New Internationalist

Summit in sight

April 2001

Thousands of delegates – as well as the largest security operation in Canadian history – are expected at the ‘Summit of the Americas’ in Quebec City from 20 to 22 April. The Summit will bring together all 34 leaders from the hemisphere – excluding Cuba. It will discuss integration, migration, security, terrorism, democracy and human rights, as well as the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Designed as a pre-packaged media spectacle of gala dinners, cocktail parties and photo opportunities for the leaders, it is providing another focus for the anti-globalization movement as well.

CLAC (Anti-Capitalist Convergence)

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 333 This column was published in the April 2001 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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