7 July 2005 Edition

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McElduff addresses G8 Alternative

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA, Barry McElduff was one of the International Speakers who addressed the G8 Alternatives Summit in Edinburgh at the weekend.

The G8 Alternatives Summit brought together leading human rights campaigners, political activists and environmental thinkers from all parts of the world to do battle with the ideas and strategies of the G8 leaders meeting in Gleneagles.

More than 5,000 people attended the plenary sessions, workshops and seminars on a range of themes from the Colombian workers' campaign against Coca-Cola to the experience of the Chavez Government in Venezuela, from the implications of the 'No' vote in the French and Dutch referenda to the peace process in Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement.

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