Confronting Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement

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Eddie Yuen, Daniel Burton-Rose, George N. Katsiaficas
Soft Skull Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 410 pages
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Confronting Capitalism examines the world wide movement against globalization. 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, DC, Prague, Cancun and many others, have shown that there is a growing movement opposing globalization. The book roots these events globally in an anti-capitalist history that includes the resistance to the IMF and the neo-liberal project in Venezuela, Korea and Chiapas, the mass organizing campaigns of the nuclear-freeze movement in the 1980s and the innovative direct action tactics of environmentalists in the United States.

Confronting Capitalism is an updated and expanded edition of The Battle of Seattle, originally published in spring2002. The new edition offers updated articles, a new piece by Michael Hardt and reports and theory from the global South, including Nigeria and South Africa. The book features contributions from Naomi Klein, Stanley Aronowitz, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Eric Drooker, Barbara Epstein, Alexander Cockburn and many more. An important handbook for in the classroom or on the streets, Confronting Capitalism invites readers to join the intensive debates within the anti-globalization movement and to make some history of their own.

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Anti-globalization forces came of age in Seattle, sweeping like a tsunami through the city during the 1999 World Trade Organization meetings. This evolving"movement of movements" gets fresh treatment ... Read full review


Introduction Eddie Yuen
James Davis Paul Rowley and Eddie Yuen
Seattle Was Not the Beginning George Katsiafkas

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About the author (2004)

Daniel Burton-Rose is an activist and writer based in the East Bay. His is the co-editor of The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry (Common Courage Press 1998). An award winning journalist, he has written for Vibe, Z Magazine, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Dollars and sense, Middle East Report, and The Multinational Monitor, among other publications.

George Katsiaficas is the editor of New Political Science. He is the author of The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968 (South End Press1987) and The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life (Humanities Press 1997). He also co-edited Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party (Routledge 2001).

Eddie Yuen is a PHD candidate in the Sociology program at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He teaches at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

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