The Other Economic Summit

June 23, 1997


Camilo Mejia

the first soldier to refuse to return to fight in Iraq. He is author of a new book about his experience titled, "The Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Camilo Mejia." He was recently elected chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War

The G-8 summit wrapped up in Denver Sunday. Among other demands, the leaders of the industrialized world called for democratic elections in Hong Kong and expressed support for President Clinton’s efforts to open Africa to corporate investment. Clinton blocked efforts to set explicit targets to reduce Greenhouse gases. While thousands of journalists covered the Denver summit, there has been little US media coverage of another meeting taking place in Denver this weekend: The Other Economic Summit (TOES), also known as the people’s summit

• Soyun Park: Colorado Progressive Coalition, and the Peoples’ Summit Host Committee
• Mark Harrison: Member of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. He specializes in African development issues.
• Mike Dolan: Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, an advocacy group Based in Washington DC