speaks to anti-globalization protest
think that we must pay strict attention to the Seattle experience.
On the front lines of the popular rebellion against the WTO, this
anti-globalist fervor showed the common interests of students,
of anti-imperialists, of human rights activists, and labor. What
the movement demonstrated is the power of mass mobilizationand
the ability of the people to derail something that was previously
seen and feared as inevitable: the globalist domination of Western
mass humanist movements teach us all is that nothing is inevitable.
That the power of the people can indeed build obstacles to the
selfish interests of the rich. And that globalism can and indeed
must be opposed by forms of globalist resistance. That nationalities
are usually false illusions that what we have in common are humanity,
crosses national borders.
as a form of imperial economic domination knows no borders. When
you look at vast multi-national corporations, like Mobil or Exxon
or General Motors, these arent American corporations anymore.
They are global entities that may have been formed in the U.S.
or created or even born, but may have outgrown the cradle and
operate in a plethora of languages, using many various currencies,
on most continents.
fund government repression and environmental degradation and devastation
in Nigeria, industrial pollution in Russia and political corruption
in Peru. They are masters of governments, not citizens. Let us
learn from them and build global networks of resistanceglobal
resistance unitsthat speak in all tongues, and builds on
the future of the globe will belong to the people, or will be
a lifeless poisoned sponge for the privileged few. There is no
other alternative. Let us learn how to grow, how to expand, and
then how to win.
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