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Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 08:57:05 +0100 (BST)
From: Jo Makepeace (
Subject: SchNEWS 258, Friday 5th May 2000

IMF Prague meet 26 September 2000

Wondering where to go after Mayday? Go to Prague! The meeting of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank in Prague this September is the next mobilisation against global capitalism. Large protests are planned, with groups already coordinating internationally and continuing the movementís ethos of 'our resistance shall be as transnational as capital'. As resistance grows so do the fears of the authorities, with Czech police announcing that any demonstrations will be banned, along with streets being evacuated, schools closed and the 20,000 delegates being given a 'protective ring' of 11,000 police.

Since joining the ranks of the IMF/World Bank in 1990, the Czech republic have been feeling the unpleasant repercussions. The Czech group Initiative Against Economic Globalisation spoke of the 'inaccessibility of health care and education, sharp increases in living costs, job-reductions, unemployment, the destruction of local eco-systems and the curtailment of union rights'.

UK group, September 26 collective, are organising action and held a two day conference in London last weekend focusing on the effects of globalisation and strategies for resistance.

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