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Human Chain


May 16, 1998

More of the 70,000 protestors who formed a six mile human chain around the centre of Birmingham, UK. The G8 countries - Britain, USA, Russia, Canada, Germany France, Japan & Italy - have a powerful influence on the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation etc.

The G8 countries have between them roughly 70% of world economic output but only 12% of the world's population. They also are greatly influenced by the interests of the giant multi/trans national companies. Neither small countries nor ordinary people have much influence on the annual G8 discussions, but our demonstration was aimed at getting press coverage so that our views were at least heard.

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