The big question is whose interests the World Bank really serves. While they spend considerable time and money painting themselves as champions of the poor, the Bank has a battery of practices and policies that suggest a very different truth.
“For anyone to truly shake things up, they would need to alter the logic of the system itself. They would need to change its pattern.” The One Party Planet The good news is that patterns are changing. It is people like you and me who are changing them.
On October 10, 12 countries across the world stepped out to give a message to Bank that the World wanted to it to trash its rankings. The message reached over a million people on social media and was covered by news media online as well.
The land grabbing facilitated by the World Bank in the global south inspired us to try some land grabbing of our own here in London. So on the morning of October 10th, a group of actors, poets, academics and activists descended to Milbank Tower, the World Bank HQ in London...
On October 10, the World Bank met for its Annual General Meeting in Washington DC. We were right outside, not just in DC, but all over the world, condemning and demanding the end of the World Bank’s doing business rankings.
News from Brussels on July 28 and from Washington on July 29 that both the EU and US are stepping up sanctions on Russia have been met with a general “it’s about time” from the world.
Civil society organisations around the world are decrying a leaked draft of the World Bank’s proposed new policies to avoid harmful impacts from the development projects that it finances.
A new report from the Oakland Institute, Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict, exposes how the international financial institutions swooped in on the heels of the political upheaval and are vying to deregulate and throw open Ukraine’s vast agricultural sector to...
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