info bcn2001 | 27.04.2001 18:05
in order to inform and coordinate on a european level
On June 25th-27th the World Bank will be holding its Annual conference on Economic Development in
Barcelona (Catalonia-Spain)... and we want to give them a welcome.
Following the example of Seattle, Melbourne, Prague, and so many others, we're organizing the
'Campaign against the World Bank - Barcelona 2001':
'A DIFFERENT WORLD IS POSSIBLE - GLOBALIZE RESISTANCES AND SOLIDARITY'
And we would like to invite you to join us for the counter-conference, the demonstations and the people's
trial against the institution.
This is what we're thinking of doing:
June 16th-21st: de-centralized activities on a local level, emphasizing the role of the European Union in the
globalisation process (EU reps will be meeting in Gothenburg on the 16th).
June 22nd and 23rd: Counter-conference with several workshops around 7 main areas: ecology and food
and agriculture, social and workers' rights, militarisation and peace, immigration, globalisation and women,
globalisation and development.
Night of June 23rd: concert coinciding with la fiesta de St. Joan, a
traditional night of magic and fire.
June 24th: Mass united demonstration.
June 25th: Street party, civil desobedience and coordinated non-violent activities.
June 26-27th: De-centralized activities organized by affinity groups.
June 27th: The World Bank on trial.
We fully support the protests to be held in Genoa against the G-8 meeting in July and would urge you to
contact the activists preparing these in Italy.
Nevertheless, after the successful battle against the World Bank in Prague, we feel it is essential to keep up
the pressure against this institution. We must deepen the crisis of legitimacy that this and other institutions
of global capital are experiencing with the aim of spreading the crisis to the heart of the multinationals
themselves. Furthermore, in the process we aim to strengthen the anti-capitalist movement in this country.
The campaign is receiving a big response here and we are expecting a repeat of the mass protests we have
seen in Seattle, Melbourne, Praga, Nice, etc.
We're organizing an international meeting on May 12th and 13th in Barcelona in order to inform and
coordinate on a european level.
If you would like to join us in this or to know anything about the Campaign, contact us as soon as possible
through our new mailing list in English:
through this list, we will send infos about the process.
and if you have any concret questions you could contact us to firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll arrange accomodation for all those who want to come.
www.rosadefoc.org will be the new web of the campaign in a few days.
Use this opportunity to build resistance wherever you are and keep up the fight!
Campanya Contra el Banc Mundial- Barcelona 2001
Campaign against the World Bank - Barcelona 2001