[mgj-discuss] MGJ Meeting TONIGHT - World Bank/IMF meetings
phipco at riseup.net
Wed Mar 2 21:55:59 GMT 2005
The spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF are rapidly approaching. 5
years after the first A16 the two institutions will again hold there
meetings on the 16th and 17th of April, 2005 in Washington DC. Much help
is needed to mobilize this year to not only show our continued
resistance to the destructive policies of the World Bank and IMF and the
global capitalist system they support but to celebrate the success and
growth of our movement globally.
MGJ General meetings are a great place to plug in and get involved, give
insight, make suggestions, teach, and learn.
Next General Meeting: Wednesday March 2nd
6:30 new people orientation
7:00pm – 9:00pm
St. Stephens Church, Down stairs in the dinning hall
(16th and Newton St. NW)
from the Columbia heights metro walk north on 14th, turn left on Newton
and walk until you reach 16th. Enter on the side
roles (notes, time etc)
Next working group meetings
Next general meeting/facilitator (s)
If you wish to add or subtract from the agenda e-mail mgj (at) riseup.net
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 poverty.
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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