Gordon Brown and his fellow G20 leaders must agree an overhaul of the global economy to promote jobs, justice and climate when they meet today in London, according to Put People First an unprecedented alliance of more than 160 unions, development, environment and faith groups.
The Put People First demonstration in London on 28 March, ahead of the G20 meeting was a showcase of political, environmental and economic idealism, says Hannah Kowszun. But are such marches mirroring too much of what they decry?
It is understandable that some people feel sceptical about demonstrations in the wake of events like the G20 summit, says Simon Barrow. But mobilisation for change needs to be seen as part of a larger process of change, not as an act of disconnected idealism.