Peoples’ Summit Opening Day a Big Success

On Wednesday something reasonably unique occurred in Brisbane.  Rather than accept the mainstream G20 agenda, community and activist groups launched their own alternative Peoples Summit today.  The Peoples’ Summit aims to explore economic solutions that put people before profit.

The opening day, day one of three, has been a huge success.  Attendees have expressed an appreciation that there has been an opportunity to contribute to the economic debate through workshops and to hear innovative ideas and solutions from speakers wide and far.  This is in stark contrast to the Leaders Summit, where ordinary people have no input and will only hear selected sound bites from the conference that represent what the press and the government decide people need be told.

We thank all attendees and presenters for their valuable contributions and participation.

 

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Tuesday – Media Centre Launch

Media Centre Opening 03

Tuesday – Media Centre Launch

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Tuesday – Media Centre Launch

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Tuesday – Media Centre Launch

Welcome and Opening - Sam Watson 2

Welcome and Opening – Sam Watson

Welcome and Opening - Sam Watson

Welcome and Opening – Sam Watson

 

John Quiggin - Alternative Economics Discussion 01

John Quiggin – Alternative Economics Discussion

 

Towards an Alternative Financial Infrastructure to Confront the Crisis

Towards an Alternative Financial Infrastructure to Confront the Crisis

 

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Towards an Alternative Financial Infrastructure to Confront the Crisis

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Towards an Alternative Financial Infrastructure to Confront the Crisis

Stephen  Keim - Attacks on Civil Liberties and Democracy plus Spatial Politics and the Rights to the City 01

Stephen Keim – Attacks on Civil Liberties and Democracy plus Spatial Politics and the Rights to the City

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MC Greg Brown – Attacks on Civil Liberties and Democracy plus Spatial Politics and the Rights to the City

Stephen  Keim - Attacks on Civil Liberties and Democracy plus Spatial Politics and the Rights to the City 02

Stephen Keim – Attacks on Civil Liberties and Democracy plus Spatial Politics and the Rights to the City

 

 

 

About the author /


Max Riethmuller is a local Brisbane journalist and photographer. Max is editor of the indy media website Altmax Media and maintains several media related webpages. Max was also an active member of the Occupy movement and continues to remain involved in activism, using his journalistic and photographic skills to draw attention to the work of activists and the issues they represent.

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