I spoke with A.K. Hussan, a member of the Toronto Community Mobilization Network (TCMN), one of the major bodies coordinating events and protests around the G20 summit in Toronto. Hussan discusses the TCMN’s structure and goals, what the issues are that they have mobilized around, etc…
1. What is the Toronto Community Mobilization Network (TCMN)? [1:24]
2. Why is the TCMN opposing the G20 and G8? [1:34]
3. From the perspective of the TCMN, what will be taking place on the inside of the G20 and G8 summits? [1:16]
4. Hussan’s thoughts on the G20 media coverage thus far [0:33]
About the TCMN [from their website]:
The network is a collection of Toronto-based organizers and allies, that will use the fleeting moment of the G8/G20 meetings in Toronto in June 2010 in Ontario to come together and share the work that we do every other day of the year. We will build the momentum for a movement for Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination, Environmental and Climate Justice, Migrant Justice and an End to War and Occupation, Income Equity and Community Control over Resources, Gender Justice and Queer and disAbility rights.
The so called ‘leaders’ and bankers of the twenty richest countries are meeting in Huntsville and Toronto on 25-27 June 2010 at the G8 and G20 Summits. They are meeting to make decisions that will result in more exploitation of people and the environment. They want to ensure that the systems that increase colonization, wars and displacement are maintained. In direct resistance, we are coming together to create a just world that puts people before corporate and elite profit.