Program For IMF-WB Counter-Summit, Marrakech

We are aiming to organize an intersectional counter-summit,

 which means that we encourage proposals and participation of marginalized and oppressed groups of people along the axes of race, gender, ethnicity, age and class-background, in all of the sections proposed below. We do consider black/working class/feminism as transversal issues to be considered in all discussed topics.


Day 1

OCTOBER 12 : Protest March


The role of the IMF and the World Bank in exacerbating environmental injustice, neocolonial power inequalities and the exploitation of the working class. 

With Aminata Dramane Traoré (Malian Politician, Author and Activist) , Fernanda Melchionna (Brasilian MP, PSOL), Eric Toussaint (Spokesperson CADTM INTERNATIONAL), and Gilbert Achcar (Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, SOAS, University of London)

Thursday October 12 @ 4pm here 

OCTOBER 13 : THEME – Understanding the world we live in today


Crisis of the Capitalist “Civilisation”

Crisis capitalism state of play: social, food, economics, civilisational, migration, and health crisis.

With Camille Chalmers (Economist, Professor, Representative of the Haitian Advocacy Platform for Alternative Development), Mercedes D’Alessandro (Argentinian Economist and Author), Christine Poupin (Spokesperson New Anticapittalist Party), and Sahar Mohammed Khaled Hamed (Palestinian Activist and Trade Union Representative) 

Friday October 13 @ 4pm here

Day 2

Day 3

OCTOBER 14: THEME – Environmental injustices and financial colonialism/debt


Environmental Injustices and Financial Colonialism

Climate crisis, false solutions and neocolonial transition models: intersectional perspectives on debt and environmental injustices.

With Tasneem Essop (Executive Director of Climate Action Network International), Lidy Nacpil (Coordinator of the Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development), Fadhel Kaboub (Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University and president of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity), and Hamza Hamouchene (Program Coordinator for the North African Region at the Transnational Institute). 

Saturday October 14 @ 4pm here

OCTOBER 15: THEME – SANKARA DAY: Debt cancellation day and common action plans


Thomas Sankara Day Debt Cancellation and Common Action Plans

Faced with debts, what common responses? What synergies between social movements in the Global South and the Global North in light of the new geopolitical situation? Ecological debt and (neo)colonial debt/reparations: how to unite the struggles? 

With Rachel Keke (Franco – Ivorian politican and member of the New Ecological and Social Popular Union), Najib Akesbi (Economist and Professor at the Hassan II Agronomic and Veterinary Institute), Fatima Ouassak (Political Scientist and co-founder of the Front des Mères), and Ndongo Samba Sylla (Senegalese Development Economist). 

Sunday October 15 @ 2pm here

Day 4

We invite movements to propose activities for the Counter-summit of Social Movements to the World Bank/IMF annual meetings.

Sign our call

We, the social and climate movements, trade unions, women’s, small farmers’ and indigenous peoples’ organizations, non-governmental organizations and citizens of the world, are calling for and participating in the organization in Marrakech of a summit of social movements against the summit of the established order.

SIGN our Call to end the financial dictatorship of the IMF and WB