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if you missed your chance to dodge bullets and choke on tear gas in Genoa, there’s still time to get in on the anti-corporate globalization fun.Toronto Mobilization for Global Justice (Mob4Glob) will send six buses to the protests outside the World Bank/IMF meetings in Washington, DC, September 28 to 30.

“We view the IMF and the World Bank as two institutions that are part of a global network that is favouring corporate interests over the people’s,” says Mob4Glob member Anna Dashtgard.

Charlie Cray, associate editor of the Washington-based Multinational Monitor magazine, says anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 people are expected to attend the protests.

He adds that local activists worry that DC police may be as violent as police were in Genoa.

Says Cray, “The police ought to know the plans are for non-violent protest.”

Seats for the Washington buses are priced on a sliding scale from $80 to $110, and can be booked by calling 416-208-0785. Carpools may also be set up by calling that number, but at the last Mob4Glob meeting neither car-sharing plans nor sleeping arrangements had yet been finalized.

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