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 Anti-globalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The anti-globalization movement as it is now known stems from the convergence of these different political experiences when their members began to demonstrate together at international meetings such as the Seattle WTO meeting of 1999 or Genoa G/8 summit in 2001.
Members of the anti-globalization movement generally advocate socialist or social democratic alternatives to capitalist economics, and seek to protect the world's population and ecosystem from what they believe to be the damaging effects of globalization.
The anti-globalization movement developed in the late twentieth century to combat the globalization of corporate economic activity and the free trade with developing nations that might result from such activity. /wiki/Anti-globalization_movement

  Global Policy Forum - Globalization
Danaher, one of the founders of Global Exchange and a rapid-fire, deep baritone voice of American anti-globalisation, says: "The movement is shifting into educational mode.
More importantly for the protest movement, the boards of charitable foundations which have been some of the big givers to critics of international financial institutions, for example, are now wary of being aligned with the critics of capitalism.
Global economic activism was not hatched on the barricades in the Pacific Northwest, but first mobilised from the pews of England's churches. /globaliz/define/2910.htm

 YCLUSA Online - The Anti-Globalization Movement
It is crucial that we remain engaged in and leaders of the anti-globalization movement.
We must work to build and support institutions (such as the US labor movement) that could challenge the existing market fundamentalist power structures that benefit from globalization and create the conditions for senseless wars.
Globalization is a threat to what we have achieved and what we may achieve in the future and remains a major threat to workers in the United States. /article/articleview/21/1/10

 Nationalism: The True Anti-Globalization Movement - Stormfront White Nationalist Community
"Globalization" can be defined as the process of quickening the free, uninhibited movement of goods, services, cultural ideas, and people across national borders.
Globalization is clearly radical, extreme, and dangerous because it disturbs tens of thousands of years of separate evolutionary development in a very short period of time.
The Leftist approach to the issue of globalization is riddled with contradictions, further weakening its claim to ownership of the issue. /forum/showthread.php?t=28750

 Labor Notes - View from Ontario: How Labor Can Rebuild Anti-Globalization Movement
Labor people had always taken issue with the anarchist wing of the anti-globalization movement over “diversity of tactics.” They argued that it allowed demonstrations to be hijacked by those most committed to violent or inappropriate tactics.
In Quebec City, large contingents from CUPE (public employees), the Steelworkers, and the CAW marched with the local Quebec labor movement and community and anti-globalization activists.
There were always lingering differences between the ways the labor movement and the anti-globalization movement organized. /archives/2002/08/d.html

 World Economic Forum Knowledge Navigator - The Future of the Anti-Globalization Movement
Globalization and the modern integrated global economy are here to stay.
Support for the movement is growing as people see that ‘trickle down’ and ‘invisible hand’ theories do not deliver benefits equitably, Brey argued.
But the danger is that excluding the discontented may leave the world with a dysfunctional global economy marked by unsustainable levels of inequality and poverty. /site/knowledgenavigator.nsf/Content/_S7636?open

 the landscape of anti-racism in the anti-globalization movement
The convergence of movements around generalized anti-corporate perspectives and opposition to Free Trade Agreements has expanded their frameworks to multi-issue analyses, new alliances, international solidarity, and more comprehensive perspectives on the meaning of corporate globalization.
Long-term movements such as the Greens and School of the Americas Watch had been paying increasing attention to globalization and international economics during the 1980s and 1990s and converged in Seattle with young environmentalists, anarchists, and student organizers.
Through the cathartic effects of this euphoric experience a new movement was born, which had little conception of the historical struggles underlying it, and credited itself with “giving birth to a new global movement” as it pocketed the greetings and congratulations coming from people around the world. /~starr/arag5103.htm

