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Protest the IMF! Critical Mass and March

Date:
Friday, October 19, 2007
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Critical Mass
Organizer/Author:
Lacy MacAuley
Email:
Location Details:
Market St & Montgomery St
Financial District, downtown San Francisco

Friday, Oct 19, 4:00 PM
Critical Mass and March
through the Financial District
Meet @ Market Street & Montgomery Street
Bring your signs, drums, noisemakers, lungs and passion!
Note: No arrests are planned

On October 19 IMF thugs will be meeting in Washington DC. Lively demonstrations will be taking place outside to call for the abolition of the IMF. Let's stand in solidarity with our friends in Washington DC and protest this harmful institution here in San Francisco!

If you have a bicycle, bring it and ride. If not, wear your walking shoes and join us on the march!

What is the IMF? One of the most powerful institutions in the world.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a brutal loan shark. It says it helps countries by lending them money to repay their international bank debt. But before it loans out one cent, the IMF forces countries to get rid of social services like healthcare, education, and public water and electricity, and it instructs countries to get rid of environmental protections. The result is massive instability and millions of poor people being driven into hunger and desperation. Even in countries like Zimbabwe, where out-of-control inflation rates mean widespread food shortages, the IMF has cut off aid and wants the Zimbabwean government not to give its citizens food or other support. Furthermore, after sixty years of furious IMF lending, research has shown that the IMF does not even lead to economic growth. The only ones who truly benefit are the bankers, after the IMF bleeds their money, plus interest, out of the world's poorest countries.

Learn more at http://www.globalizethissf.org.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Oct 10, 2007 4:16PM
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