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Southern African Bank watch

The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), based in Cape Town, South Africa, has launched a newsletter to monitor the World Bank and IMF activities in Southern Africa.

5 April 2001

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“Fighting neo-liberalism in the Asia-Pacific”

The Asia Pacific Peoples’ Solidarity Conference will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, 7-10 June, 2001, organised by the Indonesian Centre for Reform and Social Emancipation (INCREASE ).

5 April 2001

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New annual World Bank civil society forum

A new World Bank-Civil Society Forum will be held each year.

6 February 2001

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New Freshwater Action Network

A new network has been launched to support NGO advocacy around freshwater issues.

6 February 2001

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Seattle remembered at IMF protests

Activists and NGOs in Washington marked the first anniversary of the Seattle-WTO protests by holding a counter-reception outside the IMF’s headquarters during the formal opening of its new visitor center.

12 December 2000

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New “Net the debt” site

OneWorld has launched DebtChannel.org, a global portal site on international debt.

12 December 2000

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Andhra protesters oppose LPG

In Hyderabad, India 20 political leaders and demonstrators were arrested for defying police orders prohibiting demonstrations during Bank President James Wolfensohn’s arrival in November.

12 December 2000

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Pakistan cricket hero calls for IMF protests

In October, 50 supporters of Pakistani cricket hero-turned politician Imran Khan were arrested during a demonstration against the IMF.

26 October 2000

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Prague Declaration

Several NGOs from countries including the US, Thailand, the Czech Republic and South Africa released a “Prague Declaration” challenging the right of the IMF and World Bank and those who control them to dictate economic policy, and opposing the undemocratic and elitist character of the institutions and the meetings they hold.

26 October 2000

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realworldbank.org - feedback wanted

A new collaborative website produced by a team including the Bretton Woods Project - www.

26 October 2000