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VIDEOS — World Without World Bank; Action Week

DAY 1: October 12

Medha Patkar calls out the World Bank for undemocratically influencing our policies, impacting our sovereignty and violating our constitution.

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Medha Patkar


Afsar Jafri (GRAIN) calls out to boycott World Bank for destroying Indian agriculture through their policy and technology intervention.

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Afsar Jafri


Vandana Shiva calls the World Bank a continuity of colonisation; a hand of destruction of freedom which we need to reclaim.

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Vandana Shiva


Vijoo Krishnan calls out the World Bank for destroying livelihoods of people across globe and pushing people into poverty, supporting authoritarian governments & promoting corporate interests

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Vijoo Krishnan

DAY 2: October 13

Sandeep Pandey calls out the false “atmanirbharta” of the government for accepting funds from IFIs and through FDI which promote private interest.

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Sandeep Pandey


Leo Saldanha exposes the role of World Bank in destroying our environmental laws, agriculture, natural resources and violating our constitutional rights.

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Leo Saldanha

Amulya Nidhi condemns World Bank for promoting privatisation of healthcare in India through its loans which push for PPPs, linking health care to tax based insurance schemes and destroying the public health care systems

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Amulya Nidhi

Prof. (Dr.) Indranil calls out World Bank for promoting privatisation in health care system even as people need strengthened public health care systems in the face of the pandemic.

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Prof. (Dr.) Indranil 


Anuradha Munshi (CFA) condemns World Bank for using COVID-19 as an opportunity to push their policy reform agenda and push for privatisation of social welfare.

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Anuradha Munshi


DAY 3: October 14th

Com. Thomas Franco calls out World Bank for destruction of economies of nations and increasing income gap between haves and have-nots through their policies. 

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Com. Thomas Franco

Madhuresh Kumar calls out World Bank for its role in pushing privatisation in public services, destroying livelihoods and killing livelihoods of marginalised.

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Madhuresh Kumar


Com. C.P. Krishnan calls out submissive attitude of successive governments in India over decades for bowing in front of World Bank resulting in weakening of Public Sector Banks

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Com. C.P. Krishnan

Com. Devidas Tuljapurkar calls out World Bank for pursuing its agenda of privatisation in banking sector in India & emphasises the need for public sector banking to be saved

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Com. Devidas Tuljapurkar

DAY 4: October 15th


Sreedhar Ramamurthi calls out World Bank and other IFI’s for total lack of accountability, pushing privatization and conditionalities which perpetuate further misery of the poor even through the COVID-19 funds.

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Sreedhar Ramamurthi 

Maju Varghese calls out World Bank for using flawed Ease of Doing Business Report for diluting our environmental and labour laws and pushing anti-people policies in the name of promoting investor-friendly climate.

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Maju Varghese

Com. Amarjeet Kaur calls out World Bank & IMF for aiding and supporting interests of corporates and pushing neoliberal reforms resulting in informalisation of formal labour.

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Com. Amarjeet Kaur

Ashish Kothari calls out World Bank for destroying natural ecosystems, displacing millions of people, pushing structural adjustments with devastating consequences for people and environment through their funding.

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Ashish Kothari

Jammu Anand calls out World Bank for crippling of urban local governance bodies in India by pushing for privatisation of public services like water, transportation& garbage collection.

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Jammu Anand


DAY 5: October 16th


Com. Gautum Mody calls for strengthening our resolve against World Bank & IMF and resist their policies supporting global capitalism that push free markets in Global South impacting millions of working people.

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Com. Gautum Mody

Rajkumar Sinha calls out MDB’s for pushing agenda of privatisation and supporting large projects, blatantly ignoring massive displacement, destruction of natural resources and environment.

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Rajkumar Sinha

Ashok Shrimali  calls out World Bank for supporting coal and thermal power projects in India. He emphasises the need for a debt free India.

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Ashok Shrimali


Soumya Dutta calls out World Bank for creating disasters in developing countries by funding large hydro projects and continuing to support fossil fuel despite signing Paris Agreement in 2015.

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Soumya Dutta

K Ashok Rao holds World Bank responsible for privatisation of power generation in India & now distribution system is being privatised without understanding impacts on farmers and consumers.

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K Ashok Rao


Vimal Bhai calls out the World Bank for destroying livelihoods and environment through their investments, violating their own safeguard policies and not learning from their mistakes.

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Vimal Bhai


Prafulla Samantara calls out the World Bank for destroying the mass economy through its policies and recommendations, impacting the lives of marginalised people especially the indigenous communities.

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Prafulla Samantara

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