In 24 hours, the G20 summit of world governments meets to discuss the global economic crisis, but banks and big corporations are sponsoring the meeting in exchange for an all access pass! This, while ordinary citizens are locked out. Let's raise a massive petition to summit President Nicolas Sarkozy to kick out the corporate sponsors and clean up the G20:
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The line between corporate power and responsible government has steadily blurred, undermining our democracies and our economy. Politicians take money from corporations for their campaigns, make policies that reward them when in office, and then take high-paid jobs with them after they leave. It's corruption, plain and simple.
Now Société Générale, a French bank that received a public bailout and has a vested interest in Europe's financial policy, is an official sponsor of the summit. Insiders have told Avaaz that this bank and 20 other corporations have paid large sums of money in sponsorship for a seat at the table of our governments.