[mgj-discuss] Tomorrow, NOON :: IMF/WB Hazardous to Your
Health! :: Demand that the Institutions Close!
hope at 50years.org
Thu Apr 20 10:23:52 PDT 2006
If you are interested in taking part in the street
theater, please meet us in Murrow Park (the smaller of the
two triangular parks across the street from the World
Bank/IMF headquarters) at 11.15 am tomorrow.
On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 10:22:17 -0700
"Hope Chu" <hope at 50years.org> wrote:
>NOTICE OF ACTION
>Where: IMF Headquarters, 19th and H Sts NW, Washington DC
>When: TOMORROW, Friday 21 April, Noon
>ATTENTION: The Peoples' Department of Health hereby gives
>notice of its intent to close the International Monetary
>Fund and the World Bank for severe public health
> * Limiting access to basic medical care and
> * Forcing governments to spend more on debt service
>then health care
> * Privatizing health services so that people can not
>afford to go to the doctor
>Friday April 21st, 2006 at Noon, the Peoples' Department
>of Health will present the findings of its extensive
>inspection of the IMF and World Bank at their
>headquarters. 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
>Join health inspectors from the People's Department of
>Health as they present the IMF and World Bank with an
>order to close. Citing numerous serious violations -
>including the promotion of policies such as health care
>privatization, budget caps, and foreign debt repayment -
>that have devastated the quality, availability, and
>accessibility of health care in impoverished countries
>around the world, health department inspectors have
>declared the IMF and World Bank a public health hazard.
>As the people, we wholeheartedly want you to be present
>for this action. Please come out and cheer on the
>reclaiming of public health!!!
>Check out the press release here:
>This event is being coordinate by the Mobilization for
>Global Justice, 50 Years in Enough Network, Africa
>Action, Jubilee USA, and Stop HIV/AIDS in India. April
>21st is the kick-off day for the World Bank and IMF's
>annual spring meetings. The event will include some
>hilarious street theater which you can be a part of! Just
>e-mail Morrigan at phipco at riseup dot net if you would
>like to take part. Or just come and be part of the crowd
>and cheer the inspectors on. There will be roles folks
>can take on, on the day of the event.
>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.
>Co-sponsored by: 50 Years Is Enough Network, Africa
>Action, Jubilee USA Network, Mobilization for Global
>Justice, Stop HIV/AIDS In India.
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