|Bracing against the wind|
Thursday, June 19, 2003
"globalism" in Canada's cities. Was this the same globalism that people were protesting in Genoa when the police shot an innocent kid? It seems that this term is possibly one of the most abused and misunderstood words in the modern media. Here's what I've come up with so far, suggestions are welcome:
Increased diversity in cities (apparently), global human rights laws, free, worldwide access to information, global access to health information (WHO).
World courts for international crimes, the United Nations, others?
The growth of "free trade" agreements without regard for human rights. Forced privatization of utilities mandated by the IMF and the World Bank. This practice is particularly evil, as it is known to destabilize economies, and in severe cases cause death and disease, exchange for riches to Western firms.
It's clear that journalists and activists alike should be particularly cautious when using this loaded term.
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