Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/169/7891

From The Socialist newspaper, 4 August 2000

Protest against capitalist IMF

THOUSANDS OF people will be converging on Prague to protest against the meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) taking place there between 27-28 September.

Rob Crowhurst

The IMF is a major global capitalist institution. It exists to help profit-hungry multinational companies exploit the world's people and resources. It does this by imposing 'Structural Adjustment Programmes' on the countries of the ex-colonial world and eastern Europe.

This means blackmailing these countries into opening up their economies to Western banks and corporations.

The brutal neo-liberal policies of privatisation and of labour deregulation that the IMF forces on these countries does nothing to help ordinary people as the capitalists cynically claim. In fact it means the opposite, ie, mass poverty, unemployment, disease, wars and massive environmental destruction.

The recent G8 summit in Japan, highlights the fact that the world's financial institutions, backed up by their governments, are incapable of solving the problems caused by capitalism. Claims of halving the number of people living in poverty, speeding up debt relief and tackling Aids, etc, are just empty gestures to try and quell the anger of protesters.

Similar statements were made at last year's summit in Cologne. To date little or nothing has happened. Only nine of the 25 countries scheduled for debt relief have received any.

The US, who promised $600 million, hasn't delivered a cent and the EU and Japan have used this as an excuse to delay their own contributions .

Over the last year anti-capitalist demonstrations have taken place around the world including London, Seattle and Washington. More and more people are questioning the role of these parasitic institutions as well as capitalism itself .

The Socialist Party and its sister organisations in the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) in Europe will be mobilising for the demonstration in Prague. Come along and join us.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 4 August 2000:

Fight For a Living Wage

Peugeot workers "pushed too far": No choice but to fight back

Defend Glenn Kelly

Leicester beats fascist threat

Capitalism's chaos and the socialist alternative

Protest against capitalist IMF


 

Home   |   The Socialist 4 August 2000   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Capitalist:

triangle90 feared dead after migrant boat capsizes

triangleCapitalists fear for their system at Davos

triangleTory infighting escalates - workers' action can oust them

triangleTurn Carillion crisis into movement against privatisation and capitalism

triangleSocialist sales highest in years as mistrust in capitalist media hits record levels

Protest:

triangleBradford protests against kids' service cuts

triangleProtesters denounce oppressive Sri Lankan regime

triangleLeicester NHS protest

triangleMerseyrail protest

IMF:

triangleZimbabwe: Mugabe gone - but his regime remains in power

triangleIMF helps cause inequality it slams

triangleCapitalism and human progress

Capitalism:

triangleCapitalism v cricket

triangleBirmingham South East Socialist Party: Football under capitalism

Debt:

triangleLecturers strike around country in defence of pensions

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

22/2/18

UCU

Lecturers strike around country in defence of pensions

21/2/18

Strike

German engineering strike puts shorter week on agenda - but could have won more

21/2/18

Cardiff

Cardiff Refugee Rights gig success

21/2/18

Nottingham

Nottingham hospital black alert

21/2/18

East Midlands

Lively discussion at East Midlands Socialist Party conference

21/2/18

West Midlands

Tremendous determination on show at West Midlands conference

21/2/18

Wales

Successful Socialist Party Wales conference sets tone for the year ahead

21/2/18

Bradford

Bradford protests against kids' service cuts

21/2/18

May Day

May Day, May Day! Celebrate solidarity!

21/2/18

Kirklees

Labour councillors push through savage cuts in Kirklees budget

21/2/18

Salford

Save Salford nurseries!

21/2/18

Caerphilly

Victory: Pontllanfraith leisure centre saved

21/2/18

Council

Northants council crisis - protesters demand an end to cuts and privatisation

21/2/18

Leicester

Leicester Uni makes Tory fee tripler David Willetts chancellor - sack Willetts!

21/2/18

UCU

Bosses divided - university pension strikes can win!

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0191 421 6230

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999