|US: Nobel Laureate Encourages Global Justice Movement|
by Tim Shorrock, Inter Press Service
October 16th, 2001
Joseph Stiglitz, whose critiques of free market fundamentalism cost him a senior job at the World Bank in 1999 but won him the Nobel Prize for economics last week, has succinct advice for the global justice movement: Keep it up.
|USA: IMF and World Bank Cancel Meeting|
September 17th, 2001
The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank announced Monday that they had canceled this year's annual meetings, saying security agents need time to focus on issues raised by last week's terrorist attacks.
|USA: IMF/World Bank Set to Call Off D.C. Meeting|
by Mark Egan, Reuters
September 12th, 2001
Staff at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank were resigned Wednesday that their upcoming annual meetings at the end of September would be cancelled, saying an announcement was expected within days
|USA: Diverse Globalization Foes Head for DC|
by Manny Fernandez, Washington Post
September 5th, 2001
Zirin has been organizing meetings with his Latino neighbors in Washington's Mount Pleasant community, talking to them about fighting the Goliaths of globalization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Capano has been spreading the word about the two institutions in Lynn, Mass., arranging a bus caravan to head to Washington with fellow union members eager to give the world's bankers an earful.
|Argentina: President Optimistic Despite IMF Loan Conditions|
by Bill Cormier, Associated Press
August 23rd, 2001
Argentina's president, having just secured $8 billion in emergency aid from the International Monetary Fund, announced plans for a referendum this year on cost-cutting moves aimed at fighting a recession.
|USA: World Bank, IMF Meetings Shrink Amid Security Concerns|
Inter Press Service
August 11th, 2001
Security concerns have forced the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to drastically scale back plans for their annual meetings here next month. The agencies say the meetings, usually held over the course of about a week, will take place on Sep. 29 and 30. Their executive boards are expected to formally approve the change Tuesday. The meetings had been scheduled for Sep. 28 through Oct. 4.
|US: Letter from Inside the Black Bloc|
by Mary Black, AlterNet
July 25th, 2001
The following story was sent to us anonymously (Mary Black is a psuedonym) two days after a violent protester was killed in Genoa, Italy. While we may not share the author's opinion about Black Bloc tactics, it is a perspective that hasn't been fully covered, even in the progressive media, and as such deserves publication.
|Turkey: Markets Fall on IMF Standoff|
by Ben Holland, Associated Press
July 6th, 2001
Turkish financial markets fell sharply Friday amid fears that the government was making no headway in persuading international lenders to release $3.3 billion in loans that will finance an economic recovery plan.
|PNG: Police Shoot Anti-World Bank Protestors|
by Jerry Bauai, IndyMedia (Sydney)
June 26th, 2001
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.
|UN: African Leaders Say Debt Hampers Fight Against AIDS|
by Lewis Machipisa, Inter Press Service
June 25th, 2001
African leaders used the opening of the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV-AIDS Monday to assail the international community's response to the deadly epidemic for failing to match the speed and seriousness with which the disease is infecting their citizens. Official after official rose to drive home the message that the death of more than 20 million people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, demands that more money be committed to the fight.
|Spain: Riot Police Seemingly Unprovoked in Attack on Protestors|
June 24th, 2001
Riot police made what appeared to be an unprovoked attack Sunday on anti-globalization protesters gathered in a city park following a midday march down a main boulevard. At least 32 people were slightly injured and 19 were arrested.
|Lesotho: Foreign Contractors Put on Trial for Bribery|
by Chris McGreal, The Guardian
June 19th, 2001
European and Canadian engineering companies, four of them British, are alleged to have paid an official about 3m for contracts for one of the continent's biggest engineering projects, the 1bn construction of huge dams to supply water and electricity to South Africa, which entirely surrounds the mountainous kingdom.
|SWEDEN: Thousands of Protestors Converge on EU Summit|
by Kim Gamel, Associated Press
June 14th, 2001
Thousands of anti-globalization and environmental activists converged Thursday on this port city as President Bush joined 15 European Union leaders for a summit expected to focus on the widening gap between Washington and its European allies.
|Colombia: Tens of Thousands Protest IMF|
June 8th, 2001
Tens of thousands of teachers, state workers, and students have protested budget reforms mandated in agreements between Colombia and the International Monetary Fund.
|Spain: World Bank Cancels Meeting|
May 22nd, 2001
The World Bank on Saturday said it had canceled a conference on how to fight poverty due to take place in Spain next month because of concerns anti-globalization groups would try to disrupt the event.
|Zimbabwe : World Bank Says 'We have failed'|
by Rangarirai Shoko, Panafrican News Agency (Dakar)
April 11th, 2001
A World Bank official admitted Wednesday the institution's policies in Zimbabwe had failed, ironically blaming the failure on the government's willingness to follow its instructions as ''per book''.
|Nigeria: Workers Buck IMF|
by William Wallis, Financial Times
March 22nd, 2001
The Nigerian Labour Congress yesterday threatened to render Africa's most populous nation ungovernable if President Olusegun Obasanjo went ahead with plans to phase in the deregulation of fuel supplies in an attempt to end chronic shortages.
|Argentina: Political Fallout From Austerity Plan|
by Oscar Martinez, Agence France Presse
March 19th, 2001
The Argentine government found itself Monday struggling to contain political fallout from the announcement three days earlier of major public spending cuts, as the first protesters took to the streets.
|USA: Right Wing IMF Critic Named to Treasury Post|
by Paul Blustein--Health GAP Coalition, Washington Post
March 6th, 2001
Kenneth W. Dam, a law professor and former top State Department official, will be nominated to become deputy secretary of the Treasury, the White House announced yesterday.