Chapter ElevenGlobal to LocalWhat You Can Do

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AS THE TWENTY-ONE AUTHORS OF THIS BOOK have met with hundreds of thousands of other individuals over the past decade in protests, social experiments, local house meetings, national hearings, global teach-ins, and the World Social Forums, we have experienced the transformation of anger about economic globalization into a politics of hope for the future. Hope lies in many promising events, from the declining legitimacy of the key institutions of corporate globalization to the flowering of citizen groups and peoples’ movements to the emergence of new governments that reject the old models. Most fundamentally, hope lies in the remarkable spectrum of alternatives work that spans piecemeal reform to ...

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