Socialist Worker

Outlining a better world

Issue No. 1954

The G8 Alternatives summit will take place in various venues in Edinburgh on Sunday 3 July. From 10am to 9pm speakers from all over the world will present a serious ideological challenge to the corrupt and bankrupt policies of the G8 in eight plenary sessions and over 30 workshops.

The plenary sessions will feature Willie Modisha, the president of the Confederation of South African Trade Unions, Ken Wiwa, the son of Ken Saro Wiwa who was executed by the Nigerian government, Dita Sari, the president of National Workers’ Struggle in Indonesia, and George Monbiot, the radical journalist and author.

Bob Crow, the general secretary of the RMT transport union will speak on Globalisation and Privatisation. Susan George, the vice president of the anti-globalisation group Attac France will discuss Aid, Trade and Debt with Mark Curtis , the author of Web of Deceit.

Other speakers include the former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzem Begg, Green Party MEP Caroline Lucas, Scottish Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan and George Galloway MP.

The final rally will hear speakers from Italy, Indonesia, France, Venezuela, Scotland and England outline our “Visions of a Better World”.

Advance tickets cost £10/£5. On the door they will cost £15. They are available from the Usher Hall Box Office Call 0131 228 1155 or e-mail

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