"a class spilt, a race split, to some great extent a gender split that's as great as any in history in terms of the difference between those who have power and those who don't."I fear Ms. Barlow's understanding of trade agreements is about as comprehensive as her understanding of history. She said these things in Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world, where people from all races, religions and economic classes participate in a democracy. She said these things in a society where all citizens vote and in a free market economy where a person who is middle class today can create a company that gives them the potential to be a billionaire. She said these things in a democracy where any citizen has the potential to become a head of state. She says this at a time when the most powerful person in the world in a visible minority within his own country who emerged from modest beginnings.
Ms Barlow should familiarize herself with the history of Europe and Asia and their history of insurmountable class differences, rule by aristocracy, and legalized subjugation of women and minorities, all of which the G20 countries have overcome, before she makes such absurd utterances.
What's frightening is that her audience of brainwashed dupes probably accepts every word that she says without question.
Barlow has done some good work in making people aware of how water resources are allocated and are diminishing in certain parts of the world. Clearly she's over-reaching with her speech at the June 18 "People's Summit" in Toronto. Sometimes it's best to stick to what you know.