|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.
|ITALY: Prime Minister Expects 100,000 Protestors at G-8 Summit|
by Alessandra Stanley, New York Times
June 19th, 2001
Worried about a repetition in Italy of the violent protests that occurred at a European Union meeting in Sweden last weekend, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said today that he wanted to open a dialogue with demonstrators who are planning to march at the Group of 8 summit meeting in Genoa next month.
|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.
|SOUTH AFRICA: Financial Institutions Eye Public Services|
by Gumisai Mutume, Inter Press Service
March 6th, 2001
Anti-privatisation protestors are expected to descend on the streets of Johannesburg this month as they demand a reversal of the sale of their municipal water supply to French multinational Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux.
|MEXICO: Rocks, Tear Gas at Cancun Protest|
by Traci Carl, Associated Press
February 28th, 2001
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.
|Tanzania: World Bank/IMF Refuse to Cancel Africa's Debt|
February 24th, 2001
The heads of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund told 12 African leaders it would be impossible to cancel the entire debt of the world's poorest nations, as many have asked.
|SWITZERLAND: Police Barricade Davos to Prevent Protests|
by John A. Dillon and Malini Goel, Forum News Daily
January 28th, 2001
The police used water cannons and steel fences to stop protesters on Saturday from getting within a mile of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos.
|Thailand: Premier-Elect for Softening IMF Terms|
Inter Press Service
January 11th, 2001
In his first media interview since his party's landslide win in the Jan. 6 national election, telecommunications tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra also said his government would try to soften the ''tough'' terms imposed on Thailand by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).