This year, the Argentinian government is hosting the G20, a one year process during which more than 80 meetings of G20-working groups, ministerial meetings and summits of the focus groups are taking place in our country. The Leaders’ summit, for which the presidents from the G20 countries will travel to Buenos Aires, will take place on Friday 30th of November and Saturday 1st of December 2018 at the Centre of Conventions “Costa Salguero”. The government of Mauricio Macri is already preparing for the mega event, buying airplanes, arms and what they call “anti-riot equipment” . In fact, one third of the budget for organizing the G20 is dedicated to “safety and defense”, which roughly amounts to 50 million U$S. And while the government is spending millions on the G20, it is cutting expenses for education and health andhas entered a dangerous spiral of indebtedness by asking the IMF for a loan of 50 billion U$S in order to assure the country’s liquidities and its capacity to pay speculative hedge funds.
We believe that, in the same way that organising the G20 Summit last year in Hamburg was a massive provocation, organising the G20 Summit in Argentina in the context of this devastating financial crisis is an insult.
This is why the Confluencia Fuera G20 – IMF (the “Confluence G20 – IMF Out)” is planning a massive Week of Action, from the 25th of November to the 1st of December and is inviting everyone to participate in the global repudiation of the G20, the IMF and everything these institutions represent.
You can find our international call to mobilize in various language here: https://noalg20.org/llamamiento-a-movilizacion/:
If your organization/collective wishes to adhere, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be updating you with info on the Week of Action in Buenos Aires and other solidarity events happening throughout the world, and will be providing important information for people coming from abroad in the days to come here. In case you have any questions, do no hesitate to send us an e-mail.
The Internationalization Comission!! ;D