Up to 30,000 anti-globalization protestors, including many enviros, are expected to descend on Prague in the Czech Republic this week during meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Inspired by the public uprising in Seattle last year and following on the heels of demonstrations last week in Melbourne, Australia, the activists will argue that the World Bank, IMF, and other powerful economic institutions degrade the environment and exploit poor people around the world for the benefit of multinational corporations and the wealthy. Fearing that the protestors will effectively shut down the city over the 10 days of meetings, schools and businesses in Prague are planning to close their doors and some city residents are stocking up on food.