[sixties-l] Fwd: Student Activism in the Anti-Globalization Movement (fwd)

From: Matthew J. Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)
Date: 12/08/00

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    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ global economy network Campaign for America's Future http://www.ourfuture.org ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ November 30, 2000 On Anniversary of Seattle Protests, IPS Releases Report on Student Activism in the Anti-Globalization Movement You can access the report in Adobe Acrobat format (http://www.ips-dc.org/student.htm) or call 202-234-9382 to order hard copy. On the first anniversary of the mass protests in Seattle against the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Institute for Policy Studies is releasing a report that presents the opinions and reflections of student activists engaged in the growing movement against corporate globalization. On November 30, 1999, thousands of students joined with trade unionists, environmentalists and others in protests which successfully thwarted the WTO ^s plans to launch a new round of trade negotiations and fueled an upsurge of student activism. The new report, ^Student Voices: One Year After Seattle,^ documents how these young leaders are working to continue to build on the momentum of the Battle in Seattle and to meet the challenges they will face in the years to come, particularly in building a movement that is cohesive as well as racially and socioeconomically inclusive. The report^s author, Bhumika Muchhala, a recent university graduate who participated in the Seattle demonstrations, conducted interviews with 50 students and recent graduates from 38 universities across the country. According to Muchhala, ^The student voices I^ve documented reflect the energy and creativity, the new ideas and organizing structures, and the strong idealism that they bring to this growing movement.^ The 40 page report presents direct quotes from students on: --how they became politicized and what continues to motivate them, --their opinions on what the collective vision encompasses, --their most empowering experiences at protests and on campus, --what the issues surrounding coalition building across race and socioeconomic divides are and --what constructive steps they have taken to address the divides, as well as --their plans for the future and how they want to contribute to the growing movement in the long run ------------------------------------------------------ You are currently subscribed to the global economy network listserver as: nwalker@aflcio.org The global economy network is a project of the Campaign for America's Future. America's Future is on the web at http://www.ourfuture.org. To unsubscribe send an email to Carrie Ferrence at the Campaign for America's Future <ferrence@ourfuture.org>.

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