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Description - Insurrection by Kevin Danaher

The world was shocked to see more than 50,000 people converge on Seattle in November 1999 to protest the policies of a then little-known institution called the World Trade Organization. Pundits and ordinary citizens wondered, "Who are these people?" " What are they so angry about, and what do they want?" Since then, the protests and the enthusiasm for the cause has quickly multiplied. In their fascinating narrative of a growing movement, Kevin Danaher and Jason Mark answer those questions by showing how the Seattle protests and subsequent mass demonstrations against the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are the dramatic result of a full decade of growing agitation over corporate sponsored globalization. From uncovering major retailers' links to sweatshop abuses and revealing the deception of American tobacco companies, to questioning corporations' ties to repressive dictators, shaming food processors into selling dolphin-safe tuna and demanding that businesses stop destroying old growth forests, citizens have become far more aggressive in directly challenging corporate behavior. Written by two activists who are constantly in the eye of this storm, Insurrect charts the growth of this dissatisfaction and gives us a glimpse of where this movement might be heading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415946773
ISBN-10: 0415946778
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 364
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kevin Danaher

Described by The New York Times as the ^3Paul Revere of globalization's woes,^2 Kevin Danaher is the author or editor of ten books about globalization, and the co-founder of the human rights organization Global Exchange. His book Corporations Are Gonna Get Your Mama was named one of the best books of 1997 by The Progressive. His op-eds have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Jason Mark, a one-time reporter, has helped develop corporate accountability campaigns targeting Nike, Starbucks, Procter & Gamble, and Ford Motor Company. His op-eds have appeared in the Miami Herald and the San Francisco Chronicle. This is his first book. To learn more about their work, visit www.globalexchange.org.

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