[mgj-announce] MGJ general meeting: Wednesday, October 5th!!
rob at essential.org
Wed Oct 5 15:17:42 GMT 2005
MGJ General Meeting Wed., Oct. 5 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm///
@ St Stephen's Church
16th and Newton, NW, DC
Metro: Columbia Heights
Enter on the 16th St side, near the parking lot.
Handicapped entrance in back.
///Tentative Agenda for 10/5 Meeting///
-Continuation of Debrief Brainstorming about Sep.23-25 Mobilization
-Thank you cards
-Reportbacks from Sep.23-25 events
-Updates from working groups
-What's up next for MGJ?
-Tax the Bank
The Mobilization for Global Justice is a Washington DC based group that
works on issues of global economic and social justice and sustainability.
We believe another world is possible and necessary. We envision a world
free of corporate domination and crushing debt, particularly in communities
of color. We act to expose and change the institutionalized violence
wrought by international financial and trade institutions such as the World
Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization.
The Mobilization is committed to nonviolence and recognizes militarism as a
tool used by the global corporate elite to keep money flowing to the
privileged few while restricting the rights of people worldwide. We oppose
corporate practice which places short-term profits ahead of human dignity,
sustainable development and a healthy earth. We stand for the globalization
of our rights to speech, thought, religion, assembly, a clean environment,
self-determination, freedom from fear and persecution and freedom from
We stand for the rights of women, children, elderly, affordable health
care, strong labor rights and social and economic policies that put people
and the environment before profits. Finally, we are committed to linking
the IMF and World Bank policies to similar ones that are being implemented
in Washington DC which are resulting in decreased access to vital human
services for DC's most needy residents. To that other globalization--the
globalization of greed and obscene concentrations of wealth--we say that
Another World Is Possible and Necessary.
MGJ is a non-hierarchical nonviolent organization of individuals and
organizations that promotes the arts, conducts workshops, facilitates
nonviolent direct actions, educates, organizes, campaigns, empowers, and
aims to rip injustice from its roots.
The Mobilization for Global Justice is committed to making all events safe
spaces that are open, accessible, and accepting of all. We welcome everyone
to participate in making this happen. If you have any special needs, please
let us know.
OUR DEMANDS OF THE WORLD BANK AND IMF:
Open all World Bank and IMF meetings to the media and the public.
Cancel all impoverished country debt to the World Bank and IMF, using the
institutions' own resources.
End all World Bank and IMF policies that hinder people's access to food,
clean water, shelter, health care, education, and right to organize. (Such
"structural adjustment" policies include user fees, privatization, and
so-called economic austerity programs).
Stop all World Bank support for socially and environmentally destructive
projects such as oil, gas, and mining activities, and all support for
projects such as dams that include forced relocation of people.
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