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As activists target the spring meetings of the IMF/World Bank with demands for 100% debt cancellation, the World Bank Bonds Boycott marks its one-year anniversary with an announcement that 25 institutions throughout the U.S. including city governments, trade unions, churches and investment firms have committed not to buy World Bank bonds.
Will demonstrators show that anti-corporate sentiment is alive and well? We look at the issues raised by the World Economic Forum in New York and the World Social Forum in Brazil.
On Thursday, the supreme administrative court ruled that the planned sale of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), to raise an estimated 892.5 million US dollars, was illegal.
US business and financial organizations yesterday added their weight to a campaign to secure finance from Congress for a debt relief initiative for the world's poorest countries, reports the Financial Times. The groups, which include Goldman Sachs, Motorola, Bechtel, Caterpillar, and Merck, signed an open statement calling for full US funding for the initiative for the most heavily indebted poor countries.
Chad on Monday softened threats to stop sheltering Sudanese refugees and halt oil production following rebel attacks as the United States offered to broker a solution to a dispute with the World Bank.
We want to firmly and unequivocally state our intention not to participate in the World Bank Development Gateway project. That while the Development Gateway purports to promote local community organisations and their information initiatives, its true intention is to control the development information discourse to promote its own particular perpectives.
Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance, a new book from Center for Economic Justice director Bev Bell focuses on, among other things, the impacts of structural adjustment in Haiti and the responses and resistance strategies of Haitian women to such policies.
U.S. taxpayers' money, $7 billion worth, laid the foundation for Enron's global operations. Wysham and Vallette expose the company's dirty deals that brought turmoil to communities the world over.
The planned Bujagali Dam in Uganda violates five key World Bank policies. This is the conclusion of a confidential new report by the Inspection Panel, the World Bank's investigative body. The Panel report suggests a series of corrective measures to rectify the project's problems. International Rivers Network calls for these measures to be carried out before more funding for the project is approved by the Bank's Executive Board.
Riot police made what appeared to be an unprovoked attack Sunday on anti-globalization protesters gathered in a city park following a midday march down a main boulevard. At least 32 people were slightly injured and 19 were arrested.