[Imc-uk-video] Filming Mark Curtis for G8 Film
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Sun Apr 17 04:56:35 PDT 2005
Doesn't look like i can make those dates either (19th / 26th - could make
afternoon of 20th thought)
maybe ask something related to Faslane blockade as mark is good on arms
trade - eg
Just prior to the G8 summit there will be a blockade of faslane nuclear
submarine base - the groups organising it say that the protest is
anti-militarist and anti-war, not just anti-nuclear... and that the G8 is
part of the problem.... now we all know britain has a very significant arms
trade - how does this effect international power balances and what
relevance is there to poverty?
re world development movement stuff
WDM - the world development movement - has issued statements saying that
the uk government is part of the problem here - that while the G8 has some
of the right issues on the table - poverty, africa, climate change and
trade - the solutions that are being proposed are more of the same policies
that cause the inequalities in the first place - what can we really expect
from the G8 summit, and are there more radical changes that are needed?
Also is WDM planning on organising or participatin g in any counter
conferences around the G8 summit?
Maybe ask about EPAs as well.
At 16:56 16/04/2005, yossarian wrote:
>euan2000 at onetel.com wrote:
> >Mark is available to be filmed next tuesday afternoon in Brixton (19th)
> or the
> >week after (26th), though next week is better for myself.
> >Is anyone else available to help?
> >And what questions do people think would be good to have him answer?
>I can't make those dates (I will be back in London next Thursday and
>stay for 3 days), I would sure like to help out with it if there was any
>chance to do so (could he reschedule?). As far as questions go, here
>are a few suggestions:
>a) during the G8 there is going to be a lot of talk about democracy and
>human rights - all those present at the official summit will reaffirm
>their commitment to these principles, while sheltering from their
>citizens behind a highly militarized security screen. Can you give us a
>few illustrations of the difference between what the G8 leaders will be
>saying and what their political and economic systems actually do?
>b) can you give us some commentary on the Blair/Brown/Bono initiatives
>c) in "Web of Deceit" and "Unpeople", you use the public record to
>outline the difference between official propaganda and the actual
>practice of British foreign policy. There are a few other people who do
>this - notably John Pilger and Robert Fisk. Why do so few other British
>journalists and intellectuals engage in this? What are your views on
>the British media system?
>d) what do you think of the prospects for the movements for social
>change in Britain and in the world more generally (e.g., the
>anti-militarist and anti-neoliberal movements)? Do you think they are
>effective, and what do you think they could be doing better?
>Will try to think of some more stuff, and see if there aren't maybe some
>other people around who could help you out,
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