Here's a very interesting column by Johann Hari, entitled "The real scandal at the World Bank - The Bank is killing thousands of the poorest people in the world". It's a compelling and stark view of the policies of World Bank, and what can be done to challenge those policies.
Here are the opening two paragraphs:
"While the world's press has been fixated on the teeny-weeny scandal over whether the World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz helped to get his girlfriend a $300,000-a-year gig next door, they have been ignoring the rancid stench of a far bigger scandal wafting from Wolfie's Washington offices.
This slo-mo scandal isn't about apparent petty corruption in DC. It's about how Wolfowitz's World Bank is killing thousands of the poorest people in the world, and knowingly worsening our worst crisis - global warming - every day."