The G7 Summit will be held this weekend - a regular meeting of the governments of the richest, industrialized countries in the world - the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan. This year’s meeting’s supposed objective is “to unite leading democracies to help the world build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and create a greener, more prosperous future.”
Asian Movements and Citizens Groups Reject “Inequitable, Undemocratic” 15% G7 Global Tax Deal
As the G7 Finance Ministers’ Meeting in London concluded with exalted acclaim from its member states on the “groundbreaking overhaul” of global tax rules, movements raised alarm bells against the impact of the G7 commitment to a 15% minimum global corporate tax rate. Finance Ministers of the Group of 7 (G7) – composed of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States – meet annually ahead of the G7 Summit attended by heads of state.
We Stand with Palestine!
Statement on the Israeli invasion of Gaza and the Israel-Hamas Truce
The Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development welcomes the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas after 11 days of fierce fighting, the most intense conflict between the two parties since 2014. The ceasefire provides relief from military violence and better conditions to ensure that humanitarian assistance is delivered to the affected communities. But the roots of the conflict run deep – for so long as the root causes are not addressed, peace for the people of Palestine remains fragile if not elusive.