Exclusive Coverage of the G7 Protests, Interview with Journalist Alex Poucher

Posted: June 7, 2015 in Activism, Bilderberg, G7, Global, New world order, Protest, Rights
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(Getty Images) protesters march in the Alpine Resort area with numbers in the thousands.

Andrew Pontbriand

June 6, 2015

The G7 is a two-day summit set to take place in Germany, with leaders from the 7 industrialized Nations including Barack Obama set to attend. Russia will not be in attendance yet again since it’s actions and involvement in the Ukraine crisis.  The Agenda for this years two-day summit according to the G7 website:

The motto of this year’s summit is “Think Ahead. Act Together”. Key topics for the German G7 Presidency and G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau include the global economy, foreign, security and development policy, as well as empowering self-employed women and women in vocational training, energy security, and the upcoming UN conferences on international climate protection and the post-2015 agenda. These issues are all of global medium- to long-term importance. The Group of Seven are aware of their shared responsibility – and conscious that they will only be able to find answers to the questions of the future if they closely coordinate their policies

The Resistance Journals caught up with Activist and Independent Journalist Alex Poucher for an interview. Read the transcript below:

(Andrew): Alex, first we’d like to thank you for taking some time to do a written interview, I know how intense it must be as the protests pick up steam . First, can you quickly give the readers a brief overview of what the G7 is all about, for those who don’t know?

(Alex Poucher): “The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal forum of the world’s leading industrialised countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The G7 is committed to promoting democracy, economic stability and sustainable development.”

“Every year the G7 meets for an annual summit, at which the heads of state and government discuss topics which are currently of particular global relevance. The summits are also attended by representatives of the European Union. Topics such as the current global economic climate or foreign and security policy are discussed at each G7 summit. In addition, the agenda includes current topics where a coordinated approach appears particularly appropriate or urgent.”

“The 2015 summit is being organised by the German Presidency and will take place on the 7th and 8th June in Elmau, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria. The agenda is strongly influenced by two upcoming UN conferences: the Post-2015 Agenda conference, which aims to reach agreement on new global development and sustainability goals, and the UN climate conference, where a new legally binding and universal agreement on climate is to be negotiated.”

“Thousands of protesters have come to Garmisch to demonstrate because they believe that the G7 is shady business and that there should be some transparency in their discussions or that they should be allowed to hear them.”

“They believe that whenever 7 of our world’s most powerful leaders come together and meet behind close doors and then shuts out all press and bans the public from getting anywhere close to the location of the G7 that they are talking about more than just world economy and climate change.”

(Andrew): What made you take the trip all the way to Munich, Germany to cover the G7?

(Alex Poucher): “I made the trip to Munich to cover demonstrations that lead up to the actual G7 demonstrations that take place in Garmisch on the 7th and 8th. The protests that took place in Munich were put on by a group called ONE (www.one.org) and not only was the G7 being protested but also many other issues such as Monsanto, climate issues, allowing refugees to be in the country and lower housing rates without them raising the price of living every year. All of the demonstrations that happened in Munich remained peaceful. I made the trip to Munich and Garmisch to make sure that the real story and issues get out to the public and not the one-sided and often bias views of the mainstream media.”

(Andrew): How many police would you say are on the ground right now. We have heard reports as high as 22,000. What have you heard?

(Alex Poucher): “I spoke to a police chief here in Garmisch about this and I was told that there are 27,000 security forces on the ground on the German side of the border and 8,000 security forces on the ground on the Austrian side of the border making it around 35,000 total security forces total brought in to protect the G7. Also the police chief mentioned that the entire cost of the G7 was roughly around 650 million Euros paid for by the people of Germany through taxes and hosted by the German Presidency.”

(Andrew): Alternative Media has been covering these events or events like this over the past couple of years. Why is that so important?

(Alex Poucher): “It’s important that independent media / alternative media is there to report on world issues and smaller issues to get the real story out. Mainstream media is often controlled and aimed at telling one side of the story based on that certain medias political agenda. What we do is find smaller stories within the bigger stories and report on those while at the same time forming personal relationships with people from both sides to be able to tell the most balanced and true stories that come out of what we are covering. Without alternative media the general public would only hear news that’s being controlled by 6 corporations. These corporations understand that if they control knowledge then they can control what people think, and if you can control what someone is thinking then you can control the person, or place certain ideas and opinions in their heads. We are looking to change that and were attempting to wake people up about whats really happening in the process.”

(Andrew): Do you think the perspectives a citizen journalist like you or myself has made an impact on how the mainstream media reports stories such as the G7?

(Alex Poucher): “I do not think alternative media has affected the way mainstream media reports on stories because they are still for the most part, reporting one sided and biased stories. I think that more and more people are finding new platforms to get their news from, and alternative media is becoming more prevalent. I think people are starting to realize what we have already known for a long time — that mainstream media isn’t the truth and that alternative media isn’t owned by the 1% like mainstream media is, so naturally if you want the real story from multiple sides and honest reporting then seek out independent and alternative media sources. I think more and more people are starting to wake up and do this.”

(Andrew): Finally, tell the people why it’s so important to be protesting the Elite, and events like the G7. Where can readers follow you for further updates and be up to date on your coverage of the G7?

(Alex Poucher): “I find it important for people to protest against anything that they do not agree with. The G7 is no different. Seven world leaders are coming together to hold secret meetings behind closed doors and not allowing anyone to know whats really being discussed. This to a lot of people is considered shady business. They represent the 1% and the people here protesting represent the 99%. They are 7 and we are 7 billion. Power to the people. I always tell people your voice is your best tool for this. Get out there in the streets and yell, chant, march, demonstrate, hand out flyers anything you can do to make the people in control of the issue notice that you don’t like whats going on and hopefully from this a foundation is laid for a roadmap that will get the change you are looking for.”

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day Alex, keep up the good work and be safe!

You can see all the action and stay updated by following Alex on Twitter @alexpoucher and on Facebook at facebook.com/alexpoucherwashere

Check out the EXCLUSIVE photo’s Alex sent us below. Be sure to follow his Twitter to see more, as well as following The Resistance Journals.

Courtesy: Alex Poucher

Courtesy: Alex Poucher

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Courtesy: Alex Poucher

Courtesy: Alex Poucher

Courtesy: Alex Poucher

Courtesy: Alex Poucher

Courtesy: Alex Poucher

Courtesy: Alex Poucher

Andrew Pontbriand is an Activist, the Founder and Writer for The Resistance Journals, as well as a contributor to the Activist Post and Fifth Column News. Andrew is also the Author of the eBook “Escape From Tyranny,” which will be released in print this summer. Full Bio on Muck Rack.

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Comments
  1. drbhelthi says:

    Thank you, Alex Poucher !
    The intentional omission of Russia from the “convention” in Schloss Elmau, Germany, reflects its fraud. It is as fraudulent as the concept of calling a brew, beer, from which alcohol has been removed. It is a fermented, malt mixture beverage, but no longer beer.
    Sneaking Monsanto, sickness-inducing, gene-modified products into Europe and further organizing for the New World Order, while tightening restrictions on Russia, was the name of the game. The protests indicate that Germans and other Europeans are resisting the subversion by the progeny of WWII, NAZI types.

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