The City of Oakland, California; the communications Workers of America; the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE); Citizens Funds; and the Sisters of Loretto have all committed -- through resolution or statement of policy -- not to purchase bonds issued by the World Bank.
At least 23 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas experienced protests or civil unrest last year as a result of their governments' pursuit of policies backed by the International Monetary Fund (news - web sites) (IMF) and the World Bank, according to a report released this weekend.
3 UPNG students are dead and several more in a critical condition; several have also disappeared into police custody. The students have had a 5-day blockade of the government buildings.
Kenyan human rights activists are adding their voices to those already opposed to the World Bank driven land reforms, which they say, seek to make land "just another commodity" to be subjected to the whims of market forces, at the expense of millions of landless peasants.
Thailand -- The outgoing chief of the International Monetary Fund got a rude retirement present Sunday when an American anti-free trade activist penetrated security at a trade conference and hit him with a pie in the face.
German police clashed with hundreds of protesters in the port of Rostock on Saturday following a much larger peaceful demonstration against the Group of 8 summit meeting next week in a nearby Baltic resort.
Race has become such a scary word to the World Bank that its officials found themselves referring to it as the 'R-word' while responding to charges that the institution had skirted race in its recent World Development Report.
Injured protesters were loaded into ambulances and tourists strolled past bloodstained streets in this beach resort after police charged a group of anti-globalization demonstrators,kicking and beating those they could catch.