Automatically translated from Basque, translation may contain errors. More information here. Elhuyarren itzultzaile automatikoaren logoa

23 and 24 May convene mobilizations against the World Bank summit

  • No to the World Bank! the platform called for a mobilisation on 23 May under the slogan Fight for Capitalism and Environmental Destruction. On the other hand, dozens of social, trade union and environmental movements from Euskal Herria have presented the dynamic Your business, our collapse, and will manifest on the 24th.
Barakaldoko BEC-en izango da aurten Munduko Bankuaren (MB) Innovate4Climate konferentzia, maiatzaren 23tik 25era, eta horren aurka mobilizatzeko deia egin dute. (Argazkia: Munduko Bankuari Ez).

16 May 2023 - 10:39
Last updated: 12:06

Barakaldo’s BEC will host the World Bank’s Innovate4Climate conference (WB) this year from 23 to 25 May. Against this, various agents and platforms have been organized in the Basque Country and have been called to mobilize.

The event will bring together authorities and heads of investment funds and private technology companies from different countries around the world on investment needs and possibilities to address the climate crisis.

No to the World Bank! platform

On the one hand, to the World Bank, no! on 5 May the platform was presented by press conference. The platform has placed a financial oligarchy at the meeting point: "The climate emergency is only an opportunity for the financial oligarchy to open up new businesses and markets." Examples are the renewable energy market, macro-projects that destroy natural environments, the search for new energy sources and the reconstruction of poor territories affected by climate change. Thus, the platform does not believe that the solution comes from the hand of supposed sustainable policies led by the financial oligarchy.

The members of the platform note that the origin of the climate emergency lies in capitalism, "due to the need for irrationality and constant accumulation of production that is its own". To cope with this, they consider "indispensable" to eliminate capitalism: "It is essential to organise production out of market power, to build a society that allows sustainable use of raw materials and a balanced relationship with the environment".

On 23 May, it was called upon to mobilize under the motto Fight against capitalism and the destruction of the environment. The demonstration will depart at 18:30 from Barakaldo Square. Your vision of the subject will be heard this week. On the one hand, on 18 May, at the round table "The capitalist destruction of the environment and the construction of a sustainable society". It will take place at 18:30 in the Municipal Center of San Francisco (Bilbao). The following day, 19 May, at the same time, the conference "Economic and political attack of the financial oligarchy" will be held in the Old Town of Bilbao.

Dynamic Your business, our collapse

On the other hand, the Charter of Social Rights of Euskal Herria, the Euskal Herria Planto a Capital platform and Jauziak Ecocities, together with many social and union groups, have called the organization against the BEC conference. In its appearance on 15 May, the World Bank has denounced that the Innovate4Climate meeting aims to cover in green the "direct responsibility of the World Bank for impoverishment and climate emergency", since the WB has funded the sprinkling of several countries since its inception.

They believe that fossil energies should be permanently abandoned and a "just and democratic eco-social transition" launched. Call on responsible administrations to listen to the proposals of social and environmental actors: "The eco-social transition must be carried out with broad citizen participation, respecting the political sovereignty of the territory itself".

They have several quotes for next week under the motto Your business, our collapse: on May 23 a concentration will be held at 08:30 at the exit of the Ansio metro. The next day, they call the mobilization from Plaza Elíptica in Bilbao at 19:30. The conference of eco-feminist entrepreneur Yayo Herrero will take place in BilbaoRock on 25 May at 19:30.

 


You are interested in the channel: Munduko Bankua
Report that climate meeting is a "green business" in protests against the World Bank
The World Bank, which will start on Tuesday and end on Thursday, announced Wednesday against the Innovate4climate climate meeting held at Barakaldo BEC. On Thursday, a conference will be held in the Bilborock Hall at 19:00, by Eco-feminist militant Yayo Herrero.

2023-05-24 | ARGIA
Go to the street in Barakaldo against the World Bank
On the occasion of the World Bank summit in BEC, many events and demonstrations have been organised. On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Barakaldo to the World Bank. Calling the platform. On Wednesday at 19:30 a.m. you will depart from Plaza... [+]

The summit of the World Bank also the mobilizations
In the morning they have concentrated under the motto Your business, our collapse, and the Protestants have cut off the road. On Wednesday there will be a demonstration in Bilbao at 19:30 from Elíptica Square. No to the World Bank! demonstration platform on Tuesday at 18:30... [+]

2023-01-27 | ARGIA
Social movements around the world call the summit against the Marrakech organization in October
From 9 to 15 October, the IMF and the World Bank will hold an annual meeting. This year it will be held in Marrakech (Morocco) and, in the same period, the committee against illegitimate debts has called on agents and movements around the world to denounce "neoliberal and... [+]

2020-05-20 | ARGIA
60 milioi pertsona muturreko pobreziara bidean Munduko Bankuaren esanetan

Koronabirusak eragindako krisiak eragin ekonomiko larriak izango dituela ohartarazi du David Malpass Munduko Bankuaren presidenteak. Munduko ekonomiak %5 inguru egingo du behera, Malpassen arabera, eta nabarmen jaitsiko da enplegua eta igoko pobrezia.


Eguneraketa berriak daude