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Fences and Windows: An Activist Journal, from Seattle to September 11th

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Publisher Comments:

Naomi Kleins No Logo is an international bestselling phenomenon. Winner of Le Prix Mediations (France), and of the National Business Book Award (Canada) it has been translated into 21 languages and published in 25 countries.

Named one of Ms Magazines Women of Year in 2001, and declared by the Times (London) to be “probably the most influential person under the age of 35 in the world,” in Fences and Windows, Naomi Klein offers a birds-eye view of the life of an activist and the development of the “anti-globalization” movement from the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999 through September 11, 2001. Bringing together columns, speeches, essays, and reportage, Klein once again provides provocative arguments on a broad range of issues. Whether she is discussing the privatization of water; genetically modified food; “free trade;” or the development of the movement itself and its future post 9/11, Naomi Klein is one of the most thoughtful and brilliant activists and thinkers for a new generation.

Review:

"While Klein offers snapshots of success stories involving Nike, Starbucks and other corporate monoliths, she wisely does not suggest any easy solutions to this complex mesh of problems. Despite post-September 11 talk to the contrary, these dispatches indicate that the movement is far from over." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Bringing together columns, speeches, essays, and reportage, the author of "No Logo" offers a bird's-eye view of the life of an activist and the development of the "anti-globalization" movement from the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999 through September 11, 2001.

About the Author

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and an internationally syndicated columnist for the Globe and Mail (Canada) and the Guardian (UK). She was named one of Ms Magazine's Women of the Year in 2001 and declared by the Times (London) to be "probably the most influential person under the age of 35 in the world." A frequent media commentator, she has guest lectured at Harvard, Yale, and London School of Economics.

Table of Contents

I) Windows of Dissent
Seattle
Washington, D.C.
What's Next?
Los Angeles
Prague
Toronto

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
Surveillance
Fear Mongering
The "Citizens Caged" Petition
Infiltration
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

Acknowledgments
Credits
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312307998
Author:
Klein, Naomi
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
International
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
International economic relations
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Protest movements
Subject:
Demonstrations
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
World politics - 21st century
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Picador USA
Series:
Recent Picador Highlights
Series Volume:
4013
Publication Date:
October 4, 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.87 x 5.86 x 0.725 in

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History and Social Science » Economics » Global Economics
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Product details 304 pages Picador USA - English 9780312307998 Reviews:
"Review" by , "While Klein offers snapshots of success stories involving Nike, Starbucks and other corporate monoliths, she wisely does not suggest any easy solutions to this complex mesh of problems. Despite post-September 11 talk to the contrary, these dispatches indicate that the movement is far from over."
"Synopsis" by , Bringing together columns, speeches, essays, and reportage, the author of "No Logo" offers a bird's-eye view of the life of an activist and the development of the "anti-globalization" movement from the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999 through September 11, 2001.
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