100,000 anti-globalization protestors to jam the nation's capitol

August 24, 2001


Activists file a suit in Federal court to protest a nine-foot wall around next month’s meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C.; they claim that their rights to Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Petition are being unfairly blocked. They say the police and mainstream media have ridiculed their cause as incoherent because the protestors are raising so many different issues.

We speak to Al Gedicks, author of a new book: "Resource Rebels. . . ." He writes that the World Bank and the IMF are responsible for the killing of indigenous people around the world. The basic premise of his book is that "despite the widespread perception that the major genocide, and ethnocide of native populations were a product of the 19th century, my argument is that this process is ongoing in the 20th century. . . . and in the fact [has accelerated]. The book also focuses on how indigenous people start coalitions with environmental groups, to resist globalization.

00:39:29 "I Won’t Back Down" by Tom Petty