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The internet and digital media have empowered activists and given rise to "the movement of movements," an international inchoate group of individuals who protest against market fundamentalism and the economic determinism of the Washington Consensus. They are active across the globe, involved in myriad struggles for human rights and dignity, and they come together en masse to protest against the WTO, the WEF, and the War on Terror. The end of their story has yet to be written.

The internet and digital media have empowered activists and given rise to "the movement of movements," an international inchoate group of individuals who protest against market fundamentalism and the economic determinism of the Washington Consensus. They are active across the globe, involved in myriad struggles for human rights and dignity, and they come together en masse to protest against the WTO, the WEF, and the War on Terror. The end of their story has yet to be written.

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  1. 1. THE MOVEMENT OF MOVEMENTS: NIXERS AND FIXERS IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE Daniel Drache, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director Blake Evans, Graduate Researcher A Digital Report From The Counter-Publics Working Group Please Send Comments To drache@yorku.ca October 2004 Eye Conics
  2. 2. The Medium Is The Message Digital Technology Has Altered How Activists Relate To One Another. For The First Time The Web Can Be Used To Effectively Link Local And Global Struggles. Independent News Is “Only A Click Away”, All Around Us, Inescapable.
  3. 3. Disturbing Images From The 1999 Seattle WTO Protests Helped Bring Dissent To The World's Attention
  4. 4. These Iconic Images Tell The Story Of A Movement No Longer In The Margins, But Neither In The Mainstream
  5. 5. A Global War On Want Which Didn't Start In Seattle, And Whose Ending Is Nowhere In Sight
  6. 6. The “Movement Of Movements” Is Bigger, More Diverse, And Has More Staying Power Than Any Experts Had Predicted
  7. 7. Differences Can Sometimes Be Unifying Forces. In This Case, People Converge Based On A Mutual Dislike Of Corporate Capitalism, Free Trade, American Imperialism, And More Than Anything, State Authority.
  8. 8. Some Want To Fix The System...
  9. 9. Others Want To Nix It Altogether
  10. 10. Both The Nixers And The Fixers Have Their Share Of Iconic Talking Heads. Kofi Annan Vandana Shiva
  11. 11. Reform Or Revolution? Are You A Nixer, Or Are You A Fixer? Most Of Us Lie Somewhere In Between. The 'Devil Is In The Eyecon'.
  12. 12. Iconic Ideas Subvert The Dominant Paradigm
  13. 13. Why Does The Most Powerful Organization In The World, The Organization Which Wants To Re-brand Our Values And Our Identities, Have No Logo? WTO HQ Geneva World Trade Centre GATT, The Founding Meeting
  14. 14. Carnival Against Capitalism: “If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution” Raging Grannies Radical Cheerleaders
  15. 15. Global Dissent: Individual Acts Of Rebellion, Organized Chaos or Mass Collective Action?
  16. 16. But Can A 'Basis Of Unity' Emerge Out Of Diversity Of Tactics: Can Different Means Achieve The Same Ends?
  17. 17. The State Calls Out Riot Cops To Do The Dirty Work
  18. 18. The Surveillance State And Preventive Arrest
  19. 19. Crowd Control
  20. 20. Violent Exclusion
  21. 21. Global Village For Business.
  22. 22. Global Pillage For The Rest Of Us
  23. 23. Fighting Back Defines Global Politics
  24. 24. The Battle in Seattle, December 1999. WTO Conference.
  25. 25. Washington's Newest Consensus, April 2000. IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings.
  26. 26. Prague, September 2000. IMF/World Bank.
  27. 27. Clash In Montreal, November 2000. Group Of 20.
  28. 28. Davos, January 2001. World Economic Forum.
  29. 29. Quebec City's Wall Of Shame, April 2001. Free Trade Area Of The Americas.
  30. 30. Death In Genoa, June 2001. G8 Summit.
  31. 31. Shock And Awe Fuels World Protest
  32. 32. The World Marches: 25 Million People Worldwide Protest Bush's War. Barcelona, Spain Bankok, Thailand Cairo, Egypt
  33. 33. Jakarta, Indonesia Pretoria, South Africa Sydney, Australia Calcutta, India Tokyo, Japan Washington DC, USA
  34. 34. London Bush Comes Tumbling Down
  35. 35. While Washington Bush Gets Four More Years
  36. 36. Icons Hold A Revolutionary Potential That Can Bring Dissent To The Public, And Bring The Public To Dissent
  37. 37. Unlike Globalization, Theirs Is The Story Of A Democratic Art Form Aimed At Mobilizing Counter-Publics
  38. 38. A Story Whose End Has Yet To Be Written

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