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Globalization from Below

The Power of Solidarity

Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith

Pages: 200
ISBN: 0-89608-622-4
Format: paper
Release Date: 2000-01-01
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Description of Globalization from Below.

When tens of thousands of protestors brought the World Trade Organization in Seattle to a halt in November 1999, it marked the "coming out party" for a new global movement. Trade unionists, environmentalists, students, women's rights groups, and human rights advocates demanded an alternative to "globalization from above." As Newsweek commented, "There are now two visions of globalization on offer, one led by commerce, one by social activism."

How can this emerging movement realize its vision? In Globalization from Below: The Power of Solidarity, Brecher, Costello, and Smith draw on the history of past movements and their own experience as activists to propose strategies for building this powerful coalition into a successful movement for global democratization.

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  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1 Globalization and Its Specter
    2 The Power of Social Movements (and its Secret)
    3 Two, Three, Many Levels
    4 Handling Contradictions in the Movement
    5 A World to Win-for What?
    6 Draft of a Global Program
    7 Self-Organization from Below
    8 No Movement Is an Island
    9 Fix It or Nix It
    Conclusion

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