While we challenge the notion that activists are, in the first instance, ideologically motivated, we retain an interest in the ideas that antiglobalisation
(66) In a similar vein, the Civil Rights campaign and the Women's Movement of 1960s in the US are claimed to have altered inferior status of African-Americans and Women, as well as bringing a shift in larger societal consciousness through the incorporation of ideas of racial and gender equality; (67) the environmental movement is said to have inspired scientific research; (68) while the antiglobalisation
movement's demonstration at Seattle in 1999 against the proceedings of the World Trade Organisation is claimed to have fuelled a world-wide discussion on themes such as social inequality and global economic governance.
Entertaining documentary following the anarchic exploits of the antiglobalisation
Police fear a repeat of the violence that marred the May Day antiglobalisation
protests of 2000 and 2001.
Much that is positive can result from globalisation and liberalisation and, in fact, the antiglobalisation
movement expresses more a global concern than domestic protectionism.
For example, the SECC sent representatives to the World Social Forum in 2007 and appeared in a documentary about the international antiglobalisation
movement in 2004.
The identity politics of the 1980s had wiped questions of the economy and class out of public politics to an extraordinary degree (before the late 1990s antiglobalisation
moved it back to centre stage), and so a crucial process of critical class reflection by left-liberals was lost.
However, as contributor Magdelena Freudenschuss explains, "With the first World Social Forum (WSF), the 'antiglobalisation
' movement found a point of rotation but not necessarily a center.
Mr Brown hit out at antiglobalisation
protesters, saying Britons had to be "evangelists for globalisation" if the country was to succeed in future years.
Brand is reported to have been arrested 11 times, once for stripping off at antiglobalisation
protests in 2001.