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AUGUST 29, 2002
2:35 PM
CONTACT:  Mobilization for Global Justice
Steve Kretzmann – 202/497-1033
Kate Loewe – 202/276-2871
Madeline Gardner – 202/276-4207
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“Globalization’s Discontents” to Announce Plans to Protest Final Meeting of IMF & World Bank

WASHINGTON - August 29 - Activists for corporate accountability and global justice will hold a press conference on Tuesday September 3rd to describe their plans and discuss the reasons to “quarantine” finance ministers and business executives gathering in Washington at the end of September.

"This will be the last time the IMF and World Bank hold their annual meetings in Washington," said Robert Weissman of the Mobilization for Global Justice. "We will quarantine these carriers of corporate greed to stop them before they improvish, pollute and destroy again."

Remedies for isolating these bodies and rendering them harmless will include non-violent direct actions, demonstrations, teach-ins, vigils, and debates before and during the annual meetings of the Boards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

WHAT: Press Conference by the Mobilization for Global Justice

WHO: Marie Clarke, Jubilee USA Network

Njoki Njoroge Njehu, 50 Years is Enough Network – (returning Sept. 2 from World

Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa)

Patrick Reinsborough, Sustainable Energy & Economy Network

Robert Weissman, Essential Action

. . . and more!

-organizations listed for identification purposes only-

WHEN: 1pm, Tuesday September 3rd

WHERE: Murrow Room, National Press Club – 14th & F Streets, N.W. – Washington, DC


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