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Globalization From Below : The Power of Solidarity

Globalization From Below : The Power of Solidarity - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0896086227

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ISBN13: 978-0896086227
ISBN10: 0896086224
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: South End Press
Published: 2000
International: No

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Globalization From Below : The Power of Solidarity - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0896086227

Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello and Brendan Smith

ISBN13: 978-0896086227
ISBN10: 0896086224
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: South End Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Brecher, Jeremy :

Jeremy Brecher is the author of ten books on labor and social movements, including the labor history classic Strike! recently published in an updated and revised edition by South End Press. He has co-authored two previous books on globalization: Global Visions and Global Village or Global Pillage.


Costello, Tim : Massachusetts Campaign on Contingent Work

Tim Costello has been a truck driver, workplace activist, and union representative. He is currently director of the Massachusetts Campaign on Contingent Work. He has co-authored several previous books with Brecher, including Building Bridges and Global Village or Global Pillage.


Smith, Brendan :

Brendan Smith served as senior legislative aide to Congressman Bernie Sanders (Independent, Vermont) specializing in economics, international labor rights, child labor, and related issues. He is currently preparing a study of labor rights in Export-Processing Zones.

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