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Confronting Capitalism : Dispatches from a Global Movement - George Katsiaficas

Confronting Capitalism

Dispatches from a Global Movement

By: George Katsiaficas (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd April 2004
ISBN: 9781932360028
Number Of Pages: 410

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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.

Internationalism against globalization : a map of resistance
A Protestography
Seattle was not the beginningp. 3
Zapatismo and global strugglep. 11
Photographsp. 19
Scaling the heights to Seattlep. 21
World trashed organization!p. 31
A global carnival of the dispossesedp. 33
The globalization of resistancep. 36
In praise of the Seattle coalitionp. 46
Seattle diaryp. 48
Anarkids and hypocritesp. 72
Seeds of a movementp. 75
Color blindp. 82
Prague 2000 : the people's battlep. 86
Artp. 102
Infernal pain in Praguep. 104
Holidays in the sunp. 109
Photographsp. 115
The charming outcomes of the Cancun peace talksp. 117
Cancun : the collapse of the neoliberal offensivep. 122
Something did start in Quebec Cityp. 126
And balanced with this life, this deathp. 134
Genoa and the antiglobalization movementp. 142
Growing through daring, forgetting through fearp. 154
Contra cumbre in quitop. 159
This is what bureaucracy looks likep. 167
Another forum is possiblep. 180
On populism and the antiglobalization movementp. 183
Seattle '99p. 196
Fascists for Chep. 202
Shutting us outp. 204
Peoples' global actionp. 215
Anti-Europeanism and anti-Americanismp. 222
Interview with Barbara Epsteinp. 224
Why not show off about the best things?p. 235
Confronting empirep. 243
Out of the ordinaryp. 247
Resistance in Perup. 261
Standing challenges to capitalism in the Balkansp. 266
Apology for the Algerian insurrectionp. 275
Flare up!p. 278
Testimonies and declarationsp. 282
Rattling the chains of global apartheidp. 286
Insurgent Chinese workers and peasantsp. 292
Activistism : left anti-intellectualism and its discontentsp. 309
Artp. 315
The meaning of Seattlep. 317
Carnival to commonsp. 328
The direct action dividendp. 339
Neither their war nor their peacep. 343
The revenge of the conceptp. 347
Artp. 367
Spiritual warfarep. 369
A short personal history of the global justice movementp. 375
Glossaryp. 389
Contributorsp. 405
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ISBN: 9781932360028
ISBN-10: 1932360026
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 3rd April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 17.53  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2