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Feminism, Grass Roots Activism and Globalization

November 23, 1999
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President Clinton is in Kosovo today, wrapping up a European tour that took him from Turkey and Greece, to Italy, to Bulgaria–all along the way promoting the U.S. economic model and global capitalism–a reinvention of center politics that he has called the "third way."

In a conference on "progressive governance" Clinton attended with several European leaders in Florence, Italy, the President’s message clashed with that of French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, who pledged to remain faithful to universal social security and warned of the effects of uncontrolled global capitalism on developing countries and on social inequality.

Jospin’s concerns echo that of tens of thousands of environmental, labor and human rights activists who are headed to Seattle for the week of the World Trade Organization’s ministerial meeting, where ministers of member countries will set a trade agenda for the years to come. The activists say that the WTO’s agenda ignores human rights, decent labor standards and environmental protection.

Guest:

  • Maria Mies, Sociology Professor at the University of Cologne and author of "Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale" and "Ecofeminism," which she co-wrote with Indian globalization activist Vandana Shiva. She is heading to Seattle to attend the WTO alternative gathering with the group Diverse Women for Diversity.

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