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Old 03-20-2004, 09:56 AM   #1
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HUGE Angels Action Alert! The Legacy of the IMF

Calling ALL Angels--and all new angels too!

The IMF turns 60 on April 21, but I'm sure not celebrating. Check it out below to order "unhappybirthday cards" that you can sign, have signing parties for, get lots and lots of them signed. Then mail 'em BACK to Jubilee, cause on April 21, I'm headed down to the IMF/World Bank to serve cake and deliver all your cards to call attention to the destructive legacy of these organizations! All angels in the area or angels willing to travel welcome at the un-party!

(NB--the action alert says to print the cards, but we have a lot of them, so just email me cduckwo1@gmu.edu, PM me or email Neil at Jubilee (neil@jubileeusa.org) and we'll get you some.)

Here's Jubilee's Action Alert. http://jubileeusa.org

Sign An Unhappy Birthday Card to the IMF/World Bank:
Its No Time for A Party! Its Time to Drop the Debt

2004 is the 60th Birthday of the IMF/World Bank. We at Jubilee believe that it's no time for a party to celebrate the IMF/World Bank. The institutions have left many harmful legacies over the past 60 years, but perhaps none so debilitating from the perspective of human development and justice as the DEBT. Today Africa pays $15 billion annually to the IMF, World Bank, and rich countries -- more than it gets in aid or new loans.

You can:

Print some unhappy birthday cards to get signed in your community, church, or campus. If you are willing to collect signatures and then return them to us, Click here and then print the page. Make photocopies. Use colored paper. Print one-sided and fold in quarters, or print both sides and cut. Then be sure to mail them to us by April 14th so that we can release them at our April 21st Unhappy Birthday Party...

Sign an unhappy birthday card right now on our website! Click this link to sign now. Well print our your name, city, state, and country on a birthday card and deliver it to the World Bank on April 21st.
Please note that we are no longer accepting orders for hard copies of the unhappy birthday cards. We had an incredible response -- we mailed out over 20,000 cards, but we are directing folks to sign cards electronically at this time. Thanks for all your support, and for your understanding.

Whether you received some of the cards from us, or made them yourself, be sure to mail them to us by April 14th at this address:

Jubilee USA Network
222 East Capitol St., NE
Washington DC 20003
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:15 AM   #2
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Sherry, thank you so much for posting this! I just finished sending my unhappy birthday card. What a beautiful way, to start your day!
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I'll definitely sign one of these cards today. Unhappy birthday to these jerks indeed.
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:28 PM   #4
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yep thanks.. sherry

my unhappy birthday card is on it's way.. I know our canadian politicians are going so I'm sending them there very own special note as well
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Old 03-20-2004, 01:57 PM   #5
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yeah yeah angels rock the IMF

sherry thanks a lot darling
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 03-20-2004, 05:29 PM   #7
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to play devil's advocate here for a bit

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Originally posted by Sherry Darling
2004 is the 60th Birthday of the IMF/World Bank. We at Jubilee believe that it's no time for a party to celebrate the IMF/World Bank. The institutions have left many harmful legacies over the past 60 years
my birthdays should probably also not be celebrated for these reasons (though on a smaller scale and withwout worldwide effects) for I also have sucked many a times in my lifetime

I agree the IMF has failed on many accounts
but the ideas behind starting the IMF do have some definitive merrit IMO
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Old 03-21-2004, 01:15 PM   #8
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That's exactly what we're pointing out, Salome. Their 60th anniversary is exactly the best time to examine why Keynes and Co started the IFIs, and how badly they have fulfilled that original mandate. I agree, we do need multilateral financial insitutions, but we need them to be effective, transparent and democratic. Thanks for your post! I'm always open to debating the issues.

Thanks so much all! Inis, welcome! Haven't seen you on an Angels thread before (have it? ). You're now an I'll add you on the website!

HIP HOP!!!! Meine Freund! Wie gehts??? Und, danke! So, you want to fly to DC to deliver unhappy birthday cards with me?

Come on, Angels, where are the rest of you?

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Old 03-22-2004, 05:36 AM   #9
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Thanks Sherry for the welcome and for adding me to your website. I am fairly new to Interference that's why I have never posted here before. But I really do support what Jubilee and Data are doing.

Clean water, food, proper housing, education and medicians are not for just for some. These are basic human rights, for everyone. So, please everyone get involed, take action, together we can accomplish great things!
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Sherry, seriously, it would be a total honor and pleasure to fly to DC with you, to walk through those holy halls of financial institutions like the IMF. Im thinking of visiting the US this summer, not sure yet... we could consider, hmm, my timetable isnt fixed yet for summer due to babylonic stuff like my job.. but we could consider.. email.
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Thanks Sherry! I don't have a working printer anymore but I'll find one.
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Old 03-23-2004, 05:16 PM   #12
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You've got my email, right Hip Hop? If not, PM me and I'll send it to you. June 8-10 is the G8 vigils so if you're on this side of the pond, that could be fun too.

Kitty, no need to print them. I'm happy to mail you some if you'd like. PM me your addy.

Inis.

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Card sent and maybe I can get other's here at work to send as well. Thanks Sherry you are an
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Old 03-24-2004, 09:34 AM   #14
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YEAH Sue! You're an PM me your addy if you'd like and I can mail some cards to you so you don't have to print them out, if you'd like. Or give me an email. cduckwo1@gmu.edu



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Hey, I didnt get your mail... but you just got one..
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