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Old 06-13-2005, 07:19 AM   #16
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That´s a good start.
This is the closest to my reaction. Only 18 nations out of the 50ish that need it. The SAPs (structural adjustment programs that cost people their jobs, food security and health care) are still in place. Zilch on trade reform. And--never forget, this is a formal agreement. LOL. Formal agreements have gone unimpplemented before.

Still, it's also unprecedented and highly enough publicized that I think it wil happen. It's a real victory. I think the actual heroes of it are the acitivsts who have been working on this for the past 20 years, but I'm happy to tip my hat to Bush and Blair/Gordon Brown too. Not so sure about Wolfowitz, he wasn't there and has only been at the Bank for like 2 weeks. LOL.
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This is the closest to my reaction. Only 18 nations out of the 50ish that need it. The SAPs (structural adjustment programs that cost people their jobs, food security and health care) are still in place. Zilch on trade reform. And--never forget, this is a formal agreement. LOL. Formal agreements have gone unimpplemented before.

Still, it's also unprecedented and highly enough publicized that I think it wil happen. It's a real victory. I think the actual heroes of it are the acitivsts who have been working on this for the past 20 years, but I'm happy to tip my hat to Bush and Blair/Gordon Brown too. Not so sure about Wolfowitz, he wasn't there and has only been at the Bank for like 2 weeks. LOL.
True, true. Well so I take it that the activists´ next goals will be the reduction of SAPs/ HIPCs that do not work, and a trade reform.

Bush, Blair and Wolfy.. I wonder how much they would have done without the lobbying of Bono and all the organizations that keep pressing those issues. However, it is great that they agree on a reduction. According to messages I get, Bono now gets a real big by Reparations movements too.

Yeah, nice start.. I wonder if that´s about it, or if the World Bank will continue its work towards eradicating poverty.
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Just called the White House to thank President Bush too. I hope they´re going to count the incoming messages about this topic so the Prez will be reassured that also people from Europe appreciate this. The lady on the phone was nice good voice too, and very polite (well one wouldn´t expect anything else, but anyway). In the end I said "have a great day, ma ´am" and she replied "you do the same, sir"
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