Why Thousands Are Converging on G20 Meeting in Hamburg
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FEATURING DR. HEIKE LÖSCHMANN – Mass protests have been taking place on the streets of Hamburg, Germany, starting on Sunday ahead of the G20 meeting that is taking place this week. An impressive number of world leaders will converge include Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and others.
The G20 is a club of about 20 nations that began meeting in 1999 to address financial crises. But it has been condemned by civil society groups as being beholden to corporate interests and emphasizing economic growth at the expense of the wellbeing of ordinary people.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sensing the mass public unrest over the failure of global capitalism, called for a more “inclusive” form of growth.
Dr. Heike Löschmann, Head of Department, International Politics at the Heinrich-Böll Foundation.