[mgj-announce] Second strategy meeting on "Localizing the Struggle"
basav at igc.org
basav at igc.org
Tue Aug 22 20:07:40 PDT 2006
If you are interested in connecting local struggles with global, then you
don't want to miss participating in shaping and planning these actions!
Please show up for the planning meeting on Sunday - details below.
Second strategy meeting on Localizing the Struggle Against the IMF, World
Bank, and Corporate Globalization.
Date and time: Sunday August 27, 1:30 3:00 pm.
Place: Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol
Street NE, Washington, D.C. Room TBA, please look for signs on doors of
(Near Fort Totten Metro on green and red lines, and on bus routes #64, E2,
For more information:
mgj at riseup.net :: 202-898-5953
This is the follow-up to a very successful first meeting.
Jubilee South, a coalition of groups from Africa, Asia, and Latin America,
is calling for decentralized worldwide actions against the International
Monetary Fund and World Bank during their meetings in Singapore, September
14-20. This is a unique opportunity for us in the United States, and
elsewhere in the North, to take action against these powerful global
institutions in a way that is connected to our own local struggles for
affordable housing, health care, access to education, racial justice,
gender justice, immigrants rights, and a clean environment. It is also a
unique opportunity for North Americans to respond to a call from social
movements in regions of the world that bear the brunt of the destructive
and exploitative policies of rich countries.
The Mobilization for Global Justice invites you and your organization to
participate in a second strategy meeting to discuss these issues, as a
follow-up to a very successful first meeting. At the first meeting, which
was attended by representatives of 50 Years is Enough, Board of Social
Action of Plymouth Congregational UCC, Committee to Save Franklin Shelter,
Gray Panthers, MGJ, and other groups, we decided to do actions and popular
education connecting gentrification and displacement in Washington, D.C.
with global policies of privatization, gentrification, and displacement
pushed by the IMF and World Bank. Specifically, we decided on the Mayors
proposal to sell the homless peoples shelter in Franklin School downtown
to a hotel developer for next to nothing, as an ongoing issue in
Washington, D.C. that is analogous to IMF and World Bank policies. Here is
what we have proposed to work on as an informal coalition of groups:
We would like to do a very vibrant, visible but not necessarily huge
march that connects the Franklin Shelter situation to the IMF and World
Bank. We tentatively picked Thursday September 14.
We would like to do a popular education event, with documentary films,
theater, music etc., rather than only speakers. We tentatively picked
Saturday September 15.
We would like to flesh these ideas out further, and get moving on the
planning. Please join us to contribute your ideas and your creative energy!
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