|THE IMF AND WORLD BANK|
INTERNATIONAL LOAN SHARKING BY A GLOBAL MAFIA
MORE MONEY FLOWS FROM THE THIRD WORLD TO IMF BANKS
"With Tanzania's debt from IMF, World Bank and other loans now at $6.4 billion, the government has been spending 40% of its annual revenue on interest payments--more than it spends on health and education combined." TIME MAGAZINE April 17, 2000
The International Monetary Fund gives billion dollar loans to puppet dictators to:
Call It Democracy|
IMF SONG BY Bruce Cockburn
Padded with power here they come International loan sharks backed by the guns Of market hungry military profiteers Whose word is a swamp and whose brow is smeared With the blood of the poor
Who rob life of its quality Who render rage a necessity By turning countries into labour camps Modern slavers in drag as champions of freedom
Sinister cynical instrument Who makes the gun into a sacrament -- The only response to the deification Of tyranny by so-called "developed" nations'
Local: "This is my city. You have no right to disrupt my home."
Protester: "This is my planet. I have a right to defend it."