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Kenya: Civil Servants Face Job Loss Due to IMF Policies
by John KamauGemini News Service
October 6th, 2000
Betty Kavila is one of the 25,783 civil servants who are to be retrenched in October as a condition set by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to resume lending to Kenya.

Turkey: Swedish Firm Pulls Out of World Bank Dam Project
Environment News Service
September 29th, 2000
One of the leading partners in a controversial hydroelectric dam project in southeastern Turkey pulled out of the scheme this week.

Czech Republic: Protesters March on IMF Meeting
September 26th, 2000
Some 5,000 demonstrators marched towards Prague's Congress Centre on Tuesday in a bid to besiege the annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings.

Czech Republic: Festive Demonstrations in Prague
Agence France Presse
September 26th, 2000
The front line was a scene of confrontation, with riot police three-deep stopping protesters, occasionally by leaking tear gas in their direction and by truncheon blows, from advancing toward the Congress Center on the other side of the several-hundred-meter(-yard)-long bridge, where delegates from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their annual plenary meeting.

USA: Protesters Disrupt Morning Rush in Washington DC
Washington Post
September 26th, 2000
Police arrested 32 protesters who sat down and linked arms to obstruct the 1900 block of L Street NW during rush hour this morning. The demonstrators were part of a group of 200 who marched and chanted for "global justice" and for the rights of local parking attendants to join a union.

Czech Republic: Protestors Demand More Action on Debt Relief
September 25th, 2000
International debt relief campaigners took to the streets of Prague on Sunday angrily demanding that the world's creditors finally make good on promises to write off large swathes of poor countries' debts.

Czech Republic: Havel Brings IMF/WB Face-To-Face with Critics
September 24th, 2000
Czech President Vaclav Havel brought leaders of the IMF and the World Bank together with their critics on Saturday in the hope dialogue would replace demonstrations as the keynote of this week's gatherings.

WORLD: NGOs Tell World Bank "Don't Hijack the Internet"
by Gumisai MutumeInter Press Service
September 21st, 2000
Non-governmental organisations and academics are alarmed over the Global Gateway, a portal website project which the Bank says will be the ''the premier web entry point for information about poverty and sustainable development'' but which the NGOs say is flawed and non-participatory.

Czech Republic: Prague Prepares for Anti-Globalization Protests
UN Wire
September 5th, 2000
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank will hold their annual meeting in Prague next month, attracting nearly 18,000 officials, private bankers and journalists, as well as 20,000-40,000 protesters.

USA: Alternative Summit Meetings Examine Globalization
by Grant McCoolReuters
September 5th, 2000
Activists, businessmen and government leaders met on Tuesday in the shadow of the U.N. Millennium Summit, agonizing over the future of economic globalization following the disruption of the WTO in Seattle and how to narrow the widening gap between rich and poor.

India: Outcry at Police Action Against Dam Protestors
by Danielle KnightInter Press Service
August 24th, 2000
Human rights and environmental groups are condemning state police in India for preventing about 500 people from attending a public hearing on a controversial dam planned for the Narmada river.

Brazil: Grassroots Referendum on Foreign Debt
by Axel BuggeReuters
August 23rd, 2000
Worries by Brazil's government over plans by a grassroots movement to hold a plebiscite on the country's huge debt costs gathered steam this week as the vote aiming to force attention on deep social inequalities approached.

India: World Bank Admits Failure of Coal Project
UN Wire
August 14th, 2000
According to the report, thousands of villagers in eastern and central India received no compensation after state-owned Coal India used a $530 million loan from the World Bank in 1997 to raze their homes in a coal mine modernization scheme. Although resettling, compensating and retraining farmers as entrepreneurs was part of the loan deal, Coal India had no experience in these activities and was unable to carry them out.

Czech Republic: IMF Prepares for Prague Demonstrations
Associated Press
July 31st, 2000
The director of the International Monetary Fund said Monday he is confident that authorities in Prague are ready to handle possible riots during the IMF and World Bank meeting that will be held in the Czech capital in September.

USA: Bolivia Makes the Style Page; Anti-Corporate Protests Ignored
by Gregory PalastWashington Post
July 26th, 2000
In April, five people were shot dead in Bolivia, a military policeman was lynched and the president declared a state of siege following a general strike that shut down much of the nation. At the end of it all, for the first time in a decade anywhere in the world, American and British corporate giants, the targets of the protest, were booted out of the Andean nation, a stunning reversal of the march of globalization.

South Africa: IMF Can Only Bring Misery
by Trevor Ngwane and George DorThe Sowetan
July 12th, 2000
Last Friday, Horst Koehler, newly-appointed head of the International Monetary Fund, received a hostile response from the anti-privatisation forum, Jubilee 2000, the campaign against neoliberalism and the South African Communist Party.

USA: World Bank Out of Chinese Resettlement Project
by Gumisai MutumeInter Press Service
July 7th, 2000
WASHINGTON -- The World Bank has caved in to pressure from one of the biggest anti-World Bank campaigns by non-governmental organisations forcing China to use its own funds to resettle farmers on Tibetan territory.

USA: Environmentalists Question Uganda Dam Project
by Danielle KnightInter Press Service
June 22nd, 2000
WASHINGTON -- World Bank funding should not go toward building a large hydroelectric dam in Uganda when smaller scale renewable energy, like wind and solar, would more likely benefit the East African nation's rural poor, according to environmental groups here.

USA: Activists Target IMF Meeting
by John MadeleyThe Observer (London)
April 9th, 2000
Their target in Washington is the spring meetings of the Bank and International Monetary Fund, which begin next Sunday. The protest campaign against the sister institutions begins tomorrow with the launch an international campaign to persuade corporate investors not to buy World Bank bonds.

USA: Where Was the Color at A16 in DC?
by Colin RajahColorLines
April 1st, 2000
After Seattle, the movement set its sights on mobilizing for the annual Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. this past April 16. Known as A16, these actions were also hugely successful.

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