 Theory of the Anti-Globalization Movement
This tends to broaden her picture of the anti-globalization movement, given that the most exciting developments in the movement are not always the largest, most influential, or most likely to succeed.
The movement’s anti-authoritarian, revolutionary character is currently under attack by a informal network of reformists, who want nothing more than to see this movement accommodate itself to the basic structures of the present world.
Her second category is “globalization from below,” or movements that want to democratize globalization by making governments and corporations accountable to people instead of elites. /1antiglobalization.htm

 Monthly Review September 2001 Barbara Epstein
Though the anti-globalization movement has developed good relations with many trade union activists, it is hard to imagine a firm alliance between labor and the anti-globalization movement without firmer structures of decision-making and accountability than now exist.
The influence of anarchism was strongest among radical feminists, in the commune movement, and probably in the Weather Underground and elsewhere in the violent fringe of the anti-war movement.
But the movements of the sixties were driven by concerns that were more compatible with an expressive style of politics, with hostility to authority in general and state power in particular. /0901epstein.htm

 Commentary: Global Goods for the Anti-Globalization Movement
The irony of the anti-globalization movement is that the protesters themselves are the beneficiaries of globalization and rely on it to bite the hand that feeds them.
An anti-globalization group called “Anti-Marketing” defines globalization as “the process of exploiting economically weak countries by connecting the economies of the world, forcing dependence on (and ultimately servitude to) the western capitalist machine.” While this formulation may sound extreme, the same basic, perverted understanding of globalization has poisoned the minds of many.
I like the way you clearly articulate the value of globalization and debunk the anti-Globalization arguments offered by many. /ppolicy/comment/article.php?id=268

 Theory of the Anti-Globalization Movement, Part II
This suggests that the movement is in a contradictory position in which the source of its popularity prevents it from growing and therefore realizing the potentials that made it so popular to begin with.
Expressions of the movement’s internal identity can be found in essays throughout the book, although the articulation of this theme tends to be more diffuse than others (which makes sense, given that the collection’s purpose is to constitute the movement).
Treatments of the movement’s internal norms and debates attempt to clarify some of the driving issues within the movement, whereas those exploring its external alliances try to sketch out its differences with the official progressive opposition and parallel movements on the Right. /2globalizationmorse.htm - Special Reports / Counter-capitalism
A month ago the anti-globalisation movement was preparing its biggest protest ever.
The airport lounge on the return from Genoa was full of the movement's hard core.
It is also one of a handful of radical activist groups which this year have enjoyed a big lift thanks to Unilever, the consumer goods multinational. /countercap

 AlterNet: Globalization: The Anti-globalization Movement Changes Its Tune
A movement that crosses all national boundaries, that relies so heavily on electronic communications, that so effectively summons people to come from all over the world to march in the streets of whatever city might be hosting an economic conference was clearly a global one, however vigorously its rhetoric might condemn the evils of globalization.
A movement that aspires to "build a planetary society" is going to have to move beyond the protest stance and become more practical and proactive than it has been so far.
Unless it does, the best we have as alternatives to the present neo-liberal thrust of globalization are protectionism and socialism -- which didn't do a whole lot to solve the problems of previous centuries, and are not likely to prove the salvation of this one. /globalization/12423

 Is Zionism the new enemy of the anti-globalization movement?
At the recent huge demonstrations in Italy, where the anti-globalization movement probably is the strongest, Palestine seems to have become the central point of reference.
Just as once "globalization", nowadays Zionism is more and more seen as the most important problem, and Palestinian flags and shawls have almost become the trademark of the movement.
Through this analysis the AEL makes the potential anti-Semitism in the concept "globalization" manifest: in the end the Jews are the biggest problem. /30046v01.htm

 The Dark Side That Threatens The Anti-globalization Movement - Stormfront White Nationalist Community
Anti-globalization demonstrators identify themselves as part of a non-violent, democratic movement that opposes global governance, neo-colonial pillaging, and organizations like the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the G8.
When [the World Church is] speaking of globalization, we're speaking of the Zionist movement, with any number of puppets, or non-Jews working towards it," said Rev. Tom L. Kroenke, a Wyoming member and spokesman who is not ashamed to say he's part of a hate group, over the phone from Wyoming.
In June 2002, as the Kananaskis meetings were set to churn, a protest took place called "Showdown at the Hoedown." Anti-globalization activists gathered in Calgary outside an expensive gala for bureaucrats, delegates and media hacks of the G8 summit. /forum/showthread.php?t=40903

