[mgj-discuss] April 14: Self-determination for the Congo, and down with the IMF/World Bank!
basav at igc.org
Mon Apr 9 19:34:43 PDT 2007
Saturday April 14: Actions against IMF and World Bank and for Congolese self-determination, on the occasion of the IMF/World Bank spring meetings
2 pm – MARCH AND RALLY: Demand an end to World Bank-funded environmental destruction in the Congo by multinational mining corporations.
-Gather at McPherson Square (Metro: McPherson Square on Blue/Orange Lines) at 2 pm.
-Rally briefly, then march to World Bank (18th & H St. NW)
-Rally until 4:30 pm.
5 pm - TEACH-IN: Illegitimate Debt in D.C. and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Saturday April 14th, 5:00-7:00pm
GWU Campus, Elliot School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Lidner Family Commons Suite 602
Join us for a evening of film and discussion!
*Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana*: American Friends Service Committee
* Charles Lowery*: Center for Responsible Lending
And Film: * Congo's Tin Miners*
*What are the origins of the debt regimes in Washington, DC and the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
* How is the debt crisis in Congo linked to the crisis of predatory lending in low-income communities and
*What are the economic and political consequences of debt and how has debt played a role in systematic impoverishment?
*Who are the players and who has the power?
*How are the communities affected fighting back?
Sponsors: Friends of the Congo, Mobilization for Global Justice, Africa Action, 50 Years Is Enough, Washington Peace Center, TransAfrica Forum, Jubilee USA, Coalition of Pluralists and Congolese Patriots.
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