Agreements in sight?
The Group of Twenty (G20), nineteen countries (including Canada) and the European Union, will meet in Osaka (Japan) June 28 and 29. It appears they will be focusing largely on the trade war between the United States and China.
But don’t be fooled by the belligerent attitude of Donald Trump or the idea that some leaders won’t get along on major issues during the summit.
Because they will all agree on everything that really matters:
- letting the destiny of our world be in the hands of rich people, banks and big corporations;
- despoiling poor countries with a sophisticated set of economic, political and military measures to subdue them, stop their march towards democracy and justice, and reduce their populations to poverty and obedience;
- maintaining democracy in its embryonic state in rich countries and doing everything to stop it in the poorest countries, by private control of information and entertainment in the rich ones, by force and intimidation in the poorest ones;
- and at all cost, preventing the sharing of powers that would lead to real democracy – direct democracy – and thus to equality and justice.
Already I can hear someone asking: “But what can we do?” Well, we can start at the beginning! We can start talking with our friends and colleagues about things that matter to us: justice, fairness, environment, democracy and equality. Questioning our world is certainly the first step and a huge step towards a better world.