said throwing eggs and tomatoes at the Hummer will help draw attention to their cause.
Yesterday students, anti-racists, environmentalists, anti-globalists
and gay rights activists all made common cause against the far-right, mustering hundreds of thousands for a rally staged in almost carnival mood - again without trouble.
In search of interesting coverage, the massive press contingent turned the spotlight towards the few so-called anti-globalists
, and to Cuban President Fidel Castro, who staged his own little diplomatic show.
What seems to be slowly emerging in the public debate is a more nuanced understanding of globalisation issues -- one that recognises the claims of both hyperglobalists and anti-globalists
, and distinguishes both from the transformationalists.
On the other side are anti-globalists who believe that globalization destroys the environment, undermines the culture and sovereignty of emerging nations, and abuses human rights.
Anti-globalists at Davos and elsewhere frequently charge that global capitalism leads to the exploitation and destruction of the environment in the name of corporate greed.
Anti-globalists assert that corporations place profits above people, leading to depressed wages, displaced workers, and diminished workers' rights.
It is something of a truism among anti-globalists
that companies are more powerful than governments.
Among those burning the Star of David and chanting obscene slogans against the Jewish state in the streets of Europe, there are surely some neo-Nazis; but a greater host of environmentalists, pacifists, anarchists, anti-globalists
, and socialists.
As Pen Kent commented, "It is easy for anti-globalists
to characterize people who work in the City as venal, selfish capitalists.