Multilateral Banks

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New Internationalist Magazine
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April's big business-led coup in Venezuela failed, where international finance's coup in Argentina in recent months has succeeded. Greg Palast gives us the inside track on two very different power-grabs. Read More
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Special to CorpWatch
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Is the US War on Terrorism in Afghanistan really a war for a natural gas pipeline? Fossil fuel corporations and the World Bank are expressing cautious interest. Activists are concerned. Read More
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Agence France Presse
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Group of Eight leaders launched their long-awaited action plan for Africa, promising a new dawn for the continent, but aid activists said the promises amounted to peanuts. Read More
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OneWorld US
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Sixty-four mainly European nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from some 37 countries are asking international financial institutions (IFIs), like the World Bank, and bilateral export credit agencies (ECAs), including the United States Export-Import Bank, to deny funding for a multi-billion-dollar oil pipeline project to run more than 1,000 miles from the Caspian Sea to Ceyhan, a Turkish port on the Mediterranean. Read More
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International Rivers Network
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The planned Bujagali Dam in Uganda violates five key World Bank policies. This is the conclusion of a confidential new report by the Inspection Panel, the World Bank's investigative body. The Panel report suggests a series of corrective measures to rectify the project's problems. International Rivers Network calls for these measures to be carried out before more funding for the project is approved by the Bank's Executive Board. Read More
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Bullfrog Films
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OLEY, PA -- Who really rules the world now? Is it governments or a handful of huge, multinational companies? The wealth of American car giant Ford is worth more than the economy of South Africa. A handful of hugely rich men, like Bill Gates, have a wealth greater than most of Africa. Is there now an alliance between the superpowers of wealth, politics and military might? THE NEW RULERS OF THE WORLD -- A Special Report by John Pilger takes the viewer behind the hype of the new 'global' economy, where the divisions between rich and poor have never been greater. Read More
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Los Angeles Times
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WASHINGTON -- The White House and Congress are trumpeting their determination to bring economic opportunity to the people of Africa. But first, a few million sub-Saharan farmers will have to suffer. Read More
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Agence France Presse
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KABUL -- World Bank chief James Wolfensohn said Wednesday he had held talks about financing a fuel pipeline to channel massive gas reserves from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to India or Pakistan. Read More
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World Bank Bonds Boycott Campaign
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WASHINGTON (April 18, 2002) -- As the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings approach and protesters prepare demonstrations for April 20-21 in Washington, campaigners today announced growth of the World Bank Bonds Boycott campaign. Read More
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Mobilization for Global Justice
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WASHINGTON, DC -- Global Justice activists are feeling the pinch of their civil liberties at home. After three weeks of review, the DC Metro Police Department belatedly denied a permit for the Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ) to present brief street theater demonstrations and speeches in front the IMF and World Bank headquarters and four downtown corporate offices implicated in the expanding war in Colombia. In a fax to organizers, police indicated that protesters would only be allowed to rally several blocks away from the IMF and World Bank and proceed along a separate route well away from the corporate offices. Read More
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