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One of the main protest groups involved in the Global Solidarity Summit is Attac, an international protest group founded in France that claims it has 90,000 members in 50 countries.

 

The group's French acronym, which translates as Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions and Citizen's Action, hints at its single-issue origins, but now Attac pursues a number of topics surrounding growing inequality and poverty around the world, including the overexploitation of the Earth's resources.

 

 At  the  annual summit, they are talking about "combating causes of flight," but none of the big countries of origin is sitting at the table.

 

They talk about "partnership with Africa", but almost the entire continent is missing.

 

They talk about climate change, but they represent the interests of the oil, coal and auto industries.

 

They talk about peace, but are themselves the largest warring and armaments-producing states.

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