Activism

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Washington focus for globalisation protests

Activists from across the US will converge in Washington to protest at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings.

15 April 2000

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Thai activists accuse IMF of neglecting poor

In February, about 300 activists from the Student Federation of Thailand, the Forum of the Poor and labour groups burnt effigies of IMF managing-director Michel Camdessus and some Thai politicians in a protest in Bangkok where officials were attending the UNCTAD-X meeting.

15 April 2000

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Jakarta activists call for local initiatives

NGO activists in Jakarta wrote an open letter to World Bank President James Wolfensohn in February, asking him to meet directly with the people to hear their own solutions to reverse Indonesia’s economic decline based on small-scale, local initiatives.

15 April 2000

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Toolkits for activists on the World Bank

Washington DC-based NGO Bank Information Centre (BIC) has produced toolkits to help citizens more effectively engage with and influence the World Bank.

15 April 2000

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Indian tribals blockade World Bank Delhi office

In late November more than 300 people from mass and tribal organisations from the Indian state of Madya Pradesh, blockaded the World Bank office in Delhi.

15 December 1999

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World Bank “coopted NGOs”

The Economist (11th December 1999) carried a lengthy article on NGO campaigning on international institutions.

15 December 1999

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Useful web bulletins

Bretton Woods Updates are archived on the web. Enter topic names under site search to find articles from back issues, plus more links.

15 December 1999

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Prague 2000

A small group of NGOs has begun to discuss common initiatives towards the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Prague next September.

15 December 1999

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China arrests project monitors

On 15 August the Chinese Government arrested three people for trying to investigate the World Bank Western Poverty Project.

15 September 1999

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Bank/NGO communications strategy assessed

The Bank’s NGO Unit has commissioned a needs assessment of communications strategies between the World Bank and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

15 September 1999