Thanks Ya'll for putting up this thread about the World Bank and IMF meetings in DC this April. I was searching for information and found this
forum, which I feel like I will take more of a part in now that I know it exists.
Anywhoo, I'm sure there are people organizing all sorts of responses to these meetings the only one I have found and connected with outside of my own
immediate affinity groups was Global Justice Action. www.globaljusticeaction.org.
the below information from the strategy section of their web site leaves lots of room for everyone who comes to DC to do what they feel is right to
stand up to the global economic elite, support people representing countries who are completely marginalized and abused by the economic elite, and
leaves room for education and lots of fun:
Global Justice Action is organizing around a multi-level, tier, strategy. Once we acheive the first Tier, we will organize for the second and then
the third. Alongside the Action Strategy, a forum will take place, outlining our visions for a better world. We embrace a diversity of tactics, so
take part in whatever you feel best fits you.
We need creativity and people to make this happen. So join us in this strategy and help us break the bank!
Tier 1: Blockade the Hotels
International Monetary Fund and World Bank delegates leave their hotels at 6:30 am in an attempt to get around demonstrations. They plan the agendas
of their meetings because they are running scared. There are 22 hotels, with many concentrated North and Northeast of the IMF/World Bank. These are
our choke points. If we can prevent the delegates from leaving the hotels, we will prevent the meetings from happening. Click here for a map of all
the delegate hotels.
The strategy calls for blockades, barricades, and unpermitted marches (announced or unannounced) to occur in the time leading up to the delegate
transportation departing from the hotels. Be creative and tactical in how we do this. They will start boarding the buses and limos at 6:30am, lets
be out there waiting.
Along with the first tier of the proposed strategy we are calling for direct action marches to reinforce the blockades and strike a major blow to
capital and spectacle.
Tier 2: Street Blockades
If we can prevent the delegates from moving from the hotels the second tier calls for taking the streets and preparing to keep them. Once the
delegate transportation is immobilized the strategy calls for people to start blockading the streets, using a variety of tactics, to further lock the
area down. The goal is to set up an area of control which will take hours, or maybe days to clear. The blockades at the hotels, and the police
response may create space for us to start to build more permanent blockades. Be aware, fluid, and ready to lock it down!
Along with the blockades, the unpermitted marches will continue to serve to reinforce and distract.
Tier 3: Strategic Reclamation of Space
They stole our world out from under us and call it property, it is goddamn time we took it back! If we can immobilize delegate transportation and lock
the streets down we can move into actually seizing space in order to build projects that will persist beyond these actions. These actions can be
part of the plan of action for any group and may be engaged in at any time, regardless of the status of actions downtown. Contact community
organizations and local collectives for help in building a long term project that starts that weekend, take over that building that you always wanted
to take over, open up a house, our resistance needs to be constant and consistent. Demonstrations will not solve the problem in themselves but can
open up spaces for our desires to manifest, use this space to build spaces and a movement that can win!
People's Forum and March...
The rest of the strategy section and lots more info is @ globaljusticeaction.org/strategy/ and globaljusticeaction.org