On Thursday of next week leaders from the world’s 19 largest national economies (including France, Germany, Italy, and the UK) plus the European Union will meet in London to discuss the economic crisis. They will seek to make three commitments, namely to stabilize financial markets, to strengthen the global financial and economic system, and to steer the global economy towards sustainable growth. Against these lofty ambitions, leaders such as US President Obama and British Prime Minister Brown have already downplayed the potential of this Summit to produce revolutionary change. As is typical for G20 meetings, tensions in London are already on the rise as plans for mass protests and demonstrations are being publicized.
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