World Bank cancels Barcelona meeting

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Wed Jun 20 11:32:23 MDT 2001


I wrote:

> Looks as if a cyberspace picket is needed. Remember etoys?
>

Here you go: From today's Guardian, full text at:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/internetnews/story/0,7369,509698,00.html

Cyber war declared on World Bank
John Vidal and Charlotte Denny
Wednesday June 20, 2001
The Guardian
Protesters threatened last night to use "cyber sit-ins" to derail a
high-profile development conference organised by the World Bank, after the
Washington-based body announced it would hold the conference online to avoid
demonstrations.
The bank is the latest casualty of the increasingly violent climate
surrounding international summits since protesters disrupted global trade
talks in Seattle at the end of 1999. It decided to hold its annual
conference on development economics on the internet after thousands of
protesters threatened to descend next week on Barcelona, the original venue.
But the emerging anti-globalisation protest movement warned that a virtual
conference was just a vulnerable as a live gathering.




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