- Published on Monday, 18 September 2006 04:00
Today in Jakarta farmers leaders from the international peasants' movement La Via Campesina concluded a 3-day conference with other Indonesian social movements denouncing the IMF and WB crimes against humanity and proposing people's alternatives.
<Gus Dur, former president of Indonesia and Walden Bello, executive director of the Bangkok based NGO Focus on the Global South, addressed the conference. Gus Dur said that globalization had entered our lives and that people had to find different ways to deal with this. "You have taken the path of resistance and I respect that", he said to the movements' representatives.
- Published on Thursday, 14 September 2006 19:15
WB’s Annual Meeting of 2006 is due to begin on September 12th in Singapore. It is common understanding among people of the world today, that the WB is the key agency that pushes forward the plans that have resulted in the biggest destruction of the poor people in poor countries. Therefore, on September 14, 2006 people in almost all countries will raise their voices to say “the destructive policies of the WB should be defeated”. It has today become an on going struggle by the poor people of the world to launch such protests and resistance when and wherever the WB, IMF, WTO and the G-8 countries meet to plan and carry out their agenda of Globalisation. This has become an essential aspect of the struggle for freedom and sovereignty .
Sri Lanka has been intensely subject to these destructive dictates of the WB for nearly three decades. Even when people elect Governments that promise policies that are relatively people friendly, these Governments, these governments begin to obey policies that are imposed upon them or dictated by the WB, IMF, ADB and other financial institutions after being elected. Thus, the promised policies are not carried out. The experiences of the last decade have amply proved this phenomenon. It has become the reality even today.
- Published on Tuesday, 05 September 2006 03:42
- Published on Saturday, 02 September 2006 04:25
Protesters blocked the gates to the building for an hour until the Delhi Police came to the rescue of the ADB staff.