Globalization/Anti-globalization

IMF Gold Reserves Can Provide Coronavirus Relief Says Development Group

Washington, DC - As the International Monetary Fund, G20 and world leaders consider urgent actions to confront the economic impacts of the coronavirus, a development group says IMF money is available to prevent crisis and support healthcare."We believe the Fund should take additional, deeper actions to expand debt relief, aid to the poorest countries in the world as well as offer greater relief to the so-called Middle Income Countries," wrote Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte in a letter to the head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva.

Amidst Covid-19 Spread, IMF and World Bank Signal Debt Relief for Poor Countries

Washington, DC -  On Monday the heads of the IMF and World Bank stated support for debt relief for very poor countries as the coronavirus spreads. African Finance Ministers called for suspension of debt payments to free up $44 billion to fight Covid-19. Ecuador's Congress also demanded its government stop paying debt."Countries need to prioritize fighting Covid-19 and billions can be freed up right away by halting debt payments," stated Eric LeCompte who leads the development group Jubilee USA and serves on United Nations debt expert groups.

The Shortwave Report 02/07/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cubahttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr200207.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From RUSSIA- On his progra

Pope Francis and World Leaders Call for Inclusive Economy

Vatican - Pope Francis addressed a small group of Finance Ministers, the head of the IMF and noted economists urging the creation of new global debt and tax policies that can reduce inequality and end poverty."Pope Francis asserts that to live in a world with so much wealth, when there is so much poverty, is sinful," stated Eric LeCompte who leads the religious development group Jubilee USA. LeCompte serves on United Nations finance expert groups.

IMF Chief Warns of Financial Disaster Driven by Inequality

Washington DC - IMF Head Kristalina Georgieva warns of a return of the Great Depression driven by inequality and financial sector instability in a speech delivered at the Peterson Institute of International Economics.

DEDICATION OF THE FRENCH YELLOW VESTS TO THE UPRISEN PEOPLE OF THE WORLD

We, Yellow Vests of All France, speak out to all the peoples in revolt! On the occasion of the first anniversary of our movement on November 16th & 17th, we dedicate our celebration to all the popular risings in the world.A year ago, we, Yellow Vests, rose up for social justice, fiscal justice, ecological justice, direct democracy, freedom and dignity, in order to become masters of our future.A year later, numerous uprisings are taking place everywhere around the world, in Chile, Iraq, Catalonia, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Algeria, Ecuador, Sudan, Colombia, Hait

Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act

Washington DC - The House of Representatives scheduled a vote for 5:15 PM EST on the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). The bill reveals the true owners of "anonymous" shell companies to law enforcement."This legislation helps us stop human traffickers and corrupt public officials and protects development aid,” said Eric LeCompte, a United Nations finance expert and the Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA. LeCompte's organization generated thousands of messages to Congress in support of the bill.

IMF/World Bank 75th anniv Fall Meetings draw climate protesters

On the 18th of October, at least three different groups of protesters descended on the Fall Meetings of the IMF and World Bank. The largest was a climate protest, demanding that the IMF, World Bank, and IFC entirely stop funding coal, oil, and gas.

Video: rally at Murrow Park,march on IFC and IMF entry checkpoint 3 min

Protesters at the IMF's re-entry checkpoint after a looong IMF/World Bank lunch

Protesters march on Brazilian Consulate for Indigenous land, against Bolsonaro's fires

On the 5th of September, protesters gathered at the White House, then marched on the Consulate of Brazil. The march carried mock matchbooks depicting Trump, Bolsonaro, and major agrobusinesses, condemning their role in the ongoing arson of the Amazon rainforest.

HD Video-mock flames and matchbooks lead the march 2 min 29 seconds

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