A protest against US –Africa Business Summit and G20
By Tina George
9 November 2007
The Anti-war coalition, Worker’s International Vanguard League, Cosatu, Ilrig and a range of other organisations are outraged that South Africa is playing host to the G20 and the US-Africa Business Summit.
They will be protesting on the 16th November at 12 till 2pm against the Summit and G20 which will be held on the same date at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
“We will be raising our voices against world hunger, world exploitations, wars that are taking place around Africa and the World,” says Chairperson of Cape Anti-War Coalition, Shahied Mohammed.
“The summit is nothing but a planning session for the further plunder of the people and the resources in Africa.
"The G20 is an extension of the G8 who are an organised force of international imperialism that is monopoly capital and is currently responsible for exploitation around the world,” says Mohammed.
Mohammed says that the government has taken steps to move the G20 to the Kleinmond area in a hope to minimise the protest but says they will be protesting.
He ended off by saying that it’s a sad state that the South African government has come out in such a clear way against the people of South Africa.