Skip to comments.Stop the World Economic Forum! [BARF ALERT]
Posted on 01/31/2002 12:16:21 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative
STOP THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM!
REBUILD NEW YORK, REBUILD THE WORLD
FOR PEOPLE NOT PROFIT!
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Protest the World Economic Forum in NYC, January 31-February 4, 2002
The World Economic Forum is an annual gathering of the world's richest and most powerful CEO's and politicians. This year it is meeting in New York City. In its mission statement, the WEF claims that it is committed to "improving the state of the world" In reality, they have come to make their plans to increase mass layoffs, to slash education and health services, to reduce wages and working conditions, to degrade the environment, to wage war on civilians and to assault the civil rights of all who dare to oppose them.
This year the WEF says their meeting will focus on finding ways to "reverse the global economic downturn, eradicate poverty, promote security and enhance cultural understanding." Translation: They'll be looking to rescue failing corporate giants, exploit working people, clamp down on dissent, and puree the diverse communities of our world into a single, American-style consumer culture.
It is obscene that Pataki and Giuliani are shelling out millions of dollars for the WEF at the same time they plan drastic cutbacks to public services. It's an insult to the community solidarity New Yorkers showed in the wake of Sept.11.
The WEF is in for a surprise: The movement for global justice is alive and well and growing, and ready to stand in the way of their five-day corporate cocktail party! We call on anti-globalization, student, immigrant, community and union organizations and all working people to join with us to protest the World Economic Forum and to pose our positive alternative to their destructive plans. WE DEMAND:
DUMP THE DEBT
Wipe out the debt that is strangling the world economy. Cancel international, municipal and personal debt. Human needs come first.
REBUILD NEW YORK, REBUILD THE WORLD
Take the money that now goes to pay the debt, fuel the military and bloat the rich, and use it to fund democratically-controlled projects to build the housing, schools, hospitals and transportation needed in New York and in every nation of the world. This will create tens of millions of jobs and wipe out unemployment.
STOP DESTROYING THE EARTH
Corporate greed is destroying species, deforesting whole nations and wasting resources at a pace unseen in human history. In their place we get growing deserts, pollution, new strains of disease, and Frankenfoods. Restore the environment!
STOP FUELING TERRORISM, STOP THE WAR MACHINE
Terror networks like al-Qaeda were built by the US government and its allies. US terrorist training camps like the School of the Americas are in full operation and they continue to create new networks of terror. Stop all arms production and supplies, stop all military aid and action. Stop the cycle of terror.
NO APARTHEID FOR IMMIGRANTS! HANDS OFF OUR CIVIL RIGHTS!
An attack on the civil rights of immigrants is an attack on the civil rights of us all. No Military Tribunals! No racial profiling! Free all the detainees! General amnesty for all immigrants! We need our rights if we are to fight for a new world free from the tyranny of corporate greed.
We're calling for five days of mass rallies, of creative, passionate, and diverse actions against the WEF. Join us in building a coalition that's as diverse as New York City itself. ALL are welcome as we tell the "Masters of the Universe" that they don't have the answers to our problems. Join us in the streets as we visualize solutions that build a better world where the people are in control. Your ideas, your bodies, and your creative energy are all needed!
JOIN US FOR MASS PROTESTS AGAINST THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM!
2600, New York City
Activism Center at Wetlands Preserve (NY)
Activist San Diego (CA)
ACT UP, NY
Amadou Diallo African Education and Mobilization Center
American Socialist Foundation
Amnesty International, Manhattanville College
AnakBayan (Sons and Daughters of the People), Bay Area
Animal Defense League, Long Island
Animal Rights New Jersey
Another World is Possible Coalition (Princeton University)
Anti-Capitalist Convergence, NYC
Anti-Capitalist Convergence, Philippines
Anti-WEF Coordination Salzburg (Austria)
Attac Bern (Berne, Switzerland)
Austin Democracy Coalition
Bergen Action Network (New Jersey)
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
Block by Block (Harlem, NYC)
Campaign for Labor Rights
Cascadia Media Collective
Chicago Revolutionary Artists for Fair Trade (CRAFT)
Climate Action NOW! (Redway, California)
Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants (NYC)
College Voice (Staten Island)
Committee Against U$ Empire (St. Louis, USA)
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), NYC
Critical Resistance East
Cuve Collective (Belgium)
Democratic Socialists of America, NYC
Detournement! (Greenville, SC)
Direct Action Network, Mid Hudson
Direct Action Network, NYC
Entidad Natural Latinoamericana de Cooperacion Estrategica (El Salvador)
Environmental Club of Queens College
Filipino Workers' Association (FWA), San Francisco
Filipino Workers' Center
First Quarter Storm Movement (FQSM), Northern California
Food Not Bombs, Hoboken (NJ)
Food Not Bombs, Manhattan
Food Not Bombs, New Brunswick (NJ)
Free Burma Coalition
G7 Welcoming Committee
Global Pastry Uprising
Haitian Coalition for Justice
Hampshire Direct Action Group (Massachusetts)
Industrial Workers of the World, Madison (Wisconsin)
Industrial Workers of the World, NYC
International Socialist Organization (ISO)
Les Ami De La WEF (Switzerland)
Love and Resistance (Providence, Rhode Island)
Make the Road by Walking (Brooklyn, NY)
Mexico Solidarity Network
Miami University Students for Peace and Justice (OH)
Moblization for Global Justice
Modern Times Collective/Freespace of Long Island
New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)
New York Committees of Correspondence
New Yorkers Say No to War
NYC AIDS Housing Network
Oregon Peace Works
Palestine National Alliance
Philippine Information Network Services (PINS) (California)
PickAxe Productions (Eugene, OR)
Prolibertad Freedom Campaign
Progressive Student Alliance, Rowan University
Progressive Student Alliance, The College of New Jersey
Progressive Youth League (NYC)
Purchase Student Active Collective (PSAC)
Reclaim the Streets, NY
RedRiver Cooperative Homeschool
Refuse and Resist
Religioes-Sozialistische Vereinigung (Zurich, Switzerland)
Roundhouse Collective (Baltimore, Maryland)
Save the Redwoods/Boycott the Gap Campaign
School of the Americas Watch
School of the Americas Watch/NE (Philadelphia)
Scoop Media (New Zealand)
Socialist Party of New York City
Student Committee Against Labor Exploitation
Students Against Sweatshops, Toronto
Students for Global Justice (New York)
Student Social Action Coalition (NYC)
Towson Action Group
Union of New York Free Youth
Valley Anarchist Organization (MA)
Voices Organized In Democracy (Trinity College)
Westchester Peoples Action Coalition
World Peace 911
Women On a Mission to Educate Nubians (W.O.M.E.N.)
Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) (NYC)
Women's Environment & Development Organization
Womens Intl League for Peace and Freedom, Metro (NYC)
Workers Democracy Network
WTHS Amnesty International (Warminster, Pennsylvania)
Zapatista Block Collective
And just WTF is Phun Phactory? Anyone have any idea -- other than some wackos in desperate need of remedial reading?
Dear Leftist: The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, mainland China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba. What do all these have in common? They all "rebuilt" themselves for "people" not "profit." And their people have been the most poverty-ridden, miserable and forlorn in Earth's history.
Do you get it yet?