Alter-Globalization, Alternative Globalization or Alter-Globalism believes in global cooperation of the people, at the same time opposing economic globalization. He thinks that economic globalization will harm the workers and reduce civil rights. One way to describe him could be global anti-globalization It is usually economically left-wing. He is anti-imperialist and supports global solidarity but wants to preserve native cultures as well.
The term "alter-globalization" or "alter-globalism" stems from a popular slogan of the movement “Another world is possible” which came out of the World Social Forum. The name "anti-globalization" having first been introduced in 1999, alter-globalization was preferred to highlight the fact that the movement was favorable to a form of globalization that would be different from the current neoliberal globalization.
There is not precise date for the beginning of the alter-globalization movement. It is rooted in the protest movements of the early 1980's in southern countries with the fight, first against Third World's debt and the IMF's structural adjustment plans, then against the WTO. Alter-globalization appears in part as a conjunction between different Western currents critical of capitalism, and anti-imperialist currents in the South.
The movement generally opposes economic liberalism and the financial globalization to promote a more social economy and redistribution of wealth. These demands are reflected in a search for alternatives, global and systemic, to the international order of finance and trade. Its culture is maked by the libertarian left tradition and/or radical ecology. The movement oscillates between reformism (for example the demand for the "Tobin Tax" advocated by the ATTAC organization at its fundation) and more radical views.
There are a number of positions and demands common to many alter-globalist organizations:
- Challenging the internal organization, status and policies of global institutions, such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the G7 and the World Bank.
- Advocacy for economic justice
- Advocacy for the autonomy of peoples
- Advocacy for the democratization of institutions
- Protecting the environment and stopping the overexploitation of resources
- Protecting fundamental human rights
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- Cosmopolitanism - You respect people's differences for real.
- Left-Wing Populism - Power to the people of every country.
- Post-Colonial Anarchism - One of my supporters! He knows a true anti-colonial revolution comes from co-operation.
- Indigenism - Truly sad to see native cultures being destroyed by him.
- Neozapatismo - You were one of my main inspirations!
- Socialism of the 21st Century - Basically me but in one nation.
- Left-Wing Nationalism - Internationalism does not mean we have to abandon national soverginity. In fact, we need cooperative self-determination.
- Protectionism - You oppose economic liberalism, but you sometimes block all trade. I prefer fair trade.
- Trotskyism - So you say you want to create a form of internationalism based on opposition to liberalism? Based! But then you go behind my back and then advocate for becoming a "left-wing" version of him and actively bringing others to adopt your worldview by force? CRINGE!
- World Federalism - At least your heart is in the right place, and claim to care about ACTUAL cooperation between people. But I just cannot see eye-to-eye on the "one world government" idea as a desirable future for humanity, and it doesn't help a lot of your advocates were blatant neolibs.
- Multiculturalism - I'm not necessarily opposed to you, but we have to keep native cultures as well.
- Interculturalism - Different cultures working together is really good and all, though a lot of the time you wind up focusing more on assimilation than actual integration, which I'm definitely not really on board with.
- Cultural Nationalism - Preserving your own culture is nice, but please learn to respect other cultures too.
- Pan-Nationalism - You claim to just want national unity, but let's be honest, historically you have been mostly an excuse to invade other nations and "retake lost territories".
- Imperialism - HASTA LA VISTA IMPERIALISTA!
- Globalism - On the other side of the coin. You force people into your land, you're just alternative imperialism!
- Ethnopluralism - I want international cooperation, not international segregation!
- Corporatocracy - YOUR CORPORATION WILL NEVER BE IN OUR COUNTRY!
- Neoliberalism - Burn in hell!
- Neoconservatism - You're not even spreading democracy, all you do is start imperialist wars and set up dictatorships to make the people suffer even more. Get out and never come back!
- National Liberalism - My opposite - economic globalization without internationalist cooperation.