[mgj-discuss] Down with the IMF and World Bank Roadshow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rob at essential.org
Thu Aug 8 11:19:13 EDT 2002
From: jrohde at students.prescott.edu
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Please distribute this message to interested parties and
> Down with the World Bank and the IMF Roadshow:
> Prescott Activist Network and the Aztlan Center for Environmental
> A Roadshow about the IMF/World Bank and the FTAA-- August 30th to
> 23rd in 19+ cities across the U.S..
> (Mobilizing efforts for the Democratization of the Global Economy and
> September 27-29th actions against the IMF and the World Bank in
> Washington, D.C.)
> WHAT: The roadshow will be a series of workshops focusing on the IMF /
> World Bank, the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and
> effects on the economies, environments, and peoples of the first and
> worlds (with a particular focus on the Americas).
> WHO: 4 dedicated activists with lots of experience giving workshops,
> planning actions, coordinating, and educating students and community
> order to effectively challenge the international financial
> running the world.
> Where: We are looking for contacts of groups in your area who can
> accomodate us. We would also love to take part in events already
> and/or work with other trainers in making this as big as possible.
> See list of cities below (dates subject to change).
> We are only asking for a place to crash, a workshop space, and money
> expenses ($100-500 sliding scale). Any money left over will go to a
> defense fund and organizing efforts involving actions in Washington
> OUR WORKSHOPS COVER:
> 1) a basic history of the IMF/World bank, 2) their roles in the
> meltdown of economies throughout the third world, 3) their context
> the processes of corporate globalization, 4) how the FTAA will affect
> these processes, and 5) what we can do to challenge these institutions
> free trade agreements.
> Our intentions are to help build momentum for local organizing
> it for the fall protests or larger campaigns beyond, and to empower
> individuals and communities to take positive actions for economic
> the earth, and people everywhere.
> Our itinerary is as follows and is subject to change:
> If you're group is not represented below, but would still like us to
> out, please get in touch and we'll see if we can work it out.
> August 30 & 31st- Prescott, AZ
> Sept. 1st-- Phoenix, AZ
> Sept. 2nd-- Tucson, AZ
> Sept. 4th-- Albequerque/Santa Fe, NM
> Sept. 5th-- Denver/Boulder
> Sept. 7th-- Lawrance Univ./Kansas City
> Sept. 8th--St. Louis, MO
> Sept. 9th & 10th--Chicago, IL
> Sept. 11th--Urbana, IL
> Sept. 12th-- Ann Arbor, MI
> Sept. 13th-- Detroit, MI
> Sept. 14th-- Wooster, OH
> Sept. 16th-- Asheville, NC
> Sept. 17th-- Greensboro, NC
> Sept. 18th-- Richmond/ Williamsburg, VA
> Sept. 19th-- Newton, New Jersey
> Sept. 20th New Brunswick
> Sept. 22nd-- Camp Hill Vilage, NY
> Sept. 23rd-- Washington, D.C.
> Sept. 27th-29th--Mass mobilization against the IMF and World
> For info on workshops or to schedule us coming to to your town,
> jrohde at students.prescott.edu (928)-273-0569 (cell)
> Contact the group below, to give sugestions or for networking:
> IMF_caravan at yahoo.com
> Visit our website at: www.students.prescott.edu/groups/sen
> Demands of the Mobilization for Global Justice
> We demand that the World Bank and International Monetary Fund:
> * 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
> (Such "structural adjustment" policies include user fees,
> and 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.
We furthermore demand that the United
States government, the largest shareholder and most
influential government in the World Bank
and IMF, adopt the above demands, and work
vigorously to compel the World Bank and IMF
to implement them.
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