In April, thousands of protesters gathered in Washington DC to close down the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.
Leaders attending the G77 meeting of developing countries in Cuba in April, also lent their support to the protests in Washington against the IMF and World Bank.
In Malawi in May, a peaceful official demonstration, led by the Congress of Trades Unions, against IMF and World Bank reform policies and calling for the government to consider peoples’ needs before conceding to donors’ demands was broken-up by police with tear gas.
The first full-length study of relations between social movements and the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO has just been published.
As 80% of the money the World Bank uses to make its loans actually comes from the sale of bonds to institutional investors (pension funds, universities, municipalities, etc.
The Bretton Woods Project was first runner up in GreenNet’s Networker of the year award for its website, launched last year.
By Michael Goldman * For the enormous power and global reach the World Bank has…
Washington DC-based NGO Bank Information Centre (BIC) has produced toolkits to help citizens more effectively engage with and influence the World Bank.
Friends of the Earth International, one of the main organisers of the NGO events surrounding the Annual meeting of the World Bank and IMF, this September in Prague, is organising a two day video festival, where documentaries related to IMF/World Bank activities will be shown for a wide audience, connected with debates and presentations.
The oil companies involved in the Chad- Cameroon oilfield and pipeline project have pulled out of the planned deal.