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World Bank/IMF Policies Target of Protest While Delegates Meet in D.C. (english)
27 Sep 2002
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Robert Weissman, editor of the Multi-National Monitor Magazine
World Bank/IMF Policies Target of Protest While Delegates Meet in D.C.

Interview with Robert Weissman, of Mobilization for Global Justice, conducted by Scott Harris

Last September, social justice activists were in the midst of organizing large demonstrations against the policies of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks necessitated cancelling their plan. One year later, tens of thousands of protesters are once again planning to converge on the nation's capital to make demands on these U.S.-controlled financial institutions.

Through teach-ins, street theater, rallies and direct action -- students, labor activists, environmentalists and human rights advocates -- will demand that the World Bank and IMF open their meetings to public scrutiny; cancel the corrosive debt owed by impoverished nations; end policies which deny people access to essential resources, services and human rights; and stop support for environmentally destructive development projects.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Robert Weissman, editor of the Multi-National Monitor Magazine currently working with the Mobilization for Global Justice. He summarizes the demands of demonstrators gathering in Washington the last week of September and the connection between the neoliberal policies of the World Bank/IMF and recent U.S. corporate scandals.

Contact the Mobilization for Global Justice office at (202) 276-4207 or visit their Web site at www.globalizethis.org

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