Re: NEWS: Genoa riots

From: scerir (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 16:16:28 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> One of the effects of this is of course an increase in distance between
> the public and the elected. Security is beefed up, meetings are held
> discreetly or in secret and getting access to information is hindered.
> Lovely if you are a technocrat or elitist.

Yes. The first G-5 summit, at Rambouillet (1975), was very different,
and more balanced. This one is oversized. The US delegation, in example,
is composed of 650 people. What are they doing?
Mr. Berlusconi spoke about the G-8 *plus* a delegation of the rest of
the world. That's a nonsense, to me. A second UN?

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