World Bank

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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.
Corruption: Can the rot be stopped?: New Internationalist December 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look at the people standing up to challenge corruption and make a difference.
The Creation of World Poverty
Hayter, Teresa
Book
1981
Hayter challenges the assumption that the West is 'helping' the rest of the world to develop. Far from rescuing the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America from their supposed backwardness, the ri...
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...
Development debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines
Bello, Walden; Elinson, Elaine
Book
Reveals the bureaucratic blunders and misguided assumptions behind the World Bank's model for third world development, a model that serves the interests of the US and the multinational corporations.
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.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank's Broken Promise to the Poor
ICIJ
Article
2015
The World Bank pledges to "do no harm." But over the past decade it has regularly failed to protect the world's most vulnerable people.
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.
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.
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...
How EC and World Bank Policies Are Destroying Agriculture And The Environment: A European and Third World Perspective
Bond, Jack W
Book
1996
Bond argues that bureaucrats, multinationals and banks lack the compassion and commitement to help farmers, consumers and the enviromment, and emerging nations of the South.
How not to grow a new town
Rush, Elizabeth
Article
2013
For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we'll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came th...
How the World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor
Chavkin, Sasha; Hallman, Ben; Hudson, Michael, Schilis-Gallego, Cecile; Shifflett, Shane
Article
2015
The World Bank has broken its promise. Over the past decade, the bank has regularly failed to enforce its rules, with devastating consequences for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the...
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.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Lessons of an Ambiguous Struggle: Against The Current vol. 88
Mel Rothenberg
Article
2000
The conflict around Congress' granting China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) signals the opening of important new terrain of political struggle. With the background of the two major mass demon...
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.
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Pensions Under Attack: What's behind the push to privatize public pensions
Townson, Monica
Book
2001
Townson discusses the forces behind the drive to privatize public pensions and its impact on the financial security of seniors. In doing so, she traces a history from Pinochet's Chile to Thatcher's Gr...
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
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...
Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank's Kangaroo Court
Guerra, Rene
Article
2015
In anticipation of an imminent ruling from the World Bank's little known investor-state arbitration tribunal that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, a Salva...
Slamming the World Bank and IMF
Wiseman, Robert
Article
Activists and NGOs converge on Washington. to protest the World Bank and IMF.
South Africa Windows on Washington: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
The World Bank! Haai! Is the Devil! Haai haai! This was the chant -- accompanied by that South African activist war-dance, the toyi-toyi -- that my comrades Trevor Ngwane and Molly Dhlamini introduce...
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.
World Bank claims 'sovereign immunity' to escape liability for its crimes against humanity
Dolack, Pete
Article
2017
In arguing against the World Bank's attempt to declare itself a sovereign state that is above the law, Dolack brings attention to the large-scale crimes the World Bank has committed or been involved i...
The World Bank Group's Uncounted
Yeoman
Article
2015
The World Bank has regularly failed to live up to its own policies for protecting people harmed by projects it finances. Over the last decade, projects funded by the World Bank have physically or econ...
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 Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe
Kushner; Langat, Anthony; Chavkin, Sasha; Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
In developing countries around the globe, forest dwellers, poor villagers and other vulnerable populations claim the World Bank -- the planet's oldest and most powerful development lender -- has left ...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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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.
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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Council of Canadians
Website
Promoting economic justicem safeguarding social programs, renewing democratization, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving the environmen...
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.