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Demands To Be Delivered To World Bank And IMF

Mobilization for Global Justice

PRESS ADVISORY

Contacts: Matt Smucker (cell) 202-903-7257, Celia Alario (cell) 415-296-0333; Stacy Malkan (cell) 202-321-6963

DEMANDS TO BE DELIVERED TO WORLD BANK AND INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Who: Mobilization for Global Justice

What: Press Conference

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 -- 10 A.M.

Where: National Press Building, Murrow Room (13th Floor)

The Mobilization for Global Justice - a broad coalition of social justice, environmental, labor, human rights and student groups and activists organizing massive demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month - will unveil four demands that, if implemented, would create a more just global economy that elevates human need over corporate greed .

Speakers will explain how the current policies of the World Bank and IMF - devised by the richest countries for the benefit of multinational corporations - are decimating communities, destroying ecosystems and increasing poverty at an alarming rate.

This event marks the one-month countdown to Global Justice Week, a series of demonstrations and educational events in Washington DC that are timed to coincide with the annual Fall Meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

To arrange interviews with organizers, experts, activists and others, contact: Matthew Smucker, 202/903-7257; Celia Alario, 415/296-0333, Stacy Malkan, 202/321-6963

For more information: http://www.globalizethis.org

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