity Action (April 16, 2003 / Montreal Indymedia)
Activists fear noise of Iraq war will drown out Africa (April 12, 2003 / AFP)
G7 powers open meeting on world economy, Iraq (April 12, 2003 / AFP)
Prodi calls for billion-euro water fund for world's poorest (April 10, 2003 / AFP)
'Double Standard' for Food Aid to Iraq, Africa? (April 11, 2003 / One World)
Rapport préliminaire sur les perspectives d'action contre le G8 d'Evian (29 janvier, 2003 / CONTREX)
2001 G8 Summit: Genoa Police 'Admit Fabrication' (Jan. 8, 2003 / BBC) "A senior officer, Pietro Troiani, reportedly admitted under questioning that two petrol bombs allegedly found at the school were planted by police to justify the raid...." "... Attention is also focusing on a knife attack on one police officer, Massimo Nucera. A senior police chief, Franco Gratteri, head of the Central Operations Services, is quoted as saying that the stabbing was not carried out by protesters, but was simulated...". See also the following FAIR report: Media Missing New Evidence About Genoa Violence (Jan. 10, 2003 / FAIR)
Le G7 s'impose dans le dossier argentin - Tensions et divergences au sein du FMI (31 décembre, 2002 / Le Devoir)
Mesures de sécurité drastiques autour du G8 à Evian, selon le JDD (10 novembre, 2002 / AP); for a bit less detailed English version see: France planning spectacular security measures for June G-8 summit (November 10, 2002 / AP)
Russia urged to speed up efforts to reduce its stockpile of nuclear, chemical weapons (October 11, 2002 / AP)
Bilan des réunions de Washington - Un G7 timide et un FMI déterminé (30 septembre, 2002 / AFP)
Réunion de Washington - Le G7 veut raffermir la confiance dans l'économie (28 septembre, 2002 / AFP)
Il nous faut déjà penser au G8 de juin 2003 (1 août, 2002 / Attac)
Prochain sommet du G8 à Evian en juin 2003 (31 juillet, 2002 / AP)
Next G-8 Summit Planned For France (July 31, 2002 / AP) "The next summit of the Group of Eight most industrialized nations will take place in the French Alpine resort of Evian-les-Bains...."