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Confronting Capitalism examines the world wide movement against globalization. The uprising against the World Trade Organization in 1999 was the most visible and dramatic protest in the United States since the Vietnam War. Subsequent protests in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Prague, Cancun and many others, have shown that there is a growing movement opposing globalization. The book roots these events globally in an anti-capitalist history that includes the resistance to the IMF and the neo-liberal project in Venezuela, Korea and Chiapas, the mass organizing campaigns of the nuclear-freeze movement in the 1980s and the innovative direct action tactics of environmentalists in the United States.

Confronting Capitalism is an updated and expanded edition of The Battle of Seattle, originally published in spring2002. The new edition offers updated articles, a new piece by Michael Hardt and reports and theory from the global South, including Nigeria and South Africa. The book features contributions from Naomi Klein, Stanley Aronowitz, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Eric Drooker, Barbara Epstein, Alexander Cockburn and many more. An important handbook for in the classroom or on the streets, Confronting Capitalism invites readers to join the intensive debates within the anti-globalization movement and to make some history of their own.

Synopsis:

This updated and expanded edition of The Battle of Seattle invites readers to join the intensive debates within the antiglobalization movement. The uprising against the World Trade Organization in 1999 was the most visible and dramatic protest in the United States since the Vietnam War. Subsequent protests in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Prague, Cancun, and other cities have shown that there is a growing movement opposing globalization. The book roots these events globally in an anticapitalist history that includes the resistance to the IMF, the mass organizing campaigns of the nuclear-freeze movement in the 1980s, and the innovative tactics of environmentalists in the United States. Confronting Capitalism tackles the questions raised by the antiglobalization movement: How can a movement that claims to be global root itself in local communities? What happens to nonviolent tactics in an environment of increasingly ruthless policing? Can NGOs be agents of social transformation? Photographs, illustrations, and contributions from Naomi Klein, Stanley Aronowitz, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and others are featured.

Synopsis:

An introduction to anti-globalization activities discusses such events as the 1999 uprising against the World Trade Organization, linking such protests to other uprisings in anti-capitalist history while addressing questions about non-violence tactics and the efficacy of NGOs. Reprint.

Synopsis:

Examining the worldwide movement against capitalist globalization, this updated and renamed edition of "The Battle of Seattle" offers 50 percent new and revised material, including new pieces by Michael Hardt, Naomi Klein, and reports and theory from the global South, including Nigeria and South Africa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932360028
Editor:
Burton-Rose, Daniel
Editor:
Yuen, Eddie
Editor:
Burton-Rose, Daniel; Yuen, Eddie; Katsiaficas, George
Editor:
Burton-Rose, Daniel
Editor:
Yuen, Eddie
Editor:
Katsiaficas, George
Author:
Katsiaficas, George
Author:
Yuen, Eddie
Author:
Burton-Rose, Daniel
Editor:
Katsiaficas, George
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
International economic relations
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Free Enterprise
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Policy
Subject:
Anti-globalization movement
Subject:
Business Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Second Edition
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
108-5
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 BandW photos, BandW illustrations
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 22.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
This updated and expanded edition of The Battle of Seattle invites readers to join the intensive debates within the antiglobalization movement. The uprising against the World Trade Organization in 1999 was the most visible and dramatic protest in the United States since the Vietnam War. Subsequent protests in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Prague, Cancun, and other cities have shown that there is a growing movement opposing globalization. The book roots these events globally in an anticapitalist history that includes the resistance to the IMF, the mass organizing campaigns of the nuclear-freeze movement in the 1980s, and the innovative tactics of environmentalists in the United States. Confronting Capitalism tackles the questions raised by the antiglobalization movement: How can a movement that claims to be global root itself in local communities? What happens to nonviolent tactics in an environment of increasingly ruthless policing? Can NGOs be agents of social transformation? Photographs, illustrations, and contributions from Naomi Klein, Stanley Aronowitz, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and others are featured.
"Synopsis" by , An introduction to anti-globalization activities discusses such events as the 1999 uprising against the World Trade Organization, linking such protests to other uprisings in anti-capitalist history while addressing questions about non-violence tactics and the efficacy of NGOs. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Examining the worldwide movement against capitalist globalization, this updated and renamed edition of "The Battle of Seattle" offers 50 percent new and revised material, including new pieces by Michael Hardt, Naomi Klein, and reports and theory from the global South, including Nigeria and South Africa.
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