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Chicago Gears Up for September-26

Join 50 U.S. cities in an international day of action against global
capitalism’s abuse of our rights, our dignity and the environment!


S-26: Global Solidarity for Global Justice !

Join 50 U.S. cities in an international day of action against global
capitalism’s abuse of our rights, our dignity and the environment!

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund hold their
semi-annual meeting on Sept. 26 in Prague, the Czech Republic.
These two cornerstones of the international financial system claim
to work to eliminate poverty. In reality, they use debt as a battering
ram to force governments to open their doors to global
corporations. The result? Rampant abuse of workers’ rights and the
environment and the further impoverishment of the very people they
claim to help. And other institutions – like local universities – buy
World Bank bonds that fund these policies.

Locally, LaSalle St. banks and Chicago’s Federal Reserve Bank
function like the IMF and World Bank – as corporations’ tools to
maximize profit at the expense of people and the environment. The
same financial institutions that promote crushing debt in developing
countries push similar strategies in the U.S., where two out of every
three new jobs they ‘create’ pay poverty wages with no benefits.
These corporations and the U.S. elected officials who promote their
agenda systematically discriminate in hiring and promotions, take
over our schools, undercut our healthcare, and poison our air and
water. People across the planet confront a shared problem: global
corporate power that puts profits before people. It’s time to fight
back. From Prague to Chicago, let's stand up for a world that puts
people before profits!

Chicago's Preliminary Calendar of Events
Tuesday, September 26

12:00 PM: Titan striking steelworkers protest at Harris
Bank!-sponsored by USWA

12:00 PM: Puppet Event at Watertower Place

2:00 PM: Niketown, Michigan Ave. S26 Collective Rally/March

4:00 PM Global Solidarity for Global Justice! March through
Chicago's financial district.Jackson/LaSalle

Initiated by the Chicago MayDay Coalition
For more information and calendar update, contact the 8th Day
Center for Justice at 312-641-5151. Chicago May Day Coalition.
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