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Anti-globalization Protesters in EU
STRASBOURG, France — NATO leaders walked across a sweeping bridge over the Rhine between Germany and France to symbolize Europe’s unity on Saturday morning, but later in the day, masked protesters were battling the police of both countries on another bridge nearby, called the Bridge of Europe.
The protesters, who are a mix of anti-globalization and anti-military activists, set a hotel and border post on fire, while riot police used tear gas.
“Antiglobalization” Protests and the Future of Democracy
These are strange times for global democracy. According to most commentators, the past decade has been very good for democracy.
The collapse of the Soviet Union and its empire in Eastern Europe paved the way for a rapid expansion of liberal democracy into new territories.
New research program on Global Democracy established
A global research program facilitated and coordinated through a convening group of ten persons based in ten world regions was established last year with core funding from the Ford Foundation. The program's new website was now launched.
The BGD Program brings together academic researchers, civil society activists, entrepreneurs, journalists and officials to "explore how ‘rule by and for the people’ can be understood and practiced in relation to global issues". One of the program's lead questions is how affected people can participate in and control the governance of global concerns.
Globalization and Antiglobalization in the Modern World
Globalization is the principally new step in the development of the long-term process of internationalization (transnationalization) of the economic, political, cultural, legal and other aspects of the society's life, at the point when interrelationships between the national socials have reached such a level, when some drastic changes within the entire world community gradually transforming into the integral society institute, became inevitable.
The level of economic, scientific, technological, legal and informational interrelationships of the national industries have reached a point, when at least three principally novel features are imminent. First, the world's economic community, formerly seen as loosely connected multiple countries, is gradually transforming into the integral economic system, with national societies now representing the constituents of the integral world's economic body.
Originally posted by wonderworld
It would be almost impossible. I agree. So why are they pushing it on us?
There are such diversities in cultures, economics, freedoms, etc.
A Global Democracy is their goal but like you say ‘Yet, those op-ed snippets and sound bites don’t actually deal with the depth or breadth of the issues and often purposefully hide them.”
There are most definitely hidden agenda’s going on behind the scenes.
It will be quite interesting to how this will play out, despite a global protest.
Marches build and rejuvenate the various movements for human rights by sending a message to those in power, and by forever changing the lives of participants.