CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS CALL ON G20 MINISTERS TO FOCUS ON REAL PROBLEMS
They demand action to cancel debt, control currency speculation and end poverty
The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and finance ministers and central bankers from 19 of the world's most powerful countries met behind closed doors in Montreal, October 24 and 25th, 2000. Created by the Group of Seven industrialized countries in response to recent financial crises in Asia, Russia and Latin America, the Group of Twenty (G20) discussed a narrow range of proposals to reform the international financial system.
The public was not invited, but...
- if you want to learn more about how today's world of rn more about how today's world of international finance increases inequity and corporate control globally,
- if you are interested in a new economic order that works for people and the environment,
- if you want to know how international markets can finance justice, not more injustice,
- if you want to send a message that the economy is too important to be left to economists,
JOIN US as we move forward in pressing for positive change. In October, hundreds of people came together at a "Teach-In" organized by the Halifax Initiative, a Canadian Coalition for Economic Democracy. (TEACH-IN: "TRANSFORMING THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM" October 20 AND 21, 2000 Montreal Canada) This site has been updated with information on how we can make some progress, and we will add more in the days to come.