FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Prague -- A
three-day Counter Summit during the IMF/World
Bank Conference was announced today by INPEG
organizers. Featuring prominent experts and
activists from around the globe, it will offer
lectures and discussions exploring the
devastating impact of World Bank and IMF
day of the Counter Summit will focus on a
different issue at each different location.
Issues will include economic globalization,
ecology, labor, and grassroots organizations.
Counter Summit will take place at three locations
in Prague on Sept 22-24 from 10:00 to 19:00, with
slight variations per location. The locations
House Domovina, Na Maninach 32, Praha 7;
Aero, Biskupcova 31, Praha 3;
House Vltavska, Bubenska 1, Praha 7.
will include Walden Bello, co-director of Focus
on the Global South and widely respected author
of A Siamese Tragedy: Development and
Disintegration in Modern Thailand (1998);
Silvia Federici, expert on IMF-sponsored
structural adjustment in Africa; and Samir Amin,
Egyptian economist and author of many books
including The Age of Globalization.
consider this a forum for exploring how the IMF
and World Bank undercuts democracy, increases
human suffering and destroys the
environment," said Countersummit Organizer