Big step forward for the radical movement
soncu at pacbell.net
Sun Feb 3 18:17:27 MST 2002
> In another sign of the growing awareness of this
> movement, many marchers made connections between
> the US and Argentina. A large contingent carried
> signs in the shape of pots and pans, bearing the
> words "WEF: They are all Enron. We are all Argentina".
Here is a recent release related with those signs:
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE!
THEY ARE ALL ENRON! WE ARE ALL ARGENTINES!
Participatory street theater, nonviolent direct action tomorrow
at Arthur Andersen and the Argentine Consulate General
(Mon., Feb. 4, 12 noon, 6th Ave. betw. 55th and 56th Streets)
Another World Is Possible, the coalition that organized the
rally and march against the World Economic Forum in New York on
Sat., Feb. 2,
will be continuing its campaign against corporate globalization
two actions: at the New York offices of accountant Arthur
Andersen and the
Argentine Consulate General.
The Andersen action will highlight one of activists' main
objections to the
World Economic Forum, say organizers. Enron Corporation, the
that collapsed recently after evidence surfaced of massive
in its financial reporting, was a strong supporter of the WEF
for years; its
chairman and mastermind, Kenneth Lay, was slated to attend the
New York WEF
meeting until just a few weeks before the meeting began. And
personifies the incestuous connections between business leaders
officials that lead to the making of public policies that
while enriching multinational corporations.
Another World Is Possible demands that Enron open all books to
scrutiny and return all money stolen from employees, US
taxpayers, and all
The action will move one short block away, at 2:30pm, to the
Consulate General, organizers say, where activists will offer
to the Argentine people - the latest victims of the neoliberal
policies that the WEF has promoted for many years. Some
activists will bring
pots, pans and other kitchen utensils to bang on, as Argentines
did a few
weeks ago when they successfully demanded the resignation of the
International Monetary Fund-backed President de la Rua.
Activists will sing Argentine songs and take up a collection to
people of Argentina, demonstrating that while the US government,
banks and corporations have turned their backs on Argentina, the
Another World Is Possible is a broad-based coalition that
labor, students, environmentalists, human rights campaigners,
anti-corporate-globalization activists. Our aim is to educate
the destructive effects of corporate globalization and how to
against it. For more information, visit or Web site at
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