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G-20 in Pittsburgh


For updates and links to the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh, see here.

Cram is communications coordinator for the National Lawyers Guild, which just put out the statement "NLG Observes Improper Use of Force by Law Enforcement at the G-20."

Ambrose is development finance coordinator of ActionAid
International (based in Nairobi, Kenya). He is able to explain and
examine G-20 policies, especially their effects on poorer countries and
people around the world.

McCollester, author of The Point of Pittsburgh: Production and Struggle at the Forks of the Ohio, is a retired professor of industrial and labor relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He recently wrote the piece "There
are plenty of reasons to protest the G-20: The global economic system
has deindustrialized America, despoiled the Earth and marginalized
working people everywhere
" for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

A nationwide consortium, the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) represents an unprecedented effort to bring other voices to the mass-media table often dominated by a few major think tanks. IPA works to broaden public discourse in mainstream media, while building communication with alternative media outlets and grassroots activists.