Globalization from Below
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When tens of thousands of protestors brought the World Trade Organization in Seattle to a halt in November 1999, it marked the "coming out party" for a new global movement. Trade unionists, environmentalists, students, women's rights groups, and human rights advocates demanded an alternative to "globalization from above." As Newsweek commented, "There are now two visions of globalization on offer, one led by commerce, one by social activism."