News Release

G8 Meeting

JOCHEN HIPPLER
Bush is now in Germany. Senior research fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Hippler is author of a number of books, including Pax Americana? He said today: “In the general population here, there is still a deep mistrust of Bush, mostly in regard to his military politices, but also with regard to environmental policies like Kyoto.”
More Information

SARAH RIMMINGTON
Rimmington is spokesperson for the anti-poverty group Jubilee USA Network, which champions debt relief for developing countries. It just released a report titled “High Oil Prices: Undermining Debt Cancellation and Fueling A New Crisis?”
More Information

GEORGE MONBIOT
Author of the books The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order and Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, Monbiot said today: “What we’re seeing from the G8 is an inconsistent set of priorities. Last year, they acted as though they were putting the developing world first. Now, it’s clear we’re back to the same old agenda of putting themselves first, which has always been the real purpose of the G8: Promoting the interests of eight of the richest nations. It’s interesting that this coincides with the effective collapse of the Doha Round [of the World Trade Organization].”
More Information

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167