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Globalisation EAL SOW

I remember being a student in 2000 during the May Day riots in London. Red and black flags waving, bricks being thrown, lines of riot police and lots of long hairy types defacing the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square. The Daily Mail had a field day.

The protestors’ main grumble? The process of globalisation. Multi-national corporations were sweeping across the globe, enriching their fat cat bosses while harnessing the world’s poorest to work in abhorrent conditions producing the consumer items for a greedy West. One year later the attacks of 9/11 happened and the anti-globalistion movement found it difficult to be heard over the thunder of patriotic rhetoric and tabloid scare mongering.