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The G8/g20 aftermath:Who are the real thugs PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 June 2010 09:40

The G8/g20 aftermath:Who are the real thugs
Joan Russow – Global Compliance Ressearch Project

The G8 and The G20 countries account for most of the nuclear weapons. for most of the 1.7 trillion global military budget, for most of the greenhouse gas emissions, and for most of the exploitation of the poor, and disenfranchised
The Communiqué from the G8 was nothing more than a reaffirmation of their long held militarism and the Communiqué from the G20 was nothing more than industrial competitive  global  trade dribble

The G8/G20  strut and fret their days upon the stage,. A tale
full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

And at what cost and for what violation of civil and political rights
SEE VIDEOS of police violence and negligence
and on police condonining black block


 new era in Canada-India relations

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper listens to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a joint news conference following the G20 Summit in Toronto, Ont., Sunday, June 27, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

TORONTO - Stephen Harper says he believes India’s Cold War duplicity has been consigned to history and that the Asian economic powerhouse won’t use Canadian uranium to build nuclear bombs.

The prime minister offered that assurance as he gave India its much coveted civilian nuclear co-operation deal with Canada on Sunday, ending decades of chill over its acquisition of a nuclear bomb using Canadian nuclear reactor technology a generation ago.

Harper and visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced the deal that would allow for uranium exports to India, and technological exchanges that could be worth billions to the Canadian nuclear industry.

Harper said the deal represented a new era in Canadian-Indian relations.

“We cannot live as a country in the 1970s. We are living in very different realities today,” Harper said.

The issue has been a source of friction between the two countries since India used Canadian nuclear reactor technology to build a nuclear bomb.

Canada sold one of its reactors to India, which subsequently used the technology to develop a nuclear arms program in the early 1970s, despite official promises to the contrary.

India is a country of growing importance, the prime minister said, as he sounded an upbeat note on moving Canada closer to one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

“It shares with us not just key values, it shares with us key interests in the world and faces the same threats that we do," Harper added.

“We want to make sure as India develops its nuclear industry, that we are there and we are part of it because we have an important part to play and important opportunities.”

The deal calls for India to conform to safeguards of the UN watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Singh pledged India would play by the rules this time.


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