Large demonstrations took place London the week of the summit. Some brave bloggers risked being assaulted by the police to bring us the truth about the London protests. Our reports survey who was there live-blogging the demonstrations:
Put People First Rally in London
London G20 protests of April 1
Demonstrations during April 2 London G20 summit
G20 Voice, the brainchild of Oxfam's Karin Brisby, arranged for 50 bloggers to attend the G20 summit in London on 2 April 2009. These 50 bloggers were truly "there live," having been granted the same access to the event as accredited members of the mainstream media.
The G20 Voice Bloggers
Sokari Ekine, BlackLooks.org (Nigerian social justice activist)
Lloyd Davis, Perfect Path (new media expert)
- Blogging - interviews with g20voicers, behind the scenes, lessons learned
- Photography - Obama shots, etc.
- Video - All mine ended up on YouTube
- Livelihoods Vs Lives
- G20 Voicers getting together before the summit
- What can the ordinary African citizen do to make Africa relevant on the global scene?
We are under-represented at these summits because we are increasingly irrelevant. On the global scene African countries have very little influence, even less power and no force at all (except against other African countries).
Jessica Uribe, vivirmexico.com and Jessicauribe (Mexico's #1 metroblog blogger)Ignacio Escolar, Escolar.net (journalist, Spain's top political blog)
The summit of the G20 is like an onion. Obama is at the core, the great white hope, the only politician with the popularity and international credit enough to lead a world that is falling...
- El nuevo orden mundial del billón de dólare
- ¿Qué es un paraíso fiscal? ¿Y tú me lo preguntas?
- El plan del billón de dólares
- Que el mercado celebre la cumbre como sea
- Los primeros de la fila
- La lista negra del paraíso no estará hoy
- Bajo el helicóptero
- Las posiciones iniciales
- Qué pasa cuando sueltas a un famoso en una sala con 2.500 periodistas
- Lo que de verdad pasa en las cumbres internacionales
- No habrá lista negra de paraísos fiscales
- Dentro del G20
- Pendientes de la triple R y de algunas X
Ahmed Al-Omran, Saudijeans.org (Human rights in Saudi Arabia)
Michael Bear Kleinman, Humanitarain Relief Blog for Change.org (humanitarian)
- What Does One Do At The G20?
- And It All Adds Up Too...
- The Press, The Poor, Poor Press
- But What About The, Ummmmmmm, Poor?
- Has Anyone Here Been Clubbed By the Police?
Dave Walker, Church Times Blog (cartoonist)
Duncan Green, From Poverty to Change (Oxfam)
- How to read the G20 Communique - some thoughts
- Final post from the London Summit - full analysis to follow tomorrow
- I feel unusually optimistic about the G20
Institutional winners and losers: The big winner, apart from the G20 itself, is the IMF, which has received a massive increase in funding and therefore influence. This is bittersweet. . .Simon Berry, ColaLife (activist for corporate social responsibility)
- Bob Geldof on ColaLife, condoms and the Pope (take 2)
- My question to Barack Obama – a reflection on the G20 Summit
- The G20 Summit communique in a wordle
- Ed Miliband talks to the G20 Voice bloggers
- Which way for bloggers?
- Who are the G20 bloggers? based the original post by Podnosh
- Yes, I understand. But what about the 20% child mortality?
- Dame Barbara Stocking on ColaLife
- Don’t forget the children plea
- What are people in the G(n-20) countries thinking right now?
- Matthew Taylor on globalisation and the G20
- G20 Voice: Folding in the edges?
- A conversation with Tom Watson at the G20 Summit
- Bob Geldof on ColaLife, Condoms and the Pope
Daniel Kaufmann, The Kaufman Post (governance and corruption expert)
- The London G-20 Summit Agreement: An initial reaction to the Communique
- The G20 and the end of ideology
In actuality, the most tangible result of the London Summit is the empowerment of the IMF as a global financial supervisor, stabilizer, and aid provider, through a revamped mandate and a vastly larger resource base. There is a tinge of irony in this, since historically the IMF and the U.S. Treasury Department were inextricably linked to the Washington Consensus.Monsterrat Nicolas, Curvas Politicas (Washington DC based columnist for La Nacion)
Virginia Simons, One.org (activism)
Alex Evans, Global Dashboard (CIC fellow, NYU)
Rowan Davies, mumsnet.com (leading voice at Britain's #1 social network)
Todd Lucier, Climate Cafe (Canada, collaborated with Al Gore)
- What’s a blogger?
