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Mobilization for Global Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 21, 2004
8:25 AM
CONTACT:  Mobilization for Global Justice
David Levy (202)288-2283
Soren Ambrose (202)285-5836
Herb Ettel (202)291-2258
 
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WASHINGTON - April 21 -

WEDS. APRIL 21

Noon-2 pm: Unhappy Birthday Party for IMF/World Bank WB Headquarters, 18th, H & Penn. NW (Murrow Park).SPONSORS: Jubilee USA, 50 Years is Enough Network, Africa Action, Religious Working Group; www.jubileeusa.org 202-421-1023

5-6:30 pm : Debate between IMF/World Bank and civil society: New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, 1313 NY Ave. PANELISTS: Njoki Njoroge Njehu, Director, 50 Years Is Enough Network; Ricardo Navarro, Chairman of Friends of the Earth International and Director of CESTA/Friends of the Earth-El Salvador International; Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist of the World Bank's Human Development Network, and Editor of the World Bank Research Observer; plus one representative from the International Monetary Fund (participation confirmed but participant not yet determined as of 4/16/04). 50 Years Is Enough Network, 202/463-2265, www.50years.org

THURS. APRIL 22:

EARTH DAY! 9:00-12:30 pm: Teach-in on the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) St. Stephen's Church, 16th and Newton Streets NW. Mvuselelo Ngcoya, Center for Economic Justice, 202-393-6665, www.econjustice.net

NOON: Earth Day Press Conference on Genetically Engineered Trees, the World Bank and Global Warming At National Press Club. Global Justice Ecology Project, Sierra Club and 7 other NGOs. Call 802-578-0477 (mobile)

4-6 pm: Cry of the People, Cry of the Earth, Will the World Bank Respond? 18th, H, and Penn NW (Murrow Park). Call Religious Working Group on the WB and IMF. Marie Dennis, 202-832-1780, www.sndden.org/rwg/index.htm

7:30 pm: Resisting Market Fundamentalism: Retirement Planning for the IMF & World Bank at 60 (50 Years is Enough Network conference; Open to the Public) National Memorial Baptist Church, 1501 Columbia Road, N.W. at 16th Street: 50 Years Is Enough Network, 202-463-2265 - www.50years.org.

FRI. APRIL 23:

8:30 am 10:30 pm: Resisting Market Fundamentalism, continues. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church 1313 New York Avenue N.W. 50 Years Is Enough Network.

Mid-day: DIRECT ACTION/Street Theater. Updates at www.globalizethis.org.

SAT. APRIL 24:

Noon-5 pm: Cacerolazo, Rally, March for Global Justice! Franklin Square 14th & K Sts. NW A Cacerolazo is an Argentinean from of protest where people bang pots, pans, and drums, ring bells, and blow whistles. The march returns to Franklin Square for a Festival of Resistance: games, music, poetry, spoken word and soapbox speak out. Food provided by Food Not Bombs. MGJ, 202-588-1529 www.globalizethis.org.

710 pm: 10th Anniversary Celebration of the 50 Years Is Enough! Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW (just south of Euclid St.). 202-463-2265, www.50years.org

SUN. 25 APRIL 25,:

March for Women's Lives: 10 a.m. on the National Mall, between 3rd & 4th Sts. N.W. MGJ sponsors the global justice contingent: www.globalizethis.org

The Mobilization for Global Justice is a Washington, DC based organization of groups and individuals focused on the growing problem of corporate globalization in today's world. It sponsors educational events, rallies and demonstrations that serve to highlight the harmful neo-liberal economic policies carried out by unaccountable, undemocratic international financial institutions.

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