Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply



Published on

Published in: Business, News & Politics

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. March 26, 2012
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Environmental Groups Friends of the Earth Greenpeace Green Party
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Feminist Groups The World March of Women National Action Committee on the Status of Women
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Indigenous Groups Amazon Watch Chevron Toxico International Indigenous Youth Conference Video in Spanish on this topic
  • 9. 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)
  • 10. Colorful Blocs within theAnarchist Cluster Black Bloc Green Bloc Pink Bloc Lilac Bloc Pink/Silver Bloc
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Copenhagen Conference, 2009 Naomi Klein on climate change Protest video (Black Bloc) Hindi coverage of demonstrations
  • 13. Groups That Demonstrate atMultiple Sites Friends of the Earth Jubilee 2000 Global Justice Movement ATTAC Casino financier video
  • 14. ATTAC Cartoon