WASHINGTON - July 14 -
Bush is now in Germany. Senior research fellow at the Institute for
Development and Peace at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
Hippler is author of a number of books, including "Pax Americana?" He
said today: "In the general population here, there is still a deep
mistrust of Bush, mostly in regard to his military politices, but also
with regard to environmental policies like Kyoto."
SARAH RIMMINGTON, http://jubileeusa.org
Rimmington is spokesperson for the anti-poverty group Jubilee USA
Network, which champions debt relief for developing countries. It just
released a report titled "High Oil Prices: Undermining Debt Cancellation
and Fueling A New Crisis?"
GEORGE MONBIOT, http://www.monbiot.com
Author of the books "The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World
Order" and "Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain," Monbiot
said today: "What we're seeing from the G8 is an inconsistent set of
priorities. Last year, they acted as though they were putting the
developing world first. Now, it's clear we're back to the same old
agenda of putting themselves first, which has always been the real
purpose of the G8: Promoting the interests of eight of the richest
nations. It's interesting that this coincides with the effective
collapse of the Doha Round [of the World Trade Organization]."