Right now, millions of people are being thrown off their land because large corporations are being given special rights.The World Bank is driving this destructive trend with its Doing Business rankings, which force countries to compete with each other to do away with things like environmental protections, workers rights and corporation taxes.Sign on to demand the abolition of the rankings.
Join the International Day of Action: World VS Bank
October 10 – In 12 cities!
On October 10th, join arms with us in a global stand for our future. We will turn our furious love on the World Bank; that critical link in the chain between Wall Street and the “developing world”. All over the world, from Dakar to Washington DC, from Mexico City to Delhi, we will be gathering, demonstrating, speaking, writing, exposing.
We will do everything in our considerable power to stand against the World Bank’s insane, suicidal prescription for development that puts the growth of corporate power above all else; that ignores the truth of how the world is fed by ordinary people on small farms, not corporations; and that denies the science of how our fields, our rivers, and even our bodies are being poisoned by industrial farming whose only true beneficiaries are the 1%.
When you show solidarity you bring together the sparks that start a revolution.
The banks, the 1%, the corporations, Wall Street, the global elite have infiltrated once-democratic institutions built by our predecessors’ persistent and thankless organizing. To root them out will require not a single revolutionary moment from the old playbook but a shift of consciousness on the global scale. This is what we are about.
So where do you stand, with the World or with the Bank that corrupts it?
Act. Support. Take a stand.
Locations for October 10 Actions:
Washington, DC – Rally at 4 pm at Rawlins Park, 19th and E St NW featuring Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir and Spoken Word Artist Kymone Freeman.
New York, NY –
Dakar, Senegal – CICODEV
Mexico City, Mexico – #YoSoy132
Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladesh Krishok Federation
Lagos, Nigeria – Home of Mother Earth Foundation
Kinshasa Gombe, DRCongo – Circle for the Protection of the Environment (CEDEN)
JHB, South Africa
Pujehun District, Southern Sierra Leone – The Malen Land Owners and Users Association