 Beyond Protesting: The Ascending "Anti-Globalization" Movement -
There are reasons the globalization movement isn’t being covered very deeply in the mainstream press, though a story about how the movement is "dead" occasionally surfaces.
This movement has gone mainstream, and now includes church groups, senior citizens, and parents concerned about what commercialism is doing to their kids.
Instead, the issues lie in the unethical and dangerously unsustainable way that economic globalization is being accomplished. /beyond.htm

 Anti-Globalization, Pro-Peace?
The peace movement "does not seem to have the energy or the broad-based support that anti-globalization had," says William Fisher, director of Clark University's Program for International Development.
Still, labor leaders have said they remain committed to the agenda pursued by the anti-globalization coalition.
Some activists suggest the movement's apparent retreat from the streets may be only temporary, an acknowledgement that now is simply not the time to be agitating. /news/feature/2001/10/peace.html

 Schism in the Anti-Globalization Movement
Any progress made is just as quickly erased when public perception of the anti-globalization movement as a whole is built on images of chaotic protests and violent activists.
The movement is noted for its transnational scope in its fight against increasing corporate and capitalist globalization.
But there are activists who are saying that the movement is suffering from a major internal crisis these days. /online/lounge/chaos/jthian.htm

 Anti-corporate Globalization movement
Corporate Globalization (that is, the all pervasive conglomeration of multinational corporations setting up factories and openning markets around the world, as well as the erosion and eventual dissintegration of trade barriers so that all countries are incorporated into the "free market system." This corporate globalization is made possible through the aid of treaties like:
Predatory lending entities like the IMF and World Bank will then provide funds, but at the expense of a countries natural resources which are then mandated to be utilized to repay the debt.
Education and social programs are also reduced under these loans, as the main catch for getting a loan from the IMF or World Bamk is that you have to lower your trade tarriffs and incorporate your economy into the global economy. /org/seac/globaljustice.htm

 A World Connected - Counter-Capitalism: Inside the Anti-Globalization Movement
His multi-part series on the anti-globalization movement, sheds new light on a phenomenon that has captured many of our imaginations.
Often people think of the anti-globalization movement as a spontaneous reaction against global capitalism.
Harding also writes about the more violent groups, such as the Black Bloc and the Earth Liberation Front, that make up and have tainted parts of the anti-globalization movement. /article.php/250.html

 JS Online: Anti-Globalization Movement Quieter
Anti-war movements have appeared on some U.S. campuses since President Bush announced his war on terrorism.
But the movement has been mostly quiet since terrorists hijacked four U.S. airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, killing thousands.
The tactic struck him as overly militant and out of place when the nation was still mourning the terrorists' victims. /news/attack/ap/oct01/ap-attacks-anti-gl101601.asp

 SSRN-Naomi Klein and the Anti-Globalization Movement by Paul Segerstrom
Segerstrom, Paul, "Naomi Klein and the Anti-Globalization Movement" (December 2003).
How should economists be responding to the arguments made by anti-globalization activists?
The contents of her influential book No Logo are summarized and some problems with her analysis of globalization are discussed. /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=482842

By focusing on only globalization and the WTO, IMF, and WB, the AFL-CIO and its allies among the environmental and other NGOs purposely direct attention away from the capitalist system which is the real cause of unemployment, sweatshop and prison labor, racist police terror, and the rise of fascism and imperialist war.
The complete lack of popular support for this movement in Tibet is revealed by the fact that it had to base itself in Nepal, and its subsequent complete collapse when the CIA stopped giving it money and arms.
In fact, the conditions in the garment industry in LA are as horrific as in many of the foreign sweat-shops that Global Exchange and USAS target: no unions, sub-minimum wages, no benefits, no overtime, buildings full of code violations, and workers subject to physical abuse by their bosses. /pamphlets/antiglobal.html

