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News :: Globalization
Call for Direct Action Against World Bank and IMF Meetings
15 Mar 2006
We really want to see Boston out for this...

This Spring, Paul Wolfowitz, the President of the World Bank Group and the architect of the War in Iraq, will be convening the biannual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), bringing together at the table the two capitalist tools of global exploitation — the wars of military might with the strangleholds of economic imperialism. The World Bank and the IMF, which have been the principal players in the economic devastation of the Global South through Structural Adjustment Programs (currently referred to as Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers), will meet again in downtown Washington, DC to schmooze with the private sector, laugh in the face of the world's poor, and live off the fat of other people's land.

This year, however, we are going to force them to see the resistance that is alive in our hearts, in our minds and across the globe. Seeing our faces, or ours masks as the case may be, will be a requisite part of their weekend activities. We will be at their doorsteps, behind their limos, at their parties and in their yard. From blockades to home demos, interruption to disruption, we'll be there, following their every move.

We urge everyone to come to Washington, DC the weekend of April 21-23 to take part in these historic protests against the World Bank and IMF. Say no to Capitalist globalization and yes to the power of the people and the power of direct action!

This call is brought to you by the Farragut Squares Collective, a local ad hoc group of individuals fed up with the Bretton Woods Institutions and capitalist globalization. We fully support a collaborative, open, and non-hierarchical organizing relationship with all who wish to join us in taking action. Send any inquiries or shows of support to farragutsquares (at) gmail.com.

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Re: Call for Direct Action Against World Bank and IMF Meetings
17 Mar 2006
Just so you guys know, there is a major effort to bring people from across the northeast to NYC the weekend after, on April 29, for a large anti-war rally.
Sponsors are as follows: United for Peace and Justice, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, National Organization for Women, Friends of the Earth, U.S. Labor Against the War, Climate Crisis Coalition, People's Hurricane Relief Fund, National Youth and Student Peace Coalition, Veterans for Peace.
So there might not be too much energy to organize big numbers for another traveling protest so close before... then again some of us thrive on the protest-hopping lifestyle!
Re: Call for Direct Action Against World Bank and IMF Meetings
17 Mar 2006
been there, done that, bought the book, saw the movie. . .not going to shut down giant transnational institutions solely by putting on ski masks and yelling at buildings. . .long-term political organization is necessary. . .