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From the author of the worldwide bestseller called “a movement bible” by The New York Times.

Published just two years ago and still riding high on national bestseller lists, No Logo reflected and inspired an entire movement. Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate brings together two years of Naomi Kleins writings and tracks the globalization conflict from Seattle to September 11th and beyond.

Since the publication of No Logo, Naomi Klein has continued tirelessly as a brilliant and informed contributor to contemporary debate. Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, intended as a companion to No Logo, includes her most notable essays, speeches and articles on issues from NAFTA to Genetically Modified Organisms to the violence in Genoa. It offers introduction and explanation, looking at where the movement has come from and where it is going.

More than any other single voice, Naomi Klein articulates the concerns and complaints of a generation: about economic fundamentalism, the criminalization of dissent and the effects of Free Trade. But this book also reflects on the nature of resistance: the street protests that shocked and energized millions, carnival-style subversion and the apparent disorganization that is anti-globalizations great strength.

Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate is provocative, intelligent and passionate, a document, in its own right, of a unique time in our history.

About the Author

Born in Montreal in 1970, Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the international bestseller, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, which won the Canadian National Business Book Award and the Prix Médiations in France. She writes an internationally syndicated column for The Globe and Mail and The Guardian and has guest lectured at Harvard, Yale and New York University.

Table of Contents


I. Windows of Dissent


Washington, D.C.

What's Next?

Los Angeles



II. Fencing in Democracy: Trade and Trade-Offs

Democracy in Shackles

The Free Trade Area of the Americas

IMF Go to Hell

No Place for Local Democracy

The War on Unions

The NAFTA Track Record

Higher Fences at the Border

Making — and Breaking — the Rules

The Market Swallows the Commons

Genetically Altered Rice

Genetic Pollution

Foot-and-Mouth's Sacrificial Lambs

The Internet as Tupperware Party

Co-opting Dissent

Economic Apartheid in South Africa

Poison Policies in Ontario

America's Weakest Front

III. Fencing in the Movement: Criminalizing Dissent

Cross-Border Policing

Pre-emptive Arrest


Fear Mongering

The "Citizens Caged" Petition


Indiscriminate Tear-Gassing

Getting Used to Violence

Manufacturing Threats

Stuck in the Spectacle

IV. Capitalizing on Terror

The Brutal Calculus of Suffering

New Opportunists

Kamikaze Capitalists

The Terrifying Return of Great Men

America Is Not a Hamburger

V. Windows to Democracy

Democratizing the Movement

Rebellion in Chiapas

Italy's Social Centres

Limits of Political Parties

From Symbols to Substance




Product Details

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate
Klein, Naomi
Vintage Canada
Protest movements
Mass media
Edition Number:
Vintage Canada ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 1
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6.98 x 5.01 x .74 in .66 lb

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