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Pittsburgh To Host Next G20 Summit

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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 07:40 PM

Pittsburgh To Host Next G20 Summit

The top leaders of at least 20 countries will meet here this fall for the G20 Summit.

They were originally planning to meet in New York City, but a gathering at the United Nations of world leaders around the same time made it imperative to find an alternative location.

For Pittsburgh, it's a chance to showcase itself to the world.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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[edit on 6/29/2009 by ThichHeaded]

posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 07:40 PM
This is something interesting to me because I have grown up in this area so this directly affects me. Considering how the last one went down in London I will be here with a camcorder and as a protester considering how my views are on particular issues that have to do with this and why.

They say on the news that they are calling police from all over the north east to be here for this. Something around 10,000 cops will be here from PA, NY, VA, and MY. It will be interesting to see how things turn out, but we know how it will.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 08:18 PM
It will be interesting to see if the levels of displeasure amongst the citizenry are comparable to that of the recent UK protests in April. It's hard to say whether American protesters will be unruly or complacent.

Anyway, here's a video I made to 'promote' the Pittsburgh event:

[edit on 29/6/09 by Evasius]

posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 08:34 PM
We need to organize so they remember us like they did in Seattle.

But today, their approach is very different... Tasers, heat wave guns, ect... IMO it will be worst than the G8 protests in London... if americans are not too brainwashed into Obama's BS.

posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 08:51 PM
I plan on being there to protest the direction the world's leaders are taking us.

These people are the representatives of the global elite and they've been running amok. Starting wars, destroying the environment and fighting against human rights tooth and nail. And they're making quite a buck doing it.

We need to revive the anti-globalization movement so we can begin to restore power to institutions that are beholden to the PEOPLE of the world.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 12:26 AM
reply to post by Evasius

Pretty decent video, i agree with the poster on YT that you should edit out the violence parts, its not our job to have violence we want this to go away.

Anyway thanks for the video.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 06:41 AM
reply to post by milesp

This had nothing to do with the world leaders..... Here is what it states on G20's own site.

What is the G-20

The Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was established in 1999 to bring together systemically important industrialized and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy. The inaugural meeting of the G-20 took place in Berlin, on December 1516, 1999, hosted by German and Canadian finance ministers.

Bold by me..

It has nothing to do with the leaders of the world it has everything to do with who controls the money of said countries.

posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 09:30 PM

PITTSBURGH -- Protesters are planning marches and other demonstrations during the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh G-20 Resistance Project, which is coordinating activities, said a march is planned for Sept. 23 and another for Sept. 24, the day the summit begins.

On Sept. 25, dozens of simultaneous actions will take place "that connect the struggle against the G20 to a broader arena of local and international social resistance." The actions, which weren't detailed, will culminate in a march and rally in the city's Oakland section, home to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

The group said it wants to "disrupt the summit and undermine its attempts to gain legitimacy," but asks that participants avoid police provocation.

Democratic Sen. Jim Ferlo wants the city of Pittsburgh to issue a permit allowing a free-speech zone for activists the day before the G-20 summit.

Ferlo wants activists to be allowed to congregate at Point State Park from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 23 in order to provide a safe forum for protesters.

The plan on a free speech zone..
here is how far away from the convention center it will be..

Google maps.

Forgot to add.. This kinda reminds me of the free speech zones they had in NYC during the 04 RNC up there.

[edit on 7/24/2009 by ThichHeaded]

posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 09:09 AM
Its a great chance for pittsburgh to show itself off as the jobless hellhole it is. They can show off the underwater chunnel that is costing and wasting millions of dollars that will only be used by the homeless. They can show off the new incoming casinos that will save the city though gambling.....

I hope all hell breaks loose!

[edit on 25-7-2009 by Soulhacking]

posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 01:01 PM
reply to post by Soulhacking

I am not sure you are aware of this.. However this is how it goes. It don't matter where its being held it matters who is going to be here.

This G20 summit is something that everyone needs to worry about. Something that we need to take a stand on.. Hell I don't care if its held in the middle of the ghost towns of Michigan but for this to be allowed bankers to talk about what they are or how they are going to screw us should and cant be allowed..

Whine about the city good for you.. Now go get proactive and do something to stop these people from stealing money from us..

posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 01:06 PM
I live close to Pittsburgh, also. I've known about this meeting for what seems like a year now. Protests or what-not will happen. I'm almost
certain things will get out of hand.

But, I will be there. Watching. Not inciting.

posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 01:08 PM
Maybe Obama will have them all go to a Penguins game and have a few beers together. Super-Mario will serve. Hockey pucks will be used as coasters. (sorry .. couldn't resist)

posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by ThichHeaded
They have it already and nothing except full scale war and revolution is going to change that. Going there to protest is futile. They won't even know you are there, you are an ant to them and their gestapo thugs will make sure you stay out of the way and unseen.

posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by ThichHeaded

I will be here with a camcorder and as a protester considering how my views are on particular issues that have to do with this and why.

Hope you capture some of those cops dressed up as protesters trying to incite the crowd.

posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 02:10 PM
How about this little tid bit of protesting news: Protesters cannot get permits due to the secret service not defining a security perimeter where the summit will be held.

Seriously? Its a month away and the SS (*ahem*) do not know what perimeter they will use? So either this is a stalling tactic to mass arrest "illegal protesting" (which just stuns me there is such a thing in the USA) or the Secret Service are morons and do not have a security detail figured out for the city of Pittsburgh. I HIGHLY doubt the second holds true.


posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 04:41 PM
Get autta taun!

Yins all better git dauntaun n' protest n' that. well as long as it ain't on during the stillers game. n' that case then i need to git to Mario's to watch the game n' drink sum urn city n' that.

[edit on 22-8-2009 by nixie_nox]

posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 04:50 PM
reply to post by ThichHeaded

This is awesome for me because da Burgh is my hometown. And I love for them to get the attention.

Though I will admit, it is a bitch to drive around. I don't know who is worse to drive around, Pittsburgh or Boston.

But they certainly have the hospitality, facilities and hotels to make it work.

As long as you stay downtown, and don't have to go anywhere else.

Though their public transportation is really, really good.

I was planning on going up in a few weeks. Best to avoid that weekend.

[edit on 22-8-2009 by nixie_nox]

posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 05:20 PM
I live in Pittsburgh as well, on the Southside for all you natives. Of course the upcoming G20 is a hot news topic. The unpredicted amount of protesters. The lower than expected police and security presence that has been put together. (they need at least 3500-5000 cops and last I heard they were maxed out at 1500) How the mayor and county officials here were expecting a big fat 15 million dollar security grant from the federal government and got zero. How some protesters already camped out here have been supposedly collecting human waste to throw on the police. Their plan to let protesters and cops camp together in Point State park. I totally think that this is going to be a logistical and security debacle. I do see Apache helicopters flying around here every couple of days for about three weeks now, which is less than comforting. I am not looking forward to this, many business are going to be damaged and have to close for at least three days. Traffic will be total #e. I will go stay at my girlfriends for the week...and hope everyone behaves themselves.

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 08:14 AM
reply to post by van001

Why should they be mad at the police, they are just there do their jobs?

Pittsburgh needs jobs. It needs money and it needs to be put back on the map. People really should consider behaving themselves.

[edit on 23-8-2009 by nixie_nox]

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 08:24 AM
reply to post by ThichHeaded

It will be interesting to see where things go with this latest G-20 summit.
I've got a thread going on the massive protests they are expecting.

Possible 35,000+ protestors coming for Pittsburgh G-20 Summit Sept. 24-25 2009

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