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Anti-Globalization Movements “…generally advocate anarchist, socialist, social democratic or eco-socialist alternatives to neo-liberal economics” (Wikipedia) Coalition of disparate groups and organizations, including: Organized labor Environmental groups Feminists Indigenous peoples Others (including anarchists)
Why Does Organized LaborOppose Globalization? Fear that competition with workers of low-wage countries, especially those without the right to organize, will reduce wages and employment levels Do not believe claims that globalization produces growth and jobs New jobs often in areas that are not unionized Large unions like AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers, Teamsters, etc., supported free trade after WW2 but changed their position in the 1970s
Environmental Groups Friends of the Earth Greenpeace Green Party
Why Do Some EnvironmentalGroups Oppose Globalization? Concern about the impact of WTO and other regimes on the environment Shrimp-Turtle Dolphin-Tuna International Whaling Commission Broader concern about the lack of correct pricing of products and services that have a negative impact on the environment Environmental dumping: e.g. toxic wastes
Feminist Groups The World March of Women National Action Committee on the Status of Women
Why Do Feminists OpposeGlobalization? Neo-liberal corporatist globalization, in their view, supports patriarchal politics Want to prevent imposition of anti-abortion policies by the United States directly and via international regimes Want to raise the status of women globally and do not see this happening under the current system
Indigenous Groups Amazon Watch Chevron Toxico International Indigenous Youth Conference Video in Spanish on this topic
Why Do Indigenous GroupsOppose Globalization? Worried about the ill effects of globalization on indigenous peoples Concerned about the stealing of resources, e.g., in the Rain Forest by bio-prospectors or by oil companies Want to get more say internationally and need to bypass national governments to do this (therefore support the multi-stakeholder approach)
Colorful Blocs within theAnarchist Cluster Black Bloc Green Bloc Pink Bloc Lilac Bloc Pink/Silver Bloc http://anarchogeek.com/
Big Anti-GlobalizationDemonstrations G8 Summit in Cologne in 1999 Battle of Seattle at WTO Ministerial Meeting in 1999 IMF/World Bank Meeting in Washington 2000 G8 Summit in Genoa in 2001 World Economic Summit Meeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2003 WTO Ministerial in Cancun, Mexico, 2003 G8 Meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland, 2005 G8 Meeting in Heilegendam, Germany, 2007
Copenhagen Conference, 2009 Naomi Klein on climate change Protest video (Black Bloc) Hindi coverage of demonstrations
Groups That Demonstrate atMultiple Sites Friends of the Earth Jubilee 2000 Global Justice Movement ATTAC Casino financier video