International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Close the IMF, Abolish Debt and End Development: A Class Analysis of the International Debt Crisis
Cleaver, Harry
Article
1996
The struggle for repudiation of the debt must be organized internationally and demand not only the collective refusal of debt but cooperation in developing policies to cope with possible reprisals an...
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance: A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis
Book
1985
Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada an...
The Debt Trap : The International Monetary Fund and the Third World
Payer, Cheryl
Book
Details the history of the first thirty years of the system of aid and credit in which the IMF is the keystone.
Decolonization and Empire: Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond
Saul, John
Book
2008
John Saul scrutinizes the subjects of empire and the new neocolonialist states of Southern Africa funded by the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Bank. The gap between ri...
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
Bello, Walden
Book
2005
Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Europe's Leaders Visit Athens to Celebrate Their Failure
Fotiadis, Apostolis
Article
2014
The start of Greece's six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the r...
Europe's Moment of Truth
Patnaik, Prabhat
Article
2015
Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras' acceptance of an "austerity package" on July 13, which contained measures rejected by the Greek people in a referendum barely a week before, represents not just an abject...
50 Years of Bretton Woods Institutions: Enough
Kothari, Smitu; Pratap, Vijah; Visvanathan, Shiv
Book
1994
This is an analysis of the IMF and World Bank's policies since its inception 50 years ago, and resistance campaigns towards them.
Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
Peries, Sharmini; Hudson, Michael
Article
2017
An interview with economist Michael Hudson, who argues that the International Monetary Fund provided loans to Greece with the deliberate intention that the country be forced to go into default and be ...
Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Book
2001
Documents the new forces of resistance and invitates readers to join the struggle for alternatives.
Greece again Can Save the West
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2015
The 'Greek crisis' is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Book
1998
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
The IMF and the Debt Crisis: The Third World's Dilemma
Korner, Peter; Maass. Gero; Siebold, Thomas; Tetzlaff, Rainer
Book
A well-documented, up-to-date and readable account of the Third World's debt crisis, the IMF's new role in prescribing domestic economic policies on a more or less permanent basis, and the destruction...
The IMF and Ghana: The Confidential Record
Hutchful, Eboe (ed.)
Book
1989
This book offers a carefully organized selection of documents of a type which are rarely published for public scrutiny, including IMF and World Bank reports, minutes of debt rescheduling conferences, ...
IMF World Bank More World Less Bank: New Internationalist March 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and what they have done.
The IMF's Imperial "Reform"
Article
1998
The International Monetary Fund bailout of Korea could not be more of a misnomer. The IMF program aims to bail out not Korea, but the U.S., European and Japanese banks that made bad loans to Korean ca...
Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
Manoeuvres from above, movements from below: Greece under Tsipras
Jenkins, Gareth; Karayianni, Despina
Article
2015
The Syriza left is at a crossroads. For all the belief that Syriza is a different kind of party, one that transcends the division between reform and revolution and therefore should be the home for the...
The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa
Saul, John S.
Book
2005
An indispensable guide to understanding how the resources of that era can be used to contribute to real liberation for the region and for the continent of Africa as a whole.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
The People vs. Global Capital: The G-7, NTCs, SAPs, and Human Rights
Book
1994
This book includes testimony presented to the Tribunal, the text of the Tribunal's indictment, and proposals for follow-up to the event.
Post-Modernism Meets the IMF: The Case of Poland
Goldner, Loren
Article
1990
The historical experience of Stalinism has delayed by decades, perhaps generations, the maturation of the historical project, first elaborated by Marx, of a positive supercession of the formal j...
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa
Lewis, Stephen
Book
2005
This book is a compilation of the 2005 Massey Lectures on the topic of the Millennium Development Goals, with a special focus on AIDS in Africa. Lewis' lectures are personal and passionate in their d...
Recolonization or Liberation: The Bonds of Structural Adjustment and Struggles for Emancipation
Book
1990
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, structural adjustment is the goal of the economic and social programs which they impose upon indebted Third World governments. Th...
The Silent Revolution in Africa: Debt, Development and Democracy
Cheru, Fantu
Book
1990
Cheru ascribes the crisis in Africa to its origins as export-led development rather than the natural factors such as drought and famine. He praises the evolution of ordinary Africans opting out of the...
Slamming the World Bank and IMF
Wiseman, Robert
Article
Activists and NGOs converge on Washington. to protest the World Bank and IMF.
The Socialist Register 1980: Volume 17: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press - September 1977: Volume V Number 7
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Tearing Down the Seven Pillars of Neoliberalism: Manifesto 2007
Attac France
Article
2007
With the beginning of the 1980s, we entered a new era of capitalism, the era of neoliberalism. This project systematically destroys all political, social and ecological restrictions for the activity o...
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
Who do we try to rescue today?: Canada under corporate rule
Finn, Ed
Book
2000
A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
Why Greece Doesn't Matter: We have to stop talking about Greece. What must emerge from the calamity of SYRIZA-ANEL is a renewed call for democracy
Lazarou, Athanasios
Article
2015
Change in Greece will not come from short-term strategies and tactics of seeking power, but from a long process of coordinated and planned immanent critiques. This political organization will not aim ...
World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
CorpWatch
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as wel...
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS brings together churches and religious organziations to respond to issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join faith with action for social transformation.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
North-South Institute/L'Institut Nord-Sud
Provides policy-relevant research on the North-South issues of relations between industrialized and developing countries, in particular monitoring Canada's foreign policy role and its relations with t...

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CorpWatch
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe, and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as well as with others fighting for...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 185 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic...

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IMF policies contributed to the Ebola outbreak, weak response to it
2014
Policies advocated by the IMF have contributed to underfunded, insufficiently staffed, and poorly prepared health systems in the countries with Ebola outbreaks.

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International Forum on Globalization
Website
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.