 Wired News: Make Hate Not Anti-Globalization
Myself, I don't consider myself part of an anti-globalization movement, but of an anti-corporate movement....
This movement is very vocally an anti-racist movement, so for racists to claim they have a role in this movement is utterly ridiculous."
In response to this move, the Anti-Defamation League has gone on the offensive against a site of the "Anti-Globalism Action Network" (, which could easily be accessed by mistake by those intending to visit the G8 Activist Network ( /news/politics/0,1283,53844,00.html

 anti-corporate globalization movement
INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER - Washington, DC Mobilize for Global Justice /globalization.htm

 Toward an Anti-Capitalist Globe
But we should recognize that struggling against the capitalists and politicians on the home front, in all the ways we always have (while bringing to that battle lessons learned from the anti-capitalist globalization movement), does indeed contribute to the fight against capitalist globalization.
The term "anti-capitalist globalization" is my preferred label for the movement, because it forms a relevant double entendre.
Capitalist globalization is seen by many nitty-gritty activists as abstract, far removed from the day-to-day struggles taking place in communities and workplaces throughout the country. /newpol/issue32/domini32.htm

 Anti-globalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finally, critics assert that the anti-globalization movement uses anecdotal evidence to support their view and that worldwide statistics instead strongly support globalization, capitalism, and the economic growth they encourage, which in turn is responsible for many of the beneficial effects.
The anti-globalization movement developed in the late twentieth century to combat the globalization of corporate economic activity and the free trade with developing nations that might result from such activity.
The movement as it is known now was born from the convergence of these different political experiences when their adherents began to demonstrate together on certain occasions, especially international meetings such as the Seattle WTO meeting of 1999 or Genoa G/8 summit in 2001. /wiki/Anti-globalization_movement

 Anti-globalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finally, critics assert that the anti-globalization movement uses anecdotal evidence to support their view and that worldwide statistics instead strongly support globalization, capitalism, and the economic growth they encourage, which in turn is responsible for many of the beneficial effects.
Participants in these movements often reject the term "anti-globalization", preferring to describe themselves as the Global Justice Movement, the Movement of Movements or the alter-globalization movement.
Anti-globalizationists are sometimes perceived to be marginalized by mainstream media and governments because of their strongly "anti-business" views; most media across the world are owned by wealthy individuals or large corporations, who are believed by activists to have conflicting interests with the activists. /wiki/Anti-globalization

 ZNet Commentary: Anti-Globalization Anti-Fundamentalism
Fast-forward seven years, when a worldwide youth movement in the developed world has finally made opposition to corporate globalization visible in the belly of beast.
The global women's movement is a full participant in the "movement of movements" represented at the WSF.
But the claim that the United States is some kind of liberator is contradicted by the role that U.S.-led corporate globalization plays in creating the conditions that enable fundamentalists like the Taliban to gain power in the first place. /sustainers/content/2002-03/12rebick.cfm   (991 words)

The anti-globalization movement is not against the technological advances that have made globalization possible; they are against the use of globalization by the wealthy and by faceless corporations to completely avoid the responsibilities we normally associate with civilized society.
The so-called anti-globalization movement is so globally wired that most of them actually know where East Timor is. Unfortunately, the moniker is almost universally accepted at this point—even by those associated with the movement-- therefore "anti-globalization," much like Newt Gingrich’s American Express card at an RNC retreat, must be used.
If we look at globalization as a process of technical innovation that allows cheap, fast and virtually unrestricted communication, travel and financial transfers throughout the world we can see that there really isn’t anything bad about it. /bartstocks/pages/econtim/tim07072003.html   (816 words)

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