Wednesday, 19 January 2011

IMF bailout - what we can learn from the majority world

Bloom! are a network of migrant groups and development organisations working on global justice issues both in Ireland and the majority world. This meeting was planned for before Christmas but cancelled because of the weather.

Obviously the theme is really important - despite the flurry of movement-linked responses to the crisis, too many treat it as though this was a purely Irish issue, as if we could learn nothing from the rest of the world, where social movements have been facing off against IMF packages for several decades and increasingly - in Latin America - managing to gain ground rather than simply rearrange the deck chairs. Andy Storey's paper, or a version of it, has been released here and is well worth a look for starters.

A Justice Response to the EU-IMF Loans: Local and Global Perspectives

Wed 26th January 2011, 7 pm
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Chair: Nessa Ní Chasaide, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland.


Michael Taft (UNITE): The Irish crisis and the EU-IMF intervention
Jose Antonio Gutierrez (Latin America Solidarity Centre): Lessons from Latin America
Andy Storey (Afri): Lessons from the wider world and proposals for Ireland
Siobhan O'Donoghue (Community Platform): Community alternatives

Organised by the Bloom Movement for Global Justice*. All welcome. Further information available by contacting Nessa Ni Chasaide, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, T: 01 6174835.

*Bloom is a movement of people working for radical change for a just world. Members of Bloom are Africa Centre, Comhlámh, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Latin America Solidarity Centre