The Story of the Hurricanes; Sado-Monetarism; The IMF; Banks Bail-out the Rich; International Campaign to Ban Landmines
(14 Minutes) The Story of Hurricanes The US announced $47 million in aid to Haiti and Dominican Republic to help them recover from Hurricane Georges. GUEST: Juan Gonzalez, co-host of Democracy Now! (19 Minutes) Sado-Monetarism: The IMF Today, members of the US Network for Global Economic Justice are gathering for a conference and series of demonstrations as part of their 50 Years is Enough Campaign, aimed at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. GUEST: Njoki Njehu, Public Outreach Coordinator for the campaign. GUEST: Brent Blackwater, Pres. of Friends of the Earth. (4 Minutes) Banks Bail-Out the Rich The Federal Reserve Board came under attack from congressmen for its role in orchestrating the $3.5 billion bail-out of the hege fund Long Term Capital Management. The Fed was accused of helping organize an anti-competition cartel between internationl banks and LTCM, which would wield more power than any single central bank. GUEST: Doug Henwood, ed. Left Business Observer. (3 Minutes) International Campaign to Ban Landmines Leaders in the movement to ban antipersonnel landmines gathered at the UN this week to announce new intitiatives in the ban effort. Two weeks ago Burkina Faso became the 40th nation to ratify the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. GUEST: Susan Walker, Co-coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines. GUEST: Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the Ambassador for the campaign.