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People’s Voices: Challenging the G20’s Agenda of Corporate Globalization

Monumental Baptist Church 2228 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

What is the G-20? How do their policies affect me? What can we do about it?

The G-20 promotes policies that put profits first through deregulation, privatization, and free trade. Their agenda has harmed working-class communities in the U.S. and around the world, causing job loss, lower wages, poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction.

As part of a five-event series scheduled around the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, the Institute for Policy Studies, The Nation Institute, and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) are co-sponsoring a panel discussion, featuring Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Other panelists include:

Emira Woods, Institute for Policy Studies
Miriam Miranda, general coordinator of the Fraternal Organization of Afro-Hondurans (OFRANEH) and representative to the Resistance Front against the coup in Honduras.
Carl Redwood, Jr., Hill District Consensus Group
Rev. John Welsh, president of the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN)
Leo Gerard, president and international president of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA)

Moderators: John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazineTammy Bang Luu, Labor/Community Strategy Center and Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GCJ)

This event will be held in Pittsburgh.

Meeting Needs of Developing Countries: The Role of Innovative Financing

Center for Strategic & International Studies 1800 K Street NW, B1 Conference Room, Washington, DC

Around the world, entities ranging from governments to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to the private sector have been giving more serious consideration than ever before to alternative financing mechanisms for development, climate change, education and other needs. IPS Global Economy project Director Sarah Anderson will speak on financial transactions taxes at this forum on innovative financing.

Briefing On Financial Transaction Taxes

Capitol Visitors Center S-115 First Street and East Capitol Street, NE, Room SVC 203 and SVC-202, Washington, DC

IPS is co-sponsoring this educational event on proposals to place small taxes on trades of stocks and other financial instruments as a way to generate massive revenues and discourage short-term speculation.

Brown Bag: G20, Mexican Election, and Social Movements

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

Join us for a brown bag discussion of what's been happening in Mexico. IPS Associate Fellow Manuel Pérez-Rocha and Media Relations Manager Lacy MacAuley were present for the Mexican elections.