During the eighties many activists in the United States and elsewhere embraced a simple but evocative slogan: "think globally, act locally." The message: In acting at the local level, one needed
Noam Chomsky is a longtime political activist, writer and professor of linguistics at MIT.
"Seattle East," "A16," "Mobilization for Global Justice"--by whatever name you call it, a coalition of Teamsters and turtles, students and scholars, church, human rights, consumer and environment
Students heading for DC are bringing more than a toothbrush and a change of underwear.
The promise of Seattle was captured in an antic moment observed by one young environmental activist.
"Le monde n'est pas une marchandise"--the world is not a commodity--proclaimed the large banner in the Parisian demonstration against the WTO.
The ideological rigidity that governs punditocracy trade debate transcends right/left dichotomies.
As workers and holiday shoppers spilled out of Manhattan's midtown skyscrapers
and stores during rush hour last week, they were confronted with an unusual
sight: Several thousand demonstrators,
A little broken glass in the streets of Seattle has transformed the World Trade Organization into a popular icon for the unregulated globalization that tramples human values on every continent, a