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Inside Capital

News From the Streets and Suites of Washington and the World During the week of April 10 through April 14, 2000, National Radio Project and Free Speech Radio News broadcast daily, half-hour programs focusing on the Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank held in Washington, D.C. This collaborative project, “Inside Capital: News from the Streets and Suites of Washington and the World,” featured reports on IMF/World Bank proceedings and counter-events and demonstrations. Inside Capital includes stories from foreign correspondents on impacts of IMF/World Bank policies on working people and families in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. During the IMF/World Bank meetings, environment, labor, and human rights organizations are weighed in heavily, widely seen as continued momentum from the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization. National Radio Project heightens public consciousness, broadens public debate on critical social issues, and encourages civic participation by giving voice to diverse perspectives and opinions not often heard in the mass media. National Radio Project produces a half-hour weekly public affairs series, Making Contact, as well as special programs like “Unconventional Coverage,” “World Trade Watch,” and “Inside Capital.” Free Speech Radio News is a project of Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship. At the time Inside Capital aired, over 40 freelance journalists from across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas had been on strike for over a month to protest censorship of legitimate news stories at Pacifica Network News. The striking reporters made up 70 percent of Pacifica’s active contributors. For more information, go to ~~~ Inside Capital – Day One Download Broadcast Quality mp3 of Day One: April 10, 2000 JUBILEE 2000 PROTEST TO CANCEL THE DEBT IN D.C. 15,000 protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to call for the cancellation of Third World debt. WHY CANCEL THE DEBT? Correspondent Danielle Knight takes an in-depth look into how IMF loans and structural adjustment programs are affecting developing nations. She talks to activists from Nicaragua, Honduras, and Zimbabwe. A HISTORY OF THE WORLD BANK AND IMF Host Phillip Babich talks to Catherine Caulfield, author of “Masters of Illusion: The World Bank and the Poverty of Nations,” about the history of the IMF and World Bank. WORLD BANK BOND BOYCOTT Eighty percent of the World Bank’s funding comes from the sale of bonds. A new campaign has been launched, led by organizers from 11 countries in the global south, to cut off this supply of money to the Bank. Laura Livoti takes a closer look. ~~~ Inside Capital – Day Two Download Broadcast Quality mp3 of Day Two: April 11, 2000 YOUTH ORGANIZING IN WASHINGTON Meticulous preparations...

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