global mobilization etc etc

From cate morrison <>
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2000 21:38:14 -0500 (EST)

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This looks like an act by people with good intentions but without much in
the way of vision...sort of an anti-globalisation frenzy, where they're
rushing out to try and catch as many people as possible. 

It's a pretty common phenomenon, especially with the catch-all nature of
the particular movement; first, that organizational efforts must be
generic--after all, you're trying to bring together feminists, union
members, anti-sweatshop, pro-environment etc etc etc. Second, the agenda
becomes damn near then have to try to explain to
all of these groups the intricacies of thngs like trade economics, which
isn't exactly easy. Stop exploiting people and fair trade not free trade
is a lot catchier than "shock-treatment move to a purely export-driven,
mercantilistic existence in a non-developed (I cringe at that
phrase) economy only further impoverishes people."

bottom line: it's obnoxious, but its earnest, in my view.



cate morrison


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