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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 26, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Canada BRANDON June 2002 A5 protesters gear up BY CAROL HARRINGTON AND JAMES STEVENSON Canadian Press CALGARY A sweaty Tuesday night on the eve of the G8 summit was the set ting for two very different At Stampede just east of downtown in the shadow of the the Hoot and Holler gala got the ball rolling as the first festive event of the Group of Eight Hundreds of reporters and G8 delegates from around the world strolled wearing gift white gladhanding with Calgarys eating barbecued beef on a bun and pos ing rodeoriderstyle for pictures on a stuffed of is an opportunity to showcase what Calgary is all said Mayor David dressed in the local trademark blue jeans and western Great things are happening in this commu nity and we feel its important to show just some old fashioned western hospitality to visi tors that are About 10 blocks away at Central Memorial about G8 protesters most of them young adults dressed in halter jean shorts and ragtag military camouflage wear gathered while police on bicycles circled nearby and the Calgary police helicopter buzzed over Their banners were words scrawled on bed sheets Corporate Rule Advances Poverty and Were All in the Same Some had home made Tshirts with the circle and red line through the G8 Another flew an American flag with corpo rate logos IBM instead of the traditional stars in the upper left The city of Calgary is throwing a party a few blocks over there to show how great the city is and to continue to lie about the Alberta CANADIAN PRESS A demonstrator wearing a customized gas mask marches in the streets of Calgary yesterday as part of a protest against the G8 Economic Advantage one protester on a makeshift stage shouted to cheers and applause at the dubbed the Showdown at the The group then marched down a major avenue toward the Hoot and Police in squad cars and on bicycles kept ahead of closing off roads and diverting traffic as the pro testers went Sitting with a beer and watching the protest from the balcony of a Luke Molyneux shook his Im pretty cynical about most of their They are into it for the Most of them dont know what theyre talking The rally came to a stop on Macleod a major artery into the across from the G8 About 50 people danced and shouted around a boom box playing hard rock tunes while the rest of the protesters milled chatting and smoking Some bounced on a Others played Police diverted traffic while officers on bicy cles flanked protesters on both sides of the The riot squad hung in the It was the second large protest rally in three days against the G8 summit of world which begins today in the nearby mountain resort of Prime Minister Jean Chretien is hosting leaders from the United Russia and On a laboursponsored protest through downtown was noisy but About people blew flew flags and dressed up as bigheaded puppets to protest the G8 policies they feel help only the rich while exploiting the poor and harming the envi Earlier the protests in Calgary took an Xrated turn when dozens of G8 pro testers stripped on the trendy downtown Stephen Avenue mall to protest a clothing store they say exploits Third World The strip titled Wed Rather Wear Nothing than Wear occurred outside a Gap clothing Women stripped off their shirts to reveal carefully positioned NoG8 Some men stripped At one six activists turned their backs to the crowd and pulled down their underwear to reveal a cheeky message Boycott Gap RCMP and Calgary police stood along with scores of onlookers and No arrests were FACTS ON THE G8 SUMMIT Facts on the Group of Eight summit today and Thursday in HClST Prime Minister Jean Chretien ftfl LEADERS COMING George Bush United Tony Blair United Jacques Chirac Silvio Berlusconi Gerhard Schroeder Junichiro Koizumi Vladimir Putin MAIN ISSUES Response from G8 leaders on pro posed economic aid and action plan for Africa global economic issues the fight against terror DURATION 30 hours over two LOCATION Kananaskis 100 kilometres west of Calgary on eastern slopes of Rocky Village part of Kananaskis a recreation OTHERS INVITED Jose Maria Axnar president of Spam and president of Council of the European Union Romano Prodi president of European Commission and Kofi Annan secretarygeneral of the United AFRICAN LEADERS INVITED Abdelaziz Bouteflika Olusegun Obasanjo Thabo Mbeki South Abdoulayc Wade TOTAL DELEGATES 400 SECURITY More than soldiers and police patrolling Kananaskis and Kananaskis protected by CF18 armoured personnel helicopters and rocket Calgary has set up concrete barriers around key buildings and has water armoured rescue pepper spray and tear gas for lawbreak ing PROTESTS Protest marches planned for Calgary and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa during Press Chretien remains confident Africa key item on agenda CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al Chretien was the first to arrive for the G8 summit at this remote village playground via a convoy of military The spectacular Kananaskis with a soaring Mount served as a At least including have been camped out on its snowcovered slopes for Guarded by laserguided anti aircraft tanks and heli the leaders will be far from protesters 110 kilometres away in if not the eagles and elk that regularly inhabit the magnificent moun tain When asked if he was confi dent he could keep the summits agenda on Chretien replied The agenda is already said who will chair the The second day is We have two days We can discuss a few subjects in two The agenda is fixed and the privilege belongs to the But Bush made it equally clear he intends to raise the issue when the G8 leaders will discuss tension on the Asian subcontinent and the Middle The Palestinians need new Bush elected They need a new They need the international donor community to Even as chairman of this years Chretien wont be able to dismiss the issue so easily once the formal sessions Bush will be seeking interna tional backing at the summit for his He may have a tough sales Leaders of the G8 while eager for leadership in Middle East tend to give Palestinian interests com paratively greater weight than the United Bush laid out tough condi tions for his proposed path to provisional Palestinian statehood within about 18 months and a final settlement in three He called for replacing Arafat with a new leadership not compro mised by along with democratic a constitu tion and a new security arrange ment that Israel can Chretien and Bush also planned to discuss bilateral including the longrun ning softwood lumber dispute between the two Bush chuckled and shook his head when he was asked about the nasty trade war over There are some problems on but we have the kind of relationship where we can be very frank about it and work it out and the opportunities and the benefits from our relation ship far exceed the problems that face he G8 nofly zone stalls towns skeeter war C R A N First it was flights in and out of the Cranbrook Regional Now its the war against mosqui toes thats being disrupted by the G8 Summit in nearby Kendra mosquito control program coordi natorforthecityof Cranbrook and the Regional District of East was all set to spray mosquitoes by helicopter in the Wasa Flats area Lewis then learned she could nt go I cant fly because of the G8 she Nobody is allowed to fly around here from Tuesday through As a the helicopter spray program has been disrupted in three she Til just have to treat everything the best way I can now but the kill counts from before were really CP June 27 Doors Nexen Chemicals Canada Limited Partnership nexen Nexen Chemicals invites you to attend their Expansion Ceremony Open House on June 2002 Official ceremonies begin at featuring the Honourable Gary Premier of Mayor Reg Atkinson and Manitoba Hydro Bob Following the ceremonies will be a free beef on a bun Tours of the facility will be available until We are 4 miles east of 17th Street East on Richmond Please wear flat shoes no high heels or open toes for the we cannot include children under the age of 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