Ask questions: A huge step for our world

To the editor;

Don’t worry! The Group of Twenty (G20), composed of nineteen countries (including Canada) and the European Union, will meet in Buenos Aires (Argentina) November 30th and December 1st. By then, newspapers and media analysts will most likely tell us again that they won’t all get along on some major issues during this summit.

But please don’t worry! The “leaders” of these countries will all agree as thick as thieves, you can be sure in advance, on everything that really matters:

• Letting the destiny of our world in the hands of rich people, banks and big corporations;

• Despoiling poor countries with a sophisticated set of economic, political and military measures to subdue them, stop their march towards democracy and justice and reduce their populations to poverty an obedience;

• Maintaining democracy in its embryonic state in rich countries and doing everything to stop it in the poorest countries, by private control of information and entertainment in the rich ones, by force and intimidation in the poorest ones;

• And at all cost, preventing the sharing of powers that would lead to real democracy – participatory democracy – and thus to equality and justice.

I can already hear someone asking: “But what can we do?”

Well, we can start by the beginning! We can start talking with our friends and colleagues about things that matter for us: justice, fairness, environment, democracy and equality.

Questioning our world is certainly the first step and a huge step towards a better world.

Bruno Marquis

Quebec, Canada

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