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1945 1950 1960 19701980 1990 2000 2005 Formation of G7 1976 Formation of G10 1961 Formation of WTO 1994 World Economic Crash 1987 FTAA signed 2004 NAFTA.

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2 Formation of G Formation of G Formation of WTO 1994 World Economic Crash 1987 FTAA signed 2004 NAFTA signed 1994 World energy Crises 1979 Bretton Woods (GATT, WB, IMF) 1944 End of gold Standard 1971 Vietnam War Formation of G Formation of G Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 EVENTS IN WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1944 World energy crises 1973 End of Soviet Bloc 1991 Bandung Conference 1955

3 Our shared goal is to help combat the harmful effects on development when national resources and revenues are misused. Our shared goal is to help combat the harmful effects on development when national resources and revenues are misused. Chairs report from South Sea Island Summit We just completed a very successful summit. The nations of the G8 are united in our desire to help bring stability and democracy to Iraq. We just completed a very successful summit. The nations of the G8 are united in our desire to help bring stability and democracy to Iraq. George W. Bush after the South Sea Island Summit Finally, we moved forward on our common efforts to make the world not only safer, but better. We launched a new effort to train and equip peacekeepers over the next five years to help bring stability and security to troubled regions, with an initial focus on the continent of Africa. Finally, we moved forward on our common efforts to make the world not only safer, but better. We launched a new effort to train and equip peacekeepers over the next five years to help bring stability and security to troubled regions, with an initial focus on the continent of Africa. George W. Bush after the South Sea Island Summit It is morally right that we extend democracy, cut poverty, remove the causes of conflict and instability and bring the hope of advancement to all nations It is morally right that we extend democracy, cut poverty, remove the causes of conflict and instability and bring the hope of advancement to all nations Tony Blair speech on G8, Sep 2004 US managed to persuade the rest of the countries to support the war in Iraq. After a year of escalating violence, stability and democracy in Iraq are as far away as ever. Meanwhile, corporations such as Haliburton, continue to profit from lucrative reconstruction contracts. US managed to persuade the rest of the countries to support the war in Iraq. After a year of escalating violence, stability and democracy in Iraq are as far away as ever. Meanwhile, corporations such as Haliburton, continue to profit from lucrative reconstruction contracts. Lipservice to morality and justice masks the hegemonic politics of war, control and big business. Lipservice to morality and justice masks the hegemonic politics of war, control and big business. From the perspective of the G8 countries, harmful effects on development are harmful on their business interests and investments. Their goal is to ensure that national resources are used in a way that is favorable to them. From the perspective of the G8 countries, harmful effects on development are harmful on their business interests and investments. Their goal is to ensure that national resources are used in a way that is favorable to them. The G8 identified Africa as the region with great development potential. Africa has a wealth of exploitable natural resources and potentially huge market for consumer items. The instability of the region needs to be underpinned by force. The G8 identified Africa as the region with great development potential. Africa has a wealth of exploitable natural resources and potentially huge market for consumer items. The instability of the region needs to be underpinned by force.

4 Climate Change Can international agreements like Kyoto solve climate change? Can international agreements like Kyoto solve climate change?

5 Climate Change Is nuclear energy the only viable way to tackle climate change? Is nuclear energy the only viable way to tackle climate change?

6 Aid and debt Can doubling world aid and cancelling debt make poverty history? Can doubling world aid and cancelling debt make poverty history?

7 Aid and debt Is it desirable that the global south develops to the level of the global north? Is it desirable that the global south develops to the level of the global north?

8 Climate Change Failure of international processes Failure of international processes Kyoto, carbon trading and carbon commodities Kyoto, carbon trading and carbon commodities Market based solutions to market based problems Market based solutions to market based problems Gov commitment to tackling climate change Gov commitment to tackling climate change Nuclear lobby in the Labour Gov Nuclear lobby in the Labour Gov Road, house and airport building Road, house and airport building G8 summit: global agreement on science and action G8 summit: global agreement on science and action Market based, nuclear based Market based, nuclear based Outside UN and international agreements Outside UN and international agreements Science and spin at the summit Science and spin at the summit G8: A green summit? G8: A green summit? Managing the facts Managing the facts

9 Debt and Africa Initiative: International Financial Facility Initiative: International Financial Facility Double aid Double aid 100% multilateral debt relief 100% multilateral debt relief Completion of Doha round Completion of Doha round Boost for AIDS research Boost for AIDS research Initiative: Commission for Africa Initiative: Commission for Africa 17 Commissioners 17 Commissioners Business-led priorities Business-led priorities Really making poverty history? Really making poverty history? Band Aid 20: displacing attention Band Aid 20: displacing attention

10 Cuban Revolution 1956 Poll Tax Riots 1990 Battle of Seattle 1999 June 18 th London 1999 G8 Demos Birmingham st Reclaim the Streets 1994 Battle of Twyford Down, 1992 Battle of Beanfield UK 1992 Anti G8 protests Genoa 2001 Prague anti WTO protests st World Social Forum 2001 Battle of Orgreave UK 1984 Zapatista Uprising 1994 Handsworth, Brixton, Toxteth Riots, UK 1985 Worldwide student unrest 1968 Allende Overthrown Chile, 1973 Sandanistas in power, Nicaragua Solidarity Trade Union, Poland 1980 Nelson Mandela Released 1990 Popular uprising Argentina 2001 Indymedia Est 1999 Gleneagles 2005??? Anti WTO demos Cancun 2003 Anti WTO protests Berlin 1988


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