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Globalization from Below: The Power of Solidarity

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World business leaders' greed-as-usual came to a dramatic halt last November when tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Seattle and shut down the 1999 meeting of the World Trade Organization. This powerful but virtually unknown organization was spotlighted through coordinated actions by such diverse constituencies as environmental, labor, and human rights ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by South End Press (first published 2000)
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AJ
This book takes on globalization, arguing that while globalization from "above" (i.e. in service of elites in the form of transnational capitalism) does more harm than good, that globalization from "below" (grassroots social change) is necessary to fix current problems around the world.

I found this book to lack coherence, and also found it to be really inaccessible. I had a hard time following it and I don't think it's just because I was feeling sick while reading it. The authors repeat themselv
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Sean Estelle
Sep 04, 2016 Sean Estelle rated it really liked it
This was a great, concise overview of 'globalization from below' that had a specific trajectory laying out the geopolitical context, the possibility of social movements from a theoretical perspective, and then dove in to discussion of strategy, program, and vision. A little wonky at times, but well worth the read (especially for perspective here in 2016 on where the movement conversation was at in 2000, and how little progress we've made).
Zainab Helal
May 10, 2015 Zainab Helal rated it really liked it
very good and simple book to read about globalization.
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