Peter Bosshard is the Interim Executive Director of International Rivers. He tweets at @PeterBosshard.
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Saturday, October 07, 2006
World Bank Shuts Out Dissident Voices
To the bankers and government officials who descended on the city state for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in September, Singapore may have looked like the perfect model of a globalized consumer society. Tellingly, for the first time, the annual meetings took place inside a giant shopping mall. Corporate logos dominated the venue, shoppers went happily about fulfilling their consumer duties, and the delegates were shrouded in a constant cloud of Muzak.