Globalize This!: The Battle Against the World Trade Organization

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In June 2000, Common Courage Press will publish Globalize This!: The Battle Against The World Trade Organization, a collection of essays that analyze demonstrations and deliberations in Seattle and beyond. In stark contrast to the media’s partial and distorted portrayal of the WTO, World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), editors Kevin Danaher and Roger Burbach have compiled articles that reveal how these institutions enforce policies that are destructive to human rights and the environment. In Globalize...
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Overview

In June 2000, Common Courage Press will publish Globalize This!: The Battle Against The World Trade Organization, a collection of essays that analyze demonstrations and deliberations in Seattle and beyond. In stark contrast to the media’s partial and distorted portrayal of the WTO, World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), editors Kevin Danaher and Roger Burbach have compiled articles that reveal how these institutions enforce policies that are destructive to human rights and the environment. In Globalize This!, some of the WTO opposition movement’s brightest activists show how these institutions, by pushing for increased globalization, threaten diversity, labor rights, the environment, and democracy itself.

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Jodi Vander Molen
…this is rich introductory reading for a promising global movement.
The Progressive
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567511963
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction: Making History 7
Section 1 What Happened in Seattle and What Does It Mean? 12
1. Skeleton Woman Visits Seattle 14
2. How We Really Shut Down the WTO 35
3. The Revolt of the Globalized 41
4. We Traveled to Seattle: A Pilgrimage of Transformation 44
5. Seattle Debacle: Revolt of the Developing Nations 48
6. Fixing or Nixing the WTO 53
7. Prattle in Seattle: Media Coverage Misrepresented the Protest 59
8. The Debate Over Tactics 67
Section 2 Dealing with Diversity 73
9. Where Was the Color in Seattle? 74
10. Seattle and Beyond: Making the Connection in the 21st Century 82
11. Indigenous Peoples' Seattle Declaration 85
12. Unity Statement of Philippine Social Movements, Labor Groups, Peoples' Organizations and NGOs 92
Section 3 The Case Against the WTO 97
13. Top Ten Reasons to Oppose the WTO 98
14. Reforming the WTO Is the Wrong Agenda 103
15. Spinning a New Mythology: the WTO as Protector of the Poor 120
16. Will a Social Clause in Trade Agreements Advance International Solidarity? 124
17. The WTO Turns Back the Environmental Clock 129
18. A New Food Movement Comes of Age in Seattle 135
Section 4 Ways to Restructure the Global Economy 141
19. It's Time to Go on the Offensive. Here's How 143
20. Trade Now, Pay Later 158
21. UNCTAD: Time to Lead, Time to Challenge the WTO 163
22. Time for a Tobin Tax 175
23. Rewriting the Rules for Global Investment 182
24. Fair Trade, Not Free Trade 188
25. Why and How to Pressure the World Bank 195
26. Conclusion: Ten Ways to Democratize the Global Economy 203
Contributing Authors 209
Index 212
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