Washington focus for globalisation protests
News||15 April 2000|update 16|
Activists from across the US will converge in Washington to protest at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings. The protest is seen as a logical follow up to the WTO protests in Seattle last year. A week of activities have been organised starting with a rally by Jubilee 2000 on 9 April and ending on 17 April.
Organisers will present a set of demands signed by many NGOs and individuals from across the world to World Bank and IMF leaders. They are calling for
"the immediate suspension of the policies and practices that have caused widespread poverty, inequality, and suffering among the world's peoples and damage to the world's environment. We assert the responsibility of these anti-democratic institutions, together with the World Trade Organization, for an unjust world economic system."
They are also demanding:
Full text of statement available from firstname.lastname@example.org .
In South Africa, parallel actions have been organised in Cape Town and Johannesburg. For details contact the Alternative Information and Development Centre email@example.com or visit www.aidc.org.za and the Campaign Against Neoliberalism in South Africa firstname.lastname@example.org respectively.
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