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Noam Chomsky speaks to Ian Rappel about resisting the G8.

The G8 are coming to Scotland in July, and they've put forward what appears to be a progressive agenda on Africa, Third World debt and global warming. But what in your opinion is the US, under George W Bush, looking to get out of the G8 summit?

Life Before Debt

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It wasn't long ago that the world's leaders could meet for conferences in glorious isolation. The anti-capitalist protests of the last few years have changed all that. Now the scandal of global poverty mobilises an immense, angry movement.

The organisers of the $275 million G8 summit at the luxury Gleneagles Hotel have used the usual scare tactics to try to minimise the protests. On the other hand the G8 leaders - and Gordon Brown and Tony Blair in particular - have tried to associate themselves with the public desire for real action on debt relief, aid and trade. The Make Poverty History (MPH) campaign has struck a chord with millions.

The End of Poverty?

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We can make poverty history, but not if we accept the logic of market liberalization.

Make Poverty History is going to pull vast numbers to Edinburgh the Saturday before the G8 opens in Scotland next month. They will be living testimony to the enormous feeling over world poverty, particularly in Africa. They will also show how much things have moved on since the time of Band Aid, when the single message was one of charity. Now it is one which involves calls for political action on debt, trade and aid.

Rich Pickings to Combat Poverty

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Edinburgh gears up for the protests against the G8.

There is no doubt that the G8 meeting next month in Gleneagles will be marked by huge protests. The Make Poverty History (MPH) campaign has brought together a huge number of people and organisations dedicated to exposing and ending the vast inequality suffered by millions around the world.

Make Poverty History

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A new protest movement has emerged which challenges the priorities of the G8, as Chris Nineham explains.

'Make Poverty History' is becoming a rallying cry for 2005. Following the London European Social Forum the Make Poverty History (MPH) campaign promises to take the global justice movement to a new level.

MPH brings together all the developmental NGOs, most trade unions, many campaigning organisations and a range of celebrities. It is campaigning against the debt, for serious aid and for fair trade.

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