The antiglobalization movement is a nonhierarchical global social network that stands opposed to economic neoliberalism policies or corporate globalization, which has guided international development and trade since the late 20th century. The movement consists of a variety of communities organizing against the consequences of neoliberal policies, and although very diverse, all such communities connect their actions to the broader goal of limiting corporate globalization. These groups charge that corporate globalization policies have exacerbated global poverty and increased inequality. Their protests target organizations that enable corporations to pursue a largely unregulated, free market, privatized form of globalization, such as the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, The World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and the Group of Eight (G8) heavily industrialized nations. Because of ...

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