Ravi Kanbur, lead author of the World Bank's forthcoming World Development Report (WDR) on Poverty, has tendered his resignation. He has sent a letter to senior Bank management expressing his concerns about what he saw as unreasonable pressure to tone down WDR sections on globalisation.
Tell the World Bank to stop funding incinerators. Dioxin factories are not ''sustainable development''! Stand in solidarity on Sep. 25 with people in Kenya, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, India, Brazil, Turkey, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, South Korea, Bulgaria, and the U.K. as they tell the World Bank to break its ugly incinerator habit.
As New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer charges American International Group (AIG) executives with collusion in an insurance brokerage kickback scandal, a paper trail stretching back a decade reveals that AIG used offshore shell companies to skirt the law.
A large chunk of the Eurozone bailouts are for speculative schemes that were handed out by banks in just four countries Belgium, France, Germany and the UK. So why are Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain being blamed? And who is really getting bailed out?
The ''report of the international financial institution advisory commission'' sounds so innocuous. It is not. In the current US debate, it will be explosive. The question is whether it will end with pure destruction or efficient replacements for the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and regional development banks of today.
September 29-30 the World Bank and International Monetary Fund will meet with each other in Washington DC... and meet tens of thousands of people from around the country and world opposing them in streets.
The highly publicized killing of Carlo Giuliani during the protests in Genoa on Friday, July 19th may mark a milestone for the anti-corporate globalization movement as significant as the Battle in Seattle.