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EU: Anti-Globalization Movement Prepares for Genoa Summit
Agence France Presse
July 11th, 2001
Nine days ahead of this month's G8 summit in the Italian city of Genoa, an ever-developing anti-globalization movement prepares to make its presence felt.

Turkey: Markets Fall on IMF Standoff
by Ben HollandAssociated 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 BauaiIndyMedia (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 MachipisaInter 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
Associated Press
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 StanleyNew 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 McGrealThe 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 GamelAssociated 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
Associated Press
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
Reuters
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 ShokoPanafrican 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''.

Africa: World Bank Study Says Forcing Unpopular Reforms is Ineffective
by Gumisai MutumeInter Press Service
March 27th, 2001
Aid cannot buy economic reforms the World Bank concedes in a new study on Africa which shows that imposing conditions to force developing countries to adopt unpopular reforms has in many cases been ineffective.

Nigeria: Workers Buck IMF
by William WallisFinancial 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 MartinezAgence 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 CoalitionWashington 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 MutumeInter 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 CarlAssociated 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
Associated Press
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 GoelForum 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).

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