ISBN13:978-0896086227 ISBN10: 0896086224 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0896086234 ISBN10: 0896086232
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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Paperback Publisher:South End Press Year Published: 2000 International: No
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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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