- G20 Summit Reflections
- World Voices are heard at G20 Summit
- Who are the Media?
- A chance to learn from Bob Geldof at G20 Summit
- Where are the PM’s Priorities?
Swati Sahi, Swati-Owasa, OneWorld South Asia
While IMF appears to be the biggest winner, I am interested in the $100 billion that would be lent to poorest countries. Wonder if the Indian PM has something to say about it in his briefing in a little while. I think I will go pay him a visit.Rodrigo Alvares, Nova Corja, (uncovers corruption in Brazil)
Kady O’Malley, Macleans.ca (Canadian politics; blogs for a newsweekly)
- So, what brings you here, Mr. President?
- ITQ goes to the G20 - Behind the magic (photos)
- ITQ goes to the G20: Stephen Harper’s summit post-mortem
- Intro from Cate, my Editor
- Day 1 thoughts
- Post-event analysis
- Global cool carbon and G20 all talk and no action
- G20 Voice the eyes and ears of the blogosphere
Cheryl Contee (aka Jill Tubman), jackandjillpolitics.com (top African-American blog)
Sam Graham-Felsen, Blue State Digital blog (ran Obama campaign blog)
- Live from the G-20 Summit: Another Blogger Breakthrough, Huffington Post
- The political fall-out from the G20
- VIDEOBLOG: Taking stock of the G20
- Instant reaction to G20 deal....more to follow.......
- Climate change elements of the deal look thin
- Audioblog from G20 Summit!
- Tax haven controls on the way
- How to collar tax havens: follow the money
- ***LIVE FROM G20 SUMMIT AT EXCEL***
- 20+ who speak for billions or 4,000 who speak for ...
- Debt warning to G20
- The farce of EU representation at the G20 summit
Jotman, Jotman.com (editor, THERELIVE)
- Seven bloggers
- Blogger Richard Murphy makes history
- So near, yet so far away
- From superpower to star power at the G20
- Bloggers talk climate change at the G20
- Obama speaks at G20
- Putting climate change on Asia's development agenda
- The G20 Voice bloggers make history
- The Media Center at the G20
- One blogger's thoughts in anticipation of attending the G20 summit in London
- G20 news – 9.30
- What we got
- Obama’s sherpa says see the G20 as starting a work programme on tax havens
- Tax havens – the game really will be over
I. . . challenged Gordon Brown to say if he saw the measures announced as the end of the end of the attack on tax havens or the beginning of the end of tax havens. In the process I asked him to confirm that tax avoidance as well as evasion would be addressed and to confirm developing countries would benefit from change.
With the publication of the Maunday Thursday letters by Downing Street, coming in the wake of the G20 communiqué, I think the debate on tax havens has changed for good. . . .James Simmonds, G20 Blog (youngest G20 blogger)
If I were to sum up my feelings about this event I would say that world leaders need to use the children of the world as assets and recognise that their education will be beneficial for any developing economy. When I spoke to Douglas Alexander earlier today he agreed that investing in education is one of the "smartest" things a country could do. What I want to know is how the agreement reached today will enable poorer countries to do that. That’s not really clear at the moment but I hope we will find out soon.
- What a Day
- Power to the people
- Insider, me?
- Introducing 1800 journalists, a camera crew and a 14 year old
- Interview with Douglas Alexander
- What happens in London certainly will not stay in London
- What am I supposed to think
- First impressions are important
Lani C. Villanueva, White Band
Sunball, DFID youth reporters
Joe, DFID youth reporters
TIMELINE AND BACKGROUND
- The BBC live-blogged a good timeline of the day's events.
- What's new with the G20 bloggers? Visit Simon's pageflakes page.
Photos: by Jotman.