rn: Prague in September!


Jan Slakov

Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:22:32 -0700
From: Sid Shniad <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Initiative Against Economic Globalization - Prague 2000

From: •••@••.•••
Subject: Fw: INPEG Prague 2000 - Call For Help
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 10:34:28 +0100

Please spread this call worldwide

Initiative Against Economic Globalization - Prague 2000
Join the campaign against IMF/WB summit in Prague, September 25-28, 2000.
We need your support for the continuing struggle for global justice!!!
     Some 20,000 representatives of global capital (world bankers, 
economists and financiers) are expected to come to Prague in September to 
attend the 55th annual summit of the International Monetary Fund and the 
World Bank Group. This prestigious meeting of the world economic elite, the 
first of its kind in the Central and Eastern Europe, will definitely be of a 
great importance. The delegates will meet to propose a scheme of further 
liberalization of the world economy by defining new loan priorities and 
structural adjustment conditions. 

      The events in Seattle at the WTO meeting last November showed that a 
huge wave of global resistance is rising against the expanding power of 
global capital. The IMF/WB summit in Prague will be our next big opportunity 
to express our demands for global justice.

The Initiative Against Economic Globalization (INPEG) is a loose coalition 
of various Czech environmental, human rights and autonomist/anarchist 
groups, organizations and individuals who are ready to stand up critically 
against the summit of the world financial oligarchy. INPEG has been meeting 
regularly in Prague since last summer. It has planned a series of campaigns 
that will culminate in ten days of activities starting on September 20. 
Non-violent demonstrations, info campaigns, and the Festival of Art and 
Resistance includinga counter-summit will be the main resistance activities 
in the mentioned period. 
    We will be exposing the links between the IMF/WB, the WTO and 
transnational corporations and the ways how they work to maximize private 
profits and limit the power of people to protect the environment, determine 
their economic destiny, and safeguard their human rights. They are also 
directly responsible for the third world debt. Even their debt relief  
policy continues under the harsh conditions of the IMF Structural Adjustment 
Programmes, and thus makes just one step forward and two steps backward. Our 
goal is to give the proper name to what the policies of the IMF/WB really 
cause in the South as well as in the Central and Eastern Europe. We will be 
demanding an immediate suspension of these practices leading to 
environmental destruction, growing social inequality and poverty and 
curtailing of people&rsquo;s rights. We will be demonstrating our solidarity 
with the global resistance movement. 
Your support is needed, indeed!!! 
     The support, both moral and material, for the September actions in 
Prague, should come from all around the world. Of course, financial 
contribution is crucial, especially in the CE Europe, where financial 
sources as well as the movement itself are not so developed as was for 
example the case with Seattle. That is why we are issuing this urgent 
appeal. Let us know if you can help us in our common struggle.
       Please tell us whether you are planning to or campaigning already 
        against the Prague IMF/WB summit. 
       Can you bring any people to Prague? How many?
       Can you organize workshops or bring own materials to spread in Prague?
       Can you bring mobile sound systems and other stuff useful for street 
       Can you contact street artists, music bands, etc. to come to Prague 
        to the art/activism festival? 
       Can you contact renowned personalities either to take part in the 
        counter-summit or to publicly express support?
       Are you planning to organize any other activities related to our 
       Are you planning to run a parallel campaign in your country?
       Can you propagate the anti-IMF/WB activities in Prague in both 
        alternative and mainstream  media?

    Financial contribution is the crucial thing!!! Please donate as much as 
you can for success in September. 
   Can you pay for specific services (e.g. communications equipment, 
printing, etc.)?
   Can you a contribute a direct donation?
   Can you organize benefit concerts, techno parties, collections or 
fundraising for the Prague campaign?
    We can offer accommodation for almost no money in Prague.
    If you want more information on the counter-summit or other actions in 
Prague, accommodation facilities or on INPEG and the Czech resistance 
movement, visit our webpages on http://imf2000.webjump.com or contact us on 
our email:                 

Please contribute financial donations on this account: 

Cs.Armady 35
160 00,  Prague 6
Czech Republic, Europe
account number: 163 775 396/5100
swift code: INBACZPP

Global solidarity against global capital !!! 

Initiative Against Economic Globalization &ndash; Prague 2000

Zeme predevsim!  -  (Earth First! Prague)
PO  BOX    237
160 41   Praha 6
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